8 Light, Relaxing K-Dramas to Help You Unwind After a Long Day

Find your next feel-good fave here.
by Leika Golez   |  Apr 14, 2022
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There are lots of ways to de-stress after an exhausting day at school. Most times, however, a good comfort show is just the thing you need to start feeling better. We’re sure you already have your tried-and-true faves memorized, so why not try out a new *relaxing* K-drama? If you’re still looking for some recs, look no further! 

Whatever you’re feeling, we bet you’ll find your next feel-good fave in our lineup below: 

1. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

THE CAST: Shin Min A, Kim Seon Ho, Lee Sang Yi

THE PLOT: Determined to escape the busy city life, a hard-nosed dentist moves to a seaside village and unexpectedly befriends a neighborly handyman. 

AVAILABLE ON: Netflix

2. What's Wrong with Secretary Kim?

THE CAST: Park Seo Joon, Park Min Young

THE PLOT: A vice-chairman of a big corporation courts his industrious secretary in an attempt to change her mind about her pending resignation. 

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AVAILABLE ON: Netflix, Viu

3. True Beauty 

THE CAST: Moon Ga Young, Cha Eun Woo, Hwang In Youp, Park Yoo Na

THE PLOT: Following a traumatic bullying experience, an insecure girl transfers to a new high school and seeks comfort from an aloof classmate. 

AVAILABLE ON: Viu

4. Our Beloved Summer

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

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

AVAILABLE ON: Netflix 

5. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo 

THE CAST: Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk

THE PLOT: A group of young college athletes experience self-doubt, growth, and love as they passionately work towards their aspirations.

AVAILABLE ON: Netflix, Viu

6. Coffee Prince 

THE CAST: Yoon Eun Hye, Gong Yoo, Lee Sun Kyun, Chae Jung An

THE PLOT: To avoid blind dates arranged by his grandmother, a chaebol heir mistakenly hires a tomboyish woman to be his lover. 

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AVAILABLE ON: Netflix, Viu

7. Hospital Playlist 

THE CAST: Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yeon Seok, Jung Kyung Ho, Kim Dae Myung, Jeon Mi Do

THE PLOT: Five forty-something doctors who have been friends with each other since med school grow even closer as they navigate life’s challenges together.  

WATCH ON: Netflix

8. Business Proposal 

THE CAST: Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim Se Jeong, Kim Min Kyu, Seol In Ah

THE PLOT: A heartbroken woman is paid to attend a blind date in disguise as her friend, belatedly realizing that the prospective suitor is her company’s CEO. 

AVAILABLE ON: Netflix 

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