2020 has been a fairly tough 12 months—and we’re solely midway performed—however K-dramas function a momentary escape that helps us heal and de-stress a bit. And though 2020 hasn’t been the best of occasions, on the earth of K-dramas, it’s been fairly darn good. Here’s are eight K-dramas from this 12 months which are particular must-watches!
1. “Crash Landing on You”
Hyun Bin stars because the North Korean soldier Ri Jung Hyuk, who individuals can’t appear to get sufficient of today, and Son Ye Jin performs the attractive and charismatic Yoon Se Ri. In a freak accident whereas paragliding, Yoon Se Ri stumbles into North Korean territory the place she meets Ri Jung Hyuk. He takes it upon himself to observe over her whereas he figures out a solution to get her again to South Korea.
2020 was off to an amazing star in K-dramaland with “Crash Landing on You” coming into the brand new 12 months as we have been persistently blessed with the great chemistry between Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin. It is so romantic seeing the plot between a North Korean soldier and his lovely wealthy actress unfold, and their love story consists of the proper steadiness of sweetness, disappointment, and a few good humor. The drama is much more entertaining to observe with the romance of Seo Ji Hye and Kim Jung Hyun in addition to the comedic reduction offered by different supporting characters.
2. “Itaewon Class”
Park Sae Roy (Park Seo Joon) has been by lots in his younger life. His father was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident, he was expelled from faculty, and he was sentenced to jail for 3 years. All this tragedy occurred on account of one household that owns the most important restaurant chain in Korea. After getting out of jail, Sae Roy swears that he’ll get revenge and decides to open up his personal restaurant known as Dan Bam.
The character improvement of Park Sae Roy is the spotlight of this K-drama. Seeing him work to get revenge on the household who tore his household aside makes this sequence definitely worth the watch from starting to finish. It additionally helps that the members of the crew Park Sae Roy rounds up are very likable and eclectic. Him and his Dan Bam staff are a bunch of misfits, however they’re characters everybody can relate to and root for.
3. “Hospital Playlist”
Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yeon Seok, Jung Kyung Ho, Kim Dae Myung, and Jeon Mi Do star in “Hospital Playlist” as a bunch of 5 docs who’ve been associates since medical faculty. The 5 of all of them work on the identical hospital, Yulje Medical Center. The story follows their friendship in addition to the romance and sufferers that they cope with daily. They additionally occur to type a band collectively.
These actors all appear to be they have been associates for 20 years in actual life. Their interplay all through the sequence appear easy and are a lot enjoyable to observe! Seeing the historical past of their characters’ friendship actually makes you mirror by yourself shut associates and on the identical time, makes you would like you have been a part of this group. Their band performances (which the actors really practiced for and carried out themselves!) are spectacular and add a candy contact. Can’t look ahead to the following season!
4. “Dr. Romantic Kim 2”
If you appreciated the primary season of “Dr. Romantic,” then this drama is an apparent one to observe. It revolves across the fast-paced and emotional setting of a hospital the place Doctor Kim (Han Suk Kyu), a guru surgeon, is the top. He scouts docs and surgeons for his particular hospital, which is how he comes throughout Seo Woo Jin (Ahn Hyo Seop). They are joined by Lee Sung Kyung‘s character Cha Eun Jae, who additionally will get positioned at Dr. Kim’s hospital.
There’s an aura and temper that the Dr. Romantic sequence at all times provides off that appears to honest effectively with viewers. Loads of it may be owed to the character Dr. Kim and his knack for having the ability to diagnose individuals on a whim. He can be consistently making an attempt to do what’s proper and honest, which is a theme we will all get on board with. You’ll additionally admire the romance between Ahn Hyo Seop and Lee Sung Kyung—they’re two visuals that severely gentle up the display!
Start watching “Dr. Romantic 2” on Viki right here:
5. “The World of the Married”
Ji Sun Woo (Kim Hee Ae) is a health care provider who’s married to Lee Tae Oh (Park Hae Joon). The two have a son, and so they appear to be a strong household besides that she finds out her husband is having an affair. She is caught in a whirlwind of lies and betrayal from a number of individuals, and it makes it inconceivable for her to belief anybody. She tries her hardest to find the reality and to get revenge on her husband.
Kim Hee Ae as Ji Sun Woo is a BOSS.
“The World of the Married” is the very best rated K-drama on a cable community ever and for good purpose. This sequence actually retains your coronary heart going, and the cliffhangers on the finish of each episode are sufficient to make your fingers sweaty. We can’t fail to say the wonder and expertise that’s Kim Hee Ae and her portrayal because the robust Ji Sun Woo. Her dedication to get revenge and search fact actually drove the sequence residence and made it so profitable.
6. “My Unfamiliar Family”
The relationship between relations is sort of a rollercoaster, which is what “My Unfamiliar Family” is all about. Kim Eun Hee (Han Ye Ri) is the center youngster within the household and is commonly the one who’s ignored. She has an estranged relationship together with her older sister, Kim Eun Joo (Choo Ja Hyun), however is later in a position to reconcile their relationship. Along with this are different sophisticated points inside the household that Eun Hee slowly uncovers.
There’s a lot occurring on this sequence that it actually makes for an amazing dramatic sequence. It’s not solely the sophisticated relationship between relations, however the storylines of friendship and love additionally make it so good. Through the character Eun Hee, viewers are in a position to actually really feel the drama and feelings that one goes by whereas being in a tumultuous household. In the midst of making an attempt to determine and repair her household issues, she can be concerned in a severe love triangle that complicates her life even additional. It’s a sequence with loads of depth and realism; among the best household dramas that has aired in a very long time!
Start watching the primary episode of “My Unfamiliar Family” right here:
7. “Stove League”
Namgoong Min stars as Baek Seung Soo, a brand new basic supervisor who should do his greatest to overturn the shedding streak that the baseball group Dreams has needed to endure for much too lengthy. They are in final place, and Seung Soo is employed to try to enhance their group, however he does way over this. He challenges the upper ups and pushes them to make choices as a way to create the proper group that may win a championship. The sequence additionally stars Park Eun Bin as Lee Se Young, the operations supervisor who has devoted her life to the group.
This is arguably Namgoong Min’s biggest position but. There is one thing so nostalgic and heartwarming about watching baseball flicks and exhibits, which might be why “Stove League” actually hits it residence. There can be the apparent indisputable fact that the script does an amazing job of drawing viewers in from the primary minute of the sequence! The indisputable fact that it gained Best Drama on the 2020 Baeksang Arts Awards additionally proves simply how a lot this drama shines. Even with out the love story facet, “Stove League” is a drama that may win your coronary heart. Seeing the gamers on the Dreams group undergo a lot to develop into a strong group is so uplifting to see and the very K-drama we would have liked this 12 months. Go Dreams go!
Watch “Stove League” beginning now:
8. “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”
Moon Kang Tae (Kim Soo Hyun) works as a caregiver in a psychiatric hospital. He meets a lady named Go Moon Young (Seo Ye Ji) who writes darkish kids’s books, and he or she takes a powerful liking to him. She is decided to win Kang Tae’s coronary heart, however Kang Tae can’t be bothered with romance and relationships as a result of he’s dedicated to taking good care of his older brother Moon Sang Tae (Oh Jung Se) who’s autistic.
It hasn’t been too lengthy since this sequence has began, nevertheless it’s already creating fairly the thrill. Aside from the truth that it’s Kim Soo Hyun’s comeback K-drama since he was discharged from the navy, the storyline is fascinatingly good. It’s bought an ethereal, darkish tone, and the performing by the principle forged is to be applauded. Park Shin Woo, who additionally directed “Encounter” and “Don’t Dare to Dream,” additionally must be spotlighted as his inventive manufacturing of this sequence has been so spectacular. There’s positively a lot extra to stay up for on this sequence!
Honorable mentions: “The King: Eternal Monarch,” “Chocolate,” “I’ll Go to You When the Weather is Nice,” and “Kingdom 2.”
Hey Soompiers, which K-drama has been your favourite to this point this 12 months? Let us know within the feedback under!
binahearts is a Soompi author whose final biases are Song Joong Ki and BIGBANG. She can be the creator of “K-POP A To Z: The Definitive K-Pop Encyclopedia.” Make positive you observe binahearts on Instagram as she journeys by her newest Korean crazes!
Currently watching: “My Unfamiliar Family,” “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay,” and “Heart Signal 3”
All-time favourite dramas: “Secret Garden,” “Goblin,” “Because This Is My First Life,” “Star In My Heart”
Looking ahead to: Won Bin‘s return to the small display
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