15 jang na ra kdramas for her fans to indulge in

15 Jang Na-ra Kdramas For Her Fans to Indulge In

Jang Na-ra is a South Korean singer and actress known for her work both in South Korea and China. Born on March 18, 1981, she made her debut as a singer in 2001. She released albums both in Chinese and Korean. In addition to releasing albums, she also appeared on several popular dramas. If you are curious to see other series that she starred in, you can take a look at an impressive list below 

Successful Story of a Bright Girl (2002)

successful story of a bright girl

Cha Yang-soon (Jang Na-ra) is a strong and independent young girl. Because her parents are swindlers, Yang-soon was obliged to serve as a housemaid in a rich Seoul household to pay for their fraud, and the house where she has to work belongs to Han Gi-tae (Jang Hyuk). He is a brash and stubborn CEO with a very short temper. Yang-soon will be the one to teach him a lesson, that is to be less impulsive and to treat others better. As soon as they get to know each other, Gi-tae slowly finds Yan-soon attractive. He fell for her because she is able to control his temper and rally him to do his best instead of getting angry when something that seems irreparable happens in his life. As their love story unfolds, Gi-tae soon discovers the reason behind his parent’s death. 

My Love Patzzi (2002)

my love patzzi

My Love Patzzi revolves around Yang Song-yee (Jang Na-ra) , a girl with a pure heart and a bad temper. She was tricked and humiliated by her “best friend” Eun Hee-won (Hong Eun-hee) as a child. Since then Hee-woon has always been the princess and successful while everyone mistook Song-yee as the evil child. When Song-yee was unable to land a job, Hee-woon made her work in the amusement park that she is in charge of. There she found her childhood friend and ex-crush Kim Hyun-sung (Kim Rae-won), who Hee-woon “stole” when they were kids. Just as she was in the past, Hee-woon frames  Song-yee many times to humiliate her. She even went as far as damaging the train that the park was launching so that Hee-woon would get the blame. However, she caused bigger trouble when the train caught on fire with Kang Seung-joon (Kim Jaewon), the son of the president of the park, inside it. Ridden with guilt, Song-yee risked her own life to save Seung-joon. Having succeeded in this heroic act and charming attitude made Seung-joon fall for Song-yee. As Hee-woon continues her evil pursuits fueled by jealousy, all hell breaks loose before people caught on. 

Love is All Around (2004)

love is all around

First love doesn’t always lead to happy endings. For Jin Bo-ra (Jang Na-ra), her first love comes with a lot of complications attached. Unfortunately, for Bo-ra, the guy she loves with all of her heart turns out to be the son of her mother’s boyfriend. She is left with no choice but to accept that this relationship only breeds problems. She can never express what she feels or even show it as much as she wants to. She believes that if you lose that opportunity, eventually, love will just melt away like ice cream. 

Wedding (2005)

wedding

Lee Se-na (Jang Na-ra) is the only child of a wealthy family. She has been pampered all her life and she naively believes that love can overcome all obstacles. She has a tendency to be selfish, untrusting, and cares only about her own feelings. One day, she meets Han Seung-woo (Ryu Si-won) with whom she falls in love and finds herself in a whirlwind courtship that leads to marriage after a short period of time. They decide to marry even before they have truly gotten to know one another. Living together made them realize what it means to be married. Se-na and Seung-woo soon begin to argue and fight due to their differences, past relationships, mistrust, and their insecurities about the relationship. Their marriage starts to crumble and on the brink of divorce, and the couple is unsure if they can overcome the obstacles that face them.

Baby-Faced Beauty (2011)

baby faced beauty

Lee So-young (Jang Na-ra) is a 34-year-old woman whose educational background is lackluster having finished a mere high school degree. She also has a bad credit history thanks to her younger, spendthrift sister. On top of all the bad luck she’s having, she got fired from a fabric factory she worked at for 14 years, and now it’s hard for her to land a new job. When her younger sister, So-jin (Oh Yeon-seo), refuses to work at a fashion design company called “The Style”, So-young decides to take her sister’s place by pretending to be 10 years younger. Other than her knack for turning ordinary materials into something special, her babyface also worked to her advantage. In this new workplace, she encounters Seung-il (Ryu Jin), the company president who eyes her with interest, and Jin-wook (Choi Daniel), a marketing director who falls in love with her without knowing that she is seven years older than him.

School 2013 (2012)

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School 2013 follows the blood that is shed when a school system, whose main intent is to make profit, go against its own teachers and students. This creates a highly competitive environment that pushes students to the brink. The drama is a collection of stories about teachers, administrators, parents, and of course, the students who are caught in the intense pressure of school and expectations. Jung In-jae (Jang Na-ra) and Kang Sae-chan (Choi Daniel) are homeroom teachers whose philosophies are apparently at odds. Together, they manage Victory High’s toughest class; facing bullies, academic underachievers, and demanding parents, all while helping the students overcome their problems.

Fated to Love You/ You Are My Destiny (2014) 

fated to love you

Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk) was set to take over a large company run by his family. Meanwhile, Kim Mi-young (Jang Nara) is an average-looking secretary in a law firm who people call “Post-It” for her inability to say no to any work dumped on her. Their paths crossed one night after separately having drunk a drugged liquid. Mi-young goes into the wrong hotel room because the hotel door number accidentally changes. She ends up sleeping with Lee Gun. When Mi-young finds out afterward that she is pregnant, complications ensue. Lee Gun has a long-term girlfriend named Kang Se-ra (Wang Ji-won). Mi-young also had an admirer in Daniel (Choi Jin Hyuk). Will they ditch the love that has been there for them all this time, or try to find love amidst the dilemma they find themselves in?

Mr Back (2014)

mr back

Choi Go-bong (Shin Ha-kyun) is a man in his seventies who runs a large hotel conglomerate, and he’s known nothing but greed and selfishness all his life. When his body mysteriously transforms back into his 30s, he was elated at the chance to relive his youth. He renamed himself Choi Shin-hyung, which meant “newest model”. In this new life, he comes across Eun Ha-soo (Jang Na-ra), a part-timer who’s just landed her first regular job. As he comes to know her, Shin-hyung learns what love is for the first time in his life. At the same time, he develops a relationship with his estranged son and troublesome heir, Choi Dae-han (Lee Joon).

Hello Monster (2015)

hello monster

Lee Hyun (Seo In-guk) is a gifted profiler who returns home to Korea after receiving a letter related to a criminal case that triggered a memory he thought he’d lost forever. Now that he’s back home, he worked with a team of investigators to crack a case. Little did he know that one of his team members, Detective Cha Ji-an (Jang Na-ra), has been investigating him. She knows that Lee Hyun’s father was murdered and his brother disappeared under mysterious circumstances involving a criminal named Lee Joon Young (Do Kyungsoo) — whom they both want to be incarcerated. Unbeknownst to them, they’ve been drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse by a master player, and that both truth and evil are closer and far more sinister than they think.

One More Happy Ending (2016)

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Han Mi-mo (Jang Na-ra), Baek Da-jung (Yoo Da-in), Go Dong-mi (Yoo In-na), Hong Ae-ran (Seo In-Young) and Goo Seul-ah (Sandara Park) were once members of the successful 90’s idol group “Angels”. However, the group struggled internally due to Seul-ah’s mean and intolerable attitude, and it didn’t help that she was the most popular member. Fed up with Seul-ah’s antics, Mi-mo got into a highly publicized physical fight with her which led to their disbandment in 2003. Having retired from show business, the once divorced Mi-mo now works in a remarriage consulting business and is set to marry her fiance. However, she got dumped for no other than Seul-ah who is now an actress. With the exception of Seul-ah the girls remained good friends and they tried to be there for each other as they faced reality outside of the limelight. 

Go Back Couple/ Confession Couple (2017)

go back couple

Choi Ban-do (Son Ho-jun) and Ma Jin-joo (Jang Na-ra) are both in their late thirties, married, and parents to a son. Both are struggling with their responsibilities which leave them exhausted and unhappy. Ban-do feels burdened for being the breadwinner and Ma Jin-Joo is a housewife with low self-esteem. Even though they loved each other when they married, they now feel contempt for each other. They regret marrying at such a young age. In a mysterious twist of fate, the couple travels through time and finds themselves as 20-year-old university students, a time where their paths crossed for the first time.

The Last Empress (2018)

the last empress

Set in a hypothetical constitutional monarchy, Oh Sunny (Jang Na-ra) is a musical actress with a bright personality. She marries Emperor Lee Hyuk (Shin Sung-rok). In this position, Sunny goes up against the absolute power of the palace and fights against the power. To make things complicated, she falls in love with Na Wang-sik (Choi Jin-hyuk), a bodyguard of the imperial family who is actually out to seek vengeance on the person responsible for her mother’s death. Upon the death of Emperor Lee Hyuk’s grandmother, Oh Sunny breaks down the royal family with the help of Na Wang-Sik and finds true love along the way.

V.I.P.  (2019)

vip

Na Jung-sun (Jang Na-ra) works for a team that handles VIP customers of a department store. She is married to Park Sung-joon (Lee Sang-yoon), who also works on the same team. The couple face an unexpected case, which causes their marriage to fall apart. Jung-sun was in for the biggest shock when she learned that her husband might be having an affair. But as the story progresses it becomes apparent that VIP is not so much a story about a man having an affair, rather, it’s about what happens when a person loses the ability to trust the most important people around them. 

Oh My Baby (2020)

oh my baby

Jang Ha-ri (Jang Na-ra) is a 39-year-old single and career-oriented woman who has not been in a relationship for over decade. She feels her biological clock ticking away making her long for a baby of her own. Unfortunately, she is not in a relationship. She believes that a single man over 30 is either married or dead. But just when she has given up on love and marriage, three men appear in front of her and send her life spinning out of control. 

Sell Your Haunted House (2021)

sell your haunted house

Hong Ji-ah (Jang Na-ra) an exorcist who is also a real estate broker who owns Daebak Real Estate. Having inherited the ability to exorcise from her mother, she rids buildings of evil spirits that might lower their asking price. Oh In-beom (Jung Yong-hwa) is a con-artist who uses ghosts in his schemes so he can earn money. Hong Ji-ah and Oh In-beom come together to solve the secret behind her mother’s death that happened two decades ago.

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