It’s Valentine week and you can’t figure out how to spend quality time with your loved one in the comfortable setting of your home and make it romantic? We are here to help you out.
Here is the list of the top 5 romantic-comedy K-dramas which will not only create a romantic mood but help you relieve your daily stress and laugh it out.
Strong Girl Bong-soon
Where to watch: Netflix
Cast: Park Bo-young, Park Hyung-sik, Ji-soo
Do Bong-soon (Park Bo-ypung) is a woman born with superhuman power, which she inherited from her mother. When the CEO of a game firm, Ahn Min-hyuk (Park Hyung-sik), sees her strength, he recruits her as his personal bodyguard.
Do Bong-soon exhibited extraordinary power from birth. Her strength is inherited and exclusively handed down to the females in her family. Her ambition is to create a video game in which she is the protagonist. She aspires to be a willowy, elegant woman – the ideal type of her crush, In Gook-du (Ji Soo), a police officer. Because of her strength, she is hired as a bodyguard for Ahn Min-hyuk, the CEO of Ainsoft, a gaming firm. Min-hyuk, unlike Gook-du, is a strange man who is mischievous, a little pampered, has little regard for norms, and despises cops. He’s recently received anonymous threats, blackmail, and even been stalked.
It is a beautifully written hilarious story of how Min-hyuk and Bong fall for each other, with some serious mystery-solving as an added bonus.
Her Private Life
Where to watch: Netflix
Cast: Park Min-young, Kim Jae-wook, Jung Jae-won, Ahn Bo-hyun
Sung Deok-mi (Park Min-young) is an art curator at the Cheum Museum of Art, but she has a secret: she is a huge fan of the K-pop group White Ocean’s Cha Shi-an (Jung Jae-won), and is the manager of his top fansite.
Ryan Gold (Kim Jae-wook) is a reclusive artist who suffers from Stendhal syndrome and eventually retires. Ryan Gold takes over as the new Art Director of Cheum Museum of Art after the present boss, Uhm So-hye (Kim Sun-young), is investigated for theft.
After false reports circulate that Deok-mi and Shi-an are dating, Ryan advises that he and Deok-mi act as if they are dating in order to fend off Shi-an’s fans who threaten to harm her.
You guessed it right, it is the fake dating to lovers trope!
Where to watch: Netflix
Cast: Kim Seon Ho, Shin Min Ah, Lee Sang Yi
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha takes place in Gongjin, a seaside region where a city person would enjoy a weekend getaway. The story follows the lives of Yoon Hye-jin (Shin Min-a), a big city girl, and Hong Du-sik (Kim Seon Ho), a small-town lad, and his chosen family, the citizens of Gongjin.
Yoon Hye-jin, an uptight dentist who adores her independent and city life, has made a name for herself in Seoul. But, she has to resign from her work after a disagreement with a senior dentist.
Her attempts to find work in Seoul have failed, and with insufficient means to build her own clinic in Seoul, she chooses to relaunch her career by opening a clinic in Gongjin, where there isn’t a single dental clinic.
If there is one person in the beach village of Gongjin who knows everything about every home and their affairs, it is Hong Du-sik, or Chief Hong, as the residents refer to him. He is a full-time freelancer with a long list of professional licenses who can accomplish any job. Chief Hong is a happy-go-lucky guy who lives every day with zest, whether he’s a plumber, carpenter, or shopkeeper, or a barista, soap maker, or surfer.
As they say, opposites attract. It is a soulful story with eye-pleasing aesthetics of how the ambitious Hyejin who hates small towns, falls in love with the country-side and the man who helps her find peace in the town, Chief Hong.
Where to watch: Rakuten Viki
Cast: Moon Ga-young, Cha Eun-woo, Hwang In-youp, Park Yoo-na
Im Joo-kyung (Moon Ga-young) is a high school student who was bullied because of her appearance until she discovered a way to make herself attractive, by using makeup. Suddenly, everyone adores her, but one of her classmates is aware of her secret. That’s Lee Su-ho (Cha Eun-woo), a cold-hearted but intelligent and attractive student in Im Joo Kyung’s class.
In order to keep her secret Joo-kyung agrees to be Su-ho’s gopher for as long as he wants. Spending almost the entire day together because of their relationship and learning about each other more eventually makes them fall for each other.
Touch Your Heart
Where to live: Netflix
Cast: Yoo In-na, Lee Dong-wook
Touch Your Heart tells the story of an actress, Oh Jin-shim (Yoo In-na) who vows to make a comeback after getting involved in a drug scandal with a wealthy businessman. When she comes across a script for a K-drama in which the leading lady portrays an attorney, she is tempted to go all out to get the part and decides to work at a law firm as the secretary of an attorney, Kwon Jung-rok (Lee Dong-wook).
Even though they have completely different lifestyles and interest, they unintentionally change each other, for the good and fill each other’s loneliness with hope and joy.