Article: Top 10 K-Dramas You Must Watch Once In Your Life

The world of K-dramas is so humongous. For a new audience, it might be overwhelming to choose what to begin with, even though every drama is amazing in its own way. Still, there are certain dramas you should watch once, and they are listed below.

1. Squid Game

Squid Game is mandatory to watch at least once by checking the trigger warning. About 456 players are in a financial crisis. They take up the challenge to play children's games to win a big cash prize. However, the rule is simple: if you get killed in the game it means it is also game over in real life, but the latter one the players don't know. The whole series is filled with players trying to survive the game by escaping through terror and horror at every step of the game.

2. The Glory

The Glory is a masterpiece of 2022 based on a real-life bullying story, and it is important to watch the trigger warning and then begin with the show. It is about a girl, Moon Dong-eun, who was severely bullied in every form throughout her school life, but in the end, she had to drop out and give up her dream. Many years later, she comes back strongly to take revenge on every person who is the reason for her nightmare, and now she will be the reason for their nightmare.

3. Extraordinary Attorney Woo

Extraordinary Attorney Woo is another masterpiece of 2022 that is highly recommended to watch at least once and get to know a whole different community of special people. Woo Young Woo is a young lawyer with a genius IQ. She has Asperger’s syndrome and cannot lie. She starts working in a firm but can’t interact with the people around her.

4. Reply Series

If you want to relive the moments of the 20th century, then watch the Reply series. Reply 1988, Reply 1994, and 1997 is your key. The reply series truly shows how people back in the day had problems, but with the power of love and friendship, they sought everything out. This series is a gateway heaven to the old times, and watching this is a must.

5. The Penthouse: War In Life

The Penthouse: War In Life is a K-drama with an interesting and intriguing plot that will keep you awake the night, eager to see what happens next. The show focuses on people who are wealthy and of high society living in a penthouse called Hera Palace. Many families were living peacefully until a young mysterious girl, Min Seol-ah, died at one of the parties in Hera Palace. The family tries to get over the case but later starts to suspect each other.

6. Boys Over Flowers

Boys Over Flowers K-drama was, is, and will also be the talk of the K-drama industry because of how beautifully it has captured people since 2009 till today. Geum Jan-di is a bubbly girl who comes from a low-class family and gets to attend a high-end school where only wealthy students go. Gu Jun-Pyo is a cold-hearted boy, and with his gang of four, he bullies people until Jan-di stands up against him.

7. Goblin

2016 was said to be the best K-drama era, and that is the K-fantasy drama Goblin. This drama introduced people to the world of Goblin and Grim Reaper. Goblin is surviving on the earth for more than 900 years as a punishment. He cannot die and has to see his loved ones die before him. His curse can only be cured when Goblin’s bride, Ji Eun-tak, removes the sword from his chest.

8. Moon Embracing The Sun 

All K-dramas lovers know that traditional K-dramas are the backbone of the industry, and there are many to watch, but starting from the Moon Embracing The Sun will most likely make you love all others. It is a love story between Heo Yeon Woo, the daughter of a high-ranking official, and Lee Hwon, the crown prince. Before they can get married, Yeon Woo gets killed but survives, and all her memories vanish.

9. Dream High

Dream High is that drama that indeed shows that youngster's dreams can come true. In this drama, a group of students attend the same school and have a great friendship bond with each other. They all dream of becoming successful K-pop idols. They are indeed the successful K-pop idols that have ruled the music industry.

10. Stairway To Heaven 

Ending the list with the classic tragedy Stairway To Heaven K-drama of 2004, and truthfully, you will believe in infinite love. Han Jung-suh and Cha Song-joo are childhood sweethearts, but due to situations created by their family, they are forced to separate from each other, leading to a rollercoaster ride that might end with tears.