Amnesia is a theme that is quite often discussed in various Korean dramas. From year to year, there are usually several plays that incorporate this theme into the story, either as the main conflict or just to add flavor to the story. 2021 is no exception.

There are at least five recent dramas where the main character is told to have amnesia. Although often discussed, the choice of genres is varied and the premise of the story is interesting, making the theme of memory loss in the following five dramas not monotonous or boring.


1. River Where the Moon Rises
River Where the Moon Rises is a drama adaptation of a novel that retells a Korean folk tale. This sageuk genre drama is played by Kim So Hyun, Na In Woo, Lee Ji Hoon, and Choi Yu Hwa.

This drama tells the love story of Princess Pyeonggang (Kim So Hyun) and an ordinary man named On Dal (Na In Woo). In the early episodes, little Pyeonggang is told to experience amnesia after the tragic incident that killed his mother. He forgot his identity and lived under the name Yeom Ga Jin.


2. Mouse
Mouse is a drama that carries the genre of crime , thriller, suspense, and sci-fi. The drama that discusses serial murders is studded with famous stars, including Lee Seung Gi, Lee Hee Jun, Park Ju Hyun, Kyung Soo Jin, Kwon Hwa Woon, and Kim Kang Hoon.

This drama tells of Jung Ba Reum (Lee Seung Gi), a police officer who is known to be friendly and kind. One day, he suffers a severe head injury and gets a brain transplant belonging to a murder suspect. With his memory loss, Jung Ba Reum feels the urge to injure and kill others.


3. One the Woman
One the Woman is a comedy drama starring Lee Honey in which he has to play a double role. Apart from him, this drama also stars Lee Sang Yoon, Jin Seo Yeon, Lee Won Geun, Kim Chang Wan, Kim Won Hae, and cameos from Kim Nam Gil and Jin Seon Kyu.

The drama that won a high rating tells the story of a versatile prosecutor named Jo Yeon Joo (Lee Honey). While working on a case, he gets into an accident and loses his memory. At that time, people around him called him by the name Kang Mi Na (Lee Honey) who is the son-in-law of a conglomerate family.


4. Reflection of You
Reflection of You is a JTBC makjang drama that also airs on Netflix. This drama that talks a lot about painting stars Go Hyun Jung, Shin Hyun Bin, Kim Jae Young, Choi Won Young, Kim Soo Ahn, Kim Sang Ho, and many more.

The drama, which was adapted from a novel, tells the story of Goo Hae Won (Shin Hyun Bin) whose life is ruined because of her husband, Seo Woo Jae (Kim Jae Young)’s affair with Jeong Hui Ju (Go Hyun Jung). After years, Hae Won managed to find Woo Jae who has now lost his memory.

5. The Veil
The Veil is one of the dramas with the most expensive production costs in 2021. This drama is Nam Goong Min’s comeback which also stars Park Ha Sun, Kim Ji Eun, Jang Young Nam, and Jung Moon Sung.

The story of this thriller, action, and spy genre drama is centered on Han Ji Hyuk (Nam Goong Min). He is the best NIS agent who disappears one day and his career is ruined because of a traitor. He then tries to find his enemy with a memory condition that has not fully recovered.

Although there are quite a number of dramas that include the theme of amnesia, the five titles above are still fun to watch. Moreover, not only are the genres and premise interesting, the five dramas are also studded with famous stars who all appear in totality.

By Rama