What Are Some Popular Korean Television Dramas?


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Popular Korean dramas include "Boys Over Flowers," "My Lovely Sam -soon," "Gu Family Book," "City Hunter," "Vampire Prosecutor" and "My Love From Another Star." The have been subbed legally and are either currently available or were posted on the television streaming site Hulu.

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Korean dramas have a notable popularity, regardless of their subject matter, ranging from period pieces about Korean history or historical settings to modern day Seoul or Busan. Many popular Korean dramas are romantic in nature, often covering themes of unrequited love, missed connections or forbidden romances among different classes. Both Korean and overseas viewers alike have contributed to the popularity of Korean dramas in recent years.

Despite the recent rise in popularity, Korean dramas have been serialized for many years though have only recently become a phenomenon in countries across the globe. Popular dramas that were serialized in Korea more than 10 years ago include "Winter Sonata," "Bad Girls," "Glass Slippers" and "Romance."

More recent popular Korean dramas include "Dream High," "Answer Me 1997" and its prequel, "Answer Me 1994," "Secret Garden" and "Lie to me." One recently Korean series that has become popular with English-speaking audiences is "Heirs," inspired by the hit American television show "Gossip Girl."

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