Post-series depression is real but let’s stop it in its tracks! These 5 K-Dramas are perfect for you if you loved At a Distance, Spring is Green, and need to fill that space in your heart.
1. Light On Me
Woo Tae Kyung (Lee Sae On) is an 18-year-old lonely high school student. However, one day, he starts questioning his own judgment and tells a teacher that he no longer wishes to be alone. The problem is, he doesn’t know how to start making new friends! The teacher advises him to join the school’s student council, and he agrees. He meets the Vice President of the council, Noh Shin Woo (Kang Yoo Seok), who is cool and level-headed but also reluctant to accept Tae Kyung. He also meets the attractive President of the council, Shin Da On (Choi Chan Yi), who takes him in instantly. Romance begins to bloom between Tae Kyung and Da On, but Shin Woo disapproves.
Similarities: school, a loner that begins to make friends, amazing chemistry between the leads, the male lead is the most popular guy in school
2. Who Are You: School 2015
Sekang High School is the most prestigious private high school in Gangnam District, and Go Eun Byul (Kim So Hyun) is the most popular girl there. Meanwhile, her identical twin Lee Eun Bi lives in an orphanage and is being bullied at school. One day, Eun Byul mysteriously disappears, and Eun Bi loses her memory. She is mistaken for Eun Byul and begins to know live as her sister.
Similarities: school, a male lead with some form of trauma, issues that come with youth
3. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) is a weightlifter pursuing her dream of winning a gold medal but finds romance for the first time in her life. Focusing solely on weightlifting would jeopardize her relationship but leaving weightlifting for love would destroy her dreams. Can she find a way to have love as well as glory at the age of 20?
Similarities: school (specifically college), male leads with some form of trauma, female leads support the male leads
4. Age of Youth
Five girls in their twenties live together in a house called “Belle Epoque,” which means “a beautiful time” in French. Each girl has their own personality, background, and issues. In addition to the five girls, they believe a ghost is living in the house, but each sees the ghost differently. As the girls feel a bond form, they also deal with their personal issues as they live out their eventful twenties.
Similarities: school (specifically college), creating friendships, personal struggles, issues that come with youth
5. True Beauty
High schooler Lim Ju Gyung (Moon Ga Young) rises to popularity after mastering the art of make-up from YouTube. However, she would rather die than show anyone her bare face. The only boy that ever saw her without make-up is Lee Su Ho (ASTRO‘s Cha Eunwoo). He is an attractive boy who appears cold due to his dark past but is actually very caring. They share their secrets with each other, but can Su Ho help Ju Gyeong find her true beauty?
Similarities: school, both feature Kang Min Ah, both have idol actors, male leads have some form of trauma, issues that come with youth