11 short K-dramas you can easily binge-watch on a lazy weekend!

Aishwarya Srinivasan
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If you want to take a break from heavy and long-term commitment series then these short K-dramas are perfect for you!

Getting addicted to K-dramas means having to watch more than 16 to 21 episodes with a duration of 70-80 minutes each. While this can feel overwhelming at the beginning, you eventually get used to it and it feels like the new normal. But binge-watching K-dramas definitely does consist of many sleepless nights which can really get exhausting sometimes. Thankfully, on such days when you want to watch a K-drama but not for too long, these short K-dramas come to the rescue!

Be it lesser episodes or a shorter run time, watching these short K-dramas definitely wouldn’t be as tiring. You can cozy up in your bed and easily finish these in a day or even in a couple of hours. While the essence of K-dramas lies in the fact that they usually contain those staple 16 episodes, with changing times, makers too have adapted to the idea of a limited series or keeping the episodes short. Even though they're not your typical K-drama it still doesn't lose that magical feeling that you're looking for!

Also Read: These 16 K-drama soundtracks need to be a part of your playlist for an everyday serotonin boost!

Check out these short yet gripping K-dramas that you can binge-watch after a busy work week!

Soundtrack #1 - Disney+Hotstar

Easily one of the shortest K-dramas you’ll ever watch and yet so romantic, this is the story of two best friends who’ve known each other for twenty years, finally, move in together to work on music but their old feelings for each other also come back to surface.

Number of Episodes: 4

Run-Time: 60 Minutes

Lovestruck in the City - Netflix

A passionate architect loses his heart to a free-spirited woman and sets out to reunite with her on the streets of Seoul. 

Number of Episodes: 17

Run-Time: 30 Minutes

Sound of Magic - Netflix

A magician living in an abandoned theme park makes troubles disappear for a disenchanted teenager enduring harsh realities.

Number of Episodes: 6

Run-Time: 60-80 Minutes


D.P. - Netflix

A young private’s mission to capture army deserters reveals the painful reality endured by enlistees during their compulsory calls of duty.

Number of Episodes: 6

Run Time: 45-50 Minutes

Remarriage and Desires - Netflix

Through an exclusive matchmaking agency that caters to the rich, a divorcee plots revenge against her ex-husband's scheming mistress.

Number of Episodes: 8

Run-Time: 60 Minutes

Somebody - Netflix

In this suspenseful crime thriller, a dating app becomes the platform for a serial killer to find his next target.

Number of Episodes: 8

Run-Time: 50 Minutes

My Name - Netflix

After her father was brutally murdered, Yoon Ji-Woo puts her trust in a mafia boss and enters the police force under his direction.

Number of Episodes: 8

Run Time: 45-50 Minutes

Squid Game - Netflix

Hoping to win easy money while drowning in debt, a bunch of people agree to become players in a competition called Squid Game. But little do they know, unforeseen horrors unfold as they keep playing further. 

Number of Episodes: 9

Run-Time: 60 Minutes

Nevertheless - Netflix

Heart-fluttering romance blooms between two college students, Park Jae-Eon and Yu Na-Bi but things get complicated when he only wants to flirt and not be in a relationship while she’s looking for something more serious.

Number of Episodes: 10

Run- Time: 60-70 Minutes

Business Proposal - Netflix

In disguise as her friend, Ha-ri shows up on a blind date to scare away her friend's prospective suitor. However, plans go awry when he turns out to be Ha-ri's CEO and he makes a proposal.

Number of Episodes: 12

Run-Time: 60 Minutes

Little Women - Netflix

Three sisters, who only have each other, get entangled with the most powerful family in Korea.

Number of Episodes: 12

Run-Time: 60 Minutes

Which of these short K-dramas would you want to watch? Let us know in the comments below!

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