Korean Dramas To Watch in October 2021

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


The All-Round Wife

Korean Dramas To Watch in October 2021

  • Genre: Drama / Melodrama / Family
  • Starring: Han Da-gam, Han Sang-jin, Shin Seung-hwan, Seo In-seok, and Shim Ji-ho
  • Release Date: October 4, 2021
  • Network: KBS1
  • No. of Episodes: 120 (35mins)

Story of the TV series revolves around Seo Cho-hee (Han Da-gam) and her husband Kang Nam-goo (Han Sang-jin), who endeavour to raise their standard of life through a house in Gangnam. In the end they get the realisation that it is the people who live in the house bring happiness and not the house they live in.


The King’s Affection

Korean Dramas To Watch in October 2021

  • Genre: Historical / Drama / Romance
  • Starring: Park Eun-Bin, Ro Woon, Nam Yoon-Soo, Bae Yoon-Kyoung
  • Release Date: October 11, 2021
  • Network: KBS2
  • No. of Episodes: 20

The Crown Prince’s wife gave birth to twins, but twins were considered an ominous sign. The twin daughter was supposed to be killed, but her mother begged to save her life. Secretly, the twin daughter is sent out of the palace. A few years later, the twin son Lee Hwi dies due to a disease. The Crown Prince’s wife hides her twin son’s death and brings her twin daughter back to the palace and raises her as Prince Lee Hwi (Park Eun-Bin). Lee Hwi eventually becomes a crown prince, but she is afraid her real identity will be revealed. Because of her secret, Lee Hwi is unable to have anyone close to her. She hides her emotions from others and she makes biting remarks.

Jung Ji-Woon (Ro Woon) is Lee Hwi’s teacher. Jung Ji-Woon comes from a noble family. He is handsome, smart and an optimist who enjoys life. Crown Prince Lee Hwi develops feeling for Jung Ji-Woon.


Reflection of You

Korean Dramas To Watch in October 2021

  • Genre: Drama
  • Starring: Go Hyun-jung, Shin Hyun-been, Choi Won-young and Kim Sang-ho
  • Release Date: October 13, 2021
  • Network: JTBC
  • No. of Episodes: 16

Jeong Hee-joo (Go Hyun-jung) had a tough time in her early and youth days. She grows up into a successful painter and essayist. Ahn Hyeon-seong (Choi Won-young), her husband is a rich and powerful person. With their two children, they seem to enjoy a perfect family life. Unsatisfied Hee-joo feels like spending her time pointlessly. Then she meets Goo Hae-won (Shin Hyun-been), an art teacher, lacking worldly means but still full of life and shining.


My Name

  • Genre: Drama / Thriller
  • Starring: Han So-hee, Park Hee-soon, and Ahn Bo-hyun
  • Release Date: October 15, 2021
  • Network: Netflix
  • No. of Episodes: 8

Following her father’s murder, a revenge-driven woman puts her trust in a powerful crime boss — and enters the police force under his direction.

Yoon Ji Woo (Han So-hee), a member of the organized crime ring, goes undercover as a police officer and harbors cold revenge in her heart. Helping Yoon Ji Woo go undercover is Choi Moo Jin (Park Hee-soon), the boss of, the biggest drug ring in Korea, whose true motives are not easy to read.

Jeon Pil Do (Ahn Bo-hyun), a police detective in the Drug Investigation Unit. He is a stickler for rules who becomes Yoon Ji Woo’s partner when she joins the police. Cha Gi Ho, the team leader of the Drug Investigation Unit. He and Choi Moo Jin have long been enemies, with Cha Gi Ho vowing to take down his crime ring before he retires.

Jung Tae Joo, Choi Moo Jin’s subordinate in the drug ring. Because of his steadfast loyalty, he is Choi Moo Jin’s most trusted henchman. Do Kang Jae, a former member of the drug ring. After causing problems and getting kicked out of the gang, he vowed revenge against them.


Work Later, Drink Now

  • Genre: Web Series / Drama
  • Starring: Lee Sun-bin, Han Sun-hwa, Jung Eun-ji, and Choi Si-won
  • Release Date: October 22, 2021
  • Network: tvN
  • No. of Episodes: 10

Ahn So Hee, Han Ji Yeon, and Kang Ji Gu enjoy meeting after work and drinking together. The three women are single and in their 30’s. Their jobs have So Hee works as a broadcasting writer, Ji Yeon as a yoga instructor, and Ji Gu as a YouTuber.

Meanwhile, Kang Buk Gu works as a PD of the TV variety show. He hangs out with the 3 women.



  • Genre: Mystery / Fantasy / Thriller / Action / Drama
  • Starring: Jun Ji-hyun, Ju Ji-hoon, Sung Dong-il and Oh Jung-se
  • Release Date: October 23, 2021
  • Network: tvN
  • No. of Episodes: 16

Set against the backdrop of towering views of Mount Jiri, where rangers and other employees of the Jirisan National Park climb through the mysterious and unexplored regions of the mountain, trying to rescue the survivors and lost trekkers.

Seo Yi Kang (Jun Ji-hyun) is the park’s top ranger who has vast experience in navigation, making her knowledgeable when it comes to tracking down lost individuals. One day, she becomes the partner of Kang Hyun Jo (Ju Ji-hoon), a rookie park ranger who is a military academy graduate and an ex-lieutenant who experienced a horrific incident on Mount Jiri which led him to become a ranger.

The drama is centered around a mystery surrounding the mountain’s many visitors; those who come to kill, and those who come to end their lives.


Crime Puzzle

  • Genre: Thriller / Mystery / Psychological / Romance / Drama
  • Starring: Yoon Kye Sang & Go Ah Sung
  • Release Date: October 29, 2021
  • Network: Olleh TV
  • No. of Episodes: 10

“Crime Puzzle” is a story where a criminal psychologist is sent to prison for murdering a political candidate, and the criminal profiler who loses her father to the murder is conducting interviews with the murderer for a case that occurs within the prison. These two used to be lovers just a year ago, until they meet again as a murderer and a criminal profiler, and face the unexpected truth to a series of murders. The thriller focuses on the process of them putting the pieces together, like a puzzle.



  • Genre: Thriller, Mystery
  • Starring: Park Hae Soo, Lee Hee Joon, Kim Soo Hyun
  • Release Date: October 30, 2021
  • Network: OCN
  • No. of Episodes: 16

In “Chimaira,” a present-day case is found to be related to an explosion and series of murders in 1984 known as the Chimaira Incident. The story follows a violent crimes detective named Jae Hwan, a criminal profiler named Yoo Jin, and a surgeon named Joong Yeob, as they track down the criminal and uncover the secrets between the two cases.


Inspector Koo

  • Genre: Action, Thriller, Comedy
  • Starring: Lee Young-ae, Kim Hye-jun, Kwak Sun-young, Kim Hae-sook and Lee Hong-nae
  • Release Date: October 30, 2021
  • Network: JTBC
  • No. of Episodes: 12

A hard-boiled investigative comedy drama that centers around the insurance investigator Koo Kyung Yi (Lee Young-ae) who investigates a murder case. Koo Kyung Yi, an intelligent woman who solves cold cases for the thrill of cracking the case rather than for bringing justice to the world. By hook or by crook, she ferociously chases the truth behind every case. A college student who is a serial killer plots an accidental murder case to defraud her insurance money.


Synopsis Credits: Wikipedia/MyDramaList/AsianWiki

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


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



  • The King’s Affection
  • Jirisan
  • Inspector Koo


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