10 Cheesiest K-Dramas to Binge If You Are In The Mood For a Light Watch
Because sometimes all we want is to worry about nothing.
It's true that the South Korean TV industry offers a lot of genres, and sometimes the storylines in their shows can be quite intense. For example, fans of the hit series The Glory or Daily Dose of Sunshine admit that although the plots are very compelling, these K-dramas are definitely a heavy watch. And after they're over, you need something light and breezy to give your brain a rest.
So what could be better than a good old-fashioned rom-com or a show about friendship? Here are ten of the best K-dramas that will definitely brighten your day.
1. What's Wrong With Secretary Kim (2018)
This is the favorite K-drama of those fans who love all the work related shows with office romances included. The story of this series is actually hilarious, as it revolves around an absolutely arrogant and narcissistic young man, Lee Young Joon. He runs his family's company and has a very loyal secretary, Kim Mi So, who has been working for him for 9 years.
But after so many years of service, she thinks she deserves some "me time" and decides to leave the company. This raises many questions in Young Joon's mind and then something unexpected happens to both of them. Could this be the beginning of a love story?
2. Business proposal (2022)
This twisted K-drama has everything you need for a fun evening. The series revolves around Shin Ha Ri, a rather unhappy young woman who is tired of being alone. Things get even worse when she finds out that her crush has a girlfriend. Disappointed with her life, she decides to meet her wealthy friend Jin Young Seo.
Everything gets twisted when Young Seo asks Ha Ri to pretend to be her on a blind date and she agrees. When she arrives at the date, Shin Ha Ri finds out that the man is the CEO of the company she works for, and apparently he has decided it's time to get married to the girl from his blind date. How will Shin Ha Ri get out of this awkward situation?
3. Touch Your Heart (2019)
Touch Your Heart is a fun show to watch, because what could be more entertaining than watching other people's lives get totally messed up? Well, the show follows a very beautiful young actress who is unfortunately very bad at acting. After getting into a scandal with the son of a very rich man, her career hits rock bottom.
However, there is a chance for her to get back on her feet because there is a director who wants her to star in his series where she would play a secretary. So to gain some experience, she goes to work in a law firm to get used to the role. But the man she will work for is not very happy about the changes in his life…
4. Something About 1 Percent (2016)
Yet another K-drama with a wealthy, arrogant jerk as the male lead, and not only the viewers were annoyed by Lee Jae In's behavior, but also his family. So his grandfather comes up with a plan to teach him a lesson and if lucky, even turn him into a bearable human being. In order to inherit his family's money, our male lead should marry Kim Da Hyun, a nice school teacher with a golden retriever personality.
Viewers get to see two total strangers try to become friends and even try to love each other. It's a rough road, but it seems like our main characters are capable of anything.
5. True Beauty (2020)
What could be better for a light watch than a show made up entirely of clichés and typical K-drama tropes? A romantic comedy about Lim Ju Gyeong, a schoolgirl whose life changes completely after she learns how to use makeup. Although she now looks perfect, Ju Gyeong is afraid to show her face without it.
The only person who has seen her without her armor is Lee Su Ho, a sweet boy who seems distant but is a true hero. They fall in love and improve each other in many ways. But will he finally make his girlfriend realize that she is great just the way she is?
6. Her Private Life (2019)
If you liked Park Min-yeong in What's Wrong with Secretary Kim, then you should definitely check out this drama as well, since she also plays the main character Sung Deok Mi in Her Private Life. However, her role in this drama is much more weird, as she plays a devoted art gallery employee with a very bizarre secret.
Apparently, she is a total groopie of a famous K-pop star named Cha Shi An. She is literally obsessed with him and it is ruining her life. But then Ryan Gold comes into the picture and changes everything for her. Definitely a rom-com worth watching.
7. Hometown Cha Cha Cha (2021)
How many times have you wanted to leave the big city life behind and move to the suburbs? Well, what is just a dream for all of us became a reality for Yoon Hye Jin, a successful dentist who decided to change her life completely after a fight with her boss and moved to a seaside village.
She hoped that life there would be simple, but it turned out that she needed help adjusting to a new way of living, because let's face it, this kind of change is not easy at all. So Hong Do Shik comes and saves the day.
8. The Secret Life of My Secretary (2019)
There are many office dramas in the industry, but this one stands out. We get a male lead who, of course, is a very rude and mean creature with a stone instead of a heart, but he totally relies on his secretary and gives her enough power to do whatever he wants.
But if you think that she is a loser of a woman, you are wrong. Jung Gal Hee is a loyal employee, yes, but she is also a hot-tempered woman who is not afraid to stand up for herself when it comes to her boss. The chemistry between the two is just amazing... So how long will it take for them to realize that they are in love?
9. Behind Your Touch (2023)
Even though the series does not focus on romance and even has a serial killer among the characters, we promise you that Behind Your Touch is a silly watch that is worth checking out.
The K-drama follows Bong Ye Bun, a vet who has the superpower to see the past of animals and humans when she touches a specific part of their body. And a dedicated detective who has been sent to a small town to solve a mystery. The two form a team to investigate the crimes that started happening in the town after the mysterious Kim Seon Woo arrived.
10. The Package (2017)
The series begins with a heartbreaking betrayal: Yoon So So moved to France with her boyfriend, but then he abandoned her there and moved back to South Korea. In order to pursue her dream of getting her Ph.D., Yoon So So took a job as a tour guide.
This drama focuses on one such tour with a troublesome group of seven tourists. Among them, San Ma Roo stands out as a problematic traveler who may unexpectedly be the love of So So's life.