10 K-Dramas That Will Make You Cry Out Loud

There are times when everyone needs a good cry. People say that crying it out is sometimes a good way to get rid of stress that has been building up inside. Even though K-dramas are a great way to relieve stress by making you laugh and looking pretty, there are some that are very sad and can make you want to cry a lot. Here is a list of 10 of these K-dramas.

The dramas which are worth watching and you will not get over them.
Warning – Watching these might hurt you the most . But still, binge into these.

1. Youth Of May (2021)

This drama is really one of the biggest gems of 2021.Set in 1980s during the Gwangju Uprising, Youth of May tells the love story of a medical student Hwang Hee Tae and a nurse Kim Myung Hee.

It shows a sweet old-school romance between both of them.Hee-Tae is a medical student, who entered medical school at the top his class. Myung-Hee has worked as a nurse for the past 3 years. She is a lovely person, who stands up against what is not fair.

Cast –

Hwang Hee-Tae as Lee Do Hyun
Go Min Si as Kim Myung-Hee
Keum Sae-rok as Lee Soo-ryeon
Lee Sang-yi as Lee-Suchan

No. Of Episodes – 12
Watch on – Netflix

2. Uncontrollably Fond (2016)

If you are fan of Kim Woo-bin then binge into this. The name itself says you can’t help but love something. It is the story of the ill-fated breakup of Joonyoung, and No Eul who had an unrequited love for him when they were young. When Shin Joon-Young and No Eul were children, they were separated and became heartbroken.

As adults they meet again. The memory of their painful breakup still fresh in their minds, these two lovers reunite years later as a top actor and a documentary producer. Tune into to know more. 

Cast –

Kim Woo-bin as Shin Joon-young
Bae Suzy as Noh Eul
Lim Ju-hwan as Choi Ji-tae
Lim Ju-eun as Yoon Jeong-eun

No. Of Episodes – 16 

Watch On – Netflix 

3. Moon Lovers :Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)

As a kdrama lover, you all have watched it but whoever has not, they are missing the gem. Korean melodramatic adaptation of Chinese drama Startling by Each Step (2011). A story of a 25-year-old Go Ha-jin who is transported back in time to the Goryeo Dynasty.

She then wakes up in the body of Lady Hae-soo and finds herself amongst the ruling princes of the Wang Family. There, she falls in love with Wang So (Lee Joon-Gi) who makes other people tremble with fear. 

Cast –

IU as Go Ha Jin / Hae Soo
Lee Joon-gi as Wang Soo
Kang Ha-neul as Wang Kook
Hong Jong-hyun as Wang Yo
Nam Joo-hyuk as Baek-ah

No. Of Episodes – 20 

Watch On – Viki 

4. Flower of evil (2020)

The serial revolves around Baek Hee-sung and his wife, Cha Ji-won. It is a suspense melodrama where Baek Hee-sung hides his cruel past and changes his identity, while his detective wife tracks down his past. It’s a remake of the Philippine series. 

Cast –

Lee Joon-gi as Baek Hee-sung / Do Hyun-soo
Moon Chae-won as Cha Ji-won
Jang Hee-jin as Do Hae-soo
Seo Hyun-woo as Kim Moo-jin

No. Of Episodes – 16 

Watch On – Netflix 

5. Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022)

One of the most watched series of this season. If you haven’t watched it yet, watch it because this series depicts the romantic lives of five characters spanning from the year 1998 to 2021.

This story revolves around a teen fencer who pursues big ambitions and meets a young man who was trying to rebuild his life after his family became bankrupt. They fell in love and the difference between them always pushed them back. 

Cast –

Kim Tae-ri as Na Hee-do
Nam Joo-hyuk as Baek Yi-jin
Bona as Ko Yu-rim
Choi Hyun-wook as Moon Ji-woong
Lee Joo-myung as Ji Seung-wan

No. Of Episodes – 16 

Watch On – Netflix 

6. Snow Drop (2022)

Adapted from the handwritten notes of a man who escaped from a political prison camp in North Korea, Snowdrop is set against the backdrop of the 1987 Democracy Movement in South Korea.

Graduate student Lim Soo-Ho is covered in blood and he jumps into the female dormitory at Hosu Women’s University. Eun Yeong-Ro finds him and helps to hide him. They develop a romantic relationship. 

Cast –

Jung Hae-in as Lim Soo-ho
Jisoo as Eun Yeong-ro
Yoo In-na as Kang Cheong-ya
Jang Seung-jo as Lee Gang-mu

No. Of Episodes – 16 

Watch On – Disney Hotstar 

7. Tomorrow (2022)

Based on the webcomic “Naeill”. The series discusses grave societal issues within the frame of life and death in an honest tone.

Made half-human and half-spirit by accident, a young man is employed by a company of grim reapers in the underworld to carry out special missions. It’s somewhat of an enigma. 

Cast –

Kim Hee-sun as Koo Ryeon
Rowoon as Choi Joon-woong
Lee Soo-hyuk as Park Joong-gil
Yoon Ji-on as Lim Ryung-gu

No. Of Episodes – 16 

Watch On – Netflix 

8. Angel’s last mission love (2019)

A love story between a human and an angel will leave you in suspense. A talented girl, Lee Yeon-Seo, works in her family’s business – Fantasia Ballet Company and her parents fulfill her every wish. She doesn’t believe in love and is abusive towards her staff, including her loyal secretary.

One day, while performing on stage, Lee Yeon-Seo meets with an accident that makes her blind. She then meets Angel Dan. For meddling in human affairs, Dan faces the punishment of making Lee Yeon-seo fall in love. They become close to each other. 

Cast –

Shin Hye-sun as Lee Yeon-seo / Choi Seol-Hee
Kim Myung-soo as Dan / Kim Dan / Yoo Seong-woo
Lee Dong-gun as Ji Kang-woo
Kim Bo-mi as Geum Ni-na

No. Of Episodes – 32 

Watch On – Netflix 

9. Mr Sunshine (2018)

The series had me cry the most and remember every scene even after so much time had passed. It’s worth watching. During the United States expedition to Joseon (South Korea) in 1871, a boy from Joseon boarded an American warship and goes to America. As an adult, he returns to his home country as an American soldier stationed in the country.

He meets and falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter. She was a hidden member of a moment against Japanese colonization. The elements of the story were fictitious but most of the scenes were still based on true history, the addition of fictional characters showing the different lives of people during that era. So, you could learn a lot about their history and culture. After watching all of the episodes, which are a bit long, you’ll realize that every episode is worth watching. 

Cast –

Lee Byung-hun as Eugene Choi / Choi Yoo-jin
Kim Tae-ri as Go Ae-shin
Yoo Yeon-seok as Goo Dong-mae / Ishida Sho
Kim Min-jung as Lee Yang-hwa / Kudo Hina

No. Of Episodes – 24 

Watch On – Netflix

10. The smile has left your eyes (2018)

Try watching this worthy series. It is a remake of the Japanese TV series “Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi. The story follows the fateful romance of a mysterious man Kim Moo Young suspected of murder and a woman Yoo Jin Kang whose life completely changed after meeting him.

This kdrama is not all love, smiles, and happiness, it has heavy scenes that can get you emotionally invested. 

Cast –

Seo In-guk as Kim Moo-young
Jung So-min as Yoo Jin-kang
Park Sung-woong as Yoo Jin-gook

No. Of Episodes – 16 

Watch On – Viki

These dramas will leave a mark and you will learn a lot. There are so much twists. After watching
these series, I wasn’t able to get over them and are really worth watching. There are few more series
that will make your heart ache. Tune into to know more.

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