Best Korean teenage drama series 2024

Romance is a huge draw for K-dramas and especially teenagers or other viewers who want to watch romantic Korean dramas will look no further. K-dramas have become known for their love stories. We’ve rounded up some of the most popular ones revolving around teenage love and drama. While it’s fun to watch adults fall in love, it’s much cuter to see teens’ love blossoms sprout from simple love.

Along with the teen-based stories comes a funny yet serious drama look. Maybe the best friend falls in love with the girl or the lead guy. In some cases, the lead girl may be bullied by others. What if their love is a game? Seeing other relationships blossom between turmoil and school drama is a very interesting experience.

Twenty-Five Twenty-One

Twenty-Five Twenty-One

In a time when dreams seem out of reach, a teen fencer pursues big ambitions and meets a hardworking young man who seeks to rebuild his life. Na Hee Do is a member of her high school fencing team. Due to the South Korean financial crisis, the high school fencing team gets disbanded. Getting through all the difficulties, she becomes a member of the national fencing team. The South Korean financial crisis also causes Baek Yi Jin’s father’s business to go bankrupt. This leads to a life change for Baek Yi Jin, from living the life of a wealthy person to a poor person. While studying, he works part-time jobs like delivering newspapers. Later, he becomes a sports reporter for a broadcasting network.

Our Beloved Summer

our beloved summer

Years after filming a viral documentary in high school, two bickering ex-lovers get pulled back in front of the camera — and into each other’s lives. Choi Woong seems naive and a free-spirited man, but he wants to have something for the first time in his life. For that, he shows what he holds in his mind. Kook Yeon Soo aimed to become the top student at her school, but she is now an adult who lives fiercely, adapting to her reality.

Racket Boys

racket boys

A story of a boys’ badminton team at a middle school in Haenam as they grow, both as people and as players. Yoon Hyun Jong was once a very good badminton player, but now he struggles to make ends meet for his family. Therefore, he jumps at a chance to coach a middle school team, only to find a team on the verge of disbandment with only three players: Bang Yoon Dam, Na Woo Chan, and Lee Yong Tae. The three boys struggle along, improving as Yoon Hae Kang, Yoon Hyun Jong’s son, joins the team along with Jung In Sol. Now having enough players to enter competitions, they try to soar to new heights. Meanwhile, Ra Young Ja, former top badminton player and Yoon Hyun Jong’s wife, is the coach of the girls’ badminton team at a girl’s middle school in Haenam. On her team are Han Se Yoon, the #1 ranked junior female player in Korea and Lee Han Sol, Se Yoon’s best friend, allowing them to be one of the best teams among their peers.

My Roommate Is a Gumiho

My Roommate Is a Gumiho

hin Woo Yeo is a handsome and smart writer, who is actually a 999-year-old nine-tailed fox. To become a human, he collects human energy in a bead. One day, the drunk friend of Lee Dam, a university student, falls asleep on top of an expensive car whose owner is Woo Yeo. While Lee Dam struggles to take her friend away and Woo Yeo trying to help her, Woo Yeo’s bead accidentally falls out of his mouth, and Lee Dam unintentionally swallows it. The bead can exist inside of a human for no more than 1 year and, afterward, the bead will break inside of that person causing the person to die. Not wanting to lose his chance in becoming a human, Woo Yeo explains to Lee Dam their predicament and suggests living together until they figure out a solution. Lee Dam, who has never had a boyfriend in her life, now lives with Shin Woo Yeo.

Light On Me

light on me

Tae Kyung is a 18-year-old high school student. He is also a lifelong loner. But one day, he starts questioning his own judgment and tells a teacher that he no longer wishes to be alone. The problem is, he has no idea how to start going about making new friends. The teacher advises him to join the school’s student council. He agrees, but discovers that making friends may be harder than it seems.

He meets the Vice President of the council, Shin Woo, who is cool and level-headed, but also somewhat cold toward him and reluctant to accept Tae Kyung. However, he also meets the super-attractive President of the council: Da On, who appears to take an instant shine to him. The beginnings of a romance appear to be in the cards for Da On and Tae Kyung, but Shin Woo does not seem to approve. Matters are further complicated by the fact that Da On’s close female friend – who secretly loves Da On – is jealous of their closeness, and attempts to drive a wedge between them!

Love Alarm


Along with Crash Landing on You, Love Alarm has become one of the most-watched K-dramas on Netflix. It was a commercial success, making it one of the best-selling dramas of 2019. The webtoon-based teen romance is best known for its love story revolving around an app and a love triangle.

Creating an app called ‘Love Alarm’ allows users to discover if someone within a ten-mile radius likes them. This leads to a romantic relationship between Kim Jo-Jo (Kim So-Hyun) and a wealthy student, Hwang Sun-Oh (Song Kang). But the app creates chaos among her friends and for Jo-Jo as she deals with her personal life.

Best Mistake


Best Mistake has a funny plot that will appeal to any viewer. A high school student is in a dilemma. Another boy doesn’t leave her alone and comes up with the idea to claim a random guy as her fake boyfriend. Seems like a good plan at first. However, he unwittingly chooses the worst boy in his school.

Feeling guilty for spreading rumors on social media, she spends time with him to apologize. As many of these stories progress, she begins to realize that there is much more to her savage front. There is another problem in between. His best friend also seems to have secret feelings for him. Watching this K-drama will be the biggest mistake viewers will make.

Revenge Note


High school can be incredibly tough between cute kids, friendships, and bullies. Revenge Note was a popular drama about a 17-year-old high school student. He is quiet, shy and hiding, but is constantly bullied.

Viewers will be surprised to learn that one of the main characters of the drama, Cha Eun-woo, is playing as a popular K-Pop idol. Her character is a close friend of the female lead. One day, the lead stumbles upon a phone app called ‘Revenge Note’. As they write the name of their bully, bad things begin to happen to them.

All of Us Are Dead

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A high school becomes ground zero for a zombie virus outbreak. Trapped students must fight for a way out or become one of the infected. The only way out is to struggle to live. All of Us Are Dead takes a different look at the consequences of school bullying and leaves you with a horror-filled zombie apocalypse.

A Love So Beautiful


Anyone watching this K-drama on Google may discover that there is a Chinese version from 2017. The Korean version of the story was released on Netflix in 2020. Viewers will focus on a similar love triangle. Cha Heon (Kim Yo-han) is the type of student any girl could fall in love with in high school. He has good looks and intelligence but can be seen as cold.

Shin Sol-yi (So Ju-Yeon) is cheerful, outgoing, and also has a huge crush on Cha Heon. Fans appreciate her courage to admit her feelings multiple times and to go after her even after many rejections. He is also a talented swimmer and a new student. He has secret feelings for the female lead, but he keeps it all to himself.

My ID Is Gangnam Beauty


My ID Is Gangnam Beauty is a valuable but difficult life lesson about the pressure to be socially accepted for looks. In the webtoon-based drama, Kang Mi-rae (Im Soo-hyang) was bullied all her childhood because of her looks. Tired of feeling bad about herself and hating her by others, she goes under the knife and turns into a reborn beauty.

No one knows who he is and he starts his new life in college. At first, she is excited to be noticed but it all vanishes. The pressure to maintain his new look and status is very heavy. Especially when everyone discovers they have plastic surgery. Together with a former classmate, he embarks on a journey of sadness, rediscovery, self-confidence and love.

Sassy Go Go


Sassy Go Go, Cheer Up! Also known by name! The 2015 drama still keeps viewers hooked on its teen-based romance. Between romance there is a story of friendship and misfortune. The story takes place in an elite high school in Seoul. As with most teen dramas, there are students who are at the top 5% academically and barely score.

The female lead is part of an outcast street dance club made up of underachieving students. On the other hand, the class president and the best students in the school. In an interesting case, these two groups are forced to come together as a cheerleading squad. Fans enjoyed the use of mixed themes as well as the display of high school reality.

True Beauty


The 2020 K-drama keeps viewers on the edge of their seats with every episode. True Beauty follows an entertaining Cinderella-type story amid the drama of high school teens, friendship, love and troubled pasts. Im Ju-kyung (Moon Ga-young) has been bullied her entire life for not being pretty.

Seizing the opportunity to transfer from the school, she follows the make-up trainings one after the other and turns into a goddess. Her biggest fear is that everyone will discover their true face. Classmate Lee Su-ho (Cha Eun-woo) starts to recognize her without makeup outside of school. Romantic feelings develop between the two. At the same time, Su-ho’s old friend and school bad boy approaches Ju-kyung and begins to fall in love with her.

Reply 1988


Reply 1988 was a hit series in 2015 and is still rated as one of the best. This may be because the main characters’ stories continue in the sequel to Reply 1997. But the characters are now full-fledged adults. The first episode focuses on five families living in the same neighborhood.

The coming-of-age story involves the young friendships of five families. This is a K-drama where a character is hopelessly in love with their best friend but can’t admit it so fans are feeling a serious ‘second-bullet syndrome’. But another friend in the group also has feelings for him. The life and social conditions of each family are complex.

Extraordinary You


When analyzing this drama, many might label it as the fall of the fourth wall, but it really isn’t. A teenage girl begins to realize that something is wrong with her high school life. She already begins to understand after days or even weeks have passed.

She feels miserable because she has no control over her life. It’s like falling hopelessly in love with a bad boy who doesn’t want anything to do with her. She is determined to write her own story. With the introduction of a new character and love interest, her hope is strengthened.



Tempted or The Great Seducer was a K-drama with fans shaking with anxiety and biting their nails to the end. He played the lead role of Woo Do-hwan in one of his popular roles as Kwon Shi-hyun. He and his two best friends are rich and play dangerous games for fun.

One day, his best female friend wants to take revenge on another student. Shi-hyun bets he can seduce Eun Tae-hee (Park Soo-young). She to the point where she can fall in love with him and then break his heart. She none of them expected their feelings to be real and fall in love, she. However, Shi-hyun’s dark secret may destroy them.