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31 Best Friendship Korean Drama Series to Watch

31 Best Friendship Korean Drama Series to Watch: Check Them Out!
31 Best Friendship Korean Drama Series

Friendship Korean Drama Series are a gem. Well, we all love our close ones, and we cherish them with our everything. There is no doubt in the fact that one can do anything for their friends without even giving it a second thought.

It’s always like, “Dude, I killed someone!!” and the answer that always comes back is “No worries. Grab a shovel and some salt.” You are joined to the core, and there’s nothing around this cosmic universe that can pull you guys apart. Friends are not only your boredom killers they are your guardian angel and of course, your partner in every crime or mischief you commit.

Best Friendship Korean Drama Series to Watch

It won’t be wrong to say that Korean drama understood the assignment when it came to the genre of friendship. They have always portrayed this beautiful relationship in a great way that would make anyone miss their buddies in an instant.

There are lots of lots of Korean drama series featuring the power of friendship and portraying the struggles they always cope up together without leaving each other’s hands. We are here to celebrate the same and tell you about the top Korean drama that will help you rejoice in your memories with your besties.

Reply 1988:

If you are looking for a full friendship plot in a drama, then this is your cue to add this one to your K-drama watchlist. Set in the year 1988, the plot of the show revolves around five friends and their families living in the same neighborhood of Ssangum-dong, Dobong district, Northern Seoul. Featuring the genres of comedy and romance, the tvN drama is a third installment in the Reply series. The first two installments of the series were widely loved by both the audience and critics. Not to mention the fact that it is the fourth highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history.

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Reply 1988

  • Starring: Lee Hye-ri as Sung Duk-seon, Ryu Jun-yeol as Kim Jung-hwan, Go Kyung-pyo as Sung Sun-woo, Park Bo-gum as Choi Taek.
  • Director: Shin Won-ho.
  • Premiere Period: November 6, 2015, to January 16, 2016.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 20 + 1 special with a running time of 90 to 110 minutes each.

Hospital Playlist:

The second installment in the Wise Life series following Prison Playbook “Hospital Playlist” is one of the most popular friendship Korean drama series. The popularity of the series soared with Time, and soon it became the ninth highest-rated Korean drama in cable television history and also set the record for the highest premiere ratings in the tvN’s history.

Featuring the genres of romance, comedy, and slice-of-life, the plot of the story revolves around the group of five doctor friends who have been together since 1999 who go through several hospital adventures revolving around medicine, music, and relationships.

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Hospital Playlist

  • Starring: Jo Jung-suk as Lee Ik-jun, Yoo Yeon-seok as Ahn Jeong-won, Jung Kyung-ho as Kim Jun-wan, Kim Dae-myung as Yang Seok-hyeong, and Jeon Mi-do.
  • Director: Shin Won-ho.
  • Premiere Period: March 12, 2020, to September 16, 2021.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 24 with a running time of 72 to 121 minutes each.

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Welcome to Waikiki:

One of another amazing Friendship Korean drama series that has also been renewed for its second season following the massive success of the previous one. Featuring the genre of friendship with comedy, the plot of the show revolves around three young men who are living different lives aiming for achieving different dreams. Though they come together and opens a hotel called “Waikiki” in Itaewon and things turn unexpectedly difficult.

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Welcome to Waikiki

 

  • Starring: Kim Jung Hyun as Dong Goo, Lee Yi Kyung as Joon Ki, Son Seung Won as Doo Shik, Ko Won Hee as Seo Jin, and Jung In Sun as Yoon Ah.
  • Director: Lee Chang-min.
  • Premiere Period: February 5 to April 17, 2018.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 20 with a running time of 1 hour 5 minutes.

Because This Is My First Life:

Featuring the aspects of careers, relationships, marriage, and friendship, the Korean drama “Because This Is My First Life” is a tvN series that revolves around the life of a socially awkward IT employee main character who is married to a homeless writer through a contract of two years. They agree on terms and conditions and in the end, decides to have a relationship between a tenant and a landlord. Though things never go their way and their relationships melt from just being housemates to something more personal due to many aspects, including social expectations, family interventions, and personal trauma.

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Because This is My First Life

  • Starring: Lee Min-ki as Nam Se-hee and Jung So-min as Yoon Ji-ho.
  • Director: Park Joon-hwa.
  • Premiere Period: October 9 to November 28, 2017.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 16 with a running time of 60 to 80 minutes each.

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Sassy, Go Go (Cheer Up!):

Sassy Go Go or also known as Cheer Up, is a friendship Korean drama series featuring the genres of teen, romance, and drama. The KBS drama is set in the elite building of Seoul i.e., Sevit High School. The plot of the show tells you the story about five friends who are doing their best to cope up with the toxic environment and academic elitism of the school. Their bond grows stronger with Time as they together go through many vicious situations. You get your fair share of heartbreak, pain, love, and of course friendship.

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Sassy, Go Go

  • Starring: Jung Eun-ji as Kang Yeong-doo, Lee Won-keun as Kim Yeol, Chae Soo-bin as Kwon Soo-ah, Cha Hak-yeon as Ha Dong-jae, and Ji Soo as Seo Ha-joon.
  • Director: Lee Eun-jin.
  • Premiere Period: October 5 to November 10, 2015.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 12 with a running time of 60 minutes each.

Chicago Typewriter:

Featuring the genres of fantasy, romance, and friendship, Chicago Typewriter is one of the popular Korean fantasy series. The show narrates the story of three resistance fighters who are residing in the 1930s Japanese occupation of Korea. The three of them are reincarnated again as a best-selling writer in a slump, a ghostwriter, and a fan. Friendship, love, and betrayal are the main themes. As the story continues, we see the trio sticking together and doing their best to discover the truths about the haunting past.

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Chicago Typewriter

  • Starring: Yoo Ah-in as han Se-joo, Im Soo-jung as Jeon Seol, and Go Kyung-pyo as Yoo Jin-oh.
  • Director: Kin Cheol-kyu.
  • Premiere Period: April 7 to June 3, 2017.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 16 with a running period of 70 minutes each.

Dear My Friends:

The tvN drama “Dear My Friends” portrays the genre of drama and friendship and gives you a heart full of content that will make you miss your friends 10 times more. The story of the drama revolves around friends who have spent their whole life together and now are in their last years of their lives. They are still believing in the golden lines that says, “It is not the end; we are still alive”. The show is quite popular in the television world and has bagged many nominations, and has won several awards at various award shows.

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Dear My Friends

  • Starring: Go Hyun-jung as Park Wan, Kim Hye-ja as Jo Hee-ja, Na Moon-hee as Moon Jeong-ah, Go Doo-shim as Jang Nan-hee, Park Won-seok as Lee Young-won, Youn Yuh-jung as Oh Choong-nam, Joo Hyun as Lee Seong-jae, Kim Young-ok as Oh Ssang-boon, and Shin Goo as Kim Seok-gyun.
  • Director: Hong Jong-chan.
  • Premiere Period: May 13 to July 2, 2016.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 16 with a running period of 1 hour 10 minutes.

Boys Over Flowers:

Boys Over Flowers is one of the most popular “old is gold” friendship Korean drama series popular all over Asia. Who hasn’t heard about group F4? It is based on the Japanese shojo manga series with the same name written by Yoko Kamio. The story tells us the story of a working-class girl who gets a chance to attend a very high-reputed school filled with rich kids. Her simple life gets tangled with the group of four young men who are from very wealthy families. Things go downhill, and then again, get in peace.

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Boys Over Flowers

  • Starring: Ku Hye-sun as Gerum Jan-di, Lee Min-ho as Gu Jun-pyo, Kim Hyun-joong as Yoon Ji-hu, Kim Bum as So Yi-jung, Kim Joon as Song Woo-bin, and Kim So-eun as Chu Ga-eul.
  • Director: Jeon Ki-sang.
  • Premiere Period: January 5 to March 31, 2009.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 25 with a running time of 1 hour 5 minutes.

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Fight for My Way:

Portraying the genre of work, life, friendship, and romance, the Korean drama series “Fight for My Way” is quite popular in the television realm. Its popularity led to its ranking as on the top of the TV popularity index for 3 consecutive weeks. Its great performance and realistic plot made it a must-watch for everyone. The plot of the show tells you the story about characters who are struggling to survive and strive for success in their professional life.

In the process, the two immature friends fall for each other, and things get quite interesting after that.

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Fight for my Way

  • Starring: Park Seo-joon to Ko Dong-man and Kim Ji-won as Choi Ae-ra.
  • Director: Lee Na-jeong.
  • Premiere Period: May 22 to July 11, 2017.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 16 with a running time of 70 minutes each.

Hello, My Twenties (Age of Youth):

A friendship Korean drama series from JTBC portrays the genres of youth, drama, romance, and mystery. The plot of the show revolves around five girls who are residing together in a house called “Belle Epoque” and are helping each other to cope up with their growing struggle of youth. The show highlights all kinds of issues faced by the youth or the young generation in South Korea. Well, it is both informative and entertaining.

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Hello My Twenties

  • Starring: Yoo Jin-myung as Han Ye-ri, Jung Ye-eun as Han Seung-yeon, Song Ji-won as Park Eun-bin, Kang Yi-na as Ryu Hwa-young, Yoo Eun-jae as Park Hye-su, and Jo Eun as Choi Ara.
  • Director: Lee Tae-seon and Kim Sang-ho.
  • Premiere Period: July 22, 2016, to October 7, 2017.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 26 with a running time of 70 minutes each.

Crash Landing on You:

Crash Landing on You is just another heart-warming drama that you definitely need on your watchlist. The tvN drama is one of the highest-rated network dramas, and the third-highest-rated South Korean drama in cable history. Well, this itself tells us a lot about the popularity and the screen engagement level of the series. Portraying the genre of romance, comedy, and friendship, the series tells us the story of a South Korean chaebol heiress who gets caught in a big storm while paragliding and crashes in the North Korean part of the DMZ. There she meets an army officer who helps her in finding a hideout, and eventually, their friendship turns into something more beautiful.

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Crash Landing On You

  • Starring: Son Ye-jin as Yoon Se-ri, Hyun Bin as Ri Jeong-hyeok, Seo Ji-hye as Seo Dan, and Kim Jung-Hyun as Gu Seung-jun.
  • Director: Lee Jung-hyo.
  • Premiere Period: December 14, 2019, to February 16, 2020.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 16 with a running time of 70 to 110 minutes.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo:

The MBC friendship Korean drama series features the genres of sports, coming-of-age, and romantic comedy. The series was not so widely known in the homeland, although it did great overseas, particularly in the Philippines. The plot of the series revolves around a young woman doing her best to achieve her dream of weightlifting at an athlete college campus, where she develops a crush on her friend’s older brother. The story unfolds on various levels giving you the perfect essence of everything.

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Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

  • Starring: Lee Sung-Kyung as Kim Bok joo, Nam Joo-Hyuk as Jung Joon Hyung, Lee Jae-Yoon as Jung Jae-Yi.
  • Director: Oh Hyun-jong.
  • Premiere Period: November 16, 2016, to January 11, 2017.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 16 with a running time of 60 minutes each.

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Itaewon Class:

Based on a webtoon with the same name, the JTBC drama is one of the most popular ones in the friendship genre. It has bagged the Best Drama Series award at the 25th Asian Television Awards, and that has increased its popularity globally. The plot of the show narrates the story of Park Sae-ro-yi whose father is murdered by the Jangga Group’s founder son. He seeks revenge and attempts to kill him, but fate has other plan, which ends him in jail. Later, Oh Soo-ah, the woman he loves, becomes the Strategic Planning Head of Jangga Group.

When released from prison, he opens Danbam in Itaewon, but his plan of revenge still is in action. He meets Jo Yi-seo, and then the situation takes many twists and turns.

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Itaewon Class

  • Starring: Park Seo-joon as Park Sae-ro-yi, Yoo Jae-myung as Jang Dae-hee, Kwon Na-ra as Oh Soo-ah, and Kim Da-mi as Jo Yi-seo.
  • Director: Kim Sung-yoon.
  • Premiere Period: January 31 to March 21, 2020.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 16 with a running time of 70 minutes each.

Dr. Romantic:

Portraying the genre of medical, melodrama, romance, and friendship, the SBS drama is one of the popular ones out there. The series received a lot of appreciation for its plot and cast performance, making it a must on everyone’s watchlist. The second season of the show has also been released and has received the same love from everyone.

The plot of the show revolves around a triple-board certified surgeon who used to work at Geosan University Hospital, Seoul’s top medical hub. He suffers from a very traumatic incident that affects him gravely that he completely changes his identity and his life.

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Dr. Romantic

  • Starring: Han Suk-kyu as Boo Young-joo, Yoo Yeon-seok as Kang Dong-joo, and Seo Hyun-jin to Seo-jeong.
  • Director: Yoo In shik and Lee Gil-bok.
  • Premiere Period: November 7, 2016, to February 25, 2020.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 36 with a running time of 60 minutes each.

A Gentleman’s Dignity:

A romantic comedy featuring the genres of romance, drama, and friendship “A Gentleman’s Dignity” is a must-watch. The series marked the return of Jang Dong-gun to the screens after twelve years, and of course, the buzz was all over the internet for the same. The plot of the series is really embarking and will definitely leave a deep engrave on your brain. It narrates the story of four urban professionals in their forties coping up with their careers and balancing their love life at the same Time. They have been in the friend circle since they were eighteen, and together, they have gone through love, breakup, success, and failure, supporting each other.

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A Gentleman’s Dignity

  • Starring: Jang Dong-gun as Kim Do-jin, Kim Ha-neul as Seo Yi-soo, Kim Soo-roo as Im Tae-san, Kim Min-jong as Choi Yoon, and Lee Jong-hyuk as Lee Jung-rok.
  • Director: Shin Woo-chul.
  • Premiere Period: May 26 to August 12, 2012.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 20 with a running time of 60 minutes each.

Shut Up Flower Boy Band:

A Story about a high school rock band whose members are dealing with youth issues like friendship, rivalry, romance, and of course, their passion for music. The tvN series features the genre of teen, romance, and music, telling you the story of their struggle for their passion. The second season of the series is out titled “Oh! Boy”. Once you dive into the drama, you will see fine layers of the story operating simultaneously, highlighting the nature of the band’s friendship and their dedication towards music.

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Shut Up Flower Boy Band

  • Starring: Lee Min-ki as Joo Byung-hee, Sung Joon as Kwon Ji-hyuk, Yoo Min-kyu as Kim Ha-jin, and Kim Min-seok as Jang Do-il.
  • Director: Lee Kwon.
  • Premiere Period: January 30 to March 20, 2012.
  • Watch on: Netflix
  • Number of Episodes: 16 with a running period of 45 minutes each.

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Sungkyunkwan Scandal:

A South Korean historical drama featuring the genres of history, coming-of-age, romance, and comedy. The series is based on “The Lives of Sungkyunkwan Confucian Scholars” by Jung En-gwol. The KBS2 drama series is set in an era where it is illegal to educate or employ females. Therefore, Kim Yoon-hee disguises as her brother in order to meet the financial needs of the family and works many jobs like in the local bookstore and then as a substitute test-taker for the entrance exam of the Sungkyunkwan, which is a prestigious education institute in  Joseon’s Dynasty.

Her disguise falls apart, and she is caught though things don’t turn bad as she is enrolled in the university on the basis of her talents and skills. Although, things don’t ease up, and she goes through constant problematic situations.

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Sungkyunkwan scandal

  • Starring: Park Min-young as Kim Yoon-hee, Park Yoo-chun as Lee Sun-joon, Song Joong-ki as Gu Yong-ha, Yoo Ah-in as Moon Jae-shin, and Jun Tae-soo as Ha In-soo.
  • Director: Kim Won-seok and Hwang In-hyuk.
  • Premiere Period: August 30 to November 2, 2010.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 20 with a running time of 1 hour 10 minutes each.

School 2013:

Another friendship Korean drama featuring the genres of coming-of-age and teen. The drama narrates the story filled with struggles and dilemmas a modern-day Korean youth goes through. These include bullying, suicides, school violence, deteriorating teacher-student relations, private tutoring, and many others to count. The story is set in the Victory High School, where the two teachers are helping students to overcome their issues.

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School 2013

  • Starring: Jang Na-ra as Jung In-jae, Choi Daniel as Kang Sae-chan, Lee Jong-suk as Go Nam-soon, Park Se-young as Song Ha-Gyeong, and Ryu Hyoyoung as Lee Kang-joo.
  • Director: Lee Min-hong and Lee Eung-bok.
  • Premiere Period: December 3 to January 28, 2013.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 16 with a running time of 60 minutes each.

Padam Padam:

The romance and fantasy series was regarded as one of the inaugural dramas on JTBC when it was newly launched. The title of the show is derived from a French song by Edith Piaf in 1951. The drama narrates the story of a convict who is in prison for the rest 16 years of his life for a crime he never committed. Before his release, he nearly dies in an incident but is saved by his guardian angel, who is also his best friend. The angel explains that he will have three life-threatening incidents, and he will only survive them if he learns from experience. Though, things never get smooth as he falls in love with a veterinarian and that’s when everything goes downhill.

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Padam Padam

  • Starring: Jung Woo-Sung as Yang Kan-chil, Kim Bum as Gook-soo, Han Ji-min as Jang Ji-na, and Jun-seong Kim as Park Chan-gul.
  • Director: Kim Kyun-tae.
  • Premiere Period: December 5 to 2011 to February 7, 2012.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 20 with a running time of 1 hour 5 minutes each.

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My Friend is Still Alive:

A friendship Korean drama series rated highly by its viewers as well as by the critics. The plot of the series narrates a story about a high school student who is diagnosed with leukemia. He is last wish is to have his first kiss, and therefore he asks his best friend to find a girl for him who will willingly kiss him before death takes him away.

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My Friend is Still Alive

  • Starring: Lee Gi Kwang as Go Kyung Sook, Lee Joo Seung as Choi Chi Hyun, Jeon Soo Jin as Gook Hwa, and Kim Chang Hawn as Myung Soo.
  • Director: Lee Eung Bok.
  • Premiere Period: June 19, 2013.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 1 with a running time of 60 minutes.

Man From the Equator:

A Korean drama series that should be on your watchlist if you love crying your eyes out. Featuring the genres of revenge and melodrama, the KBS series’ plot is filled with emotions of brotherhood and betrayal. The story follows two best friends who are going through a rough phase of twisted history that has never left them alone in peace since their youth. The series was highly praised for its fantastic plot and powerful cast performance.

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Man From The Equator

  • Starring: Uhn Tae-woong as Kim Sun-woo, Lee Joon-hyuk as Lee Jang-il, and Lee Bo-young as Han Ji-won.
  • Director: Kim Yong-soo and Han Sang-woo.
  • Premiere Period: March 21 to May 24 2012.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 20 with a running time of 60 minutes each.

Jealousy:

Also known as “Don’t Dare to Dream” the SBS drama portrays the genre of work, romance, and comedy.  The story follows a weathercaster and a news anchor who have been colleagues for a long time at SBC broadcasting. Things take turns as Pyo Nar-ri’s crush on Hwa-shin fades away when she finds a perfect man for herself who is a close friend of Hwa-shin. Though, the story develops layers, and things get really interesting as it progresses.

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Jealousy

  • Starring: Gong Hyo-jin as Pyo Na-ri, Jo Jung-suk as Lee Hwa-shin, Go Kyung-pyo as Go Jung-won, Lee Mi-sook as Sung-sook, and Lee Sung-jae as Kim Rak.
  • Director: Park Shin-woo and Lee Jung-heum.
  • Premiere Period: August 24 to November 10, 2016.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 24 with a running time of 60 minutes.

The Time I Loved You:

Also known as “The Time We Were Not In Love” is a Korean drama series featuring the genres of romance, comedy, and drama along with friendship. The SBS drama narrates the story of Oh Ha-na and Choi Won, who have been best friends since high school and have been with each other through every up and down of their adulthood. But now, there is something else blooming between them that is going to take things in a completely different direction.

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The Time I loved You

  • Starring: Ha Ji-won as Oh Ha-na, Lee Jin-wook as Choi Won, Yoon Kyung-sang as Cha Seo-hoon, and Choo Soo-hyun as Lee So-eun.
  • Director: Jo Soo-won.
  • Premiere Period: June 27 to August 16, 2015.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 16 with a running time of 60 minutes each.

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Twenty Again:

Twenty Again or also referred to as Second 20s, is a tvN drama portraying the genres of romance and comedy with a mix of heart-warming friendship. The plot of the show revolves around Ha No-ra, who has a dream of becoming a dancer, but things get crushed when she mistakenly gets pregnant at the age of 19 and therefore, has to quit everything and get married. Things go downhill for almost two decades, and she also gets diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and is also on the verge of getting a divorce.

Therefore, she decides to again restart her life from college, and the story turns into something different and beautiful.

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Twenty Again

  • Starring: Choi Ji-woo as Ha No-ra, Lee Sang-yoon as Cha Hyun-seok, Choi Won-young as Kang Tae-oh, Kim Min-jae as Kim Min-soo.
  • Director: Kim Hyung-shik.
  • Premiere Period: August 28 to October 17, 2015.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 16 with a running period of 60 minutes each.

Answer me 1997:

“Reply 1997,” also known as “Answer me 1997” is another popular South Korean drama series telling you the story of friendship. The tvN drama portrays the lives of six friends who live in Busan. We are taken back and forth in Time i.e., from the past when they were 18-year-old high schoolers and then to the present where they all are 33-year-olds having their reunion dinner in the year 2012. The show also sheds light on the 1990s fan culture that emerged due to the first generation of idol groups took K-pop as a music genre. The entertaining plot of the show made it quite popular among everyone, and that resulted in making it one of the highest-rated Korean dramas in cable television history.

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Answer Me 1997

  • Starring: Jung Eun-ji as Sung Shi-won, Seo In-guk as Yoon Yoon-jae, Hoya as Kang Joon-hee, Shin So-yul as Mo Yoo-jung, Eun Ji-won as Do Hak-chan, and Lee Si-eon as Bang Sung-jae.
  • Director: Shin Won-ho.
  • Premiere Period: July 24 to September 18, 2012.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 16 with a running time of 30 to 60 minutes each.

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Ex-Girlfriend Club:

Featuring the genres of romance, comedy, and friendship, the tvN drama is quite known for its cast performance, but the plot was a bit disappointing for everyone. The plot of the show narrates a story about Bang Myung-soo, who is a popular writer of webtoons. He writes a webtoon series about his past three ex-girlfriends, and it becomes a big hit. The webtoon soon gets adapted as a movie making Myung-soo a heartthrob of the nation but also one of the enemies of many.

Though, as the adaptation of the movie progresses, the story turns into many twists and unexpected layers.

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Ex-Girlfriend Club

  • Starring: Song Ji-hyo as Kim Soo-jin, Byun Yo-han as Bang Myung-soo, Jang Ji-eun as Na Ji-ah, Lee Yoon-ji as Jang Hwa-young, and Ryu Hwa-young as Goo Geun-hyung.
  • Director: Kwon Seok-mae.
  • Premiere Period: May 8 to June 13, 2015.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 12 with a running period of 60 minutes each.

Plus Nine Boys:

Portraying the genres of romance, comedy, and friendship, the tvN show is also referred to as “Boys Whose Ages End in Nine” and “Age Ending in Nine Boys”. The story of the show tells you about four names who are going through several challenges in their love life, and their work-life as they enter a new decade of their life-span.

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Past Nine Boys

  • Starring: Oh Jung-se as Goo Kwang-soo, Kim Young-kwang as Kang Jin-goo, Yook Sung-jae as Kang Min-goo, and Choi Ro-woon as Kang Dong-goo.
  • Director: Yoo Hak-chan.
  • Premiere Period: August 29 to October 11, 2014.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 14 with a running time of 1 hour 7 minutes each.

Personal Taste:

An adaptation of a 2007’s novel with the same name by Lee Se-in, “Personal Taste” portrays the genres of romance, comedy, and drama. The MBC drama tells you the story about a furniture designer who is a roommate of an architect with an assumption that he is gay. So, what will happen when a man pretending to be gay and a woman believing the man is gay starts developing feelings for each other?

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Personal Taste

  • Starring: Son Ye-jin as Park Kae-in, Lee Min-ho as Jeon Jin-ho, Kim Ji-seok as Han Chang-ryul, Wang Ji-hye as Kim In-hee, and Ryu Seung-ryong as Choi Do-bin.
  • Director: Son Hyung-suk and Noh Jong-chan.
  • Premiere Period: March 31 to May 20 2010.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 16 with a running time of 1 hour 5 minutes each.

Preserve, Gu Hae-ra:

Portraying the genres of friendship, music, romance, and youth, the Mnet series tells you a story about an aspiring musician who is seeking success and popularity. She wants to pay tribute to her deceased father by releasing her music and but the path she is walking on is anything but smooth. She is later joined by twin brothers on the musical competition show “Superstar K2”.

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Preserve, Gu Hae-ra

  • Starring: Min Hyo-rin as Hae-Ra, Kwak Si-Yang as Se-Jong, and Jin Young as Se-Chan.
  • Director: Kim Yong Bum and An Joon Young.
  • Premiere Period: January 9 to March 27, 2015.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 12 with a running time of 1 hour 15 minutes each.

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Let’s Eat:

Love of food is a love of God. The tvN drama portrays the genres of romance, comedy, thriller, and friendship. The plot of the show narrates the story of four single people who are brought together because of their love for food. Well, this is not everything. There is much more inside the plot rather than just food. The story develops several layers and gets intriguing as the story progresses.

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Let’s Eat

  • Starring: Lee Soo-kyung as Lee So-kyung, Yoon Doo-joon as Goo Fae-young, Yoon So-hee as Yoon Jin-yi, and Shim Hyung-tak as Kim Hak-moon.
  • Director: Park Joon-hwa, ImSe-bin, Im Young-jin, Kim Bo-yeon, Seo Min-jung, Kim Gye-young, Park Min-hyun, Choi Min-sun, and Kim Se-hee.
  • Premiere Period: November 28, 2013, to March 13, 2014.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 16 with a running time of 54 minutes each.

Let’s Eat 2:

The sequel was soon announced by tvN, and again the buzz was a lot everywhere. The plot of the second installment narrated the story of an insurance salesman who is moving to a town from a big city. In there, he meets his neighbor and becomes best friends going through a variety of situations together.

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Let’s Eat 2

  • Starring: Yoon Doo-joon as Goo Dae-young, Seo Hyun-jin as Baek Soo-ji, and Kwin yul as Lee Sang-woo.
  • Director: Park Joon-hwa.
  • Premiere Period: April 6 to June 2, 2015.
  • Watch on: Netflix.
  • Number of Episodes: 18 with a running period of 60 minutes each.

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