I've just come out of a drama slump where I've been watching kinda weepy, almost submissive female leads. This is can sometimes be nice, but I prefer really strong female leads where they can really hold their own in a fight. I love dramas like Empress Ki, Gu Family Book (although not the lead), Princess Agents, Legend of Fuyao. I'd really appreciate more recommendations please... THANK YOU!!!
The Guardians (kdrama) - no romance for this one but the female lead is tough and can surely fight. Well the female lead is Lee Shi Young so if you're familiar of her works you'll know she's a badass
The King's Woman (cdrama) - She knows martial arts and is even better than the male lead. If you like Empress Ki then you'll probably like this one too ^^
The Rise of Phoenixes (cdrama) - She used to attend school for her lazy brother so she was the one trained instead (though they didn't really showed that part). Though they've shown her some of her fighting skills, she's more of the brains