8 best melodramatic K-dramas on OTT 

Team OTTplay

Emotional K-dramas 

Here are some of the best melodramatic K-dramas that explore heavy topics with their emotionally driven narrative and in-depth characters. 

Wonderful World (Hotstar)  

A poignant melodramatic thriller that delves into grief, forgiveness and emotional healing with the great cast of Kim Nam-joo and Cha Eun-woo.  

Uncontrollably Fond (Viki, ZEE5)  

A dramatic love story revolving around an emotionally charged reunion between two ex-lovers only to get separated by tragic fate.

Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (Viki)  

A gripping K-drama that revolves around an immortal Goblin dealing with pain and grief as he is tangled with an ancient curse.

Youth of May (Netflix) 

This period romance drama follows an unconventional love tale set against the turbulent times of the Gwangju Uprising.  

Navillera (Netflix)  

A heart-warming and touching K-drama that revolves around an unlikely bond between a young boy and an elderly man as they are driven by a passion for ballet dance. 

Something in the rain (Viki)  

A delightful romance drama that revolves around a thirty-something career woman who falls for a younger guy and their struggles with the stereotypes. 

It’s Okay to Not be Okay (Netflix) 

A melodrama that delves into heavy themes of child abuse, trauma, grief and emotional healing. It also brings a bittersweet romantic tale.  

Call It Love (Hotstar)

A melodramatic revenge tale that revolves around two unlikely lovers with intertwined fates as they grapple to face the truth.