15 Best K-Dramas That Will Make Your Heart Flutter 

Nothing better than binge-watching kdrama’s with your friends or maybe family. Doesn’t really matter whether you are a beginner to K-drama shows or have been a long time with this obsession.

There are all sorts of K-dramas to watch that will make you feel you haven’t seen it all when it comes to good shows around the world.

They certainly have a lot to give even if you have watched a lot of mainstream K-dramas, here are some recommendation worth to look at.

Start-Up  

Release year – 2020

No. Of episodes – 16

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Genre – romantic, comedy, drama

Director – Oh Choong-hwan

Cast – Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk, Kim Seon-ho and Kang Han-na

It can be seen on – Netflix

The series is about a woman who wishes to be a great entrepreneur like steve jobs. She enrols to be a part of one of the greatest startup competitions in Korea.

She falls into a love triangle with her team member and mentor. While one is her first love, another is pretending to be her first love. To summarise, the startup gives us a realistic, mature and natural feeling and ends with success and closure for all characters.

Hometown Cha Cha Cha 

Release year -2021

No. Of episodes -16

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Genre -Romantic comedy, Slice of life

Director – Yoo Je-won

Cast – Shin Min-a, Kim Seon-ho and Lee Sang-Yi.

It can be seen on – Netflix. 

The story begins with a big city dentist who, after quitting her job, comes to a small countryside village to open her clinic. This village is the hometown of a charming jack of all trades. These two are opposites in all ways. Yoon Hye Jin, the dentist, is realistic and rightful, while the guy is lovely friendly and flexible. When they meet in that village, their lives change. 

True Beauty

Release year -2021

No. Of episodes – 16

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Genre -Romance, Comedy, Slice of life, Coming-of-age story

Director – Kim Sang-hyeop

Cast -Moon Ga-young, Cha Eun-woo, Hwang In-youp, and Park Yoo-Na

It can be seen on – prime videos and Viki

The story is about an 18-year-old high school girl. She was initially bullied in her old school and by her family for being ugly, because of which she grew an inferiority complex .due to financial reasons, their family had to shift, and when they sifted, she went to her new school, after grooming herself into this beautiful girl by applying heavy makeup, which she learned from the internet. This new side of her will changes her life .watch to know more. 

What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim 

Release year – 2018

No. Of episodes – 16

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Genre – romantic, a slice of life, office love 

Director – Park Joon-Hwa 

Cast – Park Seo-Joon and Park Min-young

It can be seen on – Viki, Netflix

The story is about a corporate vice president and her secretary. They have been working together for years, but things change when the secretary suddenly announces her resignation. The vice president, a wealthy, look and brain guy, thinks that her registration is her love for him, which turns out to be false. What happens after that will change both of their lives .this series is sweet and heartwarming.

Descendants Of The Sun

Release year – 2016

No. Of episodes – 16

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Genre -Korean drama, Drama, Romance, Action, Melodrama

Director – Lee Eung Bok

Cast – Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-Kyo, Jin Goo, Kim Ji-Won.

It can be seen on – Netflix and Viki 

The story is about a love story between Captain Yoo Shi Jin from the Special Forces of South Korea and a doctor who works as a Surgeon at Haesung Hospital in Korea. Doctor Kang Mo Yeon, 

They go to a frictional war-torn country called Urk as orders from above .there their love for each other grows deeper while their lives also fall in danger.

This drama is perfect for binge-watching and will leave you excited and in love. 

Business Proposal

Release year – 2022

No. Of episodes – 12

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Genre -Romantic comedy

Director – Park Seon-ho

Cast -‎Kim Se-Jeong · ‎Seol In-ah · ‎Bae Woo-hee · ‎Yoon Sang-Jeong

It can be seen on – Netflix

The story begins when Shin Ha-ri agrees to go on a date instead of her best friend. However, her date turns out to be Shin Ha Ri’s actual boss.

Now she will have to hide her identity from him when he sees her in their workplace . she also has a male best friend and has had a crush on him for the longest time. Things become complicated when a love triangle forms between them.  

Twenty Five Twenty One

Release year – 2022

No. Of episodes – 16

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Genre – romance and coming-of-age

Director – Jung Ji-Hyun

Cast -Kim Tae-Ri, Nam Joo-hyuk, Bona, Choi Hyun-Wook and Lee Joo-myun

It can be seen on – Netflix

This story is set in 1997, after the Asian financial crisis, following five different individuals who became best friends when they spent time together. With a lot happening around them, their friendship and love are tested, and what happens after affects their life deeply.

Guardian: The Lonely And Great God 

Release year – 2016 

No. Of episodes – 16+ three special episodes 

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Genre – romance, fantasy, drama and comedy 

Director – Lee Eung-bok (Ep. 1–16), Kwon Hyuk-chan (Ep. 5–16

Cast – Gong Yoo, Kim Go-Eun, Lee Dong-Wook, Yoo In-na, and Yook Sung-Jae

It can be seen on – Netflix 

Kim shin is a respected military general of the Goryeo dynasty. He is, however, framed as a traitor and killed by the young prince.

Years after he dies, he is cursed by the Almighty, forcing him to stay immortal forever to see his loved ones die.

Almighty gave this punishment to him for killing soldiers at war. 

Romance Is A Bonus Book

Release year – 2019

No. of episodes – 16

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Genre -romantic comedy 

Director – Lee Jeong-Hyo

Cast -Lee Na-young and Lee Jong-suk.

It can be seen on – Netflix 

A freelance book designer at a publishing company is looking for crosses paths with Kang Dani and later grows feelings for her.

They were first friends, then colleagues and finally lovers as they confessed their feelings for each other.

It is a happy ending after all the characters have been 

It’s Okay Not To Be Okay

Release year – 2020

No. Of episodes – 16

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Genre -Romantic comedy

Director – Park Shin-woo

Cast -Kim Soo-Hyun, Seo Yea-Ji, Oh Jung-se and Park Gyu-young.

It can be seen on – TvN and Netflix

It is an extremely different story as an antisocial children’s book writer and a selfless psych ward caretaker cross paths with each other .it are like an extraordinary rollercoaster ride which opens a way to emotional healing.

The drama focuses on the moon gang tae, Ko Mun Yeong and Moon Gang-Tae’s brother.

This drama is swoon-worthy, quirky and heartfelt.

Extraordinary You

Release year – 2019

No. Of episodes – 32

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Genre -fantasy, romantic and comedy 

Director – Kim Sang-hyeop

Cast -Kim Hye-Yoon, Rowoon, Lee Jae-Wook, Lee Na-Eun, Jung Gun-Joo, Kim Young-Dae, Lee Tae-Ri

Can be seen on – MBC and netflix 

The series is about a high school girl, Eun Dan -oh, who is a student at a very prestigious academy. One day she finds out that her world is a comic book, and she is a supporting character in the story. 

She has a weak heart and therefore has a low survival rate when she discovers that by changing the storyline, she could live for longer, doing everything she can, but nothing changes. She finally brought change when she met this boy from their academy who did not have any name. Both of them are now on their way to changing their lives.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo

Release year -2016

No. Of episodes – 16

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Genre – Sports, coming of age and romance

Director – Oh Hyun-jong

Cast – Lee Sung-Kyung and Nam Joo-hyuk.

It can be seen on – Disney +

It is a coming-of-age drama about a group of young college athletes fighting for their dreams while falling for and processing love simultaneously. With every step together, their love for each other grows more deeply. 

To summarize, this story has love, youth, friendship and life.

Watch to know more.

Crash Landing On You

Release year – 2019

No. Of episodes – 16

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Genre -Romantic comedy

Director – Lee Jung-Hyo

Cast – Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin, Seo Ji-Hye, and Kim Jung-Hyun. 

It can be seen on – Netflix

The story begins when a paragliding mishap happens. A south Korean heiress drops in North Korean life of an army officer who later decides to hide her to save the life of his and his colleagues while finding a way to get her back in South Korea.

However, while staying and facing hardships together, they fall for each other.

Even though the feeling grows strong, they must separate as there is danger from both sides.

Watch to know more.

Strong Girl Bong-Soon

Release year – 2017

No. of episodes – 16 and 1 special episode 

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Genre -crime, fantasy, thriller, action and romantic comedy 

Director – Lee Hyung-min

Cast – Park Hyung-Sik and Ji Soo

It can be seen on – Netflix 

Born with powerful special abilities, Bong-soon fights off evil and procures justice. She, however, gets involved in her boss’s life. She initially works as his bodyguard but becomes of her power. They cater fall in love with each other.

Meanwhile, a psycho is out kidnapping girls, and her dear friend pays to pray to this man . she now has to save all these girls without exposing her powers to the world.

Something In The Rain 

Release year – 2018 

No. of episodes – 16 

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Genre – romance 

Director – Ahn Pan-Seok

Cast -Son Ye-jin,Jung Hae-in and Jang So-Yeon

It can be seen on – Netflix and Disney +

Securing the postion of the top of the list is Something in the rain. A story that is understanding, intimate and romantic. Thirty-five years old Jin-a’s life is not very peachy because of her recent breakup and work stress. Her family does not help reduce this stress as they constantly pressure her to get married to a well-settled guy.

Jun-hui, the younger brother of Jin-a’s best friend, returns from abroad after three years. Things start to change as this career woman sees him in a new light. This is an underrated dramas I have ever seen. It has a beautiful storyline with excellent acting making it Something that might will stay in your heart for a long time.

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