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5 most emotional Korean melodramas in 2021 you should not miss

These 2021 Korean melodramas are guaranteed to take you on a roller coaster of emotions.  

Melodrama has never stopped being a favorite genre of many viewers of Korean TV series. Let’s take a look at 5 melodramas released this year that you should definitely check out!

1. Youth of May

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Youth of May is undoubtedly one of the most memorable and heartbreaking melodramas of 2021. Set in May 1980, during the turbulent time caused by the Gwangju uprising in Korea, Youth of May centers on Hwang Hee Tae (Lee Do Hyun), a medical student who was born into a rich family and Kim Myung Hee (Go Min Si), a poor but courageous nurse who is always ready to stand up against injustice.

Youth of May
Youth of May

Hee Tae and Myung Hee meet by chance on a blind date and quickly fall for one another, overcoming challenges and pressures to stay together. The highlight of Youth of May is not only the touching storyline focusing on a regrettable love story but also the cast’s flawless acting. 

2. Lost

Lost

Lost depicts the story of Boo Jung (Jeon Do Yeon), a writer in her 40s who always feels lost in reality, and Kang Jae (played by Ryu Jun Yeol), a man in his 20s who is running a company that specializes in providing whatever service customers ask for.

Lost

Lost marks the small screen comeback of Jeon Do Yeon 5 years after The Good Wife. Notably, the drama is produced by CJ Entertainment and Drama House Studio and is directed by Heo Jin Ho, a master of the melodrama genre.

Lost

When watching Lost, you can feel the loneliness and frustration of the characters, but gradually, you will feel the glimmer of light that brightens their lives and also your heart and soul. Add Lost to your watchlist now!

3. Doom at Your Service

Doom at Your Service

Doom at Your Service is a fantasy melodrama with a bit of a supernatural twist, as it centers on Myeol Mang (Seo In Guk), who has the power to make everything he touches disappear. He then meets a dying woman named Tak Dong Kyung (Park Bo Young) who is diagnosed with a brain tumour and falls in love with her.  

Doom at Your Service
Doom at Your Service

With a talented cast and a compelling storyline, it comes as no surprise that Doom at Your Service quickly became one of the hottest dramas in June 2021.

4. The Red Sleeve

The Red Sleeve

The ongoing historical drama, The Red Sleeve depicts the romance between crown prince Yi San (2PM’s Lee Junho), the oldest grandson of King Yeongjo (Lee Deok Hwa), who will later become King Jeongjo to replace his father and Seong Seok Im (Lee Se Young), a court lady who always wants to make her own decisions in life.

The Red Sleeve
The Red Sleeve

The Red Sleeve is based on the novel of the same title by writer Kang Mi Kang. Set in the 18th century, the novel tells a romantic but challenging love story between King Jeongjo and his concubine Uibin Sung. The Red Sleeve is directed by Jung Ji In of Radiant Office and Hold Me Tight, and written by Jung Hae Ri, one of the screenwriters of another famous historical drama, The Emperor: Owner of the Masks.

5. Now, We Are Breaking Up

Now, We Are Breaking Up

Now, We Are Breaking Up follows Ha Young Eun (Song Hye Kyo), a design team leader at a local fashion company. She is a beautiful, self-disciplined woman with a realist outlook on life. Her life takes a turn when she runs into Yoon Jae Guk (Jang Ki Yong), a rich, famous, intelligent, and charming freelance fashion photographer.

Now, We Are Breaking Up
Now, We Are Breaking Up

Now, We Are Breaking Up is not only romantic but also portrays various emotions of love and breakups in a realistic way. Despite mixed reviews on Song Hye Kyo’s acting, Now, We Are Breaking Up is still considered a must-watch melodrama this year, especially during the cold seasons. 

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