So the year 2019 is about to end and it is time to look back all those Korean dramas that filled our heart with warmth, our screens with love and our face with smiles. I’m talking about all the rom-com, fantasy and romance related Korean dramas of 2019. Although we have other genres covered in some of these dramas but all wrap up with an amazing romance between the leads.
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1. The Best Chicken
‘The Best Chicken’ will focus on the romance between Park Choi-Go (Park Sun-ho) & Seo Bo-A (Kim So-hye). Park Choi-Go is having a successful career at a big company, but he wishes to open his own chicken restaurant. On the other side Seo Bo-A is a girl who is an introvert, aspires to be a webtoon writer. They both helps each other at various aspects of their lives.
2. The Crowned Clown
Lee Hun (Yeo Jin-goo ) is a king who is in danger of being assassinated. In order to save the king a man named Ha Sun (Yeo Jin-Goo) who looks exactly like the king impersonates the king in the palace.
Ha Sun was adopted by a group of clowns after his parents death. So he grew up performing as a clown. In the palace he falls in love with the Queen Yoo So-Woon (Lee Se-young ).
3. Romance Is A Bonus Book
“Romance is a Bonus Book” is a love story which focuses on the lives of workers in their 30’s working in a publishing company. Cha Eun Ho (Lee Jong-suk) is the company’s youngest editor-in-chief who is also excellent in his job. Kang Dan-Yi (Lee Na-young) loses her job of copywriter in which she was very popular. She lies about her background to get into a publishing company.
4. Touch Your Heart
“Touch Your Heart” is a story of a lawyer called Kwon Jung-Rok (Lee Dong Wook) who has a very cold personality and a top actress Oh Yoon-Seo (Yoo In Na) who ends up in a scandal with the grandson of a chaebol. Oh Yoon-Seo is only famous for her looks. In order to get a role of a lawyer’s secretary she fakes herself as the lawyer’s secretary in the firm where Kwon Jung-Rok’s works. The two end up in a secret romance.
5. Dazzling/ Light In Your Eyes
The drama “Dazzling” will tell the story about a 25-year-old woman Kim Hye Ja (Han Ji-min) who suddenly changes into an old woman and missed her chance to enjoy the time and a 26-year-old man Lee Joon Ha (Nam Joo-hyuk) who wastes most of his time in the world. Kim Hye Ja wishes to be an announcer and Lee Joon Ha a reporter. Both of them gets involved with each other.
6. Love In Sadness
The drama “I Love You When I’m Sad” will tell the story of people who have lost all hope in love and yet give love another try. Seo Jung Won (Ji Hyun-woo) is a man ready to give his everything for his second love in life. Yoon Ma Ri (Park Han-byul) who is married to a rich man, lives a miserable married life, falls in love with Seo Jung Won.
Kang In Wook (Ryu Soo-young) is the husband of Yoon Ma Ri, is a harsh and controlling man. Joo Hae Ra (Wang Bit-na) a longtime friend of Seo Jung Won who is having a secret crush on him for a long time.
7. He Is Psychometric
Kdrama “He is Psychometric” tells the story about a man named Yi Ahn (Park Jin-young) who can read the secrets of people by touching them. He positively uses his power to fight bad people. He meets a woman named Yoon Jae In (Shin Ye Eun) who hides some painful secrets. Both of them work together to solve various cases.
8. Her Private Life
“Her Private Life” is a romance comedy drama about a fan girl Sung Deok Mi (Park Min-young) is a museum curator. She is also a crazy fan girl of idols since 20 years and no one knows about it. She meets Ryan Gold (Kim Jae-wook) her new art director at the museum. He is of cold personality but he takes interest in Sung Deok Mi.
9. My First First Love
“My First First Love” will tell the story of five friends Yun Tae-O (Ji Soo), Song-Yi (Jung Chae Yeon), Do-Hyun (Jin Young), Ga-Rin (Choi Ri) and Hoon (Kang Tae Oh) who are in their youth. Each having their own reason, leaves their house and end up living together at Yun Tae-O’s house. There they gain new experiences about love, friendship and everything.
10. The Secret Life Of My Secretary
“The Secret Life Of My Secretary” Korean drama will tell an office romance story between a boss who don’t express much and a secretary who is obedient but hot-tempered. Do Min Yik (Kim Young-kwang) is a cold-blooded boss , who is the chief of a team at T&T Mobile Media. Jung Gal Hee (Jin Ki-joo) is the secretary of Do Min Yik.
Abyss Korean drama is a story of a young and beautiful prosecutor Go Se-Yeon (Park Bo-young) and a man named Cha Min (Ahn Hyo-seop) who successor of a cosmetics company, is considered ugly in the society. One Day both of them gets into an accident, but comes back to life due to a magic pearl, as a result of which the prosecutor becomes a totally plain-looking girl and the ugly man a gorgeous flower boy.
12. My Absolute Boyfriend
“My Absolute Boyfriend” tells a love story between a human and a robot. Uhm Da Da (Bang Min-ah) is a special effects make-up artist who don’t want to be in love. But she started to have feelings for Yeong Goo (Yeo Jin-goo) who is a humanoid robot programmed to be a perfect boyfriend. Ma Wang Joon (Hong Jong-hyun) who is a childhood friend of Da Da, has feelings for her.
13. Angel’s Last Mission : Love
“Angel’s last Mission : Love” tells the story of ballerina Lee Yeon Seo (Shin Hye Sun). She tragically loses her eyesight. Due to this she finds hard to trust people. Then an angel named Dan (Kim Myung Soo) comes to save her from despair and helps her to find love, but ends up falling himself in love with her.
14. One Spring Night
“One Spring Night” is a romantic melodrama which is going to tell the story of Lee Jung In (Han Ji-min), a librarian and Yoo Ji Ho (Jung Hae-in), a pharmacist who are about to get married and they now look at their relationship differently than before.
15. The Wind Blows
Korean drama “The Wind Blows” will tell the story of a married couple Do-Hoon (Kam Woo-sung) and Soo-Jin (Kim Ha-neul). Do Hoon realizes he has Alzheimer disease. For the betterment of Soo Jin, Do Hoon divorces her. On the other hand, Soo Jin wanted to divorce Do Hoon as she wanted to have children. Life give them another chance after 6 years. In the end, they reconsider their feelings for each other.
“Perfume” will tell the story of a house wife turned model Min Jae Hee (Go Won-hee) as Min Ye Rin, after becoming the model) after she discovers a magical perfume which makes her young and beautiful again and a top designer Seo Yi Do (Shin Sung-rok) who has lost all hope in love. Seo Yi Do is having 52 phobias and 35 allergies. Both of them gets involved with each other.
17. Search : WWW
“Search : WWW” tell the success stories of women in theirs 30’s who go above social norms against women to come on the top. Bae Tae-Mi (Im Soo-jung), an employee at a search engine website in her late 30’s. Park Mo Geon (Jang Ki-yong) who is a CEO and producer of a company. He falls in love with Bae Tae-Mi. Cha Hyun (Lee Da-hee) who was earlier a Judo player and now a head manager of the No. 2 web portal Baro.
18. Love Affairs In The Afternoon
“Love Affairs in the Afternoon” Korean drama will tell the story of a married woman Son Ji-Eun (Park Ha Sun) who moves to a small city with her husband. Son Ji Eun started working at a local mart. Her ordinary life takes a turn when she meets Choi Soo Ah (Ye Ji Won), a woman living completely opposite life to hers and a local biology teacher Yoon Jung Woo (Lee Sang Yeob).
19. Level Up
“Level Up” Korean drama will revolve around Ahn Dan Te (Sung Hoon) and Shin Yeon Hwa (Han Bo Reum). Ahn Dan Te specializes in restructuring companies. He doesn’t talk much and only cares about the work. He is often considered as rude by others. Shin Yeon Hwa is a game developer at a company named Joy-buster. She is very passionate about her work. Their love story begins when Ahn Dan Te takes responsibility to save the Joybuster company from going bankrupt.
20. Hotel Del Luna
“Hotel Del Luna” Korean drama will tell the story about a haunted hotel called ‘Del Luna’ and the adventures of Jang Man-wol (IU) and Goo Chan-seong (Yeo Jin Goo) in that hotel. Where Jang Man-wol is a girl who has been cursed and is somehow forced to stay in the hotel as the manager. And Goo Chan-seong is the hotelier.
21. Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung
“Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung” Korean drama story revolves around the romance between a female rookie historian named Goo Hae Ryung (Shin Se Kyung) and prince Yi Rim (Cha Eun Woo) in beginning of the 19th century. Yi Rim is also a romance novelist but he has never dated anyone. The drama will also show the change in prejudices regarding women working in the palace.
22. Moment at 18
“Moment At Eighteen” Korean drama will tell the story of teenagers Choi Joon Woo (Ong Sung Woo), Yoo So Bin (Kim Hyang Gi) and Ma Hwi Young (Shin Seung Ho). All with different personalities and ambitions, they learn and experience about life and the hardships it offers when you are 18. Choi Joon Woo who don’t express much meets Yoo So Bin and Ma Hwi Young when he transfers to a new school.
23. Let Me Hear Your Song
“Let Me Hear Your Song” Korean drama will tell the story about two people named Hong Yi Young (Kim Se Jung) and Jang Yoon (Yun Woo Jin) who tries to solve a case of a murder. Hong Yi Young is a timpanist who once witnesses a murder. But due to her amnesia she don’t remember anything about it. One day she meets Jang Yoon, a pianist who upon knowing her situation, tries to help her.
24. Be Melodramatic
“Be Melodramatic” Korean drama will tell the story of three best friends Im Jin-Joo (Chun Woo Hee), Lee Eun-Jung (Jeon Yeo Bin) and Hwang Han-Joo (Han Ji Eun). Im Jin Joo is drama script writer with a unique personality. Hwang Han Joo is the head in the drama company marketing team who is also a single mother and Lee Eun Jung is a documentary director.
25. Graceful Family
“Graceful Family” Korean drama will tell the story of Mo Seok Hee (Im Soo Hyang) who is the daughter of a CEO. She is of arrogant nature but suffers hard time as her mother was mysteriously killed 15 years ago. She then meets a lawyer named Heo Yoon Do (Lee Jang Woo) who starts working in her father’s company. He helps Mo Seok Hee in finding the reason of her mother’s death.
26. Love Alarm
“Love Alarm” Korean drama will tell the story of a young girl named Kim Jojo (Kim So Hyun) who lives with her aunt because her parents are gone. She signs up for an app called “Love Alarm” that can tell if the person standing at some distance has some romantic feelings for you. Through this app she finds that the school’s most popular guy Hwang Sun Oh (Song Kang) and his best friend Lee Hye Yeong (Jung Ga Ram) both likes her.
27. Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency
“Flower Crew : Joseon Marriage Agency” Korean drama will tell the love story of a king named Lee Soo (Seo Ji Hoon) and a poor woman named Gae Ddong (Gong Seung Yeon) in Joseon Dynasty. Due to their different status they cannot marry. So the king asks the best Marriage Agency of Joseon which is “Flower Crew” to protect her and make her a noble woman.
28. When The Camellia Blooms
“When the Camellia Blooms” Korean drama will tell the story of a single mother Dong Baek (Gong Hyo Jin) who runs a bar. She gets involved with three men with completely different personalities. One of them is good, the other is bad while the third one can be called cheap. Hwang Yong Sik (Kang Ha Neul) is a policeman who is the neighbour of Dong Baek and is also in love with her. Kang Jong Ryul (Kim Ji Seok) is ex boyfriend of Dong Baek.
29. Melting Me Softly
“Melting Me Softly” Korean drama is a story in which a man and a woman are convinced to be frozen for 24 hours for an experiment. But the experiment goes wrong and they both wake up after 20 years. Despite preserving their youth, the experiment results in a side effect in which they must keep their body temperature above 30°C in order to survive.
Ma Dong Chan (Ji Chang Wook), a cold yet good at love producer director and Go Mi Ran (Won Jin Ah), a part-time employee at a broadcasting station are the research participants of the experiment who later end up falling in love.
30. Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life
“Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life” Korean drama will tell the story four people who finds love in their life in the least expected time.
A cold young chef Goo Jun Hwi (Yoon Park) and a rude woman Kim Chung Ah (Seol In Ah) who has been studying for the civil service exam for 8 years. Goo Jun Hwi doesn’t believe in marriage. Kim Chung Ah has given up on every distraction in her life so that she can study well for the civil service exam. Despite ignoring dating and relationships the two will end up falling in love with each other and finding the true happiness. Goo Joon Hwi (Kim Jae Young) has absolutely no interest in marriage, relationships, or other people’s affairs. He thought he could happily live alone but.. A successful career woman Kim Sul Ah (Jo Yoon Hee) has everything in life but still she is sad and lonely inside. (Ongoing!)
31. Tale of Nokdu
“The Tale Of Nokdu” Korean drama is a rom-com story set in Joseon Dynasty. Jeon Nok Du (Jang Dong Yoon) who belongs to a noble family runs away from his house due to the burden of marrying a woman his family arranged for him. He then stays in a widow village where he disguises himself as a woman. There he meets Dong Dong Joo (Kim So Hyun) who is unwillingly training to become a gisaeng.
32. Extraordinary You
“Extraordinary You” Korean drama will tell a story of high-school girl Eun Dan Oh (Kim Hye Yoon) who happens to relate her personality and life to a supporting character in a romance manga. She then tries to change the story of her life by using the flashes of story board which is only seen by her.
33. Catch The Ghost
“Catch The Ghost” Korean drama will tell a romantic story between detective Yoo Ryung (Moon Geun Young) and police chief Ko Ji Seok (Kim Seon Ho). Yoo Ryung is a detective who solve cases with a different perception than others mainly by using supernatural abilities. She became detective to find her missing sister. While Ko Ji Seok, the police chief solve the cases with the help of facts.
“VIP” Korean drama will tell the story of Na Jung Sun (Jang Na Ra) who is a bright and smart working women. She is married to Park Sung Joon (Lee Sang Yoon) who is her team leader at work. The drama will focus on the problems women face in the work environment and how they tackle with those problems.
35. Never Twice
“Never Twice” Korean drama will tell the story of some long-term guests staying at “Paradise Inn” each with different ages and backgrounds. Na Hae Joon (Kwak Dong Yeon) is a director at Dong Bang Hotels. Although he only cares about his mother, he falls in love with a woman living in “Paradise Inn”.
Gam Poong Gi (Oh Ji Ho) is a heart-throb man who lives in room No. 5 of Paradise Inn. Bang Eun Ji (Ye Ji Won) is a beautiful woman who lives in room No. 6 of Paradise Inn and has never been in a proper relationship. Geum Park Ha (Park Se Wan), a young woman who lives in room No. 4 of Paradise Inn. And Bok Mak Rye (Yoon Yeo Jung) is the owner of Paradise Inn. (Ongoing!)
36. Love With Flaws
“Love With Flaws” Korean drama is a romantic comedy which will focus on the prejudices regarding good looks. The story will revolve around a man named Lee Kang Woo (Ahn Jae Hyun) who is obsessed by his looks and a women named Joo Seo Yeon (Oh Yeon Seo), a high school track coach, dislikes flower boys. Lee Kang became self-centered after being rejected in the past. (Ongoing!)
Korean drama “Chocolate” will tell a love story between a neurosurgeon called Lee Kang (Yoon Kye Sang) and a chef named Moo Cha Young (Ha Ji Won). Lee Kang is a perfect but cold person who once dreamed of becoming a chef. Cha Young was once inspired by Lee Kang to become a chef and later she became a passionate chef. She is a person of bold personality. Both of them end up falling for each other and helping each other to get through difficult times. (Ongoing!)
38. Crash Landing On You
“Crash Landing Of Love” Korean drama will tell a romantic story between a South Korean heiress Yoon Se Ri (Son Ye Jin) and a North Korean army officer Ri Jung Hyuk (Hyun Bin). Yoon Se Ri accidentally landed in North Korea while paragliding. There she meets Lee Jung Hyuk. He gives her shelter and protects her, but ends up falling in love with her. (Ongoing!)
So many! How many of rom-com, fantasy, romance Korean dramas you watched this 2019? And how many you got on your watchlist? Do tell in comments.
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