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8 Korean Dramas like Twinkling Watermelon in 2024

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Twinkling Watermelon aired on September 25th, 2023 and ran till November 14th, 2023. Spanning over 16 episodes, the Kdrama was no less an emotional roller coaster.

If you liked the theme of time-travel, family bonding and sign language use, then there are some Kdramas like Twinkling Watermelon with the same tag/s.

Before we begin with the list, here’s a small review of the Kdrama “Twinkling Watermelon.”

Twinkling Watermelon (Aired on 25th September)

Cast: Ryeoun, Choi Hyun Wook, Seol In Ah and Shin Eun Soo.

Genre: Romance, Youth, Drama, Fantasy

Number of Episodes: 16

With a 9/10 rating on IMDB the series does not need any more clarification. Personally, the series is so good every time I come across a short or clip, even though I have seen the series, I still stop to watch, and plan to watch it again.

Twinkling Watermelonis a family drama in which the son has deaf parents and he travels back in time and finds his father is falling for another woman instead of his mother. The emotions are beautifully blended together is worth watching. 

The chemistry between the father (Choi Hyun Wook) and son (Ryeoun) is amazing.

Back to the title, here are 8 other similar Kdramas like ‘Twinkling Watermelon.’

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8 Similar Kdramas Like ‘Twinkling Watermelon’

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1.18 Again (2020)

Cast: Kim Ha Neul, Yoon Sang Hyun and Lee Do Hyun.

Rating:  8.2 (IMDB) & 8.7 (mydramalist)

Review 18 Again

‘18 Again’ focuses on a couple who have been married for more than two decades and are raising twins. To the world they are an ideal couple, in reality they are nowhere near being ideal.

Another emotional roller coaster that has the ability to make you cry as well. I enjoyed watching and practically everyone is giving it a 10/10 rating. Ryeoun from Twinkling Watermelon plays support role in 18 Again.

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2. Reply 1988 (2015)

Cast: Lee hye Ri, Go Kyung Pyo, Park Bo Gum, Lee Dong Hwi, Ryu Joon Yeol

Rating: 9.2 (IMDB) & 9.1 (mydramalist)

Reply 1988

‘Reply 1988’ revolves around the lives of five friends, all who live in the Ssangmundong neighborhood of Seoul.

Many will be able to relate to the challenges the teens face as growing up. Overall, I liked the comedy parts as well. But, Twinkling Watermelon and Reply 1988 have a great coming-of-age concept and some good plots of bromance as well.

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3. Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022)

Cast: Kim Tae Ri & Nam Joo Hyuk

Rating: 8.6 (IMDB) & 8.8 (mydramalist)

Review Twenty-Five Twenty-One

Another coming-of-age kdrama that’s similar to Twinkling Watermelon as it revolves around high school as well.

Na Hee Do is a high school fencer while Baek Yi Jin’s father is facing bankruptcy so he has to work part-time jobs while studying.

When Baek becomes a sports reporter, he collides with Na Hee and the story begins. Overall, it’s an emotional kdrama that teaches a lot of life lessons along the way.

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4. My Perfect Stranger (2023)

Cast: Kim Dong Wook & Jin Ki Joo

Rating: 8.0 (IMDB) & 8.6 (mydramalist)

Review My perfect Stranger

If you like the time-travel plot of Twinkling Watermelon, then you will like watching My Perfect Stranger as well.

The story deals with the lead couple traveling back in time and solving a serial murder case.

The pace of the series flows comfortably and if you are a romance lover then in episode 13 when Jin Ki Joo runs into  Kim Dong Wook’s arms, is going to melt you.

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5. Castaway Diva (2023)

Cast: Park Eun Bin, Kim Hyo Jin, Chae Jong Hyeop & Cha Hak Yeon

Rating: 8.1 (IMDB) & 8.5 (mydramalist)

Review Castaway Diva

Like Twinkling Watermelon, it’s not a time-travel but rather a time leap as the FL who always dreamt of becoming a singer gets stranded on an island for fifteen years.

When she comes back, her world will change.

In episode 7 when Bo Geol reveals his identity to Mok Ha, is very emotional.

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6. Go Back Couple (2017)

Cast: Jang Na Ra & Son Ho Jun

Rating: 8.2 (IMDB) & 8.6 (mydramalist)

Review Go Back Couple

Unlike in Twinkling Watermelon, here the couple travels abc in time.

The couple Choi Dan Do and Ma Jin Joo are on the verge of divorce, and travel back to being university students.

They realize where they went wrong and fix them to come back to a happy present.

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7. Hit The Top (2017)

Cast: Yoon Shi Yoon, Lee Se Young, Kim Min Jae & Cha Tae Hyun

Rating: 8.0 (mydramalist)

Review Hit The Top

Like Twinkling Watermelon, Hit The Top is a time-travel Kdrama. Two childhood friends are preparing for their civil service exam and one of them has a dream of becoming a singer and songwriter.

A problematic member of a 90s group time-travels to their world and from there the story begins of friendship, love and entertainment.

Personally, I can say one thing for sure, you won’t be skipping any scene in the series.

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8. Silenced (2011)

Cast: Gong Ho, Baek Seung Hwan & Jung Yu Mi

Rating: 8.0 (IMDB) & 8.8 (mydramalist)

Review Silenced

In Twinkling Watermelon the parents are deaf. Likewise, in Silenced Gang In Ho gets appointed as an art teacher at the Gwangju Inhwa School for deaf children.

Silenced is definitely going to pull your heartstrings as the teacher gets faced with an ugly truth the school is hiding behind its walls.

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FAQ “Twinkling Watermelon”

I liked watching Twinkling Watermelon, any suggestions?

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Does Twinkling Watermelon have a happy ending?

Yes, it has a happy ending.

Is Twinkling Watermelon worth watching?

Every scene and I suggest not to skip any scene.

How many episodes and how long is the episode?

There are a total 16 episodes with each being 1 hr. 10 min long.

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