8 K-dramas your boyfriend will actually enjoy watching with you
While it often seems like K-drama fandom consists mostly of females, DramaFever has plenty of content that guys would like too! The K-drama male viewership is always growing as new and interesting dramas are released. Now is the perfect time to get that guy in your life started watching K-dramas. Whether it be your friend, coworker, brother, boyfriend, or husband, turn him onto one of the dramas below and he will certainly be thanking you for the introduction to Dramaland!
No matter what television genre your guy is into, here are 8 K-dramas that he'll love to watch with you!
1. If He Likes Anime/Manga: My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox
This folklore-filled romantic comedy centers around a 500-year-old nine-tailed fox (or gumiho) who wants desperately to become human and a spoiled action star who is indebted to show her how to reach her goal.
Why he’ll like it: Featuring a folklorish creature like the gumiho, which is often found in anime or manga, would definitely appeal to the part of him that still enjoys these types of mystical creatures. Plus Gu Mi Ho is adorably funny. In fact, this drama as a whole is hilarious, and you two would definitely be able to laugh about it together!
2. If He Likes Romantic Comedies: My Love From Another Star
My Love From Another Star is about an alien who lands on earth during the Joseon Dynasty, and 400 years later, he falls in love with a top Korean actress whose life is threatened after the death of a rival actress.
Why he’ll like it: Aliens? Mystery? Evil plots? What’s not to love? My Love From Another Star is a fantastic love story and is the perfect mix of romance and comedy with some supernatural and mystery elements thrown in. This drama was popular worldwide, and he’s bound to love it.
3. If He Likes Action: Bridal Mask
Bridal Mask follows a Korean police officer who, after being commissioned by the Japanese police to betray his own country, encounters a notorious masked man, “Gaksital,” fighting for the Korean rebellion.
Why he’ll like it: With history, mystery, and plenty of action, you guys will definitely enjoy watching this 2012 drama. The time period it’s set in, 1930s Seoul, is different from most period dramas and the twists and turns of the plot line will keep him entertained.
4. If He Likes Crime Shows: IRIS
IRIS follows two friends who are recruited into a secret South Korean black ops agency and become involved in an international conspiracy traveling the world, making unlikely alliances, and learning about their pasts.
Why he’ll like it: If your guy is a fan of crime or conspiracy TV shows, he may love IRIS! With an all-star cast and a huge filming budget, IRIS is a seriously well-made drama. IRIS is fast paced and endlessly entertaining and will surely keep you both guessing until the very end.
Other options: IRIS 2, Liar Game
5. If He Likes Reality Television: 2 Days 1 Night
2 Days 1 Night is a hilarious long-running variety show that follows six Korean celebrities over the course of, you guessed it, two days and one night, competing in a range of different games and competitions against one another for food, shelter, and sleep.
Why he’ll like it: 2 Days 1 Night is laugh-out-loud, can’t breathe, funny. Seriously, just watch it - you won’t regret it!
6. If He Likes History: Shine or Go Crazy
Shine or Go Crazy is a romantic historical drama about a Goryeo prince and a Balhae princess who, while trying to escape their own unfortunate fates, fall in love and must work to change their destinies.
Why he’ll like it: This is a pretty intense drama with an epic storyline and amazing acting. He’ll definitely like Wang So and will become completely addicted to the storyline. The OST is amazing as well!
7. If He Likes Comedy: You Are All Surrounded
You Are All Surrounded centers around a rookie detective and a group of new recruits in Gangnam Police Station’s violent crimes unit and follows their development from uninterested, inept recruits, to hardworking and dedicated police officers.
Why he’ll like it: This drama has a lot of action and the perfect amount of comedy. He’ll love the cases they work and watching the characters develop.
Other options: Heard it Through the Grapevine, Misaeng
8. If He Likes Melodrama: Kill Me, Heal Me
Kill Me, Heal Me follows Cha Do Hyun, a rich heir who suffers from dissociative identity disorder manifested in 7 unique personalities, who hires a first-year medical resident to help heal him by killing off each personality one by one.
Why he’ll like it: If your guy likes dramatic television and movies, but still appreciates a good plot, Kill Me, Heal Me would be a great drama to watch with him. There’s plenty of intrigue and a great storyline dealing with mental health, but it also pulls at your heartstrings!
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Which K-dramas have you watched with your boyfriend/husband/brother/guy-friend? Any other recommendations?