12 K-dramas to Make You Giggle Like a Fool and Cry Like a Baby
Are you feeling the urge to laugh and cry? We have the perfect 12 K-dramas for you.
One thing that makes a show truly great is when it can stir up our emotions. Whether happy, sad, terrified, enraged, or overjoyed, being able to genuinely feel something from a series we are watching is a testament to just how brilliant it is.
Here are 12 K-dramas that will hit all your feels.
1. Strong Girl Bong-soon
A young woman who has been born with immense strength is determined to hide her gift, wanting nothing more than her dream job as a game designer, and a happily ever after with her crush, a police officer. But fate has other ideas, and soon has her in a bizarre love triangle.
2. Mad for Each Other
IMDB rating 7.9/10 | Netflix
Two people are living ordinary and separate lives when one day everything changes. He is a respected police officer until an incident has the most unforeseen effect on him. He becomes filled with a rage that he cannot control. Just when he decides to try and become his old self again, he meets a woman who has also been changed drastically. She has delusions and compulsions she cannot control. Pretty soon, love is in the air and laughs are aplenty.
3. Mr. Queen
IMDB rating 8.6/10 | Netflix, Viki, Apple TV
This one is a true laugh-out-loud gem. Karma has a field day with a misogynistic and womanizing chef who has far too high an opinion of himself. He wakes up one day to find himself not only somehow transported back to the Joseon era, but also in the body of a woman. In this cosmic twist of fate, he gets to see how it feels to be on the receiving end of chauvinistic male attention.
4. Gaus Electronics
IMDB rating 7.9/10 | Viki, HiTV, Apple TV
Set in the marketing department of a multinational electronics company, this series will have you laughing from the very start. As the main characters navigate their professional and personal lives, they forge some remarkable friendships with each other. Plenty of laughs and sweet, tender moments.
5. Business Proposal
IMDB rating 8.1/10 | Netflix
Even just the premise of this show is hilarious. A woman does her friend a favor by agreeing to go on a blind date in her place and discovers that the man is her boss. This awkwardly funny situation only paves the way for many more, along with some real emotional moments that will have you tearing up.
6. The Fiery Priest
IMDB rating 8.2/10 | Viki, Amazon, Apple TV+
A former National Intelligence Service agent has retired from that life after an incident and became a Catholic priest. But he has not left his anger issues behind. When an elderly priest is murdered, he takes the case. His anger causes some hilarious, if not awkward, moments.
7. The Sound of Your Heart
IMDB rating 8.2/10 | Netflix
A brilliant sitcom that focuses on the misadventures of a young man who still lives at home with his family. As he juggles his career as a webtoon artist, his relationship with his girlfriend, and his wild family dynamics, we are invited along for the ride.
8. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
IMDB rating 8.4/10 | Netflix
When a big city dentist finds her life falling apart, she relocates to a small seaside village to start over. She soon meets a charming handyman, and they begin an adorable courtship. Throw in some of the wacky and wonderful residents of the village as supporting characters, and you have a show you will just love.
9. Extraordinary Attorney Woo
IMDB rating 8.6/10 | Netflix
Woo Young-woo is a brilliant lawyer, but is constantly discriminated against because of her autism. While her behavior sometimes seems odd to some people, there is no denying her incredible skills. This one will give you plenty of laughs as well as some softer moments as Young-woo navigates her life and career.
10. Her Private Life
IMDB rating 7.7/10 | Viki, Netflix, Amazon, Apple TV
A sophisticated and successful museum curator leads a secret double life. Her professional colleagues have no idea that she is a closet fangirl and fansite manager for her favorite member of the pop band White Ocean. But soon the two halves of her world collide, with hilarious and endearing results.
11. Dali and Cocky Prince
IMDB rating 8.1/10 | Viki, Amazon, AppleTV+
This romantic comedy centers on a woman trying to save her family’s struggling museum after her father passes away. Enter the cocky prince, a spoiled and wealthy creditor who has come to collect on a debt the museum owes him. But as the two grow closer, he begins to learn that money is not everything.
12. Doom at Your Service
IMDB rating 7.9/10 | Netflix, Viki, Apple TV+
A young woman is going through such a rough time it makes even the worst of days seem not so bad by comparison. It is then that she meets a messenger between gods and humans who resolves to grant her one wish. To end the world. This show will hit you in all of your feels, and it is so beautifully made and performed.