Web dramas have been popular among younger generations around the globe in recent years because of their fast-paced stories and shorter episode lengths. The casts are made up of new faces, exposing rookie performers’ latent potential and frequently leading to their success in television and movies.
Even if you have never seen a web drama before, it is simple to get started with English subtitled dramas available on YouTube or V Live.
Here is the list of the top 10 Korean dramas to get you started in the wonderful world of web dramas:
10. In Seoul
Cast: Min Do Hee, Jang Young Nam, Ryeoun, Jin Ye Ju
Are you a fan of K-pop or BTS? Are you at school, or are your parents dissatisfied with your fangirling or fanboying over your favorite idols? Then, this web series is for you! The drama portrays the story of a mother and her high school daughter (in her last year) who live together and have a love-hate relationship. The story progresses with the mother frequently criticizing her daughter for having no sense of reality and her daughter’s desire to attend a university in Seoul to obtain independence from such a mother growing day by day.
With the lockdown that came in and shook all of us, this is a scenario that the majority of the teens went through. Hence, it is a must-watch!
9. The Way I Hate You
- Year: 2019
- Season: 1
- Episode: 6
- Where to Watch: Youtube
Cast: Na Jae Min, Kim Ji In, Lee Jong Won, Kim Yoo Jin
“Way to Dislike You,” or “How I Don’t Like You” is a romantic story set on a college campus. The casting of this short drama has piqued the interest of all fans! JaeMin from NCT was chosen as the lead actor! It follows the storyline of MiRi, who is torn between love and friendship after developing feelings for her best friend’s boyfriend. Jaemin’s character enjoys comics and excels in video games. On the surface, he appears nasty and disinterested, yet he is a tsundere who genuinely cares about others. He is a lovely young man with a sweet voice and deep eyes who exudes charm. To be respectful, Jee In’s character is silent and meticulous. People mistakenly believe she is introverted, although she enjoys people more than anything else. Her buddy DaSom frequently states that it takes three meetings with her to fall for her charms.
With the evergreen troupe of college campus love and friendship, this web series will be a breath of fresh air that will quench the thirst of all the viewers.
8. One Fine Week
Cast: Seo Ji Soo, Shin Jun Seop, Park Geon Il
Da Eun, a university student currently figuring out her professional choice, transforms into Byul, a vocalist who’s been performing since she was a child. Da Eun spends some time with a superstar called Jung Woo and sees both the bright side as well as the evil side of wealth. As a bumbling part-timer at a café alongside Ji Han and Ari, Byul likewise realizes the essence of ordinary existence, something she hasn’t felt in a long time.
With a pauper and the popstar troupe, this bubbly show allows its viewers to see two sides of a coin. If this web series matches your niche, have fun watching it!
Cast: Sin Ye Eun, Lee Na Eun, Kim Soo Hyun, Kim Dong Hee, Shin Seung Ho, Ryu Eui Hyun
A-teen follows six Seoyeon High School teens through their ups and downs, friendships and fights, first love, and first heartbreak, as they navigate through and discover what it’s like to be 18. The show is a breath of fresh air and extremely relatable to 18-year-old adolescents that are going through the ups and downs of love and friendship.
6. Love playlist
- Year: 2017
- Season: 4
- Episode: 8
- Where to Watch: YouTube
Cast: Kim Hyung Suk, Jung Shin Hye, Lee Yoo Jin, Park Jung Woo, Choi Hee Seung, Im Hwi Jin
Season one of Love Playlist is about the ups and downs of five college students’ daily lives. Season 2 of Love Playlist follows seven undergraduate students who discover through the hard way that romance and relationships aren’t always simple. Being in love is difficult, but friendship can help you get through anything. For the third season, there’s more love, breakups, challenges, and friendship than ever before. This season brings us new characters to appreciate as well as a fresh way of looking at things. Season 4 realistically tells the romantic tales of University students.
Love and friendship that help you to push through the hardships of love have always been enjoyed by viewers. It may have a few extra seasons, but extra has never been a bad thing!
5. Growing Season
Cast: Han Soo A, Park Ji Won, Kim Chae Eun, Kim Kang Min, Choi Yoon Je, Kang Yoo Seok, Choi Jae Won
When three college students are asked to make a group and collaborate on a project about sex and love, incidents spark. However, the members of this trio are significantly different: Seniors Heo Ji Yoo (Park Ji Won) and Kang Ha Young (Kim Chae Eun) had met previously, but they don’t get along since the former is an aggressive and adventurous young lady with a strong personality and a free spirit who has taken time away from her studies to “have fun.” Kang Ha Young holds a much more conservative viewpoint, has a long-term relationship, and intends to go abroad as an exchange student. Ban Ah In (Park Su A), on the other side, the usually cheery third-year student, has no experience with intimacy, but she sometimes fantasizes about having her first sexual encounter with a coworker from her part-time job at a café. Despite their differences, the three ladies gradually form a deep friendship as they work on their project. When unexpected health issues develop, however, the individuals they believed they could depend on deserting them. Can their friendship help this trio survive the difficult realm of adolescent love?
Friendship overcomes all hardship, and this drama is an enacted embodiment of this quote!
4. Be my boyfriend
Cast: Shin Hyun Seung, Lee Shi Woo, Choi Yu Ju, Im Sung Kyun
Oh Ji Na (Lee Shi Woo), a third-year student, is the most popular student in Hwayang High School. Ji Na, who is extremely skilled and has a sophisticated fashion sense, has already signed with a talent agency and is training to be a member of a female K-Pop group with a “Girl Crush” idea. Lee Seung Min (Shin Hyun Seung) is a student at the same high school who, like many others, is mesmerized by Oh Ji Na’s charms. However, because of his dullness, he believes he has no chance of capturing her heart. But he is in for a surprise when Oh Ji Na plans to form a false “contract” relationship with him in terms of enhancing his career. But as she spends more time together, her heart softens; will she end up falling in love with this humble student?
A contractual relationship! We know that the hopeless romantic in you can never ignore the probability of them having a happily ever after. Why don’t you watch it to find out if they do get it?
3. Best Mistake
Cast: Kang Yul, Lee Eun Jae, Yoon Jun Won, Park E Hyun
Kim Yeon Do (Lee Eun Jae) is a high school student attempting to get rid of a boy from her past who refuses to leave her alone. In desperation, she uploads a photo of another boy on social media, expecting that this will put an end to her relentless and irritating admirer. What she doesn’t realize is that the boy in the photo is Ji Hyun Ho (Kang Yul), a sort of a bad boy but an immensely popular kid in her class. News of this immediately spreads around the school, and she gradually comes to know Ji Hyun Ho (Yun Jun Won), although her closest friend appears to be in love with him. This drama is based on the 2016 mobile narrative game “The Best Mistake.”
The bad boy trope is what we all desire, and want to experience once. Jump onto the train of events that Yeon Do will experience once she associates herself with Hyun Ho!
2. The Mermaid Prince- The Beginning
- Year: 2020
- Season: 2
- Episode: 10
- Where to Watch: YouTube
Cast: Moon Bin, Chae Won Bin, Hwiyoung
The Mermaid Prince: The Beginning is the sequel to the fantasy romance web drama “The Mermaid Prince.” To reveal a mystery, “The Mermaid Prince: The Beginning” will transport its audience back to Woo Hyuk’s high school years. Moonbin would portray a much more cheeky adolescent form of Woo Hyuk inside the prequel, as compared to the enigmatic, ethereal Woo Hyuk seen in the initial “The Mermaid Prince.”
Because of its high school environment, the series would depict a very distinct type of relationship than the original series. “The Mermaid Prince: The Beginning,” tells the narrative of Jo Ara, a high schooler who chooses to stay single since she doesn’t believe it to be true, and how she meets Woo Hyuk.
This series will surely be a rollercoaster ride, extremely different from its first part!
1. Who Kissed Me
- Year: 2019
- Season: 1
- Episode: 12
- Where to Watch: YouTube
Cast: Hong Seung Hee, Kim Kwan Soo
“Who kissed me?” is a Korean drama that portrays the storyline of Yoon Sol (Hong Seung Hee), a girl who has never dated or kissed before and ends up kissing someone after getting wasted. The next day, she discovers she had her first kiss the night before but has no recollection of who it was with. She attempts to recall the kiss and discovers four details about the individual. Yoon Sol is now trying to track out the person who stole her first kiss.
Hope you guys got something new to watch. If we haven’t included any of the k-web series in the list please do comment below.