Binge-watching various Korean dramas in free time is one of the best thing which a K-drama fan look forward on. However, there are these kind of viewers who prefer a certain genre than any other. Whatever your mood is today; why not brighten it up more by choosing romantic-comedy series in your marathon viewing?
Ready your pen and notebook now, mga bes! Here it goes; below are the 10 rom-com K-dramas of 2016 that you shouldn’t miss.
1. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo is a 16-episode K-drama with a length time of one hour each episode. This stars Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung), Jung Joon Hyung (Nam Joo Hyuk), Jung Jae Yi (Lee Jae Yoon), and Song Shi Ho (Kyung Soo Jin); who are all college athletes fighting for their dreams and finding romance in the middle of their busy lives.
This series will surely make you laugh while falling in love with the characters. It is a perfect series for someone who wants to relieve stress while learning lessons about coming-of-age topic. Moreover, it is an ideal piece which showcase the hardships of athletes in personal matter and more. Above all, it teaches the watchers how important keeping your family and real friends in this world.
2. Shopping King Louie
This romantic-comedy K-drama consists 16 episodes with 70 minutes running time per episode.
Shopping King Louie stars Louie (So In Guk) as a rich heir who keeps on buying everything that talks to his soul; later on, he becomes homeless after losing his memories. However, he changed into a different person after meeting Ko Bok Shil (Nam Ji Hyun); who is know for being energetic from the countryside.
Certainly, it is a great series that will entertain you big time through its plot, theme, and conflict. On the other side, it will also teach you good lessons; such as about spending habits, life values, and understanding people who are way different from who you are.
3. Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth
Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth is a 20 episode+2 special commentary K-drama with a length time of an hour each airing.
This stars the Hwarangs, also known as beautiful young men coming from an elite group during the Silla setting; named Sun Woo Rang (Park Seo Joon), Kim Ji Dwi (Park Hyung Sik), Suk Han Sung (Kim Tae Hyung), Kim Soo Ho (Choi Min Ho), Park Ban Ryu (Do Ji Han), Kim Yeo Wool (Jo Yoon Woo), Jang Hyun (Jin Ju Hyung) and more. It is also being lead by Kim Ah Ro (Go Ara), who is an aristocrat with a cheerful and caring personality.
This series is worth-watching as it tackles the topic about the culture, tradition, and values in Korea’s Three Kingdoms era; while highlighting the sacrifices of people from the ruling line who are really dedicated on their job for their jurisdiction, and the hardships of individuals who are from the lower class. What you shouldn’t also miss out on are the main characters’ friendship, love, commitment, and attractiveness!
4. Jealousy Incarnate
This K-drama has a total of 24 episodes of one hour running time each. This stars Pyo Na Ri (Gong Hyo Jin) as an optimistic weather broadcaster; Lee Hwa Shin (Jo Jung Suk) as a well-known competitive news anchor; and Go Jung Won (Go Kyung Pyo) as a polite boss in his own company and a chaebol heir.
Jealousy Incarnate tells the story of various individuals who are fighting for their dreams despite of their situation. Although it has inevitable conflicts which you might have been familiar with, but the drama executes well its conflict, theme, and plot. Aside from that, it has also perfectly shown the power and strength of woman like Pyo Na Ri in there.
5. Love in the Moonlight
Love in the Moonlight is an 18-episode K-drama with a duration of 70 minutes each episode; which won Best Drama Series at the 22nd Asian Television Awards.
The series depicts the coming-of-age story of Crown Prince Hyo Myeong (Park Bo Gum), who becomes interested with Hong Ra On (Kim Yoo Jung); a popular and smart woman but known as a man.
It may have a typical start but the plot and acting skills of the main characters are both superb. Although it is a historical drama, it is still being complemented by the other genres and lessons to learn.
6. The Legend of the Blue Sea
This K-drama consists 20 episode+1 special commentary with an hour running time. This stars Heo Joon Jae (Lee Min Ho) as a clever conman; who flies to Spain for a vacation where she met a mysterious woman Shim Cheong (Jun Ji Hyun), found out as a mermaid.
The Legend of the Blue Sea is such a thrilling but entertaining series which will always make you wait for its next episodes. However, if you’re planning on watching this, make sure to have a bunch of tissues; as it will make you cry and laugh hard. What’s compliments this drama that much is the fact that all of its characters are so extraordinary. Guess what! You might also fall in love with Heo Joon Jae’s friends, named Tae Oh (Shin Won Ho) and Nam Doo (Lee Hee Joon). Above all, the most dramatic but winning part of The Legend of the Blue Sea is when a certain friend of Heo Joon Jae proved how much he cares for him.
7. Come Back, Mister
Come Back, Mister has a total of 16 episodes with an hour duration per airing. This stars Kim Young Soo (Rain) who is reincarnated in Lee Hae Joon’s body; Han Gi Tak (Oh Yeon So) who is reincarnated in Han Hong Nan’s body; and Shin Da Hye (Lee Min Jung) who is Kim Young Soo’s wife.
This series has a mysterious and thrilling plot but it actually is a romantic and comedy piece. Aside from that, it lightly tackles about various social and family issues; which entails something great than what you can actually expect after watching its first episode.
8. One More Happy Ending
This K-drama consists of 16 episodes of one hour each. The story revolves around the enchanting career and love story of once-popular girl group called Angels. This stars Han Mi Mo (Jang Na Ra), Song Soo Hyuk (Jung Kyung Ho), and more.
One More Happy Ending has a slice-of-life plot unveiling how the character find romance and fun after encountering failed marriages and relationships. It is certainly another piece which is enjoyable but will find a way to teach their viewers life lessons. Another thing about this is the fact that its characters are seriously great in acting! In a matter of fact, Jang Na Ra just proved again in this series how prominent as an actress she is.
Entertainer is an 18-episode K-drama with a duration of an hour each episode. This series tells the story of Shin Suk Ho (Ji Sung), who is a successful manager in KTOP Entertainment. Later on, he formed a musical group in his own agency. He faced several difficulties at first before he changed himself sincerely.
The series will give its viewers the hints about how life really works; as you cannot just achieve something after a little while. However, despite a person’s background and achievement, one must always remember how to be a better individual for good. On the other hand, you should also expect that the Entertainer will take you in a ride of roller coaster of emotions. There would be funny and heartbreaking moments which might touch your heart and soul.
10. Sweet Stranger and Me
This K-drama has a total of 16 episodes which consists an hour running time each episode. This stars Hong Na Ri (Soo Ae), a meticulous flight attendant having trouble in managing her emotions. After facing various challenges in life, she decided to return to her deceased mother’s home; only to meet a handsome young man who is running her mother’s dumpling restaurant. Later on, she found out that the young man is married to her mother.
Sweet Stranger and Me has a simple story line but it is seriously worthy to watch. Aside from that, the actors and actresses in here have done their part in executing their roles well.
Overall, all these K-dramas have its own way on how it will tickle your funny bone and touch your heart. If you haven’t watch all of it, it is recommended for you to add it in your must-watch series list.
Enjoy watching, mga bes! Feel free to share with us your thoughts and feels about it all.