7 K-Dramas That Are Guaranteed To Put You In A Good Mood
Time for a mood boost.
The holiday season is exciting, but it can also make you feel kind of down because of all the stress and bad weather that usually accompanies it. If you need to lift your spirits this week, there's no better way than to binge a comforting, feel-good K-drama.
Here are seven suggestions that have never failed to work as a mood stabilizer for hundreds of viewers over the years. They are ranked according to their IMDb ratings.
Touch Your Heart (2019)
IMDb Score: 7.6/10
A former top actress suffers a major career setback due to a scandal and has one chance to return to the spotlight - starring in a project about a lawyer. To train for the role, she takes a job in a real law firm and suddenly meets her love.
It is an extremely sweet, comforting romance with a healthy relationship that is guaranteed to make you feel good.
Her Private Life (2019)
IMDb Score: 7.7/10
The story of a gallery curator and an idol fan who has to pretend that she is dating her boss is highly recommended by K-drama fans for its warm and feel-good atmosphere and one of the best lead pairings that share a palpable chemistry.
Fight For My Way (2017)
IMDb Score: 8.1/10
The slice-of-life romcom about four best friends dealing with the dreams-versus-reality chaos of life as they enter their 30s never fails to put a smile on viewers' faces. You can count on the main characters to have each other's backs as they gradually become more than just friends.
Welcome to Waikiki (2018)
IMDb Score: 8.2/10
Three broke young men decide to run a failing guesthouse, even though their venture seems anything but profitable. The story has some amazing slice-of-life and romance plot lines spiced with humor that will make you laugh out loud.
As a bonus, the series has a sequel, 2019's Welcome to Waikiki 2.
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016)
IMDb Score: 8.3/10
The lighthearted romantic story of an aspiring weightlifting star torn between two brothers is a delightful break from the stresses of life. It is full of fun, endearing characters, cute friendships and happy vibes.
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021)
IMDb Score: 8.4/10
The story of a professional girl from the big city who moves to an idyllic seaside village is as old as time, but it is a fun and very relaxing watch with stunning scenery, well-developed characters, and a compelling romance.
IMDb Score: 8.6/10
If you are a fan of fantasy dramas, the story of a modern-day chef who accidentally time-travels into the body of a Joseon-era queen is your jam. The trope of a man trapped in a woman's body is brilliantly played out here and is pure comedy gold that is sure to make you laugh.