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Top Korean Dramas You Can’t Miss And Won’t Regret Watching

Korean Dramas which are also known as ‘K-dramas’ have gain popularity worldwide. They will give you a complete rollercoaster experience of emotions including tears of heartbreak and also humorous punches. Their pop culture references, passionate actors, intense yet enjoyable storyline gives you all the reasons to binge-watch them. Well here is a list of some amazing Korean drama shows you won’t regret watching.

1. Crash Landing on You

Genre: Romantic Drama
Directed By: Lee Jeong-Hyo
Starring: Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin, Kim Jung-Hyun, and Seo Ji-Hye

Where to watch: Netflix

 

Summary: While Yoon Se-ri is paragliding in Seoul, South Korea, a sudden tornado knocks her out and blows her off course. She awakens to find her paraglider had crashed into a tree in a forest in North Korea (an area forbidden for South Koreans). She then meets Ri Jeong-hyeok and falls into his arms when descending from the tree. Ri Jeong-hyeok eventually gives Yoon Se-ri shelter and develops plans to secretly help her return to her country. Over time, they fall in love, despite the divide and dispute between their respective countries and all the cultural differences.

2. Love Rain

Genre: Romance, Melodrama
Directed By: Yoon Seok-ho
Starring: Im Yoon-ah, Jaag Keun-suk

Where to watch: Viki

 

Summary: Set in the seventies and the present day, it tells a love story over two generations. Seo In-ha (Jang Keun-suk) and Kim Yoon-hee (Im Yoon-ah) meet as shy university students in the seventies and have love at first sight. After some time they confess their feelings, but due to certain circumstances, they part their ways. In 2012, In-ha (Jung Jin-young) is now unhappily married to Baek Hye-Jung, one of Yoon-hee’s former best friends. He has never gotten over his first love, and when he runs into Yoon-hee (Lee Mi-sook) after so many years, the two reconcile and look forward to making up for the lost time.

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3. Healer

Genre: Action Thriller, Romance
Directed By: Lee Jung-sub and Kim Jin-woo
Starring: Ji Chang-Wook, Park Min-Young, Yoo Ji-Tae

Where to watch: Netflix

 

Summary: The drama revolves around a decades-old incident involving a group of five friends who ran an illegal pro-democracy broadcasting station during the Fifth Republic in South Korea. It brings together three different people—an illegal “night courier” with the codename “Healer” (Ji Chang-Wook) who possesses top-notch fighting skills, a reporter (Park Min-young), and a famous journalist at a major broadcast station (Yoo Ji-Tae). In trying to uncover the truth from that 1992 incident, they grow into real, honest reporters, while dealing with the conflict between truth and fate.

4. Mother

Genre: Drama, Suspense
Directed By: Kim Cheol-kyu
Starring:  Lee Bo-young, Heo Yool, Lee Hye-young

Where to watch: Viki

 

Summary: When substitute teacher and bird researcher Soo-Jin (played by Lee Bo-Young) discovers one of her students Hye-Na (played by Heo Yool) is being abused by her mother and her boyfriend, she impulsively decides to run away with the little girl. Soo-Jin sets out to travel from South Korea to Iceland, but before she can make it to Iceland so many unexpected events happen. The storyline is very emotional and will often leave you teary-eyed at the end of each episode. Mother is one of South Korea’s most highly-rated series.

5. Remember: War of the Son

Genre: Courtroom Drama, Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery
Directed By: Lee Chang-min
Starring: Yoo Seung-ho, Park Sung-Woong, Park Min-Young, Namkoong Min, Jung Hye-sung

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Where to watch: Viki

 

Summary: The story is about a young lawyer who can remember every detail of every single day of his life due to hyperthymesia. While his father, Seo Jae-hyuk on the other hand, developed an Alzheimer’s disease, making him lose his memories. His father is wrongly convicted of murder. Thus, he is struggling with the legal system and tries to prove the innocence of his father. Four years later, Jin-woo becomes a lawyer to put the real criminal behind bars. However, the road to justice was full of difficulties like bribery, corruption, and betrayals.

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6. The Legend of the Blue Sea

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
Directed By: Jin Hyuk
Starring: Jun Ji-Hyun, Lee Min-Ho

Where to watchNetflix

 

Summary: The drama series centers on the love story of a mermaid named Shim Cheong (Jun Ji-Hyun), and Heo Joon-Jae (Lee Min-ho), the son of a rich businessman. The story runs both in the present and flashbacks. The series covers the fascinating plots of rebirth, fate, and unrequited love, their romance is put together with the parallel story of their Joseon era incarnations.

7. One Spring Night

Genre: Romance, Drama
Directed By: Ahn Pan-Seok
Starring: Jung Hae-in, Han Ji-min, Kim Jun-Han

Where to watchNetflix

 

Summary: This show explores the relationship between Lee Jung-In and Yoo Ji-ho, a pharmacist and single dad. Lee Jeong-In is a librarian who has been in a 4-year relationship with a banker Kwon Gi-Seok but is doubtful about marrying him despite pressures from her family. The two have to overcome a series of obstacles if they want to be together, but will they come out of this journey unscathed? Yu Ji-ho is a Pharmacist and single dad who graduated a year behind Kwon Gi-Seok from the same University. After a chance meeting at his pharmacy, Ji-ho and Lee Jeong-In start seeing love and relationships in a new light.

8. My Love From The Star

Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Drama, and Science fiction
Directed By: Jang Tae-Yoo,
Starring: Jun Ji-Hyun, Kim Soo-Hyun, Park Hae-Jin, Yoo In-na

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Where to watch: Netflix

 

Summary: Do Min-Joon (Kim Soo-Hyun) is an alien that landed on Earth in the year 1609, during the Joseon Dynasty. In order to save a girl named Yi-Hwa from falling off a cliff, he misses his trip back to his planet. Thus, he gets stranded on Earth for the next four centuries. Later falls in love with a famous Hallyu actress of our era, who suddenly becomes his next-door neighbor. He has a human appearance, but enhanced physical abilities involving his vision, hearing, and speed, and a cynical, jaded view regarding human beings. As he never ages, Min-Joon is forced to take on a new identity every ten years, having been a doctor, astronomer, lawyer, and banker, and now presently working as a college professor.

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