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11 K-Dramas To Watch After Work That Won't Stress You Out, Promise

Because you deserve something good!
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After a long day at work, I would often search for K-dramas that don't need a lot of ~*braining*~: Think series that will make you feel good, laugh out loud, and relieve your stress. They're also bound to motivate you in some ways! These dramas have no evil villains involved so you don't have to come up with 99 theories on who the real killer is. Instead, you'll have a good night's sleep after watching them!

Below is our list of must-watch relaxing K-dramas on Netflix and Viu that you will look forward to after work:

1, Hospital Playlist (2020)

Who’s in it: Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yeon Seok, Jung Kyung Ho, Kim Dae Myung, Jeon Mi Do

Where you can watch it: Netflix

There's just so much to love about Hospital Playlist! It's not your typical medical drama and it's so relatable, you'll be seeing yourself in one of the characters in no time. Plus, the OST is great, too! We swear, this drama will make you want to time out early at work just so you can watch all 12 eps.

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P.S: Season two just premiered! BRB, manifesting all our ships to sail. <3

2. True Beauty (2020)

Who’s in it: Moon Ga YoungCha Eun WooHwang In YeopPark Yoo Na

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Where you can watch it: Viu

Revisit your high school days, back when life is not as demanding, with True Beauty! This webtoon-adapted drama was a popular show when it was aired because the plot is simple yet it's sure to give you so many feels. A love story that will have you kicking your feet in the air? Check! Lots of funny scenes that will leave you wheezing? You got it! Kilig? No shortage of it!

3. Mr. Queen (2020)

Who’s in it: Shin Hye SunKim Jung Hyun, Cha Chung Hwa, Na In Woo

Where you can watch it: Viu

Looking for a series that will bring you to a ~different world~? Try tVN's Mr. Queen! The setting is in the Joseon period so you'll have a glimpse of what history is like. The K-drama follows the life of chef Jang Bong Hwan who suddenly got trapped in a queen's body after an accident. Sounds interesting 'no? Watch out for the super hilarious scenes like when the queen *twerked* under the rain!

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4. Run On (2020)

Who’s in it: Shin Se Kyung, Im Si Wan

Where you can watch it: Netflix

Just in case you're into more kilig K-dramas, Run On will give you a more grown-up version of that. Based on Netflix's description, it focuses on how "...a track star follows his own pace and heart for the first time after a film translator steps into his life." More things to get excited about: Run On has a laidback feel to it (so you won't be stressed out) and you'll be absorbed by the characters' conversations! This show is also so visually appealing, your brain will thank you for watching it!

5. 18 Again (2020)

Who’s in it: Lee Do Hyun, Hwang In Yeop, Kim Ha Neul, Yoon Sang Hyun, Noh Jung Ui

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

We must say, the K-drama remake of the Hollywood movie 17 Again is even better than the OG! If we're going to list down the reasons you should watch 18 Again right now, we'll be here all day. So let's just summarize the series in three words: Light, moving, unforgettable. It's a K-drama you shouldn't sleep on!

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6. Her Private Life (2019)

Who’s in it: Park Min Young, Kim Jae Wook, Jung Je Won, Ahn Bo Hyun, Kim Bo Ra

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

Fellow fangirls, this one's for you! Her Private Life is the story of our lives—when we're not being professionals at work, we are screaming our lungs off because of our fave K-pop idols and Korean actors, 'di ba? And of course, our ultimate dream would be meeting them and the series shows that and more, enough to make you say "Sana all"! 

7. Welcome To Waikiki (2018)

Who’s in it: Kim Jung Hyun, Lee Yi Kyung, Son Seung Won, Jung In Sun

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

Some of the memes you've probably seen on your Facebook feed are all thanks to Welcome To Waikiki! This includes the iconic "Gwaenchana, gwaenchana" and the red car named Rebecca. Welcome To Waikiki is just all fun and games so there's no need to exercise your brain once you binge-watch this. If 20 eps are not enough for you, dontchu worry because there's also a season two!

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8. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (2017)

Who’s in it: Park Bo YoungPark Hyung SikJi Soo

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

What happens when you have extraordinary strength? You use it to help others! That's what Bong Soon did in this drama and she finds her life even more interesting when she became a bodyguard to a gaming company's CEO. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon is the right amount of cute and kilig that's not too cheesy or corny, so it's just a totally wholesome show!

9. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016)

Who’s in it: Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk, Lee Joo Young

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

Ito talaga 'yung K-drama na feel-good lang! From the storyline to the cinematography, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo will lift all the problems you have rn with its relevant yet refreshing theme. Friendship, love, family, and goals—all the things you want in a drama are here. Also, we'd like to mention the mukbang scenes that will have you reaching for a midnight snack. Swaeeeeeg!

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10. My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho (2010)

Who’s in it: Shin Min Ah, Lee Seung Gi

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

Before you encountered all the other K-drama gumihos, it was Mi Ho and Dae Woong who first made us believe that two different *creatures* can still have a happy ever after. When My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho was first aired in ABS-CBN in 2011, it gave birth to the "Gustong gusto talaga kita" hand gesture and became a craze! Although it's more than a decade, this drama remains to be a crowd favorite. You'll soon be adding this to your list, too!

11. Racket Boys (Ongoing)

Who’s in it: Tang Joon Sang, Kim Kang Hoon, Choi Hyun Wook, Son Sang Yeon

Where you can watch it: Netflix

This coming-of-age K-drama is perfect when you want something inspiring yet fun! Even if you're not into sports, Racket Boys will still entertain you with its plot about a bunch of athlete-students from the countryside who dream of becoming ace badminton players. In the process of pursuing their goals, they discover that unity and genuine friendship are important keys to success.

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