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Anticipated Upcoming Winter K-Drama, 2021

With the approach of winter, most of the K-drama fans are planning to get into a warm bed with nice snacks and hot drinks to watch our Korean series and with annual or monthly releases of new interesting series, we fans are set to shed tears, laugh in joy and fright in horror while being wrapped up in a blanket during our break.

Hence, we have listed the upcoming Korean dramas set to premiere this winter for you to enjoy through the passing season of cold:

The Red Sleeve

Starring: Lee Jun-ho, Lee Se-young, and Kang Hoon
Domestic premier: MBC
International premier: Viki
Genre: Historical drama and romance
Total number of episodes: 16
Air On: Friday and Saturday
Running time: 80 minutes
Based on: Novel Red Sleeve Cuff by Kang Mi-Kang
Date of release: 5th November 2021
Rating: +15
Synopsis: During the Joseon era, the King Yi-San, a hardworking king who is emotionally traumatized by his father’s death due to his homicide, falls in love with one of his court lady Lee Se- young having red sleeves, and offers her to become his concubine. However, knowing the fact that becoming king’s woman means heavy restrictions on her freedom and joy, the court lady refuses the offer but promises to work in the palace in the king’s interest.

Secret Royal Inspector Joy

Starring: Ok Taec-yeon, Kim Hye-yoon
Domestic premier: tvN
International premier: viu and Viki, iQIYI
Genre: Historical drama and comedy
Total number of episodes: 16
Air On: Monday, Tuesday
Running time: 60 minutes
Date of release: 8th November, 2021
Rating: +15
Synopsis: During Joseon dynasty, a young clumsy food lover with brilliant mind was assigned as secret royal inspector against his will to investigate corruption among politicians within palace. He teams up with an energetic woman who is confident and eager to start a fresh life post-divorce.


Now we are breaking up

Starring: Song Hye-kyo, Jang Ki-yong, Kim Joo-hun and Choi Hee-seo
Domestic premier: SBS TV
International premier: viu and Viki
Genre: Romance
Total number of episodes: 16
Air On: Friday and Saturday
Running time: 70 Minutes
Date of release: 12th November, 2021
Rating: +15
Synopsis: The story tells the process of meeting, loving and breaking up of Ha Young-eun, director of the designing team under a fashion company and Yoon Jae-guk, a freelance photographer. The story highlights the realm of relationships through the character’s prospective and the emotions they experience through their relationship.

Hellbound

Starring: Yoo Ah-in, Park Jeong-min, Kim Hyun-joo and Won Jin-ah
Domestic premier: Netflix
International premier: Netflix
Genre: Drama and fantasy
Total number of episodes: 6
Air On: Friday
Running time: 150 minutes
Based on: Webtoon Hellbound by Yeon Sang-ho
Date of release: 19 November, 2021
Rating: +15
Synopsis: An angle informs a recipient about when exactly the person is going to die and that person is condemned to hell after his death. At the time of his death time, the monstrous-looking like death angles would fulfil the prophecy by appearing and killing the person.

The trailer and the news of live-action version of the webcomic has already brought hype among fans and new audiences and is expected to premier on November,2021.

School 2021

Anticipated Upcoming Winter K-Drama, 2021
Starring: Kim Yo-han, Choo Young-woo, Cho Yi-hyun, Hwang Bo-reum-byeol
Domestic premier: KBS2
International premier: Viki
Genre: Coming-of-age, Teen, Comedy and Romance
Total number of episodes: 16
Air On: Wednesday, Thursday
Running time: 70 minutes
Date of release: November, 2021
Rating:+15
Synopsis: “It is the eighth instalment of KBS2’s School franchise”. School 2021 depicts the life of 18 high schoolers who decide to quits the tradition of giving entrance exams and choose the path they want to pursue. During to series they help each other overcoming the boundaries of the path they choose. The story highlights growth, friendship, ambition and compassion and lessons every person should know.

Fly High Butterfly

Anticipated Upcoming Winter K-Drama, 2021

Starring: Kim Hyang-gi, Oh Yoon-ah, Choi Daniel, Shim Eun-woo
Domestic premier: JTBC
International premier: N/A
Genre: Drama
Total number of episodes: 16
Air On: N/A
Running time: 70 minutes
Date of release: December, 2021
Rating:+15
Synopsis: The series is based on a hair salon, Fly on butterfly and its workers who promises and try to transform their customers to look beautiful like ‘butterfly’. The series highlights their struggles to deal with different types of customers in their tiring schedules.

The Silent Sea

Starring: starring Gong Yoo, Bae Doona and Lee Joon
Domestic premier: Netflix
International premier: Netflix
Genre: Mystery, science fiction and thriller
Based on: The Sea of Tranquillity, a short film by Choi Hang-yong
Total number of episodes: 8
Air On: N/A
Running time: N/A
Date of release: December, 2021
Rating: N/A
Synopsis: Set in the future time of earth where humans have technically advanced but Earth is under desertification due to rapid change in climate by prolong human activities. During this mess of success and failure of human, a special team was organised to send them to moon-based abandoned researched facility, Balhae Base research station to collect a mysterious sample.

Snowdrop

starring: Jung Hae-in, Jisoo, Yoo In-na, Jang Seung-jo, Kim Hye-yoon, Yoon Se-ah, and Jung Yoo-jin.
Television premier: JTBC
International premier : Disney+
Genre: Black comedy and Romance
Total number of episodes:16
Airs On: Saturday, Sunday
Running time: N/A
Date of release: December 2021
Rating:+15
Synopsis: In a midst of 1987 Democratic Movement, one night Im Soo-ho is discovered with stained blood by Eun Young-ro in her dormitory of their same university, Soul University. While both of them are trying to hide their situation from others, Soo-ho seems be more than just a college student. While sailing through their chaos, what kind shore their ship will land entirely brought by the fate.

The series already got some backlashes by viewers claiming that the series distorting the historical event and use inappropriate props to represent Korean culture. However, the production team soon clarified by denying the above claims and resumed their shooting. Snowdrop has already gain immense hype when they announced their lead female role will be uptake by Kim Jisoo from BLACKPINK and the recent release of the its teaser clip has just fired up the excitement and expectations of fans.

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