Once in a while, everyone wants a little bit of a mood booster ... or maybe all the time. If that mood booster comes in the form of a K-drama series, then since the world of K-dramas is pretty endless, that makes it all the better. There are many dramas out there that are bound to make you feel good inside and put a smile on your face. Only 11 of the many are here! (If you're looking for some K-dramas that are soothing, make sure you check out this list here.)
The list is not in any precise order.
1. “Welcome to Waikiki”
"Welcome To Waikiki" stars Dong Goo as Kim Jung Hyun, Joon Gi as Lee Yi Kyung, and Doo Sik as Son Seung Won. The three men are struggling as they are close to declaring bankruptcy to try and keep their hostel afloat. They find an abandoned baby in their hostel in a change of destiny and do their best to take care of the infant before Yoon Ah (Jung In Sun) shows up to take her baby back.
You are sure to laugh until, when watching this film, your stomach hurts at least a few times. It is so fun to see the funny antics the three friends go through and will have you laughing from beginning to end. Although they all struggle with some fairly rough times in their lives, they somehow manage to find fun in it. In particular, the bromance between the three friends is envious, and you will also feel all warm inside seeing the lovely little baby they are bringing under their wings.
2. “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo”
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo," played by the lovely Lee Sung Kyung, is about a weightlifting female lead called Kim Bok Joo. She ends up falling in love with Jung Joon Hyung (Nam Joo Hyuk), a swimmer whom she met when they were children. The two develop a relationship and become a couple on campus. They end up going through a lot of hurdles and stress that college students go through, but in relying on each other, they find support.
If you don't feel content to see Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk exuding chemistry and butterflies, then I don't know what they're going to do! In addition to the cute plot involving a weightlifting heroine, the best part of this series is seeing the friend-like romantic relationship the two leads have. They're not afraid to bicker and annoy each other even though they're in love. And it is so uplifting and adorable to see the two go through personal problems to have the other one support them through it. Of these two, we just can't get enough!
3. “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon”
Park Bo Young, Park Hyung Sik, Ji Soo, and a bunch of funny supporting actors will star in this romantic comedy. The K-drama follows the tale of a young woman blessed with superhuman strength, Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young). She falls in love with her dream of being a game designer and strives to fulfill it.
A bit of a downer is the abduction section of this series, but the main leads make up for it. Do Bong Soon's and Ahn Min Hyuk's (Park Hyung Sik) puppy-love relationship is totally believable, and you can enjoy the way he looks into her eyes. Not only does this series' romance component make you giddy, but it will certainly improve your mood to see Park Hyung Sik and Ji Soo. They have this authority!
4. “What's Wrong with Secretary Kim”
In hopes of fulfilling her dreams of finding a husband and starting a family, Kim Mi So (Park Min Young) decides that it is time for her to leave her job of being a secretary to Lee Young Joon (Park Seo Joon). Young Joon can't believe that she's going to leave after being very dependent on her for a while, and ends up suggesting that they get married.
Let's be honest, it's bound to raise your mood to watch any Park Seo Joon drama and his role as the arrogant but soft-hearted Lee Young Joon is no different. This is a character who was able to marry his secretary because she just wanted to have a family and get married. Speak about being altruistic! Okay, so he did it at the cost of being his secretary, but it was still super sweet. Seeing all the grand and loving gestures Young Joon does for Mi So will turn your heart to mush in the series and make you a love believer.
5. “Splash Splash Love”
The stars of "Splash Splash Love" spotlight Yoon Doojoon and the charming Kim Seul Gi in a world of drama where history and modern day clash. Dan Bi (Kim Seul Gi) is a high school student who is transported magically to the Joseon era. She meets King Lee Do (Yoon Doojoon) in this unfamiliar setting. Although the two find comfort in the company of each other, they fall in love and embark on a savage romance.
This series is, to put it simply, cute and romantic. There are just two episodes, too, so there really isn't much to lose! The best kind of adventure to watch when you feel a little down is to see Dan Bi try to adapt to the Joseon era and try to sort out her feelings for Lee Do. Their love for each other and the fact that time and space are overcome will give you all the hope you need and smiles!
Hey Seoulmates, which is your favorite of these dramas? In the comments below, let me know!