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Looking for romantic K-dramas? This list includes 17 best rom-com Korean dramas and will help you choose your next favorite series! Watch these series after coming home from a hard, stressful day at work or studying.
17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas
17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas

Looking for romantic K-dramas? This list includes 17 best rom-com Korean dramas and will help you choose your next favorite series! Watch these series after coming home from a hard, stressful day at work or studying. Oh, and don’t forget to watch trailers and vote on the poll!

Also, Don’t forget to check out 17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas | Part 2, the second part of this article!

17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas:

  1. What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim? (16 episodes)
  2. Love Alarm (8 episodes)
  3. Touch Your Heart (16 episodes)
  4. Jugglers (16 episodes)
  5. Hotel Del Luna (16 episodes)
  6. When the Camellia Blooms (40 episodes)
  7. Her Private Life (16 episodes)
  8. Extraordinary You (32 episodes)
  9. The Tale of Nokdu (32 episodes)
  10. Romance Is A Bonus Book (16 episodes)
  11. Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung (40 episodes)
  12. The Secret Life of My Secretary (32 episodes)
  13. Abyss (16 episodes)
  14. High-End Crush (20 episodes)
  15. Melting Me Softly (16 episodes)
  16. Wok of Love (38 episodes)
  17. That Man Oh Soo (16 episodes)

17. That Man Oh Soo

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That Man Oh Soo | 17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas Part 1 | kdramaplanet

The Korean drama Evergreen, also called That Man Oh Soo, is a light fantasy rom-com, so you better don’t expect it to be as heavy as series like Goblin. Yet, you will love it for its cuteness, lovable characters, and bromance!

The drama tells the story of an IT company technician, cafe owner, and barista – you will love his character! Here you will also find a twist – he is the guardian of a magical tree. He can understand people’s emotions and can make them fall in love. As you have already guessed, he also will not be able to escape the power of love. It’s a rom-com, how the protagonist can escape the love, haha.

Starring:

  • Kim So Eun as Seo Yoo Ri
  • Lee Jong Hyun as Oh Soo

16. Wok of Love

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Wok of Love – 17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas | kdramaplanet

If you are looking for a feel-good series with a unique storyline, check out Wok of Love! Like many rom-coms in this list, it doesn’t ask that much of its viewers. It’s fun and entertaining to watch and covers an unusual topic! The story tells about couples where men are younger than women. And it makes it stand out from many other series.

The K-drama revolves around two different people. A star chef who ends up failing and a girl who lives a privileged life are the protagonists. They come together, and big changes in their lives begin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icjEUeBrnQo

Starring:

  • Lee Jun Ho as Seo Poong
  • Jang Hyuk as Doo Chil Seong
  • Jung Ryeo Won as Dan Sae Woo

15. Melting Me Softly

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Melting Me Softly – 17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas | kdramaplanet

Are you looking for a K-drama involving science and fantasy elements? If this is the case, you should give it a shot! If you want to see wonderful chemistry between good-looking leads, choose Melting Me Softly.

It tells us the story of a man and a woman who take part in a new program called “24-Hour Frozen Human Project”. The aim of the show is to freeze two chosen people for 24 hours. Unfortunately, they don’t come out of their freezing chambers after a day! The protagonists wake up only 20 years later, so their relatives have aged, but they are still young!


Starring:

  • Ji Chang Wook as Ma Dong Chan
  • Won Jin Ah as Go Mi Ran
  • Yoon Se Ah as Na Ha Young

14. High-End Crush

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High-End Crush – 17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas | kdramaplanet

If you are not against the story full of cliches and stereotypical characters, give a try to this K-drama. High-End Crush is cute and funny, you don’t have to take it too seriously – sit back and enjoy the rom-com!

A love story between an arrogant but successful handsome CEO of a company and a beautiful girl. Seems quite similar to stories in many other dramas, yeah? The girl isn’t even close to that level of success. Nevertheless, she wants neither success nor money. She turns down the offer of SEO as if doesn’t need someone’s help. That’s where the attraction begins.

Starring:

  • Jung Il Woo as Choi Se Hoon
  • Jin Se Yeon as Yoo Yi Ryeong

13. Abyss

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Abyss – 17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas | kdramaplanet

If you are seeking for an original story with many interesting plot twists, watch Abyss! Here, you will see fantasy, action, and of course romance and comedy.

The Korean drama revolves around a man and a woman who died due to different tragic accidents. Yet, they both come back to life due to a soul-reviving marble. Now they are in different appearances – based on how good their spirits were in the previous life. Luckily, they meet each other and investigate this magical incident. What’s more, something more blooms between them!

Starring:

  • Park Bo Young as Go Se Yeon
  • Ahn Hyo Seop as Cha Min

12. The Secret Life of My Secretary

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The Secret Life of My Secretary – 17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas | kdramaplanet

It may seem that The Secret Life of My Secretary doesn’t have an extraordinary plot. Yet, if you are looking for a rom-com (and this list is exactly about them), you will enjoy its simplicity. There are not that many twists and trappings.

It centers on a cold-hearted chief at a Mobile Media company and his secretary. The boss stays mean despite the fact that the girl is diligent and obedient. Can an office romance start between them?

Starring:

  • Kim Young Kwang as Do Min Ik
  • Jin Ki Joo as Jung Gal Hee
  • Kim Jae Kyung as Veronica Park


11. Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung

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Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung – 17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas | kdramaplanet

Do you want to watch a cute drama with believable romance? What if it’s mixed with some tragedy, action, as well as comedic moments? Moreover, if you are a fan of the visual aspects of shows, Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung will be a perfect choice for you!

This Korean series takes you to the beginning of the 19th century. You will dive into the story of a woman who wants to become a palace historian. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy, as women are not allowed to write historical records. It’s the 19th century, Joseon! The K-drama will not only tell about her struggles on her way to becoming a female palace historian. It will tell us about her romance story with Prince Lee Rim.

Starring:

  • Shin Se Kyung as Goo Hae Ryung 
  • Cha Eun Woo as Prince Yi Rim
  • Lee Ji Hoon as Officer Min Woo
  • Park Ki Woong as Crown Prince Yi Jin

10. Romance Is A Bonus Book

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Romance Is a Bonus Book – 17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas | kdramaplanet

Do you prefer simple storytelling where everything builds up gradually? There’s no unnecessary nerve-wracking plot twists and unbearable antagonists. Instead, here you will see beautiful cinematography and a lot of references to books.

Romance Is A Bonus Book introduces us to Cha Eun Ho, a handsome and successful writer and chief editor. He has a friend from childhood – Kang Dan Yi, a popular copywriter in the past. However, now she is a divorced woman and a single mother. Hence, she is an unemployed worker who cannot find any job, no matter how hard she tries. One day she decides to lie about her background. In that way, she finally gets a temporary job under the same roof as her childhood friend. No one knows what their relationship may evolve into.

Starring:

  • Lee Na Young as Kang Dan Yi
  • Lee Jong Suk as Cha Eun Ho
  • Jung Yoo Jin as Song Hae Rin
  • Wi Ha Joon as Ji Seo Joon

9. The Tale of Nokdu

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The Tale of Nokdu – 17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas | kdramaplanet

This Korean rom-com centers on Jeon Nok Du, an awesome swordsman living on an island. One day, a group of female assassins attacks his relatives, so he chases after one of them. That’s the first time when he meets Dong Dong Ju, a girl whom he saves from trouble, not letting her shoot the King. Then, he continues to chase after the assassin into a widowed village and even has to disguise as a woman. That’s where he meets Dong Dong Ju again.

The Tale of Nokdu differs from the rest of the dramas on the list. It’s some other level of rom-com K-drama – it will make you feel a wide range of emotions.

Starring:

  • Jang Dong Yoon as Jeon Nok Du
  • Kim So Hyun as Dong Dong Joo
  • Kang Tae Oh as Cha Yool Mu


8. Extraordinary You

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Extraordinary You – 17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas | kdramaplanet

This K-drama tells the story of a high-school student who suffers from lifelong heart disease. That means that there’s not much time left for her to live.
On top of that, she starts to experience gaps in her memory. Soon, she finds out the reason for her unhappy teenage life – she is a character in a comic! What’s more – she is only a supporting character. Will she be able to change the course of her future predetermined by the author and even find her true love?

Extraordinary You is based on the web-comic series “July Found by Chance” written by Moo Ryoo. If you love the “forbidden love” type of rom-coms, this one is for you!

Starring:

  • Kim Hye Yoon as Eun Dan Oh
  • Ro Woon as Ha Ru / “Number 13”
  • Lee Jae Wook as Baek Kyung
  • Lee Na Eun as Yeo Joo Da
  • Jung Gun Joo as Lee Do Hwa
  • Kim Young Dae as Oh Nam Joo

7. Her Private Life

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Her Private Life – 17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas | kdramaplanet

You still can’t choose your next Korean rom-com drama? If you are looking for a heartwarming series with kisses that will give you goosebumps, this one is for you! Yet, don’t expect anything too serious and super unexpected here.

Her Private Life is about a girl who is a curator at an art gallery. That’s what she does during her working hours. Do you wonder what she is doing when she is not working? She is a devoted fan of an idol group member! She secretly runs a fansite about him. Because of her passion, she even broke up several times. One day, she meets the new director of the art gallery! He is a famous painter in the past who doesn’t have any interest in others. Yet, things change when he gets to know our female lead.

Starring:

  • Park Min Young as Sung Duk Mi
  • Kim Jae Wook as Ryan Gold
  • Ahn Bo Hyun as Nam Eun Gi
  • Park Jin Joo as Lee Sun Joo


6. When the Camellia Blooms

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When the Camellia Blooms – 17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas | kdramaplanet

The Korean romantic drama follows the story of a single mother. She moves to a small town and starts running the bar-restaurant Camellia. Some time passes, and her business isn’t going well. Moreover, she can’t communicate quite well with the community there. Luckily, later she meets a police officer who falls in love with her at first sight. They both are going through many obstacles on their way.

Do you like stories focused on mothers-children relationships? Then this well-written story is definitely for you. When the Camellia Blooms is about the hardships and sacrifices you have to go through to protect your child, and about romance as well.

Starring:

  • Gong Hyo Jin as Oh Dong Baek
  • Kang Ha Neul as Hwang Yong Shik
  • Kim Ji Suk as Kang Jong Ryul

5. Hotel Del Luna

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Horel Del Luna – 17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas | Hotel Del Luna

The tvN Korean drama, Hotel Del Luna, revolves around an unusual hotel located in the heart of Seoul. The hotel has stood for centuries! A greedy soul runs this establishment. Cursed for a sin she cannot even recall, Man Wol is destined to run this peculiar hotel forever. She can escape this fate only if she finds someone who committed a much worse crime than she did. One day, Chang Sun appears – he must manage the establishment because his dad made a deal many years ago.

If you prefer dramas with exceptionally beautiful cinematography, and you want to see famous names of the cast, look no further. Watching this series, you will see how this one is free from the usual k-drama cliches. On the contrary, it adds the least visited genre of horror. However, it may not seem very interesting for everyone. The series may not have some depth, but it’s an enjoyable watch for your eyes. Twists and turns will also keep you on the edge of your seat.

Starring:

  • IU as Jang Man Wol
  • Yeo Jin Goo as Goo Chan Sung


4. Jugglers

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Jugglers – 17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas | kdramaplanet

This drama is an office rom-com. It tells us the story of an obedient diligent secretary and a boss who thinks only of himself. Yoon-Yi has been working as a secretary for 5 years but loses her position after one incident. Her boss’s wife mistakenly assumes she is in some kind of relationship with him. However, the boss doesn’t make any attempt to explain the situation to cover up his other love affair. As a result, his devoted secretary is forced to wait for a new position. After some time, Yoon-Yi is sent to work with the new boss, who doesn’t even want to socialize with people. That’s where the new chapter of her life begins.

Jugglers is a good rom-com if you don’t expect much from it. Yet, it’s a good watch for rom-com fans.

Starring:

  • Choi Daniel as Nam Chi Won
  • Baek Jin Hee as Jwa Yoon Yi
  • Lee Won Keun as Hwang Bo Yool
  • Kang Hye Jung as Wang Jung Ae


3.Touch Your Heart

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Touch Your Heart – 17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas | kdramaplanet

This Korean rom-com centers on Oh Yoon Seo, a famous actress. Her acting career suffers tremendously when she gets involved in a scandal with the son from a rich family. That’s also when she hears that a popular screenwriter wants her to star in his drama and play the lead role. However, she must gain experience first. Her character works as a lawyer’s secretary, so she must work as a secretary in a law firm for a couple of months. That’s when we meet a new character – a self-centered and cold-hearted attorney.

As you see, Touch Your Heart has a pattern like several others from the list – a self-centered man falls in love with his secretary. Classic again. You can see that quite often in rom-coms. Yet, it has one of the most perfect casts, OSTs, and it makes you happy!

Starring:

  • Lee Dong Wook as Kwon Jung Rok
  • Yoo In Na as Oh Yoon Seo
  • Lee Sang Woo as Kim Se Won

2. Love Alarm

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Love Alarm – 17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas | kdramaplanet

This Korean rom-com is one of the best and is the least typical drama on the list. Not only it tells us about high technology and how it affects us but also portrays homosexuality. This is quite unusual for Korean dramas. You will dive into a wide range of emotional diversity. You will see embarrassment, anxiety, denial, and acceptance. Yet, prepare for somehow frustrating romance.

This Netflix K-drama has quite an interesting plot. It tells us about the changes in society after the creation of a cellphone app called Love Alarm. When activated, the app shows if someone likes you within 10 meters distance. Yes, you can see how many people like you. But there’s no specific information on who in particular those people are. Kim Jo Jo, our female lead, doesn’t download the app. Her phone is quite old for such a new app. At the same time, the story introduces us to a popular male student who attends the same school as Kim Jo Jo. The popular handsome guy from a wealthy family – his phone doesn’t stop ringing showing the likes. His best friend also attends that same school. Soon, the love triangle forms.

Starring:

  • Kim So Hyun as Kim Jo Jo
  • Jung Ga Ram as Lee Hye Yeong
  • Song Kang as Hwang Sun Oh


1. What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?

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What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim? – 17 Best Rom-Com Korean Dramas | kdramaplanet

The new Korean drama based on the webtoon “Kimbiseoga Wae Geureolgga” by Jung Kyung Yoon, What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim, tells the love story between a self-absorbed vice president of a company and his diligent secretary. She has been working for him for more than 9 years! However, now she wants to set a family, focus on her private life. So, the secretary decides to resign. This decision arises many questions between the boss and her. Can something more than a work relationship develop this time?

The story in this rom-com K-drama is somewhat cliché – a rich guy (usually a company owner), falls in love with a poor girl who is working all the time to pay her or her parents’ debts. It’s like a classic. Yet, it’s still an enjoyable watch, we all love these classic romance-comedy stories, don’t we?

Starring:

  • Park Min Young as Kim Mi So
  • Park Seo Joon as Lee Young Joon
  • Lee Tae Hwan as Lee Sung Yeon

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