8 K-Dramas to Watch if You're an Aspiring Artist

Stuck in a creative rut? An art-related K-drama is the palate-cleanser you need.
by Leika Golez   |  Mar 3, 2022
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As we all know, inspiration doesn’t come easy to artists. Whether you’re a seasoned designer or a casual tinkerer, no artist is safe from the occasional dry spell. If you find yourself stuck in a rut, watching a good show should get the creative juices flowing again. More specifically, an art-related K-drama is the palate-cleanser you need to revisit your work with fresh eyes. 

Looking for some recs? Here’s a list of eight K-dramas that will inspire you to be an artist: 

1. Her Private Life 

THE CAST: Park Min Young, Kim Jae Wook, Ahn Bo Hyun

THE PLOT: A dedicated art curator tries to keep her K-pop idol obsession secret from her gallery’s newly-appointed director. 

WATCH ON: Netflix, Viu

2. Love in Sadness 

THE CAST: Ji Hyun Woo, Park Han Byul, Ryu Soo Young, Wang Bit Na

THE PLOT: Coming from an abusive marriage, an unhappy painter attempts to start a new life with a caring plastic surgeon. 

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WATCH ON: Viu

3. Tomorrow, With You

THE CAST: Shin Min Ah, Lee Je Hoon

THE PLOT: A real estate company CEO decides to marry a photographer after time-traveling to his future life. 

WATCH ON: Viu, iQiyi

4. Nevertheless 

THE CAST: Han So Hee, Song Kang, Chae Jong Hyeop

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THE PLOT: Two skeptical art students struggle to accept their growing feelings for each other due to past heartbreaks. 

WATCH ON: Netflix

5. Our Beloved Summer

THE CAST:  Choi Woo Shik, Kim Da Mi, Kim Sung Cheol, Roh Jeong Eui

THE PLOT: Formerly high school lovers, a carefree building illustrator and a stoic PR agent reunite to film a documentary sequel. 

WATCH ON: Netflix

6. Flower Boy Next Door 

THE CAST: Park Shin Hye, Yoon Shi Yoon, Kim Ji Hoon

THE PLOT: A shy homebody breaks out of her mundane daily routine after meeting a video game designer and a webcomic artist. 

WATCH ON: iQiyi

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7. Still 17

THE CAST: Shin Hye Sun, Yang Se Jong, Ahn Hyo Seop

THE PLOT: As a 30-year-old set designer and an aspiring musician fall in love with each other, they gradually uncover a forgotten accident from their past. 

WATCH ON: Viu, Viki

8. Saimdang, Light’s Diary 

THE CAST: Lee Young Ae, Song Seung Heon

THE PLOT: An art history lecturer scrutinizes a mysterious ancient painting upon finding a well-renowned calligrapher's long-lost diary. 

WATCH ON: Viki

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