Korean Drama Dramas: Top 20 Love Dramas

For young people to be considered a couple in Korea, they must date for at least one hundred days! Maybe that’s why the series from the Land of the Morning Calm are so more romantic than the American ones? In addition, unlike feature films, the series is more likely to reach out to the most callous viewer. Even in short Korean dramas about love, you will be showered with waves of sincere feelings from the screen and hypnotized by perfectly beautiful actors.

Once Destruction Knocked at My Door (2021)

The heroine of the fantasy novelty movie Tak Dong Kyung learns about a terrible disease . She was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. But the bad news does not end there – it turns out that her beloved has been married for a long time. How can you not hate the whole world? However, at the most difficult moment of her life, fate introduces Tak Dong Kyung to a mysterious man, and he offers her an incredible hundred-day contract.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original title:
Eoneu nal uri jip hyeokgwaneuro myeolmangi deuleowatta

Actors:
Park Po-young, Seo In-guk, Lee Soo-hyuk …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.1


The Story of the Nine-Tailed Fox (2020)

Entrepreneurial television producer Nam Ji decided to make a report about a creature from ancient legends – a nine-tailed fox that can take on a human form. And two gumiho brothers fall under the scope of her cameras. Li Yong, whose mission is to keep a balance between our world and the other world. And Li Ran is a flattering and cunning fox. And what this venture will lead to, you will find out by watching a short Korean fantasy series about love, family relationships and rivalry.

Original title:
Gumihodyeon

Actors:
Lee Dong-uk, Cho Bo-ah, Kim Bum…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 7.9


I’m Psycho But It’s Okay (2020)

The plot of the South Korean drama takes place within the walls of a psychiatric hospital . It employs Moon Kang-tae – a guy with a difficult past, forced to take care of his sick brother. A well-known children’s writer suffering from antisocial personality disorder is also being treated here . It is characterized by the fact that the patient does not experience the feelings inherent in ordinary people. After meeting the characters realize that they are irresistibly attracted to each other. Maybe love will be the best medicine?

Original title:
Saikojiman gwaenchanha

Actors:
Kim Soo-hyun, So Ye-ji, Park Kyu-young …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.2, IMDb – 8.7

Age limit:
16+


Part Time Salesman (2020)

The plot of the popular Korean drama with Russian voice acting about romance and love begins with one chance acquaintance. Choi Dae-hyun, a handsome, good-natured but slightly clumsy guy, is buying cigarettes for high school girls, and one of them unexpectedly kisses him. What was his surprise when, a few years later, it was she who appeared on the threshold of our hero’s store to get a job as a seller on the night shift.

Original title:
Pyeonuijeom saetbyeoli

Actors:
Chi Chan-uk, Kim Yoo-jeong, Han Sung-hwa …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.6


King: Eternal Monarch (2020)

According to the plot of the fantasy drama, there are two parallel universes – modern Korea and the country of the past, where the king is at the head, endowed by the gods with a magical artifact. Once the demons open a passage between the worlds, which threatens the civilian population. Lee Gon – a smart and fair ruler from the past – is trying to rectify the situation. Soon he meets police inspector Jung Tae-eul from Korea of ​​the future on his way. Together they must try to deal with the impending threat.

Original title:
Deo king: yeongwonui gunju

Actors:
Lee Min-ho, Kim Go-eun, Woo Do-hwan…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 8.2

Age limit:
16+


Reach Sincerity (2019)

This highly rated Korean drama will delight viewers with handsome actors and a romantic love story. The scandal caused actress Oh Yoon-seo’s popularity to decline. And now she has to play minor characters. However, soon she will have a chance to return to her former glory – a famous director is looking for an actress to play a lawyer in the series. To get this job and get used to the image, the girl will have to try and work a little in a legal organization. But bad luck – Oh Yun-so ends up in the office of an arrogant and demanding leader.

Original title:
Jinsimi dahda

Actors:
Lee Dong-ook, Yoo In-na, Lee Sang-woo…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 7.7


Love Notices (2019)

In the world of the future, after installing a new application, you will find out without confessions and sighs that someone is head over heels in love with you. The fashionable gadget immediately sends a notification if the one who likes you is within a radius of 10 meters. That’s just who this secret admirer, you have to guess for yourself. What if you never receive such notifications? Does that mean you don’t need anyone at all? These questions and more will be explored by several high school teens in this touching teen drama commissioned by Netflix.

Original title:
Johahamyeon ullineun

Actors:
Kim So-hyun, Jung Ga-ram, Song Gang…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.0

Age limit:
18+


Love Landing (2019)

One of the best love dramas produced by South Korea will tell the story of a romantic relationship against the backdrop of years of conflict between the two countries. Wealthy heiress Yoon Se Ri suffers a paragliding crash in North Korea. There, she meets local army officer Ri Jong-hyuk, who agrees to help her cross the border and get home. Despite the tense political situation, young people begin to fall in love with each other.

Original title:
Sarangui bulsichak

Actors:
Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin, So Ji-hye …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.2, IMDb – 8.7

Age limit:
16+


Come and hug me (2018)

Can love pass the test of murder? The heroes of a detective Korean drama with elements of melodrama will try to answer this question. Do Jin and Jae Yi’s relationship was shattered by a terrible incident. Do Jin’s father turned out to be a maniac and brutally dealt with Jae Yi’s family. Later, the guy devoted his life to the career of a policeman, and the girl became an actress. When they meet again, they realize that the old feelings have not faded away. But is it possible to start over?

Original title:
Irawa anajwo

Actors:
Jang Gi-young, Chin Gi-ju, Ho Jun-ho …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.9


Suspicious partner (2017)

Chi-uk is a talented prosecutor. Bong-hee is a rookie in the Justice Department who constantly gets into ridiculous situations. After the girl caught her lover in the company of another woman, she decides to take revenge – to sleep with the first person she meets. It turns out to be her colleague Chi-uk. Soon, the unfaithful guy is found dead, and our heroine is accused of this murder. And now her fate is in the hands of a new acquaintance. Is Chi-wook willing to risk his career for love?

Original title:
Susanghan pateuneo

Actors:
Chi Chang-uk, Nam Ji-hyun, Choi Tae-jun …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.9


While you sleep (2017)

The plot of this series about love revolves around Hong Joo, a restaurant manager in Korea who has disturbing dreams about other people’s future deaths. Even worse, she does not know exactly when the event will occur, but she tries with all her might to prevent it. One day she dreams of the death of her own mother, and the girl must at all costs prevent the tragedy. And the rookie prosecutor Jeon Jae-chan will help her with this.

Original title:
Dangshini jamdeun saie

Actors:
Lee Jong-seok, Bae Su-ji, Lee Sang-yeop …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 8.4

Age limit:
16+


Hwayugi (2017)

This story is about a girl who was constantly bullied at school because of her ability to see the souls of the dead. An unusual skill as a child led her to meet a powerful god imprisoned for misdeeds. In exchange for his release, he promised the girl protection. Years pass, and the case again brings the heroes together. Now they have to unite to defeat the evil forces.

Original title:
Hwayugi

Actors:
Lee Seung-gi, Cha Seung-won, Oh Yeon-so …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.1

Age limit:
16+


Bride of the River God (2017)

The series based on the comic book of the same name will continue the list of the best romantic dramas in Korea that can already be watched in Russian . The story is tied around an ancient myth, when peasants gave a young beauty as a wife to the God of water in order to stop the drought. Today, the psychiatrist Seo Ah is going to be married to Ha Baek, the narcissistic young God, in the same way. But the pragmatic bride does not believe in myths and believes that he is not a deity, but just one of her patients.

Original Title :
Habaekeui

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My secret romance (2017)

Cha Jin-uk is a representative of golden youth, a spoiled child of a businessman . However, at heart, the guy is a lonely and very vulnerable person. Yu Mi is a withdrawn girl who is in conflict with her mother. Fate brings two loneliness together on the beach. Some alcohol and heartfelt conversation lead to a night of love, but the embarrassed Yu Mi runs away in the morning. A few years later, the heroes meet again, but already as the owner of a profitable corporation and his subordinate.

Original title:
Aetaneun romaenseu

Actors:
Song Hoon, Song Ji-eun, Kim Jae-young …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.1


Scarlet Heart (2016)

In the top Asian dramas, this melodrama has been in the first place for several years, successfully combining fantasy with events from the history of Korea. After Ko Ha-jin almost drowned on the day of a solar eclipse, she woke up in an unknown castle, where everyone calls her “young mistress” for some reason. It turns out that the girl was transferred to the distant year 941 in the body of a sixteen-year-old aristocrat Hae-su. By the will of fate, the heroine is drawn into palace intrigues and the struggle of men for the throne.

Original title:
Dalui yeonin – bobogyungsim Ryeo

Actors:
Lee Jun-gi, Lee Ji-eun, Kang Ha-neul …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.9, IMDb – 8.7


Legend of the Blue Sea (2016)

In an interesting Korean drama, the same people, having experienced different reincarnations, first meet in the historical era of the Joseon Dynasty, and then in the modern world. These days, the slick swindler Chun-jae goes abroad after another deal and stays at a seaside resort. There he meets a charming beauty. The guy does not know that she is a mermaid , and that perhaps they once knew each other. After all, the legend says that in ancient times, one young man was inflamed with passion for the undine and promised to meet her again.

Original title:
Pureun badaui jeonseol

Actors:
Jung Ji-hyun, Lee Min-ho, Lee Hee-jun …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.1

Age limit:
16+


Starry Night Go Ho (2016)

For fun, an advertising agency employee, 29-year-old Go Ho, posts ratings on her blog for her boss, a brash but handsome man. Suddenly, the blog is gaining popularity, and more guys are on the horizon who want to hit on a colleague. Among them is a former lover who left her after three years of relationship, and several office employees. Deciding to develop the website further, Go Ho continues to rate the gentlemen. Whether the heroine of the melodrama will be able to succeed in her career and in love, viewers will find out by watching this comedy Korean series.

Original title:
Gohoui byuli bitnaneun bame

Actors:
Kwon Yu-ri, Kim Yong-gwan, Lee Ji-hoon…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.6


Kill Me Heal (2015)

The Korean romantic comedy series introduces us to Cha Do Hyun. The man has been suffering from dissociative identity disorder for 11 years. Multiple and completely different characters living in his body do not give him not only a chance for love, but also deprive him of a normal life. However, acquaintance with a new female psychiatrist will dramatically turn his fate in the other direction.

Original title:
Kilmi, hilmi

Actors:
Chi Sung, Hwang Jung-eum, Park Seo-jun …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.3, IMDb – 8.3

Age limit:
18+


When I Loved You (2015)

The heroes of the Korean romantic drama were inseparable in their childhood, and in their youth they made a bet – the one who enters into a legal relationship first will win. School years are long gone, young people live in the neighborhood and continue to be friends. However, in pursuit of winning in a stupid argument, they do not notice that they love each other, and this has long been more than friendship. It is worth seeing how two lovers with rapture will interfere with each other’s relations, deceiving both themselves and others.

Original title:
Neoreul saranghan sigan

Actors:
Ha Ji-won, Lee Jin-uk, Choo Su-hyun…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.3


Heeler (2014)

Action with a romantic component, where love and action, comedy and drama collide, tells the story of people whose fates are closely intertwined throughout the series. Park Moon Ho is a talented reporter and a true fighter for the truth. Chae Young-shin is a girl he has known since childhood, brave and fearless, ready to risk everything to save her neighbor and dreaming of becoming a reporter. And when Park Moon tries to help her make her dream come true, they are drawn into a dangerous game where an unexpected secret is revealed at the end.

Original title:
Hilreo

Actors:
Chi Chan-uk, Yoo Ji-tae, Park Min-young …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.6, IMDb – 8.4

Age limit:
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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