Top 10 romantic K-dramas to watch this holiday season


Top 10 romantic K-dramas to watch this holiday season


It's always enjoyable and relaxing to watch a lighthearted romantic series with friends or a lover. Seeing something so honest and relatable happen on film not only warms your heart but also makes you feel better. And, with the popularity of Korean culture spreading around the world, the love of K-dramas is in high demand.

The right combination of a compelling storyline, smoldering chemistry between the leads, comedic timing, and a brilliant ensemble will keep you riveted to your television screens.

These legendary Korean love programs, from Start-Up to Descendants of the Sun, will definitely tug at your emotions.

Ten of the best romantic K-dramas are required for viewing.

1. Crash Landing on You (2019-2020)

Park Ji-Eun wrote the script and Lee Jeong-Hyo directed the South Korean television series, which has an IMDb rating of 8.7. The main characters in the 16-episode series are Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin.

The story revolves around a South Korean heiress who unintentionally travels to North Korea. However, fate has other plans for her, and she is aided by a beautiful army commander.

Netflix has the series available.

2. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021- )

The 16-episode Korean sitcom revolves around a dentist who plans to build a practice in a tiny beach town. Her route meets with that of a jack-of-all-trades resident of the village, as fate would have it.

Yoon Hye Jin is played by Shin Min-a, while Hong Du Sik is played by Kim Seon-Ho, among other characters in the series.

The series has an IMDb rating of 8.6 and is accessible on Netflix.

3. It's Okay to Not Be Okay (2020)

The emotional healing of an antisocial writer and a psychiatric hospital nurse as their lives cross is explored in this love K-drama starring Kim Soo-Hyun, Seo Ye-Ji, and Oh Jung-Se.

The show was written by Jo Yong and directed by Park Shin-woo, and it has an IMDb rating of 8.7. Netflix has a 16-episode series available.

4. Descendants of the Sun (2016)

A disabled soldier meets and falls in love with a surgeon in this poignant love story. What separates them is their profoundly opposed ideas. Will they be able to set aside their differences and collaborate? Watch the series to find out.

The film stars Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-Kyo and has an IMDb rating of 8.3.

You may watch the show on Netflix.

On Netflix, you may watch the show.

5. Start-Up (2020- )

The uplifting romance drama follows a group of young entrepreneurs as they battle to establish a name for themselves in Korea's technical industry while also finding love and success.

The series was written by Park Hye-Ryun and directed by Oh Choong-hwan, with an IMDb rating of 8.1. In the film, Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk, Kim Seon-ho, and Kang Han-na play pivotal roles.

The show may be found on Netflix.

6. What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018)

The life of a self-centered business heir is thrown upside down when his skilled personal assistant decides to quit. The drama, starring Park Seo-Joon and Park Min-young, was a major hit, receiving an IMDb rating of 8.1.

The 16-episode series is based on the same-named Jung Kyung-novel Yoon. The film, directed by Park Joon-Hwa, is accessible on Netflix.

7. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (2016-2017)

Lee sung-Kyung, Nam Joo-hyuk, Lee Jae-Yoon, and Kyung Soo-jin star in the coming-of-age romantic comedy, which is directed by Oh Hyun-jong.

The story revolves around a group of college-bound athletes who strive to be the greatest in their various sports. One of them is a weightlifting champion who bumps into a childhood friend, a talented swimmer, only to find out she has a crush on his cousin.

The series has an IMDb rating of 8.4 and is accessible on Netflix.

8. Romance Is a Bonus Book (2019)

With Lee Na-young, Lee Jong-suk, Jung Eugene, and Wi Ha-Joon in major roles, the plot follows an editor-in-chief of a publishing house at the pinnacle of its popularity. When his path crosses with that of a former copywriter looking for work, he is in for a pleasant surprise.

The series has an IMDb rating of 8.0 and is accessible on Netflix.

9. My Secret Romance (2017)

The 14-episode sitcom revolves around a nutritionist who meets her employer, who turns out to be someone she had previously slept with.

Sung Hoon, Ji-Eun Song, and Jae-Yeong Kim star in the series' main cast. The series has an IMDb rating of 8.6 and was directed by Kang Cheol-woo.

Netflix has the show.

10. Nevertheless, (2021)

The 10-episode series is based on the same-named popular webtoon and follows two students who are attracted to each other yet wary of romantic relationships. However, the two find themselves in a friendship-with-benefits situation.

The series' main characters are Han So-hee and Song Kang. The show was written by Jung Won and directed by Ga-Ram Kim and has a 7.3 IMDb rating.

Netflix has the series available.

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