We argued if we are Team Suho or Team Seojun. We loved (or hated) Hong Seol's curly hair. We feared for the lives of Cha Hyun Soo.
Korean dramas such as Dr. Frost (2014), Sweet Home (2020), True Beauty (2020), Cheese in the Trap (2016) and, the Chinese drama I Cannot Hug You (2017), these dramas all have a thing in common. They all are dramas that are remakes of Korean webtoons or webcomics.
For those who don't know, webtoons or webcomics are stories online in comic form. These webtoons are most posted and updated every once or twice a week with around 50 or more chapters. These webtoons are then translated to other languages such as English by websites such as WEBTOON™ which can be read in any part of the world. These webtoons then gain a following all over the world and thus influencing other forms of media just like television.
And most of the Korean and Chinese dramas have been watched by Korean and Chinese drama fans, but it is now time, to put a spotlight on the five great Korean webtoons that made the Korean and Chinese dramas we love happen.
1. Sweet Home
This webtoon created by Soonkki didn't deviate that much from the webtoon so surely, you truly want to revisit Hong Seol and Yoo Jung sunbae's love story again. This completed work with about a million readers on WEBTOON™ not only tells their love story but also the struggles of Hong Seol in dealing with her schoolmates and her life. It is also a bonus that the siblings Baek In Ho and Baek In Ha are present to make the story more than ordinary.
The Chinese drama I Cannot Hug You first aired in 2017 with two seasons starring Xing Zhao Lin and Zhang Yu Xi was a remake of this completed webtoon by Massstar. Untouchable tells the story of Sia, a modern-day vampire who works as a fashion model. She doesn't need blood but she needs to touch people to get their energy as her food. She then meets her neighbor, Ji Ho who is a germophobe. The drama and this webtoon with more than a million readers will surely make you laugh and fall in love. But it will also talk about dealing with traumas people have and how to overcome these traumas.
So cure those drama hangovers by reading these webtoons!
All of these great webtoons are available to be read and enjoyed here!