If you haven’t tried watching Korean dramas, here are some of the most popular and recent series you can binge-watch over the long weekend.
Moon Lovers Scarlet Heart Ryeo
Go Ha-jin’s (Lee Ji-eun) life is full of problems: from debts to a cheating boyfriend, Ha-jin almost gave up on her will to live. But fate has other plans for her, Ha-jin’s life took a complete turn when a mystical solar eclipse transported her back in time. Now Ha-jin is currently living as Hae-soo, a lady in a high ranking family during the Goryeo era. Here she meets seven princes: 4th Prince Wang So (Lee Jun-ki,) 8th Prince Wang Wook (Kang Ha-neul,) 3rd Prince Wang Yo (Hong Jong-hyun,) 13th Prince Baek-ah (Nam Joo-hyuk,) 10th Prince Wang Eun (Baekhyun,) 14th Prince Wang Jung (Jisoo,) and 9th Prince Wang Won (Yoon Sun-woo;) whose lives might change due to her sudden appearance, or will the princes change her destiny instead?
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo
Kim Bok-joo (Lee Sung-kyung) is a gifted weightlifter, but she also thinks that her chosen sport scared potential suitors away. Not until she meets her childhood friend Jung Joon-hyung (Nam Joo-hyuk,) a swimming prodigy in their university. The two college athletes started off as friends, with Bok-joo crushing on Joon-hyung’s brother while Joon-hyung deals with the return of his ex-girlfriend in school, but what happens when Joon-hyung starts falling for Bok-joo instead? Will Bok-joo instantly accept his feelings for her?
Kim Shin is a 939-year-old goblin who is endlessly seeking for his would-be bride. Blessed and cursed with immortality and the ability to remember every painful death he witnessed during his lifetime, the “Goblin” vowed to end his suffering by concluding his long life. But the only person who can free him from his agony is the lost Goblin’s bride. However, it is unknown to him that he has actually met her even before she was born on Earth. Eun-tak (Kim Go-eun) and her mother was saved through the Goblin’s grace, as he miraculously saved their lives from an inevitable accident. But, in return, Eun-tak was marked and set to grow up to take her place as Kim Shin’s bride.
Descendants of the Sun
Yoo Shi-jin (Song Joong-ki,) the captain of a special forces unit in South Korea called ‘Alpha Team’ meets Dr. Kang Mo-yeon (Song Hye-kyo,) a surgeon at the prestigious Haesung Hospital. Shi-jin fell for Mo-yeon’s beauty the day he met her, but Mo-yeon didn’t budge until a CCTV clip made her realize that Shi-jin is not a bad guy after all. But things get complicated when they learn about each other’s job descriptions: Shi-jin can kill to maintain peace, while Mo-yeon saves lives. Their contradicting beliefs made them drift away from each other, but fate seems to bind them together when Shi-jin meets Mo-yeon again. This time as a soldier protecting the weak, and a volunteer doctor treating the ill and wounded in Uruk. Will the two officially start dating this time around?
Cinderella and The Four Knights
Eun Ha-won (Park So-dam) financially struggled after her mother died. Now she has to live with an evil stepmother and a terrible stepsister. It could have been manageable until her father decides to disown her and even asked her to move out of their house, all because he believes that Ha-won might be born out of wedlock with another man. Disheartened, Ha-won decides to accept an unusual offer from a giant conglomerate’s chairman: she must mend the ties between his three grandchildren – the rebellious Kang Ji-woon (Jung Il-woo,) the playboy Kang Hyun-min (Ahn Jae-hyun,) and the happy-go-lucky Kang Seo-woo (Lee Jung-shin.) If she can complete her tasks, she gets to call the Sky House her temporary home. If not, she might have to go back to the streets. Will she be able to do her job well?
W Two Worlds
Cardio-thoracic surgeon Oh Yeon-joo’s (Han Hyo-joo) knows exactly what kind of man she wants to marry: good-looking, hardworking, someone with a calm demeanor yet extremely charming, and pretty much the perfect “prince” that any girl would love to marry. Problem is, she’s head-over-heels for a cartoon character she created herself: Kang Chul (Lee Jong-suk.) The boy, who is known to have dealt with a dark past, is a former Olympic Gold medalist in the shooting category and is now the owner of broadcasting channel “W.” But, being a fictional character, Kang Chul’s life has always been dictated by Yeon-joo’s father, the author of the book in which he is named as the main protagonist. But what happens when Oh Yeon-joo gets sucked inside the comic book and eventually meets her ideal type, Kang Chul? Would the impossible suddenly become possible in “W Two Worlds”?
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