21 Vital Elements Of A Fun, Super Addicting Korean Drama

It’s simple, really.

1. A lovable female protagonist!

So cute! So spunky!

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…but she usually has a “handicap.”

i.e. She’s poor.

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She’s “chubby.”

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She’s uncouth.

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Or probably worst of all, she’s mistaken for a guy.

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2. A rich, snooty hot guy.

Usually traveling with his gang of “flower” boys (pretty boys).

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Often times featured in unnecessary shower scenes.

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Or kinda necessary.

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3. Girl & Guy (for some reason or another) have to work together.

(Matching uniforms are optional.)

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Maybe at a coffee shop.

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Or even in the same band.

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4. Or carry on a fake/contracted relationship.

Either due to legal/property issues…

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Or promises grandparents made years ago.

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5. An intense love/hate relationship ensues…

There’s nothing that says “I love/hate you” like spitting food in his face.

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You disgust me…

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…but you kinda turn me on???

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6. Until the tension becomes insurmountable.

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7. Cue the super-addicting song that will play 10000x

So that you’ll start having Pavlovian emotional responses the moment you hear the opening melody.

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8. Then, come the awkward kisses.

The girl always has her eyes open.

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Wha chu lookin’ at?

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9. And then the beautiful back hugs.

Because regular hugs are so overrated.

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So lovely.

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10. Some obstacles might be in the way…


Evil moms!

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Evil girls.

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We swapped bodies (Freaky Friday style!)

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He’s a dude… (not really!)

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11. And then come the tears. Lots of them.


It hurts so good.

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12. And lotsa slaps.

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Girl on girl.


Guy on guy.



Every combo possible.

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13. Usually a makeover scene.

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14. The romantical moments at Han River.


Something about this river is magic…

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15. There’ll be lots of delicious eating that’ll make you hungry at midnight.


But how do they stay so thin!?!?!

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16. At some point, the girl might get superdrunk.


Drink my sorrows away.

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17. Which could lead to piggy-back rides.

(the ones featured here are sober, but the important thing is that there should at least be one piggy-back ride per drama.)

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18. And of course - can’t forget the dude who always gets friend-zoned.

This other guy in the drama is just as attractive/rich/hot as the lead male, except he’s actually sweet and loving towards the girl. But sadly, NEVER GETS THE GIRL.

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And though she might want to honor her parents…

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19. The sad truth is…

The asshole always gets the girl.

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20. And 30 excruciating/amazing/emotionally draining hours later, they’ll live happily ever after!


<3 <3 <3

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21. And this will be you.

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