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Four Korean Dramas for Young Adult Fiction Writers

So, pretty much anyone who knows me fairly well knows I’m a big fan of Kdramas/Korean dramas. I think they’re quite a bit cleaner than American television shows, without sacrificing any quality. This week I thought I’d share four Kdramas, ones I think my YA, writer friends will appreciate. 🙂

Here we go:

1.) Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

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Do Bong Soon comes from a long line of women possessing Herculean strength. But Bong Soon can only use her strength for good; if she uses it for her own personal gain or to mistreat others, she can lose her strength forever like her mother, Hwang Jin Yi. Bong Soon’s twin brother, Do Bong Ki did not inherit the unusual family strength and is a doctor, but Bong Soon has trouble finding gainful employment as an aspiring game developer.

When Ahn Min Hyuk, the young CEO of AIN Software, a gaming company, witnesses Bong Soon’s amazing strength against a group of gangsters one day, he hires her to be his personal bodyguard to help him catch a man who has been making death threats against him. Bong Soon has a secret crush on her childhood friend, In Guk Doo, a police detective who is trying to capture a dangerous kidnapper in Bong Soon’s neighborhood. Can Bong Soon help both men track down the culprits? – Description from Viki

2.) Boys Over Flowers

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Jan Di is an average girl whose family owns a dry cleaning store located near the luxurious and well-known Shin Hwa High School. After saving a boy from jumping off the roof of Shin Hwa High School, Jan Di is admitted into the school on a swimming scholarship.

At school, Jan Di tries to avoid confrontation with the four richest and most spoiled boys known as the F4, because she knows what happens to those that stand up against them.

However, when Jan Di’s friend, Oh Min Ji accidentally gets ice cream on the F4 leader’s shoes, she is forced to declare war on the leader of the F4, Goo Joon Pyo.

What will happen, though, when she falls in love with someone from the F4 and Goo Joon Pyo starts developing feelings for her, too? Will the love triangle disrupt the F4 and change their lives forever? – Description from Viki

3.)  Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

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What else could there be to life than barbells and heavy weights?

Kim Bok Joo is a weightlifting phenom who has only focused on barbells her entire life while growing up with her father, Kim Chang Gul is a former weightlifter. She attends Hanwool College of Physical Education, a university full of top-notch athletes who are driven to succeed in the hopes of representing their country in national and international competitions.

Bok Joo went to the same elementary school as Jung Joon Hyung but reunites with him in college. He is now a competitive swimmer who is having trouble recovering from the trauma of being disqualified for a false start in his first international swim competition.

Song Shi Ho is a fiercely competitive rhythmic gymnast who won a silver medal at the Asian Games when she was 18, but the pressures of her sport drive her to break up with Joon Hyung. Bok Joo’s tunnel-vision life starts to change when she falls in love with Joon Hyung’s older cousin, Jung Jae Yi a former athlete who became an obesity doctor after suffering a career-ending injury.

Will Bok Joo learn that there is more to life than weightlifting? – Description from Viki

4.) You’re Beautiful

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Go Mi Nam, whose name literally means“handsome,”has it all – good looks, a place on the teenage idol boy band A.N.Jell, and legions of fans. But when a plastic surgery procedure gets botched, he is forced to secretly go to the United States to have it corrected. The band manager asks Mi Nam’s twin sister, Mi Nyu to pose as Mi Nam and take over his place in the band. As she tries to pretend to be a guy among the other band members – Hwang Tae Kyung, Kang Shin Woo, and Jeremy– Mi Nyu causes problems within the band because some of the members know her real identity and some do not. Can the band survive the infiltration by a female or will it implode? – Description from Viki

You can watch these shows on:
viki.com
or
dramafever.com

What’s your favorite tv show?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Brittany Valentine

Saved by grace, sibling one of eight, part-timer by day, speculative fiction writer by night. Working on a series called The Chronicles of Aura.

2 comments on “Four Korean Dramas for Young Adult Fiction Writers

  1. I am currently hooked on The Liar & His Lover (aka Lovely Love Lie) and My Secret Romance. It’s been 6 months since I was hooked on a drama. 🙂

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