Another month, another list of Kdramas! With the last slew of dramas coming to an end and fall kicking fully into gear, you can rest assured that Korean dramaland is about to drop a ton of new titles to sink happily into.
We already mentioned the four romantic Korean dramas coming out this November. Well here is the list of all the Korean dramas premiering in November that we think are worth checking out as well as the new fall roster of shows!
7 New Korean dramas worth checking out in November are:
- Chief of Staff season 2 (political drama)
- Psychopath Diary (serial killer comedy?)
- Crash Landing on You (rom-com)
- Woman of 9.9 Billion Won (drama)
- People With Flaws (rom-com)
- Stove League (rom-com)
- and Chocolate (melo-romance)
In a snap shot, Chief of Staff continues the political machinations of season one, Psychopaths Diary is about a man with amnesia who thinks he’s a psychopath after assuming a psychopath’s diary is his own, Crash Landing on You is a whirlwind romantic-comedy love-story ride through North Korea, Woman of 9.9 Billion is all about the Haves and The Have nots, People With Flaws looks like a bicker to love fest of two beautiful people, Stove League sets two mangers of two baseball teams against each other and love throws them a curve ball, and Chocolate is a melo-romance with all the chocolate. Continue reading for a more detailed description!
CHIEF OF STAFF (season 2)
Chief of Staff is back for a season two with another behind the scenes look at the people who control the people who run things in politics. Political advisor Lee Jung Jae and female politician Shin Min Ah are at it again as they navigate this new political world they find themselves in after season one. I have not yet watched season one, but I hope to binge it before season two starts because it is rare for a Korean drama to come back for a season two with the cast intact. I think this is the Netflix effect, and I welcome it.
Starring Yoon Shi-yoon, Jung In-sun, and Park Sung-hoon, Psychopath Diary is the story of a timid man (Yoon Shi-yoon) who sees a murder and somehow gets a hold of the psychopath’s diary who committed the murder while simultaneously getting amnesia and is yet somehow still in possession of this diary, so naturally he thinks he is the psychopath and is holding his own diary. On a small screen near you this fall!
CRASH LANDING ON YOU
Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin star in a ridiculous set up of a very wealthy South Korean heiress (Son Ye-jin) who goes paragliding and makes a surprise emergency landing in North Korea. She gets plucked from a tree by a North Korean officer (Hyun Bin) who has to hide her for her own safety and, of course, falls head over heals in love with her. The concept is just – what? But the writer, Park Ji-Eun, is AMAZING (My Love From Another Star, Legend of the Blue Sea, Queen of Housewives, and The Producers). She is no novice to strange plots, so I feel like we should be in excellent hands. Throw two legitimate super stars in the mix and it is a love line straight to me heart.
WOMAN OF 9.9 BILLION WON
Fresh off her hit role in Parasite, Cho Yeo Jeong is returning to the small screen as a woman who finds a bag full of cash. 9.9 Billion Won to be exact, which is equivalent to about $9 million. She will struggle to survive with this new found money because home girl has some issues she has to address in her past first, including an abusive husband played by Jung Woong-in, so it will not be easy. Buckle up because this show is all about classism and The Haves vs The Have Nots. Which is actually a good follow up to Parasite!
PEOPLE WITH FLAWS (or Love With Flaws)
People With Flaws is a romance where a girl (Oh Yeon-seo), who has three very handsome brothers, falls in love with a boy (Ahn Jae-hyun), (who looks like he could be her brother), but doesn’t want to date him because he is too handsome and she does not like handsome guys because she has to deal with her handsome brothers all day long. He does not like beautiful women because he was dumped for being ugly and is obsessed with his appearance ever since. He now loves being the center of attention. They meet and argue over prettiness and I’m sure pettiness so this is a bicker-to-love story that might be pretty fun to check out.
In baseball, hot-stove-league refers to the off-season where fans have to gather around a hot stove to stay warm until the next season. So the drama Stove League is set in the off-season as two baseball managers, Namkoong Min and Park Eun-bin, try to position their baseball teams in the best spot for greatness in the upcoming season. It looks like both their teams are the worst, so they are trying to go from the bottom to the top, y’all. But they are on opposite sides so one person’s success is the others failure. However, they manage to fall in love anyway. Foul ball!
Possibly the drama with the most tear jerks of the four as it is set in a hospice. Though neither one of the main characters (Yoon Kye-sang and Ha Ji-won) are actually checked in to the hospice (unless they give us a twist! He was a patient the whole time!). They have a fated backstory where Yoon Kye-sang cooked for Ha Ji-won in his small sea-side town. This led to her growing up and becoming a chef. He, on the other hand, became a neurosurgeon. They re-meet at the hospice were love flows like – well – chocolate?
Here is how the roster of currently airing Korean Dramas will Change:
MONDAY + TUESDAY
The Tale of Nokdu
Flower Crew: Marriage Agency → Chief of Staff 2
Catch The Ghost → Black Dog (Dec)
WEDNESDAY + THURSDAY
Extraordinary You → Love With Flaws
When Camellia Blooms → Woman of 9.9 Billion Won
Miss Lee → Psychopath Diary
FRIDAY + SATURDAY
Vagabond → Stove League
My Country → Chocolate
SATURDAY + SUNDAY
Melting Me Softly → Crash Landing on You
We are definitely planning on checking out and covering as many of these shows that we can. Though just looking at them, we might pass on Psychopath Diary depending on what the tone of that show will be. If it is a fun tone, ala Terius Behind Me, then I can dig it. We might also pass on Chief of Staff season 2, depending on if we can catch up on season 1 of that show. Though we did miss most of season 1 and all of season 2 of Arthdal Chronicles and did okay with watching from season 3, so it might be fine.
What shows are you planning on checking out? Any ones you definitely want us to cover over here? Let us know!
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I hope there was going to be Season 2 for Love Alarm…
Since it was a Netflix Original, there could be. It all depends on how popular it was I think.
I just saw an announcement yesterday for season 2 of Love Alsrm. Unfortunately, it didn’t list a release date.
Aw, man! I have not watched Love Alarm, but if they have a season two then I definitely need to get on season 1. Is season 2 set in college?
Please give a sea on 2 of the prefect match with Ivy Shoa and Chris wu
Can we pls voice out for arthdral chronicles season 2😍😍😍