10 Best Short K-Dramas You Can Binge Watch in One Weekend
Here's the top 10 list of the best short Korean dramas that you can binge-watch in just one weekend! These solid and enjoyable K-dramas are perfect for anyone who wants to take a break from some heavy long-term commitment series.
10. 7 First Kisses
Duration: 10 min.
"Be careful what you wish for, you might get it!". These words come to mind when watching 7 First Kisses. This fantasy web drama revolves around a woman who has never had a boyfriend and celebrates her 25th birthday alone. All of a sudden, a goddess appears and gives her the opportunity to spend great time on a fantastic journey. There, she meets seven extremely charming guys, each of whom are her potential boyfriends, but only until the first kiss. That´s the moment when begins the meeting with the next handsome suitor. As you might have already guessed, each guy gets his own episode to spend time with the girl.
So, 7 First Kisses is a cute story with a little bit of romance, action, comedy, and melodrama. It´s so entertaining to watch, especially, if one of your favorite stars is starring in the drama. The cast of men is beyond all your K-drama fantasies: it stars Park Hae Jin, Ji Chang Wook, Lee Joon Gi, Lee Min Ho, Lee Jong Suk, and K-pop stars Kai (EXO) and Taecyeon (2PM). This drama is definitely for you if you want to watch a short web series that allows to see all your favorite celebrities. But if you expect a solid storyline or solid characters, you might want to try some other drama from this list.
Here are all the episodes merged into one video, all subbed and in HD quality.
9. Queen of the Ring
Duration: 30 min.
You might want to check out Queen of the Ring if you need a quick, cute little miniseries. You can easily make room for this series in your busy schedule. Remember it's somewhat simplistic – the series doesn't devote much time to character development. Even though the story is predictable at times, the series is worth your attention.
Queen of the Ring centers on a girl who is insecure about being ugly and believes that nobody will ever love her, especially a handsome and popular guy in her class. But one day, the girl gets the opportunity to change the situation – her mother gives her a magic ring. It can enchant the man who puts the ring on her finger into thinking she's the most beautiful woman in the world. This beautiful story will remind you that you must accept and love yourself so that others will see the beauty inside you and will not undervalue your worth.
8. Cheer Up! (Sassy, Go Go)
Duration: 60 min.
Sassy, Go Go (also called Cheer Up!) is the longest-running drama in this list. But if you want to spend your weekend watching a high school drama, prepare to give your heart to it.
The drama revolves around two dance teams at an elite boarding school that prepares their best students for the top universities. So, those who rank at the bottom of the academic barrel are left behind. In such a competitive environment, it's almost impossible to be anything else but studying machines.
But as we have already mentioned, there are two totally different dance crews: one consisting of the lowest academically ranked students and another one composed of the top 5% smartest and richest students. Nevertheless, both crews are forced to team up. But can they make it work? There's so much pressure on the students coming from parents and teachers, not to mention the fact that both teams have always hated each other. To complicate matters, the leaders of both dance crews are slowly falling for each other!
7. Love for a Thousand More
Duration: 20 min.
Love for a Thousand More is a super short web drama. However, you will be surprised by how such a little drama with its limited screen-time is even more engaging than some bigger series!
This fantasy drama looks promising with its plot that somehow reminds us of some other highly popular series with much longer running time: just look at an old alien and his human girlfriend in My Love from the Star, a mermaid and a regular person in The Legend of the Blue Sea, and a goblin, protector of the souls and his human bride in Goblin. Love for a Thousand More centers on the relationship of an immortal young woman who has lived for more than a thousand years and her new neighbor, a hip-hop crew leader. The woman currently works as a love counselor, as she has many years of personal experience. And what does her experience say? It says that all the men are not worth her time.
Will she change her mind once she meets with her new neighbor? You may find it out if you decide to start watching this vibrant drama. All the episodes are available on YouTube with English subtitles in HD. Here´s first few episodes, just if you want to jump into it right now!
Duration: 60 min.
Here's one more extremely short drama, especially in comparison to the previous one! Binggoo (Bing Goo) is a great choice for a weekend watch!
How many time-travel dramas can you recall? Probably not too many. This romance is one of them. Maybe you remember Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, a historical drama about a drowning woman travelling back in time to Goryeo Dynasty. The title character of Binggoo also travels in time; the difference is that he ventures forward, not back in time. One day he´s accidentally frozen in an ice mound and he awakens only 37 years later to find out that he has been frozen in time! He wakes in 2016 where he meets his love. By the way, in case if you don't know what the title means, Bing Goo is the nickname of the main character which means ice mound in English.
5. The Universe's Star
Duration: 30 min.
So, you can finish Star of the Universe in one sitting: there's no need to binge watch the series several days in a row! That's good news for those who are often tempted to watch the whole melodrama and can't close their eyes till the moment they see the final episode. Also, it's good news for EXO's fans, as the drama stars Soho, one of the members of this K-pop group! He plays the main lead, a gifted singer-songwriter. And there's even one more bonus: the melodrama was written by Kim Ji Hyun who wrote the popular Splash Splash Love. You will certainly love the way she combines supernatural aspects to her dramas!
If you loved the Goblin storyline, it's possible you will fall in love with this miniseries, as it has got the same dark, eerie, but heart-warming feel about it. The story is about love between a famous singer and his fangirl who is head over heels in love with him. Unfortunately, the girl dies in an accident and becomes the Grim Reaper. Despite the fact that she is dead, she continues to attend his shows and concerts, and one day she learns that the singer she admires has a small amount of time left on earth. The fangirl decides it's her mission to keep her idol alive as long as possible. She has got that chance, as she has been allowed to be sent back to earth.
4. Girls' Generation 1979
Duration: 60 min.
Girl's Generation 1979 (also known as Lingerie Girls' Generation) is based on the novel of the same name by Kin Yong-Hee. If you like learning more about different time periods, you will probably be drawn to this drama, as it is set in the late 1970's. Girl's Generation follows the story of friendship and love of teenagers who are growing up in a rural town in the 1970's. The drama focuses on the female characters, as it tells us the story of teenage students studying at a high school for girls.
If you are looking for a charming and nostalgic drama that you can manage to watch over one weekend, try this series. And if you are a fan of Answer Me 1988, you certainly have to watch Girl's Generation.
3. Gogh, The Starry Night
Duration: 20 min.
Here's a drama for those of you who want to watch a mini-series in one day. It stars a member of a famous K-pop group. This time it's not a male lead, it's the main female lead played by Girls Generation's Yuri. Go Ho's Starry Night (also called Gogh, The Starry Night) revolves around the life of an almost 30, workaholic and single Go Ho. But what happens if such a workaholic woman who struggles to succeed in both work and in relationships suddenly finds herself spoilt for a choice with the attention coming from many suitors crushing on her?
Looking for a cute, sweet super short web drama? Then don't hesitate to check this miniseries!
2. Splash Splash Love
Duration: 70 min.
For those of you who are seeking for a cute and short drama, here's Splash Splash Love. It will satisfy your drama cravings! This drama certainly will not require a huge commitment. Despite its very short run-time, the series is well-paced – the passing of time feels well-handled.
The story starts with a high school student preparing for her college test. The girl gives up studying because of too much stress building up during her preparation for the important exam. And just on the way to take the test, she runs away and gets caught in a downpour.
That's where the magic happens and the lead character time travels to the 15th century. This is the time of Lee Doo reign. The young king has received the throne not a long time ago, so he puts his efforts in everything and is eager to learn. In order to save her life, the high school girl convinces the king she's good at math and starts serving him in the palace. The chemistry between them is great, but nobody can stay in the present for long. Here are two episodes for you to watch right now!
1. Page Turner
Duration: 60 min.
This drama will make you care about the characters from the very beginning so much, that you won't be able to pick your favorite. You will see the journeys of growth and self-discovery and will understand how the main characters affect each other's lives. Each helps the others to turn one page of life and progress to the next one.
Page Turner revolves around three teenagers and their love for the piano. The lives of two teenagers suddenly change after one accident. An unwanted accident steals everything they have been working for: a genius pianist and a sports athlete support and encourage each other to discover the new meaning of life after losing the ability to do what they love. There's one more character in the group. He is a talented pianist too, but he requires immense effort on his part to succeed in what he is doing. He deals with jealousy of his friend's gift, but you will see how everything changes after the accident.