Comedy is one of the hardest genres to get right, but it's a piece of cake for K-Dramas. Part of the appeal of Korean dramas is the fact that they can seamlessly incorporate humor into any genre whatsoever, be it melodrama or even horror. However, when K-Dramas take on comedy for the sole purpose of making a comedy-drama, the results are nothing short of marvelous. Have you been looking for a drama that will just help you de-stress and relax after a long day, or you just need a healthy dose of laughter in your life? We have the perfect list for you!
'Welcome to Waikiki' Seasons 1 and 2
Seasons 1 and 2 of ‘Welcome to Waikiki’ will forever remain two of the funniest K-Dramas ever. The characters are so well rounded while also being typical caricatures of their dominant emotions that it is difficult to root for one over another. The plot is slow-paced when it comes to the central couple, but for the rest of the narrative, there is not one single dull moment in the entire season. From the first episode to the last scene, you’ll find yourself rolling over laughing. Starring Kim Jung Hyun, Lee Yi Kyung, and Jung In Sun, among many other talented actors in the first season and Moon Ga Young, Kim Seon Ho, and Lee Yi Kyung once again in the second season, this drama will make sure that all your blues are taken away.
'Kkondae Intern,' starring Park Hae Jin, Han Ji Eun, and Kim Eung Soo, ‘Kkondae Intern’ is perhaps the perfect drama to watch if you’ve been annoyed about work lately. The drama serves almost as wish fulfillment as the tables finally turn for Ga Yeol Chan (Park Hae Jin) as he ends up being the boss to his former “kkondae” superior. “Kkondae” means someone who feels the need to assert his old-fashioned restrictive values on everyone else. They’re usually condescending and older in age and that’s what they use to their advantage. At his previous job where Yeol Chan would get humiliated almost every single day by his superior. However, in a fateful swap, his superior is now an intern under him. Needless to say, what ensues is complete hilarity and moral lessons veiled thinly by all the awkward situations that the characters find themselves in.
‘Gaduri Restaurant’ is made up of 12 episodes serving bite-sized romantic comedy in the format of 15 minutes per episode. Being a short-form drama, it is perfect for a weekend binge. All the characters are incredibly beautifully written, and the narrative is constructed in such a way that every episode feels perfect. What helps is that Lee Joo Bin and VIXX’s Hyuk play the leading couple, which automatically amplifies the swoon quotient of the drama.
Starring Lee Dong Hwi and Kim Byung Chul, ‘Pegasus Market’ is definitely one of the most unique comedies in K-Drama history. What happens when someone with the intention of destroying a business ends up attracting more attention to it instead? Well, ridiculousness, drama in the best sense of the word, and a whole lot of laughter. ‘Pegasus Market’ is a highly underrated comedy, but the cast and the story, which is based on a webtoon of the same name, deserve all the attention and praise.