7 K-Dramas Based on True Stories

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1. Juvenile Justice (2022) - Netflix

This drama is inspired by real-life events and delves into the complexities of the South Korean juvenile justice system, offering an eye-opening narrative on young offenders.

2. D.P. (2021) - Netflix

Based on the webcomic by Kim Bo-tong, "D.P." brings to life the experiences of military soldiers who serve in the Deserter Pursuit division, providing a compelling portrayal of their challenges and stories.

3. Taxi Driver (2021) - Netflix

"Taxi Driver" is inspired by the activities of a real-life taxi service that assists victims seeking revenge, exploring vigilante justice in contemporary Korean society.

4. The Empress Ki (2013) - Netflix

While not a modern true story, it's based on the historical figure Empress Ki, who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most powerful empresses in Korean history.

5. Reply 1988 (2015) - Netflix

This drama, though fictional, portrays the everyday lives of South Koreans in the late 1980s, incorporating real historical events and cultural references.

6. Through the Darkness (2022) - Netflix

Based on a web novel, this series offers a glimpse into the life of a police officer, highlighting the challenges and dilemmas faced by law enforcement.

7. The Hymn of Death (2018) - Netflix

Inspired by the tragic love story of renowned Korean soprano Yun Sim-deok and playwright Kim Woo-jin, this drama explores the passionate yet heart-wrenching tale of their lives.

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