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K-drama Premieres: February 2020

Upcoming in February:

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Tell Me What You Saw

Feb 1, OCN/Netflix, 16 eps, S/S

Stars: Jang Hyuk, Choi Sooyoung

After an explosion takes the life of his fiancé, a reclusive former top criminal profiler teams up with a rookie detective with a photographic memory and a police chief to pursue a serial killer, who was thought to be dead.

Notes:

  1. An accident occurred during filming that resulted in injuries to eight crew members, one of whom had to undergo seven hours of surgery for a spinal injury: https://www.soompi.com/article/1371232wpp/accident-during-ocn-drama-filming-injures-8-staff-members-production-company-gives-statement

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My Holo Love

Feb 7, Netflix, F

Stars: Go Sung-hee, Yoon Hyun-min

So-yeon (Go Sung-hee) has a problem recognizing faces. Due to this, she keeps a distance from other people. So-yeon becomes a beta tester for hologram AI Holo (Yoon Hyun-min). AI Holo is completely on her side. Being with So-yeon, AI Holo realizes the limit of artificial intelligence. Meanwhile, Nan-do (Yoon Hyun-min) is the developer of AI Holo. Nan-do has the same physical appearance as AI Holo, but his personality is completely different. While watching So-yeon and AI Holo, he feels something that he has never felt before. –AsianWiki

Notes:

  1. Director Lee Sang-yeob did Familiar Wife, and screenwriter Ryu Yong-jae co-wrote Psychopath Diary

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The Cursed

Feb 10, tvN, 12 eps, M/T

Stars: Uhm Ji-won, Sung Dong-il, Jo Min-soo

Im Jin-hee is a gung-ho reporter, out to do the right thing. She covers a violent case involving Forest, the biggest IT company in South Korea. The chairman of Forest is Jin Jong-hyun. He relies heavily on shamanism. During her investigation, Jin-hee learns of a spiritual consulting company that is affiliated with Forest. The head of that affiliate company is Jin Kyung. While trying to reveal the secret behind Forest, Jin-hee meets So Jin. She is possessed by a spirit and she has a special ability. –AsianWIki

Notes:

  1. Screenwriter Yeon Sang-ho is actually better known for his work as a director, which includes Train to Busan.

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Hi Bye, Mama!

Feb 15, tvN, 16 eps, S/S

Stars: Kim Tae-hee, Lee Kyu-hyung

The story of a mother who died and begins a 49-day long project of reincarnation, and a husband who has barely begun to live a new life after overcoming the pain of losing his wife. Jo Kang Hwa is a skilled thoracic surgeon. After losing his wife four years ago, he had been working as a single father until he got married again two years ago. While he seems like a caring person, he does not offer a hand nor intervene when needed. -Soompi

Notes:

  1. Screenwriter of Go Back Couple, director of Abyss and The Smile Has Left Your Eyes


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Hyena

Feb 21, SBS (Netflix), 16? eps, F/S

Stars: Kim Hye-soo, Joo Ji-hoon

Yoon Hee-jae and Jung Geum-ja are lawyers who work for the top 1% in society. Jung Geum-ja is a lawyer who is after money only. She wins her cases using any means necessary. Yoon Hee-jae is an elite lawyer, who is smart and confident at his job. –AsianWiki

Notes:

  1. This drama will be available to stream on Netflix an hour after it airs on SBS in Korea.

  2. Director Jang Tae-yoo co-directed both You Who Came from the Stars and Tree With Deep Roots