Dive Into December: Must-Watch K-Dramas to Welcome the Holidays
As the year winds down and the festive season approaches, December offers a delightful selection of K-dramas to warm hearts and ignite excitement. From the chilling thrills of horror to the heartwarming comfort of romance, there’s something for every mood and preference. So, grab your warmest blanket, a mug of hot cocoa, and prepare to be swept away by these captivating Korean dramas airing in December 2023.
1. Sweet Home 2 (Netflix, December 1st)
The highly anticipated sequel to the smash hit “Sweet Home” returns this December, promising even more thrilling twists and turns. The first season left viewers on the edge of their seats, captivated by the residents of Green Home battling monstrous creatures and their own internal demons. Season 2 delves deeper into their fight for survival as they unravel the mysteries surrounding the mutations and search for a safe haven in a world overrun by chaos. Get ready for a heart-pounding ride with returning stars Song Kang, Lee Jin Wook, and Lee Si Young, as they confront the darkness and fight for a glimmer of hope in this apocalyptic thriller.
2. Welcome to Samdalri (Netflix, December 2nd)
Prepare for a dose of heartwarming romance with “Welcome to Samdalri,” a new Netflix series starring the beloved actress Shin Hye Sun. The drama follows the story of a veterinarian who unexpectedly inherits an old building in Samdalri, a quiet village nestled amidst breathtaking scenery. As she sets out to renovate the building, she encounters a charming resident played by Ji Chang Wook, leading to an unexpected romance that unfolds amidst the tranquil beauty of the village. Be prepared for heartwarming moments, stunning visuals, and a captivating romance that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy inside.
3. Soundtrack #2 (Disney+, December 6th)
Music lovers rejoice! “Soundtrack #2” delivers a unique love story intertwined with the power of music. This Disney+ original features two longtime friends, played by Han So Hee and Park Hyung Sik, who find their lives unexpectedly entangled as they collaborate on a music project. Their journey of artistic creation leads them to confront their own feelings and unravel hidden truths, ultimately discovering that the melody of love can resonate within the depths of friendship. Prepare to be swept away by the captivating soundtrack and the heartwarming love story that blossoms between these two talented individuals.
4. Gyeongseong Creature (Netflix, December 22nd)
Step back in time to the bustling metropolis of 1945 Gyeongseong in “Gyeongseong Creature,” a gripping period drama with an intriguing supernatural twist. The series follows a young woman named Han Yoon-hee who runs a restaurant and a man named Jang Taesang who owns a pawnshop, as their fates become intertwined when they encounter a strange creature threatening the city. As they investigate the origins of the creature and its connection to a sinister conspiracy, they must rely on their courage and ingenuity to protect themselves and the ones they love. Prepare for a thrilling rollercoaster ride filled with suspense, mystery, and historical intrigue.
5. Like Flowers in Sand (Netflix, December 20th)
Get ready for a timeless tale of love and sacrifice with “Like Flowers in Sand,” a historical drama based on a popular novel. The story centers around a young woman named Kim Il-hwa who is forced to become a maid in a wealthy household. Amidst the rigid social hierarchy, she finds solace in the love and friendship of a young man named Baek Hee. Their forbidden romance unfolds against the backdrop of a changing Korea, as they fight for their love and dreams amidst societal constraints. Prepare to be moved by this poignant story of love and resilience that transcends time and social barriers.
Beyond the Big Five:
While these five dramas are undoubtedly some of the highlights of December, there are many other exciting options to explore. For fans of crime and suspense, consider “Death’s Game” (December 15th), which delves into the dark underbelly of the human psyche. For a touch of humor and drama, check out “Overlap Knife, Knife” (December TBA), a KBS Drama Special offering a unique spin on time travel. And for those seeking a heartwarming story about self-discovery and community, “My Happy Ending” (December TBA) provides a delightful escape.
Embrace the K-Drama Wave:
December offers an exceptional opportunity to dive into the captivating world of K-dramas. Whether you’re a seasoned K-drama fan or just starting your journey, there is a drama waiting to capture your heart and leave you wanting more. So, settle in, indulge in the captivating stories, and let the magic of K-dramas transport you to another world this December.