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:
1. Mr. Queen
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.
PREMIERING IN DECEMBER:
2. True Beauty
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN DECEMBER:
8. The Goddess of Revenge
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.
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
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)
Lovestruck in the City
Please Don’t Date Him
The Uncanny Counter
AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
OTHER DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN DECEMBER:
Tale of the Nine-Tailed
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.
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 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 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!
For the latest dramas, check out the
April 2021 Drama Guide
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