The recipe for a classic Korean drama, or K-drama, has certain ingredients—the rich guy/poor girl combo; a love triangle; disapproving parents; and at least one deathly ill person (typically from cancer). But while the plot lines can be a smidge predictable, there’s just something about a good K-drama that keeps us coming back. With the massive influx of dramas on streaming sites like Rakuten Viki, DramaFever, and Netflix, it can be hard to find ones that cut through the noise. If you’re new to Korean dramas and don’t know where to start, or if you're just looking for an unconventional storyline to switch things up, we recommend the classic K-drama picks below. They're a mix of interesting plots that sway from the typical K-drama structure and good ol’ classics that have earned themselves that status. (If you're an old hand to K-dramas and want to learn about the newest and most exciting additions to the genre, we've got those here.) Either way, get ready for some hardcore binge sessions.