4 best K-dramas to watch on 2023 spring equinox

Spring 2023 K-dramas

The spring equinox of 2023 falls on Monday, March 20, making it the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. What could be a better way to welcome the season of blossoms than indulging in the best spring K-dramas of 2023?

The year 2023 began with successful yet heavy releases such as The Glory 2 and Unlocked, which had their charms. However, as the Sun will cross the celestial equator and the Northern and Southern hemispheres will experience roughly the same hours of sunlight, you might want to tune in to some light and fun K-dramas.

Disclaimer: The article is subjective and reflects the writer’s opinions. 

4 best spring K-dramas to watch in 2023: Our Blooming Youth, Crash Course in Romance, and more

2023 K-drama spring equinox
Poster of Our Blooming Youth (Image courtesy of tvN)

Korean entertainment is vastly known for its variety of genres. They capture the horror of zombies and social criticism just as well as romance and comedy. At times they capture all of the above in a single K-drama as well. Therefore, as the spring 2023 rolls in, you might be looking for something light to watch during spring break.

There are many new releases from workplace to historical coming-of-age drama so you will not run out of entertainment during your K-drama marathon. Without further ado, let’s check out the best-lighthearted K-dramas to watch in spring 2023.

1) Our Blooming Youth

Genre: Historical, Mystery, Drama, Romance

Total Episodes: 20 Episodes

Cast & Crew: Park Hyung-sik, Jeon So-nee, Pyo Ye-jin, Yoon Jeon-seok, Lee Tae-sun, and Heo Won-seo

Where to watch: Rakuten Viki

Our Blooming Youth follows the coming-of-age story of six characters in the Joseon dynasty. Min Jae Yi, the daughter of a prominent family, is preparing to marry the son of a state councilor when fate interrupts with a tragedy. On the other hand, the cursed crown prince must free himself from a mysterious curse.

As the roads of these two leads cross they begin to develop feelings for each other. However, they must overcome many obstacles including a false murder charge, an uncertain future, and the mysterious curse before they can unite.

What makes it the perfect spring K-drama? Our Blooming Youth features the tangles of fate, responsibility, and love. This helps it capture the essence of youth, which the audience will find relatable even in the 21st century. Adding to it is the politics of the kingdom and synergy of leads, which makes it the perfect entertaining K-drama for Spring 2023.

2) Crash Course in Romance

Genre: Romance-Comedy

Total Episodes: 16 Episodes

Cast & Crew: Jung Kyung-ho, Jeon Do-yeon, Roh Yoon-seo, Lee Chae-min

Where to watch: Netflix

Crash Course in Romance follows a love story blooming between the battlefield of Korean private education classes. Nam Haeng-seon, a national athlete turned into a Kimbap restaurant owner unexpectedly gets involved with Choi Chi-yeol, the star teacher.

Haeng-seon is a positive and energetic character, while Chi-yeol is principled and indifferent. Due to this troubles are bound to arise as the path of these two conflicting personalities crosses.

What makes it the perfect spring K-drama? Crash Course in Romance not only features a mature courtship of the leads but also sheds light on the Korean education system. The show highlights the theme of opposites-attract while also featuring the turbulence of youth, which makes it the perfect K-drama for spring 2023.

3) Agency

Genre: Workplace

Total Episodes: 16 Episodes

Cast & Crew: Lee Bo-young, Son Na-eun, Han Joon-woo, and Jo Sung-ha

Where to watch: Dailymotion

Agency follows the ups and downs of a self-made career woman. Go Ah-in has a traumatic rags-to-riches tale that makes her charge with determination as an executive at an advertising agency. However, she must deal with office politics and personal demons to reach the top of the pyramid.

The K-drama is set in the backdrop of a marketing and advertising agency and highlights the creative, business, and personal struggles of the employees.

What makes it the perfect spring K-drama? Agency is a relatable drama for the youth in the workforce. It also touches upon the mental health issues arising from the fast-paced working culture. The K-drama features the synergy of the copywriting team and is a comfort watch, which makes it perfect for spring 2023.

4) Oasis

Genre: Period melodrama, coming-of-age

Total Episodes: 16 Episodes

Cast & Crew: Jang Dong-yoon, Seol In-A, and Choo Yeong-woo

Where to watch: Rakuten Viki

Oasis follows three youths’ friendship, love, and dreams in the turbulent time of the 1980s and 1990s. Lee Doo-hak is a high school student in the countryside of Korea. He comes from a poor background and falls for transfer student Oh Jung-shin.

However, Doo-hak’s childhood friend Choi Cheol-woong is also attracted to Oh Jung-shin. All three of them experience a close bond of friendship as they encounter the struggles of first love and financial differences in a politically charged atmosphere.

What makes it the perfect spring K-drama? Oasis is a bittersweet offering that highlights the spring of youth even during the harsh political weather. This ongoing K-drama is driven by distinct characters and their personal struggles as they grow up, which makes it the perfect nostalgic melodrama for spring 2023.

These are all the K-dramas on our list of the best 2023 spring releases. How many of them are you currently watching? do let us know in the comments below.

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