5 Must-watch gender-bender dramas
If you remember Mulan, the story based on the real Chinese female warrior Hua Mulan who battled enemies about 1,500 years ago, then you know that the gender-bender genre where a girl cross-dresses as a boy has a long tradition in Asian dramas. Perhaps it was easier to cross dress in ancient times, but what about dramas set in contemporary times?
These gender-bender romance comedy dramas not only have hilarious encounters between the leads, but they also have some of the best kiss scenes.
1. Coffee Prince - One of the all-time most popular K-dramas, starring Yoon Eun Hye and Gong Yoo. This is a must-watch drama if you are just starting out in K-drama land. It's full of fun with a guaranteed happy ending.
2. You're Beautiful - Park Shin Hye, Jang Geun Suk, Lee Hong Ki, and Jung Yong Hwa shot to instant fame in this fantastic story about an apprentice nun who pretends to be her brother to join a K-pop band. Of course all three guys in the band fall for her.
3. Fabulous Boys - You're Beautiful was so popular that the same anime was remade into a Taiwanese drama starring Jiro Wang and Cheng Yu Xi. Park Shin Hye from You're Beautiful also made a cameo appearance.
4. To the Beautiful You - It's hard to believe that a girl would masquerade as a boy in order to get close to her crush who is attending an all-boys high school, but that's what happened.
5. Bromance - This gender bender has shot up to #1 in Taiwan and is also very popular on DramaFever. Ya Nuo (Megan Lai) has pretended to be a boy since childhood because her parents believed a fortuneteller's warning. But shortly before she reaches the age of 26, when she can safely reveal her true self, she falls in love with Zi Feng (Baron Chen), who thinks she is a he.
Speaking of kiss scenes, Bromance has so many near-kisses and hot kisses that fans have lost track.
Which gender-bender drama on our list is your favorite? Which female lead made the most convincing gender switch?
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