Below is the full list of 2021 Korean dramas (2021 kdramas). This includes all the 2021 kdramas airing on public and private channels as well as Netflix.
- The list will be updated periodically to include all the recent 2021 kdramas, the titles and air dates might change depending on each kdrama production circumstances.
- To keep up with each 2021 kdrama further updates, please search the blog using the kdrama name or visit this link.
- Currently, most 2021 kdramas haven’t set an exact air date, thus, the list is titled ‘kdramas airing in the first half of 2021.’ As more 2021 kdramas get added, the listing will change to reflect each monthly kdramas release.
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1. 2021 Korean Dramas- 1st half- Part 1
Love Alarm Season 2
Plot Summary: The popular kdrama is based on a webtoon of the same title, it’s a romance drama set in a world where people find love through an application that alert users when someone within a 10-meter radius has feelings for them. Set to continue where season 1 left.
Cast: Kim So Hyun, Song Kang, and Hye Yeong
Plot Summary: follows seven boys on their journey of growing up. Although these characters will have the same names as BTS members, they will have fictional narratives with various stories that will be told through metaphors and symbolism.
Cast: Seo Ji Hoon, Noh Jong Hyun, Ahn Ji Ho, Seo Young Joo, Kim Yoon Woo, Jung Woo Jin, and Jeon Jin Seo
Fly High, Butterfly (literal title)
Plot Summary: Set in a saloon called Fly High, Butterfly, the story follows people who work there.
Cast: Kim Hyang Gi, Daniel Choi, Oh Yoon Ah, Sim Eun Woo
Plot Summary: an Italian lawyer and Mafia consigliere Vincenzo Cassano, who moves back to Korea after a conflict with his organization members. In Korea, he gets involved with a tough lawyer Hong Cha Young. Together they work on bringing down villains using methods that could be considered unlawful.
Cast: Kim Hyang Gi, Daniel Choi, Oh Yoon Ah, Sim Eun Woo
Plot Summary: “Snowdrop” plot centers around the love story of a man named Im Soo Ho (to be played by Jung Hae In) who jumps into a women’s dormitory in 1987 covered in blood one day, a female student named Eun Young Cho (Jisoo) hides and heals him.
Cast: Jung Hae In, BLACKPINK Jisoo, Jang Seung Jo, Yoon Se Ah, Kim Hye Yoon and Jung Yoo Jin.
Plot Summary:: A best thriller drama series screenwriter Han Bi-Soo (Lee Min Ki) who’s never been in a relationship meets a popular actress Oh Joo-In (Nana) who appears mostly in rom-coms but isn’t good at her own romantic life. The two live under the same roof.
Cast: Lee Min-Ki, Nana
Senior, Don’t Put on That Lipstick (literal title)
Plot Summary: Yoon Song-A (Won Jin A) works as a marketer for a cosmetic brand who works hard at her job and she enjoys it a lot. Her dream is to start her own comestic brand. She works with marketer Chae Hyun-Seung (Ro Woon), he becomes attracted to her and wants to start dating her, however, she denies his advances because she doesn’t view younger guys as dating partners.
Cast: Won Jin A, Ro Woon
Plot Summary: The story of park rangers who rescue people at Mount Jiri. Jun Ji Hyun will play Seo Yi Kang, the top ranger who knows her way around Mount Jiri National Park. Joo Ji Hoon will play the character of Kang Hyun Jo, a military academy graduate with a deep secret; he joins as a new ranger and becomes Seo Yi Kang’s partner.
Cast: Jun Ji Hyun, Ju Ji Hoon, Sung Dong-Il , Oh Jung Se , Jo Han Chul, Jun Suk Ho
All of Us Are Dead
Plot Summary: A group of high school students get trapped inside their school when a zombie virus outbreak happens. They attempt to avoid becoming zombies and escape their schools.
Cast: Yoon Chan Young, Kim Hyun Woo
Plot Summary: A solider who is quiet and calm but inflexible (Jung Hae-In) meets a sergeant (Kim Sung Kyun) who notices his shortcomings, he transfers him to the D.P. (Deserter Pursuit) team. Their mission is to catch deserters. There the soldier meets Corporal Han Ho Yeol (Koo Gyo-Hwan), he begins to give the soldier the investigative know-how, but he annoys him sometimes.
Cast: Jung Hae In ,Koo Gyo Hwan ,Kim Sung Kyun ,Son Seok Koo , Lee Jun Young
Plot Summary: A professor at a prestigious law school and his students get involved in an unprecedented case.
Cast: Kim Myung Min, Ryoo Hye Young, Kim Bum, Lee Jung Eun
3. 2021 Korean Dramas- 1st half- Part 2
Plot Summary:: A group of students begin to search for ‘M’ who wrote a post on the community board of Seoyeon University’s website. The content of the post turns the university upside down.
Cast: Park Hye Soo, Jaehyun , Kim Sae Ron, Bae Hyun Sung
Plot Summary: unknown yet
Cast: Sung Hoon, Lee Tae Kon
Plot Summary: A detective named Lee Dong-Sik (Shin Ha Kyun) used to be capable but now works at the Manyang Police Substation in a small city and does the most boring job there. His life is quiet there. One day, a new detective called Han Joo-Won (Yeo Jin Goo) is transferred to the same police substation, he is assigned to work as Lee Dong-Sik’s boss and also partner, he’s an elite detective from a prestigious background, his father has a good chance of becoming the next chief at the National Police Agency, but he has a secret. A serial murder case shocks the small city and is similar to something that occurred 20 years ago and was the reason why Lee Dong-Sik changed. The two detectives team up to catch the killer.
Cast: Shin Ha Kyun, Yeo Jin Goo
Plot Summary:A rookie police officer Jung Ba-Reum (Lee Seung Gi) who works at a police substation, he is honest and tries to maintain justice, he comes faces to face with a psychopath murderer who sends fear down everyone’s spines, the murderer changes his life.
Cast: Lee Seung Gi
Plot Summary: Han Jung-Hyun (Ji Jin Hee) is an agent of the NIS (National Intelligence Service) who works on a secret mission for the NIS, while working on his mission, he meets Choi Yeon-Soo (Kim Hyun Joo). Using his alias, he falls for her and eventually they get married. Choi Yeon-Soo works as a civil-rights lawyer who is always pursuing the truth, she gets nominated for the Chief of the Civil Servant Corruption Investigation Unit. Her husband’s true identity becomes involved in an uncontrollable situation due to her nomination.
Cast: Ji Jin Hee, Kim Hyun Joo, Heo Jun Ho, Jeong Man Sik, Han Go Eun, Kwon Hae Hyo
Undercover (working title)
Plot Summary: A woman named Yoon Ji Woo’s (Han So Hee) whose father dies suddenly, she wants to avenge his death and find out who’s behind it. She works for a drug crime group Dongcheonpa. Choi Moo-Jin (Park Hee Soon) is the boss of the drug gang, he helps her uncover the reason behind her father’s death.Yoon Ji Woo joins the police department to become a mole for the drug group, she gets assigned to work in the drug investigation unit in the police department where she meets her partner Detective Jeon Pil-Do (Ahn Bo Hyun).
Cast: Han So Hee, Park Hee Soon, Ahn Bo Hyun, Kim Sang Ho, Lee Hak Joo
Which one of these 2021 kdramas are you most excited for?