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Pinays Share The 8 K-Dramas That Are Perfect For A *Good Cry*

Sometimes you just need to feel the ~feels~.
PHOTO: (LEFT) Hi Bye, Mama!/Netflix, (RIGHT) Encounter/tvN

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, 'cause we've rounded up a list of titles that'll do just that!

We asked our readers in Cosmo Mixers to give their recos on the best dramas perfect for a good crymay it be heavy sobs or silent tears, there's absolutely no judgment here. Now sit back, relax, and keep those tissues in hand, 'cause this is gonna be one ~feelsy~ ride.

1. Scarlet Heart Ryeo

Why you should watch it: "Pinaka-masakit na K-drama ever! Believe me when I say na 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: "Sobrang gasgas ng sagot na 'to pero Goblin talaga. 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, lol. 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. Pati ako nagulat, lol." Ysa

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

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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

"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. Walang character na masama, walang villain 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

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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 pero taksil, papaiyakin ka rin, lalo sa may dulo!" Ginyn

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: "When Park Bo Gum's sad or when he cries he looks so cute and nakakaawa na parang maiiyak ka na rin. Haha! Also 'cause 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

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

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

*Answers have been edited for clarity.

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