Korean music dramas incorporates viewers love for drama and music in one. There is nothing better than following the stories of young inspiring musicians.
The youth romance dramas depicts the sweat and tears of students who run towards their dreams, their love and friendship, and how they heal themselves through the power of music. Below is a list of many amazing music dramas that I’m sure you’ll enjoy as much as I did.
Dream High (2011)
Dream High tells the story of six students at Kirin Art High School who work to achieve their dreams of becoming music stars in the Korean music industry.
Go Hye Mi is a student who had majored in classical music but has to give up her dream by entering Kirin Art High School to pay off her father’s debt. There Yoon Baek Hee, formerly Hyemi’s sidekick, becomes her rival in school because Hye Mi betrayed her during an audition to enter the school.
Cast: Kim Soo-Hyun, Suzy, Taecyeon, Ham Eunjung, Wooyoung, IU
Dream High 2 (2012)
Kirin Arts High School has fallen from its high academic status has been taken over by Oz Entertainment because of financial bankruptcy. Oz Entertainment transfers over its own idol stars to the school to avoid the law that prohibits minors aged artists performance after 10pm. Competition then brews between troubled students at Kirin High School of Art and then newly transferred idols from Oz Entertainment.
Cast: Kang Sora, JinWoon, Park Ji Yeon, Hyorin, Ailee, JB, Park Seo Joon, Jr.
“Monstar” depicts the lives of ordinary teens who are injured psychologically and heal themselves through the power of music.
Yoon Sul-Chan is the vocalist for the group “Man in Black” but he carries deep wounds within his mind. Because of his hot temper, he causes trouble and his management company orders him to carry himself as an ideal student in school. There he joins a music band and faces unexpected events.
Cast: Yong Joon Hyung, Ha Yeon Soo, Kang Ha Neul, Da Hee, Moon Yong Suk
Set at an art university, the youth romance drama depicts the sweat and tears of students who run towards their dreams of love and friendship.
Kyu-Won is a bright girl and a highly skilled gayageum player in Korean traditional music department. Shin is a cold and refined young man, and a highly skilled guitarist in the music department. They come from different family backgrounds but their fate intertwines.
Cast: Park Shin Hye, Jung Yong Hwa, Kang Min Hyuk, Song Chang Eui
You’re Beautiful (2009)
The company of popular idol group A.N.JELL decided to add a new member to the group. The new member Go Mi Nam has to go to the U.S. for an urgent surgery so his twin sister, Go Mi Nyu, a soon to be nun, ends up taking his place and pretend to be a boy. Soon she find herself falling in love with the cold hearted leader of A.N.JELL Hwang Tae Kyung. Will Go Mi Nyu be able to keep her identity hidden from everyone else until her twin brother comes back?
Cast: Park Shin Hye, Jang Geun Suk, Lee HongKi, Jung Yong Hwa, Uee
K-POP – The Ultimate Audition (2012)
Ji Seung Yeon dreams of becoming a hip-hop legend and unexpected events set her on the path to achieve that, although there is an added obstacle – she has to dress up as a boy in order to join a male idol group. In the process, she meets Kang Woo Hyun, the leader of the popular idol group, M2, who captivates fans with a killer smile that masks his rude and selfish personality.
Cast: Go Eun Ah, Park Yoo Hwan, Kwak Yong Hwan, Song Se Hyun, Jo Yoon Woo
Shut Up Flower Boy Band (2012)
This is a story about two rock bands and how they deal with friendship, relationships, and their passion for music.
Eye Candy is a six member underground rock band led by Byung Hee. When the group transfers into the prestigious Jungsang High School, they find their rival, Strawberry Fields. The competition is on.
Cast: Sung Joon, L, Lee Hyun Jae , Yoo Min Kyu, Kim Min Suk
Mary Stayed Out All Night (2010)
Although not entirely focused on music, its sweet and fun story about discovering love.
Mae Ri is the cheerful daughter of a failed businessman. Her fathers’ debts are resolved by his old friend, under the condition that Mae Ri will marry his son, Jung In. Desperate to escape this predicament, Mae Ri begs a free-spirited indie singer Kang Moo Kyul to pose as her husband. Now she has 100-day period in which to decide who to marry.
Cast: Moon Geun Young, Jang Geun Suk, Kim Jae Wook, Kim Hyo Jin