Top Korean Dramas With Independent Female Leads

Dramas with strong female leads are always the best. Women look stronger when they are independent. Every woman has to earn it from society. Today we are sharing top Korean dramas with independent female leads.

Dr. Cha (2023)

Top Korean Dramas With Independent Female Leads

Network: JTBC

Episodes: 16

Genre: Medical, Romance, Comedy

Cast: Uhm Jung-Hwa, Kim Byung-Chul, Min Wook-Hyuk, Myung Se-Bin

Synopsis: Cha Jeong-Suk (Uhm Jung-Hwa) is a homemaker for the past 20 years who gave up her medical career. She is married to Seo In-Ho (Kim Byung-Chul) who is a chief surgeon. Her son is a medical resident at the same hospital. Cha Jeong-Suk went through a serious condition. After recovery, she decided to pursue her career as a doctor.

When The Camellia Blooms (2019)

Top Korean Dramas With Independent Female Leads

Network: KBS2

Episodes: 40 ( 2 episodes per day)

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Crime, Suspense, Investigation

Cast: Gong Hyo-Jin, Kang Ha-Neul, Kim Kang-Hoon, Kim Ji-Suk, Son Dam-Bi, Lee Jung-Eun, Ko Du-Shim

Synopsis: Dong-Baek (Gong Hyo-Jin) runs a bar-restaurant named Camellia in the small town of Ongsan. She is a single mom and lives with her son Pil-Gu (Kim Kang-Hoon). Hwang Yong-Sik (Kang Ha-Neul) is a young police officer who falls in love at first sight with Dong-Baek. This is one of the top Korean dramas with independent female leads.

Hyena (2020)

Top Korean Dramas With Independent Female Leads

Network: SBS

Episodes: 16

Genre: Law, Crime, Comedy, Romance

Cast: Ju Ji-Hoon, Kim Hye-Soo, Jun Suk-Ho, Kim Ho-Jung, Oh Gyeong-Hwa

Synopsis: Hyena is a drama about two lawyers who only believe in winning but have different mindsets. Jang Geum-Ja (Kim Hye-Soo) runs a small law firm that can do anything to win the case. Yoon Hee-Jae (Ju Ji-Hoon) works as one of the largest law firms. He is very smart and confident at his work.

Angry Mom (2015)

Top Korean Dramas With Independent Female Leads

Network: MBC

Episodes: 16

Genre: Drama, Family, Teen, Investigation, Crime

Cast: Kim Hee-Seon, Ji Hyun-Woo, Kim You-Jung, Yoo Ye-Joo, Ji Soo

Synopsis: Jo Kang-Ja (Kim Hee-Seon) is a strong and legendary girl who is known as a troublemaker at Busan high school. But she drops out of school and becomes a responsible mother. Now her daughter Oh Ah-Ram (Kim Yoo-Jung) is a high schooler who is being bullied in school. Jo Kang-Ja takes admission to her daughter’s school to find out why her daughter is having a tough time. She also learns about the dark politics of the education system.

My Name (2021)

Top Korean Dramas With Independent Female Leads

Network: Netflix

Episodes: 8

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Synopsis: Yoon Ji-Woo’s (Han So-Hee) father dies suddenly and now she is seeking revenge for his death. She works for a drug gang and Choi Mu-Jin (Park Hee-Soo) is the boss of the gang. Yoon Ji-Woo joins the police department and Jeon Pil-Do (Ahn Bo-Hyun) is her partner. My Name is one of the best new crime thriller Korean dramas of 2021.

Crash Course In Romance (2023)

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Network: tvN

Episodes: 16

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Suspense, Family

Cast: Jeon Do-yeon, Jung Kyung-ho

Synopsis: Nam Haeng-Seon (Jeon Do-Yeon) used to be a national athlete but left her sports career to take care of her niece Nam Hae-E (Roh Yoon-Seo). Now she runs a side dish store. Choi Chi-Yeol (Jung Kyoung-Ho) is a star math instructor. Nam Hae-E wants to join Choi Chi-Yeol’s class to improve her mathematics. This drama has a suspenseful plot, meanwhile, you will also find some good comedy between the main characters. This is one of the top Korean dramas with independent female leads.

Stranger 2 (2020)

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Network: tvN

Episodes: 16

Genre: Investigation, Suspense, Crime

Cast: Cho Seung-Woo, Bae Doo-Na

Synopsis: The Prosecutor’s office and the police face conflict due to some investigative authorities. Hwang Si-Mok (Cho Seung-Woo) is an elite prosecutor. Han Yeo-Jin (Bae Doo-Na) is a hard-working detective. Hwang Si-Mok and Han Yeo-jin work together to find the truth behind a case.

Second 20’s (2015)

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Network: tvN

Episodes: 16

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama

Cast: Choi Ji-Woo, Choi Won-Young, Kim Min-Jae, Lee Sang-Yoon

Synopsis: Ha No-Ra (Choi Ji-Woo) is a mother of 20-year-old son Min-Soo. She had Min-Soo (Kim Min-Jae) when she was a teen. She dropped out of her school and married Kim Woo-Cheol(Choi Won-Young). 

Ho No-Ra is 38 years old and finds out she has a chronic disease. She wants to fulfill her dreams before her death. She takes admission in a university where her husband is a professor and her son is a student. Later she finds out the medical report was false and she is healthy. But she still attends the school and lives her twenties again.

Summer Strike (2022)

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Network: ENA

Episodes: 12

Genre: Melodrama, Comedy, Romance, Life

Cast: Im Si-Wan, Seol Hyun, Shin Eun-Soo, Park Ye-Young

Synopsis: Lee Yeo-Reun (Seol Hyun) is facing the worst time in her life. She gets dumped by her boyfriend and later her mother dies in an accident. Lee Yeo-Reum decides to leave everything and not do anything. She moves to a small village and rents a small building. An Dae Beom (In Si-Wan) is a librarian at Angok public library.

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