Today, we bring to you the Most Popular High School K-dramas of 2023. This year we saw so many high-school kdramas and more is yet to come. Among all those, we bring to you our favourites in this list below. From horrors and thrillers to cheesy rom-coms, here is our list of the Top High School K-dramas of 2023.
7. Crash Course On Romance
Crash Course On Romance is a 2023 South Korean Romantic Comedy. The series revolves around Nam Haeng Sun who had to retire from her athletic career and is now running a humble side dish store. Her cheerful personality and boundless tenacity caught the attention of Choi Chi Yeol, the most popular private instructor also known as the 1 Billion Won Man.
Even though he has been seeing growing success in his career, he has grown irritable due to this. His whole life revolves around his career and he has trouble sleeping and eating. Though they have opposite personalities, when both meet, a deeper connection starts to blossom.
Crash Course Romance aired earlier this year with 16 episodes. The drama is available to watch on Netflix. It stars Jeon Do Yeon, Jung Kyung Ho, Lee Bong Ryun, Roh Yoon Seo, Lee Min Jae, Lee Chae Min and more. This high school K-drama has a school-setting revolving around around Roh Yoon Seo and Lee Chae Min.
Oasis is a high school K-drama set during the 1980s when South Korea was undergoing a political change and the whole nation was in turmoil and social unrest. The story is set in Jeolla Province where two best friends Lee Doo Hak and Choi Cheol Woon are trying to navigate their ways through high school and adolescence.
However, their lives change forever when they meet Oh Jung Shin who has transferred from Seoul. While the trio quickly become close friends, the two boys also start developing feelings for her. But the situation further gets beyond their control.
Oasis is a 2023 historical romance high school K-drama. The series was aired by KBS2 but you can also watch it on Viki and Wavve. The drama features Jang Dong Yoon, Seol In Ah, Choo Yong Woo, Do Sang Woo, Hyun Seung Hee and more.
5. Bitch x Rich
Bitch And Rich is a 2023 South Korean Thriller and Mystery series. This high school K-drama revolves around the prestigious Cheongdam High School.
Kim Hye In, a financially struggling student gets a chance in this elite school in exchange for one thing- her silence about the murder case she witnessed. Baek Je Na on the other hand is a chaebol and the prime suspect in the murder case. The drama follows the two protagonists going up against each other.
This high school K-drama aired in the summer of 2023 and concluded with 10 episodes. It stars rising star Lee Eun Saem and Red Velvet’s Yeri along with Lee Jong Hyuk, Yoo Jung Hoo, Han Da Sol, Park Shi Woo and more. The series is available to watch on Wavve, Netflix, iQIYI and more.
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4. Twinkling Watermelon
Twinkling Watermelon or Shining Watermelon is an ongoing South Korean drama series. This high school K-drama revolves around a CODA (Child Of a Deaf Adult) student, Eun Gyeol. Even though he was born to hearing-impaired parents, he had a deep passion for music. During the day, he is an 18-year-old model student, but at night, he plays the guitar in a band.
One day, Eun Gyeol visits a musical instrument store but accidentally travels to an unfamiliar place. There, he meets some suspicious kids. He tries to communicate with them through music and forms a band named Watermelon Sugar.
Lee Chan is a cheerful and hot-blooded young man. He has a secret crush on Se Gyeong. Se Gyeong is the cello goddess of Seowon Arts High School because of her innocent beauty and elegant aura. Shin Eun Soo is a cold and arrogant person who was born deaf but dreams of living a sparkling lifelike Frida Kahlo.
The series Twinkling Watermelon is set to have 16 episodes in total and it is aired by TVING tvN. You can also catch this high school K-drama on the platform of Viki. It stars Ryeoun Choi Hyun Wook, Seol In Ah, Shin Eun Soo and more.
3. Duty After School
Duty After School is a 2023 Action Thriller high school K-drama that revolves around Sungjin High School. All of the kids are thrust into chaos when an alien invasion begins, unleashing violet insect-like creatures worldwide.
With the whole nation in turmoil, all the third-year high school students are forced to go under military training. Platoon leader Lee Chun Ho guides them all through rifle shooting, combat and obstacle courses all in their school uniforms. On the other hand, class teacher Park Eun Young tries her best to protect her students.
The series is available in two parts with 10 episodes in total that you can watch on Viki. It features Shin Hyun Soo, Lee Soon Won, Kim Ki Hae, Choi Moon Hee, Kim Su Gyeom, Lee Yeon, Kwon Eun Bin, Moon Sang Min, Woo Min Gyu, Kim Min Chul, Kim So Hee, Ahn Do Kyu, Shin Hye Ji, Shin-Soo Hyun and more.
2. A Time Called You
Han Jun Hee lost her boyfriend Koo Yeon Jun in a plane crash over a year ago. But she still hasn’t gotten over his death and misses him a lot. One day, she somehow time travels to the year 1998 and finds herself in the body of Kwon Min Joo.
There she meets Nam Si Heon, who resembles her late boyfriend Koo Yeon Jun. His best friend Jung In Kyu develops feelings for Kwon Min Joo. The series follows the trio in a time-twisting romance.
A Time Called You is a 2023 Netflix original high school K-drama. All of the 12 episodes are available on its platform. It features Ahn Hyo Seop, Jeon Yeo Been, Kang Hoon, Seo Ye Hwa, Lee Min Goo, Jang Hye Jin and more.
Moving is a South Korean television drama. It is a Disney+ series and based on the webtoon of the same name by Kang Full. The series will be directed by Park In Je, who is known for directing the second season of the hit zombie series Kingdom.
It stars Ryu Seung Ryong, Han Hyo Joo, Zo In Sung, Cha Tae Hyun, Ryu Seung Beom, Kim Sung Kyun, Kim Hee Won, Moon Sung Geun, Lee Jung Ha, Go Young Jung, Kim Do Hoon among others.
The series will feature a bunch of high school kids who may look like ordinary students but possess special abilities. Kim Bong Seok can fly, while Jang Hee Soo has the impossible athletic ability and can recover rapidly. On the other hand, Lee Gang Hoon has excellent speed and power.
We follow them as they learn to control their abilities while their parents try to protect them from people who want to use them for bad purposes. This Disney+ original high school k-drama has 20 episodes in total.
That was our take on the Most Popular High School K-dramas of 2023. Which one is your favourite high school K-drama? Let us know in the comments down below if we missed any. For more content like this, stay tuned with Geekopediahub.
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