One of the first K-dramas to arrive in 2021 will be jTBC romance drama Sunbae Please Don’t Put on that Lipstick, taking over the Mon-Tues timeslot from high school broadcasting drama Live On. I’m still majorly enjoying the last bits of the 2020 dramas so haven’t been too focused on next year, but Sunbae is one of those dramas that feels wholly hit or miss. It’s based on a manhwa that has the same vibe as Why Secretary Kim, but of course that adaptation into drama worked because of the leads chemistry and here Won Jin Ah is not consistent and Ro Woon still feels green despite his really strong onscreen presence in Extraordinary You. I always have a soft spot for the well-cast noona-dongsaeng romance, especially now it’s not de rigeur and in every other drama. I’ll keep an open mind still with this one especially with how compatible the cast looks at the script reading.