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7 K-Dramas About Single Parents And Their ~*Love Stories*~

Remember OG drama 'Only You?'
PHOTO: (LEFT TO RIGHT) WAS IT LOVE?/NETFLIX, WHEN THE CAMELLIA BLOOMS/NETFLIX

Since we know you're always on the lookout for new K-dramas to watch, we rounded up five Korean shows that tackle what it's like to be a single parent! 

1. When The Camellia Blooms (2019) 

Gong Hyo Jin plays Dong Baek, a single mom who moved from Seoul to a small provincial town called Ongsan. Kang Ha Neul, on the other hand, plays Hwang Yong Sik, a policeman who meets Dong Baek and falls in love with her at first sight. 

Where you can watch it: Netflix

2. One Spring Night (2019)

Jung Hae In plays the role of a pharmacist and single dad who falls in love with a librarian (Han Ji Min). He immediately expresses his interest in her but she tells him that they can only be friends...because she's already engaged.  

Where you can watch it: Netflix

3. Only You (2005)

One of the OG K-dramas! It stars Han Chae Young as Eun Jae, a young woman who loves to cook. She goes to Italy to enroll in cooking school and meets Han Yi Joon (Jo Hyun Jae), the heir to a hotel chain. After a one night stand, Eun Jae ends up pregnant but decides not to tell him. They meet again after several years. 

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4. Marriage Contract (2016)

When her husband dies, Hye Soo (Uee) is left to raise her daughter on her own and pay off her husband's debts. She is also diagnosed with a brain tumor. She enters into a 100-day marriage contract with Ji Hoon (Lee Seo Jin), a rich business executive, to provide for her child. 

Where you can watch it: Netflix 

5. Welcome To Waikiki (2018)

In this comedy, Han Yoon-ah (Jung In Sun) is a single mother who ends up staying at a *failing* guesthouse in Waikiki with her daughter Sol. The place is run by three men: an aspiring film director (Kim Jung Hyun), a minor actor (Lee Yi Kyung), and a freelance writer (Son Seung Won)

Where you can watch it: iflix

6. Was It Love? (2020) 

In this new drama from Netflix, a teenager named Ha Nee (Um Chae Young) looks for a partner for her mom Noh Ae Jeong (Song Ji Hyo). Ae Jeong, a movie producer, has been single for 14 years. She has four choices: a novelist, an actor, a teacher, and a former gangster! Will Ha Nee finally get the dad she's always wanted? 

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Where you can watch it: Netflix

7. A World Of Married Couple (2020) 

*MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!* A doctor named Sun Woo (Kim Hee Ae) who seems to have the perfect family finds out that her husband has been cheating on her. Her husband chooses the *other woman* over Sun Woo and their son, and "everything falls apart in a little picturesque town called Gosan."

Where you can watch it: Viu

Bonus: Hi Bye, Mama! (2020)

Kim Tae Hee stars as Yu Ri, a woman who has been a ghost for five years and has been following her husband and daughter Seo Woo. When Yu Ri is given the chance to come back to life, she must take her place with her family. There's one problem: Her husband has a new wife! 

Before remarrying, Yu Ri's husband Gang Hwa (Lee Kyu Hyung) was a single parent and he struggled with being a full-time dad and a full-time doctor at the same time. 

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Where you can watch it: Netflix

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