Top 10 must-watch Korean dramas adapted from webtoons
Korean dramas based on Webtoon always gain attention and support from the public since they usually have highly appealing storylines.
1. Nevertheless (2021)
Not many Korean dramas adapted from webtoons can both create a buzz and spark controversy over its storyline and acting like Nevertheless. The plot revolves around the “toxic” romance between “bad boy” Park Jae Eon (Song Kang) and “good girl” Na Bi (Han So Hee).
After being hurt by a relationship in the past, Na Bi, who seems to lose faith in love, becomes attracted to a male friend’s flirtatious actions. After many “hot” dates, breakup, then getting back together, the two eventually got a happy ending. But the ending caused the drama to face criticism from the viewers because Na Bi is always involved with and hurt the second male lead many times.
2. My Roommate Is A Gumiho (2021)
Initially getting a lot of positive reactions from the audience because of its funny and romantic storyline, My Roommate Is A Gumiho unfortunately goes downhill as the story becomes weaker towards the end. Besides, the “awkward” acting of the female lead Lee Hyeri also ruins viewers’ mood.
The drama tells a story of Lee Dam (played by Lee Hyeri) – a cute, mischievous college student who accidentally swallows the fox bead of the Gumiho Shin Woo Yeo (Jang Ki Yong).
In order to prevent problems from happening and find a way to get the fox bead back, Shin Woo Yeo asks Lee Dam to live together. From here, many funny situations bring the two closer.
3. Yumi’s Cells (2021)
Kim Go Eun always impresses viewers with her natural acting through characters with a lovely and optimistic personality. Yumi’s Cells – the drama that is gaining attention recently, of course, does not disappoint viewers.
Yumi (Kim Go Eun) is an office worker who always strives to become more mature every day. She falls into a troubled relationship with two male characters Goo Woong (Ahn Bo Hyun) and Woo Gi (Choi Min Ho).
4. Itaewon Class (2020)
When it comes to the best Korean dramas adapted from webtoons that became a hit in Asia, Itaewon Class must be mentioned. The series captures the hearts of both fangirls and fanboys.
The drama revolves around the male lead Park Sae Ro Yi (Park Seo Joon) – who wants to be successful after opening “Danbam” in Itaewon and always seeks revenge towards Jangga Group. The series attracts viewers thanks to its exciting plot, showing the enthusiasm of youth, love, recklessness, and the determination to pursue passion regardless of challenges.
5. What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (2018)
What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim is a drama that marks an important turning point in Park Seo Joon‘s acting career, helping him attract millions of fangirls. The popularity of the drama comes from the explosive chemistry between Park Seo Joon – Park Min Young and the funny but equally romantic storyline.
After a long time working with Vice President Lee Young Joon (Park Seo Joon), secretary Kim Mi So (Park Min Young) unexpectedly quits the job. Her decision shocks Lee Young Joon. He refuses to accept and uses different “tricks” to keep her stay, even agreeing to marry Kim Mi So.
6. Cheese In The Trap (2016)
Having caused a lot of controversy in terms of character creation, ‘Cheese In The Trap’ – this Korean film adapted from the webtoon had a very favorable start, quickly causing a fever throughout Asia. Unfortunately, the work is unsuccessful because of the controversy of the producer making the male lead seem to disappear the episodes towards the end.
The plot revolves around the love story between university student Hong Seol (Kim Go Eun) and her senior Yoo Jung (Park Hae Jin). Despite being a cold male actor, Yoo Jung still tries his best pursued Hong Seol, making people around him doubt his true purpose.
7. Taxi Driver (2021)
‘Taxi Driver’ – Korean film adapted from the popular horror webtoon ‘Red Cage’. The plot revolves around a taxi company called Rainbow. But these rides are not only carrying passengers but also where justice is done.
Regardless of the crime or illegal act if the law cannot punish, Rainbow Taxi will be a place to help the victims realize the purpose of revenge. With the “unique” content, endorsed by actor Lee Je Hoon, Taxi Driver ended with extremely high ratings.
8. Sweet Home (2020)
Invested by Netflix with a huge budget, ‘Sweet Home’ has become a hit action-horror series sweeping Asian screens in 2020. The plot is about Cha Hyun Soo (Song Kang) – a high school student who is the victim of school violence.
Out of desperation, he moved into an old apartment building called ‘Sweet Home’ with the decision to end his life. But at this moment, the people around him began to show strange symptoms and turn into aggressive, bloodthirsty monsters. Cha Hyun Soo and the survivors relied on each other to escape the tragedy.
9. True Beauty (2020)
Although it did not receive much attention from the domestic audience, ‘True Beauty’ became an Asian storm because of the beautiful cast. Although the male lead Cha Eun Woo also caused a lot of controversy about his acting, thanks to his excellent face, all flaws can be forgiven.
Im Ju Gyeong (Moon Ga Young) is always “estranged” by friends around her because of her mediocre beauty. She decided to transfer to a new school and became the center of attention thanks to her divine makeup skills. Here, both Lee Su Ho (Cha Eun Woo) and Han Seo Jin (Hwang In Yeob) are attracted to her.
10. Love Alarm (2019)
As soon as the project was announced, “Love Alarm” received a lot of expectations from the audience because of the work produced by Netflix, bringing together the young actors Kim So Hyun, Song Kang and Jung Ga Ram.
The context of the series takes place in the future, when humans are dominated by technology. Everyone can detect someone who likes them within a 10m radius through the “Love Alarm” app.
If Hwang Sun Oh (Song Kang)’s love for Kim JoJo (Kim So Hyun) is as passionate as fire, Lee Hye Young (Jung Ga Ram) is quietly beside her as warm as the sun.
Up to now, Korean series adapted from webtoon have not shown any signs of cooling down. The image of characters in online comics coming out of real life always creates an irresistible attraction for Asian moviegoers.