High School K-Dramas are one of the top listed watching content out there. If you are searching for something exciting and sweet to watch this new year, you should go for the K-Dramas featuring High School romance. The genres of romance, teen, and school are some of the popular ones in the K-Drama arena. New Year is something we all celebrate with new energy and countless ways. And what is more interesting than watching some real romance and blush-worthy K-Dramas?
Teen plot mixed with the genre of comedy is the stories of all the high school K-Dramas that make them really interesting and engaging. There are several tropes inside, such as enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, strangers to lovers, and a few love stories based on a bet. It is really giddy to watch their relationships bloom despite numerous turmoil and rough patches in their way. No matter what mood you are in or what the occasion is, school dramas are always the best ones.
Here, we have handpicked the best high school K-Dramas that you should add to your watchlist for this upcoming New Year. Let’s have a quick look inside.
Tempted or also known as “The Great Seducer,” is one of the most popular high school K-Dramas out there. The drama is filled with several exciting plot points and a different level of suspense that will leave you biting down your nails until the end.
We meet a popular player named Kwon Shi-hyun who makes a bet with his two best friends. The bet is about seducing Eun Tae Hee, who is a naïve girl with a firm belief that those who are blinded by love are nothing but foolish. Though, after spending time with Shi-hyun, her views about love starts to change to something else. Meanwhile, unknowingly Shi-hyun’s feelings deepen for her, and so does his secret.
So, what happens when a scandal turns into love?
- Director: Kang In and Lee Dong Hyun.
- Total Number of Episodes: 32.
- Watch on: Netflix, Apple TV, Viki, and Kocowa.
- Cast: Woo Do Hwan as Kwon Shi-hyun, Joy as Eun Tae-hee, Moon Ga Young as Choi Soo-ji, Kim Min Jae as Lee Se-joo, Jeon Mi Seok as Seol Young-won, Shin Sung Woo as Kwon Suk-woo.
Extraordinary You (2019)
Based on a webtoon by Moo Ryoo titled “July Found by Chance,” the South Korean drama series is one of the most recognized ones on the list. The story begins with a 17-year-old high school student named Eun Dan Oh, who belongs to a wealthy family and is diagnosed with a lifelong heart condition that will take her life soon.
However, her life turns upside down when she realizes that she is experiencing long gaps in her memory, and that pushes her to the bitter truth that she is a character of a webtoon. The revelation opens several doors, and she comes to know that her life events are predetermined by the writer of the webtoon.
So, what happens when she becomes determined to find the love of her life and destroy all predetermined plans about her future by the author?
- Director: Kim Sang Hyub and Kim Sang Woo.
- Total Number of Episodes: 32.
- Watch on: WeTV, Netflix, and Kocowa.
- Cast: Kim Hye Yoon as Eun Dan Oh, Rowoon as Ha Ru, Lee Jae Wook as Baek Gyung, Lee Na Eun as Yeo Joo Da, Jung Gun Joo as Lee Do Hwa, Kim Young Dae as Oh Nam Joo.
Love Alarm (2019)
Love Alarm is one of the globally recognized Korean drama out there and is known for its amazing plot points and a stunning cast. All in all, the drama series is one hell of a ride, and you are in for experiencing gut-wrenching emotions.
To speak hypothetically, a cellphone app, “Love Alarm,” is the main character of the story, as everything starts with it and ends with it too. The app shows the number of people who like you at a distance of 10 meters from you though the names of the person are not shown. We meet a pretty and smart high school student named Kim Jo Jo. After her parent’s death, her life became pretty difficult.
Having an old phone model doesn’t allow her to download the app. On the other side, we meet a popular student named Hwan Sun Oh, who belongs to a wealthy family but lacks parental love. Attending the same school, he notices Kim Jo Jo and takes an instant liking to her.
- Director: Lee Na Jung.
- Total Number of Episodes: 8.
- Watch on: Netflix and Viki.
- Cast: Kim So Hyun as Kim Jo Jo, Jung Ga Ram as Lee Hye Young, Song Kang as Hwang Sun Oh, Go Min Si as Park Gul Mi, and Lee Jae Eung as Cheon Duk Goo.
Reply 1988 (2015)
One of the globally recognized ones in the list “Reply 1988,” is a must-watch on your watchlist. We meet five childhood friends living in the same neighborhood. They are each other’s support system and are always ready to help each other out in every situation.
Each one of them is struggling with their own personal problems and is trying their best to survive. They are known for several mischiefs in their neighborhood.
What will happen when they crash into adulthood?
- Director: Shin Won Ho and Yoo Hak Chan.
- Total Number of Episodes: 20.
- Watch on: WeTV, Viki, Apple TV, and Netflix.
- Cast: Lee Hye Ri as Sung Deok Sun, Go Kyung Pyo as Sung Sun Woo, Ryu Joon Yeol as Kim Jung Hwan, Park Bo Gum as Choi Taek, and Lee Dong Hwi as Ryu Dong Ryong.
True Beauty (2020)
The Romantic high school comedy series is one of the globally popular series on the list, and if you are in a group of people who have not watched it, then you should run. We meet Lim Ju Gyeong, who is tired of the bullying she gets because of her skin acne. Excelling the art of makeup from YouTube, she became the prettiest in the school.
We meet Lee Su Ho, who is the only boy who has seen her without makeup. He is a very popular and caring boy with a cold persona because of his dark past. Their feelings for each other grow as they continue to spend time together.
Will he be able to make her realize the meaning of true beauty?
- Director: Kim Sang Hyub.
- Total Number of Episodes: 16.
- Watch on: Prime Video, Apple TV, and Viki.
- Cast: Moon Ga Young as Lim Joo Gyung, Cha Eun Woo as Lee Su Ho, Hwang In Yeop as Han Seo Jun, Park Yoo Na as Kang Soo Jin, Jang Hye Jin as Hong Hyun Suk, and Park Ho San as Lim Jae Pil.
My ID is Gangnam Beauty (2018)
Portraying the genres of comedy, romance, psychology, and drama, the South Korean drama series is a must-watch. We meet Kang Mi Rae, who is a girl heavily bullied for her looks. Her insecurities clog her brain, which makes her extremely cautious around people. Tired of all the happenings around her, she decides to start a new life away from bullying and opts for plastic surgery.
Attending university after her face transformation, she met her middle school acquaintance named Do Kyung Suk. He is a person who never judges anyone for their looks and outer persona. Gradually, he develops a liking towards Mi Rae. When again the people around her start bullying her by saying “Gangnam Beauty,” Kyung Suk stands up for her. And, then with time, she starts to recover her lost confidence and realizes the meaning of inner beauty.
- Director: Choi Sung Bum.
- Total Number of Episodes: 16.
- Watch on: Netflix, WeTV, Apple TV, Viki, and iflix.
- Cast: Im Soo Hyang as Kang Mi Rae, Cha Eun Woo as Do Kyung Suk, Jo Woo Ri as Hyun Soo Ah, Kwak Dong Yeon as Yeon Woo Young, Park Joo Mi as Na Hye Sung, and Park Sung Geun as Do Sang Won.
A Love So Beautiful (2020)
Adapted from a web novel by Zhao Qian Qian with the same name, the high school drama series portrays the genres of comedy, romance, school, and youth. It is one of the must-watches on the list of high school K-Dramas. We meet Cha Heon, who is a high school student blessed with a good brain and amazing looks. He has mastered a cold aura around himself, but deep down, he holds a soft spot for someone to whom he can’t express his emotions.
A 17-year-old girl named Shin Sol Yi is a bright and bubbly student at the same school with a deep crush on Cha Heon. She ends up expressing her love for him. The story turns into a love triangle when a transfer student named Woo Dae Sung comes to the school and falls for Sol Yi. Though, he keeps his feelings covered and quietly stays by her side.
- Director: Seo Min-jung.
- Total Number of Episodes: 24.
- Watch on: Kakao TV and Netflix.
- Cast: Kim Yo Han as Cha Heon, So Ju Yeon as Shin So Yi, Yeo Hoe Hyun as Woo Dae Sung, Jo Hye Joo as Kang Ha Young, Jung Jae Oh as Jung Jin Hwan, and Kim Dong Kyun as Wang Se Hyeong.
Revenge Note (2017)
Portraying the genres of friendship, romance, youth, and school, the South Korean drama series is a great binge-watch. The series was released on October 27, 2017, and aired its final episode on January 5, 2018.
The web drama is labeled as a teen fantasy series where a teenager finds a note that enacts revenge on anyone whose name is written on it.
- Director: Seo Won-tae.
- Total Number of Episodes: 22.
- Watch on: Viki, Apple TV, and AsainCrush.
- Cast: Kim Hyang Gi as ho Goo Hee, Park Solomon as Shin Ji Hoon, Kim Hwan Hee as Jung Deok Hee, and Ji Gun Woo as Ho Go Joon.
Sassy Go Go (2015)
Portraying the genres of romance, school, youth, and drama, the South Korean drama series is a must-watch and if you haven’t already watched it, then do it now. It was released on October 5, 2015, and aired its final episode on November 10, 2015. The setting of the drama series is in a high school with a neck-cutting competition. The school has a motto to compete and score above everyone else.
The drama series brings out the underlining absurdities and hypocrisies of the education system. Moreover, it also features the growth stories of the students who are struggling not to hit rock bottom in the process of moving forward.
- Director: Lee Eun Jin and Kim Jung Hyun.
- Total Number of Episodes: 12.
- Watch on: Netflix, Kocowa, and Viki.
- Cast: Jung Eun Ji as Kang Yeon Doo, Lee Won Keun as Kim Yeol, Chae Soo Bin as Kwon Soo Ah, Kim Ji Soo as Seo Ha Joon, and N as Ha Dong Jae.
Best Mistake (2019)
Based on a mobile dating simulation game with the same name, the high school K-drama portrays the genres of romance, school, youth, comedy, and drama. We meet Kim Yeon Do, who uploads a photo of a random guy claiming him to be her boyfriend in order to cut all the ties from a boy from her past. However, situations take a sharp turn when unknowingly, she uploads the picture of a student named Ji Hyun Ho, who is infamous for his bad-boy persona.
- Director: Lee Yoo Yeon.
- Total Number of Episodes: 15.
- Watch on: Viki, WeTV, Kocowa, and Kok TV.
- Cast: Kang Yul as Ji Hyun Ho, Lee Eun Jae as Kim Yeon Doo, Yoon Jun Won as Seo Joo Ho, Park E Hyun as Ryu Seol, Choe Chan Yi as Jung Si Sung, and Joo Hyun young as Ahn Yoo Na.