Fall is in full swing with the arrival of October, and that’s when we need those dramas to keep us company as the nights turn colder. Let’s see what we have to look forward to in this October 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 October 2021:
1. The King’s Affection
The King’s Affection is primed for romance and intrigue with a princess pretending to be a king. Park Eun Bin and Rowoon are looking fantastic here, and I’m excited to see their romance!
The King’s Affection is a historical about a forgotten king who was actually a woman (Park Eun Bin) who kept her identity and follows her romantic adventures in the palace with her teacher (Rowoon).
The King’s Affection is scheduled to premiere October 11 on KBS.
PREMIERING IN OCTOBER:
Jirisan is a mystery drama about the Mount Jiri National Park rangers which includes a top park ranger (Jun Ji Hyun) and her rookie partner (Joo Ji Hoon) as they rescue people and try to uncover a mystery.
Jirisan is scheduled to premiere October 23 on tvN.
3. Reflection of You
Reflection of You is about a woman (Go Hyun Jung) who grew up poor but is now successful. Even then, she regrets what she feels is a meaningless life. Then she meets a young woman (Shin Hyun Bin) who is poor like she was yet she still shines despite her circumstances.
Reflection of You is scheduled to premiere October 13 on JTBC.
4. Inspector Koo
Inspector Koo is a mystery comedy about an insurance investigator (Lee Young Ae) who goes up against a female university student serial killer (Kim Hye Joon).
Inspector Koo is scheduled to premiere October 30 on JTBC.
5. My Name
My Name is about a woman (Han So Hee) out for revenge who is involved in an organized crime ring that goes undercover as a police officer.
My Name is scheduled to premiere October 15 on Netflix.
Chimaira follows a detective (Park Hae Soo), doctor (Lee Hee Joon), and profiler (Claudia Kim) as they try to solve a present day crime connected to a series of murders in 1984.
Chimaira is scheduled to premiere October 30 on OCN.
7. Work Later, Drink Now
Work Later, Drink Now is about a group of single friends in their 30’s including 3 women (Lee Sun Bin, Han Sun Hwa, Jung Eun Ji) and a man (Choi Siwon) who all like to get together and drink after work.
Work Later, Drink Now is scheduled to premiere October 22 on TVING.
CURRENTLY AIRING IN OCTOBER:
8. Dali and Cocky Prince
Dali and Cocky Prince is about the unlikely romance between a resourceful man (Kim Min Jae) who lacks education that tries to takeover an art museum and the elite director of the museum (Park Gyu Young) who can’t take care of herself.
Dali and Cocky Prince airs Wednesday and Thursday on KBS.
9. One the Woman
One the Woman tells the story of a corrupt prosecutor (Honey Lee) who is in an accident, gets amnesia, and then wakes up living the life of a woman who looks just like her and is the daughter-in-law of a chaebol family.
One the Woman airs Friday and Saturday on SBS.
10. High Class
High Class is a mystery suspense drama about a lawyer (Jo Yeo Jung) who is framed for the murder of her husband. She meets the influential mother (Kim Ji Soo) of a student at a prestigious school where her own son attends that her husband had an affair with.
High Class airs Monday and Tuesday on JTBC.
AND SO YOU’RE UP TO DATE,
OTHER DRAMAS THAT WILL BE ENDING IN OCTOBER:
Lovers of the Red Sky
Lovers of the Red Sky is a fantasy romance about the relationship between Joseon’s only female painter (Kim Yoo Jung) and a blind astrologer (Ahn Hyo Seop).
Lovers of the Red Sky airs Monday and Tuesday on SBS.
Yumi’s Cells is based on a webtoon about an ordinary office worker (Kim Go Eun) from the point of view of the brain cells in her mind who control everything about her.
Yumi’s Cells airs Friday and Saturday on tvN.
The Veil is an action spy drama about a top NIS agent (Nam Goong Min) who suddenly disappears only to resurface one year later looking for revenge on those who betrayed him.
The Veil airs Friday and Saturday on MBC.
Police University is about a former computer hacker (Jung Jin Young) who becomes a student at a police academy and teams up with a professor (Cha Tae Hyun) and another student (Krystal) to solve a crime.
Police University airs Monday and Tuesday on KBS.
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is a romantic about a mysterious man (Kim Sun Ho) who takes odd jobs around town and a dentist (Shin Min Ah) who opens a small town clinic.
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha airs Saturday and Sunday on tvN.
Lost is about a man (Ryu Jun Yeol) who fears he will never climb out of poverty and a woman (Jeon Do Yeon) who is a ghostwriter and feels lost in her life as they try to change their lives.
Lost airs Saturday and Sunday on JTBC.
Hometown is about a detective (Yoo Jae Myung) whose wife was killed in a terrorist attack that investigates a case possibly related to it in a small town and meets the younger sister (Han Ye Ri) of a man (Uhm Tae Goo) who was involved in the attack.
Hometown is scheduled to premiere September 22 on tvN.
What dramas are you looking forward to or enjoying in October?
Make sure to get caught up because there are more dramas coming your way in November!
For the latest dramas, check out the
September 2022 Drama Guide
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