Avid K-drama fans are always on the lookout for light-hearted romcoms, and they are witnessing numerous popular ones. In the past couple of years, many Korean romcoms have taken a permanent place in the fans’ hearts. They have popular stars, and some of whom have cemented their position as best romcom K-drama leads.
Be it for a weekend binge or a source of comfort after a hectic day, K-drama romcoms are the way to go for many viewers. In fact, many romcoms have gone on to become iconic dramas, winning commercial and critically acclaimed awards. Some of the well-known ones include Descendants of the Sun, She Was Pretty, True Beauty, Her Private Life, Business Proposal, and more. We have these and a few other interesting recommendations below.
Descendants of the Sun
Descendants of the Sun, starring Song Joong-Ki and Song Hye-Kyo, released on February 24, 2016. It follows the love story between a soldier of the South Korean Special Forces and a surgeon. The drama is etched in the viewers’ hearts because of the leads’ real life, albeit a shortened love story as well as its engaging plot. It is available to watch on Viki.
She Was Pretty
She Was Pretty, starring Park Seo-Joon and Hwang Jung-Eum, released on September 16, 2015. The series documents a woman’s journey to self-love and falling in love with her childhood sweetheart. The drama added to Park Seo-Joon’s image as the King of romcoms. It is available to stream on Viki.
True Beauty, starring Cha Eun-Woo and Moon Ga-Young, released on February 4, 2021. The series follows the story of a woman hiding behind makeup to conceal her blemishes. However, she meets a man who sees her for who she is as a person and not her looks. This lead couple also became popular amongst fans. The drama is available to watch on Viki.
Her Private Life
Her Private Life, starring Kim Jae-Wook and Park Min-Young, released on April 10, 2019. The series follows the story of a museum curator hiding her adoration for a well-known singer. Eventually, the museum’s new director takes interest in her life, leading to an iconic love story. The drama is available to watch on Netflix.
Business Proposal, starring Ahn Hyo-Seop and Kim Se-Jeong, released on April 5, 2022. The series follows the story of a young woman going on a blind date to scare away her friend’s prospective suitor. He turns out to be her CEO and makes a rather unique proposal, leading to a heartwarming love story. The drama is available to watch on Netflix.
What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim
What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, starring Park Seo-Joon and Park Min-Young, released on June 6, 2018. The drama follows the story of a elite but narcissistic executive and his assistant. The latter decides to quit one day and he does everything in his power to change her mind, leading to the duo falling in love. The drama is available to stream on Viki.
Suspicious Partner, starring Ji Chang-Wook and Nam Ji-Hyun, released on May 10, 2017. The series follows the story of a senior prosecutor and his trainee trying to apprehend a serial killer. While teaming up, they learn about each other’s past and eventually fall in love. This drama is one of the longer ones in the K-drama realm, with 40 episodes. It is available to watch on Viki.
Viki, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus Hotstar, and other streaming platforms host a multitude of Korean romcoms. With interesting storylines and dramatic plots, many of them are worth a watch.
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