Sometimes we don’t have the time to sit and watch a K-Drama for 16-25 hours. Sometimes we need all the goodness from a K-Drama in a short amount of time! That’s exactly what a Web Drama provides! These are 9 Web Dramas from 2021 to get you started in the fast lane.
1. The Sweet Blood
Tags: Vampires, High School, Hidden Identity, Werewolves, Based on a Webtoon
Born from a human mother and a vampire father, Son Yeon Seo (Song Chae Yoon) is a 118-year-old half-vampire who wants to live a normal human life. With her impressive vampire abilities, she could be anything she wanted but has chosen to blend in with those who seem closest to her age. So, Yeon Seo now finds herself struggling to graduate from high school. Yeon Seo manages to fit in until the sweet blood of her classmate, Song Meo Roo (Kim Eo Jin), attracts the attention of outside vampires and werewolves. She takes it upon herself to protect her classmate while trying to resist her own temptation.
2. Light On Me
Tags: LGBTQ+, High School, Inspired by a Video Game
Woo Tae Kyung (Lee Sae On) is a lonely high school student who one day decides he no longer wants to be alone. However, he has no clue how to start making friends. His teacher advises him to join the student council, and he agrees. He meets the Vice President of the council, Noh Shin Woo (Kang Yoo Seok), who is cool and level-headed but also cold toward him and reluctant to accept Tae Kyung. He also meets the handsome President of the council, Shin Da On (Choi Chan Yi), who instantly has a connection with Tae Kyung. A romance between them seems to be budding, but Shin Woo doesn’t seem to approve.
3. Summer Guys
Tags: Childhood Friends, Beach
This youthful K-Drama is about five young men and women with different personalities hoping to revive an old cocktail bar on the beach. (CNBLUE‘s Jungshin, former gugudan‘s Mina, Viini, former PRISTIN‘s Nayoung, Lee Jung Shik)
4. To My Star
Tags: LGBTQ+, Roommates, Celebrity
Actor Kang Seo Joon (Son Woo Hyun) was once one of South Korea’s most popular stars, but his career declined. Despite his fall in popularity, he believes he has a change of fortune when he meets and falls for a young chef named Han Ji Woo (Kim Kang Min). Despite having different personalities, the two enter a relationship. However, their love becomes threatened when the more conservative Han Ji Woo and the free-spirited Kang Seo Joon realize their perspectives are too different.
5. Scripting Your Destiny
Tags: Deity, Hidden Identity, Star-crossed Lovers
Shin Ho Yoon (Ki Do Hoon) is a god in charge of determining humans’ fate. However, when he is asked to write a romantic fate, he decides to steal ideas he read in the notes for a future screenplay written by Go Chae Kyung (Jeon So Ni). Chae Kyung is a television writer who creates strange and overly dramatic series. Shin Ho Yoon creates a fate pairing Go Chae Kyung with a near-perfect individual, a kind-hearted television producer named Jung Ba Reum (Kim Woo Seok). In his mortal disguise, Shin Ho Yoon is Go Chae Kyung’s landlord, and he uses this to help her fall for Ba Reum. However, he starts developing feelings for her instead.
6. Be My Boyfriend
Tags: Fake Relationship, Celebrity, High School
Lee Seung Min (Shin Hyun Seung)is the epitome of an ordinary person, practically a nobody. He has a crush on the most popular girl in school, Oh Ji Na (Lee Shi Woo), an idol trainee. One day, Oh Ji Na asks that they start a fake relationship!
7. You Make Me Dance
Tags: LGBTQ+, University, Dance
Song Shi On (Chu Young Woo) is a university student who is majoring in contemporary dance. After an argument, he has been thrown out of his home and is left with an emotional wound. He decides to pursue his dream of dance and ends up sharing a rooftop apartment with Jin Hong Seok (Won Hyung Hoon). Hong Seok works as a debt collector for Chachacha Capital and has abandoned his dream of becoming a pianist. As the duo gets close, the affection of CEO Cha Soo Ryeon (Lee Soo Ryeon) and the jealousy of student Lee Jung Hoon (BIGFLO‘s Lex) threaten to ruin their budding love story.
Tags: High School, Music, Love Triangle
A group of high schoolers forms a band as they get closer and closer to finishing school. Not long after they’ve begun, romance threatens to destroy the band. The lead singer, Yoo Ha Young ((G)I-DLE‘s Miyeon), had a YouTube cover version of a popular song become a viral hit. However, she wants to become a singer known for performing her own material, not covers. The guitarist, Lee Ji Hoon (SF9‘s Hwiyoung), is developing feelings for her as well as Gong Chan Young (Kim Min Cheol), a keyboard player. Meanwhile, there are also sparks flying between the bassist and Yoo Ha Young’s best friend Lim Seo Eun (Choi Ji Soo) and the band’s drummer and Shim Tae Young (former UNB‘s Marco).
9. 100% Era
Tags: High School, COVID-19, Love/Hate Relationship
This series imagines the post-COVID-19 future. How will the lives of kids born during the pandemic look? What will teenagers look like in 2044? The teenagers in the series are living in a more competitive world. Baek Hee Jae (Lee Soo Min) and Lee Shi Dae (Yoo Jung Woo) attend the same top-rank academy that focuses on training kids to score 100% on tests, while kids who score below 90% get expelled.