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7 Binge Worthy K-Dramas For Beginners

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Have you never watched a Kdrama in your life but want to give it a try as everyone around you is talking a lot about it? There are too many recommendations, and you don’t know which series to start with? Well, no worries! We have got you covered.

Firstly let me tell you, Korean Dramas are basically Korean language shows. You will find series of all genres, from romance to action, thriller to comedy, and more. Most Kdramas will have standard 16-20 episodes, and that’s it—no tension of having any cliffhangers at all.

Now without any further wait, here we go! These are 7 K-Dramas for beginners. 

#1 - My Love From Another Star


It’s a different concept, telling the story of an alien that has lived on earth for more than 400 years and falls in love with an actress in the current era. This drama was a massive hit in Korea, China and is still gaining popularity as more people get into Korean shows.

Cast: Jun Ji-hyun, Kim Soo-hyun, Park Hae-jin

Genre: Fantasy, Romantic Comedy

No. of episodes - 21 (+1 special)

#2 - Crash Landing On You


This show is most people’s entry into Korean dramas. The plot revolves around a South Korean businesswoman who accidentally lands in the North Korean DMZ and meets an army Captain who helps her hide. It is one of the top Kdramas of all time.

Cast: Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin, Kim Jung-hyun, Seo Ji-hye

Genre: Romance

No. of episodes - 16

#3 - Descendants of The Sun


Another classic “first Kdrama” for many! Descendants of The Sun or DOTS, as they say, helped spread the Hallyu wave across borders. Its impact is unparalleled. The story revolves around two duty-bound individuals, Captain Yoo Shi Jin and Doctor Kang Mo Yeon, torn between fatal events, who can find no time for each other.

Cast: Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo, Jin Goo, Kim Ji-won

Genre: Action, Romance

No. of episodes - 16 (+3 specials)

#4 - Itaewon Class

After he lost his father due to an accident, Park Sae-ro-yi attempted to murder Jang Geun-won, the son of Jangga Group founder Jang Dae-hee. He was imprisoned for it. Post his release, Sae-ro-yi decides to seek revenge on the Jangga Group and meets allies along the way.

Cast: Park Seo-joon, Kim Da-mi

Genre: Drama

No. of episodes - 16

#5 - Healer


If you love action-packed series with a complex plot, then this one’s for you. Three different people; an illegal ‘night courier’ who goes by the codename “Healer,” a journalist, and a reporter come together to uncover the truth behind a 1992 incident.

Cast: Ji Chang-wook, Park Min-young, Yoo Ji-tae

Genre: Thriller, Action, Romance

No. of episodes - 20

#6 - Coffee Prince


This K-drama gained popularity across Asia really fast. It's an unusual plot that follows the love story between a tomboy, Go Eun-Chan, and a womanizer Choi Han-Gyul. The start to their friendship is a misunderstanding when Han-Gyul takes Eun-Chan for a boy.

Cast: Yoon Eun-hye, Gong Yoo, Lee Sun-kyun

Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance

No. of episodes - 17

#7 - It's Okay To Not Be Okay


People fell in love with this drama for its way of storytelling. The plot focuses on an orphaned psych ward caregiver, who selflessly takes care of people around him, and an antisocial children’s book author. The mysterious plot isn’t too extraordinary but will definitely keep you hooked.

Cast: Kim Soo-hyun, Seo Yea-ji, Oh Jung-se

Genre: Romance Drama

No. of episodes - 16

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margana
margana4,545 pts Tuesday, December 7, 2021 0
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

I never got into a lot of K-Dramas myself but one of the few that I loved was Reply 1997. idk if it's exactly a drama that's binge-able like many others, but what I love about it is that it's not as stereotypically K-Drama-like as many other K-Dramas.

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IstanThemAll
IstanThemAll2,106 pts Tuesday, December 7, 2021 0
Tuesday, December 7, 2021

I haven't watched the "Coffee prince" but the rest are a good way to start. :)

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