The Ultimate K-Drama Binge List for December 2023

As the year approaches its conclusion, the K-dramas landscape is winding down with an exciting lineup of stories. With a lineup that ranges from romance and historical epics to thrillers – and including two that star Jang Dong-Yoon – December 2023 is poised to be a special month for fans and casual viewers alike. Let’s take a look at 12 K-dramas coming out in December that are sure to keep you glued to your screens.

Sweet Home

Sweet Home 2 poster

This hit apocalyptic-thriller returns with Sweet Home Season 2. This time, the stakes are higher than ever as the lines begin to blur, and nobody is safe from infection. The monsters are still a danger, but there are new threats around, as well as new characters joining the cast. Sweet Home Season 2 stars Song Kang, Lee Jin-Wook, Lee Si-Young, Go Min-Si and others. It premieres December 1 on Netflix.

My Man Is Cupid

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Prime Video

An unlikely romance blossoms between a veterinarian who avoids relationships, and a love fairy who accidentally shoots himself with his own arrow. Together, the two try to resolve their problem, and find themselves falling in love along the way. My Man is Cupid stars Jang Dong-Yoon and NANA as the lucky couple, and premieres December 1 on Prime Video.

A Bloody Lucky Day

A Bloody Lucky Day

Adapted from a webtoon of the same name, this series follows a taxi driver who becomes entangled with a customer who turns out to be a serial killer. This 10-episode series stars Lee Sung-Min, Yoo Yeon-Seok and Lee Jung-Eun. A Bloody Lucky Day premieres December 2 on tvN Asia.

Welcome to Samdal-ri

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After losing his mother, Yong-Pil is determined to become a weather forecaster to protect his community. His childhood friend, Sam-Dal, leaves their hometown only to return after a downfall. The series explores their rekindled relationship upon Sam-Dal’s return. Starring Ji Chang-Wook and Shin Hye-Sun, this drama blends comedy, romance, and drama, set against the backdrop of their quaint hometown, Samdal-ri. Welcome to Samdal-ri premieres December 2 on Netflix.

Tell Me That You Love Me

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Disney+ Hotstar

Tell Me That You Love Me is a melodramatic romance series about deaf artist Jung Woo-Sung. He encounters an aspiring actress, played by Shin Hyun-bin, setting the stage for a moving love story. The 16-episode series promises a blend of romance and human drama, likely to captivate viewers with its emotional depth and artistic direction. Tell Me That You Love Me premieres December 5 on Disney+ Hotstar.

Soundtrack #2

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Disney+ Hotstar

Music-loving Hyun Seo and Soo Ho met as vocalist and keyboardist in a college band, fell in love, and spent time together almost every day for six years. However, the pressures of life post-graduation caused them to part ways. Four years later, fate brings them together once more, but can their love really start again? Soundtrack #2 stars Geum Sae-Rok, Steve Noh and Demian. It premieres December 6 on Disney+ Hotstar.

MAESTRA: Strings of Truth

MAESTRA Strings of Truth poster
Disney+ Hotstar

Maestra: Strings of Truth follows the story of Cha Se-Eum, a former violinist who has now become a conductor of an orchestra. However, she harbors a secret that could potentially upend her life. As mysterious events unfold within her orchestra, Cha Se-Eum inches closer to the truth that surrounds her. The series premieres December 9 on Disney+ Hotstar.

Death’s Game

Death's Game poster
Prime Video

This fantasy-drama series centers on the unlucky Choi Yee-Jae (Seo In-guk). Overwhelmed with all of his failures, Yee-Jae decides to take his own life and “control death.” Death (Park So-dam) then decides to punish him and he is reincarnated 12 times, living 12 different lives. As a part of his punishment, Yee-Jae must stop their imminent deaths. Death’s Game premieres December 15 on Prime Video.

BTS Monuments: Beyond The Star

BTS Monuments Beyond The Star
Disney+ Hotstar

Featuring never-before-seen interviews, performances and behind the scenes moments with RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook, BTS Monuments: Beyond The Star will take audiences on an in-depth journey across the band’s 10-year career, highlighting their highs and lows for the first time ever in a captivating docuseries format. The documentary series premieres December 20 on Disney+ Hotstar.

Gyeongseong Creature

Gyeongseong Creature

Gyeongseong Creature is set in 1945 Seoul, when Korea was under Japanese colonial rule. In this grim era, an entrepreneur and a sleuth fight for survival, and face a monster born out of human greed. Starring Park Seo-Jun and Han So-Hee, Gyeongseong Creature premieres December 22 on Netflix.

Like Flowers In Sand

Like Flowers in Sand

This unique K-drama revolves around the traditional Korean wrestling sport ssireum. Former ssireum genius Baek-Doo is thinking of retiring from the sport, but changes his mind when his childhood friend Yoo-Kyung becomes the manager of the ssireum team. Like Flowers In Sand stars Jang Dong-Yoon and Lee Joo-Myung. It premieres December 22 on Netflix.

My Happy End

My Happy End
tvN Asia

My Happy End tells the story of Seo Jae-Won, who is haunted by her traumatic childhood. She compensates by chasing after success, trying to escape from her unhealthy desires and obsessions. The 16-episode series stars Son Ho-Jun, Jang Na-Ra, So Yi-Heun and Lee Ki-Taek. It premieres December 31 on tvN Asia.

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