Kdrama over the years have gradually progressed and it’s not always about mellow romance and cute love stories. Who doesn’t love a Kdrama with a good plot, strong and badass female lead? Kdramas with a badass female lead will make you proud and cheer for them, and it’s certainly entertaining. If you enjoy and have an appetite for strong centred women-oriented dramas this is the right place!
#12 Come Back Mister
Released in 2016, Come Back Mister is a hilarious and comedic Kdrama with a badass female lead starring Oh Yoon Seo playing the role of Han Hong Nan. This is a gender-bender drama, where two people come back to life for a certain period.
#11 The Doctors
The Doctor starring Park Shin Hye was released in 2016. She plays the role of Yoo Hye Jung who is a wild, strong, charismatic doctor with good fighting skills. Hye Jung overcame her past and is determined to take revenge for the unfair demise of her grandma. Park Shin Hye was a truly badass female lead in this drama and it’s recommended to watch.
2018 Mother Kdrama is a remake of a 2010 Japanese drama. The story revolves around a girl Hye Na, who is abused by her mother and her toxic boyfriend. She meets Soo Jin played by Lee Bo Young, who's a temporary teacher in her school and helps to get her away from the toxic environment putting everything at stake. Lee Bo Young plays a strong and badass female lead in the drama and is highly recommended to watch. The drama is an emotional rollercoaster and will instantly captivate you through the story.
#9 Strong Woman Bong Soon
Strong Woman Bong Soon Kdrama revolves around a strong independent woman Bong Soon played by Park Bo Young who has superhuman strength. This 2017 drama is absolutely hilarious and is highly recommended. Join Bong Soon as she helps to solve the case and becomes the bodyguard of An Min Hyuk played by Park Hyung Shik.
#8 My Father is Strange
My Father is Strange, released in 2017, has 52 episodes. Don’t get discouraged by the huge number of episodes as the multi-starrer cast will instantly hook you. One of the main characters Byun Hye Young played by Lee Yu Ri is one of the most likeable characters in the series. She is a strong, independent, career-oriented woman who knows how to balance work and love life and handle her shrewd in-laws who are determined to ruin her. She’s successful and savage and will not back down easily!
#7 Graceful Family
2019 Kdrama starring Lim Soo Hyung as Mo Seok Hee will entertain you. This is a surprise package for fans as her character is totally a badass, fashionable, savage and drama queen. The drama revolves around her and she tries to unravel her mother’s death caused by someone in the family. This drama is full of shock and absolutely entertaining.
#6 Search: WWW
Search: WWW Kdrama was released in 2019 is a highly underrated drama. The story revolves around three powerful women working in web portal companies who are extremely competitive and will not tolerate injustice. Lim Soo Jung plays Bae Ta-mi, Lee Da Hee as Scarlet and Jeon Hye Jin as Song Ga Kyeong are flawless and totally badass female leads in the drama. The strong women power in the drama will make you cherish this drama and it’s highly enjoyable to watch the entire cast of Search: WWW.
#5 It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
It’s Okay Not to Be Okay is next on the list of badass female lead as Seo Yea Ji beautifully plays the role of Ko Moon Young. Ko Moon Young is a children’s book author who’s rude, selfish, eccentric, and full scale crazy with childhood traumas. This drama is highly recommended!
#4 Hotel Del Luna
Hotel Del Luna released in 2019 starring IU who plays the role of Jang Man Wol. Man Wol is the owner of Hotel Del Luna and recruits Koo Chang Sung played by Yoo Jin Goo. She is the definition of savage and badass and lives her luxurious life with lots of tantrums. IU’s character had multiple shades that will make you fall in love with her character and the Kdrama.
Kim Hye Soo stars as Jung Geum-Ja, a twisted lawyer who believes in the policy of hook or crook and only wants to win by any means. Watching the actress in Hyena Kdrama is an absolute delight as her methods will surely make you chuckle. The 2020 Kdrama is highly recommended.
#2 Penthouse: War in Life
The list will be incomplete without the mention of Penthouse: War in Life released in 2020. The drama is phenomenally crazy and is one of the highest-rated dramas of 2020-21. The Kdrama revolves around 3 powerful women Shim Su Ryeon, Oh Yoon Hee and Cheon Seo Jin played by actresses Lee Ji Ah, Eugene and Kim So Yeon respectively. Joo Dan Tae, the main villain is good at tormenting everyone in the series. Will the three women team up to defeat him is something you need to watch and find for yourself.
Mine Kdrama released in 2021 revolves around 3 powerful women who team up against a common threat Han Ji Young. Lee Bo Young, Kim Seo Hyun and Ok Ja Yeon are the main female casts of Mine Kdrama. This drama is a must-watch and highly recommended drama if you enjoy a strong and badass female lead in Kdramas. This drama is so worth it.
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