Thousands of webtoons are produced daily in South Korea but only a handful has good stories to tell. Fortunately, some of the good webtoons have been adapted for television for all to enjoy.
Here are the TV adaptations of popular webtoons which will make you heart flutter with its romance while taking you on adventures on Netflix:
1. Her Private Life
Fellow What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim lead Park Min-young stars in this popular show,
Her Private Life. This rom-com is adapted from the web novel Noona Fan Dot Com which was turned into a webtoon as well.
In the drama, Sung Duk-mi is a talented art curator who is also secretly a die-hard K-pop fan. She tries to keep her private life separate from her work life, but gets entangled with the new director Ryan Gold (Kim Jae-wook). The pair pretend to date to ward off rumors, but sparks begin to fly.
2. My ID is Gangnam Beauty
My ID Is Gangnam Beauty centers around college student Kang Mi-rae and her decision to get cosmetic surgery after being bullied for her looks. However, she faces new challenges in college because of her cosmetic surgery.
Dealing with superficial beauty standards and discrimination based on physical appearance, the series shows Mi-rae’s journey in recovering her self-esteem as she gets to know her classmate Do Kyeong-seok (Cha Eun-woo).
3. Strangers From Hell
Strangers From Hell is a thriller about aspiring writer Yoon Jong-u (Yim Si-wan) and the unpleasant events that occur after he moves into a cheap apartment building.
His abnormal neighbors are unsettling and he begins to fear them as mysterious occurrences take place.
While his dentist neighbor Seo Mun-jo (Lee Dong-wook) appears friendly and normal at first, Jong-u realizes that everyone is not as they seem. He struggles to survive while trying to find a way out of the hellish building.
4. Extraordinary You
Extraordinary You is adapted from the webtoon July Found by Chance and focuses on high school student Eun Dan-o (Kim Hye-yoon). One day she discovers that she and everyone else are characters in a comic book.
After becoming aware that she’s a side character in a made-up world, Dan-o decides to choose her own destiny. She meets a nameless student (Rowoon) and they work together to change the story’s plot as well as their destinies.
5. Mystic Pop-up Bar
Mystic Pop-up Bar is adapted from the webtoon Twin Tops Bar. The series is about a mysterious pop-up bar run by hot-tempered Weol-ju (Hwang Jung-eum), former afterlife detective Guibanjang (Choi Won-young), and part-time employee Kang-bae (Yook Sung-jae).
They help customers resolve their problems by entering their dreams. While helping out customers, they also work on getting rid of Kang-bae’s unique ability of making people confess the truth when he makes physical contact with them.