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It's that time of the year again when couples ~flaunt~ their love for everyone to see. While we are happy for them, we also have plenty of ways to celebrate being *solo* and one of them is an ultimate K-drama marathon! So get that bowl of ramyeon or order some chimaek (chicken and beer) and tune in to these series that will strengthen our relationship with ourselves. Don't worry, they don't focus on sappy romantic love: These K-dramas are so good, they will hit you with the realization that there's more to life than romance.

Here's a list that roots for all the single ones out there to embrace the solitary lifestyle with pride:

1. One The Woman

Chasing a con artist for her goal of exacting revenge, Jo Yeon Joo (Honey Lee)'s life changes after facing an accident meant to target a rich heiress who looks exactly like her. Realizing that fate is on her side, she decides to keep living as the lost heiress as it would help her with her lifetime goal: Claiming justice for her loved ones. Yeon Joo reminds us that diligence and determination to our goals always pay off. It's a must-watch with a balanced mix of comedy, action, makjang, and a *faint* romance.

2. The Glory

NGL, when they said dark, we aren't prepared for this type of DARK character from the queen herself, Song Hye Kyo. This gory revenge drama kicks off with a young woman named Moon Dong Eun whose were dreams crushed after suffering from school violence. Keeping every painful memory in mind, she lays down her plan of serving her vengeance stone-cold. Just to be clear, we're in no way endorsing violence or revenge, but it's good to watch Dong Eun's boldness and resilience.

3. Little Women

Are you willing to take a whopping 70 billion won from a friendly colleague who mysteriously died? This series revolves around the Oh sisters—In Joo(Kim Go Eun), In Kyung(Nam Ji Hyun), and In Hye (Park Ji Hu)as they get entangled with the elite and most influential family in South Korea. Although it's loosely based on the classic novel we all adore, the Oh sisters are everything that one would expect the March sisters to embody in a modern-day setting: They're fierce and determined through personal and economic hardships while leaning on each other!

4. Miss Independent Ji Eun

If you're tired of complicated plots and revenge, we got you. This slice-of-life web drama follows the adventures of independent and sassy Ji Eun (Park Gyu Young), as she struggles to balance life and work. Sounds like a lot of us, eh? She is definitely the type of unproblematic and comforting character the majority of us will surely relate to.

5. Extraordinary Attorney Woo

This list won't be complete without the rookie lawyer, Woo Young Woo (Park Eun Bin). She's on the autism spectrum and she amazes us with her absolute brilliance in the law. Woo Young Woo takes us on her journey to rise to the top despite the prejudice the world has against her. Her fresh perspective topped off with a golden heart reassures us that it's okay to be your authentic self—after all, it's what makes you special.

6. When The Camellia Blooms

Oh Dong Baek (Gong Hyo Jin) is a single mother who's constantly ridiculed by her neighborhood full of ahjummas. The best part? She doesn't back down even if a serial killer has an eye on her. All while keeping her soft yet strong demeanor! She refuses to give up and we can't help but root for her.

7. Hotel Del Luna

IU as Jang Man Wol in this K-drama owns a hotel where people stay for some time after death before going to their final destination. She's fearless, wealthy, bad-tempered, immortal, and has centuries of experience in handling ghosts. Who would want to mess with her?

8. It's Okay To Not Be Okay

A dark series sprinkled with classic fairytales, this drama addresses mental health issues tastefully with our main leads Ko Moon Young (Seo Ye Ji), and psychiatric health worker Moon Gang Tae (Kim Soo Hyun) who are both in the process of healing their psychological and emotional scars. And as viewers, we can't help to feel we're healing with them, too.


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