Those winter vibes.
Sometimes once you watch a K-drama that’s set in the course of the winter, it has the power to make you’re feeling nostalgic and emotional for no cause in any respect. And in some way that K-drama manages to actually pull at your heartstrings, making you’re feeling all heat inside. These sorts of K-dramas go away us feeling hopeful and make us consider within the capability to heal after some very powerful, even traumatic occasions. Hopefully these tales will offer you all of the consolation and heat this winter season!
And in case you’re in search of some different winter themed K-dramas, be sure that to take a look at this function here.
Note: This record is in no explicit order and there could also be minor spoilers!
1. “My Mister”
“My Mister” stars Lee Sun Gyun as Park Dong Hoon and IU as Lee Ji An. Dong Hoon is a married man in his 40s who goes via loads of stress because of work and household. Ji An is a younger girl who has needed to undergo loads of traumatic experiences, and because of this, has misplaced loads of hope in life. The two meet within the office and kind a really uncommon bond the place they appear to know one another.
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The depth of the script and relationships that unfold are so heartbreakingly obligatory. Seeing Lee Ji An undergo hell and again could not look like the kind of uplifting K-drama you need to tune into, however because of her relationship with Dong Hoon, there’s hope and therapeutic. IU’s portrayal of Lee Ji An is utter perfection and it is the drama that solidified her place as an elite actress. Although the connection between Dong Hoon and Ji An is heartwarming, the love and duty Ji An has for her deaf grandmother regardless of her lack of assets is what actually wins your coronary heart.
Put your coronary heart on the street to therapeutic by beginning the drama right here:
2. “Prison Playbook”
“Prison Playbook” stars Park Hae Soo as Kim Je Hyuk, Jung Kyung Ho as Lee Joon Ho, and Krystal as Kim Ji Ho. Je Hyuk is a well-known baseball participant who beats up a person who was abusing his little sister. He will get sentenced to jail regardless of what the opposite man did, and the collection delves into his jail life and the individuals he meets. Jung Kyung Ho’s character comes into play as he’s a buddy of Je Hyuk and in addition occurs to work on the similar jail that Je Hyuk is locked up in.
Although a part of this collection looks like it’s filmed within the useless warmth of summer time, it’s really filmed within the chilly, brisk winter. Maybe because of this the collection actually touches the guts. It is actually uncommon that you just get a K-drama set within the gritty confines of a jail. And in case you assume that it wouldn’t be fascinating to get a glimpse into what life can be like in a Korean jail, assume once more. The collection in all probability makes prison-life appear fluffier and extra nice than it really is, but it surely does an excellent job of sucking you into the lives of every of the characters. Seeing how every of them ended up in their conditions and typically even sympathizing with them are what makes this drama an addicting watch.
3. “Romance Is a Bonus Book”
A newer drama that deserves a spot on this record, “Romance Is a Bonus Book” stars Lee Jong Suk as Cha Eun Ho, a author and editor of a publishing firm, and Lee Na Young as Kang Dan Yi, a mom that’s attempting to get again into the workforce. The two met once they have been youngsters, and in a twist of occasions, turned greatest mates. Fast ahead to once they’re adults, Dan Yi will get a divorce and has to discover a job with the intention to help her daughter. She turns to Eun Ho to assist her and Dan Yi finally ends up getting a job on the similar firm as Eun Ho.
“Romance Is a Bonus Book” would possibly look like a easy love story, however the budding relationship between Eun Ho and Dan Yi offers every kind of butterflies and feels. Seeing Eun Ho having emotions for his very long time greatest buddy, after her very tough patch of hitting all-time low, will heal your coronary heart. There are a number of scenes the place Eun Ho makes his emotions very identified, which is certain to make your coronary heart skip a beat. Side notice: It’s additionally lovable seeing Lee Jong Suk attending to act along with his favourite actress of all time, Lee Na Young!
After Mok Hae Won (Park Min Young) decides to depart Seoul and briefly transfer to the countryside together with her aunt, she meets her previous highschool buddy Im Eun Seob (Seo Kang Joon). Eun Seob has been in love with Hae Won since he first met her and is joyful to listen to that she received’t be leaving for some time. The two change into mates once more, and as they get to know one another extra, they begin to fall in love.
Based on the novel written by Lee Do Woo, “I’ll Go To You When The Weather Is Nice” is a much-needed drama that reveals how being impartial and powerful is just not at all times what will get you thru the powerful occasions. Both Eun Seob and Hae Won have skilled trauma that has led them to be secluded and impartial. It takes time, however they understand that they should divulge heart’s contents to the concept of leaning on others and getting assist. This collection has a approach of exhibiting the deepest of feelings on the subject of love via the character growth of Eun Seob. It’s a phenomenal story that may soften the coldest of hearts!
Watch the primary episode under:
Choi Dal Po (Lee Jong Suk) and Choi In Ha (Park Shin Hye) are two aspiring reporters who’re working exhausting to attain their objectives. Dal Po’s intentions of turning into a reporter are extra for revenge, because the demise of his mom was broadcast on nationwide tv by a malevolent journalist. As for In Ha, she has to determine the way to change into a journalist with out letting her “Pinocchio Syndrome” (lack of ability to lie) have an effect on her. Dal Po and In Ha have identified one another since they have been youngsters, and Dal Po has at all times had emotions for In Ha.
“Pinocchio” is a traditional story that has all of the goodness of the normal K-drama tropes: revenge, love triangle, and first loves. Not solely are the primary leads a cause to observe this drama, however the supporting actors, together with Yoon Kyun Sang, Kim Young Kwang, Shin Jae Ha, Lee Pil Mo, and even a really younger Nam Da Reum are current, and fairly frankly, make the collection thrilling to observe. You’ll respect seeing all these present well-known actors in smaller roles.
That notorious bread kiss!
Start watching “Pinocchio” now:
6. “Uncontrollably Fond”
Shin Joon Young (Kim Woo Bin) is a well-known actor who fatefully meets No Eul (Suzy), a videographer for documentaries. She is put in cost to doc Joon Young, however the two have some historical past. They had met in highschool, and after loads of miscommunication and missed alternatives, the 2 go separate methods with out ever understanding the reality of one another’s emotions. No Eul has no intention of reigniting any emotions for Joon Young, however Joon Young appears to assume in any other case. He’s decided to maintain her shut.
Get the tissues prepared as a result of this drama is a tearjerker. Many tears will probably be shed, however regardless of this, it’s definitely worth the watch. The story touches on remorse, demise, the significance of household, and naturally, love. It takes you thru your entire journey of Joon Young and No Eul, making you each towards and for their relationship. The collection will play together with your coronary heart however in the end win you over by the tip. The solid is praiseworthy and since it’s been awhile since we’ve seen Kim Woo Bin on the small display, it’s a particular worthwhile watch. Looking ahead to his return to dramaland!
You can catch the primary episode right here:
7. “Radio Romance”
“Radio Romance” tells the story of a boy named Ji Soo Ho (Yoon Doojoon) and a girl named Song Geu Rim, (Kim So Hyun) who meet by likelihood in a hospital as youngsters. Soo Ho grows as much as change into a well-known actor, alone and depressed, whereas Geu Rim grows as much as be an aspiring author for a radio station. They meet once more as adults and Soo Ho remembers her as the primary girl he fell in love with. And though their relationship is a love-hate one at first, they arrive to fall deeply in love with one another.
“Radio Romance” is a slow-burn drama, however one that’s nicely definitely worth the watch till the tip. You’ll be stunned on the stage of appearing skills that Yoon Doojoon demonstrates on this function, and also you’ll respect numerous attributes of his character. His character has suffered emotionally for a really very long time and is ready to discover peace via falling in love with Song Geu Rim. It’s a phenomenal story that portrays the lifetime of well-known individuals so poignantly that you just’ll be empathizing in addition to referring to the characters. It’s the proper collection to observe in the course of the winter!
Check out the primary episode right here:
Hey Soompiers, which of those heartwarming winter K-dramas is your favourite? Let me know within the feedback under!
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Currently watching: “The Penthouse,” “The Uncanny Counter,” “Lovestruck In The City,” and “True Beauty”
All-time favourite dramas: “Secret Garden,” “Goblin,” “Because This Is My First Life,” “Star In My Heart”
Looking ahead to: Won Bin’s return to the small display