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11 Best Romantic Comedy Korean Dramas 2021

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Romantic comedy Korean dramas have become popular because of their cute and cheesy content. These lightweight shows are perfect for unwinding after a stressful day. 

They have become some of the most popular shows with fans all over the world. These K-dramas are known for their dreamy lead actors and beautiful soundtracks.  

If you are confused about which one to watch, check out the list of the best Korean romantic comedy dramas that we have carefully curated. 

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Top Romantic Comedy Korean Dramas 2021

Strong Woman Do Bong-soon

Year of release: 2017

Starring: Park Bo-young, Park Hyung-sik, Ji soo,  Kim Won hae

Rating: 8.2/ 10

Genre: Action, thriller, comedy, romance

Where you can watch it: Netflix, WeTV, Viki, iflix, Apple TV

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If you are a fan of action movies who is slowly foraying into the world of K-dramas, you should start with this one. 

This Korean Romantic drama has an equal dose of action and thriller to balance the cheesy story. 

The story is about Do Bong- soon who is born with superpowers. After a series of events, she is hired to be the bodyguard of a CEO of a gaming company, Min-hyuk. 

The lead characters have amazing chemistry and the story has subplots that make it very interesting. 

Crash Landing on You

Year of release: 2019

Starring: Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin, Kim Soo Hyun, Seo Ji-Hye

Rating: 8.7/ 10

Genre: Military, Comedy, Romance, Drama

Where you can watch it: Netflix

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Crash landing on you is my favorite Korean Drama of all time. The unique plot, characters, twists, and beautiful soundtrack, all come together to create this beautiful masterpiece. 

The story revolves around Yoon Se-ri, a successful businesswoman from South Korea who falls into the North Korean Territory after a paragliding mishap. 

She chances upon Capitan Ri, who is a North Korean military officer who decides to help her go back.  

The chemistry between the leads has been magical from the start. The right dose of comedy in the show keeps you entertained throughout. 

This story is too cute and can get a little emotional sometimes but this is definitely worthy of a binge-watch. 

Descendants of the Sun

Year of release: 2016

Starring:  Song Joong-Ki, Song Hye-Kyo, Kim Ji-won, Jin Goo

Rating: 8.3/10

Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance, Melodrama

Where you can watch it: Netflix, iflix, Viki, Hulu, WeTV, AppleTV

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Descendants of this sun is another must-watch show on the list because of the beautiful and romantic storyline. 

Our lead actor is a soldier working on the frontline in an overseas peacekeeping mission and the lead actress is a doctor who works at the same place.

The conflicting nature of their jobs makes it difficult for them to keep their relationship alive. 

This beautiful heartwarming love story with beautiful lead actors will not let you down.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo

Year of release: 2017

Starring: Lee Jong-hyun, Gong Seung-Yeon, Ahn Bo-Hyun, Jin Ye-Ju, Lee Jae-jin

Rating: 8.4/10

Genre: Historical, Comedy, Romance, Drama

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Prime Video, WeTV, Viki, Apple TV, Kocowa

The story revolves around a group of college students who experience the ups and downs of their lives. 

The central character, Bong Joo is a weightlifter who might seem tough on the outside but has a feminine side too.

I definitely think that this is one of the most underrated dramas on the list. The characters are relatable and fun. 

The drama gives you a glimpse into the hardships faced by athletes in universities.

Master’s Sun

Year of release: 2013

Starring: So Ji-sub, Gong Hyo-jin, Seo In Guk, Kim Yoo Ri

Rating: 8.2/ 10

Genre: Supernatural, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viu

This Romantic  Korean drama has a unique combination of Horror and comedy that makes it a must-watch series. 

The fresh storyline definitely caught my attention but it is the amazing chemistry between the lead actors that won my heart. 

The story is about a woman who has the ability to see dead people after meeting with an accident. 

Her life takes a drastic turn when she chances upon the CEO of a conglomerate. This show wasn’t scary at all but it can get really emotional in some parts. 

Coffee Prince 

Year of release: 2007

Starring: Yoo Eun-hye, Gong-yoo, Lee Sun-Kyun, Chae Jung-an, Lee Eon, Kim Dong-Wook, Kim Jae-Wook, Kim Chang-wan, Kim Young-ok

Rating: 8.2/10

Genre: Food, Friendship, Comedy, Romance, Drama

Where you can watch it: Netflix, WeTV, Viki, Kocowa, iflix, Apple TV

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This is a classic Korean romantic drama that every K-drama lover should watch at least once. The story revolves around the life of Sammy who is often confused for a boy. 

She is a tomboy who works at a coffee shop. The owner of the coffee shop asks her to pretend to be his gay partner to run away from an arranged marriage. 

This show is hilarious and will surely give you a good laugh. Also, this is one of the earlier roles of Gong Yoo, the main lead of the immensely popular zombie movie Train to Busan.

Fight For My Way

Year of release: 2017

Starring: Park Seo-Joon, Kim Ji-won, Ahn Jae Hong, Song Ha-Yoon, Son Byung-ho, Kim Ye-ryeong, Jeon Bae-soo

Rating: 8.1/ 10

Genre: Friendship, Business, Comedy, Romance, Drama, Sports

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Viki, WeTV, Apple TV, iflix, Kocowa

This Korean rom-com is about fighting and chasing for your dreams. The story is about Ko Dong Man and Choi Ae Ra who are working mundane jobs. 

However, they are working towards leaving these jobs and achieving their dreams of being a taekwondo athlete and television presenter. 

What I loved about this show is that the characters and their stories are so relatable. This show will definitely leave you inspired. 

Legend of the Blue Sea

Year of release: 2016

Starring: Jun Ji-Hyun, Lee Min-ho, Shin Hye-sun, Shin Won-ho, Lee Ji-hoon, Na Young-hee, Hwang Shin-hye, Sung Dong-il

Rating: 8.1/ 10

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Drama

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Hulu, WeTV, Viki, Apple TV, SBS VOD

Legend of the Blue Sea is one of my favorite Korean fantasy Rom Coms of all time. 

This has a beautiful storyline that is accompanied by gorgeous actors. Lee Min-ho as the charming prince sure made my heart flutter. 

This show is not just another cliche K-drama, the writers have done a great job and the story is truly unique. 

The drama revolves around Shim Chung who is a mermaid who follows her lover and reaches Seoul. This adorable romance has a fresh plot that is totally worth a watch. 

What’s wrong with secretary Kim?

Year of release: 2018

Starring: Park Seo-Joon, Park Min-Young, Lee Tae-Hwan, Kim Byeong-OK, Kim Hye-OK, Kang Ki-young, Hwang Chang-sung 

Rating: 8.1/10

Genre: Business, Comedy, Friendship, Romance

Where you can watch it: Netflix, We TV, Viki, Hulu, iflix, Apple TV

“What’s wrong with Secretary Kim” has a rather predictable plot. A rich boy falls in love with a hardworking girl. 

The amazing cast definitely got brownie points for this show. This is a cute drama that will give you a great time. 

This drama might seem a little cliched and cringy for many, but I definitely enjoyed the show. 

My Sassy Girl

Year of release: 2001

Starring: Jun Ji-hyun, Cha Tae-hyun, Kim In-moon, Song Ok-sook, Han Jin-hee, Yang Geum-seok

Rating: 8/10

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama

Where you can watch it: AsianCrush

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My Sassy Girl is one of the first Korean dramas I watched and it instantly touched my heart. 

This movie will make you laugh and cry. This is a funny romantic movie but it also has emotional scenes that literally made me break into tears. 

Gyun Woo meets a drunk girl at the subway station who people assume to be his girlfriend. 

This movie became so popular and successful that it got a lot of sequels and adaptations in other languages like Korean and Japanese.

The female lead is the titular character who drives the story forwards. The best part is that this story is based on a series of real-life events. 

Fated to Love You

Year of release: 2014

Starring: Jang Hyuk, Jang Na ra, VChoi Jin- hyuk, Wang Ji- won, Park Won Sook, Choi Dae- Chul, Choi Woo- Shik, Na Young Ohee, Song Ok- sook, Park hee- von, Han Kyu

Rating: 7.9/ 10

Genre: Business, Romance, Comedy, Drama

Where you can watch it: Netflix, Kocowa, Viki, Apple TV

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“Fated to love you” is about Mi Yeon, who works as an office clerk. She is often taken advantage of by her colleagues because of her good nature.

But she chances upon a handsome stranger during a vacation and this encounter changes her life. If you are a fan of rom coms, you will love this drama. 

The lead pairs have amazing chemistry. At first, this show might seem a little boring and the lead actor can seem a little irritated but after a few episodes, 

This one of the first romantic comedy Korean dramas that I got hooked on. I also loved the character development in this show. 

It definitely has its emotional parts that left me bawling at times. The background score is beautiful and compliments the scenes well.  

If you haven’t watched romantic comedy Korean dramas yet, you should start one right away. 

These funny, sweet K-dramas are the perfect solution to drive away the blues. 

You can find these dramas on streaming platforms like Netflix or Viu.

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