Drama addicts, rejoice! 2021 has loads of new K-Drama recommendations in store for you. And you know what that means more good looking Oppa’s and Unni’s to feast your eyes on! Whether you’re a fan of hair – standing thrillers or someone who melts for melodramas. So get ready in front of your TV or your phone and brace yourself for a roller coaster ride with the following exciting plotlines!
BOSSAM: (STEAL THE FATE) – Ba-Woo is a dengenrate man. He gambles, steals, fights and will do bossam (customary remarriage procedure where a widow is kidnapped) for money. He hides his real identity. While performing a bossam, he mistakenly kidnaps Princess Soo-Kyung. She is the daughter of Prince Gwanghae and the daughter-in-law of his enemy Lee Yi-Cheom.
The drama will be set during the regin of King Gwang Hae and revolve around Ba Woo and princess Soo Kyung. It will be a story of life and love that touches upon the oppression experienced by women and the impoverished.
YOUTH OF MAY: We’re so thrilled to see Lee Do-Hyun and Go Min-Si back again in another drama after ‘Sweet Home’! This time, there are no zombies to fight tough. The plot delves into the lives of Hwang Hee-Tae (Lee Do-Hyun) who’s an excellent medical student and Kim Myung-Hee (Go Min-Si) who’s a nurse. Their love is destined to bloom in the midst of the turbulent times of the Gwangju Uprising in the 80s. During the Gwangju Uprising, in which government troops shot dead hundreds of pro-democracy protesters. The show will present the romance of Hee-tae and Myung-hee against this tumultuous backdrop, as a Gwangju hospital fills to beyond capacity with injured protesters – an image recently seen in the hit movie ‘A Taxi Driver’
IMITATION: We have a drama that revolves around the life of K-Pop idols. ‘Imitation’ s based on a webtoon on Kakao and it’s about Lee Ma-Ha (Jung Ji-So) who is a member of the girl group Teaparty. The girl group isn’t very popular but Ma-Ha started gaining attention because of her close resemblance to very popular singer Ra Ri-Ma (Park Ji-Yeon). Ma-Ha then crosses paths in a somewhat bitter first meeting with popular idol Kwon Ryuk (Lee Jun – Young), who’s a member of a global boy group Shax.
MINE: “Mine” is about strong and ambitious women who overcome the world’s prejudices in order to find their true selves. Seo Hee Soo was a former top actress, but she gave up her career to marry the second son of Hyo Won Group. She does her best to fit in as a daughter-in-law of that family. She acts confidently all the time to not to lose her true self. Jung Seo Hyun, on the other hand, is married to the first son of the same chaebol family. She is also the daughter of a chaebol family and is elegant, intelligent, and also very rational.
DOOM AT YOUR SERVICE: “Doom at Your Service” is afantasy romance drama about a character named Myul Mang (Seo In Guk), who causes everything he touches to vanish, and a woman named Tak Dong Kyung (Park Bo Young), who puts her life on the line to avoid her
Doom at Your Service tells the story of Dong Kyung (Park Bo-young), a web novel editor who is diagnosed with brain cancer. Blaming her unlucky life and wishing to curse everything to disappear, she unintentionally summons Myul Mang (Seo In-guk), a messenger between humans and gods to appear. When he unexpectedly offers to grant her wishes, she makes a contract with him for a hundred days to live, as she wants, risking everything in the process.
MOVE TO HEAVEN: This drama had kept us waiting for so long since it’s first announcement in late 2019! Now it’s finally happening and after seeing the teaser, we’re ready to cry buckets of tears.
‘Move to Heaven’ is about a young man named Han Geu-Roo (Tang Joon-Sang) who has Asperger’s Syndrome. He used to help his father in his business of taking care of the things left behind by people who passed away, not until his father’s death. After his dad died, his cold, ex-convict uncle Jo Sang-Koo (Lee Je-Hoon) becomes his guardian.
MY ROOMMATE IS GUMIHO: If you think we’ve had enough Gumiho-centered K-Dramas, well there’s more for us this coming May!
"My Roommate is a Gumiho" is the drama adaptation of the hit fantasy romance webtoon of the same name. It is about a hundred years gumiho (Korean nine-tailed fox) and a female university student who got linked to each other by accident. She swallows the Gumiho's fox orb (an orb at the origin of his power) by accident. They have to live together to solve the issue before the orb breaks inside of her body in one year's time.
RACKET BOYS: Is about a ragtag center school badminton club who makes an offer for the adolescent titles. It is depicted as an honest, inspiring dramatization that will show the relatable development of youth. Ra Young Ja was an incredible badminton player. She presently mentors a center school badminton crew. She has appeal as a mentor. The badminton crew comprises of 16-year-old young men and young ladies, however they are not excellent. The group develops as they participate in a lesser athletic rivalry.
By Sharon Lewis