Christmas is right around the corner, and we have another drama list for you including “City Couple’s Way of Love.” Here are some of the K-dramas we’re looking forward to this December.
‘City Couple’s Way of Love’
Cast: Ji Chang-wook, Kim Ji-won, Kim Min-seok, So Ju-yeon, Ryu Kyung-soo
Release Date: December 2020
Where to Watch: Kakao TV
“City Couple’s Way of Love” is a web drama scheduled to premiere on Kakao TV. The series is said to be a look into the realistic dating lives of young couples in the city and is slated to have multiple seasons.
The first season entitled “My Lovable Camera Thief” tells the story of architect Park Jae-won (Ji Chang-wook) who falls for a woman he calls a camera thief. Meanwhile, Lee Eun-oh (Kim Ji-won) is a freelance marketer who takes on a new identity as the free-spirited Yoon Sun-ah. This probably explains Kim Ji-won’s new hair color as seen during their first script reading for the drama.
Aside from seeing the chemistry between the two lead actors, we’re looking forward to this drama because of Park Shin-woo, who also directed “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay.”
Cast: Cha Eun-woo, Moon Ga-young, Hwang In-yeop, Park Yoo-na
Release Date: December 3, 2020
Where to Watch: Viu, Viki
“True Beauty” is based on a webtoon of the same title about a high school girl named Im Ju-gyeong (Moon Ga-young) who has an inferiority complex. She turns to make-up to enhance her looks and consequently becomes a “goddess” at her school. But despite her popularity, she refuses to reveal her bare face to anyone.
Meanwhile, Cha Eun-woo plays Lee Su-ho, the school heartthrob who happens to be the only person who has seen Im Ju-gyeong’s face without make-up. Behind Lee Su-ho’s cold exterior is a caring person with a dark past. Sounds familiar? This might be because Cha Eun-woo played a similar character in “My ID is Gangnam Beauty,” which also had that K-drama transformation theme.
South Korea is known to have very high, almost extreme standards of beauty. We’ve seen a couple of dramas in the past tackling the pressure upon women to have slim figures, small faces and paper-white complexion. It would be interesting how “True Beauty” fares compared to these previous dramas.
Cast: Im Si-wan, Shin Se-kyung, Choi Soo-young, Kang Tae-oh
Release Date: December 16, 2020
“Run On” is an upcoming drama from JTBC. It follows the love story between a former track and field athlete and a foreign film translator.
Gi Sun-gyeom (Im Si-wan) is a former sprinter for the national team. He quits the sport after an unfortunate event and becomes a sports agent. He falls in love with Oh Mi-joo (Shin Se-kyung), who writes subtitles for movies. Nothing much has been revealed about the plot of this drama, but producers shared that the story will be about how two people from different worlds grow together and find love in each other.
The teaser highlights the characters’ different lives, with Gi Sun-gyeom running on the field and Oh Mi-joo typing away on her keyboard. While Gi Sun-gyeom is always running and looking forward, Oh Mi-joo always has to look back at the scenes that she is translating. I’m pretty sure that the contrast between looking forward and looking back will have a deeper meaning in the drama.
“Run On” is set to premiere on December 16.
So which Korean drama are you looking forward to — “City Couple’s Way of Love,” “True Beauty,” or “Run On”? Let us know in the comments.