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10 Heartbreaking K-Dramas That Are Guaranteed To Make You Cry

Prepare your tissues, guys. Lots of it.
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PHOTO: (LEFT TO RIGHT) It's Okay That's Love/SBS, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo/SBS
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There are many types of K-dramas: Some of them make us laugh, keep us up at night, persuade us to become a doctor, or motivate us to do our best in life. But there are days when we just want to cry our eyes out and watch K-dramas that we know will definitely break our hearts: Because wala langminsan, gusto lang talaga natin na masaktan (or just let those series wash away our loneliness).

Are you ready to shed tears? Here are 10 heartbreaking K-dramas that will absolutely make you weep (with no spoilers, promise!):

1. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)

Who’s in it: IU, Lee Joon Gi, Kang Ha Neul, Nam Joo Hyuk, Ji Soo, Kang Han Na, EXO's Baekhyun

Where you can watch it: Viu

The short plot: A fantasy romance drama about a modern-day woman who went back to the Goryeo dynasty when an eclipse happened, where she finds the love of her life.

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Why it will make you cry: So. many. deaths. Period.

2. It's Okay, That's Love (2016)

Who’s in it: Jo In Sung, Gong Hyo Jin, EXO's D.O., Lee Sung Kyung, Lee Kwang Soo

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

The short plot: When a bestselling author named Jae Yeol meets a psychologist, Hae Soo,  he finds himself falling head over heels. 

Why it will make you cry: It gives a glimpse of how childhood traumas develop and stay with you until you grow up. One of the best dramas about mental health!

3. Reply 1988 (2016)

Who’s in it: Lee Hyeri, Park Bo Gum, Ryu Jun Yeol, Go Kyung Pyo, Lee Dong Hwi

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

The short plot: A group of friends who live in the same neighborhood spend their youth together and made the best memories during the '80s. 

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Why it will make you cry: Because we know we are all soft when it comes to friends and family.

4. Memories Of Bali (2016)

Who’s in it: Jo In Sung, Ha Ji Won, So Ji Sub, Park Ye Jin

The short plot: Four individuals find themselves tangled in each other's lives after meeting in Bali, Indonesia.

Why it will make you cry: Obsession and betrayal can lead to the worst tragedies.

5. Hymn Of Death (2018)

Who’s in it: Lee Jong Suk, Shin Hye Sun

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

The short plot: A tragic love story between a professional soprano singer and writer.

Why it will make you cry: The title is already a giveaway, plus it's based on real-life tragic story.

6. Uncontrollably Fond (2016)

Who’s in it: Kim Woo Bin, Bae Suzy

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

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The short plot: Two friends, one who's an actor-slash-singer and the other a producer, reunite because of a documentary filming.

Why it will make you cry: Seeing someone suffering from an illness is what really hurts the most.

7. Stairway To Heaven (2003)

Who’s in it: Kwon Sang Woo, Choi Ji Woo

Where you can watch it: Viki

The short plot: Childhood friends Jung Suh and Song Joo become lovers but get separated after an accident.

Why it will make you cry: It depicts how one is willing to give everything to a significant other.

8. Chicago Typewriter (2017)

Who’s in it: Yoo Ah In, Go Kyung Pyo, Im Soo Jung

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

The short plot: According to Netflix, it's the story of "a veterinarian and two writers [who] have a mysterious connection to Korean independence fighters from a Japanese colonial period."

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Why it will make you cry: There's just something with the past that will make you cry buckets.

9. Prison Playbook (2017)

Who’s in it: Park Hae Soo, Jung Kyung Ho, Krystal Jung, Jung Hae In

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

The short plot: What happens when a famed baseball star suddenly ends up in prison? It's not just upsetting, but totally life-changing.

Why it will make you cry: It's a realistic depiction of life inside prison and how every person, good or bad, always has a backstory.

10. Goblin (2016)

Who’s in it: Gong Yoo, Kim Go Eun, Lee Dong Wook, Yoo In Na

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

The short plot: An immortal goblin, a grim reaper, a high school student, and a business owner: Might seem like a fun K-drama to watch (it is) but get ready to be feel ALL THE FEELS.

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Why it will make you cry: Goodbyes suck. They really do.

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