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10 Funny K-Dramas to Put You in a Good Mood (2021 Update)

In need of a good laugh?
10 Funny K-Dramas to Put You in a Good Mood (2021 Update)
IMAGE My Roommate Is a Gumiho/TVN, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha/TVN
In need of a good laugh?

With how uncertain reality is right now, we want nothing more at the end of a long day than to sit back, relax, and treat our blues away with a hilarious pick-me-up. K-culture fans might find that in the form of classic, funny K-dramas, but if you’d rather stay up to date and binge-watch something more recent, we’re way ahead of you.

Here are the best comedy K-dramas released in between 2020 and 2021 that are sure to tickle your funny bone.

1. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Watch on: Netflix

Kim Seon Ho and Shin Min Ah's hilarious chemistry undeniably shines through in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha. The series centers on Yoon Hye-jin, a picture-perfect woman who works as a well-respected dentist. However, when her seemingly ideal life falls into shambles, she somehow finds herself moving to the seaside village of Gongjin. In the midst of attempting to restart her career, she crosses paths with, and eventually develops a fondness for, Hong Doo-shik, who’s popularly known in the area as Mr. Hong. Although unemployed, Mr. Hong is a jack of all trades and can take on any odd job if it means helping out the locals of Gongjin.

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Starring: Kim Seon Ho, Shin Min Ah

2. Hello, Me!

Watch on: Netflix

Miserable and unsuccessful, 37-year-old Ban Ha Ni settles for her uneventful, and monotonous life. That is, until her 17-year-old self magically appears in front of her one day, demanding for change.

Starring: Choi Kang Hee, Kimg Young Kwang, Eum Moon Suk

3. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Watch on: Netflix

Okay, so the official trailers for the show might suggest otherwise, but don't write-off this series just yet, because it packs quite a comedic punch, too.  It's Okay to Not Be Okay follows Moon Gang-tae, a lonely community health worker at a psychiatric ward who prefers to keep to himself. He eventually crosses paths with Ko Mun-yeong, a successful children's story book writer who knows nothing about love, and is dealing with antisocial personality disorder. Throughout the course of the series, they help each other heal from their respective emotional wounds.

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Starring: Kim Soo Hyun, Seo Ye Ji, Oh Jung Se

4. Mad for Each Other

Watch on: Netflix

Two next-door-neighbors are bothered by each other’s presence once they find out they share the same psychiatrist. However, as much as they try to avoid each other, the pair soon realize that it’s virtually impossible to stay out of each other’s way.  

Starring: Jung Woo, Oh Yeon Seo

5. So Not Worth It

Watch on: Netflix

A group of students hailing from different countries all cross paths and experience the woes of youth while living together in a dormitory in Seoul. This Netflix original sitcom also features K-pop idols Minnie of (G)-idle, and Youngjae of GOT7.

Starring: Park Se Wan, Shin Hyeon Seung, Choi Young Jae, Minnie, Han Hyun Min 

6. Vincenzo

Watch on: Netflix

Vincenzo Casano, a South Korean-born Mafia lawyer in Italy, flees to his homeland after he finds himself caught in between two warring factions. There, he meets and falls in love with Hong Cha-young, a dedicated lawyer, who also becomes his one reason to stay in the country. Trust us, this ridiculous, dark comedy will definitely have you belly laughing at the edge of your seat.

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Starring: Song Joong Ki, Jeon Yeo Bin, Ok Taecyeon

7. True Beauty

Watch on: Viu

After mastering the art of makeup from YouTube, Lim Ju-gyeong becomes a goddess overnight, revered by her peers for her looks. Despite her rise to popularity in school, Ju-gyeong’s greatest fear comes true when her handsome and popular classmate, Lee Su-ho, recognizes her without makeup on. Will he be able to accept the real her—flaws, pimple marks, and all?

Starring: Moon Ga Young, Cha Eun Woo, Hwang In Yeop, Park Yoo Na

8. So I Married an Anti-Fan

Watch on: iQiyi

Laid off from her job after she vomits on a famous celebrity named Hoo Joon, magazine reporter Lee Geun-young is convinced that the former orchestrated her firing. Peeved, she retaliates by protesting in front of his company, which leads to her being labeled as Joon’s anti-fan in the media. Though her demonstration was unsuccessful, a jobless Geun-young is offered the chance to appear in a reality TV show with Hoo Joon in exchange for money. The catch? They have to live together under one roof.

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Starring: Choi Tae Joon, Choi Soo Young

9. Mr. Queen

Watch on: Viu

If it's pure comedy you're after, look no further than Mr. Queen. In modern-day Seoul, prestigious chef Jang Bong-hwan of the President’s Blue House gets caught in a scuffle that leads him to fall off a building. When he wakes up, he realizes he’s traveled back to the Joseon period, and his soul is now inhabiting the body of Queen Kim So-yong. Unable to get back to his own time and body, he sets out to learn more about the queen’s life, but ends up getting caught in the kingdom’s political drama.

Starring: Shin Hye Sun, Kim Jung Hyun, Bae Jong Ok, Kim Tae Woo

10. My Roommate is a Gumiho

Watch on: iQiyi

This romantic comedy centers on Lee Dam, a 22-year-old college student who accidentally swallows the marble of a male gumiho (a mystical fox) named Shim Woo Yeo, who had been close to making himself human. The marble can only stay inside a human for one year before it breaks and causes Lee Dam's death. Desperate to become a mortal, Woo Yeo refuses to let Lee Dam out of his sight, leading him to propose that they live together for the time being.

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Starring: Jang Ki Yong, Lee Hye Ri, Kang Han Na, Kim Do Wan

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