New Month, New Kdramas to Watch –– July Korean Dramas 2021
Lately, I have been watching so many Kdramas that I feel like I am drowning in a sea of cute oppas. I have a feeling in this new month of July, my Korean drama bingeing habit won’t exactly slow down either.
For your reference, your girl usually only watches 1 Korean drama at a time…because, uh, self-control? But this time around, I don’t know what weird lightning strikes me but I am quite literally starting 4 ongoing Korean dramas simultaneously. So you can imagine the condition that my eyelids are in right now––it’s not good. I am either laughing by myself or crazy sobbing alone. Have I finally lost it? Has the pandemic finally broke me with endless amounts of good Kdramas and hot oppas?
Anyways, it’s okay. Don’t worry about your girl, she has already sold her eyeballs to Korean drama land. It would probably be a good idea for me to update you guys on the amount of Kdramas I was able to watch at one period of time by the end of July. That is, if my eyes are not too swollen from crying for me to see my computer screen and type.
Genre : Romance, Melodrama
Starring : Choi Myung Gil, So Yi Hyun, Park Yoon Jae
Aired : July 5, 2021 –– November 19, 2021
Episodes : 100
A story about a heartless mother who betrayed her father and turned away from her sick younger brother for love and desire, and a daughter who dreams of revenge against such a mother.
Genre : Romance, Comedy, Drama
Starring : Cha Tae Hyun, Jin Young, Krystal Jung
Aired : July 26, 2021 –– September 14, 2021
Episodes : 16
Police University is about a detective who catches criminals with all his might and a former hacker who uses his intelligence to solve everything. The two meet at the Police University as a professor and student, and they cooperate to investigate a case together.
Genre : Mystery, Law, Crime, Drama
Starring : Ji Sung, Park Gyu Young, Kim Min Jung
Aired : July 3, 2021 –– August 22, 2021
Episodes : 16
Set in a dystopian present-day Korean society where society has collapsed as the people erupt with distrust and hatred against their leaders, and everyday life has turned into chaos and looting. In a world where order seems to have collapsed, Judge Kang Yo Han signals a new change for society. Yo Han is a Head Trial Judge who punishes the dishonest in the courtroom with no mercy, turning it into a reality show, and thus has earned the nickname “devil judge”; however, his mysterious aura conceals his true identity and ambitions. A divisive figure, the public is unsure as to whether Kang Yo Han is a true popular hero or a malicious force sowing the seeds of chaos in his court.
Meanwhile, Jung Sun Ah, a hunger for power woman, has formed a bitter rivalry with Kang Yo Han and has risen from poverty to become the director of a corporate social responsibility foundation. Into this turbulent world step two childhood friends on a quest for true justice: a rookie orphan judge called Kim Ga On and a police officer named Yoon Soo Hyun. Do they have what it takes to take on the scheming Jung Sun Ah… and the “Devil Judge?”
Genre : Romance, Fantasy, Melodrama
Starring : Seo Hyun Jin, Kim Dong Wook, Yoon Park
Aired : July 5, 2021 –– August 24, 2021
Episodes : 16
When Kang Da Jung finds a job at a five-star hotel, she rises up to the manager position faster than any of her fellow employees who were hired at the same time as her. Her problem is that she takes after her mother’s poor choice in men and dates men who are terrible like her father. Meanwhile, Joo Young Do is a psychiatrist who helps others heal their emotional wounds and find the will to live. However, he himself bears his own scars from not having been able to save his older brother and one of his patients. The two, suffering from traumatic childhoods, form a heartfelt bond when they become entangled in a perplexing local murder case.
Genre : Drama, Fantasy
Starring : Song Ji Hyo, Nam Ji Hyun, Chae Jong Hyup
Aired : July 16, 2021
Episodes : 8
This series tells the stories of desperate people who come by to eat a magical dish with the hopes of having their personal wishes granted, even at the expense of their own souls. Jo Hee Ra has already lost count of the years that she has spent alive. She has a feeling, though, that she has already become older than any known human in history. She chose to turn into a sorceress after suffering a tragic fate in her twenties and is now co-running a mysterious restaurant with a woman named Jin.
Genre : Thriller, Romance, Drama, Fantasy
Starring : Yeri, Yang Hong Seok, Lee Sang Jun
Aired : July 14, 2021 –– August 21, 2021
Episodes : 10
A fantasy romance drama in which the main character will revisit the past through mysterious photos left by their first love, who died on their birthday 10 years ago. Oh Ha Rin, who lost her first love 10 years ago. She had resolved to confess to her male friend, Seo Jun, on her birthday, but he ended up taking his own life, much to her shock and horror. She currently works at an abandoned pet shelter, but on the 10th anniversary of the incident, she comes into possession of some photos that her first love left behind. Ji Seo Jun, Ha Rin’s first love. Even though he looks bright and optimistic on the outside, he has a darkness inside of him that no one can touch. The person who gave him hope was Ha Rin, and he started to develop feelings for her. He was about to confess to her when he met his sudden death in the photography room.
Genre : Thriller, Historical, Horror, Zombies
Starring : Jun Ji Hyun, Park Byung Eun, Kim Shi Ah
Aired : July 23, 2021
Episodes : 1
A sequel from Kingdom season two and a backstory about the mysterious character Lee Chang’s group encountered on their journey north to discover the origins of the infected. Ashin will unveil the mystery behind her identity. The new story will detail what had happened to Ashin in the past in the northern region and how the two characters’ fates intertwined.
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