Did you know that some of the most popular K-dramas are actually adapted from hit webtoons (digital comics)? Now if you aren’t familiar with these K-Dramas or want to start reading webtoons, here are some popular K-dramas that were based on popular webtoons.
What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?
When Lee Young-joon’s (Park Seo-jun) secretary of nine years Kim Mi-so (Park Min-young) decides to resign from her position, Young-joon realizes that he should’ve appreciated her importance in his company rather than ignoring her presence. Their feelings for one another develop as Young-joon starts to fall for Mi-so. Based on the webtoon of the same title, What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim is one of South Korea’s highest-rated K-drama aired on cable television.
Because of the advancement in technology, an app that can detect if a person is in love with you within a ten-meter radius gets invented. This instantly changes how society deals with romance and relationships. Love Alarm is based on a hit webtoon with the same title. The K-Drama’s first season aired on Netflix last year and its second season is scheduled to air this year.
When high-school dropout Kang-Hyuck (Oh Sehun from EXO) saves Kyu-Soon (Yoo In-Hwan) from bullies, Kyu-Soon asks Kang-Hyuck to teach him how to fight. Kyu-soon explains that he wants to protect his little sister from bullies. Tragedy strikes when Kyu-soon is beaten to death, causing Kang-Hyuck to seek justice for his friend. Dokgo Rewind is based on a webtoon with the same name.
Watch Dokgo Rewind here.
Her Private Life
Sung Deok-mi ( Park Min-young) is a talented chief curator for the Cheum Museum of Art that lives a secret life as Cha Shi-an’s (ONE) fansite. Meanwhile, Ryan Gold is a former artist that lands a job as the new art director of the Cheum Museum of Art. When rumors start circulating that Deok-mi and Shi-an are dating, Ryan suggests that Deok-mi pretends to be in a relationship to stop Shi-an’s fans from attacking her. Her Private Life is based on the hit Korean comic Noona Fan Dot Com.
Eun Dan-oh (Kim Hye-yoon) is a high school student studying in a prestigious academy. She discovers that the world they’re living in is a fantasy world and that all of them are characters of a comic book named secret. She soon learns that the author of the comic book has dark plans for her character, she then starts to change her own path by changing the storyline of the comic book. Extraordinary You is based on the webtoon July Found by Chance.
Cheese in the Trap
Yoo Jung (Park Hae-jin) is a rich heir to the Taerang Group, he is seen by his schoolmates as this nice and approachable But in reality, he is a manipulative person that destroys the lives of those who try to cross him. When Hong Seol (Kim Go-en) discovers this, Jung makes her life so miserable that she decides to drop out of school. Cheese In The Trap is based on a webtoon with the same title.
Watch Cheese in the Trap on Netflix here.
My ID Is a Gangnam Beauty
Kang Mi-rae is a is college student that decides to go under the knife to revamp her looks. After enduring years of bullying, she is finally labeled as the pretty girl on campus. But the pressure to be perfect and meet the standards get to her and she slowly regrets her decision. My ID is a Gangnam beauty is based on the webtoon with the same name.
Park Sae-ro-yi ( Park Seo-joon) is an ex-convict whose life was changed because of his father’s tragic death. Following his father’s footsteps, he decides to open DanBam, a bar, and restaurant in Itaewon. Itaewon Class is based on the webtoon with the same title.
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