They make you swoon then make you laugh. They make you want to give finger hearts and fall in love! Korean romance comedy dramas are the most popular shows in Kdramaland’s arsenal.
They come in various doses of sweetness and humor, so they’re an easy cure for when you need some Vitamin C(uteness).
The 12 Best Korean Romance Comedy Dramas
Think you’re craving fluffy romcoms? We’ve listed down the best Korean romance comedy dramas you should watch now. Singles be warned, though: the cheesiness might make you feel oh-so-alone. Or you might end up wheezing from all the laughing at the jokes!
- Be Melodramatic (2019)
- Business Proposal (2022)
- Crazy Love (2022)
- Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016-2017)
- My Love from the Star (2013-2014)
- Our Beloved Summer (2021-2022)
- Semantic Error (2022)
- Into the Ring (2020)
- Dali and the Cocky Prince (2021)
- What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim? (2018)
- Romance is a Bonus Book (2019)
- Love All Play (2022)
1. Be Melodramatic (2019)
Also called Melo Is My Nature, Be Melodramatic is a coming-of-age story for 30-year-olds. It’s a slice of life romcom that revolves around the daily life of three best friends (Chun Woo Hee, Jeon Yeo Been, Han Ji Eun) who live together.
Living passionate but demanding lives, they constantly wrestle with love, family, loss, and career. Think growing-up pains for single mothers and young professionals.
Be Melodramatic is the kind of show that pulls you into the characters’ lives. You’ll almost feel like they’re your own close friends. With character-driven writing and humor that catches you off-guard, this show will top your Kdrama lists.
2. Business Proposal (2022)
CEO Kang Tae Moo’s (Ahn Hyo Seop) grandfather has been badgering him to get married. To stop this, he decides to marry the next woman he will meet on a blind date. But what happens if that woman is Shin Ha Ri (Kim Se Jeong), an employee from his own company?
Business Proposal is one of Netflix’s most popular shows in 2022. And it got its fame through a clever recipe from Kdramaland’s guidebook of cliches. Contract relationship, rich-guy-poor-girl, objecting (grand)parents, CEO-employee relationships, and more? Business Proposal is cliche overload done right.
P.S: Watch this if you’re tired of not understanding the memes. Remember that “YOU KNOW I HAVE NO CHINGU??!” meme? Yep, that’s a Business Proposal line.
3. Crazy Love (2022)
Lee Shin Ah (Krystal) is the introverted secretary of Noh Go Jin (Kim Jae Wook), the popular yet arrogant CEO of GOTOP Education. When Go Jin receives a murder threat and Shin Ah learns that her life is about to end, they pretend to be lovers instead.
Lots of crime and unpredictable events but also lots of fluff to give. Crazy Love banks on the quintessential enemies-to-lovers trope. It’s got the perfect recipe with its mean male lead who eventually warms up and gains common decency. With great character development from the leads, it’s a show that will leave you satisfied in the end.
You can watch Crazy Love on Disney+.
4. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016-2017)
What’s a Kdrama romcom list without Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo! The show tells the dreams, loves, and friendships of students in a sports university. It follows weightlifter Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) and swimmer Jung Joon Hyung (Nam Joo Hyuk) who fall in love as they chase their dreams.
The show gained massive popularity and catapulted the NamLee couple into global stardom. You’ll immediately get hooked to their top-notch chemistry and witty antics. The show’s also color graded in pastel hues, so there’s a never-ending fluffy feeling all the way.
5. My Love from the Star (2013-2014)
In this cult-classic fantasy romcom, powerful alien Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun) crosses paths with controversial top celebrity Cheon Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun). As Min Joon saves Song Yi many times, he gets entangled with her life. All while his time on earth is about to end…
This show is the definition of influential. My Love from the Star stirred a new Hallyu wave across the globe. It’s a cultural phenomenon that set trends in food, fashion, tourism, and even language (watch out for Song Yi’s iconic “Sarreh!”). This show’s a Kdrama staple, and you can’t miss it if you’re a budding romcom connoisseur!
Read More: Top Korean Fantasy Dramas
6. Our Beloved Summer (2021-2022)
A viral high school documentary reunites ex-lovers Choi Ung (Choi Woo Shik) and Kook Yeon Soo (Kim Da Mi). Nursing a messy breakup with lots of unresolved issues, the show goes back and forth between angsty and sentimental tones. Tender and melancholic, it’ll pull at your heartstrings and make you feel many things.
Like Be Melodramatic, Our Beloved Summer is another slice of life that focuses on the characters’ growth. Comedic antics from the characters aside, emotions sometimes get heavy in the show. If you’re into slowburn dramas, this one’s for you. But bring a box of tissues just in case.
By the way, you might end up saving its entire soundtrack to your playlist.
Read More: Best Korean High School Dramas
7. Semantic Error (2022)
Semantic Error is the perfect show to explore Kdramaland’s boys’ love (BL) offerings. It’s a lighthearted romance between university students Chu Sang Woo (Jae Chan) and Jang Jae Young (Park Seo Ham). Sang Woo’s strict and rule-abiding while Jae Young’s carefree and fun-loving. But when these two polar opposites are forced to work together, will punches or sparks fly?
Of Kdramaland’s growing BL repertoire, Semantic Error is dubbed the best among its genre. There’s a low-budget feel and it’s only 8-episodes long, so there’s a lot of new experiences you should look out for!
P.S: The kissing scenes are to die for!
8. Into the Ring (2020)
Want something underrated? Into the Ring packs romance, comedy, and politics in its 32 30-minute episodes. Here, civil servants Seo Gong Myung (Park Sung Hoon) and Goo Se Ra (Nana) fight corrupt politicians for social justice. Along the way, they fall in love and develop what might be one of the healthiest romances in Kdramaland.
Into the Ring touches on a lot of heavy political issues. It’s the perfect show for fans of realist shows, like My Mister. But what sets Into the Ring apart is its masterful mix of romance, kindness, grit, and comedy. If you’re craving something that’s the right balance of serious and sweet, Into the Ring might be the show.
9. Dali and the Cocky Prince (2021)
An adorable Kdrama about museums, art, and love! This Kdrama follows Kim Da Li’s (Park Gyu Young) attempts at saving her father’s bankrupted art museum. It’s a scary fight against conglomerates and corrupt officials. But in the process, Da Li gets help from the uneducated but expert moneymaker Jin Moo Hak (Kim Min Jae).
Dali and the Cocky Prince is another underrated Korean romance comedy drama in our list. But it’s too charming and sweet to miss! The glimpse into the global art world is a breath of fresh air. And of course, there’s the standard oozing chemistry and hilarious moments between the leads.
10. What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim? (2018)
Another one right off the Kdrama romcom guidebook! Lee Young Joon is the arrogant Vice Chairman of a large company. He’s grown reliant on his highly-competent secretary of ten years, Kim Mi So (Park Min Young). But that’s until Mi So suddenly decides to quit.
What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim perfectly hits all the romcom high notes: insane chemistry, heart-fluttering scenes, laugh out loud comedy. It’s all fluff and good vibes, and you’ll often find yourself laughing hysterically. So if you want to stay away from serious dramas, you know the show!
11. Romance is a Bonus Book (2019)
Heads up, fans of the friends-to-lovers trope! Divorced and unemployed, Kang Dan I (Lee Na Young) wants to start anew. She lands a job at the publishing company where her long-time friend Cha Eun Ho (Lee Jong Suk) works as a successful author and chief editor.
The romance and comedy are a given. But Romance is a Bonus Book also teaches us about sincere love that wants nothing but the best for you. It’s the perfect show to watch while keeping warm under the blanket. And at the end of 16 episodes, trust us – you’re going to want to fall in love.
12. Love All Play (2022)
Craving fluffy sports romcoms? Love All Play tells the romance of two badminton players. After 3 years of hiatus due to an incident, Park Tae Yang (Park Ju Hyun) is determined to return to the sport. She joins the same team as Park Tae Joon (Chae Jong Hyeop) who’s stubborn and thinks of badminton only as a job.
Love All Play is a lighthearted drama. But there’s a sweet balance of depth and fluff. The characters’ backstories and dreams will make you want to hug them tight. And they’ll inspire you to bounce back and fight for your dreams even when you’re not-so-young anymore. After 12 episodes, you’re ready to face your fears, and love again.
Kdramaland has tons of Korean romance comedy dramas to offer you. You can find them in different doses of seriousness, fantasy, melancholy, and fluff. Many became phenomenal hits, but there’s many more underrated gems that you should definitely explore.
Whatever you’re looking for, one thing’s for sure. Korean romance comedy dramas will bring butterflies to your stomach. So be ready for the squeals and I-wish-that-was-me scenes!
For more K-drama inspiration, feel free to also read our selections of the best Korean action dramas, the 10 best horror k-dramas, the best Korean thriller dramas and the best Korean historical dramas!