Trying to place your finger on why Korean dramas are so addictive will leave you with one too many answers. If it isn’t the one umbrella genre to hold captivating storylines, gorgeous actors and beautiful sceneries, it is certainly the one that does it best in dramas today. But often overlooked is the representation K-dramas bring with its different characters; some relatable, some fantastical and many inspiring in their own unique ways.
This International Women’s Day, we’re putting the spotlight on female leads holding up the show with the strength of their personalities. These are the characters who have turned the tables on those who only believe in beautiful, frail female characters and damsel-in-distress plot lines. We list ten of them below: