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10 Best Short K-Dramas You Can Binge Watch In One Weekend
Here’s the list of some of the best short Korean dramas that you can binge-watch in just one weekend! These solid and enjoyable k-dramas will be perfect for those who want to take a break from some heavy long-term commitment series.
10. 7 First Kisses
“Be careful what you wish for; you may receive it”. These are the words that come to mind when watching 7 First Kisses. This eight-episode fantasy web drama (the running time of each episode is about 10 minutes) revolves around a woman that doesn’t have a first kiss: she has never had a boyfriend and she can do nothing but celebrate her 25th birthday alone. And all of a sudden, a goddess appears and gives her the opportunity to go on a fantastical journey, where she will meet seven extremely charming guys, each of whom will be her potential boyfriend, but only until the first kiss. That´s the moment when begins the meeting with the next handsome suitor. As you might have already guessed, each guy gets his own episode to spend time with the girl.
So, 7 First Kisses is a pretty cute little story with a little bit of romance, action, comedy, and melodrama. It´s so entertaining to watch, especially, if one of your favorite stars is featured in the drama. And the cast of men is just beyond all your k-drama fantasies: it’s consisted of Park Hae Jin, Ji Chang Wook, Lee Joon Gi, Lee Min Ho, Lee Jong Suk, and K-pop stars Kai (EXO) and Taecyeon (2PM). So this drama is definitely for you if you want to watch a short web series that allows to see all your favorite celebrities. But if you expect a solid storyline or solid characters, you might want to try some other drama from this list.
Here are all the episodes merged into one video, all of them are subbed and in HD quality.
9. Queen of the Ring
If you need a quick, cute little miniseries that is easy to make room for in your busy schedule, Queen of the Ring is the series you might want to choose. It´s just 6 half-hour episodes of drama cotton candy. Keep in mind that the drama is somewhat simplistic – the series doesn´t devote much time to character development. Even though you will find the story to be predictable at times, still the series is worth your attention.
Queen of the Ring tells the story of a college student who is insecure about being ugly and believes that nobody will ever love her, especially the handsome and popular guy she has a crush on, who happens to be her schoolmate. But one day, the girl is given a chance to change the situation – her mother gives her a magic ring which has the ability to enchant the man who puts the ring on her finger into thinking she´s the most beautiful woman in the world. This beautiful story will remind you that you must accept and love yourself so that others will see the beauty inside you and will not undervalue your worth.
8. Cheer Up! (Sassy, Go Go)
Consisting of 12 episodes, each about 60 minutes long, Sassy, Go Go (also called Cheer Up!) is the longest-running drama in this list. But if you think you are ready to spend your weekend watching a high school drama (the cheerleading drama, to be exact), prepare to give your heart to it.
The drama is all about two dance teams at an elite boarding school whose main purpose is to prepare their best students for the top universities. So, those who rank at the bottom of the academic barrel are left behind. In such a competitive environment, it’s almost impossible to be anything else but studying machines. And of course there are two totally different dance crews in the school: one consisting of the lowest academically ranked students and another one which is composed of some of the top 5% students that are considered to be the smartest and the richest in the entire school. Nevertheless, both crews are forced to team up one day. But can they make it work? There is too much pressure of parents and teachers on the students, not to mention the fact that both teams have always hated one another. To complicate matters, the leaders of both dance crews are slowly falling for each other!
7. Love for a Thousand More
Love for a Thousand More is a super short web drama, consisting of only 10 episodes (each episode is about 20 minutes long). You will be surprised by how such a little drama with its limited screen-time is even more engaging than some bigger series!
This fantasy drama looks promising with its plot that somehow reminds us of some other highly popular dramas with much longer running time: just look at an old alien and his human girlfriend in My Love from the Star, a mermaid and a regular human in The Legend of the Blue Sea, and a goblin, protector of the souls and his human bride in Goblin. Love for a Thousand More centers on the relationship of an immortal pretty young woman who has lived for more than a thousand years and her new neighbor, a hip-hop crew leader. The woman currently works as a love counselor, as she has many years of personal experience. And what does her experience say? It says that all the men are not worth her time no more. Will she change her mind once she meets with her new neighbor? You may find it out if you decide to start watching this vibrant drama. All the episodes are available on YouTube with English subtitles in HD. Here´s the first episode, just if you want to jump into it right now!
Here’s one more extremely short drama, much shorter than the previous one! Binggoo (Bing Goo) is about 2 hours long, spread over 2 episodes, which is perfect for a weekend watch!
How many time-travel dramas can you recall? Probably not too many. This romance is one of them. Maybe you remember Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, a historical drama where a drowning woman travels back in time to Goryeo Dynasty. The title character of Binggoo also travels in time; the difference is that he ventures forward, not back in time. One day he´s accidentally frozen in an ice mound and he awakens only 37 years later to find out that he has been frozen in time! He wakes in 2016 where he meets his love. In case if you don’t know what the title of the drama means, Bing Goo is the nickname of the main character which means ice mound in English.
5. The Universe's Star
Star of the Universe consists of 6 episodes, 30 minutes each. So, you can watch the whole drama in one sitting: there’s no need to binge watch the series several days in a row! That’s good news for those who are often tempted to watch the whole melodrama and can’t close their eyes till the moment they see the final episode. It’s also good news for EXO’s fans, as the drama stars Soho, one of the members of this popular k-pop group! He plays the main lead, a gifted singer-songwriter. And there’s even one more bonus: the melodrama was written by Kim Ji Hyun who wrote the popular Splash Splash Love. You will certainly love how she combines supernatural aspects to her dramas!
If you loved the Goblin storyline, it’s possible you will fall in love with this miniseries, as it has got the same dark, eerie, but heart-warming feel about it. The story is about love between a famous singer and his fangirl who is head over heels in love with him. Unfortunately, the girl dies in an accident and becomes the Grim Reaper. Despite the fact that she is dead, she continues to attend his shows and concerts, and one day she learns that her admired singer has a small amount of time left on earth. The fangirl decides that it’s her mission to keep her idol alive as long as possible and she has got that chance, as she has been allowed to be sent back to earth.
4. Girls' Generation 1979
Girl’s Generation 1979 (also known as Lingerie Girls’ Generation) is an eight-episode drama based on the novel of the same name by Kin Yong-hee. If you are interested to learn more about different time periods, you will probably be drawn to this drama, as it is set in the late 1970’s. Girl’s Generation is a fun relationship drama that follows the story of friendship and love of teenagers growing up in a rural town in the 1970’s. The drama focuses on the female characters, as it tells us the story of teenage girls studying at a high school for girls.
If you are looking for a charming and nostalgic drama which you would manage to watch over one weekend, try this series. And if you are a fan of Answer Me 1988, you certainly need to see Girl’s Generation.
3. Gogh, The Starry Night
Here’s the four episode drama for those of you who want to watch a mini-series in one day. This drama also stars a member of a famous k-pop group. This time it’s not a male lead, it’s the main female lead played by Girls Generation’s Yuri. Go Ho’s Starry Night (also called Gogh, The Starry Night) revolves around the life of an almost 30, workaholic and single Go Ho. But what happens if such a workaholic woman who struggles to succeed in both work and in relationships suddenly finds herself spoilt for a choice with the attention coming from many suitors crushing on her?
If a cute, sweet super short web drama is something that you are looking for, don’t hesitate to check this miniseries!
2. Splash Splash Love
For those of you who are seeking for a cute and short drama, here's Splash Splash Love. It will satisfy your drama cravings! This drama certainly will not require a huge commitment, as its run-time is really short – there are only 2 episodes, 70 minutes long each. Despite very short run-time of the series, it’s well-paced – the passing of time feels well-handled.
The story starts with a high school student preparing for her college test. The girl gives up studying because of too much stress building up during the preparing for the important exam. And just on the way to take the test, she runs away and gets caught in a downpour. That’s where the magic happens and the lead character time travels to the 15th century. This is the time when Lee Doo is the young king who has received the throne not a long time ago, so he puts his efforts in everything and is eager to learn. In order to save her life, the high school girl convinces the king she’s good at math and starts serving him in the palace. The chemistry is great between them, but nobody can stay in the present for long. Here are two episodes for you to watch right now!
1. Page Turner
This drama will make you care about the characters from the very beginning so much, that you won’t be able to quite pick a favorite or to say goodbye to them. You will see journeys of growth and self-discovery of each of the main three characters and will understand how they affect each other’s lives. Each helps the others to turn one page of life and progress to the next one.
This 3-episode drama is all about three teenagers and their love for the piano. This is the story of two teenagers whose lives suddenly change after one accident. An unwanted accident has stolen all they have been working for: a genius pianist and a great sports athlete have to support and encourage each other to discover the new meaning of life after losing something. And there’s one more character in the group. He is also a talented pianist, but he requires immense effort on his part to succeed in what he is doing. He deals with jealousy of his friend’s gift, but you will see how everything changes after the accident.