By: Mushtaq Yonis & Ajmal Abdirahman
1. ‘Weightlifting Kim Bok joo’
This k-drama is a must see. If you’re looking for a light hearted k-drama to watch we recommend this to you! It’s a romcom between 2 college students named Kim Bok Joo and Nam Joon-hyung. Kim Bok Joo is a part of the weightlifting club at her university while Nam Joon-hyung is all about swimming, they both meet by unexpected situations.
2. ‘The Penthouse: War in Life’
As its title implies, this k-drama tells the story of the lives of wealthy elites of South Korea who all reside in the “Hera Palace”. This luxury apartment has many secrets that would ruin the lives of anyone who stayed there. In order to protect their reputation, the people living there would do anything, to the point of doing questionable things.
3. ‘Crash Landing on You’
A strong wind caused an accident during paragliding, causing Yoon Se-ri to land in North Korea as an emergency. While there, she meets Ri Jeong-hyeok, a North Korean soldier. As Yoon Se-ri spends more time with Ri Jeong-hyeok, a romance develops between them as they both attempt to bring Yoon Se-ri back to South Korea.
4. ‘Flower of Evil’
The drama revolves around the relationship between Baek Hee-sung and Cha Ji-won. The couple has a daughter who makes them an ideal family, but Baek Hee-sung is hiding a shameful and cruel past behind his stolen identity.
5. I’t’s Okay to Not Be Okay’
A psychiatric worker named Moon Gang Tae meets a successful children’s book writer named Ko Moon-young. Ko Moon-young is diagnosed with having antisocial personality disorder. During the drama, the two heal each other’s emotional wounds.
6. ‘True Beauty’
‘True Beauty’ is a k-drama about a girl named, Jugyeong whose life changes as she learns how to use makeup after being bullied because of her ugly looks. She goes to great lengths to never be seen without makeup. But when a guy from her school does, named Suho, she thinks it’s the end of the world. The drama introduces another guy from her school, Han Seo Joon who has a rocky past with Suho. It’s a romantic comedy and every episode is very exciting with new plot twists!
7. ‘The Glory’
‘The Glory’ is a thriller k-drama about a young woman named Dong-eun. Who was brutally bullied when she was younger to the point where she had to drop out of school. She wants to get revenge on the people who ruined her life and make them pay for their crimes. The plot, the acting and cinematography are top notch. Each episode hooks you in and there’s never a boring moment! This drama is a very intense watch and is actually based on real events.
8. ‘Sweet Home’
‘Sweet Home’ is an apocalyptic horror k-drama about humans turning into monsters. The main character is a troubled teen named Hyun and he is a high school student. He lost his family in a horrible accident, and now he moves into an apartment alone. Strange things start to happen at his new home, and Hyun must face a new terrible reality where these monsters are trying to wipe out every human in their path. With the residents of his apartment building they fight to survive these monsters. This drama is based on a webtoon, and is highly enjoyable. With many insane twists and turns.
9. ‘Start Up’
‘Start Up’ is a drama about a group of young people in the world of startup companies. The main character, Seo Dal-mi decides to drop out of university and do part time work to achieve her dream of becoming an entrepreneur similar to Steve Jobs. Along the way she meets another young wanna-be entrepreneur named Nam Do San who also wants to achieve great things. The two, along with many others, learn that the business world is hard and things can be successful but fail in a matter of seconds. The story is very enjoyable, making watchers feel many different emotions, like sadness, happiness and a feeling of inspiration. This drama is very beautiful and it teaches that it’s okay to take risks in life even if you get hurt, you take it as a learning experience.