I’ve been sick with a cold all this last week, so all I’ve wanted to do is stay in my pajamas all day and have comfort food. (Current favorite: grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.) Since I’m miserable, I also just want to curl up with my favorite shows and be soothed with their familiarity and guaranteed ability to make me feel better—or at the very least, make me smile.
(And fun bonus fact—I own the DVDs for all of these shows.)
#1 – Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Sweet, not too intense, absolutely going to make me happy. SKKS was one of the first dramas I ever watched and the one that got me hooked. It’s a mix of cross-dressing comedy, the earnest belief that the world can be made a better place, and friendships (and romance) that will stand the test of time. The heroine’s steadfast desire to stand up for women, the poor, the downtrodden, etc. always lifted my spirits.
#2 – Queen In-hyun’s Man
Sometimes I just want to watch (and re-watch) some of my favorite characters fall in love. Still one of my favorite romances in kdramaland, mostly because everything in the drama centered on getting the hero and the heroine together despite the three hundred years between them. They’re just adorable, all right? I’ve rewatched the last three or four episodes dozens of times to torture myself, and once I’m done sobbing, I’m always satisfied with the happily-ever-after.
#3 – Healer
What’s not to love about secret identities, shadowy organizations, and adorable romances? This show definitely earned a spot at the top of my favorites list thanks to a winning combination of a spunky, thoughtful heroine and an adorkable action hero. Combine that with endearing familial themes, spot-on casting for flashbacks, and memorable characters, and Healer is a drama that will probably always have a place in my heart.
So what dramas do you consider to be your comfort food? Let me know in the comments!