Having a tough time lately? It be like that sometimes, so we’ll let you in on a secret: There’s nothing a wacky K-Drama can’t fix. From three broke bros running a Seoul hostel to a hot-tempered, crime-solving priest, here are five hilariously funny South Korean series that will literally make you ROFL:
Welcome To Waikiki
If there’s one mantra Welcome To Waikiki taught us, it would be “gwaenchanha, gwaenchanha” (it’s alright, it’s alright). Despite hitting rock bottom, a trio of best friends made up of aspiring filmmaker King Dong-Goo (Kim Jung Hyun), scenario writer Bong Doo-sik (Son Seung Won), and rookie actor Cheon Joon-ki (Lee Yi Kyung) run a Seoul hostel to make ends meet and go against all odds to achieve their biggest ambition: To make their own movie. One shenanigan after another, this show will keep you laughing out loud, and if you can’t get enough, it has a second season that’s just as crazy—and we mean crazy!
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
When Ahn Min Hyuk (Park Hyung Sik), a CEO of a top video game company, hires Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young), a petite woman with superhuman strength, as his personal bodyguard, you can pretty much tell that chaos is sure to ensue. Fighting stalkers, bullies, and a woman-abducting masked creep, Bong Soon is up for any challenge, never failing to impress her boss and, eventually, her biggest crush and childhood friend In Gook Doo (Ji Soo). Strong Woman Do Bong Soon is not only funny—it’s also filled with a lot of heart, as its heroine is as pure and precious as she can be.
The Fiery Priest
Wheeze-inducing humor—check! Exaggerated, meme-able facial expressions—check! Action—check! The Fiery Priest ticks all the boxes that make for an awesome action-comedy. It follows the story of Kim Hae-il (Kim Nam Gil), a Catholic priest who’s on a quest to solve the murder of a senior priest. The show’s also got a unique quality to it because how often do you see a priest making funny faces all the while kicking ass? Not often for sure!
Here’s a funny one that never gets old. Modern Farmer chronicles the new life of Lee Min-ki (Lee Hong Ki), a band frontman who moves to the countryside with his ex-bandmates after inheriting his grandmother’s farmland. It will leave you in stitches as the story unfolds, with the rock quartet adjusting to the “simple” life whilst attempting to turn their money-making ploy into reality.
Melting Me Softly
After participating in a botched cryogenics experiment for a TV program in the late 90s, Ko Mi-ran (Won Jin Ah) and Ma Dong-chan (Ji Chang Wook) wake up 20 years later, only to find out that the world they once knew has long been gone. Together, they grapple through the challenges of the present time while coming to terms with their new normal, which proves to be tougher than it seems with their oddball families and friends (plus villains!) in the picture.
*Featured image from JTBC