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9 K-dramas to Watch If You’ve Just Started Your K-drama Journey

안녕 하세요~! (An-nyeong Ha-se-yo!) You’re probably reading this article since you’ve fallen into the trap of a new world called Korean dramas. Now, it seems like it is a type of fever that can’t be stopped. Thanks to the drama you’ve recently watched that brought you here, you’re on the road to becoming a full-time K-drama viu-er.  

If you’re looking for the next title to include in your watch list, check out our picks that you can all watch on Viu for free below.

1. True Beauty

Moon Ga-young, Cha Eun-woo, and Hwang In-youp

Adapted from the Korean webtoon with the same title, the drama tells the story of Jugyeong Lim, a high school student who’s highly praised due to her looks. Her world suddenly turns upside down when Lee Suho finds out her secret.

2. Mr. Queen

Shin Hye-sun, Kim Jung-hyun, Bae Jong-ok

Bong Hwan, the Blue House Chef, is living the dream—a stable career and thrilling love life. One day, he wakes up back in the Joseon era, and as things get worse, he finds out he is currently in the body of Kim Soo-young, the queen of King Cheoljong, the current ruler of the dynasty.

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3. If You Wish Upon Me

Choi Soo-young, Ji Chang-wook, Sung Dong-il

Yoon Gyeo Rye is an ex-convict who was recently released and has continued to live his life poorly. However, he gets entangled with Team Genie of Woori Hospice Hospital, which tries to deliver the last wish of their terminally ill patients.

4. Ghost Doctor

Rain, Kim Bum, Son Na-eun, Uee

Dr. Cha Young-min is considered the best doctor at the Eunsang Foundation Hospital. He meets the newest resident, Go Seung-tak, who has impressive medical knowledge but struggles to perform well. The two are suddenly connected when Cha Young-min encounters an unfortunate event.

5. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo

Lee Sung-kyung, Nam Joo-hyuk, Lee Jae-yoon, Kyung Soo-jin

Kim Bok-joo is a passionate and promising weightlifting athlete at Haneol Sports University. During a misunderstanding with Choi Jun-hyung from the swimming team, they get reconnected as they share a special memory during childhood.

6. Today’s Webtoon

Kim Se-jeong, Choi Daniel, Nam Yoon-su

Oh Ma-eun puts her career on hold to become a judo athlete after getting hurt and taking a break. She was able to enjoy a fun hobby and cope well, all thanks to webtoons. Ma-eun was given the opportunity to work temporarily in a company’s webtoon department and is doing her best to adjust to a new environment. 

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7. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

IU, Kang Ha-neul, Lee Joon-gi, Kang Han-a

Go Ha-jin, a 21st-century girl, is transported back to the Goryeo Dynasty. She wakes up in the body of Hae Soo and gets entangled with the princes of the ruling Wang family. She starts to discover the family’s hidden politics and greed as each brother strives for the throne.

8. The World of Married Couple

Kim Hee-ae, Park Hae-joon, Han So-hee

Ji Seon-u assumed that she lived an ideal family life: a stable career, a loving husband, and a doting son. One day, her family starts to crumble when she finds out about her husband’s dirty little secret.

9. The Red Sleeve 

Lee Se-young, Lee Jin-young

A love story between a king and his court lady The Red Sleeve will uncover the bittersweet love story of Sung Deok-im and Crown Prince Yi San during the Joseon Dynasty.  

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If some of the titles from above have been added to your watch list, you might still look for more titles out there. Luckily, VIU has launched their viuniverse! This is a site for K-drama fans to go deeper into their love for K-drama!

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