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  • Looking For A K-Drama To Watch For Your Next Me-Time? Check Out These Award-Winning Titles

    You should not miss out on these shows!
    by Kitty Elicay .
Looking For A K-Drama To Watch For Your Next Me-Time? Check Out These Award-Winning Titles
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  • In case you missed it, the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards — considered the Oscars of South Korea — has crowned its winners! The prestigious awards ceremony has been honoring the best performances in Korean TV, film, and theatre since 1965.

    List of K-Dramas that are Baeksang awardees

    If you're looking for new K-dramas and movies to watch, why not start with these award-winning titles? The best part is you can stream it all via Netflix!

    Flower of Evil

    Lee Joon-gi stars as a seemingly loving father who is actually hiding something from his wife and daughter.
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    Flower of Evil centers on a man who hides his twisted past from his detective wife and their daughter, only to have everything unravel when she begins to investigate a series of murders. Kim Cheol-Kyu, who directed the series, won Best Director in TV Drama!

    Reasons to watch: Full of suspense and thrills, sizzling chemistry, and exciting mystery.

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    18 Again

     

    This series is actually a remake of a Hollywood movie starring Zac Efron.
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    18 Again is about a middle-aged father getting a chance at a do-over when he’s transformed back into his 18-year-old body. Lee Do-hyun, who plays the younger version of the main character, won Best New Actor in TV Drama!

    Reasons to watch: It's a heartwarming story about family, plus there are sincere life lessons and lots of eye candy!

    It's Okay to Not Be Okay

     

    It's Okay to Not Be Okay stars Kim Soo-hyun, Seo Yea-ji and Oh Jung-se.
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    This K-drama sets an antisocial children’s book author and a selfless psych ward caretaker on the path to emotional healing. This drama reaped a couple of awards at the 57th Baeksang, including Best Supporting Actor in TV Drama for Oh Jung Se (who plays a character with autism) and Best Technical Achievement in TV Drama - Costume.

    Reasons to watch: Focuses on mental health issues, dives deep into emotional wounds, and has a unique anti-heroine.

    The Uncanny Counter

     

    You might also remember Yeom Hye-ran as the wife of Oh Jung Se in the 2019 K-drama When the Camellia Blooms.
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    The Uncanny Counter tells the story of demon hunters called Counters who hunt down malevolent spirits. Yeom Hye-ran took home the Best Supporting Actress in TV Drama award.

    Reasons to watch: Fun supernatural premise, unconventional heroes, and riveting action scenes.

    Extracurricular

     

    According to Netflix, this is the ninth most-watched South Korean series on the streaming platform in 2020.
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    Extracurricular reveals the dark side of a model student’s double life when his classmate comes across his shady business. Park Ju-hyun snagged the Best New Actress in TV Drama for her role in the series.

    Reasons to watch: Not your typical high school drama, darkly funny, and full of suspense.

    Space Sweepers

     

    You won't be able to resist Song Joong-ki's charm in this movie!
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    Space Sweepers shows a group of misfits unearthing explosive secrets while scavenging space debris in the year 2092. It stars Song Joong Ki, who was also nominated Best Actor for the K-Drama Vincenzo. Meanwhile, the movie won Best Technical Achievement in Film - Visual Effects.

     Reasons to watch: It’s the first Korean space blockbuster movie, a visually stunning futuristic adventure, and features relevant real-world issues.

    The Call

     

    This thriller film stars Park Shin-Hue and Jeon Jong-seo.
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    The Call connects two women living in the same house but 20 years apart with dangerous consequences. Jun Jong-seo won Best Leading Actress in Film. 

    Reasons to watch: Twisty time travel, beautiful cinematography, and magnetic performances.

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