It’s been another exciting month for Quran dramas, with Associate Attorney Woo Marks its 20th week in the Netflix ranking of the top 10 non-English TV series.
The captivating series, which follows the adventures of an autistic lawyer, ranked seventh on the list as of the week of November 20, according to Netflix.
Others are in the top 5 of the same ranking Under the Queen’s umbrella (a historical drama) in third place and little woman (an exciting thriller with Squid Game actor Wi Ha-hun).
Looking for your next k-drama binge? Here are some intriguing new Korean series launching in December, including several returning for a second installment.
Release Date: December 1st on Watcha
This heartwarming human drama follows the story of Changwook, played by veteran Korean actor Han Seok-kyu dr romantic on Netflix and various other K-Dramas and movies. He begins writing a “kitchen diary” after his wife is diagnosed with a terminal illness and attempts to cook meals for her.
Based on an autobiographical essay by writer Kang Chang-rae, this original series for the Watcha streaming platform screened four of its episodes at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea last month.
In the trailer for the series, which features scenes of laughter and glimpses of tender melancholy over simmering, hearty soups, Changwook says, “Delicious food comes from the heart. The palate has the power to recall memories.”
Recipe for farewell is also available for streaming on Rakuten Viki.
Release date: December 7th on Disney+
Directed by Japanese director Takashi Miike, this action thriller is the first Korean drama to be directed by a Japanese filmmaker Korea Joong Ang Daily.
In the series Dong-soo (played by Jung Hae-in from DP. on Netflix and snowdrop on Disney+) is kidnapped by an organ trafficking organization and loses one of his eyes. He then goes in search of his lost eye after discovering it was transplanted to a serial killer.
The series trailer features terrifying chase scenes and a bloody knife wound that seems to be mysteriously healing itself. “He’ll start killing as soon as he wakes up,” says a voice in the trailer.
The show also stars Go Kyung-pyo, too DP and recently featured in the Park Chan-wook film decision to goand Kim Hye-jun, who played villain Queen Consort Cho in the Netflix hit kingdom Series.
Money Heist: Korea Common Economic Area
Release date: December 9th on Netflix
The Korean branch of the Spanish cult crime drama of the same name returns in December with its second part.
Money Heist: Korea Common Economic Space shows a robbery and hostage-taking situation in a Korean mint against the fictional background of a Korean peninsula that will soon be reunited after the formation of a common economic area.
Part 2 of the series will feature the Professor character (played by Jitae Yu, known from the Park Chan-wook movie old boy) complete the “ultimate heist” with his gang.
In the latest trailer for Part 2, Berlin (played by Emmy and Screen Actors Guild nominees Park Hae-soo) says, “One of them is a traitor.” suspect, there will be chaos.”
Several eruptive gunfights, deadly explosions, and dramatic showdowns later, the trailer ends with the professor saying, “I’m going to let the world know who the real thieves are. That’s the only thing we can try now.”
Alchemy of Souls: Light and Shadow
Release date: December 10 on Netflix
The first part of Alchemy of Soulswhich was released last June, followed the story of a warrior whose soul is trapped in the body of Mu-deok, a servant of Jang Uk’s (played by Lee Jae-wook) noble family, following a forbidden spell.
In the second part, a young woman trapped in her own home seeks the help of Uk (who becomes “a hunter of the trapped soul”) to regain her freedom, according to Netflix.
A voice in a teaser trailer for the second part, which includes scenes with a bloody sword, flashbacks and tearful hugs, asks: “I failed to protect one of those I promised to protect. How can I protect someone else?”
Release date: December 13 on Netflix
The Korean dating show, which became the first Korean reality show to rank in Netflix’s Global Top TV Series rankings in January, returns next month for another sizzling season of “delicious” real-life K-drama .
In the first season, six single women and six single men spent about a week together on a scenic desert island in search of true love.
A voice in the Season 2 trailer says, “I was completely abandoned,” while another voice says, “This is really emotionally draining… I want to go home.”
While the trailer didn’t show the contestants’ full faces, the second episode promises to show “joy, tears, fear of rejection” and “a healthy dose of poignancy” onscreen, according to Netflix.
Release date: December 21 on Disney+
Big betwhose Korean title is casinofollows the story of a casino mogul played by Choi Min-sik, the veteran Korean actor that is known for Old boy, coming to the small screen for the first time in 24 years in this new series. The former casino king returns to the gambling world after losing everything he has and finds himself caught up in a murder investigation.
The show’s star-studded cast includes Squid Game Actor Heo Sung-tae, who played Deok-su, player #101, in the show and Son Seok-koo, who recently starred in My Liberation Notes on Netflix.
Release Date: December 30th on TVING
Set on the real-life South Korean island of Jeju, this fantasy action-thriller follows the story of four characters, played by Kim Nam-gil from the film emergency declaration and Cha Eun-woo from the K-pop band Astro, as well as Lee Da-hee and Sung Joon. You fight against an evil force trying to destroy the world.
A 15-second teaser trailer for the series, which will also be released on Amazon Prime Video, features gory daggers, supernatural beings and mysterious battle scenes against a dark forest backdrop.
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