[HanCinema's News] 10 Romantic K-Dramas That Will Make You Believe in Love Again
By Ishani Sarkar | Published on
Korean dramas produce innumerable romances but not all of them hit the right spot when it comes to feels. While some go overboard with the tropes, others lean more towards unbearable love triangles. However, there are some K-Dramas that are a perfect blend of all things bright and beautiful. Here are 10 romantic K-Dramas that will make you believe in love again!
If there's any K-Drama that will go down in history as one of the most loved dramas ever, it is definitely "Goblin". Starring Gong Yoo and Kim Go-eun, this romance transcends time and space and makes its place in viewers' hearts forever. If you haven't watched "Goblin" yet, expect supernatural defiance of fate, God and Time, all in favour of eternal love between an immortal Goblin and his bride.
One of the sweetest yet tear-jerking romances of recent times is definitely "Crash Landing on You" which tells the story of love beyond borders. Son Ye-jin plays South Korean business Mogul Yoon Se-ri and Hyun Bin plays North Korean soldier Ri Jeong-hyeok. The love story that ensues is one for the books.
Another romantic drama set in the Army, "Descendants of the Sun" is iconic in terms of love stories. Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo's chemistry was truly off the charts and it translated into the sweetest romances in the history of K-Dramas.
The 2020 drama "It's Okay to Not Be Okay" does love in a much different way than the rest, creating a pathway for healing out of it. Seo Ye-ji and Kim Soo-hyun were the perfect picks for this drama and their incredible talent took the drama to a whole other dimension. Oh Jung-se in particular, was a driving force in the drama and the brotherly love between the characters of Moon Kang-tae and Moon Sang-tae will reinforce your faith in humanity and love beyond anything else.
This drama will definitely make you feel emotions you never even imagined you were capable of and the ending might leave you heartbroken but the journey is completely worth the pain. Once again, this love story defies the bounds of reality in a fantastical teleportation across timelines. With a star-studded cast from Lee Joon-gi, IU, Kang Ha-neul to Nam Joo-hyuk, this one's a must-watch.
If you're looking for a romantic-comedy, the following dramas are right up your alley. "Shopping King Louis" stars Seo In-guk and Nam Ji-hyun who go from being stuck together unfortunately to being stuck at the hip out of love. The hilarity and the tenderness of it all makes this drama unforgettable.
Park Seo-joon and Kim Ji-won's most popular K-Drama "Fight My Way"is the most adorable version of childhood friends to lovers. However, the story also revolves around many other forms of love, including self love which make it stand out.
Fantasy, romance, comedy and action all in one, "Strong Woman Do Bong-soon" needs no introduction other than the fact that it is easily one of the best K-Dramas to come out of the industry. There is also an underlying serial killer mystery which will keep you hooked until the very end.
Two of the most successful, popular and most talented Hallyu stars came together for this drama. Lee Min-ho and Jun Ji-hyun have unmatched chemistry and Jun Ji-hyun's comedic timing in particular is just the cherry on top. Don't be surprised because there are way too many supernatural elements here that will keep you on your toes, trying to figure it all out.
"What's Wrong With Secretary Kim?"
Park Seo-joon is the undisputed king of romance for a reason. "What's Wrong With Secretary Kim" shows just how two people who are meant to be together make all the effort to do so. It is not as much fate as true will and this drama will leave you feeling all the butterflies. Starring Park Min-young opposite Park Seo-joon, this pairing is a dream.
Ishani Sarkar is a Hallyu journalist with over 4 years of experience in writing about Korean Entertainment, editing and managing content as well as conducting interviews with Korean artists. She's a student of Literature but a learner for life, seeking small but certain means of happiness. Ishani Sarkar can be reached at email@example.com.