List of K-Dramas With The Theme of Soul Switching: ‘Big’, ‘Secret Garden’, and More


Enjoy These Entertaining and Hilarious Soul Switching K- Dramas

If you are a fan of Korean drama? If you answered yes, then these Korean dramas can satisfy your addiction. One of the most favorite themes in Korean dramas is soul switching. These fictional dramas are full of funny and enjoyable scenes. Other than the funny scenes, most of them are also full of moral lessons about being in another person and being considerate toward the other person. One of the most notable soul switching dramas is Secret Garden. In this article, Channel-Korea will talk about K-dramas that explore the theme of soul switching. So, stay tuned!

KBS’ Big

KBS’ Big is the first television series by Gong Yoo since being discharged from the military service. Big was aired on KBS2 from June 4th to July 24th, 2012, as a special Monday-Tuesday TV series. Big consisted of 16 episodes and gained an average rating of 8.5 – 8.7%. Big was also aired in Japan and other Asian countries. The drama was enjoyable during its early episodes but heavily criticized for the final episode. The original soundtrack of the series was released on July 27th, 2012.

Main Cast

Gong Yoo as Kang Kyung-joon/Seo Yoon-jae

Lee Min-jung as Gil Da-ran

Bae Suzy as Jang Ma-ri


A substitute teacher, Gil Da-ran, struggles to get her teaching certificate. She has an unfortunate accident involving a doctor, Seo Yoon-jae. Feeling guilty for causing the accident, he treats her until she recovers from the accident. The doctor and patient surprisingly decide to get married. As the marriage ceremony is getting closer, Seo Yoon-jae is becoming less approachable to Gil Da-ran. Meanwhile, in school, Gil Da-ran meets a transfer student from the United States, Kang Kyung-joon who treats everyone badly except for the substitute teacher. One day, Seo Yoon-jae and Kang Kyung-hoon get into a car accident at a bridge. Both of them are plunged into the water. Kang Kyung-hoon ends up in a coma while his spirit is transferred to Seo Yoon-jae’s body. The drama’s main attraction is the funny scenes between a high school student’s spirit in Gong Yoo’s body who is in a relationship with Lee Min-jung. Gong Yoo must be credited for his cute acting skills while trying to please Lee Min-jung.

Concept: Soul switching between an adult man and a teenager

Jang Ma-ri came all the way from the United States to Korea looking for her boyfriend Kang Kyung-joon. Kang Kyung-joon deliberately left her in the United States because he hates seeing her. Jang Ma-ri goes to his school and meets Kang Kyung-joon in Seo Yoon-jae’s body. Kang Jyung-joon is able to talk freely to Jang Ma-ri because he is trapped in Seo Yoon-jae body. However, she nearly catches him because he acts like Kang Kyung-joon.

Kang Kyung-hoon tells his teacher about a password and the reason behind setting the password. The password is his own birthday and he tells the teacher about the date. However, Gil Da-ran can’t remember anything about the password. Feeling disappointed, Kang Kyung-hoon goes to his room while mumbling about his teacher’s lack of memory.

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SBS’ Secret Garden

Secret Garden is a highly successful SBS television series. It was aired from November 13th, 2010 to January 16th, 2011, every Saturday and Sunday night. It was aired for a total of 20 episodes. Secret Garden earned an average rating of 24.3-24.4%. The last episode had the highest rating, from 31.4 – 35.2%. Secret Garden received numerous awards both at the 2010 SBS Drama Awards and the 47th Paeksang Arts Awards.

Main Cast

Ha Ji-won as Gil Ra-im

Hyun Bin as Kim Joo-won

Yoon Sang-hyun as Choi Woo-young

Kim Sa-rang as Yoon Seul


Gil Ra-im, a poor stuntwoman, accidentally meets rich guy, Kim Joo-won. Kim Joo-won is the CEO of a high-end department store and he looks down at the poor stuntwoman. When they meet, both constantly bicker at each other. However, Kim Joo-won soon finds himself stunned by her coolness and starts getting interested in her. He always thinks about her and decides to pursue her. Initially, she despises him but gradually develops feelings for the handsome CEO. Kim Jo-woon and Gil Ra-im start seeing each other. Kim Joo-won’s mother develops negative feelings for the stuntwoman and decides to go against their relationship. The situation gets complicated when they meet in a garden and switch bodies several times.

Hyun Bin received praise for his role as an arrogant CEO and feminine man. The scenes where both actors switch bodies and interact with each other are very funny and enjoyable.

Concept: Soul switching between lovers

One of the most memorable scenes is when Hyun Bin and Ha Ji-won do couple’s exercises together. Ha Ji-won holds his feet while Hyun Bin does sit-ups. The scene is very romantic especially when the original soundtrack is played in the background.

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Naver TV Cast’s The Miracle

The Miracle is a Naver TV Cast mini-series aired from December 12th to December 26th, 2016 for a total of 12 episodes.


Hong Yoon-hwa as Kwon Shi-yeon

Kim Na-hyun as Kwon Shi-ah

Kim Dong-hyun as Ban Hae-sung

Yang Hak-jin as Han Gyo-seok

Lee Yong-nyeo as tarot card reader


Kwon Shi-ah is a beautiful, popular girl and a member of a famous girl group who has everything from beauty to popularity. Her twin sister, Kwon Shi-yeon, has a bigger body and is a subject of ridicule in her school. She finds comfort in staying at home and broadcasting her own internet broadcast channel. She goes out from her comfort zone only to visit a mysterious tarot card reader. The tarot card reader gives her a tarot card every day. One day, the condition is turned the other way around, Kwon Shi-yeon wakes up in Kwon Shi-ah’s body while Kwon Shi-ah wakes up in Kwon Shi-yeon’s body. The situation becomes more complicated as their crushes interact with them.

Concept: Soul switching between sisters

Its the morning after Kwon Shi-yeon visited the tarot card reader. The sisters wake up in a hospital and realize something strange. They scream when they realize that they have switched bodies. Later, Kwon Shi-ah worries about her upcoming comeback performance concert. She asks her sister to practice dancing, especially group dancing. She scolds Kwon Shi-yeon for ignoring her dance instructions. Rather than practicing idol style dance moves, she practices her own dance moves, the dorky style dance.

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SBS’ Please Comeback Soon-ae

Please Come Back, Soon-Ae is a Korean television series aired on SBS from July 12th to August 31st, 2006. It was aired every Wednesday and Thursday for 16 episodes. Several remakes were made in Russian, Indonesian, and Philippine versions.

Main Cast

Shim Hye-jin as Heo Soon-ae

Park jin-hee as Han Cho-eun

Lee Jae-hwang as Jang Hyeon-woo

Yoon Da-hoon as Yoon Il-seok


Heo Soon-ae is a 40-year-old devoted wife to her pilot husband Yoon Il-seok. She lives with her son and her mother-in-law in their home. One day, she discovers that her pilot husband has an affair with a younger woman, the 28-year-old flight attendant Han Cho-eun. Han Cho-eun confronts Heo Soon-ae and asks her to divorce Yoon Il-seok so she can marry him and take her place. They argue in a car and head to the airport to meet Yoon Il-seok. Both of them want Yoon Il-seok to decide the woman that he wants to be with. Suddenly, they get into an accident and their souls switch places. The devoted wife is trapped in the younger flight attendant’s body while Han Cho-eun’s is trapped in Heo Soon-ae’s body. They realize their situation and must learn to live the other person’s life.

Concept: Soul switching between devoted wife with seductive woman

One of the most memorable scenes is the one where Han Cho-eun confronts Heo Soon-ae. The scene was taken at a beautiful beachside area.

Watch all episodes of Please Comeback Soon-ae online