5 Korean Dramas That Would Leave You Wanting For More

Running out of shows to watch? Well, we've got your back because here is the list of 5 dramas that are worth spending your time on.

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Korean dramas have always been successful in creating emotional connections with viewers. With easy-to-binge format, they have become the favorite of thousands of people.

I have been watching Korean shows myself for the past five years. There are some dramas that I still hope the second season for. Not because they were left on a cliffhanger, but because of their perfect storylines and characters. I have summed up my favorite 5 Korean dramas in the following article.

If you want to see shows that will leave you with a warm heart and some farewell tears in your eyes, keep on reading.

1. Doctor Crush (2016)

5 Korean Dramas That Would Leave You Wanting For More
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Genre:  Medical Drama, Romance
IMDb Rating:  7.7
Total Episodes:  20

Quick Plot :
The drama revolves around the protagonist Yoo Hye-Jung (Park Shin-Hye), a girl with a gangster personality. She seems like a hermit in starting, but it became clear later that her past scars made her like this. She changed after encountering her mentor Hong Ji-hong (Kim Rae-won), who plays a crucial role in turning her life upside down, for better.

This drama is also known as The Doctors.

Why would you love it-
Although the name “Doctor Crush” seems a bit cheesy, it is far from being cringy. As an outlook, this is a journey of a girl coming out of a hopeless situation to becoming a renowned neurosurgeon.

But in its core, this series tells that, in the end, it is not about becoming wealthy or successful. Instead, it is about how a person deals with the past.

Unlike other dramas, this one provides us with a fantasy world with constant doses of reality. A must watch if one can deal with a wide, intense range of emotions.

 

2. Descendants of the Sun (2016)

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Genre:  Romance, Action
IMDb Rating:  8.4
Total Episodes: 16

Quick Plot:
This is an epic love story between Captain Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong-ki), from South Korean Special Forces and Doctor Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye-kyo), who works as a surgeon Haesung.

The drama tracks both their personal and professional struggles while exploring issues about the value of life as they face battles, disasters, and other dangers.

Why would you love it-
As it is being said, the stories help us empathize. This drama would do the same for you. It will help you feel what a soldier and doctor go through to provide us with their services.

A perfect mixture of love, action, and comedy made this a refined drama, which led to its fame in more than 32 countries. It is a series that will leave you with a warm smile and craving for more.

3. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016)

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Genre: Romantic-Comedy, Coming of age
IMDb Rating: 8.4
Total Episodes: 16

Quick Plot:
This drama is inspired by the life of the South Korean Olympic weightlifter gold-medalist.
It is a story of 20-year-old weightlifter Kim Bok-joo (Lee Sung-kyung), who has known nothing but lifting barbells all her life. She has her heart taken by storm when she meets her first love in this touching, young adult drama.

Why would you love it-  
It is always presumed that dramas dealing with sports are boring, this drama would break this prejudice with its cute and hysterical couple.

It has no evil characters, which makes it free from all those repetitive dirty tricks. Strong family ties and fewer complications make it light and undragged watch.

 

4. W- Two worlds Apart (2016)

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Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Thriller, Suspense
IMDb Rating: 8.1
Total Episodes: 16

Quick Plot:
Have you ever fell in love with fictional characters? If yes, then this drama is for you. It is a dream come true of every fiction lover. ‘W’ centers on “two worlds”: the real world and an alternate universe inside a webtoon.
It portrays how the existence of both worlds at the same time leads to clashes between them.

Why would you love it-
Simple, this series has a fantasy world inside the fantasy world. Who wouldn’t want such an epic fantasy?

 

5. Arthdal Chronicles (2019-Present)

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Genre: Fantasy, Romance
IMDb Rating: 8.4
Total Episodes: 18

Quick Plot:
Arthdal Chronicles is about the starting of civilization in ancient times. It sets in the mythical kingdom of Arthdal, which revolves around mythical heroes, their unity, struggle, and love of people living together.

Why would you love it-
In this pandemic, everyone needs a pinch of magic to escape this reality. And Arthdal Chronicles is providing us with the same with its versatile actors and strong storyline.

So, this was it. Our list of dramas that would never get you bored. What are your favorite ones? Tell us in the comment section.

 

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