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New k-dramas to watch in December 2023

Updated: Dec 1, 2023

As the year winds down, the Korean entertainment industry is gearing up to end 2023 with a bang! December is packed with a variety of K-dramas that are sure to captivate audiences worldwide. From thrilling sequels to heartwarming stories, here's your guide to the K-dramas you can't miss this December.

GwenchaNoona | New K-dramas airing in December 2023 (clockwise from top left): "Night Has Come", "Soundtrack #2", "Sweet Home2", "Welcome to Samdal-ri", "My Man Is Cupid", "My Happy End", "Death's Game", "Gyeongseong Creature" & "Maestra: Strings of Truth"

 

December 1: Sweet Home Season 2

Fans of Song Kang (Navillera) will be happy to see him in two simultaneous dramas this season. He returns in the much-awaited sequel to Sweet Home. Based on the web series, the show follows the thrilling story of residents in an apartment building who battle different kinds of monsters in order to survive. The entire season drops on Netflix on December 1.


Where to watch: Netflix


December 1: My Man Is Cupid

Based on the famous tale of the god of love, Cupid (or in this version a fairy), injuring himself with his own love-tipped arrow, the series follows Cheon Sang-hyuk (Jang Dong-yoon, Daily Dose of Sunshine) falling in love with skeptic Oh Baek-ryun (Nana, Into the Ring). This feel-good fantasy rom-com should be a light, easy watch.


Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video


December 2: Welcome to Samdal-ri

Ji Chang-wook (The Worst of Evil, Lovestruck in the City) lives a bucolic life in Jeju Island. His childhood friend, played by Shin Hae-sun (Mr. Queen), returns after pursuing a career in the big city. Will the simple life and the possibility of romance be enough of a reason for her to stay or will this show pull a k-drama twist on us and break our hearts?


Where to watch: Netflix


December 4: Night Has Come

As if high school isn’t tough enough for many of us, a bunch of high school students find themselves on a field trip from hell in this 12-episode series. Lee Jae-in (Racket Boys), Kim Woo-seok, Choi Ye-bin (Penthouse), Ahn Ji-ho (Move to Heaven), Jung So-ri (Move to Heaven), and Cha Woo-min (Weak Hero Class 1) play high school students who are forced to play a real game of mafia to survive. Now they must all work together if they ever hope to come out alive.


Where to watch: Viu


December 6: Soundtrack #2

Disney’s Soundtrack #1 gave viewers a sweet love story between best friends played by Han So-hee (My Name) and Park Hyung-sik (Strong Woman Do Bong-soon). In this sequel, Keum Sae-rok (Youth of May) and Steve Noh (Pachinko) are former flames who are looking for a second chance at love.


Where to watch: Disney+


December 9: Maestra: Strings of Truth

There’s a mystery going around the orchestra of conductor Lee Young-ae (Inspector Koo) and she’s out to find the truth. The problem is, she has secrets of her own that she’d rather not spill. The 12-episode series is inspired by the French TV series Philharmonia.


Where to watch: Disney+


December 15: Death’s Game

Choi Yi-jae (Seo In-guk, Reply 1997) desperately hopes to win a game against Death (Park So-dam, Parasite) herself. His prize? A long life he once tried recklessly to give up. Now he is cursed with dying over and over again, as a different person each time. Will he cheat death this time or will he be doomed forever?


Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video


December 20: The Sand Flower / Like Flowers in Sand

Kim Baek-doo (Jang Dong-yoon, Daily Dose of Sunshine) was a prodigy in the sport of traditional Korean wrestling or ssireum. Born in a family of wrestlers, he doesn’t know how to be anything else. Now, he’s thinking of retiring and leaving the sport for good, but is that really what he wants?


December 22: Gyeongseong Creature Part 1

Superstars Park Seo-joon (Dream) and Han So-hee (My Name) team up in this mystery series set in the 1940s. The unlikely duo solve missing persons cases and find out there might be something supernatural going on.


Where to watch: Netflix


December 30: My Happy End

Jang Na-ra (Sell Your Haunted House) is Seo Jae-won whose perfect family, perfect job, and perfect life unravels when a jealous former college classmate gets in the picture and stirs up trouble. Now, she must come to terms with the fact that her life really isn’t as perfect as it seems.

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