In a blink of an eye, we’re reaching towards the end of 2020. Despite the unwelcoming circumstances that a lot of us are facing in the midst of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Hallyu entertainment scene has been delivering on the goods.

In this case, be prepared to swoon all over again with these spectacular line-up of K-dramas consisting of a variety of genres that are set to air in the last few months of this year. From heartwarming rom-coms to action-packed thrillers, check out the full list here:

1. “Private Lives” (사생활)

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  • Release date: 7th October
  • Starring: Go Gyung Pyo, Seo Hyun, Kim Hyo Jin, Kim Young Min, Tae Won Seok

“Private Lives” takes an honest look into the private lives of public figures in a society where there is little real privacy. This drama is an intimate story about real emotions, real relationships, real lives, and real consequences when things we desperately need to keep secret become public.

Cha Joo Eun, Jeong Bok Gi, and Kim Jae Wook are con artists who seek to disclose the private lives of various people. Lee Jeong Hwan is a mysterious manager at a large company with a secret identity. With oodles of intrigue, you can enjoy figuring out the mysteries and be entertained by their different disguises.

2. “Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol” (도도솔솔라라솔)

Source: Netflix
  • Release date: 7th October
  • Starring: Go Ara, Lee Jae Wook, Kim Ji Hoon

Bubbly pianist Gu Ra Ra suddenly encounters great misfortune, but optimistically presses forward. She meets the mysterious Sun Woo Jun who is running away from his past. Jun lends Ra Ra money and helps her adjust to becoming financially independent. Meanwhile, Ra R helps Jun open up and express his feelings. With laughter, tears and love, they come to mean something special to each other.

3. “Start-Up” (스타트업)

Source: tvN
  • Release date: 17th October
  • Starring: Nam Joo Hyuk, Bae Suzy, Kim Seon Ho, Kang Han Na,

Seo Dal Mi dreams of becoming the next Steve Jobs. On the other hand, former kid math whiz Nam Do San is the founder of a struggling company. They share a connection from years ago, and their paths cross years later as they seek success. In addition to the inspiring stories and sweet romance, you can anticipate some fun insight about technology and enterprises.

4. “Tale Of The Nine-Tailed” (구미호뎐)

Source: tvN
  • Release date: 7th October
  • Starring: Lee Dong Wook, Jo Bo Ah, Kim Bum

The fantasy melodrama focuses on the story of a gumiho (Korean famous myth creature nine-tailed fox) called Lee Yeon, who serves as a public official of the world between the living and the dead, assigned to clean up after those who have passed away. Lee Yeon’s life, however, is intertwined with a female television producer, Nam Ji Ah who is going after him.

5. “Kairos” (카이로스)

Source: AsianWiki
  • Release date: 26th October
  • Starring: Shin Sung Rok, Lee Se Young, Ahn Bo Hyun, Nam Gyu Ri

Kim Seo Jin is a man who is driven only to enjoy success in his life. He is the youngest executive at his company, thanks to his efforts. Seo Jin has been living the best life, with his beautiful violinist wife Kang Hyun Chae and their daughter. However, his wonderful life turns jeopardy when his young daughter is abducted, as he sinks deep into despair. In order to change the past, he reaches Han Ae Ri, who is also facing consequences of missing her mom who was kidnapped, approximately one month before the incident involving his child.

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6. “The Spies Who Loved Me” (나를 사랑한 스파이)

Source: AsianWiki
  • Release date: 21st October
  • Starring: Yoo In Na, Eric Mun, Lim Joo Hwan

Jeon Ji Hoon is a secret agent for Interpol who disguises himself as a travel writer. He was married to Kang Ah Reum, but they divorced without his ex-wife learning about his secret life as a spy. Ah Reum, who is now a wedding dress designer, meets Derek Hyun after that and the couple eventually tie the knot.

Her current husband works as a diplomatic official and seems gentle and warm. But Derek also has a top secret under his sleeves – He is actually a cold-blooded industrial spy! Despite Derek treating his wife with love and care, but, for his job as an industrial spy, he will do anything. This forces him to hide his true self from Ah Reum. The plot thickens after Ah Reum’s former beau, Ji Hoon, is caught in between the duo’s drama.

7. “Search” (써치)

Source: OCN
  • Release date: 17th October
  • Starring: Jang Dong Yoon, Krystal Jung.

The drama is about a group of military search in their fight against a mysterious creature as well as their struggle to escape the demilitarised zone (DMZ), and their special bond along the way. Lead actor Jang Dong Yoon takes on the role of a sergeant who only has limited time left in the army, while K-pop idol-turned-actress Krystal Jung is an elite officer with a hidden secret behind her birth.

8. “Awaken” (낮과 밤) 

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  • Release date: 11th November
  • Starring: Nam Goong Min, AOA’s Seol Hyun, Lee Chung Ah

The story revolves around the connections between a mystery unravelling in the present and the secrets behind an enigmatic incident that happened in a village 26 years ago. To quote MyDramaList, “Awaken” is described as “a suspenseful romantic mystery drama about good and evil.”

9. “City Couple’s Way Of Love: My Lovable Camera Thief” (도시남녀의 사랑법)

Source: My Drama List
  • Release date: TBC
  • Starring: Ji Chang Wook, Kim Ji Won, Kim Min Seok

Helmed by “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay” director Park Shin Woo, the drama tells the story of a pair of young couple’s realistic dating lives amid their struggles to survive in a hectic city. Park Chae Won, is an honest and overly passionate architect who enjoys the views of the city streets. After a woman, whom he refers to as “The Camera Thief”, steals his attention one summer night, he finds himself obsessed about the lady.

On the other hand, Lee Eun Oh, a freelance marketer who spontaneously decides to take on a false identity, ends up falling for Chae Won, all while disguising herself as the free-spirited Yoon Sun Ah, whose personality contradicts from her real self.

10. “Extraordinary Rumour” (경이로운 소문)

Source: Kpop Map
  • Release date: 28th November
  • Starring: Jo Byung Gyu, Yu Jung-Sang, Kim Se Jeong, Yeom Hye Ran, Ahn Suk-Hwan

Adapted from a popular webtoon of the same name, the upcoming 16-episode series centres around a group called Counters, which is made up of five individuals who are tasked at capturing evil spirits lurking the earth. In order to blend in with the rest of society, they disguise themselves as employees working at a noodle shop.

11. “True Beauty” ‎(여신강림)

Source: Kpop Map
  • Release date: 2nd December
  • Cast: ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo, Moon Ga Young, Hwang In Yeop

Also based on a famous webtoon of the same name, the rom-com is about the character Im Joo Kyung, a woman who is insecure about her appearance. In order to appear confident in her appearance, she applies heavy makeup to make herself look beautiful to the world. She meets Lee Soo Ho, a boy with a hidden scar in his heart, as they share each other’s secrets as the story goes.

Apart from the aforementioned titles above, brace yourselves for these K-dramas that are slated to premier this December. Keep in mind that the release dates of these TV series are still pending:

  • “Sisyphus: The Myth”
  • “The Silent Sea”
  • “Hush”
  • “Hellbound”
  • “Run-On”
  • “Blade Of The Phantom Master”

Which of the above titles are you looking forward to? Hit us up in the comment section. 🙂

Sources: AsianWiki, My Drama List.

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