K-Dramas Featuring North Korean Character Leads

As we all know the Korean peninsula is divided into North and South. And of course, we are much knowledgable about South Korea. Through K-Dramas we got a glimpse of the culture of North Koreans and see the huge difference between the two nations. Here are some of the dramas that featured North Korean characters.

Snow Drop

Under a dictatorial government, it tackles a love story of a university student named Eun Young Ro (Ji Soo) and a North-Korean spy named Lim Suho (Jung Hae In). They met on a blind date in a coffee shop, and Young Ro falls in love with him at first sight.



King 2 Hearts

Set in an alternate reality in which South Korea is under a constitutional monarchy, South Korea’s Prince Jae Ha (Lee Seung Gi) and North Korean Special Force instructor Kim Hang Ah (Ha Ji Won) become husband & wife through an arranged marriage.


Crash Landing on You

A successful businesswoman, Seri (Son Ye Jin) landed in North Korea after a paragliding mishap, where she met Captain Ri (Hyun Bin) and his four patrol officers.

Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area

Set in a reunited North and South Korea, a heist team has been operating underground to rob the country’s unified currency directly from the Korea Unified mint. 

Make sure to add them to your list and be fascinated by how the two countries differ!


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