Maybe you entered the kdrama land when you got hooked with the refreshing gender-bender plot back in the day, but lately it’s a rare sight in kdramas. It’s not used as a plot previously because people say it’s already overused. The current airing drama starring Kim So Hyun and Jang Dong Yoon has a refreshing twist to it that will make you come back to these gender bender dramas.
Gender Bender = When a person behaves or dresses like the opposite sex ; When the person bends expected gender roles
If you’re missing it just like us, we recommend you to rewatch or if you haven’t, these amazing gender bender kdramas that we really like:
Coffee Prince aired on MBC in 2007 starring Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun Hye. This is one of the dramas that attracted international fans with the unique gender bender plot.
Who could forget A.N JELL? We’ll do anything to bring them back and see them perform on stage together 🥰 The drama aired in 2009 starring Jang Geun Suk, Park Shin Hye, CNBLUE Yonghwa and FTISLAND Hongki.
Park Min Young, JYJ Yoochun, Song Joong Ki, Yoo Ah In, yes you read it right. All the leads here are now considered one of the top stars in Korea. Unlike the other two mentioned above, this is a gender bender story in the Joseon era. Park Min Young disguised as a man to earn a living for her family by studying in Sungkyunkwan University when it was forbidden for ladies to study. There she met the dashing men and that’s when the story unfolds.
Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
Park Bo Gum and Kim Yoo Jung are the main leads for this drama. Kim Yoo Jung played the gender bender role and slayed it well. The drama was depicted from the novel with the same title in the Joseon era as well.
Tale Of Nok-Du
Tale of Nok-Du started airing in Korea on September 30 with main leads Kim So Hyun and Jang Dong Yoon. This drama created a buzz ever since Jang Dong Yoon appeared as a girl. He was breath taking and everyone commended the diet he did to achieve the “girl” look. He will disguised himself as a girl in the widow village where Kim So Hyun lives to escape from his arranged marriage.