10 new K-dramas to watch in November 2022: Song Joong-ki’s return in Reborn Rich, Netflix’s The Fabulous and Somebody, and more
- Song Joong-ki plays a company employee accused of a crime and killed by the owners’ son, who wakes up in his killer’s body to exact revenge in Reborn Rich
- Chae Soo-bin and Shinee’s Minho appear in The Fabulous, set in the fashion world, while AOA’s Seolhyun stars in ‘healing drama’ I Don’t Feel Like Doing Anything
K-drama fans will have a lot to choose from in November, with action, thrills and drama coming in all shapes and sizes.
Here’s our preview of next month’s 10 most exciting offerings.
1. The Fabulous
The fashion world is set to get the glossy K-drama treatment in Netflix’s The Fabulous.
Meanwhile, Lee Sang-un plays a young fashion designer and Park Hee-jung, a real-life model, appears as a top catwalk model in this tale of the highs and lows of young professionals. (Netflix, starts November 4)
Editor’s note: Owing to the tragic events that occurred in the Itaewon district of Seoul on October 29, Netflix has decided to temporarily postpone the release of The Fabulous, which was scheduled for November 4, in a show of respect for the dead.
2. Revenge of Others
Following the gritty investigative series Shadow Detective, Disney is staying in the dark lane with its forthcoming vendetta thriller Revenge of Others.
Shin Ye-eun plays 19-year-old student Ok Chan-mi, a former shooting athlete who embarks on a path of revenge with her sports gun when her twin brother suddenly dies and the police do little to solve the case.
3. Behind Every Star
Lee Seo-jin is Ma Tae-o, the gentle and clever director of the agency who doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty to get what he wants.
Kwak Sun-young is the ambitious Cheon Je-in, who has worked her way up to being a senior manager and still strives for more.
Tae-o and Je-in don’t always see eye to eye in this fast-paced look at the wheeling and dealing that goes on behind the scenes. (tvN, November 7)
4. The First Responders
Meanwhile, Gong Seung-yeon plays the warm-hearted paramedic Song Seol. Unusually for a K-drama, The First Responders received a two-season order, with part two due out in the second half of next year. (SBS, November 12)
5. Reborn Rich
One day he is falsely accused of embezzlement and killed by the family’s youngest son, Jin Do-joon. Unexpectedly, he wakes up in the body of Do-joon and decides to take his revenge on the family from within.
The drama series debut of film director Jung Ji-woo (Eungyo, Heart Blackened), Somebody’s first three episodes debuted at this year’s Busan International Film Festival. (Netflix, November 18)
7. Weak Hero Class 1
The popular webtoon Weak Hero has been adapted into the eight-episode Weak Hero Class 1.
Yeon Shi-eun, played by former Wanna One singer Park Ji-hoon, is a model student at his high school and, though he appears weak, he uses his wits and other tactics to stand up to the violence taking place both inside and outside school.
This show was unveiled at the Busan film festival in early October. (Wavve, November 18)
9. Please Send Me a Fan Letter
10. Summer Strike
The show focuses on Lee Yeo-reum (Seol), a young woman who is dumped by her boyfriend and loses her mother, prompting her to quit her job and relocate to the countryside.
She gets to know the locals, including the handsome librarian An Dae-beom (Im). (Genie TV, November)