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Winter with… Korean Dramas


Hello to everyone here on MDL~
A few months ago, I did my first article on MDL and was very nervous!! Now, I am still a little nervous, but it is easier with less worry because I saw how nice all of you here are!~

This timeI am here to introduce you to dramas and specials that will premiere in December, January and February on Korean channels and web-platforms.

If you just want to snuggle and watch something this Winter, then this article is the right place to be and find what to watch! Still, you should enjoy outside, snow, holiday lights and all that this season comes with!~ I sure love snow and winter!
Enough of me chit-chatting, time to board this train with me and let’s see what this season brings!
Here we go~~~



Woman of 9.9 Billion

Hot Stove League

Jung Seo Yeon happens to get 9.9 Billion won ($9 million), and she fights against the world. Jung Seo Yeon and her family suffered from violence by her father. She left their home and started a new life with an affectionate man, but her happy life ended. She struggles to look for happiness in her life.
Kang Tae Woo is an ex-detective. He attempts to reveal the truth behind the death of his younger sibling.

ON AIR! Wednesdays and Thursdays on KBS2
“Hot Stove League” is about the preparation period of a major league baseball team. The drama focuses on a loser team that prepares for an extraordinary season upon the arrival of their new general manager, and each episode will focus on a problem they have as they prepare to become a stronger team.

Premiering on December 13!
Airs every Friday and Saturday on SBS.

Crash Landing on You

The absolute top secret love story of a chaebol heiress who made an emergency landing in North Korea because of a paragliding accident and a North Korean special officer who falls in love with her and who is hiding and protecting her.

Starring:
 Hyun Bin
Son Ye Jin
Seo Ji Hye
Kim Jung Hyun

Premieres December 14! 
Every Saturday and Sunday on tvN (and Netflix)

Selection: The War Between Women

Black Dog

It tells the story of the cutthroat competition around the selection of the new queen, who is the only person in the kingdom who can have power without being related to the royal family.

ON AIR beginning December 14!
Airs every Saturday and Sunday on TV Chosun.
It tells the story of a young woman who gets a short-term teaching position and does her best to fight for students’ dreams in school. The drama will take an in-depth look into the lives of teachers and provide commentary on society through the microcosm of a school setting.

Premiering on December 16!
Airing Every Monday and Tuesday on tvN.

4 Reasons Why I Hate Christmas

For lovers of web-dramas. No synopsis but it is related to Re-Feel | Love Playlist!

Starring:
Park Shi An
Jung Hwi Young
Kim Yeon Seo
Do Hee

Premieres on December 11!
Wednesdays and Saturdays on Naver TV and vLIVE!

Vroom Vroom Pegasus Market

Diary of a Prosecutor

The show is reported to follow Moon Seok Goo, Oh In Bae, and Pielleggu as they band together to steal trade secrets from DM Group’s competitor.  

Expected to premiere in December!
The stories of overworked prosecutors’ daily lives in Seoul.
A drama depicting the mundane daily routine of overworked prosecutors staying up all night to tackle all the different cases handed over by the police. 

From December 16!
Every Monday and Tuesday on jTBC.


Touch

The Game: Towards Midnight

Cha Jung Hyeok was a popular make-up artist, who pursued perfection, but he is now in debt and unemployed. Han Soo Yeon has been a trainee to become an idol for 10 years. She takes part in an audition program to become an idol. A mysterious case causes Han Soo Yeon to get booted from the program. She then finds her new aptitude, which is a make-up artist. By chance, Han Soo Yeon meets Cha Jung Hyeok who is back as a make-up artist. She begins working as his assistant, and they fall in love with each other.

Expected to premiere on January 3!
Every Friday and Saturday on Channel A.
Tae Pyeong is a prophet. When he looks into someone’s eye, he can see the moment right before they die. Tae Pyeong is smart, rich and handsome. Despite his special ability, he is a bright person. A mysterious serial murder case draws Tae Pyeong’s attention. He partners with Detective Joon Young to solve the string of murders.

Premiering in January!
Wednesdays and Thursdays on MBC.

Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim 2

Money Game

Along with genius Teacher Kim, Cha Eun Jae is a second-year fellow in the cardio-surgery department who enjoys studying and has confidently walked the path of an elite student for most of her life. Seo Woo Jin, a cynical second-year fellow who doesn’t believe in happiness because of his hardships growing up, but he shows impressive levels of concentration and talent when he is performing surgery. 

Expected premiere in January!
Airing every Monday and Tuesday on SBS.
Twenty years after the IMF’s outbreak, the drama depicts the conflict between the head of the Financial Policy Bureau seeking to dispose of the Jungin Bank, which is on the verge of going bankrupt with a third of the government’s shares, and the Chairman of Finance, who plans to hand over the bank to the Bahamas, a private equity fund on Wall Street.
Premieres in January!
Airs Wednesday and Thursday on tvN

Living With a Ghost

A young man and a woman who have become ghosts due to their mistakes from their previous lives go out on an interesting mission for a chance to be reincarnated after paying the price.

Starring:
Binnie

Expected premiere January!
Will air on Naver TV.

Oh My Boys!

Blue Moon (aka XX)

A story about a seventeen-year-old girl who goes through the process of becoming an adult.
Premiering in January!
Wednesday and Thursday on KBS2.
‘XX’ will deal with the story of a bartender who helps customers resolve their romantic problems at a secret speakeasy spot.

Airing in January!
Every Friday on MBC and Naver TV.


Itaewon Class

Hyena

“Itaewon Class” is based on an original webtoon about a son whose father, a CEO of a restaurant business, passes away and who goes through many obstacles before he starts his own restaurant in Itaewon.

Expected premiere February!
Airing on jTBC and Netflix,
‘Hyena’ deals with very competitive, private lawyers who only work for the wealthiest 1% of society.
Premieres on February 21!
Every Friday and Saturday on SBS.

The Temperature of Talk: 
Our Nineteen

Half of a Half

“The Temperature of Talk: Our Nineteen” is a ‘high-teen, growth romance’ of 11th graders, using the theme of the disappearance of the school’s top student 100 days before the entrance exams.
Premieres February!
Will air on tvN D and is a web drama!
A romance about an artificial intelligence (AI) programmer and classical recording engineer. It is a story told from the perspective of a man who believes that even a small fraction of his significant person’s heart is enough for him.

Hitting small screens on February 10!
Every Monday and Tuesday on tvN.

DRAMA SPECIALS


tvN Drama Stage Season 3

  • Ogre 
    Starring: Park Yong Woo, Go Won Hee
    Airs on November 23
  • My Wife’s Bed
    Starring: Lee Yi Kyung, Kim So Ra
    Airs on November 30
  • Woman With a Bleeding Ear
    StarringKang Han Na, Kim Kwang Gyu
    Airs on December 7
  • My Uncle is Audrey Hepburn
    Starring: Choi Seung Yoon
    Airs on December 18
  • Big Data Romance
    Starring: Song Jae Rim, Jeon So Min
    Airs on December 25
  • My Husband Got Kim Hee Sun
    Starring: Oh Jung Se, Ryu Hyun Kyung
    Airs on January 1
  • Blackout
    Starring: Jung Sang Hoon
    Airs on January 8
  • Everyone Is There
    Starring: To Be Announced!
    Airs on January 15
  • I Object
    Starring: To Be Announced!
    Airs on January 22
  • Communication Range Breakaway
    Starring: To Be Announced!
    Airs on January 29

My sources were: Hancinema, MDL, KoreanDrama.org, Namuwiki, Korean Wiki. 

Thanks to all!~ You were very helpful


  • Pointing out that most of January and February dramas do not have dates or some of them are very uncertain, so dramas that do not have dates, may have them here in MDL but I tried looking around on Korean sites, and they did not have. So, I decided to leave it as just January or February. 
  • I did not want to include March dramas (for obvious reason) and/or the ones that may premiere in ‘First Half of 2020’. 
  • Promoting The King: The Eternal Monarch here, because I am so sad it’s not coming out in the first two months of next year! <sad emoji here> I really hope it is March!
  • If I forgot something… please, don’t be mad~ I may have missed one drama or two (or three!)! I am just a human! Also, I did not want to add dramas that will air through December/January (premiered in November) because this article only concerns premieres and dramas that will premiere from December to end of February, that do have dates, tentative dates or some kind of info that they are premiering during these three months!

What dramas from this list interests you the most?
What are your expectations for dramas that are to come in 2020?

Until my next article about ‘Winter’ Thai Dramas~ 
Take care all and Happy Holidays!
MIO

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