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

Prepare your tissues, guys. Lots of it.
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). Emote lang, gets?

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

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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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