8 Korean Dramas to Watch When You Want to Bawl Your Eyes Out

8 Korean Dramas to Watch When You Want to Bawl Your Eyes Out

 

We all have those days. Days where all we wanted to do was to crawl under a blanket, hug a teddy bear and bawl your eyes out while eating ice cream and watching Korean drama. The reason why or how doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you need a good cry, and your girl is here, providing you the means and the recommendations to bawl your eyes out. 

 

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And if you’re ever needing a virtual hug, I always have a bunch of virtual hugs to share.

 

 

 

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1. Goblin (2016)

 

Genre : Comedy, Romance, Melodrama, Supernatural 

Starring : Gong Yoo, Kim Go-eun, Lee Dong-wook

Episodes : 16

 

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Kim Shin was once an unbeatable general in Goryeo’s military who died a tragic death. He now possesses immortality but is tired of living whilst everyone else around him dies. For 900 years, Kim Shin has searched for his bride, a mortal who can pull out the sword and end his life. One day, he encounters Ji Eun Tak, a positive, upbeat high school student who can see the dead and has gone through tragic things, yet still stays strong. She claims to be the Goblin’s bride who can end his immortal life, but what appears to be an easy task only gets complicated as the two falls in love.

 

 

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2. Mr Sunshine (2018)

 

Genre : Action, Historical, Romance, Tragedy 

Starring : Lee Byung-hun, Kim Tae-ri, Kim Min-jung

Episodes : 24

 

BLURB : 

 

Mr. Sunshine centers on a young boy born into a house servant’s family and travels to the United States during the 1871 Shinmiyangyo (U.S. expedition to Korea). He returns to his homeland later as a U.S. marine officer. He meets and falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter. At the same time, he discovers a plot by foreign forces to colonize Korea.

 

 

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3. Kill Me, Heal Me (2015)

 

Genre : Comedy, Romance, Mystery, Melodrama

Starring : Ji Sung, Hwang Jung-eum, Park Seo-joon

Episodes : 20

 

BLURB : 

 

After a traumatic experience in his childhood, Cha Do Hyeon, a third-generation billionaire, suffers memory lapses and his personality then scattered into seven different identities. Wanting to regain control over his life he asks Oh Ri Jin, a first-year psychiatric resident, to try to help him secretly, but she eventually falls in love with one of his personalities. Meanwhile, Ri Jin’s twin brother, Oh Ri On, is a famous mystery novelist who investigates Do Hyeon and his family.

 

 

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4. I’m Sorry, I Love You (2004)

 

Genre : Romance, Melodrama, Tragedy 

Starring : So Ji-sub, Im Soo-jung, Jung Kyung-ho

Episodes : 16

 

BLURB : 

 

Cha Moo Hyuk was adopted by an Australian family but was abused and left homeless at an early age. One day, he comes across Song Eun Chae, the coordinator for Choi Yune, a famous singer in Korea, whom she is secretly in love with. Her fateful encounter with Moo Hyuk ends up affecting not only her life but that of her precious Yune as well.

Because of an accident involving his ex-girlfriend, Moo Hyuk is left with 3 months to live. This leads him to head back to Korea in search of his biological mother. The discoveries he makes changes his heart from longing to revenge. Even with all this darkness surrounding him, he finds an unexpected source of happiness with someone he did not expect to love.

 

 

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5. Autumn in My Heart (2000)

 

Genre : Romance, Melodrama, Tragedy

Starring : Song Seung Heon, Song Hye-kyo, Won Bin

Episodes : 16

 

BLURB : 

 

Yoon Joon Suh and Yoon Eun Suh grew up as siblings but Eun Suh was in fact from a different family as there was a mix up at the hospital where she was born. The switch came to light when Eun Suh was involved in a car accident and it was discovered that her blood type was different from her parents. Eun Suh’s life took a complete turn when the 2 girls were returned to their respective families. Soon after, the Yoon family left for the States and Eun Suh was left living in sordid condition with her real family in Korea. Years after, Joon Suh returned to Korea and by chance the two former siblings were reunited.

 

 

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6. Moon Lovers : Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)

 

Genre : Time Travel, Romance, Melodrama, Historical

Starring : Lee Joon-gi, Lee Ji-eun, Kang Ha-neul

Episodes : 20

 

BLURB : 

 

When a total eclipse of the sun takes place, a 21st century woman, Go Ha Jin, is transported back in time to the Goryeo Dynasty of Korea. She wakes up in the body of 16-year-old Hae Soo, an aristocrat living with Lady Hae, her cousin who happens to be married to one of the sons of King Taejo. She soon befriends several of the princes, who find her carefree and exuberant attitude refreshing. Although she knows she should not get involved in palace intrigues over the succession to the throne, she inadvertently becomes a pawn in the struggle, as several of the Princes fall in love with her.

 

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7. Go Back Couple (2017)

 

Genre : Comedy, Romance, Supernatural 

Starring : Song Ho-jun, Jang Na-ra

Episodes : 12

 

BLURB : 

 

Choi Ban Do and Ma Jin Joo are both 38-years-old and a married couple. Choi Ban Do has been burdened with being the breadwinner and Ma Jin Joo is a housewife with low self-esteem. Even though they loved each other when they married, they now hate each other. They both regret marrying at such a young age. The couple travels through time and finds themselves as 20-year-old university students when they met for the first time.

 

 

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8. 49 Days (2011)

 

Genre : Tragedy, Romance, Fantasy 

Starring : Lee Yo-won, Nam Gyu-ri, Jung Il-woo

Episodes : 20

 

BLURB : 

 

A young woman named Ji Hyun was enjoying absolute bliss as she was about to be married with her fiance, but her perfect life is shattered in a car accident that left her in a coma. She is given a second chance at life by a reaper, but it comes with a condition: she has to find three people outside of her family who would cry genuine tears for her. In order to do this, she borrows the body of Yi Kyung, a part-time employee at a convenience store.

 

 

 



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