Strong Female Leads

iOizys Jan 16, 2018

Asain Dramas with Female Leads that are either smart, physically/mentally strong, daring, or not pushovers!

  • Angry Mom
    Angry Mom

    Korean Drama - 2015

    The mom is physically strong, mentally strong, and has an alpha personality. Even though the drama is a comedy it is at the same time dark, so get ready for the feels.

  • Attention, Love!
    Attention, Love!

    Taiwanese Drama - 2017

    The Lead is strong and she's always ready to knee someone in the crotch, she's also not a pushover and stands up for her friends when they're being bullied. However she does show emotions but at the same time she never looses the air of strength she has.

  • Cinderella and the Four Knights
    Cinderella and the Four Knights

    Korean Drama - 2016

    The Leads isn't a pushover and is also very determined, however I was not a big fan of the drama and that seems to be a popular opinion.

  • Doctor X
    Doctor X

    Japanese Drama - 2012

    The Female Leads is a genius surgeon that has never failed a surgery before, she gives off a lazy attitude but is actually very determined. She also won't get bullied by higher ups and never does things people ask of her if it "doesn't require a medical degree".

  • Five Enough
    Five Enough

    Korean Drama - 2016

    The lead is not a pushover at all, even towards evil in-laws she stands her ground. She was a very refreshing character because she always spoke her. 

    SPOILER (not really): Even in the opening scene she is on her way to "kill her ex-husband", and bursts into his shop to beat him with a crow bar.

  • Hard Nut!
    Hard Nut!

    Japanese Drama - 2013

    The Female Lead is a genius with math and tags along with a detective to solve cases.

  • Hello Monster
    Hello Monster

    Korean Drama - 2015

    The Female Lead is an investigatior/detective(idk)  nuff said.

  • Kill Me, Heal Me
    Kill Me, Heal Me

    Korean Drama - 2015

    Through the drama, the Female lead is always the one taking care of the Male Lead and his personalities. 

  • Kimi wa Petto
    Kimi wa Petto

    Japanese Drama - 2003

    The Female lead is strong mentally and physically, she's a successful female figure and doesn't allow anyone to mess with her. The only one who sees her soft side is the Male Lead Momo.

  • Love O2O
    Love O2O

    Chinese Drama - 2016

    The Female Leads is very smart and goes to one of the best universities, she also stands up for people and tries to help people that are being deceived.

  • Marry Me, or Not?
    Marry Me, or Not?

    Taiwanese Drama - 2015

    The Female Lead is a little bitchy (sorry for my language) but she's not a pushover. 

  • Master Devil Do Not Kiss Me
    Master Devil Do Not Kiss Me

    Chinese Drama - 2017

    The Female Lead used to be in a gang nuff said.

  • Ms. Temper & Nam Jung Gi
    Ms. Temper & Nam Jung Gi

    Korean Drama - 2016

    The roles are reversed and now the Female is successful one an the male is not. The show is really sweet in some parts especially when the Female Lead interacts with the Male Leads son. My favorite part about the character is her eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, life style.

  • My Amazing Boyfriend
    My Amazing Boyfriend

    Chinese Drama - 2016

    The Female Lead is not a pushover and there are some moments where she saves the Male Lead from danger. It's almost as if the Male and Female lead depend on each other.

  • Refresh Man
    Refresh Man

    Taiwanese Drama - 2016

    The Female lead is not a pushover and is determined to make her department the best department, she speaks her mind but I think she sometimes says too much.

  • Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
    Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

    Korean Drama - 2017

    The Female Leads is physically strong, inhumanly strong and they way she defends her self against bullying is hilarious.

  • Surplus Princess
    Surplus Princess

    Korean Drama - 2014

    Teh Female lead is willing to do whatever she can to get what she wants and that includes robbing, scamming, and beating up people. Yeah, she's a little wild.

  • Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim
    Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim

    Korean Drama - 2016

    Although the Female lead has character flaws there is a lot of development, however she is not a pushover and is sometimes the aggressor.

  • The Big Boss
    The Big Boss

    Chinese Drama - 2017

    Although she's not the sharpest tool in the shed, she is mentally strong and is naturally a leader. 

  • The King of Romance
    The King of Romance

    Taiwanese Drama - 2016

    The lead is naive but smart at the most unexpected times, she isn't a pushover but is often fooled into believing things.

  • The Fox's Summer
    The Fox's Summer

    Chinese Drama - 2017

    At some parts the Lead may seem like a pushover but she just prefers to stay out of conflict. She's a pathological liar but her lies never get past the male lead because he's allergic to them (literally). 

  • The Master's Sun
    The Master's Sun

    Korean Drama - 2013

  • While You Were Sleeping
    While You Were Sleeping

    Korean Drama - 2017

  • Gokusen

    Japanese Drama - 2002

    The Female Lead is a next generation yakuza (Japanese mafia) boss, but her dream is to be a teacher. The Female lead is physically and mental strong, and she always stands up for her students.

  • Drunken to Love You
    Drunken to Love You

    Taiwanese Drama - 2011

    The Female lead is mentally strong and hates being taken advantage of, she's also not a pushover and bickers with the male lead a lot.

  • Moon River
    Moon River

    Taiwanese Drama - 2015

    The Female Lead knows martial arts and always keeps her word, no matter how bizarre they are.

  • Princess Agents
    Princess Agents

    Chinese Drama - 2017

    The Female Lead is very in touch with her survive instinct so she is good at defending herself and also has photographic memory, although in the beginning of the drama she isn't the smartest she becomes extremely clever and knowledgeable towards the end.

  • Jewel in the Palace
    Jewel in the Palace

    Korean Drama - 2003

    The Female Lead is a really smart, she learned how to read at a young age and becomes one of the top doctors for the royal family.

  • Just You
    Just You

    Taiwanese Drama - 2013

    The Female Lead wont move out of her house after it's sold to her boss, she also is very daring and holds grudges.