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7 Upcoming Korean drama series to binge-watch this February 2021


By Melissa Foong

7 Upcoming Korean drama series to binge-watch this February 2021

From Joseon-era melodramas to nail-biting sci-fi flicks, these are the highly-anticipated new Korean dramas to add to your watch list this February.

River Where The Moon Rises

When: 15 February

Where: KBS World — Astro CH 391 / 392 (HD)

Starring: Kim So-hyun, Ji Soo, Lee Ji-hoon, Choi Yu-hwa, Ryoo Ui-hyun, Kim Hee-jung, Park Sang-hoon, Wang Bit-na, Lee Hae-young

Adapted from the classic Korean folklore On Dal, River Where The Moon Rises tells a love story between Princess Pyeonggang (Kim So-hyun) and On Dal (Ji Soo). The princess is an ambitious woman with big dreams to become the first Empress of Goguryeo and she will stop at nothing to make it come true. However, things start to take an unexpected turn when she meets On Dal, a peace-loving man who strives to live in harmony with those around him. As the both of them are forced to join hands in uncovering a conspiracy within the kingdom, love begins to blossom along the way.

Sisyphus: The Myth

When: 17 February

Where: Netflix

Starring: Cho Seung-woo, Park Shin-hye, Sung Dong-il, Tae In-ho, Lee Jae-won, Chae Jong-hyeop, Tae Won-seok

Sisyphus: The Myth is a mystery-fantasy drama that revolves around a genius engineer named Han Tae-sul (Cho Seung-woo), who is crowned a hero in Korea for being a good-looking miracle worker. As he embarks on a perilous journey to find clues to leading to his brother’s death, he starts walking down a dangerous path. Kang Seo-hae (Park Shin-hye) is a modern-day warrior who has learned to master survival skills from living in a world that’s dominated by gangsters and military cliques. One day, she bumps into Han Tae-sul and decides to lend him a hand.

Hello, It’s Me

When: 17 February

Where: KBS World — Astro CH 391 / 392 (HD)

Starring: Choi Kang-hee, Kim Young-kwang, Lee Re, Eum Moon-suk, Kim Yong-rim, Yun Ju-sang, Kim Yu-mi, Ji Seung-hyun


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Hello, It’s Me is an adaptation from the 2011 novel Fantastic Girl by Kim Hye-jung. The series tells the story of Ban Ha-ni (Choi Kang-hee), a 37-year-old woman who was once a contented young girl filled with laughter and dreams. In a twist of events, her 17-year-old self (Lee Re) mysteriously time-traveled to the future and witnessed the mundane and miserable life her future self was currently living in. As the two Ha-nis co-exist in one space and time, the younger Ha-ni begins to heal her older self’s wounds as she learns how to love again.

Beyond Evil

When: 19 February

Where: JTBC

Starring: Shin Ha-kyun, Yeo Jin-goo, Choi Dae-hoon, Choi Sung-eun, Cheon Ho-jin, Choi Jin-ho, Gil Hae-yeon, Kim Shin-rok

Follow the journey of two fearless men as they join hands in solving mysteries that have shaken up their entire city. Lee Dong-sik (Shin Ha-kyun) was once a capable detective until he was demoted and asked to perform menial tasks instead. But things start to get complicated when Han Joo-won (Yeo Jin-goo) is transferred to the Manyang Police Substation. As secrets unfold and death counts increase, both of them are forced to join hands and go through extreme lengths in pursuit of the infamous serial killer—who has adopted gruesome killing methods that are uncannily similar to many murder cases from 20 years ago.

Penthouse 2

When: 19 February

Where: SBS

Starring: Lee Ji-ah, Kim So-yeon, Eugene, Uhm Ki-joon, Kim Young-dae, Han Ji-hyun, Yoon Jong-hoon, Kim Hyun-soo, Shin Eun-kyung, Park Eun-seok

Fans have been eagerly waiting for the next chapter of Penthouse, after the first season ended with huge success early January. Penthouse 2 is a drama that features the residents of Hera Palace, a luxury penthouse apartment with 100 floors. With countless secrets and hidden ambitions surrounding the penthouse, season two will continue where the first left off—unsolved puzzles regarding Shim Su-ryeon’s (Lee Ji-ah) horrifying murder and questions surrounding her daughter’s death.


When: 20 February

Where: Netflix

Starring: Song Joong-ki, Jeon Yeo-bin, TaecYeon, Yoo Jae-myung, Kim Yeo-jin, Kwak Dong-yeon, Jo Han-chul, Choi Duk-moon, Kim Hyung-mook

The nation’s favourite flower boy and actor Song Joong-ki has transformed into a cold-hearted lawyer who works for the Mafia as a consigliere for this upcoming Netflix series. Directed by Kim Hee-won, Vincenzo revolves around the Mafia advisor who returns to Korea due to a conflict within his organisation. As he crosses paths with Hong Cha-young (Jeon Yeo-bin), the two work together to take down villains who have escaped imprisonment.

Dear M

When: 26 February

Where: KBS World — Astro CH 391 / 392 (HD)

Starring: Park Hye-soo, Jaehyun, Roh Jeong-eui, Bae Hyun-sung, Woo Da-Vi, Lee Jin-Hyuk

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