So far, 2017 has brought us great many TV shows from Goblin: The Lonely and Great God to The Bride of the Water God. And that’s not even counting the ones streaming right now like Temperature of Love or Andante!

We picked this list of the top 7 feel-good shows based on the weekly top Asian dramas lists and your reviews and ratings. More importantly, we picked the shows with a feel-good factor, namely, shows that simply make us feel good or warms our heart. Whether a show has a happy or tragic ending, it has a feel-good factor as long as it exhibits inherent optimism at its core. So there is something for everyone in this list. And whether you’re into fantasy, historical, or romantic comedy, you will find something for every mood.

1. Goblin: The Lonely and Great God

Feel-good factor & plot summary: Love disarms even an immortal goblin, who is responsible for protecting souls and watching them pass. Add to the picture a quirky yet cheerful young girl, whom the goblin sees as a chance to end his cursed, perpetual existence. The interesting cohabitation of two deadly handsome men—goblin the protector of souls and grim reaper the angel of death—is also worth noting.

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Goblin: The Lonely and Great God

Starring Gong Yoo and Kim Go Eun

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2. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Feel-good factor & plot summary: What’s more hilarious than a tiny girl breaking everything she lays her hands on? This freakishly sweet romantic comedy will capture your heart as you endearingly watch the main lead. For instance, this clumsy girl is too innocent and careful not to hurt anything, even a fly. Throw in the two male leads, one of which is an old friend of hers and the other is a new boss.

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Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Starring Park Bo Young and Kim Ji Soo

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3. Love in Trouble (Suspicious Partner)

Feel-good factor & plot summary: This romantic comedy proves that murder and amnesia, two things that aren’t uplifting at all, can be a really funny mix. What started as bickering turns into love for a prosecutor and his new intern working on a serial murder case. They must defeat the amnesiac serial killer to continue their troubled love!

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Love In Trouble (Suspicious Partner)

Starring Ji Chang Wook and Nam Ji Hyun

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4. Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms

Feel-good factor & plot summary: If you believe that true love continues beyond one’s lifetime, then this show is for you. When a High Goddess and monarch of the Heavenly Realm meets the Crown Prince, little does she know that in another lifetime, they were lovers. He, however, remembers their time perfectly and thus begins a love story in another world and another era.

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Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms (aka Eternal Love) - 三生三世十里桃花

Starring Yang Mi and Mark Chao

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5. The King's Woman

Feel-good factor & plot summary: Actress Dilraba Dilmurat of Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms skillfully portrays the woman who is torn between her husband and true love. To save her true love, she marries the most ruthless king in history. She realizes the king is actually a kind, misunderstood soul. While she slowly falls for the king, her true love arrives to revenge the king and reclaim his love.

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The King's Woman - 秦时丽人明月心

Starring Dilraba Dilmurat and Zhang Bin Bin

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6. My Secret Romance

Feel-good factor & plot summary: One-night stand might not be a big deal to some but to Cha Jin Wook (Sung Hoon), it scarred him forever. A rich boy meets a beautiful girl at a resort. They spend the night together. He falls for her but she leaves him. He has been never the same. Three years later, they accidentally meet again. When their eyes meet, they pretend to not recognize each other. But some secrets are hard to keep.

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My Secret Romance

Starring Sung Hoon and Song Ji Eun

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7. The Bride of the Water God

Feel-good factor & plot summary: The narcissistic, control-freak water god Habaek sets foot on the modern day Seoul, looking for his Earthling bride and a magical stone that will grant him the power to reunite his world. The destined bride, a psychiatrist, has no time for superstition and quickly diagnoses Habaek as delusional. Will the two, with the help of their friends, find the magical stone and restore a balance of power in the heavens?

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The Bride of the Water God (Habaek)

Starring Nam Joo Hyuk and Shin Se Kyung

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Which of these top 7 feel-good shows have you watched and enjoyed? Please let us know below!

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