Apart from romance, the K-drama world never fails to show family bonds. The popularity of K-dramas that emphasize family has become vital for the audience. Listed below are some of the awesome K-dramas that emphasize family.
1. 18 Again
18 Again describes the story of a 37-year-old man, Hong Dae Young, whose relationship with his wife, Jung Da Jung, and twin daughters is deteriorating. He is on the verge of divorce when, unexpectedly, he finds himself in the body of an 18-year-old with a middle-aged man's brain. He reflects on his mistakes and decides to take on a new purpose in life and names himself Ko Woo Young.
2. The Good Bad Mother
The Good Bad Mother describes the story of Choi Kang-ho, whose relationship with his mother is not very good. From the pressure of his mother, he worked hard and became a successful prosecutor. A tragic accident happens, and his mind turns off a seven-year-old child. Now, his mother is taking care of him and working to make their relationship better.
3. Reply 1988
Reply 1988 describes the story of five families living in the same alley of a neighborhood in the era of 1988. The five best friends, Sung Deok-sun, Kim Jung Kwan, Chai Taek, Sung Sun-woo, and Ryu Dong-ryong, spent together all the time and tries to understand each other. The story of how they became each other’s family is a beautiful picture to not miss.
4. Call It Love
Call It Love describes the story of Shim Woo-joo, who was thrown out of the house by her father's mistress after her father died. Now, she wants revenge for her injustice and meets her father’s ex–lover's son, Han Dong-jin. But all her plans vanish when she starts to spend time with him and realizes that he is a lovable and gentle soul who has done nothing wrong.
5. Our Blues
Our Blues describes the story of Lee Dong Suk, who sells fruits on Jeju island and meets a mysterious girl with a past, Min Sun Ah, who comes to escape her busy life. Park Jung Joon, a captain, falls in love with a bubbly driver, Lee Young Ok. Jung Eun Hee, a fish shop owner, reunites with her past lover, Choi Han Soo.
6. Go Back Couple
Go Back Couple describes the story of a 38-year-old married couple, Choi Ban Do and Ma Jin Joo, who got married and were in love. But after a time, they hate each other and regret marrying at such a young age. They travel back in love to their college years as 20 years old when they first met, and their story starts.
7. Five Enough
Five Enough describes the story of Lee Sang Ta, who lost his wife and lives with his parents-in-law and his two children. On the other hand, Ahn Mi Jeong works in the same company as his, and her husband left her after an affair. But she told her three children that their father had left to work in America. Now, when both fall in love, the main problem is telling their family the truth.
8. Hi Bye, Mama!
Hi Bye, Mama! Describes the story of a mother, Cha Yu-ri, who was pregnant and got into an accident and died. Her husband, Jo Kang Hwa, is a surgeon who is still not over losing her wife and works as a single parent to look after their child. Now, ghost Cha Yu-ri gets a second chance for 49 days to reappear in front of her husband, who remarried, and her child.
9. My Father Is Strange
My Father Is Strange describes a family living on the outskirts of Seoul, SK. Byun Han Soo, the father, and his wife, Na Yeong Shi, both are dedicated to looking after their three daughters and one son. They are living content until a random boy, Ahn Joong Hee, shows up at their house, declares that he is the son of the family, and begins living with them.
10. My Unfamiliar Family
My Unfamiliar Family describes a family that is drifting apart. Lee Jin-sook, the mother, decides to file for divorce when her husband, Park Chan-hyuk, falls very unhealthy and ill. She asks their children to come back and look after him. Is this the sign to rebuild the family that is drifting apart?