Watching other powerful, successful women is the most motivating thing there is. And with these outstanding dramas that deliver an emotional, suspenseful plot, you may feast on the top female leads from the most recent Korean dramas at home.
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When The Camellia Blooms
A single mother (Gong Hyo Jin) runs a bar in a tiny town in the romantic comedy-thriller. It is centered on the internal struggles she had to overcome to fortify herself and be able to face any challenges. The drama features a woman-empowering theme and is a wonderful motivating movie for women of all ages.
Oh In-joo, In-Kyung, and In-hye, three sisters who were dealt a poor hand in life, are the protagonists of Little Women. The Sisters become entangled in a case that forces them to take on South Korea’s richest and most powerful family. Little Women, a drama partially based on Louisa May Alcott’s book, features strong, vividly rendered female characters, which is uncommon in Korean dramas.
The film Empress Ki depicts the tale of Ki Sung Nyang (Ha Ji Won), a lowly woman who marries Emperor Ta Hwan (Ji Chang Wook) and goes on to rule the Yuan Empire. The drama explores Lady Ki’s romantic interests and political aspirations while highlighting the intense affection the Emperor instilled in her.
Extraordinary Attorney Woo
Woo Young-woo, a young autistic woman, traverses adulthood while winning cases at one of the country’s best law firms in “Extraordinary Attorney Woo”. Her social abilities, however, don’t conform to accepted social norms. The show chronicles her as she battles discrimination at work, in court, and in daily life.
Song Hye-Kyo plays Moon Dong-eun, a character who vows to exact revenge on her past school bullies and tormentors, in the popular Netflix series The Glory. The series shows graphic depictions of bullying, suicide, and sexual assault.
Hospital Playlist is another touching drama that defies preconceived notions about Korean dramas. It is from the same creators as such favorites as the Reply Series and the Prison Playbook.
Chae Song-hwa (Jeon Mi-do) is the only woman in the group of five. She is an associate professor of neurosurgery and is the greatest at what she does.