Korean dramas in December 2021 


We are now in the final lap of 2021, and many of us are in transition from work mode to holiday mode. December is often packed with frantic activities and hectic schedules, but don’t forget to treat yourself and relax from time to time. Here are 8 Korean dramas in December 2021 that will help you unwind and loosen up after a busy day of work and Christmas shopping. 


1. Our Beloved Summer 


Korean Dramas in December - Our Beloved Summer 
Image credit: @sbsdrama.official

Main Cast: 

  • Choi Woo-shik as Choi Woong
  • Kim Da-mi as Gook Yeon-soo
  • Kim Sung-chul as Kim Ji-woong

Our Beloved Summer focuses on the story between former high school sweethearts Choi Woong and Gook Yeon-soo. Although their relationship has come to an end, a documentary filmed by the both of them resurfaces a decade later. To make matters worse, the documentary becomes the talk of the town.

Choi Woong is a carefree individual who is in search of something more significant in his life, while Yeon-soo is ambitious and goal-driven. However, she struggles to accept the harsh reality of becoming an adult.

You can catch the trailer here: 

[티저2] 최우식X김다미, 10년 만에 재회한 헤어진 X!! 첫사랑 역주행 로맨스 '그 해 우리는' 12월 6일 첫 방송💛 #그해우리는 #SBSCatch
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[티저2] 최우식X김다미, 10년 만에 재회한 헤어진 X!! 첫사랑 역주행 로맨스 '그 해 우리는' 12월 6일 첫 방송💛 #그해우리는 #SBSCatch

Video credit: SBS Catch

Korean title: 그 해 우리는
Genre: Romance, comedy
Airs on: 6th December


2. Artificial City 


Korean Dramas in December - Artificial City 
Image credit: @jtbcdrama

Main Cast: 

  • Park Soo-ae as Yoon Jae-hee
  • Kim Kang-woo as Jung Joon-hyuk

Artificial City is centred on two main characters, Jae-hee and Joon-hyuk. Jae-hee was in a long-term relationship with someone she loved, but she eventually chose money over love by tying the knot with Joon-hyuk.

Joon-hyuk works as an anchorman, and he is generally well-liked by the people around him. Although he is affluent and popular, he is the illegitimate son of a chaebol (large conglomerate) called Sung Jin Group.

Overtime, greed engulfs Jae-hee as she becomes determined to make Joon-hyuk the president of South Korea. To do so, she has to get on the good side of those who work in the legal scene, while being at odds with her in-laws. 

Watch the trailer here: 

[티저] 이 정도에서 물러설 거였으면 저 시작도 안 했거든요‥. 《공작도시》│12월 8일 밤 10시 30분 첫 방송
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[티저] 이 정도에서 물러설 거였으면 저 시작도 안 했거든요‥. 《공작도시》│12월 8일 밤 10시 30분 첫 방송

Video credit: JTBC Drama

Korean title: 공작도시
Genre: Mystery, thriller, psychological
Airs on: 8th December


3. Bad and Crazy 


Korean Dramas in December - Bad and Crazy 
Image credit: @tvn_drama

Main Cast: 

  • Lee Dong-wook as Soo-yeol
  • Wi Ha-joon as “K”

Bad and Crazy revolves around two police officers, Soo-yeol and a mysterious character who goes by the name of “K”.

Soo-yeol is adept at his job, and he is an ambitious police officer who spares no expense to achieve his goal. However, his smooth-sailing life comes to a halt when he meets K.

K is a virtuous police officer who prioritises justice over everything else. Whenever he is met with injustice, he turns into a crazy person. Soo-yeol’s encounter with K becomes a turning point in the former’s life as he begins to see the importance of fighting for justice despite deep-seated hurdles, such as corruption within the police force.

Catch the trailer here: 

Concept Teaser: The Bad vs The Crazy! | Bad and Crazy | iQiyi Original
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Concept Teaser: The Bad vs The Crazy! | Bad and Crazy | iQiyi Original

Video credit: iQIYI K-Drama

Korean title: 배드 앤 크레이지
Genre: Melodrama, romance
Airs on: 17th December


4. Snowdrop 


Korean Dramas in December - Snowdrop
Image credit: @jtbcdrama

Main Cast:

  • Jung Hae-in as Im Soo-ho
  • Kim Ji-soo as Eun Young-ro
  • Yoo In-na as Kang Cheong-ya
  • Jang Seung-jo as Lee Kang-moo
  • Kim Hye-yoon as Kye Boon-ok

Snowdrop is a melodrama set in 1987, and it follows the story of Soo-ho and Young-ro.

Soo-ho grew up in Germany, and he attends a prestigious university located in Seoul. While charming and charismatic, he has a secret that he thinks is better left unrevealed. Young-ro is a university student who majors in English Literature, and she falls in love with Soo-ho at first sight.

Out of the blue, Soo-ho barges into the female dormitory at Young-ro’s school, covered in blood and wounds. Upon seeing his state, Young-ro takes him under her care and ensures that no one sees him. Gradually, they develop feelings for each other.

You can watch the trailer here: 

[티저] 보고 싶다. 한 번만 봤으면 좋겠어‥. 《설강화》│12월 첫 방송
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[티저] 보고 싶다. 한 번만 봤으면 좋겠어‥. 《설강화》│12월 첫 방송

Video credit: JTBC Drama

Korean title: 설강화
Genre: Melodrama, romance
Airs on: 18th December


5. Bulgasal: Immortal Souls


Korean Dramas in December - Bulgasal: Immortal Souls
Image credit: @tvn_drama

Main Cast: 

  • Lee Jin-wook as Dan Hwal
  • Kwon Na-ra as Min Sang-woon 
  • Lee Joon as Ok Eul-tae
  • Gong Seung-yeon as Dan Sol

Bulgasal: Immortal Souls focuses on two protagonists, Dan Hwal and Sang-woon.

Six centuries ago, Dan Hwal was an ordinary military officer. After being tasked to destroy the remains of a dynasty, he becomes immortal. 

Sang-woon is an immortal-turned-mortal after being reincarnated several times. On the surface, she appears to be an ordinary human. But there is more to Sang-woon than meets the eye as she is driven to seek revenge following an unfortunate incident that forces her to adopt a new identity. 

Check out the trailer here: 

[3차 티저] 이진욱X권나라, 반드시 널 찾을 거야...불가살의 저주를 끝내기 위해 #Bulgasal #불가살 EP.0
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[3차 티저] 이진욱X권나라, 반드시 널 찾을 거야...불가살의 저주를 끝내기 위해 #Bulgasal #불가살 EP.0

Video credit: tvN drama

Korean title: 불가살
Genre: Fantasy, supernatural
Airs on: 18th December


6. When Flowers Bloom, I Think of the Moon 


Korean Dramas in December - When Flowers Bloom, I Think of the Moon 
Image credit: @kbsdrama

Main Cast: 

  • Yoo Seung-ho as Nam Young
  • Lee Hye-ri as Kang Ro-seo
  • Byeon Woo-seok as Lee Pyo
  • Kang Mi-na as Han Ae-jin

When Flowers Bloom, I Think of the Moon is a rom-com drama set during the Joseon Dynasty. 

After an alcohol prohibition is enacted, Nam Young is tasked to catch those who violate the law. He is an upright man who lives by the book, and he works to the best of his ability to carry out his given tasks. 

Ro-seo comes from a poor family, and she is heavily in debt. She steps up to make ends meet by taking on all kinds of work. Despite the alcohol prohibition, she decides to brew alcohol as she deems it the fastest way to earn money.

You can watch the trailer here: 

[2차 티저] 위험한 상대와 한 집 살이를 시작했다?! 밀주꾼X감찰관 아술아술(?) 로맨스❤ 12월 20일 월요일 밤 9시 30분 첫방송 [꽃 피면 달 생각하고] | KBS 방송
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[2차 티저] 위험한 상대와 한 집 살이를 시작했다?! 밀주꾼X감찰관 아술아술(?) 로맨스❤ 12월 20일 월요일 밤 9시 30분 첫방송 [꽃 피면 달 생각하고] | KBS 방송

Video credit: KBS Drama

Korean title: 꽃 피면 달 생각하고
Genre: Historical, comedy, romance
Airs on: 20th December


7. The One and Only 


Korean Dramas in December - The One and Only 
Image credit: JTBC

Main Cast: 

  • Ahn Eun-jin as Pyo In-sook
  • Kim Kyung-nam as Min Woo-cheon
  • Joy as Seong Mi-do
  • Kang Ye-won as Kang Se-yeon

The One and Only revolves around three characters who meet at a hospice after they are diagnosed with a terminal illness.

In-sook is often viewed as an expressionless and insensitive individual. One day, the doctor tells her that her days are numbered. Even then, she is clueless about how to express her feelings to others. 

Woo-cheon works as a hitman. Although he earns a living through unlawful means, he grapples with what he does. Following his encounter with In-sook, she becomes the top priority in his life – and vice versa. However, their relationship gets complicated after they get involved in a murder. 

You can catch the trailer here: 

[티저] 죽음을 앞두고 우리가 되었다 《한 사람만》│12/20(월) 밤 11시 첫 방송
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[티저] 죽음을 앞두고 우리가 되었다 《한 사람만》│12/20(월) 밤 11시 첫 방송

Video credit: JTBC Drama

Korean title: 한 사람만
Genre: Romance, melodrama
Airs on: 20th December


8. The Silent Sea 


Korean Dramas in December - The Silent Sea 
Image credit: @netflixkr 

Main Cast:

  • Gong Yoo as Han Yoon-jae
  • Bae Doo-na as Song Ji-an
  • Lee Joon as Ryu Tae-seok

The Silent Sea is a sci-fi drama set in the future. The planet is suffering as a result of desertification, and basic resources such as water and food have become scarce. 

Yoon-jae works at a space agency, and he is tasked to work alongside Ji-an. Their mission is to travel to the moon and reclaim a sample from a forsaken research centre. 

Watch the trailer here: 

고요의 바다 | 티저 예고편 | 넷플릭스
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고요의 바다 | 티저 예고편 | 넷플릭스

Video credit: Netflix Korea 넷플릭스 코리아

Korean title: 고요의 바다
Genre: Sci-fi, thriller, mystery
Airs on: 24th December


Korean dramas you mustn’t miss in December 2021 


December will be an exciting month for many K-drama fans as they will get to witness the on-screen chemistry between Jung hae-in and Ji-soo, Choi Woo-shik and Kim Da-mi, as well as Lee Dong-wook and Wi Ha-joon. In the meantime, you can check out the dramas that are airing in November!

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