If you don’t watch Korean dramas, also known as K-dramas, you’re missing out on A LOT. First, there’s the cultural impact to consider in the big picture: K-dramas have become a worldwide sensation, and if you don’t watch them, you’re missing out on a lot of exciting shows on the internet.
Also, the main reason for watching K-dramas: they’re entertaining. They’re addictive and one-of-a-kind, and you’ll be glad you added them to your pop-culture diet. Korean dramas, known for their thrilling plots and dramatic (if often predictable) plot twists, can go from super sappy to incredibly tragic to “WTF, what was that?” in the blink of an eye. That variety is precisely what keeps viewers coming back for more.
Here, we’ve listed some fan-favorite K-dramas for you to watch. This list can be your guide to begin your K-drama journey, or you can relive these incredible dramas.
Mr. Queen (2020):
This historical k-drama tracks Jang Bong-Hwan, a well-known chef who is being pursued after being falsely accused.
He crashes into a river while being pursued. His spirit goes back in time to the Joseon dynasty. He wakes up in Queen Cheorin’s body the day before her wedding ceremony. In an attempt to get home, he scans the palace for the pool. The emperor, on the other hand, had already drained the lake to prevent any more mishaps. Is this the current lord of the body’s fate? Will he make peace with his fate, or will he go back to his world? Mr. Queen’s intriguing storyline draws audiences’ focus away from the pandemic’s daunting scenario.
Crash Landing on You (2019-2020) :
This 16- episode entertainer is on Netflix. Yoon Se-Ri (Son Ye-Jin) is the heiress of a South Korean conglomerate. Yoon Se-Ri is forced to make an emergency landing in North Korea after a crash caused by high winds while paragliding. She encounters North Korean army officer Ri Jeong-Hyeok (Hyun-Bin) there. He wants to keep her safe and hidden. Ri Jeong-Hyeok falls in love with Yoon Se-Ri soon after. This k-drama takes you on an emotional rollercoaster.
Strong girl Do Bong Soon (2017) :
This 16- episode entertainer is also on Netflix. In this K-drama Do Bong-soon is an unemployed gamer with a secret: the women in her family have superpowers, but there’s a catch: if Bong-soon uses them unethically or to harm others, she’ll risk them. Enter Ahn Min-hyuk, a wealthy gaming executive who discovers her secret and hires Bong-soon as his bodyguard, which blossoms into love in true k-drama form. Bong Soon and Min-hyuk team up with detective In Guk-doo to solve a series of crimes in Bong Soon’s neighborhood.
It’s okay not to be okay (2020):
This 16- episode entertainer is also available on Netflix. It’s Okay To Not Be okay depicts an unconventional love story between Moon Gang Tae (Kim Soo Hyun), a de-sensitized community health worker at okay Psychiatric Hospital, and the lawless Ko Moon Yeong (Seo Ye Ji), a popular children’s book writer. Both of them suffer from unhealed childhood trauma and learn to accept each other and adapt. The pair share the screen with Moon Sang Tae (Oh Jung Se), Moon gang Tae’s elder brother, who is autistic and has his share of trauma. This k-drama has excellent cinematography and the fairy tale interpretation of the episodes is quite beautiful.
This k-drama is also available on Netflix. The story begins with Vincenzo Cassano (Song Joong-ki) returning to his homeland of Korea. He is an ass-kicking Italian Mafia that is as unforgiving as he is righteous. We learn more about this character, his real intentions in Korea, and his personal life as the series progresses.
Then there’s Hong Cha-Yong (Jeon Yeo-been), who is, in specific ways, the polar opposite of a character. She doesn’t have any values, to begin with, and she’s ready to sacrifice everything and everything to win as Babel’s lead prosecutor. Nevertheless, Hong Cha-Yong excels as a comedic relief character with a significant arc later in the k-drama. Finally, an honorable mention goes to the Cassano Geumga family, who entertained us throughout the series.
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