March is almost here, and it’ll be a year since the pandemic started. I don’t know if I can say things are better or worse, but I can say there are some interesting dramas coming out in the next month. From crime dramas that explore the “psychopath gene” to 70-year-old grandpa ballerinas, March is bringing us dramas from both ends of the spectrum.
Starring: Lee Seung-gi, Lee Hee-joon, Park Joo-hyun, and Kyung Soo-jin
Plot: Jeong Ba-reum (Lee Seung-gi) is an earnest police officer whose life changes after meeting a psychopathic serial killer. This leads him and his partner to delve into the psychology and genetics behind psychopaths. Is the infamous “psychopath gene” real? And if it can be determined that a baby in the womb has it, would it be morally right to have the child?
These are only a few of the heavy themes Mouse is set to explore.
Wow, that’s deep! This is definitely going to be one of those dramas that makes you think, and question your own values. It’ll also be awesome seeing Lee Seung-gi grace the small screen after Vagabond.
Love Alarm 2
Starring: Kim So-hyun, Song Kang, and Jung Ga-ram
Plot: The first season follows a girl in high school named Kim Jo-jo (Kim So-hyun) who lives in a world where an app on your phone can alert you if someone nearby has romantic feelings for you.
In the highly anticipated second season, Jojo attempts to uninstall the “shield” on the app, so she can continue her journey to finding true love.
Didn’t see the first season, but I know it helped launch Song Kang’s career. I think many people will be excited to see him again after Sweet Home. Also…it’d be kind of cool/terrifying if this app existed in real life.
Genre: Family, Comedy, Thriller
Starring: Hong Eun-hee, Jeon Hye-bin, and Go Won-hee
Plot: During divorce proceedings, the matriarch of the Lee family dies under mysterious circumstances. Her daughters Lee Gwang-nam (Hong Eun-hee), Lee Gwang-sik (Jeon Hye-bin), and Lee Gwang-tae (Go Won-hee), as well as the rest of the Lee family, are all suspects.
This sounds like a whodunnit the whole family can enjoy.
Genre: Historical, Supernatural
Starring: Jang Dong-yoon, Park Sung-hoon, Kam Woo-sung, Kim Dong-jun, Jung Hye-sung, and Lee Yoo-bi
Plot: King Taejong (Kam Woo-sung), and his two sons Prince Chungnyung (Jang Dong-yoon) and Prince Yangnyeong (Park Sung-hoon) work to protect their kingdom from evil spirits and the like during the Joseon dynasty.
If you’re a fan of saeguks and the supernatural genre, this one’ll be right up your alley.
Monthly Magazine Home (Alternate title: Monthly House)
Starring: Kim Ji-suk & Jung So-min
Plot: Na Young-won (Jung So-min) is the editor of a lifestyle magazine called “Monthly House”. She’s worked there for ten years and rented her apartment for ten years. When she crosses paths with Yu Ja-sung (Kim Ji-suk), the CEO of “Monthly House” and her unexpected landlord, things get crazy and feelings start to develop.
For some reason, this is giving me Because This Is My First Life vibes. Let’s see if I’m right.
Starring: Park In-hwan & Song Kang
Plot: Seventy-year-old Shim Deok-chul (Park In-hwan) is a retired mailman who’s always wanted to learn ballet. He decides to follow his dream and enroll at a dance academy. There he meets twenty-three year old Lee Chae-rok (Song Kang), a boy who took an interest in ballet after his mom (who was a ballerina) died when he was younger. He’s not well off, and is thinking about giving up when he meets Deok-chul, who changes his mind. The two form an unlikely friendship as they go against disapproving family members and traditions to stay true to themselves.
This sounds absolutely beautiful, and is once again starring Song Kang. The boy is booked and busy! I have a feeling this’ll end up being a tear-jerker though…
Oh My Ladylord (Alternate title: Oh Master!)
Starring: Lee Min-ki, Nana, and Kang Min-hyuk
Plot: Han Bi-soo (Lee Min-ki) is a screenwriter well known for his thrillers. His love life is less than thrilling, but that could soon change when he meets Oh Joo-in (Nana), a popular rom-com actress whose love life is also lackluster. A cohabitation trope ensues, and the two begin sharing more than just their living quarters.
This sounds adorable! Lee Min-Ki‘s an old fave, so I’ll watch him in anything and I think Nana improves with every new role. I’m looking forward to this one, and may end up reviewing it. Stay tuned!
In My Wildest Dreams (Alternate title: A Fool’s Dream)
Starring: Ham Eun-jung & Joo Ah-reum
Plot: An elderly man and woman remarry, thus merging both of their families.
Think: Korean Brady Bunch. But with adult children.
There’s not a whole lot of information about this drama, but it’s supposed to air at the end of this month, so we’ll see what other developments pop up.
Genre: Romance, Coming-of-age
Starring: Lee Jung-shin, Kang Mi-na, and Viini
Plot: A group of young men and women work together to revive an old cocktail bar on the beach.
I keep hearing this drama is supposed to be a mix of the American movies “Coyote Ugly” and “Cocktail“. Out of the two, I’ve seen “Coyote Ugly” so…this oughta be interesting.
Now that you know what’s in store, which drama are you looking forward to watching?
I’m personally thirsting for Oh My Ladylord. The title’s ridiculous and amusing, and the pairing of Lee Min-ki and Nana is so fresh! I pray they have chemistry.