Holidays is the best time to rest and recharge. Whether you’ll be at home or traveling for the New Year’s, here are the K-dramas that are binge-worthy! These shows are family-friendly, and all except The Best Hit are less than 20 episodes long, which means you’ll get through them quickly. Without further ado, scroll down to reveal K-dramas we recommend for the New Year’s holidays!

1. Kill Me, Heal Me

4.7 Stars • Melodrama • 20 episodes • 2014

Cha Do Hyun (Ji Sung) is a rich heir to a family company with one major problem. Due to suppressed childhood trauma, he suffers from dissociative identity disorder manifested in 7 unique personalities who are out of his control. In order to overcome this disorder in secret, he hires a first year medical resident (Hwang Jung Eum) to help him heal by killing off each personality one by one.

2. The Best Hit

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The Best Hit

Starring Yoon Si Yoon and Lee Se Young

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4.6 Stars • Korean Dramas • 32 episodes • 2017

Yoon Si Yoon (Mirror of the Witch) and Kim Min Jae (Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim and Goblin: The Lonely and Great God) star in a variety drama that shows how growing up means life giving you a few hard hits. When a young idol prone to scandal meets a model student who dreams of singing, their lives will come together to form the perfect kind of musical chaos. Yoo Hyun Jae (Yoon Si Yoon) is a free-spirited idol from the popular group J2. He is immensely talented and had a meteoric rise to fame. Lately, though, the only things he is in the news for are his scandals. Lee Ji Hoon (Kim Min Jae) is an aspiring singer who wishes to be an idol. He is a model student. The people raising him expect Lee Ji Hoon to take the civil service exam. That doesn’t stop our idol wannabe from dreaming of becoming an idol trainee, though. When they collide, the singer and the dreamer both take charge of a crew of 20-something-year-olds that hang out on top of the world’s hottest attic. There, they chill with Choi Woo Seung (Lee Se Young from Vampire Detective), who is a repeat student that has failed her civil service exam, and her boyfriend Yoon Ki (Lee Kwang Soo from Running Man). They also hang out with fellow struggling youths MC Drill (Dong Hyun Bae from Shut Up Flower Boy Band), MJ (Cha Eun Woo from Astro) and Do Hye Ri (WJSN’s Bona). All of them are trying to figure out where they want to go in life. And while they figure out their first love, former youths Lee Gwang Jae and Hong Bo Hee (Cha Tae Hyun from Producer and Yoon Son Ha from Six Flying Dragons), the people raising Lee Ji Hoon in a super-weird family dynamic, are trying to figure out their last. But when they all come across a scandal-making free spirit like Yoo Hyun Jae, is reality going to be a bit too hard of a hit? 

3. Uncontrollably Fond (Lightly, Ardently)

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Uncontrollably Fond (Lightly, Ardently)

Starring Kim Woo Bin and Bae Su Ji (Suzy)

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4.5 Stars • Korean Dramas • 20 episodes • 2016

Kim Woo Bin (Heirs) and Suzy (Architecture 101, Gu Family Book) have sizzling chemistry in this romantic melodrama that has become one of the most eagerly anticipated K-dramas of 2016. Kim Woo Bin stars as the conceited Hallyu star Shin Joon Young. Suddenly separated at a young age from No Eul (Suzy), he’s grown into an arrogant superstar. No Eul in the meantime has grown up to become a scrappy television producer, jumping at any opportunity for money. The two are reunited as adults, and forced to work together in the hopes that No Eul can tame Joon Young's flippant attitude and get enough money to support her younger brother in the process. However nothing is as it seems, with too many secrets to count surrounding the duo's past and present, true love might just not be enough. With Kim Woo Bin and Suzy's fascinating onscreen chemistry, Uncontrollably Fond has the perfect blend of drama and romance. Kim Woo Bin isn’t the only Heirs alumni in Uncontrollably Fond, though. Im Joo Eun returns as a wealthy heiress, joined by Im Joo Hwan (Oh My Ghostess) playing the second male lead as a powerful corporate executive.

4. That Winter, the Wind Blows

4.6 Stars • Melodrama • 16 episodes • 2013

Circumstances condemn Oh Soo (Jo In Sung) and Oh Young (Song Hye Gyo) to loveless lives. After the untimely death of his first love, Oh Soo turns to an ambitionless life as a derelict gambler. The gorgeous Oh Young should be leading the perfect life as an heiress, but when her parents’ divorce crumbles the family, she faces the reality of living life alone — particularly in light of her increasingly impaired vision. When these two heavy souls cross paths, fate delivers a chance meeting that will change their lives forever.

5. Signal

4.8 Stars • Korean Dramas • 16 episodes • 2016

Inspired by a real series of grisly rapes and murders from 1986-1991, detectives from the past and present tap into a mysterious walkie talkie signal that allows them to work together across time. With hindsight and foresight on their side, can these detectives catch the depraved culprit, or are 10 women—including a 71-year-old grandmother and 13-year-old girl—forever lost?

6. Discovery of Romance

4.4 Stars • Romantic Comedy • 16 episodes • 2014

Han Yeo Reum (Jung Yoo Mi)'s life seems perfect. She is a designer who owns her own successful workshop, she lives with her two best childhood friends, and she has a sweet, successful boyfriend of 3 years, Nam Ha Jin (Sung Joon), who might pop the big question any day. Her life seems to be heading in the right direction, until she suddenly comes face to face with her selfish and snobby, but somehow charming, designer ex-boyfriend of 5 years, Kang Tae Ha (Eric Moon). As Han Yeo Reum begins working closely with Kang Tae Ha on a design project, old feelings begin to re-emerge. Meanwhile, it seems that Nam Ha Jin is facing his own crisis of love when his childhood friend, Ahn Ah Rim, declares her feelings for him. Will the members of this massive love square be able to sort through their complicated, tangled feelings to find true love?

7. I'm Not a Robot

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I'm Not a Robot

Starring Yoo Seung Ho and Chae Soo Bin

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4.7 Stars • Korean Dramas • 14 episodes • 2017

Kim Min Kyu ( Yoo Seung Ho, Ruler: Master of the Mask, Operation Proposal) is both a genius and the primary shareholder of KM Financial, the country’s largest financial company. He's also never had a girlfriend and claims to be "allergic" to humans. Enter Jo Ji Ah (Chae Soo Bin, Strongest Deliveryman), an ambitious entrepreneur and a mechanical engineering whiz. Her ex-boyfriend, Hong Baek Kyung (Uhm Ki Joon, Masked Prosecutor) is a world-renowned intelligent engineering professor who creates a female android named Aji-3 that looks exactly like her. Through an odd set of circumstances, Ji Ah Jo ends up pretending to be her own likeness, Aji-3. Now she's caught in a strange love triangle with two geniuses, and the pressure to keep up the ruse can make anyone feel a bit robotic. I’m Not a Robot is directed by Jung Dae Yoon (She Was Pretty) and written by Kim Seon Mi (Shine Or Go Crazy).


Which ones do you plan to watch during the holidays? Please let us know below! And if you’re looking for more drama recommendations, here are the 10 dramas trending at the moment.

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