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Perfect K-dramas to recharge your energy in the summer

As summer is right around the corner, here are some lively and youthful K-dramas that will boost up your spirits. 

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk)

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“Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” is a mix of sports and coming-of-age

Combining the genres of coming-of-age of sports, there’s no K-drama that screams summer as hard as “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo”. The series is filled with unconditional friendship, youthful spirits, and young love, and will surely revitalize your energy. In addition, the chemistry between Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk is so sweet your teeth would rot! 

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The chemistry between Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk is so sweet your teeth would rot!

Legend of The Blue Sea (Jun Ji Hyun, Lee Min Ho) 

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In “Legend of The Blue Sea”, the female lead is a mermaid who hilariously navigated her way around the modern world. 

This fantasy romance K-drama will give you some great laughter as a naive female lead is stuck on shore, and has to learn her way around the modern world. Alongside friendships and a found family, there’s also the heart-warming romance between the visual couple Jun Ji Hyun and Lee Min Ho, promising a wonderful experience. 

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Alongside friendships and a found family, there’s also the heart-warming romance

What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (Park Seo Joon, Park Min Young) 

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“What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim” really added to the summer heat with the intense chemistry between the main couple

Broadcasted in the summer, “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim” really added to the heat with the intense chemistry between the leads. The series’ sweet, romantic, yet funny relationship between a Vice President and his secretary is both dreamy and immersive. From the bright color palette to optimistic characters, all 16 episodes of this K-drama won’t fail to crack you up. “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim” is truly a perfect fit for the summer. 

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“What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim” is truly a perfect fit for the summer. 

Our Beloved Summer (Choi Woo Shik, Kim Da Mi)

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“Our Beloved Summer” is all about youthful summers and first loves. 

It’d be a mistake to leave “Our Beloved Summer” out of the list, as like its name, the K-drama is all about youthful summers and first loves we have been through. While not as light-hearted as the aforementioned series, “Our Beloved Summer” provided a sense of nostalgia, as it recalled the love story of the main couple from start to end, from their first meeting, to their separation, to their reunion. In the summer, they find love again, and as the audience, we are also reminded of our own “beloved summers”. 

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“Our Beloved Summer” provided a sense of nostalgia

Twenty Five, Twenty One (Kim Tae Ri, Nam Joo Hyuk)

Young years are always the most beautiful and memorable, Twenty Five Twenty One brought the audience back to 1998, which was not as modern as it is now but still vibrant and brilliant. Young people with dreams, ambitions and determination, have found a love to live their most passionate days.

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Hospital Playlist (Jo Jung Suk, Jeon Mi Do, Yoo Yeon Seok…)

The two parts of Hospital Playlist are both very good and attractive, although there are no overly complicated stories. The life stories of 5 doctors are told in a gentle, profound and humanistic but also humorous way. Besides, a series of wonderful songs will heal your soul and soothe your heart.

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Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (Shin Min Ah, Kim Seon Ho)

As a K-drama set in a seaside village, “Hometown Cha Cha Cha” is perfect to enjoy during the heat of summer. The gentle atmosphere of Gongjin, alongside its pleasant people and beautiful sceneries, will surely put a smile on your face. Just like how the female lead Yoon Hye Jin found her happiness in Gongjin, the viewers can also find happiness within “Hometown Cha Cha Cha”.

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Summer is a season of optimism and energy, and the above series are perfect embodiments of these traits. Let yourself be recharged with these recommendations.

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