College Korean Dramas to Binge Watch.
College/ University Korean dramas that are considered a must watch and are guaranteed to put a while on your face
I previously made a list for fans who love high school Korean dramas, but today I’m making another list of Korean dramas centered around university life. There’s nothing like a perfectly written college drama that reminds you of your college life or what you wished your college should have been.
This list is going to be fun so I hope you check it out.
Cheese in the Trap (2016)
So this drama received a lot of backlash for parts of its storyline, nonetheless, it’s a good watch, it will have you going back and forth with its characters. For most of the drama, the story and plot lines had me hooked. So check it out.
Cheese In the Trap is about a college student having returned to college after a year-long break, due to her family’s poor background, Hong Sul, a hard-working over-achiever, inadvertently got on the wrong side of Yoo Jung, her senior who is athletic, good looking, gets good grades and has a kind personality, but also a hidden dark side. From then on her life took a turn for the worse and Sul was almost certain it was all Yoo Jung’s doing.
My ID is Gangnam beauty (2018)
This drama depicts a love story wrapped around a social critique of the often cruel role “beauty standards” play in women’s daily life
This series tells the story of Kang Mi Rae, a girl once bullied for her looks. As a result, she became insecure, cautious around people and withdrawn. To escape her insecurities she got plastic surgery to transform her face.
When she begins university, she meets Do Kyung Suk, who sees people for what they are on the inside and not the outside; he then becomes attracted to Kang Mi Rae. The cold, aloof but kind inside Kyung Suk becomes the one person that stands up for her and in the process, Mi Rae begins to recover her lost confidence and discovers that true beauty is not on the outside.
Go Back Couple (2017)
This drama perfectly executed several themes, comedy, romance, family, Life, School, Relationship, drama, Supernatural etc
Choi Ban Do and Ma Jin Joo are both 38-years-old and a married couple. Choi Ban Do has been burdened with being the breadwinner and Ma Jin Joo is a housewife with low self-esteem. Even though they loved each other when they married, they now hate each other. They both regret marrying at such a young age. The couple travels through time and finds themselves as 20-year-old university students when they met for the first time.
Heartstrings is a youth melodrama about love, friendship and dreams, set against the backdrop of a performing arts college.
Moorim School (2016)
I highly recommend this drama to those who love either action or love, or even both!
The drama is set around the mysterious Moorim Institute which teaches its students virtues including honesty, faith, sacrifice and communication. The teachers and students at the school come from different countries and each have their own stories.
The thing that makes this drama stand out is the band of realistic characters, their unbreakable bonds, unforgettable friendships and love for each other. Mixed in with the nostalgia of the ’90s this was surely a recipe for success. I must say it delivered exceedingly well on this front.
Set in 1994, six university students from various provincial areas live together at a boarding house in Sinchon, Seoul, which is run by a couple with a daughter named Na Jung. The timeline moves back and forth between the past in 1994 and the present in 2013, making the viewers guess who will become Na Jung’s husband among the male characters.
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016)
The drama that will sweep you off your feet with its engaging story, lovely characters, interesting humour, beautiful scenery, wonderful music and amazing writing.
Bok Joo is a weightlifter who is pursuing her dream of winning the gold medal but she then finds romance for the first time in her life. While she is a woman who trains with heavy steel weights, she is also very feminine when it comes to relationships. To focus solely on weightlifting would jeopardize her relationship but leaving her weightlifting career for love would keep her from attaining her dreams.
Bring It On, Ghost (2016)
This drama received high ratings. Before you watch it keep it mind that not all ghost stories are scary. Some are cute and some are funny. And this drama is nothing short of being cute, funny and scary
It is about a cohabitation comedy about a ghost of a high school girl who has been dead for 5 years and an exorcist college boy with the ability to see and hear ghosts. What he’s discovered over the years is that he can touch them and fight them off, so when he’s in need of a part-time job and can’t find one that pays well enough, he starts putting ads online as an exorcist for hire.
Age of Youth(Hello My Twenties!) (2016)
Age of Youth was definitely one of the best written, acted, and directed Kdrama. If you love a simplistic and cute story with well-developed characters and immersive backstories, this is the drama for you.
A slice-of-life story about five college students who connect over the growing pains in their youth. Each girl has a particular personality, background, and issues.
The drama follows their struggles and incidents dealing with relationships – within their circles, with dating, and with each other – and a variety of events they are experiencing including credits, part-time jobs, drinking, hopes and dreams.
Love O2O (2016)
Overall, the drama is good, the plot is plain but refreshing, and the leads have good chemistry. this is the drama that will give you a breath of fresh air. You’ll find yourself smiling most of the time
Xiao Nai is a gaming expert who, courtesy of his basketball skills, academic excellence, swimming talent and game company presidency, also happens to be the most popular student on campus. When he first comes across the gorgeous computer science major Bei Wei Wei, the infinitely talented wunderkind immediately falls in love. But it’s not Bei’s looks that he notices; it’s the ridiculous mastery with which she is commanding her guild and owning everyone in an online multiplayer game that makes her impossible to forget.
Tomorrow’s Cantabile (2014)
Cha Yoo Jin is a third-year student in a school of music majoring in piano and dreaming of becoming a world-renowned conductor. He seems to be perfect with his good looks, natural born musical talent, and his father, who is a world-renowned pianist.
Due to her unpredictable personality, She causes all kinds of trouble, but when it comes to piano, she boasts exceptional talent. She constantly annoys perfectionist Cha Yoo Jin with her unique mental world but her lovely charms make her irresistible
What’s Up (2011)
What’s Up is a 2011 music-themed drama set at a university of arts and follows the stories of students in the musical theater department. They all struggle to find their place and overcome personal challenges as they learn what it means to be a star.
What’s Up really has so many interesting characters with each having their own story and struggles.
The drama is sort of split into two halves with a distinct break in the middle. The first half is all about the students first coming to the school, getting to know each other, and dealing with their initial struggles.
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