Christmas came early with these K-dramas featuring Donghae, Han So-hee, Ji Chang-wook, and more. Are your comforters and popcorn ready for a rollercoaster ride of romance, suspense, and thrilling series?
The season’s spirit isn’t solely about shopping, gift-giving, and holiday hoorahs. As we finally receive some well-deserved weeks away from the hustle, take these moments to relax, breathe, and indulge in binge-watching some series. And yes, we can all agree that there’s no better genre than K-drama.
As the countdown to the long break begins, eight series are coming your way in time for Christmas. Are you ready? Mark your calendars, set those reminders, and stock up on snacks because this December’s K-drama lineup slays an exciting blend of comedy, romance, and suspense for an entertaining end to the year.
Between Him and Her
Between Him and Her serves an intimate portrayal of long-term relationships on screen. Adapted from a beloved webtoon, this drama delves into the emotional realities experienced by enduring couples.
The star-studded cast includes Donghae from Super Junior, portraying Jung Hyun Sung, a creative venturing into the world of street fashion. Lee Seol takes on the role of Han Sung Ok, an accessory designer who has shared a seven-year relationship with the former. Set to premiere on December 26, this TV series reflect on the subtle interplay between feelings of familiarity and moments of detachment that define such relationships.
Death’s Game is slated for a December debut, serving a thought-provoking storyline based on a popular webtoon on a silver platter. The series centers around Choi Yi-jae (Seo In-guk), who encounters death and reincarnation twelve times, courtesy of Death (Park So-dam) herself. This intriguing plotline dives deep into the complexities of life, the enigmatic nature of fate, the gray areas of mortality.
With Seo In-guk and Park So-dam leading the cast, Death’s Game is set to provide audiences with a twist exploring existential themes and a suspenseful series of events.
Gyeongseong Creature is an upcoming South Korean web series starring Park Seo-joon and Han So-hee. Set in the spring of 1945, when Gyeongseong (the old name for Seoul) was in its darkest era, the series depicts the story of people who fight fiercely at the border between life and death. The antagonist? A strange creature born of greed.
The series will be divided into two parts: the first part will premiere on December 22, 2023 with seven episodes, followed by the second part with the remaining three episodes on January 5, 2024.
My Happy Ending
Years after the release of Confession Couple, Jang Nara and Son Ho Jun reunites for My Happy Ending, a psychological thriller set to premiere on December 30—indeed, an anticipated conclusion to 2023.
The story follows a woman solely focused on achieving success, then faces a startling revelation after being betrayed by her husband, father, and trusted confidants. Exploring the essence of true happiness, this mystery thriller unravels a tale where the suffering of those nearby is sacrificed for another’s contentment.
My Man is Cupid
Prepare your comforters and popcorn for the celestial romance of My Man Is Cupid. Crafted by writer Heo Sung-hee and director Nam Tae-jin under the production of Moon Bo-mi from HB Entertainment, this captivating series unfolds a star-crossed story between Cheon Sang Hyuk (Jang Dong-yoon) and Oh Baek Ryun (Nana).
Sang Hyuk, a charismatic fairy known for effortlessly ensnaring the hearts of women, faces an unexpected twist of fate when he mistakenly falls in love with a human. Their ill-fated connection rekindles after centuries of reincarnation, igniting curiosity about the path their intertwined destinies will take.
Night Has Come
Are you ready for a suspenseful ride? Night Has Come will start streaming on Viu from December 4th. What begins as a simple game of Mafia during a school retreat takes a dark and sinister turn, plunging students from Yooil High School into a life-and-death situation.
Trapped without any means of communication, the students attempt to escape while navigating betrayals and the real-life version of the ‘Mafia Game.’ Among them, Lee Yoon-Seo (Lee Jae-In) employs her reasoning skills to break free, while Kim Joon-Hee (Kim Woo-Seok) relies on his strong sense of leadership. Oh Jung-Won (Choi Ye-Bin), academically accomplished but isolated, must collaborate with her classmates to stay alive.
This high-stakes thriller takes both students and audiences into a deadly game, compelling them to combine their abilities and intelligence in a race against time to reveal the identity of the ‘mafia’ before it’s too late.
If you adored Soundtrack #1, get ready to be swept off your feet again by Soundtrack #2. This new chapter centers on the unexpected reunion of former flames, Geum Sae Rok (Do Hyeon Seo) and Ji Su Ho (Noh Sang Hyun). Previously in a six-year relationship, they cross paths anew, now in changed circumstances: an accomplished CEO and a piano instructor stuck in a somber reality.
As they embark on piano lessons driven by personal motivations, tensions rise and feelings come to the surface, leading them on an emotional rollercoaster ride. Confusion, concern, and budding romantic inclinations intermingle, laying the foundation for a tumultuous journey ahead for Su Ho and Hyun Seo. Will their past repeat itself in this tale of romantic twists and turns?
Welcome to Samdal-ri
Kicking off this binge-watching season, Welcome to Samdal-ri premiered on December 2nd. Starring Shin Hye-sun and Ji Chang-wook, this romantic comedy follows a photographer who returns to her hometown after facing a hard-knock setback.
As the story progresses, her reconnection with a childhood friend reignites a past romance. Promising to seamlessly blend the beauty of friendships, humor, and love, this JTBC production is a must-watch for a warm night during the holidays.
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