The Best Romantic Korean Dramas to Watch on Netflix | 2020
Check out the Best Romantic Korean Dramas to Watch on Netflix. Netflix has become quite the hub for tv shows and movies from around the world and you can now easily find amazing shows to stream. But witch one to choose, right?
If you’re new to the romantic K-drama world you’re probably in for a big surprise. These shows are much more than simple love stories. Most of them have a unique and really entertaining story usually inspired by fantasy, sci-fi, and comic books and even myths and legends of the Korean culture. You also get great actors and stunning visuals to make the experience even better.
Are you into simple but meaningful love stories? You’ll be pleased too, without a doubt.
You can, of course, find romantic Korean comedy-dramas with cute guys too. K pop, K beauty, and K dramas really took over the world in the past few years and for a good reason.
No matter which K romantic drama you choose, you’ll be in for a fun treat. Especially in recent years, we had the pleasure to watch some of the best romantic Korean dramas since both 2018 and 2019 had thrilling, fun, and one of a kind show releases.
Let’s hope this will continue in 2020.
The Best Romantic Korean Dramas to Watch on Netflix
27| Master’s Sun (Joogoonui Taeyang) | 2013
Joo Joong-Won is a ruthless, cold, money-focused multi-industry enterprise CEO, who’s life is about to take a turn, he would have never expected.
He meets a somber lady, who has been through quite a lot. Tae Gong-Shil had a terrible accident, because of which she sees ghosts. For an unknown reason, the ghosts haunting her disappear when she touches Joong-Won.
After a little persuasion, he agrees to her staying on one condition; she has to help him retrieve some money stolen from him.
Master’s Sun will be one of the best horror romantic K-drama you’ll ever watch.
26| Memories of the Alhambra (Alhambeura Goongjeonui Chooeok) | 2018 – 2019
This Korean action fantasy romance show is going to take you on an amazing journey to Spain. Investment firm CEO sets out to find a game developer, who has come up with a pioneering AR game featuring a medieval battle of Alhambra.
As Yoo Jin-Woo arrives at Granada, he has to realize the game inventor is nowhere to find. In his search, he comes across the person of interest’s sister, who owns a hostel in the city.
He stays there and during his investigation, where all sorts of mysterious incidents cloud Jin-Woo’s judgments. What is real and what is just part of the game? During his search for the creator, he also finds love with Jung Hee-joo.
It was a huge success and after a few episodes, you’ll agree that it is one of Best Romantic Korean Dramas to Watch on Netflix.
25| Warm and Cozy (Maendorong Ttottos) | 2015
Lee Jung-Joo’s approach to life doesn’t seem to have been properly rewarded by life. She has always been honest, hard-working and did her best for the company she worked at.
But instead of receiving employee of the year awards, living in her house comfortably with her loving boyfriend, she loses it all. In a short period of time, everything that meant life to her is lost.
To start over, she moves to Jeju Island, where Jung-Joo meets the waggish chef and restaurant owner of Warm and Cozy, Baek Gun-Woo, who brings new colors into her life.
Despite the differences between their personalities, they soon fall hopelessly in love.
Just as the title suggests, this is one of the best Korean romantic comedy dramas you can get charmed by in front of Netflix.
24| One Spring Night (Bombam) | 2019
When you do not need anything else, but a heart-soothing few hours to relax with, On Spring night, is the best romantic K-drama you can pick. The simple, yet enchanting story of Lee Jung-In, a librarian meeting her one is just adorable.
She stumbles upon a friendly, compassionate pharmacist, Yoo Ji-Ho, a single father, whom after their first meeting she just cannot get of her head. Despite the fact that she is in a four-year relationship with banker Kwon Gi-Seok, who also happens to be an ex-school mate of Ji-Ho from the university.
As Jung-In develops feelings towards Ji-Ho, she begins to question the future of her current relationship.
From that on, nothing goes down the easy way. There are a lot of drama and torn emotions in this K drama but as usually; All’s well that ends well.
23| Crash Landing on You | 2019 – 2020
Crash Landing on you is one of the most interesting romantic Korean dramas of 2019.
The story follows Yoon Se Ri who is an heiress to a conglomerate in South Korea. One day, a paragliding mishap forces Yoon Se Ri to make an emergency landing in North Korea.
There, she stumbles upon Ri Jung Hyuk, who is a North Korean army officer who decides to risk everything and try to hide her.
It’s a fun and emotional show that gives us some great characters and a thrilling story.
Will there be Crash Landing On You season 2?
Yes and no. The second part of season one ( season 2 if you like it) will come out in 2020.
22| My Dear Warrior | 2019
My Dear Warrior is a pretty unique show perfect for not only K Drama but Anime and Manga fans too.
The story is about Sky a single female astronomer who works at a planetarium. One day she receives a gift from her aunt Vanda: a thick wooden-covered book. Vanda is a talented writer who has been taking care of Sky since childhood but unfortunately, now she’s suffering from amnesia.
Vanda wrote a magical story about a handsome warrior called Hoshi. Sky doesn’t only love the story but ends up falling in love with the kind and intelligent Hoshi too.
On Sky’s birthday, she wishes for a man just like Hoshi and to her biggest surprise, her wish magically came true… along with the hero’s very real problems and rival, Cairo.
My Dear Warrior is a fun and entertaining fantasy romantic Korean drama that will bring you many laughs.
21| Chocolate | 2019 – 2020
Chocolate is one of the newest and most beautiful romantic Korean dramas on Netflix.
It’s a heartwarming story about Lee Kang, a neurosurgeon, who once dreamed of becoming a chef while growing up in a small seaside town.
Lee Kang once met Moon Cha Young at a small restaurant in the seaside town where Lee Kang cooked and gave her a meal, which in part inspired her to become a world-famous chef.
Many years later, the two meet again at a hospice ward and together they heal their own emotional scars by preparing meals for the patients there.
It’s a truly warm and feel good romantic K drama with gorgeous visuals that will even inspire you to find your own Korean small town and start cooking yourself.
Will there be Chocolate season 2?
Yes and no. The second part of season one ( season 2 if you like it) will come out in 2020.
20| The Bride of Habaek (Habaekui Shinboo) | 2017
This superb Korean fantasy romance drama is just outstanding. It has all one might be looking for; drama, romance, great humor, and some twists only gods can pull.
The story of water god Ha-Baek paying a visit to Earth in search of three powerful stones that help him to the throne is full of surprises and lovely characters.
So-Ah is a psychiatrist, whose family is bound to be serving the water god for many generations. Despite that, she does not believe Ha-Baek, when he calls for her help and thinks he is just delusional.
Their journey just gets even bumpier, when other gods stand in the way of fulfilling Ha-Baek’s destiny of becoming king and marrying his newly found love.
19| Oh My Ghost (Oh Naui Gwishinnim) | 2015
Na Bong-Sun is an apprehensive woman, with very low self-esteem. She is not around people much, finds it much easier to be alone, despite sometimes craving some human touch.
She is working as an assistant chef, where she has to endure constant criticism. She happens to be rather close to ghosts, thanks to her shaman grandmother.
Bong-Sun sees ghosts, some even speak to her. One day, Shin Soon-ae, a virgin ghost possesses her body to free herself. Soon-Ae thinks, if she loses her virginity, she can finally ascend to the otherworld.
She proves to be the opposite of Bong-Sun, a sexually overcharged girl, who would never shy away from a little flirting and getting to further bases.
This is a super fun romantic comedy Korean drama with cute guys and great female characters.
There is a Thai remake of the show with the same title and the same story. It was released in 2018. The most important things that were changed are the names.
So, if you’re watching Oh My Ghost on Netflix and the main characters are called Artit and Chef Ren instead of Bong Sun and Sun Woo you’re watching the Thai show, not the Korean.
18| Love Alarm (Joahamyeon Ullineun) | 2019
One of the best romantic Korean dramas 2019 made us fall in love with. It is a fairly simple, yet very beautiful and entertaining romantic drama.
The story introduces an app that can tell if anyone is in love with you within a 10-meter vicinity. That takes our characters to a roller coaster of feelings, mostly love.
Kim Jo-Jo is going through some difficulties, while also finding love, that isn’t always easy.
This cute romantic Kdrama is a treat in every sense. The story is easy to connect to, while it tries to help its viewers cope with issues nowadays’ society struggles with.
Pair it with a heartwarming setting, superb soundtrack, and great actors to find something you will never want to let go.
17| Strong Girl Bong-soon (Him-ssen yeo-ja Do Bong-soon) | 2017
Do Bong-soon comes from a family where a long line of women were born with superhuman strength.
Bong-soon only wants two things in her life; one is to create a video game with herself as the main character and to become more delicate so her crush, Guk-doo, a police officer finally asks her out.
However, everything changes when Min Hyuk the handsome CEO of a gaming company witnesses her strength. He hires her as his personal bodyguard. While they try to figure out who is threatening Min Hyuk they also train together which helps Bong Soon learn how to control her superpowers. Slowly their friendship grows into something more.
It’s a charming Korean comedy crime drama that’s going to make you both laugh and fall in love with the characters. It was not only one of the biggest commercial hits but it also became one of the highest-rated Korean dramas in cable television history.
Do Bong-soon is one of the best romantic Korean dramas of 2017 you can still watch on Netflix.
16| Hotel Del Luna | 2019
Hotel Del Luna is one of the best romantic Korean dramas to watch on Netflix. This superb K drama about a hotel in Seoul that caters to only ghosts, is quite interesting and emotionally entertaining.
Follow the unlikely adventures of the greedy hotel CEO Jang Man Wol, who has committed a terrible crime earlier she doesn’t remember. Our main character is the ambitious and handsome Goo Chan-Sung, who was the youngest ever assistant manager in an international hotel corporation.
He takes on as hotel manager at an establishment, where nothing is as expected.
The story is really interesting, while the actors are very joyful to watch.
Not to mention it is a superb romantic drama with cute guys.
Will there be Hotel Del Luna season 2?
We surely hope so, unfortunately, so far there is no certain say on this.
15| Abyss (Eobiseu) | 2019
This is a superb Korean romantic comedy with a supernatural twist. Two best friends, Go Se-Yeon, an attractive prosecution lawyer and Cha Min, a somewhat less good-looking heir to a cosmetics giant, die in two different incidents.
Thanks to a mystical object called Abyss they both come back to life in a different body. Go Chooses a rather simple appearance, while Cha goes for a beautiful lady to make up for the earlier years.
They begin investigating the reason for their return to the world and the circumstances of Go’s death.
It is among the best romantic Korean drama 2019 has brought to us with delightful humor and great stories.
14| Arthdal Chronicles (Aseudal Yeondaegi) | 2019
Dive into the colorful history of the mythical land of Arth. See how nations and empires were formed through ancient heroes’ struggles, love, and death.
It is a superb historic fantasy Korean drama you are going to get hooked on quite quickly.
The pictures are beautiful, with stunning, artistic landscapes and costumes.
As you turn on your computer to watch Netflix, you are soon going to feel you have been teleported to a land of your imagination. It is eventful and the romantic connection between some characters just couldn’t be more touching.
It is surely on top of everyone’s best K drama romance list.
Will there be Arthdal chronicles season 2?
There were 3 seasons all released in 2019.
13| Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim (Nangmandakteo Kimsaboo) | 2016-2020
This light and easy Korean romantic drama is medicine for hopeless lovers. Meet Boo Yong-Joo, one of the best surgeons of the country, often referred to as “Hand of God”.
He one day just disappears for unknown reasons to then become Teacher Kim, far away from the hustle and bustle in a small-town hospital. He enjoys his new life and calls himself Dr. Romantic.
Two ambitious doctor students seek his support to learn from the best. Yoon Seo-Jung and Kang Dong-Joo have different, but somewhat similar motivation; to catch the attention of someone important to them.
They end up to be learning much more than how to become good doctors; they learn about love and life in general.
12| Queen In-hyun’s Man | 2012
This adorable romantic comedy Korean drama is definitely going to bring some laughter and heartwarming love into your home.
Kim Boong-Do is living a nobleman’s life in the Joseon dynasty, about 300 years ago. Due to some unexpected turn of events, he ends up traveling in time to the modern days.
Seoul is completely different; skyscrapers, cars modern technology overwhelms our hero. He meets an actress, Choi Hee-Jin, who is still working for her big breakthrough and despite the difficulties Kim is facing, he falls in love with Choi.
This romantic comedy Korean drama with cute guys will take you on a journey you are not going to forget for sure.
11| The Legend of the Blue Sea (Pooreun Badaui Junsul) | 2016-2017
This Kdrama series begins with the newly appointed governor releasing a mermaid he found in captivity by an innkeeper in the 16th century.
They seem to have a bond as the mermaid, Sim Chung returns to the waters. Then we find ourselves in the present following the cunning Joon-Jae as he tries to trick a large sum out of a lady, whose wealthy son has been arrested.
Posing as a prosecutor, he is quite a charmer, even if you know he is up to no good, he is difficult to say no to. His and Sim Chung’s paths are crossed when the mermaid is washed ashore.
Jump on your Netflix and search for this superb series to see why this is one of the best romantic Korean drama.
10| He Is Psychometric (Saikometeuri Geunyeoseok) | 2019
This awesome romantic comedy Korean drama with cute guys is just mind-blowing.
After losing his parents in a devastating fire, Lee Anh obtains a special power. He is Psychometric, which means he can see the past of other people and items by touching them.
Difficulties surface as he is struggling with controlling his powers, but meets others with their own issues. They team up to get to the end of the case that has been haunting all of them.
He Is Psychometric is a great action fantasy K drama with romantic comedy elements. You are going to have loads of fun while love fills your heart.
9| Secret Garden (Sikeurit Gadeun) | 2010-2011
Secret Garden is the beautiful implementation of old tales; the rich man falls in love with a low-class poor girl. The story may not sound interesting as we have heard of that before, still, these series will warm up your heart.
Very successful and young CEO meets the adorable lower class girl he cannot resist. His mother and acquaintances do not approve, but he only listens to his heart.
This is a beautiful story of forbidden love and showing how strong our love can be. We think it is one of the most adorable romantic Kdrama.
8| The Moon That Embraces the Sun (Haereul poomeun dal) | 2012
This beautiful and suspenseful costume drama surely deserves a spot on the list of Best Romantic Korean Dramas to Watch on Netflix.
Ari, shaman of the Royal Astrology House has a vision of an attempt on the prince’s life. She quickly runs to the aid of him but ends up getting in trouble herself.
As she escapes for the night, thanks to the wife of the palace’s chief scholar. Ari has another vision of a child who may mean the changes she has been hoping for.
Will the prophecy be fulfilled? Is the revolution going to succeed and will Ari survive to see that?
This indulging drama has everything one might expect; love, action, betrayal and fight scenes.
7| The Scholar Who Walks The Night (Bameul geotneun seonbi) | 2015
This superb K drama with vampires will soon become your go-to Korean drama with cute guys. Jo Yang-sun, daughter of a nobleman, soon has to step up as his father has been framed for treason.
In the 17th century that automatically meant seizing the family fortune. Jo gets on the road dressed as a male bookseller.
She meets a very handsome scholar, Kim Sung-yeol, who turns out to be a guardian vampire, keeping the underworld in order for over 120 years.
Thanks to his cloak, he can walk outside during the day as well. He has a task for Jo, which leads her to incredible adventures.
See how their relationship develops into something really special.
6| Romance Is a Bonus Book (Romaenseuneun Byulchaekboorok) | 2019
Romance is a Bonus Book is a beautifully crafted love story of two childhood friends, whose paths cross again after a long time.
Cha Eun Ho is a well known, beloved writer, who is very ambitious and successful. He is the youngest chief editor at a publishing company as well. His charming personality is paired with desirable looks too.
His childhood friend, Kang Dan Yi, happens to take a temporary job in the same building. Dan Yi used to be an admired copywriter, but unfortunately, her star doesn’t seem to shine that bright anymore.
Coming out of a failed marriage, she is trying to make it as a single mom, however, despite her reputation, she just cannot get a decent job.
Things begin to change for the better when the two meet and get to know each other again.
5| What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim (Kimbiseoga wae geureolkka) | 2018
Based on the novel by Jung Kyung Yoon, this drama enjoys popularity in South Korea. It was even running as a webcomic for a while.
The improperly arrogant and narcissistic Lee Yeong Joon, vice president of his family’s business doesn’t care much about her assistant of nine years, Kim Mi So, who has some great insights.
One day she decides to quit and Yeong Joon soon realizes she is much more valuable than he thought. Yeong Joon’s brother, Sung Yeon, a famous author is secretly in love with Mi So.
Will there be a competition between the brothers for the smart lady’s hand?
This is a fun romantic comedy Korean drama with cute guys you are going to love from the first episode to the last.
4| Mr. Sunshine (Miseuteo Shunshain) | 2018
One of the best romantic Korean dramas 2018 indulged us with is Mr. Sunshine. The story of little Choi Yoo-Jin, who was born into slavery, escapes his terrible fate and flees to the USA.
Later, he returns to his hometown during the 1871 U.S. expedition to Korea as a Marine Corps Officer. The incredibly handsome man then falls in love with a distinguished aristocrat’s daughter.
As he spends time in Joseon, he finds out there are some terrible forces plotting to colonize his homeland.
Now known as Eugene Choi gets in the fight to retain the freedom of Joseon.
This superb story is heartwarming and has some exciting turn of events.
3| Something in the Rain (Bap Jal Sajuneun Yeppeun Nuna) | 2018
Love is a tricky game. It’s not easy to find the one you would spend the rest of your life with. It is certainly not easy for Yoon Jin Ah, a lady in her mid 30’s failing her relationships every time. But is the problem with her or her chosen ones?
First, her boyfriend breaks up with her as according to him she is behaving carelessly and deranged. Then, a man, whom she considered to be marriage material ends their relationship as he doesn’t find her attractive.
So she either picks the wrong guys or she has to find a new approach to life.
Just when she was about to give up, her childhood best friend’s younger brother comes into the picture, who is a handsome and an overall very nice person. It seems she is dealt a lucky hand this time.
It is surely between the best romantic Korean dramas 2018 has given the world.
2| Boys Over Flowers (Kkotboda namja) | 2009
Boys Over Flowers is a touching and often disturbing story of Geum Jan Di, a poor girl, who saves a boy from committing suicide, who was continuously bullied. The poor Jan Di feels out of place in the prestigious Shinhwa High School surrounded by rich, often arrogant and spoiled people.
Goo Joon Pyo, leader of the F4 (four richest boys) is a relentless bully looking down on everyone.
Jan Di realizes straight away, she is not a good fit in this society, where people are obsessed with the F4 and empower them to mistreat others.
She herself is being bullied terribly. Will she cope with the difficulties?
While being torn by the difficulties of a less-wealthy person entering into a rich people’s society, she also develops feelings for a boy, the best friend of Joon Pyo. Without even realizing that the leader of the F4 has grown fond of her.
With all the pain and bullying, the show offers a little relief by humor, making it one of the best romantic comedy Korean drama with cute guys.
1| My Love from the Star (Byeol-e-seo on geu-dae) | 2013-2014
My Love from the Star, also known as You Who Came from the Stars is about Do Min-joon who has come to explore Earth from another planet. Four hundred years ago, when he first visited, he saved a girl from falling off a cliff ending in him missing his spaceship.
He is now stuck on Earth and over the years he distanced himself from humans, yet working as a college professor. During these four centuries, he managed to keep away from humans and their petty feelings… until now.
Just when he has only three months until his return to his nation, he meets well-known actress, Cheon Song-yi, who quickly upsets Min-Joon’s plans.
The alien himself is a very good looking male, with enhanced physical abilities.
Is he going to stay or leave? Will the one, who managed to remain uninvolved in human drama finally give in to love?
It is definitely amongst the best Romantic Korean Dramas to Watch on Netflix.
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