Upcoming Korean Shows on Netflix: January 2021

Four new Korean shows are coming to Netflix soon for January 2021! Instead of any new Korean dramas premiering in January 2021, the four Korean shows include 1 movie (What Happened to Mr. Cha), 1 variety show (Busted! Season 3), 1 mini series (Wish you) and 1 documentary (Korean Pork Belly Rhapsody).

What Happened to Mr. Cha?

Genre: Comedy Movie
Network: Netflix
Release Date: January 1, 2021
Main Cast: Cha In-Pyo
Where to watch: Netflix

This movie mixes fact and fiction about the life of our main lead Cha In-Pyo. Cha In-Pyo was a popular actor in the 90s. In the movie, his glory days of popularity have faded and one day, after showering, he goes for a walk and gets stuck in a pile of rubble. Will he be able to wriggle himself out of this while maintaining his actor’s image?

Busted! – Season 3

Genre: Variety & Talk Show / Mystery / Thriller
Network: Netflix
Release Date: January 22, 2021
Run-Time: Friday
Main Cast: Yoo Jae-suk, Lee Kwang-soo, Park Min-young, Lee Seung-gi, Oh Se-hun
Where to watch: Netflix

If you are a fan of Running Man, the Netflix Original show “Busted!” features Lee Kwangsoo and Yoo Jae-Suk in the upcoming season 3. This show is a more scripted than an usual Korean variety show. It follows a celebrity cast who are recruited as private detectives to solve different cases that lead up to a murder mystery. Reviews say this season will be much better than season 2 as Lee Kwang-soo has returned to the show!

Korean Pork Belly Rhapsody

Credit: Netflix

Genre: Food Documentary
Network: Netflix
Release Date: January 4, 2021
Main Cast: Baek Jong Won
Where to watch: Netflix

Chef Baek Jong Won hosts a new food documentary on one of the most staple foods of Korean BBQ – Pork Belly! The chef has hosted a number of food shows and has garnered a range of accolades in the past. Now, he takes on a new journey – exploring the history, taste and cooking methods of one of the most perennial foods of South Korean cuisine.

Wish You: Your Melody From My Heart

Genre: Romance, Idol
Network: Netflix
Release Date: January 15, 2021
Main Cast: Kang In-soo, Yoon Sang Yi
Where to watch: Netflix

This 8-episode short series follows the story of a busking musician, Kang In-soo, who grabs the attention of a keyboardist working at a major record company, Lee Sang. Lee Sang believes In-Soo has what it takes to make it big so he offers In-Soo the opportunity to join his record company. As the two work together, feelings start to develop. This short series has been praised for its charismatic actors, soundtrack and photography.


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