Itaewon Class was one of the best K dramas of 2020. From the storyline to the cast everything was perfect. Itaewon Class is based on the webtoon of the same name, it is the first series to be produced by the Film Distribution Company Snowbox. The series revolved around Park sae Ro-Yi. Due to an accident, which killed his father, Park Sae Ro-Yi attempted to kill Jang Geun-Won, the son of the Jangga Group's founder. Sae Ro-Yi is jailed and the woman he loved was offered a scholarship by the Jangga Group. After his release, Park Sae Ro-Yi opens Dambam in Itaewon. He wants to be successful and seek revenge. On this journey, he meets Jo Yi-Seo. But unfortunately, the journey of K-dramas is ought to be small. It usually ends very soon leaving us incomplete. But we've got you. Here are 7 K-dramas like Itaweon Class that you can binge-watch.
1) Start-Up (2020)
Set in the fictional Silicon valley of South Korea, Sandbox, Start-Up tells the story of people in the world of Start-Up companies. Seo Dal-Mi is a bright and ambitious woman who dreams of having a good business.
Dal-Mi doesn't have a fancy background but she's passionate about her work. She has bright energy and is a very down-to-earth person. She also has experience in a wide range of part-time jobs.
Nam Do-San is the founder of Samsan Tech. Being a math genius at such a young age, Do-San was once the pride of his family who has now turned into shame as his business is going down for the past two years.
He finds that Dal-Mi mistakenly remembers him as his first love, so he decides to work his way up to turn this into reality.
2) Fight For My Way (2017)
Well, Park Seo-Joon is the role model when it comes to successful K-dramas. The way he fits in with the aspiring characters is eye-catching. This is another K-drama of Park Seo Joon which is very captivating.
Park Seo Joon alongside Kim Ji-Won, Ahn Jae-Hong, and Song Ha-Yon proved to be the best quadrupled.
The story is about underdogs with big dreams struggling to survive and striving for success in a career they are under-qualified. A long-time friendship blossomed into a romance between two immature friends Ko Dong Man(Park Seo Joon) and Choi Ae- Ra(Kim Ji-Won).
During its entire run, the series was a slot leader and topped the TV popularity index for three consecutive weeks. As it is based on a true incident, it was praised for its realistic plots and great performance.
3) WWW (2019)
This drama is about the conflicts, the wins, the losses one experiences at work. It follows the story of 21st-century women who choose not to be a wife or mothers and successfully work without discrimination.
Bae Ta Mi works as a director for a big web portal company. She is in her late 30s and is quite competitive. With this competitiveness, success follows her. But the method she uses to win has her wondering if she is doing the right thing.
Park Go-Um is a man in his 20s and is a gifted composer. He creates music for video games. Go Um meets Ta Mi at an arcade. He falls in love with her due to her competitiveness.
4) My Mister (2018)
My Mister follows the lives of three middle-aged brothers who are struggling with love marriage, and careers respectively. The only source of a stable income for his family, Park Dong Hoon works as the head of a construction company. However, there is trouble in his married life, as her wife is having an affair.
His older brother, Park Sang Hoon has had it worse with a failed business and separation from his wife. While the youngest brother, Park Hi Hoon has not been able to make a second movie after a successful directorial debut.
Enters Li Ji Ean, a cold woman in her 20s, who had endured a hard life. After her mother's death, she inherited a huge debt, so when offered to spy on Park Dong Hoon in exchange for money, she happily accepts it. But as the story moves forward, Park and Lee become close, they find comfort in each other and heal each other in the process.
5) Black Dog: Being A Teacher(2019-2020)
After an incident where her school teacher saved her life, Ko Ha Neul aspires to become one too. However, the job competition is tough, and getting a permanent job is definitely not an easy task. She gets an opportunity to become a temporary teacher at a private school but is immediately faced with troubles.
Life as a temporary teacher was not smooth sailing for Ko Ha Neul and she is constantly worried about her future that looks bleak. As she comes across other teachers and students, she learns about what being a teacher truly means. Black Dog imparts many valuable life lessons.
6) Her Private Life (2019)
Sung Deok-Mi is a dedicated and talented chief curator of Cheum Museum Of Art, who also happens to have a secret: she is a fanatic fangirl of White Ocean's Cha Shi An.
In addition, she is also the fansite manager of the famous "The Road To Sian", the abbreviation of which she uses as her screen time. Ryan Gold is a reserved artist, who develops Stendhal Syndrome, eventually retiring as an artist.
After the current boss, Uhm So-Hye gets investigated for embezzlement, Ryan Gold becomes the new Art Director of Cheum Museum of Art. After unfounded rumors break out claiming Deok-Mi and Shi-An are dating, Ryan suggests that he and Deok-Mi pretend to date to ward off Shi-An's fans to threaten to harm her.
However, Kim Hyo-Jin, Um So-Hye's spoiled daughter, is another fansite manager of Cha Shi-An under the fake name Sindy, manages to land a job as an intern in the museum seeking to prove that Ryan and Deok-Mi are a fake couple, leaving both no choice but to continue the act even at work.
7) My Strange Hero (2018)
My Strange Hero contains a sketch of the turbulent life of the main character Kang Bok Su. By showing Kang Bok-Su's life from his bad days, this drama presents how a good teenage boy has gone bad and how he grows up into a good adult by resolving misunderstandings.
Kang Bok Su was a handsome and good-natured high school student. He willingly helped his schoolmates who were in trouble and fought against anything he believed was unfair and unreasonable.
Naturally, most of his schoolmates liked him. One day, however, he was falsely accused of bullying his classmates and ended up being expelled from school. Even his girlfriend and best friend didn't trust him.
Now as a grownup, he plans to go back to high school and take revenge on those who framed him and made him suffer since his teenage years. However, things start to go wrong when he falls for someone at school.
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