7 Korean Dramas That Take Similar Vibe As “Crash Landing On You”
Feeling the void left by Crash Landing on You is inescapable
Therefore, we are setting up this list of K-Dramas to charm you the way Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin warmed up your heart in their love story.
There are three evident romantic elements in Crash Landing On You: the you-and-me-against-our-separated-countries premise, the vibrant female lead and the girlfriend doting male lead.
Adjustment and compromise are also seasonings that made the series run engagingly. But, the ultimate winning ingredient is the on-screen chemistry of the love pairing.
So here are equally charming K-Drama love tales to watch after Crash Landing on You.
In accordance to fulfilling a military order, North Korean spy Myungwol (Han Ye Seul) infiltrates South Korea in her goal to seduce Hallyu superstar Kang Woo (Eric Mun) so that he defects to North Korea as part of their military plan to kill Korean wave.
Yes, cutely weird right? Her persistence achieves her goal, but her emotions sway to an unexpected scenario which her undercover agent skills can’t solve. She embarks on a dangerous love affair and proves that a memorable love can spring beyond the North Korean border.
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King 2 Hearts
Staged in a quasi-utopian Korean world where the North and South Koreans are in peaceful communicating terms, King 2 Hearts narrates the bickering-turned-romantic relationship between a North Korean woman and South Korean prince.
To strengthen the dream unification, South Korean Prince, Lee Jae Ha (Lee Seung Gi), is sent to a joint-training between the two nations against his will. But, with his luxurious life as the bargaining point, he relents.
The event leads him to meet a North Korean general’s daughter Kim Hang Ah (Ha Ji Won). As a trained assassin, specializing in bombs, her martial prowess is over the top. Her line of work has been a liability in her search of ever-after as the men set up with her can’t bear her strong nature.
Feeling desperate, she agrees to participate as North Korea’s delegate for the training camp when her commanding officer stated an offer she can’t resist – that is to give her “a man of her choice”.
Soon the forced prince and the love seeker lady soldier meet up and start on a wrong foot as their culture differences become evident. Inevitably, a connection induced by a bomb threat happens between them which lead to a romance they least expect to happen.
Joseon Era – All is well with Prince Yi-gak (Park Yoochun). The empire is smooth sailing and he enjoys afternoon walks with his princess and riddle games with his sister-in-law. Until a morning of surprise when the Crown Princess is found dead. Determined to catch the culprit on his princess’ death, he gathered three of the most useful Joseon men he could find and off they go to uncover the mystery.
Their pursuit to unveil the mystery lead them to travel to the future. Transported 300 years after, they land in modern day Korea at the rooftop house owned by Park Ha (Han Ji Min).
From there the real adventure begins. They have to face the villains which resemble the same bad guys with ulterior motives in the Joseon timeline. Apart from that, to solve the cryptic crime they left behind, Park Ha, the prince and his minions work to utilize the clues from parallel events to save the love pairing’s reincarnated romance.
Descendants of the Sun
Rarely do we get a story in dramaland that is so affecting when the narrative is relying on the love plot. Most of the time it maintains a decent showing but in the waning part of the series it will lose its magic.
What they all failed to achieve, DOTS casually slayed in a watch-us-this-is-how-it-should-be-done manner.
Depicting the love tale between a doctor and elite South Korea army captain, Descendants of the Sun ingeniously captured the heartfelt romance even with violence and disaster plot.
It left lessons on patriotism, life, career and friendship. There are stories that need not to be embellished because they can stand alone when you chronicle it without confusion and with a direction.
Lee Seol, a typical college girl wakes up realizing she is the last descendant of Korea’s monarch. To prepare for her royal duties, the grandson of a rich family indebted to her Royal ancestor, is tasked to prep her up in facing her tasks.
The long lost princess embarks on re-claiming the honor of her royal family in the modern times. However, it will not be easy owing to her need to prove her worth as a princess to her country and the evident rivals determined to stop the Monarchy’s re-emergence.
She has to rely between the devil and the deep blue sea to fulfill the responsibility laid on her hands.
Queen and I
The drive to bring the viewers to a spontaneous romantic binge while holding the reign to a bewitching plot is quenchless with this time-slip-rom-com delight.
Queen and I stirs an excitement due to its avant-garde story of a time-traveling Joseon scholar who utilizes a talisman that powers his time-space wrinkling ability to hide in the present time while brewing his next moves on fulfilling his duty to the deposed Joseon Queen.
An actress helps him to adapt to contemporary living and they eventually fall in love with each other. The drama is hip and fun and affirms the decision to eat K-dramas for breakfast is valid.
Queen and I disarms the viewers each episode through its creative drama pulls by going maverick to what is predicted to happen. It swerves from the typical K-Drama cliches of unfinished love issues, family problems, useless vengeance driven characters, and all those personal exhausting battles.
With a heroine all set to go for the man she loves regardless of the mystical and time restraints surrounding them; and an equally sweet and smart male lead who moves in the story with clever and enthralling appeal, Queen and I steadily claimed the love fulfillment through right elements, right reasons and right intentions.
Striding to a beautiful Goryeo era warrior and modern time plastic surgeon love story, Faith successfully established a connection that will not make it forgettable.
Assimilating the action plot with the supernatural spices and decorating it with folklore made Faith an astounding drama treat. Having a band of villains equipped with mojos and X-men powers, a sassy and bubbly modern day doctor that was lost cutely to a new world she was forced to live, and of course the Thor-ish General who made Kenshin Himura looked so inferior – were the essentials that made this drama such an enthralling K-Drama experience.
The love pairing came from different time and extremely have different personalities. But, they have nailed their romantic scenes so perfectly. The loving gazes, the watching each other while asleep, the cheeky arguments, the no-matter-what-I’ll-protect-you-assurances and the love that was fated to happen – was a convincing and fetching depiction of love that can surpass the test of time.