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9 K-Dramas About Infidelity That Are Worth Watching

If your guilty pleasures include the makjang genre of Korean television, check out our highly rated list of infidelity and illicit love affairs you shouldn’t be missing out on

K-dramas have been exploding in popularity, paving the way for Hallyu (The Korean Wave) and most of the fan favorites are the heart-fluttering romantic comedies and dramas that occupy special places in the viewers’ hearts.

Enter makjang K-dramas. Makjang dramas contain crazy, intense and outrageous storylines such as adultery, murder, revenge, secret child and other plot twists, that keep viewers glued to the screens. This particular K-drama genre could be likened to Western soap operas, following explosive storylines that get melodramatic and addictive. While there are a few awful makjang dramas out there, there are also some really good ones.


And you know what may be considered among the good makjang dramas? The ones about infidelity, quite simply because it’s not a cultural issue. You don’t have to be a Korean to understand how damaging adultery is. It is a universal issue that encompasses race and culture, making it very relatable and quite juicy!

Every now and then, there are quality makjang K-dramas like The World of the Married that barge into our collective consciousness and hold our attention because piping hot tea is being served and we can’t look away. We just want more!

To feed your thirst for more drama and tea, we list down 9 makjang K-dramas, including classics like Secret Affair and I Have a Lover,  as well as current obsessions like The Penthouse and Love (Ft. Marriage and Divorce), that you may want to check out for your fix!

A word of advice, though, for those planning to watch these dramas: it is highly advisable to have a full glass of water or a stress ball beside you! Proceed with caution, but do remember to have fun with these dramas as they take you on wild roller coaster rides of emotions and dizzying plot twists!

Lead photos courtesy of TV Chosun, Netflix, JTCB, SBS