Since the start of 2021, K-Drama fans have a lot to look forward to! Despite COVID-19’s postponement, there are actually many K-Dramas being related, after all, and many with unique concepts. This weekend alone has five K-Dramas premiering, all special in their own way. So, it looks like your weekend is about to be booked and busy.
Here are the 5 K-Dramas premiering this weekend that you won’t want to miss…
1. Yumi’s Cells
Based on a webtoon of the same name, tvN‘s Yumi’s Cells it’s a psychological romance drama with a fun twist. This highly anticipated drama focuses on Yumi, a seemingly average office worker, and her brain cells. If you’re familiar with Disney Pixar‘s animated film Inside Out, it’s a similar concept! This is also the first K-Drama ever to combine live-action and 3D animation, so it’s sure to captivate viewers.
Yumi’s Cells is premiering on September 17 and will air every Friday and Saturday at 10:50 PM KST. It stars Kim Go Eun, Ahn Bo Hyun, Lee Yu Bi, and Park Ji Hyun. K-Pop fans can also look forward to seeing GOT7‘s Jinyoung and SHINee‘s Minho!
2. One the Woman
If you’re missing Penthouse, don’t worry! Your new favorite K-Drama is on its way. SBS‘s One the Woman is a romantic comedy-drama about the corrupt prosecutor, Jo Yeon Joo, struggling with memory loss. If that doesn’t sound interesting enough… She ends up switching lives with a doppelganger who is the daughter-in-law of a chaebol (conglomerate).
One the Woman premieres on September 17, filling The Penthouse: War in Life Season 3’s time slot on SBS TV as it will air every Friday and Saturday at 10:00 PM KST. The series stars Lee Sang Yoon, Honey Lee, Jin Seo Yeon, and Lee Won Keun.
3. Squid Game
Netflix‘s newest K-Drama is Squid Game. This thriller is about survival game participants competing in traditional Korean childhood games but with added risks. They are all hoping to be the winner, in the end, to stay alive and win the prize of 45.6 billion won (approximately $40 million)! If you’re a fan of the Japanese Drama Alice in Borderland, you will want to watch this!
Squid Game will also premiere on September 17 with eight episodes and can be watched exclusively on Netflix. Lee Jung Jae, Park Hae Soo, Heo Sung Tae, Wi Ha Joon, Kim Joo Ryung, and Jung Ho Yeon star in this drama. There will also be an appearance from beloved actor Gong Yoo (Train to Busan and Goblin).
4. The Veil
MBC‘s The Veil is a spy action drama about a NIS (National Intelligence Service) agent, Han Ji Yuk, who returns a year later after going missing to find the traitor who caused his disappearance. Writer Park Seok Ho won the 2018 MBC Drama Screenplay Contest with this story.
The Veil premieres on September 17, airing every Friday and Saturday at 10:00 PM KST. It stars a large cast of actors, including Namgoong Min, Park Ha Sun, Kim Ji Eun, Kim Byung Gi, Jang Young Nam, and Lee Kyung Young.
5. Love in Black Hole
Big Picture Mart‘s Love in Black Hole is a romantic fantasy drama about college student Eun Ha. After discovering an anonymous love letter through a supernatural hole in her ceiling, she will search to find its sender.
This web drama premieres online on September 17 with new episodes every Friday and Sunday at 6:00 PM KST. K-Pop fans should mark this drama on their calendars because it stars WJSN‘s Seola, SF9‘s Jaeyoon, BAE173‘s Hangyul and Doha, and DIA Ki‘s Huihyeon!
Which K-Drama are you most looking forward to watching?