The Best K-Dramas You Should Binge Watch
There’s a long list, but here’s the condensed version.
Korean culture has seeped its way into various parts of our lives. From their fashion to their music - we have all incorporated it in one way or another. And of course, what are Filipinos without their love for teleseryes?
Endless Love: Winter Sonata
Joon-sang moves to a new high school in search of his biological father. There, he makes a connection with Yoo-jin, who opens up her heart to him. After a car accident, Joon-sang is left without his memory and his mother takes advantage of the situation to start anew. After a decade, Joon-sang has made a life under his new identity of Lee Min-hyeong. All is good until Yoo-jin recognizes Joon-sang at her wedding, and her feelings for him light up once again.
Han-kyul comes from a good family and has never had to work a day in his life. He’s been after the same woman, Yoo-joo, who only sees him as a brother. Meanwhile, there is Eun-chan, who has had to keep her family alive after the death of her father and is often mistaken for a boy. She is hired by Han-kyul to pretend to be his gay lover so that his grandmother will no longer set him up on blind dates.
Because of an ultimatum set forth by his grandmother, Han-kyul eventually takes over an old coffee shop, where Eun-chan starts to work as well. After some time, the two become close and Han-kyul starts to question his sexuality because he finds himself having feelings for Eun-chan.
Descendants Of The Sun
Yoo Si-jin is the captain of a South Korean Special Forces unit. One day, he catches a motorcycle thief by the name of Kim Ki-bum, who is injured during the altercation and has to be brought to the hospital. While there, Yoo Si-jin meets Dr. Kang Mo-yeon and is instantly attracted to her. The two go out, but their budding relationship is severed by their jobs and personal differences.
An aspiring scriptwriter, Ji-eun lives in the house that her late father left her. Her best friends convince her that she won a vacation, and she meets a famous actor named Young-jae on the plane. The two become acquainted during their travels. However, when Ji-eun returns home, she finds that her friends have sold her house to Young-jae. The two agree to live together, but do not always get along because of their different habits. Ji-eun works as a maid to buy her house back and even agrees to entering a contract marriage so that Young-jae can make his crush jealous. But everything becomes complicated when the two start to genuinely fall for each other.
The show follows a group of privileged individuals who are poised to take over their families’ successful businesses. Kim Tan is shipped to the United States, where he meets and falls in love with Cha Eun-sang, despite already being engaged to Rachel Yoo. When Kim Tan returns to Korea, his best friend-turned-enemy, Choi Young-do, teases him about Eun-sang. Tension continues to build as Young-do also falls in love with Eun-sang.
It’s always amazing when regional productions make their way outside of their local areas. Watching them is not embarrassing and it’s definitely not something to feel ashamed of. So get happy, get watching and get obsessed.