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K-Dramas based on books that every fan must watch at least once

Did you know that there are Korean dramas that base their plots on books? Here we recommend some of them so you get to know their stories

Although there are many original K-Dramas that were written from the creativity of the writers, there are also series that are adaptations of books, which are the best?

Each drama is a different story and adventure, we have in this type of series great characters whose lives, situations and others we will follow. In Korea there are endless dramas that we can enjoy and the popularity of these productions is so great that there are now fans of them all over the world.

In the K-Dramas we find great original stories, with characters that have left their mark, extremely interesting plots and great scenes that remain in the memory of the public for a long time. The creativity of many Korean writers and directors is embodied in each of the series that premieres on television in their country.

But not only do you need to be creative to make a story from scratch, but also to make adaptations, and in Korean dramas we sometimes find series based on webtoons, manhwas, and even books. Literature comes to television in this way and introduces us to characters in live-action that previously we could only imagine while reading.

What are the best K-Dramas based on books? Here we recommend our favorites that you should watch at least once in your life.

5 Korean dramas that based their plots on books

1. The School Nurse Files

Year: 2020
Starring Nam Joo Hyuk and Jung Yoo Mi

This K-Drama is about a nurse and teacher who has a special ability, she's an exorcist too since she can see ghost and erradicate them. She helps the school where she works to keep negative beings away.

The School Nurse Files | Twitter: @JennyYokobori

'The School Nurse Files' is based on Bogungyosa Aneunyoung by Jung Se Rang. 

2. Top Management

Year: 2018
Starring Seo Eun Soo and Ahn Hyo Seop

This drama is about a girl who used to be a K-Pop trainee, but she has the ability to see the future, so she uses this power and becomes a magaer for the idol group S.O.U.L, will she be successful with this one?

'Top Management' is based on the novel by Jang Woo San.

3. Cinderella and Four Knights

Year: 2016
Starring Jung Il Woo and Park So Dam

This one tells the story of a girl whose mother died, she's about to graduate from highschool and then she wants to achieve her dream, study on college and become a teacher just like her mother wanted her to.

Cinderella and Four Knights | Twitter: @doramaverse

This drama was based on the two-part web novel 'Cinderella and Four Knights' by Baek Myo 

4. The King In Love

Year: 2017
Starring Im Si Wan and Im Yoon Ah

This is a historical drama about a young and powerful monarch who has 2 best friends, but then love might be something that gets things weird amongst the three of them and here we might see a love triangle that will fill you with excitement.

Watch 'The King In Love' which is based on the novel with the same name by Kim Yi Ryung.

5. Kingmaker: The Change of Destiny

Year: 2020
Starring Go Sung Hee and Park Shi Hoo

This is a historical drama about a physionomist who tries to build an ideal nation, he comes from a good family but it was murdered, as he's considered as soothsayer, he becomes really powerful.

Kingmaker: The Change of Destiny | Twitter: @bybellei

'Kingmaker: The Change of Destiny' has a great story which is based on a novel too!

Keep watching more dramas, here we have some starring Moon Ga Young that you'll love to watch. 

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