Many cute K-dramas focus on younger people making their way through the dating scene. Or their main characters are of school age and are experiencing their first love. However, there are some dramas that dare to be different. Sometimes it can be more interesting to see relationships flourish between people of different generations with different life experiences. You might think this could cause problems between the actors and make their chemistry suffer. But this list of 8 K dramas shows you that age is just a number!
“My Mister” focuses on the miserable life of the engineer Park Dong Hoon (Lee Sun Gyun). He’s middle aged and struggling to keep it together. Just when things couldn’t get worse, he finds out that his wife is having an affair. Due to a difficult situation at work, he becomes with Lee Ji An (IU). This story is full of lies, rivalries, and lots of struggles to make life better.
Although both leads are at completely different stages in their lives, they both have the same goal. Be happy. IU is perfect in whatever role she takes, but she shines in this drama. Her chemistry with Lee Sun Gyun is so pure and sweet that you forget there is 18 years between them.
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Cha Jung Hyeok (Joo Sang Wook) was a top make-up artist, but now he’s deeply in debt and, above all, miserable. Han Soo Yeon (Kim Bo Ra) has been an Idol trainee for 10 years with no debut. After failing an idol foreplay program, she starts asking questions all her life. If you encounter Jung Hyeok sees that Soo Yeon is actually very artistic. He begins to teach her the tricks of the trade, and they get closer and help each other to be optimistic about their future.
The two main characters in “Touch” have an age difference of 18 years! Although the gap is large in years, their chemistry fills that gap. Don’t miss out on this fun but relatable drama!
Now watch “Touch”.
Can a germaphobe and a self-known fair queen fall in love? “Clean With Passion For Now” has an age difference of 13 years, with the clean freak Jang Sun Gyeol (Yoon Kyun Sang) falls in love with the messy Gil Oh Sol (Kim Yoo Jung). Honestly, these two are the really cutest ones! It shows that these two can not only act individually, but can also captivate an audience with their hearts.
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Song Hye Kyo made her acting debut in 1996 and Park Bo Gum was born only three years earlier in 1993! But despite the 11 year age difference, these two really have a fire between them. Cha Soo Hyun (Song Hye Kyo) is a recently divorced woman and decides to take control of her life while traveling. She ends up meeting a younger, more free-thinking guy named Kim Jin Hyuk (Park Bo Gum).
Song Hye Kyo and Park Bo Gum perfectly capture the feelings of a concerned older woman and a free spirited younger man helping each other through life’s difficulties.
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5. “Guardian: The lonely and great God”
Who could forget this drama? It was heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time. The entire cast was perfect, but especially Gong Yoo and Kim Go Eun, who shone with their magical love story. Her 12 year age difference was overshadowed by her intense acting and the movement of the plot.
Everything about their love story was adorable! We need another show with these two stars!
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6. “I remember you”
Seo In Guk and Jang Nara Work together to solve murder cases in this engaging drama. Jang Nara is only 9 years older than Seo In Guk, but it’s not too often that we have an older wife with a younger man. Usually the older woman goes on a journey of self-discovery or needs a change in her life, but “I remember you” removes this trope. Instead, they have a playful relationship that is so refreshing. It also helps lighten the tone of a drama in which the main theme is crime.
Now look at “I Remember You”!
39-year-old Ban Ji Yeon (Uhm Jung Hwa) got up on their wedding day and completely loses faith in love. All of this changes when she meets 25-year-old Yoon Dong Ha (Park Seo Joon). In real life there is a 19 year age difference between the two derivatives! But you just have to see them together and you can feel the sparks between them!
Their on-screen relationship doesn’t seem strange at all, in fact they’re a couple of targets! The way Dong Ha Ji berates Yeon is just so adorable!
Watch “A Witch’s Romance” Now!
8th. “Back in the world”
This time traveling drama stars Hae Sung (Yeo Jin Goo) as a 19-year-old who is hit by a car and wakes up as a 31-year-old man! But he still has the mind to be 19. Jung Won (Lee Yeon Hee) is his girlfriend from before the accident, but she’s gotten older now, unlike her friend. She tried to get on with her life, but when Hae Sung magically reappears from the dead, her whole life is turned upside down.
This drama is more about the mental age difference than a physical one, which makes it all the more interesting. Yeo Jin Goo perfectly captures the mindset of a 19-year-old who slips into adulthood overnight. And Lee Yeon Hee flawlessly portrays a woman whose past may not be the simplest and who is now questioning her future. Their relationship is definitely one to watch and their chemistry is flawless despite the 9 year age difference.
There are a lot of twists and turns on this show so give it a try!
Watch Into The World Again Now!
Let us know which relationship is your favorite one in the comments below!
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