Korean Dramas To Watch in December 2021

Here are some of the Korean Dramas you might want to add to your December Plan-To-Watch List:


Our Beloved Summer

  • Genre: Romantic comedy; Drama
  • Starring: Choi Woo-shik, Kim Da-mi, Kim Sung-Cheol and Roh Jeong-eui
  • Release Date: December 6, 2021
  • Network: SBS
  • No. of Episodes: 16

A coming of age romantic comedy that revolves around Choi Ung (Choi Woo-shik) and Kook Yeon-soo (Kim Da-mi), ex-lovers who broke up with a promise to never meet again. As luck would have it, the documentary they filmed ten years ago in high school went viral and they are forced to face the cameras together again. The series depicts their complicated feelings and growth.


Artificial City

  • Genre: Psychological; ‎Mystery
  • Starring: Soo Ae, Kim Mi-sook, Kim Kang-woo and Lee Hak-joo
  • Release Date: December 8, 2021
  • Network: JTBC
  • No. of Episodes: 20

A psychological mystery thriller that tells the story of things which lose their meaning when greed and power comes into play. A big conglomerate, Sungjin Group, which has clout over political and financial circles in South Korea, owns an art museum called “Space Jin”. Yoon Jae-hee (Soo Ae), second daughter-in-law of the family, is in-charge of the art museum. She hates poverty so she ditched her long-time lover and married Jung Joon-hyuk (Kim Kang-woo), an illegitimate son of Sungjin Group. She even fights her in-laws in order to make her husband the country’s President, with the help of the future Public Prosecutor General. The husband poses as if he has no such ambition, but inside he waits for the day when he can have the control.


The King of Tears, Lee Bang-won

  • Genre: Historical; Action; Political thriller
  • Starring: Joo Sang-wook
  • Release Date: December 11, 2021
  • Network: KBS
  • No. of Episodes: 32

The King of Tears, Lee Bang-won sheds new light on leader Yi Bang-won who took the initiative to establish the Empire of Joseon during the end of the Goryeo Dynasty and early Joseon Dynasty when the ancient order of Goryeo was destroyed and the new order of Joseon was created.



  • Genre: Drama; Music
  • Starring: Oh Jung-se, Jeon Hye-jin, Lee Kyung-hoon, Park Sun-young, Lee Sang-woo and Lee Si-won
  • Release Date: December 11, 2021
  • Network: TV Chosun
  • No. of Episodes:16

It tells the story of an uncle who takes care of his nephew, an elementary school student who has anxiety disorder and obsessive–compulsive disorder, due to his sister’s divorce.


Love Twist

  • Genre: Melodrama; Family drama
  • Starring: Hahm Eun-jung, Kim Jin-yeop and Son Seong-yoon
  • Release Date: December 13, 2021
  • Network: KBS2
  • No. of Episodes: 100 (30 mins)

“Love Twist” follows three families whose lives get turned upside down due to some lies. The drama is filled with comedy, romance, familial love, and more as the characters grow to learn about the meaning of family and love. Eunjung plays Oh So Ri, the bold CEO of an online shopping mall, while Kim Jin Yeop is Park Ha Ru, who quits his job as a developer and works on creating the shopping mall with So Ri.


Bad and Crazy

  • Genre: Mystery; Drama; Thriller; Fantasy
  • Starring: Lee Dong-wook, Wi Ha-joon, Han Ji-eun and Cha Hak-yeon
  • Release Date: December 17, 2021
  • Network: tvN
  • No. of Episodes: 12

The story is all about a corrupt yet practical detective who manifests a split personality who harbours a sense of justice. Soo-Yeol (Lee Dong-wook) works as a police officer. He is competent at his job, but he also has questionable ethics. He will do anything to achieve success. Due to his ambitious personality, he has received promotions in a short period of time. His smooth life suddenly changes with the appearance of K(Wi Ha-joon) . K is a righteous person, but also a crazy person. Whenever he faces injustice, he meets it with a fist. He dreams of being a hero. Meanwhile, Lee Hee Kyum (Han Ji-eun) works as a police lieutenant on the drug squad at the Mooui Police Department. She is also a righteous person and enthusiastic at her job.


Bulgasal: Immortal Souls

  • Genre: Romance, Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural
  • Starring: ‎Lee Jin-Wook, ‎Kwon Na-Ra, Gong Seung-Yeon, ‎Lee Joon
  • Release Date: December 18, 2021
  • Network: tvN
  • No. of Episodes: 16

“Bulgasal” is a fantasy drama about a woman who has experienced many reincarnations over the past 600 years while remembering all her past lives and a man who is immortal and has lived for over 600 years as a bulgasal, a mythical creature that feeds on human blood. Lee Jin Wook stars as the bulgasal Dan Hwal, and Kwon Nara plays Min Sang Woon, the woman who keeps getting reincarnated. Lee Joon is Ok Eul Tae, a refreshing and energetic person with a good personality, whereas Gong Seung Yeon stars as Dan Sol, Dan Hwal’s wife 600 years ago.



Korean Dramas To Watch in December 2021

  • Genre: Black comedy; Romance
  • Starring: Jung Hae-in, Jisoo, Yoo In-na, Jang Seung-jo, Yoon Se-ah, Kim Hye-yoon, and Jung Yoo-jin
  • Release Date: December 18, 2021
  • Network: JTBC
  • No. of Episodes: 20

Snowdrop is set against the backdrop of the 1987 Democracy Movement, which was a mass protest movement with the purpose of forcing the then-current authoritarian government in South Korea to hold fair elections. As a result of mass protests, democratic elections were held in December 1987, which would later lead to the end of authoritarian rule in South Korea and the establishment of democratic rule in the Sixth Republic of Korea.

Im Soo-ho (Jung Hae-in) plays a graduate student who is discovered covered in blood by Eun Young-ro (Jisoo), a female university student. The girl hides him from the government in her dorm room at her women’s university. However, it is revealed that Soo-ho is not who he appears to be. Against the backdrop of political upheaval, the pair’s story unfolds and the two develop a romantic relationship.



Korean Dramas To Watch in December 2021

  • Genre: Romance; Historical drama
  • Starring: Yoo Seung-ho, Lee Hye-ri, Byeon Woo-seok and Kang Mi-na
  • Release Date: December 20, 2021
  • Network: KBS2
  • No. of Episodes: 16

Set in the Joseon era during a period marked by the strictest prohibition laws illustrating that prohibition is no match for human desire.

Prohibition creates different challenges for these inhabitants: Inspector Nam Young from The Office of the Inspector-General who left his hometown to achieve fame in Hanyang and restore his family status; Kang Ro Seo, the aristocratic but impoverished woman who makes moonshine to reduce her debt from buying her mother’s medication and her brother’s books; Crown Prince Lee Pyo prone to scaling the palace walls in search of a tipple. This trio has a fateful encounter leading them to discover a hidden stash of alcohol. Revealing this secret could mean certain death.


The One and Only

Korean Dramas To Watch in December 2021

  • Genre: Melodrama
  • Starring: Kim Kyung-nam, Ahn Eun-jin, Park Soo-young, and Kang Ye-won
  • Release Date: December 20, 2021
  • Network: JTBC
  • No. of Episodes: 16

The series tells the story of three women who have met in a hospice ward and have decided to kill one bad person before they die. In the process, they are faced with meeting ‘one person’ who is truly precious.


The Silent Sea

Korean Dramas To Watch in December 2021

  • Genre: Mystery; Science fiction; Thriller
  • Starring: Gong Yoo, Bae Doona and Lee Joon
  • Release Date: December 24, 2021
  • Network: Netflix
  • No. of Episodes: 8

Set in the future, when the planet suffers from a lack of water and food caused by desertification. Yoon Jae is a soldier for the space agency. He is selected for a team, including Ji An, to travel to the moon. A scientist who joins the mission to recover mysterious samples from an abandoned lunar space station, where an accident killed everyone including her sister.


Synopsis Credits: Wikipedia/MyDramaList/Soompi

YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK OUT : Korean Dramas To Watch in November 2021


What Korean dramas are you enjoying or looking forward to watch in December?



  • Moonshine
  • Snowdrop
  • Our Beloved Summer
  • The Silent Sea


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