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:
1. Doom at Your Service
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 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 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 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.
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 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
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 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.
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 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)
The Crazy Guy in the District
AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
OTHER DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN MAY:
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 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 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
October 2021 Drama Guide
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