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7 K-dramas to watch if you are in the mood for weeping 

These Korean dramas are certified tearjerkers. 

Looking for a K-drama that will leave you in tears? Prepare a box of tissues and check out these 7 cry-worthy options. 

Come And Hug Me (Jang Ki Yong, Jin Ki Joo)

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Come And Hug Me depicts a heartbreaking romance between a man whose father murdered the parents of the woman he loves. Their complicated and unfortunate connections tear them apart, but fate still arranges for them to meet again. Every episode is tear-jerking but well worth the watch. 

Angel’s Last Mission: Love (Shin Hye Sun, L)

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A kind, hopeful angel meets a blind, emotionless ballerina in Angel’s Last Mission: Love. They fall in love and together create a beautiful but sad romance, because angels and humans are not supposed to be in love and live happily ever after. That explains why Angel’s Last Mission: Love has plenty of heartbreaking moments, but make sure to watch it until the final episode because the ending will not let you down. 

Queen for Seven Days (Park Min Young, Yeon Woo Jin)

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A rare historical drama in Park Min Young’s acting career is also a rare sad one among the works she has starred in. Queen for Seven Days tells the story of a noblewoman who gets trapped in a conspiracy, dethroned from her position and expelled from the palace only 7 days after being crowned the queen. The love story of Park Min Young and Yeon Woo Jin’s characters is beautiful but encounters a lot of ups and downs that separate them from happiness. 

Mr. Sunshine (Lee Byung Hun, Kim Tae Ri)

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Set in Hanseong (present-day Seoul), Korea in the late 1800s and early 1900s before the Japanese colonialism, Mr. Sunshine depicts a wartime love story that will move you to tears. A boy from Joseon who suffered from an unhappy childhood, ended up wandering to America after the 1871 Shinmiyangyo incident. Upon returning home, he met an independent and strong aristocrat’s daughter. Amid the turmoil of a political era, the two shared a delicate but profound love. Unfortunately, their story ends on a sad note as they could not be together until the end of their loves. 

Hymn Of Death (Lee Jong Suk, Shin Hye Sun)

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With only 6 episodes, Hymn Of Death is another tear jerking love tale that lingers in your heart because of how devastating yet realistic it is. Also set in Korea under Japanese occupation, Hymn Of Death follows a patriotic playwright and a soprano singer who fall in love. Their  story ends on a tragic note, but even in death, they are still together. They end their lives together because they don’t want to live without one another. 

The Red Sleeve (Junho, Lee Se Young)

Adapted from a novel of the same name, The Red Sleeve tells the love story between the great king Lee San and a smart and extremely strong-willed palace maid. Their love went through numerous hardships and prejudices before coming to fruition, but their ending was far from happy. Despite having married her love and living a luxurious life, the female lead couldn’t help but feel restricted in her palace. Eventually, her child with the king passed away, and she also faced the same fate. It was truly a tragic love story that overcame multiple challenges, only to be defeated by destiny. 

Snowdrop (Jung Hae In, Jisoo)

The romance between the college student Young Ro and the North Korean spy Soo Ho was poetic but no less somber. Through various manipulations, schemings, and threats, they learned to love and hate each other deeply, until they seared each other’s image into their heart and soul. In the end, Soo Ho was killed before he could confess, leaving Young Ro behind – alone with sufferings and multiple questions. It was a tear-jerking K-drama from start to end, and yet viewers couldn’t stop watching. 

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