Beginner’s Guide to K-Dramas: Popular Shows to Begin With

Sharanya Kumar

Crash Landing on You (2020)

This heart-warming tale of star-crossed lovers is probably the best show to get you started on your K-drama journey. It features a South Korean heiress who accidentally paraglides into North Korea, and falls in love with an upright army officer against all odds.

Little Women (2022)

This critically acclaimed series is no ordinary adaptation of the novel by Louisa May Alcott. It follows three impoverished sisters as they find themselves embroiled in a legal battle with the wealthiest, most influential family in the nation.

Flower of Evil (2020)

They’re a picture-perfect family of three on the surface. Everything changes when the wife begins to investigate a series of murders that brings to light the dark past of her doting husband. Flower of Evil was adapted to the Hindi web-series Duranga in 2022.

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021)

Best described as summer in a slice, this charming K-drama takes you to a quaint seaside town with an eccentric cast of characters. The show follows a dentist from the big city who moves to the countryside and falls in love with a helpful, handsome handyman.

Extraordinary Attorney Woo (2022)

Woo Young-woo is a rookie attorney with autism. The show foregrounds her unique approach as her team tackles a different legal case in each episode. Extraordinary Attorney Woo is sensitive without being preachy, and has become one of the highest-rated Korean dramas of all time.

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