1. My ID Is Gangnam Beauty
My ID Is Gangnam Beauty, a K-drama on Rakuten Viki, is all about self-acceptance and authentic beauty. A fed-up Kang Mi Rae (Im Soo Hyang) decides to have plastic surgery in order to avoid the constant teasing she receives from others because of her appearance and in an attempt to transform her life. Do Kyung Suk (Cha Eun Woo), a former classmate from middle school, begins to fall for her when she arrives at college. Once again, Mi Rae is bullied, this time for having surgery — but Kyung Suk is always there to support her, and she learns that looks aren’t everything.
2. Oh My Venus
Kang Joo Eun (Shin Min Ah) was formerly a beautiful high school student, but she’s since become a successful lawyer, putting her job before her appearance. So Ji Sub (Kim Yeong Ho) is avoiding a scandal in the United States and meets her while returning home by plane from America. A misplaced pocketbook brings the two together once more, and Joo Eun enlists Yeong Ho’s help to get in shape and rediscover the self-assurance she had in high school.
3. Love Alarm
An app called Joalarm is designed to notify users if someone they’re close likes them. Her parents died when she was a child, and Kim Jojo (Kim So-hyun) puts on a happy face for the sake of others, but she can’t shake the melancholy that has haunted her for years. In spite of her reluctance to download the app, Hwang Sun-Oh (Song Kang) and Hwang Sun-Oh (Song Kang) are two of her most popular classmates (Jung Ga-Ram).
4. Cheese In the Trap
Hong Seol (Kim Go Eun), a college student, has returned to school after taking a few months out to save money. A convoluted friendship with a wealthy older student, Yoo Jung (Park Hae-Jin), makes it feasible for Seol to earn a year of free college tuition in Cheese in the Trap. However, it turns out that Yoo Jung is hiding something more deadly than anyone could have ever imagined.
5. Accidentally In Love
As depicted in the Chinese film Accidentally in Love, there were two lovers who were meant to meet. They had no idea, however, that destiny would bring them together at a Chinese temple. Chen Qingqing, an ordinary man pushed into a sham marriage at the age of seventeen, is the focus of the series. He escapes the arranged marriage by posing as a college student. Girlband Situ Feng attends the concert of the boyband of her fellow bandmate Situ Feng (Guo Fiction). This year’s best-selling novel in China was written by the best-selling author of Chinese food. A heiress and the daughter of a powerful tycoon are forced to elope in this novel, which has been referred to as a “revenge romance.”
6. Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers, a 2009 Korean television series, explores themes of class, passion, and beauty at a privileged high school. Upon her first day at the private school, Geum Jan-Di (Hye-seon Ku), a poor student who was enrolled on a scholarship, is shocked by the riches and excess of her new peers. Then, out of nowhere, she finds herself falling in love with one of her previous bullies, a pampered rich kid.
7. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
The first season of the Netflix comedy It’s Okay Not to Be Okay is jam-packed with romance, tragedy, and drama. It is Moon Kang-(Kim Tae’s Soo-Hyun) job to keep track of patients’ conditions and care for them in any situation that arises, no matter how difficult. Ko Moon-Young (Seo Yea-Ji), an antisocial children’s book author, helps him heal in ways he never expected when he meets him.