7 K-Dramas In Sep 2021 Including The Highly-Anticipated Survival Thriller "Squid Game" Airing On Netflix

7 K-Dramas In Sep 2021 Including The Highly-Anticipated Survival Thriller "Squid Game" Airing On Netflix

Lifestyle Movies
By Wei Yin on 27 Aug 2021
Digital Editor

While there were many lighthearted K-dramas in August, September's lineup seems to have taken a turn, with more thrillers and darker plots.

If you are a fan of mystery and action, make sure you look out for these Korean dramas airing in September 2021. Of course, there will still be those of the romance genre, because what's a K-drama without some love, right?

Read on to find out more!

#1 Lost (4 September)

jTBC Lost drama poster
Photo from jTBC

Start off September with Lost, a relatable melodrama starring Jeon Do Yeon and Ryu Jun Yeol, which tells the stories of people who lead average lives but are trying their best to excel.

Boo Jung (Jeon Do Yeon) is a 40-year-old ghostwriter who feels like she hasn't achieved anything in life, and Kang Jae (Ryu Jun Yeol) is a 27-year-old running a business where employees act out the roles clients request. Boo Jung will portray the pain of living without a presence, while Kang Jae focuses on finding shortcuts to lead a luxurious life despite not having accomplished much prior.

Get ready to see how two lost souls journey through existential crises - it's going to be heartbreaking yet heartwarming at the same time.

#2 High Class (6 September)

High Class drama poster
Photo from tvN

High Class will air two days after Lost, but its plot is a stark difference from the latter. This mystery-suspense drama is set an international school on an island, and depicts the lives of the top 0.1% of society.

Song Yeo Wool (Jo Yeo Jeong) is a successful lawyer whose life goes downhill when she gets accused of murdering her husband. She meets the mother of her son's classmate while unravelling the mystery behind his death, who also happens to be her husband's mistress before he was murdered.

Nothing is more exciting than a drama with both a murder mystery plus scandalous affair! We are definitely looking forward to be kept on our toes with this.

#3 Squid Game (17 September)

Squid Game drama poster
Photo from Netflix

Squid Game is one of the most highly-anticipated dramas airing in September as it stars A-list actors who have years of experience under their belts! It gives off Alice in Borderland vibes, but of course, with a Korean twist.

Ki Hun (Lee Jung Jae) and Sang Woo (Park Hae Soo) are childhood friends who join a survival game with a reward of 45.6 billion won, only to find out that there is more at stake - terrifying consequences await the players if they fail to complete the games.

The games in the drama are common childhood games in Korea, giving viewers a sense of nostalgia whilst portraying fatal twists.

#4 Yumi's Cells (17 September)

Yumi's Cells drama poster
Photo from tvN

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If the previous three dramas' plots are too heavy for your liking, you will probably enjoy Yumi's Cells! It has a star-studded cast including Kim Go Eun, Ahn Bo Hyun and GOT7's Park Jin Young, and is adapted from the webtoon of the same name. It will also air across multiple seasons.

Yu Mi's (Kim Go Eun) love cells have fallen into a deep coma after suffering from a painful breakup and are in serious trouble until the sudden appearance of Goo Woong (Ahn Bo Hyun), an emotionally stunted game developer. He doesn't know how to express his true feelings, but finds himself trying after meeting Yu Mi. Goo Woong's love cells spark Yu Mi's back to life, and this becomes the start of an interesting romance.

#5 The Veil (17 September)

The Veil drama poster
Photo from MBC

Here's another mystery-crime drama to look forward to. The Veil stars Nam Goong Min as a top National Intelligence Service (NIS) agent, and this action packed drama is one not to miss.

Han Ji Hyuk is the top field agent in the NIS with a perfect record when it comes to completing missions. Just when it seems like he is succeeding in bringing down an organised crime syndicate, he suddenly vanishes for a year and loses his memories. Han Ji Hyuk makes a return and resolves on finding the person responsible for his downfall.

#6 One the Woman (17 September)

One the Woman drama poster
Photo from SBS

One the Woman is a romcom about a corrupt prosecutor who gets amnesia and switches lives with a chaebol (a large family-owned business conglomerate) daughter-in-law who looks exactly like her. Honey Lee takes on two roles in this!

Jo Yeon Joo (Honey Lee) gets into a car accident and wakes up from a coma, but life changes as she is switched with Kang Mi Na (Honey Lee), who looks just like her. Han Seung Wook (Lee Sang Yoon) left Korea but comes back to find the truth behind his father's death. He meets his first love, Kang Mi Na, by chance and he does not want to lose her again.

#7 Dali and the Cocky Prince (22 September)

Dali and the Cocky Prince
Photo from KBS2

Can't get enough of romcoms? Make sure you don't miss Dali and the Cocky Prince!

Jin Mu Hak (Kim Min Jae) grew his tiny family business into a global food corporation, but he unfortunately lacks book smarts and always ranked last in his class when he was in school. Kim Dal Ri (Park Gyu Young) is a classy woman from an elite family and background, but doesn't know how to take care of herself.

We can't wait to see how the two quirky characters who have very different personalities meet and fall in love.

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