31 Romantic Comedy K-Dramas You Should Binge-Watch Next
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Korean dramas are hella addictive — once you start watching them, it's pretty hard to stop. Korean romcoms, in particular, make for great entertainment. Light and funny, a good romantic comedy Korean drama with cute guys is fun to watch and easy on the eyes.
In no particular order, here's some romantic comedy Korean drama with cute guys. All the cute guys.
1. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (2017)
The titular character Do Bong-Soon (Park Bo-young) is a girl with superhuman strength. She's got a huge crush on a police officer, and does everything she can to fit into his ideal type: elegant and ladylike — everything she's not. Bong-Soon dreams of turning herself into a video game character, and lands a gig as a bodyguard to Ahn Min-hyuk (Park Hyung-sik), the wealthy CEO of a gaming company who happens to be crazy handsome as well. Who will she end up with in this romantic comedy Korean drama with cute guys?
2. My Secret Romance (2017)
When Cha Jin-wook (Sung Hoon) and Lee Yoo-mi (Song Ji-eun) meet at a resort, sparks fly instantly, and they end up spending the night together. But after Yoo-mi disappears in the morning, Jin-wook ends up feeling confused and angry. Three years later, they meet again and pretend that they don't recognise each other, all while fighting their mutual attraction. Juicy.
3. Marriage, Not Dating (2014)
Plastic surgeon Gong Gi-tae (Yeon Woo-jin) isn't interested in marriage at all, so when his parents keep pestering him to settle down, he brings shop girl Joo Jang-mi (Han Groo) home — positive that his parents won't approve. Jang-Mi, meanwhile, is obsessed with getting married. And to make the obligatory love triangle complete, we have Jeong Jinwoon playing Han Yeo-reum, an aspiring chef who ends up falling for Jang-Mi.
4. Lovely Love Lie (2017)
High school student Yoon So-Rim (Joy) instantly falls in love with Kang Han-Gyul (Lee Hyun-woo) when she first sees him. But because of her age — and the fact that they don't know each other at all — Han-Gyul rejects her. However, So-Rim's beautiful voice and pure feelings make Han-Gyul fall in love with him. Lovely Love Lie is a drama full of music, as well as other good-looking pairings that'll make your heart flutter, making it an excellent romantic comedy Korean drama with cute guys.
5. My Love from the Star (2013)
Do Min-joon (Kim Soo-hyun) is literally from outer space — he's an alien who landed on Earth in the 1600s, but missed his trip back to his home planet as he tried to rescue a young girl from falling off a cliff. Min-joon doesn't age, and by the 21st century, he has assumed the identity of a college professor.
Three months before his long-awaited departure back to his home planet, he meets Cheon Song-yi (Jun Ji-hyun), a famous actress who happens to look like the girl he fell in love with in the 1600s...
6. Playful Kiss (2010)
Ditzy high school student Oh Ha-Ni (Jung So-Min) couldn't be any more different from her crush: the popular, handsome, and intelligent Baek Seung-Jo (Kim Hyun-Joong). When Ha-Ni writes him a love letter, he returns it to her, graded. Ha-Ni is heartbroken, but when her house collapses, she and her father are invited to live with Baek Seung-Jo and his family.
7. Boys Over Flowers (2009)
The South Korean version of Hana Yori Dango, Boys Over Flowers is about a poor yet feisty high school student Geum Jan-di (Ku Hye-sun) who goes to a prestigious school with F4, a powerful group of popular and handsome boys. Jan-di is annoyed with everyone's obsession with F4, which is why Gu Jun-pyo (Lee Min-ho) singles her out and bullies her. But Jan-di does the unexpected: she stands up to him, and Jun-pyo finds himself developing feelings for this seemingly ordinary girl.
8. You're Beautiful (2009)
Go Mi Nyeo (Park Shin-hye) and her twin brother Mi-Nam live drastically different lives. She is studying to be a nun, while he is a music idol. But when he has to leave for the United States to fix a botched plastic surgery job, Mi Nyeo has to fill in and pose as Mi-Nam. She pretends to be a man and joins the band A.N.Jell, where she meets arrogant Hwang Tae-kyung (Jang Keun-suk), thoughtful Kang Shin-woo (Kung Yong-hwa), and the perky Jeremy (Lee Hong-gi).
9. The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince (2007)
One of the most beloved gender bender dramas of all time, Coffee Prince's main protagonist is Go Eun-chan (Yoon Eun-hye), who is so tomboyish that she's often mistaken for a guy. Choi Han-kyul (Gon Yoo) is a spoiled, wealthy heir to a coffee business, and when he meets Eun-chan, he decides to hire her to pretend to be his gay lover so he can get out of his grandmother's blind dates.
Han-Kyul ends up manning a decrepit coffee shop to prove his worth to his grandmother, and decides to hire good-looking male employees to attract customers. Desperate for money, Eun-chan continues to pretend to be a man to get a job.
10. To the Beautiful You (2012)
Based on the Japanese shoujo manga Hanazakari no Kimitachi eh, this drama is about a young girl Goo Jae-hee (Sulli) who falls in love with high jump athlete Kang Tae-joon (Choi Min-ho) after seeing him on TV. After he has a potentially career-ending injury, Jae-hee moves to Korea from the US to attend Tae-joon's school. But the thing is, Tae-joon attends an all-boys school (full of cute guys — wink wink), so Jae-hee cuts her hair short and disguises herself as a boy.
11. Personal Taste (2010)
Furniture designer Park Kae-in (Son Ye-jin) is a good person, but she's kinda all over the place — she's clumsy, disorganised, and a complete slob. When her long-time boyfriend Han Chang-ryul (Kim Ji-seok) dumps her for her best friend, Kae-in is devastated. She lives in a modernised hanok (traditional Korean house) designed by her father, and when architect Jeon Jin-ho (Lee Min-ho) wants to move in to learn more about the building, he has to pretend to be gay. A perfectionist, Jin-ho ends up embarking on a mission to change Kae-in into a Real Lady, but ends up falling for her.
12. Full House (2004)
Many people were introduced to K-dramas via Full House, which is about aspiring scriptwriter Ji-Eun (Song Hye-Kyo). Her friends trick her into thinking that she's won a free vacation, and while she's gone, they sell her house to actor Young-jae (Rain). Though they're not exactly fond of each other, they end up living together, and Ji-eun ends up working as Young-jae's maid to get her house back. Later, they enter into a fake marriage as Young-jae attempts to make his crush jealous, but end up developing feelings for each other.
13. Because This Is My First Life (2017)
Nam Se-hee (Lee Min-ki) is a reclusive computer designer who ends up having to get a roommate to help pay the mortgage on his apartment. Enter Yoon Ji-ho (Jung So-min), an aspiring writer who's under constant pressure to live up to her family and friends' expectations. It's a drama about growing up and finding yourself, even in your 30s. Plus, it's a romantic comedy Korean drama with cute guys. A lot of them.
14. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (2016)
Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung) is a weightlifter at a sports college. One day, she runs into swimmer Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk), who accidentally drops a handkerchief. Bok-Joo picks it up, and after cleaning and ironing it, she goes to the swimming pool to return it. But when he realizes that she cleaned the handkerchief, Joon-Hyung gets angry at her.
It isn't until later on that they realise that they've met before; when they were children, Kim Bok-Joo saved Jung Joon-Hyung's life by catching him after he fell out of a window. When they remember, their relationship takes off.
15. Secret Garden (2010)
Stuntwoman Gil Ra-im (Ha Ji-won) meets luxury department store CEO Kim Joo-Won (Hyun Bin) after a misunderstanding involving Joo-Won's cousin, Oska (Yoon Sang-hyun), a famous singer. Joo-Won isn't sure why, but Ra-im makes an impression on him, and he starts pursuing her. It's a Cinderella story that sounds pretty straightforward... until Ra-im and Joo-won start switching bodies.
16. Descendants of the Sun (2016)
The K-drama that gave us the Song-Song tandem, Descendants of the Sun is about a military officer Yoo Si-Jin (Song Joong-ki), who falls in love with Dr. Kang Mo-yeon (Song Hye-kyo). They begin dating, but because of Si-Jin's job, their dates are always interrupted. Later, they realise that their vocations are completely different — while Si-Jin kills to protect lives, Mo-yeon is duty-bound to save lives. They decide to part ways, but will they stay apart?
17. Love in the Moonlight (2016)
Hong Ra-On (Kim Yoo-jung) makes a living by disguising herself as a man and giving men relationship advice. She also writes romance novels under the pen name Sam-nom. Because of a love letter she wrote for a client, she meets Crown Prince Hyomyeong (Park Bo-Gum). He doesn't know that she's a woman, so he recruits her to become one of his eunuchs. Hijinks ensue.
18. The Heirs (2013)
Set in an exclusive high school, this series is about a group of ultra-rich students who are primed to take over their families' business empires. Kim Tan (Lee Min-ho) is the heir to a large conglomerate. After being exiled to the US by his brother, Kim Tan meets Cha Eun-sang (Park Shin-hye), and falls in love with her, in spite of being already engaged to Yoo Rachel (Kim Ji-won). Will he choose to follow his heart, or follow his family's wishes?
With such a good-looking cast, The Heirs is one great source of eye candy, making it one of the best romantic comedy Korean drama with cute guys.
19. Oh My Venus (2015)
Kim Young-ho or John Kim (So Ji-sub) is a personal trainer to Hollywood stars, but after a scandal with an actress, he is forced to flee back to Korea. There, he meets Kang Joo-eun (Shin Min-a), a lawyer who used to be a beauty queen in her teens and has gained weight since. She passes out on a flight from the US to Korea, and John Kim, the only medical personnel on the flight, takes care of her.
Then, she gets dumped by her boyfriend, Im Woo Shik (Jung Gyu-woon). She convinces Young-ho to help her lose the weight, and in the process, they develop feelings for each other.
20. Sly and Single Again (2014)
When Na Ae-ra (Lee Min-jung) falls in love with engineering graduate student Cha Jung-woo (Joo Sang-wook), she tells him almost immediately that she wants to become a housewife. They get married, but after 100 days of marriage, Jung-woo announces that he's quit his job to pursue a business idea. However, his businesses keep failing and Ae-ra has to work multiple jobs to make ends meet. The stress leads to a secret miscarriage, and Ae-ra divorces Jung-woo.
Three years after the divorce, Jung-woo has become wealthy, while Ae-ra is still paying debts from their marriage. That's when Ae-ra starts scheming for revenge.
21. Fight for My Way (2017)
Four friends Ko Dong-man (Park Seo-joon), Choi Ae-ra (Kim Ji-won), Kim Joo-man (Ahn Jae0hon), and Baek Seol-hee (Song Ha-yoon) have little going for them. They've got big dreams but have settled for "third-rate lives" because of their lack of abilities. As the series unfolds, they grow as individals, and a romance blossoms between Dong-man and Ae-ra.
22. Temperature of Love (2017)
Aspiring screenwriter Hyun-woo (Seo Hyun-Jin) first met chef Jung-Sun (Yang Se-Jong) online, and after they meet in person, they soon start a relationship. But maintaining a relationship isn't easy, especially when you have such demanding career paths.
23. Cheese in the Trap (2016)
Based on a popular webtoon, Cheese in the Trap is about the relationships of a group of university students, especially the rocky relationship between Hong Seol (Kim Go-eun) and her senior, the spoiled and wealthy heir Yoo Jung (Park Hae-jin). The entire cast is incredibly good-looking, making this an aesthetically pleasing romantic comedy Korean drama with cute guys.
24. Please Come Back, Mister (2016)
When two men are killed in untimely events, they are given the chance to return to life in new bodies to attend to unfinished business. One man, Kim Young-soo (Rain) returns to prove to his wife Shin Da-hye (Lee Min-jung) that his death was not a suicide. The other, former gangster Han Gi-tak (Kim Soo-ro), goes back to protect his love, actress Song Yi-yeon (Lee Ha-nui), from her ex-husband's schemings.
But their chance to return to earth comes with three conditions:
- They cannot reveal their true identities.
- Revenge is a no-no.
- They cannot engage in human affairs.
If they break these conditions, their existence on earth will be erased.
25. Oh My Ghost (2015)
Timid girl Na Bong-sun (Park Bo-young) has extremely low self-esteem and never seems to get anything right, socially and professionally. Because of her shaman grandmother, she sometimes sees ghosts. One day, she gets possessed by a lustful virgin ghost Shin Soon-ae (Kim Seul-gi), who is convinced that losing her virginity will help her move onto the afterlife.
It just so happens that Bong-sun has a secret crush on her boss, celebrity chef Kang Sun-woo (Jo Jung-suk). When she suddenly transforms into a confident, go-getting woman, he finally notices her.
26. Hogu's Love (2015)
Kang Ho-Gu (Choi Woo-shik) is a nice guy who's never had an actual girlfriend. Instead, girls take advantage of his kindness, enjoying his attention then friendzoning him. Meanwhile, athlete Do Do-hee (Uee) is frustrated at her seeming inability to get first place — all she has are silver medals.
They reunite at their high school reunion, and Ho-Gu, who had a crush on Do-hee back in their teens, is surprised to find out that she remembers him. He sees this as his chance to spend time with his dreamgirl, but Do-hee is hiding a huge secret that could end her career...
27. The Prime Minister and I (2013)
Kwon Yul (Lee Beom-soo) is South Korea's youngest ever prime minister, at only 42 years old. A widower, he has raised his three children alone for seven years. But the public doesn't know that he struggles with parenthood, and lacks even the most basic parenting skills.
Trashy tabloid journalist Nam Da-jung (Im Yoon-ah) hounds the prime minster to uncover a story, but she ends up biting off more than she can chew — they end up in a contract marriage and fall in love.
28. My Princess (2011)
All her life, Lee Seol (Kim Tae-hee) thought she was an ordinary girl, but one day, she finds out that she's a princess. Wealthy heir Park Hae-young (Song Seung-heon) is put in charge of training Seol in proper etiquette and procedures. Of course, Hae-young starts developing feelings for Seol, which is inconvenient because should the monarchy be restored, she'll be taking away his inheritance.
29. Flower Boy Next Door (2013)
There's no shortage of eye candy in this romantic comedy Korean drama with cute guys.Based on the webtoon I Steal Peeks at Him Every Day, this series is about reclusive copyeditor Go Dok-mi (Park Shin-hye), who is so shy that she refuses to leave her apartment unless she absolutely has to. Every day, she uses binoculars to spy on her neighbour Han Tae-joon (Kim Jung-san), who she's had a crush on ever since she first saw him pick up a stray puppy and taking him home.
Meanwhile, webtoon artist Oh Jin-rak (Kim Ji-hoon) has been in love with his neighbour Dok-mi for a hot minute, and has been leaving a milk carton with a post-it at her door every day. His world gets turned upside down when game developer Enrique Geum (Yoon Shi-yoon) moves back to Seoul to stay with his older cousin, Tae-joon. Enrique catches Dok-mi in the act of spying, and decides to confront her. Threatened, Jin-rak enters Dok-mi's life as well, and her solitary world is suddenly no more.
30. Queen in Hyun's Man (2012)
It is the year 1694, and nobleman Kim Bung-do (Ji Hyun-woo) is his family's sole survivor after they were murdered. He is loyal to Queen In-hyun, who was deposed by a royal concubine. But because of a mysterious talisman, Bung-do is transported to the year 2012, where he meets actress Choi Hee-jin, who has landed the role as Queen In-hyun in a new drama. Naturally, they fall in love.
31. Princess Hours (2006)
An OG romantic comedy Korean drama with cute guys, Princess Hours is a classic. What would South Korea look like if it still retained its monarchy? Princess Hours attempts to imagine just that. Crown Prince Lee Shin (Ju Ji-hoon) begrudgingly marries commoner Shin Chae-kyeong (Yoon Eun-hye), following his grandfather's wishes. Though they initially feel nothing for one another, they eventually develop feelings for each other.
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