From the likes of K-pop becoming a worldwide sensation with a very religious fan following throughout the world to Korean movies like ‘Parasite (2019)’ winning big in the Academy Awards, including being the first foreign-language movie to win Best Picture, it comes as no surprise that a large fan base has also developed for several well-produced Korean Romantic TV series.
Also known as K-drama, these series are very gripping with surprise twists and feature some of the best storytelling elements witnessed on screen. While some K-dramas heavily focus on the supernatural, some are just about people without any powers or mystical origins? The common ingredient in all of these shows is love and romance, which is very cute and beautiful to watch. With no further ado, here are some of the best Korean romantic TV series.
Good Korean Romantic TV Series
Crash Landing on You
This TV series has been raved by critics and audiences alike and is one of the best Romantic Korean TV series available for streaming. The protagonist of the show is a North Korean Military personnel, and he meets a woman who accidentally drifts into him due to a paragliding accident.
This is a very romantic watch, and most people love this series because of how fascinating it is after one episode. It features Hyun Bin as Ri Jeong Hyeok, the military personnel, and Son Ye-jin as Yoon Se-ri, the woman who happens to be the sole heiress to a massive company. This series is now streaming on Netflix.
Starring Gong Yoo, who was also in Train to Busan (2016), which was one the most memorable Korean films in recent history, as Goblin and Kim Go Eun as Ji Eun Tak, this K-drama revolves around the Goryeo dynasty general Kim Shin who is killed for treason.
However, to repent for his numerous killings on the field of war, he is cursed with immortality and is forced to see his friends and family die in front of his eyes. The only way out of this curse is for his wife to be, Ji Eun Tak, to pull out the sword still embedded in his chest. This is a fascinating watch and is available to be streamed on Netflix.
Legend of the Blue Sea
This series is based on the Joseon legend of a fisherman who captures a mermaid, only to release it back into the sea. The premise of the series is of a con man who falls in love with a mermaid who comes all the way swimming across the sea in search of him.
Once she decides to stay on the surface with him, their love story takes off but is put to an ultimate test, similar to what happened in their past life. This show stars Jun Ji Hyun as Shim Cheong, a name taken from the legend this story is based on, and Lee Min Ho as Heo Joon Jae. This TV series is now available on Netflix.
Extraordinary You is a story of two high school students who realize they are characters from a comic book. This comic book, Secret, has already been written, and the girl lead realizes that her fate is sealed in this predetermined set of events.
However, she seeks to change all this. When she falls for another character in the comic book, number 13, she badly wants to alter her otherwise destined union with another boy. It features Kim Hye Yoon as Eun Dan-oh and Rowoon as Ha Ru or Number 13. It is available to stream on Netflix.
My Love From The Star
Do Min Joon, the protagonist of the series, is from another planet and has supernatural powers, including teleportation, but he is stuck on earth because of trying to save another girl from a problematic situation, and he missed his ride. Stranded since the Joseon Era, he is almost about to leave when a woman who is a Hallyu star becomes his next-door neighbor.
As they both start falling for each other, his interest in going back reduces, and new problems begin to arise. This series stars Jun Ji Hyun as Cheon Song Yi and Kim Soo Hyun as Do Min Joon. It is available on Netflix.
The Beauty Inside
The protagonist Han Se Gye, who is an actress, has a big secret under wraps. She turns into an entirely different person for a week, every month. Her appearance changes completely, and she has to deal with it without causing any panic. Seo Do Jae, the executive director of T-way, an airline company, suffers from face blindness.
Since he seems to see her beneath the skin, he falls in love with her character. Eventually, she too falls for him, and the connection deepens. This is one of the most heartwarming yet sorrowful of all the romantic comedies on this list. It stars Seo Hyun-jin as Han Se Gye and Lee Min-ki as Seo Do-jae. It can be streamed on Netflix.
What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?
This TV series is on the lighter side, with a few hearty laughs following up now and then. Starring Park Seo Joon as Lee Young Joon and Park Min Young as Kim Mi So, this series follows the premise of an eligible and dapper young gentleman Lee Young Joon who has a secretary, Kim Mi-so. The drama begins when secretary Kim decides to leave the job. Lee wants to badly find out why Kim decides to call it quits. This is one of the more popular TV series streaming now. This show is also available on Netflix.
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