Can you imagine finding your first love again? For many of us, first love is a sweet memory that is often hidden down deep in our hearts, and the lingering longing for that long-lost love can be heartbreaking. The theme of losing and reuniting with one's first love is often explored and portrayed superbly in Korean dramas, especially when the romance adds a twist in reconnecting first loves.

1. She Was Pretty

A once beautiful girl becomes unattractive, and the unattractive boy that loved her grows up to be a very attractive man. Feeling insecure, she decides to send in her pretty friend as a substitute when he asks to see her after many years of separation. Will the power of love reveal the truth or derail the longing hearts?


She Was Pretty

Starring Park Seo Joon and Hwang Jung Eum

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2. Go Back Couple

Even though a couple were each other's first loves and married, they decided to divorce after years of bickering and regret. Somehow, they travel back in time to their college days, where it all began, but will they find a different first love and happier ending?


Go Back Couple

Starring Jang Na Ra and Son Ho Jun

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3. Reunited Worlds

After losing her high-school sweetheart 12 years ago, a woman sees him again, very much alive and looking not a day older than the last time she saw him. They are given a rare chance to rebuild their lost love and resolve the pains left from the loss long-ago.


Reunited Worlds

Starring Yeo Jin Goo and Lee Yeon Hee

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4. My Love Eun Dong

A top actor decides to hire a writer to help him with his autobiography. As he corresponds with the writer, he gradually realizes that she is actually the woman he has loved his whole life. Why did she disappear? Why doesn't she remember anything? Viewers will be riveted by their beautiful romance and touching reunion.


My Love Eun Dong

Starring Joo Jin Mo and Kim Sa Rang

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5. Longing Hearts

A 28-year-old man regrets that he never confessed to his high-school crush. When a freak accident sends him back in time, will he be able to persuade his younger self to follow his heart? But, changing the past isn't as easy as he thinks, especially when his younger self follows him back to the future.

CNBlue member Lee Jung Shin stars in his first romantic leading-man role in Longing Hearts.


Longing Heart

Starring Lee Jung Shin and Lee Yeol Eum

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Which other dramas about reconnecting first loves would you add to the list?

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