Years after leaving those precious school days behind, you still gush over the idea of having a popular, cool classmate having a crush on you or a warm and caring senior as your friend.
Of course, your school days can’t come back but you can watch these dramas and feel happy about the good memories you made. Here, is the list of Top 10 Highschool K-dramas that you’ll love:
1) Sassy Go-Go (2015):
Taking place at a prestigious boarding school, this drama depicts high school life in South Korea where students are taught to compete and climb over their competitors.
One day, an unfortunate incident creates a crisis for the school’s dance club and a group of elite students. They must overcome their differences and work together in order to prove others wrong. It starred Jung Eun-Ji, Lee Won-Keun, Chae Soo-Bin, Cha Haek-Yon, Ji-Soo as the main cast.
This K-drama was a sequel made for the K-drama “Seventeen”. A production of Naver Subsidiaries, it starred Shin Yae-Eun, Lee Na-Eun, Shin Seung-Ho, Kim Dong-Hee, and Kim So-Hyun.
In A-Teen, two characters shared the same name “Ha-Na” embark on a journey of self-discovery as they turn 18. Do Ha-Na may be ordinary, but she’s outgoing and confident.
Meanwhile, Kim Ha-Na is the school’s most favored student and yet she’s insecure on the inside. This is a story about six friends and how they deal with their teenage years. A worth it Teenage sympathetic romance drama.
3) Moment Of Eighteen(2019):
At eighteen, Choi Jun-Woo has solidified his position as a perpetual loner. Unable to adequately express his emotions, he often comes across as unsympathetic and aloof, when in reality, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Underneath his lonely exterior lies a cute, goofy young man who just needs the right people around to bring this side more often. When Jun Woo transfers schools, he meets Yoo Soo Bin, a top student who has spent her entire life being controlled by her overbearing mother.
Suffocated under her mother’s care, Soo Bin spends most of her life dreaming of the day she becomes an independent woman. Meanwhile, Ma Hwi Young, seems like the perfect gentleman.
Strong on the outside, Hwi Young seems like he has it all, but on the inside, he’s just a timid eighteen-year-old boy trying to find his place in the world. Each student has their own set of struggles but when they come together, they find their lives slowly begin to change. “Moment of Eighteen” is a 2019 Viki Original directed drama directed by Sim Na-Yeon.
4) Love Alarm(2019):
Love Alarm is a streaming television series starring Kim So Hyun, Jung Ga-Ram, and Song Kang. It is based on the Daum Webtoon of the same name written by Chon Kye-Yong.
The drama is based on a futuristic app that alerts you when someone within a ten minutes radius harbors a crush on you. While this cutting-edge technology sounds exciting, heartbreaks are bound to arise as feelings start to get exposed.
Injecting technology into romance would make for the most intense love triangle ever. You’d be spilt between rooting for Hwang Sun-Oh, the school’s most popular transfer student who’s go-getter, and Lee Hye-Hyeong, who’s quiet and shy but never fails to look out for Jo-Jo.
5) The Heirs (2013):
The world at your feet and the weight of the world at your shoulders, children of the super-elite class bear the burden of success as they are being groomed of the success as they are being groomed as heirs to their family business empires despite only being in high school.
“Heirs: He Who Wears The Crown Must Bear Its Weight” or commonly known as “The Heirs”, is a 2013 south Korean starring the hottest actors working today. It is directed by Knag Shin Yo.
6) Who Are You: School 2015 (2015):
“Who Are You: School 2015” also known as “Love Generation” in Japan is a television series, starring Kim So-Hyun, Nam Joo-Hyuk, and Yook Jung-Sae.
This drama is a 2015 version of KBS2’s “School” series, this young adult drama focuses on an 18-year old female high school student who has her life turned upside down overnight and the honest, touching situations that the students encounter.
7) Dream High(2011):
“Dream High” is one of those K-dramas whose cast mostly consisted of K-pop idols. It starred 2PM’s Ok Taec-Yeon and Jang Woo-Young, IU, T-ara’s Ham Eun-Jung, and Kim So0-Hyun.
The drama follows six school classmates at a performing arts high school as they strive to become successful K-pop stars while also navigating through the trials of teenage life.
8) Extraordinary You (2019):
Dan Oh, a high school girl who is an only child from a wealthy family, has congenital heart disease. One day, she wonders why her memory keeps disappearing.
She finally realizes that she is a character in the cartoon and decides to find her real life and love. Meanwhile, a character who doesn’t even has its name, Seuli high school’s student number 13, lives like the background of the other character, but his life slowly changes after meeting Dan-Oh.
They begin their mysterious adventure to find out the secret of the romance cartoon world, and they try to get their independent lives back.
9) Boys Over Flowers (2009):
Jan Di is an average girl whose family owns a dry-cleaning store located near the luxurious and well-known Shin Hwa High School. After saving a boy from jumping off the roof of Shin Hwa High School, Jan Di is admitted into the school on a swimming scholarship.
At school, Jan Di tries to avoid confrontation with the four richest and most spoiled boys known as the F4, because she knows what happens to those that stand up against them. However, when Jan Di’s friend, Oh Min Ji, accidentally gets ice cream on the F4 leader’s shoes, she is forced to declare war on the leader of the F4, Goo Joon Pyo.
What will happen, though, when she falls in love with someone from the F4 and Goo Joon Pyo starts developing feelings for her, too? Will the love triangle disrupt the F4 and change their lives forever?
“Boys Over Flowers” is one of the biggest Korean drama hits of our time, sweeping ratings and awards across Asia in 2009 and 2010.
10) True Beauty(2020):
Based on a webtoon of the same name, it starred Cha Eun-Woo, Moon Ga-Young, Hwang In-Youp, and Park Yoo-Naa. This drama was one of the most famous K-Dramas of 2020 and still is in the hype. It centers on a high school girl, who after being bullied and discriminated against because of being perceived as ugly, masters the art of makeup to transform herself into a gorgeous person. It was a smash hit after it was released. The drama enthralled the audience as it had a riveting love triangle which was worth the attention. The creator expressed it was a dream come true to see her work turned into a drama.
K-dramas are not must about Romance or love triangles. It focuses on much more issues like family, friendship, trust. If you want to spend some quality time in this hectic period, you should definitely try these K-Dramas. You don’t know what waits for you in the K-Drama World.