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All the Must-Watch Dramas by the Hong Sisters A.K.A. the Screenwriters of "Hotel Del Luna"

These screenwriters created the OG K-drama "My Girl."
All the Must-Watch Dramas by the Hong Sisters A.K.A. the Screenwriters of "Hotel Del Luna"
IMAGE TVN/Hotel del Luna, SBS/ My Girl, SBS/My Girlfriend is A Gumiho
These screenwriters created the OG K-drama "My Girl."

If you've been a K-drama fan for several years now, you're bound to be familiar with the awesome Hong sisters, screenwriters Hong Jung Eun and Hong Mi Ran. They've created so many delightful and cry-worthy rom-coms together, and they're not stopping anytime soon!

During a 2009 interview, the duo shared: "We write just with the two of us. You could call it a family operation. If we were to split up, our family would split up. [Working separately] won't happen." Awww! They also revealed that most of their lead characters "work hard to earn their livings" because their father instilled a strong work ethic into them at a young age.

Here, we listed down all their dramas that you shouldn't miss:

 1. Sassy Girl Chun Yang (2005)

Starring: Ha Chae Young and Jae Hee

This drama catapulted the Hong sisters to fame! When two schoolmates accidentally fall asleep in the same room, their parents force them to get married just to avoid scandal. Later, of course, they develop real feelings for each other, but certain forces are determined to keep them apart.

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2. My Girl (2005)

Starring: Lee Dong Wook and Lee Da Hae

Gong Chan (Dong Wook) pays Yoo Rin (Da Hae) to pretend to be his missing cousin in order to fulfill his grandfather's dying wish. However, Gong Chan's grandfather miraculously recovers, and they are forced to live together as cousins despite their attraction to each other. This show even had a Pinoy remake starring Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu!

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3. Couple or Trouble (2006)

Starring: Han Ye Seul, Kim Sung Min, and Oh Ji Ho

A rude and arrogant heiress (Ye Seul) with a "cowardly" husband gets amnesia after an accident. The handyman (Ji Ho) she once pushed overboard her yacht (how horrible!) takes advantage of her memory loss and convinces her that he is her boyfriend.

 

4. Hong Gil Dong (2008)

Starring: Kang Ji Hwan

According to My Drama List, in this period drama, Hong Dil Gong fights against injustice by stealing from the rich and giving to the poorjust like Robin Hood!

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5. You're Beautiful (2009)

Starring: Park Shin Hye and Jang Geun Suk

A nun-in-training (Shin Hye) is forced to take the place of her twin brother, the new member of popular boy band A.N.JELL, when he goes abroad to get a "botched eye job" fixed. The band's members believe her lie, but their leader (Geun Suk) makes life hard for her. He later discovers who she really is, but she begs him to keep her secret.

Where you can watch it: Netflix

6. My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho (2010)

Starring: Shin Min Ah and Lee Seung Gi

A college student (Seung Gi) who dreams of becoming a famous action star meets a beautiful gumiho (Min Ah)also known as a nine-tailed fox in Korean legend. Gumihos are known for eating humans in stories, so he tries to keep her occupied but also ends up falling for her in the process.

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

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7. The Greatest Love (2011)

Starring: Cha Seung Won and Gong Hyo Jin

A woman who used to be a K-pop idol (Hyo Jin) gets involved with the most popular male celebrity (Seung Won) in town. She joins a reality dating show, meets her former rival, and gets involved in a "love square!"

Where you can watch it: Netflix

8. Big (2012)

Starring: Gong Yoo and Lee Min Jung

According to Viu, this series is about a substitute teacher named Da Ran (Min Jung) who's engaged to Doctor Yoon Jae (Gong Yoo). High school student Kyung Joon gets into a car accident with Doctor Yoon Jae, and when he wakes up, his soul is in Yoon Jae's body! This drama is loosely based on the 1988 movie Big, starring Tom Hanks.

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

9. The Master's Sun (2013)

Starring: Gong Hyo Jin and So Ji Sub

After an accident, Gong Shil (Gong Hyo Jin) finds out that she can see ghosts. They refuse to leave her alone, except when she's around a rich and arrogant CEO named Joong Won (So Ji Sub).

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Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

10. Warm and Cozy (2015)

Starring: Yoo Yeon Seok and Kang So Ra

According to the show's Netflix description: "Feeling down on her luck after everything goes wrong, a woman moves to scenic Jeju island, where she meets a carefree chef without much ambition."

Where you can watch it: Netflix

11. A Korean Odyssey (2017)

Starring: Lee Seung Gi, Oh Yeon Seo, and Cha Seung Won

An immortal being (Lee Seung Gi) is exiled to the human world without his powers! According to Netflix, "he finds himself at the mercy of a woman who can see otherworldly beings."

Where you can watch it: Netflix

12. Hotel Del Luna (2019)

Starring: IU and Yeo Jin Goo

An irritable CEO (IU) who's fond of luxury runs a hotel for ghosts and helps their spirits move on to the afterlife. She recruits a young man (Jin Goo)who happens to be terrified of ghosts to become Hotel Del Luna's new manager.

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Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

BONUS: Can This Person Be Translated? (Coming Soon)

Nothing's set in stone yet, but the sisters are rumored to be working on a new show with What's Wrong With Secretary Kim producing director (PD) Park Joon Hwa.

 

*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.phMinor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.

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