Korean Dramas To Watch in May 2021

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

Bossam: Steal the Fate

Korean Dramas To Watch in May 2021

  • Genre: Historical
  • Starring: Jung Il Woo, Kwon Yu Ri
  • Release Date: May 1, 2021
  • Network: MBN
  • No. of Episodes: 20

Set in the Joseon dynasty, “Bossam: Steal the Fate” is a historical drama starring Jung Il Woo as Ba Woo, a rogue with a mysterious identity who accidentally kidnaps a princess. Girls’ Generation’s Yuri will play Soo Kyung, the princess in question, who is the widowed daughter of King Gwanghae. Although they initially get off on the wrong foot, they soon find strength in each other as they join forces to overcome their hardships together.


Youth of May

Korean Dramas To Watch in May 2021

  • Genre: Drama / Melodrama
  • Starring: Lee Do Hyun, Go Min Si
  • Release Date: May 3, 2021
  • Network: jTBC
  • No. of Episodes: 12

“Youth of May” will highlight the passion that underlies a group of young adults living through May 1980, a historically significant time period in Korea. The retro romance drama stars Lee Do Hyun as Hwang Hee Tae, a medical student who has a sly and mischievous side but is determined and driven underneath, and Go Min Si as Kim Myung Hee, a nurse three years into her career who has gone through all sorts of hardships.



  • Genre: Music / Romance
  • Starring: Jung Ji So, Lee Jun Young, Jiyeon, Yunho
  • Release Date: May 7, 2021
  • Network: KBS
  • No. of Episodes: 12

Based on the hit webtoon of the same name, “Imitation” will follow the lives of idols Tea Party, SHAX, Sparkling, and LA LIMA. Tea Party includes members Lee Ma Ha (Jung Ji So), Shim Hyun Ji (Lim Nayoung), and Yoo Ri Ah (Minseo). SHAX is a top boy group with members Kwon Ryoc (Lee Jun Young), Hyuk (Jongho), Lee Hyun (Hwiyoung), Do Jin (Yuri), and Jae Woo (Ahn Jung Hoon), while Chani will play former member Lee Eun Jo. Sparkling is a rival boy group consisting of Lee Yoo Jin (Yunho), Se Young (Seonghwa), Min Soo (San), and Hyun Oh (Suwoong). Jiyeon plays solo artist LA LIMA.



  • Genre: Drama / Mystery / Thriller
  • Starring: Lee Bo Young, Kim Seo Hyung
  • Release Date: May 8, 2021
  • Network: tvN
  • No. of Episodes: 16

“Mine” is a drama about strong and ambitious women who overcome society’s prejudices to discover what’s truly theirs. Lee Bo Young will star as Seo Hee Soo, a former A-list actress and the wife of the second son of the chaebol family behind Hyowon Group, while Kim Seo Hyung will star as Jung Seo Hyun, the elegant, blue-blooded wife of the Hyowon Group family’s eldest son.


Doom at Your Service

Korean Dramas To Watch in May 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Starring: Seo In Guk (The Smile Has Left Your Eyes), Park Bo Young (Abyss), Lee Soo Hyuk, Shin Do Hyun, Kang Tae Oh
  • Release Date: May 10, 2021
  • Network: tvN
  • No. of Episodes: 16

“Doom at Your Service” is a fantasy romance drama is about Myul Mang (Seo In Guk), who causes everything he touches to vanish, and Tak Dong Kyung (Park Bo Young), who puts her life on the line to avoid her fate. It also stars Lee Soo Hyuk as Cha Joo Ik, Shin Do Hyun as Na Ji Na, and Kang Tae Oh as Lee Hyun Kyu, three characters who get caught up in a love triangle.


Move to Heaven

  • Genre: Drama
  • Starring: Lee Je Hoon, Tang Jun Sang
  • Release Date: May 14, 2021
  • Network: Netflix
  • No. of Episodes: 10

“Move to Heaven” is about an ex-convict with a hopeless future named Jo Sang Gu (Lee Je Hoon) who suddenly becomes the guardian of Han Gu Ru (Tang Jun Sang), his nephew with Asperger’s syndrome. Together, they work as “trauma cleaners,” people who clean up crime scenes and organize the belongings of the deceased. Through the experience, they learn about the importance of life and death as well as family and communication.


Here’s My Plan

  • Genre: Family / Youth
  • Starring: Kim Hwan Hee, Ryu Soo Young, Kim Do Hoon
  • Release Date: May 20, 2021
  • Network: MBC
  • No. of Episodes: 4

“Here’s My Plan” tells the story of So Hyun (Kim Hwan Hee), a 19-year-old planning a revenge project to destroy the happiness of those who have made her life miserable. In order to fulfill her goal, she gets a part-time job at Happy Chicken, where she meets the owner Jae Young (Ryu Soo Young) and fellow part-time worker Jo Yun Ho (Kim Do Hoon).


My Roommate Is Gumiho

  • Genre: Fantasy / Romantic Comedy
  • Starring: Hyeri, Jang Ki Yong
  • Release Date: May 26, 2021
  • Network: tvN
  • No. of Episodes: 16

Based on a webtoon, “My Roommate Is Gumiho” is about college student Lee Dam (Hyeri) who accidentally swallows the marble of 999-year-old male gumiho (a mythological nine-tailed fox) Shin Woo Yeo (Jang Ki Yong). If a human swallows a gumiho‘s marble, they can only live for one year, and then the marble will break—preventing the gumiho from ever becoming human. As they try to figure out a way to remove the marble from Lee Dam’s body before the year is up, Shin Woo Yeo suggests the two move in together.


Racket Boys

  • Genre: Drama / Sports / Youth
  • Starring: Kim Sang Kyung, Oh Na Ra, Tang Jun Sang, Son Sang Yeon, Choi Hyun Wook, Kim Kang Hoon, Lee Ji Won, Lee Jae In
  • Release Date: May 31, 2021
  • Network: SBS
  • No. of Episodes: 16

“Racket Boys” is about a group of youths from a rural town who dream of playing badminton. It is described as a sitcom-like drama that combines warm humanism with genuine emotions.


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Synopsis Source : Soompi 

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



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