Korean TV dramas used not to travel much beyond Korea's borders, but beginning in the late 1990s they began to acquire a strong following throughout east and Southeast Asia, as well as in Hawaii, where they are screened with English subtitles. A great number of TV and film stars also possess their current popularity thanks to the success of TV dramas. In addition to the plot as well as beautiful characters in movies, it is romantic or funny songs that make great impression on lots of people as follows:
1. Winter Sonata
Another masterpiece by Korea's revered director, Yoon Suk-ho, "Winter Sonata" is the second installment of his famous four seasons and has a huge following in many parts of Asia including Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Japan and Southeast Asia. Its two leading stars, Bae Yong-jun (Untold Scandal) and Choi Ji-woo also gained international fame because of the series. In this movie, fans also feel appealed by the song "My memory".
2. "Stairway to Heaven"
2003 could be said to be a pretty fulfilling year for Korean dramas. Besides that, SBS broadcast "Stairway to Heaven" with the act of the handsome actor named Kwon Sang-woo and the entrancing actress Choi Ji-woo. This movie also appealed audiences by its beautiful songs such as "I miss you".
"Stairway to the heaven"
3. Autumn Fairy Tale
"Autumn Fairy Tale" was a major hit in 2000, directed by the director Yoon Suk-ho. This series was so popular that it gave fames to the three sparkling stars including Song Seung-hun, Song Hye-gyo and Won Bin and also helped Korea to become a popular tourist destination for many Asians. This movie is also emotional by its romantic songs.
4. Glass Slippers
"Glass Slippers", also known as "Glass Shoes", is a 40-episode South Korean drama series by SBS in 2002 and tells about the story of two sisters who have been separated each other for such a long time. This movie is partially successful by its songs such as "over and over".
5. The first love
"The first love" not only attracts millions of audiences by its famous and enchanted characters like Choi Su Chong, Bae Yong Joon, and Lee Seung Yeon but also its emotional songs called "Forever".