A love story only takes place when someone falls in love with the other, and when it comes to dramas, it is always the guy who falls in love first. Many shows can show it to you well enough. But some special shows are a little different, where the popular guy ends up falling for the shy girl, for someone who is different from all the usual girls to him. If these types of dramas are something you look for, this is the right place to find them. Here are 10 K-Dramas where the popular guy falls for the shy, unpopular girl.
1. Run On (2020)
Due to legal reasons, national team sprinter Ki Sun Gyeom was forced to quit. Oh, Mi Joo, our female lead, works as a movie translator. Sun Gyeom had already stopped sprinting when he met Mi Joo, who considered it destiny that they met. On the other hand, we have Seo Dan Ah, a sports agency's CEO and the Seomyung Group's rightful successor. Still, despite being deserving, she is held back because she is a woman. She meets Lee Yeong Hwa, a university art major who enters her life.
2. Sassy Go Go (2015)
When achievements and scores are put above anything else in a competitive school, drama is bound to occur. The hypocrisy of the education student, the problems and struggles they face to move forward, along with the student's growth and love life are all shown in this show.
3. My ID Is Gangnam Beauty (2018)
It is a story about Kang Mi Rae, our female lead, a girl bullied throughout her life for her looks and became insecure and withdrawn from people. She ends up getting plastic surgery to get a fresh and new start. When she enters university, she meets Do Kyung Suk, a guy who attended middle school with her, who appreciates people's personalities more than looks. He ends up getting attracted to her. Mi Rae gets teased in university again and is labelled "Gangnam Beauty". This is when Kyung Suk stands up for her, and Mi Rae finally finds her true inner beauty.
4. Cheese In The Trap (2016)
Due to her family's poor background, Hong Seol, our main character, is a hardworking woman and an overachiever. She gets on the wrong side of her famous, handsome senior, Yoo Jung. Things take a turn in her life and start going south; she is almost sure Yoo Jung is behind all these problems. But she does not understand why he is acting so friendly with her after a year? What changed for him?
5. A Love So Beautiful (2020)
Cha Heon is a model student with good looks and good grades. He is a guy who is not only kind but also someone with a warm heart. Shin Sol Yi, our female lead, is a girl who has a crush on Cha Heon, so she decides to openly confess to him. She is just a clumsy yet very lovable character. What happens when Woo Dae Sung, a talented swimmer who just shifted to their high school, falls for Sol Yi? Nothing; he just stays by her side, quietly hiding his feelings.
6. Love Alarm (2019)
It is a show which revolves around the concept where users within a 10-meter radius if they have romantic feelings for someone, get alerted via a technological application. Kim Jojo, our protagonist, ends up finding young love while going through and coping with personal issues.
7. True Beauty (2020)
It is a show that can be labelled as a romantic comedy. It is a show about our protagonist, who has always been insecure about her looks and ends up learning how to do her make-up through YouTube. She looks like what one might say, a goddess, but she would never let anyone see her bare face. The only person who has seen her without make-up is Lee Su Ho, our male protagonist, a popular and attractive boy who is caring and very sweet. They grow closer when they start talking and sharing secrets, and feelings soon develop. But whether So Hu makes her realise her true beauty remains.
8. Tempted (2018)
The all-time popular and famous player Kwon Shi Hyun, our male lead, bets his friends that he could seduce Eun Tae Hee, our female lead, a naïve and unpopular shy girl. He starts spending time with her often and changing the view of his love for her. But some day or the other, the truth would come out, but what can be done when Shi Hyun falls for her beyond the bet.
9. Playful Kiss (2019)
What to do when an unpopular, shy girl falls for a popular guy. Well, this is the situation for Oh Ha-Ni, who has fallen in love with her polar opposite, Baek Seung-Jo, who is what people call intelligent, handsome, and popular. When Ha-Ni decides to confess, her love letter gets returned to her, which makes her embarrassed and heartbroken. It felt like fate was not having it because her house collapsed, and she, her father, and three friends got invited to Baek Seung-Jo's house.
10. Cinderella And The Four Knights (2021)
As the name suggests, this drama is about a Cinderella-like woman who gets hired by a grandfather to fix the bond between his grandsons. But along the way, our Cinderella falls for Prince Charming and becomes friends with the other 3 knights.