Although we may not think about it much, the very first thing we see when we start a K-Drama is the opening credits! It may not seem important at the time, but this is the moment the series tries to suck you into its world to make you stay and watch.
While many of them are usually forgettable, some stick with you for life. These openings are the iconic ones that stood out to you, whether it was from the visuals or the song and these 10 are just some of your favorites!
1. Hotel del Luna
Fans love the mysterious and whimsical vibes the opening credits give off that perfectly encapsulates what the show feels like to watch. It shows you what to expect while getting you excited for the magic you’re about to witness.
2. Crash Landing On You
People love the cozy song paired with the parallel theme that perfectly describes the show. Though they are from seemingly two different worlds, they come together and are actually very similar.
3. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
Stop motion is not a common opening, but this K-Drama pulls it off amazingly with papercrafts. It gives off a wonderful and unique atmosphere.
4. The Penthouse
This show has a unique opening that slightly changes across the seasons. Blink, and you’ll miss it, but the statues are of the show’s various characters and will change each season due to that character’s fate or what is happening in that season. It’s also just gorgeous to look at.
Vincenzo‘s opening is an addicting animation that almost gives a James Bond/secret agent feel. It perfectly sets the mood for the mafia story you’re about to witness.
6. Because This Is My First Life
As a series focused on family and people’s everyday lives, it makes so much sense that the intro is a warm and cozy home theater! You simultaneously meet the family while preparing for the slice-of-life series coming your way!
Aside from the song being absolutely gorgeous, the still images give this intro a sophisticated but mysterious feel. It’s simple but effective.
The song is the highlight here as it shows that there is a gritty side to this show that may be unexpected. Not to mention, it plays over interchanging school yearbook pictures which add a creepy but youthful feel.
Something about this opening just gets you insanely excited to watch it! From the song to the visuals, this intro gets you ready for thrills.
Kingdom is gorgeously made and is intriguing to look at as the camera gives you close-up views of significant objects of the show. It’s something you might not expect for a zombie opening, but the eerie beauty hooks you from the first second.