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Top romcom Kdramas on OTT that will make you laugh, weep, and fall in love all over again

Korean dramas have carved a niche in the hearts of global audience for quite some time now. These top romantic comedy Korean dramas will be full of giggles, sniffles, and occasional sighs of longing.

Top romcom Kdramas on OTT that will make you laugh, weep, and fall in love all over again
Stills from The Weightlifting Fair Kim Bok Joo

Last Updated: 04.04 PM, May 08, 2024


Romcom Korean dramas have been making a massive impact across international television for more than a decade now, but its popularity blossomed during the 2020 lockdown, which made many viewers turn to OTT. The result was a massive surge in Kdrama lovers, and further blooming of the genre with more creators putting their brains to it. Here are the top 10 romcom Kdramas on OTT, according to IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

1. What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (Netflix, MX Player)


What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim aired in 2018 with 16 episodes. Starring Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young in the lead roles, the show was written by Jung Eun Young. The show follows the Seo Joon as the vice-chairman of a major corporation and Min Young as his highly capable secretary. While the former is arrogant and snobbish, the latter is hard-working and down to earth. But when Secretary Kim announces her resignation and desire to get married after nine years, her boss decides to do everything in his power to make her stay, including wooing her.

2. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay (Netflix)

The comforting yet humorous romantic comedy features Kim Soo Hyun as an orphaned psychiatric ward caregiver, who cares for his autistic brother, played by Oh Jung Se, and Seo Yea Ji as a popular children’s book writer with antisocial personality disorder. When the three cross paths, they embark on a journey that bonds them close, like a family, with Yea Ji’s character falling for Soo Hyun’s, in this rom com Kdrama.

3. Crash Landing On You (Netflix)

The title is a literal description of how the onscreen leading couple, essayed by Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin, met. While the former is a successful South Korean chaebol heiress and businesswoman, the latter is a North Korean elite and Captain of the Korean People’s Army. While patrolling he discovers the chaebol heiress on the wrong side of the border. While sheltering and protecting her, the two fall in love in a hilarious, heartbreaking, and epic adventure.

4. The Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (Prime Video, Netflix)

The adorable, feel-good South Korean series is a coming-of-age sports drama featuring powerful female leads, fun love triangles, and a bucket load of food. Kim Bok Joo is a young woman chasing her dream of weightlifting and even trying to eat less to impress her crush, her best friend Jung Joon Hyung’s older brother. But while her bestie initially makes fun of her and helps, he also starts falling in love with her in a touching romcom Kdrama.

5. Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon (Prime Video, Netflix)

The heartwarming, funny south korean Kdrama stars Park Bo Young as the titular woman with hereditary supernatural strength. Her dream? Create a video game with herself as the main character and become ladylike and elegant enough to make her crush like her back. But her life changes when a rich, young heir cum CEO of a gaming company hires her as his bodyguard, and the two grow closer, fulfilling one another’s requests, eating good food, and protecting each other from any harm.

6. The Master’s Sun (Zee5, Netflix)

An amusing romcom with a mystery premise, The Master’s Sun shows Gong Hyo Jin as the gloomy Tae Gong Shil who sees ghosts after an accident, who plague her with their demands. But when she comes across stone-cold and distant CEO, Joo Joong Won, essayed by So Ji Sub, she discovers that on touching him, all ghosts around her disappear. After the two settle a deal for mutual benefits, Gong Shil and Joong Won go on various exciting adventures to recover fortunes, fall in love, and aid some souls in the process.

7. Business Proposal (Netflix)

A fun comedy of errors, the classic ‘billionaire falls for the girl who works fall him’ is wonderfully executed here with touches of pathos, humor, romance, and acceptance that triumphs all social hierarchy. When Shin Ha Ri goes on a blind date in place of her friend, she ends up signing a deal with her boss, who needs to marry someone to get his grandfather off his back. But as secrets pile up and the two fall for one another, what will happen when the truth comes out? The answer lies in Netflix.

8. I’m Not A Robot (Jio Cinema, Zee5, Netflix, MX Player)

The uproarious romcom follows Yoo Seung Ho’s character, the rich chairman of a large company, who lives a lonely life due to a violent allergy to physical contact with other human beings. But his life changes when he meets a dynamic entrepreneur, essayed by Chae Soo Bin, who pretends to be robot in a desperate situation. As the two fall in love and secrets come clean, how will their romance survive?

9. Romance is a Bonus Book (Netflix)

The sweet age-gap relationship is a mature, sweet romance, full of healing and acceptance. Starring Lee Na Young and Lee Jong Suk in the leading roles of Kang Dan I, a former copywriter, unemployed divorcee and Lee Jong Suk, their decades-long friendship later turns into love as time passes and the two support one another during their highs and lows. The highly underrated, 16-episode poignant romantic comedy is full of personal and professional challenges, social issues, and intimate romantic encounters that are beyond physicality.

10. Start-Up (Netflix)

Another romcom Kdrama full of white lies, identity confusion, and ambitious dreams, Start-Up stands apart thanks to its corporate premise. Start-Up follows a love triangle centering Bae Suzy’s Seo Dal Mi, a bright, ambitious and hardworking woman, who dreams to be Korea’s Steve Jobs. She has two men vying for her, one pretending to be her first love for ambition, essayed by Nam Joo Hyuk, and the other actually her first love, who wrote to her on her grandmother’s instructions, played by Kim Seon Ho. Now it is to be seen who gets their happy ending and who nurses a broken heart in this captivating and fast-paced romantic comedy series.

Honorable Mentions

Mad for Each Other (Netflix) 
She Would Never Know (Netflix) 
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (Netflix) 
My Demon (Netflix) 
Dr. Romantic (Disney+hotstar)
Thirty-Nine (Netflix) 
Alchemy of Souls (Netflix) 
Itaewon Class (Netflix) 
See You In My 19th Life (Netflix) 
Crazy Love (Disney+hotstar)