With Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Parasite’ winning the Oscar and K-pop band BTS bagging their first-ever Grammy nomination, Korean web shows are suddenly enjoying worldwide recognition. With their gripping storylines, powerful performances, and emotional arcs, they deserve to hold the audience’s attention.
If you are yet to jump aboard the Korean web shows bandwagon, we are making it easy for you by shortlisting five shows that you can start bingeing on right away. Read on:
02/6Crash Landing On You
Real-life couple Hyun Bin and Son Ye-Jin’s impeccable chemistry in ‘Crash Landing On You’ is sure to strike a chord with the audience the world over. Apart from that, the storyline that explores the love life of a couple that is forced apart due to the South vs North Korea divide, makes this web show a must-watch for all.
03/6It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
What makes Korean web shows so popular is the manner in which they deal with sensitive topics. Park Shin-Woo’s brilliantly scripted storyline of ‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay’ is the perfect blend of romance which highlights mental health issues. Actors Kim Soo-Hyun and Seo Yea-Ji leave no stone unturned to deliver their best.
04/6The King: Eternal Monarch
This fantasy web show will take you on an adventurous ride between two parallel worlds, capturing the beautiful romance between a king and a fierce cop. Lee Min-ho and Kim Go-eun’s cute chemistry, and the intriguing narrative, make this web show such a hit with everyone.
This Korean web show is an adaptation of a webtoon by the same name, written by Kwang Jin. It revolves around a high school student Park Sae-Ro-Yi (Park Seo-joon) and chronicles how a series of unfortunate events lead to chaos in his life. Apart from Park, the Korean web show also stars talented actors like Kim Da-mi, Yoo Jae-Myung and Kwon Nara.
Giving an insight into the lives of on-field journalists, Pinocchio, starring Lee Jong-suk and Park Shin-Hye is sure to win you over from its very first episode. This well-scripted and inspiring Korean web show is the story of two professionals overcoming their own personal issues to live their dreams.
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