“If you liked that, you’ll also enjoy this” K-drama Edition

Nearly half a year has passed, and we’ve already been impressed many times by the K-dramas that have been released so far. Surely, 2024 has been a good year for these masterpieces, and a lot more can be expected in the year’s second half. 

As we currently enjoy or desperately miss these 2024 K-dramas, you might want to discover previously released series that are equally engrossing, authentic, and impactful as the drama selection we’ve just been served.

Don’t worry, we got you! 

Whether you seek heart-fluttering romances, adrenaline-pumping thrillers, or thought-provoking narratives, here’s our list of “If you liked that, you’ll also enjoy this” K-drama Edition to make your to-watch search a little easier.  

If you liked A Shop for Killers, you’ll also enjoy The Kidnapping Day.

If you’re looking for another Jung Jin Man (Lee Dong Wook) and Jung Ji Ahn (Kim Hye Joon) dynamic: samchon and jokattal [niece] who are facing violent attacks from the bad guys, then you should add The Kidnapping Day to your to-watch list. The K-drama revolves around Kim Myung Joon (Yoon Kye Sang), who’s in such dire need of money to pay for his daughter’s hospital bills that he resorted to kidnapping a kid, and Choi Ro Hee (Yuna), who wakes up without any recollection of who she is, and how they are chased by mysterious events that would transform him to become the girl’s rescuer, saving her from the real danger that’s threatening her life.

Take the Quiz: Which A Shop for Killers Character Are You?

If you liked A Killer Paradox, you’ll also enjoy Vigilante.

If you’re looking to watch another underdog antihero who bravely took it upon himself to punish evildoers, a morally upright but cold-blooded detective who is hell-bent on ending his law-violating killing spree, and a cast-off antihero who lost his himself in the dark but wants in again like A Killer Paradox’s Lee Tang (Choi Woo Shik), Jang Nan Gam (Son Suk Ku), and Song Chon (Lee Hee Joon), then you should add Vigilante to your watch-list. The trio-shaped hole in your K-drama fan heart will surely be filled with the show’s leads: Nam Joo Hyuk’s Kim Ji Yong, a model student by day and masked vigilante by night who punishes criminals who unjustly received light sentences for their hideous crimes; Yoo Ji Tae’s Cho Heon who’s hot on his trail, trying to put an end to the anarchical retributive justice; and Lee Joon Hyuk’s Cho Kang Ok, a fanatic who wants a piece of action in Ji Yong’s rebellious mission. 

Take the Quiz:

Which A Killer Paradox Male Lead Will You Fall for?

Which Vigilante Male Lead Will You Fall for?

If you liked Doctor Slump, you’ll also enjoy Mad for Each Other.

If you’re looking for a story like Yeo Jeong Woo’s (Park Hyung Sik) and Nam Ha Neul’s (Park Shin Hye) which depicted how imperfect life is and how that very fact is what makes it beautiful, then you should add Mad for Each Other to your to-watch list. The K-drama is about two people, Lee Min Kyung (Oh Yeon Seo) and Noh Hwi Oh (Jung Woo), who met at a low point in their lives, both hurt by their own painful pasts and stories, struggling with how these have affected them but eventually finding the healing they are seeking for as they endure life’s challenges with each other by their sides.

Take the Quiz: Which Doctor Slump Character Are You?

Also Read: The Things Mad for Each Other Taught Us

If you liked Wedding Impossible, you’ll also enjoy Because This Is My First Life.

If you’re looking for another heart-fluttering OTP like Wedding Impossible’s Na Ah Jung (Jeon Jong Seo) and Lee Ji Han (Moon Sang Min), whose happily-ever-after started with a contract and spiced up with a dash of enemies-to-lovers trope and a pinch of life and self-love realizations, then you should add Because This Is My First Life to your to-watch list. This K-drama follows Yoon Ji Ho (Jung So Min) and Nam Se Hee (Lee Min Ki) and how they navigate through life facing the problems that young people face today and their own circumstances that forced them to live under the same roof and fake marry each other. Through the characters, individually and as couples, you get to take a peek at the challenges that normal people have to overcome daily, the society’s prejudices that they have to bear with, and the pursuit of happiness that everyone is struggling to achieve.

Take the Quiz: Which Wedding Impossible Character Are You?

If you liked Lovely Runner, you’ll also enjoy The Universe’s Star.

If you’re looking for another swoon-worthy fantasy love story just like Lovely Runner’s Im Sol (Kim Hye Yoon) and Ryu Seon Jae (Byeon Woo Seok), then you should add The Universe’s Star to your to-watch list. The K-drama depicts the story of Kim Ha Na (Ji Woo), who, after reincarnating as the Grim Reaper Byul, meets her favorite singer Woo Joo (Kim Jun Myeon / EXO Suho) and decides to defy her job of guiding dead souls to the afterworld just to save him from dying, portraying how strong love can be to be able to transcend time and rewrite someone’s destiny.

Take the Quiz: Which Kim Junmyeon K-drama Should You Star in?

If you liked Queen of Tears, you’ll also enjoy Go Back Couple.

If you’re looking for another epic love story that became sweeter the second time around just like Queen of Tears’ Hong Hae In (Kim Ji Won) and Baek Hyun Woo (Kim Soo Hyun), then you should add Go Back Couple to your to-watch list. This K-drama beautifully depicts the fact that love’s journey isn’t all roses. Beginning where most stories end—the married life after the “happily ever after”—it bravely explores love beyond the fairy tale moments, showing how strong it can be to face even the toughest of waves and revealing that sometimes unforeseen challenges are what can turn things for the better.

Take the Quiz:

Which Queen of Tears Character Are You?

Which Jang Na Ra Drama Should You Star in?

Which Son Ho Jun K-drama Should You Star in?

*Do you have a favorite K-drama do you want to recommend to people to add to their to-watch list? Share them in the comment section below.

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