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10 Latest Korean Dramas about Infidelity

Written by Gerryaldo

Infidelity is a theme in dramas that quickly catches the audience's attention. Korean dramas often explore this theme, featuring both men and women as the ones unfaithful in relationships. This variety makes the stories about infidelity more interesting and diverse.

If you're interested in watching Korean dramas focused on affairs, take a look at the latest drama titles gathered by Showpoiler in the list below.

If you're a fan of South Korean dramas, you'll likely enjoy "Dr. Cha." The show is very engaging, and even though it involves a lot of medical topics, it's far from boring. It is about a housewife who decides to return to her medical career after years away.

The main character, Cha Jeong Suk (Uhm Jung Hwa), is a housewife married to Seo In Ho (Kim Byung Chul), who is a chief surgeon at a University Hospital. Jeong Suk used to be a doctor too, but she gave up her career to focus on being a great mother and wife.

After 20 years, with her children all grown up, Jeong Suk decides to go back to being a doctor. She ends up working at the same hospital as her husband. That's when the drama really starts. In Ho tries to stop Jeong Suk from staying at the hospital because he's hiding a secret: he's been having an affair with a former lover, who is also a doctor at the hospital.

Will In Ho's affair be exposed? To find out, you'll have to watch the drama and see how it all unfolds!

2. The Real Has Come

Year 2023
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Cast Baek Jin Hee Ahn Jae Hyeon Cha Joo Young Jung Eui Jae
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"The Real Has Come!" is a 2023 South Korean drama starring well-known actors like Baek Jin Hee and Jung Eui Jae. Spanning 50 episodes, it follows the story of a man and a woman who enter into a fake relationship for their own reasons.

Yeon Doo (Baek Jin Hee) is a teacher who finds out she's pregnant from a relationship with her unfaithful lover. This leaves her feeling lost and unsure about what to do next.

Meanwhile, Tae Kyung (Ahn Jae Hyeon) is a single guy who's not interested in dating. Yet, constant pressure from others leaves him tired of having to explain his single status.

Their paths cross when Yeon Doo becomes Tae Kyung's patient. Tae Kyung is a doctor specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. They agree to fake their relationship, but as time goes on, this fake arrangement leads them to have real feelings for each other.


3. Divorce Attorney Shin

Year 2023
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Cast Cho Seung Woo Han Hye Jin Kim Sung Kyun Jung Moon Sung
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Divorce Attorney Shin is a drama based on a webtoon by Kang Tae Kyung, directed by Lee Jae Hoon. It's the journey of a pianist who becomes a lawyer specializing in the challenging area of divorce law. But can he handle it?

The main character, Shin Sung Han (Cho Seung Woo), was not only a pianist but also a professor at a music university in Germany. However, he decides to return to South Korea and switch careers to become a divorce lawyer.

After he starts practicing law, Shin is busy with clients who need his help. One client, a radio announcer, is going through a tough divorce because her husband has a bad temper and she has been caught cheating. She hopes to win custody of her son.

"Red Balloon" is a South Korean TV show with famous actors like Seo Ji Hye and Jung Yoo Min. Directed by Jin Hyung Wook, it's about four people chasing their dreams and desires. One part of the story focuses on the complex friendship between Han Ba Da (Hong Soo-hyun) and Jo Eun Gang (Seo Ji Hye).

Ba Da grew up rich but had to call off her wedding when her parents go bankrupt. She ended up marrying Go Cha Won, her boyfriend who insisted on marrying her despite the circumstances. This led to Ba Da facing a lot of pressure from her in-laws.

Eun Gang, on the other hand, came from a poor family. She's in a relationship with a demanding man but secretly has feelings for Cha Won. Eun Gang, who appears calm, is actually very determined and won't hesitate to go after what she wants, even if it means betraying her best friend.

5. Remarriage & Desires

Year 2022
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Cast Kim Hee Sun Lee Hyun Wook Jung Eugene Park Hoon Cha Ji Yeon
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"Remarriage & Desires" is a South Korean TV show that centers around a tale of revenge led by the main character. Directed by Kim Heon Min, this series was released on Netflix in 2022. The events in the drama are something many can relate to in real life.

This drama shows the world of high-end matchmaking. The Rex company, run by Choi Yoo Sun (played by Cha Ji Yeon), helps rich and influential people find partners.

They don't just match people randomly; they consider backgrounds and social status. The clients include a lawyer named Jin Yoo Hui (Jung Eugene), a gaming company CEO Lee Hyun Ju (Lee Hyun Wook), and Seo Hye Seung (Kim Hee Seon), a single mom whose husband died while having an affair.

Each person at Rex has their own reasons for being there. Seo Hye Seung, for example, joined to get back at her ex-husband for his cheating ways.

6. Show Window: The Queen's House

Year 2021
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Cast Song Yoon Ah Lee Sung Jae Jeon So Min Hwang Chan Sung
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Shin Myung Seon (Lee Sung Jae) is a man from a modest background. Despite this, Han Sun Joo (Song Yoon A), who comes from a billionaire family, falls in love with him and they get married. This marriage boosts Myung Seon's social status quickly.

They have a happy married life; Myung Seon is a devoted husband and father, and he's also very disciplined at work. However, everything starts to change when he meets a woman named Yoon Mi Ra (Jeon So Min).

Myung Seon is drawn to Mi Ra and they even start a secret affair. This affair begins to cause problems in his marriage. Now, how will Sun Joo handle this challenging situation?

South Korean dramas about chaebol (wealthy family) stories are always a hit, and "Mine," directed by Lee Na Jung, is one you should definitely watch. This drama gives us a peek into the lives of a family with old money.

Seo Hi Soo (Lee Bo Young) is a famous actress. She's married to Han Ji Young, the second son of the chaebol family that owns the Hyowon group. By doing so, she leaves behind her artistic career to adapt to her new role in a rich family.

Jung Seo Hyun (Kim Seo Hyung), who's married Han Jin Ho (Park Hyuk Kwon), the eldest son of the same family, goes through a similar experience. Even though she's also from a chaebol family, adapting isn't easy. Both women work hard to fit into their husband's family.

Besides the challenges faced by these daughters-in-law, the drama has more exciting storylines. For example, Han Soo Hyuk, Jung Seo Hyun's son, starts forming a special relationship with his household assistant amid his loneliness. With all this drama, "Mine" is definitely a show you wouldn’t want to miss.

8. Cheat on Me, If You Can

Year 2020
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Cast Cho Yeo Jung Go Jun Yeonwoo Kim Young Dae
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"Cheat On Me If You Can" is a South Korean drama that's perfect for weekend viewing. Directed by Kim Min Tae and Kim Hyung Seok, it tells the story of a crime novelist trying to figure out if her husband is cheating on her.

Kang Yeo Joo (Cho Yeo Jeong) writes about crime. In her novels, she often creates stories about killing people. She's married to a younger man, Han Woo Sung (Ko Jun), who's a divorce lawyer.

At one point, Yeo Joo starts to notice something odd about her husband's behavior and thinks he might be cheating. But the more she tries to find proof, the more time she wastes because there's no evidence of Woo Sung's supposed affair.

So, is Yeo Joo just imagining things, or is Woo Sung really good at covering up his tracks?

9. The Penthouse: War in Life Season 1

Year 2020
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Cast Lee Ji Ah Kim So Yeon Eugene
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The stories in this drama isn't just about cheating. It tells the lives of people living in a 100-story luxury apartment and explores various challenges they encounter.

The drama highlights important issues like education in Korea and real estate problems. However, the characters played by Kim So Yeon and Um Ki Joon add a twist with their affair storyline.

Seo Jin has an affair with Joo Dan Tae (Um Ki Joon), a ruthless real estate businessman. Their relationship starts during a dinner for the apartment residents, where Seo Jin flirts with Dan Tae. This leads to further meetings in a hotel and at Dan Tae's home.

10. My Dangerous Wife

Year 2020
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Cast Kim Jung Eun Choi Won Young
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In 2016, Japan introduced a hit TV show, "Boku no Yabai Tsuma." It was so popular that Lee Hyung Min, a director, made a Korean version called "My Dangerous Wife" in 2020. This show is all about the chaos that kicks off because of cheating.

The main guy, Kim Yoon Cheol (Choi Won Young), is a star chef who runs a successful Italian restaurant. He's got a happy marriage with Shim Jae Kyung (Kim Jung Eun), but things start going downhill when another woman, Jin Sun Mi (Choi Yu Hwa), steps into the picture.

Sun Mi works at Yoon Cheol's restaurant and starts flirting with him. Yoon Cheol, even after being married to Jae Kyung for six years, ends up having an affair with her.

But then, everything flips. Yoon Cheol decides he wants to patch things up with his wife, only to find out she's hiding a huge secret.

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