Need some K-drama inspo?
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6 Nov 2018 - 2:12 PM  UPDATED 6 Nov 2018 - 2:12 PM

With so many amazing K-dramas hitting the screens in 2018, it's hard to choose which ones to watch. The last couple months have seen some of the best dramas of the year be released, so in case you missed them, here's some that we think you should check out!

1. 100 Days My Prince

EXO's Do Kyungsoo took on his first lead role in a K-drama with this historical drama set in the Joseon era, and he won over everyone's hearts with his performance as an amnesiac crown prince who's taken under the wing of a woman heading Joseon's first detective agency. The blossoming romance alongside historical tension and comedic moments made this an audience favourite.

2. Thirty But Seventeen

Another audience favourite, this drama stars Shin Hye Sun and Yang Se Jong as an unlikely couple: one of them is a 30-year-old single man who doesn't want to be in relationships due to a trauma he suffered 13 years earlier, the other is a 30-year-old woman who has awoken from a 13-year coma, and still has the mental age of 17. 

3. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

This one is still airing so you might want to wait til it's over to dive in. Based on the 2002 Japanese drama Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi, the drama stars Seo In Guk as a suspicious man who may or may not be a murderer, who becomes involved with the younger sister of a detective assigned to the case he's suspected to be involved in. Wow, ok deep breath. There's drama, tension and much more with this one!

4. The Beauty Inside

Seo Hyun Jin and Lee Min Ki star in this drama about a woman whose identity changes once a month for a week, forcing her to appear in a new body with a new identity each time. She meets a man who seems to have it all, but it turns out he can't recognise faces. Cue drama!

5. My ID is Gangnam Beauty

If you somehow missed this charming uni romantic drama, get on it asap. The story of a girl who grew up being bullied for her looks and then becomes beautiful after undergoing plastic surgery, only to be bullied by her fellow uni students for doing so, covered more than just beauty standards, with side plots getting into everything from women in power to sexism on campus. Plus, ASTRO's Cha Eunwoo became the new fave heartthrob thanks to his cold exterior/soft inside character Kyung Suk, who you can't help loving too.

6. The Third Charm

Another one that's still on air, this odd couple meets twice story is perfect for rom-com fans. Seo Kang Joon plays an uptight college student whereas Esom plays a spontaneous woman who lives as freely as she can. The pair have a blind date and part ways, only to remeet 12 years later. So what happens when this unlikely couple meet up again?

7. Top Management

This YouTube original series drama is an unexpected gem. You might recognise the cast from the S.O.U.L song, "Get Myself With You" and that'd be because they're the fictional band from the show! The drama follows a K-pop group on the brink of breakup, when they meet a new, potential genius, producer who wants to work with them. It's all thanks to their new manager - a former idol trainee - who can also see into the future. Yes, it's a lot to take in, but if you're a K-pop fan, this is the one for you. Btw it stars ASTRO's Eunwoo and Thirty But Seventeen's Ahn Hyo Seop!

8. Your Honor

Yoon Shi Yoon took on double the work with this drama about identical twins who look the same but lead very different lives. One's a respectable judge while the other is a convicted criminal. When the judge disappears, his brother has to take his place and live a new, suddenly very law-abiding, life. This drama won over a lot of fans in Korea, so it's well worth adding to your list!


 

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