Need new Korean dramas? Watch all of these with a box of tissues
If you’re a fan of the K-drama, then you know how vast an array of shows that this genre could be. There are historical ones, comedy ones, drama ones, mystery ones. Korean dramas have many, many different stories to tell. Today, we’re going to focus on the ones that will make you cry.
Why? Well, it’s not out of any malicious intent. Sometimes, people just need a good cry. What better reason than crying over fictional characters? Here are some Korean dramas that will sure to get you weepy in no time.
Hi, Bye Mama
Cha Yu-ri (Kim Tae-hee) tragically died five years ago in a tragic accident. Desperate to get back to her husband (Lee Kyu-hyung), she is given a chance to become a living human again. She just needs to complete a 49 day reincarnation project to make it happen. Too bad, however, her husband (Lee Kyu-hyung) has since remarried (Go Bo-gyeol).
The series is charming, of course, but when it gets emotional…it really gets emotional. Cha Yu-ri’s desperation to live her life after it was tragically cut short will definitely leave you a little verklempt.
Want some crime with your tears? Nobody Knows is perfect for you then. The series follows detective Cha Young-jin (Kim Seo-hyung) as she tries to solve a serial killer case. It’s personal though. She’s carrying a lot of guilt over the death of her best friend, who died at the hands of the same killer years ago.
If you wanted a gripping mystery mixed with a heartbreaking story and a performance that will make you cry? Then Nobody Knows is perfect for you to check out. You’ll definitely get sucked in. Kim Seo-hyung’s performance is perfect.
Autumn in My Heart
Oh boy, this classic Korean drama is both regarded as a tearjerker and one mess of confusing connections and emotions. Following a mix-up in the hospital, two baby girls are switched at birth: one raised with a wealthy family and the other in poverty. In the teenage years, the mistake is revealed and the girls go back to their birth families. Ten years later, one of them runs into her “older brother” and, well, they fall in love.
It has all the makings of a Greek tragedy, except it’s Korean. Autumn in My Heart may be 20 years old, but it remains essential viewing for any fan of K-dramas. Just keep all of the tissues on hand.
A cousin series to Autumn in My Heart, Summer Scent is part of Yoon Seok-ho’s “Endless Love” franchise series. While Autumn in My Heart is like the Titanic of the bunch, Summer Scent is a bit…gentler. Years after the death of his girlfriend, an artist (Song Seung-heon) returns home from Italy where he meets the woman (Son Ye-jin) who received said girlfriend’s heart in a transplant.
Her heart skips oddly around this new man in her life, despite the fact that she’s getting married. Summer Scent story unfolds, weaving a heartbreaking tale of love from beyond, grief, accepting death, and trying to live your life in the after.