The first month of 2016 seemed to have set the trend for the remainder of the year. First and foremost, three highly anticipated K-dramas started to air including Moorim School, Cheese in the Trap, and Madame Antoine. Also, Reply 1988 finished with double-digit ratings, making it the first K-drama of 2016 to do so. All this year needs to do is have ten more dramas finish in such a way to beat the record set by the previous year.
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The aforementioned K-dramas are the ones that stood out, mostly because they are doing so well not just on their respective stations in Korea, but also on Viki and DramaFever. However, with certain K-dramas ending soon, some are wondering what February has in store for fans. Thankfully, there is a new batch of K-dramas ready for viewing this coming month, as detailed by KdramaStars.
We have to start with the K-drama garnering plenty of attention prior to its release, Descendants of the Sun. It stars Song Jong Ki (Werewolf Boy, Tree With Deep Roots) and Song Hye Kyo (Autumn Tale, The Queens).
This drama is about the love of people who get closer as they learn to be considerate of each other in desperate times. It is also about the sacrifices made by people who throw themselves into natural disasters. Captain Yoo Shi Jin (Song Jong Ki) is the team leader of the Special Warfare Command of the United Nations Peacekeeping Troops. By request of the UN, he is stationed in the war-torn country of Uruk. There he meets Kang Mo Yeon, a volunteer doctor with Doctors Without Borders. As they work alongside each other, they clash and fall in love.
Other actors filling out the main cast include Jin Goo (Athena: Goddess of War) and Kim Ji Won (To the Beautiful You). Descendants of the Sun is being produced by the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) and will air on their KBS2 channel on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 p.m. for 16 episodes. The first episode will air on February 24, 2016.
Rain will make his return to K-dramas with Please Come Back, Mister. Also known as Come Back Ahjussi and previously known as Hello My Precious/Goodbye My Beloved, joining the main cast will be Oh Yeon Seo (Shine And Go Crazy), Lee Min Jung (All About My Romance), Kim In Kwon (You’re Beautiful), Lee Ha Nui (Shine or Go Crazy), Kim Soo Ro (Reply 1988), and Choi Won Young (Twenty Again).
From what is known by the synopsis, a man is worked to death but comes back to the land of the living. However, the catch is he is in the attractive body of another man for a limited amount of time. From other trailers shown, it seems the man also comes back numerous times, sometimes in the body of women.
Please Come Back, Mister is being produced by the Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) and will air on their channel on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 p.m. KST for 16 episodes. The first episode will air on February 24, 2016. This might technically be a bad thing for SBS since the days and time slot are in competition with Descendants of the Sun.
Other K-dramas airing in February of 2016, which may not have received as much promotion as the two mentioned above, include Page Turner (upcoming date this month on KBS2 for three episodes), Five Children (Saturdays and Sundays at 7:55 p.m. KST on KBS2 for 50 episodes starting on February 20, 2016), Happy Home (Saturdays and Sundays at 8:45 p.m. KST on MBC for 50 episodes starting on February 27, 2016), and Yeah, That’s How It Is (Saturdays and Sundays at 8:45 p.m. KST on SBS for 60 episodes starting on February 13, 2016).
[Image via KBS/Descendants of the Sun Promotions]