Hello, OG K-drama titas! Yup, it's 2021 and we can't believe some of our fave dramas are basically ~teenagers~ now. Take a walk down memory lane with this list of Korean shows that aired 15 years ago:
1. Princess Hours
The short, honest plot: A simple high school student (Yoon Eun Hye) discovers that she's arranged to be married to Korea's Crown Prince (Ju Ji Hoon)! Despite having doubts, she agrees to the engagement to save her family from debt. Fun fact: the popular K-drama is reportedly getting a remake.
The short, honest plot: Also known as The Prince Of The Legend, this drama tells the life story of Jumong (Song Il Gook), the founder of Goguryeo in 37 BC. According to GMA, Jumong is the second sageuk or Korean period drama that aired in the Philippines. The first was Jewel In The Palace.
3. My Girl
The short, honest plot: Joo Yoo Rin (Lee Da Hae) is a cute and talented con artist who is *drowning in debt*. So when Seol Gong Chan (Lee Dong Wook) asks her to pretend to be his cousin, Yoo Rin agrees. But what happens when they develop feelings for each other?
(Disclaimer: My Girl actually ran from 2005 to 2006, but I wanted to include it here anyway!)
4. Spring Waltz
The short, honest plot: The drama depicts "a tragic but beautiful love between young sweethearts who meet again after losing touch for 15 years." (Via Hancinema) Spring Waltz is actually the final story in the Endless Love series.
5. High Kick!
The short, honest plot: This sitcom focuses on the members and hilarious antics of the Lee family. It was such a hit that High Kick was followed by two more seasons!
The short, honest plot: "In 16th century, during the Joseon Dynasty, a gisaeng gave birth to a child, Hwangjini (Ha Ji Won). Destined to become a lowly gisaeng herself, Hwangjini engaged her liberal love with music and poetry and fought against gender inequality. Hwangjini was a celebrated 'Gisaeng' who would not give in to prejudice." (Via KBS) It was released in Korea in 2006 and was aired in the PH in 2007.
For a list of dramas that turned 10 years old in 2021, click here.