The holiday season is finally in full swing! Can you ~*feel*~ the weather getting colder this week? As we prepare to curl up in bed with a thick blanket and a cup of hot chocolate this weekend, we’ve got a bunch of winter-themed K-dramas all lined up and ready to stream. These dramas feature the coziest winter fashion and the most *kilig* romance stories, perfect for warming up even the coldest of hearts. Read on to see what our choices are. Did we miss your fave winter drama? Tell us all about it in a comment!
1. Goblin (2016)
You’ve probably already watched this popular fantasy romance by now, but there’s nothing wrong with giving it a rewatch. It’s just that good! Penned by famous writer Kim Eun Sook, it tells the timeless story of Kim Shin (Yoo), an immortal goblin looking for his bride so that she can end his misery by removing the sword stuck in his chest. Enter Eun Tak (Go Eun), a high school student who can see ghosts—and she just happens to be the goblin’s bride. When their paths cross, both of their lives change forever.
2. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016)
This coming-of-age sports drama is so sweet, cute, and heartwarming we just had to put it on the list. In it, uni student and weightlifter Bok Joo (Sung Kyung) falls for her swimmer friend Joon Hyung’s (Joo Hyuk) older brother. Joon Hyung starts teasing Bok Joo when he finds out, but the joke’s on him when he develops a full-blown crush on her. The drama follows their trials in love as well as their friend group’s adventures as they try to reach their dreams. We loved Sung Kyung and Joo Hyuk’s chemistry on the show so much we cheered when they eventually confirmed they were dating.
3. Legend Of The Blue Sea (2016)
Con artist Joon Jae (Min Ho) finds himself unexpectedly falling for Shim Cheong (Ji Hyun), a mermaid he meets in Spain who follows him to Seoul. But there’s more to their relationship than what meets the eye, and as their feelings for each other deepen, old memories come to the surface. Spoiler: One of the pivotal moments in the show is when Cheong watches a drama where a character successfully gets a confession accepted on the first day it starts snowing in winter. She decides to make a promise with Joon Jae to meet at Namsan Tower on the day of the first snowfall.
4. While You Were Sleeping (2017)
We have to admit we’re a little biased because this is one of our fave dramas, not just set in winter, but of *all time.* This fantasy romance is also part thriller and legal drama. In it, reporter Nam Hong Joo (Suzy) can foresee people’s deaths in her dreams. She meets her match in Jung Jae Chan (Jong Suk), a newbie prosecutor who becomes her next-door neighbor. They discover that they share the same ability, and together, they start figuring out how to prevent deaths from happening. As they get to know each other better, they realize they’re connected in more ways than one.
5. A Korean Odyssey (2017)
Who’s in it: Lee Seung Gi, Cha Seung Won, Oh Yeon Seo, Lee Hong Ki, Jang Gwang
This fun fantasy adventure from the Hong sisters—the same writers behind popular dramas like You’re Beautiful and Hotel Del Luna—is their take on the classic Chinese novel Journey To The West. It’s got demons, zombies, and ghosts, oh my! Lee Seung Gi plays Son Oh Gong (Sun Wukong in the novel), a trickster immortal imprisoned in the human world. As a kid, Jin Seon Mi (Yeon Seo) helps Oh Gong escape, making him indebted to her, but his promises are empty and he leaves her behind. When they meet again years later, she’s a successful real estate CEO and he’s desperate to regain his place as an immortal. Can Oh Gong earn Seon Mi’s trust and get her help?
6. Romance Is A Bonus Book (2019)
Who’s in it: Lee Jong Suk, Lee Na Young, Jung Yoo Jin, Wi Ha Joon
If you’re looking for a cozy rom-com to marathon, try Romance Is A Bonus Book. It tells the story of Kang Dani (Na Young), a freshly divorced single mom looking to reenter the workforce. Her younger friend, Cha Eun Ho (Jong Suk), is a popular author and editor at a publishing company. He’s loved her since forever, but Dani only sees him as a friend. When Dani gets hired as a task support team member at Eun Ho’s company, he tries to find ways to reveal his feelings for her, all while watching her bloom at work.
7. When The Weather Is Fine (2020)
Who’s in it: Park Min Young, Seo Kang Joon
Mok Hae Won (Min Young) is a down-on-her-luck cellist who leaves Seoul to go back to her hometown, Bookhyun Village. While there, she meets Lim Eun Seob (Kang Joon), one of her old classmates. He owns a bookstore now, and they start spending time together. Both of them have past experiences that have caused them to close themselves off to love, but as they get to know each other while enduring winter, their hearts start thawing and they finally find themselves on their way to healing.
8. Lovestruck In The City (2020)
In this unique romance web series, we follow the dating lives of six people who are getting interviewed for a mockumentary. One of them is protagonist Park Jae Won (Chang Wook), an architect who’s been looking for a mysterious woman he can’t forget. This woman happens to be another person being interviewed, marketer Lee Eun O (Ji Won). She has a secret identity called Yoon Seon A, and we get flashbacks of the happy times “Seon A” spent with Jae Won at the beach. The series has the characters reflect on their past decisions, and we get to see how two people can view the same situation differently.
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