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5 New K-dramas you can catch on Netflix for May 2021


By Rachel Au

5 New K-dramas you can catch on Netflix for May 2021

With the long weekend coming up—and considering everyone is under a nationwide MCO—this calls for some Netflix and chill. If you’re looking for more specific suggestions other than the shows listed in our BURO TV Guide this month, perhaps this list of new K-dramas for May might be the one(s) to watch.


When: Beginning May 8

Who’s in it: Lee Bo-young (Mother) and Kim Seo-hyun (Lovers in Paris)

Who’s behind it: Director Lee Na-jeong (Love Alarm S1 and Fight for My Way), screenwriter Baek Mi-kyoung (Strong Girl Bong-soon)

What is it about: Being a daughter-in-law is never easy, especially if you marry into a conglomerate family. For the two strong female protagonists, they’re planning to break society’s expectations and restrictions to reclaim their rights. Mine offers an intriguing insight into the dramatic-yet-glamourous lives of the crazy rich.

Mad for Each Other

When: Beginning May 10

Who’s in it: Jung Woo (Reply 1994) and Oh Yeon-seo (A Korean Odyssey)

Who’s behind it: Director Lee Tae-kon (Hello, My Twenties!)

What is it about: A romantic story of two people—with their own painful stories and challenges—who meet and eventually fall in love. As Noh Hwi-oh and Lee Min-kyung get to know each other better, through their issues with anger management and intense anxiety, the pair find both consolation and love in one another.

Move to Heaven

When: Beginning May 14

Who’s in it: Lee Je-hoon (Signal) and Tang Jun-sang (Crash Landing On You)

Who’s behind it: Director Kim Sung-Ho and screenwriter Yoon Ji-Ryeon (Boys Over Flowers)

What is it about: What happens to your things when you die? For some, the deceased’s possessions are properly cleaned and organised by businesses like “Move to Heaven”. In addition, these trauma cleaners assist with the dead’s final move and convey the messages they’ve left behind. That was what Geu-ru, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, has been doing until one day, his father passed away, leaving him alone with the business. His uncle, Cho Sang-gu, then shows up as his new guardian and the two then runs the company together as they learn the meaning of life and death.

Racket Boys

When: Beginning May 31

Who’s in it: Tang Jun-sang (Crash Landing on You), Son Sang-yeon, Choi Hyun-wook, Kim Kang-hoon, Lee Jae-in, and Lee Ji-won

Who’s behind it: Director Jo Young-Gwang (Hyde Jekyll, Me) and screenwriter Jung Bo-Hoon (Prison Playbook)

What is it about: If you love badminton and heartfelt stories about youths striving for their ambitions, Racket Boys will have you rooting for this bunch of misfits. From a baseball player to an attention seeker to a fashion king, the 16 boys and girls share one common goal: to become badminton superstars.

Law School

When: April 14 – June 3

Who’s in it: Kim Myung-min (Beethoven Virus), Kim Beom (Tale of the Nine-Tailed Fox, Boys Over Flowers), Ryoo Hye-Young (Reply 1988), Lee Soo-Kyung (Parasite)

Who’s behind it: Director Kim Suk-Yoon (Detective K)

What is it about: Who doesn’t love a good crime drama? Especially since Vincenzo has just ended. If you’re looking to fill that ‘void’, Law School might be the next best show to binge. The story takes place at a law school where Yang Jong-Hoon, a former prosecutor, is now a professor with an iron goal of churning out the best talents in the field—with first-year law students Kang Sol and Han Joon-Hwi as prime examples. However, a professor was found dead in school one day, and Yang Jong-Hoon was arrested as the main suspect. He gives the case to the students to prove his innocence.

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