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Posted by Susan-Han Wednesday, May 26, 2021

6 series that K-Drama lovers believe were masterpieces, despite low viewership ratings

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These days, the genre known as K-dramas is recognized internationally for their very own, unique appeal!

As with all emerging genres, there are those series that receive all the spotlight, and those series that are cast in the shadows, unable to shine as brightly.  So in the opinion of Korean drama lovers, what are some of the most beloved "hidden gem" K-drama masterpieces!

Netizens have listed out 6 must-see titles. Check them out below!

1. tvN's 'Bubble Gum'

Starring Lee Dong WookJung Ryeo Won. Highest viewership rating at time of airing: 1.7%. Synopsis: The story of a man and a woman who grew up together, practically family. 

2. JTBC's 'Melo Is My Nature'

Starring Chun Woo Hee, Jeon Yeo Bin, & Han Ji Eun. Highest viewership rating at time of airing: 1.8%. Synopsis: A romantic comedy centered around three best friends who are 30-years old, and their struggles with love and daily life. 

3. JTBC's 'Rain or Shine'

Starring 2PM's JunhoWon Jin Ah. Highest viewership rating at time of airing: 2.4%. Synopsis: A man and a woman get to know each other after surviving a disastrous accident.

4. JTBC's 'Steal Heart'

Starring Kim Ok Bin, Lee Hee Joon, Kang Shin Hyo. Highest viewership rating at time of airing: 2.8%. Synopsis: The story of an eclectic mix of residents at a residential complex, including a woman who was a former pickpocket. 

5. MBC's 'Cairos'

Starring Shin Sung Rok, Lee Se Young, WINNER's Kang Seung Yoon. Highest viewership rating at time of airing: 3.8%. Synopsis: A time-crossing fantasy thriller centered around a man from the future, looking for his missing daughter, and a woman from the past, looking for her missing mother.

6. MBC's '365: Repeat The Year'

Starring Lee Joon HyukNam Ji Hyun. Highest viewership rating at time of airing: 5.1%. Synopsis: A mystery survival game between those who are given a chance to go back in time by 1 year. 

What other titles would you recommend for rare K-drama seekers?

  1. Chun Woo Hee
  2. Jung Ryeo Won
  3. Kim Ok Bin
  4. Lee Dong Wook
  5. Lee Se Young
  6. Nam Ji Hyun
  7. Shin Sung Rok
  8. Kang Seung Yoon
  9. Junho
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12punch
12punch824 pts Wednesday, May 26, 2021 1
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Search: WWW. It’s one of the best kdramas I’ve seen.

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Doxa
Doxa1,971 pts Wednesday, May 26, 2021 4
Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Add FLOWER OF EVIL, cos despite the 5% viewership ratings, it had 3 or 4 nominations from the just ended Baeksang awards.

That drama is truly a MASTERPIECE

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