Here are some of the Korean Dramas you might want to add to your February’s Plan-To-Watch List:
PREMIERING IN FEBRUARY
“L.U.C.A.: The Beginning” is an action thriller about a man named Ji Oh (Kim Rae Won), who is being chased for his special abilities, and a violent crimes detective named Gu Reum (Lee Da Hee), who is the only one who remembers him. Kim Sung Oh plays Lee Son, who is the chief among Ji Oh’s pursuers and who used to be part of the special forces.
- The drama is based on the concept of genetic modification and human evolution. “L.U.C.A.: The Beginning,” the title, comes from the acronym “Last Universal Common Ancestor,” the organism from which all life descended.
- “L.U.C.A.: The Beginning” premieres on February 1 at 9 p.m. KST
“Love Scene Number” is an eight-episode omnibus drama with MBC in charge of the project and wavve in charge of investment. It centers around four female leads who are at a turning point in their lives when it comes to love, dating, and their values.
- Kim Bo Ra (Touch) plays 23-year-old Doo Ah, a university student majoring in psychology who is involved in a polyamorous relationship.
- Shim Eun Woo (The World of the Married) plays 28-year-old Ha Ram, an elementary school teacher who runs away from her own wedding.
- Ryu Hwa Young (Mad Dog) plays 35-year-old Ban Ya, an adjunct instructor at a university.
- Park Jin Hee (Doctor Detective) plays 42-year-old Chung Kyung, a furniture designer who discovers that her husband of 20 years is having a non-physical affair.
- “Love Scene Number” premieres on wavve and MBC on February 1.
“River Where the Moon Rises” retells the love story between Pyeonggang and On Dal, who are characters in a classic Goguryeo folktale. Pyeonggang, also known as Yeom Ga Jin, is an ambitious woman who dreams of becoming the first female to lead Goguryeo, and she uses On Dal’s feelings for her to achieve her goals.
- Kim So Hyun (The Tale of Nokdu) will play Pyeonggang, who is born a princess and raised a soldier.
- Ji Soo (When I Was the Most Beautiful) has been cast in the role of On Dal, a peace-loving, pure man who goes against his principles in order to protect Pyeonggang.
- Lee Ji Hoon (Dinner Mate) will play the elite general Go Geon, who is perfect in every way.
- Choi Yoo Hwa (My Dangerous Wife) will be Hae Mo Yong, who is determined to control Goguryeo and play with it as she wants.
- “River Where the Moon Rises” premieres on February 15 at 9:30 p.m.
“Miss Monte-Cristo” will tell the thrilling story of a woman who comes close to death when her life is destroyed by the friends she trusted most. After making up her mind to take revenge on those who betrayed her, she returns to reclaim the life that was completely stolen from her.
- Lee So Yeon (Blessing of the Sea) will star in the drama as protagonist Go Eun Jo, who tragically lost everything in what was nearly the happiest moment of her life.
- Choi Yeo Jin (Lovely Horribly) will play Oh Ha Ra, a greedy and arrogant heiress who was brought up like a princess.
- “Miss Monte-Cristo” will premiere on February 15 following the conclusion of KBS 2TV’s “A Man in a Veil.”
“Sisyphus: The Myth” is a fantasy-mystery drama starring Cho Seung Woo (Stranger 2) as Han Tae Sool, a genius engineer who embarks on a perilous journey to bring to light hidden beings that are secretly residing in our world, and Park Shin Hye (Memories of the Alhambra) as his savior Kang Seo Hae, who has walked a long and dangerous path for him.
- “Sisyphus: The Myth” will premiere on February 17 at 9 p.m. KST.
“Hello, Me!” is a fantasy romantic comedy about a 37-year-old woman named Ban Ha Ni (Choi Kang Hee), who is disappointed with all aspects of her life, including dating, work, and her dreams. One day, she is visited by her 17-year-old self (Lee Re), who is passionate and unafraid of everything.
- “Hello, Me!” premieres on February 17 at 9:30 p.m. KST following the conclusion of “Cheat on Me If You Can.”
“Beyond Evil” is a psychological thriller that stars Shin Ha Kyun (Soul Mechanic) and Yeo Jin Goo (Hotel Del Luna) as two men who are willing to break the rules and the law in pursuit of a serial killer. The drama asks the question, “Who is the monster? Is it you? Is it me? Is it us?”
- Shin Ha Kyun plays Lee Dong Shik, a former detective in the violent crimes division who has been demoted to sergeant at a local police station.
- Yeo Jin Goo plays Han Joo Won, a police detective who seems to have it all, from pure talent to good looks to a powerful father who is in line to be the next chief of the National Police Agency.
- “Beyond Evil” premieres on February 19.
Following a successful first season that ended in January, “The Penthouse” is returning with a new season. Set in a 100-floor luxury penthouse apartment, the first season featured three women at the heart of the tale: the “queen” of the penthouse Shim Soo Ryeon (Lee Ji Ah), the “prima donna” Cheon Seo Jin (Kim So Yeon) who will stop at nothing to get what she wants, and Oh Yoon Hee (Eugene) who will do anything it takes to get into the world of high society.
- Premiere Date: February 19
“Vincenzo” is a new drama starring Song Joong Ki (Arthdal Chronicles) as Vincenzo Cassano, an Italian lawyer and Mafia consigliere who is of Korean descent, but was adopted by an Italian family at a young age. When he moves back to Korea due to a conflict within his organization, he winds up crossing paths with sharp-tongued lawyer Hong Cha Young (played by Jeon Yeo Bin) and her slightly clumsy intern Jang Joon Woo (played by 2PM’s Taecyeon). Together, they join forces in using villainous methods to take down villains who cannot be punished by the court of law.
- “Vincenzo” will premiere on February 20 at 9 p.m. KST, following the conclusion of tvN’s “Mr. Queen.”
“Times” is a “time-warp” political mystery drama starring Lee Joo Young as Seo Jung In, the daughter of South Korean president Seo Gi Tae (played by Kim Young Chul). After miraculously communicating with journalist Lee Jin Woo (Lee Seo Jin) from five years in the past by phone call, Seo Jung In attempts to prevent the death of her father – but stumbles upon a dangerous truth in the process.
- “Times” will premiere February 20 at 10:30p.m. KST.
A spin-off of the hit web drama series “Love Playlist,” “Dear.M” is a romance drama that tells the story of the campus-wide search for “M,” a mystery individual who is mentioned in an anonymous post that causes a stir on a Seoyeon University online forum.
- NCT’s Jaehyun will be making his acting debut in the drama as male lead Cha Min Ho, a clever and imaginative computer-engineering student who has been best friends with Ma Joo Ah since childhood.
- Park Hye Soo (Introverted Boss) will star as the cheerful business administration major Ma Joo Ah, who has never had a boyfriend and is constantly meddling in others’ affairs due to her generous and inquisitive nature.
- “Dear.M” premieres on February 26 at 11:10 p.m KST
ENDING IN FEBRUARY
- Based on the hit webtoon of the same name, “True Beauty” is a romantic comedy starring Moon Ga Young as Lim Ju Gyeong, a girl who tries to combat her insecurities about her looks through her makeup skills, which turn her into a “goddess” at school. (Last episode: February 4)
- “Run On” tells the story of people trying to connect with each other in their own languages after having lived in different worlds and at different paces. (Last episode: February 4)
- “Hush” is a series about the realistic and relatable everyday struggles of reporters. (Last episode: February 6)
- “Royal Secret Agent” follows the story of a secret royal inspector who goes undercover in the provinces to bring justice, uncover corruption, and solve the people’s problems. (Last episode: February 9)
- “A Man in a Veil” follows the story of Lee Tae Poong (Kang Eun Tak) who miraculously survives an accident and possesses the intelligence of a 7-year-old. (Last episode: February 10)
- “Lovestruck in the City” is a new short-form romance drama that will follow the realistic love lives of young people fighting to survive in the hectic city. (Last Episode: February 12)
- “Mr. Queen” is a historical fusion drama about a man from modern times whose soul is trapped in the body of a queen from the Joseon dynasty. (Last episode: February 14)
- “A Love So Beautiful” is a remake of the Chinese drama of the same name and is about a bright and energetic high school student named Shin Sol Yi (So Ju Yeon) and her childhood friend Cha Heon (Kim Yo Han), whom she’s had a crush on for 17 years. (Last episode: February 20)
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CURRENTLY AIRING IN FEBRUARY
- “Homemade Love Story” is about various people who gather at a house called Samkwang Villa run by a woman named Lee Soon Jung.
- A remake of the popular MBC drama “Phoenix” from 2004, “Phoenix 2020” tells the story of a rich woman and poor man who get married out of love but then get divorced. They then reunite later after their situations have completely reversed.
- An adaptation of a popular web novel, “She Would Never Know” will tell the complicated office love story of two coworkers on a marketing team for a cosmetics brand.
- Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) tell the stories of three charming female protagonists in their 30s, 40s, and 50s who face unpredictable misfortunes, and it also deals with the trouble of married couples as they try to find true love.
Synopsis Source : Soompi
What Korean dramas are you looking forward to watch in February?
FANGIRL CLANG PICKS:
- Vincenzo (First on my list because of Song Joong Ki)
- Hello, Me! (I like rom-com)
Currently Watching: True Beauty & Mr. Queen