Korean dramas are known for bringing on the feels every single time. Some are fleeting and are remembered only for a season but others are life-changing and get quoted to death by anyone and everyone whether their a K-drama fan or not. Here are some recent memorable Korean dramas (in no particular order) with love stories so touching they’d melt even the coldest of hearts:
An action-packed drama with romance and plenty of thrills, City Hunter is one of Lee Min Ho’s most popular TV dramas where he starred as a special agent who is ordered not to fall in love. So what inevitably happens? He falls in love, of course, with a fellow agent.
The delicious taste of story and aromatic blend of characters in this drama is what makes Coffee Prince popular. Fun fact: This cross-dressing drama kick started the whole boy or girl mystery trend in the K-drama world.
Descendants of the Sun
The drama that sparked off a real-life romance, Descendants of the Sun is a Korean military romance featuring Shi-Jin as the captain of the special forces. He was injured and meets Dr. Mo-Yeon and the two fall desperately in love in spite of their difficult circumstances.
Watch your high-school memories come flooding back. Dream High tells the story of six students at Kirin Art High School who work to achieve their dreams of becoming music stars in the Korean music industry.
Full House is one of the most popular K-Dramas in the early 2000s. This drama attempts to answer the question of whether two people – a famous actor and an ordinary woman – can learn to love each other despite being polar opposites at first glance.
An emotional drama about an autistic man with amazing capabilities, this drama is definitely a must watch if you’re into stories about overcoming the odds. You’ll definitely need to bring out the tissues for this one too!
My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox
Perhaps the cutest love story on this list is of a legendary creature called Gumiho (a nine-tailed fox). One day after Cha Dae Woong runs away from his grandfather, he accidentally frees a gumiho who was trapped in a painting for about 500 years who takes on the form of a beautiful woman.
My Love From Another Star
Min Joon is an alien who landed on Earth 400 years ago during the Joseon Dynasty period. He possesses a near perfect appearance and enhanced physical abilities involving his vision, hearing and speed. But even he’s nearly perfect, he can’t help falling in love to a clumsy actress, Cheon Song-Yi.
Based off a Japanese manga, this is a romantic-comedy covering the romance between Baek Seung-Jo, an arrogant young man with a genius IQ, and Oh Ha-Ni, a ditzy young woman who gets poor grades, but whose heart is as powerful as Seung-Jo’s mind.
Queen Seon Deok
A historical drama about Queen Seon Deaok, the first female ruler of Silla Kingdom. This is about a beautiful and excellent queen who had to face struggles in order to obtain brilliant achievements.
This is a time-travel, historical, romantic-comedy drama featuring the unique story of Crown Prince Lee Gak, who is transported 300 years into the future to present day Seoul along with his three retainers.
This drama tells the story of an accidental meeting between Kim Joo Won, an arrogant CEO who maintains the image of seeming perfection, and Gil Ra Im, a poor and humble stunt woman whose beauty and body are the object of envy among all top actresses.
A romantic story which involved hardships, friendships, and rivalries of young, rich heirs led by Kim Tan and a girl named Cha Eun-Sang who attraction to each other sparks off more drama than any young person should be accustomed to!
The Moon That Embraces The Sun
The Moon That Embraces the Sun tells the story of a secret love between Lee Hwon, a fictional king of Joseon, and Wol, a female shaman. With plenty of twists and turns and jealousy thrown into this period mix, you’ll never be left bored.
The Princess' Man
Like the story of Romeo and Juliet? Then you’re going to love the Korean version even more. One of the most romantic period K-Drama, The Princess’ Man is a tragic love story between the daughter of Prince Suyang and son of Kim Jong Seo.
Have you seen all these K-dramas? Tell us which ones are your favourites in the comments section!