Looking for something to occupy your Christmas week with? Short on things to watch? Look no further for here are 5 currently ongoing yet lowkey K-Dramas for you to catch before we bid goodbye to 2021.
1. “Work Later, Drink Now”
This is one of our favorites. About 3 women who are in their 30s, best friends Kang Ji Gu (Apink‘s Eunji), Han Ji Yeon (Sunhwa) and Ahn So Hee (Lee Sun Bin) are drinking buddies. They met in college where their friendship bloomed from a dance competition that had free drinks for a lifetime on the line. Ji Gu is your girl crush straight-shooting tsundere, Ji Yeon is your slightly nuts but lovable ditz and So Hee is your girl-next-door who’s also a writer for broadcasts. Together, they’re a force to be reckoned with. If you’re looking for a slice-of-life drama that is touching, hilarious and has great fashion to boot, look no further.
Starring Park Hyung Sik and Han Hyo Joo, they play high school friends Yi Hyun and Sae Bom. Both part of the police, Yi Hyun works in the detective unit while Sae Bom works in the special unit. Sae Bom dreams of living in her own house. She enters a paper marriage with Yi Hyun in order to get an apartment from the police force. One day, one of the recruits training with Sae Bom seems to have caught a mysterious disease that turns him into a mad person that tries to devour other humans. Sae Bom is scratched by him and is taken for testing. She’s soon released after testing negative but she begins to probe into the mysterious medical facility that appears to be trying to curb the disease on the outside, but may be suspicious otherwise. Sae Bom and Yi Hyun are soon locked into their apartment complex when one of the residents shows symptoms. A thriller that is sure to leave you on the edge of your seats.
This will be your comfort show! Lighthearted and hilarious, it tells the tale of 30 year old Go Sa Ri played by Yoon So Hee. She’s been single for a long time but the cards suddenly say she will be thrown into an entanglement with 4 different men. Her ex-husband, her best friend, her CEO, and a fresh-faced college student that falls for Sa Ri at a club. Watch as each of the 4 men try to win her affection.
Hey, we all need some escapism sometimes!
4. “IDOL: The Coup”
A heartbreaking but down-to-earth drama about a failed girl group. They had a good agency and a good start but soon sank downwards. In comparison, their labelmate, a boy group, grows in popularity such that their agency manages to move into a huge building and soon faces a takeover from a rich investor. Starring real-life idols such as Hani, LABOUM‘s Solbin and Cosmic Girls‘ EXY, the drama will have you immersed in the tale. Watch as each member tries to survive in their own way. From pleading with their CEO to working part time at a club, all the members do their best to stay afloat. Will they rise from the ashes? Watch to find out.
5. “Now, We Are Breaking Up”
This one is definitely not on the lowkey side, but it’s so captivating that we just had to tell you about it. Ha Young Eun (Song Hye Kyo) is a successful lead designer part of a brand. But she harbors a longtime grudge in life. Her privileged education and life was paid for by a classmate’s rich father in exchange for making sure that the classmate, Hwang Chi Sook, stayed in line. Chi Sook ends up becoming the company’s director as her father is the chairman. One day, Young Eun goes on a blind date on behalf of Chi Sook and meets Yoon Jae Guk (Jang Ki Yong) a talented and famous photographer who doesn’t believe in love. They are attracted to each other. What will happen when the classmate decides that she likes Jae Guk too? More importantly, will the pragmatic Young Eun be won over by Jae Guk and jeopardize her half-business, half-friendship relationship with Chi Sook?
There’s definitely a drama for everyone in this list! Go ahead, take your pick!