K-Dramas highlight that there’s always a silent hero in all of us

14 August 2020  • 4 mins read


Known for romantic relationships and family ties, coupled with handsome Korean actors and pretty actresses, Korean dramas (K-Dramas) (Korean: 한국드라마; RR: hanguk drama) are still a hit especially on Netflix.

I too, had my fair share of K-dramas late at night when the toddler sleeps. At times, it is the eye candy of K-pop idols and romantic storylines that gets me hooked on every 60 minutes episode. Then I realised, the essence of these characters are similar, its all about bringing out the silent hero in one’s self.

Here are some K-dramas that have exemplified traits of silent heroes:

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Crash Landing On You
A silent hero makes sacrifices, both big and small.

Crash Landing On You – A silent hero makes sacrifices, both big and small. One of the most popular K-drama (IMO) this year, Crash Landing On You (CLOY) scene showed Ri getting shot by a bullet and Yoon stays in North Korea to donate blood instead of returning home. The couple made several sacrifices including heroic acts that displayed their love for each other all.

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Clean with passion for now
A silent hero accepts one for who they are.

Covid-19 has gotten our hygiene leveled up. I found it therapeutic watching lead actor Seon- gyeol being extremely particular about the standards of hygiene in his cleaning company. Although he iwas resolute about curing his mysophobia, O-Sol sees the positive side of his story. Having empathy and respect for his job in starting a cleaning company (in addition to being a ‘clean freak’ as one might term), O-Sol sees him for who he is.

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Touch your heart 
A silent hero listens and helps along the way

After a scandal, Actress Oh Yun-seo was offered a comeback role playing an attorney, on the condition that she first works at a law firm for three months. Through the comedic romance between Yun-Seo and lead actor Jung-rok (who is her Boss), Yun-Seo goes all out to fight for justice while trying to cover her actress identity.

Still looking for more K-dramas to watch? Click image to view more heartwarming ones:

Written by Michelle Tay
SSH Committee Member

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