Since the early 2000s, Korean dramas, popularly known as “K-drama,” have been loved by most people.
K-dramas are known for their heavy or light drama and romance that never fails to capture people’s interests.
Last December 9, 2021, another romantic-comedy Korean drama premiered on the streaming platform, Rakuten Viki, namely the much-awaited “True Beauty.”
The popular webtoon turned live-action series features an all-star debut cast consisting of Heartstrings’ Moon Ga-young, ASTRO member Cha Eun-woo and 18 Again’s Hwang In-yeop.
A webtoon created by Yaongi in 2018, True Beauty tells the story of Jugyeong Lim, a highschool girl who uses her talent in makeup to improve her looks.
As the story continues further, she befriends two dashing classmates, Suho Lee and Seojun Han, who will soon get involved into her love triangle.
However, not everyone prefers to stream an ongoing series. Instead, some would wait until all episodes are completed on the site. Below are the top five picks of the must-watch Korean dramas similar to True Beauty.
My ID Is Gangnam Beauty
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
This Korean webtoon turned drama centers on the story of Kang Mi-Rae, a timid young woman. She was bullied for being ugly in high school and has undergone plastic surgery for university.
However, her plans for a “new life” backfires as people slowly see the truth to her beauty. Along with those people is her middle school classmate, Do Kyung-Seok.
Beauty has been an essential factor for most women.
In this Korean drama, the controversial topic of undergoing plastic surgery is one of the plot devices as our main character lives out her new life to redeem her self-esteem.
Another romantic comedy Korean drama that made its way to the heart of its viewers is Love Alarm. Based on the same webtoon, the plot talks about a disruptive dating application that notifies its users of the presence of someone interested in them in a radius of 10 meters.
What’s interesting about this K-drama is the reliability of dating applications to know whether or not your crush has hidden feelings for you.
Just by standing few meters into one’s personal space, one can immediately know one’s true feelings with just an alarm.
The Korean drama is a feel-good romantic comedy that’s available for streaming on Netflix or Youtube premium.
It’s Okay Not To Be Okay
Another recent Korean drama that made its breakthrough this year is “It’s Okay Not To Be Okay.” The Korean series has a gorgeous casting and beautiful soundtrack best played on a high-quality speaker like the Creative Pebble 2.0.
It’s Okay Not To Be Okay’s plot tackles the life of a caretaker named Moon Gang-tae, who crosses paths with Ko-Moon young, a successful children’s book author. Both share the same views on love, and thus, the romance blossoms as the two continue to meet.
This K-drama is also available for streaming on multiple platforms, including Netflix. So hit up your friends for a K-drama marathon and watch your favorite series with the View Sonic M1 Mini.