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Pinays Share The 8 K-Dramas To Help You ~Escape Reality~

For when life gets a bit too much.
PHOTO: (LEFT) Extraordinary You/MBC, (RIGHT) Strong Woman Do Bong Soon/JTBC

*SIGHS* Yup, we all know the sitch, and it's been a very exhausting and heartbreaking past few months. We've found ourselves feeling many intense emotions (that sometimes result in crying), and that's perfectly fine. BUT, sometimes reality can just get a bit too much for us to handle and we need a picker-upper to make us forget our problems even just for a little bit.

So, if you've been into Korean dramas lately (admit it, who hasn't?), here are some recos from our readers at Cosmo Mixers that'll surely help you ~escape~ to the fictional world of K-dramas. Whether they be comedies, action, or light romances, all you need to do is enjoy!

1. The Sound Of Your Heart

Why you should watch it: "The one starring Lee Kwang Soo na may cameo ng mga friends niya like Song Joong Ki. SOBRANG laugh trip 'to!" Maria Alyssa

"GOSH, SOBRANG FUNNY NIYAAAA. As in hindi ko pwedeng panoorin sa public kasi ang lakas ng tawa ko diyan." Ginyn

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Who's starring in it: Lee Kwang Soo and Kim Dae Myung

Where you can watch it: Netflix

 

2. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Why you should watch it: "If I need a happy distraction, it's Strong Woman Do Bong Soon. I don't have to really look at the screen to know what's going on 'cause I've rewatched it so many times. So I usually just have it in the background all day or when I'm about to go to sleep." Ysa

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Who's starring in it: Park Bo Young and Park Hyung Sik

Where you can watch it: Netflix

 

3. The Secret Life Of My Secretary

Why you should watch it: "If I want more kilig that I have to pay attention to, 'eto talaga kahit sobrang stereotypical niya wala akong paki!" Ysa

Who's starring in it: Kim Young Kwang and Jin Ki Joo

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

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4. Extracurricular

Why you should watch it: "My worries and heart palpitations transferred to this K-drama. I can't get enough of the super intense and jaw-dropping scenes!" Joanna

Who's starring in it: Kim Dong Hee and Jung Da Bin

Where you can watch it: Netflix

5. Hospital Playlist

Why you should watch it: "We're now obsessed with Hospital Playlist. This world (from the creators of the Reply series!) is so different from mine, and the characters are INSANELY entertaining and lovable." Ginyn

Who's starring in it: Jo Jung Suk and Yoo Yeon Seok

Where you can watch it: Netflix

 

6. Extraordinary You

Why you should watch it: "High school-centric dramas like Extraordinary You! Hindi masyado mabigat sa feels and it reminds me of my *youth* LOL. ALSO THE EYE CANDY!" —Lily

Who's starring in it: Kim Hye Yoon and Rowoon

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

7. Kingdom

Why you should watch it: "Mahilig talaga ako sa horror/thriller/gruesome movies or series. My stress relief!" Jamie Lyn

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Who's starring in it: Ju Ji Hoon and Bae Doona

Where you can watch it: Netflix

 

8. Welcome To Waikiki (Season 1)

Why you should watch it: "Funniest K-drama ever! Literally LOL!" Chezca

"Very predictable yung scenes pero tawang tawa pa rin ako!" Carmelle

Who's starring in it: Kim Jung Hyun and Lee Yi Kyung

Where you can watch it: Netflix

*Answers have been edited for clarity.

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