February 2021 K-Drama Releases: “Vincenzo”, “L.U.C.A.”, “Penthouse 2”, “Sisyphus” & More
Fans of Korean dramas will have an impressive roster of varying genres to watch out for in the month of February.
With a few high-profile dramas carried over from last year and a short list of new ones to view, the first month of 2021 just flew by. While K-Drama land kicked off lightly in January, avid viewers will be delighted to know that February is packed with different genres that would fit any K-Drama fans’ tastes.
Genres such as psychological action thrillers, crime, police procedurals, a historical drama, romantic comedy, sci-fi and time-slip round up the list of February 2021 Korean dramas.
Actors Kim Rae Won, Song Joong Ki, Yeo Jin Goo, Shin Ha Kyun, Kim Young Kwang among others are making a return to the small screen. Actresses Park Shin Hye, Lee Da Hee, Kim So Hyun, Choi Gang Hee, and Jeon Yeo Bin are all geared up to make your K-Drama nights worthwhile. Also, one of the most watched and talked about dramas of 2020 is also returning for its second season.
2021 Korean Drama Lineup
Currently airing 2021 Korean Dramas
Royal Secret Agent (KBS 2TV)
Run On (JTBC)
True Beauty (tvN)
Mr. Queen (tvN)
Love (feat. Marriage and Divorce) (TV Chosun)
A Love So Beautiful (kakao TV / Netflix) – Every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday
Lovestruck in the City (kakao TV / Netflix) – Tuesday and Friday
February 2021 Korean Dramas | Premiere Dates | Streaming Sites
L.U.C.A.: The Beginning
Kim Rae Won plays Ji Oh, a man with no memory of his past and identity. He knows the feelings of loneliness as s result of being abandoned, yet he manages to live on his own. A group of unknown forces are after him because he knows a secret that could change the world. Playing opposite him is Lee Da Hee in the role of Homicide Detective Gu Reum. She is the only person who knows him, as they have met in the past. As she continues her search for her missing parents an accident paved way for Ji Oh and Gu Reum to cross paths.
PD Kim Hong Sun and writer Chun Sung Il team up in this drama which concept is based on Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution.
- K-Drama Sneak Peek: “L.U.C.A.: The Beginning” Trails The World of Genetics & Human Evolution With Kim Rae Won & Lee Da Hee
River Where The Moon Rises
- February 15 | KBS 2TV
- Streaming Site: Viu
One of the highly anticipated historical dramas this year, River Where The Moon Rises is adapted from a Korean folklore written in The History of the Three Kingdoms. It tells the story of Princess Pyeonggang and her General, On Dal. Historical drama veteran Kim So Hyun takes on the role of the Princess who was raised as a soldier. Young Princess Pyeonggang, together with her mother, the Empress toured the kingdom. In one of the villages they met General On Hyeop and his son On Dal (played by Ji Soo).
The young Princess shared with On Dal her goal of becoming the first queen of Goguryeo to which the latter quickly dismissed. Not meaning to offend the young Princess, On Dal objectively told her that women do not involve themselves in affairs of the state. With the assassination of the Empress and General On Hyeop, Princess Pyeonggang embarks on a journey to untangle dangerous plots and conspiracies the abound the kingdom.
Sisyphus: The Myth
- February 17 | JTBC
- Streaming Site | Netflix
Dubbed as a cryptic fantasy series, Sisyphus: The Myth promises a high-quality story. Starring Cho Seung Woo and Park Shin Hye, this time-travel series sets up a futuristic world with action-packed sequences. Cho Seung Woo (Stranger) plays Han Tae Sul a genius engineer who co-founded the distinguished company Quantum and Time.
His superior intellect and extraordinary skills are key factors to his success. However, after his brother died, Han Tae Sul acts eccentric and his behavior caused a negative impact to his company’s stocks. After learning of the mystery behind his brother’s death, he sets out on a dangerous journey.
Meanwhile, Park Shin Hye (Memories of the Alhambra) portrays Kang Seo Hae, an elite soldier from the future who goes out in search of Han Tae Sul to save him.
- Cho Seung Woo and Park Shin Hye Transform To Their Geek & Warrior Characters in “Sisyphus: The Myth” Teasers
- February 17 | KBS 2TV
- Streaming Site: Netflix
Catering to women in their 30’s and 40’s, Hello, Me will follow the life of Ban Ha Ni as she struggles in her adult life. At 37 years old, Ban Ha Ni is single and holds a temporary job which she is afraid she could lose at any moment. Once a vibrant youth and a young woman full of dreams, Ha Ni has lost that vigor and considers her life miserable and unsuccessful.
In a bizarre twist of fate, she comes meets her 17-year-old self and comes face to face with the reality of how different she once was. Starring Choi Kang Hee and Kim Young Kwang, this provocative drama about life will surely inspire.
The Penthouse: War in Life 2
- February 19 | SBS
- Streaming Site | Viu
Included in the February 2021 Korean Drama list is the follow-up to the successful SBS drama, The Penthouse: War in Life. Reeling from the events that happened in the first season, fans of this 2020 hit series are all fired up to see the second part. Ending on a high note early this year, with surprising revelations and that major character death, The Penthouse: War in Life 2 will try to keep the momentum.
Fans can expect the drama to give out more twists and surprises involving the residents of Hera Palace. The second season will consist of 12 episodes and will have its premiere on February 19.
- “The Penthouse: War in Life 2” Releases New Poster & Trailer Teasing For A Darker & More Vengeful Narrative
- February 19 | JTBC
Yeo Jin Goo and Shin Ha Kyun play detective roles in this psychological thriller. Hailing from different backgrounds, the two detectives form an alliance to catch a serial killer. Lee Dong Shik (Shin Ha Kyun) is a veteran police officer who has seen better days. Once an accomplished and competent detective, Dong Shik is now working a desk job and menial chores in a Police station in small city. He enjoys his simple life but one day a young and ace detective, Han Joo Woon (Yeo Jin Goo) arrives at their station.
When a series of murders resemble that of a serial murder case Lee Dong Shik encountered 20 years ago, both men are determined to catch the killer.
- February 20 | tvN
- Streaming Site: Netflix
Song Joong Ki is back in the small screen as he plays the titular character in his new series. Vincenzo tells the story of Park Joo Hyeong, a Korean who was adopted when he was eight years old and raised in Italy. As an adult, he goes by the name of Vincenzo Casano, a lawyer and counsel for an Italian mafia. When a war between mafias erupted, he goes back to Korea.
In his home country, he meets and gets involved with Hong Cha Young (Jeon Yeo Bin) a determined lawyer.
- February 20 | OCN
- Streaming Site: iQIYI
Two reporters from different timelines get entangled in OCN’s first weekend drama, Times. Starring Lee Seo Jin and Lee Joo Young, their respective characters, Lee Jin Woo and Seo Jung In will try to thwart a plan which will result in the death of the South Korean President.
- February 26 | KBS 2TV
- Streaming Site: Viu
Park Hye Soo, NCT’s Jaehyun, Roh Jeong Eui and Bae Hyun Song star in this youth romance series. The lives of Seoyeon University students turned upside down by a post from a person named “M”. The post in the University’s community board affects the relationships of the characters which led the students to search and try to uncover “M’s” identity.
So which of these February 2021 Korean dramas are you most excited to add to your watch list?
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