7 Touching K-dramas Through Which You Will Sink in Tears

Małgorzata Stefanik 2020-09-09

W: Two Worlds

Comedy Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy South Korea 2016

W: Two Worlds

Comedy Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy South Korea 2016

  • W: Two Worlds
  • 8,4/10

1 season, 16 episodes

Han Hyo-joo plays a surgeon whose father is a famous comic book creator. One day Dad goes missing and she rushes to his workshop to look for him, and instead finds a strange man bathed in blood. She gets kidnapped by the bloody man, which is where their story begins. The drama takes place in 2016 Seoul, but in different dimensions that exist in parallel with one another. It’s described as a suspense romance melodrama about “a man and a woman who are living in the same time, but different worlds.”

Moon Embracing the Sun

Drama Fantasy History Romance Sci-Fi & Fantasy South Korea 2012

Moon Embracing the Sun

Drama Fantasy History Romance Sci-Fi & Fantasy South Korea 2012

  • Moon Embracing the Sun
  • 8,4/10

1 season, 20 episodes

Thirteen-year-old Heo Yeon Woo, the daughter of a high-ranking official, accompanies her mother to the royal palace to attend her brother, Heo Yeom's civil service examination congratulatory ceremony. By chance, she comes across Crown Prince Lee Hwon. They fall in love, and Yeon Woo is chosen as the Crown Princess of Joseon. Before they can marry, the Dowager Queen secretly orders her death, in order to secure more power for herself. Yeon Woo becomes cursed and is stricken with an illness. All believe her to be dead, including the Crown Prince Lee Hwon. Heartbroken, he refuses to love another. Eight years later, the young king meets a shaman named Wol. He can’t help but find similarities between her and Yeon Woo and begins investigating Yeon Woo’s death.

  • #joseon dynasty

Mr. Sunshine

Drama South Korea 2018

Mr. Sunshine

Drama South Korea 2018

  • Mr. Sunshine
  • 8,4/10

1 season, 24 episodes

Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a U.S. marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.

Uncontrollably Fond

Drama South Korea 2016

Uncontrollably Fond

Drama South Korea 2016

  • Uncontrollably Fond
  • 6,0/10

1 season, 20 episodes

When Shin Joon-Young and No Eul were children, they were separated and became heartbroken. As adults they meet again. Shin Joon-Young is now a top actor and singer. He is intelligent and attractive. No Eul is the PD of documentaries. She values money over justice and kisses up to those with more power than her.

Just Between Lovers

Drama South Korea 2017

Just Between Lovers

Drama South Korea 2017

  • Just Between Lovers
  • 7,6/10

1 season, 16 episodes

Lee Gang-Doo dreamed of becoming a soccer player, but an accident ended those dreams. His father died in the accident and he broke his leg. Lee Gang-Doo spent 3 years in rehab. Now, he doesn't have anything and just wastes his days. Lee Gang-Doo then meets Ha Moon-Soo. Ha Moon-Soo makes architecture models. Ha Moon-Soo also endured an accident that killed her younger sibling. She has suffered from guilt that she survived. She has lived her life earnestly, while suppressing her feelings. After meeting Lee Gang-Doo, Ha Moon-Soo begins to express her hidden feelings.

  • #romance

  • #car accident

  • #busan, south korea

Scarlet Heart: Ryeo

Action & Adventure Drama Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy War & Politics South Korea 2016

Scarlet Heart: Ryeo

Action & Adventure Drama Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy War & Politics South Korea 2016

  • Scarlet Heart: Ryeo
  • 8,0/10

1 season, 20 episodes

When a total eclipse of the sun takes place, a 21st century woman, Go Ha Jin, is transported back in time to the Goryeo Dynasty of Korea. She wakes up in the body of 16-year-old Hae Soo, an aristocrat living with Lady Hae, her cousin who happens to be married to one of the sons of King Taejo. She soon befriends several of the princes, who find her carefree and exuberant attitude refreshing. Although she knows she should not get involved in palace intrigues over the succession to the throne, she inadvertently becomes a pawn in the struggle, as several of the Princes fall in love with her.

Hi Bye, Mama!

Comedy Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy South Korea 2020

Hi Bye, Mama!

Comedy Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy South Korea 2020

  • Hi Bye, Mama!
  • 7,8/10

1 season, 16 episodes

When the ghost of a woman gains a second chance at life for 49 days, she reappears in front of her remarried husband and young daughter.

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