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Are you also tired of hearing your friends talk about how amazing Korean dramas are? Do they keep telling you how beautiful South Korea is? Well, no need to feel left out anymore here are five dramas you can watch to being your journey of becoming a K-Drama fan. 

 

  1. Descendants Of The Sun 

 

Director: Lee Eung-bok & Baek Sang-hoon 

Genre: Romance, Drama, and Action

 

If you want to get into the world of K-Drama then you definitely cannot miss the OG dramas. Descendants Of The Sun was first aired in 2016 and it gained massive popularity. Captain Yoo Si-Jin (played by Song Jong-Ki) of Korean Special Forces falls in love with Dr. Kang Mo-yeon (played by Song Hye-Kyo). The series is full of addictive music, great chemistry, and much more. It deserves all the hype it gets. 

 

The series has 16 episodes and is available on Netflix and Hulu. 

 

  1. Boys Over Flower

 

Director: Jeon Ki-sang

Genre: Romance, Comedy, and Drama

 

If you are looking for some classic Korean Drama then this is the one for you. Inspired by the Japanese series Hana Yori Dango, Boys Over Flower was first aired in 2009. The story revolves around a working-class girl Geum Jan-di (played by Ku Hye-sun) who gets admission to an elite high school, where she encounters a popular but not-so-nice boy group called F4. What has density stored in for them? The series is also starring Lee Min-ho, Kim Hyun-Joong, Kim Bum, and Kim Joon. 

 

This is 25 episode long series and is available on Netflix.

 

  1. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

 

Director: Park Shin-woo

Genre: Romance, Drama, and Comedy 

 

It’s Okay To Not Be Okay has an extraordinary plot as it shows an adult on the autism spectrum. A psychiatric hospital’s caretaker Moon Gang-Tae (played by Kim Soo-Hyun) crosses paths with a children’s book author Ko Moon-young (played by Seo Ye-Ji) who has an anti-social personality disorder. They realize that they have so much in common. The series is a beautiful love story but it stands out by showcasing Gang-Tae’s bond with his autistic Moon Sang-Tae (Oh Jung-Se). 

You can watch all its 16 episodes on Netflix. 

 

  1. Lovestruck In The City

 

Director: Park Shin-woo

Genre: Romance

 

The storyline of the series is an interview format. It depicts real-life love stories. This drama is first in the multi-part series titled City Couple’s Way of Love. It is different from those typical fairytale love stories. The series is starring Ji Chang-Wook, Kim Ji-won, Kim Min-Seok, Han Ji-Eun, Ryu Kyung-soo and So Joo-Yeon. 

 

The series is 17 episodes long and is available on Netflix. 

 

  1. Squid Games 

 

Director: Hwang Dong-hyuk

Genre: Survival, Thriller, and Drama

 

The last one on the list is a sterling global hit, Squid Games. The show was watched by 111 million people worldwide making it Netflix’s biggest premiere ever. The storyline revolves around a gaming contest where 456 players who are in financial debt come together to win a massive prize of 45.5 billion won by playing mysterious survival games. However, the series is not just about games. It will take you through rollercoasters of emotions and might make you feel nostalgic. 

 

The series has 9 episodes and can be streamed on Netflix. 

 

If you are not watching K-dramas then you are definitely missing out on some amazing shows. However, it’s never too late. Watch these dramas listed above and you are most likely going to become a K-drama fan. 

 

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