5 Girl Power Korean Dramas You Need To Watch If Feeling Down

5 Girl Power Korean Dramas You Need To Watch If Feeling Down
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Here’s a reminder of how strong you are.

Although the Korean drama market has long since moved away from destructive stereotypes, many people still think that it is impossible to tell a good story without reducing a female character to a damsel in distress. Fortunately, this is not true, and as the years go by, viewers are seeing more and more diverse female characters on screen.

Here are 5 K-dramas, romantic or not, where the female lead goes beyond the stereotypes and develops a strong, distinct personality.

Under the Queen's Umbrella (2022)

This is not a story of romance but of a greater love: the love of a mother for her children. Queen Im Hwa-ryeong takes the lead role in the story, as the main protector of her line against vile competitors and their intention to overthrow her and take the throne through their schemes.

Perfect Marriage Revenge (2023)

While the first episode might be a bit triggering for many different reasons, at the end the main character Yi-joo is given the perfect opportunity to break out of the cycle of abuse and to be the author of her own rules in life. This is exactly what she does, turning everything around her to her advantage.

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Crash Landing on You (2019-2020)

There is nothing more heartbreaking than the story of two people separated by a long-running territorial war, but an accident may help them discover that they have much more in common than they thought. Despite the romantic storyline in the middle of the series, female lead Yoon Se-ri doesn't lose any of her strength, but only gains from the depth of her emotions.

One The Woman (2021)

If you want to see a story about a female protagonist who is fearless, strong and willing to fight for what she thinks is right, then you should give One The Woman a chance. Jo Yeon-joo (or Kang Mi-na, depending on when you watch it) has nothing to do with any kind of mistreatment, and that is exactly what makes her so fun to watch.

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021)

Even though this is a love story, there is no denying the success of the female protagonist or diminishing her achievements. When Yoon Hye-jin comes from Seoul to the small town of Gongjin, she isn't looking for love, but love finds her and makes her learn to be open and trusting to someone again.