Korean drama has been rapidly gaining popularity in the media. We have a variety of interesting and captivating dramas to watch thanks to the Korean television business. However, a lot of dramas receive excessive praise from the audience. Despite having little original to offer, these shows continue to receive good ratings. The top 10 such overrated dramas are listed below.
1. Playful Kiss
You may watch the well-known South Korean romantic comedy-drama, Playful Kiss. Million Korean drama watchers have made a great place for this drama in their hearts. The most well-liked and diligent student, Beak Sung Jo, and the worst student, Oh Ha Ni, are central to the drama's plot. Oh Ha Ni begins to have feelings for Beak Sung Joo, but Beak Sung Jo despises such dim-witted students. What would happen if they both happen to live in the same house? Unquestionably they begin to fall in love.
2. Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers is a 2009 Korean drama starring Ku Hye-Sun, Lee Min-Ho, Kim Hyun-Joong, Kim Bum, Kim Joon and Kim So-Eun as the main leads. This drama tells the tale of a young woman from a middle-class household and what she does with the chance to attend one of South Korea's most prominent schools. She almost ruins her once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when she crosses four rich, pampered men going by the name of "F4". Even though she makes an effort to avoid interacting with the F4 boys, she begins to feel something for one of them. A love triangle results from Goo Joon Pyo also beginning to feel something for Jan Di at the same time.
3. Descendants Of The Sun
The intriguing drama, descendants of the Sun features Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-Kyo, Kim Ji-won, and Jin Goo. This television show received many viewers and awards. The relationship between hospital trauma surgeon Kang Mo Yeon and Special Forces unit captain Yoo Shi Jin is the central theme of the story. Yoo Shi Jin and Kang Mo Yeon from the hospital fall in love at first sight and begin dating. However, they decide to break up because of Yoo Shi Jin's priorities and work circumstances. Kang Mo Yeon and Yoo Shi Jin re-meet as part of the hospital medical volunteering programme in a war-torn nation, and they begin to feel a connection.
4. The Heirs
Heirs is a romantic high school drama. Rich high school students lives are followed as the story progresses. The main character, Kim Tan, is the Korean business family's heir. He falls in love with Chae Eun-Sang, the daughter of his housemaid, even though he is betrothed to Rachel Ryu, the wealthy heir to a hotel businessman. Despite having different financial situations, they fall in love. Kim Tan, Chae Eun- sang, and Choi Yong Do form a love triangle in this drama. Anyone can opt for this if they would enjoy a high school relationship or a rich-poor romance.
5. Secret Garden
Ha Ji-Won, Hyun Bin, Yoon Sang-Hyun, and Kim Sa-Rang are the major characters in the Korean drama Secret Garden. This play has had tremendous success. Many internet users criticised this drama for being overblown, even though it claimed to be the most grossed drama in Korean television history. The overused plot of the affluent man falling in love with the impoverished person is presented in this play.
6. Legend Of The Blue Sea
Jun Ji-Hyun and Lee Min-Ho are the main characters in the 2016–17 Korean fantasy drama The Legend of the Blue Sea. This drama would appeal to everyone who likes fairy tales. A con artist and a mermaid with an unrequited romantic past they were never aware of are central to the story's premise. Shim Cheong, a mermaid who enters the realm of humans, is helped to live without worrying about being abducted by bad humans by Heo Joon-Jae, a wealthy con man.
7. True Beauty
True Beauty is a 2020 Korean drama with Moon Ga-Young, Cha Eun-Woo, Hwang In-Youp, and Park Yoo-Na in prominent roles. This drama is a web-comic adaptation. A girl who is treated as the "ugly duckling" in this drama's plot learns how to use makeup and undergoes a physical makeover. She transforms into a goddess and draws a lot of attention from those around her. Even the peers who had previously bullied her couldn’t identify her after the transformation. This drama gave the actors a boost in popularity; the premise has received criticism from netizens.
8. Guardian: The Lonely And Great God
Goblin, also known as Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, is a well-liked fantasy- comedy drama from 2016–17. The major leads at the beginning are Gong Yoo, Kim Go-Eun, Lee Dong-Wook, Yoo In-Na, and Yook Sung-Jae. This drama features a variety of themes, including friendship, passion, sacrifice, and fantasy. Additionally, this programme received many nominations and honours. Even the drama Ost gained worldwide acclaim. Nevertheless, the drama received a lot of negative feedback. The drama was criticized by many as being overrated.
9. She Was Pretty
She was Pretty is a 2015 Korean drama starring Hwang Jung-Eum, Park Seo Joon, Go Joon-Hee and Choi Si-Won as the main leads. She was pretty, is a high-rated romantic-comedy drama. Even a Chinese remake of this drama exists. Many people felt that the drama's plot was overrated.
10. My Love From The Star
Korean fantasy-comedy drama My Love from Another Star ran from 2013 to 2014. As the major leads, it features Jun Ji-Hyun, Kim Soo-Hyun, Park Hae-Jin, Yoo In-Na, Shin Sung-Rok, and Ahn Jae-Hyun. Despite the drama's enormous global popularity, many people criticised the storyline and the chemistry between the protagonists. Many argued that the actors obvious age differences destroyed the show's chemistry and screenplay.