Is your favorite drama ending? Here's what to watch on DramaFever in November!
Haven't the last few months been amazing in Asian drama land? With addictive shows like Cinderella and Four Knights, Scarlet Heart: Ryeo, The K2, and Jealousy Incarnate coming to an end, you may be left feeling a little lost. No fear! We have 13 new dramas and movies coming to DramaFever in November that will fill up your heart (and social calendar) in no time!
1. If you're going to miss Jealousy Incarnate, for another funny adult romantic comedy centering around envy and miscommunication, watch My Wife's Having An Affair This Week.
Lee Sun Gyun (Miss Korea, Coffee Prince) and Song Ji Hyo (Running Man, Emergency Couple) star in a romantic comedy about the often-hilarious situations that occur when the smallest thing makes people paranoid about their relationships. Do Hyun Woo (Lee Sun Kyun) is a producer who has been working in television for over 10 years, and believes he is immensely lucky to have both a successful career and happy marriage. One day, he finds a reservation for a hotel room on his wife’s phone, which leads him to believe his significant other (Song Ji Hyo) is about to have an affair. Because he isn’t sure how to solve this problem, he wants to reach out for advice but also does not want to compromise his privacy. So, instead of openly sharing his problem with the world, Do Hyun Woo decides to join the online forum, 'Cheated Spouses Anonymous'. There, he speaks to several members who have experienced the betrayal of a loved one, while attempting to heal his own insecurity. Adding to the his tensions are Do Hyun Woo’s old college classmate (Master: God of Noodles star Lee Sang Yeob) and his lawyer friend (Gu Family Book alum Kim Hee Won), with the straight-talking workaholic writer Kwon Bo Young (international pop sensation BoA) rounding out the mess going on in Do Hyun Woo’s head. Will our Sherlock be able to solve this mystery of supposed infidelity, or will colluding with others that have been cheated on only intensify his paranoia?
2. If you're going to miss The K2, for another action thriller with a touch of romance, watch When A Snail Falls In Love.
Wang Kai (Nirvana in Fire) and Wang Zi Wen (Aftershock) star in a romantic thriller that shows crime doesn’t take time off for love. Ji Bai (Wang Kai) is a well-respected detective. Xu Xu (Wang Zi Wen) is a new criminal profiler. Together, they seem like an awkward teacher-student pairing. But in reality, they are actually one of the most competent duos in the Major Crimes Team, solving one case after another. In the time they spend together, Ji Bai begins to fall in love with the rookie under his wing. Unfortunately, when it comes to matters of the heart, the usually brilliant Xu Xu is slow as a snail. But just when it looks like Xu Xu is finally beginning to care for Ji Bai the way he cares for her, a notorious and dangerous criminal dubbed the “Angel’s Killer” reappears after a long period of dormancy. Can the star duo decide exactly where they are in their relationship and catch the dangerous criminal, or will the Angel’s Killer be crossing these two Cupids off his list?
Song Ji Hyo (Emergency Couple, My Wife’s Having an Affair This Week) and Byun Yo Han (Six Flying Dragons) star in a romantic comedy about the ghost of boyfriend past not-so-magically appearing to haunt an ambitious woman’s future. Kim Soo Jin (Song Ji Hyo) is a career-oriented producer at a film company that is quickly sinking into the abyss of bankruptcy. In order to save her company, she must take drastic measures -- and perhaps the most drastic of them all is adapting a film version of a webtoon by a popular but divisive writer. Bang Myung Soo (Byun Yo Han) is a young artist who has based his comic entirely on his ex-girlfriends. The intimate details of his personal life, that he has now made nationally-known household facts, has made Myung Soo something of a cross between beloved heartthrob and public enemy. It is this controversy the film company hopes to cash in on. There’s just one problem: Kim Soo Jin happens to be one of those ex-girlfriends. Now, in order to make the movie, our beloved filmmaker must put her feelings aside and interact with not just her increasingly irritating ex, but also those former exes he is writing about that have once again popped up. These ladies, all former girlfriends of Myung Soo’s, are older wealthy divorcee Na Ji Ah (Tree With Deep Rootsactress Jang Ji Eun), the very chic and successful investment firm member Jang Hwa Young (Dream High alum Lee Yoon Ji), and airhead C-lister actress Ra Ra (Age of Youth and Descendants of the Sun’s Ryu Hwa Young). Can Soo Jin make peace and learn what makes those characters tick in time to save her sinking ship of a company, or will this battle of the exes become a real-life fight club?
Han Suk Kyu (The Berlin File) , Seo Hyun Jin (Another Oh Hae Young) and Yoo Yun Suk (Jeju Island Gatsby, Answer Me 1994) star in a medical drama that proves no matter how intelligent you are, there is always a teacher who can make you someone better. Boo Yong Joo (Han Suk Kyu) is a genius surgeon. Years ago, he was the resident miracle worker at Seoul’s top hospital, and known to those in the field as the "Hand of God." One day, without any notice, he disappeared. Fast forward a few years later, and Boo Yong Joo is now at a small provincial clinic, donning the name Teacher Kim, and is known as the self-proclaimed "Romantic Doctor." Having been scarred by those he allowed to get close, Boo Yong Joo now enjoys a life of seclusion. However, because of his good nature and immense knowledge, the genius surgeon cannot help but mentor other struggling doctors. These include Kang Dong Joo (Yoo Yun Suk), an easily-irritable but brilliant man who only became a doctor to win someone over and seeks only the most important of VIP patients to achieve success and overcome and his poor past, and Yoon Seo Jung (Seo Hyun Jin), a passionate and diligent young woman who is haunted by a mistake from her past and only became a doctor to win someone’s recognition. The romantic doctor, however, has a different plan for each of them and, through his scarred but optimistic view of life, wants to teach them the true value of saving lives. But when the pupils are decidedly pragmatic and the master a hopeless romantic, can the teacher take his disciples away from biology and put a little Humanity 101 on the syllabus?
Starring Rainie Yang
Wei Ru (Drunken To Love You star Rainie Yang) and You Yan (Yan Yu Lin) have a simple relationship. They aren’t rich, but they still to enjoy life, even if it means eating three packs of instant noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are, however, very serious about their relationship and sincerely trying to achieve something in life while staying together. One day, opportunity comes knocking at Wei Ru’s door, as her company wants to send her to Shanghai, with both a promotion and higher pay. However, the lovely couple cannot imagine living so far together, let alone running a long-term, long-distance relationship. With so much uncertainty in their future, can the two pick the right life plan, or will their dreams shatter in this struggle between option A and B?
Tiffany Tang (Perfect Couple), internationally-acclaimed actor Luo Jin, and Vanness Wu (Autumn’s Concerto) star in a period romance that proves revenge is best served when the enemy least expects it. Li Wei Young (Tiffany Tang) was born Princess Feng Xin Er, the third daughter of the proud royalty of the Northern Wei Dynasty. Although she never quite gets the affection of her family because she was born on a day deemed one of misfortune, Xin Er is pure of heart and sharp of mind. One fateful night, in a massacre rivaling few others, Xin Er’s kingdom is annihilated. Escaping with her life but now an orphan, Xin Er accidentally wanders into enemy territory. There, she assumes the identity of her savior Li Wei Young, the daughter of a tutor. Full of hatred for the enemy that destroyed her kingdom and lacking in the feminine graces expected in her time, the somewhat arrogant Wei Young has trouble fitting in. But, being both wise and pure of heart, she ultimately learns to channel her hatred towards those who deserve it and become a kinder person overall. And it is exactly her wisdom and humanity that attracts towards her two very different men. Tuoba Jun (Luo Jin) is the beloved, well-educated, kind prince that is favored by all, including the king, and who falls in love with Wei Young. And competing with him is his younger brother Tuoba Yu (Vanness Wu), the cold, menacing and emotionally scarred prince that truly wants to rule the empire, and sees the intelligent Wei Young as his tool and his elder sibling as his rival. Wei Young, however, only has her eyes on one thing: she was not able to save her people. Between the schemes of these two men and living in enemy territory, can Wei Young ever avenge her kingdom?
Geum Bi (Heo Jung Eun) is only 8-years-old, but she suffers from dementia. She is slowly losing her memory. Her father Hwi Chul (Oh Ji Ho) is a swindler who left her at birth. After his daughter suddenly reappears, he learns about the preciousness of life while taking care of Geum Bi. Go Gang Hee (Park Jin Hee) has her life turned upside down as well after becoming involved with the father/daughter pair.
8. If you miss Cinderella and Four Knights, for another youthful show about finding love in unexpected places, watch So I Married an Anti-fan. (November 19)
EXO’s Park Chan Yeol (Salut d’Amour, Roommate), Girls’ Generation’s Seo Joo Hyun (Scarlet Heart: Ryeo) and Yuan Shan Shan (Beauties of the Emperor, Palace) star in a South Korean-Chinese collaboration that proves being an idol is actually really hard when you have to live with your biggest anti-fan. Fang Miao Miao (Yuan Shan Shan) is a struggling journalist working for a magazine in Shanghai. One day, she sees the extremely popular Hallyu star Hou Zhun (Park Chan Yeol) at a nightclub. At that time, however, the star in question is in a potentially compromising position with fellow idol Ai Lin (Seo Joo Hyun). Immediately, as is the case with reporters, Miao Miao snaps some pictures. And, as is the case with celebrities whose careers can go south very quickly, Hou Zhun destroys the evidence. However, fearing both the destruction of his image and potential fallout with Ai Lin’s boyfriend and fellow star Gao Xiang (8090 member and Ice Fantasy alum Jiang Chao), Hou Zhun goes a bit overboard and also uses his industry connections to get the struggling reporter fired. Since that day, Miao Miao becomes Hou Zhun’s biggest anti-fan, engaging in protests against him both in person and online. But, as fate would have it, the rivalry between the idol and his most ardent follower actually creates its own fan following, and the two are approached to take part in a reality show where they have to be a couple. Jobless and soon to be homeless, Miao Miao accepts having to live with the man she hates. Eventually, as their physical distances evaporate, their emotional closeness grows. But can this Hallyu idol and anti-fan ever accept each other as partners in life, or will their marriage end up being as fake as reality television?
Yang Mi (The Witness) and Golden-Horse winner Li Yifeng star in a romantic drama that shows how difficult it is to love someone when you have left them, but even tougher is to truly leave them if you ever loved them. Su Xingyu (Li Yifeng) is known as the “Prince of Pop Music.” Tian Xin (Yang Mi) is an agent at the company that represents the pop music nobility. Five years ago, Su Xingyu was a rookie actor and Tian Xin a rookie assistant. They had a budding relationship but distance and time simply meant it wasn’t to be. Now, years later, the two meet once again, this time as star and manager. However, falling in love isn’t that simple. Not only did their relationship last end on decidedly unlovely terms, there’s the added complication that Xingyu cannot be in a relationship right now for the sake of protecting his idol status. Will the two, who perhaps once felt they could be something special, be able to rediscover that flame, or does falling in love like a star mean you never ride off into the sunset?
Park Bo Gum (Tomorrow’s Cantabile, Answer Me 1988) and Kim Yoo Jung (Golden Rainbow, Secret Door) star in a gender bender historical drama about mistaken identity bringing about unmistakable love. Hong Ra On (Kim Yoo Jung) has one of the most unique jobs in the Joseon Dynasty: she disguises herself as a man named Sam Nom and gives great dating advice to lovelorn souls seeking to woo that special someone. Because of one of the letters she writes to help win someone over, she ends up meeting Lee Young (Park Bo Gum). But little does she know that Lee Young is actually the future Crown Prince Hyomyung. Lee Young, for his part, also doesn’t know that Hong Ra On is a woman. With both their interests in each other intensifying, things start to get more than a little weird. And those weird things get even weirder when Ra On is sold into the Royal Palace as a eunuch and becomes involved in a political power struggle. Is this a dilemma a dating guru and handsome royalty can solve, or will the darkness of the clouds of greed and deception enshroud the love in the moonlight?
Lee Soo Kyung (Loving You a Thousand Times) and BEAST’s Yoon Doo Joon (IRIS 2) star in a foodie romantic comedy where the truest love is on a dinner plate. Lee Soo Kyung (Lee Soo Kyung) is a 33-year old paralegal divorcee who regrets her decision to marry before she was ready for it, and for that reason, attempts to carry herself with poise and dignity. Unfortunately, she is also an incurable gourmand, and can’t help herself around great food. Her close neighbor at her home, the Royal Family Condominium, is the mysterious Goo Dae Young (Yoon Do Joon), another food fanatic who paradoxically loves eating at fancy restaurants but hates being asked why he is eating alone. He also lies a lot, but is nothing but truthful in his colorful, forthright descriptions of food. Together, both neighbors spend their lives in relative isolation, only finding true love in the form of delicious kimchi. But when there is a mysterious murder in their area, can both these culinary soul mates continue the search that will invariably lead them to each other and, more importantly, to the perfect meal?
12. The Last Women Standing (November 26)
Shu Qi (A Beautiful Life, If You Are the One 2) and Eddie Peng (Honey and Clover, Sound of the Desert) star in a romantic comedy that shows if you can’t find love, it will find you. Sheng Ruxi (Shu Qi) is a career-driven, thirty-something Shanghai bachelorette, whose name even rhymes with the slang term “sheng nu,” or “leftover woman.” Her mother (Tiger Mom alum Pan Hong), worried about Sheng not having found the right spouse yet, pushes her daughter to be with Dr. Bai (1911 actor Xing Jiadong). Unfortunately, Sheng Ruxi finds the doctor oddly annoying and has no real wish to settle down with him, but she does want to meet that special someone. Meanwhile, joining her company is Ma Sai (Eddie Peng), her handsome new 25-year-old colleague who she decides she wants to spend the rest of her life with, much to the chagrin of her mother. And while he doesn’t share her mother’s opinion, Sheng Ruxi also doesn’t receive support from her father (veteran actor Shih Chieh King), who instead tries to explain to her that she doesn’t need to be nervous about her age and should not rush into anything. Sheng Ruxi, however, is worried that time is running out and realizes that if she doesn’t make her move with Ma Sai now, the chance may never come again. Can our increasingly nervous bachelorette win this battle of the heart or will she once again attend another wedding and leave as the last woman standing?
Starring Kris Wu and Liu Yi Fei
Su Yunjin (Liu Yifei) is a struggling transfer student from a regional town, while rich heir Cheng Zheng (Kris Wu) is the star student who sits behind her. He fell in love with her and started to pursue her all the way through college, even though they studied and lived in different cities. Cheng Zheng was ultimately successful in pursuing Su Yunjin, who willed herself to follow her heart for once, even though she knew there would be many obstacles in their way. Soon, they were basking in happiness, and subsequently moved in together after university. However, reality caught up with them two years after graduation. Their vastly different personalities and disparate family background meant their relationship was unequal from the very beginning - their unspoken expectations of each other and all the misunderstandings that came with a mundane lifestyle caused them to part ways with each other. A few years later, both of them establish successful careers, and end up living in the same neighborhood, thus meeting and getting entangled in each other's lives again. They both try to move on with different relationships, but are unsuccessful. When Su Yunjin loses her mother to cancer, Cheng Zheng is the only one to comfort her, causing the former to rekindle their relationship. (source)
Whoo, looks like I won't be having a social life this month!
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