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K-Dramas that show us Korea from the 70s and 80s, you'll love these retro stories

Do you want to learn about Korean history? These K-Dramas will help you to know more about the 70s and 80s.

Thanks to the Hallyu wave, the entire world is more curious about the culture of this country. Words such as 'maknae', 'Hyung', and 'Noona' are spread all over the Intenet. Korea is becoming a global entertainment epicenter.

There is not a single person on this planet who hasn't heard about K-Pop or K-Dramas. Through these contents, we can learn a little bit about the Korean traditions, language, trends, and even history.

Would you like to know what was life like in the 70s and 80s? If the answer is yes, then, you are in the correct place. We have prepared for you the best series that take place in these decades.

As you may know, this period was pretty complicated, so, these stories will explore the social problems. At the same time, we'll see emotive stories that show just the human condition. Enjoy the show!

K-Dramas that are set in the 70s and 80s

1. Snowdrop (2021)

Starring BLACKPINK's Jisoo and Jung Hae In, this series takes place during the Korean Democracy Movement of 1987. Also, it is a beautiful love story.

'Snowdrop' poster / Twitter @JNKEVlL

2. Love Rain (2012)

Now let's talk about this classic One of the couples in the show met during the seventies. Yoona and Lee Geun Suk did a wonderful job to portray the college student lifestyle in that decade.

'Love Rain' retro / Twitter @hyyh_butterfly

3. Reply 1988 (2015)

The title is telling us which decade we'll watch. It follows the lives of a couple of friends that live in Seoul.  The cast includes Lee Hye Ri, Park Bo Gum, and Ryu Jun Yeol. The best option ever.

'Reply 1988' poster / Twitter @Ann_ellisse0612

4. Youth of May (2021)

It is the shocking love story between a medical student named Hwang Hee Tae (Lee Do Hyun) and the nurse Kim Myung Hee (Go Min Si). Here we'll see the brutal episode called the Gwangju Uprising in 1980.

'Youth of May' poster / Twitter @MatsuKa_1991

5. Fashion 70s (2005)

Finally, here's another classic. We'll meet Han Deo Mi (Lee Yo Won), a young woman who is pursuing her dream of becoming a fashion designer. However, the fashion industry in seventies Korea is not that popular.

'Fashion 70s ' poster / Twitter @tojoojinmo

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