I must admit that I didn’t get to watch a lot of Korean dramas in 2021. I stuck mainly to rewatching some of my favorites because the current trend in romance tropes didn’t quite appeal to me as much this year (although I have a couple of dramas I am waiting to binge). Here’s my list of my personal favorites though and I hope you give them a watch.

All in all, the pacing was just right for 12 episodes but I must admit that I was a bit worried when there were still plenty of loose ends by the last one. Thankfully, the ending was worth the stress. I wasn’t a big fan of the soundtrack though.

Happiness was definitely one of the better dramas of 2021. It begs the question of who the real monsters are when humanity is tested by crisis. Clearly, there were plenty of monsters in this series but not just the neck biting variety.

Jirisan will keep you guessing until the very end but it definitely served up a satisfactory finale well worth the watch. It provided closure for all the characters we have come to love and delivered poetic justice to those who deserved it. I’m actually glad I decided to wait for the final week of airing before I got started on watching the series because I don’t know if I could have stood waiting for the weekly episodes to come out to find out what happens next. Jirisan is definitely one series I wouldn’t mind watching all over again and one that I would definitely recommend to everyone.

At the end of the midseason finale, fans would definitely need a moment to debrief and process everything that has happened. In as much as fans mourned the loss of Nairobi last season, this season proved that its going out with a bang and it doesn’t care about your feelings — or your biases, and its all for the stake of this story. This early, we already know that there will be no winners in this heist, even if they get the gold out. one thing’s for sure. What a glorious ending it will be.

After reading PD Chul Min and PD Bo Pil’s letters to Kwangsoo, it makes me want to believe that Kwangsoo will run again, perhaps as a guest in the future. I hope he makes use of the all access pass to visit the set whenever, and wherever he goes, I hope our Prince of Asia succeeds. He deserves it. Farewell to our dear Giraffe, run free and do what you want without penalties. Thank you for all the years or laughter.