The enhanced community quarantine gives some of us some time for ourselves, and that includes watching K-dramas at the comfort of our home. You probably have finished Crash Landing On You, Itaewon Class, Hi Bye, Mama! and other top K-dramas on any streaming websites. In case you’re out of to-watch list and looking for something familiar, how about re-watching old favorites?
To give you some ideas, here are some K-dramas you might want to watch again.
Boys Over Flowers
Meteor Garden made it first but Korea’s version of the classic F4 is definitely worth the watch again. Based on the Japanese manga series called Ha )na Yori Dango, Boys Over Flowers tells the story of a poor girl named Geum Jan-Di (Gu Hye-Sun) who got the chance to study at a prestigious high school, where she met F4 led by Goo Jun-Pyo (Lee Min-Ho). The F4, as we know, is a group of wealthy, popular young men. Geum Jan-Di finds herself tangled up in the lives of these four guys and torn between Yoon Ji-Hu (Kim Hyun-Joong) and Goo Jun-Pyo.
This series introduced me to the world of K-dramas. It’s a timeless series that any beginners must have on their list.
My Love from the Star
Who would forget the handsomest alien ever landed on Earth? My Love from the Star is a breakout Korean drama, offering a fresh plot to the audience. This is a perfect drama for viewers who love fantasy, comedy, and romance.
Do Min-joon (Kim Soo-hyun) is an alien that landed on Earth during the Joseon Dynasty and was stranded for four centuries after missing his trip back to his planet. He possesses a near-perfect, never-gets-old appearance, enhanced physical abilities. Every ten years, he changes his profession and moves from one place to another. Just as when he only has three months left before leaving the Earth, Do Min-Joon meets Cheon Song-yi (Jun Ji-hyun), a famous Hallyu actress who suddenly becomes his next-door neighbor.
What’s great about this series is the perfect chemistry between the lead actors, not to mention their commendable acting skills. Every episode is a story to watch, and you’ll find yourself asking for more at the last episode!
Before Crash Landing On You, Hyun Bin showed his acting prowess with Secret Garden 10 years ago —another fantasy, rom-com you should binge-watch again and again.
The drama tells the story of Kim Joo Won (Hyun Bin), an arrogant and eccentric CEO who owns a prestigious shopping mall, and Gil Ra Im (Ha Ji Won), a poor and humble stuntwoman. The twist kicks off when both of them meet a sorcerer in a deserted forest who gave them spell-casted wines. When the two take the drink separately, they wake up the next morning to find that their souls have switched.
Five years later and this K-dramas is still a must-watch. This perfect for people to enjoy and learn the lessons of life at the same time.
Starting in the year 1988 as the title indicates, Reply 1988 revolves around the stories of five childhood friends who grew up together in the same neighborhood of Ssangmun-dong, a small neighborhood in Seoul. As the characters go through various points in their lives as they grow old, the series highlights a wonderful friendship, family, and first loves.
Korean producers keep thinking out of the box, serving us unique series to enjoy. For instance, Goblin is a fantasy romance about a modern-day goblin (Gong Yoo) who lives for more than 900 years and seeks to end his cursed immortal life. But this will be granted only if he finds his predestined human bride (Kim Go-Eun) who has the capability to see and remove the mythical sword piercing his chest. That’s when he can only die and resurrect.
Aside from the chemistry between the lead couple, Goblin’s amusing friendship with the Grim Reaper is also what puts the epic tale in the limelight. If you’re up for a series that make you ugly cry, Goblin is a great choice.
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
“Do you like Messi?”
If you’re looking for something to watch again that is light and funny during quarantine, this can be the best option. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo emphasizes the story about chasing dreams, falling in love, and real friendship.
This cheerful and swoon-worthy drama revolves around the life of Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung) who is a weightlifter student in a sports school until she begins to doubt her passion for the said profession. Although it may not have a complex plot as what K-dramas usually possesses, the undeniable chemistry between Kim Bok-Joo and Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) makes the series even better.
Descendants of the Sun
The sought-after drama that gave birth to the legendary Song-Song couple!
Descendants of the Sun was a highly anticipated K-dramas in 2016. Starred by superstars, Song Hye-Kyo and Song Joong-Ki, the series tells the love story between Captain Yoo Shi-Jin of Korean Special Forces and Dr. Kang Mo-Yeon. With respective duties and responsibilities, their relationship seems to not work well until they unexpectedly meet again in a war-torn country called Urk.
Descendants of the Sun Plus is a combination of a compelling mix of genres—drama, action, romance, and comedy in one. Plus, its official soundtracks will make you LSS.