Fight For My Way, The King: Eternal Monarch & more: 5 Kdramas that depict healthy romantic relationships well

Updated on Apr 05, 2021 02:23 PM IST  |  763.2K
   
A screenshot from Descendants of the Sun.
Fight For My Way, The King: Eternal Monarch & more: 5 Kdramas that depict healthy romantic relationships well
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Korean romance dramas are often relegated to being unrealistic portrayals of relationships and dating, especially by those who haven't ever really watched one whole K-Drama through to the end. However, a true K-Drama fan would know better than anyone else that K-Dramas are idealistic situations that really aren't that far from reality. The relationships portrayed in K-Dramas are built on the principles of mutual love and respect above anything else and as such, they lead to fulfilling fairy-tale-like love stories. There's nothing fantastical about them except for the fact that two people who claim to love each other, actually do. Perhaps expecting basic decency, honesty, trust and respect might be unrealistic to some but for the rest, it is absolutely rightful. 

Here are 5 K-Dramas that perfectly depict healthy relationships:

Fight For My Way - Ko Dong Man & Choi Ae Ra, Kim Joo Man & Baek Seol Hee

Through the lens of a bright youth drama, Fight For My Way perfectly shows the intricacies and complexities of love and relationships. From a newly formed couple to a mature one, no relationship is quite the same. Ko Dong Man and Choi Ae Ra have a different love language than Kim Joo Man and Baek Seol Hee and yet they're oddly similar in that the people in those relationships have unending respect for each other. They support each others' dreams, even if it takes a little time to get used to it. They care for each other and are protective but never suffocating. If that's not the definition of a healthy relationship, we don't know what it.

Descendants of the Sun - Yoon Myeong Joo & Seo Dae Young

Attention is almost always focused on this drama's central couple, played beautifully by Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo. However, the subtle, steady and patient love between Yoon Myeong Joo and Seo Dae Young is severely underrated. Throughout the drama, their relationship and bond come a long way to say the least. They mature and so does their love.

Still 17 - Woo Seo Ri & Gong Woo Jin

Woo Seo Ri and Gong Woo Jin are always there right beside each other regardless of the circumstances. Woo Jin sets aside his own inner conflict to embrace the love he feels for this woman and Seo Ri is never reluctant to give in her to her feelings. Their love is sweet and innocent and yet, fiercely strong. There's nothing that can come between them because they're so certain of their feelings and that exactly what makes them such a beautiful couple.

Welcome to Waikiki S1 - Han Yoon Ah & Kang Dong Gu

Yoon Ah and Dong Gu's relationship might look painstakingly slow-paced to a viewer but if we were to think of it in the grand scheme of things and not just 16 episodes, it was just the right speed. Feelings grew tenderly into something much stronger until the two couldn't deny it anymore despite the places where they respectively were in their lives. Dong Gu was basically unemployed and struggling whereas Yoon Ah was a single mother and yet, through their relationship, they found themselves even better than they could alone.

The King: Eternal Monarch - Lee Gon & Jung Tae Eul

Finally, this list would not be complete without Lee Gon and Tae Eul. Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun immortalised love and proved that it quite literally can transcend beyond time and space and even dimensions and alternate universes. Lee Gon fights tooth and nail to protect Tae Eul and she blindly trusts his word, if nothing else. The two resolve not only each other's problems but also their world's at large and still make their strongest efforts to be with each other, even if that meant for short periods at a time. This is love and it is realistic. 

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Which K-Drama would you add to this list? Share your thoughts with Pinkvilla in the comments section down below!

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Anonymous : All these dramas are amazing
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Anonymous : Actually to tell the truth , already watched all the dramas and that also first to last episode my fav one is the love between song couples in descendants of the sun and fight for my way and i liked the others three dramas that's why I watched it
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Anonymous : Descendants of the Sun, not the usual romance drama. It depicts love for humanity as well❤❤❤
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Anonymous : Love K-drama as they decent stroy and show the respect to each other....
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Anonymous : They both made perfect couple. Good movie.
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Anonymous : Totally share the analysis! Love is love!
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Anonymous : For me Lee Gon and Tae Eul love was immortal,coz they nt only trusted each other blindly bt also proved tht love doesnt depend upon time..i am watching it right now and just couldnt leave it
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Anonymous : This sum up how I feel about the king eternal monarch and love
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Anonymous : Lee Gon and Tae Eul really have the most beautiful and healthy relationship. The love and trust they have for each other is just so incredible. This drama has its first anniversary this month and I still couldn't move on from them.
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Anonymous : Lee Gon and Tae Eul are definitely true soulmate and very deep chemistry. Their body laungueh showe how romantic they are each other. Their magnanimous souls singly and together are so fantastic, no one can beat this couple beast of the best. A perfect couple is sealed from heaven. Miss them both. May God bless both of them abundantly.
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Anonymous : Loved this drama! Watched it over and over many times !! Wished they would bring them back! Love K-dramas as they are decent love stories . They show respect for each other in many ways and aren't ripping each other's clothes off like our US movies. Can't stand to watch our movies anymore.
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