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1. Angel’s Last Mission: Love
Lee Yeon Seo (Shin Hae Sun) is a cynical and arrogant prima ballerina. However, after an accident, she has to give up her dream. After her parents’ sudden death, she doesn’t trust anyone as they all want her inherited money. Due to this, she cannot love anyone. Kim Dan (Kim Myung Soo) is an optimistic, carefree angel who’s always getting into trouble. To return to heaven, he is put on a mission to find true love for Yeon Seo.
Similarities: 100-day time limit, cohabitation, supernatural/human relationship, health issues, parents passed away young
2. Scent of a Woman
This is a romantic comedy about a single, low-ranking office worker who is told she only has 6 months left to live. Lee Yeon Jae (Kim Sun Ah) is told she has fatal cancer and decides to quit her job and live her life to the fullest, crossing things off her Bucket List.
Similarities: a certain amount of days left to live, health issues, living life to the fullest
3. Hi Bye, Mama!
This K-Drama tells the story of a mother who dies and begins a 49-day long project of reincarnation and a husband who has barely begun to live a new life after overcoming the pain of losing his wife. Jo Kang Hwa (Lee Kyu Hyung) is a skilled surgeon who has since been a single father until he remarried two years later. While he seems like a caring person, he does not offer help nor intervene when needed.
Similarities: philosophies of living, life lessons, death, sadness, longing, hope
4. Scripting Your Destiny
Shin Ho Yoon (Ki Do Hoon) is a god in charge of determining human fate. However, when he is tasked with writing a romantic fate, he decides to steal ideas he reads in notes for a future screenplay authored by scriptwriter Go Chae Kyung (Jeon So Nee). Chae Kyung is a television series writer who writes outlandish and overly dramatic shows. Shin Ho Yoon plans to pair Go Chae Kyung up with television producer Jung Ba Reum (Kim Woo Suk). In his mortal disguise, Ho Yoon is Chae Kyung’s landlord and works to push Ba Reum and her together until he develops feelings of his own.
Similarities: fantasy, female leads doomed to die, non-human male leads, fate, hate-to-love plot, characters connected through their past
Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) was once a general in Goryeo’s military who died a tragic death. He is now immortal but is tired of living while everyone around him dies. For 900 years, Kim Shin searched for his bride, a mortal who can pull the sword out and end his life. One day, he meets Ji Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun), an optimistic high school student who can see the dead and claims to be the Goblin’s bride. However, what appears to be an easy task, only gets complicated when the two fall in love.
Similarities: non-human male leads, female leads fight between life and death, fantasy, female leads can call the male leads whenever they want
6. My Roommate is a Gumiho
Shin Woo Yeo (Jang Ki Yong) is a handsome writer who is actually a 999-year-old nine-tailed fox. To become human, he collects human energy in a marble. One day, the drunk friend of Lee Dam (Lee Hye Ri), a university student, falls asleep on top of Woo Yeo’s expensive car. While Lee Dam struggles to take her friend away and Woo Yeo helping her, Woo Yeo’s marble accidentally falls out of his mouth, and Lee Dam swallows it. The marble can exist inside a human for no more than a year, or the human will die. Not wanting to lose his chance at becoming a human, Woo Yeo suggests living together with Lee Dam until they figure out a solution.
Similarities: non-human male leads, a certain amount of days left to live, cohabitation, loneliness, female leads have unresolved pain on the male leads can fix