Chill With 10 Binge Worthy Korean Dramas While In Coronavirus Quarantine

Chill With 10 Binge Worthy Korean Dramas While In Coronavirus Quarantine

 

With the Coronavirus (COVID19) cases rising by the hour, more and more people are working from home and self-quarantining themselves. Understandably, we get cabin fever after staying in for awhile. To fight against that feeling of boredom, here are 10 binge worthy Korean dramas to watch during Coronavirus quarantine.

No matter if you’re a homebody or not, in current times where the COVID19 are spreading like wildfire, people all over the world are panic-buying to prepare for eventual quarantine. While it’s important to make sure that you have enough food and other necessities to survive for at least 2 weeks, please refrain from buying more than what is needed so that other people could prepare as well.

As the news about COVID19 cases continue to climb, please do not forget to double-check your news source and verify that it’s not simply fear mongering articles that only serves to cause even more panic and to garner clicks. Don’t forget to wash your hands thoroughly with soap, as well as wiping your cellphones every now and then with alcohol wipes. Refrain from going into crowded places if possible. Stay healthy and safe y’all.

 

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1. Crash Landing on You (사랑의 불시착)

 

Genre : Romance, Comedy, Drama

Starring : Hyun Bin, Son Ye Jin, Seo Ji Hye

Aired : December 14, 2019 –– February 16, 2020

Episodes : 16

 

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Tells the story of two star crossed lovers, a South Korean heiress and a North Korean elite who also happens to be an army officer. One day, while paragliding, Yoon Se Ri has an accident caused by strong winds, leading her to crash land in North Korea, where she meets Ri Jung Hyuk, a North Korean army officer, who agrees to help her return to South Korea. Over time, they fall in love, despite the divide and dispute between their respective countries.

 

 

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2. Because This Is My First Life (이번 생은 처음이라)

 

Genre : Romance, Comedy, Slice of Life 

Starring : Lee Min-Ki, Jung So-Min, Esom

Aired : October 9, 2017 –– November 28, 2017

Episodes : 16

 

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Nam Se Hee is a single man in his early 30’s. He has chosen to not marry. He owns his home, but he owes a lot on his mortgage. Meanwhile, Yoon Ji Ho is a single woman in her early 30’s. She does not own a home and envies those that do. She has given up on dating due to her financial struggles. 

A house-poor man and homeless woman become housemates in a drama that examines the institution of marriage and the problems that young people face today.

 

 

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3. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (달의 연인 – 보보경심 려)

 

Genre : Historical Romance, Melodrama, Political

Starring : Lee Joon-Gi, IU, Kang Ha-Neul

Aired : August 29, 2016 –– November 1, 2016

Episodes : 20

 

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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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4. Be Melodramatic (멜로가 체질)

 

Genre : Romance, Comedy, Slice of Life 

Starring : Chun Woo-Hee, Jeon Yeo-Bin, Han Ji-Eun

Aired : August 9, 2019 –– September 28, 2019

Episodes : 16

 

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Hwang Han Joo is the head of a marketing team for a drama production company. She is a single mother who struggles to balance her work and personal life as she is raising a kid.

Im Jin Joo is a drama writer with a lot of emotional ups and downs. Her personality is unique, talking to a luxurious purse at times. Even though she is a drama writer, she tries to write her scripts in a literary style.

Lee Eun Jung is a documentary director. She runs her own production company, although she’s the only employee. One of her documentaries surprisingly becomes popular overnight.

“Be Melodramatic” is romantic comedy drama that depicts the daily lives of 30-year-old best friends Lim Jin-joo, Lee Eun-jung and Hwang Han-joo.

 

 

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5. Hyena (하이에나)

 

Genre : Comedy, Law, Romance  

Starring : Kim Hye Soo, Joo Ji Hoon, Lee Kyoung Young

Aired : February 21, 2020 –– April 11, 2020

Episodes : 16

 

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“Hyena” deals with very competitive, private lawyers who only work for the richest 1% of society. Lawyer Jung Geum Ja crosses the boundaries of law and lawlessness, justice and injustice, ethics and corruption.

 

 

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6. Itaewon Class (이태원 클라쓰)

 

Genre : Romance, Drama, Business 

Starring : Park Seo-Joon, Kim Da-Mi, Yoo Jae-myung

Aired : January 31, 2020 –– March 21, 2020

Episodes : 16

 

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Park Saeroyi’s life has been turned upside down after he gets expelled from school for punching a bully and his father is killed in an accident. Following his father’s steps, he opens a pub named “DanBam” in Itaewon and, along with his manager and staff, strive towards success and reaching greater heights.

 

 

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7. Search: WWW (검색어를 입력하세요: WWW)

 

Genre : Business, Drama, Romance 

Starring : Im Soo-Jung, Lee Da-Hee, Jeon Hye-Jin

Aired : June 5, 2019 –– July 25, 2019

Episodes : 16

 

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This drama is about the conflicts, the wins, and losses one experiences when working. It will follow the story of 21st century women, who chose to not be a wife or a mother and successfully work without discrimination or impediments.

 

 

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8. My Mister (나의 아저씨)

 

Genre : Business, Slice of Life, Drama

Starring : Lee Sun-Kyun, IU, Park Ho-San

Aired : March 21, 2018 –– May 17, 2018

Episodes : 16

 

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My Mister tells the story of three middle-aged brothers, who are enduring the weight of their lives, and a strong, cold woman, who has been living a hard life of her own, as they come together in healing each other’s past scars.

 

 

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9. Watcher (왓쳐)

 

Genre : Suspense, Thriller, Drama

Starring : Han Suk-Kyu, Seo Kang-Joon, Kim Hyun-Joo

Aired : July 6, 2019 –– August 25, 2019

Episodes : 16

 

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The lives of Do Chi Gwang, Kim Young Koon, and Han Tae Joo were destroyed by a tragedy. They became members of an internal affairs investigation team for the police and they try to dig up the truth on who is behind the tragic incident.

 

 

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10. Kingdom (킹덤) –– Season 1 & 2

 

Genre : Action, Drama, Horror

Starring : Ju Ji-Hoon, Ryu Seung-Ryong, Bae Doo-Na

Aired : March 13, 2020

Episodes : 12

 

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Set in Korea’s medieval Joseon period, it tells the story of a crown prince Lee Chang who is sent on a suicide mission to investigate a mysterious plague that’s spreading across his country. The truth threatens the kingdom, when he discovers that it is an atrocious epidemic in the form of zombies.

 

 

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11. Signal (시그널)

 

Genre : Suspense, Mystery, Supernatural 

Starring : Lee Je-Hoon, Kim Hye-Soo, Jo Jin-Woong

Aired : January 22, 2016 –– March 12, 2016

Episodes : 16

 

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Fifteen years ago, a young girl was kidnapped on the way from school. At that time, Park Hae Yeong, who was an elementary school student, witnessed the girl being taken away. A few days later, the girl was found dead, and detectives couldn’t find the culprit. As time went by, Hae Yeong started distrusting the police. Fifteen years later, Hae Yeong is now a police officer and criminal profiler. One day, he finds a walkie-talkie that allows him to get in contact with Detective Lee Jae Han who is in the past. Police officers Hae Yeong, Jae Han, and Cha So Hyun then set out on a journey to solve cold cases.

 

 

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12. Sky Castle (SKY 캐슬)

 

Genre : Psychology, Family Drama, Mystery 

Starring : Yum Jung-ah, Lee Tae-ran, Yoon Se-ah

Aired : November 23, 2018 –– February 1, 2019

Episodes : 20

 

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Housewives living at the exclusive Sky Castle community use every way they can think of to get their children into Seoul National University.

 

 

 

 

 

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