This is a yearly routine of tvN in which it releases 10 short episodes each having different story, cast, scriptwriter and director. Currently, there has been a total of four seasons released. 2021 marks tvN’s drama stage season 4.
The ten one-act dramas are created by CJ E&M’s O’PEN drama storyteller exhibition to discover talented new scriptwriters. It releases on tvN every Saturday midnight.
1. Mint Condition
It released on 3 March 2021. It is of a single episode.
Synopsis- “Mint Condition” Korean drama tells a fantasy comedic story of an old age man Lee Hyun Cheol. He loses his temper quickly. His wife is always upset by his nature. One day he goes for an MRI scan. But suddenly something goes wrong in the machine, and he transforms into a young man in the 20s. After that he meets Lee Moon Se, a hip-hopper and start living with his team. Know More about the drama.
The cast of the drama stage “Mint Condition” includes-
Im Chae Moo as old man Lee Hyun Cheol
Ahn Woo Yeon as young Lee Hyun Cheol
Ji Min Hyuk as Lee Moon Se
Red Velvet’s Yeri as Hong Chae Ri
2. EP, Hi Dorothy
It released on 10 March 2021. It is of a single episode.
Synopsis- “EP, Hi Dorothy” will tell the story about a crime case which causes an internet reporter to go against a digital undertaker (a person who deletes someone’s personal data on the internet for good reasons).
This happens after a hidden camera crime case. Byeon Jeong Hoo is the internet reporter who goes against Jang Do Young, digital undertaker. Know More
The cast of the drama stage “EP, Hi Dorothy” includes-
Kim Joo Heon as Byeon Jeong Hoo
Han Ji Eun as Jang Do Young
3. Deok Goo Is Back
It released on 15 March 2021. It is of a single episode.
Synopsis- “Deok Gu Is Back” drama tells a very interesting story about a family whose son Deok Gu (Yang Kyung Won) goes missing. After five years, their son comes back alive. But now Deok Gu’s family members want to pretend that he is dead, so that they can keep getting the insurance money. Know More
The cast of the drama stage “Deok Goo Is Back” includes-
Yang Kyung Won as Cheon Deok Gu
Woo Hyun as Cheon Bok Nam
Jo Ryeon as Ji Hwa Ja
Also See: 6 KBS Drama Specials That Released In 2020
4. Park Sung-Sil’s Fourth Industrial Revolution
It released on 16 March 2021. It is of a single episode.
Synopsis- “Park Sung-Sil’s Fourth Industrial Revolution” drama story goes like this. AI (Artificial Intelligence) counselors have come in the industry. As a result, humans are getting out of jobs. The drama will give an indirect experience of an industrial revolution through Park Sung-sil who is a call center counselor, as he tries to save his job. Know More
The cast of the drama stage “Park Sung-Sil’s Fourth Industrial Revolution” includes-
Shin Dong Mi as Park Seong Shil
Bae Hae Seon as Hye Young
Heo Young Ji
Kim Do Hyun
5. Attention Seeker
It released on 17 March 2021. It is of a single episode.
Synopsis- “Attention Hog” kdrama tells the story of a girl named Yoo Ha Na. She is an influencer. Ha Na becomes famous by lying that she is born into a super rich family and that she got kidnapped. Know More
The cast of the drama stage “Attention Seeker” includes-
Ahn So Hee as Yoo Ha Na
Kwak Dong Yeon as Kang Tae Soo
Song Deok Ho as Kim Seong Pil
6. Love Spoiler
It released on 24 March 2021. It is of a single episode.
Synopsis- “Love Spoiler” Korean drama tell the story of two broken-hearted men and women who live in a cruel imaginative world. It is a world where just by genetic testing technique one can know the exact expire date of their love. Know More
The cast of the drama stage “Love Spoiler” includes-
Lee Joo Bin as Yoo Seo Wool
Kwon Soo Hyun as Kim Young Hoon
Choi Seung Yoon as Nam Yoo Jin
Cha Rae Hyung as Lee Ho Won
Also See: List of tvN Drama Stage 2020 Season 3 Short Dramas
7. On The Way To Gynecologist
It released on 31 March 2021. It is of a single episode.
Synopsis- “On the Way to the Gynecologist” kdrama tells the story about a pregnant woman Yoo Hwa Yeong who is going to her gynecologist. She is also about to give birth. However, there is a zombie outbreak in the town, to which she is unaware as she goes out of her house. Now Hwa Yeong need to survive and fight zombies all the way to her gynecologist. Know More
The cast of the drama stage “On The Way To Gynecologist” includes-
Park Ha Sun as Yoo Hwa Yeong
Bae Yoon Kyoung as Kim So Jin
Kim Jae Hwa as Han Jae Sook
Kim Su Oh as Do Kyoon Ho
8. The Fair
It released on 7 April 2021. It is of a single episode.
Synopsis- “The Fair” kdrama will tell the story of a unique kind of punishment system used by the main character in the story to punish a criminal. The criminal openly killed 7 people on the live internet broadcast. The punishment system is called VCP (Virtual Crime Program). Know More
The cast of the drama stage “The Fair” includes-
Nam Gyu Ri as Ryu Hee Seon
Choi Byung Mo as Nam Joo Cheol
N as Go Do Young
9. Proxy Emotions
It released on 14 April 2021. It is of a single episode.
Synopsis- “Proxy Emotions” kdrama will tell a unique story about a woman who decides to live the life of her client. She becomes the substitute for other people’s feelings. The drama will be of suspenseful and psychological genre. Know More
The cast of the drama stage “Proxy Emotions” includes-
Gong Seung Yeon as Shin Seo Rim
Go Bo Gyeol as Cha Young
Yoo Teo as Yoo Jae Ho
It released on 21 April 2021. It is of a single episode.
Synopsis- “Lucky” kdrama will tell a fantasy comedic story about a fairy who helps a man and a woman with some of their issues and also fulfill their wishes. The fairy’s name is Genie. Know More
The cast of the drama stage “Lucky” includes-
Park Se Wan as Lee Yeong Hee
Kim Woo Suk as Kim Cheol Soo
Kim Dae Gon as Genie
This was it. This year we have so many unique storylines for sure. So which one you will watch?