Do you eat, sleep, and binge-watch K-dramas?
According to Netflix India, in 2020, there was a 370 per cent growth in the Indian viewership of Korean television serials, fondly known as K-dramas.
What is it about K-drama that has convinced Indians to turn away from the macho men of desi entertainment in favour of its feisty heroines and gorgeous heroes?
Korean dramas provide a wonderful mix of romance and quirkiness that makes them excellent binge-worthy. We are swept away by the sweeping gestures, the playful banter, the dramatic stories, and the electrifying ‘first kiss chemistry between the actors. K-Dramas usually present creative and brilliant twists. The mystery that drives the show is always interesting. Indians are now able to watch Korean dramas in Hindi and English thanks to a surge in popularity.
Swiping from episode to episode would be like swiping through online dating apps, which only get better with each swipe. Imagine each time you swipe one person right, landing on another interactive profile and falling in love as you swipe through many profiles!
Here are the top 5 must-watch Korean series that will make your heart flutter:
1. Crash Landing On You
The accident of her paragliding throws the heiress into North Korean territory – and into the hands of an army officer who decides to assist her in hiding. Captain Jeong gives Seri shelter and decides to send Se-ri back to her homeland.
The fact that South Koreans are prohibited in North Korea and vice versa kept people on edge.
During the efforts of sheltering Seri and sending her back to her own country, they end up falling in love. Seri returns back to Seoul in the second phase of the series. Finally, the couple finds happiness, but not in their home country. As a result, the ending was quite overwhelming and wholesome.
The cherry on the top is, the series is available in Hindi and English as well, on Netflix.
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2. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
It’s Okay To Not Be Okay portrays the unusual love story between the seemingly stoic, de-sensitized Moon Gang Tae, who works as a community health worker, and the lawless, anarchistic Ko Moon Yeong, who is a famous children book’s author.
Gang-tae lives with his older brother, Moon Sang-tae, who is autistic. Ever since Sang-tae witnessed his mother’s murder, they’d moved from town to town escaping from butterflies. Gang-Tae while working in a hospital meets Ko Moon-young.
The tale takes the two back to their childhood days when they first met. In the meantime, Moon-young develops a romantic obsession with Gang-tae. The story revolves around how three broken people mend one another’s wounds.
A murder mystery is unravelled, a comforting relationship is formed, and they move forward with their lives.
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3. Love Alarm
Love Alarm revolves around the story of a technology that enables users to discover love through an online dating app. A twisted plot where youngsters are obsessed with getting their hearts buzzed and feel loved.
Love Alarm is the first Korean series confirmed for pick-up by Netflix. The season was so successful that it streamed the second season after a year.
Kim Jo-Jo and Hwang Sun-Oh are from the same high school. Hwang Sun-Oh is the son of a wealthy family, but he is not loved by his parents. On the contrary, Kim Jo-Jo lives with her aunt after her parents passed away. Sun-Oh’s best friend Lee Hye-Young also attends the same high school. Hwang Sun-Oh notices that his best friend Lee Hye-Young likes Kim Jo-Jo. Hwang Sun-Oh wants to know if his friend really likes her, so he kisses her. Although, the kiss brings a twist to a story and tangles it up between the three. What happens next? Know for yourself on Netflix.
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4. What’s wrong with secretary Kim?
Sec. Kim has decided to resign after 9 years working for Chairman Lee Young-Joon (A narcissist). She wants time for herself since she already paid her father’s loans. The entire series revolves around Lee Young-Joon trying to figure out why Kim suddenly wants to leave.
During the episodes of him trying to figure out possible reasons, they unfold the dark past of childhood and eventually fall in love.
You would not just fall in love with the love story and laugh till your jaw drops.
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5. Her Private life
Sung Deok-mi is a talented chief curator of Cheum Museum of Art and is secretly involved in fangirling. Shi-An and secretly runs a fan website about him. Ryan Gold is the Art Director of Cheum Museum of Art. After rumours break out claiming that Deok-mi is dating a girl (her best friend), Ryan pretends to date Deok-mi to save her from gazing eyes.
However, while pretending they end up developing feelings for each other. This story reveals a mysterious past and a fascinating love story!
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Anyone who loves to watch K-dramas will tell you that one of the many perks is getting to discover South Korea like never before. Visiting the country, buying Korean fashion and watching BTS play live would soon become your life objective.
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