Korean Drama premiering in October 2021

Officially entering Autumn and we are almost at the end of 2021. This month’s lineup includes sweet romance but the majority are crime thrillers. For those who prefer thrillers, action, and some mystery, this is the month for you. Starring stars like SF9’s Rowoon, Park Eun Bin, Han So Hee, Jun Ji Hyun, and more.

Here’s the lineup for you.

The King’s Affection

The King’s Affection – Kdrama poster

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Historical, Romance, Politics
Native title: 연모
Original network: KBS, Netflix

Premiere: 11 Oct 2021, every Monday and Tuesday

Starring Park Eun Bin, Rowoon, Nam Yoon Su, and more. The drama is an adaptation of a comic Yeonmo by Lee So Young. Having twins is considered an ominous sign back in the days. When the Crown Prince’s consort gave birth to a pair, the daughter was being ordered to kill. In order to save her, she was secretly sent out of the palace.

Reflection of You

Reflection of You – Kdrama poster

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Thriller
Native title: 너를 닮은 사람
Original network: JTBC, Netflix

Premiere: 13 Oct 2021, every Wednesday and Thursday

Starring Go Hyun Jung, Shin Hyun Bin, Kim Jae Young, and more. The drama revolves around love, betrayal, revenge. Story of two women Jung Hee Joo and Goo Hae Won. Hee Joo has a life that looks blissful, but she feels that she spend her time on meaningless things. She met another woman who is poor but still shines, someone that reminds her of her younger days.

My Name

My Name – Kdrama poster

No. of episodes: 8
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime
Native title: 마이 네임
Original network: Netflix

Premiere: 15 Oct 2021, Friday

Starring Han So Hee, Ahn Bo Hyun, Park Hee Soon, and more. Previously known as Undercover, the story follows a revenge plan of Yoon Ji Woo for her father’s murder. She enters the police force as an undercover and takes direction from a powerful crime triad boss Choi Moo Jin. Jeol Pil Do is Ji Woo’s partner when she enters the police force. Both of them work under the Drug Investigation Unit.

Jirisan

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Action, Adventurous, Thriller
Native title: 지리산
Original network: tvN, iQiy

Premiere: 23 Oct 2021, every Saturday and Sunday

Starring Jun Ji Hyun, Joo Ji Hoo, Sung Dong Il, Oh Jung Se, and more. The drama is set in Mount Jiri, stories of the rangers working for Jirisan National Park who rescue survivors and lost trekkers.

Would You Like a Cup of Coffee?

Would You like a Cup of Coffee starring Ong Seong Wu and Park Ho San

No. of episodes: 12
Genre: Drama, Life
Native title: 커피 한잔 할까요?
Original network: Kakao TV, Tencent Video

Premiere: 24 Oct 2021, every Thursday and Sunday

Starring Ong Seong Wu, Park Ho San, and more. The story between a passionate beginner barista Kang Go Bi, and his boss, the coffee shop owner Park Seok. Teaching the rookie about life through cups of coffee.

Crime Puzzle

No. of episodes: 10
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Investigation
Native Title: 크라임 퍼즐
Original network: Olleh TV

Premiere: 28 Oct 2021, Thursday

Starring Yoon Kye Sang, Go Ah Sung, Yoon Gyung Ho, and more. Adapted from a webtoon of the same name, the story of a criminal psychologist sent to conduct interviews with murderers to piece up their story.

Inspector Koo

No. of episodes: 12
Genre: Investigation, Action, Comedy
Native title: 구경이
Original network: JTBC, Netflix

Premiere: 30 Oct 2021, every Saturday and Sunday

Starring Lee Young Ae, Kim Hye Joon, Kwak Sun Young, Jo Hyun Chul, Baek Sung Chul, and more. The drama is centered around Koo Kyung Yi, an insurance investigator who loves the thrill of solving cold cases rather than seeking justice.

Chimera

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Native title: 키마이라
Original network: OCN

Premiere: 30 Oct 2021, every Saturday and Sunday

Starring Park Hae Soo, Lee Hee Joon, Kim Soo Hyun, and more. A crime fiction story named the Chimera incident that shook the nation back in 1984. Chimera incident involves a serial murder, an explosion crime that seems to repeat itself again after 35 years in 2019. A crime detective, a criminal profiler and a surgeon work together to find the similarities between two cases and the secrets behind it.

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