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Posted by optimusnins14 pts Friday, May 19, 2023

K-Dramas that Shine a Spotlight on Unique Careers

K-Dramas are full of stories revolving around common professions - lawyers, detectives, doctors, nurses, and CEOs, to name a few. While these stories have their charm, there's a different sense of intrigue when we delve into dramas portraying less conventional career paths. These unique narratives not only entertain us but also shed light on the lives of those in lesser-known professions, perhaps even inspiring those of us in search of our own career paths.

Let's look at these nine dramas with unique careers!

Shooting Stars

If you thought being a celebrity manager or Public Relations is all glamor and fun, well, it can be, but with that comes a lot of stress behind the scenes in making your star shines brightly. It truly is a fun drama, seeing how two friends and former lovers work together in the entertainment industry. 

Starring: Lee Sung-Kyung, Kim Young-dae, Yoon Jong-hoon, Kim Yoon-Hye, Lee Jung-shin, and Park So-jin

Run On

This drama has an athlete, an athlete manager, and a translator. Similar to 'Shooting Star,' it's interesting to see how the athlete manager breaks their back, assisting the athlete behind the scenes, and the translator chasing her dreams of seeing her name in a film's ending credits. 

Starring: Im Si-wan, Shin Se-kyung, Choi Soo-young, and Kang Tae-oh

My Mister

If you've always wanted to be a Civil Engineer, this one revolves around civil engineers in a firm. It's a heartwarming story about the two leads dealing with the hardships of their respective lives. 

Starring: Lee Sun-kyun and Lee Ji-Eun

Business Proposal

Yes, the male protagonist holds the typical "CEO title," but his field of expertise sets him apart - he stands at the helm of a food company. This scenario offers viewers a glimpse into the vibrant K-food industry. Before ascending to his CEO position, he was, at heart, a food aficionado who relished the art of cooking. His journey portrays the melding of passion and professionalism, serving as the backbone of this unique drama.

Starring: Ahn Hyo-seop, Kim Se-Jeong, Kim Min-kyu, and Seol In-ah


This hit drama not only had us screaming about their love lives, but they also had interesting careers. One wanted to be a national fencer, while the other strived to be a journalist. Sadly, to pursue one's dream does require sacrifices, and if that means sacrificing their love... would they do it?

Starring: Kim Tae-ri, Nam Joo-hyuk, Kim Ji-yeon, Choi Hyun-Wook and Lee Joo-Myung


The very essence of this drama is captured in its title, drawing viewers into the dynamic realm of young programmers and entrepreneurs vying to launch their own start-ups. Catering to those intrigued by the intersection of venture capital and technology start-ups, this series offers valuable insights. So, if you find yourself contemplating a foray into this field, watching this drama might be the litmus test you need to decide whether to venture down this path.

Starring: Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk, Kim Seon-ho and Kang Han-na

She Would Never Know 

This might seem like a typical office-romance drama, but the story revolves around those in the cosmetic industry. If you're big on make-up and skincare, this drama might interest you as you see how they work on bringing you pretty things.

Starring: Won Jin-ah, Rowoon, Lee Hyun-Wook, Lee Joo-bin, and Lee Kyu-han

Hotel Del Luna

This is a little fictional, but then again, who knows if it actually exists without us knowing? This popular IU drama is about her running a hotel for ghosts. The drama doesn't really show us things like them doing room service or housekeeping, but the idea itself was pretty unique, don't you think?

Starring: Lee Ji-eun and Yeo Jin-goo

Be Melodramatic

This drama is personally a fun one. They all had super niche careers; drama scriptwriter, documentary filmmaker, ad placement manager, and singer, and they take you on their journey of ups and downs of it all, making it an amazingly refreshing drama. 

Starring: Chun Woo-hee, Jeon Yeo-been, Han Ji-Eun, and Gong Myung

  1. IU
  2. Lee Sung Kyung
  3. Rowoon
  4. Shin Se Kyung
  5. Siwan
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tyger117,036 pts Friday, May 19, 2023 0
Friday, May 19, 2023

The Producers

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2t2u265 pts Saturday, May 20, 2023 0
Saturday, May 20, 2023

Making this list without including another miss oh - sound engineer

Reply 1988 - go player

Www - search engine marketer

Secret garden - stuntman

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