15 Best Romcom K-Dramas for a Much Needed Dose of Kilig

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Who doesn’t love feel-good romcom K-dramas to cheer up oneself especially when the day has been blue? The great thing about romcoms is that you’re surely in for a treat! Happy endings are likely to happen, relatable and amusing characters are surely lined up, and your heart will surely skip a beat with all the plot twists coming your way. Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the best 15 romcom K-dramas for that boost of energy, a good laugh, and butterflies in your tummy, and whatnot! Get comfy because you’ll find yourself binging these Netflix Korean dramas! 

15 Best Romcom K-Dramas

1. Fight For My Way 

Notable Cast: Park Seo-joon, Kim Ji-won, Ahn Jae-hong, Song Ha-yoon
Original Release: 2017
No. of Episodes: 16

Synopsis: In their younger years, they had dreams they wanted to chase. Ko Dong-man (Park Seo-joon) aspired to be well-known in the world of taekwondo and Choi Ae-ra (Kim Ji-won) dreamed of being a famous announcer. However, the realities of being an adult got in their way. Now as a contractual employer, Dong-man aspires to chase after his dream of being a UFC titleholder while Ae-ra wonders if chasing after her dream as an announcer would be too late.

Watch Dong-man and Ae-ra draw strength and inspiration from each other and their years of friendship. You’ll cry as they face rejections, laugh along when the only thing left to do is laugh, and yell in victory when things go as planned. Plus, you’ll be sitting at the edge of your seat as you wait and see if their friendship blossoms into something more. Watch them fight for their way in life as they chase after their dreams! To get your K-drama fangirl mode on, take a look at the Fight for my Way merch for sale on Shopee like stickers and even the shirts that Dong-man wore! 

2. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo

Notable Cast: Lee Sung-kyung, Nam Joo-hyuk, Lee Joo-young, Cho Hye-jung, Lee Jae-yoon
Original Release: 2016
No. of Episodes: 16

Synopsis: As collegiate athletes, Kim Bok-joo (Lee Sung-Kyung) and Jung Joon-hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) have the same goal in mind: train and do well until they get the chance to be part of the national team. Bok-joo is a collegiate female weightlifter that has a bright future ahead of her. On the other hand, Joon-hyung (Joo-hyuk) is a collegiate swimmer who struggles with false start disqualifications tied to a certain trauma. Facing their own struggles in their personal lives and lives as athletes, Book-joo and Joon-hyung eventually find themselves drawn to each other as their past and future intertwine. 

If you’re up for a wholesome romance between two friends who support and encourage each other, this is one of those romcom K-dramas that’s perfect for you! Relish in the cuteness of Bok-joo and Joon-hyung. You might find yourself wishing that you were a college athlete!

3. Strong Girl Bong Soon

Notable Cast: Park Bo-young, Park Hyung-sik, Ji Soo
Original Release: 2017
No. of Episodes: 16

Synopsis: Bong-Soon (Park Bo-young) is definitely not an ordinary girl. She was born with superhuman strength that has been passed down only to the women in her family. Min-Hyuk (Park Hyung-sik), a CEO of a gaming company who has been receiving threats to his life, witnesses her superhuman strength and ends up hiring her as his bodyguard. Faced with challenges such as finding kidnappers, blackmailers, and fighting off thugs – Bong-Soon has a lot on her plate. Can she withstand it all?

Talk about perfect on-screen chemistry! Nothing beats the cute chemistry that Park Bo-young and Park Hyung-sik have. If you’re up for some action, comedy, and a needed dose of kilig, add this to your list and watch this Netflix Korean drama now! 

4. Oh My Venus

Notable Cast: So Ji-sub, Shin Min-a, Jung Gyu-woon, Yu In-young
Original Release: 2015
No. of Episodes: 16

Synopsis: Struggling to lose weight as she deals with health issues and heartbreak, Kang Joo-Eun (Shin Min-a) is desperate and is willing to do just about anything. As she crosses paths with Kim Young-ho (So Ji-sub), she finds out that he’s a personal trainer for Hollywood stars. Seeing him as the answer to her struggles, she hires him to help her out in her fitness journey. Watch this romcom K-drama to find out if she reaches her goal and gets a lot more in return than she has ever hoped for. 

With just the right amount of inspiration to workout and a surprising turn of events that will make you feel butterflies in your stomach, Oh My Venus is definitely one of those romcom K-dramas that you shouldn’t miss! 

5. What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim

Notable Cast: Park Seo-joon, Park Min-young, Lee Tae-hwan
Original Release: 2018
No. of Episodes: 16

Synopsis: After years of working as a secretary, Kim Mi-so (Park Min-young) decides to hand in her resignation letter to move on to greener pastures. That is much to her arrogant boss’ dismay. Being so narcissistic has blinded Lee Young-joon (Park Seo-jun) from realizing how detached he has been. He then ventures on to figure out the real reason why his trusty and highly-capable secretary has decided to quit out of the blue. 

With the right balance of love and comedy, you’ll find yourself squealing in glee and laughing your socks off as you journey along with these two polar opposites. Watch this now and find out what’s really wrong with Secretary Kim! From stickers to standees, you can find What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim merch on Shopee too! 

6. The Heirs

Notable Cast: Lee Min-ho, Park Shin-hye, Kim Woo-bin, Kim Ji-won
Original Release: 2013
No. of Episodes: 20

Synopsis: Being an heir of a rich family is not an easy task. You have high expectations from parents to fulfill and rivalries to fend off. Kim Tan (Lee Min-ho) is not spared from any of that. Enter Cha Eun-sang (Park Shin-hye) who finds herself in the midst of entitled and arrogant heirs who look down on her since she comes from a poor family. Given their secret past and their housing situation which is even more of a secret, Kim Tan sees to it that he shields Eun-sang from it all. But will he be truly able to?

When Lee Min-ho is on your screen, it’s a given that you’re in for a treat. Plus, with Park Shin-hye by his side, you’ll surely be needing those tissues. Get ready to relish in some romance and comedy in this Netflix Korean drama! 

7. Touch Your Heart

Notable Cast: Lee Dong-wook, Yoo In-na, Lee Sang-woo, Son Sung-Yoon
Original Release: 2019
No. of Episodes: 16

Synopsis: Dealing with a public scandal that has put a huge dent on her acting career, Oh Yoon-seo (Yoo In-na) is forced to lie low and stay out of the spotlight in the meantime. As she’s doing so, she receives an offer to play the lead role as a lawyer. But because of her poor acting skills, she decides to get firsthand experience by being a lawyer’s secretary. She ends up doing that by applying under Kwon Jung-Rok’s (Lee Dong-wook). Jung-rok is an extremely successful lawyer but a cold-hearted person. Will she be able to survive his ruthlessness? 

Lee Dong-wook is no stranger to romcom K-dramas. You’ll love him and hate him in this K-drama, but it’s all worth it! With Yoo In-na’s lovable character and Lee Dong-wook’s arrogant character, this K-drama will definitely touch your heart! 

8. Her Private Life

Notable Cast: Park Min-young, Kim Jae-wook, Park Jin-joo, One
Original Release: 2019
No. of Episodes: 16

Synopsis: Sung Deok-mi (Park Min-young) is a successful curator at a well-known art gallery. On the side, she is secretly a die-hard fangirl of Shi-An and even runs a popular fansite for him. Due to her boss’ embezzlement case, a new boss comes their way – Ryan Gold (Kim Jae-wook). Ryan is an extremely famous artist but has since retired due to personal reasons. He finds out Deok-mi’s double life as a fangirl and even finds himself helping her evade crazy fangirls who think she’s dating Shi-An. 

Calling all K-pop fangirls out there! Deok-mi definitely feels you! Her Private Life is filled with love, laughter, and unexpected twists that will just reel you in. Make sure to add this to your K-drama list! 

9. Crash Landing on You

Notable Cast: Hyun-Bin, Son Ye-jin, Seo Ji-hye, Kim Jung-hyun
Original Release: 2020
No. of Episodes: 16

Synopsis: Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin) is on an adventure of a lifetime as she finds herself in North Korea after a paragliding accident that landed her there. She bumps into Ri Jeong-Hyeok (Hyun-Bin), who just so happens to be a North Korean army officer. Coming to her aid, they try to keep her identity a secret and finds ways to bring her back to South Korea. With the help of Captain Ri’s fellow army officers, their challenging task of bringing her home is filled with warmth and laughter. 

It’s about time that you watch this third highest-rated South Korean TV drama! Captain Ri and Se-ri are the perfect couple (both onscreen and offscreen, if we may add) that will make you long to experience the kind of love and adventure that they share. Don’t miss out on all the awesome Crash Landing on You merch available on Shopee like jewelry that Se-Ri wore, tote bags, stickers, and more! 

10. She Was Pretty

Notable Cast: Hwang Jung-eum, Park Seo-joon, Koh Joon-hee, Choi Si-won
Original Release: 2015
No. of Episodes: 16

Synopsis: Hye-Jin (Hwang Jung-eum) was pretty when she was a teenager. On the other hand, Sung-Joon (Park Seo-Joon) wasn’t the most attractive as a young boy. But the two find genuine friendship in each other. After years of not being in touch, they find their way back to each other – only to realize that things have been reversed in terms of their looks. Feeling insecure since her appearance has completely changed since she was a teen, Hye-Jin asks her friend Ha-Ri (Koh Joon-Hee) to pretend to be her in front of Sung-Joon. Will they be able to keep up the lie? 

She Was Pretty is among those comforting romcom K-dramas that will have you laughing out loud and falling in love! Make sure to watch this Netflix Korean drama for an incredibly good time that will send happy hormones your way! 

11. Because This Is My First Life

Notable Cast: Lee Min-ki, Jung So-min, Esom, Park Byung-eun
Original Release: 2017
No. of Episodes: 16

Synopsis: Adulting is hard. Yoon Ji-Ho (Jung So-Min) can certainly attest to that. With no financial stability, she finds herself signing a two-year contract with Nam Se-Hee (Lee Min-Ki). This contract entails them to live together, as landlord and tenant. But since they’ll have to live together, might as well take it all the way and pretend to be a real married couple. As housemates with different views on life and marriage, will they prove that opposites really do attract?

Even if they’ve agreed to live together without feelings involved, your feelings will definitely be on a rollercoaster when you watch this romcom K-drama! 

12. My Love From the Star

Notable Cast: Gianna Jun, Kim Soo-hyun, Park Hae-jin, Yoo In-na
Original Release: 2013
No. of Episodes: 21

Synopsis: Back in 1609, an alien named Do Min-joon (Kim Soo-hyun) landed on Earth. Due to missing his return trip back to his home planet, he ends up stranded on Earth for four centuries. In the present year 2013, he finds himself neighbors with an arrogant Hallyu star named Cheon Song-yi (Jun Ji-hyun). He then finds himself entangled in her crazy situations, often having to save her. 

Despite it being a while since its release back in 2013, My Love From the Star surely delivers on the romcom department! Gianna Jun and Kim Soo-hyun will play with your heartstrings and make your abs hurt from all the laughing. 

13. Lovestruck in the City

Notable Cast: Ji Chang-wook, Kim Ji-won, Kim Min-suk, So Ju-yeon, Han Ji-eun, Ryoo Kyung-soo
Original Release: 2020
No. of Episodes: 17

Synopsis: They met. They fell in love. And then they broke up. That’s the story of Park Jae-Won (Ji Chang-Wook) and Lee Eun-O (Kim Ji-Won) – so far. Talk about a summer fling! Jae-won seems to be unable to let go of the woman who stole his heart and disappeared so he goes on a quest to find her. Meanwhile, Eun-O has moved on – or so she thinks.

Despite being in an unconventional style as a romcom K-drama in an interview format, Lovestruck in the City will surely leave you lovestruck, to say the least. Their tantalizing chemistry will surely make you come back for more! On top of that, you may or may not be inspired to move to the beachside and learn how to surf. 

14. Full House

Notable Cast: Song Hye-kyo, Rain, Han Da-gam, Kim Sung-su
Original Release: 2004
No. of Episodes: 16

Synopsis: Han Ji-Eun (Song Hye-kyo) is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life. That is until her life is interwoven with Lee Young-Jae (Rain) who so happens to be an extremely popular actor. Whether she likes it or not, she finds herself married to him on paper to get her house back after it was sold to him by her mischievous friends. When complications arise, their feelings for each other grow too! 

Whether or not you’re a K-drama fan, particularly romcom K-dramas, you’ve surely heard of Full House. And in case you haven’t yet, it’s time that you watch it! Or rewatch it since it’s now on Netflix! You’ll surely enjoy this Netflix Korean drama that will make your heart skip a beat! 

15. Coffee Prince

Notable Cast: Gong Yoo, Yoon Eun-hye, Lee Sun-kyun, Chae Jung-an
Original Release: 2007
No. of Episodes: 17

Synopsis: As the grandson of a successful food company, Han-gyeol (Gong Yoo) is ordered by the company’s chairwoman (who’s also his grandmother) to take over a coffee shop and turn it around. Han-gyeol then comes up with the plan to only hire attractive male employees to attract female customers. Go Eun-chan (Yoon Eun-hye), often mistaken as a man, decides to give it a shot and applies for a job in the coffee shop. She is then hired and is in for a treat as feelings between her and Han-gyeol blossom. 

2007 may seem like a long time ago, but this romcom K-drama will still capture your heart in the best way possible. You’ll find yourself laughing and your heart beating fast as you watch Coffee Prince! 

Add These Romcom K-Dramas to Your Watchlist Now!

Get ready to binge-watch because these romcom K-dramas will keep you watching until early in the morning! Make sure to check out these 15 Song Joong-Ki K-Dramas And Movies To Binge After Vincenzo if you want some action and comedy. To complete your K-drama experience, check out these delicious Korean food recipes and the best soju flavors to try!

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