9 KDramas Similar to Crash Landing on You (사랑의 불시착) to Marathon
It’s been a few months since Crash Landing on You ended, and your girl is still not over it yet. Honestly, it’s already halfway into 2020 and I’m here still hung up over the show and now looking for more kdramas similar to Crash Landing on You to marathon.
I mean look, I’m not saying that the korean drama Crash Landing on You is the drama of the century. However––I might be biased––when it comes to good korean dramas, I must say it’s pretty up there. From the cinematography, plot, soundtracks, to character development, you gotta admit that everything is pretty well set up in a way that it’s hard to match for other korean dramas.
Which is why, even so long after the show finished, I’m still here trying to find decent kdramas to replace the hole that Crash Landing on You blew wide open in mine––and a lot of kdrama fans’–– souls when it ended. So to try to move on from that, your girl decided to whip up a post to recommend some Korean dramas similar to Crash Landing on You that we can all binge-watch.
Genre : Action, Drama, Historical, Romance
Starring : Lee Joon Gi, IU, Kang Ha Neul
Aired : August 29, 2016 –– November 1, 2016
Episodes : 20
When a total eclipse of the sun takes place, Go Ha Jin is transported back in time to the start of the Goryeo Dynasty of Korea during King Taejo’s rule. She wakes up in the body of 16-year-old Hae Soo and finds herself in the house of 8th Prince Wang Wook, who is married to her cousin. She soon befriends several of the princes and meets the ostracized 4th Prince, Wang So. 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.
Genre : Romance, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Starring : IU, Yeo Jin Goo, Park Yoo Na
Aired : July 13, 2019 –– September 1, 2019
Episodes : 16
Nestled deep in the heart of Seoul’s thriving downtown sits a curious hotel, the like of which no one has ever seen before. Old beyond measure, the building has stood for millennia, an ever-present testament to the fact that things are not always what they seem. Running this hotel is Jang Man Wol, a greedy, suspicious soul who has spent the past thousand years acting as the establishment’s CEO. Cursed for a sin she can no longer remember committing, Man Wol is doomed to spend all of the eternity running this odd establishment, catering to the needs of a most peculiar clientele. Her only hope of escape is to find someone who has committed a worse sin than her own but after a thousand years, she’s beginning to lose hope.
However, things take an interesting turn when Goo Chan Sung shows up. Once the youngest assistant manager ever to work at a multinational hotel corporation, Chan Sung finds himself forced to manage the Hotel del Luna because of a deal his father made with Man Wol years ago. A stickler for rules and regulations, he’s a perfectionist to the extreme but that may be exactly what this odd establishment and its cursed CEO needs.
3. Healer (힐러)
Genre : Action, Thriller, Mystery, Romance
Starring : Ji Chang Wook, Park Min Young, Yoo Ji Tae
Aired : December 8, 2014 –– February 10, 2015
Episodes : 20
Seo Jung Hoo is a special kind of night courier, known only as “Healer” by his clients. For the right price and with the help of a genius hacker, he gets his clients whatever they want, as long as it doesn’t involve murder. His latest job leads him to a second-rate tabloid writer, Chae Young Shin, and the successful reporter, Kim Moon Ho. He begins to uncover the mystery of his own shared past with the two reporters, thus putting them all in danger.
4. Kingdom (킹덤)
Genre : Action, Suspense, Thriller, Horror
Starring : Joo Ji Hoon, Ryu Seung Ryong, Bae Doo Na
Aired : January 25, 2019
Episodes : 6
Set in the Joseon period. The King falls ill to smallpox and rumors start to spread that he has actually died. Meanwhile, Crown Prince Lee Chang is labeled a traitor by the Haewon Cho Clan, the clan of the current pregnant Queen and her father, Chief State Councillor Cho Hak Joo. While trying to uncover the mystery of what happened to his father, the Crown Prince goes with his guard, Moo Young, to Dongnae to look for Lee Seung Hui, the physician that treated his father, only to be stuck with Assistant Physician Seo Bi and a mysterious man named Young Shin in a village plagued with a terrifying disease.
Genre : Business, Romance, Melodrama
Starring : Son Ye-Jin, Jung Hae-In, Jang So Yeon
Aired : March 30, 2018 –– May 19, 2018
Episodes : 16
Yoon Jin Ah is a woman in her mid-30s who doesn’t know yet what it’s like to date a man. She’s been dumped by a man many times because of her clumsy, reckless, and foolish behavior. And again, a man she wanted to marry dumps her for the worst reason ever: that she’s like bland, tasteless devil’s-tongue jelly, which means she’s not attractive at all as a woman.
Just then, Joon Hee appears before her with a broad smile on his face. He’s as refreshing as a soft drink. Joon Hee is Jin Ah’s younger brother childhood friend, who used to live next door. Jin Ah has always remembered him as a little kid, but one day, he comes back as a really masculine man. When she is surprised by his change, her gut feeling tells her that she would truly fall in love this time.
Genre : Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance
Starring : Jung So Min, Lee Min Ki, Lee Som
Aired : October 9, 2017 –– November 28, 2017
Episodes : 16
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. 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. Yoon Ji Ho begins to live at Nam Se Hee’s house. They become housemates.
Genre : Comedy, Romance
Starring : Park Min Young, Park Seo Joon, Lee Tae Hwan
Aired : June 6, 2018 –– July 26, 2018
Episodes : 16
The series revolves around the narcissistic Lee Young Joon, the vice president of a company run by his family. He is very self-absorbed and thinks highly of himself, so much that he barely acknowledges the people around him. Lee Young Joon has a capable and patient secretary Kim Mi So who has remained by his side and worked diligently for 9 years without any romantic involvement. However, Mi So now wants to set her life & focus on herself so when she decides to resign from her job, hilarious misunderstandings ensue. After 9 years of their strictly-workplace relationship, can it now develop in something more?
Genre : Action, Historical, Romance, Melodrama
Starring : Lee Byung Hun, Kim Tae Ri, Kim Min Jung
Aired : July 7, 2018 –– September 30, 2018
Episodes : 24
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.
Genre : Romance, Fantasy, Melodrama
Starring : Gong Yoo, Kim Go Eun, Lee Dong Wook
Aired : December 2, 2016 –– January 21, 2017
Episodes : 16
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 while 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 events, 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 fall in love.
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