Kdramas are a complete package. Pick any kdrama and it will be cooked up of love, mystery, and thrill in the right amount. Furthermore, most kdramas are just a season long, and the standard number of episodes is sixteen. So over the course of sixteen episodes, you are presented with a well-fletched story. The creators have mastered the art of giving just the right amount of information to keep us guessing what will happen next.
While sometimes it is obvious how the series is going to end, there are some that we just cannot figure out. Not to mention how there are times that you start watching thinking it’s all fluff, and they hit you with a beloved character’s death in between (Cough! cough!! Vincenzo!) Therefore we have compiled a list of happy-ending Kdramas so that you stay smiling from the start to the end.
Kdramas on Netflix with happy endings
There are countless office and high school Kdramas, but the industry saw its first-ever full-fledged start-up Kdrama in 2020. Start-up stars top Hallyu stars such as Bae Suzy (While You Were Sleeping), Nam Joo Hyuk (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo), Kim Seon Ho (Hometown Cha Cha Cha), and Kang Han Na (My Roommate Is A Gumiho). The plot of the kdrama revolves around a girl named Seo Dal Mi who wants to begin a Start-Up in her father’s footsteps. After discovering that her childhood pen pal, Nam Do San, has started his own company and is a successful entrepreneur, she decides to give it a go. However, it turns out that Nam Do San is not the successful entrepreneur that he pretended to be.
The two of them join hands to start their own company through a contest called “Sandbox.” The ups and downs that a company faces make it impossible to decide whether or not this Kdrama will have a happy ending. But after the numerous breakdowns and failures, the characters in this Kdrama get the happy ending they deserve. Relish in their story by streaming the show on Netflix.
Crash Landing on You
A Kdrama that soared to unprecedented popularity is Crash Landing on You on Netflix. The plot of the kdrama boils down to a South Korean heiress named Yoon Se Ri, who finds herself in North Korea after a cyclone. This is a forbidden love story between a North Korean soldier and a South Korean heiress who fight every hurdle that comes their way to be together. The cinematography and the OST in this Kdrama are top-notch. Crash Landing on You is a feel-good Kdrama at its finest.
Through Yoon Se Ri and Ri Jung Hyeok, the drama captures the true essence of love. The fact that the two of them belong to the only divided nation in the world definitely does not make it easy for them to have a happy ending. But although very fairy-tale-ish, Ri Jung Hyeok and Yoon Se Ri manage to have a happy ending. A very, VERY happy ending, we would like to add, because the pair actually got married in real life as well. Stream this Kdrama on Netflix.
Descendants of the Sun
This Kdrama was the gateway to the Kdrama world for many of us. It has the most intriguing storyline with wonderful strong-minded characters. The plot of the series basically revolves around two soldiers in a special task team of the Korean army, a military doctor, and a well-known surgeon. A volunteer camp leads all four of them to a desert in the middle of nowhere. Love grows in the most unexpected places and at the most unexpected times.
As soon as you think that things are going to sail smoothly, something or the other happens. A fun fact is that the Kdrama initially had a different ending, but seeing how fans were unable to cope, the writer added an extra episode and hence delivered a happy ending. Descendants of the Sun fits right up in the alley of blockbuster kdrama and is also one of the best happy ending kdramas on Netflix. You can stream the series here.
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
One thing that unites the entire Kdrama fandom is their love for Strong Woman Do Bong Soon. The 2016 romantic comedy kdrama stole all our hearts with its loveable characters, captivating plotline, and obviously the humor. Furthermore, Strong Woman Do Bong Soon revolves around a petite woman named Bong Soon, who has supernatural strength just like every woman in her family. The Kdrama is so fluffy, but it also has a side serial killer story going on, which will have you completely hooked.
Feeling sad? Watch Strong Woman Do Bong Soon! Need a hug? Watch Strong Woman Do Bong Soon! Want to look at pretty people? Watch Strong Woman Do Bong Soon! Feeling angry? Watch Strong Woman Do Bong Soon beat up all the bad guys into a pulp. This happy ending of this kdrama will leave you smiling from ear to ear. Stream the Kdrama on Netflix.
If you are not a fluff person and action thrillers are more of your thing, then check out our article on Best Thriller Kdramas on Netflix! Let us know in the comments below what other happy ending kdramas you enjoyed!