Well if you crave to spend some good time watching good stories, then why not use it to watch Korean Web series. One can get to experience all the emotions from romance to sadness, to crime thrills, to some psychomedical dramas. From the charms of Song Joong Ki to the million-dollar smile actor Ji Chang Wook, to the King like Lee Min Ho. They have it all. This is a must watch list for those who are just diving into Korean culture and Web series. Well, I can promise you that you will love the characters.
Here’s the list of Korean Dramas that are trending now and are a treat to watch -
1) Descendants of the Sun
To all the Song Joong Ki fans, this Korean web series is a treat to watch. This story holds for you lots of emotions. The love story of Yoo shi jin, an officer in Korean Special Forces and Kang mo Yeon, a surgeon at Haesung Hospital and how they go through the hardships in a war-torn country. The love story of Seo Dae Young and Yoon Myeong too seems real. The ones who crave for some bromance too must watch it. A perfect example of a love story showing love, friendship, hardships and still passing through it all.
This is a fantasy drama played by Gong Yoo, Kim Go-Hye, Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In-na. A story of a goblin who waits for years for his life to lift the curse on him. Lee Dong Wook plays a grim reaper whose life is entwined with the past life of goblin but he has lost his memories. How these characters meet again and everything falls back to its place. A tale filled with deep emotions.
3) What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim
Park Seo Joon’s must-watch Korean drama. A traumatic experience in childhood links both the leads with deep connections and after a very long period meet each other as boss and secretary. A narcissistic boss who falls in love with her secretary and how life unfolds and brings back the emotions and promises that they made back then.
4) The K2
One of the best Ji Chang Wook’s performances can be seen in this Korean drama. Kim Je Ha, also known as K2 a Korean soldier in Iraq who gets framed for the murder of his lover and becomes a fugitive but later gets hired as the bodyguard of Choi Yoo Jin, wife of a presidential candidate. How he gets involved with the dirty politics in the house and fights them. Also, he falls in love with the daughter of presidential candidate An-na and protects her and fights against his ally. Truly a character you will fall in love with.
5) The Heirs
Calling out to all Lee Min Ho fans, add this Korean web series to your watch list. This drama deals with the chaebols of industries and how their high school life is. This is filled with friendships, rivalries and love lives of these young heirs. It brings out the emotions of Kim Tan who falls in love with a girl named Cha Eun-Sang whose mother works as a house help. Also cherry on the cake is Kim Woo Bin who plays a bad boy in this series.
6) Boys Over Flowers
This story revolves around a girl named Jan-di, who is a poor girl but very talented who gets transferred to a school meant for elites. This school has a group called F4 who are super rich boys and their team leader is Gu Jun-pyo. In the web series, Gu Jun-pyo falls in love with this girl, Jan-di, and then the F4 boys get involved in the life of Jan-di. A beautiful drama which brings back your school romance.
7) Crash Landing on You
This Korean web series is a highly popular 2020 web series of Hyun Bin. A story of Se-ri who is a fashion entrepreneur in South Korea but lands in North Korea due to a paragliding mishap. She meets an officer in North Korea who decides to help her to go back to her country without getting caught and falls in love with her during the journey. How these two worlds collide and move through the hardships is the beauty of this drama.
8) It's Okay to Not Be Okay
This Korean web series is a tale of a man who works at a psychiatric hospital and a children’s book writer who has an antisocial personality disorder. This story is a must-watch for all psychomedical drama fans as the leads have justified their roles to the core making you go through the roller coaster ride of intense emotions in the web series. The intriguing title makes you wonder what this drama will offer to you.
9) Arthdal Chronicles
A mythical land called Arth holds these wonderful characters called Eun-seom, tan-ya, saya and Ta-gon in the Korean web series name Arthdal Chronicles. The story moves through the inhabitants of this city and neighbouring places who wish to gain power and build a new society. This is a tale of good and evil, also how a person seems to be gold can be the one in which resides the evil.
10) When My Love Blooms
If you are looking for a story showing old age romance, this Korean web series is the right choice. How just a little flame can ignite the hearts of long lost lovers even if they meet after a decade. Life offers them a second chance to meet each other and make that love happen again but this time with their different life and responsibilities of children. Will they listen to their heart?
11) Second 20’s
A roller coaster life of a mother who is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has a time limit of 6 months wishes to complete her college life is what this Korean web series is all about. But the tables have turned because she has to study with her son and his girlfriend in the same class. The journey of a girl who in her 20’s wished to become a dancer but gets pregnant and quits school to become a mother and housewife. Later when life gives her a second chance she wishes to live her 20’s again.
12) One Sunny Day
One Sunny Day is a Korean web series with a story that makes you believe love can come to you anywhere and anytime. Kim Ji-ho is a broken-hearted man who visits Jeju island for his business work and gets robbed of all his personal belongings and unintentionally collides with Kim Ji-won with whom he shares the same room with and how these situations make them fall in love with each other and heal each other.
Extracurricular, a Korean web series, is a crime thriller dealing with young school students. This drama shows how an intelligent mind can get deviated to a path filled with crimes and illegal acts. Very strong performance delivered by Kim Dong Hee who plays the role of a top student who runs an illegal business to come out of his poor life but gets caught in the act and is now blackmailed by his classmates. This drama is a must-watch for all Korean drama fans.
The Korean web series Vagabond is a story revolving around Cha Dal-geon who is a stunt man who wishes to become a world renowned action actor. How his life turns into a mess when his nephew is killed by a terrorist organisation which makes him give up everything and fight for his nephew. This man becomes the strong force to drag down the culprits along with the help of Go Hae-ri, an undercover NIS agent.
15) Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
This Korean web series narrates the tale of a girl named Go Ha-jin who is a modern 21st-century girl who gets dragged back in time to Goryeo Dynasty and becomes a part of the royal family. This family has many princes competing to be the crown prince. She initially falls in love with the warmhearted 8th prince but later the 4th prince who is fearsome and the one who deserves to be in power. A beautifully knitted story showing the life of princes and kings.
16) Romance is a Bonus Book
Witness the story of a young gifted writer who becomes the editor-in-chief at a promising publishing company in this romantic Korean web series. Go on to explore how his life becomes entwined with an older copywriter desperate for a job whose life has turned upside down after her divorce and has the responsibility of a child. The story shows the challenges of a young writer falling in love with an older noona (older female).
17) Hospital Playlist
The story is about the life of five friends who have been together since their undergrad school and are now successful doctors working in the same hospital who wish to continue their work as well as a passion for music. This Korean web series shows us how one can maintain friendship, love, work and passion all together in a single rope.
18) Something in the Rain
The story depicts the life of a single career woman who falls in love with her best friend's younger brother while trying to reconnect with him who has returned from abroad after three years. A silent and slow tale of love which moves through the problems they face in life trying to win each other. This Korean web series is perfect for the ones who wish to watch a drama with their partners.
19) The Flower of Evil
The life of a person who hides his real identity to hide his horrific past he shared with his family is portrayed in this Korean web series, The flower of evil. He lives under a new identity and now has a wife and child too whom he loves unconditionally. But the tables turn when his detective wife tries to uncover the truth regarding his past. Will everything end well, watch this Korean drama to know more.
20) Itaewon Class
This Korean web series is a tale of dreams of a young man who is an ex-convict but now wishes to have a healthy life and complete his dream of owning a street bar in Itaewon, a lively place in Korea. The obstacles he encounters on the way to his dream is the plot of this drama. One of Park Seo Joon’s best performances till the date.
21) The World of the Married
This story is of a wife Ji Sun-woo who works as a family medicine doctor who is married to Lee Tae-oh, a director and they have a teenage son together. They are happily married for years but the plot changes when the husband is caught cheating on his wife with a young girl. This story moves forward with emotions filled with love, betrayal and revenge. One of the best Korean web series on the list to watch!
There’s no end to this Korean drama world, but for now, this is my list of 21 Korean web series that are must-watch. This list is filled with different genres thus will attract different people who have different tastes. These dramas will make you look for more such interesting Korean dramas. So just grab some snacks, drinks and your laptop to dive into this interesting world.
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