Most of the time, korean drama was full of cliche story line. Where as the female lead mostly are candy type, cinderella type, or ordinary housewife. In the opposite, the male lead are strong type, rich type, cool type, or tsundere type.
But, if you are a kdrama fans by the bone who have been watched hundreds of kdrama, then definitely you will came across dramas with a different stereotype. Kind of drama that will give you a vibe, “Yes, You go Girl! Finally, A strong personality of Female Lead!”
As many drama out there, here are my 10 favorite korean drama which absolutely make me fell in love with the female lead, rather than the male lead. Even though in some cases, I just love them both, equally.
1. Doctor John
The female lead in this drama are absolutely my kind of woman. A strong, smart, witty, funny, and not your typical ‘princess type.” Her strong personality, I believe, is also the main reason why the lead male fell in love at the first place.
I have been enjoying this drama start from the first episode till the end. One of the best drama I ever watched.
2. Sky Castle
This drama was extremely popular for its story line which touched “bullying” theme. But for me, the main reason I love this drama is because the strong personality of some of the female leads. A strong and reliable housewifes that we could look up to.
I am so happy to see Park Shin Hye got a character that showed how strong a woman should be. A beautiful doctor who is skillful in martial art and pretty independent in life was very encouraging to see.
4. Search: WWW
This, is also one of the best drama in my opinion. The story line revolve in the life of 3 beautiful woman in their thirty. Three beautiful woman with their own strong and unique personality. How they handled problems in their life, how to achieve their career also love life, and a strong bond of friendship. They made us, woman, wanted to have a life just like them.
5. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
If you are into a romantic comedy kind of drama with a unique story line and break all the stereotype out there, maybe this is one of the best choice.
The female lead, who is a weight lifter (very unique, right) fell in love with a swimmer. Their love story somewhat very refreshing as they kind of switch their role all throughout the drama.
For example, it was the female lead who is stronger than the male lead, literally. It was her too, that protected or being use to protect the male lead.
So, if you look for a lovey-dovey moment where the male lead are very cool and protected the girl all the time, this one is not your cup of tea.
6. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
Hahaha. Sorry, somehow I got to laugh everytime I remember this drama. The story line is absolutely hillarious and unbelieveable comical.
Where most of the time, a man is stronger than the woman and being a superhero, this drama showed us reverse. The female lead is literally a superhero with a superpower where as the male is just an ordinary person.
7. Let Me Introduce Her
One of those drama about ‘family’ life. If you are into a light happy drama, this one is absolutely a BIG NO.
The female lead is originally a strong woman, but not until she got constant abused from her own husband. This drama showed us how a strong person, turned into a very weak one, then tried her hardest to get back to how she was used to be, even stronger for the sake of her daughter and her own happiness. She fight back.
A must-watch drama for its rare story line in a kdramaland.
8. Mr. Sunshine
Despite of the fact that the male lead is as strong as the female lead, this drama has every right to get into my list.
Not only for the reason of the strong personality of the female lead, this drama was actually literally one of the best out there. The very reason are because of it cost high budget, great editing and effect, a skillful actor and actress, from a well known writer, and a rare background.
Kim Tae Ri character has shown me what kind of strong woman in her era, and I was captivated by her all through out the drama.
9. Hotel Del Luna
A 2019 most hype and popular drama in and out of Korea. IU sucessfully portrayed a very strong, rich, cold yet funny, and independent woman ‘or ghost’ through whole episodes.
Her elegant and sophisticated appearance along with her comical expression that could relate to any of us are indeed very entertaining to watch.
10. Graceful Family
In this drama, the female lead has a very strong personality, despite her weakness over her mother’s death. She is smart, rich, looked arrogant and cold, all the character we mainly seen in a male lead of a drama.
She sometimes looks like a bad ass rich woman who make us cringe with her attitude. But hey, that is why I officially loving this drama.
Well, that’s it! My 10 favorite drama with a strong personality of the female lead that I enjoyed watching.
How about yours?