10 New Upcoming Korean Dramas We Are Watching this May 2021

10 New Upcoming Korean Dramas We Are Watching this May 2021

 

And just like that, another month has passed and we are slowly but surely rolling our way into summer. Time may pass fast, but your girl is faster with her Korean dramas recommendations for you to watch this May.

For those of you who don’t know––well silly me, that will be all of you––but your girl is currently pursuing her master’s degree full time while juggling work. I am not one to complain because I love being busy and doing a lot of things all at once, but I have to admit that there are times where I feel like time is just slipping past my fingers and there is nothing I can do about it. Which is frustrating, yet interesting at the same time. 

I suppose it is true what they say, the older you get the faster time passes. Well, I guess I am getting older by the minute, eh? If that is the case, I am choosing to spend some of that elusive time binge-watching cute Oppas in Kdramas while I munch on popcorn. Anyone joining? 

 

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1. Youth of May (오월의 청춘)

 

Genre : Romance, Melodrama

Starring : Lee Do Hyun, Go Min Shi, Lee Sang Yi

Aired : May 3, 2021 –– June 8, 2021

Episodes : 12

 

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Youth of May is a drama about two young people who became swept up in the Gwangju Uprising that happened in May 1980.

 

 

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2. Imitation (이미테이션)

 

Genre : Comedy, Romance, Drama

Starring : Jung Ji So, Lee Joon Young, Park Ji Yeon

Aired : May 7, 2021 –– July 23, 2021

Episodes : 12

 

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Lee Ma Ha is a member of the K-pop girl group Tea Party. Despite the group’s lack of popularity, Ma Ha has received some media attention due to her physical resemblance to the popular solo singer, La Ri Ma. During a reality TV program where idols participate in sporting events, Ma Ha accidentally injures Hyuk, a member of the famous boy group Shax.

Another member of Shax, Kwon Ryok, develops a dislike of Ma Ha as a result of both the incident and her attempts to gain popularity by imitating Ri Ma. However, the two are forced to cross paths on television programs and when they are cast in a drama together. Meanwhile, Ma Ha’s childhood friend and fellow idol, Lee Yu Jin, from the group Sparkling, has feelings for Ma Ha and tries to shield her from what he believes are Ryok’s negative intentions towards her.

 

 

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3. Here’s My Plan (목표가 생겼다)

 

Genre : Drama, Slice of life 

Starring : Ryu Soo Young, Kim Hwan Hee, Kim Do Hoon

Aired : May 19, 2021 –– May 27, 2021

Episodes : 4

 

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Here’s My Plan follows a girl who thinks she has lived an unfortunate life and having a dream of revenge on those people who made her life unhappy. 

 

new kdramas may 2021

 

4. Racket Boys (라켓소년단)

 

Genre : Drama, Sports

Starring : Kim Sang Kyung, Oh Na Ra, Choi Hyun Wook

Aired : May 17, 2021 –– July 6, 2021

Episodes : 16

 

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Racket Boys tells the story of 16-year-old boys and girls from Haenam Middle School, growing up dreaming of becoming idols in the badminton world in a faraway rural area.

 

new kdramas may 2021

 

5. Mine (마인)

 

Genre : Thriller, Mystery, Drama 

Starring : Lee Bo Young, Kim Seo Hyung, Ok Ja Yeon

Aired : May 8, 2021 –– June 27, 2021

Episodes : 16

 

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Seo Hee-Soo was a former top actress, but she gave up her career to marry the second son of Hyo Won Group. She does her best to fit in as a daughter-in-law of that family. She acts confidently all the time as to not lose her true self.

Jung Seo Hyun, on the other hand, is married to the first son of the same chaebol family. She is also the daughter of a chaebol family and is elegant, intelligent, and also very rational.

“Mine” is about strong and ambitious women who overcome the world’s prejudices in order to find their true selves.

 

 

new kdramas may 2021

 

6. Doom at Your Service (어느 날 우리 집 현관으로 멸망이 들어왔다)

 

Genre : Romance, Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural

Starring : Park Bo Young, Seo In Gook, Lee Soo Hyuk

Aired : May 10, 2021 –– July 29, 2021

Episodes : 16

 

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Tak Dong Kyung has been working hard ever since her parents passed away. Her life seemed more stable after working as a web novel editor for 6 years, but then she gets diagnosed with brain cancer. She blames her unlucky life and wishes to curse everything to disappear, which unintentionally calls Myeol Mang, a messenger between humans and gods, to appear. He says that he can grant her wishes. As her last hope, she makes a contract with Myeol Mang for a hundred days to live how she wants, risking her everything.

 

 

korean dramas may 2021

 

7. My Roommate is Gumiho (간 떨어지는 동거)

 

Genre : Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Starring : Jang Ki Yong, Hye Ri, Kang Han Na

Aired : May 26, 2021 –– July 15, 2021

Episodes : 16

 

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Shin Woo Yeo is a handsome and smart professor. He is also a 999-year-old nine-tailed fox. To become a human, he collects human energy in a bead. Soon, he is set to become a human.

Meanwhile, Lee Dam is a university student. One day, her drunk friend falls asleep on top of an expensive car. She apologizes to Shin Woo Yeo, who is the car owner. While Lee Dam struggles to take her friend away, Shin Woo Yeo gives her a hand. An accident happens that changes their fate. Shin Woo Yeo’s bead falls out of his mouth and Lee Dam unintentionally swallows it.

The bead can exist inside of a human for no more than 1 year and, afterward, the bead will break inside of that person. This will cause Lee Dam to die and Shin Woo Yeo will lose his chance to become a human. Shin Woo Yeo explains to Lee Dam their predicament and suggests that they should live together until they figure out a solution. Lee Dam, who has never had a boyfriend in her life, now lives with Shin Woo Yeo.

 

 

korean dramas may 2021

 

8. Bossam: Steal the Fate (보쌈-운명을 훔치다)

 

Genre : Historical, Romance, Drama

Starring : Kwon Yu Ri, Jung Il Woo, Shin Hyun Soo

Aired : May 1, 2021 –– July 4, 2021

Episodes : 20

 

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“Bossam – Stealing Fate” will tell the story of a person who accidentally kidnaps a princess. Ba Woo engages in the practice of connecting widows, who had no hopes of getting remarried, with new husbands. At a young age, he was framed for conspiracy by someone; though he could escape with his life, he has had to hide his identity and live in poverty since.

The drama will be set during the reign of King Gwang Hae and revolve around Ba Woo and princess Soo Kyung. It will be a story of life and love that touches upon the oppression experienced by women and the impoverished.

 

 

korean dramas may 2021

 

9. Move to Heaven (무브 투 헤븐: 나는 유품정리사입니다)

 

Genre : Slice of life, Drama, Family 

Starring : Lee Je Hoon, Tang Joon Sang, Hong Seung Hee

Aired : May 14, 2021

Episodes : 16

 

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Geu Roo is a young man with Asperger syndrome. He works for his father’s business “Move To Heaven.” Their job is to arrange items left by deceased people. One day, Geu Roo’s own father dies. Gue Roo is left alone, but his uncle Sang Koo suddenly appears in front of him. Sang Koo is a cold man. He was a martial artist who fought in underground matches. He went to prison because of what happened during his fight. Sang Koo now becomes Geu Roo’s guardian. They run “Move To Heaven” together.

 

 

korean dramas may 2021

 

10. The Crazy Guy In This District (이 구역의 미친)

 

Genre : Romance, Drama

Starring : Jung Woo, Oh Yeon Seo, Lee Soo Hyun

Aired : May 24, 2021 –– July 16, 2021

Episodes : 12

 

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No Hwi Oh, a detective in the violent crimes division of the Gangnam Police Station. He thinks that he is doing well until his life suddenly takes a turn and he becomes a “crazy” person who can’t hold in his anger about anything.

Lee Min Kyung, a woman who is caught up in her own delusions and compulsions. She had lived an ordinary life as a pretty woman with a respectable job until “that incident” that caused everything in her life to break down. As a result, she was unable to trust anyone and is caught in a prison of her own making. Her delusions also have the unfortunate side effect of making everyone else around her angry.

The Crazy Guy in this District follows two people with their own painful stories who go through a complicated process of hurting and healing while falling in love with each other.

 

 

 

 

 

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