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10 Underrated Korean Dramas That You Might Have Missed

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It is no doubt that korean dramas have captured our hearts completely. We’ve been watching dramas from one show to another. How many kdramas have you watched?

However, amidst the pool of korean dramas waiting to be watched, you might have missed some good ones. These kdramas are referred to as “underrated”. They are not as famous as “Descendants of the Sun”, “Boys Over Flowers”, or, “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” but they are equally as good as the popular ones.

Thus, here are 10 underrated korean dramas that you might have missed.

1.) Prison Playbook

The drama series is set at a prison where a baseball player called Kim Je Hyuk who turns into a convict overnight and an elite prison guard called Lee Joon Ho and a variety of people experience prison life. The drama shares the lives and stories behind these prisoners as well as events that take place there.

2.) A Poem A Day

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The story of lives of people who work at the hospital like physical therapists, rehabilitation therapists, radiologists, nurses, medical trainees and more.

3.) Chicago Typewriter


The series depicts three resistance fighters who lived during the 1930s Japanese occupation of Korea, and are reincarnated into the present as a best-selling writer in a slump, a fan, and a ghostwriter.

4.) Circle

Story is set in the present day and the year 2037. An alien comes to Earth. The alien believes human’s emotion should be controlled or they will have no future. The alien becomes involved with humans.

5.) Queen for Seven Days

About the tragic love story between real life King Jungjong (Yeon Woo-jin) and his wife Queen Dangyeong (Park Min-young), who was crowned and deposed from the throne within seven days.

6.) Hit the Top

In the year 1993, pop idol Yoo Hyun-Jae accidentally travels through time to 2017. Discovering that he mysteriously disappears in 1994 and is presumed dead, he begins to investigate into the reason for his disappearance while trying to adjust to life in the future. Meanwhile, Lee Ji-Hoon is an aspiring musician and is secretly enrolled as an idol trainee at Star Punch Entertainment. Ji-hoon struggles to hide this from his parents, who believe he has been studying for his civil service exams.

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7.) My Shy Boss

Eun Hwan Ki (Yeon Woo Jin) is the CEO of a public relations company, but he is extremely shy. Due to his personality his employees do not know him well.Chae Ro Woon (Park Hye Soo) starts working in the company of Eun Hwan Ki. She is very energetic and receives recognition for her good work, however she is interested in CEO Eun Hwan Ki and plans to reveal who he really is.

8.) My Wife’s Having an Affair this Week

Do Hyun-woo (Lee Sun-kyun), a ten-year veteran producer, believes that his wife (Song Ji-hyo) is having an affair. They have been married for eight years in what he believed was a strong relationship, until he catches on to a sign that his wife is on the verge of cheating. This pushes him to talk with anonymous people on online social networks to figure out what to do and try to save his marriage.

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9.) The Package

Story revolves around tourists who do not want to become involved in each other’s personal lives, but, while they travel together, they become closer and develop relationships.

10.) Age of Youth (Season 1 and Season 2)

A slice-of-life story about five college students who connect over the growing pains in their youth.

And that’s 10 underrated korean dramas that you can try besides the popular ones that you always see on your timeline. Remember, it is worth the try to give chance to something unknown. You might discover something new! Goodluck on your kdrama marathon!

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2 comments

  1. OMG YOU’RE MISSIN SOMETHNG IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE CHICAGO TYPEWRITER YET.. I MEAN, IT’S GOLD MAN!!! TRY IT. REALLY WORTH YOUR TIME 😉

  2. I just saw Chicago Typewriter and I can’t move on T_T Gonna watch it again before watching another kdrama. It’s so perfect! Less kilig but the story is everything! Also the acting and cinematography. It’s like a movie sa sobrang ganda ng execution. I cri.

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