Save this list cause you are in for a run of plot twists, leads to gush over, and adorable side characters.
While series are the longest form of entertainment to binge-watch, there has been a new-found love among people towards Korean dramas. It all started with Korean pop, and the shift escalated immediately and rapidly. The popularity was driven by the youth in particular, and despite cementing around cliché at times, K-dramas have managed to wow people with their detailed plot and get us invested in the show right away.
K-dramas have been streaming on different OTT platforms, and there’s just a variety of genres to choose from. Starting from action to legends, the actors have outperformed themselves by playing their respective characters. It has probably one of the largest percentages of audience watching, and this accumulates into encouraging the industry to make such dramas even more.
While we were too focused on the new genres and plots, we still miss the good old nostalgic vibes of Korean dramas. Lucky for you! We are listing down 7 K-dramas that you must watch this weekend.
18-year-old high school student Lim Ju-kyung, who has an inferiority complex regarding her appearance, has been constantly discriminated against by her family and bullied by her peers due to being perceived as ugly. She started learning how to use makeup by binge-watching makeup tutorial videos on the Internet. One unfortunate situation and her real face is revealed to the boy she likes. Lee Su-ho has his own fears; he hates being the constant center of attention, and he harbors a dark secret from the past. A love triangle starts when Su-ho’s former best friend, Han Seo-jun, gets involved with Ju-kyung.
Twenty Five Twenty One
Set in 1998, this is a story of youth who find new direction and growth after having their dreams taken away. Two people first meet when they are 22 and 18 years old and fall in love years later when they turn 25 and 21. Getting ahead of all the obstacles, Na Hee Do becomes a member of the national fencing team. The South Korean financial crisis also caused Baek Yi Jin’s father’s business to go bankrupt. This leads to a life change for Baek Yi Jin, from living the life of a wealthy person to a poor person. While studying, he works part-time jobs like delivering newspapers. Later, he became a sports reporter for a broadcasting network.
Forecasting Love and Weather
An office melodrama that turns into romance depicts the work life and love life of the people working in the Korean Meteorological Administration, which is hotter than tropical nights and more unpredictable than local heavy rains. A rising working woman thriving at her job falls for a skilled forecaster as he is appointed at the headquarters. What happens when the shower love and thundering decisions?
Girl From Nowhere
A mysterious, clever girl named Nano transfers to different schools, exposing the lies and misdeeds of the students and faculty at every turn.
The World Of The Married
Ji Sun Woo is a family medicine doctor. She is married to Lee Tae Oh, and they have a son. She seems to have everything except for a perfect marriage. Betrayed by her husband and others involved, she sets out to find the truth and be just. Even though he loves his wife, Lee Tae Oh falls into a dangerous relationship.
In disguise, her friend, Ha-ri, shows up to a blind date to scare him away. But plans go awry when he turns out to be her CEO and makes a proposal.
On the first day of attending his new high school, Park Sae Ro Yi punches his classmate Jang Geun Won, who was bullying another classmate. The bully is the son of CEO Jang Dae Hee. After getting expelled from the school, Sae Ro Yi’s father dies in a tragic accident caused by the bully himself. Sae Ro Yi decides to destroy the Jagga Company and take revenge upon CEO Jang Dae Hee and his son. Once Sae Ro Yo is released from prison, he opens a restaurant in Itaewon, Seoul. Jo Yi Seo, who is popular on social media, joins Sae Ro Yi’s restaurant and works there as a manager.