Across the world many of us are sharing a similar condition, many of us locked up at home due to Covid-19 right now. However it might be a great moment to get to watch some of your favourite TV series. In the the case that you’ve run out of what to watch, and you’re into romantic KDramas, here are 3 that you might enjoy watching. By the way, all 3 these dramas are available on Netflix.
One Spring Night
I’ve never been a huge fan of romantic TV series. However I must admit that the way Koreans tell the stories is very addictive and well done. This KDrama in particular if found to be very enjoyable. It is a very cute story with well plotted highs and lows.
The whole story revolvs around the the three main characters, Yoo Ji-ho (a Pharmacist and single dad), Lee Jung-In (a Librarian) and Kwon Gi-Seok (a Banker). The latter two have been in a long term relationship which seems to be taking them straight towards engagement and marriage. Something is missing though between the two. There’s no true spark or passion, they seem to be going through life just following the flow.
This is when Yoo Ji-ho comes into play, when by chance he meets Lee Jung-In. They meet at the pharmacy where Ji-ho works when, by chance she stops by to buy some medication for her hangover. There’s an immediated attraction between the two. Destiny and coincidence forces them to cross paths. Their relationship slowly grows stronger as the relationship between Jung-In and Gi-Seok spirals into a deep crisis.
As the story unravels Jung-In’s parents push more and more for her to marry Gi-Seok and disapprove of her meeting Ji-ho. The whole point of this KDrama is to bring attention to prejudice. Prejudice that there still is to certain situations in society and particularly in Korean society.
Something in The Rain
The main focus of this second romantic KDrama selection is somewhat similar to the previous. It focuses on how often parents want to control their children’s life while in most cases they’d be better off doing by themselves. Also how happines should be the main focus for parents and children when it comes to who they date.
Jin-Ah is in her 30s and works for a chain of coffee shops as a district supervisor. Joon-Hae on the other hand is in his 20s and works for a video game development company. Jin-Ah is Joon-Hee’s sister’s best friend. They have know eachother since childhood. But when Joon-Hee returns to Korea after years working for his company’s US branch, they bump into each other and their relationship starts to evolve.
They slowly pass from being “simple acquaintances” to “couple”. They find them selves having to fight against prejudice. People pay more attention to the age difference between them, rather than the feelings they have for each other. This is a fight that will bring them to clash against family and their closest friends. I won’t go any further to avoid spoilering the ending.
Tomorrow With You
On to the last KDrama. I’ll level with you it took me some time to really get into the story and connect with it. But once I did I truly appreciated the creativity put into writing and producing this TV series. The plot’s main characters are Yoo So-joon and Song Ma-rin.
Both characters are survivors of a train accident which claimed So-Joon’s parent’s lives. After the surviving the train accident, something out of the ordinary happens to So-Joon. Walking down the rail line he travels through time to the future. Slowly he comes to realise that he can travel from the present day to the future travelling on the subway, between the stations where the accident occurred.
During his trips through time he finds out that he and Ma-rin die on the same day in a traffic accident. This pushes him to get involved with Ma-rin, a beginner photographer in an effort to find out more about their future and ultimately change it. The story takes many twists and turns and will get you hooked once you get through the firts episodes. Which might be a little confusing.
As the plot unravels Ma-rin and So-Joon get married. However she soon realizes that her husband is hiding something from her. And it becomes harder and harder for So-Joon to hide the truth about his peculiarity.
My take on this series is, how sometimes concentrating too much on the future can bring us to forget about living our present. And the only way to change our future is to take action in the present. It’s definitely a series that gets you thinking from my point of view.