In Korean dramas, male leads are known for being whipped for their girls. Having this trope lets people get more immersed in the characters and their romance aspect. Seeing the aspect of the boy being in love with the girl has made the standard high for the audience. Let’s look at various K-dramas where the boy is whipped for his girl.
1. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo describes the story of a weightlifter, Kim Book Joo. She meets her childhood mate, Jung Joon-Hyung. She has a crush on his brother without knowing his identity. His brother is a weight loss doctor, but she can’t lose weight. However, to get close to her crush, she makes an appointment with him, and when she comes to know that her crush is the brother of Jung Joon-Hyung, a lot happens.
2. Business Proposal
Business Proposal describes the story of a CEO, Kang Tae-moo, whose grandfather wants him to get married as soon as possible. Kang Tae-moo went on many blind dates, but nothing interested him. His grandfather sets a blind date with a wealthy girl, Jin Young-seo, but she doesn't want to go on a blind date. That is why she sent her best friend, Shin Ha-ri, in her place. Shin Ha-ri acted widely in front of him to not impress him. But to her surprise, he wants to get married to her.
3. My ID Is Gangnam Beauty
My ID Is Gangnam Beauty describes the story of Kang Mi-rae, who was bullied in childhood because of her weight. While growing up, she thinks she is not pretty and can’t show her face, so she undergoes plastic surgery. In college, she meets her former childhood classmate, Do Kyung-seok, who is good-looking. But going to college while having a pretty face will save her from her old wounds, or will it bring new wounds, is intriguing to watch.
4. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon describes the story of Do Bong-soon, who has inhuman strength, which she doesn't like. She was seen by An Min-hyuk, the CEO of a gaming company when she was fighting her bullies. He decided to hire her as his bodyguard to protect him. He was interested in her, but she had a crush on someone else.
5. My Secret Romance
My Secret Romance tells the story of Cha Jin-wook, an irresponsible rich brat. His father is tired of him and gives him the responsibility to go under one of his resorts and work as an employee without revealing his identity. He met Lee Yoo-mi, who was attending a wedding in the resort. One night, they spent together drunk, and she left him in the morning. Due to the humiliation faced by the boy as no one ever walked from him. He decided to take revenge on her.
Healer K-drama describes the story of Seo Jung-hoo, who works as a spy and collects information for his clients. He goes by his undercover name ‘Healer.’ Once he gets the work to spy on Chae Young-shin, a reporter tries to find the shocking news so that her career will not fall and her boss will not kick her out of the news company. While spying on her, the Healer finds out a lot about him than her.
7. Boys Over Flower
Boys Over Flower describes the story of a playful girl, Geum Jan-di, who comes from not a rich background. She gets the opportunity to study at a very wealthy high end school. She meets four best friends in the school and the leader, Gu Jun-pyo, who bullies her. But she is stubborn and strong-minded and tries to stand up against him.
8. When The Camellia Blooms
Camellia Blooms describes the story of Oh Dong-baek, an orphan and a single mother. She moves to a small town 'Ongsan,' and opens the bar, ‘Camellia.’ After six years, she came face to face with Hwang Yong-sik, a police officer. The police officer falls in love with her at first sight and tries to woo her. But the story turns when a mysterious killer tries to kill Oh Dong-baek.
9. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha shows the story of Yoon Hye-jin, a dentist. She decides to move to a seaside village as her mother passes away and is looking for an escape from her world. She opened her dental clinic in the village. She meets Hong Du-sik, a handyman known to help around the village, and is unemployed but good at many things.
10. Our Beloved Summer
Our Beloved Summer tells the story of two ex-lovers, Kook Yeon-soo and Choi Woong, who met in school and broke up. However, they filmed a documentary in high school that went viral. So after ten years, they were forced to film another documentary about their mature feelings. They are forced to work together by their producer friend.