20 korean comedy series

The highest rated Hollywood projects will envy the high rating of South Korean TV series. And without powerful advertising, filmmakers from a small country acquired, as if by magic, a huge audience in all countries. In addition to inventive plots and historical exoticism, viewers are captivated by the sense of humor in their TV show. Korean comedy dramas are just as popular with fans as romantic melodramas.

Queen Chhorin (2020 – 2021)

The new movie, recently released on the screens, managed to become popular due to the comedy plot with gender intrigue and the aesthetic embodiment of the Joseon era. A talented chef works in a prestigious restaurant and doesn’t believe in magic. A skeptic finds himself in the middle of amazing and funny events when his soul suddenly travels through time and enters the body of the Korean Queen Chhorin.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Cheorin wanghu

Actors:
Shin Hye-sun, Kim Jong-hyun, Bae Jong-ok…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.4, IMDb – 8.8


True Beauty (2020 – 2021)

Among the funniest new dramas, connoisseurs of Korean series noted the comedy movie about Lim Joo Kyung. A high school student has a complex to tears about her unattractive appearance, so she learns to hide defects with makeup, and eventually achieves perfection in the use of cosmetics. The changes are noticed by classmates, and the two most popular guys start courting the schoolgirl. One of the fans accidentally notices Joo Kyung without makeup, and not everyone can see the true beauty.

Original title:
Yeosingangrim

Actors:
Moon Ga-young, Cha Eun-woo, Hwang In-yeop …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 8.1


Hot-tempered Priest (2019)

An interesting series will unite incompatible things, since it is difficult to imagine kindness with fists and a cassock. Kim Hae Il left his job in the special forces to devote his life to serving God. No one suspects that under the dark cassock lies the hot-tempered nature of a fighter who will one day prove himself. The mysterious death of Kim’s mentor forces the guy to act to restore justice at any cost.

Original title:
Yeolhyeolsaje

Actors:
Kim Nam-gil, Kim Sung-gyun, Lee Honey…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.2


Laughter at Waikiki (2018 – 2019)

A selection of the best comedy dramas continues the series about the unfulfilled dreams of three young people. Bong Doo Sik came to the capital to become a screenwriter, but the path to success turned out to be too thorny. Jung Yuon Ki wants to become an actor, but for now he is content with episodic roles. Kang Dong Guo sees himself as a famous director, but indecision prevents him from taking the first step towards his cherished goal. Leaving dreams in the past, the friends take over the management of the guest house, and the business is on the verge of failure.

Original title:
Eurachacha Waikiki

Actors:
Kim Jong-hyun, Lee Yi-kyung, Song Seung-won …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 8.3


Clean Up Better (2018)

Chan Song is the owner of a cleaning company, and the choice of a specific business was not made by chance. A businessman is terribly afraid of germs, so he can only be in very clean and practically sterile rooms. His inner circle considers him paranoid, but everything changes with the advent of Gil Sol. The beauty is indifferent to cleanliness, not afraid to get her hands dirty – and Chan Song gradually overcomes her own fears.

Original title:
Ildan tteugeopge cheongsohara

Actors:
Kim Yu-jung, Yoon Gyun-san, Song Jae-rim …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 6.7


Strong Woman To Bong-soon (2017)

Among the comedies produced by South Korea, there are also funny dramas about people with superpowers. To Bong-sun inherited a special gift that is passed down through the female line, but hides incredible power from others. The heroine’s lover works as a police officer , and Bong-soon tries to look defenseless and fragile next to a courageous gentleman, although every day the pretense is getting more difficult.

Original title:
Himssen yeoja Do Bong-sun

Actors:
Park Po-young, Park Hyung-shik, Chi Soo …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 8.2

Age limit:
16+


Suspicious partner (2017)

Bong-hee is a future lawyer , but youthful maximalism prevents the girl from rationally and calmly assessing the situation. The black life streak begins with the slander of one subway passenger. The intern mistook him for a criminal, but Chi-wook turned out to be a powerful prosecutor. The next blow for Bong-hee is the news of the betrayal of her beloved boyfriend, and after a while the lawyer is accused of committing a murder.

Original title:
Susanghan pateuneo

Actors:
Chi Chang-uk, Nam Ji-hyun, Choi Tae-jun …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.9


Break Through (2017)

A comedy drama with high-quality Russian voice acting is worth watching for fans of motivating funny mini-series. Choi Ae-ra dreams of becoming a TV presenter, but is forced to work at the information desk in a store. Ko Dong-man showed great promise in the sport until an injury put an end to his professional career. However, friends are sure that much can be achieved in life if you do not give up.

Original title:
Ssam, maiwei

Actors:
Park Seo-jun, Kim Ji-won, Ahn Jae-heon …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 8.1


Weightlifting Fairy (2016 – 2017)

The romantic comedy about a sports star is based on the biography of Jang Mi-ran, an Olympic champion from South Korea. Young Kim Bok-joo managed to win the gold medal thanks to hard training and enhanced nutrition. Heavyweights need a lot of calories, so the athlete never thought about diet and femininity. A meeting with swimmer Jung Joo-hyun changes the priorities of the record holder, who decided to win the heart of an attractive guy.

Original title:
Yeokdoyojeong Gim Bok-ju

Actors:
Lee Sung-kyung, Nam Joo-hyuk, Kyung Soo-jin …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.2, IMDb – 8.4

Age limit:
16+


Cinderella and the Four Knights (2016)

This Korean comedy series tells the story of a hard-working high school student who dreams of going to college. A graduate meets an elderly businessman who offers a good deal. The rich man will accept Eun Ha-won as a housekeeper, and she will help reconcile his grandchildren among themselves. A kind girl manages to melt the ice in the hearts of troubled relatives, but this is only the beginning of the path to true happiness.

Original Title :
Cinderellawa ne myungui gisa

Actors:
Jung Il-woo, Ahn Jae-hyun, Park So-dam…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.3


She Was Pretty (2015)

A short funny story about Kim Hae-jin, who was famous for her beauty as a child, got into the top comedy series. The appearance of the girl was envied by all her acquaintances, but in adolescence there was no trace of attractiveness. After graduation, Hae-jin moves in with a friend, gets a job, and one day receives an invitation to a date from a classmate who was taken away from the country by his parents during his school years. The girl is afraid to show herself to the guy, so she sends a friend to meet.

Original title:
Geunyeoneun yeppeotta

Actors:
Hwang Jong-eum, Park So-jun, Ko Jun-hee …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 7.7

Age limit:
16+


My Neighbors EXO (2015)

One of the best teen comedy dramas, it’s the perfect choice to watch in the evening. Shy Chi Yong-hee is embarrassed to communicate with handsome young people and, when meeting with handsome men, is speechless for several minutes. The modest girl likes the Korean boy band EXO, and the singers, by chance, become her neighbors. With the light hand of his mother, Yong-hee gets a job as a cleaning lady for popular performers, and then a series of funny and ridiculous situations begins.

Original Title :
EXO Next Door

Cast:
Moon Ga-young, Baekhyun, Park Chan-
yeol Country

: South
Korea


You are surrounded (2014)

The list of the best Korean series with a high rating was replenished with a comedy released in Russian about the everyday life of novice police officers. Eun Dae Koo tries to hide his empathy behind a mask of indifference and mocking abuse. The beautiful Oh Soo Son creates a harmless impression, but in moments of danger she is ready to stand up for herself. Complementing the team is the timid Ji Guk and the self-confident narcissist Ti El, and thanks to this composition, the teammates often find themselves in a ridiculous position.

Original title:
Neohuideuleun powidwaetta

Actors:
Lee Seung-gi, Cha Seung-won, Ko A-ra …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 7.5

Age limit:
18+


No dates, only wedding (2014)

The plot of the Korean comedy drama revolves around an unusual couple. Zhu Chang Mi wants to get married so much that one of the candidates even accused the stubborn girl of persecution. Young businessman Gong Ki Tae tries to avoid relationships and focus on her career, but her mother insists on finding a bride. The entrepreneur invites Jang Mi to play the role of his chosen one, and the idea gets out of control very soon.

Original title:
Yeonae malgo gyeolhon

Actors:
Han Gru, Yong Woo-jin, Jeon Jin-un…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.8, IMDb – 7.6


Man from the Star (2013 – 2014)

A fantasy comedy about Do Min Joon, a professor at a university who hides an unusual past. Several centuries ago, he arrived on Earth from another planet, finding himself in the era of the Joseon Dynasty. Centuries later, the alien has adapted to life on the planet, but now the secret is in danger of being revealed. Student Song Yi feels sympathy for the teacher, and one of the professors is trying to find out the secret of the ideal teacher.

Original title:
Byeoleseo on geudae

Actors:
Jung Ji-hyun, Kim Soo-hyun, Park Hae-jin…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.3, IMDb – 8.2


Attic Prince (2012)

A comedy drama produced by South Korea with a fantastic story about a royal person traveling back in time. The crown prince marries a beautiful lady, but the beauty is found dead shortly after the wedding. The young widower does not believe in an accident, so he gathers his retinue for a personal investigation. By an absurd accident, the prince and his subjects find themselves in the future, where it is difficult for guests from the past to avoid comical situations.

Original title:
Oktapbang wangseja

Actors:
Park Yoo-cheon, Han Ji-min, Lee Tae-sun…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 7.8


The Dignity of a Gentleman (2012)

The heroes of this popular comedy series are middle-aged men. Choi Yoon is a lawyer and misses his dead wife. Im Tae Sang and Kim Do Jin are business partners, Lee Jong Rok is an incorrigible heartthrob. For the sake of a prosperous life, a man married a woman older than himself, so he does not miss a single pretty doll. Each of the four friends is faced with problems in the love sphere, getting into funny troubles.

Original title:
Sinsaui pumgyeok
Actors
: Jang
Dong gun ,
Kim Ha-neul, Kim Soo-ro…

Country:
South Korea


Handsome Noodle Shop (2011)

Teacher Yang Eun Bi meets the self-confident guy Cha Chi Soo, spoiled by female attention. To the dismay of the heroine of a Korean comedy series, her boyfriend turns out to be the son of the owner of the school, besides, Chi-soo is in her class. The teacher hastily leaves his job and decides to continue his father’s family business. However, the high school student is not used to giving up, because all the thoughts of the handsome man are occupied by the disappeared teacher, whom he intends to find.

Original title:
Ggotminam ramyeongage

Actors:
Jung Il-woo, Lee Cheon-ah, Lee Gi-woo…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.0


I am a flower too! (2011)

Choi Bong Son is considered the best police officer due to her heightened sense of justice, but in her personal life, the servant of the law fails. Impulsiveness and a quick temper repel men, but Jae Hee finds these qualities attractive. The guy constantly makes fun of the girl, and she falls in love with a brave admirer, not knowing about the terrible secret of her boyfriend.

Original Title :
Nado kkot!

Actors:
Lee Ji-ah, Yun Shi-yun, Han Go-eun …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.0


My girlfriend is gumiho (2010)

The romantic comedy is based on the ancient legend of a nine-tailed fox that can take on human form. Actor Cha Tae Woon accidentally breaks a spell on a gumiho who has been imprisoned for centuries. A girl who has fallen into the modern world wants to finally remove the magical shackles. Tae Un is ready to do anything to quickly get rid of the unbearable gumiho, but fate decides otherwise.

Original title:
Nae yeojachinguneun gumiho

Actors:
Shin Min-ah, Lee Seung-gi, No Min-woo…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 7.8


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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