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K-Dramas of the Month: December 2017

As we near the end of the year, we can look back at all the amazing K-Dramas 2017 has brought us thus far, things like ‘Bride of the Water God,’ ‘Strongest Deliveryman,’ ‘Goblin,’ ‘The King Loves,’ ‘While You Were Sleeping,’ ‘Mad Dog,’ ‘Save Me,’ ‘Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon,’ etc. This year, however, is not over yet! Let’s take a look at some of the dramas that will bring 2017 to a close!

~COMING SOON~

Bad Guys 2: City of Evil

나쁜 녀석들: 악의 도시
© Bad guys 2 Poster, OCN, 12.12.2107, http://program.tving.com/ocn/badguys2

© Bad guys 2 Poster, OCN, 12.12.2107, http://program.tving.com/ocn/badguys2

Premiers on December 16

Summary: How do you catch the biggest and the most dangerous criminals? The police employ a special task force of convicted criminals to help bring them to justice. The sequel to the popular Bad Guys is here!

Main Cast: Park Joong-Hoon, Joo Jin-Mo, Yang Ik-June, Kim Moo-Yul, Ji Soo.

Genre: Police Procedural, Crime, Thriller, Action.

A Korean Odyssey

화유기
© Hwayugi Shooting Scene, tvN, 12.12.2017, http://tvn.tving.com

© Hwayugi Shooting Scene, tvN, 12.12.2017, http://tvn.tving.com

– Premiers on December 23

Summary: ‘A Korean Odyssey’ is a reinterpretation of the classic novel, Journey to the West.  Two people at odds with each other search for a true light in an evil world.

Main Cast: Lee Seung-Gi, Cha Seung-Won, Oh Yeon-Seo, Lee Hong-Ki, Jang Gwang, Song Jong-Ho, Lee El, Lee Se-Young, Kim Sung-Oh, Sung Hyuk, Sung Ji-Ru, Yoon Bo-Ra, ONE (Jaewon,) Kal So-Won, Kim Ji-Soo.

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Drama.

~RECENTLY PREMIERED~

Assistant Manager Park’s Private Life

박대리의 은밀한 사생활
© Assistant Manager Park's Secret Life Poster, tvN, 12.12.2017, http://tvn.tving.com

© Assistant Manager Park’s Secret Life Poster, tvN, 12.12.2017, http://tvn.tving.com

Summary: An assistant manager by day, but a romantic novelist by night? Not only does Park Jong-Hyuk (Lee Joo-Seung) lead a double life, he has also never had a girlfriend before.

Main Cast: Lee Joo-Seung, Kim Ye-Won, Jo Soo-Hyang, Kwon Soo-Hyun, Oh Kwang-Rok, Lee Jung-Eun, Park Jong-Hwan.

Genre: Drama, Comedy.

 

Jugglers

저글러스
© Jugglers Poster, KBS, 12.12.2017, http://www.kbs.co.kr

© Jugglers Poster, KBS, 12.12.2017, http://www.kbs.co.kr

Summary: With a spirit of obedience and devotion, Jwa Yoon-Yi (Baek Jin-Hee) has always had a passive outlook on life, she is a secretary. The director of HB Company, Nam Chi-Won (Daniel Choi) refuses to take interest in people and building relationships with them, he is her boss.

Main Cast: Baek Jin-Hee, Daniel Choi, Kang Hye-Jang, Lee Won-Geun, Cha Joo-Young, Jung Hye-In, In Gyo-Jin, Kim Chang-Wan, Jung Sung-Ho, Jung Soo-Young.

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Office.

Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me

흑기사
© Black Knight Poster, KBS, 12.12.2017, http://www.kbs.co.kr

© Black Knight Poster, KBS, 12.12.2017, http://www.kbs.co.kr

Summary: A man with a pure and brave heart accepts a dangerous fate for his first love. A woman who works at a travel agency, yet has never been abroad.  Sounds like a very interesting set-up for a highly anticipated drama. We dig it! 🙂

Main Cast: Kim Rae-Won, Shin Se-Kyung, Seo Ji-Hye, Jang Mi-Hee, Kim Hyun-Joong, Hwang Jang-Min, Shin So-Yul, Park Sung-Hoon.

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Drama, Science-Fiction, Historical.

 

I Am Not a Robot

 로봇이 아니야
© I Am Not a Robot Shooting Scene, MBC, 12.12.2017, http://www.imbc.com

© I Am Not a Robot Shooting Scene, MBC, 12.12.2017, http://www.imbc.com

Summary: He is wealthy and successful, however, he is also allergic to people. Kim Min-Gyu (Yoo Seung-Ho) lives a very isolated and lonely life because of this. Jo Ji-Ah (Chae Soo-Bin) is pretending to be a robot for her ex-boyfriend who is a robotics professor. Furthermore, Min-Gyu falls in love with Ji-Ah after meeting her.

Main Cast: Yoo Seung-Ho, Chae Soo-Bin, Uhm Ki-Joon, Chae Soo-Bin, Park Se-Wan, Song Jae-Ryong, Kim Min-Kyu, Kang Ki-Young, Hwang Seung-Un.

Genre: Science-Fiction, Comedy, Romance, Melodrama.

 

Assistant Manager B and the Love Letter

B주임과 러브레터
© Assistant Manager B and the Love Letter, tvN, 12.12.2017, http://tvn.tving.com

© Assistant Manager B and the Love Letter, tvN, 12.12.2017, http://tvn.tving.com

Summary: 34-year-old Bang Ga-Young (Song Ji-Hyo) has never had a boyfriend in her life. Being assistant manager in the general affairs department of a shoe company, Ga-young is always busy. One day, she receives a love letter from an unknown admirer.

Main Cast: Song Ji-Hyo, Jo Woo-Jin, Kang Yoon-Je, Oh Na-Ra, Lee Joon-Hyuk.

Genre: Drama, Romance.

 

Just Between Lovers

그냥 사랑하는 사이
© Just Between lovers Shooting Scene, JTBC, 12.12.2017, http://tv.jtbc.joins.com

© Just Between lovers Shooting Scene, JTBC, 12.12.2017, http://tv.jtbc.joins.com

Summary: A man and a woman that have both experienced tragedy in the past. After meeting, both of them express their hidden feelings and begin to heal. Perhaps…fall in love aswell! ^^

Main Cast: Lee Joon-Ho, Won Jin-A, Lee Ki-Woo, Kang Ha-Na, Kim Hye-Jun, Yoon Se-Ah, Kim Gang-Hyun, Na Moon-Hee, Yun Yoo-Sun.

Genre: Melodrama, Romance.

History of Walking Upright

직립보행의 역사
© History of Walking Upright Poster, tvN, 12.12.2017, http://tvn.tving.com

© History of Walking Upright Poster, tvN, 12.12.2017, http://tvn.tving.com

Summary: A girl with superpowers lives in a small town. She has never had a reason to use them, however, that all changes when she meets a boy that is capturing her heart.

Main Cast: Kang Mi-Na, Byeon Woo-Seok, Lee Jin-I, Lim Won-Hee.

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance.

These are some of the Dramas we are most excited about! Did we miss any that you are really hyped about? Started watching any of these already? Let us know, we would love to chat K-Dramas with you!


Featured Image Source: © Just Between Lovers Shooting Scene, JTBC, 12.12.2017, http://tv.jtbc.joins.com

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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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