In this list we are talking about some of the best Coming-Of-Age K-dramas. These K-dramas will bring you a lot of nostalgia and remind you of the good old days.
1. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo
In this series, we follow Kim Bok-Joo, who is a bright and very promising female weightlifter. She is in college and works hard to become a well-known weightlifter. She has close friends on the weightlifting team. We also have Jung Joon-Hyung, another athlete in college who is a swimmer. One day, both Kim Bok-Joo and Jung Joon-Hyung run into each other on campus. Their relationship starts and blossoms.
2. Twenty-Five Twenty-One
In this series, we follow Na Hee-Do and Back Yi-Jin. Na Hee-Do is a part of the fencing team in her school. However, the team gets disbanded. Despite this, Nam becomes a member of the saber fencing national team. She is witty and bright and desires to become a well-known fencer. Back Yi-Jin used to be a wealthy person however due to a financial crisis his family lost their money. He works part-time as a newspaper delivery man while studying. He desires to become a sports reporter.
3. Reply 1988
In this series, we follow our five protagonists, Duk-Sun, Dong-Ryong, Jung-Hwan, Sun-Woo, and Taek. They are high school students. They have all grown up together and have been raised together. They spend their days together and depend on each other for support and friendship. Their families have issues and problems however despite all this they depend on each other for comfort and support.
4. Hello My Twenties
In this series, we follow the lives of five university students, Jung Ye-Eun, Song Ji-Woon, Kang Yi-Na, Yoon Eun-Jae, and Yoon Jin-Myung. All these students live together in an apartment. They have very different personalities from each-other. Despite having their differences, they try to adjust to each-other and live together. Slowly, they become open to one another and depend on each other for support.
5. My First First Love
In this series, we follow the lives of five friends, Tae-O, Do-Hyun, Ga-Rin, Song-Yi, and Hoon. They have all left their families and homes and live together. They are all young adults, and throughout the series, we see how each of their relationships changes and develops.
6. School (2017)
In this series, we follow Ra Eun Ho, a high school student. She was led to the discovery that her high school will not support someone like her due to her low school ranking and lack of wealth and connections, despite all the struggle and hardships, Eun Ho had made up her mind that she would use her skills as an artist to get into a prestigious Korean university and be the boy she likes.
7. Dream High
In this series, we follow a group of aspiring students at Kirin High School of Art, where all these students desire to reach stardom. We follow Song Sam-Dong, who came to the high school after he fell in love with Ko Hye-Mi, who is one of the students at the school. We follow Jin-Gook, who is a gifted dancer and desires to become a star. We also have Ko Hye-Mi, a popular girl at the school who aspires to be a renowned classical singer. Eria, a teen star who just wants to have a regular school life, and Jason, an exchange student who is a skilled dancer.
8. A Love So Beautiful
In this series we follow Shin Sol-I who is a student in high school. She has a crush on her classmate and childhood friend, Cha-Heon. They have been friends for a long time and grew up together. Shin Sol tries to confess to Cha-Heon however things don’t go as planned.
9. At Eighteen
In this series, we follow Choi Joon-Won, an eighteen-year-old shy and lonely boy. He is not good at socializing or explaining his emotions. When he transfers to a new school, he encounters Yoo Soo-Bin. She is a bright student but is controlled by her mother. Her goal is to be independent. We also follow Ma Whi-Young, who appears to suffer from a complex. All their lives become entangled with each other.
10. Cheer Up
In this series, we follow a cheerleading club in high school. We follow the lives and loves of various high school students as they try to navigate through the harsh and cut-throat competition of the school while trying to find new friendships and relationships.