10 K-Dramas To Watch When You Want A Good Laugh
Sometimes we all need a good laugh. Whether it’s been a stressful day at work or you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed from school, it’s good for the soul to let out a good laugh. If you’re looking for a K-drama to help relieve some stress from your everyday life, here are 10 solid recommendations!.
This list is in no particular order.
1. “Welcome To Waikiki”
“Welcome To Waikiki” stars Kim Jung Hyun as Dong Goo, Lee Yi Kyung as Joon Gi, and Son Seung Won as Doo Sik. The three men are struggling to try and keep their hostel afloat as they are close to declaring bankruptcy. In a turn of fate, they discover an abandoned baby in their hostel and do their best to care of the child. Then one day, Yoon Ah (Jung In Sun) shows up to take back her baby.
What makes “Welcome To Waikiki” so comical is the three main characters, who all go through various obstacles while trying to achieve their dreams. They all work hard but are often faced with problems and issues that are pretty hilarious. You’ll also appreciate all the pairings and the adorable little baby – she’ll definitely have you smiling!
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2. The Sound Of Your Heart
Lee Kwang Soo stars as a cartoonist named Jo Suk, a man just trying to get by in life but seems to have bad luck while trying to achieve his dream. The fact that Lee Kwang Soo alone stars in the drama will give you a sense of how funny it is. Seeing Kwang Soo’s face on screen alone is bound to make you smile and giggle – in a good way! It’s a lighthearted K-drama, and you’ll not only find yourself laughing at Kwang Soo’s character but find yourself relating to him. He’s just a guy who’s trying his best in life, and it’s pretty hilarious to see.
3. “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon”
This romantic comedy stars Park Bo Young, Park Hyung Sik, Ji Soo, and a bunch of hilarious supporting actors. The success of “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” has been so strong that the drama is in the process of being re-made into a U.S. TV show. The K-drama follows the story of Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young), a young woman gifted with super-human strength. She falls in love and hopes to achieve her dream of becoming a game designer.
There is an endless amount of moments throughout the series where you’ll find yourself laughing hysterically. As main leads, Park Bo Young and Park Hyung Sik are naturally good at being funny. But above all, most of the laugh out loud moments come from the hilarious Kim Won Hae, who plays both a gangster and an employee of Ahn Min Hyuk (Park Hyung Sik).
He’s seriously, SO hilarious in this series! You won’t ever look at him the same again.
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When you think of K-dramas that make people laugh and smile a whole lot, “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” is one of the first that comes to mind. Lee Sung Kyung plays a female weightlifter named Bok Joo who is trying to get over heartbreak while trying to figure out her purpose in life.
This series has not only got humor, but it’s got the heartwarming aspect that will keep you coming back for more. It has the added bonus of Nam Joo Hyuk as Joon Hyung, a professional swimmer who’s in love with Bok Joo. The two make for a hilarious duo and you’ll appreciate all the adorable banter as well as seeing them treat each other like best friends as well as lovers.
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“Dear Fair Lady Kong Shim” is one of those dramas that were really underrated but such a pleasure to watch! It stars Namgoong Min as Ahn Dante, a laid back lawyer that’s always eating, and Girl’s Day’s Minah as Kong Shim, a girl that just lost her job and is forced to move back in with her parents.
The interaction between the two characters is everything and you’ll find yourself drawn to their love/hate relationship. Both are so unbelievably quirky but so relatable. There are so many details in their personalities that will make you fall in love with them.
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6. “Modern Farmer”
Lee Hong Ki stars as Lee Min Ki, a band member in the drama “Modern Farmer.” He and his fellow bandmates all decide to move to the countryside, which is where the humorous part of this series ensues.
Seeing hip and cool boys from the city trying to make it in the countryside make for a hilarious K-drama. If you’re looking for some light-hearted entertainment and laughs, “Modern Farmer” is it! You also have the added bonus of seeing Honey Lee as the love interest of Lee Hong Ki and the two are seriously so adorable together.
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7. “Reply 1988”
This series was not only about love but also about friendship and family, which is what made it so unforgettable. And although there were many moments that made us shed some tears, there were even more moments that brought out a lot of laughs. Girl’s Day’s Hyeri stars as the female lead Sung Deok Sun, and she is just a ball of entertainment.
When you think of “Reply 1988,” people tend to automatically think about the intense love triangle that consumed everyone’s lives when the drama aired. But the second thing you think about is how hilarious the series is. There are so many characters who made us laugh with their quirky personalities. It’s definitely a K-drama that you can go to when you need a good laugh and some healing.
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This classic K-drama gained international fame. It stars Kim Soo Hyun as the alien Do Min Joon while Jun Ji Hyun plays the famous actress Chun Song Yi. The story sounds rather hilarious as it’s about an alien and celebrity that fall in love, but the real humor lies in the female lead.
“My Love From the Star” is over-the-top hilarious for one reason and one reason only – Jun Ji Hyun. She plays a character that can only be described as being very “extra.” Chun Song Yi is an arrogant actress who often finds herself in situations where she can’t help but be a bit crazy. She also loves to sing along to rap music and can never be without makeup, even if she’s in a life or death situation. She’s a character we can all appreciate and love!
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9. “Shopping King Louie”
“Shopping King Louie” is a fairy-tale rom-com that hits all the right notes. The two main leads will not only warm your heart and make you believe in love, but they’re also pretty hilarious. Their charisma and charm light up the small screen!
Seo In Guk stars as Louie, a chaebol that loses his memory. He meets Go Bok Sil (Nam Ji Hyun) who helps him regain his memory and get back to his old life. Therein ensues some serious romance and butterflies between the two and a whole lot of laughs! You’ll love seeing Louie trying to adjust to the life he is so far apart from. It’s a totally different side to Seo In Guk in terms of the types of characters he usually plays, but he definitely delivers. The comedy is neverending!
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10. “Kill Me Heal Me”
“Kill Me Heal Me” is about a wealthy man named Cha Do Hyun (Ji Sung) who is struggling with multiple personality disorder as a result of a traumatic experience he had as a child. To be more specific, he has seven personalities, one of which is also in love with the female lead, Oh Ri Jin (Hwang Jung Eum).
The main reason why “Kill Me Heal Me” is so comical is because of the incredible way Ji Sung was able to portray one of his character’s personalities, the young teenage girl who goes by the name Yo Na.
Yo Na was by far the most hilarious one of the several personalities that Cha Do Hyun possessed. It was also so entertaining to see his other personalities come through on a whim. Ji Sung is such a talented and funny actor!
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Hey Soompiers, which of these K-dramas made you laugh? Let me know in the comments below!
binahearts is a Soompi writer whose ultimate biases are Song Joong Ki and BIGBANG. She is also the author of “K-POP A To Z: The Definitive K-Pop Encyclopedia.” Make sure you follow binahearts on Instagram as she journeys through her latest Korean crazes!
Currently watching: “Chocolate” and “Crash Landing On You”
All-time favorite dramas: “Secret Garden,” “Goblin,” “Because This Is My First Life,” “Star In My Heart”
Looking forward to: Won Bin‘s return to the small screen