First K-drama: A guide for amateurs

We are sure that no one is unaware of Korean wave, “Hallyu” and it is for the absolute good, the kind of popularity South Korean music, movies and shows have got in the last decade is incredible. Especially K-pop, short for Korean pop music is loved by many people across the world who started discovering other forms of Korean media and K dramas are a gift of it to the world. East Asian content has now become an important part of Pop culture and has inconceivably vast audience and that being said K-dramas have different genres of cosmic proportions.
If you haven’t started watching K-drama already, this is the time you do and what we have here are 5 shows you can start with:

Crash Landing on You


Crash Landing on you is the best show to start watching K-drama with. It’s light- hearted, romantic and extremely endearing with good thrill. This story of a South Korean heiress and a North Korean army officer will make you believe in love all over again.

Kill Me Heal Me


If you are someone who likes to watch everything at once, this romantic, comedy, thriller with a little bit of action K-drama is for you to binge watch. You will root to watch it one more time before you even finish it for the first.

Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo


This is a must watch period drama for not only beginners but everyone and if you love plot twists and historical digging this is the show for you. From a thrilling saga for the throne, the connection with characters to captivating OSTs, this history drama is sure to nestle in your heart for a long time

Descendants of Sun


A mix of romance, thrill and drama, this show is exquisite and will have you on the edge of your sofa during each episode. This show about a soldier and a doctor, people from two extremes of professions falling in love will take you to an emotional roller coaster.

Coffee Prince


This one is a classic in Korean drama library. It aired more than a decade ago in 2007 but you will love it just as much even for the fifth time as the first. The characters, music and story are very refreshing and if you are just starting to watch, add this to your watch list.

(Contributed by Pranjal Sharma)

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