Romance is something that draws us all in. No matter how averse to the idea we may appear to be, everyone craves that vulnerability and emotion deep within. What else would explain the staggering popularity of romantic dramas? Now, with the Korean Wave taking over, K-dramas have entered the scene of romantic movies and dramas as well. The plethora of edits and posts about the most adorable K-drama couples is enough to prove me right. So, if you want to catch up on this wave, take a look at some of the most famous romantic K-dramas people are going gaga over.
1. Crash Landing On You
The drama series is about a businesswoman and heiress from South Korea who accidentally finds herself having landed in North Korea after a storm while she was paragliding. She encounters an army captain there, they fall in love, and what follows is their journey while coping with the divides between their countries. It is the third highest rated TV Korean drama.
2. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
It’s Okay To Not Be Okay features a story of romance blossoming between a health worker in a children’s psychiatric ward and an author who writes for children. It was labelled one of the best international TV shows of 2020 by the New York Times.
3. Descendants Of The Sun
This is a story about an army captain and a professional surgeon who fall in love with each other but cannot be together because of their professions. The drama was named the most popular show of the year by the Korea Broadcasting Advertising Corporation.
4. What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?
Boss-secretary romances may sound cliched, but not this one. A bond develops between the vice-chairman of a company and his secretary when he finds out his secretary is about to leave her post and makes all efforts to make her stay. The show won a number of accolades at the 11th Korea Drama Awards.
5. My Secret Romance
The drama follows Jin-Wook and Yoo-Mi as they get entangled in a number of mishaps and misunderstandings, eventually falling in love. The show was the first romance drama by the distributor OCN.
6. The Bride of Habaek
This is an unusual romance between a psychiatrist and a narcissistic ‘God’ who are meant to be with each other, and events ensure that that happens. The drama was based on a book named ‘Bride of the Water God’ by Yoon Mi-Kyung.
7. Romance Is A Bonus Book
The story revolves around a young and gifted author and editor who gets involved with a woman who is an equally successful copywriter, in the course of events. A cherishable bond develops between them, making the show one of the most loved K-dramas.
8. Something In The Rain
A relationship blooms between a single woman and her best friend’s brother when they reunite after long. Something In The Rain is available on Netflix and also on Disney+.
9. Chicago Typewriter
The plot is about three people who lived under Japanese occupation during the 1930s, and are reincarnated. One of them is a once-famous writer while another is a huge fan of theirs. An endearing bond blossoms between the three characters as they try to figure out their relations to and connections with each other.
A romance drama about college students, Heartstrings is about a young couple who go through a series of hurdles and eventually come to terms with their feelings for each other and are prepared to go the distance for that love. This awfully adorable show won a number of accolades.
11. Fight For My Way
This show is about four people who have always been treated as underdogs and are on a quest to change that. Among the four, two are friends since ages who begin to realise their romantic feelings for each other. Fight For My Way topped the TV popularity index when it was running.
12. While You Were Sleeping
The drama revolves around three individuals who have the ability to see things far into the future in their dreams. To stop ominous things from happening, they come together time and again. How the plot unfolds is for you to discover.
13. Empress Ki
Empress Ki is a historical drama as the name suggests. It is about a royal woman who is forced to give up on her first love in order to retain her power and stature. The show is a tender exploration into the character of the Empress who is torn between her emotions and materialistic ambitions.
14. Marriage, Not Dating
A playful romantic drama that deals with the question of marriage as a norm in society. A shop executive and plastic surgeon, both of whom have different expectations from life, meet and come to be involved in each others’ lives.
15. Go Back Couple
Based on a webtoon series, Go Back Couple is about a couple married and parents together who go through a rough patch in their relationship. Things take a turn when they suddenly find themselves transported back in time when they wake up as 20-something university students.
We hope you enjoy watching these most famous romantic K-dramas as much as us!