Who Are K-dramas Best Ugly Criers – Past, Present, and Future

Kisses and tears are two of the more memorable aspects of K-dramas because the early Hallyu dramas piled on romance and misery in equally measure to create the world of K-drama melodramas as we know it. Over the years the crying has gone from contrived parental disapproval and/or terminal illness to a plethora of reasons to milk those ducts dry. We’ve got first loves thought dead and comes back to life, body-swapping martyrdom, rape trauma, reincarnation memories, an alien going back to his home planet, a mermaid going back to the ocean, a long lost brother who turns serial killer – these are but a few of the more unique reasons to sob one’s guts out and many a K-drama actor and actress have risen to the occasion. Kim Soo Hyun really stands out with his heaving sobs in The Moon Embraces the Sun but check out a sampling below of the more visually impactful cries. Continue reading