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K-Dramas of the Month: November 2017

November is here, and a lot of K-drama fans are a bit skeptical about this months drama line-up. Will any of them be able to top the amazingness of While You Were Sleeping? Mad Dog? The Package? Only time will tell. However, there’s definitely going to be a few dramas we know we’ll be bingeing. Just look at the main casts for this month’s dramas! Amaaaazing! Not to mention a few K-Pop idol celebs thrown in here and there just to add the cherry on top!

Here is our list of K-Dramas that we are totally hyped about!

~Coming Soon~

Prison Playbook

슬기로운 감빵생활
© Prison Playbook Poster, tvN, 15.11.2017, http://program.tving.com

© Prison Playbook Poster, tvN, 15.11.2017, http://program.tving.com

-Premiers on November 22

Summary: A dark comedy based on the daily struggles of prison life; focusing on prisoners, guards, and the people around them. What secrets are being held behind the iron bars and high walls…

tvN is being pretty tight lipped about this drama, other than the fact most of the characters have been revealed, there is almost no information about the actual story. The mystery of it all has us so intrigued!

Main Cast: Park Hae-Soo, Jung Kyoung-Ho, Krystal, Lim Hwa-Young, Kang Seung-Yoon, Lee Kyu-Hyung, Choi Sung-Won, Jung Hae-In, Sung Dong-Il, Jung Woong-In.

Genre: Drama, Black Comedy.

 

Two Cops

투깝스
© Two Cops Teaser, MBC Korea, 15.11.2017, http://www.imbc.com

© Two Cops Teaser, MBC Korea, 15.11.2017, http://www.imbc.com

-Premiers November 27

Summary: A single-minded detective, dedicated to solving crimes, finds himself falling in love with a feisty hot-tempered reporter. The only problem is he’s currently sharing his body with a sleazy con artist’s spirit. The detective and swindlers spirit work together to solve cases.

Main Cast: Cho Jung-Seok, Hyeri, Kim Sun-Ho, Hoya, Lee Si-Un, Moon Ji-In, Jung Hae-Kyun, Choi Il-Hwa, Lee Dae-Yeon, Lee Jae-Won, Im Se-Mi.

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Detective, Supernatural.

 

Doubtful Victory

의문의 일승
© Doubtful Victory Poster, SBS Korea, 15.11.2017, http://programs.sbs.co.kr

© Doubtful Victory Poster, SBS Korea, 15.11.2017, http://programs.sbs.co.kr

-Premiers November 27

Summary: An ex-convict was framed for murder and received the death penalty. 10 years later he escapes prison, steals the identity of a detective, and joins a Metropolitan Investigation Unit. Throughout this drama, he discovers his true self while trying to find the people who framed him 10 years ago.

Main Cast: Yoon Gyun-Sang, Jung Hye-Sung, Jang Hyun-Sung, Choi Won-Young, Kim Hee-Won, Jeon Kuk-Hwan, Yun Yoo-Sun, Jeon Sung-Woo, Oh Seung-Hoon, Kang Shin-Hyo, Kim Da-Ye, Yoon Na-Moo.

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Police.

~Recently Premiered~

Love Returns

미워도 사랑해
© Love Returns Poster, KBS, 15.11.2017, http://www.kbs.co.kr

© Love Returns Poster, KBS, 15.11.2017, http://www.kbs.co.kr

Summary: A woman loses everything after already having lived a difficult life. Instead of giving up she begins to rebuild her life from the bottom up. She finds success in starting over and possibly even a little romance?

Fair warning, this drama has 120 episodes scheduled, so if you start it, it is going to be going for quite some time!

Main Cast: Lee Sung-Yeol, Pyo Ye-Jin, Lee Dong-Ha, Han Hye-Rin, Song Ok-Suk, Yoon Sa-Bong, Kim Han-Joon, Eun Seo-Yool, Lee Byung-Joon.

Genre: Melodrama, Family.

 

Melo Holic

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© Meloholic Poster, OCN, 15.11.2017, http://program.tving.com/ocn

© Meloholic Poster, OCN, 15.11.2017, http://program.tving.com/ocn

Summary: Yoo Eun-Ho has the ability to read the minds of anyone he touches, due to this he has difficulty opening up to people. Han Ye-Ri is a girl who unlike most people Eun-Ho comes across, says exactly what she thinks. Eun-ho begins to fall for Ye-Ri, but things become complicated when he discovers she has two very different personalities.

Main Cast: U-Know, Kyung Soo-Jin, Choi Dae-Chul, Ahn Sol-Bin, Han Jae-Suk, Go Min-Si, Kim Min-Kyu, Han Joo-Wan, Lee Yoo-Joon.

Genre: Drama, Supernatural, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Psychological, Comedy.


Do you agree that November is a flop for K-dramas, or like us, do you think there are some pretty awesome sounding dramas here? Which ones caught your attention? Have you started any of them? Do you have any recommendations for us? Let us know, we would love to chat K-Drama with you!

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Featured Image Source: © Love Returns Poster 3, KBS, 15.11.2017, http://www.kbs.co.kr

Matthew Keeler

American-born Australian planning on making Korea my home. 4-Dimensional optimist :D Love life and live with no regrets. Be yourself, and treat everyone with kindness.^^

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