If you are the one who has been saved from the K-fever, and are left wondering what is it about Korean entertainment that has made people go gaga over it, there can be no one answer. And in order to find that out, you need to watch K-dramas yourself.
Whether it is cute high school romance, or intriguing mythological thrillers, you will find it all in this genre and there are high chances that it will keep you hooked for hours.
So, if you are new to the K-world and want to experience K-dramas, here is a beginner’s list that will help.
A show that sensationalized and was on the hit charts of Netflix for months worldwide, Squid Game might look like a simple game-show which deals with complex issues like corruption, class differences, humanity, desperation and economy. The ending of the show is a stealer and makes you ponder upon how across different cultures also, survival, and need for money remains constant.
What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?
Lee Young-joon is the vice president of the consortium, who has a perfect appearance and excellent ability. And his personal secretary Kim Mi So is the only one who helps him to solve problems. After working for 9 years, she has always been with him and she has full ability. One day she suddenly decided to resign which made Lee Young-joon make every effort to keep her. Well if this was not it, they have a very quirky relationship, that of where someone dotes on you endlessly even as a part of their duty and you turn a blind eye to her, watch more to find out his eye opener moment, definitely one of the first romantic genre series to watch, What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim is streaming on Netflix.
My Little Bride
My Little Bride is a Korean movie which is comparatively old, a very cute romance that brews between two childhood enemies. The movie never fails to make you smile at the innocence of the protagonists. Available with subtitles on YouTube, watch the movie to accustom yourself to the world of K-dramas as it can take a while to get used to the cast and language, moreover the cultural differences.
All of Us Are Dead
A classic zombie-apocalypse show, many people discarded this show thinking it was the usual until people actually saw it. This 10 episode long series gets you so connected to the characters who are school going teens along with all the problems they face just to survive, All of Us Are Dead is both practical and possible. It teaches us how one mishap in Science can eventually take our lives or even end the Sapien race. The ending is a cliffhanger and therefore is successful in keeping you hooked till the last episode.
A mythological thriller with cults, mystery, Science and emotions, it is slow yet a steady paced show, the concept at its core is from a webtoon, but has a well perceived message to portray. It tries to tell us how religion can be the opium of the masses if not handled well.
Train to Busan – Part 1 and Part 2
Train to Busan is everyone’s favorite zombie movie. Our affliction to K-drama begins from here as this was one movie that was watched across seas for its first of a kind concept. Watch to find out how a father saves his daughter amidst a zombie apocalypse, but all in a TRAIN!
With all these awesome K-dramas on your list, you can accustom and brace yourself for the experience of your life as there will be flowing emotions and wonderful direction with intricately carved characters.