Annyeonghaseyo! We are back with another round of Korean drama content for you. We listed down our favorite easy-to-watch k-dramas for the stress-free viewing pleasure of connoisseurs and newcomers alike. If you’ve watched your fair share of them, then you understand that sometimes you need a break from the stirring plots and intense drama. While if you’re new to the hallyu wave, then these light-hearted storylines are a good place to start and test the waters. These warm tales are perfect to relax and unwind at the end of a busy day, maybe with a glass of soju, banana milk, or whatever your drink of choice. Keep scrolling to check out the spoiler-free plots and leading casts, choose one that interests you, and play your selection on Netflix—trust us, you’ll be happy you did and hooked in no time!
Photo: DramaBeans | Year: 2016 | Producer: Studio Dragon | Staring: Lee Min Ho, Jun Ji-Hyun
Legend Of The Blue Sea is a fantasy story of a mermaid and her one true love, who was a noble leader in ancient times. In the modern day, fate has their two paths crossing again, but this time, the man is a skilled con-artist from Seoul. He is initially interested in her because of the hefty price tag he can claim from the jade bracelet she wears on her arm, but their relationship develops as she learns more about the modern world and finds her place in it.
Photo: KDramaLove | Year: 2007 | Producer: MBC | Staring: Gong Yoo, Yoon Eun-Hye
The heir to a successful coffee company tries to prove he is capable of responsibly running the business by revamping an old coffee shop and attracting a strong female following by hiring handsome male employees in Coffee Prince. A persevering woman with an androgynous haircut hides her real gender to act as his gay lover and apply for a job in the strictly male employees-only coffee shop. As the charade continues, controversy and confusion arise.
Photo: KDramaLove | Year: 2015 | Producer: KBS | Staring: So Ji-Sub, Shin Min-A
In Oh My Venus, a once natural head-turner turned unhappy and overweight lawyer passes out on her flight from the U.S.A. to Korea. Luckily, there was a personal trainer from Hollywood on board who was able to look after her. Unluckily, she was soon after dumped by her boyfriend, so she decided she wants to lose the weight and commit to a healthy lifestyle. She convinced, although some would say blackmailed, the personal trainer to help her lose the weight, and while working on her physical transformation, something changes in their relationship as well.
Photo: DramaBeans | Year: 2015 | Producer: Bon Factory WorldWide | Staring: Park Seo-Joon, Hwang Jung-Eum
She Was Pretty narrates the story of a woman and the difficulties she faces daily because she does not fall under the stereotype of what is considered beautiful. She is initially excited to reunite with her long-lost childhood friend, but upon seeing that he has grown up into an attractive man, she convinces her traditionally beautiful best friend to meet him in her place.
Photo: KDramaLove | Year: 2016 | Producer: HB Entertainment | Staring: Park So-Dam, Jung Il-Woo, Ahn Jae-Hyeon, Lee Jung-Shin, Choi Min
The life of a diligent student who is mistreated by her step-mother and sister suddenly changes when she meets three spoiled cousins who dislike one another in Cinderella and the Four Knights. She is hired to live with and look after the three entitled men who reside in the luxurious Sky House mansion. Their grandfather hopes that her sound morals and down-to-earth personality will influence his three grandsons to change for the better.
Photo: DramaBeans | Year: 2013 | Producer: SBS | Staring: Lee Min Ho, Park Shin-Hye
The Inheritors (sometimes known as The Heirs) follows the lives of high-school students who were born to inherit their parents’ conglomerations or successful businesses. The status quo is shaken up when a mysterious new girl from a much humbler background enters their lives. The drama may tackle disabilities, arranged marriages, and business deals, but it still remains light with the playful banter among characters and youthful cast.
Photo: DramaBeans | Year: 2018 | Producer: Bon Factory WorldWide | Staring: Park Seo-Joon, Park Min-Young
What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim tells the story of the relationship of a narcissistic, yet soft-hearted Vice Chairman of a large corporation and his loyal and hardworking secretary. When she decides to quit her job in order to make time to date and rearrange her priorities, he is forced to realize how much he depends on her and how deep his feelings for her have truly grown. The charming couple is surrounded by quirky coworkers and lovable family members who add just the right amount of emotion to this drama.
Photo: DramaBeans | Year: 2017 | Producer: | Staring: Park Bo-Young, Park Hyung-Sik
A woman born with superhuman strength is hired as the bodyguard of the CEO of a gaming company in Strong Girl Bong-Soon. She agrees to the job because of the high pay and the promise that she could eventually work for him and bring to life her dream of creating a video game with her as the main character. She balances the new job, while also helping her secret crush and childhood friend, who is a detective trying to capture a dangerous kidnapper.