If a series comes up with a sequel, it can mean people are in love with the first season. That's why the producers planned to come up with another season. Korean dramas have always been the talk of the town, and here we will focus on several epic Korean dramas whose prequels were so popular that they were stretched to more than their seasons.
1. The Reply Series
The Reply series, often called the Answer Me series, comprises three seasons: Reply 1997, Reply 1994, and Reply 1988. The three seasons contain different plots, characters, and periods, but all three focus on the lives of ordinary people and their relationships. The first one is about a group of K-pop fans, the second one is about a group of college students, and the third focuses on the lives of two families.
Voice is one of the first names one would take when it comes to Korean crime thrillers. The story revolves around the Golden Time team's race to save the victims. The star characters are Kang Kwan Joo, an officer and a gifted voice profiler. The series is a must-watch, comprising four power-packed seasons from 2017 to 2021.
3. The Penthouse
The Penthouse is a must-watch, which will surely take the audience on a super twisty ride. The first season revolves around a murder mystery of a young girl and its effects on elite families' lives. The murder puts their lives through chaos while they reside at their high-end apartments. The other seasons continue the same plot with a pinch of vengeance and rivalries.
4. Let's Eat
Let's Eat has always satisfied viewers with its yummy close-up shots of prepared food. The series took five years before a proper close-up and aired between 2013 and 2018. The story revolves around Yoon Doojoon and his love for culinary, but the series also comprises other character subplots.
5. School Since 1999
School is one of the most long-running Korean drama series that has been successful for seven seasons since its release. The plot mainly revolves around the school student in every arc. Many events occur at public schools, while some at private and art schools. The seasons have been enriched with several big names in the industry.
Kingdom is a masterpiece that every apocalyptic fan must have on its watchlist cause it talks about the ancient Korea of Joseon Dynasty being struck by a weird virus that turns people into zombies and affects the kingdom very badly. Things become messier when people deal with the politics of those in power amidst the plague. Each season is short, with six power-packed episodes in it.
7. Ugly Miss Young-Ae
Ugly Miss Young Ae is another drama whose name is taken when one talks about Korea's running drama, which comprises about 17 seasons. The series focuses on the life of a 34-year-old working woman named Lee-Young Ae and highlights her struggles while working for a company. It highlights the effort related to energy, career, and relationships, including the realistic scenarios working women face in the industry.
8. God's Quiz
God's Quiz is an incredible series to watch, especially for those who are into crime-solving drama. Four powerful seasons were released in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2018. The series focuses on the themes of crime and medicine. It highlights a brilliant medical examiner and his team who go against the odds to unsolved challenging cases.
9. Arthdal Chronicles
Arthdal Chronicles is a popular name for the series based on mystical lands. It was a successful series with four powerful parts that were fun to watch. Some of the prominent characters are Song Joong-ki and Jang Dong-gun. It elaborates on the themes of power, destiny and love while the fictional city of Arthdal rose to power.
10. Love (Ft Marriage And Divorce)
Love (ft Marriage and Divorce) is an incredible drama that focuses on the marital relationships of three different women of different ages to understand the deepness and complexity of the theme. The series is divided into several parts; each is fun to watch.