10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in December 2020

True Beauty Korean Drama - Moon Ga Young

The last month of 2020 is upon up, so we better get in all of those dramas that are still sitting on our watch lists! In case you’re all caught up, December brings some new ones for us to dig into. Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this December 2020 edition of “Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching.”

This monthly series is meant to keep you updated 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 should keep an eye out for in December 2020:

My Pick:

1. Mr. Queen

Mr. Queen Korean Drama - Kim Jung Hyun and Shin Hye Sun

The trailers for Mr. Queen have been very humorous, and it looks like a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to Shin Hye Sun in this as well as her pairing with Kim Jung Hyun.

Mr. Queen is about a modern man who is transported back in time to the Joseon era where he inhabits the body of a queen (Shin Hye Sun) and gets involved with a secretive king (Kim Jung Hyun) who has a Jekyll and Hyde type personality.

Mr. Queen is scheduled to premiere December 12 on tvN.


2. True Beauty

True Beauty Korean Drama - Cha Eun Woo and Moon Ga Young

True Beauty follows the romance between a woman (Moon Ga Young) who would never be caught without makeup on and the only man (Cha Eun Woo) who has seen her bare face.

True Beauty is scheduled to premiere December 9 on tvN.

3. Secret Royal Inspector

Secret Royal Inspector Korean Drama - L

Secret Royal Inspector is about a secret royal inspector (L) during the Joseon Era whose job is to spend his nights among the regular people while hiding his identity and then report back to the king the problems they face.

Secret Royal Inspector is scheduled to premiere December 21 on KBS.

4. Run On

Run On Korean Drama - Im Siwan and Shin Se Kyung

Run On is about a national track and field athlete (Im Siwan) who is forced to retire after an accident that meets a foreign film translator (Shin Se Kyung) who always has to look back because she goes over the same scenes repeatedly.

Run On is scheduled to premiere December 16 on JTBC.

5. Cheat On Me, If You Can

Cheat On Me, If You Can Korean Drama - Go Joon and Jo Yeo Jung

Cheat On Me, If You Can is a comedy mystery drama about people doing bad things involving marriage, divorce, and affairs with the focus on a bestselling novelist (Jo Yeo Jung) and her husband (Go Joon) who is a divorce lawyer.

Cheat On Me If You Can is scheduled to premiere December 2 on KBS.

6. Hush

Hush Korean Drama - Hwang Jung Min and Yoona

Hush is an office drama focusing on the problems and struggles of newspaper reporters including a veteran reporter (Hwang Jung Min) and an intern reporter (Yoona) he mentors.

Hush is scheduled to premiere December 11 on JTBC.

7. Sweet Home

Sweet Home Korean Drama - Song Kang

Sweet Home is about a lonely high school student (Song Kang) who takes refuge in his room and doesn’t like to leave, but after he loses his family, he is forced to move into a new apartment where strange things begin to happen and he and other residents find themselves battling monsters.

Sweet Home is scheduled to premiere December 18 on  Netflix.


8. The Goddess of Revenge

The Goddess of Revenge Korean Drama - Yoon Hyun Min and Kim Sa Rang

The Goddess of Revenge is a about a reporter (Kim Sa Rang) who was a popular influence but lost everything after a false scandal and a successful lawyer (Yoon Hyun Min) whose family is ruined because of a scandal. The pair seek revenge on those who wronged them.

The Goddess of Revenge airs Saturday and Sunday on TV Chosun.

9. Awaken

Awaken Korean Drama - Nam Goong Min

Awaken is a mystery romance drama about the connection between a mysterious incident that happened in a village 28 years ago and events happening in the present. A detective (Nam Goong Min) and a police officer (Seolhyun) team up to solve the case.

Awaken airs Monday and Tuesday on tvN.

10. The Penthouse

Penthouse Korean Drama - Eugene, Lee Ji Ah, Uhm Ki Joon, Kim So Yeon

The Penthouse is about a woman’s (Eugene) ambitious goal to rise into high society through the real estate business, and she will do anything to succeed, even if she becomes a monster along the way.

The Penthouse airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS. 

Other Premieres & Ongoing Dramas
(These dramas will be highlighted in the coming months)

Delayed Justice
Live On
Lovestruck in the City
Please Don’t Date Him
The Uncanny Counter


Tale of the Nine-Tailed

Tale of the Nine Tailed Korean Drama - Lee Dong Wook, Jo Bo Ah, Kim Bum

Tale of the Nine-Tailed is about a gumiho (Lee Dong Wook) who handles problems between the living world and the underworld and the PD (Jo Bo Ah) of a program about urban legends who is trying to prove the gumiho is real.

Tale of the Nine-Tailed airs Wednesday and Thursday on tvN.


Startup Korean Drama - Nam Joo Hyuk and Suzy

Start-Up is about a woman (Suzy) trying to achieve her dreams by beginning her own startup company in the midst of Korea’s Silicon Valley and a man (Nam Joo Hyuk) with a struggling startup company.

Start-Up airs Saturday and Sunday on tvN.

The Spies Who Loved Me

The Spy Who Loved Me Korean Drama - Eric, Yoo In Na, Im Joo Hwan

The Spies Who Loved Me is a spy drama that follows the complicated romance between three people who have lots of secrets. A wedding designer (Yoo In Na) became divorced from her husband (Eric) while unaware he was actually a secret agent. She then ends up marrying an industrial spy (Im Joo Hwan) who hides his cold nature from her.

The Spies Who Loved Me airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.


Kairos Korean Drama - Shin Sung Rok and Lee Se Young

Kairos is a fantasy thriller about a man (Shin Sung Rok) who is devastated when his daughter is kidnapped that meets a woman (Lee Se Young) who is living one month in the past and is searching for her missing mother.

Kairos airs Monday and Tuesday on MBC.

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

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

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27 Responses to 10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in December 2020

  1. D says:

    Thanks Kay. 1, 2, 3 & 4 are my picks this month. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Snow Flower says:

    Currently watching: Start Up and Kairos

    Interested in: Mr. Queen, Secret Royal Inspector, Awaken, Goddess of Revenge

    Rewatching: Chuno, Nokdu Flower

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      I’m also watching Start-Up (loving it!) and am looking forward to Kairos. Mr. Queen, Secret Royal Inspector, Goddess of Revenge, Penthouse, and Run On are also on the list. I’m not re-watching Chuno, but I’ve been enjoying reading through the comment threads over at kfangurl’s site 🙂


  3. Timescout says:

    Probably Mr Queen and Awaken… I’m going to check out the first two episodes at least.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. humbledaisy1 says:

    I’ve been rewatching favorites during these pretty unpleasant times and only watching current shows when I have a batch of episodes to watch. I’ll probably finish Start Up and More than Friends fairly soon and wait for the holidays to binge finish Nine-Tailed and Spies. Of the new ones – Mr. Queen gives me Tale of Nokdo vibes so I’m looking forward to it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      It’s good to enjoy some classic comfort kdrama favs during times like these 🙂 I’m currently watching Start-Up and Tail of the Nine-Tailed. Both are great. And I kind of got that impression of Mr. Queen too. I’m also looking forward to it 🙂


  5. kissingsun says:

    I have really high hopes for Mr Queen, Awaken and the Secret Royal Inspector. It will be interesting to see if Hush is anything near real life journos (I’m one) so might check that one out too.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Kay says:

      I’ve been craving some new historicals, so I too have high hopes for Mr. Queen and Secret Royal Inspector. Both look appealing in their own ways.

      Ah, it’s neat to know that you’re a journalist! That definitely should make Hush an interesting watch just to see if actually is similar to real life or if it just goes off on a crazy life of it’s own 😂


  6. MyKDramaticLife says:

    Where is my Ji Chang Wook? ☹️😀

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Jermena says:

    Goddess of revenge and Awaken have caught my eye the most.
    I remember those eyes and the intense look on that actor of goddess of fire, from Tunnel…. i actually had to crosscheck with Tunnel to see if it really was him! He was such a darling on that drama… how i loved him! cheeeiiiii!!!! Had always wondered if i would see him again, and here he is , in yet another intense drama, wow!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jermena says:

    Btw Kay, which historical is that in your profile picture… its a cute silly kiss in there 🙂 want to know more about the drama.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. MyKDramaticLife says:

    Have watched episode 1 of Mr. Queen. It really is soooo funny!

    Fun-wise, it’s so good. 😊
    I couldn’t tell yet story-wise.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Sap levia says:

    Sweet home is awesome drama i waiting for second session 😍😍😍😍

    Liked by 2 people

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