Is work weighing you down? Schedule constantly busy? Want to dip your toes in the K-Drama waters but aren’t sure where to start? I’ve recently found a lot of enjoyment in watching web dramas from all around the globe. When I can’t commit to starting a long series, web dramas are easy to digest while still being entertaining. Whether you need a break in your day or want to try out K-Dramas, add these web dramas to your watchlist.
This is a web drama I found through Playlist Global, which has a lot of quality web dramas to watch. Love Playlist has multiple seasons, but the story progresses smoothly even in its short episode format. The story discusses the ups and downs of the normal lives of five college students and the latter seasons continually add in new additional characters. This show is a mixture of slice of life and romance. It talks about life, discovering yourself in your college years, and trying to navigate platonic and romantic relationships. There are love triangles, crushes, breakups, and each episode shifts to a new point of view so we get to see multiple sides of the story. It’s cute, fluffy, and enjoyable to watch.
I found this one through the recommendation of a friend. At five, thirty-minute episodes, Part-Time Idol does not disappoint and I’m glad I watched it. It’s silly, over the top, and purposely meant to not be taken too seriously. These factors make the viewing experience so much fun. All the lead actors are from YG Entertainment (since the show is produced by the company) and it gave a glimpse into all the work put into debuting a group. I appreciated its positive message about never giving up and being confident. Plus the I really enjoyed the OST!
This drama follows the story of a fraudulent marriage romance between two people who don’t want to marry but decided to get married to be able to receive the “Newlywed’s loan” which provides governmental financial support for newly married couples to help them rent a house. But what happens when the ex-boyfriend of 8 years comes back? Ending Again is more of a romantic melodrama that explores love and relationships. The main characters are all grappling with their past while trying to look towards the future. The show flips back and forth between the past and present showing how the relationships intertwine, and helps to make the love triangle not feel so one-sided (as I’ve seen in many shows). It’s a drama that had me hooked from the beginning.
Miss Independent Jieun
If slice-of-life shows are more suited to your tastes, this charming web drama is a good pick. Ji Eun, the main character, is a 24-year-old woman who enters society for the first time and gets her first job. She learns she must make important decisions about relationships, her career, and her life. It’s a lighthearted, sweet, and comical show about dealing with life’s obstacles from big to small. Though her life seems a bit mundane and monotonous, this drama is refreshing due to its relatability. It has a certain charm to it. Ji Eun tries her best to tackle things like paying the bills, dealing with mean coworkers, and living independently for the first time. This show was such a comfort watch and I love how it emphasizes simplicity.
I rolled my eyes when I first saw this title, but I then ended up binge-watching the entire season in a matter of hours. Dramaworld is a show that follows a fan of K-dramas who is transported to a realm where she has the power to alter her favorite show’s storyline. It sounds like it would be overly cheesy, but this show pleasantly surprised me by how well the plot was written. The comedy, acting, and cameos make the show such a joy to watch! The show is geared towards viewers who are avid K-drama watchers as it pokes fun at a lot of common tropes found in many of the popular shows.