The same name webtoon-based K-drama is worth to add in your list. It is the first webtoon-based series to be produced by the film distribution company Showbox in 2020.
Itaewon Class has won the Best Drama Series at the 25th Asian Television Awards. It is the third-highest viewership rating on JTBC and the tenth-highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history.
It is about a father and his son Park Sae-ro-yi (Park Seo-joon) who always believes in the beliefs taught by his father. He tried to kill Jang Geun-won (Ahn Bo-hyun), son of Jangga Group’s founder Jang Dae-hee (Yoo Jae-myung) because due to an accident he killed his father. Oh Soo-ah (Kwon Na-ra) is the woman he loved, got the university scholarship from Jang Dae-hee in return to send Park Sae-ro-yi to jail.
When he was released from prison Park Sae-ro-yi opened his own pub Danbam. He wants to seek revenge on the Jangga Group to be successful as them but he could only do that with the help of Jo Yi-seo (Kim Da-mi).
- Park Seo-joon as Park Sae-ro-yi
He is the son who seeks revenge from the Jangga Group for the death of his father. He is a classmate of Jang Geun-won who killed his father and send him to jail for false accusations.
- Kim Da-mi as Jo Yi-seo
Manager of Danbam. She is also an influencer and social media celebrity. She is said to be a sociopath but has a crush on Park Sae-ro-yi which is the reason she works in the Danbam instead of studying further..
- Yoo Jae-myung as Jang Dae-hee
CEO of Jangga Group, food company. He is the father of Jang Geun-won (Ahn Bo-hyun) who hides his son’s all wrongdoings.
- Kwon Nara as Oh Soo-ah
Former classmate and First love of Park Sae-ro-yi. Works in the Jangga Group.
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- Kim Dong-hee as Jang Geun-soo
The illegitimate son of the Jang Dae-hee who works as a part-timer in the Danbam. He is a classmate of Jo Yi-soo and to get her attention he starts working in Jangga Group to inherit it.
- Ryu Kyung-soo as Choi Seung-kwon
He is the cellmate of the Park Sae-ro-yi and respects him the most. He also works in the Danbam.
- Lee Joo-young as Ma Hyeon-yi
Chief chef of Danbam. She met Park SAE-ro-yi in the factory where they work formerly.
- Ahn Bo-hyun as Jang Geun-won
Son of CEO of Jangga Group. A former classmate of Park Sae-ro-yi in high school bullied his classmate..
- Chris Lyon as Kim To-ni
He is the Guinean-Korean part-timer in the Danbam. His grandmother helps Park Sae-ro-yi to get an investment.
The soundtrack of drama is divided into a four-part album which is released on March 20, 2020. Parts 1 and 2 contain the theme songs and their instrumental versions, whereas parts 3 and 4 contain the musical score of the drama.
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This drama is both romantic and adventurous. As all the episodes are linked, it’s hard not to binge-watch it. It teaches me – There’s no harm to sacrifice your beliefs for the sake of your loved ones. It also inspires in some ways and I hope this drama also inspires you.