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K-Dramas that explore some serious Korean social problems

Do you want to know more about how truly is living in Korea? These K-Dramas will show you a little bit about their social issues.

Thanks to the Hallyu wave the international public has a lot of interest in Korean culture. From the films, series, and music to their traditional folklore. We all want to know more about this country.

One of the most popular K-Dramas genres is the romantic -and comedy as well-. However, sometimes this type of show can portray an idealistic version of the country. Of course, Korea is a wonderful place with rich culture, but just like the rest of the world, it's not perfect.

We all can notice some of our own social issues in our communities, nations, and even houses. Anyways, cultural diversity also comes with different social problems. Even if Korea is not similar to your culture, some problems could be the same.

These K-Dramas are telling us stories that are inspired by realistic Korean social issues. Let's get this straight, not everything in the series is real. At least we have the certitude that these problems are been living by the South Korean citizens. Here we go!

K-Dramas about serious Korean social issues

1. Sky Castle (2019)

Being 'successful' is a huge issue topic in Korea. This show follows the story of some women from the upper class who are capable to do anything to make their husbands and sons and daughters the best at everything. 

It has some extra drama, but at the end of the day, it let us see how important this issue is among Koreans.

'Sky Castle' poster / Twitter @ggukthluv

2. Itaewon Class (2020)

Here the social problem is similar, but this time the protagonists have no money. Being a young adult is not easy living in an unfair society.

'Itaewon Class' poster / Twitter @MelanieM180

3. All Of Us Are Dead - 2022

Let's forget about the zombies just for a second. This show talks about how bullying is also a big violent problem for society. Also, the voices of kids and children are not the priority of our world. It is a great drama.

'All Of Us Are Dead' casting / Twitter @MelanieM180

4. When the Camellia Blooms (2019)

Being a single mother has a big stigma even these days in Korea. This drama follows the story of one brave lady. Dong Baek (Gong Hyo Jin) moves to a small village with her son. There she will face the bad comments from the people. A wonderful story to watch in your free time.

'When the Camellia Blooms' poster / Twitter @VesAsia_

Have you watched some of these series?

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