Friday Feature: Laugh Riot

Ever spray your screen with water because you’re laughing so hard? It’s Friday, so here’s our list of K-drama moments that had us rolling on the floor.

“King of High School Savvy”

One of the best ensemble dramas I’ve seen, the cast of “King of High School Savvy” had great comedic chemistry, especially with Seo In Guk as high schooler in disguise, Lee Min Suk. I found myself frequently barking with unexpected laughter, caught off guard by a funny moment that seemed to come out of nowhere, and at the most inappropriate time. The perpetually anxious Team Leader Kim (Jo Han Chul) was a personal favourite, as was Kwon Sung Duk as Grandpa. The scenes where I laughed the hardest, though, were the ones with Min Suk and rival company director Yoo Jin Woo (Lee Soo Hyuk). Watching the usually cool and composed Jin Woo get into a slap fight in the back seat of a car with Min Suk was priceless, as was the scene where the two of them ended up in bed together. – Only 만

“Doctor Stranger” 

When “Doctor Stranger” was serious, it was painfully melodramatic, and head smacking stupid. If only the writers had chosen to stick with the comedy, which was consistently hilarious. North Korean surgeon, Hoon (Lee Jong Suk) has great comedic rapport with a recurring gangster character who is nickel and dimed by Hoon for his services (Episode 2) before returning the favour when Hoon needs his help (Episode 13).

Hoon also has a brief friendship of sorts with his rival, Jae Joon (Park Hae Jin) in Episode 13, during which Jae Joon complains that Hoon has served him the worst coffee he has ever tasted. Hoon takes offense and has a sip before spitting it onto the floor then stamping on it for good measure.

However, the best scene of the series was the morning after a work drinking party. In Episode 11, various characters wake up horrified with who they find themselves in bed with. Every reveal is hilariously punctuated by one character screaming in English, “OH MY GOD!”  – Junggugeo Kaenada 중국어 캐나다

“Fated to Love You”

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It only took the opening scene of “Fated to Love You” to convince me to recap the whole show. Insane chaebol Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk) struts his way onto the set of a commercial, pushes the model aside, and shows everyone on set how to properly wash your hair in a jungle. Jang Hyuk’s abs notwithstanding, this fantastic sequence was only the first of many to grace “Fated to Love You”.

Off the top of my head, I can think of such off-the-wall moments as Lee Gun doing karaoke with a gang of ahjummas (singing a Jang Hyuk song, no less), Lee Gun and Mi Young (Jang Nara) sneaking out to meet each other dressed as high schoolers, Secretary Tak begging to be spanked in appreciation of a job well done, Lee Gun sneaking into Mi Young’s art exhibition to the tune of “Inspector Gadget”, Lee Gun and his half-brother Lee Yong battling with ice and fire. I could go on, or you could read our fantastic recaps. –  Only

“The Heirs”

Park Shin Hye’s non-stop water works and Lee Min Ho’s parade of terrible sweaters could be construed as comedy. However, if we were to stick to intentional comedy, Episode 5 was one of the best.

In this single episode, there was Tan’s (Lee Min Ho) harassment of Eun Sang (Park Shin Hye) for her phone number, Bo Na’s (Krystal) delusional fear that her boyfriend and Tan will come to blows over her, Young Do’s (Kim Woo Bin) mocking display of ineffectual roadblocking of Eun Sang, and last, but not least, the bitch showdown between Tan and Young Do. Too bad the entire series wasn’t this jam packed with entertainment. – Junggugeo Kaenada

Emergency Couple

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While the show didn’t break new ground in its use of well-worn tropes, “Emergency Couple” took some old ideas in comedic directions that lesser shows feared to go. Evil moms went to a new level with the hilarious tantrum of the Evil Mom (Park Joon Geum) in episode 4, where she threw herself into the surf to get the attention of her neglectful husband. Bickering exes went to the point of throwing pee in each other’s faces (good thing it’s sterile). And a love triangle almost completed all sides when Chang Min (Choi Jin Hyuk) “felt weird” about his rival, Cheon Soo (Lee Pil Mo) in the shower.

My favourite moment came after a crowded elevator ride with the two leads ended up with an inconvenient boner for Chang Min. Watching Chang Min hop around the hospital, brief as it was, had me howling. – Only

“My Love From the Stars”

Song Yi’s (Jeon Ji Hyeon) epic drunken meltdown in Episode 11 is the stuff of legend. By the time she is slapping the door of neighbour, Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun) to offer her sparkly high heels to him, I was rolling on the ground.

A more subtle, recurring joke involves Song Yi’s starstruck brother, Yoon Jae (Ahn Jae Hyeon). Yoon Jae starts out as the sulky teenage brother, only to fall in love with Min Joon after finding out about their shared love of astronomy, and the fact that Min Joon is an extraterrestrial alien. Yoon Jae goes from trying to protect his sister from Min Joon to fighting for his attention, all the while insisting that his sister does not deserve Min Joon.

Even creepy psychopath, Jae Kyung was hilarious, but only after one finds out that the actor who plays him usually does musical theatre. – Junggugeo Kaenada

Readers: which K-drama moment had you in stitches?

Chortle your way through the Comments below.


  1. Love the article, although I was so annoyed with Heirs and Dr Stranger to actually appreciate the humor in it. Those two drama where just a mess.


    1. I agree with you on Heirs. I didn’t watch enough of Dr Stranger to appreciate anything about it. I guess JK needed something to laugh about while watching that mess.


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