The Hallyu wave that has taken the world by storm over the past few years is not slowing anytime soon.
Over the years, K-dramas have become increasingly popular with their outstanding casts and intricate storylines. If you’re an avid K-drama watcher (like us), watching classic K-dramas is definitely one of the best plans to do over the weekend.
From a classic 2000s drama to a swoon-worthy romantic fantasy, here are some of the most thought-provoking and heartfelt K-dramas that are worth the rewatch. If you’re a fan then it’s time to reenact prominent scenes and monologue those fascinating dialogues. Scroll below to see our list of K-dramas on Netflix that you need to watch again.
Here are 17 romance K-dramas to rewatch:
1. Boys Over Flowers
Starring Lee Min-ho and Ku Hye-sun as the lead, this romantic drama is a cult favourite. The series is about an unassuming high school girl Jan-di that transfers to an exclusive high school meant only for the elites. Here, she crosses paths with four of the richest boys and falls in love with one of them.
2. Mr. Sunshine
This K-drama follows a young boy who returned to his homeland during a historical turning point after living in the U.S. for a bit. There he ends ups falling in love with a noblewoman.
3. Crash Landing on You
Are you looking for swoon-worthiness? Then Crash Landing on You is a must-rewatch if you love romantic stories. The show tells us a story about a paragliding mishap that dropped a South Korean heiress in North Korea and into the life of an army officer, who decides to help her hide.
4. Guardian: The Lonely and Great God
Made for romantasy lovers, this series is about a 940-year-old immortal goblin and the protector of souls who is in search of his bride. Why you may ask? He needs to remove the sword that’s piercing through his cheat and his bride is the only one that can help.
5. Stairway to Heaven
This heart-wrenching K-drama isn’t for the faintest of hearts – it will have you gripping the edge of your seat and sobbing. This series is about childhood sweethearts Jung Suh and Song Ju who were separated by events in their lives and families. When fate brings them back together, they have to learn how to recapture what they once shared.
6. Winter Sonata
Winter Sonata was one of the dramas that spiced things up in the Hallyu wave. The K-dram follows Joon-sang, the son of an eminent musician who moves to Chuncheon, a rural city in South Korea to find out information about his past. There he ends up falling in love with a girl. Their love, however, is cut short after Joon-sang is badly injured in a car accident and unable to remember anything before his accident.
7. Descendants of the Sun
The series was a major hit in South Korea and worldwide. The show follows a South Korean Special Forces soldier who falls in love with a beautiful surgeon. However, their relationship is short-lived as their professions keep them apart.
8. Full House
Full of angst and the marriage convenience trope, this series will make your heart soar with its masterpiece. This shows is about a woman who discovered that her friends have sold her house while she was away on a holiday. After returning, she insists on taking back what is hers by entering into a contract marriage with the new owner, an actor.
9. Lovestruck in the City
This romantic series is about a man who gets his heart stolen by a free-spirited woman after a beachside romance. The passionate architect then sets out to reunite with her on the streets of Seoul.
10. Secret Garden
With beautiful cinematagropy and dialogue, this series was a well-potrayed drama with a fabulous ending. The TV shows is a remake Cinderella story between Ha Ji-won, a stuntwoman, and Hyun Bin, a high-end department store CEO. The story gets even more complicated when they both magically start switching souls.
11. Reply 1988
Reply 1988 is a classic drama about relationships and family. The show takes a nostalgic trip back to the late 1980s through the lives of five families and their five teenage kids living in a small neighbourhood in Seoul.
12. Coffee Prince
Notable for its high ratings, this drama has had positive reviews from critics and won multiple awards for its story, characters, and music. Based on the novel of the same name written by Lee Sun-mi, the drama portrays the story of an unlikely romance between a tomboyish woman, who dresses like a man to get work, and a young food empire mogul.
13. My Love from the Star
This fantasy romance follows an alien who was stranded on Earth four hundred years ago. Although he’s always been cynical about humans, he gradually changes his views on them when he gets involved with a childish actress.
14. Will It Snow for Christmas?
In this show, Cha Kang-jin leads a difficult life. After moving to a small hometown in Sancheong, Kang-Jin meets Ji-Won whose father practices traditional oriental medicine. He ultimately develops a relationship with Han Ji-wan, however, she runs away after her brother’s death.
15. Beautiful Days
Beautiful Days revolve around conflicts in familial relationships and love triangles. The story begins with the return of Lee Min-Chul from the US who takes an active role in his father’s prospering music business. He then ends up falling in love with a girl that his stepbrother is also pursuing.
16. You’re Beautiful
This romance-musical series stars Jang Keun-suk, Park Shin-Hye, Jung Yong-hwa of CNBLUE, and Lee Hong-gi of F.T. Island. The series follows a fictional musician band, A.N.JELL, and how the relationship between its members changes when a girl posing as her twin brother joins the band.
17. That Winter, the Wind Blows
This show is about a gambler and a con man who pretends to be the long-lost brother of a blind heiress. However, the man ends up coming to find the true meaning of love after getting to know the heiress.