Dramas to Watch: January 2017

Posted January 8, 2017 by Vildea in Chinese, Dramas, Japanese, Korean / 0 Comments

Well first of all, happy new year!

I realise it’s been fairly quiet around these parts, part of it is simply life and part of it is sitting down and writing up posts so that they can go up when I don’t have the time to post.

Anyway! 2016 is over and one of the things I wanted to do then (and now) were post highlighting dramas that I want to start watching that month. Which means that the only dramas included in this post will be dramas that air their first episode in January. It’s not an all-inclusive list of every drama out there, just the ones that I know I want to start watching. This list will include Korean dramas as well as Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese etc. dramas. Basically if it’s an Asian drama and it’s something that begins airing this month that I want to watch, it’ll be on this list.

 

Introverted Boss

Korean

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Begins Airing: Jan 16

Eun Hwan-Ki is the CEO of a public relations company, but he is extremely shy. Due to his personality, even his employees do not know him well. Chae Ro-Woon begins work at his company. She is very energetic and receives recognition for her work, but her only interest is in revealing who Eun Hwan-Ki really is.

(blurb from My Drama List)

 

Naked Fireman

Korean

Genre: Drama

Begins Airing: Jan 12

Kang Chul Soo is an enthusiastic fireman who poses as a nude model to make money for his sick friend. He is then targeted as the criminal of an arson-murder case that took place 10 years and, together with mysterious heiress Han Jin Ah, he tries to find the real culprit.

(blurb from My Drama List)

 

Missing 9

Korean

Genre: Adventure, Melodrama, Mystery, Romance, Suspense

Begins Airing: Jan 18

The drama will be set in a deserted island and cover all the things that happen when a plane crash lands there, inside carrying a fallen boy band member dealing with a plagiarism scandal, a girl group, an actor, a bodyguard, an entertainment reporter, and a flight attendant.
They will have to deal with how they survive in the wild, and through the adventure and adversity they learn the meaning of love.

(blurb from My Drama List)

 

Onna no Naka ni Iru Tanin

Japanese

Genre: Family, Crime, Suspense

Begins Airing: Jan 8

Tanuma Yuriko is a housewife who lives with her husband Kazuo, their two children and mother-in-law Hatsue. One day, Saori, the wife of Kazuo’s friend Kusumoto Masafumi is strangled to death and Kazuo confesses that he had been having an affair with her. Yuriko suspects that he murdered Saori. Realizing that he cannot get away, Kazuo acknowledges that he killed her and tries to give himself up to the police. However, Yuriko desperately holds him back. She decides to cover up his crime to protect their peaceful family life. Before Yuriko realizes it, a stranger within her starts to take action for the sake of protecting her beloved family. ~~ Based on the same-titled 1966 suspense movie directed by Naruse Mikio.

(blurb from My Drama List)

 

Daibinbo

Japanese

Genre: Romance, Drama

Begins Airing: Jan 8

The company that Saegusa Yuzuko, a single mother with two children, works at suddenly goes bankrupt and she loses both her income and savings. Just as she is at her wit’s end, Yuzuko is contacted out of the blue by a lawyer Kakihara Shinichi. However, she is the only one who thinks he is a complete stranger. Kakihara is actually her former high school classmate. He may not appear dependable from his small build and good-natured appearance, but he is a hotshot lawyer whose annual income is over 10 billion yen. He has liked Yuzuko since high school days and mustered the courage to get in touch with her after hearing about her situation. Although Kakihara advises that there is a secret behind her company’s bankruptcy, Yuzuko is more concerned about finding employment rather than the reason why her life has been thrown into upheaval and turns him down. Kakihara’s investigation reveals the possibility that the mysterious large 3 billion yen amount that partly caused the bankruptcy was pooled together. By the time Yuzuko realises it, she has become involved in exposing this secret.

(blurb from My Drama List)

 

Proud of Love 2

Chinese

Genre: Supernatural, Romance, School, Comedy

Begins Airing: Jan 11

How a top-scoring perfect male with no desire in the opposite gender and an amusing female lead were set up like lightning setting the ground on fire spreading out of control—leading to a sweet and rippling life…
“I know you have your own pride but don’t [let your pride get the best of you so that you] use it to hurt the one you are fated to love” Life is too short, some things, one shouldn’t be so proud about anything, how can one not deviate eventually?.

(blurb from My Drama List)

 

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