Feel Good KDramas for a Rainy Weekend

Let’s face it: the world has been rough lately. Sometimes you just want to binge feel good Kdramas without the drama causing your emotions to go haywire.

Here’s a list of dramas that are fun and easy to watch for your next rainy weekend or sick day.

Romance Is a Bonus Book

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If you are a book lover or a fan of Lee Song Juk, Romance Is a Bonus Book will be your new favorite drama. A former copywriter (Lee Na Young) abandoned by her husband hides the fact from her childhood best friend (Lee Jong Suk), who is a publishing editor. She pretends to set him up with a housekeeper but does the job while he’s at work and takes the money to survive instead. She ends up as a contract worker for his company and becomes a valued employee while realizing her true love was in front of her all along.

Where to Watch: Netflix

Oh My Venus

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A tired, overworked lawyer (Shin Min Ah) is diagnosed with thyroid disease and determines to gain back her health. She enlists the help of a fitness guru (So Ji Sub) but gains more than just her health. A very light and fluffy drama that handles the topic of weight loss sensitively, but if you might be triggered by discussions about weight, you may want to skip.

Where to Watch: Viki

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

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Competitive college weightlifter Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) crushes on a doctor, but develops a closer relationship with his bubbly younger brother (Nam Joo Hyuk). One of my favorite parts of this drama is the sismance Kim Bok Joo has with the other female weightlifters (Choi Hye Jung and Lee Joo Young). A favorite among feel good Kdramas!

Where to Watch: Viki

Her Private Life

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Park Min Young plays Sun Doek Mi, a museum curator who has worked for years to take over at the small art museum where she works. But her frivolous and kooky boss (played to the hilt by Kim Sun Young) chooses a former famous painter (Kim Jae Wook) to be the new director. A chance encounter with him threatens to expose Doek Mi’s secret hobby running a fan site for her favorite Kpop idol, Cha Shi An (played by rapper One).

Where to Watch: Viki

Because It’s My First Life

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Quirky computer geek Nam Se Hee (Lee Min Ki) and homeless assistant screenwriter Yoon Ji Ho (Jung So Min) agree to short-term contract marriage to alleviate some of their financial burdens. While trying to live peaceably with each other, their friends and family create other burdens for the pair.

Where to Watch: Netflix

Midnight Diner

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The chef at the Midnight Diner gives each patron the meal they need to lift them up each night. Each episode of the Japanese drama Midnight Diner explores a different diner patron’s life through the lens of food.

Food dramas are a genre that still hasn’t caught on in the West, but if you enjoy cooking shows or watching people eat, you might like dramas from this genre.

Where to watch: Netflix

Let’s Eat

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Another food drama that is very popular is the Let’s Eat series. Fans of Youtube mukbangs might enjoy this drama series where the food takes the spotlight. Yoon Doo Joon (of Kpop group Highlight) and Lee Soo Kyung play friends whose main hobby is eating at all the best restaurants, but the star of this drama is the food.

Where to Watch: Netflix

What are your favorite feel good KDramas?

Out of all these dramas, I think Her Private Life and Midnight Diner are my favorites, but they are all great for binging on a rainy weekend.

Share with me your favorite feel good Kdramas in the comments!