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New k-dramas to watch in November 2022

Updated: Dec 8, 2022

The first three quarters of 2022 will be remembered as the season of the lawyers! Is the revenge/crime theme going to close out the fourth quarter?

GwenchaNoona | November K-Dramas & Shows (k-drama posters clockwise from top left: "Behind Every Star," "Reborn Rich," "Summer Strike," and "Revenge of Others")

K-Drama Posters from HanCinema

Nov. 7: Behind Every Star

Behind Every Star is yet another drama about the entertainment industry from behind the scenes. Based on the hit French drama Call My Agent (Dix Pour Cent), the 12-episode tvN series follows Ma Teo-oh (Lee Seo-jin, Youn's Stay) who is the the general director of Method Entertainment. Joining him in the hectic world of managing famous actors and making sure that things run smoothly are Cheon Je-In (Kwak Sun-young, Hospital Playlist), Kim Joong-don (Seo Hyun-woo, Flower of Evil), and So Hyun-Joo (Joo Hyun-young, Extraordinary Attorney Woo). With so many other shows about the entertainment biz already out, it’ll be interesting to see what this show can add to the discussion.

Where to watch: Netflix, Mondays and Tuesdays

Nov. 8: The Witch Store Reopens

The 10-episode rom-com web drama from vLive follows the black witch Lee Hae-na (Jung Ye-rin of former girl group GFriend), the owner of a witch shop that's about to be closed. She recruits ordinary high school boy Han Ji-ho (Kim Yong-hee of boyband CIX) as a part-timer. While trying to grow the shop’s profits, will they grow closer to each other?

Where to watch: Viki, Tuesdays

Nov. 9: Revenge of Others

Shin Ye-eun (More than Friends) stars as Ok Chan-mi, a high school shooting athlete trying to unearth the truth behind her twin brother’s death. She crosses paths with Ji Su-heon (Lomon, All of Us Are Dead), a fellow student who takes revenge on behalf of bullying victims. In this 12-episode teen revenge thriller, the pair becomes entangled in an incident that overturns their worlds.

Where to watch: Disney+, Wednesdays

Nov. 12: The First Responders Season 1

In this 12-episode SBS action-drama thriller, genius but asocial cop Jin Ho-gae (Kim Rae-won, Punch) joins forces with fearless firefighter Bong Do-jin (Son Ho-jun, Go-Back Couple) to solve cases. The empathetic paramedic Song Seol (Gong Seung-yeon, Bulgasal: Immortal Souls) completes the team of first responders.

The k-drama will have a second season to be released late next year.

Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar, Fridays and Saturdays

Nov. 18: Reborn Rich / The Youngest Son of a Conglomerate / The Chaebol’s Youngest Son

Adapted from the popular Kakao web novel The Youngest Son of a Chaebol Family, the 16-episode revenge series follows the story of Yoon Hyun-woo (Song Joong-ki, Vincenzo), Soonyang Group’s dutiful employee. Murdered and framed for embezzlement, Hyun-woo is reborn as Jin Do-joon, the chaebol (conglomerate) family’s youngest heir, and plots a hostile takeover of Soonyang to avenge his death.

Reborn Rich also stars Lee Sung-min (Juvenile Justice) as the head of Soonyang Group and Shin Hyun-been (Hospital Playlist) as an anti-corruption prosecutor.

Where to watch: Viu, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

November 18: Somebody / Finger / Bloody Finger

The eight-episode crime thriller depicts the modern-day experience of connection and loneliness. Kim Sum (Kang Hae-lim, Govengers), a social app developer on the autism spectrum, meets Sung Yun-oh (Kim Young-kwang, A Year-End Medley), an architect who uses her app called Somebody for his murder spree. A murder case involving the app brings together Sum, Yun-oh, and Sum’s friends, namely, detective Yeong Gi-eun (Kim Soo-yeon) and Im Mok-won (Kim Yong-ji, Tale of the Nine-Tailed).

The first three episodes were screened on October 6 at the 2022 Busan International Film Festival. The series marks film director Jung Ji-woo (Eungyo) k-drama directorial debut.

Where to watch: Netflix, Friday (all episodes)

Nov. 18: Weak Hero Class 1

Adapted from the popular webtoon Weak Hero, the eight-episode Wavve original action-drama revolves around the life of Yeon Si-eun (Park Ji-hoon, Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency), a model student at the top of his high school class. He may look physically weak, but he stands up against violence, using analytical thinking and other tools. Choi Hyun-wook (Twenty-Five Twenty-One), Hong Kyung (D.P.), and Kim Su-gyeom (At a Distance, Spring Is Green) co-star.

The series was shown at the 2022 Busan International Film Festival on October 7.

Where to watch: Viki, Friday (all episodes)

Nov. 18: Please Send Me A Fan Letter / Fanletter, Please

It’s every fan’s dream to get a letter from her favorite celebrity. Which is why single father Bang Jung-seok (Yoon Park, Forecasting Love and Weather) pretends to be actress Han Gang-hee (Choi Soo-young, If You Wish upon Me) and responds to his daughter’s letter. He will do anything to grant his sick daughter’s wish. We’ll probably need a tissue or two for this four-episode romance k-drama from MBC.

Where to watch: Viki, Fridays and Saturdays

Nov. 21: Summer Strike / I Don't Want to Do Anything

The 12-episode healing drama from ENA tells the story of two people on a soul-searching journey in the seaside village of Angok. Having been dumped by her boyfriend and having lost her mother in an accident, Lee Yeo-reum (Kim Seol-hyun, Awaken) quits her job and moves to Angok. She then meets the quiet librarian An Dae-beom (Im Si-wan, Tracer), who is nursing a few wounds of his own.

Where to watch: Viki, Mondays and Tuesdays

Nov. 25: Korea No. 1 (k-variety show)

South Korea’s k-variety power trio—Baeksang Daesang (Grand Prize) awardee Yoo Jae-seok (Hangout with Yoo), multi-awarded actor-comedian Lee Kwang-soo (Running Man, The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure), and Olympics volleyball record-holder Kim Yeon-koung (I Live Alone)—are on a quest to meet the country’s master artisans and become their best apprentice. In eight episodes, learn with them as they make side dishes with Korean soy sauce, build giwa (Korean roof tile) for cultural buildings, and create other traditional crafts, while being their chaotic selves.

Where to watch: Netflix, Friday (all episodes)

November: The Fabulous

Life is so much more interesting off the runway than on it! Seoul’s vibrant fashion world acts as a backdrop for Chae Soo-bin (I Am Not A Robot, Young Actors’ Retreat) and Choi Min-ho (Hwarang) as they and their millennial friends try to balance career, romance, and friendship in the eight-episode rom-com The Fabulous.

The new release date is yet to be announced after the series release had been postponed (previously November 4) to give way to South Korea's period of mourning from October 30 to November 5.

Where to watch: Netflix

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