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Top 11 K-dramas You Need to Watch in March 2021

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After the amazing K-dramas that we witnessed in the second month of the year, March is going to be a slow and quiter month, as far as new arrivals are concerned. However, that in no way indicates that the kdrama lovers will not be fed this month at all! We still have a handful of series to pick from belonging to different genres, including suspense, action, historical, romance and slice of life. There are also going to be sequels of some popular k-dramas in this list.

Some of them are on-air, while the others will premiere this month itself. Either way, you are going to remain occupied. Here is a list of top eleven kdramas are you should not missing watching this month. Take a glance at it.

1. Vincenzo

Director: Kim Hee Won
Screenwriter: Park Jae Bum
Starring: Song Joong Ki, Jun Yeo Bin, Ok Taec Yeon, Kim Yeo Jin, Jo Han Chul, Kwak Dong Yeon
Aired: February 20, 2021 – April 25, 2021
Number of Episodes: 20

The drama centres a lawyer, Park Joo Hyeong, better known as Vincenzo Cassano, who had relocated to Italy when he was just 8. He works for a Mafia, and does all the jobs of a consigliere for him. Due to uncontrollable wars between the mafia factions, Vincenzo runs away to South Korea, and gets involved with another lawyer, named Hong Cha Young, who is a competent attorney, and capable of going to any extend in order to win a case.

Vincenzo

It is a black comedy, which means that the drama can be hilarious at one point, while at another, it can be very serious. As of today, the first four episodes of the drama have been released, and new episodes will be airing every Saturday and Sunday. The series is available to stream on Netflix with English subtitles.

2. The Penthouse 2

Director: Joo Dong Min
Screenwriter: Kim Soon Ok
Starring: Kim So Yeon, Eugene, Uhm Ki Joon, Yoon Jong Hoon, Shin Eun Kyung, Bong Tae Kyu
Aired: February 19, 2021 – March 27, 2021
Number of Episodes: 12

The drama is about a woman who aims to rise high into rich society, with the help of real estate business, and will not be retreating at any cost. After Seo Jin and Dan Tae succeeds in removing everyone who blocks their way, covering up the death of Seol, and framing Yoon Hee for Su Ryeon’s murder, the residents of Hera Palace think that things will go back to how they used to be. To their surprise, Yoon Hee escapes from the prison and Eun Byeol comes to know about the truth. They will have to uncover the upcoming mysteries, and save the precious palace.

The Penthouse 2

‘The Penthouse’ is a three-part Korean drama and the first part of the triology had started airing in late 2020, and continued till January this year. The second season of the series airs every Friday and Saturday on SBS, and has aired four episodes till date. You can check it out on Viki as well, where it is available with English subtitles.

3. Mouse

Director: Kang Cheol Woo, Choi Joon Bae
Screenwriter: Choi Ran
Starring: Lee Seung Gi, Lee Hee Joon, Park Joo Hyun, Kyung Soo Jin, Ahn Jae Wook, Kim Jung Nan
Aired: March 3, 2021 – May 6, 2021
Number of Episodes: 20

The new suspence drama of Lee Seung Gi is quite an intense one, set in a world where humans have the capability to determine whether a baby in the womb is a psychopath, after testing their DNA. The whole nation gets gripped with fear because of the a crazy and ruthless chain killer. Jung Ba Reum is a Justice-seeking rookie detective who comes across the killer and somehow manages to survive the scary encounter. However, this encounter with the psychopath becomes a life changing one for him.

Mouse

Even after watching just the first episode, we can tell that the drama is going to be an intense and crazy ride. Two episodes of the drama has already been released by tvN, while new episodes will be airing every Wednesday and Thursday. You can also stream the show on Viki, with a subscription fee.

4. Joseon Exorcist

Screenwriter: Park Kye Ok
Director: Shin Kyung Soo
Airs: March 22, 2021 – May 11, 2021
Starring: Jang Dong Yoon, Park Sung Hoon, Kam Woo Sung, Kim Dong Jun, Jung Hye Sung, Lee Yoo Bi
Number of Episodes: 16

The story revolves around a royal family of King Taejong, and his sons— Prince Yangnyeong, and Prince Chungnyung, who protect the people living in the kingdom of Joseon by fighting the evil spirits coming into life, who must be exorcised. The undead spirits have returned and have been targetting the family, as the founding rulers of the kingdom had earlier overthrown the rulers of Goryeo, with the help of monsters and demons.

Joseon Exorcist

This historical fantasy drama will be airing every Monday and Tuesday on SBS TV, while the international viewers will be able to stream it on Viki for free.

Read: Most Popular Action Thriller Korean Dramas To Watch

5. River Where the Moon Rises

Director: Yoon Sang Ho
Screenwriter: Han Ji Hoon
Starring: Kim So Hyun, Kim Ji Soo, Lee Ji Hoon, Choi Yoo Hwa, Kim Bup Rae, Lee Hae Young
Aired: February 15, 2021 – April 20, 2021
Number of Episodes: 20

The drama has been inspired by the 2010 novel, by Choi Sagyu, titled, ‘Princess Pyeonggang’ that tells the story of a princess who has been raised as an ambitious soldier, determined to become the first female ruler of Goguryeo. However, things change when the warrior princess begins falling for On Dal, a calm and composed man. On one hand, On Dal even tries to push his principles in order to keep her safe, while the princess uses On Dal’s feelings for her own advantage, to achieve her goals, owing to her limitless ambition.

River Where the Moon Rises

‘River Where the Moon Rises’ is an action historical drama, airing every Monday and Tuesday on KBS2. You can watch the episodes with English subtitles on Viki, with a paid subscription.

6. Navillera

Director: Han Dong Hwa
Screenwriter: Lee Eun Mi
Starring: Park In Hwan, Song Kang, Na Moon Hee, Hong Seung Hee, Kim Tae Hoon, Yoon Ji Hye
Airs: March 22, 2021 – April 27, 2021
Number of Episodes: 12

The drama revolves around a 70-year-old retired mailman, Shim Deok-chul, who takes a strong decision to learn ballet and fulfil his life-long dream, which he had dropped earlier for supporting his family. However, neither his wife nor his children support this decision of him, but he pays them no heed. After he enrolls himself in a dance academy, he comes across a 23-year-old dancer, Lee Chae-rok, who had strived hard in his life while choosing the career he loved. After trying out various sports like soccer, baseball and swimming, he finally gets interested in ballet, which was his late mother’s profession as well, but due to financial problems, his interest begins to fade away yet again. However, his encounter with Deok-chul changes everything.

Navillera

The drama has been adapted from a Daum webtoon, going by the same name, penned down by Hun with Ji-min as the illustrator. The episodes will air on tvN, and you can watch it simultaneously on Netflix with English subtitles.

7. Hello? It’s Me!

Director: Lee Hyun Suk
Screenwriter: Yoo Song Yi
Starring: Choi Kang Hee, Kim Young Kwang, Lee Re, Eum Moon Suk, Kim Byung Choon, Yoon Bok In
Aired: February 17, 2021 – April 8, 2021
Number of Episodes: 32

The drama has been adapted from the 2011 novel by Kim Hye-jung, titled, ‘Fantastic Girl,’ revolving around a servile and timid 37-year-old woman, Ban Ha-ni. She holds a non-permanent position at her work, and suffers from the fear of getting fired any moment. Owing to the lack of security for the time being, she decides not to remain single anymore. The twist in the story comes when one day she encounters her 17-year-old self, who has travelled forth in time to meet herself after years.

Hello It’s Me!

However, the younger girl is totally opposite from the current Ha Ni. She is fearless, passionate and enthusiastic, and with her help, the current Ha Ni heals her wounds and begins to love herself again. The show airs every Wednesday and Thursday on kBS2 in South Korea, and on Netflix, internationally.

8. Beyond Evil

Director: Shim Na-yeon
Screenwriter: Kim Su-jin
Starring: Shin Ha Kyun, Yeo Jin Goo, Choi Dae Hoon, Choi Sung Eun, Kim Shin Rok, Chun Ho Jin
Aired: February 19, 2021 – April 10, 2021
Number of Episodes: 16

This psychological thriller series centres around a former detective, Lee Dong-sik, who has been demoted for performing menial tasks at a Police Substation, after breaking the law in order to catch a seriel killer. When he meets his new superior, Han Joo-won, who is an elite detective as well, both of them join hands to catch the seriel killer that has kept the whole city shaken since twenty long years.

Beyond Evil

As they closely follow the hidden facets of people around them, a number of truths unfold, questioning the innocence of those involved with the case, which even includes their own selves. The drama airs every Friday and Saturday on jTBC in South Korea.

9. Love Alarm (Season 2)

Director: Kim Jin Woo, Lee Na Jung
Screenwriter: Lee Ah Yeon, Seo Bo Ra
Starring: Kim So Hyun, Song Kang, Jung Ga Ram, Go Min Si, Shim Yi Young
Airs: Mar 12, 2021
Number of Episodes: 16

After facing a number of delays, the fans can finally welcome the much anticipated sequel of the 2019 drama, Love Alarm. For those who haven’t watched the first season, the drama has been set in an increasingly digitalized world, that features a dating app that can detect if anyone have romantic feelings for the user, within a range of 10 feet. However, it is not evolved enough to give details about that significant someone, which causes disruption in the day-to-day life for Jojo. She soon discovers herself caught in a love triangle, between two best friends— Lee Hye-Yeong and Hwang Sun-oh.

Love Alarm (Season 2)

In the upcoming season, Jojo will decide to uninstall the shield, and create the app ring to find her true love, which will also be a resounding proof of her emotions. You can catch up with the show on Netflix.

10. Sisyphus: The Myth

Director: Jin Hyeok
Screenwriter: Lee Je In, Jeon Chan Ho
Starring: Jo Seung Woo, Park Shin Hye, Sung Dong Il, Tae In Ho, Chae Jong Hyeop
Aired: February 17, 2021 – April 8, 2021
Number of Episodes: 16

The show is about Han Tae-sul, a genius engineer who struggles to unfold the truth behind the death of his older brother, and Kang Seo-hae, who is an elite warrior, who travels back in time in order to help him out. The story begins with Kang Seo-Hae taught by her father to be careful in the new world and when she reaches the place, she discovers herself as unconscious. She wakes up and meet a guy named Sun, who helps her out with the daily essentials. On the other hand, the plane in which Han Tae-Sul has been travelling gets crashed into something resulting in the death of the pilot, but Tae-Sul handles the situation using his exceptional engineering skills. However, the events that follow next are unexpected, and bring in a massive change to his life.

Sisyphus: The Myth

The show has aired six episodes till now, on jTBC in South Korea. After completion, it will be available to watch on Netflix as well.

11. Recipe for Youth

Starring: Moon Ga Young, Kim Hee Chul, Han Jung Wooz, Park Seon Im, Jung Kyung Hoz, Jin Sun Mi
Airs: March 14
Episodes: 10

After almost five years, the wait is finally over as Moon Ga Young and Kim Heechul will finally be seen in a romantic comedy, that was filmed in 2016. The story follows a dating coach, Jeon Seong Ki, who is a pro at creating new scandals, and Cha Soo Bin, who works as an entertainment reporter. In order to extract juicy scoops from the coach, she disguises herself in the attire of a rookie actress, and pretends to be an aspiring actress. However, Jeon Seong Ki finds himself falling in love with her in the process.

Recipe for Youth

The episodes will be released on BbangyaTV, all at once, and will be available to watch for everyone who will buy the ticket. Else, you need to wait for the episodes to air on a weekly basis.

Read: 12 Asian Dramas You Need To Watch If You Loved Watching Meteor Garden (2018)

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