7 Sports K-Dramas That Teach You To Win & Lose
We watch sports movies and shows for the drama, suspense, and of course, the climactic moment of happy victory or devastating defeat that these projects teach us to accept and learn from.
South Korean sports dramas often mix the exhilaration of the sport with a love story, making them a hundred times more emotional and relatable. If you are in the mood for such stories today, here are seven great examples.
My Lovely Boxer (2023)
IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
The protagonist is a boxing genius who became famous at an early age. But her journey has never been smooth, with family struggles and a love-hate relationship with boxing and success. The unexpected popularity robs her of any personal space and she seeks isolation from the world. Fortunately, she has a manager who is always by her side.
Run On (2020)
IMDb Rating: 7.4/10
The show focuses on the lives and relationships of four main characters: a former sprinter who aspires to be a sports agent, a film translator who grew up an orphan, the CEO of a sports agency who fiercely fights for her place in the world, and an art student who channels his feelings into his paintings.
Love All Play (2022)
IMDb Rating: 7.7/10
The drama revolves around two badminton players who have very different views on the sport. For him, it is nothing more than a profession. For her, it is a passion. And she is ready to infect him with this passion.
Fight for My Way (2017)
IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
This is a light-hearted and inspiring story about four underdogs fighting for success in life. One of them is a teenage taekwondo champion who is now trying to find his way in the world of mixed martial arts fighting amid a blooming friends-to-lovers romance.
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (2016)
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
The protagonists of this coming-of-age romantic drama are students at a sports university. She is an outgoing, gifted weightlifter who hides insecurities and a fragile heart under a strong exterior. He is a talented swimmer and her childhood friend who helps her pursue another man, but realizes he is not ready to let her be with someone other than himself.
Hot Stove League (2019)
IMDb Rating: 8.3/10
Can a new general manager with zero baseball experience turn a losing baseball team into the best in the league? Well, he will try. And while he does we are in for an amazing watching experience.
This premise sounds a bit like Ted Lasso, doesn't it? And just like with Lasso, you don't have to be a sports fan to enjoy this show.
Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022)
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
The wholesome story begins in the 1990s and unfolds over several years, showing glimpses of the present. According to the plot, the South Korean financial crisis disrupts the lives of two young people. She is a fencing genius who is ready to give her everything for a career of her dreams and he comes from a rich family that goes bankrupt. So he has to start from scratch.