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K-Drama Like ‘SOUNDTRACK #1’ That You Need To Watch

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Starring the ever-charming Park Hyung sik and the dazzling Han So-hee, Disney+ brings to you their newest hit, SOUNDTRACK #1! Written by Chae Yoon under the direction of Kim Hee Won, the drama features Park Hyung Sik, playing the role of Han Sun-Woo – a rookie photographer with a warm personality and not to mention a handsome face that is sure to drive the women wild. Han So Hee aka Seo Eun Soo is no exception to his charisma and ultimately falls in love with him. The drama highlights themes of friendship and love. With numerous feelings and emotions being conveyed very subtly through song lyrics and soft romances, the drama is perfectly binge-worthy and a must-watch!

Fans have received this drama with arms open wide and are thriving in the wholesomeness of the cast and storyline. From cute interactions to wild encounters, the drama caters to all types of audiences. So far the drama has aired 4 episodes of a duration of 44 minutes each. Soundtrack #1 already has a viewer`s rating as high as 8.8/10. The drama is sure to make way for adorable fanmade edits and music videos!

As you wait for new episodes every week, here is a list counting down ‘K-dramas similar to Soundtrack #1’, circling around the tropes of ‘friends to lovers’, ‘Music’, ‘Cohabitation’, and ‘Friendship’, so that you can ride the wave all week long!

Series Similar to Soundtrack K-Drama:

7. A love so Beautiful (2020)

Number 7 on our list of ‘K-Dramas similar to Soundtrack #1’ is ‘A love so beautiful.’

  • Lead cast: Seo Joo Yeon, Kim Yo Han, Yeo Hoe Hyun
  • Number of episodes: 24
  • Duration of each episode: 20-25 minutes
  • Author`s rating: 7.8/10

Talk about a good, friends-to-lovers k-drama! It is based on a Chinese drama with a similar name, The Korean version stars So Joo Yeon, playing the role of the hopeless romantic – Shin Sol I, who has been smitten and in love with her classmate Cha Heon (played by Kim Yo Han) ever since her days at school. From trying to get him to tutor her to following him everywhere, the feats Sol-I undertakes to grab the Narcissistic Cha Heon`s attention are endless, will he finally recognize her unrequited love for him and realize she`s all he ever wanted? Stream this endearing drama on Netflix to find out!

6. Weightlifting fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016)

  • Lead Cast: Nam Joo Hyuk, Lee Sung Kyung, Lee Jae Yoon, Kyung Soo Jin
  • Number of episodes: 16
  • Duration of each episode: 60 minutes
  • Author’s rating: 8.8/10

Whether you are in the mood to laugh out loud or go ‘AWWWW’ at the chemistry overflowing between Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung, ‘Weightlifting Fairy’ is the drama for you! With the female protagonist being a national-level weightlifter and the male lead a clumsy but talented swimmer- This drama inspired by the real-life story of Olympic champion- Jang Mi Ran, is a breath of fresh air to the Korean space. Highlighting their gradual journey from enemies to friends to lovers, the drama is light, soft and one of Netflix’s top picks!

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Weightlifting fairy Kim Bok Joo

5. Fight for my way (2017)

  • Lead Cast: Park Seo Joon, Kim Ji Won, Ahn Jae Hong, Song Ha Yoon
  • Number of episodes: 16
  • Duration of each episode: 60 minutes
  • Author’s rating: 8.5/10

Fight for my way is a ‘Kdrama similar to Soundtrack’, and here’s why – the drama revolves around the lives of four childhood friends as they find themselves in the midst of a quarter-life crisis, trying to figure out life`s intentions and seeking comfort with each other. The drama is a perfect blend of comedy, romance, and a relatability level so high, you are sure to go, ‘Been there, done that.’ Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji won absolutely devoured their roles and displayed one of the best skinship, leaving viewers across the world, wanting more!

 

Be warned, the drama contains extreme aegyo by both Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won, which some viewers may find too cute to handle! Find it on Netflix, Here!

Fight for my way- a drama 'similar to Soundtrack#1'

Kim Ji Won`s iconic aegyo scene

4. More than friends (2020)

  • Lead cast: Ong Seong Wu, Shin Ye Eun
  • Number of episodes: 16
  • Duration of each episode (Average): 1 Hour 8 minutes
  • Author`s rating: 7.4/10

A budding love between friends that has been stretched over ten years, with each of them hesitant to confess first, the drama focuses on the turbulent relationship between Lee Soo (played by Kpop idol and former wanna one member- Ong Seong Woo) and Kyung Woo Yeon (played by Shin Ye Eun) filled with misunderstandings and wrong timings, which they eventually work through to realize the powerful love brimming between them. With stunning visuals and seamless cinematography, the drama is nothing short of a masterpiece. This ‘K-drama is similar to Soundtrack #1’ in many ways, especially because of the angle of friends to lovers.

3. Romance is a bonus book (2019)

  • Lead Cast: Lee Na Young, Lee Jong Suk, Jung Eugene, Wi Ha Joon
  • Number of episodes: 16
  • Duration of each episode (Average): 1 hour 2 minutes
  • Author’s rating: 8.2/10

Next on the list, is another drama directed to perfection! Romance is a bonus book was Lee Jong Suk`s comeback as Cha Eun Ho- an editor in chief looking to hire for his next project. He crosses paths with Kang Dan I (Lee Na Young), who is his childhood friend. Dan I had changed drastically since their old days and was now a single, divorced mother struggling to make ends meet.

Eventually, Eun Ho gets entangled in a clump of feelings and affection for her. Brilliant acting by all the members of the cast and the feel-good factor attached to the storyline proves that this drama is absolute Chef`s kiss.’This slow-burn romance featuring their intoxicating chemistry is the exact escape from reality one desires!

 

Romance is a bonus book poster

Romance is a bonus book poster

2. Reply 1988 (2015)

  • Lead Cast: Lee Hye Ri, Go Kyung Pyo, Ryu Joon Yeol, Park Bogum, Lee Dong Hwi
  • Number of episodes:20
  • Duration of each episode (average): 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Author’s rating: 9.0/10

Reply 1988 is a nostalgic story outlining the lives of five families that live on the same street, the drama explores themes of love, comedy, romance, and the importance of family. With a dedicated cast who delivered to perfection, reply 1988 is a feel-good and comforting drama, that is sure to uplift your mood. The drama has several remakes in the form of ‘reply 1997’ and ‘reply 1994’, all having but one thing in common- the fluffy relationship between the characters and their unique life stories!

Like most of the drama`s on this list, Reply 1988 is also available to stream online on Netflix!

 

1. Cinderella and the four knights (2016)

  • Lead Cast: Park So Dam, Jung Il Woo, Ahn Jae Hyun, Son Na Eun
  • Number of episodes: 16
  • Duration of each episode (Average): 60 minutes
  • Author’s rating: 7.8/10

As we approach the end of the list of ‘K-Dramas similar to Soundtrack#1’, the last drama here is- Cinderella and the four knights. Although this dates back to 2016, it is still a classic take on the story of Cinderella. With Eun Ha won forced to live as the housekeeper in a mansion inhabited by four troublesome brothers. It becomes her duty to help the disparate brothers bond and coexist. In the process, she renders some hearts fluttering and some friendships forming as she finds her PRINCE CHARMING!

 

As we approach the end of the list of ‘K-Dramas similar to Soundtrack#1’, the last drama here is- Cinderella and the four knights. Although this dates back to 2016, it is still a classic take on the story of Cinderella. With Eun Ha won forced to live as the housekeeper in a mansion inhabited by four troublesome brothers. It becomes her duty to help the disparate brothers bond and coexist. In the process, she renders some hearts fluttering and some friendships forming as she finds her PRINCE CHARMING!

 

The appealing cast along with an interesting storyline makes this drama fun to watch.

Cinderella and the four knights poster

Cinderella and the four knights

Although that ends today`s list of ‘K-Dramas similar to Soundtrack #1’, it only marks the beginning of the actual fun! We urge you to experiment with all these options and choose what suits you best! Each of the above dramas is unique in their own way and portray its characters in different aspects. They also shed light on certain core values of life such as the importance of family, building relationships and long-lasting friendships, and much more. Moreover, the cozy vibes embedded in every drama make every episode feel like a warm hug- comforting and good.

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Hello!! or should I say Annyeong! I am very passionate about the Asian culture and it is to further this passion that I have taken to writing content! Chances are that this is how you would find me most of the time- curled up with a book, coffee on the table and earphones playing music only I understand. But hey, That`s me!

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