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THE KTHREE DECEMBER 2020 KDRAMA WATCHLIST

Updated: Dec 20, 2020

TheKThree and I are trying something new for the Monthly KDrama WatchList.


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Can you believe that the last month of 2020 is ALREADY HERE!? The December 2020 drama list is pretty large this month - 9 new Kdramas to take us into 2021! What are all of these wonderful dramas premiering? What do TheKThree and I think of them? WELL, KEEP READING TO FIND OUT!


DECEMBER 2020 DRAMALIST

CHEAT ON ME, IF YOU CAN - Premieres December 2nd

Episodes: 16

Where to Watch: VIKI/KOCOWA

Synopsis

A comedic mystery thriller about a crime novelist wife (played by Cho Yeo Jung) who only thinks about killing people. Her husband, a lawyer who specializes in divorce (played by Go Joon). He wrote a memorandum to his wife titled “If You Cheat, You Die”. An unconventional story about adults who do bad things with guilt.

Trailer

THOUGHTS

Jenn - Intrigued. Will definitely check it out - I ended up loving Cho Yeo Jung in 9Billion Won Woman and I wasn’t so sure about that one either.


Marisa - Yesss!! Cho Yeo Jung always presents a character a little more complicated than expected. I can't wait to see what kind of marriage she has with Go Joon.


Marco - Parasite Park family mom for the win and what seems to be a plot about a murderous wife and a lawyer who knows how to get out of a marriage legally but will have to still answer to her morally. Might not be about that but that memorandum rings with juicy A Perfect Murder vibes.


Caitlin - I love Cho Yeo Jung so I AM ALL IN! We already know she is a fantastic actress. I am curious about the synopsis of this drama because is the husband already cheating? Will he cheat and then the wife murders him? I AM READY FOR THE SHENANIGANS OF THIS MARRIAGE!


WISH YOU: YOUR MELODY IN MY HEART - Premieres December 4th

Episodes: 8

Where to Watch: VIKI

Synopsis

Kang In Soo plays a busker whose singing is everything in his life. He begins to live with Sang Yi (played by Lee Sang). He met Sang Yi after getting a love call from a record company.

Trailer

THOUGHTS

Caitlin - I am down for a nice sweet BL drama ANYDAY! I am watching this one for sure AND THEY AREN'T IN HIGHSCHOOL! Well, it seems like they aren't HAHA


Jenn - If they're not in HS I'm IN!!


TRUE BEAUTY - Premieres December 9th

Episodes: 16

Where to Watch: VIKI

Synopsis

This is a romantic comedy about Moon Ga Young’s character who rises to pretty girl fame after mastering the art of makeup through YouTube videos. Even with this new found fame and makeup, she still doesn’t want to show her face. This story is about her love story with Cha Eun Woo’s character, the only person who has ever seen her without makeup on. Cha Eun Woo’s character seems cold on the outside but is very caring on the inside. Their interactions allow them to grow personally and grow closer. Can Cha Eun Woo’s character help Moon Ga Young’s character find her “true beauty”?

Trailer

THOUGHTS

Jenn - We all know I’m soft for Cha Eun Woo after Rookie Historian ;) And I was surprised how much I enjoyed My ID is Gangnam Beauty and this synopsis reminds me of that


Marisa - I don't usually watch high school dramas but I really like Moon Ga Young and I'm obsessed with KBeauty so this is kind of a win-win. Plus, it's the PD from Extraordinary You which, for the most part, I found really appealing.


Caitlin - I am iffy about this one. The synopsis sort of throws me off. I love Moon Ga Young though and my bodyguard from The Tale of Nokdu is in it so I am giving it a try. I have thoughts on what message this kdrama might portray so I am curious if it pulls it off like I think it will.


HUSH - Premieres December 11th

Episodes: 16

Where to Watch: iQIYI

Synopsis

This is an office drama about reporters and their everyday struggles. Hwang Jung Min plays a veteran reporter who first became a reporter to fight justice but now life got in the way. Im Yoon Ah plays bold new reporter intern who isn’t afraid to say what needs to be said. When she meets Hwang Jung Min’s character, she dreams of becoming a true journalist.

Trailer


THOUGHTS

Marisa - I could use a solid drama. And I like YoonAh.


MR. QUEEN - Premieres December 12th

Episodes: 16

Where to Watch: VIKI

Synopsis

In the present day, Jang Bong Hwan is a chef who works in the President’s Blue House. Somehow, he finds his spirit transferred into the body of Queen Kim So Yong in the Joseon Period. King Cheol Jong has secrets. He seems like a figurehead who is kind and easy going but hides stronger ambitions. Bae Jung Ok plays Queen Sunwon who has the true power in the country which is why King Cheol Jong is just a figurehead. Kim Tae Woo plays Queen Sunwon’s younger brother who also has ambitions.

Trailer

THOUGHTS

Jenn - Had me at Shin Hye Sun!!!❤ Then you add the comedy, Kim JungHyun and Choi JinHyuk as the chef who body swaps??? Is this a ‘hidden’ BL love story? SO EXCITED for this one!! Please be good. Please be good. Please….


Marisa - All kinds of yes! I love Shin Hye Sun so much and the trailers look like she's having a blast playing a modern man who finds himself in the body of a Joseon era queen. I think she's such a strong actress that she'll challenge Kim Jung Hyn in a really appealing way.


Marco - Kim Jung Hyun from CLOY in what seems to be a quirky historical comedy. I’m in! His comedic chops were on point in CLOY and I am intrigued by the setting of the Blue House for something more lighthearted.


Caitlin - You had me at Kim Jung Hyun! Now if he dies, I am going to riot (his character I hear was a real king and did die...soooooo I will be sad if that happens) I have not watch many historicals this year SO WHY NOT ADD A COUPLE AT THE END OF THE YEAR!


RUN ON - Premieres December 16th

Episodes: 16

Where to Watch: NETFLIX

Synopsis

Im Shi Wan plays a former sprinter. Due to a legal case, he quit the sport. He then starts to work as a sports agent. Shin Se Kyung plays someone who writes subtitles translations for movies. Choi Soo Young plays the CEO of a sports agency. Because of her gender, she is pushed back on the list of successors for the Seomyung Group even though she is the only child of the man who runs the Seomyung Group. Kang Tae Oh plays an art student who comes into her life.

Trailer

THOUGHTS

Jenn - ANNNNND THE Rookie Historian is back this month as well!!! All in! ❤ After RHGHR Shin Se Kyung mentioned that she hopes to focus on more projects like RHGHR - that empower women. HELL YES. Plus, I love the randomness of the set up - past sprinter now sports agent meets a movie subtitler…sure!! Let’s do this!


Marisa - Good lord the chemistry between Shin Se Kyung and Im Siwan looks fantastic! I could use a good romance drama. I could also use a drama where the second leads are into each other. I'm praying for no triangles in this one!


SWEET HOME - Premieres December 18th

Episodes: 10 episodes

Where to Watch: NETFLIX

Synopsis

Song Kang plays a loner High School student who moves to an old apartment complex called Green Home after losing his entire family in an accident. He soon discovers the secret behind Green Home. A monster is trying to drive humanity out of various forms of human desires and the residents of Green Home are trapped inside including himself.

Trailer

THOUGHTS

Jenn - Big Maybe…I think I’ll wait to see what everyone is saying about it.


Marisa - maybe. Not sure if I need this kind of horror during the holiday season.


Marco - Netflix, horror, cool posters and a monster. You had me at Netflix.


Caitlin - I AM ALL IN ON THIS ONE! I don't care if it is horror in December.


SECRET ROYAL INSPECTOR: JOSEON - Premieres December 21st

Episodes: 32

Where to Watch: UNKNOWN (but probably KOCOWA/VIKI cuz of the network)

Synopsis

Towards the end of the Joseon Period, Kim Myung Soo’s character placed first in the state examination and now he works for Hongmungwan (administrative and research department). He has no ambitions or goals. One day he is caught gambling and as punishment he has to become secret royal inspector. His job is to eradicate corruption and illegal acts with public officers. He gets the help with this job by Da-In a female inspector and Park Chun Sam – his servant. Lee Tae Hwan plays Kim Myung Soo’s younger stepbrother who's father was a nobleman but mother was a slave. Because of his mother, he is rejected by his father and opposes his step brother.

Trailer

THOUGHTS

Caitlin - You have crime elements in anything and I am there. So naturally I am watching this one. I haven't watched many historicals this year so why not add them all at the end of the year. Lee Tae Hwan is in this so I can't pass him up either.


LOVESTRUCK IN THE CITY - Premieres December 22nd

Episodes: 12

Where to Watch: Rumor is NETFLIX BUT NOT CONFIRMED

Synopsis

Ji Chang Wook plays an honest and overly passionate architect. He loves city streets. One night a woman steals his heart and whom he calls the “camera thief” and then disappears. He is not able to get over her. Kim Ji Won plays a freelance marketer who decides to adopt a false identity. She ends up meeting and falling for Ji Chang Wook’s character using this false identity in an unfamiliar place.

Trailer

THOUGHTS

Jenn - Yes super excited about the pairing of Kim JiWon and Ji ChangWook but what I’m really all in for is Kim MinSeok’s Return!! (And his DOTS reunion with Kim JiWon) The story sounds like it could be a very sweet love story. fingers crossed!!


Marisa - This pairing of Ji Chang Wook and Kim Ji Won better explode off the screen! I expect sassy conversations and great comedic fire. The other two couples are also really strong and I can't wait to see their chemistry.


Can you believe it is already the last month of 2020!?

What Kdramas are you excited for in December?

How do you like this new format of the Monthly Drama List?


Make sure to head over to TheKThree's Youtube Channel and watch their 5 Minute Reviews with thoughts and comments about the more popular airing dramas.

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