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