One of fhe reasons why K-Dramas are so popular is the diverse collection of genres that can satisfy everyone’s taste.Among these, there are comedies, melodramas, romance dramas, thrillers, action dramas, and more. However, there’s one particular genre that is undoubtedly our guilty pleasure: the stressful, over the top, makjang dramas. However, not all stressful dramas may qualify as makjang but there sure are elements of stress in almost all other dramas too.
With that being said,here are 5 K-Drama characters that constantly gave us stress.
Choi Myung Hee in “Vincenzo”, played by Kim Yeo Jin
Actress Kim Yeo Jin, who was earlier known for playing characters of a loving mother, does a full 180 in her role as Lawyer Choi Myung Hee.
She is a corporate shark who has no moral compass and is willing to kill to achieve things in the end.
Throughout the drama, until the very last couple of sequences in “Vincenzo“, Choi Myung Hee stressed us out beyond belief and we can’t believe how we put up with her for 20 whole episodes.
Kang So Young in “Who Are You: School 2015”, played by Cho Soo Hyang.
This one is an undoubted entry and has been making us stress since this drama premiered.
Kang So Young is not only one of the most stressful characters in the drama, but is also the most hated character in the history of K-drama.
Her evil nature made us wonder if such a person could even exist, especially at such a young age.
Jang Dae Hee in “Itaewon Class”, played by Yoo Jae Myung
If there has ever been a villain who commanded respect and fear both at once, it has to be Jang Dae Hee. He’s a worthy villain to Park Sae Roi, portrayed by Park Seo Jun, and even though he doesn’t always play fair, he never plays dirty.
His character was a strong one, yet the amount of stress he induced in audiences, simply by being a step ahead, was unbelievable.
The respects are because of Yoo Jae Myung‘s excellent performance in the playing the role.
Hyun Soo Ah in “My ID is Gangnam Beauty”, played by Jo Woo Ri
This is a story of campus romance with with an antagonistic character, who is eaten by her insecurities.
Hyun Soo Ah does get a much-needed redemption by the end of this drama but the total stress she put our lead characters and as a result, us, through was enough for us to resent her for most of the drama.
However, after her story was revealed, the viewers perspective towards her changed and we’re glad to know that.
The entire cast of “Penthouse: War In Life”
2020-2021’s biggest drama trilogy, “Penthouse: War In Life” is what we refer to as the aforementioned “makjang” drama. It is meant to be stressful, dramatic, and exaggerated.
Each character has so many layers which makes it difficult to judge by first impressions. The way they keep changing too is stressful to simply keep up with.
Also the number of deaths and resurrections in this drama is completely insane.