You’re in love and in a happy relationship? How does it feel to be God’s favourite? As if you didn’t already have the gift of someone who’ll listen to you talk about how you want to deck your manager, we’ve decided to give you a list of K-dramas you should watch when you remember just how much you love your significant other.
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is one of those cute love stories that has the main characters falling in love in like the first two episodes, so you know it’s real. It’s 16 episodes short, and every time Hye in and Du Sik smile at each other, you can turn it into a game and kiss your partner.
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It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
I won’t lie this is a heavy watch, but at least, you won’t have to watch it alone. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay goes deep into what dating with mental illnesses is like and how love doesn’t work without trust and connection. Starring Kim Soo-hyun, Seo Ye-ji and Oh Jung-se, this drama follows the life of an antisocial writer and a psych ward caretaker whose lives intertwine. It’s also 16 episodes too short.
What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim
In this movie, a capable personal assistant decides to quit her job. But instead of her self-centred and childish boss to let her go, he falls in love with her. Add the rich boy trope, a cute backstory of them meeting as kids and some extremely cliche love scenes, and this is a recipe for the perfect movie night with your SO.
Love is love, even if it’s from the point of view of teenagers who didn’t even end up together. This series beautifully depicts the life of Baek Yi-jin and Na Hee Do, a fencer and a reporter who fall in love at 18 and 21. It’ll help you reminisce young love and you might cry a lot because of how wholesome both characters are, but it’ll be worth it.
Love in the Moonlight
Personally, I watched this series for Park Bo-gum’s smile, but don’t be like me. It follows a troublemaking prince and his eunuch/political counsellor, who unknown to him, is a woman dressed as a man. Of course, they fell in love, and it’s too cute, so have your tissues on standby.
At least once in your lifetime, a friend must’ve set you up with a rich romantic interest. No? Well, we can’t all be Meghan Markle. Ha-ri’s friend did it differently though; she used her to trick her prospective groom into ending their engagement, but the man fell in love. Then he turned out to be her CEO of the company. Expect cliche scenes en masse but stay for the humour.
Our Beloved Summer
You can just tell when a woman wrote a romantic drama for women. Our Beloved Summer meets and exceeds all expectations. Sometimes, you love someone, but love is not enough, so you must take a step back and grow as an individual before reconnecting again; Choi Woo-sik and Kim Da-Mi’s characters understood that. They filmed a documentary together in high school, which was how they fell in love, but they had to wait ten years for the love to take off. It’s cute, the characters are adorably awkward, and all the longing might make you faint.
Crash Landing on You
No romantic K-drama list can be complete without this series. It revolves around a South Korean heiress who accidentally lands in North Korea and is rescued by a North Korean soldier. Naturally, they fell in love, then the actors fell in love off-screen, and then, we fell in love with them.