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2021 has been an incredible year for K-Dramas so far. With Netflix taking on even more bold projects and other OTT platforms making K-Dramas available globally, the world is catching up on some of the best dramas ever. In a previous article, we gave you 11 romance K-Dramas you can look forward to in the second half of 2021. However, there are many more in store!

 

1. "Tale of the Royal Secret Agent and Jo Yi"

 10 Romance Dramas That Are Waiting For You In The Second Half Of 2021 (Part 2), Starring Hwang InYoup, Lee DoHyun And More

tvN

Summary: It tells the story of the investigative adventures of a lazy Secret Royal Agent (working in secret to find the corruption of officials) and of a passionate widow who who joins forces with him.

Cast: 2PM's Ok TaecYeon and Kim HyeYoon.

Reasons To Watch: The chemistry between the two leads who are amazing actors, is certainly going to be electric. The height difference is also a bonus. Besides, the plot sounds very interesting and attention-grabbing.

 

2. "Return"

 10 Romance Dramas That Are Waiting For You In The Second Half Of 2021 (Part 2), Starring Hwang InYoup, Lee DoHyun And More

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Summary: "Return" is a supernatural drama about magicians, heavenly spirits, and the world in between. It will be a brilliant new approach to the concept of fantasy

Cast: Lee JaeWook, Oh My Girl's Arin, NU'EST's MinHyun, Jung SoMin, Oh NaRa.

Reasons To Watch: This is a work by Hong Sisters, who have been behind extraordinary dramas such as "My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho", "Master's Sun", "You're Beautiful", "Hwayugi" and many more. It will most definitely be yet another masterpiece.

 

3. "Melancholia"

 10 Romance Dramas That Are Waiting For You In The Second Half Of 2021 (Part 2), Starring Hwang InYoup, Lee DoHyun And More

tvN

Summary: "Melancholia" tells a beautiful story of an unconventional mathematics teacher who gets involved in the life of an extraordinary student. Set in a corrupt high school that kills creativity and imagination, "Melancholia" is expected to be revolutionary.

Cast: Lee DoHyun and Im SooJung.

Reasons To Watch: Lee DoHyun and Im SooJung are both known for choosing their projects very carefully. Both the artists are extremely talented, which is raising expectations about this unusual story.

 

4. "Red Sleeve"

 10 Romance Dramas That Are Waiting For You In The Second Half Of 2021 (Part 2), Starring Hwang InYoup, Lee DoHyun And More

MBC

Summary: This is a historical romance drama and tells the love story of King Jeongjo and Seong DeokIm who becomes the royal concubine Seong UiBin, despite her desire for freedom and happiness beyond anything else.

Cast: 2PM's JunHo and Lee SeYoung.

Reasons To Watch: This drama is adapted from a popular novel series that is much loved by readers not just in Korea but also internationally. Considering its popularity, we can already tell that the drama will be just as good. It is also always interesting to see the characters come to life.

 

5. "The Moment The Heart Shines"

 10 Romance Dramas That Are Waiting For You In The Second Half Of 2021 (Part 2), Starring Hwang InYoup, Lee DoHyun And More

EBS

Summary: This is a youth drama that will focus on the younger generation who are essentially growing up in a digital age where everything, even human feelings, revolve around media consumption. It is expected to be an educational drama as well.

Cast: Choi JiSu, Oh JaeYoung, VICTON's SuBin.

Reasons To Watch: The drama has a stellar cast of young artists who will undoubtedly light up the screen with their youthful charm and innocence. Younger audiences will definitely find it easy to identify with. The storyline will also show a heart-fluttering campus romance.

 

6. "Idol: The Coup"

 10 Romance Dramas That Are Waiting For You In The Second Half Of 2021 (Part 2), Starring Hwang InYoup, Lee DoHyun And More

JTBC

Summary: This drama tells a very touching and realistic story of idols who have not found success and only need one big win before they can disband. It is expected to be deeply moving and will showcase all the trials and tribulations behind idol life.

Cast: Kwak SiYang, HaNi and Kim MinKyu.

Reasons To Watch: If you're a K-Pop fan, this drama will definitely be the one for you. You'll be able to watch and learn more about all the clockwork behind an idol's career and the aftermath of the desperation for success.

 

7. "Check Out The Event"

 10 Romance Dramas That Are Waiting For You In The Second Half Of 2021 (Part 2), Starring Hwang InYoup, Lee DoHyun And More

MBC

Summary: This short drama of 4 episodes, tells the story of ex-lovers who pretend to be a couple to win a free trip for couples! You can already guess where this is going. Expect to see a whirlwind of emotions and our leading pair come to terms with their true feelings.

Cast: Girl's Day's Bang MinAh and Kwon HwaWoon.

Reasons To Watch: The bite-sized format and touching subject matter will leave you wanting more.

 

8. "Part-Time Melo"

 10 Romance Dramas That Are Waiting For You In The Second Half Of 2021 (Part 2), Starring Hwang InYoup, Lee DoHyun And More

Seezn

Summary: This is a web drama that tells the story of completely different people from different streams of education, different values and beliefs who work together part-time at a restaurant. It is the sequel to "Single & Ready to Mingle".

Cast: Lee EunSang, SF9's DaWon, Mun JiHu and Min SuHwa.

Reasons To Watch: The varied charms of the unique characters will definitely make the drama worth watching, especially since the cast is studded with such talented young actors! If you have watched "Single & Ready to Mingle", you're probably going to love this as well.

 

9. "Only One Person"

 10 Romance Dramas That Are Waiting For You In The Second Half Of 2021 (Part 2), Starring Hwang InYoup, Lee DoHyun And More

JTBC

Summary: This drama is a healing romance drama about the love story of a terminally ill woman and a man who finds no value in living because of his circumstances. It is set in a hospice ward, which adds to the unconventional nature of the story.

Cast: Ahn EunJin, Kim KyungNam, Red Velvet's Joy, Ko DuShim.

Reasons To Watch: In all likelihood, this drama is not going to be your run-of-the-mill romance drama. Rather, it is expected to be a moving human melodrama that will evoke a range of emotions and facilitate a deeper catharsis. If you're tired of bubblegum romance, this drama is going to be the one for you.

 

10. "Why Oh SooJae?"

 10 Romance Dramas That Are Waiting For You In The Second Half Of 2021 (Part 2), Starring Hwang InYoup, Lee DoHyun And More

KeyEast Entertainment / Management SOOP

Summary: A man who has been wronged and a woman who is driven by the wrong reasons cross each other's paths and change their lives forever.

Cast: Hwang InYoup, Seo HyunJin, Bae InHyuk.

Reasons To Watch: The cast for the drama is absolutely breathtaking and it will be interesting to see how the dynamics between the characters unfold and how they change each other's ways, hopefully for the better if at all.

 

Which of these K-Dramas are you looking forward to the most?

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Tale of the Royal Secret Agent and Jo Yi

Return

Melancholia

Red Sleeve

The Moment The Heart Shines

Idol: The Coup

Check Out The Event

Part-Time Melo

Only One Person

Why Oh SooJae?

 

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Amanda
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Amanda
Sep 1, 2021 03:04 pm

Nungguin HIY

A.A.
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A.A.
Sep 1, 2021 02:01 pm

Oh, God... I just realized after nearly a month you forgot Yeonmo (starring Park EunBin, Rowoon)! What's this Illuminati manipulation?!

Kpopmap Staff
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Sep 1, 2021 03:03 pm
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Hello, thank you for your comment.
Impossible we forget "Yeonmo"! It is one of the most awaited dramas by our readers (by our team too!).
"Yeonmo" is in the part 1!
https://www.kpopmap.com/11-romance-kdramas-to-look-forward-to-in-the-second-half-of-2021-part-1/

A.A.
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A.A.
Sep 1, 2021 01:34 pm

Oh, God... I just realized after nearly a month you did not include Yeonmo (starring Park Eunbin, Rowoon)! What is this Illuminati manipulation?

Nikita
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Nikita
Aug 12, 2021 05:25 pm

Hwang oppa waiting for u 😍😍😍

May
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May
Aug 11, 2021 02:53 pm

So excited for #Return Jung So Min ❤️

Ashwiths
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Ashwiths
Aug 9, 2021 11:53 am

All the dramas have some one I admire the most
I think I can't vote. I'm going to be busy watching them
My option : All the above I vote

EEE
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EEE
Aug 8, 2021 10:23 pm

WOSJ 😍

Dadou7
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Dadou7
Aug 8, 2021 08:56 pm

I vote Hwang in youp on " why oh soojae? " 😍

War
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War
Aug 8, 2021 08:04 pm

Lee do hyun you did very well

Ma Conchita Geraldizo Misa
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Ma Conchita Geraldizo Misa
Aug 8, 2021 05:45 pm

Return is our most awaited drama from our favorite actress #JungSoMin

Fantasy forvever
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Fantasy forvever
Aug 8, 2021 03:36 pm

Cant wait for dawon's first ever lead role

Maya
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Maya
Aug 8, 2021 02:43 pm

So excited for Dawon again!

Liona Sangma
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Liona Sangma
Aug 8, 2021 01:28 am

Its almost 2 years for Kim Hye Yoon's fan waiting for her drama. Finally the wait is over. Can't wait to see our beautiful princess and that also with a handsome hunk Ok Taecyeon. Its gonna be the best year for me. 😍

Shilpa
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Shilpa
Aug 8, 2021 12:36 am

I am waiting for hwang in youp oppa another drama and here i got good news...

War
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War
Aug 8, 2021 11:27 am
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Crazy boy hwang in yeop

Uul
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Uul
Aug 7, 2021 10:50 am

Yesss hwang in youppp 😍 i can't wait to see him

BIG EYES
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BIG EYES
Aug 7, 2021 07:28 am

I am looking for Hwang Inyoup‘s one.

Red
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Red
Aug 6, 2021 11:46 pm

Hwang Inyoup lezzgooo~

Solo
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Solo
Aug 6, 2021 10:33 pm

I'm just waiting for Hwang in yeop comback 💜💜

Chewchewie
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Chewchewie
Aug 6, 2021 10:26 pm

HWANG INYOUP AS GONG CHAN 💙💙

HIY VOTES
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HIY VOTES
Aug 6, 2021 10:22 pm

Hwamg In Youp as Gong Chan 💜

Bella
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Bella
Aug 6, 2021 10:21 pm

Can't wait to see HIY~~

HIY VOTE
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HIY VOTE
Aug 6, 2021 09:59 pm

Excited to see Hwang In Youp on screen again!!

Hwang In-yeop yochin
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Hwang In-yeop yochin
Aug 6, 2021 07:20 pm

I eagerly waiting to see Hwang In-yeop

Rin
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Rin
Aug 6, 2021 04:17 pm

Excited to see Hwang In Youp in his first adult role!