For new K-Dramas fans and non-addict to K-Dramas, it is often hard to make a great watchlist. You most probably ask your friend’s opinions or read the reviews online to make your selection, but sometimes it is not enough. K-Dramas have plenty of genres. We previously listed the best romantic comedy, best romance historical and best action thriller romance K-Dramas.
This time, we listed romance dramas set in school and university. If you are a K-Drama beginner, you might want to look out for the dramas that suit your taste the most among the one selected below.
For K-Drama addict, you probably have watched all of the drama listed below, if not it is time to add to your watchlist.
Let us know in the comment which one for you are the one you would advise your friend to watch.
1- “My ID Is Gangnam Beauty”
Cast: ASTRO‘s Cha EunWoo, Im SooHyang, Kwak DongYeon, Jo WooRi
Summary: The story of a woman living a new life through plastic surgery. She meets Do KyungSuk at the college, while everyone thinks that appearance is important, he thinks differently. She will learn what is real “beauty”.
Why watch?: This campus romance has an interesting theme on “what is real beauty”. Actors are also great. The plot is mainly focusing on romance but also other issues of university students making the whole story very interesting.
[Also on best romantic comedy]
2- “Weightlifting Fairy Kim BokJoo”
Cast: Nam JooHyuk, Lee SungKyung
Summary: It tells the dreams and love story of students in the college of Sports.
Why watch?: The sweetest and hilarious campus romance among K-Dramas. The main female character is amazing with her bubbly personality and the main male lead is also one of a kind. The combination of both of them with perfect chemistry gave birth to this must-watch romantic comedy romance.
[Also on best romantic comedy]
3- “Who Are You: School 2015”
Cast: Kim SoHyun, Yook SungJae, Nam JooHyuk
Summary: A youth drama that tells the story of an 18 years old high school girl whose life completely changed suddenly as well as the students surrounding her.
Why watch?: For young viewers, this drama is a must. Kim SoHyun acting is perfect in this teenage drama. The plot and the love triangle also made it worthwhile to watch.
4- “Dream High”
Cast: Suzy, Kim SooHyun, Ok TaecYeon, Ham EunJung, Jang WooYoung, IU
Summary: It tells the love story and dreams of young people who dream to become stars by attending an Art High School.
Why watch?: It might be an old drama but the story is easy to watch and funny. If you like K-Pop and dramas about singers, this drama might be for you.
5- “Boys Over Flowers”
Cast: Ku HyeSun, Lee MinHo, Kim HyunJoong, Kim Bum, Kim Joon
Summary: The love story of a girl from a poor family and a boy from one of the largest conglomerates family who attend the same private high school.
Why watch?: There is a reason why this drama is a hit Hallyu drama. Even after all these years, “Boys Over Flowers”‘s plot and cast still worth watching. Handsome F4 and the fierce female character created a memorable drama and mythic scenes.
6- “The Heirs”
Cast: Lee MinHo, Park ShinHye, Kim WooBin
Summary: It tells the love and friendship stories of rich high school students.
Why watch?: If you start watching, there are high chances that either you love it or hate it. There are many K-Dramas clichés if you don’t like those then it might not be for you. But for those of you who are looking for an emotional rollercoaster and cheesy drama, it is for you.
7- “A-Teen 2“
Cast: APRIL‘s Lee NaEun, Kim DongHee, Golden Child‘s BoMin, Kim SooHyun, Ryu EuiHyun, Kang MinAh
Summary: The web drama is about the worries and love stories of teens. The changes that the main characters are going through by changing from 18 to 19 years old. They are going through a lot with the preparation of the SAT (college entrance exam) and this comes with a lot of choices to be made.
Why watch?: It a web drama of good quality. The story is engaging and has a slow pace. The love story and school worries of the characters are interesting. All in all, the drama worth watching.
8- “To the Beautiful You”
Cast: Sulli, MinHo, Lee HyunWoo
Summary: It tells the story of a girl pretending to be a guy who entered an all-boys physical education high school.
Why watch?: SM Entertainment stan might want to look at this drama as various idols appear. The drama might be a bit old and the cast are not perfect in acting back then, however, the whole drama’s light-hearted atmosphere and impossible circumstances make it likable. It might be disappointing for fans of the manga and Japanese remake.
9- “Orange Marmalade”
Cast: Yeo JinGoo, SeolHyun, Lee JongHyun
Summary: An emotional fantasy romance drama taking place in a world where vampire and humans co-exist.
Why watch?: If you like dramas with vampires and cute school love story, it might be for you. Even if the script was a bit unorganized, the interesting overall plot took over.
10- “Cheese in the Trap”
Cast: Park HaeJin, Kim GoEun, Seo KangJoon, Lee SungKyung
Summary: A romance thriller that tells the story of a female college student who is the only one who saw the real true self of her sunbae. This perfect guy is hiding his dangerous nature behind a sweet smile.
Why watch?: Many have divided opinions about this drama. The two main male characters are mentally special. They are different from other dramas characters and make viewers try hard to understand them. The supporting roles are also great. One thing is for sure this drama is not a usual one.