Nevertheless Korean Drama - Han So Hee

We’re already in the middle of summer, and with it comes several more kdramas!  Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this July 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 July 2021:

My Pick:

1. The Devil Judge

The Devil Judge Korean Drama - Ji Sung

We’ve got an interesting dystopian plot with The Devil Judge that has caught my attention. And with Ji Sung at the helm, I know he will bring the intensity with a great performance!

The Devil Judge is set in a dystopian Korea and is about a chief judge (Ji Sung) who doesn’t believe justice actually exists and makes a big spectacle of doling out punishment in court in front of the country. An assistant judge (Jinyoung) starts to question his motives and tries to find the truth.

The Devil Judge is scheduled to premiere July 3 on tvN.


2. You Are My Spring

You Are My Spring Korean Drama - Kim Dong Wook and Seo Hyun Jin

You Are My Spring is a healing romance about a hotel concierge manager (Seo Hyun Jin) and a psychiatrist (Kim Dong Wook) who live in the same apartment building where a murder happens.

You Are My Spring is scheduled to premiere July 5 on tvN.

3. The Witch’s Diner

The Witch's Diner Korean Drama - Song Ji Hyo

The Witch’s Diner is about a mysterious witch (Song Ji Hyo) that grants people’s wishes, but at a cost. She runs a diner along with a business partner (Nam Ji Hyun) and a part-time worker (Chae Jong Hyeop).

The Witch’s Diner is scheduled to premiere July 16 on TVING.


4. Monthly Magazine Home

Monthly House Korean Drama - Kim Ji Suk and Jung So Min

Monthly Magazine Home is about the CEO of a real estate company and home magazine (Kim Ji Suk) who begins a romance with a magazine editor (Jung So Min) who is seeking to buy her own home.

Monthly Magazine Home airs Wednesday and Thursday on JTBC.

5. The Penthouse 3

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

The Penthouse 3 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 3 airs Friday on SBS.

6. Hospital Playlist 2

Hospital Playlist 2 Korean Drama - Jung Kyung Ho, Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yeon Seok, Kim Day Myung

Hospital Playlist 2 follows the lives and struggles of doctors, nurses, and patients in a hospital. Starring Jung Kyung Ho, Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yeon Seok, Jeon Mi Do, & Kim Dae Myung.

Hospital Playlist 2 airs Thursday on tvN.

7. Nevertheless

Nevertheless Korean Drama - Song Kang and Han So Hee

Nevertheless is a romance about a man (Song Kang) who doesn’t want to be in a relationship but likes to flirt and a woman (Han So Hee) that doesn’t believe in love yet still wants to be in a relationship.

Nevertheless airs Saturday on JTBC.

8. On the Verge of Insanity

On the Verge of Insanity Korean Drama - Jung Jae Young and Moon So Ri

On the Verge of Insanity is about a veteran electronics (Jung Jae Young) engineer who is forced to transfer to the personnel department to avoid losing his job. He does his best to survive there alongside the workaholic leader (Moon So Ri) of the department.

On the Verge of Insanity airs Wednesday and Thursday on MBC.

9. Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 2

Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) Korean Drama - Sung Hoon and Lee Ga Ryeung

Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 2 is about three women in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s (Lee Ga Ryeong, Park Joo Mi, Jeon Soo Kyung) who face difficult times alongside their husbands.

Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 2 airs Saturday and Sunday on TV Chosun.

10. Imitation

Imitation Korean Drama - Lee Jun Young and Jung Ji So

Imitation follows several idol groups including the struggling girl group Tea Party and the boy group Shax as a member from each group gets involved with each other after a series of incidents.

Imitation airs Friday on KBS.


At a Distance, Spring is Green

At a Distance, Spring is Green Korean Drama - Park Ji Hoon, Kang Min Ah, Bae In Hyuk

At a Distance, Spring is Green tells the story of twenty somethings transitioning to adulthood including a sweet freshman  business student (Park Ji Hoon) at a university, a hardworking student (Kang Min Ah), and an intelligent and cold student (Bae In Hyuk).

At a Distance, Spring is Green airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.

Voice 4

Voice 4 Korean Drama - Lee Ha Na

Voice 4 will follow the story of workers at a 112 emergency call center where a “Golden Time” team works to rescue crime victims in the golden window of time before they are likely to be killed.

Voice 4 airs Friday and Saturday on tvN.

Racket Boys

Racket Boys Korean Drama - Tang Jun Sung, Son Sang Yeon, Choi Hyun Wook, Kim Kang Hoon

Racket Boy Scouts tells the story of an underdog middle school badminton team trying to win a championship. The drama comes from the writer of Prison Playbook and the PD of Heart Surgeons.

Racket Boys airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.

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 airs Wednesday and Thursday on tvN.

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 airs Saturday and Sunday on MBN.

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

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

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16 responses to “10 Korean Dramas You Need to Be Watching in July 2021”

  1. Monica Shastri Avatar

    Thanks for this ! was literally looking for new Kdramas to fan girl about and there you are 😀

    1. Kay Avatar

      You’re welcome! I hope some of these dramas are great enough for you to fangirl over 😀

  2. D Avatar

    Thanks for the list Kay. My pick is your are my spring. 🙂 But Devil Judge is also on my list. It does look interesting.

    1. Kay Avatar

      The Devil Judge definitely looks interesting with a pretty unique plot. Plus, Ji Sung 😍 I hope you enjoy You Are My Spring!

  3. Snow Flower Avatar
    Snow Flower

    I am watching Bossam, Racket Boys, and Hospital Playlist 2.

    1. Kay Avatar

      Nice list! I’ll probably try Bossam at some point. Hearing lots of good things about it 🙂

      1. Snow Flower Avatar
        Snow Flower

        Two episodes left of Bossam (airing on Saturday and Sunday) and I have no computer for the next couple of days😭 The struggle is real….

        I will keep an eye on You Are My Spring.

        1. Kay Avatar

          Oh no! I feel your pain on that one. I guess at least you’ll be all the more excited when you finally get that computer 😂

  4. Timescout Avatar

    Hospital Playlist! I’m also watching Imitation… when I remember. 😉

    1. Kay Avatar

      Ooh, 2 kdramas on your current watch list! Is that a record? hehe 😉

  5. angelicam2009 Avatar

    I took a break from Kdramas in June so I do have some catching up to do. But I’m so excited fro The Devil Judge!

    1. Kay Avatar

      Yes, The Devil Judge looks really interesting 🙂 I hope you have fun catching up!

  6. Kate Avatar

    Interested in You Are My Spring for July.

    I’m not loving Nevertheless so far but as it’s one per week I’ll continue to watch.

    Watching Imitation but waiting for it to end so I can binge the last few eps as I’m enjoying it too much to watch week-to week.

    Bossam has been good all the way through so looking forward to the finale this weekend.

    Loving At a Distance Spring is Green – not as light as I was expecting but solid.

    My current treat is My Roomate is a Gumiho – cute, light, fantasy, romance – summer goodness! and of course – Jang Ki Yong 🙂

    1. Kay Avatar

      You’ve always got a great selection of dramas going 🙂 I’m most excited for My Roommate is Gumiho. That one sounds right up my alley. Bossam and Imitation are on the maybe list 🙂

  7. inns Avatar

    The Devil Judge is quite intriguing, might put that on my watchlist after finish with Bossam and Nevertheless. I think I need to stop watching the ongoing dramas and start again with the one which already completed or in their last episodes, you know, just to avoid the torture of waiting for ‘next week’ 🙂

    1. Kay Avatar

      Agree, The Devil Judge has such an intriguing premise. Haha, I understand wanting to put a stop to the week to week torture. I can’t handle week to week and pretty much only watch completed dramas. I’m weak when it comes to dramas! 😂

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