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10 New Korean Dramas In November 2021 To Add To Your Watch List

New Korean Dramas In November 2021 To Add To Your Watch List

And just like that, we’re very close to the end of 2021! But we definitely still have loads of new K-dramas to look forward to. From our favorite rom-coms to dark thriller genres – November will surely be one heck of a ride!

For November, here are 10 upcoming Korean dramas to add to your watch list.

NEW K-DRAMAS TO WATCH IN NOVEMBER 2021

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Melancholia (Im Soo-Jung, Lee Do-Hyun)

  • Release Date: November 3, 2021
  • Runtime: Wednesday & Thursday 22:30
  • Network: tvN
  • Cast: Im Soo-Jung, Lee Do-Hyun
Melancholia (Im Soo-Jung, Lee Do-Hyun)

We’re so excited to see Lee Do-Hyun and Im Soo-Jung back in another drama again this year! This melodrama ‘Melancholia’ is surely something to look forward to.

It tells the story of Ji Yoon-Soo (Im Soo-Jung) and Baek Seung-Yoo (Lee Do-Hyun) who both met in a private school. Ji Yoon-Soo is a Mathematics teacher who has a very passionate personality. She then meets Baek Seung-Yoo who is some sort of an outcast who does badly in his studies. However, Seung-Yoo seems to have a mysterious past as he used to be a math genius who entered MIT at the age of 10 – but then he suddenly disappeared.

‘Melancholia’ will air every Wednesday and Thursday on tVN. It will take the slot of ‘Hometown’.

Read more: ‘Melancholia’ Fashion Info

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Happiness (Han Hyo-Joo, Park Hyung-Sik, Jo Woo-Jin)

  • Release Date: November 5, 2021
  • Runtime: Friday & Saturday 22:40
  • Network: tvN, TVING
  • Cast: Han Hyo-Joo, Park Hyung-Sik, Jo Woo-Jin
Happiness (Han Hyo-Joo, Park Hyung-Sik, Jo Woo-Jin)

Contrary to its title ‘Happiness’, this drama won’t be about rainbows and butterflies. ‘Happiness’ is a dystopian thriller drama that revolves around a mysterious disease outbreak that leads to the full closure of a newly-built high-rise apartment entrapping residents. As the residents struggle to survive, they will all be embroiled in fear and doubt with each other.

This drama stars Han Hyo-Joo who plays police officer Yoon Sae-Bom, Park Hyung-Sik who plays detective Jung Yi-Hyun, and Jo Woo-Jin who plays the role of lieutenant colonel Han Tae Seok.

‘Happiness’ will air on tvN every Friday and Saturday to take the slot of ‘Yumi’s Cells’.

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Red Sleeve (Lee Joon-Ho, Lee Se-Young, Kang Hoon)

  • Release Date: November 5, 2021
  • Runtime: Friday & Saturday 22:00
  • Network: MBC
  • Cast: Lee Joon-Ho, Lee Se-Young, Kang Hoon
Red Sleeve (Lee Joon-Ho, Lee Se-Young, Kang Hoon)

Here we have another historical K-Drama about the love story between King Jeongjo and royal concubine Uibin Sung.

‘Red Sleeve’ stars Lee Joon-Ho, Lee Se-Young, and Kang Hoon. Sung Deok-Im (Lee Se-Young) is a court lady who met crown prince Lee San (Lee Joon-Ho). When Lee San finally ascended to the throne and became King Jeongjo, he asked Sung Deok-Im to be his concubine. Now Sung Deok-Im is caught between her true love and living her life freely.

‘Red Sleeve’ will air on MBC every Friday and Saturday, taking the slot of ‘The Veil’.

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Let Me Be Your Knight (Lee Jun-Young, Jung In-Sun)

  • Release Date: November 7, 2021
  • Runtime: Sunday 23:05
  • Network: SBS
  • Cast: Lee Jun-Young, Jung In-Sun
Let Me Be Your Knight (Lee Jun-Young, Jung In-Sun)

If you’re looking for a plot that looks like it comes straight from a fangirl’s dream, this K-Drama is for you!

It’s about a K-Pop idol member named Yoon Tae-In (Lee Jun-Young), who suffers from sleepwalking. He’s a member of the famous K-Pop group LUNA. He then meets In Yoon-Joo (Jung In-Sun), who works as a tour guide but finds herself living in LUNA’s dormitory as a fake doctor.

‘Let Me Be Your Knight’ will air on SBS every Sunday.

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Royal Secret Inspector Joy (Taecyeon, Kim Hye-Yoon)

  • Release Date: November 8, 2021
  • Runtime: Monday & Tuesday 22:30
  • Network: tvN
  • Cast: Taecyeon (2PM), Kim Hye-Yoon
Royal Secret Inspector Joy (Taecyeon, Kim Hye-Yoon)

Another sageuk/historical drama in this list is ‘Royal Secret Inspector Joy’. It tells the story of Ra Yi-Eon (Taecyeon) who has a simple dream of running a small dumpling restaurant. However, his great skills made him pass the state examination test which eventually made him a government officer. He then got promoted as a royal secret agent but then his life changed when he met Kim Jo-Yi (Kim Hye-Yoon) and they began to solve cases together.

‘Royal Secret Inspector Joy’  will air on tvN every Monday and Tuesday, taking the spot of ‘High Class’.

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Idol: The Coup (Hani, Kwak Si-Yang, Kim Min-Kyu)

  • Release Date: November 8, 2021
  • Runtime: Monday & Tuesday 23:00
  • Network: JTBC
  • Cast: Hani (EXID), Kwak Si-Yang, Kim Min-Kyu
Idol The Coup (Hani, Kwak Si-Yang, Kim Min-Kyu)

Here’s another drama that has a plot revolving around the K-Pop world. It delves into the K-Pop group called Cotton Candy. The idol group didn’t really become popular despite being active for more than 6 years. The drama will talk about how the group strives to release one last hit song before they lead to disbandment.

‘Idol: The Coup’ will air on JTBC.

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Now, We Are Breaking Up (Song Hye-Kyo, Jang Ki-Yong)

  • Release Date: November 12, 2021
  • Runtime: Friday & Saturday 22:00
  • Network: SBS
  • Cast: Song Hye-Kyo, Jang Ki-Yong
Now, We Are Breaking Up (Song Hye-Kyo, Jang Ki-Yong)

There’s been a lot of buzz about this drama recently and it seems like one of the most anticipated K-Dramas before this year ends. It stars Song Hye-Kyo and Jang Ki-Yong and the plot is mainly about the reality of falling in love and breaking up.

Ha Young-Eun (Song Hye-Kyo) works as a design team leader for a huge fashion company. She’s a realist and she tends to not think about others’ feelings especially if it’s in regard to her career. She then meets Yoon Jae-Kook (Jang Ki-Yong), a freelance photographer who seems to have everything in his life.

‘Now, We Are Breaking Up’ will air on SBS every Friday and Saturday, taking the slot of ‘One the Woman’.

Read more: ‘Now We Are Breaking Up’ Fashion Info

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School 2021 (Kim Yo-Han)

  • Release Date: November 17, 2021
  • Runtime: Wednesday & Thursday 21:30
  • Network: KBS2
  • Cast: Kim Yo-Han
School 2021 (Kim Yo-Han)

One of the most iconic school-themed K-Dramas is back this year with its 2021 version! ‘School 2021’ centers on the lives of the students of a vocational high school. One of the students is Gong Ki-Joon (Kim Yo-Han), who used to be an exceptional Taekwondo player but under a number of circumstances, including his ankle injury, he ended up in a vocational high school.

‘School 2021’ is based on the 2011 novel ‘Oh! Our Men’. The drama will air on KBS2.

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Hellbound (Yoo Ah-In, Park Jung-Min)

  • Release Date: November 19, 2021
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  • Network: Netflix
  • Cast: Yoo Ah-In, Park Jung-Min
Hellbound (Yoo Ah-In, Park Jung-Min)

If you loved Netflix’s ‘Sweet Home’ or ‘Squid Game’, here’s another dark thriller drama that will absolutely put you at the edge of your seat.

‘Hellbound’ is a story about death demons taking the lives of humans in the physical world. Such a phenomenon was predicted and is being preached by a mysterious religious leader named Jung Jin-Soo (Yoo Ah-In). He leads the religious cult ‘Saejinrihwe’. Meanwhile, Bae Young-Jae (Park Jung-Min), a producer working for a huge broadcasting station is eagerly digging out the truth about this religious cult.

‘Hellbound’ is based on the webtoon ‘Jiok’. All 6 episodes will be available from streaming on Netflix.

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Show Window: The Queen’s House (Song Yoon-Ah, Lee Sung-Jae, Jeon So-Min)

  • Release Date: November 29, 2021
  • Runtime: Monday & Tuesday
  • Network: Channel A
  • Cast: Song Yoon-Ah, Lee Sung-Jae, Jeon So-Min
Show Window The Queen’s House (Song Yoon-Ah, Lee Sung-Jae, Jeon So-Min)

Wealth, marriage, and infidelity – such themes have always been something that most of us viewers couldn’t get enough with!

‘Show Window: The Queen’s House’ follows the life of Han Sun-Joo (Song Yoon-Ah) who lives a happy life with her husband Shin Myung-Seob (Lee Sung-Jae). She’s the daughter of a conglomerate that runs Rahen Group. Meanwhile, her husband used to be from an impoverished background before marrying her. He’s a good husband and father but when his path crosses with Yoon Mi-Ra (Jeon So-Min), he’s embroiled in a dangerous affair.

‘Show Window: The Queen’s House’ will air on Channel A.

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Which K-Drama are you most excited about?

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