With the amount of work we do every day, getting enough rest is a must. Whether you spend it outside with your loved ones or alone in the comfort of your home, taking a breather will ~recharge~ you for the weeks ahead. One of the best ways to spend your rest day is by watching Korean series—specifically feel-good shows.
Here are comforting K-dramas that are guaranteed to give you *cozy* vibes:
1. Goblin (2016)
Goblin is the exact definition of a warm and cozy K-drama. From the storyline, impressive cinematography, ~beautiful~ filming location in Canada, and the official soundtracks that we couldn't stop listening to, the series is undoubtedly a complete package. It can also make you smile, laugh, and cry. If you're a fan of the fantasy genre, this one will surely climb to your list of favorites.
2. Reply 1988 (2015)
Believe us when we say that Reply 1988 has everything you're looking for (it might be big of a statement but we're really confident in saying that). The drama will touch your heart in so many ways—from family to friendship and relationship, Reply 1988 was able to depict love in different forms. The first episode might not convince you immediately but see for yourself and it's going to be worth it.
3. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016)
It's already 2023 but this K-drama remains to be a favorite among Hallyu fans. At this point, we can already give this a special viewer's choice recognition because we're pretty sure we're not the only ones who re-watched Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo a couple of times! I personally can't remember a single moment I felt stressed in watching it. It's so lighthearted, plus it has plenty of dugeun dugeun (or nakakakilig) scenes.
4. Hospital Playlist (2020)
Unlike other medical-themed dramas, Hospital Playlist won't give you that worry and tension. It features a relatable story of having trustworthy and reliable people with whom you can share memories, especially if you have the same interests as them. Hospital Playlist is a K-drama that will make you appreciate your friends no matter the season.
5. Record Of Youth (2020)
If you're looking for a series that will inspire you, Record Of Youth is the right answer to that. The story revolves around young people who have big aspirations as they dream to excel in their respective careers. This series will show you what passion can do to a person and it's a beautiful depiction of how dreamers conquer the struggles of the real world before reaching success. Overall, Record Of Youth is a warm and simple K-drama that you can finish watching in just a day or two.
6. When The Camellia Blooms (2019)
There are many key elements why you should check this K-drama out. Just like what the title suggests, When The Camellia Blooms will blossom into your heart the more you fall in love with every episode. It's a slice-of-life series that also tackles bittersweet and frustrating situations without making the scenes too heavy.
7. Crash Landing On You (2020)
One of the K-dramas that kept us sane during the start of the pandemic, it's impossible not to see Crash Landing On You on this list. Whether it's your first time watching it or you're seeing it for the nth time, the feeling is just the same. And of course, the kilig is much stronger now knowing that the actors who played the main roles became a real-life couple and are now parents to a baby boy!
8. My Love From The Star (2013)
Who can forget about the chemistry between the handsome alien Do Min Joon and the troublesome actress Cheon Song Yi? Turning a decade this year, the re-watch value of My Love From The Star is still high, what with its enticing storyline and plot twists.
9. While You Were Sleeping (2017)
It's been years since While You Were Sleeping aired but it's still perfect if you're looking for a show to binge-watch over the weekend. The show has an interesting plot and you'll find yourself watching one episode after another. The powerhouse tandem of Jong Suk and Suzy is also another reason for your to check this K-drama out (if you haven't yet).
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