11 Healing Kdramas That Will Snap You Out Of That Funk

Healing Korean dramas are a genre of Korean dramas that focus on the emotional growth and healing of the characters, who often face some kind of trauma, pain, or hardship in their lives.

I’ve listed these soothing recommendations with relatable leads you’ll find yourself rooting for from start to finish. 

These dramas will make you appreciate yourself and the people around you, and there’s no way you’ll watch even one on this list without your mindset being impacted. 

1. My Mister

My Mister

This is a realistic and poignant drama about a young woman who works as a temp employee and a middle-aged man who is an engineer. 

They form an unlikely bond as they help each other overcome their personal and professional struggles.

2. Daily Dose Of Sunshine

Daily Dose of sunshine

After transferring from internal medicine to psychiatry, Jung Dae Eun learns to put others ahead of herself and even confronts some of her demons.

You guys, this is one of the latest Netflix original Kdramas that came out recently, and it’s the most soothing thing I’ve watched in a hot minute. 

3. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Its okay to not be okay

IOTNBO is a romantic Kdrama about a health worker who cares for his autistic brother and a famous children’s book author who suffers from antisocial personality disorder. 

They met as children, but when they reunite as adults, both are still secretly suffering, and together with his autistic brother, they grow slowly but surely. 

4. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Hometown cha cha cha kdrama

This is another super heartwarming and charming drama, and it follows a dentist who moves to a seaside village after losing her job and a handyman who does various odd jobs for the locals. 

They develop a sweet and playful romance while learning to appreciate the simple joys of life and healing their hidden scars. 

5. Hospital Playlist

Hospital playlist

Starring five doctors who have been friends since medical school and work at the same hospital, this slice-of-life healing Kdrama follows their stories, challenges, and dreams as they balance their work and personal lives, while also forming a band together.

6. Because This Is My First Life

Because This is My First Life

This witty and relatable drama might not be the best option that comes to your mind when you think about a healing Kdrama, but it’s comforting through and through and you’ll enjoy it. 

Because This Is My First Life follows a house-poor man and a homeless woman who decide to enter a contract marriage for mutual benefit. 

They gradually learn more about themselves, each other, and love as they cohabit and deal with various issues.

7. Summer Strike

Summer Strike kdrama

Summer Strike is a Korean drama that is based on a webtoon of the same name. 

It is about a young woman who quits her job and moves to a small seaside village, where she meets a librarian who has his own issues. 

The drama explores themes of self-discovery, recovery, and support through the story of their relationship and the other characters.

8. Move To Heaven

Move to Heaven Kdrama

This soothing drama made me shed buckets and to date, watching some edits make me so emosh all over again. 

We Get to meet a young man with Asperger’s syndrome who works as a trauma cleaner, clearing out the belongings of the deceased. 

He meets his estranged uncle, a former martial artist, who reluctantly becomes his guardian and partner, and together, they deliver the final messages of the departed to their loved ones.

9. When The Camellia Blooms

When the Camelia blooms

A heartwarming and humorous drama about a single mother who runs a bar in a small town, this drama managed to balance the romance, comedy, and thriller elements and I loved every second of it.

She faces various challenges and prejudices as she raises her son and pursues her dreams, and she also attracts the attention of a local policeman who falls in love with her at first sight.

10. It’s Okay, That’s Love

Its okay thats love

This is a romantic and realistic drama about a bestselling mystery writer who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder and a psychiatrist who specializes in sleep and sex disorders. 

They overcome their own mental health issues and trauma as they fall in love and heal each other.

11. When The Weather Is Fine

When the weather is fine kdrama

When The Weather Is Fine is a Korean drama that tells the story of a cellist who returns to her hometown after a traumatic incident and meets a bookstore owner who has a warm heart. 

What’s the best Korean healing drama you’ve ever watched? I mean, which drama felt like a huge hug that sort of enveloped you for a couple of minutes? Let me know in the comments below.

In the meantime, check out the related posts below for even more recommendations and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Happy watching!

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