[Top 15] Best Korean Dramas For Adult Viewers | Mature Storyline KDrama

 Today I present to you a handful of Kdramas with  mature and interesting subjects. No, i am not talking about dramas that have adult scenes or alike, I am simply talking about dramas which are built around more serious and mature topics that we, as responsible adults can enjoy.

So forget about the high school romances, Cinderella stories and love-hate relationships where the couple doesn’t even kiss until the second  last episode; these dramas are here to show you their mature sides.

It's Okay, That's Love

Jang Jae-Yeol is a mystery writer and radio DJ. He suffers from a obsession. Ji Hae-Soo is going through her first year fellowship in psychiatry at a University Hospital. She chose psychiatry because she doesn't want to perform surgeries. After she meets Jang Jae-Yeol, her life goes through big changes.

This drama talks about one of the pressing concerns of our society today – mental health. How we know little of it and how we can try to understand better. It will undoubtedly pull at your heartstrings as you watch its characters come together to comfort each other, support each other, and ultimately love each other.

Because This is My First Life

Ji Ho is a single woman. She's a writing assistant of dramas. She's a strong and determined woman. Unfortunately, she has to leave her house and seeks other place to live. Her friends help her to find a roommate. That roommate is Se Hee.

This drama is full of poignant and insightful lines that add significant depth to the characters as well as the story. Even simple ones are delivered in such a way that your heart is sure to be moved and you can also learn a little bit about Korean culture with respect to matrimony and how this influence Korean girls.

My Ahjussi

My Ahjussi tells us the story of three middle-aged brothers, who are enduring the weight of their lives, and a strong, cold woman, who has been living a hard life of her own, as they come together in healing each other's past scars.

Dark and beautiful. And at the same time, warm and beautiful. This drama is a must-see.

SKY Castle

A satirical drama that closely looks at the materialistic desires of the upper-class parents in South Korea and how they ruthlessly secure the successes of their families at the cost of destroying others' lives.

Romance is a Bonus Book

Cha Eun Ho is a successful and handsome writer who is also the youngest chief editor at a publishing company.  He has a calm demeanor and remains reasonable at work.  He then becomes involved in the life of his childhood friend, Kang Dan Yi who was once a popular copywriter. She is now divorced, a single mother, unemployed and struggling in life though still attempts to find a job, but even with her once good career, she cannot. 

This is a very beautiful drama with good acting and a different story line,it also has many characters development and each character is goning to leave you a good life lesson.

When the Camellia Blooms

The simple plot of a misfortune-magnet single mother who decided to begin her life on her own in a small town – has moved to a plot that does not have multiple bends. Nevertheless, the unfolding of how she found the courage to be a better version of herself through the support of her avid-suitor-turned-boyfriend and neighborhood friends made the story engrossing.

Crash Landing on You

It tells the story of two star crossed lovers, a South Korean heiress and a North Korean elite who also happens to be an army officer. One day, while paragliding, Yoon Se Ri has an accident caused by strong winds, leading her to crash land in North Korea, where she meets Ri Jung Hyuk, a North Korean army officer, who agrees to help her return to South Korea. Over time, they fall in love, despite the divide and dispute between their respective countries.

Something in the Rain

Yoon Jin-A is a single woman in her 30's. She works as a supervisor at a coffee company. Yoon Jin-A is an easygoing person, but she feels empty inside. Seo Joon-Hee is the younger brother of her best friend Seo Kyung-Sun. He comes back to South Korea after finishing work abroad. Yoon Jin-A though he was just a childish guy, but he appears different to her now.

My Wife’s Having an Affair this Week

Do Hyun-woo, a ten-year veteran producer, believes that his wife Jung Soo-yeon is having an affair. They have been married for eight years in what he believed was a strong relationship, until he catches on to a sign that his wife is on the verge of cheating. This pushes him to talk with anonymous people on online social networks to figure out what to do and try to save his marriage.

This series handles a sensitive topic in a way that’s thoughtful and doesn’t rely too much on emotional blowups or bickering between the main couple. And while it’s definitely a tearjerker at times, it does have comedic moments peppered throughout to lighten the mood as Hyun Woo tries to restore what once was.

A Gentleman’s Dignity

This drama will tell the story of four men in their forties as they go through love, breakup, success and failure. The story includes the romantic relationship between Kim Do Jin, an architect with a scathing tongue, and strict high school teacher Seo Yi Soo, who moonlights as an umpire at amateur baseball games. 

This drama is pretty silly and is by far the least mentally stimulating of the bunch. Although it revolves around a group of men in their 40s, it often feels more like watching a band of teenage boys as they ogle at women and behave in other childish ways.


Go Hye Ran is an ambitious anchorwoman for the popular news show, News 9. She is passionate about her job and doesn't stop until she gets what she wants. One day, she meets an old lover and his wife and gets tangled in a murder case. Her husband Kang Tae Wook, who is a public defender, decides to defend his wife and fix their failed marriage.

One Spring Night

Feeling trapped in a stale four-year relationship and reluctant to take the next step into marriage, Lee Jung In stumbles into Yu Ji Ho's pharmacy one morning, nursing a hangover after a night of drinking with her friend. As she tries to reassemble herself before going to work, Jung In discovers that she has forgotten her wallet and cannot pay. Ji Ho kindly helps Jung In, despite her prickly personality. What begins as an innocent daily interaction, develops into a deeper attachment as the two find themselves drawn to one another. They embark on a secret friendship while navigating the minefield of familial and societal expectations.


A young girl named Hye-Na is abused by her mother Ja-Young. Although she is not okay, she tells other people she is alright. Soo-Jin is a temporary teacher at the elementary school where Hye-Na attends. Soo-Jin is aware of her situation and decides to become her mother.

The World of the Married

A respected doctor believes she has a perfect life thanks to his loving husband, son, and everyone around her. But soon she suspects that his husband is cheating on her and finds out a terrible secret involving her friends that gives her the shock of her life.

Go Back Couple

Choi Ban Do and Ma Jin Joo are both 38-years-old and a married couple. Choi Ban Do has been burdened with being the breadwinner and Ma Jin Joo is a housewife with low self-esteem. Even though they loved each other when they married, they now hate each other. They both regret marrying at such a young age. The couple travels through time and finds themselves as 20-year-old university students when they met for the first time.

These recommended drama are more matured and on serious subject but any person of any age can definitely enjoy them but mostly we the grown ups enjoy them little bit more. 

(Source & Credits: Wikipedia, MyDramaList, Viki)

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