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Five drama recommendations… for when you need to sob it out

Five drama recommendations… for when you need to sob it out
Raise your hand if you’ve ever cried over a K-drama before! Okay, now that that’s out of the way, here are some of our favorite picks for sobbing it out (which is a step up from just a stray tear or a lump in your throat). In other words, here’s a unique collection of dramas — young and old — that hit us in the heart and made us cry rivers of cathartic tears, but also made us love them for it.


Five drama recommendations for when you need to sob it outGaksital (2012)

 
Set during the Japanese occupation of Korea, Gaksital is a story of resilience and endurance in the face of hopelessness — and of betrayal, redemption, and sacrifice. It may be a decade old, but it left such an impression on me that many scenes are as fresh and vivid in my mind as if I just watched it yesterday. And if I’m totally honest, it’s one of those K-dramas that I’m a little afraid of attempting to re-watch. There are a few reasons for this, not least of which is that I know I’ll have to prepare myself for the bucketloads of tears. Do I still believe the story is worth all those tears? Yes. But my goodness, did this show make me cry a LOT.

The titular mask-wearing hero, Lee Kang-to (Joo-won), starts out not as a hero, but as a man in an occupied country doing what he believes he has to do to ensure his family survives: assimilate. Almost too late he realizes that he’s not only on the wrong side of history, but he’s also actively and directly hurting the people he loves most. And if a hero with nothing left to lose fighting against impossible odds weren’t tragic enough, Gaksital also gives us best-friends-turned-enemies Kang-to and Kimura Shunji (Park Ki-woong). Ten years later, that’s the heartbreak that still lingers. The friends-to-enemies trope is one of my biggest kryptonites anyway — especially if those friends can’t help missing each other even while knowing the other is out for their blood — and Joo-won and Park Ki-woong made it hurt so, so good. –@mistyisles

 

Five drama recommendations for when you need to sob it outDear My Friends (2016)

 
As a fan of weekend dramas, I was really excited to see the veteran actors who usually play grandparents coming together as leading characters in the ensemble drama that is Dear My Friends. All I anticipated was a dramatic and fun drama, but not once did I expect to get so emotional while watching it. The drama explores the relationship between a group of friends in their twilight years, and it also delves into the life of the daughter of one of the friends (played by Go Hyun-jung). As she listens to their stories as research for her novel, she unlocks some past memories that she has tried to suppress. And together, they all learn the true meaning of friendship and move past their pain as they discover a new outlook on life.

There’s something about the way Noh Hee-kyung writes that moves me to tears when I watch her dramas, and Dear My Friends (which won best screenplay at the Baeksangs) was no exception. The drama had a very realistic portrayal of friendships and other familial relationships which are neither a fairytale nor a bed of roses. And it was really meaningful to see the ups and downs, and the strengths and weaknesses of these characters as their lives played out on screen.

You can always trust the veterans to bring their A-game acting wise, but the supporting cast was no joke either. And as if that weren’t enough, Lyn’s “Want to be Free” OST playing over several scenes had me bawling my eyes out. Seriously, how can a drama be so heartwarming and yet so heartbreaking at the same time? This is a comforting slice-of-life drama that I highly recommend, but it comes with a warning to watch with a box(es) of tissues, because you’ll definitely need it. –@unit

 

Five drama recommendations for when you need to sob it outJust Between Lovers (2017)

 
I’ll admit I cry easily. But it’s rare that I sob so hard I have to pause a drama because I can’t read the subtitles through the tears. Just Between Lovers is one of those rarities. It’s become my go-to when I need a cathartic cry to remember that while life sometimes goes off course, this cast of seeming outsiders will make me feel like I’m exactly where I need to be.

With a simple premise about surviving a building collapse, the drama gives a cascade of complex ways people deal with trauma. It’s a love story, of course, but it’s also about the connection, support, and strength we can gain from each other — precisely by showing our wounds. Oddly, while the characters suffer terrible losses, it’s not their troubles that bring me to tears. Instead, I find myself sobbing for their small wins. This isn’t a sappy show, where circumstances change and the world is well. In fact, it’s awfully realistic. But the characters find hope despite all that, knowing that while the future may be tough, they’re not alone in facing it.

The problems, for me, are all too relatable, and I find comfort in seeing myself in their world. It’s full of wise words and big truths that help cheer me on as much as they do the protagonists. At the heart of it, there’s something that has always made me cry when someone speaks a solid truth — like I’m finally being seen — and that’s the type of cry this show gives me. –@dramaddictally

 

Five drama recommendations for when you need to sob it outCome Here and Hug Me (2018)

 
For someone who doesn’t favor scary dramas or serial killer anything, I sure talk a lot about this drama, and do a lot of convincing people to watch it. To me, it’s the perfect example of the ubiquitous childhood trauma backstory used for maximum catharsis. First, we get the story of our young teens (cheers for Nam Da-reum) as they hit a terrifying moment that tears them apart. Then, we meet them in the present as adults who are struggling to overcome the trauma from the past — guilt, grief, and fear.

Our heroine has grown up to be a successful actress (Jin Ki-joo in the role that made me love her forever) who’s struggling to keep her head above water, but never giving in entirely to the fear that haunts her. Similarly haunted is our police officer hero — and here, Jang Ki-yong’s stiff and tentative acting works for good and adds many layers to the tormented man his character grew up to be.

The story isn’t a subtle one — it’s a serial killer melo after all — but by gosh the rollercoaster journey of brokenness into healing is one that hit me super hard. It’s the healing element that’s built into the fabric of this drama that made it so emotive for me; I love it for the catharsis of the storytelling as much as for the actual story itself. And it’s still in my top 5 list of dramas that made me cry the hardest. –@missvictrix

 

Five drama recommendations for when you need to sob it outMove to Heaven (2021)

 
Move to Heaven is one of those dramas that you know — even before watching the first episode — will be a massive tearjerker. The synopsis is practically a giant warning label for you to watch with a box of tissues and a tub of chocolate chip cookie dough, but the story’s exploration of family, life, and death are worth the puffy eyes and stuffy nose — and the extra calories.

Lee Je-hoon plays Cho Sang-gu, a man recently released from prison, and like his mullet hairstyle would imply, he’s a little rough around the edges. After his estranged hyung’s passing, he becomes the unlikely guardian for his nephew Geu-ru (Tang Joon-sang), and — thanks to the additional conditions outlined in his brother’s will — this uncle and nephew team up to run the trauma cleaning business Sang-gu’s brother left to them.

In addition to cleaning and organizing the homes of the recently deceased, Geu-ru and his father had a tradition of going the extra mile, taking care to box up the deceased’s most cherished and meaningful possessions to give to their loved ones. As Geu-ru and Sang-gua carry on the tradition, we delve into the lives of the recently departed, gaining a poignant look at their individual stories and the people they’ve left behind. With time, Sang-gu’s hard edges begin to soften as he gains a new perspective, and he lets go of past traumas in order to move on and become a better uncle and guardian. –@daebakgrits

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I have a few aside from the ones mentioned..

Queen for Seven Days- my number 1. It hurts you but gives you wonderful cinematography as backdrop
Flower of Evil.. the one that I didnt expect to be a melo but its still good
Stairway to Heaven .. the story is a bit dated but this made me cry a river
The Princess' Man.. if u can ignore the actor who play the ML

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Yesss I was going to recommended Seven Day Queen too!
Hurts so bad, but still loved it. A classic tear-jerker for sure.

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SDQ was excellent for a good cry. Totally an I'll love you till death scenario laced with tears.

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Beanies introduced me to QFSD and I have never looked back. Really affecting and gut churningly memorable. Given how much of “The Red Sleeve” was pure fiction, it would have been great if Yi San had been imbued with a fraction of the reflective capacity and consistency of Lee Yeok. ( I still hate the unnecessary and revolting neck grab/choking and the threats. Deokim knew you were the top dog, ok?).

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Agree with The Princess' Man. I can rarely tolerate melo, but this one was extremely well done. Like nearly perfect. To anyone who can ignore the actor and watch it, do read JB's review afterwards. It is like the cherry on top.

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It is well written. The family drama and between the leads. I just feel bad that the actor's scandal makes me hesitate to recommend this to people.

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Sageuk is not my usual genre but i somehow loved the Princess Man..but yeah I can’t watch the Man again.

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Goblin’s vignettes had me bawling every single time.
Hi, Bye Mama. Omigosh, so much good crying in this one.
Live. Not into police shows, but this one hit differently.
Fated to love you. If you know, you know. If you’re a mom, you know.

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Mr. Sunshine Dong Mae…need I say more?

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waaah-HAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!
all of them.....

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Kudo hina and Goo Dongmae - I was just gutted by that storyline. So so sad.

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I second Fated to Love You. That and Bridal Mask are the only shows that have made me cry uncontrollably 😭

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Some scenes/ Kdrama that makes me bawled and crying non-stop:
1. Just Between Lovers
2. Fated to Love You
3. Chicago Typewriter

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I second Fated to Love You and Chicago Typewriter, especially the closing sequence of CT.

I have yet to watch JBL, maybe I'll binge-watch after AoS 😁

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Dear db staff, thank you so much! I've been asking beanies' recommendations for sad and dark dramas lately. Thanks to beanies, i'm now watching My Liberations Notes and about to start My Ahjussi soon. I'm still open for more recommendations.

Out of this list, i have only watched Just Between Lovers and Move to Heaven, both are very good. Reading the description for JBL about "sobbing for small wins" reminds me about a drama i haven't finished for years, Awl. Interesting enough, i knew the drama from db's editor rating and this drama gets an A so that's how i decided to watch it.

If i remember correctly, the characters are all ordinary facing very ordinary life (cmiiw). I think it was too relatable that i was scared to find out that i'm that weak and cry easily for *small things*. I'm not like that now so maybe it's time to start again.

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I think i discovered Awl from db on 2018, few years before i decided to join the community this year.
Dang, i haven't finished Awl for 4 years?

Also from this list, Dear My Friends is the drama i've been avoiding the most after My Ahjussi. I'm scared but also curious about it.
I think i should make a list about leaving my comfort zone kdrama edition(?) because that's what i've been doing these days.

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I’ve been avoiding Dear My Friends but tried the first 2 episodes a few days ago. I’m scarily close in age to the Friends and I can tell the subjects will be too much for me. Plus it really annoyed me the way those old ladies are so spry, running up and down hills and dancing while I’m getting a knee replacement 😞!
It looks really good but I’ll avoid it awhile longer 🐔

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Oh bless you, they are not all singing and dancing they suffer from some of the other ailments that can’t be seen. The need for adult nappies being discussed so matter of factly by the adult son made me really think of the indignity of growing older when we still feel young but our bodies betray us.
Hope the knee op goes well and you get pain free living back.

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Thank you! There’s a lot to be said for staying fit as a young person and keeping the weight off as the Friends clearly did. As much as other countries make fun of Koreans squatting a lot, I can see in the Friends how that habit has paid off in later years for them 😃 Strong quads are key!

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The squat with feet flat on the ground and legs crossed flat to the ground are signs of flexibility many envy at any age. It’s when the main character drops to the squat in the middle of the street and starts crying to show complete overwhelm and distress that you know that’s a drama move as it’s unlikely that would happen in real life and is over the top.

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I’ve always thought it was a cultural thing that’s second nature just as westerners in entertainment get bad news and fall into a chair or stagger and hold a wall. When I have bad news, I want to curl up into a ball (but my knees won’t let me 😁)!

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@bbstl The reason I thought it was only on a drama was because of the public display of such strong emotion is always looked upon by the strangers walking past as if it is ‘not the done thing.’

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@reply1988 yes, it’s right up there with all the fainting! 😉

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I would recommend:
My Ajusshi : It's good when it hurts, It's good when it heals
Seven Day Queen: Tears for the lovers. Probably the only romantic show I know that brings out some well deserved tears till the end while balancing it with a tight plot.
C/T dramas
Remembrance of things past: Will bring the tears but also the fun
Yong Jiu Grocery Store :A small village has a lot to offer with excellent storytelling and fleshed out pasts of several characters.

Btw really like the list but it's not even surprising that I didn't complete all of these. Apart from Gaksital which I never watched, I stopped the rest because either I was regularly crying or lost interest.

Noh Hee Kyung is the queen to go for tears. She writes people, as flawed as they are. That is why I understand why some may not like her writing because she doesn't exactly have likeable characters . They are just all very human and no human is 100 percent likeable.
I loved DMF but stopped it when Kim Hye Ja slept on Kwang Soo's shoulders in the cinema and he wept away the entire time. Such a poignant scene to show how aging parents can affect children.

Come and Hug Me surely has the best kind of past childhood trauma in dramaland. Not only is it pivotal to the story and not a side plot but it also shows how it shaped the characters and how they healed from it. It is a total journey.

One thing that is great in all shows in the recs is that they all have great dialogues, JBL and Move to Heaven included.

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Can't believe nobody has mentioned Go Back Couple yet. One of the very few dramas that I cry the whole way through every single time I rewatch.

Nokdu Flower. I sobbed my heart out, and haven't been able to rewatch since.

Lookout

Nine

The King 2 Hearts

With these 3 I don't cry the whole way through, but they have many many scenes to sob it out.

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i second King 2 Hearts!!

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Oh same, King 2 Hearts had me pre-emptively weeping because I could see what was coming.

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I was going to say Lookout as well. But then I thought it was just me that cries with KWK cries.

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@sicarius And I thought we are overdoing it with fangirling about Lookout every chance we get!

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Lol!
Except I can't even technically recc Lookout here since I never cried watching it asdfghjkl

Also Ally! KYK is such an annoyingly good crier I guarantee you are not alone haha

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It is the smile! He kills me because he smiles while crying. And the times he doesn't smile, it feels like he has lost everything and everyone in his life. I struggle to remind myself he is actually acting.

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It seems we're recommending melos and not just rom-coms with sob scenes (Go Back Couple, Crash Landing on You), so
Mother
The Light in Your Eyes
Mr. Sunshine
Youth of May

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Well people are different.

One, I usually don't cry with melos. They are too over the top and extreme to actually break my heart. The amount of tears I shed in one scene of GBC I didn't shed in the whole 16 hours of JBL.

Two, some shows that are romcoms to some viewers are not that to me (Go Back Couple, Scent of a Woman, Hotel Del Luna, etc)

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Lastly, Tomorrow made me ugly cry like I didn't for a long time.

Move to Heaven was really touching.

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Yes to both dramas.

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Oh, a couple of episodes in Tomorrow were a cry fest for me. When the Reapers gave the Korean War vet the honor guard and the one in which we saw the the perspective of the dog, I lost it. Even if I felt the emotional writing was a bit overdone and eensy weensy manipulative, these two episodes got me. because they hit too close to home.

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The veteran episode was the "worst" for me. I think I cried non stop from the middle to the end 😅

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A friend of mine was watching it today and we were both bonding over how much we cried in the Korean War vet episode 😭

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Aw...

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Silly me. I never feel a need to "sob it out".

While I've enjoyed some of the shows people have mentioned, like Mr. Sunshine and My Mister, if I know in advance that a show is going to try to make everyone cry it will... Lets just say that I'm even less likely to start tear-jerkers than their evil cousins, melos.

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Hehehe. Me too.

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Agreed with the last part. Even though I've cried buckets through a lot of shows, if I know beforehand that a show is a tearjerker I'm definitely less likely to start it at all. And I deeply dislike melos. Lots of famous, older kdramas will never be watched by me purely because of this.

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Not me still avoiding Queen For Seven Days for exactly this reason... 👀

Also if I do happen to watch something akin to that and it is rather, too obviously trying to make me cry, is emotionally manipulative or gratuitously sad, it will have the opposite effect on me; I will feel nothing for the story directly, and get mad at the show instead for doing so.

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"it is rather, too obviously trying to make me cry, is emotionally manipulative or gratuitously sad, it will have the opposite effect on me; I will feel nothing for the story directly"

Exactly the reason melos don't work on me. And I always end up just disliking them for being manipulative.

As for Queen For Seven Days, I might be the only beanie who hated that show. Every single character was so dumb that it made me furious. I only finished it for Chansung.

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I don't mind the melo genre in general, it's definitely worked for me before, and I think it can be done well; I don't see it as a genre that HAS to be manipulative by necessity, although I understand why people don't like it, and why a lot of Melo probably falls into that more than not--- but man when it crosses that line for me do I LOATHE it. (*cough* The Light In Your Eyes *cough*) And unfortunately, it's not just the melo genre that is prone to doing this ^... (*insert another controversial opinion about another drama on this thread*)

Re. QfSD- LOL! Oh the spicy tea! Hahaha 🤭🤭 it will probably still remain there on my watchlist for some time yet.

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I'll add It's okay not to be Okay to list.

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Totally. The damage and hurt so many characters were carrying made me blub. Kangtae breaking down after reading Zombie Kid had me in pieces.

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Great list. I'm not a big crier but did shed a few during Move to Heaven, Just Between Lovers and Dear My Friends. Noh Hee Kyung's dramas in general get to me, Live and Our Blues being other ones that had tear-jerking moments.

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Go Back Couple is on the top of my list but it doesn't meet the criteria of this recommendations for me. I think what made it be at the top was that I had followed it in the recaps when it aired, so I knew where the tears where. But it didn't stop the tears when I finally got to watch it. Can it bring me to tears if I watch it again today? I doubt it. But I know it'll evoke all the emotions and bring me this close. I hope not to the point where the tears fall.

I don't think a drama can make me sob a second time since the catharsis might not bring the tears to bay again, but I know the episodes that will. My Liberation Notes and to add, Our Blues and Reflection of You. They all contain an episode(s) I'll make sure to prep myself for whenever I decide to rewatch.

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I haven't seen "Dear My Friends," but I've seen the other ones listed here and out of them, only "Move to Heaven" made me cry in multiple scenes, but particularly when Cho Sang-gu remembers the tragic death of his protege. I should have seen that coming, but somehow didn't, so when the boy is in the ring and being pummeled, and all Cho Sang-gu can do is watch in horror and regret, I was a weeping mess.

I agree that the friends-to-enemies arc in "Gaksital" was well done, but that drama often dragged for me, and I thought many of the major moments weren't as emotionally affecting as they could have been because it took too long to get there. So no tears.

I've already talked about why I think JBL is overrated and I know many love it, so I'll just say that although the premise is heart wrenching and there's a lot of deep sadness and trauma covered by the drama in a totally unflinching manner, I felt emotionally removed from the protagonists for a large part of the drama. And that meant no tears.

I did cry watching "Red Sleeve Cuff," but not during the obviously sad parts. The moments that got me included when the FL, now the King's concubine, watches the spectre of her friends about to head out on some adventure outside the palace, and she realizes that she will never again be free to join them. Her pure loneliness choked me up there.

Most recently, I cried during "Attorney Woo" when the mother asked her daughter if she resented her. That scene looked like it was done in a single take, and it was so emotionally surprising and devastating to hear the mother ask that question. I felt for both women--the daughter who feels abandoned, and the mother who chose to have and give up a child even when it made her life infinitely harder, and who now has to face that child. It was beautifully shot and played by both actresses and made me cry as both a mother, daughter, and woman.

Speaking of that, hopelessness, frustration, and perceived injustice often make me cry the most in dramas. So in "Our Blues," listening to the doctor try to emotionally manipulate a terrified and vulnerable teenage girl into listening to her baby's heartbeat made me sob.

And finally, I cried during "Healer" when the ML tried to insult and push the FL away. She says something like "Don't do this to yourself" and the way she cuts through his self-protectiveness got me. Also, I cried when the Ahjumma goes to meet the FL to tell her Healer has disappeared. That such a tough, stoic woman would finally express her obvious (maternal) love for that man was so moving.

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The Guest
I'm sorry I love you,Those are the ones that made me sob out.
But Nobody Knows, The Light in Your eyes,Chicago Typewriter, just between lovers, move to heaven made sad, angry and tear up.

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Just Between Lovers felt more like it was trying to be uplifting to me then sad since the characters were finding comfort working through their trauma/issues together (I would say the same for It's OK That's Love and My Ahjussi). But, the shows that made me cry throughout (not just the end) seem to be older: Stairway to Heaven, I'm Sorry I Love You and 49 Days come to mind.

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Wait, no one above has mentioned Reply 1988 or Reply 1997 yet?

R88 made me ugly cry the first 8 episodes. All so heartwarming. The mom episode. Who could forget that? When Taek lost the game, and his friends let him cuss. Ugly cry, there.

R97, when the wife called the writer begging her to stop killing her characters, so her sick husband can enjoy the drama. Bucket of tears right there. Also, the confesion at the karaoke. Heartbreak. Cries.

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See, this is something that Koreans are especially good at. They are masters of the art. Making singularly heart breaking scenes like those you have mentioned in the middle of every genre imaginable. I agree with the scenes you have mentioned, and there are millions more as good in the hundreds of dramas I have watched. But I wouldn't recommend R97 to someone who wants to watch sonething to let out their tears, only for those scenes, if you know what I mean.

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i couldn't agree more. Korean dramas can really made me go LOLing in one scene and sobbing in another scene. All in 1 episode. It was very heartwarming.

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R88. I knew I would not be able to get through any episode without crying because I freaking cried the first episode. The birthday cake episode. I had forgotten this one.

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The only thing I've actually ever "sobbed it out" over was my Lookout Essay... So, like, not even the actual show... but my version of it instead...

So yeah. I can't recommend anything lmao.

Oh and nothing listed on this ~entire~ thread is on my "just a stray tear or a lump in your throat" list either, what few shows of those there are and which is the closest I as a non crier *do* come to crying in show pfft.

I refer back to the Drama Chat: Dramas that Made You Ugly Cry for the rest of that meagre list, along with the most latest "Almost" addition of Episode 9 of Hot Stove League lmao:
https://www.dramabeans.com/2022/05/drama-chat-the-drama-moment-that-made-you-ugly-cry/#comment-3975549

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I cry when I write essays too. And yours I could totally see crying through that.

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Answer Me 1988
That ending sequence always gets me
I’m crying now just thinking about it

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Tho one sure-fire way to bring out the waterworks here at dramabeans is reading javabean’s last post

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- My mister
- Its okay to not be okay
- Hotel del Luna
- Goblin
- Uncontrollably fond
- Mr. sunshine
- Tomorrow

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I didn’t join this discussion because I tend to avoid the dramas that lead to proper tears. However, I was taken down by a drama I didn’t know would effect me the way it did. So I was pleased that someone mentioned Uncontrollably fond so I felt I could contribute.

I didn’t want to mention it because it is a Melo where we know the sad outcome from early on and there were a lot of annoying parts were it was clearly milking it for a tear fest. However, for me one part was spot on. Having seen the real life damage that is done, when an adult’s issues overrides their ability to be emotionally available for their child, it felt too raw and triggering for me to just see it as a drama. There were three stand out moments all involving his mum. I think the mother’s character was written in a way that the redemptive arc they gave her couldn’t be considered as anything other than a glance over the shoulder rather than the full 180 turn around that I needed to see to feel she had understood what she had done and had sought forgiveness.

Hearing Golden love from the OST immediately leads to heart sink sadness.

I do think the life imitating art context in terms of the timing also made it harder for me to treat this as a sad drama rather than a reflection of the harsh reality of life for some people.

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Yep, that show was manipulative, but sadder to think how life imitated art so soon afterwards for KWB. I just sang Golden Love with another kdrama addicted doctor too. It’s not as sad when you sing it, I think. 😆

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Karaoke Doctors, it’s Hospital Playlist ☺️

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That’s show made me miss a lot of things—one was being in a band.

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@missvictrix, I am with you with COME HERE AND HUG ME (2018) (Viki US). I loved it. The director did something quite unusual and gutsy at the end (25 min of episode 32, I just rewatched) where he has the adults in a field: tall Jang Ki-yong and Jin Ki-joo give hugs to their younger counterparts who were fantastic: Nam Da-reum and Ryu Han-bi. If that is not tear inducing I don’t know what is.

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RIGHT?! There was such a small chance of that actually working and yet they pulled it off in the most moving way possible. Don't make me cry @marcusnyc20!

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Sob. Arsedal 2 reportedly starts filming next week.

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Oh yeah if we're talking the OTHER kind of sobbing...

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My fave dramas that I can rewatch to have a good cry on:
- Marriage Contract
- Hi Bye Ma
- Just Between Lovers
- My Mister

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I have shed countless tears while watching dramas.
However, if I have to mention a drama that had me sobbing endlesly, it’s Reply 1988 during Bora’s wedding. Woah…that was bad.

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I'm not much of a crier, at all. But these shows had me teary eyed:

- Go Back Couple
- Marriage Contract
- Goblin
- 25-21
- 1% of Something (I know. How this made me teary is a head-scratcher. Though I think it was in the part where the male lead explained to his BFF how he cannot possibly expose the FL to the chaos of his chaebol life just so she could be his wife - when he can't even promise to be by her side all the time. But eh. He caved in later in the episode. 😆)

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Oh yeah - the last few episodes of 25-21 were seriously painful. I was covered in tears/snot.

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This one I was angry crying and I had PTSD symptoms days after, I avoided everything that could remind me of it for weeks after because I kept hyperventilating.....never again

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Whoa! I've never cried this way before for any show or film, no matter how sad the ending was. Hope you're ok now. 🥺

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I am now, thanks for asking.I had a support group that helped and i watched a lot of comedies so that helped.

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That's serious! Maybe imagine a different ending... :)

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I think it was that terrible because that was a drama I really loved, to have that ending?? I have decided to avoid that writer future works for my mental health.

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I remember crying for much for Hospital Playlist 1 and Nevillera.

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Btw, will it be the category of 5 shows that you wanna cry so much because of its existence and because you've watched it?
If that is the case, I have some in mind. I'd most definitely nominate Pretty Noona.

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Are you talking tears of disappointment in yourself for continuing to watch?!

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Yes. And also because of how bad the show is.

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It's still one of my favourite show!

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The second nomination will go to Alice. *shudder*

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If I invented time travel, the first thing I would do is go back in time and make sure they never made Alice.

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@leetennant Thank you..

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Alice is still first on this list, I am still trying to understand the ending a year after

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Alice's ending made perfect sense.
Finally a Korean man got to marry his mother.

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It's so morally wrong on so many levels.

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I don't think any one has said these one's so here goes some oldies but goodies.
1 I Sorry I Love You 2006
unbelievably heartbreaking and i love So JI Sob!
2 Sang Doo Lets Go To School 2003
This was Rain's first drama and you can't even tell it was. I was so hurt by the ending it drove me crazy. It's with Gong Hyo Jin what more could you ask for.
3 A Love To Kill 2005
It's with Shin Min A and Rain.
how far would you go to get revenge on the person you think is the cause of your brothers disability? this was the early days of dramas where somebody had to did. then ending did it to me again because it didn't have to happen. I cried tears of anger and sadness.

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I would like to add another drama.
4 My Rosy Life 2005
when your spouse has only a short time to live how would you spend it. this was one of Nam Goong Min's first drama's and he plays a doctor. then ending is so sad and uplifting at the same time. The actress playing the lead would pass away in 2009 and this was her comeback drama.

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My Mister! No discussions!

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As someone who is a big crier,the last drama I really cried for.....this year by the way was Red sleeve.....I literally cried out my eyes on the first day of the year and had to wear glasses the following day to avoid questions about my swollen eyes🤣.

So should I avoid sad dramas?..... probably yes
Would I listen to the voice of reason in my head.... absolutely No
I am off to make a list.

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Me trying to finish Heirs
*sob*

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Hello Monster
Black
School 2013
Misaeng
Angry Mom
When My Love Blooms

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