Top 10 best romantic Korean dramas you should not miss

You will be absolutely hooked on these 10 K-dramas!

Although Korean dramas are increasingly developing and getting more diverse nowadays, perhaps romance is still the most popular genre. Recently, the famous website Ranker held a poll titled “Best romantic Korean dramas” and attracted nearly 180,000 votes. Let’s see which are the most outstanding romance series as picked by fans of K-dramas around the world!

Top 10: W – 2 Worlds (Lee Jong Suk, Han Hyo Joo)

W – Two Worlds is a fantasy romance about a female doctor in the real world and the male lead of a webtoon written by her father. After she enters the world of the comic, things take a turn and the characters’ fates experience various changes. 

Towards the end, W goes downhill plot-wise, but thanks to the double visuals of Han Hyo Joo and Lee Jong Suk, W is still well-loved. The drama has even secured a position in this poll for 5 years straight.

W - 2 Worlds (Lee Jong Suk, Han Hyo Joo)

Top 9: Moon Lovers (Lee Jun Ki, IU, Kang Ha Neul)

In Moon Lovers, Hae Soo is a modern-day makeup artist who unexpectedly travels back to the Goryeo era due to an accident. While finding a way to return to her own era, Hae Soo gradually becomes acquainted with the princes of Goryeo kingdom. She especially develops romantic feelings for the 8th Prince and the 4th Prince. Hae Soo also goes through a lot of pain and sorrow in her life. 

Moon Lovers is one of the most romantic yet heartbreaking Korean dramas. 5 years after the drama ended, fans still wish for a season 2 of Moon Lovers starring IU and Lee Jun Ki to get a happy ending. 

Moon Lovers (Lee Jun Ki, IU

Top 8: While You Were Sleeping (Lee Jong Suk, Suzy)

While You Were Sleeping centers on three young adults who are not related, but all have the ability to foresee the future through their strange dreams. After they meet, they team up to change and prevent unfortunate events from happening. During this process, love blossoms, and a special friendship between the three also develops. The natural chemistry between Lee Jong Suk, Suzy and Jung Hae In makes While You Were Sleeping even more enjoyable.

While You Were Sleeping (Lee Jong Suk, Suzy)

Top 7: Psycho But It’s Okay (Kim Soo Hyun, Seo Ye Ji)

Besides romance, It’s Okay To Not Be Okay is also a touching and healing story about people with past traumas and mental health struggles. The love story between children book’s author Go Moon Young and community health worker Moon Kang Tae is not only fun and interesting to watch, but also incredibly moving. Moon Kang Tae not only loves but also helps Go Moon Young heal the emotional wounds that have weighed heavily on her heart and soul for years. 

Psycho But It's Okay (Kim Soo Hyun, Seo Ye Ji)

Top 6: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk)

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo is an adorable and sweet love story set in school between the rising weightlifter Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) and the swimming heartthrob Jung Joon Hyung (Nam Joo Hyuk). Despite having a handsome look that makes many girls fall for him, Joon Hyung only likes to tease and mess around with his childhood friend Kim Bok Joo, making her try to run away many times. Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk’s on-screen chemistry is so cute that fans enthusiastically “sailed the ship” for the two of them in real life and the couple actually dated for a while, unfortunately, they broke up not long after.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk)

Top 5: Goblin (Gong Yoo, Kim Go Eun)

Goblin depicts a myth-like romance between a lonely thousand-year-old Goblin and a girl who was destined to be the Goblin’s bride. The two fall in love after going through various obstacles and hardships, but fate has arranged for them to part ways, as it is the duty of the Goblin’s bride to help Goblin end his lengthy life. Goblin has become a legendary hit across Asia after its release. The drama is fun, romantic, thrilling and unique, making the audience unable to take their eyes off.


Top 4: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young, Park Hyung Sik)

“Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” is a great pick if you want cute dramas that are both funny and intriguing. The film tells the story of a girl with innate superpowers named Do Bong Soon. She was chosen by chance to safeguard an attractive but weak director. After joining the same team, the two gradually fell in love with each other and stood by each other in every situation. Park Bo Young and Park Hyung Sik have become the audience’s dream couple after this work.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Top 3: Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (Shin Min Ah, Kim Seon Ho)

The story of dentist Yoon Hye Jin with him “Hong banjang” – Hong Du Sik in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is already too familiar to fans of Korean drama in 2021. The film is both lightheartedly funny and profoundly philosophical, with a healing storyline that has kept audiences glued to their screens for 16 episodes.

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Top 2: What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim? (Park Seo Joon, Park Min Young)

“What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?” will always be among the best dramas when it comes to melodrama that makes a lasting effect on K-dramaholics. The drama is about the relationship from colleague to lover of handsome vice president Lee Young Joon and his beautiful secretary Kim Mi So. The excellent chemistry of the duo Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young is also crucial in making the viewers feel in love with this work.

Top 2: What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?

Top 1: Crash Landing on You (Hyun Bin, Son Ye Jin)

And the winner of this poll is Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin’s Crash Landing on You. Of course, the love tale between South Korean chaebol Yoon Se Ri and North Korean soldier Ri Jung Hyuk captivated the audience’s hearts. More significantly, the great chemistry of this same-age couple pushes the work to a new level. Notably, right after this drama ended, Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin also officially publicly dated and became one of the most beautiful couples in Kbiz.

Crash Landing on You

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