Korean dramas or Kdramas have become an essential part of the Entertainment industry. These 16 or 20 something episode television dramas hailing from South Korea are ruling in TV content. Due to their emerging popularity, massive streaming and OTT sites like Netflix, AppleTV, Prime, and Rakuten are now producing original content. Moreover, their library is not filled with Kdramas. Hence, today we will present you with the list of Best romantic Korean dramas present on Netflix.
Romantic Kdramas are a particular genre emerging from the entire Kdrama section. The storylines never fail to amaze us, and the plot always makes us fall in love with it. Next comes the heart-flattering chemistries between the lead actors. Further, the OST’s enhance the scenes in the drama perfectly. You can never get the OST’s out of your mind once you start watching Kdramas. Undoubtedly, there are a lot of factors why one should stream romantic Kdramas.
Best Romantic Korean Dramas On Netflix
Netflix is a global platform, providing its services in over 190 countries. The streamer makes it possible to watch thousands of regional content without any hassle. For a couple of years, Netflix has been adding content from Korea every other day. You can find your favorite Korean dramas and movie without browsing the internet for long.
In the list, we will present you with the Best Romantic Korean dramas present on Netflix. And we hope you tune in to watch some of our recommendations.
1. Crash Landing On You
Director – Lee Jeong Hyo
Screenwriter – Park Ji Eun
Starring – Son Ye Jin, Hyun Bin, Kim Jung Hyun, Seo Ji Hye
What happens when a bold heiress from South Korea accidentally crashlands in North Korea? Well, she meets an exact opposite of herself- a strict North Korean captain. The romance between Captain Ri Jyeong Huk and Yoon Se Ri will make you wonder if you have to cross borders to find your one true love. The two battle armies, politics, diplomats, and families to win their love. The supporting actors will add humor to the plotline and make you laugh even in the saddest scenes.
Crash Landing On You is widely popular in America and has now taken over the globe. With an incredible plot, action, emotions, and love, Crash Landing On You deserves to be on the top of our list.
2. Romance is a Bonus Book
Director – Lee Jeong Hyo
Screenwriter – Jung Hyun Jung
Starring – Lee Jong Suk, Lee Na Young, Jung Yoo Jin, Wi Ha Joon
Starring Lee Jong Suk and Lee Na Young as the lead pair, Romance is a Bonus Book is one of the best romantic Korean drama we have come across on Netflix. The chemistry between the two is remarkable.
Cha Eun Ho is a successful and handsome writer who works as a chief editor at a publishing company. Even though he is young, he is always calm and respectful at work. However, things change when he encounters his childhood friend, Kang Dan Yi, who used to be a famous copywriter. But, now she is a single-divorced mother looking for a job. Dan-Yi soon finds a job at Eun-Ho’s company, and they start getting closer.
Director – Lee Eung Bok
Screenwriter – Kim Eun Sook
Starring – Gong Yoo, Kim Go Eun, Lee Dong Wook, Yoo In Na
Written by the legendary Kim Eun Sook, Goblin is considered one of the best South Korean dramas ever made. With the most unique plot to OST like “Beautiful Life” and “Stay With Me,” Goblin is a must-watch. Plus, you will get to witness the best duo ( Dong-Wook and Gong Yoo).
The story centers around Kim Shin, who used to be the unbeatable soldier in Goryeo’s military, but he had a tragic death. Due to a curse, 900 years later, he is still alive and is facing immortality. He must find the perfect bride to end his curse, who will help him end his pain. Meanwhile, Eun Ji Tak is a cheerful and bubbly high school student who can see ghosts. Both Kim Shin and Eun Ji Tak encounter, and it turns out that Eun Ji Tak can help him end his immortality.
4. Descendants of The Sun
Director – Lee Eung Bok, Baek Sang Hoon
Screenwriter -Kim Eun Sook, Kim Won Seok
Starring – Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo, Kim Ji Won, Jin Goo
After giving the hit Goblin, Eung-Bok and Eun-sook reunited again in 2016 for another hit of the year- Descendants Of The Sun. The Song-Song couple drama instantly became the hit of the year with its intriguing storyline and romantic setting. Song Joong-Ki and Song Hye-Kyo portrayed as really in love, which helped them bring hundreds of viewers. After the show ended, the two eventually got married. But, sadly, they got divorced after a couple of years of marriage.
Descendants of The Sun tells the story between an assertive cardiothoracic surgeon and the captain of the Alpha team, who will bypass any boundaries to save his people. The two opposite personalities are forced to encounter every day and change each other for good. The 2016 drama helped in spreading the Hallyu wave. Hence, DOTS indeed is one of the best romantic Korean Drama on Netflix.
5. The Legend of The Blue Sea
Director – Jin Hyeok
Screenwriter – Park Ji Eun
Starring – Lee Min Ho, Jun Ji Hyun, Lee Hee Joon, Shin Won Ho, Shin Hae Sun
2016 was indeed the year of best romantic Kdramas. The Legend Of The Blue Sea joins the list of the best Korean Romantic Dramas on Netflix with its fantasy storyline and comedic scenarios. Heo Joon Jae is a conman with his two other accomplices. However, one day, he meets Shim Cheung, a mermaid and someone who has a history with Heo Joon Jae. With several romantic flashbacks and comedic present scenes, the drama should definitely be on your watch list. Apart from the fantastic plot, cameos from GOT7’s Park Jin Young, Jo Jung Suk, Krystal, and Park Jin Joo.
6. Cinderella and The Four Knights
Director – Kwon Hyuk Chan, Lee Min Woo
Screenwriter– Min Ji Eun, Won Young Shil
Starring– Park So Dam, Jung II Woo, Ahn Jae Hyun, Lee Jung Shin, Son Na Eun, Choi Min Sung
Another 2016 Kdrama, and we are not doing it on purpose, really! As the name suggests, Cinderella and the Four Knights is a story about an independent, cheerful Eun Ha Won troubled by her step-sister and step-mother. Even though she is poor and busy doing several part-time jobs, she keeps herself happy. Meanwhile, three spoiled brat cousins reside in the royal mansion- Sky House in the same city. Eun Ha Won’s destiny brings her to the Sky House, and her life gets intertwined with the three males.
You know Park So Dam from Parasite. The Kdrama lovers know her from Cinderella and The Four Knights. We are not the same.
7. What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim
Director – Park Joon Hwa
Screenwriter – Baek Sun Woo, Choi Bo Rim
Starring – Park Seo Joon, Park Min Young, Lee Tae Hwan, Pyo Ye Jin
What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim is not your regular romantic drama. But, it still deserves to be on the list of Best Korean romantic dramas on Netflix. Park Seo Joon stars as a narcissistic CEO, Lee Young Joon, who apparently is an expert in doing everything. But, one day, when her secretary, Kim Mi So, decides to leave him, he does everything to woo her and eventually falls hard for her. In between, experience funny scenarios with the supporting cast and get emotion with the lead pair’s childhood connection.
8. Clean With Passion For Now
Director – Noh Jang Chan
Screenwriter – Han Hee Jung
Starring – Yoon Kyung Sang, Kim Yoo Jung, Song Jae Rim, Go Geon Han
Besides the appearances of the lead characters, their chemistry is the one thing that will attract you the most. And Clean With Passion For Now, has some of the best Kiss scenes. The Kdrama follows Jang Sun Gyeol, who is wealthy but suffers from mysophobia. His love for cleaning leads him to open a cleaning service business. His life turns when Gil Oh Sol, an untidy and carefree girl, joins the company. The starting episodes are funny, but as we move further, the intensity rises, and more emotional scenes between the lead pair flutter hearts of many. Watch the trailer here.
9. Boys Over Flowers
Director – Jeon Ki Sang
Screenwriter -Yoon Ji Ryun
Starring – Lee Min Ho, Ku Hye Sun, Kim Bum, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Joon, Kim So Eun
Boys Over Flowers was released in 2009 and is still one of the most loved Kdramas. The story seems cliche to many, but nobody can deny that Boys Over Flowers was one of the reasons why Kdramas are so prevalent in other regions.
The drama follows the story of a poor but brave girl Geum Jan Di, who challenges the leader of F4, Gu Joon Pyo, after a brief encounter. Along with the other three members of F4, Gu Joon Pyo tries to take revenge on Geum Jan Di but ends up falling for her. From evil mother to anesthesia to love triangles, the Kdrama encompasses all the qualities of being the ‘ideal’ Korean drama. Plus, music from “SHINee” and “5SOS” will make it interesting to watch.
Do you know? Boys Over Flowers is translated into more than four languages in different Asian regions.
10. Touch Your Heart
Director – Park Joon Hwa
Screenwriter – Choi Bo Rim, Lee Myung Suk
Starring – Yoo In Na, Lee Dong Wook, Lee Sang Woo
Yoo In Na and Lee Dong Wok won hearts after their role as the second lead couple in Goblin. Their chemistry was so popular that fans excited Touch Your Heart even before its release. The drama showcases the story of Oh Yoon Seo, a beautiful actress who lacks acting talent. After an accident incident with a chaebol, her career starts declining. But, one day, she gets the opportunity to play a lead in drama series. Her role is playing the secretary of a lawyer. And to impress the screenwriter, she starts practicing while working for Kwon Jung Rok, an arrogant and cold-hearted law attorney.
With time, Oh Yeon Seo changes the cold demeanor of Jung-Rok and the two fall in love. To enjoy the double fun of Yoo In Na and Dong-Wook, watch both Goblin and Touch Your Heart.
11. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
Director – Lee Hyung Min
Screenwriter – Baek Mi Kyung
Starring – Park Bo Young, Park Hyung Shik, Kim Ji Soo, Jun Suk Ho
We cannot end the list without mentioning the romance between our “Min-Min and Bong-Bing” couple. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon centers around Do Bong Soon, who is mighties and powerful than normal human beings. After she gets appointed as the bodyguard of the CEO of a gaming company, Ahn Min Hyuk, she pursues her love for games. Meanwhile, Bong-Soon gets entangled with a kidnapper while trying to save the lives of her best friend. Chcek out the trailer here.
The sweet yet emotional Kdrama will take you on a ride, and there is never a dull moment while streaming Do Bong Soon. So, make sure you watch it out.
Here are some honorable mentions on the list of Best Romantic Kdramas to watch on Netflix:
- My Girlfriend is a Gumiho
- Full House
- Her Private Life
- Extraordinary You
- Oh My Venus
Did your favorite make it to the list? And do not forget to tell your favorite Romantic Kdrama down below.
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