5 Must-Watch 80s and 90s *Nostalgic* K-Dramas

K-dramas set in the 1980s and 1990s will always have a place in our hearts.

It’s fun to reminisce about the good old days, when smartphones weren’t yet a thing and life was simpler.

These series also have characters we can totally relate to and backstories that make us emotional. 

These Are K-Dramas Set In 80s and 90s:

Twenty Five, Twenty One

Kim Tae Ri plays the aspiring fencer Na Hee Do while Nam Joo Hyuk portrays a univ student named Baek Yi Jin.

They’re both ready to achieve their goals but when the IMF crisis happened in South Korea, Hee Do, Yi Jin, and the rest of their circle had to adapt to life’s major changes.

Reply 1988

The next installment in the Reply series is Reply 1994 and this one’s all about life in college. 

The main characters here are six university students from different provinces in South Korea who live in the same boarding house.

Youth Of May

This drama never fails to make us sob. Youth Of May is a romance drama about a medical student named Hwang Hee Tae (Lee Do Hyun) and a nurse named Kim Myung Hee (Go Min Si).

Their love story is all sorts of kiligbut it’s one painful ride, too—especially that it’s set in May 1980 during the Gwangju Uprising.

Mr. Sunshine

Netflix tells us that Mr. Sunshine is the story of “A young boy (Lee Byung Hun) who ends up in the U.S. after the 1871 Shinmiyangyo incident returns to Korea at a historical turning point, and falls for a noblewoman (Kim Tae Ri).

Go Back Couple

Their long-term relationship reached a breaking point and everything in their life is just gloomy.

One day, they return to their younger selves as university students, which allowed them to change their former decisions.

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