5 Kilig Campus Romance K-Dramas To Watch If You Miss Your School Crush

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by Francesca Pangilinan   |  May 17, 2020
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Here’s another valid reason why you miss going to school: You want to see your crush again! While we can’t tell when exactly you’ll be reunited, let’s take comfort in these K-dramas that totally get why campus romance can be a source of kilig and inspiration to study well. LOL! Watch them and even reco some to your crush:

Princess Hours

Starring: Yoon Eun Hye, Joo Ji Hoon, Kim Jung Hoon, and Song Ji Hyo

Here’s a K-drama that combines campus and royal romance! Also known as Goong, Princess Hours reimagines modern South Korea under monarchy rule. Following the King’s ill health, Crown Prince Lee Shin (Joo Ji Hoon) is being groomed to inherit the throne which requires him to marry even at a young age. He gets rejected by his longtime love which prompts him to an arranged marriage with a commoner named Shin Chae Kyeong (Yoon Eun Hye). Their grandfathers made the pact back when they were still alive. Lee Shin and Shin Chae Kyeong go to the same high school so expect you’ll get loads of kilig and tension as they deal with their status as a young royal couple.

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Who should watch it: Unless your crush has legit royal blood, this K-drama is also perfect for those who dream of becoming a Korean princess, too!

Where to watch: Viu

Boys Over Flowers

Starring: Ku Hye Sun, Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum, and Kim Joon

OG Meteor Garden fans would love this K-drama version! It tells the story of middle-class girl Geum Jan Di (Ku Hye Sun) who gets a scholarship at Shinhwa High School, an elite school for chaebol kids. There, she goes head-to-head with Gu Jun Pyo (Lee Min Ho), the arrogant leader of the all-rich boy group called the F4. Their constant bickering leads to an unlikely relationship that pretty much affects their school and family lives.

Who should watch it: Those who like to make asaran with their crush. The more you hate, the more you love! 

Where to watch: Netflix, Viu

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

Starring: Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk

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Now this is a perfect pick if you and your crush are both into sports! Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) is a promising weightlifter who runs into her childhood friend Jung Joon Hyung (Nam Joo Hyuk) who happens to be from the swimming team. They revive their friendship and start hanging out until they develop romantic feelings which sort of progressed IRL! After the series, Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk dated for a few months. We’re still rooting for them to get back together. Let’s not lose hope!

Who should watch it: Student-athletes who want to achieve sports dreams with their crushes!

Where to watch: Netflix, Viu

Cheese In The Trap

Starring: Park Hae Jin, Kim Go Eun, Seo Kang Joon, and Lee Sung Kyung

Based on a webtoon, it's a story about college student Hong Seol (Kim Go Eun) who develops a crush on upperclassman Yoo Jung (Park Hae Jin) despite warnings that he may be hiding dark secrets from her. Some familiar faces from Kim Bok Joo are also in this series!

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Who should watch it: Those who have crushes in the higher batch. We know the feeling!

Where to watch: Netflix

The Heirs

Starring: Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye, Kim Woo Bin, and Kim Ji Won

After getting in trouble with her sister in the US, Cha Eun Sang (Park Shin Hye) meets and strikes a bond with Kim Tan (Lee Min Ho) who has been exiled by his older brother. With nowhere to go, she ends up staying at Kim Tan’s home. Their time together was cut short when his fiancé shows up. Cha Eun Sang then decides to return home. Her home turns out to be Kim Tan’s family residence in Seoul where her mother works as a housekeeper. They surprisingly meet again when Kim Tan returns from exile. And of course, they’re bound to go to the same school where more conflicts arise. With differences in background, their love story is really against all odds!

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Who should watch it: Those who share a little history with their crush!

Where to watch: Netflix, Viu

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