With the winter months in full force, it seems to be the perfect time to snuggle in to watch some very much needed K-dramas. There are a lot of very diverse K-dramas airing right now, from romantic comedies to mystery and crime—there is something out there for everyone! Here are four K-dramas that you might especially want to check out.
Disclaimer: This list is relevant for K-dramas that were airing at the end of January 2023.
“The Interest of Love”
Ha Sang Soo (Yoo Yeon Seok) and Ahn Soo Young (Moon Ga Young) both work at the Yeongpo branch of KCU Bank. Sang Soo takes a strong liking to Soo Young, but after a failed attempt at trying to be with her, the two go their separate ways. The series follows the two main leads in a relationship with other people as viewers anticipate if they will ever be together.
“The Interest of Love” is a slow burn romance filled with a lot of angst. It has a love square where viewers are torn between the good-hearted second-leads and the OTP. With the anticipation of the two main leads ever being together, it is a constant edge-of-your-seat type of storyline with a lot of hefty cliffhangers. If you’re into romance and elevated emotions, this one is a definite must watch!
“Crash Course in Romance”
tvN’s “Crash Course in Romance” stars Jung Kyung Ho as Choi Chi Yeol and Jeon Do Yeon as Nam Haeng Sun. Chi Yeol is an elite private education instructor while Haeng Sun runs her own small restaurant. The two meet on bad terms, but they come to understand each other and build a romantic relationship.
This romantic comedy has been the talk of the town as many viewers are loving the warm and heartfelt storyline between the two main leads. In fact, it’s not only the main leads whose story is engaging, but the second storyline and love triangle between the high school students are also so adorable to watch. It’s the perfect series to warm up to during these cold bitter months.
Lee Sun Gyun plays Eun Yong, and Moon Chae Won plays Park Joon Kyung. Eun Yong is a money dealer who hides in Mongolia while Joon Kyung is an army major. Joon Kyung is forced to return to Korea as a result of a shocking revelation, which is when his world collides with Joon Kyung.
“Payback” had premiered to a very strong start, and the show continues to do well in ratings. The all-star cast of Moon Chae Won and Lee Sun Gyun alone is enough to hold the interest of viewers as their acting is always able to draw audiences in no matter what the storyline is. The series also has a very action driven plot with a spell-binding mystery in which viewers will find themselves completely engaged in. It’s a must-watch for those who like a bit of thrill and character development!
“Missing: The Other Side 2”
In the second installment of the mystery fantasy series, we have Go Soo, Heo Joon Ho, and Ahn So Hee returning to their roles. In this particular season, the story is set in a village where there are people whose souls went missing while they were alive. A group of people gather to uncover the mystery of these souls as they also search for their missing bodies.
The mystery and cliffhangers in this particular season have brought viewers to the edge of their seats. It’s so thrilling to watch as you want to figure out what will happen in certain storylines and what will happen to the characters who are trying to solve the mystery. You’ll also appreciate the chemistry between this star-studded cast of veteran actors as their ability to work off of each other shows through the small screen.
Hey Soompiers, which of these currently airing K-dramas is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
binahearts is a Korean-Canadian writer, content creator, and influencer whose ultimate biases are Song Joong Ki and BIGBANG, but has lately been seen obsessing over Hwang In Yeop. Make sure you follow binahearts on IG as she journeys through her latest Korean crazes!