Korean Dramas to Watch During Exam Season

These K-dramas will help give you extra motivation to ace those exams!


It's that time of the year again! Some of us will be pulling our hair in anguish and taking anxiety pills before the big test. Yes, it is exam season; but fret not because these inspiring K-drama tales will boost up your mood and help you get through a hard time! Watch these top 3 epic dramas during study breaks to feel motivated and focused on goals:

1. Itaewon Class

Itaewon Class Korean drama poster
Itaewon Class

Based on a webtoon, this mega-hit drama starring Park Seo Joon and Kim Da Mi captivates viewers and encourages them to fulfill their dreams. The moral of the story proves that the belief in something and hard work will bloom into success. The plot is about a boy named Park Saeroyi who takes revenge for his father’s murder by opening up a bar in a small town. His ambitious dreams of owning a pub become a reality with the help of his friends and employees who defy stereotypes in the market.


Don’t forget to add in the amazing OST, “Start Over”, by Gaho as serotonin! For ARMY, BTS' V also participated with a soundtrack titled "Sweet Night".


Watch Itaewon Class on Netflix here.

Listen to “Start Over” here.

Listen to "Sweet Night" here.

2. Start-Up

The cast of the Korean drama Start-Up
Start-Up

The story revolves around 2 sisters who chose their different paths, yet both accomplish their targets in life. The tale teaches us resilience and perseverance, and to not avoid the rocky path to success. Starring Hallyu stars such as Bae Suzy and Nam Joo Hyuk, it catapulted to fame with its beautiful storyline, melodic OSTs, relatable characters, and amazing side stories of Kim Seon Ho and Kang Han Na.


Stream Start-Up on Netflix.

Tune into the OST here.


3. Pinocchio

The cast of Pinocchio
Pinocchio

No matter the number of curveballs you get in life, face them bravely and look at the silver lining. Pinocchio is one of the evergreen dramas that boosted the Korean wave around the world. The masterpiece stars Lee Jong Suk and Park Shin Hye in the lead roles. Set in the year 2000, it revolves around a boy losing his firefighter father in a factory explosion. He meets a girl with Pinocchio syndrome wherein she gets hiccups whenever she lies. The story progresses into their efforts to bring out the truth to the world while working as reporters.


Catch up on the series on Netflix.


Those were a few inspiring tell tales but do not forget to miss out on amazing dramas such as Fight For My Way, It’s Okay To Not Be Okay, Dream High, and When the Camelia Blooms. All of these dramas relay a beautiful message of hard work, diligence, and ambitions. When a person does their work earnestly it will surely bring you fruitful results! Good luck with the school exams or the SAT! And just like it’s said in Korea “Hwaiting”!


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