10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in May 2021

My Roommate is a Gumiho Korean Drama - Jang Ki Yong

We have a really nice variety of kdramas to choose from in May with romance, fantasy, action, slice of life, and a historical coming our way. Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this May 2021 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 May 2021:

My Pick:

1. Doom at Your Service

Doom at Your Service Korean Drama - Seo In Guk and Park Bo Young

I’m super excited for Doom at Your Service! Seo In Guk, Park Bo Young, and Lee Soo Hyuk? You can’t get much better than that!

Doom at Your Service is about a man (Seo in Guk) whose fate has caused his every action to bring destruction to the world around him and a woman (Park Bo Young) whose life is put on the line because of her fate.

Doom at Your Service is scheduled to premiere May 10 on tvN.

PREMIERING IN MAY:

2. My Roommate is a Gumiho

My Roommate is a Gumiho Korean Drama - Jang Ki Yong and Hyeri

My Roommate is a Gumiho is based on a webtoon about a college student (Hyeri) who swallows a gumiho’s (Jang Ki Yong) marble just as the gumiho was very close to becoming human. To make matters worse, if a human swallows a gumiho’s marble, they will die in one year.

My Roommate is a Gumiho is scheduled to premiere May 26 on tvN.

3. Bossam – Steal the Fate

Bossam: Steal the Fate Korean Drama - Jung Il Woo and Yuri

Bossam – Steal the Fate is about a man (Jung Il Woo) who helps widows in difficult situations meet new husbands that accidentally kidnaps a princess (Yuri).

Bossam – Steal the Fate is scheduled to premiere May 1 on MBN.

4. Youth of May

Youth of May Korean Drama - Lee Do Hyun and Go Min Si

Youth of May is about a troublemaker medical student (Lee Do Hyun) and a hardworking nurse (Go Min Si) who get caught up in the Gwangju Uprising of 1980.

Youth of May is scheduled to premiere May 3 on KBS.

5. Mine

Mine Korean Drama - Lee Bo Young and Kim Seo Hyung

Mine is about wealthy and ambitious women (Lee Bo Young and Kim Seo Hyung) who seem to have everything but experience unhappiness and adversity as they work to overcome it.

Mine is scheduled to premiere May 8 on tvN.

6. Move to Heaven

Move to Heaven Korean Drama - Lee Je Hoon and Tang Joon Sang

Move to Heaven is about an ex-con (Lee Je Hoon) who runs a company that cleans up the possessions of dead people that ends up having to become a guardian to his teenage nephew (Tang Joon Sang) who has Asperger’s Syndrome.

Move to Heaven is scheduled to premiere May 14 on Netflix.

CURRENTLY AIRING IN MAY:

7. Sell Your Haunted House

Daebak Real Estate Korean Drama - Jang Na Ra

Sell Your Haunted House is about a hot-tempered exorcist (Jang Na Ra) who gets rid of ghosts for her real estate business that teams up with a con-artist (Jung Yong Hwa) who doesn’t believe in ghosts.

Sell Your Haunted House airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.

8. Law School

Law School Korean Drama - Kim Myung Min

Law School is about a former prosecutor (Kim Myung Min) who is now a professor at a prestigious law school and a group of students (Kim Bum and Ryu Hye Young) that get involved in an unprecedented case.

Law School airs Wednesday and Thursday on JTBC.

9. Undercover

Undercover Korean Drama - Ji Jin Hee and Kim Hyun Joo

Undercover is a NIS agent (Ji Jin Hee ) who keeps his identity hidden that marries a woman (Kim Hyun Joo) who becomes the head of the Senior Civil Servant Corruption Investigations Unit.

Undercover airs Friday and Saturday on JTBC.

10. Dark Hole

Dark Hole Korean Drama - Lee Joon Hyuk and Kim Ok Bin

Dark Hole is a sci-fi mystery thriller about a former police officer (Lee Joon Hyuk) and a detective (Kim Ok Bin) who battle against humans that have turned into monsters from breathing in the dark smoke from a sink hole.

Dark Hole airs Saturday and Sunday on OCN.


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

Imitation
Racket Boys
The Crazy Guy in the District


AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
OTHER DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN MAY:

Mouse

Mouse Korean Drama - Lee Seung Gi and Lee Hee Joon

Mouse is a suspense drama where humans have the ability to test a baby’s DNA while still in the womb and determine whether or not they are a psychopath. A rookie detective (Lee Seung Gi) has a life changing encounter with a psychopath that has the entire nation on edge.

Mouse airs Wednesday and Thursday on tvN.

Oh! Master

Oh! Master Korean Drama - Lee Min Ki and Nan

Oh! Master is a romantic comedy about a drama writer (Lee Min Ki) who doesn’t want to date and a popular actress (Nana) who struggles to date that end up living together.

Oh! Master airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.

Taxi Driver

Deluxe Taxi Korean Drama - Lee Je Hoon and Esom

Taxi Driver is based on a webtoon about a taxi service where the drivers help their passengers get revenge on those who wronged them which includes a taxi driver (Lee Je Hoon) that was a special forces officer whose mother was murdered by a serial killer.

Taxi Driver airs Friday and Saturday on SBS.


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

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


For the latest dramas, check out the
August 2021 Drama Guide

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha Korean Drama - Kim Sun Ho and Shin Min Ah


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8 Responses to 10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in May 2021

  1. Snow Flower says:

    I am excited for Bossam and Youth of May. I am also following the word-of-mouth reviews for Haunted House, Taxi Driver, Dark Hole, and Undercover. Do you know who is streaming Undercover?

    Liked by 1 person

    • Kay says:

      Both of those look promising 🙂 I’m also keep an eye on reviews for Haunted House and Taxi Driver. Sadly, so far, no one has picked up Undercover 😦

      Like

  2. HunnyyBeauty says:

    i cant wait for Doom At Your Service! LOVE seo in gook!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Kate says:

    Added Youth of May, Doom at your service, and My Roomate is a Gumiho to my watch list 🙂 Is it possible to include where we can watch some of these when you do your write ups? Netflix, Viki are my only streaming services for kdramas so if they’re not there I don’t know where to find them – unless I go off grid which I don’t like to do 😦

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Inns says:

    Soooooo excited to see Dooms and oh I guess Bossam is quite interesting as well.

    Liked by 1 person

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