Half of 2020 has passed with so many impressive K-Dramas that are favored by the viewers. Here are 5 K-Dramas of 2020 that you should never miss.
1. “Crash Landing on You”
Hyun Bin stars as the North Korean soldier Ri Jung Hyuk, who people can’t seem to get enough of these days, and Son Ye Jin plays the beautiful and charismatic Yoon Se Ri. In a freak accident while paragliding, Yoon Se Ri stumbles into North Korean territory where she meets Ri Jung Hyuk. He takes it upon himself to watch over her while he figures out a way to get her back to South Korea.
2020 was off to a great star in K-drama land with “Crash Landing on You” coming into the new year as we were consistently blessed with the romance between Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin. It is so romantic seeing the plot between a North Korean soldier and his beautiful rich actress unfold, and their love story consists of the perfect balance of sweetness, sadness, and some good humor. The drama is even more entertaining to follow with the romance of Seo Ji Hye and Kim Jung Hyun as well as the comedic relief provided by other supporting characters.
2. “Itaewon Class”
Park Sae Roy (Park Seo Joon) has suffered a lot in his young life. His father was killed in a hit-and-run accident, he was expelled from school, and he was sentenced to jail for three years. All this tragedy happened as a result of one family that owns the biggest restaurant chain in Korea. After getting out of jail, Sae Roy decides that he will get revenge and open his own restaurant named Dan Bam.
It’s not a surprise that “Itaewon Class” is in 5 K-Dramas of 2020 that you should never miss. The character development of Park Sae Roy is the highlight of this K-drama. Seeing him work to get revenge on the family who tore his family apart makes this series worth the watch from beginning to end. It also helps that the members of the crew Park Sae Roy rounds up are very likable and eclectic.
3. “Hospital Playlist”
Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yeon Seok, Jung Kyung Ho, Kim Dae Myung, and Jeon Mi Do star in “Hospital Playlist” as a group of five doctors who have been friends since medical school. All of them all work in the same hospital, Yulje Medical Center. The story follows their friendship as well as the romance and patients that they deal with day to day. They also happen to form a band together.
These actors all seem like they were close-knit in real life as their interaction throughout the series are so real! Watching the history of their characters’ friendship might make you reflect on your own close friends and at the same time, make you wish to have a similar group of friends. Additionally, their band performances are actually impressive as well.
4. “The World of the Married”
Ji Sun Woo (Kim Hee Ae) is a doctor who is married to Lee Tae Oh (Park Hae Joon). The couple have a son, and they seem like a solid family except that she finds out her husband is having an affair. She is caught in a whirlwind of lies and betrayal from several people, and it makes it impossible for her to trust anyone. She does anything to discover the truth and to get revenge on her husband.
“The World of the Married” is the highest rated K-drama on a cable network ever and for good reason. This series really keeps your heart going, and the cliffhangers at the end of every episode are enough to make your hands sweaty. We can’t fail to mention the beauty and talent that is Kim Hee Ae and her portrayal as the strong Ji Sun Woo. Her determination to get revenge and seek truth really drove the series home and made it so successful.
5. “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”
The final K-Drama in It’s not a surprise that “Itaewon Class” is in 5 K-Dramas of 2020 that you should never miss is “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”. Moon Kang Tae (Kim Soo Hyun) works as a caregiver in a psychiatric hospital. He meets a lady named Go Moon Young (Seo Ye Ji) who writes dark children’s books, and she takes a strong liking to him. She is determined to win Kang Tae’s heart, but Kang Tae can’t be bothered with romance and relationships because he is dedicated to taking care of his older brother Moon Sang Tae (Oh Jung Se) who is autistic.
It hasn’t been too long since this series has started, but it’s already creating quite the buzz. Aside from the fact that it’s Kim Soo Hyun’s comeback K-drama after his military enlistment, the story line is fascinatingly brilliant. It’s got an ethereal, dark tone, and the acting by the main cast is to be applauded. Park Shin Woo, who also directed “Encounter” and “Don’t Dare to Dream,” also needs to be spotlighted as his artistic production of this series has been so impressive. There’s such a lot more to look forward to in this series!
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