Article: 10 Most Hated Villains Of K-Dramas

The most hated movie characters, even if the film industry has been filled to the capacity with likable villains and charming antiheroes - characters that are unpleasant to fans - improve whatever movie they are in. Pitting a hero against the worst enemies imaginable will do more to win the audience over than anything else. In this article, we will discuss ten such villains whom the audience absolutely hates, but they sure make the series interesting.

1. Kang Ye Seo From Sky Castle

Sky Castle (2018) is a South Korean series. The television show featured Kim Seo-hyung, Lee Tae-ran, Oh Na-ra, Yoon Se-ah, and Yum Jung-ah. It was the highest rated drama in history at the time it aired. The character of Kang Ye Seo in the series redefines what it means to be "grade conscious." She ignores the apparent issues that her younger sister is facing because she is too self-centered and focused on being the best in her class. She even ignores that Hwang Woo Joo is obviously innocent when he is charged with murder because she considers him to be a rival in school.

2. Kang So Young From Who Are You: School 2015

Who Are You: School 2015 (2015) is a South Korean television drama series about two orphaned twin sisters who are split apart when one of them is adopted. But destiny switches their lives, bringing them together when they need each other. Lee Eun Bi, the orphaned twin, is bullied by So Young for no apparent reason. At one point, So Young accuses Eun Bi of being responsible for school violence. The character of So Young can be hated for her cruelness towards Eun Bi.

3. Park In Gyu From World Of Married Couple

World Of Married Couple (2020) is a South Korean television series. The show surpasses Sky Castle to become the highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history. It portrays the tale of a married couple whose infidelity causes a storm of revenge, pain, apologies, and reconciliation. Park In Gyu’s character was a manipulative, abusive, and cheating husband.

4. Empress Dowager Kang From The Last Empress

The Last Empress (2018) is a South Korean television series. The drama is set in an alternate universe where Korea is a Constitutional monarchy. Sunny is a musical actress who marries the emperor. She is vibrant and brilliant. She becomes involved in the palace's power struggle and murder that raises strange questions and threatens the monarchy as a whole. Empress Dowager Kang goes to every extent to earn a promotion, including resorting to murder.

5. Ha Jae Kyeong From Boys Over Flowers

Boys Over Flowers (2009) is a South Korean television drama show. The story of the drama revolves around a poor girl who attends the exclusive Shin Hwa High School and is bullied by the head of the F4. He develops feelings for her, but she has a crush on his closest friend. The character of Ha Jae Kyeong in the series is an annoying ex.

6. Cho Cheol Gang From Crash Landing On You

Crash Landing On You (2019) is a South Korean television drama. The story of the drama is about a South Korean businesswoman who, while paragliding in her country, gets swept away due to the storm in the North Korean demilitarized zone. There, she meets with an army caption who helps her hide and escape from North Korea despite the dispute between their countries. Cho Cheol Gang is a corrupt officer in the series who uses his power for personal gains. He is one of the most hated characters as he is not only corrupt, but he also tries to make the lives of the main lead difficult.

7. Mun Yeong's Mother Park From It's Okay To Not Be Okay

It's Okay To Not Be Okay (2020) is a South Korean television drama starring Kim Soo-Hyun, Seo Yea-Ji, Park Gyu-Young, and Oh Jung-Se. The story revolves around Ko Moon-young, an antisocial children's book author who returns to her hometown to look for her true love. Moon Gang-tae is a psychiatric hospital caregiver who spent his life caring for his autistic older brother, Moon Sang-tae. The head nurse of OK Psychiatric Clinic was the leading character’s mother, and was not a good mother or a person. She suffocated Mun Yeong during her childhood, and she also killed Sang Tae and Gang Tae's mother.

8. Geun Won From Itaewon Class

Itaewon Class (2020) is a South Korean television show based on the webtoon of the same name. The story is about an ex-con who starts a street bar in Itaewon while also pursuing revenge on the family who killed his father. Geun Won was the one who caused Saeroyi's father’s death. He was a bully in the series, and we can say that we were not a fan of this character, though we sure do love the actor Ahn Bo Hyun who played this character.

9. Prime Minister Gu Seo Ryeong From The King: Eternal Monarch

The King: Eternal Monarch (2020) is a South Korean television show. The present-day Korean monarch enters a mysterious gateway that leads to a different dimension, where he meets a tough police officer. Prime Minister Gu Seo Ryeong put her agenda over public service, and her selfishness and pride led to her downfall.

10. Nam Gyu Man From Remember

Remember (2015) is a South Korean drama series. The story of the series is about Seo Jin Woo, who suffers from hyperthymesia, a disorder that causes him to vividly remember past events. His father was wrongly accused of murder and sentenced to death. Jin Woo utilizes his talent to save his father. Nam Gyu Man, the son of a chaebol who usually uses his fury to have his way in Remember. In the drama, he can be seen breaking objects and even threatening his father. The character of Gyu Man is one of the most hated villains.