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5 Non Popular Korean Dramas You Should Not Miss: In 2021

top ten non popular korean dramas

This article is all about the relatively About Non -popular Korean dramas that you might have missed out but, they really deserve your attention. They’re the ones that generally received favorable reviews but didn’t generate buzz as much as They deserve as Hotel del Luna or When The Camellia Blooms did.

The following five Korean dramas are available on Netflix also. You can also find below.

1.Prison Playbook 

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Wise Prison Life Poster 3

“With only days before his major league baseball debut, pitcher Kim Je-hyeok unexpectedly lands himself behind bars. He must learn to navigate his new world with its own rules if he wants to survive”

Prison Playbook (2017-2018) is one of the highest-rated Korean dramas in 2017, but in terms of popularity, it pales into insignificance compared to Reply 1988. The two theaters were directed by the same PD, so his signature directorial style is apparent in both works.

 Unfortunately, Prison Playbook being a black comedy set in a correctional facility is probably why it didn’t become as famous as Reply 1988. But it did deliver and gave everyone a satisfying experience just as Reply did.

 The drama follows the everyday prison life of a star baseball player, played by Park Hae-soo, who ends up in jail after attacking a man who tried to sexually assault his sister.

Title: Wise Prison Life

Other Title: 슬기로운 감빵 생활

Genre: Comedy, Prison

Director: Shin Won-Ho

Writer: Jung Bo-Hoon

Episode: 16

Showtimes: November 22 – January 18, 2017

Channel: tvN

2. Chicago Typewriter 

official poster of Korean drama Chicago Typewriterv
official poster of Korean drama Chicago Typewriter

If you’re looking for an underrated drama right now, Chicago Typewriter (2017) is a choice you won’t regret making. 

It tells the story of three independence fighters who lived during the Japanese occupation of Korea in the 1930s and are reincarnated into the present time as a famous writer in a career slump, a ghostwriter, and a veterinarian—

played by Yoo Ah-in, Go Kyung-Pyo (Cross), and Im Soo-Jung 



 I watched this almost three years ago, so I couldn’t precisely remember what transpired in the story but trust me, it’s a great drama (numerous comments online also say it’s one of the best of 2017). 

And as always, Yoo Ah-in gave a fantastic portrayal of his character

Chicago Typewriter (Fantasy Period Drama)

3.Because This Is My First Life 

Because This Is My First Life Poster 1
Because This Is My First Life Poster 1

I went into this drama without expectations since I’m not a fan of both leads and the writer. But the first episode blew me away, 

so I ended up loving the show to pieces. Starring Lee Min-ki (The Lies Within) and Jung So-min (Hundred Million Stars From the Sky), 

Because This Is My First Life (2017) revolves around two thirty-something individuals who end up living together in one house and getting married for financial convenience. 

What started as a simple symbiotic relationship between the two becomes complicated when they begin to have feelings for each other. 

Because This Is My First Life (Romantic Comedy)

4. That Winter, The Wind Blows

That Winter, The Wind Blows (Romantic Melodrama)
That Winter, The Wind Blows (Romantic Melodrama)

I couldn’t believe a love story involving a blind person could be successfully told on screen for 16 hours, but That Winter, The Wind Blows (2013) happened. 

Song Hye-Kyo (Encounter) took on the role of a visually impaired heiress who lives alone in her mansion after her parents got divorced when she was a child. She also got separated from her elder brother named Oh Soo and didn’t hear from him for a long time. 

When she decides to find and meet him, she ends up crossing paths with another man also named Oh Soo, played by Ju In-sung (Dear My Friends). A high-stakes gambler, this man ends up pretending to be the real Oh Soo for the sake of the money. 

I can’t drop spoilers here, so watch the show to find out what happens next when they fall for each other. The series was penned by award-winning screenwriter No Hee-Kyung, who also wrote Live, Dear My Friends, and It’s Okay That’s Love.


5.Tomorrow With You 

Official poster of Korean drama Tomorrow With You
Official poster of Korean drama Tomorrow With You

Tomorrow With You (2017) centers on a CEO of a real estate company, played by Lee Je-hoon (Where Stars Land), 

who can travel through time via a subway—a unique ability that has helped him succeed in his business. 

One day, after foreseeing that he will die soon, he decides to marry an amateur photographer, portrayed by Shin Min-ah (Chief Of Staff 2), thinking it’s the only way to save himself. 

However, their marriage seems to be not the answer to his problem, and he becomes desperate to defy his fate when he falls in love with her.


Tomorrow With You (Fantasy Romance)

Title: Tomorrow With You

Other Title: 내일 그대 와

Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Time-Travel

Director: Yoo Je-Won

Writer: Heo Sung-Hye

Episode: 16

Showtimes: February 3 – March 25, 2017

Channel: tvN

Tomorrow With You (Fantasy Romance)

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