Korean Drama Update for November 2021

Two more dramas are in for November, and they were both very enjoyable! It was the romantic comedy Monthly Magazine Home and the mental health centered romance You Raise Me Up that I watched this month:

Monthly Magazine Home

Monthly Magazine Home is a fun and pleasant drama. Honestly, it feels like a drama I have seen dozens of times before because of its classic feel and the arrogant rich CEO and the sweet, struggling employee, but it gets things right by delivering a good story with fun characters and heart. It’s the kind of drama that really grows on you as you watch and get attached to all of the characters.

Lots of humor keeps the show light and fun throughout along with a dash of angst combined with a thoughtful look at the characters and real estate problems to add more weight to the plot. The romance is very cute and entertaining. All in all, Monthly Magazine Home was full of heart and quite enjoyable. (Monthly Magazine Home Review)

You Raise Me Up

You Raise Me Up is a drama that I thoroughly enjoyed! It was a breeze to watch with a slice of life quality that sprinkles humor in among some very serious topics. With only 8 episodes, the main story takes center stage without much filler and solid pacing.

We end up getting a very impactful story of one man’s many struggles with mental health along with his journey to overcome them. Yoon Shi Yoon was phenomenal, and gave a heart-wrenching and spectacular performance. We also get a cute romance on the side as Hani helps support his healing journey. And that journey was a moving one that left quite an impression. (You Raise Me Up Review)

So how was November for you?

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8 Responses to Korean Drama Update for November 2021

  1. Timescout says:

    Does rewatch of FoS/Stranger count? 😁 Didn’t really watch anything else during Nov. At lest no dramas, that is.

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  2. Kate says:

    Dali and the Cocky Prince which I absolutely loved. Took about 4 episodes the warm up to all of the characters and wasn’t sure Kim Min Jae was the right actor for the part but turns out he was perfect. All round good rom com.

    Monthly Magazine Home – thanks to your review I watched this one and loved it all the way to episode 15. I refused to watch episode 16 after everything I’d read about the way they ended the drama and I found end of 15 was the perfect ending 🙂

    Meloncholia – liked the actors but just didn’t seem the story for me.

    Secret Royal Inspector & Joy – gave this one 4 episodes and still didn’t like it. It had an episodic quality to it and lacked any real romance or chemistry between the leads. If you ever watch it or hear from others that it’s worth a second look let me know and I’ll try again.

    Now, We are Breaking Up – I don’t know what it is about Song Hye Kyo but I have yet to watch something she’s in and enjoy it. I’ve seen her in so many dramas and just can’t warm to her. Instead of struggling through another one I’ve just decided to drop. I love Jang Ki Jong and I think this is his last one before entering military so I really wanted to watch it but I give up. So pretentious and boring with the whole fashion industry backdrop.

    Currently Watching: Lady and Gentleman, The King’s Affection, The Red Sleeve.

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    • Kay says:

      Looks like a solid couple of dramas you finished and enjoyed for the month with Dali and Monthly Magazine Home. I’m glad you ended up liking Monthly Magazine Home. It was a very fun drama 🙂 I look forward to watching Dali.

      You cleared out the melos from your watch list, hehe. Too bad about Secret Royal Inspector. That one sounds fun, but I did think it would likely be episodic with the investigative nature.

      Promising historicals on your currently watching list though 🙂

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  3. Snow Flower says:

    Kdrama update November 2021

    I finished only one drama this month:

    Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo – delightful and insightful! Nam Joo Hyuk is the go-to actor for playing the perfect boyfriend.
    Currently watching The King’s Affection and The Red Sleeve.

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    • Kay says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed Weightlifting Fairy! That is a very cute drama. I hope both The King’s Affection and The Red Sleeve go well for you too 🙂


  4. MyKDramaticLife says:

    “My KDramatic November 2021”
    (Chills and Thrills)

    This month I only finished 3 shorter series: the magical The Witch’s Diner, the dark but heartfelt D.P., and the creepy and controversial supernatural Hellbound. They’re all great in their own ways, even though they are shorter dramas. 😊

    1. The Witch’s Diner
    At first, I thought it would give me a somewhat like Mystic Pop-Up Bar (8.5/10) vibes, but on the first episode, the show already gave a far different aura and it’s unique on its own way. Song Ji Hyo is exceptionally amazing in her role as a witch. She’s pitch perfect! While I enjoyed Nam Ji Hyun’s acting, her character as Jeong Jin is nothing memorable to me. I enjoyed the episodic stories of the restaurant’s clients. And I hoped for more of it! That finalé revelation is something else also.
    A bit dark but still hopeful, The Witch’s Diner is a little drama that focuses on second chances that you need to see because it’s worth it.

    Overall Rating: 7.5/10

    2. D.P.
    I hesitated watching this drama before because I am not a big fan of military-focused dramas. But since this is only 6-episode long (in average of 45-50 minutes per episode) and I’d love to see Jung Hae In again since it’s been forever I haven’t seen him in the Dramaland, I took a look. And I am so glad to have watched it. The series may have focused about catching soldiers who desert from the army, but if you think deeper, it’s more than just catching deserters. I just hoped to see more of Ahn Joon Ho (Jung Hae In) and Han Ho Yul (Koo Kyu Hwan) and their individual stories. The looks in their eyes tell a lot of stories, and its viewers deserve to see it. Excited for season 2. 😊

    Overall Rating: 8.5/10

    3. Hellbound
    I’m not too sure about what to think of Hellbound. At first glance at its trailer, it looks super thrilling, intriguing, and horrifying. But trailers aren’t everything, hey yeah! 😁 While the show is still intriguing, it failed to give me the thrilling and click-the-next-episode-right-now vibes. It’s so true that actions speak louder than words. In this series, there were more words than actions, thus sometimes made me bored. The grand plot was there, the directing and casting are all great! What didn’t go well with me is how the story flows. I think it could have been so much better. Another issue with me, is how the show didn’t have focused main characters. Thus, it was hard for me which characters to root for. So many characters, but individual characterization is not engaging enough, for me.
    On the good note, I describe Hellbound as a thought-provoking series that can touch your very soul and make you think: What would you do if those creatures come for you?
    So I think with better viewing lens adjustments, Hellbound can be a great series for you. It’s number 1 in Netflix for a reason. For me, it lands with just okay type of series. I have many personal preferences that make me enjoy the drama less. However, it might not be the case for you. We all have different insights and preferences as viewers and drama lovers. What may be not that entertaining for me, might be revolutionary and super special for you. 😊

    Overall Rating: 7/10

    Favorite of the Month: D.P.

    So that was November 2021 for me.
    How about you? Tell me about your K-Dramatic monthly experience. 😊


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    • Kay says:

      You definitely went more for the dark dramas this time, hehe 🙂

      And it’s great that you enjoyed them for the most part. I thought The Witch’s Diner looked promising. Heard good things about D.P. too.

      It seems there were mixed reactions to Hellbound. It’s always good to see unique dramas coming out though.

      I hope your December is a good drama month! 🙂

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