6 K-Dramas To Watch If You Miss The Cast Of

The Escape of the Seven: Resurrection” is one of those makjang K-dramas that will leave you grabbing your hair, wondering what is going to happen next. While the twists and turns kept viewers hooked, one thing that was even more enjoyable was the skillful acting of the cast. So if you are missing the actors of “The Escape of the Seven: Resurrection,” here are six K-dramas you need to add to your watchlist.


Featuring Uhm Ki Joon, the notorious villain from “The Escape of the Seven: Resurrection,” “Defendant” is a crime thriller K-drama.

This story is quite unique and one of a kind—it begins with Park Jung Woo (Ji Sung), a prosecutor who wakes up with amnesia and finds himself on death row. While he struggles to recover his memory and prove his innocence, the villain of the story, Cha Min Ho (Uhm Ki Joon), tries to get away with his crime. This drama is filled with anxiety-inducing scenes and twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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“Mystic Pop-Up Bar”

If you are missing Hwang Jung Eum’s powerful performance, “Mystic Pop-Up Bar” is the K-drama for you. Based on the webtoon of the same name, “Mystic Pop-Up Bar” tells the story of Chef Gwi (Choi Won Young), a part-timer who works at an old, outdoor bar. The bar is owned by Wol Joo (Hwang Jung Eum), who mends her customers’ broken hearts and fixes their problems by appearing in their dreams.

This K-drama has funny moments to make you roll on the floor but also contains emotional depth in certain scenes that balance the overall tone of the drama. All in all, everything from the skillful acting of the main cast to the well-written script will leave a deep impact on you even after the credit rolls.

“Bloody Heart”

Lee Joon’s on-screen charm in “The Escape of the Seven: Resurrection” left viewers wanting more, and if that’s the case for you, “Bloody Heart” will fulfill your desires. Set in the Joseon dynasty era, this fictional story begins when the illegitimate son of King Sunjong (Ahn Nae Sang), Lee Tae (Lee Joon), ascends to the throne.

The premise might mislead viewers into thinking the show is about Lee Tae and his rise to the throne. However, in reality, “Bloody Heart” acts as a window to the politics of historical times and amplifies how every action, no matter how minute, has consequences that can change lives.

“A Poem a Day”

“A Poem a Day” is a slow-paced medical K-drama. The main lead, Woo Bo Young, played by Lee Yu Bi, is a physical therapist who once aspired to become a poet but had to change her career goals due to financial difficulties.

As the name of this K-drama foreshadows, in “A Poem a Day,” Bo Young shares a poem at the start of each episode, which sets the theme for that episode. The show also tells the story of our main character slowly falling in love with her coworker. As the relationship between the main couple buds slowly, it also feels more authentic and realistic.


If you miss seeing Yoon Jong Hoon being totally in love on-screen, then “Timing” is the K-drama for you. This short, slice-of-life romance drama with four episodes tells the story of Hyo Min (Han Bo Reum) and Bo Seok (Yoon Jong Hoon), who have been best friends since childhood. Both developed romantic feelings for each other, but neither confessed their love for fear of ruining their friendship. However, everything about their relationship changes when Hyo Min loses her memory.

“Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life”

If you would love to see Jo Yoon Hee in a romantic role, add “Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life” to your watchlist. “Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life” is the story of four people’s journeys of finding love and happiness when they least expected it.

Seol Ah (Jo Yoon Hee) realizes how difficult it is to find love in the modern age. Hence, she focuses on her career instead, although she secretly wishes for more. Moon Tae Rang (Yoon Park), the oldest son, is a chef who loves his work but is struggling to keep his career afloat. He loves his family, but they often cause him problems.

Kim Chung Ah (Seol In Ah) has been studying for the civil service exam for over eight years. It’s not that she doesn’t wish for a family and love, but due to a lack of time, she struggles to date. Lastly, Goo Joon Hwi (Kim Jae Young) is a man uninterested in love and marriage and the responsibilities that come with it. He is focused on his career and has no problem spending his life alone; in fact, he would prefer it that way. But once their paths meet, all four of their lives are changed forever.

Due to the sheer number of episodes, this K-drama is not suitable for a quick binge. With 100 episodes, some narratives and scenes feel more stretched out than necessary. However, one advantage of the extensive runtime is that all of the characters and their relationships have more time to be developed, making them feel real rather than mere pixels on a screen.

Watch “Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life” below:

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If you haven’t yet, also binge watch “The Escape of the Seven: Resurrection” on Viki:

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Hello, Soompiers! Are there any K-dramas with the cast of “The Escape of the Seven: Resurrection” that you would like to recommend? Let us know in the comment section below.

Javeria is a binge-watching specialist who loves devouring entire K-dramas in one sitting. Good screenwriting, beautiful cinematography, and a lack of cliches are the way to her heart. As a music fanatic, she listens to multiple artists across different genres but believes no one can top the self-producing idol group SEVENTEEN. You can talk to her on Instagram @javeriayousufs.

Currently watching: “Lovely Runner,” “The Midnight Romance in Hagwon,” and “The Atypical Family”
Looking forward to: “Chief Detective 1958”

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