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8 K-Dramas That Are Guaranteed to Make You Ugly-Cry

Real K-drama fans reveal which ones made them cry a bucket.
8 K-Dramas That Are Guaranteed to Make You Ugly-Cry
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Real K-drama fans reveal which ones made them cry a bucket.

With everything so uncertain in the world right now, it's just about expected of us to feel more emotional than ever. Some of us have experienced sudden bouts of crying, while others choose to channel the feels in other forms. For those of us who look to our K-drama faves for comfort, worry not because we've rounded up a list of titles that'll do just that!

Cosmopolitan Philippines' readers gave their recos on the best dramas that are perfect for a good crybe it heavy sobs or silent tears, there's absolutely no judgment here. Now sit back, relax, and keep those tissues in hand because these are absolute tearjerkers!

1. Scarlet Heart Ryeo

Why you should watch it: "Pinaka-masakit na K-drama ever! Believe me when I say [that] I'm a stronger person because of this show. Hahaha! I think iba yung pain 'pag period drama because of the rules and laws they had." Trina

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"It took me three months before I start watching a new K-drama because I couldn't move on from it and I had to watch a lighter K-drama (which is Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo) to help me move on from Scarlet Heart Ryeo." Joyce

Who's starring in it: Lee Joon Gi and IU

Where you can watch it: Netflix

2. Goblin

Why you should watch it: "I watched it in 2017 but to this day, when I hear 'Beautiful Life', or 'Who Are You', or 'I Miss You', I inhale sharply. And I replay the scenes in my head. It was my first K-drama after Full House (2004), so I had zero expectations, and it really crushed me. Like first 10 minutes pa lang, hagulgol level na. LOL!" Ysa

Who's starring in it: Gong Yoo and Kim Go Eun

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

3. Reply 1988

Why you should watch it: "It tackles themes about family, friends, love, and more. It will really touch your heart. I cried in every episode." Chezca

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"It'll warm your heart, make your sides hurt from laughing, and maaaaybe make you cry. It's definitely one of the best out there." Arielle

Who's starring in it: Park Bo Gum, Hyeri, Go Kyung Pyo, Ryu Joon Yeol, and Lee Dong Hwi

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

4. Hi Bye, Mama!

Why you should watch it: "It's just so pure and heartwarming. [There are no] villains at all. Naubos tears ko dito AS IN!" Lily

Who's starring in it: Kim Tae Hee

Where you can watch it: Netflix

5. Chocolate

Why you should watch it: "Chocolate is an underrated series. The stories of the main characters are so-so, but the stories of the patients in the hospice are enough to give you a good cry." Trish

Who's starring in it: Ha Ji Won and Yoon Kye Sang

Where you can watch it: Netflix

6. When The Camellia Blooms

Why you should watch it: "Sobrang daming laugh trip at suspense nito [but it will still make you cry in the end]!" Ginyn

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Who's starring in it: Gong Hyo Jin and Kang Ha Neul

Where you can watch it: Netflix

7. Encounter

Why you should watch it: "Whenever Park Bo Gum cries, he looks so cute and nakakaawa na parang maiiyak ka na rin. Haha! Also because Song Hye Kyo's character put him through A LOT pero go pa rin siya." Retty

Who's starring in it: Song Hye Kyo and Park Bo Gum

Where you can watch it: Viu

8. Hotel Del Luna

Why you should watch it: "Every character has their own pain and they overcome it over the course of the storyit's not just romantic! I can't give too much away without spoiling the ending, but it ended the best way it possibly could. It really has such a unique, quirky love story!" Isabella

Who's starring in it: IU and Yeo Jin Goo

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

The answers have been edited for clarity.

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

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