With the cold months coming up, there’s nothing better than to relax with a hot drink, a warm blanket and a good drama (and a cuddly pet or two). Urban fantasy K-dramas happen to be the best combination of heartwarming romantic comedy and suspense, so here are some of the best ones to get cozy with during the cold winter months.
1. Goblin (The Lonely and Great God)
This is a legendary drama, and for a good reason. It’s got everything you could ask for: great acting, great dialogue, excellent comedy, and irresistible chemistry between the cast members. All of this also makes this drama a great place to start if you’re only just getting into K-dramas for the first time. Icons Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook are truly memorable as the Goblin and the Grim Reaper, respectively, so it’s definitely worth checking out.
2. Hotel Del Luna
K-Pop superstar IU plays the role of an immortal cursed to run a hotel for ghosts and help the ghosts find peace, until Goo Chan Sung, played by Yeo Jin Goo, comes to work as her hotel manager and changes her life (so to speak). This drama is equal parts delightful and emotional, and the ‘monster of the week’ approach also gives you something exciting to look forward to in every episode.
3. Tale of the Nine-Tailed
If you watched Goblin and you fell in love with Lee Dong Wook as the Grim Reaper, then chances are you will enjoy Tale of the Nine-Tailed. It is sometimes more thriller than comedy, but that also makes it perfect viewing for a cozy night in. Plus, Lee Dong Wook is endlessly charming, so this drama is definitely not lacking in witty dialogue.
4. Blue Birthday
Starring Red Velvet‘s Yeri and PENTAGON‘s Hongseok, this time-travel drama is perfect for those who want to wind down and relax with something exciting yet chill, but who also don’t want to commit to a whole sixteen-hour season. With each episode being no more than twenty minutes in length, Blue Birthday is the ideal show to watch at the end of a long work day when you just want to relax and not think too hard—though the murder mystery is sure to keep you interested!
5. The Witch’s Diner
Starring Nam Ji Hyun (whom EXO fans will recognise from 100 Days My Prince, in which she starred opposite EXO’s D.O.) this drama tells the story of the lengths that people will go to to escape bad luck. And just like in 100 Days My Prince, Nam Ji Hyun does not fail to charm!
6. My Roommate is a Gumiho
Starring Girl’s Day‘s Hyeri, this drama is labeled as both a romantic comedy and a fantasy, making it the perfect show to kick back and relax with when you need a little pick-me up in the winter months. With a considerably high viewer rating, My Roommate is a Gumiho is sure to warm you right up!