This week’s premieres are a dizzying mix of romcoms and scifi serial killers, high fantasy and heist operations. Which of these dramas will have you pressing play? Read on to find out more!
December 7, Hulu, starring Jung Hae In (DP), Go Kyung Po (Love in Contract), Kim Hye Joon (Inspector Koo)
A work that depicts the mysterious story of a man who has been deprived of a part of his body by organ hunters and becomes ‘connected’ with a person who has received an organ transplant.
Ha Dong Soo is part of a new human race called connect, who has an immortal body, kidnapped by a group of human organ traffickers. His eye is cut out from him. He soon sees something and realizes the man who has his stolen eye is a serial killer. Ha Dong Soo is now able to see what the serial killer sees. He chases after the serial killer to stop him from killing anymore people.
Unlock My Boss
December 7, Viki, starring Chae Jong Hyeop (Love All Play), Park Sung Woong (Rugal), Seo Eun Soo (Missing: The Other Side)
The 39-year-old Seon Ju, a genius CEO of a large corporation who accidentally died and became a smartphone, and In Seong, a 29-year-old job seeker who accidentally picked up the smartphone, work together to find the killer.
Work Later, Drink Now (season 2)
December 9, starring Lee Sun Bin (Work Later, Drink Now), Han Sun Hwa (Why Her?), Jung Eung Ji (Blind), Choi Si Wan (Love is for Suckers)
It’s a sequel. That’s all anyone knows.
The Forbidden Marriage
December 9, KOCOWA/Viki, starring Kim Young Dae (Why Her?), Park Ju Hyun (Love All Play), Kim Woo Seok (Military Prosecutor Doberman)
Lee Heon is the king of Joseon. 7 years ago, when he was a crown prince, his beloved wife died. To this day, he has not been able to get over her death. For the past 7 years, the royal family and government members have tried to get King Lee Heon remarried without success. The nation has also implemented a geumhonryung edict, which is a ban on all single women marrying during this time when the king has not married. People are furious over the marriage ban. One day, King Lee Heon hears of a woman named Ye So Rang, who claims the spirit of the king’s late wife exists within the royal palace.
Meanwhile, Ye So Rang is a swindler and claims to interpret martial harmony signs. She is arrested and jailed where Officer Lee Shin Won works. To get out of her predicament, she pretends to be possessed by a spirit in front of Lee Shin Won. During her ruse, she mentions that the spirit of King Lee Heon’s late wife exists within the royal palace. She is then brought in front of the king and he asks her if she can really see his late wife’s spirit. To survive, Ye So Rang acts like her body is possessed by the king’s late wife. Ye So Rang’s lies get bigger and more audacious.
Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area pt 2
December 9, Netflix, starring Yoo Ji Tae, Park Hae Soo, Jeon Jong Seo, Lee Won Jong, Kim Ji Hoon, Jang Yoon Ju
Thieves overtake the mint of a unified Korea. With hostages trapped inside, the police must stop them — as well as the shadowy mastermind behind it all.
Alchemy of Souls: Light and Shadow
December 10, Netflix, starring Lee Jae Wook, GO Yoon Jung, Hwang Min Hyun, Shin Seung Ho, Yoo Joon Sang, Oh Na Ra
Jang Uk returns from death, and 3 years later, the story of the mages unfolds anew. Jang Uk becomes a hunter of the soul-shifters when a young woman, a prisoner in her own home, seeks his help to reclaim her freedom.
What will you be watching, drama fans? Let us know!
Dramas with a Side of Kimchi