6 sports-themed K-dramas that will cheer you up
In the spirit of the upcoming Winter Olympics held in South Korea this year, it's time to get pumped up with these fun sports-themed K-dramas!
1. Thumping Spike
A female volleyball star reluctantly agrees to whip a high school boys' volleyball team into shape. Who cares if some stubborn opposition comes from the team's top player? Will love for the sports, and romance between the two star players, help the team turn around their games?
Starring Song Jae Rim and Hwang Seung Eon
2. Thumping Spike 2
Thumping Spike was so likable that a sequel was made with a fresh new story.
Introverted bookworm Han Da Woon starts to come out of her shell when she bumps heads with Dong Hae Sung, the star player of her university's volleyball team. When sparks fly, romance begins, but the awakening wallflower has a surprising rival.
Starring Kim So Eun and Lee Won Geun
3. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
In this school romantic comedy that runs laps across the heart and lifts the spirits high, a spunky female weightlifter and a free-spirited male swimmer meet on campus, only to find out their pasts may be intertwined. The drama is also famous for the two leading stars falling in love on and off the screen.
Starring Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk
4. Fight My Way
Ko Dong Man is a contract employee living a mundane life. It's hard to believe he was once a Taekwondo prodigy that was super popular with the girls. He and his three long-time friends are now surviving by working at "third-rate" jobs without much future. Can Ko Dong Man fight his way into the UFC championship and inspire his friends to dream again?
Starring Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won
5. As One
In the 2018 Winter Olympics, North Korea and South Korea will unite under the same flag for the preeminent international sports event. Sound familiar? Back in 1991, the two Koreas put their differences aside and united as one Korean team for the first time and competed in the World Table Tennis Championship held in Japan. Guess which team won?
This move stars internationally famous Korean actress Bae Doo Na and the queen of romance and action dramas Ha Ji Won.
Starring Ha Ji Won and Bae Doo Na
6. Cheer Up!
Set against the backdrop of an incredibly competitive high school, a group of students are forced to join a cheerleading club. Along with the social and romantic trials of adolescence, this unlikely group of cheerleaders will find solace and bond in the face of unreasonable academic expectations.
This fantastic drama is also where you can see Chae Soo Bin (I'm Not A Robot) make a strong impression as an antagonist.
Starring Jung Eun Ji and Lee Won Geun
Which drama will cheer you up first?
Source: Drama Fever