10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in November 2018

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes Korean Drama - Seo In Guk and Jung So Min

We’re transitioning from fall to winter, so cold days are ahead!  That means we need some dramas to keep us company and bring a little warmth into our lives. And November brings a pretty large crop of new dramas to help with that! Let’s check out what we have to look forward to in this November 2018 edition of  “Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching.”  This monthly series is meant to keep you up to date on what’s happening in that amazing world of Korean dramas so that you don’t miss out on anything!

Here are the kdramas you need to keep an eye out for in November 2018:

My Pick:

1. Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter (Gyeryong Fairy Tale)

Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter Korean Drama - Moon Chae Won

This is a bit of a unique story in the drama landscape with a fairy tale back story that gives it a magical quality. I really love main cast including Moon Chae Won, Yoon Hyun Min, and Seo Ji Hoon. Hopefully, we get a fun fairy tale romance with this one!

Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter is based on a webtoon about a 699 year old fairy (Moon Chae Won) who lost her winged clothing that allows her to travel to heaven. She looks for the reincarnation of her dead husband in hopes of finding the clothes while she works at a mountain cafe and meets a professor (Yoon Hyun Min).

Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter is scheduled to premiere November 5 on tvN.


2. Clean With Passion For Now

Clean With Passion For Now Korean Drama - Yoon Kyun Sang and Kim Yoo Jung

Clean With Passion For Now is based on a webtoon of the same name about the relationship between a cheerful and untidy woman (Kim Yoo Jung) who works at a cleaning company and the company’s owner (Yoon Kyun Sang) who suffers from germaphobia and is completely obsessed with cleanliness.

Clean With Passion For Now is scheduled to premiere November 26 on JTBC.

3. Feel Good to Die

Feel Good to Die Korean Drama - Baek Jin Hee

Feel Good to Die is about a terrible manager (Kang Ji Hwan) that no one likes who dies but gets stuck in a time loop where he keeps reliving the day he died. This gives him the chance to learn and grow as he tries to avoid death with the help of one of his workers (Baek Jin Hee).

Feel Good to Die is scheduled to premiere November 7 on KBS.

4. The Last Empress (An Empress’ Dignity)

An Empress' Dignity Korean Drama - Shin Sung Rok, Jang Na Ra, Choi Jin Hyuk

The Last Empress is set in a fictional South Korea which operates under a constitutional monarchy. It follows a musical actress (Jang Na Ra) who marries the emperor (Shin Sung Rok) and becomes involved in the palace power struggle and a mysterious murder.

The Last Empress is scheduled to premiere November 21 on SBS.

5. God’s Quiz Reboot

God's Quiz Reboot Korean Drama - Ryu Deok Hwan

God’s Quiz Reboot is about a team of medical examiners who investigate difficult cases. Ryu Deuk Hwan will reprise his role as forensic doctor Han Jin Woo.

God’s Quiz Reboot is scheduled to premiere November 14 on OCN.

6. Boyfriend (Encounter)

Boyfriend (Encounter) Korean Drama - Park Bo Gum and Song Hye Kyo

Boyfriend is an opposites story that follows the complicated romance between a free-spirited ordinary man (Park Bo Gum) who seems to have nothing and the daughter (Song Hye Kyo) of a politician who seems to have everything.

Boyfriend is scheduled to premiere November 28 on tvN.

7. Red Moon, Blue Sun

Red Moon, Blue Sun Korean Drama - Kim Sun Ah

Red Moon, Blue Sun is about a woman (Kim Sun Ah) who has a great life but loses everything after an accident. The story follows her as she tries to uncover the truth behind what happened with the help of a detective (Lee Yi Kyung).

Red Moon, Blue Sun is scheduled to premiere November 21 on MBC.

8. Priest

Priest Korean Drama - Yeon Woo Jin

Priest is a medical horror drama dealing with exorcism that is set in a Catholic hospital. Yeon Woo Jin plays a priest who is skilled in exorcism, Jung Yu Mi an emergency room doctor who has lost her faith in God, and Park Yong Woo (Life Tracker Lee Jae Goo) plays another priest who raised Yeon Woo Jin.

Priest is scheduled to premiere November 24 on OCN.

9. Top Star Yoo Baek

Top Star Yoo Baek Korean Drama - Kim Ji Suk

Top Star Yoo Baek is a romantic comedy about a narcissistic popular actor (Kim Ji Suk) who makes a big mistake and is sent away to a remote island where he meets a woman (Jeon So Min) who runs a supermarket.

Top Star Yoo Baek is scheduled to premiere November 16 on tvN.


10. Love Alert (Fluttering Warning)

Fluttering Warning Korean Drama - Chun Jung Myung and Yoon Eun Hye

Love Alert is a about a popular dermatologist (Chun Jung Myung) who has no interest in dating and a top actress (Yoon Eun Hye) who ends up involved in a big dating scandal with him, so they set up a contract relationship to pretend they are dating.

Love Alert airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBN.


The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes Korean Drama - Seo In Guk, Jung So Min, Park Sung Woong

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes follows the fateful romance of a mysterious man (Seo In Guk) suspected of murder and a woman (Jung So Min) whose life is completely changed after meeting him. The woman’s detective brother (Park Sung Woong) becomes obsessed with solving the murder case as the three embark on a dangerous journey.

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes airs Wednesday and Thursday on tvN.

Where Stars Land

Fox Bride Star Korean Drama - Lee Je Hoon and Chae Soo Bin

Where Stars Land is about two rookies (Lee Je Hoon and Chae Soo Bin) who work in the customer service department at Incheon Airport. It comes from the writer of the hit drama Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim and the PD of Gu Family Book.

Where Stars Land airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.

The Third Charm

The Third Charm Korean Drama - Seo Kang Joon and Esom

The Third Charm is a romantic comedy showing realistic relationships and follows the 12 year romance between a couple (Seo Kang Joon and Esom) with opposite personalities. It comes from the PD of Producer.

The Third Charm airs Friday and Saturday on JTBC.

The Beauty Inside

The Beauty Inside Korean Drama - Lee Min Ki and Seo Hyun Jin

The Beauty Inside is about an actress (Seo Hyun Jin) who changes into a different body once a month and her romance with an airline director (Lee Min Ki) who is unable to recognize faces.

The Beauty Inside airs Monday and Tuesday on JTBC.

Terius Behind Me

Terius Behind Me Korean Drama - So Ji Sub

Terius Behind Me is a mystery romantic comedy about a single mother (Jung In Sun) whose husband passed away that teams up with her legendary NIS agent neighbor (So Ji Sub) to solve a huge conspiracy. The drama comes from the writer of Shopping King Louis and will be directed by one of the PD’s of Radiant Office.

Terius Behind Me airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.

Bad Papa

Bad Papa Korean Drama - Jang Hyuk

Bad Papa is about a struggling family man (Jang Hyuk) who discovers a miracle drug that allows him to go back to fighting mixed martial arts. It comes from one of the PD’s of Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People.

Bad Papa airs Monday and Tuesday on MBC.

Room No. 9

Room No. 9 Korean Drama - Kim Hee Sun, Kim Young Kwang, Kim Hae Sook

Room No. 9 is about a star lawyer (Kim Hee Sun) who ends up switching places with a death row inmate (Kim Hae Sook). The lawyer’s lover (Kim Young Kwang) who appears to be a kind doctor but hides darkness inside somehow holds the key to their fate.

Room No. 9 airs Saturday and Sunday on tvN.

Two Lives One Heart

Two Lives One Heart Korean Drama - Go Soo

Two Lives One Heart tells the stories of doctors in the cardiothoracic surgery department including a surgeon (Go Soo) who finds himself in a morally compromising position regarding a heart transplant for his mother. It comes from the director and writers of Defendant.

Two Lives One Heart airs Wednesday and Thursday on SBS.


Player Korean Drama - Song Seung Heon, Krystal, Lee Shi Eon

Player is an action crime drama about a group of con artists working for redemption by helping recover goods from other criminals. Song Seung Heon plays a veteran con artist with Krystal as a skilled driver.

Player airs Saturday and Sunday on OCN.

Matrimonial Chaos

Matrimonial Chaos Korean Drama - Cha Tae Hyun

Matrimonial Chaos is a remake of the Japanese drama of the same name and will follow the stories of people in their 30’s as they navigate marriage, family, and divorce. Starring Cha Tae Hyun and Bae Doona.

Matrimonial Chaos airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.

Hand: The Guest

Hand The Guest Korean Drama - Kim Dong Wook, Kim Jae Wook, Jung Eun Chae

Hand: The Guest is a supernatural crime drama about a psychic (Kim Dong Wook), a priest (Kim Jae Wook), and a detective (Jung Eun Chae) who work to solve crimes using shamanism and exorcism.

Hand: The Guest airs Wednesday and Thursday on OCN.

What dramas are you enjoying or looking forward to in November?

Make sure to get caught up because there are more dramas coming your way in December!

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40 Responses to 10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in November 2018

  1. D says:

    There sure are a lot of dramas to check out. My pick is also the same as yours. 😀

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  2. raistlin0903 says:

    So …many….shows. And I’m not even kidding anymore, sometimes it’s just overwhelming how many dramas there are. Obviously even though we might want to, we just can’t watch them all. Out of all the new ones for november the two that I would check out are “Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter” (Pretty much the sole reason for that is that I’m a huge fan of Moon Chae Won as you know) and Priest (because of course that one sounds dark, and well I like dark). A close runner up would be Red Moon, Blue Sun because that story just sounds awesome. Great post, always nice to see what to look forward to in the upcoming month! 😊

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    • Kay says:

      Yes…so…many!!! Yeah, it’s become impossible to watch them all. Maybe a few years ago if you really went at it hard, but the last couple years have seen the number of dramas really increase with the cable networks airing more dramas and even smaller cable networks starting to get in the game. It makes for a whole lot of dramas!

      Moon Chae Won is a fantastic reason to watch Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter. And Viki picked it up 🙂 Priest definitely looks very dark. I’m interested to see more about Red Moon, Blue Sun. I need a trailer! But we certainly have a lot to look forward to this month 🙂

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      • raistlin0903 says:

        Yeah I have noticed that increase in dramas as well. Especially now that both Viki and Netflix have so many cool ones, where I used to struggle to even find one show to watch, now I have so many that I don’t know what to do with them lol 😂😂
        Nice to hear by the way that Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter has been picked up by Viki. I didn’t know that 😊

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        • Kay says:

          I’m really glad Viki got Mama Fairy 🙂 Yep, the increase has definitely made watching all the dramas we want more difficult. Of course, that also means a lot more choices, which is definitely good. I just have to look at my list oh so sadly a lot though since it is packed with dramas I may never get to, lol.

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    • leenoosh says:

      I agree, it is quite overwhelming! Thank you for the recap! I’ve heard a lot of good things about Beauty Inside so will be checking that out 🙂

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  3. Timescout says:

    Sigh. New dramas and I haven’t even made a dent in those that came before. Not that most of them interested me all that much as it is. This crop looks a lot better to me, no ‘must sees’ though.

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  4. MyKDramaticLife says:

    So here it is! i was expecting at least you will pick Boyfriend. HAHAHA. So I was wrong this time. As for me, my bets are Priest (of course since it’s Yeon Woo Jin) and Clean With Passion for Now (because this drama looks like it will be a lot of fun). I will also try Geryeong Fairytale, Happy If You Died (for the very unique plot) and probably Boyfriend.

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    • Kay says:

      It was a close second. So almost, lol. I’m excited for Clean With Passion for Now too. Kim Yoo Jung looks so adorable! Also looking forward to An Empress’ Dignity a lot. It looks like a solid drama month 🙂


      • MyKDramaticLife says:

        My gosh, I just knew it that Empress’s Dignity also stars Choi Jin Hyuk. I mean, I think they had hard time looking for its male lead, and Jin Hyuk just finished with Devilish Joy. I just also liked Choi Jin Hyuk so much. (HAHAHA I like so many actors though. :D) I love Jang Na Ra but at first I was hesitant to this one because I thought she and Shin Sung Rok will be the only ones who will star on it. But unexpectedly, Jin Hyuk joins it. So that made me decide to certainly watch this. And also the trailer convinced me. Hehehe.

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        • Kay says:

          I have a whole lot of actors I like too, lol. I love all three of the main actors in An Empress’ Dignity. I’m curious how they will do the love line. Shin Sung Rok is already doing shady stuff but Jang Na Ra is married to him. Choi Jin Hyuk is the good guy, so surely he will get the girl. I’m interested to see it play out. And nothing like a little Fated to Love You reunion 🙂


          • Bianca Danica says:

            I’ve been hoping for Jang Na Ra and Choi Jin Hyuk to be paired up since Fated to Love You. Although I shipped the leads in Fated to Love You. I did really want to see this pairing too in another drama, so I might check it out. I also recently finished Devilish Joy. I love Choi Jin Hyuk so much, he’s so underrated.

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            • Kay says:

              We feel the same way about Fated to Love You 🙂 I was completely rooting for Jang Hyuk and Jang Na Ra, but I sure did like the Jang Na Ra/Choi Jin Hyuk pairing too. So I’ve also been wanting to see them paired up in a drama ever since. So hopefully, he gets the girl this time around! 🙂


  5. MyKDramaticLife says:

    Also, I am currently watching:

    Life on Mars (7.5/10)
    Are You Human Too
    Ghost Detective (7.5/10)
    Where Stars Land
    The Beauty Inside
    Hundred Million Stars From the Sky

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    • Kay says:

      Oooh, you have a good selection of dramas going there! I loved Are You Human Too. Then I plan to watch Hundred Million Stars From the Sky, Where Stars Land, and Beauty Inside also. I have a bunch of dramas I want to finish before the end of the year, but time is ticking fast!


      • MyKDramaticLife says:

        Yeah. Hopefully we both finish at least ten more dramas (?) before 2018 ends. Because we already have a full package of great dramas for the next year: Abyss, When The Devil Calls Your Name, When Camellia Blooms, The Man Who Becomes King, Prometheus, Hot Blooded Priest, Asadeul, It Feels Sincere, and a lot more. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  6. Fred says:

    THAT’S A LOT OF INTERESTING DRAMAS! From lacking good options last year to getting bombarded with a lot of options recently. HAHA.
    I hope you get to watch (and of course make a review) a lot of them.
    Happy viewing, Kaye! 🙂

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    • Kay says:

      Right? Soooo many dramas! There have definitely been a lot of interesting options to choose from this year (at least once you wade through the surplus of legal and crime dramas, hehe). I certainly plan to watch and review a lot of them. I just wish I could watch even more! lol Happy viewing to you too Fred! 🙂

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  7. I haven’t watched any of the currently airing dramas listed here. I am looking forward to Memories of Alhambra (Dec). For this month, I will be watching Mama fairy and woodcutter- because I liked teasers, plot info and male lead. Also, I wanted to watch Fluttering warning for female lead but those teasers are just mix of every other KDrama without any strong plot. I am out. Top star one sounds good, I like Jeon so min in drama but I am not a fan of male lead. I haven’t liked him as male lead in his previous dramas, I think they should have chooses any idol actor instead for such plot. Clean with passion sounds good but I not sure how actors would perform and also how direction and all is going to be. Will wait for reviews. Nothing else interests me as of now.

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    • Kay says:

      Yes, I can’t wait for Mama Fairy! I plan to check out Clean With Passion since I really like Kim Yoo Jung and maybe Love Alert and Top Star. I’ll probably wait to get some feedback on those first. Also really looking forward to that December premiere of Memories of the Alhambra. That one has a lot of potential 🙂

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  8. Noël says:

    I can barely keep up with everything airing these days. On the bright side, at least we have plenty of options! I’m also looking forward to Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter most!

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    • Kay says:

      Yep, it’s practically impossible to keep up with everything! Soooo many dramas! But I am always happy with the amount of options we have. There’s usually a little something from many different genres to keep things varied. I’ll definitely be looking forward to Mama Fairy right there with you 🙂

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  9. haven’t watched k dramas in a while but came here because of The Guest. Just ended and having withdrawals really a must watch on this list.

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  10. Bianca Danica says:

    I’m currently watching:

    The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (FAVORITE AIRING DRAMA!)
    The Beauty Inside
    Love Alert (YOON EUN HYE IS BACK! <3)
    Matrimonial Chaos
    The Third Charm
    1 Litre of Tears (Jdrama, I've wanted to watch this for so long and I finally am. 5 episodes in and it's amazing!)

    From the November list, I'll probably watch Clean With a Passion for Now, Boyfriend, Priest and possibly An Empress' Dignity.

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    • Kay says:

      Lots of good ones on your watch list! I’m most excited to start The Smile Has Left Your Eyes here in a couple weeks. Been anxiously waiting for that one. So it’s good to hear you’re liking it 🙂 Also really looking forward to several of your November choices: Boyfriend, An Empress’ Dignity, Clean With Passion For Now. There are a lot of promising dramas coming up 🙂


  11. Ugh….. So many shows to add to my list… Mama fairy and the woodcutter is a definite….

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  12. MyKDramaticLife says:

    By the way, I was just done with Ghost Detective (7.5/10) last Soul’s Day. Hehehe, I prioritized it first just to feel the Halloween vibes. 🙂 And I still have episodes left for Life on Mars (6.5/10). Unfortunately Life on Mars got less and less exciting for me, nevertheless it is still a good drama. (So Jung Kyung Ho wasn’t really enough to call it a great drama. We really have to have a solid great story as well.)

    As for Ghost Detective, I just want to share my thoughts about it since I don’t really have a lot of people around me to share with. I think that this is the best place to talk about my Kdrama stuffs. Hmm.. Ghost Detective was half-convincing for me. I mean, during its first quarter, I immediately labeled it as the scariest drama I’ve watched so far. But as the drama went on, it got less and less scary. (so it wasn’t really that scary at all. :D) I had fun watching it from start to end. It’s just that I had some issues bout it. Firstly, its title. 😀 I think their previous proposed title for the drama is much more suitable to what were happening to the story. It’s ‘A Few Good Men’. And I think if they should have sticked to that headline (title), many people could have caught attention on it, since that title is catchy enough. Secondly, as the drama went along, I am rooting for Lee Da Il and Jung Yeo Wool’s romance, (Though I wasn’t really expecting for it since this is not a romance drama.) I just hoped there was at least a single kissing scene. Oops! SPOILER ALERT. Again, another no-kissing scene drama for Park Eun Bin after Nothing to Lose (7.5/10). Hahaha. Hoping to see Park Eun Bin in a romcom with lots of kissing scenes next time. 😀 And it would be so much a blessing if it would be a reunion drama with Son Seung Won. They have so much chemistry in Age of Youth 1 & 2 (9.5/10).

    So that would be it, for now. Because my comment here got a little longer than ever. XD

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    • Kay says:

      Yeah, I didn’t really click with Life on Mars. Like you, I think it’s a good drama, it just doesn’t quite fit my tastes. I plan to eventually finish it, but I’ll probably rate it even lower than you. Jung Kyung Ho is great as always, but yeah, not enough to make me love the drama, lol

      Ghost Detective sounds like it would be a good fit for around Halloween 🙂 And yes, always feel free to share away! This is the perfect place to talk all things kdrama 🙂 I haven’t planned on picking up The Ghost Detective, so I’m interested in hearing your thoughts on it. It does sound like one of those that had a lot of good with several issues mixed in. And I agree, I do think the other title may have worked better for it. Aww, no kiss scenes for Park Eun Bin? She does need to do a rom-com next for sure then! Legal and crime dramas can be very hit or miss with the romance aspects, hehe


  13. Eva says:

    Too many to digest. A lot look quite promising, so we have to see how each episode unfolds. I’m gona start binging on the drama with Krystal in it since I’m a fan… and probably room9. The plot sounds thick and interesting

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  14. Verl says:

    I’m that person who has been reading your blog silently since 2016 and the lists you put up are very helpful! I decided to comment just because you seem to not have watched The Guest yet and I’m just dying to see more people watch it. It was just that great. I don’t even know how to express how good it was. Please, all random strangers scrolling by, do watch The Guest if you haven’t.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      Hi Verl! Wow, thank you for reading the blog for so long! I’m glad to finally meet you through a comment 🙂 And it makes me happy that you find the site useful too.

      It’s great that you loved The Guest so much! Sadly, it’s a little too “scary” for me, but I’ve heard so many good things about it, and it looks really well done. So I would also recommend anyone just scrolling through to go check it out! A lot of people really loved it 🙂


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