10 Best Romantic Comedy Korean Dramas

Ah, romantic comedies.  They are frequently the first experience many people have with Korean dramas, and they continue to be a favorite staple of kdrama fans. And I certainly love them! So adding to my Top 10 series, let me share with you my personal top 10 Korean romantic comedies.

10. Ho Goo’s Love

Ho Goo's Love Korean Drama

Plot: A man (Choi Woo Shik) who is naïve, sweet, and warm hearted runs into his first love (Uee) one evening, and their complicated love story is set in motion.

Ho Goo’s love is an absolutely adorable and heartwarming drama. It’s my favorite role of Choi Woo Shik, and he really nailed Ho Goo’s character. We watch a romance blossom between Ho Goo and his first love Do Hee as he wants to care for her and her baby.  Watching our little family develop and our characters grow was such a joy.

There is also a dramatic side to the drama that nicely intertwines with the comedic. Misunderstandings abound, and relationships are crazy complicated, but this drama does it right and keeps it interesting and engaging. It was all so much fun with just the right amount of feels. (Ho Goo’s Love Review)

9. Me Too, Flower

Me Too Flower Korean Drama - Yoon Shi Yoon Plot: A wealthy man (Yoon Shi Yoon) pretends to be a regular guy and gets a job as a parking attendant at his company where he clashes with a cynical police officer (Lee Ji Ah). But when their bickering turns to romance, his rich status and lies threaten their relationship.

Me Too, Flower is such an underrated drama! I don’t hear it talked about a lot, and it’s such a shame because it’s an amazing drama. It’s pretty classic in the set up with our couple getting off on the wrong foot and bickering a lot at first. Yoon Shi Yoon and Lee Ji Ah’s fiery chemistry shines through though.

And then the drama explores some deeper topics that include trauma and depression as our couple has to find ways to heal from their past. It was just such a sweet and moving drama that left quite an impression on me.

8. Fated to Love You

Fated to Love You Korean Drama - Jang Hyuk and Jang Na Ra

Plot: A quirky, rich chaebol (Jang Hyuk) and a timid office worker (Jang Na Ra) accidentally have a one night stand that results in a pregnancy and one amazing love story.

Oh how I adore Fated to Love You! This drama just hit so many sweet spots for me. The first half is your standard romantic comedy that then transitions to more of a melodrama in the second half. It is officially the drama I have cried the most during. But that is definitely a good thing!  This drama was just able to move me so deeply because of it’s well developed characters and their engaging story.

But even in the midst of tragedy, the drama still had plenty of feel good and fun moments with Jang Hyuk’s lively laugh and Jang Na Ra’s pure sweetness. Seriously, this couple is one of the best around!

For me, Fated to Love You is that perfect mix of comedy and melodrama. With an amazing love story, extremely talented actors, and such a heartwarming story, it truly is a special drama. (Fated to Love You Review)

7. Shopping King Louie

Shopping King Louie Korean Drama - Seo In Guk and Nam Ji Hyun

Plot: A rich man (Seo In Guk) wakes up in Seoul, homeless with amnesia, where he meets a sweet country girl (Nam Ji Hyun) who takes him in, and the two work together to discover who he is while having to survive the city.

Shopping King Louie is the definition of a fantastic romantic comedy. I laughed so much, and every single episode had me grinning from ear to ear and enjoying these funny and lovable characters and the crazy situation they had found themselves. The drama was also overflowing with so many heartwarming moments. The romance, the humor, the fun, the characters, and the heartfelt story all work together to create perfection in my book.

Louie and Bok Sil were one of the best drama couples I’ve seen. They warmed my heart and made me smile so many times. All I have are fond memories when thinking about Shopping King Louie. I truly loved it to pieces. (Shopping King Louie Review)

6. Pinocchio

Pinocchio Korean Drama - Lee Jong Suk and Park Shin Hye

Plot: A man (Lee Jong Suk) whose life was devastated by corrupt reporters seeks to reveal their true motives by becoming one himself. But he never would have expected he would fall in love with the daughter (Park Shin Hye) of one of those reporters.

Pinocchio has that nice mix of a beautifully woven story combined with comedy, romance, and drama that all come together perfectly. I’m a fan of this writer because of her well-rounded and emotionally engaging stories along with well-developed characters.

Dal Po and In Ha are another favorite couple of mine, and they had great chemistry. I smiled so much and truly felt for these characters. I was never bored once with this gem of a drama and have enjoyed it multiple times. I consider Pinocchio a must see kdrama. Pinocchio Review)

5. Boys Over Flowers

Boys Over Flowers Korean Drama - Lee Min Ho and Gu Hye Sun

Plot: Four rich, handsome guys rule the school, but their world is turned upside down by a spunky transfer student (Goo Hye Sun) who steals their hearts.

It’s the classic Boys Over Flowers that takes the next spot on my list. I’ll never forget the famous F4, played by Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum, and Kim Joon. This show is full of teen angst with many misunderstandings and a whole lot of relationship drama. Joon Pyo and Jan Di fight, make up, then fight and make up over and over. There are constant obstacles in their way, many of their own making.

But it’s all presented in a way that is oddly addicting and just plain fun. With fast pacing that leads right from one over the top scenario to another, it’s hard not to get swept up in all of the drama. Boys Over Flowers was a ton of fun, and it will definitely always have a special place in my heart. (Boys Over Flowers Review)

4. Rooftop Prince

Rooftop Prince Korean Drama - Park Yoo Chun and Han Ji Min

Plot: A time travel romance about a prince (Park Yoo Chun) from the past who meets the love (Han Ji Min) of his life in present day Seoul.

Rooftop Prince is another that has that great mix of romantic comedy and melodrama that I love so much. We watch four Joseon men try to adapt to life in modern day Seoul which is a prime set up for lots of humor and fun.

But don’t be fooled, this drama gets very intense and dramatic with a rich story and a mystery to solve. It was so good and just got better as it went. The romance is also amazing and brought me much joy as well as some tears. A truly wonderful drama! (Rooftop Prince Review)

3. Flower Boy Next Door

Plot: A girl (Park Shin Hye) who suffers from agoraphobia has her quiet world turned upside when her neighbor’s energetic and outgoing brother (Yoon Shi Yoon) comes into her life like a whirlwind.

Flower Boy Next Door is a combination of all of the elements I love about kdramas. It is filled with endearing characters and such an incredibly heartwarming story. The humor and more serious moments are so well balanced.

And the chemistry between Yoon Shi Yoon and Park Shin Hye was tangible. Their interactions are so meaningful as they embark on a journey of healing together. I loved seeing them share in simple joys and have fun, but it’s how supportive they were for each other as they went through pain and faced some difficult truths about themselves that really touched my heart. Flower Boy Next Door is perfection in my book. (Flower Boy Next Door Review)

2. Kill Me, Heal Me

Kill Me Heal Me Korean Drama - Ji Sung and Hwang Jung Eum

Plot: A man (Ji Sung) struggling with Multiple Personality Disorder brings us smiles and breaks our hearts on his journey to recovery with the help of a special woman (Hwang Jung Eum).

So much could be said about the incredible drama Kill Me, Heal Me. Ji Sung is so engaging and truly phenomenal in his portrayal of a man struggling with Dissociative Identity Disorder. I was able to connect with each of the personalities and was so touched by his story. And thankfully, the drama appropriately used comedy to lighten the mood around his illness.

And Ji Sung’s relationship with Hwang Jung Eum was hilarious yet so tender and romantic. She was amazing for him and really stood by him. I shed a lot of tears over them. The story is wonderful and nicely peels back the layers of the mystery to keep the drama interesting all the way through. Just wow! (Kill Me, Heal Me Review)

1. My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho - Lee Seung Gi and Shin Min Ah

Plot: Comedy and cute abound when a Gumiho (Shin Min Ah) falls in love with an immature human (Lee Seung Gi).

And finally, the golden drama, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho. Not only is it my favorite romantic comedy, it my favorite drama of all time! It hooked me immediately, stole my heart, and has never given it back.

The comedy is gold as we watch Lee Seung Gi and Shin Min Ah have the most adorable romance. It starts out light and innocent, but it progresses into such a deep and rich relationship because of what they have to go through.

He matures into a man while she grows as a person. These two amazing actors nailed their roles in every way. My Girlfriend is a Gumiho owns my heart, and I really can’t imagine anything ever taking its place. (My Girlfriend is a Gumiho Review)


So there they are, my favorite romantic comedies! All of these dramas touched my heart and left an impression on me that will never fade. While there were are quite a few others that I dearly love, this collection really is special to me.

What are your favorite romantic comedy Korean dramas?


For more Top 10 lists, check out these:

10 Best Korean Dramas - Boys Over Flowers (Lee Min Ho and Gu Hye Sun), Rooftop Prince (Park Yoo Chun), Flower Boy Next Door (Yoon Shi Yoon and Park Shin Hye), My Girlfriend is a Gumiho (Lee Seung Gi and Shin Min Ah), Shopping King Louie (Seo In Guk and Nam Ji Hyun), Kill Me Heal Me (Ji Sung), Bridal Mask (Joo Won), I Miss You (Park Yoo Chun and Yoon Eun Hye), King of Baking (Yoon Shi Yoon, Eugene, Joo Won), Pinocchio (Lee Jong Suk, Park Shin Hye) 

10 Best Action and Crime Korean Dramas - Jung Kyung Ho, Joo Won, Song Hye Kyo, Song Joong Gi, Park Min Young, Lee Min Ho, Lee Joong Gi, Lee Je Hoon, Kim Hye Soo, Jo Jin Woong, Ma Dong Suk, Seo In Guk 10 Best Korean Melodramas - Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye, Yoo Seung Ho, Park Min Young, Jang Geun Suk, Yoona, Han Ji Min, Yoon Shi Yoon, Lee Seung Gi, Han Hyo Joo, Park Yoo Chun, Yoon Eun Hye, Seo Shin Ae, Kim Woo Bin, Suzy


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26 Responses to 10 Best Romantic Comedy Korean Dramas

  1. Kate says:

    Gosh, I tried putting together my top 10 and stopped counting after 23! I have so many that I love 🙂

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    • Kay says:

      Yeah, it’s a bit of a tricky task for sure. The next 10 on my list should honestly be included on a top 10 list, but well, then I guess it would be a top 20 list, hehe. Too many good dramas!

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      • Kate says:

        Ok, so I gave it another try and here’s what I came up with. I’ve watched 7 of your top 10 and have added the other 3 to my list 🙂
        1. Secret Garden
        2. Fated to Love You
        3. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
        4. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
        5. My Secret Romance
        6. 1% of Something
        7. Suspicious Partner
        8. Sly and Single Again
        9. Shopping King Louie
        10. Clean with a Passion for Now

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        • Kay says:

          So Fated to Love you and Shopping King Louie made both of our Top 10 rom-com lists 🙂 And the classic Secret Garden makes the top! That was a fun one. I’ve seen and enjoyed almost all of the dramas on your list too. Only dropped one, so that’s a plus 🙂 Glad you were able to take the challenge and narrow it down. You deserve an award for achieving that feat! 😉

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          • Kate says:

            Secret Garden only beat out Fated by a sliver! Hard to pick a favorite between Hyun Bin and Jang Hyuk (and for that matter Ha Ji Won and Jang Na Ra)! I ended up with a top 20 list but kept re-arranging to see which ones truly deserved top billing and ended up with above. Which one did you drop?? MSR? I was trying to find romantic AND comedy. There are so many that I love but can’t quite call a comedy like Kill Me Heal Me and 30 but 17 made my top 20 but couldn’t see them as comedy. Just realized no Lee Min Ho dramas made my list, I’ll need to re-think that!

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            • Kay says:

              Ah, a tight race for first then 🙂 Yes, My Secret Romance was the one I watched 2 eps and then dropped. You know me well, hehe

              I know what you mean about Kill Me, Heal Me. That one is really difficult to place because I think it is a very distinct genre mixture of melo/rom-com. It has too much goofy comedy to be straight melo, but it has a very melo side to it. Since I didn’t feel it belonged on a melo list, and I didn’t included it in my Top 10 melos, I had to go with the rom-com category for it. Kinda the same for Thirty But Seventeen, but instead of melo, it’s more low key.

              What? No Lee Min Ho on your list??? Kate, I agree, you might need to do some serious re-thinking on that. It’s Lee Min Ho! 😉

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  2. D says:

    I have not seen Me too flower nor fated to love you. I will add them to my ever growing list as I love romcoms. Here’s my list:
    Full House
    My Girl
    Sweet 18
    You are beautiful
    Goong
    Flower Boy Ramen Shop
    Reply 1997
    Rooftop Prince
    Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
    Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

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    • Kay says:

      Oooh, nice list! And my heart is glowing that Full House is on top (my very first kdrama 🙂 ) I still haven’t seen Sweet 18 or Goong (what’s wrong with me, why haven’t I watched that one yet?!). The rest I’ve seen and were all enjoyable 🙂

      Definitely give Fated to Love You a try. It has a few elements that may make you love it or hate it, but those of us that love, really love it! And Me Too Flower is so underrated. It’s kind of basic but it adds some freshness, and it just pulled everything together so nicely. One of my favs for sure 🙂

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      • D says:

        What a coincidence Kay. Full House was my very first Kdrama too. It will always be special to me. 😀 You have to try Goong and Sweet 18 but I’m sure it’s very old school now.

        Fated to love you is on Netflix so definitely something I can watch. To be honest i have not watched it because I love the TW version so much and I’m not sure Jang Hyuk can surpass Ethan Ruan in that particular role.

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        • Kay says:

          It’s always fun meeting others who had Full House as there first drama. It was one that was a first for many for a lot of years. Of course, it eventually started being dramas like Boys Over Flowers and now newer dramas. But Full House is definitely a special one.

          I still watch old dramas, so I don’t mind the old school feel. A lot of dramas from back then are slower paced than dramas now though, so that’s the bigger risk. But when I find older dramas I like, I just love them. They give me a warm and cozy kind of feeling, hehe 🙂

          Ah, so you’ve seen the TW version of Fated to Love You. That could make liking the kdrama version more challenging. I think the most people I come across who dislike it are those who saw and loved the TW version first. Which is quite natural, but it doesn’t usually bode well for the second. I think the two versions have a different feel, and Jang Hyuk is very different than Ethan Ruan. Fated to Love You was my first Jang Hyuk drama. He took a bit of warming up to because he is loud and kind of weird in it, but then I fell for his charms and his crazy laugh.

          Do you usually do well with remakes? I’ve never done well after seeing a kdrama version and then trying to watch another version (Chinese, TW, Japanese). But that’s probably more because I’m more picky with them in general. I wonder how I would feel if I watched a kdrama remake of a kdrama? Not sure that happens too much, lol 😉

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          • D says:

            hmmm… depends on the remake. Sometimes, I do like remakes. I will give it a go anyway. Now I’m curious. 🙂 Have you seen TW version of fated to love you?

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            • Kay says:

              I tried it after watching the kdrama but sadly only made it a couple of episodes 😦 But I’ve had the same experience trying to watch non-kdrama versions of Boys Over Flowers, Playful Kiss, and Cantabile Tomorrow. For me, I think it’s a mixture of just liking the one I see first so much combined with my strong preference for kdramas. I do think the two versions of Fated to Love You feel quite different though, so maybe it will be enough that the kdrama feels like its own for you. Having not seen the TW version first, Fated to Love just completely won my heart as I think it embodies what is good about kdrama rom-coms 🙂

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    • Kate says:

      Love your list, D! And want to second Kay in urging you to watch Fated To Love You 🙂

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  3. MyKDramaticLife says:

    Will share you mine. Have to think first

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  4. -S says:

    I’m surprised Coffee Prince didn’t make the list! Certainly one of my favourites!

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    • Kay says:

      I think Coffee Prince would make the top of a lot of people’s favorite rom-coms list 🙂 That was one that I liked but didn’t love which is why it didn’t quite make it into mine though. Still a good watch though, and I can see why it would be one of your favorites 🙂 (Oh, and good to hear from you!)

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      • D says:

        Yes I agree. Coffee Prince is so popular but it was an ok watch for me. Same as My Name is Kim Samsoon. I even tried that one twice but still an ok watch both times.

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        • Kay says:

          Yep, it definitely had good stuff and I loved Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun Hye, but I found it pretty slow. I need to give My Name is Kim Sam Soon a proper try. I watched like the first 20-30 minutes years ago when I was just randomly looking for something to watch. It didn’t hook me right away so I moved on. But it’s a classic, so I I’ve always wanted to give a proper chance.

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          • -S says:

            Oh, I can see how you might think it is slow paced. But still, it’s one of my favourites haha.

            (And yes, I’m still lurking around, just haven’t found the time to post anything for a long time!)

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            • Kay says:

              Haha, I completely understand. Even though I found it slower, I can totally get why so many people love it as it had some really unique and great aspects to it. Glad you’re still lurking around too 🙂

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  5. BiblioNyan says:

    I’m normally not a fan of RomCom serials, but for some reason when it comes to Korean dramas, I absolutely love them! Bookmarking this list for reference! 🙂

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  6. Susan Sheldon says:

    In no particular order, my favorite Korean rom-coms:
    1) I Am Not a Robot
    2) W–Two Worlds
    3) Search: www
    4) My Love From a Star/You From Another Star
    5) While You Were Sleeping
    6) Because This is My First Life
    7) Fight My Way
    8) Jealousy Incarnate
    9) Oh My Ghostess
    10) Coffee Prince

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    • Kay says:

      Oooh, you’ve got some good ones on your list! I particularly loved I’m Not a Robot, My Love From Another Star, While Your Were Sleeping, and W-Two Worlds. Nice picks 🙂

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