[Ishani's Picks] Top 10 Light Hearted K-Dramas You Can Watch To Counter Your Halloween Horror Binge

Fresh off the spooky season, we're on our way to Christmas already! If you've had a horror-filled Halloween weekend and need something to forget all about the ghouls and ghosts, I've got the perfect list for you. Here are 10 light-hearted K-Dramas that you can watch to offset your horror binge from Halloween!

Advertisement

"Work Later, Drink Now"

If you're looking for a bite-sized series to take away your blues, "Work Later, Drink Now" is the perfect drama for you. It is an ongoing web drama airing on TVING starring Lee Sun-bin, Choi Si-won, Jung Eun-ji and Han Sunhwa that tells the story of ordinary 30 something year olds who seek refuge in alcohol after a long day at work. Not only will the drama be relatable but it also has a unique sense of humour that will have you rolling over laughing.

Where to Watch

Powered by JustWatch

"The King's Affection"

"The King's Affection" is a very special historical drama that deals with complex contemporary themes such as gender identity, political intrigue, discrimination and more but through the lens of a royal romantic comedy. The drama stars Park Eun-bin and Rowoon in the leading roles as the Crown Prince Lee Hwi (who is actually the Crown Prince's twin sister Da-mi disguised as him) and the royal tutor Jeong  Ji-woon. As is common with K-Dramas, they're fated to be together and the drama charts how they find their way back to each other despite the unfavourable circumstances.

Where to Watch

Powered by JustWatch

"Welcome to Waikiki 2"

While the first season of "Welcome to Waikiki" is a definite hit, the second season seems to be painfully underrated. Starring the charming Kim Seon-ho and Moon Ga-young, this drama once again follows the story of three friends running a semi-successful guest house and a woman who enters their life like a falling star. If you liked season 1, you'll love season 2.

Where to Watch

Powered by JustWatch

"Her Private Life"

Does your incalculable love for K-Pop stars make you feel concerned about your love life in reality? This drama is for you. Park Min-young plays a career woman, an art gallery curator who is also an undercover fansite master for a K-Pop idol named Si-an. In the course of her career, her heart starts beating for her boss, Ryan (Kim Jae-wook) and she starts to distinguish between the love she has for her idol and that she feels for her lover. The sheer wholesomeness of the drama and the way Ryan supports her no matter what are truly refreshing to see.

Where to Watch

Powered by JustWatch

"Touch Your Heart"

"Touch Your Heart" portrays one of the most admirable, healthy and respectful relationships in the history of K-Dramas through the love story of Oh Jin-sim (Yoo In-na) and Kwon Jung-rok (Lee Dong-wook). What makes this drama special is the blend of courtroom thrill and romantic comedy, both of which are perfectly balanced. If you're looking for a drama that will take your mind off of hard times, "Touch Your Heart" is the one for you.

Where to Watch

Powered by JustWatch

"Coffee Prince"

"Coffee Prince" is another drama that takes on the theme of cross-dressing but unlike most narratives that don't do justice to the implications of the situation, it perfectly fulfills what it sets out to achieve. Human feelings are too complicated to be defined by labels and at times, it is  unbelievably difficult to come to terms with them even if they're one's own and that is exactly what this drama highlights. Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun-hye are brilliant as Choi  Han-gyeol and Go  Eun-chan, setting the standard for romantic comedies and ushering the era of the Hallyu wave all over the world.

Where to Watch

Powered by JustWatch

"Mad for Each Other"

Have you ever felt like your antics are simply too intolerable for someone to be able to love you as you are? Let "Mad for Each Other" change your mind. Starring Jung Woo and Oh Yeon-seo, this drama tells the story of how two people who are keeping themselves from living their life to the fullest due to internalised trauma, learn to heal their inner wounds and seek happiness, rightfully so. The chemistry between our leads is simply electric too! If you haven't watched "Mad for Each Other" yet, now is the perfect time to do so.

Where to Watch

Powered by JustWatch

"Pasta"

When you have two of the most incredible actors in the Korean entertainment industry, Lee Sun-kyun and Gong Hyo-jin, in the same cast, you know it's a recipe for magic. "Pasta" revolves around chefs at an Italian restaurant and the extraordinary ways of their ordinary lives. From delectable shots of food to the undercurrent of revenge and a beautiful romance blooming in the midst, "Pasta" is the complete package that you wouldn't want to miss.

Where to Watch

Powered by JustWatch

"Monthly Magazine Home"

A recent K-Drama that missed a lot of the hype that it deserved, Jung So-min and Kim Ji-suk's "Monthly Magazine Home" takes a simple concept and runs with it, transforming it into a wonderfully poignant and enlightening watching experience. Two people with very different perceptions of what owning a house means, meet, and as the K-Dama gods will have it, fall in love. The rest is an adorable romantic comedy that will make your heart flutter, to say the least.

Where to Watch

Powered by JustWatch

"Extraordinary You"

Finally, if you're looking for a fantasy drama that will truly keep you hooked from start to finish, "Extraordinary You" will not only do the job but it will ace it! This is also Rowoon's second appearance on this list, this time alongside Kim Hye-yoon and Lee Jae-wook. What would you do if you were suddenly transported to the world of your favourite comic and more importantly, as a completely irrelevant supporting character? The answer is exactly what this drama explores. After all, no one but you could be the main character of your own life.

Where to Watch

Powered by JustWatch

By Ishani Sarkar

❌ Remove Ads
adplus-dvertising