As another month closes, we get super excited to spill what the K-Drama world has in store for us in the upcoming month! Whether you’re done or still halfway through your April Korean drama watch list, it won’t hurt to add more to your list.
Here are 8 upcoming K-Dramas to watch out for this May 2021.
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Bossam: Steal The Fate (Jung Il-Woo, Kwon Yuri)
- Release Date: May 1, 2021
- Runtime: Saturday & Sunday, 21:40
- Network: MBN
- Cast: Jung Il-Woo, Kwon Yuri
Starring Jung Il-Woo and Kwon Yuri, ‘Bossam: Steal the Fate’ is a period drama set in the Joseon era. The term ‘Bossam’ refers to a customary remarriage procedure where widows are kidnapped for remarriage. Ba Woo (Jung Il-Woo) lives a difficult life and does ‘bossam’ in exchange for money. He one day accidentally kidnaps Princess Soo Kyung (Kwon Yuri).
‘Bossam: Steal the Fate’ will air every Saturday and Sunday on MBN.
Youth Of May (Lee Do-Hyun, Go Min-Si)
- Release Date: May 3, 2021
- Runtime: Monday & Tuesday, 21:30
- Network: KBS2
- Cast: Lee Do-Hyun, Go Min-Si
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.
‘Youth of May’ will air on KBS2 every Monday and Tuesday taking the slot of ‘River Where the Moon Rises’.
Imitation (Jung Ji-So, Park Ji-Yeon, Lee Jun-Young)
- Release Date: May 7, 2021
- Runtime: Friday, 22:30
- Network: KBS2
- Cast: Jung Ji-So, Park Ji-Yeon, Lee Jun-Young
Now we have a drama that revolves around the life of K-Pop idols. ‘Imitation’ is 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.
To be updated.
Mine (Lee Bo-Young, Kim Seo-Hyung)
- Release Date: May 8, 2021
- Runtime: Saturday & Sunday, 21:00
- Network: tvN
- Cast: Lee Bo-Young, Kim Seo-Hyung
Our minds were blown away when we learned that two of the biggest and most respected actresses in Korea, Lee Bo-Young and Kim Seo-Hyung, will star in one drama! Sounds like another hit drama in the making!
The plot of ‘Mine’ revolves around the story of two women who both battle the struggles of living the life of the elite. Seo Hee-Soo (Lee Bo Young) used to be a top actress, but quit acting when she married the second son of a conglomerate. Jung Seo-Hyun (Kim Seo-Hyung) is the wife of the first son of the same wealthy family. Both of them use their wits and determination to survive the life of the upper class.
‘Mine’ will take the slot of ‘Vincenzo’ every Saturday and Sunday. It will air on tvN.
Doom At Your Service (Park Bo-Young, Seo In-Guk)
- Release Date: May 10, 2021
- Runtime: Monday & Tuesday, 21:00
- Network: tvN
- Cast: Park Bo-Young, Seo In-Guk
For another love story that evolves in the fantasy world of fictional gods, we have here ‘Doom at Your Service’ starring Park Bo-Young and Seo In-Guk.
The plot talks about the life of web novel editor, Tak Dong-Kyung (Park Bo-Young), and how her life changed after meeting Myeol Mang (Seo In-Guk). Myeol Mang is a mythical being that acts as a mediator between God and humans.
‘Doom at Your Service’ will air every Monday and Tuesday on tvN, taking the spot of ‘Navillera’.
Move To Heaven (Tang Joon-Sang, Lee Je-Hoon)
- Release Date: May 14, 2021
- Network: Netflix
- Cast: Tang Joon-Sang, Lee Je-Hoon
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.
‘Move to Heaven’ is a Netflix Original and will be released on the platform on May 14.
My Roommate Is A Gumiho (Jang Ki-Yong, Hyeri)
- Release Date: May 26, 2021
- Runtime: Wednesday & Thursday, 22:30
- Network: tvN
- Cast: Jang Ki-Yong, Hyeri
If you think we’ve had enough Gumiho-centered K-Dramas, well there’s more for us this coming May!
Starring Jang Ki-Yong and Hyeri, ‘My Roommate is a Gumiho’ is a romantic comedy about a male 999-year-old nine-tailed fox whose life gets intertwined with a female university student. Shin Woo-Yeo (Jang Ki-Yong) accidentally loses his ‘bead’ to Lee Dam (Hyeri) where his chance of being human relies on. The both of them figure out how to resolve this by living together.
‘My Roommate is a Gumiho’ will air every Wednesday and Thursday on tvN, taking the slot of ‘Mouse’.
Racket Boys (Oh Na-Ra)
- Release Date: May, 2021
- Network: SBS
- Cast: Oh Na-Ra
We haven’t had sports dramas lately, but for the month of May, we have ‘Racket Boys’. The plot is about legendary badminton player Ra Young-Ja (Oh Na-Ra) and her journey in coaching a co-ed team of 16-year-olds. She then uses her charisma to fully train the kids for the junior athletic competition.
‘Racket Boys’ will air on SBS.
To be updated.
Oh May, we’re so ready for you! Which among these dramas are you most excited about?
Also check out K-Pop Debuts & Comebacks In May 2021
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