Drama

November Drama Reminders!

Hello MDLers!

Well, November is near, we are here, so let’s get into this, dear.
Oops! Sorry, I just went off there. XD

So October ended, and November is here. I’m here with a few upcoming dramas airing this month which you could add to your list. Let’s get started!

Firstly, let’s introduce all the Korean dramas, and then we’ll move on to other countries.


K O R E A N   D R A M A S

Melancholia

Nov 3, 2021 / Trailer

SYNOPSIS

A sexual scandal between a math teacher and a student in a prestigious high school ended in tragedy. 4 years later they meet again, now as adults, to reveal the corruption in school and to regain one’s reputation as a teacher.  
Ji Yoon Soo is a high school math teacher with a bright smile and a positive impression of others. She is a hard-nosed and stubborn person who has to push ahead with the decisions she has made. She is a math geek who loves solving difficult problems and teaches students to purely love math.
Baek Seung Yoo is emotionless and has no light in his eyes. He used to be a math genius who appeared on a quiz program at the age of five and surprised the world by solving college-level math problems. He was admitted to MIT at the age of 10 but dropped out at the age of 12 and suddenly disappeared.

DETAILS

GENRES: Romance, School, Drama
AIRING DATE: Nov 3, 2021
CAST: Im Soo Jung, Lee Do Hyun
EPISODES: 16 Episodes of 70 minutes each
AIRS ON: Wednesday, Thursday
STREAMING PLATFORMS: Viki

Happiness

Nov 5, 2021 / Trailer

SYNOPSIS

A new type of deadly virus spread throughout the city, and the apartment that has different social classes of people is sealed off. With the fear of the virus and the conflicts of the different classes, the residents have to spend the time and survive in the new habitation.

Yoon Sae Bom is very quick on decision and judgement. She did not grow up in a good environment. She wants to live comfortably in the complicated world, but she is righteous and can’t stand injustice.

Jung Yi Hyun is a police detective who is mainly in charge of violent crimes. He used to be a baseball player but had to quit due to a knee injury. He struggles to protect people from the danger in the apartment.

Han Tae Seok was an information agent while serving in the military, and after being discharged, he worked as an executive at a pharmaceutical company. He is the perfect person for a position dealing with infectious diseases.

DETAILS

GENRES: Action, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
AIRING DATE: Nov 5, 2021
CAST: Han Hyo Joo, Park Hyung Shik, Jo Woo Jin
EPISODES: 12 Episodes of 60 mins. each
AIRS ON: Friday, Saturday 
STREAMING PLATFORMS: Tencent Video

The Red Sleeve

Nov 5, 2021 / 1st Teaser

SYNOPSIS

In Korea during the first half of the 1700s, Yi San is an aloof and perfection-loving young prince. His father’s killing haunts him, although it leaves him in the position to take the throne once his grandfather – the cruel and ruthless current king responsible for Yi San’s father’s death – dies. He has resolved to become a benevolent monarch who will reform the law when he eventually takes the throne, but the way his father was killed has scarred him emotionally.
At court, he meets a young woman named Sung Deok Im. Yi San falls in love with her and tries to convince her to become his official concubine. But Sung Deok Im is strong-willed and free-spirited. She is also intelligent enough to understand that becoming a royal consort to the future king is a prestigious role, but one that would restrict her freedom and likely bring her little in the way of joy. But Yi San’s love for Sung Deok Im is true, and she starts to understand that forming a union with him could ultimately benefit his troubled realm.
~~ Adapted from the novel “The Sleeve’s Red Cuff” (옷소매 붉은 끝동) by Kang Mi Kang (강미강). 

DETAILS

GENRES: Historical, Romance, Drama, Melodrama
AIRING DATE: Nov 5, 2021
CAST: Lee Jun Ho, Lee Se Young, Kang Hoon
EPISODES: 16 Episodes of 80 mins. each
AIRS ON: Friday, Saturday
STREAMING PLATFORMS: Viki

Let Me Be Your Knight

Nov 7, 2021 / Teaser

SYNOPSIS

The drama will be a story of romance and healing between one of the world’s greatest idols who is suffering from somnambulism and the doctor who is secretly treating him.
Yoon Tae In is an untouchable idol star who is loved all around the world and a musical genius who believes he is the center of the universe.

DETAILS

GENRES: Music, Comedy, Romance, Drama
AIRING DATE: Nov 7, 2021 
CAST: Lee Jun Young, Jung In Sun
EPISODES: 12 Episodes of 70 mins. each
AIRS ON: Sunday 
STREAMING PLATFORMS: Viki

Idol: The Coup

Nov 8, 2021 / Trailer

SYNOPSIS

Portrays the last story of “doomed idols” who need a single “success” in order to not  “disband.” The story of young people who confidently let go of their dreams as they grow through their failures and take courageous steps towards their new goals.
Kim Je Na has been a member of Cotton Candy for the past 6 years. Cha Jae Hyuk is the CEO of the entertainment company which manages Cotton Candy. Seo Ji Han is a member of the popular idol group Mas, which belongs to the same entertainment company as Cotton Candy. To not disband the group, Cotton Candy needs only a one-time hit. 

DETAILS

GENRES: Music, Drama
AIRING DATE: Nov 8, 2021
CAST: Ahn Hee Yeon, Kwak Shi Yang, Kim Min Kyu
EPISODES: 12 Episodes of 60 mins. each
AIRS ON: Monday, Tuesday
STREAMING PLATFORMS: iQiyi 

Secret Royal Inspector Joy

Nov 8, 2021 / Trailer

SYNOPSIS

A secret royal inspector works as an undercover official who inspects local provinces to expose corruption. He teams up with a lady who is searching for happiness by getting divorced from her current husband. The duo then goes on a grand scheme to discover the truth and find corruption.
Ra Yi Eon wanted to open a dumpling store outside the capital. However, due to his cleverness, he passes the state examination and becomes an official in the Office of Special Advisors. There, he finds himself receiving secret orders to carry out missions as a secret inspector.
Kim Jo Yi is an unorthodox lady in the Joseon era who dislikes the notion of women suffering in silence during marriage and is wholeheartedly in support of a divorce. She is passionate and is always ahead of time.  

DETAILS

GENRES: Historical, Mystery, Comedy, Drama
AIRING DATE: Nov 8, 2021
CAST: Ok Taec Yeon, Kim Hye Yoon, Lee Jae Kyoon
EPISODES: 16 Episodes of 70 mins. each
AIRS ON: Monday, Tuesday
STREAMING PLATFORMS: WeTV, Viki

Going to the Blue House Like This

Nov 12, 2021

SYNOPSIS

A black comedy political sitcom about an Olympic gold medalist who was appointed as minister of Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism, and is facing a kidnapping incident of her husband, who is a political critic.

DETAILS

GENRES: Comedy, Sitcom, Political
AIRING DATE: Nov 12, 2021
CAST: Kim Sung Ryung, Baek Hyun Jin,  
Lee Hak Joo, Bae Hae Seon
EPISODES: 12 Episodes of
60 mins. each
AIRS ON: Friday
STREAMING PLATFORMS: N/A 

Now, We Are Breaking Up

Nov 12, 2021 / Teaser

SYNOPSIS

Will tell stories of emotional love and breakups. Ha Young Eun, a manager of the design team at a fashion label who is a trendy and intelligent realist. Yoon Jae Guk, a wealthy and popular freelancer photographer who also has the brains and looks. Hwang Chi Sook is a director of the fashion label’s design team who attended high school with Ha Young Eun and Seok Do Hoon, a skilled PR company CEO. 

DETAILS

GENRES: Romance, Drama, Melodrama
AIRING DATE: Nov 12, 2021
CAST: Song Hye Kyo, Jang Ki Yong,
Choi Hee Seo, Kim Joo Heon
EPISODES: 16 Episodes of
60 mins. each
AIRS ON: Friday, Saturday
STREAMING PLATFORMS: ViuTV

School 2021

Nov 17, 2021

SYNOPSIS

School 2021 is the story of students attending a specialized high school and seeking their ambitions rather than going off to college. It will delve into how these students learn about love, friendship, true passions, and growing up in an intense environment.
Gong Ki Joon is a hardworking student who assumes work and school simultaneously. He is a person who loses his 11-year dream of taekwondo due to injury and is unsure of knowing what to do. Jeong Young Joo is a transfer student with a hidden story and a past connection to Gong Ki Joon.
Jin Ji Won, a confident high school girl with a solid dream, confidently communicates her opinion, though she is in conflict with her mother about going to college. Kang Seo Young is a gifted student who is preparing, by herself, for college entrance exams. She is aiming to enter one of the top five universities in Korea.
Lee Kang Hoon is a teacher who values a work-life balance. He gradually grows along with his students. Lee Jae Hee is the chairman of the board’s nephew, while Gu Mi Hee is the twin sister of Lee Jae Hyuk. She is a quiet person and strives to make many new changes. Lee Jae Hyuk is Lee Jae Hee’s twin. Unlike Jae Hee, Jae Hyuk is the person who receives support from the foundation.

DETAILS

GENRES: Romance, School, Youth, Melodrama
AIRING DATE: Nov 17, 2021
CAST: Kim Yo Han, Choo Young Woo, Jo Yi Hyun,
Hwang Bo Reum Byeol, Kim Kang Min, Seo Hee Seon
EPISODES: 16 Episodes of
70 mins. each
AIRS ON: Wednesday, Thursday
STREAMING PLATFORMS: Viki

Hellbound

Nov 19, 2021 / Teaser

SYNOPSIS

People hear predictions on when they will die. When that time comes, a death angel appears in front of them and kills them. Jung Jin Soo is the head of the new religion Saejinrihwe. He speaks about the phenomenon when death angels from Hell come and state that it’s a revelation from God. Jung Jin Soo has intense charisma and a mysterious aspect.
Bae Young Jae is a program director for a broadcasting station. He tries to dig out the truth about the religious group Saejinrihwe. Min Hye Jin is a lawyer. She stands up against the group “Hwasalchok” (‘Arrowhead’), which consists of people who blindly follow Saejinrihwe.
Song So Hyun is Bae Young Jae’s wife. She collapses in emotional pain, which she can not deal with. Jin Kyung Hoon is a detective and investigates cases involving the appearance of angels of death.
~~ Adapted from the webcomic “Hellbound” (지옥) written by Yeon Sang Ho (연상호) and illustrated by Choi Kyu Seok (최규석). 

DETAILS

GENRES: Mystery, Horror, Drama, Supernatural
AIRING DATE: Nov 19, 2021
CAST: Yoo Ah In, Park Jung Min,
Kim Hyun Joo, Won Jin Ah
EPISODES: 6 Episodes of
60 mins. each
AIRS ON: Friday
STREAMING PLATFORMS: Netflix

Desire

Nov 26, 2021

SYNOPSIS

A romance thriller between four men and women running like a runaway locomotive toward different desires, including success, revenge, children and love.

DETAILS

GENRES: Thriller, Romance, Drama
AIRING DATE: Nov 26, 2021
CAST: Lee Ji Hoon, Han Chae Young,
Ji Yi Soo, Koo Ja Sung
EPISODES: 12 Episodes of
60 mins. each
AIRS ON: Friday, Saturday
STREAMING PLATFORMS: N/A

One Ordinary Day

Nov 27, 2021 / Teaser

SYNOPSIS

A drama that explores the criminal justice system from an extremely popular perspective through the fierce story of two men surrounding the murder of a woman. Hyun Soo, an ordinary college student, suddenly becomes the primary suspect in a murder case. Shin Joong Han is the only lawyer willing to help Kim Hyun Soo. Having just barely passed law school, Shin Joong Han’s involvement in Kim Hyun Woo’s case eventually takes his unremarkable life to new heights. 

DETAILS

GENRES: Mystery, Law, Crime, Drama
AIRING DATE: Nov 27, 2021
CAST: Kim Soo Hyun, Cha Seung Won
EPISODES: 8 Episodes of 60 mins. each
AIRS ON: Saturday
STREAMING PLATFORMS: ViuTV

Show Window: The Queen’s House

Nov 29, 2021

SYNOPSIS

A mystery melodrama about a woman named Han Sun Joo who expresses support for another woman’s involvement in an affair without knowing that the affair is with her husband. 
Han Sun Joo has everything from looks and intelligence to wealth. She is a great wife and mother, helping her husband with her exceptional skills and raising her son with her meticulous personality. However, due to an outside intrusion, a fissure begins to appear in the perfect family she’s created, and she dives into war in order to stop it.
Shin Myung Seop is Han Sun Joo’s husband. The male version of a modern Cinderella, Shin gradually climbs the ranks of his mother-in-law’s company, Lahen Group, following his marriage. Although he is devoted to his family, he brings about disaster when he starts to feel curious about a woman who isn’t his wife and eventually crosses a line he shouldn’t.
Yoon Mi Ra is the woman who shakes up Shin Myung Seop’s heart. With a beautiful face and charm that makes her stand out anywhere she goes, Yoon Mi Ra is a character who’s loyal to her desires. She begins to covet Han Sun Joo’s husband Shin Myung Seop, causing a fierce war of nerves to unfold.
Han Jung Won is Han Sun Joo’s younger brother. Optimistic and warm-hearted, Han Jung Won is someone who trusts and relies on his older sister Han Sun Joon more than anyone else. He believes that he can do anything if it’s for his sister, raising questions about how Han Jung Won’s love for his sister will shake up the story. 

DETAILS

GENRES: Thriller, Mystery, Romance, Drama
AIRING DATE: Nov 29, 2021
CAST: Song Yoon Ah, Lee Sung Jae,
Jeon So Min, Hwang Chan Sung
EPISODES: 16 Episodes of
60 mins. each
AIRS ON: Monday, Tuesday
STREAMING PLATFORMS: N/A

O T H E R   A S I A N   D R A M A S

From Zero to Hero

Nov 1, 2021 (Thailand)

SYNOPSIS

′′Loss′′ doesn’t make our lives… always become zero. Prepare to meet a series that will fill you up on a loss day.

DETAILS

GENRES: Family, Sports
AIRING DATE: Nov 1, 2021
CAST: Plan Rathavit Kijworalak, Tao Somchai Khemglad, Kaownah Kittipat Kaewcharoen
EPISODES: 10 Episodes of
45 mins. each
AIRS ON: Monday
STREAMING PLATFORMS: N/A 

Prajan See Daeng

Nov 1, 2021 (Thailand)

SYNOPSIS

Sama was born on the night of the red moon and thus was cursed by it. He would transform into a tiger-man in the nights of the red moon and go on a rampage, killing people. Although he made various attempts to break the curse, in the end, he always failed.
 
However, one day he discovered the actual way to break the curse. Sama had to have sex with a woman born on the 9th of September, in the year of the Tiger. Because of her birth year and date, the tiger would not kill her if he saw her.

 
Then one day, Sama met Parichart.

DETAILS

GENRES: Romance, Drama, Supernatural
AIRING DATE: Nov 1, 2021
CAST: Tono Phakin Khamwilaisak,
Richy Oranate D.caballes
EPISODES: 10 Episodes
AIRS ON: Monday, Tuesday
STREAMING PLATFORMS:
GMM One

Soot Lay Sanaeha

Nov 1, 2021 (Thailand)

DETAILS

GENRES: N/A
AIRING DATE: Nov 1, 2021
CAST: Indy Intad Leowrakwong, Amornlak Cholruedee
EPISODES: 10 Episodes
AIRS ON: Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday
STREAMING PLATFORMS: N/A

Viral Scandal

Nov 15, 2021 / Trailer (Philippines)

SYNOPSIS

The lives of a simple family become disrupted when a scandalous video involving their eldest daughter goes viral.

DETAILS

GENRES: Thriller, Mystery,
Crime, Drama, Melodrama
AIRING DATE: Nov 15, 2021
CAST: Jake Cuenca, Charlie Dizon,
Joshua Garcia, Dimples Romana
EPISODES: 50 Episodes of
 30 mins. each
AIRS ON: Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
STREAMING PLATFORMS: ABS-CBN

Utsukushii Kare

Nov 18, 2021 (Japan)

SYNOPSIS

Hira Kazunari, a high school student who doesn’t talk much, has no friends and belongs to the bottom of his class. The person he falls in love with at first sight is Kiyoi Sou. He is “The King” who doesn’t hang out with anyone, is equally ruthless, and reigns at the top of the class. With the hope Sou will notice his presence, Kazunari serves him devotedly, running errands and buying lunch. But his faith in the absolute monarch gradually falls into lust.

~~ Adapted from the novel “He, Who is Beautiful” (美しい彼) by Nagira Yuu (凪良 ゆう).

DETAILS

GENRES: Romance, Drama
AIRING DATE: Nov 18, 2021
CAST : Hagiwara Riku, Yagi Yusei
EPISODES: 10 Episodes of 30 mins. each
AIRS ON: Thursday
STREAMING PLATFORMS: N/A

So, which of the dramas are you excited about?

Which dramas did you add to your list? Let’s meet up in the comment section then 🙂

B-bye and thanks for reading my article!


Credits: None of the gifs and photos belong to me. The photos are official posters taken from MDL’s official website.


Edited by: Tine (1st editor) & Cookie (2nd editor)

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