7 Easy-Watch K-Dramas To Help You Wind Down At The End Of The Day
We all experience those days that feel like they’re super long. Whether it was school, work, or even just a day of spending time in bed, sometimes it feels nice to unwind by watching a K-drama. It’s especially nice when that K-drama doesn’t require much thinking and is an easy watch. Here are seven K-dramas that are worth tuning into for those days that need extra relaxing.
“Her Private Life” is the hit K-drama rom-com starring Park Min Young and Kim Jae Wook. The series involves an artist by the name of Ryan Gold (Kim Jae Wook), who falls in love with an art curator named Sung Duk Mi (Park Min Young), who is also a fangirl of the idol group member Cha Si An (ONE).
Almost any Park Min Young K-drama can be considered an easy-watch, but this one in particular will have you feeling all the butterflies from beginning to end. Not to mention, Ryan Gold has become a household name in terms of perfect K-drama boyfriend material. With this swoon factor, it’s hard not to get sucked into this sweet universe of courting and romance! You’re guaranteed to binge the series in one go.
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Kim Young Ho (So Ji Sub) is a personal trainer who meets a lawyer by the name of Kang Joo Eun (Shin Min Ah). The two form an unlikely relationship as Young Ho becomes her personal trainer. Joo Eun is striving to lose weight and improve her overall health, which Young Ho is determined to do. The two get to know each other very well and begin to realize their feelings for each other. In this process, Joo Eun also gets close to a couple of Young Ho’s closest friends.
This series is the perfect wind-down watch as you’ll be fully invested and distracted by the sizzling chemistry between the two leads. Although So Ji Sub and Shin Min Ah have done a lot of ads and model work together, viewers were not prepared for the intensity of their chemistry on the small screen. From the very first episode, you’ll be transported into a world of butterflies and adorable one-liners that will leave a lasting impression on you forever.
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Lee Jae In (Ha Seok Jin) is forced to be in a relationship with Kim Da Hyun (Jun So Min) in hopes of attaining his grandfather’s inheritance. The two are total opposites in character, but they decide to go through with a six month contract relationship with some added requests. They bicker, fight, and can’t see eye to eye on most things, but they somehow manage to find a way into each other’s hearts.
A truly underrated K-drama, “1% of Something” will draw you in with its likable main leads and their eventual meeting. It is the classic fake dating romance fairytale story that will tug at your heartstrings and make you really root for the two to end up together. There is heartbreak, butterflies, and healing, all in one perfect series. It’s a total delight, and you’ll be able to escape from the world for a while!
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Dong Goo (Kim Jung Hyun), Joon Gi (Lee Yi Kyung), and Doo Sik (Son Seung Won) are three friends who are just trying to achieve their dreams. The three of them also run a hostel to make money but are finding it difficult to make ends meet. When they are about to give up on their hostel, they find a baby in one of the rooms seemingly without its mother. The three men form an unlikely bond with the baby, and once the mother comes back, they realize they should help the mother and her baby.
This adorable series will have you howling out loud at the hilarious antics this group of friends go through. On top of a lot of slapstick humor and heartwarming bromance, there is an adorable baby throughout the whole series who will completely have your heart. You’ll love seeing this group of friends come together to help the mother with her baby while also keeping the business afloat.
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“My Secret Romance” shows sizzling chemistry between the wealthy Cha Jin Wook (Sung Hoon) and job seeker Lee Yoo Mi (Song Ji Eun), whose story begins after a one night stand. They reunite when Yoo Mi gets hired at his family’s company as a nutritionist. Although Jin Wook is not very nice to her at first, they gradually fall for each other, and the leads showcase passionate young love that will make your heart flutter.
You’ll almost forget how many episodes you’ve watched once you start with this series. It’s a super easy watch where you will get lost in the romance between the two leads. Their chemistry is fire, and the first couple episodes will have you completely invested and hooked! Their blossoming romance is quick, which serves to be the perfect remedy when you’re looking to unwind and escape for a few hours.
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“A Business Proposal”
Ahn Hyo Seop plays chaebol Kang Tae Moo, who falls in love with Shin Ha Ri (Kim Sejeong), a woman he meets on a blind date. What he doesn’t know about Ha Ri is that she is stepping in for her best friend who doesn’t want to go on the blind date in the first place. After discovering that he was tricked, he offers Ha Ri the opportunity to be his fake girlfriend for the time being.
We can’t forget to include this adorable archaeopteryx looking main lead. This series will bring out all the classic K-drama tropes, but it’s the perfect recipe to de-stress and forget about the long day you’ve had. The heart-stopping one-liners and even random bits of cooking scenes will have your appetite high and stress levels low.
“Romance Is a Bonus Book”
A drama that deserves a spot on this list, “Romance Is a Bonus Book” stars Lee Jong Suk as Cha Eun Ho, a writer and editor of a publishing company, and Lee Na Young as Kang Dan Yi, a mother who’s trying to get back into the workforce. The two met when they were children, and in a twist of events, became best friends. Fast forward to when they’re adults, Dan Yi gets a divorce and has to find a job in order to support her daughter. She turns to Eun Ho to help her, and Dan Yi ends up getting a job at the same company as Eun Ho.
What’s better than watching a feel-good series that also heals your soul at the same time? That’s the effect of “Romance is a Bonus Book.” This underrated series has all the elements to make you forget and escape the world for 16 episodes. There’s something about seeing Kang Dan Yi go from rock bottom to securing a dream job that is so satisfying to watch. It’s perfect for those days that feel long!
Hey Soompiers, what’s your go-to K-drama when you want to mentally unplug? Let me know in the comments below!
binahearts is a Korean-Canadian published author, content creator, and influencer 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 IG as she journeys through her latest Korean crazes!