Tired of watching the repeat episodes of F.R.I.E.N.D.S? (Not that we’ll ever get over it!) Is the 13th season of Grey’s (sans Christina, McDreamy, McSteamy and so many others) monotonous for you too? Then take a break from the never ending popular drama of the West and indulge yourself in the new intriguing culture from East Asia i.e Korean drama.
The fever of K-pop/K-drama is already catching on like wildfire and girls are already falling for Baek Seung Jo and gushing over the beautiful and undying romance of Geum Jan Di and Gu Jun Pyo. Apart from the amazing storylines, these shows are also a must watch as they come in a miniseries format and usually end in 16-20 episodes!
So for anyone and everyone who needs something new (and is short of time) – here is a list of some popular Korean drama that will satiate your offbeat Tv needs.
Boys Over Flowers
Remember the popular MTv show Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan that took over the romantic culture of our nation by storm? And for a long time girls could only talk about the complicated/beautiful/undying romance of Manik and Nandini! But believe it or not it was not an original MTv show but an Indian adaptation of one of the most popular Korean drama – Boys Over Flowers, which in turn is based on a Japanese manga series of the same name. It spins the modern-day Cinderella tale of a poor but spunky schoolgirl at an exclusive academy who attracts the interest of the four ultra-rich and ultra-handsome princes of the school known as F4. Watch it and experience the constant atmosphere of “love is in the air”.
Descendants of the Sun
Unlike the norm these days where the leads meet – hate each other – then fall in love, Descendants of the Sun is not so clichéd as it shows the beauty of love at first sight. You will instantly get hooked to the numerous love stories going on simultaneously. It is a fictional drama about soldiers – doctors and revolves around two main characters Shi Jin and Yoo Yeon Kang Mo. The content of the drama is very funny but no less profound as it doesn’t simply refer to couples love; it also shows the love for motherland, kindness, and love for peace.
The show has Baek Seung-jo – the most popular and genius male student with all the girls pining for his attention, and Oh Ha-ni – the clumsy girl who is at the bottom of the class. A warm, bubbly drama about falling in love and growing up along the way, Playful Kiss is a must watch if you life romantic dramas. The girl tries to get a guy who doesn’t want her and sometimes we feel like saying “Hey girl! Get over your crush!” But of course in the end they get together and the chemistry of the two leads adds a unique charm to the show.
An extraordinary tale of two people who share a bond, this drama will intrigue you, get you hooked and make you feel a thousand emotions over a short span of time. The flow of the drama, with the beautiful love story of Lee Jong Suk and Park Shin Hye, is amazing but apart from that it also gives you a moral insight into how rumors shatter people psychologically and physically and is sure to make you teary eyed due to the heartfelt emotions by the end of it.
There are various other shows that you can watch and I’m sure that once you catch on this K-pop fever you’ll find out all about them yourself!