7 Lighthearted K-Dramas To Watch When You’re Feeling A Bit Anxious
For those times when you’re feeling a bit uneasy and anxious, know that you’re not alone. Everyone has different ways of alleviating stress and worry, some of which might be through watching K-dramas. Here’s a list of seven K-dramas that just might help you when you’re feeling a bit anxious.
1. “Kill Me, Heal Me”
“Kill Me, Heal Me” is about a wealthy man named Cha Do Hyun (Ji Sung) who struggles 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).
“Kill Me, Heal Me” is one of those K-dramas that you can never get sick of. Seeing the various array of personalities portrayed by Ji Sung is so entertaining. It’s crazy how he can embody several characters where some are heartbreaking and others are so hilarious at the same time. The development of Cha Do Hyun as he finds healing and deals with his mental health issues is the exact series that could help calm your anxiety!
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2. “Touch Your Heart”
When Kwon Jung Rok (Lee Dong Wook) first meets Oh Yoon Seo (Yoo In Na), the two completely butt heads. They are opposites in personality and professions; Jung Rok is a well-respected attorney, and Yoon Seo is a famous celebrity. Yoon Seo begins working as Jung Rok’s secretary to get more acquainted for a future acting gig, and as much as he despises this situation, he reluctantly agrees.
“Touch Your Heart” is a drama-free, fun show to watch that will give you all the K-drama tropes and feels to get you through some anxiety. The series is adorable, and you can be sure that Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na bring it their all in terms of chemistry. You remember their sizzling chemistry in “Goblin,” right? You won’t be able to get enough of the lovey-dovey scenes between the two! It’ll comfort you like a warm blanket on a cold day, easing all worries.
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3. “Fated to Love You”
Jang Nara stars in “Fated to Love You” as a regular, plain girl named Kim Mi Young. Fatefully, she meets Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk) one day, and the two have a one-night stand. This results in a pregnancy that forces them into marriage. Although they are not sure about their feelings for each other, Lee Gun pushes Kim Mi Young away.
“Fated to Love You” has got the charm and pull that will make anyone feel good inside. When you have the eccentric Jang Hyuk playing a character that many were not all too pleased with in the beginning but loved by the end, you get a K-drama that many of us found peace in. The evolving romance between the two leads and the journey they go on will heal your heart and soul!
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4. “Dr. Romantic”
Yoon Seo Jung (Seo Hyun Jin) and Kang Dong Joo (Yoo Yeon Seok) work as doctors alongside a miracle doctor, Dr. Kim (Han Suk Kyu). Dong Joo falls in love at first sight with Seo Jung, and it doesn’t take long for him to confess his feelings for her. The two end up working together again in the future, and they have to put aside their feelings and issues to try and save lives.
There is something so healing about seeing Han Suk Kyu as a doctor, rescuing people and doing it so effortlessly that it really touches your heart. The fact that he always has the answers and always knows what to do with all of the patients he sees is exactly what we need in life when we’re feeling a bit uncertain and uneasy. You also have the added romance between Seo Hyun Jin and Yoo Yeon Seok that will give you all of the butterflies!
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5. “I Am Not a Robot”
Yoo Seung Ho as Kim Min Kyu and Chae Soo Bin as Jo Ji Ah are two main leads I would love to see again on the small screen. When Min Kyu gets himself a robot, he finds himself getting attracted to it. But it is later revealed to him that his robot is, in fact, a human. The two engage in a heartbreaking trial of broken trust and longing to be with each other.
You would think that a romance story between a millionaire and a woman pretending to be a robot wouldn’t be something that would help ease anxiety, but this one definitely will. The heartfelt scenes and romantic lines really help provide a place of escape, making you feel happy and giddy. The romantic journey between the two is so endearingly adorable that you’ll be cheering for them throughout the whole series!
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6. “I’ll Go to You When the Weather is Nice”
After Mok Hae Won (Park Min Young) decides to leave Seoul and temporarily moves to the countryside with her aunt, she meets her old high school friend Im Eun Seob (Seo Kang Joon). Eun Seob has been in love with Hae Won since he first met her and is happy to hear that she won’t be leaving for a while. The two become friends again, and as they get to know each other more, they start to fall in love.
Although the series is a bit slow-paced, there is something about the cinematography and love story between Hae Won and Eun Seob that will have you feeling all kinds of emotions. The way in which Eun Seob’s love is so unwavering and seeing how much Hae Won has overcome to find herself is the exact type of healing we need when we’re feeling a bit anxious!
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7. “Fight My Way”
“Fight My Way” stars Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won as two childhood friends who’ve experienced all the pangs of growing up together. These two are pretty much inseparable and consider the other as basically a sibling, that is, until Park Seo Joon’s character Go Dong Man realizes his deeper feelings for his best friend Choi Ae Ra (Kim Ji Won).
This series has got all the elements to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Not only do you have Kim Ji Won and Park Seo Joon as the main leads, but you get bouts of aegyo from both of them that are too good to resist. You see them uplift and help each other when times get tough, and it’s so encouraging to see. It’s enough to put any anxious hearts to rest.
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Hey Soompiers, what are some other good K-dramas to watch if you’re feeling a bit worried or anxious? Let me know in the comments below!
binahearts is a Soompi writer whose ultimate biases are Song Joong Ki and BIGBANG but has lately been seen obsessing over Hwang In Yeop. Make sure you follow binahearts on Instagram as she journeys through her latest Korean crazes!
Currently watching: “Pachinko,” “Our Blues,” “Sh**ting Stars,” and “My Liberation Notes.”
All-time favorite drama: “Secret Garden” and “Star In My Heart.”
Looking forward to: Won Bin’s return to the small screen.