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Shows to Look Forward to in February

By Rachael Lovette

K-Dramas to Look Forward to in February

If you're not watching Korean dramas, better known as K-Dramas, then you're missing out. They have become a worldwide phenomenon -- they are addictive, cinematic, and feed into viewers’ desires to escape reality. From interesting storylines to unpredictable plot twists, K-Dramas can go from making fans swoon to crying their eyes out in a heartbeat. That variety, as well as the unmistakable visual appeal of the cast, is what keeps viewers coming back for here.

Dive into my picks for the best K-Dramas to watch this month -- badass female leads included.

L.U.C.A.: The Beginning

Release Date: February 1st

Starring: Lee Dan Hee and Kim Rae Won

Platform: VIKI

This action-packed drama tells the story of Ji-Oh who has special abilities and is constantly chased by mysterious creatures. He then meets Goo-Reum a detective who’s seeking justice for the disappearance of her parents.

Miss Montecristo

Release Date: February 15

Starring: Lee So Yeon and Choi Yeo Jin

Platform: VIKI

A suspenseful revenge drama about Go Eun Jo, a woman whose life was destroyed by the friends she trusted most. After making up her mind to take revenge on those who betrayed her, she returns to reclaim the life that was stolen from her.

River Where The Moon Rises

Release Date: February 15

Starring: Kim So Hyun and Ji Soo

Platform: VIKI

After losing her memory in an accident, Princess Pyeonggang is trained as a fierce soldier who longs to one day become the first female leader of Goguryeo. When she meets the kindhearted, yet protective On Dal, she begins using him to achieve her dream and falls for him.

Hello? It’s Me!

Release Date: February 17

Starring: Choi Kang Hee, Kim Young Kwang, Eum Moon Suk, Lee Re

Platform: Netflix

At 37-years-old, Ban Ha-ni is tired. She's single, constantly worried about being fired from her job, and desperately needs a change. Enter: the bubbly, adventurous 17-year-old Ban Ha-ni, who travels through time to inspire her older self to change their life for the better.

Sisyphus: The Myth

Release Date: February 17

Starring: Park Shin Hye and Cho Seung Woo

Platform: Netflix

Genius engineer Han Tae-sul has it all. Not only is he the co-founder of the world-class Quantum and Time Company, but he's known for his dashing good looks and impressive coding skills too. When he begins to search for new clues relating to the mysterious death of his older brother, he is joined by strong-willed soldier Kang Seo-hae on a mission that defies time and space.

Beyond Evil

Release Date: February 19

Starring: Shin Ha Kyun and Yeo Jin-Goo

Platform: Dramacool

Lee Dong-sik was once a capable detective until he was demoted and asked to perform menial tasks instead. But things start to get complicated when Han Joo-won is transferred to the Manyang Police Substation. As secrets unfold and death counts increase, both of them are forced to join hands and go through extreme lengths in pursuit of the infamous serial killer.

The Penthouse 2: War in Life

Release Date: February 19

Starring: Lee Ji Ah, Kim So Yeon, and Eugene

Platform: VIKI

The next chapter of Penthouse is here! Follow the residents of Hera Palace, a luxury penthouse apartment with 100 floors. With countless secrets and hidden ambitions surrounding the penthouse, unsolved puzzles regarding Shim SuRyeon’s horrifying murder, and questions surrounding her daughter’s death.


Release Date: February 20

Starring: Lee Seo Jin, Lee Joo Young, and Kim Young Chul

Platform: Dramacool

The plot revolves around Lee Jin-Woo, a reporter from 2015, and Seo Jung-In, a reporter from 2020. Both of them are somewhat mysteriously connected via phone call. Both of them try to prevent the death of South Korea’s president Seo Ki-Tae.


Release Date: February 20

Starring: Song Joong Ki and Jeon Yeo Been

Platform: Netflix

Vincenzo Casano is an Italian lawyer and Mafia consigliere who returns to South Korea after a deadly conflict within the organization. It's there he meets Hong Cha-young, a quick-witted lawyer who will do anything to succeed. The two team up together to punish villains who evade justice and develop feelings for each other along the way.

How to Be Thirty

Release Date: February 23

Starring: Jung In Sun, EXID’s Hani, CNBLUE's Kang Min Hyuk, and Song Jae Rim

Platform: VIKI

The romantic comedy highlights the lives of a group of friends in their 30s who strive to balance both love and their careers. That includes 30-year-old Seo Ji-won, a webtoon author who has worked tirelessly throughout the years to make a name for herself. Sparks fly when she meets her publisher, Lee Seung-yoo, who also happens to be her first love from back in middle school.

Dear M

Release Date: February 26

Starring: Park Hye Soo, NCT’s Jaehyun, Roh Heong Eui, and Bae Hyun Sung

Platform: VIKI

When a romantic, anonymous letter is uploaded onto their university's online community platform by someone named "M," four friends join a campus-wide search to uncover the person's real identity. Throughout their search, the group navigates growing up, friendships, university life, and even some heart-fluttering romances of their very own.

Rachael Lovette is the Digital Director at Flower Bomb Media with a passion for everything K-Pop, fashion, model advocacy, and pop culture. Follow her on Instagram @kindofvoguish.

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