Romantic comedies often get a bad rep for being cheesy and unbearably corny but if we’re being honest, there are just some days that’s exactly what we need. Tune out the haters and indulge in these cute, swoon-worthy Korean dramas that tick all the right (albeit cliché) boxes.
Spoiler alert: all of them feature uber-stunning lead actors in the most mundane of occupations. Looking for a handsome MMA fighter? A hunky game developer? Or perhaps a model-esque con artist? There are all sorts of knights in shining armour to find on this list and they’re all equally paired with drop-dead-gorgeous damsels (who aren’t quite in distress). From a designer-clad dentist, a cute and quirky weightlifter, and even a literally out-of-this-world stunning mermaid wandering Seoul—these female leads will capture your hearts just as easily.
Give in to your guilty pleasure and start binging these shows for some well-deserved good vibes:
1. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
Lee Sung-kyung as Kim Bok-joo, a loveable weightlifter
Nam Joo-hyuk as Jung Joon-hyung, a laid-back Olympic swimmer
Watch for: adorable exchanges between the leads and a general lack of mind-boggling plot twists. From friends to lovers, the two athletes traverse the world of competitive sports while getting to know each other and their respective worries in life. Among the shows on this list, you may find Weightlifting Fairy to be one of the funniest and most relaxing to binge.