Korean Dramas To Watch in November 2021

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


Dr. Brain

  • Genre: Sci-fi Thriller
  • Starring: Lee Sun Kyun, Lee Yoo Young, Park Hee Soon, Seo Ji Hye, Lee Jae Won
  • Release Date: November 4, 2021
  • No. of Episodes: 6

An emotional journey that follows a brain scientist who is obsessive about figuring out new technologies to access the consciousness and memories of the brain. His life goes sideways when his family falls victim to a mysterious accident, and he uses his skills to access memories from his wife’s brain to piece together the mystery of what actually happened to his family and why.



Korean Dramas To Watch in November 2021

  • Genre: Action; Drama; Horror; Thriller; Fantasy
  • Starring: Han Hyo-joo, Park Hyung-sik, and Jo Woo-jin
  • Release Date: November 5, 2021
  • Network: tvN
  • No. of Episodes: 12

It takes place in a time in which infectious diseases have become the new normal. In a newly constructed apartment in a large city where the higher floors are up for general sales and the lower floors are rented out, the series depicts the subtle psychological battle and the class discrimination that occurs. The city hits rock bottom when an impending apocalypse hits in the form of a new type of infectious disease in which people suffer from unabated thirst.


Let Me Be Your Knight

  • Genre: Romantic comedy; Musical drama
  • Starring: Jung In-sun, Lee Jun-young, Jang Dong-joo, Kim Jong-hyun, Kim Dong-hyun and Yoon Ji-sung
  • Release Date: November 7, 2021
  • Network: SBS, iQIYI
  • No. of Episodes: 12

This series follows the lead singer of a popular idol band Luna, Yoon Tae-in who suffers from sleepwalking. To cure his condition secretly, he seeks help from a live-in doctor In Yoon-ju to cure his condition.


Idol: The Coup

  • Genre: Drama; Music
  • Starring: Ahn Hee Yeon, Kwak Si Yang, Kim Min Kyu
  • Release Date: November 8, 2021
  • Network: jTBC, iQIYI
  • No. of Episodes:12

“Idol: The Coup” depicts an unpopular idol group’s last story. To disband the group Cotton Candy, the group needs only a one time hit. People that are important to the story include Kim Je-Na (Ahn Hee-Yeon), who has been a member of Cotton Candy for the past 6 years. Cha Jae-Hyuk (Kwak Si-Yang) is the CEO of the entertainment company which manages Cotton Candy. Seo Ji-Han (Kim Min-Kyu) is a member of the popular idol group Mas, which belongs to the same entertainment company as Cotton Candy.


Secret Royal Inspector & Joy

Korean Dramas To Watch in November 2021

  • Genre: Historical; Mystery; Comedy; Drama
  • Starring: Ok Taecyeon, Kim Hye Yoon
  • Release Date: November 8, 2021
  • Network: tvN
  • No. of Episodes: 16

A secret royal inspector works as an undercover official who inspects local provinces to expose corruption. He teams up with a lady who is searching for happiness by getting divorced with her current husband. The duo then go on a grand scheme to discover the truth and find corruptions.

Ra Yi Eon wanted to open a dumpling store outside the capital. However, due to his cleverness, he passes the state examination and becomes an official in the Office of Special Advisors. There, he finds himself receiving secret orders to carry out missions as a secret inspector.

Kim Jo Yi is an unorthodox lady in the Joseon era who dislikes the notion of woman suffering in silence during marriage and is wholeheartedly in support of a divorce. She is passionate and is always ahead of time.



  • Genre: Drama
  • Starring: Im Soo-jung, Lee Do-hyun, Jin Kyung and Jang Hyun-sung
  • Release Date: November 10, 2021
  • Network: tvN
  • No. of Episodes: 16

A sexual scandal between a math teacher and a student in a prestigious high school ended in tragedy. 4 years later they meet again, now as adults, to reveal the corruption in school and to regain one’s reputation as a teacher.

Ji Yoon Soo is a high school math teacher with a bright smile and a positive impression of others. She is a hard-nosed and stubborn person who has to push ahead with the decisions she has made. She is a math geek who loves solving difficult problems and teaches students to purely love math.

Baek Seung Yoo is emotionless and has no light in his eyes. He used to be a math genius who appeared on a quiz program at the age of five and surprised the world by solving college-level math problems. He was admitted to MIT at the age of 10 but dropped out at the age of 12, and suddenly disappeared.


Now, We Are Breaking Up

  • Genre: Romantic Drama
  • Starring: Song Hye-kyo, Jang Ki-yong, Kim Joo-hun and Choi Hee-seo
  • Release Date: November 12, 2021
  • Network: SBS
  • No. of Episodes: 16

The series is story of love and break ups in the romantic world. It illustrates the present scenario in the context of fashion industry. Ha Yeong-eun (Song Hye-kyo) is a beautiful, trendy team leader of design department of a fashion company called ‘The One’. Yoon Jae-gook (Jang Ki-yong) is a successful freelance photographer.


The Red Sleeve

  • Genre: Romance; Historical drama
  • Starring: Lee Jun-ho, Lee Se-young and Kang Hoon
  • Release Date: November 12, 2021
  • Network: MBC
  • No. of Episodes: 16

In Korea during the first half of the 1700s, Yi San is an aloof and perfection-loving young prince. His father’s killing haunts him, although it leaves him in the position to take the throne once his grandfather – the cruel and ruthless current king responsible for Yi San’s father’s death – dies. He has resolved to become a benevolent monarch who will reform the law when he eventually takes the throne, but the way his father was killed has scarred him emotionally.
At court, he meets a young woman named Sung Deok Im. Yi San falls in love with her and tries to convince her to become his official concubine. But Sung Deok Im is strong-willed and free-spirited. She is also intelligent enough to understand that becoming a royal consort to the future king is a prestigious role, but one that would restrict her freedom and likely bring her little in the way of joy. But Yi San’s love for Sung Deok Im is true, and she starts to understand that forming a union with him could ultimately benefit his troubled realm.



  • Genre: Drama; Fantasy
  • Starring: Yoo Ah-in, Kim Hyun-joo, Park Jeong-min, Won Jin-ah and Yang Ik-june
  • Release Date: November 19, 2021
  • Network: Netflix
  • No. of Episodes: 6

People hear predictions on when they will die. When that time comes, a death angel appears in front of them and kills them.

Jung Jin-Soo (Yoo Ah-In) is the head of new religion Saejinrihwe. He speaks about the phenomenon when death angels from Hell come and states it’s a revelation from God. Jung Jin-Soo has intense charisma and a mysterious aspect.
Bae Young-Jae (Park Jung-Min) is a PD for a broadcasting station. He tries to dig out the truth about religious group Saejinrihwe.

Min Hey-Jin (Kim Hyun-Joo) is a lawyer. She stands up against the group “Hwasalchok” (‘Arrowhead’), which consists of people who blindly follow Saejinrihwe.

Song So-Hyun (Won Jin-A) is Bae Young-Jae’s wife. She collapses in emotional pain, which she can not deal with.
Jin Kyung-Hoon (Yang Ik-June) is a detective and investigates cases involving the appearance of angels of deaths.


School 2021

  • Genre: Coming-of-age; Teen; Comedy; Romance
  • Starring: Kim Yo-han, Choo Young-woo, Cho Yi-hyun and Hwang Bo-reum-byeol
  • Release Date: November 24, 2021
  • Network: KBS2
  • No. of Episodes: 16

School friends helping each other overcome the barriers that come up while taking a less chosen path. In the course they learn invaluable lessons about life, love, and friendship.


One Ordinary Day

Korean Dramas To Watch in November 2021

  • Genre: Crime; Thriller; Legal
  • Starring: Kim Soo-hyun and Cha Seung-won
  • Release Date: November 27, 2021
  • Network: ViuTV
  • No. of Episodes: 8

A drama that explores the criminal justice system from an extremely popular perspective through the fierce story of two men surrounding the murder of a woman. Hyun Soo, an ordinary college student, suddenly becomes the primary suspect in a murder case. Shin Joong Han is the only lawyer willing to help Kim Hyun Soo. Having just barely passed law school, Shin Joong Han’s involvement in Kim Hyun Soo’s case eventually takes his unremarkable life to new heights.



Korean Dramas To Watch in November 2021

  • Genre: Thriller; Romance; Drama
  • Starring: Lee Ji Hoon, Han Chae Young, Ji E Suu, Koo Ja Sung
  • Release Date: November 29, 2021
  • Network: iHQ
  • No. of Episodes: 12

A story of four people who look for a sponsor to satisfy their desires.

Lee Sun-Woo (Lee Ji-Hoon) works as a photographer and editor of a famous magazine. He has a warm smile and gentle disposition, but he experienced a painful past. Due to this, he badly wants to get revenge.

Han Chae-Rin (Han Chae-Young) is the CEO of a cosmetics company. She has everything, including wealth and beauty. She is an ambitious woman, who gets whatever she wants.

Park Da-Som (Ji E-Suu) is a rising star. She is ambitious and willing to do anything to attain success. She has a son that suffers from a rare disease and she tries to protect him. She is married to Hyun Seung-Hoon (Koo Ja-Sung). He wants to be a model, but he is frustrated by his harsh reality.


Show Window: The Queen’s House

  • Genre: Melodrama; Mystery
  • Starring: Song Yoon-ah, Lee Sung-jae, Jeon So-min and Hwang Chan-sung
  • Release Date: November 29, 2021
  • Network: Channel A
  • No. of Episodes: 16

From the outside, Han Sun Joo’s life has always appeared to be nothing short of perfect. Born into a wealthy family, Sun Joo and her younger brother, Han Jung Won, were raised without a care in the world. Now as adults, Jung Won has grown up extraordinarily warm-hearted, allowing him to maintain an unwavering sense of optimism while Sun Joo has become the ideal married woman, with a gorgeous home, a devoted husband and a beautiful child. Unfortunately, Sun Joo’s perfect life is on the verge of collapse.

Absolutely penniless when he married Sun Joo, Shin Myung Seop has spent the entirety of his married life slowly climbing the ranks of his mother-in-law’s company, the Lahen Group. Now well-established in his career, Myung Seop appears to be a devoted husband and father, yet when he meets Yoon Mi Ra, things take a complicated turn. Unable to hide his growing feelings for Mi Ra, Myung Seop pursues her and is pleased to find she reciprocates his feelings. Soon entangled in a secret affair, Myung Seop and Mi Ra live in constant fear of discovery. While Sun Joo may have no idea of her husband’s affair, the same can’t be said of her brother. Devoted to a fault, Jung Won is willing to do anything for his sister, but just how far will he take things once he uncovers the truth?


Synopsis Credits: Wikipedia/MyDramaList/AsianWiki

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



  • Happiness
  • One Ordinary Day
  • Melancholia
  • Now, We Are Breaking Up


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