Korean Drama Update for February 2021

February added three more dramas to my completed list. It was the time thriller Kairos, the high school rom-com mystery Live On, and high school rom-com love triangle True Beauty that I watched this month:

Kairos Korean Drama - Shin Sung Rok and Lee Se YoungKairos

We get a time centered suspense drama with a big mystery to solve with Kairos. The pacing of the drama is excellent as it moves swiftly forward with constant plot developments. We get plenty of twists and turns on this journey. The acting was really fantastic with great performances from Shin Sung Rok and Lee Se Young.

The first half is the most thrilling while the second half loses some steam and becomes a bit more predictable, but Kairos is a very well done time focused suspense drama. It gives us a well-written story that handles the time elements extremely well. This is a great entry in both the time and suspense genres, and I think fans of either of those will enjoy this one. (Kairos Review)

Live On Korean Drama - Hwang Min Hyun and Jung Da BinLive On

Live On is a pretty straightforward high school drama with romance and a little mystery. I found it pretty basic and a bit slow, but at only 8 episodes, it was a quick watch. We get plenty of romance between several couples in the show as well as other relationships that are explored.

While it was a decent drama, it just never fully engaged me. There was enough going on to keep the plot moving along though, and it was good to see some more difficult topics addressed. It can work for you if you just want something simple and fun with a decent story that wraps things up quite nicely. (Live On Review)

True Beauty

True Beauty is a drama that is just plain fun! It is breezy and entertaining as it swiftly moves the story along. It honestly doesn’t really do anything revolutionary as you’ll find a simple story with a hefty sprinkling of classic kdrama tropes, but it packages it all in such a fun and engaging way that just made it so easy to watch. We get romance, bromance, friendship, family, and stories of personal growth.

I really enjoyed True Beauty as a whole. It’s zany brand of humor provided plenty of laughs. There are some very heartfelt elements to the story that deliver emotion and tears. In the midst of the fun are also nice little moments of insight that add some depth to the drama. Laughs, fun, and heart make for a terrific watch. (True Beauty Review)


So how was February for you?

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20 Responses to Korean Drama Update for February 2021

  1. Snow Flower says:

    I had an eventful February. Watched 3 shorter dramas and completed 2 full length dramas.

    Shorter dramas watched:

    Just Dance – girls in vocational school join a dance club and cope with various problems. I did not like some of the editing choices (abrupt start and ending of scenes), but I liked the story and the actors.

    Go Back Couple – wonderful drama, full of humor, heart, and wisdom. I’d recommend this in a heartbeat.

    Someday or One Day (Taiwan) – excellent drama! The twists and turns enhance the heartfelt story.

    Ongoing watches I completed in February 2021:

    Mr. Queen – a tour de force performance by Shin Hye Sun and an excellent character development for the character played by Kim Jung Hyun.

    Chuno (The Slave Hunter) – a masterpiece sageuk featuring one of the most complex characters in the kdrama universe, brilliantly played by the one and only Jang Hyuk. Rest of the cast is outstanding too. A true landmark drama. Watch. Weep. Repeat.

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    • Kay says:

      That is an eventful February! You got in some great dramas 🙂

      You know my love for Someday or One Day, and you share it! Truly a wonderful drama. Go Back Couple is also fantastic and one that I too would quickly recommend.

      It’s good that you enjoyed Just Dance. I only saw the first episode of that one and wasn’t really feeling it.

      I’m also currently watching Mr. Queen. Yes, Shin Hye Sun is amazing! Her comedic abilities are something else. She was definitely made for this role. It’s a fun drama 🙂

      I haven’t been re-watching Chuno, but I’ve been following kfangurl’s thread along with you and everyone else. I always enjoy seeing all of the Jang Hyuk love 🙂

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  2. Timescout says:

    Still on a drama break, mostly. 😉 I haven’t watched one single kdrama since Dec. I did sample few episodes here and there but I nothing has given me the push to go any further with them. I have been watching plenty of dongua (chinese anime) though. The episodes are short and don’t demand much from me, so… kinda perfect. 😀 I may have accidentally picked couple of cdramas this week. We’ll see how far those go. I seem to have the attention span of a gnat these days, ha.

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    • Kay says:

      Haha, I know how that goes with accidentally picking up a drama here and there 😂 Hopefully, some of them stick for you. Oooh, I’m not familiar at all with Chinese anime and haven’t ever seen one. Maybe something I should look into…like I don’t have enough shows on my watchlist already 😂

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      • Timescout says:

        Oh, Chinese donghua is something I accidentally stumbled upon few years back while surfing YT. I’ve watche quite a few since then. Most of them are pretty similar as long as the storylines go and quite many seem to be based on historical fantasy/cultivation web novels. Perhaps not quite up to your alley. Buuuttt, if you want to check out one of the better ones, try Founder of Diabolism at WeTV. 😉

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        • Kay says:

          I will make note of that one. I’m a curious person so I always like to give new things a try as least once since you never know, hehe 🙂

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  3. kissingsun says:

    I watched Run On, which was just the adorable fluffiness that I needed. Then I rewatched DOTS and K2 as I was waiting on a few shows to come on air like Vincenzo.

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    • Kay says:

      Aww, adorable fluffiness sounds really appealing for Run On. That one is on my list. I’m also planning to watch Vincenzo. I hope that one goes well for you 🙂

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  4. Kate says:

    Finished:
    Mr. Queen – Incredible performance by Shin Hye Sun! One of those dramas that left me wanting more.
    A Love So Beautiful – only 20 minutes every few days was the only reason I stuck with it. By the end it finally struck me, this is a teen romance for 8 year old girls! ugh. The male lead probably said 10 words each episode.
    One Fine Week 2 – another mini drama, identical to season 1 with same cast so if you liked the first you’d like the second.

    Dropped:
    Love, Marriage and Divorce – watched 2 eps and couldn’t stand all of the cheating.

    Re-watched:
    Cunning Single Lady, Shopping King Louis, True Beauty

    Started:
    River Where the Moon Rises, Vincenzo, Sisyphus, Hello Me, Find me In Your Memory

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    • Kay says:

      You know a drama is good when it leaves you wanting more 🙂

      Too bad about A Love So Beautiful. Maybe you would like the Chinese one more? I watched the first 6 eps a couple years ago. I wasn’t feeling it at the time, but it was a cute drama. The male lead didn’t say much there either though.

      I still need to check out One Fine Week.

      You got in some great rom-com re-watches. My heart jumps for Shopping King Louie! My love for that one is immense 🙂

      You definitely have to keep me up to date on how all of your newly started dramas go. I’ve already seen Find Me in Your Memory which I really enjoyed. River, Vincenzo, and Sisyphus are on The List 🙂

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      • Kate says:

        I can’t imagine watching another version of A love so beautiful. It was too light on plot one time round, won’t be doing it twice! I’m 5+ eps into all of the new ones and so far my favorites are Sisyphus and Vincenzo. Hello Me is okay but nothing to rave about. I had dropped River but might re-start with the new actor. Just finished Find/Memory and will comment on that review page.

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        • Kay says:

          Oooh, interesting that your favorites are Sisyhpus and Vincenzo being they are more on the serious/dramatic side. I’ll be curious to see how they play out for you 🙂

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          • Kate says:

            Oh definitely NOT serious/dramatic! Sisyphus is a fun ride and Vincenzo has some unexpected humour. At least the 6 eps aired so far. They are both set up to be serous and I assume that switch is around the corner but neither of them have a heavy feel thus far.

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            • Kay says:

              Oooh, now that is a surprise! Both dramas seemed so serious from the trailers. Wasn’t expecting that, lol. Well, that’s good for you, and hopefully, good for me too! hehe 🙂

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  5. D says:

    I finished “True Beauty”, “Lovestruck in the City”, and “What happens to my family”. My favorite of course was “True Beauty”. 🙂

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    • Kay says:

      Gotta love True Beauty 🙂 It really was a great drama. I plan to watch Lovestruck in the City soon.

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      • D says:

        I liked Lovestruck too. It was different in terms of the format and I enjoyed the shorter episodes. The only issue I had was the amount of flashbacks. The whole drama could have been done in 3 hours without those flashbacks. So I watched with the fast forward button fast forwarding all those flashbacks. Just a heads up. 😀 in any case Ji Chang Wook was so handsome 😀

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        • Kay says:

          Good to know. Helps with expectations. I had heard about the format being a bit different, but not the flashbacks. I tend to go for a more traditional style, so I’m curious to see how I feel about the format. Ji Chang Wook is always pleasant to watch though 🙂

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