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5 Heartwarming K-Dramas To Help You Beat The Winter Blues

With winter well and truly underway, it can be easy to fall into the slump brought about by the darker and colder weather.

Take a break from the onslaught of education, work and everything else with some of these timeless feel-good K-Dramas that are easy to have on repeat.

From dark mysteries to growth and development to comedy and the ever-favourite enemies-to-lovers trope, this list of old and new dramas features a little something for everyone.

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Follow along as a former taekwondo champion and aspiring reporter who work to chase their lifelong dreams and navigate their love life in a society that caters to the rich and powerful. Centred around four best friends - Ko Dong-man, Choi Ae-ra, Kim Joo-man and Baek Seol-hee - who have known one another for decades, the group continue to support and care for one another in their ongoing endeavours amongst changing relationships and personal growth.

Charming, witty and romantic, ‘Fight For My Way’ is a watch you’re guaranteed to love and enjoy. Complete with 16 episodes, this K-Drama stars Park Seo-joon, Kim Ji-won, Ahn Jae-hong and Song Ha-yoon.

Where to watch: Netflix, Rakuten Viki

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Starring Park Min-young and Kim Jae-wook, ‘Her Private Life’ follows lead Sung Deok-mi, a dedicated and hardworking art gallery curator with a secret under her professional exterior - she’s a major fangirl. In a story, we all can relate to, follow along as Deok-mi balances the two intense lifestyles all while under the watchful eye of her boss, Ryan, who quickly finds himself becoming a passionate fanboy of her.

Swoonworthy, charming and straight-up feel-good, ‘Her Private Life’ will have you pausing the screen while you kick your legs and twirl your hair.

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Starring Ahn Hyo-seop and Kim Se-jeong, ‘Business Proposal’ is the story of Shin Ha-ri, a successful food researcher who agrees to go on a blind date in place of her friend. In a shocking turn of events, she’s quick to discover that the blind date is with her newly appointed boss - who happens to be known for his narcissistic tendencies.

Join the pair as they try to deny their connection in a bid for professionalism in this romantic comedy that is sure to have you grinning ear to ear.

Where to watch: Netflix

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In another relatable tale, join college athletes Kim Bok-joo and Jung Joon-hyung, and friends, as they work hard to achieve their dreams, dreaming of their futures and falling in love in the process. Giving insight into the realities of majoring in weightlifiting and swimming, as well as the challenges and realities of being a university student, ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo’ combines romance and comedy in this refreshing show.

Starring Lee Sung-kyung and Nam Joo-hyuk, viewers are invited to grow with the characters in this coming-of-age K-Drama.

Where to watch: Netflix, Rakuten Viki

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Although known for her role in ‘Strong Woman Do Bong Soon’, join Park Bo-young as she plays Na Bong-sun, a timid sous chef with low self-esteem - and an ability to see ghosts. After allowing the ghost of the ever-confident Shin Soon-ae to possess her body while attempting to solve her unfinished business by sleeping with Bong-sun’s boss, the shy sous chef learns to speak up for herself.

Starring Park Bo-young and Jo Jung-suk, ‘Oh My Ghost’ brings the perfect combination of comedy, mystery and romance this winter season.

Where to watch: Rakuten Viki

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