Celebrate Thanksgiving with these 8 beautiful family dramas that will leave you teary eyed
It's officially the season to celebrate family, and in keeping with the spirit, we decided to stroll down memory lane and reminisce about all of the beautiful dramas that make you want to call your mommy, send a handwritten letter telling your granny just how much she meant to you, and reach out to your sister who you fell out with after she borrowed your sweaters one too many times! Yup, these family dramas tug at your heartstrings and make you want to weep in a happy way! And psst...Happy Thanksgiving!
Tiny little Geum Bi ( Heo Jung Eun) suffers from Niemann-Pick disease that makes her slowly lose her mental and physical health. After years of separation, she meets her father who is a swindler and loser in life and initially rejects her presence. The drama takes off when he finally begins to actually value his daughter, and starts to learn about life. Truly a tear jerker, this drama makes you value not the people around you, but the precious time you are given to make the most of life!
Another beautiful drama that touches upon a disease very few people talk about in mainstream media. This drama explores the relationship between two brothers, a mother and her unequal love for her sons, a daughter's struggle to reconcile with her mother's needs and the intimacy of relationships. Filled with twists and turns, this drama will keep you hooked to the very last episode. An absolutely must-watch if you're in need of a good cry session.
Eun Chae Ryung lives a charmed and sheltered life, thanks to her devoted father. Despite Chae Ryung’s selfish ways, the two share a close bond, so when her father is falsely accused of a crime and collapses, she does her best to rise to the occasion and help him. As she faces various family enemies and struggles with work and finances, Eun Chae must finally grow up and learn how to put others first. Along for the ride are a kind-hearted lawyer and a wealthy heir, Jong Suk, who both fall for Chae Ryung and do their best to win her heart as she tries to save her father.
Centered around the excitement of the 1988 Seoul Olympics, a group of teenagers witness South Korea come of age as it is catapulted into the international spotlight. Set to a soundtrack of pop hits that define the time—including Cho Young Pil and Lee Moon Se—this hopeful group of teenagers quickly discover a whole new world outside of their humble neighborhood alleyway.
When Kang Hye Soo is suddenly widowed, she is left to raise her daughter alone. However, tragedy strikes again when Hye Soo develops an aggressive brain tumor, prompting her to choose an unconventional method for guardianship: entering a short-term marriage contract with Han Ji Hoon, a rich man with a plan. Also the little girl in the drama, is the cutest thing that will keep bringing you back!
A lovely romantic drama that shows us love in defiance of physical limitations! A deaf boy and a brilliant girl who hides her intelligence to comfort her mentally slow father, prove that you don't have to be perfect to have a startling love story!
Song Il Kuk and Park Jin Hee lead this family tale of two bickering restaurateurs who fall in love against the backdrop of a beautiful and traditional Korean restaurant. Lee Kang San is a high-maintenance restaurant owner who strives to make her restaurant perfect in every way. Ki Ho Tae is her part-time employee, a hot-tempered character who constantly clashes with Kang San. A rag-tag group of quirky people frequent the restaurant, drawn to its good food and atmosphere, and Ho Tae and Kang San, in their quest to make the restaurant a happy place that feels like family for customers, may find happiness and family in each other.
This drama stars our recent favorites, IU and Jo Jung Suk! Lee Soon Shin has difficulty living up to the legacy of her name. Despite being named after a powerful general, she's been coddled as the youngest sibling, and is the least successful in her family. When her father passes away suddenly, and the family falls into debt, Soon Shin finds herself desperate to help ease her family's burdens. Her sunny and spirited attitude attracts Shin Joon Ho (Jo Jung Suk), a talent agent banking on a comely return-on-investment. However, both of them get more than they expected when their partnership turns both of their lives around for the better.
Which one of these melodramatic family dramas are you most excited to watch? Tell us in the comments section below!