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10 K-Dramas With Unhappy Endings

In the realm of K-dramas, the narrative arc rarely extends beyond a single season, leaving viewers to brace themselves for potentially heart-wrenching conclusions. With only a handful of episodes to tell a story, the journey must find its resolution by the season’s end, often resulting in bittersweet farewells. Not every tale concludes with a happily ever after; some endings defy expectations, leaving protagonists without their shot at enduring love or couples torn asunder.

Occasionally, a glimmer of hope may flicker, but the true fate of the characters remains a mystery. While casual fans may be taken aback by the prevalence of sad endings, these poignant conclusions have earned their place alongside the happier hits, despite leaving a lingering taste of melancholy.

Emotionally invested in the lives of the protagonists, viewers yearn for a satisfactory resolution, yet they return time and again to experience the heartbreak anew. Amidst the vast landscape of K-dramas, a select few have carved out a niche for themselves, renowned for their poignant and unforgettable sad endings.

Here are 10 K-dramas with unhappy endings.

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‘I’m Sorry I Love You’ (2004)
‘My Country: The New Age’ (2019)
‘Hotel Del Luna’ (2019)
‘Mr. Sunshine’ (2018)
‘Uncontrollably Fond’ (2016)
‘Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo’ (2016)
‘The Hymn Of Death’ (2018)
‘A Korean Odyssey’ (2017)
‘Cheese In The Trap’ (2016)
‘Record Of Youth’ (2020)
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