Upcoming Dramas: February 2021

February is going to be full of difficult decisions, drama fans. We have a lot of great-looking dramas headed our way, just in time to fill up our watch lists. Come see everything you’ll have to choose from next month!

MOVIE

Space Sweepers

Starring: Song Joong Ki, Kim Tae Ri

Starts: Feb 5, Netflix

From MyDramaList: It’s 2092 and space is littered with floating satellites and deserted spaceships. The crew of the junk collector ship, The Victory, travels throughout space looking for saleable garbage. With heavy competition from other junk collector ships, speed is the key to besting their rivals from other nations. 

When they discover the humanoid robot named ´Dorothy’, a known weapon of mass-destruction, a risky business deal soon follows. 

DRAMAS

L.U.C.A.

Starring: Kim Rae Won, Lee Da Hee

Starts: Feb 1, Viki

From MyDramaList: “LUCA” is based on Charles Darwin’s proposition that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors. (LUCA stands for “last universal common ancestor.”)

Ji Oh, who rarely reveals his emotions to others, has a special power and a secret but doesn’t know who he really is. He is chased by mysterious figures while he tries to find answers to numerous questions that surround him.

Gu Reum is a detective whose parents disappeared when she was a young child. When she decides on a course of action, she won’t change no matter what.  Gu Reum chases after the truth behind her parents’ disappearance. She meets Ji Oh and her life changes. 

Love Scene Number

Starring: Kim Bo Ra, Shim Eun Woo, Ryu Hwa Young, Park Jin Hee

Starts: Feb 1

From MyDramaList: An eight-episode omnibus drama that centers around four female leads who are at a turning point in their lives when it comes to love, dating, and their values.

23-year-old Doo Ah is a university student majoring in psychology. She is involved in a secret polyamorous relationship with three men. While 28-year-old Ha Ram is an elementary school teacher who runs away from her own wedding after undergoing a sudden change of heart. 35-year-old Ban Ya is an adjunct instructor at a university, and 42-year-old Chung Kyung is a furniture designer who discovers that her husband of 20 years is having a spiritual extramarital affair.

River Where the Moon Rises

Starring: Kim So Hyun, Ji Soo

Starts: Feb 15, Viki

From MyDramaList: Born a princess and raised a soldier, Pyeong Gang is a woman with big dreams and limitless ambition. Determined to become the first Empress of Goguryeo, Pyeong Gang will stop at nothing to make her dream come true. Clever and level headed, Pyeong Gang is well aware of the obstacles that stand in her way and she’s more than capable of taking them on. With meticulous planning, she sets out to make her dream come true. But things take an unexpected turn, the day she meets On Dal.  

A peace-loving man, whose only goal in life is to live in harmony with those around him, On Dal is the exact opposite of the ambitious princess. A peaceful calm amidst the turbulent storms of Pyeong Gang’s life, the warrior princess soon finds herself falling for gentle On Dal. Equally in love with the princess whose heart he now possesses, On Dal finds himself forsaking his principles in order to keep her safe. An endeavor that proves increasingly difficult, as players from all sides converge in a lethal battle for the throne. Forced to match both wits and strength against some of the most powerful men and women in Goguryeo, Pyeong Gang’s vie for power could very well cost her everything. Does she have what it takes to make her dreams come true or will the price she realizes she must pay prove to be too much?

Hello? It’s Me!

Starring: Choi Kang Hee, Kim Young Kwang

Starts: Feb 17, Netflix

From MyDramaList: Ban Ha Ni is 37-years-old and a single woman. She holds a temporary position at work, which makes her nervous that she might get fired. She is generally servile and timid. Considering her current state, she does not want to be single. One day, 17-year-old Ban Ha Ni from the past comes to 37-year-old Ban Ha Ni. 17-year-old Ban Ha Ni is totally different from her older self. The younger Ban Ha Ni is bright and optimistic.

Sisyphus: The Myth

Starring: Jo Seung Woo, Park Shin Hye

Starts: Feb 17, Netflix

From MyDramaList: Han Tae Sul, a co-founder of Quantum and Time, is a genius engineer with the highest level of coding skills and outstanding looks that outweighs his engineer fashion sense. Due to his innovative achievements, Quantum and Time is a world-class company, dubbed as “The Miracle of South Korea’s Engineering Industry”. In reality, Tae Sul has caused his company’s stocks to constantly fluctuate after the death of his brother ten years ago. One day, after witnessing the unbelievable truth of his brother’s death, he sets off on a dangerous journey.

Kang Seo Hae is a soldier who could zipline from building to building, fight big built men with her bare hands, shoot guns, and install explosives. With the survival skills that she’s learned from living amongst gangsters and warlords, she sets off a dangerous path of finding Han Tae Sul. 

Beyond Evil

Starring: Shin Ha Kyun, Yeo Jin Goo

Starts: Feb 19

From MyDramaList: Meet the two fearless men willing to go to extreme lengths in their pursuit of a serial killer that has shaken up their quiet city. 

Lee Dong Sik once was a capable detective, but is now demoted to performing menial tasks at the Manyang Police Substation. He was just beginning  to settle into a peaceful life when his new superior, Detective Han Joo Won is transferred in. Joo Won is an elite detective whose father is the star candidate for the National Police Agency’s next chief. Despite his admirable qualities and high social standing, Joo Won harbours a long-held secret.

When a string of gruesome killings occurs, a pattern takes shape that is oddly reminiscent of some cold serial-murder cases from 20 years prior. Dong Sik and Joo Won team up, vowing to stop this vicious culprit in his tracks. 

As their investigation proceeds, they are forced to look far deeper than what the evidence, questioning the culpability of all those surrounding the case, including their own.

Penthouse 2

Starring: Lee Ji Ah, Kim Se Yeon

Starts: Feb 19

A continuation of the makjang drama Penthouse.

Times

Starring: Lee Seo Jin, Lee Joo Young, Kim Yoeng Cheol

Starts: Feb 20

From MyDramaList: A “time warping” political mystery drama that tells the story of Seo Jung In, who becomes connected to reporter Lee Jin Woo from five years in the past through a phone call. Seo Jung In discovers a dangerous truth as she tries to prevent the death of her father Seo Gi Tae, who is the president.

Vincenzo

Starring: Song Joong Ki, Jun Yeo Bin, Ok Taec Yeon

Starts: Feb 20, Netflix

From MyDramaList: At the age of 8, Park Ju Hyeong is adopted and sent off to Italy.  Now an adult, he is known as Vincenzo Casano. He is a Mafia lawyer and consigliere ( Advisor and Dispute Reconciliation Expert). Warring factions within the Mafia force him to flee to South Korea. There he falls in love with Hong Cha Young, a lawyer who will do anything to win a case. Vincenzo manages to achieve some social justice there, and in his own way. 

Jang Jun Woo is an intelligent and hardworking first-year law intern at the firm, who is polite and sincere. Despite his boyish charm and good looks, Jun Woo can come across as awkward and naive. Prone to making mistakes, he is often trouble at work. 

Mouse

Starring: Lee Seung Gi

Starts: Feb 24 OR March 3

From MyDramaList: A suspenseful story that asks the key question, “What if we could identify psychopaths in advance?”

A crazed serial killer’s ruthless murders have left the entire nation gripped with fear and chaos reigns.

Justice-seeking rookie police officer, Jung Ba Reum, comes face to face with the killer.  While he survives his dangerous encounter with the psychopath, Jung Ba Reum finds his life completely changing.

Dear M

Starring: Park Hye Soo, Jeong Jae Hyun (NCT)

Starts: Feb 26, Viki

From MyDramaList: “Dear.M” will tell the story of the campus-wide search for the mysterious “M,” an individual who is mentioned in an anonymous post on a Seoyeon University online community. The realistic romance drama will follow the changing relationships and budding romances between various characters in the wake of all the buzz about “M.”

Ma Joo Ah is a 2nd year student in the Business Administration Department at Seoyeon University. She has a warm heart and bright personality. She is not interested in pursuing a dream or having a romantic relationship. She has never had a boyfriend before.

Cha Min Ho is a 2nd year student in the Computer Science Department at Seoyeon University. He has a talent for developing apps with innovative ideas. He is bold and cheeky, but also has a serious side. He has been friends with Ma Joo Ah for 12 years.

Seo Ji Min is a student in the Economics Department at Seoyeon University. She is also a member of the schools cheering squad.

Park Ha Neul is a student in the Business Administration Department at Seoyeon University and he is an honorary ambassador for the university. He is Cha Min Ho’s roommate along with Gil Mok Jin.

Do you know which dramas you’ll be choosing, drama fans? Let us know!

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