Top 5 Healing K-Dramas to Get You Through This Pandemic & The Never-Ending Lockdowns

In these challenging times, where you have nothing to do except for being glued to your screens because of the never-ending presentations, infinite college assignments, your boss’s, “well you are at home, sure you can take time out to finish this project,” and, of course, the morning alarm clock till the night’s lullaby of your zoom/teams meetings. 

 In these depressing and questionable times, we need something to help us heal. So, here is a look at 5 K Dramas that are guaranteed to make you feel hopeful. 

 *Warning – be aware of the spoilers that your eyes might read unknowingly* 

When The Camellia Blooms (동백꽃 필 무렵) (2019)

Source – IMDb

  • Cast – Kang Ha-Neul, Gong Hyo-Jin            
  • Director – Cha Young-Hoon
  • Rating – 8/10 (IMDb)                                    
  • Stream On – Netflix

How did Dongbaek, who grew up an orphan, managed to raise her child well as a single mother in this new town. When The Camellia Blooms is a heart-warming story that revolves around Dongbaek, who runs a bar; called Camellia, in a small town. With everyone in the village not accepting her, watch how Yongsik, a bubbly cop with a strong sense of justice, falls in love with her. 

Hospital Playlist (슬기로운 의사생활) (2020)

Source – GoldPoster

  • Cast – Jeon Mi-Do, Yoo Yeon-Seok, Jo Jung-Suk, Kim Dae-Myung, and Jung Kyung-Ho
  • Director – Shin Won-Ho                   
  • Rating – 8.7/10 (IMDb)
  • Stream On – Netflix

Hospital is a place where you can heal your physical wounds, but this hospital will heal you emotionally. The drama revolves around five doctors: Ik Jun, Jun Wan, Seok Hyung, Jung Won, and Song Hwa, all in their late 30s to early 40s, who are dealing with their internal struggles and at the same time are trying to save their patients the best that they can. Every episode of this drama would make you laugh as much as it would make you cry. And worry not if you do not belong in any medical field because this drama will make you resonate with the characters and their heart-warming stories.

It’s Okay, That’s Love (괜찮아, 사랑이야) (2014)

Source – Netflix

  • Cast – Jo In-Sung, Gong Hyo-Jin, Do Kyung-Soo          
  • Director – Kim Kyu Tae 
  • Rating – 8.3/10 (IMDb)                                                   
  • Stream On – Netflix 

A writer and psychiatrist met and clashed with each other on a talk show, only to end up being roommates. It’s Okay, That’s Love narrates the story of Jang Jae Yeol, a famous mystery novelist, and Ji Hae Soo, a psychiatrist. With both of them having their traumatic upbringing, watch how they come together and help one another by taking charge of their traumas. 

Hi Bye, Mama (하이바이, 마마) (2020)

Source – Soompi

  • Cast – Kim Tae-Hee, Lee Kyu-Hyung, Go Bo-Gyeol, Seo Woo-Jin
  • Director – Yoo Je Won                             
  • Rating – 8/10 (IMDb)

Stream On – Netflix A pregnant woman who died in a tragic accident comes back to life after a 49-day long reincarnation process. Hi Bye, Mama portrays the story of a family, once happy but, a sudden tragic accident takes the life of Cha Yu Ri. The accident leaves behind her husband Jo Kang Hwa and their new born daughter Jo Seo Woo. Watch how Yu Ri comes back to life after five years of her death and how her husband, who is now married to someone else, takes this news and how Yu Ri herself settles into the living realm again

Mystic Pop-Up Bar (쌍갑포차) (2020)

Source – Soompi

  • Cast – Hwang Jung-Eum, Yook Sung-Jae, Choi Won-Young 
  • Director – Jeon Chang Geun                         
  • Rating – 8.1/10
  • Stream On – Netflix 

Living or dead, it does not matter; everyone is welcome in this bar to drink away their sorrows. Based on a webtoon of the same name, Mystic Pop-Up Bar tells the story of Weol Ju, a 500-year-old ghost who runs the Pop-Up Bar as a punishment for hanging herself on a branch of a tree and making it lose its powers. Watch how Weol Ju spends five hundred years running this bar and welcoming lost souls to help them heal and resolve their problems. 

What will you choose to get healed in this lockdown?



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