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Best K-dramas Starring Song Hye-kyo

After watching all 16 episodes of The Glory, it has become a global discussion of how the Netflix original is Song Hye-kyo’s best work to date. The actress has been known for her tsundere roles over the last few years. However, the energy Song Hye-kyo brought to this show surely has given the actress many new fans who are rooting for her.

As the actress is soon going to star in more projects that will be released in the future, it is only natural that fans would want to see other dramas starring Song Hye-kyo in the lead role.

Here are 8 K-dramas starring Song Hye-kyo for you to watch as the actress is set to bag all the Best Actor in a Lead Role (Female) titles at the 2023 year-end award shows.

The Glory Part 1 and 2

Being one of Hye-kyo’s best works to date, the 2022 K-drama, The Glory follows the story of a high school student who had dreamt of becoming an architect before her dreams were snatched from her. After dropping out of school due to the brutal school violence that she endured, Dong-eun makes it her dream to teach her perpetrator a lesson.

Years later when her perpetrator gets married and has a child, Dong-eun transforms herself into the homeroom teacher of her perpetrator’s child. She starts her thorough revenge plan towards the perpetrator and the bystanders of her bullying.

Descendants of the Sun

One of the most popular dramas starring Hye-kyo in the lead role is the 2016 show, Descendants of the Sun which tells the tale of two modern-day star-crossed lovers. Being a surgeon and a special forces officer respectively, Mo-yeon and Shi-jin have a hard time trying to make their romantic relationship work due to their demanding professions.

However, when work brings them together in the same place at the same time, the two are bound to fall in love as they fulfil their professional duties and overcome the odds against them.

Now We Are Breaking Up

One of Song Hye-kyo’s badly rated dramas, 2021’s Now We Are Breaking Up is a show based on the fashion world. Young-eun is the team leader of one of the nation’s top fashion companies and has made quite a name for herself in the fashion industry.

She is perfect in everything but when it comes to her romantic life. Being pragmatic to a fault, Young-eun often comes across as cold-hearted but when she meets Jae-kook, a popular freelance fashion photographer, things take an unexpected turn.


2018’s Encounter follows the story of Soo-hyun, the daughter of a politician. Soo-hyun lives a life where she is unable to choose her own path. Even after graduating from college, she enters into a loveless marriage with the son of a wealthy conglomerate only to benefit her father.

Soo-hyun is divorced and her life is further changed when she is met with the simple and kind Jin-hyuk who is ordinary and innocent, a young man who enjoys life and finds happiness in the smaller things.

Full House

The 2004 show is a classic when it comes to cliché Korean dramas and stars Hye-kyo in the lead role as Han Ji-eun, an aspiring scriptwriter who lives in the Full House which is built by her late father. After her best friends trick her into believing she has won a free vacation, they sell her house to a young actor named Lee Young-jae.

However, on her plane ride on her vacation, Ji-eun met Young-jae. Now with him being the owner of her family house, they agree to live with each other despite their opposite and clashing personalities. However, despite this, the two get into a contract marriage for Young-jae to win over his ex but things get complicated when the two starts falling for each other instead.

That Winter, the Wind Blows

2008’s That Winter, the Wind Blows is a 16-episode K-drama that follows the story of Oh Soo, a notorious gambler who is raised by the Park family after his parents abandon him. After the death of his first love, he is left heartbroken and cold, not caring about anybody else. He is thrown into prison following the unexpected death of his friend of the same name as him.

Circumstances lead Oh Soo to pretend to be his deceased friend. The real Oh Soo is the heir of PL Group and the brother of a blind girl named – Oh Young. While pretending to be the deceased brother who was separated from his sister after their parents’ divorce, Soo starts falling in love with the blind Oh Young.

Rays of Sunshine

The show follows the story of Yeon-woo, a young girl who grew up happy in a loving family. After he father’s mysterious death and her mother’s suspicious remarriage to a man 10 years younger, Yeon-woo loses her mother to a disease while her young step-father runs away with their wealth.

Yeon-woo finds solace in her old friend, Min-ho who grew up to be a police officer in order to find the person that killed Yeon-woo’s father. Meanwhile, Yeon-woo finds herself falling in love with Eun-sup, a man whose life she saved.

Guardian Angel

The 2001 drama stars Hye-kyo as Jung Da-so, who raises the child of her friend as her own after the pregnant woman dies from a car accident. Since Da-so herself was an orphan, she endures the family stigma and raises the child as an unwed mother becoming a guardian angel for her daughter.

And there we have it, our list of the best Song Hye-kyo K-dramas of all time!

What do you think of our list? Have we included your favourites? Or have we missed any must-watch dramas or movies? We love to hear from you so do feel free to let us know in the comments below.

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