16 Best Sports Kdramas To Binge-Watch

Even if you're not a sports fan, K-dramas manage to keep it intriguing. Even sports-themed K-dramas may win your heart with their mix of romance, poignant OSTs, and eye candy. Here are the sixteen best Korean dramas about sports that you should watch!

16 Best Sports Kdramas To Binge-Watch
16 Best Sports Kdramas To Binge-Watch

Even if you're not a sports fan, K-dramas manage to keep it intriguing. Even sports-themed K-dramas may win your heart with their mix of romance, poignant OSTs, and eye candy. Here are nine Korean dramas about sports that you should watch!

1. Stove League

Baek Seung Soo, played by Namgoong Min, is a new general manager who must do everything in his power to break the baseball team Dreams long losing streak. They're in last place, and Seung Soo is hired to help them better, but he does so much more.

He urges the upper management to make decisions in order to build the ideal team that can win a championship. Lee Se Young, the operations manager who has dedicated her life to the squad, is played by Park Eun Bin.

Watching baseball movies and shows brings up so many memories and feelings, which is perhaps why "Stove League" does so well. The writing also performs an excellent job of hooking viewers from the first minute of the series - apparently, a story about a baseball manager wanting to improve his club can be quite entertaining!

The fact that it was named Best Drama at the 2020 Baeksang Arts Awards demonstrates how brilliant this drama is. "Stove League" is a drama that will win your heart even if it isn't a love story.

2. Racket Boys

"Racket Boys," starring Tang Jun Sang, Son Sang Yeon, Choi Hyun Wook, Oh Na Ra, and Bang Yoon Dam, is a drama series about teenage students in a small town who aspire to be successful badminton players.

To achieve their goals, the lads work hard to compete on a national level while simultaneously dealing with the pressures of growing up.

It's easy to become emotionally immersed in this cast and their journey. You'll be watching their games, rooting for the wacky youngsters to win, and cheering them on when they do.

The actors have had over a half-year of specific training from an expert coach in order for their performances as badminton players to be as genuine as possible, which only adds to the appeal of this series.

3. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

"Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo," starring Lee Sung Kyung, is about a weightlifting female lead named Kim Bok Joo. She eventually falls in love with Jung Joon Hyung (Nam Joo Hyuk), a swimmer she met when they were both children. They start dating and become a college couple.

They face many of the same challenges and stresses that many college students do, but they find solace in depending on one another.

"Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo" centres on Bok Joo and her path as an athlete, as the title suggests. She works hard to keep her dream alive by training, eating a lot of wonderful cuisines, and socializing with her pals.

She and Joon Hyung's love story is also quite sweet to see, as they are both sportsmen. They try to strike a balance between their relationship and the challenges of being athletes. You'll adore their dedication and their sweet romance.

4. Twenty Five, Twenty One

Nam Joo Hyuk and Kim Tae Ri feature in the new tvN sitcom "Twenty Five, Twenty One." Baek Yi Jin is played by Nam Joo Hyuk, a university student who had to drop out due to a national financial crisis that affected his family.

He reaches rock bottom and finds it difficult to make ends meet. He meets Na Hee Do (Kim Tae Ri), who is upbeat and determined to fulfil her ambition of becoming a national fencer.

This series is based on fencing and is full of emotion. What makes it so appealing and thrilling is seeing Kim Tae Ri portray a character who is so dedicated to being the best fencer the world has ever seen.

Her enthusiasm for the sport is contagious, and it inspires Baek Yi Jin to become a better person. The bond she shares with Baek Yi Jin is certain to tug at your heartstrings, making this a must-see series.

5. Fight For My Way

"Fight My Way" portrays Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won as childhood buddies who have shared all of life's ups and downs. These two are practically close and regard each other as a sibling until Park Seo Joon's character Go Dong Man learns his true emotions for Choi Ae Ra, his female best friend (Kim Ji Won).

While mixed martial arts may appear to be a violent sport to watch, "Fight My Way" does an excellent job of mixing the action with sentiments of nostalgia and desire for a first love.

It's really touching to see Choi Ae Ra and Go Dong Man support each other through their struggles. Their love for one other is on another level, especially given how long they've known each other. You'll like the squabbles especially when they make fun of each other.

6. To the Beautiful You

SHINee's Minho, Lee Hyun Woo, and Kang Ha Neul star in "To the Beautiful You," and they all go to school with Sulli's character Gu Jae Hee. Tae Joon (Minho) is a high jumper, and Jae Hee has a crush on him. Their story is charming, and Gu Jae Hee has a lot to be jealous of as she is stuck in a love triangle with the flower lads.

This show has a slew of well-known and attractive idols. When all of these elements are combined into one drama, it's sure to be a pleasant and interesting watch!

Minho's choice of this as his first leading part could not have gone any better for him, as he is a natural athlete. Despite the fact that there aren't many scenes of him actually high leaping, it's still an exciting setting and mood that viewers will love.

7. King of High School

Lee Min Seok is a high school student who is an all-star on his ice hockey team, and Seo In Guk plays him. He has the same appearance as his older brother, who is a company director.

After his older brother vanishes, Min Seok is forced to pretend to be his older brother, and he meets Jung Soo Young (Lee Ha Na), who also works at the company.

Although there isn't much hockey in this series, it is nonetheless entertaining. Hockey isn't a sport that gets a lot of screen time in K-dramas, but watching Seo In Guk in his hockey gear is a lot of fun.

The series is able to depict the stress and difficulties he faces as an athlete and a student. In addition to all of these obligations, he falls in love for the first time, making the series much more enjoyable to watch.

8. Run On

Im Siwan stars as Ki Sun Kyum, a former track runner who decides to quit since he no longer finds satisfaction in the sport. He meets Oh Min Joo (Shin Se Kyung), a free-spirited international film subtitle translator. Sun Kyum takes a strong liking to Mi Joo despite their differences, and the two begin to fall in love.

The best thing about this pair is that their love is grounded in reality. After getting to know one other and understanding their hardships and dreams, they fall in love.

The analogies and dialogue that are employed in relation to being a track runner are both enlightening and healing. Their chats are not shallow, but rather profound, resulting in a healing journey.

9. Prison Playbook

Park Hae Soo plays Kim Je Hyuk, Jung Kyung Ho plays Lee Joon Ho, and Krystal plays Kim Ji Ho in "Prison Playbook." Je Hyuk, a well-known baseball star, assaults a man who is assaulting his younger sister.

Despite what the other man did, he is sentenced to prison, and the series follows him there and the people he meets. Jung Kyung Ho's character is important since he is a buddy of Je Hyuk's and also works at the same prison where Je Hyuk is imprisoned.

As Je Hyuk continues to practice in the hopes of continuing his baseball goals after being freed from prison, the series does an excellent job of integrating baseball into the overall story.

With its setting in a correctional facility, "Prison Playbook" is far from your average K-drama, yet its ability to make viewers connect with the prisoners and their particular experiences tugs at the heartstrings.

10. Going To You At A Speed Of 493km

This new Korean drama, also known as Love All Play, is about the sport of badminton.

Park Tae-Yang (Park Ju-Hyun) was a promising badminton player in the past. She retired from badminton after an incident. Three years later, she joins the Eunice badminton team. Park Tae-Joon (Chae Jong-Hyeop) is a badminton player who considers the sport to be nothing more than a job.

11. Thumping Spike

A volleyball coach and her players strive for success while strengthening their friendships and teamwork. This young adult novel combines sportsmanship with a heartfelt romance.

12. Oh My Venus

Oh My Venus tells the story of Kang Joo Eun, a 30-year-old lawyer who was once everyone's high school crush due to her handsome appearance. Joo Eun's focus on her job causes her to disregard her personal well-being, and she is eventually dumped by her 15-year partner. Her life takes a turn when she meets Yeong Ho, a hotshot personal trainer who assists her in getting back in shape.

This show also highlights the challenges that women experience in society and reminds us that true beauty is not defined by one's appearance.

13. Cheer Up

Cheer Up (Sassy Go Go) is a narrative about five high school students whose lives are entwined by a sequence of events that happen to them all at the same time.

While these students from all backgrounds try to survive the crushing rigours of their educational system, they are forced to put their differences aside and work together. The challenges and victories they face eventually inspire them to form lifetime ties with one another.

14. Short

Short is a story about two players' relationship and rivalry. Son Seung Tae's talent rapidly took him to the top of his sport, and he went on to become a coach at Kangbaek University, where he met Kang Ho Young, a prodigy regarded as the "King of Short Track Speed Skating," who comes from a well-known sporting family. They create a particular bond inspired by their competitive nature, but things get complicated when they realize they are both in love with the same lady.

15. Heading to the Ground / No Limit

Cha Bong Gun, a gifted soccer player who dreams of making the national team, is followed in Heading to the Ground. On his way to accomplishing his objective, he encounters Kang Hae Bin, an independent sports agent who guides him along the way. Watch as Bong-gun fights his way to the top despite numerous setbacks.

16. Just Dance

Just Dance is a coming-of-age drama about a group of teenage ladies at Geoje Girl's Vocational High School in South Korea. Despite the fact that the girls struggle academically, they devote their hearts and souls to a cause they care about: dancing sports. In the process, they breathe new life into their hometown, which had begun to lose its allure.

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