Here Are 10 Of The Best Korean Dramas You Can Watch

Here Are 10 Of The Best Korean Dramas You Can Watch

There has been a growing curiosity about the other gems that South Korea has to offer especially after 'Squid Game' became a global phenomenon.

The Hallyu Wave or the Korean Wave has taken over the world. From the rise in the popularity of K-pop, K-beauty, and K-dramas, we are getting all the good stuff it seems from South Korea. The film Parasite stole the show in 2019, and now, with Squid Game becoming a global phenomenon, there has been a growing curiosity about the other gems that South Korea has to offer. 

Korean dramas became a source of solace for many people during the lockdown. There are more and more shows coming out ever so often. But here is a list of the top K-dramas that have come out in recent years.

1. Guardian: The Lonely and Great God

This 2016 fantasy romantic show, alternatively known as Goblin, follows Kim Shin (Gong Yoo), an immortal goblin who goes to find a human bride to remove an invisible sword from his chest and end his life. He then comes across a high school student Ji Eun-Tak (Kim Go-Eun), who happens to be the chosen one to end his life but not without a fair share of obstacles.


2. Descendants of the Sun

This is another romantic series that follows a soldier, Yoo Si-Jin (Song Joong-ki), belonging to the South Korean Special Forces. He falls in love with a beautiful surgeon, Dr. Kang Mo-yeon (Song Hye-Kyo). However, their relationship goes through a rough patch as their professions and philosophical differences keep them apart.


3. Boys Over Flowers

This 2009 series follows a poor girl, Geum Jan-Di, a bright girl who transfers to an exclusive high school meant only for the elites. There she crosses paths with four of the richest boys who are called F4 and falls in love with one of them. It stars Ku Hye-sun, Lee Min-ho, Kim Hyun-joong, Kim Bum, Kim Joon, and Kim So-eun.


4. The Heirs

The Heirs is another story of a poor girl falling for a rich guy, also starring Lee Min-ho. It follows the story of Cha Eun Sang (Park Shin Hye), who is the daughter of the Empire Group family's housekeeper. She falls for the heir of the group, Kim Tan (Min-ho), and gets caught in a love triangle with Tan and Choi Young Do (Kim Woo Bin), another rich heir.


5. Crash Landing On You

This 2019 romantic drama is about Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin), a South Korean chaebol heiress who drops in North Korea after a paragliding mishap. She is rescued by a North Korean army officer, Captain Ri Jeong-Hyeok (Hyun Bin), who decides he will help her hide. An action-packed adventure follows.


6. It's Okay Not To Be Okay

This 2020 series follows the relationship between a selfish, antisocial children's book writer, Ko Moon-young (Seo Yea-Ji), and a selfless psych ward caretaker, Moon Gang-Tae (Kim Soo-Hyun), when they cross paths as they help heal from their respective emotional scars. 


7. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

This 2017 romantic-comedy series follows the story of the titular Do Bong Soon (Park Bo-young), who is born with superhuman strength. She is hired by the CEO of a gaming company, Ahn Min-hyuk (Park Hyung-Sik), to be his bodyguard. Misadventures follow that bring them close together.


8. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

This 2016 drama is a coming-of-age sports drama inspired by the life of Olympic gold-medalist Jang Mi-ran. It follows the titular Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung), a young woman chasing her dream of weightlifting and, in the process, falls in love, goes through heartbreak, and grows up in the process.


9. My Love from the Star

This is a fantasy romantic comedy television series following Do Min-Joon (Kim Soo-Hyun), who happens to be an alien who landed on Earth in 1609. He crosses paths with Cheon Song-Yi (Jun Ji-Hyun), a famous Hallyu actor who helps change his cynical views on humans, and both of them find solace in each other.


10. Itaewon Class

This drama was based on a Webtoon of the same name. It is a story about how Park Sae-Ro-Yi (Park Seo-Joon) goes head-to-head with the Jangga Group's founder to establish a successful bar and also avenge his father's death.


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