20 Humor-Filled K-Dramas To Binge-Watch For Relieving Stress
K-Dramas definitely make us smile and help recharge our energy!
As the saying goes, “Laughter is the best medicine,” we all need some dosage of it, in order to function healthily. In the daily hustle and bustle of our lives, we often forget to have a hearty laugh, while the stress from work keeps piling up.
During such difficult times, we can always turn ourselves to some comedy and make ourselves feel better again. Thankfully, there is a huge plethora of comedic works in the kdramaland.
Comprising of colorful characters, humorous dialogues and unforeseen scenarios, these K-Dramas are the perfect remedy for any tiredness, sadness or boredom.
Here is a list of some of the comedy-themed K-Dramas that will help alleviate your worries.
An unethical accounting manager, Kim Sung Ryung (Nam Goong Min) transforms into a righteous manager, who fights for the justice of the employees. Quite an eccentric character, Kim Sung Ryung surprises at every step and it is often difficult to trust his actions.
A through and through comedy, Chief Kim will bring you continuous laughter. Also, K-Drama veterans might be able to notice parodies of some of the popular dramas here.
The Fiery Priest
A priest who cannot control his temper, teams up with a detective and a prosecutor to solve a murder mystery. Starting from the plot to the characters, everything from this drama stands out and it is hard not to love the character, Kim Hae Il (Kim Nam Gil).
Written by the same writer as Chief Kim, this drama has the similar vibes and laughter-filled scenes. So, if you like Chief Kim, you will surely love this one and vice versa.
Welcome to Waikiki
Three young men (an aspiring movie director, a struggling actor and a freelance writer) run a guesthouse called Waikiki. However, they do not know how to do a business and are unable to make any profits. Entering into the fray, is a young single mom who ends up living in the guesthouse with her baby.
A perfect drama to watch when you want a break from reality, Welcome to Waikiki will definitely make you fall off your seat as you roll out laughing.
Centered around a group of people who are studying and teaching at an institute that specializes in civil service exams, Drinking Solo depicts the joy of drinking alone after a long day’s work.
A successful lecturer with a bad personality, Jin Jung Suk (Ha Seok Jin) and a clumsy rookie lecturer, Park Ha Na (Park Ha Sun) end up in an unexpected romance as they become a part of the same teaching group.
Asides from the main leads, the supporting cast add a great humor to the narrative. There are also lots of funny but relatable moments drawn from the life of a civil service aspirant.
The Best Hit
A popular idol, Yoo Hyun Jae (Yoon Shi Yoon) from the 1990s mysteriously goes missing in the year 1993 and thereafter, is presumed dead. Turns out fate had decided to play a weird game and has sent him into the future, in the year 2017.
Now, in the future, he learns that he has been missing from the world for a very long time and decides to investigate the reason behind that.
The Best Hit has got all the elements that makes it a highly entertaining drama. Consisting of star-studded cast, the characters in the drama keeps the audience invested.
A group of friends reminisces on their past days at their school reunion! Driven on nostalgic feelings of the past, Reply 1997 portrays the lives of young teenagers in the 90s era.
Sketching a narrative on love, friendships, and family, the drama is quite relatable. A light-hearted drama, Reply 1997 portrays the daily lives of its its characters in a humorous manner.
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Set in the year 1994, this drama focuses on the lives of college students, who are living at a boarding house in Seoul. Going back and forth between two timelines, the drama keeps dwelling on the suspense about the conclusion of the love triangle between the main leads.
But more than the romance, this drama is more about friendships and how strangers can become like a family too. Just like its predecessor, Reply 1994 has its nostalgic moments. The cast is remarkably great and you will definitely fall in the love with all the characters.
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Reply 1988 follows the occurrences in the lives of five families living in a neighborhood. A gem of a drama, Reply 1988 hits the right spots with its clever narrative and excellent acting by the cast.
While the other installments of the Reply focus more on romance and friendships, Reply 1988 delves deeper into interactions among families such as love-hate relationship of siblings, a parent’s way of caring for their kids and the hang-out gossip of the mothers.
The plot is quirky but it’s those small moments that warms the heart.
A superstar baseball pitcher, Kim Je Hyuk (Park Hae Soo) is sentenced to prison for assault after he is accused of using an excessive force while trying to save his sister from a sexual predator. Prison Playbook chronicles the lives of prison inmates that Je Hyuk meets and gives a new perspective to them.
Consisting of a heartwarming moments, likable characters and a good amount of dark humor, every scene in Prison Playbook is worth cherishing.
Two things takes the center stage in this drama – a hospital and a playlist. A story about five friends, whose friendship spans 20 years, the drama illustrates the daily occurrences in a hospital.
Relatable stories, friendships to root for and the music are the highlights of this drama. Orchestrated by the creators of the Reply series and Prison Playbook, this drama evokes similar feelings with its well-timed humor.
Following the life of the people who work in the entertainment section for major television network, The Producers showcases the behind-the-scenes and the amount of workload taken by these people.
While most K-Dramas tend to exaggerate things, The Producers is an authentic depiction of a PD’s life yet still it manages to lace it with all the fun elements. Fans of variety programs will love this drama as there are many related references and cameos.
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When Jo Kang Ja (Kim Hee Sun) learns that her young teenage daughter has been suffering from a huge ordeal because of school, she suits up in a school uniform herself and goes undercover to unfold the truth.
Quite a refreshing drama, Angry Mom touches upon some serious themes, which is well-balanced with comedy.
The Greatest Love
Arguably one of the best works by the Hong sisters, The Greatest Love gives a glimpse into the Hallyu world. Image is everything in this world – it earns you money, fame and love; and the characters here, give their utmost best to maintain it.
The lives of the main leads in this drama gets intertwined, when they take part in a dating-themed variety show called Couple Making. Hereupon, things just get more jocular.
Additionally, Cha Seung Won’s amusing antics will keep your rib tickling with chuckles throughout.
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
A lineage of women have been blessed with powers of superhuman strength. Therefore, despite her small stature, Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young) is very strong. When Ahn Min Hyuk (Park Hyung Sik), a CEO of a gaming company notices Do Bong Soon’s powers, he is fascinated by her and hires her as his bodyguard.
Lots of insanely hilarious characters make up the ensemble of this drama.
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Shopping King Louie
A young man, Louie (Seo In Guk) is overwhelmingly obsessed with shopping that he earned the nickname Shopping King Louie. Meanwhile, Ko Bok Sil (Nam Ji Hyun) is young country woman whose life has a drastic difference from that of the rich.
Some accidents occur and the fate of the two gets intertwined. Despite having some clichéd elements, this drama is still a fun watch because of its sweet uniqueness.
Beautiful Gong Shim
Before he became Chief Kim, Nam Goong Min was the annoying tenant as well as the savior of Gong Shim.
Gong Shim (Bang Min Ah) is a young woman who always got an inferior treatment from everyone including her parents. However, things change when she becomes a landlord of a certain young man, Ahn Dan Te (Nam Goong Min) who despite his delinquent-like looks, is actually a lawyer.
An unusual character but with a heart of gold, Ahn Dan Te makes viewers laugh with his chaotic actions.
My Love From The Star
Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun) is an alien, who has been stranded on earth for more than 400 hundred years. He has been living a monotonous routine for a very long time. However, after his encounter with an actress Cheon Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun), a disarray occurs in his life.
No matter how many times you watch, this drama never gets old and its wacky moments will make you crack up every single time.
No Ji Wook (Ji Chang Wook) is a successful prosecutor, whose life becomes chaotic after meeting Eun Bong Hee (Nam Ji Hyun), an intern. In a turn of events, Bong Hee unknowingly becomes a witness to a crime. She also gets accused of the same murder.
With Ji Wook’s help, she was proven innocent, but because of that incident Bong Hee finds it difficult to get work. Years later, Bong Hee meets Ji Wook again, who has become a lawyer. Together, they team up to find the murderer.
Steadily strong from the start, there are lots of crazy and beguiling scenarios that make this drama an entertaining watch.
What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim
Lee Young Joon (Park Seo Joon) is the Vice-Chairman of a large corporation. Supporting him is his personal secretary, Kim Mi So (Park Min Young). She is very reliable and is always available at his beck and call. However, he faces his biggest shock, when the secretary decides to quit her job after 9 years of service.
From the get go, What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim is a whimsical ride. The main leads who are clueless about love, Young Joon’s narcissism and the equally goofy supporting characters makes the time invested in this drama worthwhile.
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Love With Flaws
After having lived with three handsome brothers and seen their mishaps, Joo Seo Yeon (Oh Yeon Seo) has developed an aversion towards good-looking guys. Meanwhile, Lee Kang Woo (Ahn Jae Hyun) is a rich man with handsome looks and is also trying to woo Joo Seo Yeon.
The slapstick comedy in this drama is quite absurd, however, the foolishness of the characters makes the plot quite unpredictable. There were plenty of laughable moments and witty dialogues across all episodes.
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