Korean tearjerkers can be the best therapy on bad days. Sometimes shedding a few tears makes you feel so much better, and the ones on this list can help you do just that. Their genres include romance, melodrama, action and historical. If you aren't in the mood for a peppy rom-com, give these emotional shows a try.

1. Uncontrollably Fond

Reunions don't promise happiness. Following years of separation, a television producer and a popular actor meet again only to fall madly in love with each other. However, secrets surrounding her dad's death and the actor's failing health threaten their bright future.


Uncontrollably Fond (Lightly, Ardently)

Starring Kim Woo Bin and Bae Su Ji (Suzy)

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2. Last Minute Romance

A dying girl's wish is to meet her favorite celebrity. She enters into a contract relationship with a guy who looks exactly like him and falls in love for the last time.


Last Minute Romance

Starring Han Seung Yeon and Lee Seo Won

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3. Goblin: The Lonely and Great God

An immortal being unintentionally develops feeling for a human while trying to end his own existence. The pair also find it's impossible to enjoy their happy ending the first time around. The Grim Reaper, on the other hand, is very preoccupied with a pretty reincarnated queen.


Goblin: The Lonely and Great God

Starring Gong Yoo and Kim Go Eun

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4. Andante

Death continues to burden a teenage boy's life when he moves to the countryside with his family. After tragically losing his father as a child, he eventually learns that his young girlfriend is dying as well. Despite the somber hospice surroundings, the teen, his family and friends show viewers how to overcome immeasurable grief.



Starring Kim Jong In (Kai) and Lee Ye Hyun

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5. Scarlet Heart: Ryeo

Turmoil takes over the palace during a 21st century girl's time traveling. In the midst of the deception and fighting, she starts loving a dangerous prince she's destined to have a tragic ending with.


Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (Director's Cut)

Starring Lee Joon Ki and Lee Ji Eun (IU)

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6. Marriage Contract

Health takes center-stage in this melodrama about a rich man entering a marriage contract with a dying woman. The sick widow needs a reliable guardian for her daughter, while her future husband's mom needs a liver transplant. No one suspected the pair would fall in love with each other during the contract's duration.

7. Lookout

When a series of unfathomable murders go unsolved, families of the victims take matters into their own hands by making sure justice prevails. One member of the team made the ultimate sacrifice to right all the wrongs.



Starring Lee Si Young and Kim Young Kwang

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8. The K2

Villains pay big time in this action series about a broken bodyguard who gets hired to protect a mysterious political family. As the bodyguard gets closer to the family's traumatized daughter, the villians' true nature comes to light and leads to their destruction.

9. Saimdang: Light's Diary (Herstory)

Living an entire lifetime separated by your lover is exactly what two people did in this historical melodrama based on the life of famed Joseon dynasty painter. It's not confirmed if the painter's longtime lover ever existed, but this series gives viewers an idea of the heartbreaking love story that could have taken place.


Saimdang: Light's Diary (Herstory)

Starring Lee Young Ae and Song Seung Hun

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Which emotional series had you tearing up episode after episode?

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