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10 K-Dramas That Tugged Our Heartstrings In The Previous Decade

By Chen Shun  /  10 Mar 2020 (Tuesday)

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In the past ten years, K-drama has become a global phenomenon that people watch regardless of gender, age and nationality. North Korea Let us take a look at some of the hit K-dramas that took the world by storm!

Crash Landing On You | 2019-2020

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In this hilarious romance-comedy, South Korean heiress Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin) literally crash lands in North Korea, hence the title, and there she meets a North Korean Ri Jeong-hyuk (Hyun Bin). What will happen when two parties that were unlikely to meet somehow cross paths?

Search: WWW | 2019

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Don’t you just love some female empowerment drama? In this series, we will focus on three different female leads as they try to fight their way through work and society. There is the presence of romance though very minuscular. The unrealistic part of the drama that I wish is true? The boss of the company HATES working and goes home on time.

Her Private Life | 2019

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The highly popular drama in 2019 talks about Sung Deok-mi (Park Min-young) who is an art gallery curator with an embarrassing secret. She has a serious obsession for an idol, Shi-an. Things become complicated when Ryan Gold (Kim Jae-wook)  becomes the new Art Director and the two get entangled in a dating rumour.

What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim | 2018

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The most light-hearted drama in this list that will constantly keep you on the edge with its unbelievable scenes and over-the-top characters. The drama begins with Kim Mi-so (Park Min-young) wanting to quit her job after working for Lee Young-joon (Park Seo-joon), her self-proclaimed perfect boss of nine years. Things take a comedic turn when her perfect boss uses all means to make her stay by his side.

Beauty Inside | 2018

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Can love bloom when a man with prosopagnosia — a disorder that makes it hard for the person with the illness to recognise faces — and a woman with an illness that changes her looks meet through a clash of fate?

Goblin | 2016-2017

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Goblin sparked the trend of ‘summoning’ videos by blowing out a fire in 2016. The drama follows the main lead, a modern-day goblin (Gong Yoo) seeking a human bride (Kim Go Eun) to end his accursed life. It is a perfect balance between comedy, fantasy and romance.

Fun Fact: Goblin was the highest-rated drama on its broadcast channel TVN till the release of Crash Landing On You.

Descendants Of The Sun | 2016

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The ever-popular drama, that gave birth to the real life Song-Song couple, talks about a captain of the special forces meeting a doctor in a military facility. Love sparks between them in an unexpected place.

My Love From Another Star | 2013-2012

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With its star-studded cast, My Love From Another Star was bound to be popular from the start. When an alien,Do Min-Joon (Kim Soo-hyun), with superpowers move beside the A-listed actress, Cheon Song-yi (Jun Ji-hyun), what sparks will we see?

The Moon That Embraces The Sun | 2012

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For fans that joined later in the decade, you might not have heard of this drama but it was immensely popular during its run in Korea. The story talks about a secret love between Lee Hwon (Kim Soo-hyun), Joseon’s king, and Wol (Han Ga-in) a female shaman. With the mix of romance, tragedy, politics and a pinch of fantasy, the plot will keep you glued to the screen from the start till the end.

Dream High | 2011

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The first season of Dream High was extremely popular due to its cast of idols from different groups that were at their peak in 2011. It included Suzy from Miss A, Kim Soo-hyun, Taec-yeon and Wooyoung from 2PM, Eun-jung from T-ara and soloist IU. The drama is set in a high school where students compete to debut as the next most popular K-pop idol. It’s no surprise that the drama became an instant hit with different fanbase supporting the drama.

What other K-drama is equally memorable in the previous decade? Let us know in the comments below!
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