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Song Joong-ki’s small-screen comeback, a KDrama that was shot in the Philippines, and others to watch out for this November

It’s one of my favorite times again, to usher in a new set of KDrama series premiering this month of November. Previously, I was able to watch 10 out of the 18 series that I featured in September. Standouts among them are Little Women – finished (Kim Go Eun), and One Dollar Lawyer – ongoing (Namgoong Min). The other series that I also enjoy watching from this batch include The Empire – ongoing (About Law and Family), Golden Spoon – ongoing (about Family and Business), and Love In Contract – ongoing (about Relationships).

However, when the news broke out about the tragedy in the area of Itaewon on October 29, 2022, several media companies in Korea, including Netflix announced that they will delay the release of some November Kdramas, including The Fabulous. South Korea announced a national mourning period for the victims in response to the tragedy. 

Nevertheless, it looks like we are still in for another exciting set including Netflix’s The Fabulous starring SHINee’s Minho, Song Joong-ki’s small-screen return with Reborn Rich, and Son Seok-gu and director Kang Yoon-sung’s Casino which was (partially) shot in the Philippines.


Premiere Date: November 4, 2022

Cast: Chae Soo-bin, Choi Min-ho, etc.

Episodes: 8

Broadcast Details: Netflix


Starring SHINee‘s Choi Minho and Chae Soobin, the anticipated K-drama is based on the fashion industry, following a group of friends who just getting started in their careers in the field. Chae Soobin plays a fashion marketer, Choi Minho portrays the role of an aspiring fashion photographer, Park Heejung plays a fashion model, and Lee Sangwoon a fashion designer. It is not easy for the four friends who are building their careers as marketers, photographers, designers, and models; they are knocked over and faced with challenges, but as they have always done, they push forward once again. The ‘fabulous’ four friends cheer on one another in all sorts of difficulties while making the best of efforts in both their careers and romantic relationships. Read more here


Premiere Date: November 9, 2022

Cast: Shin Ye-eun, Jung Soo-bin, Seo Ji-hoon, Chae Sang-woo, Lee Soo-min, Lomon

Episodes: 12

Broadcast Details: Disney+

SYNOPSIS: “Revenge of Others” is a new teen revenge thriller starring Shin Ye Eun as Ok Chan Mi, a high school student and shooting athlete who is searching for the truth behind the suspicious death of her twin brother. Together with Ji Su Heon, a student seeking vengeance against their unjust society (played by Lomon), she gets caught up in a shocking incident that will turn their lives upside down. Read more here


Premiere Date: November 12, 2022

Cast: Kim Rae-won, Son Ho-jun, Gong Seung-yeon, etc.

Episodes: 12

Broadcast Details: SBS

SYNOPSIS: “The First Responders” is a drama about members of the police force, fire department, and paramedic team as they come together to help their city in any way they can. The drama highlights the teamwork these three departments work hard to maintain, and the star-studded cast has viewers waiting in anticipation to see just how this story will come to life. Read more here


Premiere Date: November 16, 2022

Cast: Lee Seo-jin, Kwak Sun-young, Seo Hyun-woo, Joo Hyun-young, etc.

Episodes: 16

Broadcast Details: TVn

SYNOPSIS: “Call My Agent!” is a hit French series consisting of four seasons that captures the fierce struggles of top stars and their managers in a realistic and witty way. The remake will develop episodes that suit the situations and emotions in Korea while including the strengths and fun points of the original work. In particular, there will be a cameo lineup that will make every episode shine. Read more here


Premiere Date: November 18, 2022

Cast: Kim Young-kwang, Kang Hae-lim, Kim Yong-ji, Kim Su-yeon, etc.

Episodes: 8

Broadcast Details: Netflix

SYNOPSIS: “Somebody” is in fact the name of the dating app that puts the thrilling chase into motion. Kim Sum is the developer of the app, who, although socially awkward, finds herself enamored by Sung Yun-oh (Kim Young-kwang). The latter is a charming architectural designer with a split self that he likes to keep hidden. When the two finally come face to face after a murder, Gi-eun (Kim Soo-yeon) and Mok-won (Kim Yong-ji), Sum’s friends get entangled in the investigation of the murder mystery in the meantime. Read more here


Premiere Date: November 18, 2022

Cast: Park Ji-Hoon, Choi Hyun-Wook, Hong Kyung, Lee Yeon, Shin Seung-Ho, etc.

Episodes: 8

Broadcast Details: Wavve

SYNOPSIS: Yeon Si Eun, who had no interest in school life other than studying, foretold that she would fight violence with her own fighting method using her brilliant brain to survive in a jungle-like school. In particular, his decisive and determined action, which uses tools to subdue opponents while reciting Newton’s laws of motion, catches the eye. In addition, the cool action of the innate fighter Ahn Soo Ho also provides exhilaration and raises expectations for the main story. Above all, Suho and Oh Beom Seok, who run step by step to help Yeon Si Eun in trouble, are also captured, raising curiosity about the friendship between the three. Read more here


Premiere Date: November 18, 2022

Cast: Song Joong-ki, Lee Sung-min, Shin Hyun-been, etc.

Episodes: 16

Broadcast Details: Viu

SYNOPSIS: “Reborn Rich” is a fantasy drama starring Song Joong Ki as Yoon Hyun Woo, a loyal secretary to a chaebol family. When he dies after being framed for embezzlement by the very family that he had faithfully served, he is reborn as the family’s youngest son Jin Do Joon, and he plots to take over the company out of revenge. Read more here


Premiere Date: November 26, 2022

Cast: Choi Soo-young, Park Yoon, Kang Da-hyun, etc.

Episodes: 4

Broadcast Details: MBC

SYNOPSIS: “Please Send A Fan Letter” is a romantic-comedy series about a single father who is desperate to fulfill the wish of her daughter who is suffering from leukemia and a famous actress who faces the biggest dilemma in her career upon receiving a certain fan letter. Read more here


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Premiere Date: November 30, 2022

Cast: Chae Jong-hyeop, Seo Eun-soo, Park Sung-woong, etc.

Episodes: 12

Broadcast Details: ENA (이엔에이)

SYNOPSIS: Based on a webtoon of the same name, Unlock The Boss follows Park In-sung, an unemployed job-seeker whose life changes after he picks up a mysterious smartphone that speaks and gives him orders. The phone claims to be the CEO of a large IT corporation, whose soul is trapped in the device after an incident. Read more here


Premiere Date: November 2022

Cast: Choi Min-sik, Son Su-kku, Lee Dong-hwi, Heo Sung-tae, etc.

Episodes: 12

Broadcast Details: Disney+

SYNOPSIS: “Casino” tells the story of a man, who used to become the king of the casino after many twists and turns, returning to the game and betting his life after losing everything in an unfortunate series of events. Read more here


Premiere Date: November 2022

Cast: Seolhyun, Im Si-wan, Shin Eun Soo, a.mond, etc.

Episodes: 12

Broadcast Details: ENA (이엔에이)

SYNOPSIS: “Summer Strike” tells the story of people who have left everything they know to go on a journey to find themselves, hoping to finally solve the never-ending questions in their lives and simply rest. The drama stars Seolhyun as Lee Yeo Reum, a woman who, burned out from her previous job, voluntarily takes a life of unemployment and goes to live in the small seaside village of Angok in hopes of finding a fresh start. She is joined by Im Siwan who plays Ahn Dae Bum, a quiet and timid librarian in Angok who carries his own stories and secrets. Read more here

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