4 Ongoing Must Watch K-Dramas

From Crash Landing on You to Itaewon Class, Squid Game, and most recently All of Us Are Dead, K-Dramas have been steadily turning heads in the West. Thanks to the success of these dramas, and the many that came before, streaming sites such as Netflix and Disney+ are picking up streaming rights and even have a hand in producing a wide array of chart-topping shows.

As a long time fan of K-Dramas, I, along with many others, relish in the age that we live in. Now, we no longer need to scour the web for a K-Drama with English subtitles and worry about a random virus infection.

But with a wide selection comes little time to watch them all. You might also be a new fan and are a little unsure of what to watch next. Well look no further, because this current batch of K-Dramas are stacked.

Forecasting Love and Weather

Forecasting Love and Weather follows the lives of the employees at the Korea Meteorological Administration. Its main focus is on Jin Ha-Kyung (Park Min-Young) and Lee Si-Woo (Song Kang), as they slowly work out an office romance while both navigate the lingering aftermath of a bad breakup.

This drama starts off strong and spicy, even in the first episode, titled ‘Signal’. I believe that the episode is rightly named, as it serves as the first signal to this turbulent, yet enjoyable ride.

Since Ha-Kyung and Si-Woo are in the beginning stages of their relationship, and as there are only 6 episodes currently out, there is sure to be more unexpected wind and rainfall headed their way.

Along with their love story and personal struggles, the side stories from the supporting cast definitely make me want to continue this drama and see it until the end.

Forecasting Love and Weather can be streamed via Netflix.

Thirty-Nine

This is a story of three female friends who are 39-years-old.

It follows the lives of Cha Mi-Jo (Son Ye-Jin), a dermatologist raised by wealthy parents, Jeong Chan-Young (Jeon Mi-Do), an aspiring actress turned acting coach, and Jang Joo-Hee (Kim Ji-Hyun), a beauty products sales manager at a department store.

While it does have its fair share of fun and quirky moments, Thirty-Nine errs more on the serious side. It starts off warm and light-hearted, but quickly transforms the atmosphere with one, life-altering fact.

Thirty-Nine tells the story leading up to that moment and how the three friends tackle their life problems together. With only 6 episodes out so far, there are at least 10 more that will punch you in the gut while also providing you with the warmest of hugs.

Thirty-Nine can be streamed via Netflix.

Rookie Cops

This story focuses on the lives of Wi Seung Hyun (Kang Daniel), Go Eun Kang (Chae Soo-Bin), and their peers at the Korean National Police University. Throughout Rookie Cops, they experience college life, learn the ways of the police force, and forge their own paths at one of the most conservative universities in Korea.

This K-Drama has something for everyone: typical hardships, college romance, and quirky moments abound that will surely put a smile on your face. Kang Daniel and Chae Soo-Bin are great as main leads, but the supporting cast adds depth to the story and makes it fun for the viewer to watch their relationships grow, professionally and romantically.

Although at first, I picked up this drama for Chae Soo-Bin, this has slowly become one of my Top 2 K-Dramas of this season. With 12 episodes down and 4 more left to go, I’m excited to see how Rookie Cops wraps up.

Rookie Cops can be streamed using a VPN on Disney+ Korea.

Twenty-Five Twenty-One

Set during the IMF crisis, Na Hee-Do’s (Kim Tae-Ri) fencing dreams are cut short when her high school decides to cut the fencing team due to lack of funding. Baek Yi-Jin (Nam Joo-Hyuk) is honest and hardworking, going to various lengths to help his family out of bankruptcy. Twenty-Five Twenty-One is the story of how these two meet and overcome their hardships.

If Rookie Cops was my number 2, Twenty-Five Twenty-One is by far my number 1. From cinematography, the entire cast, their acting, and to soundtrack, this drama has hit every mark perfectly.

When you catch yourself rooting for the main character, hating the pettiness of the second lead, and look forward to the newest episode every week, you know a show is doing its job.

As someone who has watched K-Dramas for over 10+ years, it’s refreshing to find a drama I can invest myself in. We reach the halfway point this weekend and I cannot wait to see Na Hee-Do and Baek Yi-Jin succeed in their endeavors.

Twenty-Five Twenty-One can be streamed via Netflix.

Binge Away

There are a million K-Dramas out there, so it’s difficult to wait week after week for new episodes. But shows like these make the wait worth it.

Are you watching any of these shows? Is there an ongoing drama that you enjoy and I haven’t mentioned it? Let me know! I’d love to check it out!

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