Top 12 Best Romance Korean Web Dramas To Have On Your Watchlist

Korean Web Dramas
Korean Web Dramas

Korean romance web dramas are of good quality and offer different types of content. While a few school and college dramas are airing on TV every year, it is not the case with web dramas. Middle school, high school, college, and early 20s are often a subject for Korean web dramas.

If you are new to web dramas, you might want to check the Best 5 Channels To Watch Korean Web Dramas With Subtitles where we introduce the best YouTube channels to watch web dramas.

Note: the list does not include Netflix Original series. Also, “Love Revolution” is a good web drama but it is still on-going so it is too early to add it to this list.

Here are 12 romance web dramas that you should not miss!

Let us know in the comment which web drama would you advise your friend to watch.

1- “A-Teen 2

Playlist Studio

When: 2019

Cast: APRIL‘s Lee NaEun, Kim DongHee, Golden Child‘s BoMinKim SooHyun, Ryu EuiHyunKang MinAh, Shin YeEun, Shin SeungHo

Summary: The web drama is about the worries and love stories of teens. The changes that the main characters are going through by changing from 18 to 19 years old. They are going through a lot with the preparation of the SAT (college entrance exam) and this comes with many choices to make.

Why watch?: The whole “A-Teen” series is worth watching, you can start with season 1 or 2 directly. This is definitely one of the best web dramas and a must-watch if you are looking for a high school story with love and friendship. The lead couple is amazing with a lot of heart-fluttering scenes and the surrounding characters are also entertaining.

You can watch the first episode here.

2- “Love Playlist 4

Playlist Studio

When: 2019

Cast: Lee YooJin, Park JungWoo, Kim SaeRonBae HyunSungPark ShiAhnKim HyungSukJung ShinHye

Summary: The love stories of university students in a relatable melodrama.

Why watch?: “Love Playlist” has four seasons, they are all good but the fourth is wildly entertaining (you can start from the fourth without understanding issues). This college web drama is focusing on various characters with their own particular issues and it has different love stories. “Love Playlist” story looks authentic and relatable. This is for you if you are curious about real Korean university students’ life.

You can watch the first episode here.

3- “XX

Playlist Studio

When: 2020

Cast: EXID‘s HaniHwang SeungEonBae InHyukLee JongWon

Summary: It tells the story of the best bartender of the industry who is working in a speakeasy bar. She solves the problems of the couples and is overcoming her past love wounds.

Why watch?: Have you ever been betrayed by your friend or ex? Then, you would completely relate to this interesting web drama. The addictive plot focuses on revenge, healing, and moving on to a new relationship. The male lead is eye candy and the drama is set in a bar which is quite unique.

You can watch the first episode here.

4- “Twenty Twenty

Playlist Studio

When: 2020

Cast: UP10TION‘s Kim WooSeokHan SungMinPark SangNamJin HoEun, Chae WonBinA.C.E‘s Chan

Summary: It tells the dream and love of twenty-year-olds who share the realistic problems that they face as they just became adults. Lee HyunJin and Chae DaHee meet and start to mature together by creating their own boundaries.

Why watch?: This web drama is perfect for those of you who are looking for a college romance web drama. The drama is not only about romance but also about growth and familial issues. Each character is finding their true self in this drama. The directing is also particularly good and the secondary characters are funny.

You can watch the first episode here.

5- “One Fine Week

KOKTV

When: 2019

Cast: Lovelyz‘s JiSoo, Former MYTEEN‘s Shin JunSeop, Supernova‘s Park GeonIl 

Summary: DaEun works part-time and Kim Byul is an idol in her 5th year since debut. These two girls who look alike decide to change each other’s lives just for 7 days. It tells the romantic encounters of these 2 girls.

Why watch?: This drama might be a simple and cute love story but it is addictive and romantic. Moreover, it is about K-Pop idols’ lives, a subject that interests many. It is worth watching if you are looking for a captivating love story. The male lead is also charming.

You can watch the first episode here.

6- “Ending Again

Playlist Studio

When: 2020

Cast: Jo SooMinKang HuiKim GunWon

Summary: It tells the fraud marriage romance of two persons who do not want to marry but decided to get married to get be able to receive the “Newlyweds jeonse loan” [e.g. governmental financial support for newly married couples to help them rent houses].

Why watch?: The story is intriguing and there is good chemistry between the leads. It is not a comedy as it is more on the emotional side. If you are looking for something quite new with a college love story, you might want to watch this one.

You can watch the first episode here.

7- “Best Mistake 2

KOKTV

When: 2020

Cast: Lee EunJaeKang YulLee JungJun, Park EHyunTHE MAN BLK‘s Yoon JunWonTHE MAN BLK‘s Choe ChanYiJu HyunYoung, Yang YuJinKeum DongHyun

Summary: It tells the love and friendship stories of teens. It is a new semester with new faces. YeonDoo is now in the last year of high school. Her life is complicated with misunderstandings and conflicts. What should she choose love or friendship?

Why watch?: “Best Mistake” (season 1 and 2) is a drama for those who are looking for a simple and cute teen love story. Don’t watch if you are looking for something serious and if you don’t like cheesy content. The drama touches on teens’ friendship, trust, fight, love, and more in an engaging story and lovable characters.

You can watch the first episode here.

8- “The World Of My 17

tvnD

When: 2020

Cast: OH MY GIRL‘s ArinHwang BoReumByeolFANATICS‘s DoAhHan ChaeKyungRyeoUnKwon HyunBin (VIINI)

Summary: Through the stories of friendship and growth of high school friends, it tells the lovely story of school days when friends are one’s whole world.

Why watch?: As someone who did not read the webtoon, the story about these four cute girls with their friendship and love stories is cute. The characters were fun and the overall story is interesting. If you are looking for a high school web drama, this is a good one.

You can watch the first episode here.

9- “Queen of the Ring”

MBC

When: 2017

Cast: Kim SeulGiAhn HyoSeopYoon SoHee

Summary: It tells the romance of a girl who thinks she is unattractive. She receives a secret ring from her family that changed her appearance and starts to get the attention of a handsome and cold guy.

Why watch?: This fantasy drama has a good plot that questions a society judging people’s appearance but don’t expect the plot to be too deep. It is an easy-to-watch and catchy love story.

It is available on NaverTV.

10- “beautiology101”

Get it Beauty

When: 2016

Cast: Han JiEunKim JaeYoung, JinHyukLee ChulWooChoi JiHun

Summary: It is a beauty drama that tells the story of young people in the “K-Beauty School”.

Why watch?: This drama was made to promote the makeup brand Innisfree but the whole story and characters are so interesting that it worth watching. If you are interested in makeup, this is pretty much a must-watch.

You can watch the first episode here.

11- “The Way I Hate You

JTBC4

When: 2019

Cast: NCT‘s JaeMinKim JeeInLee JongWonKim YooJin

Summary: It is a college campus romance with freshmen’s love and friendships. It tells the story of MiRi who is worrying between love and friendship as she started to like her best friend’s boyfriend.

Why watch?: It is a cute and short love story of college students that will make you smile with their heart fluttering scenes.

You can watch the first episode here.

12- “Splash Splash Love”

MBC

When: 2015

Cast: Highlight‘s Yoon DooJoonKim SeulGi

Summary: It is the fantasy growth drama of the high school student DanBi who arrived in the Joseon dynasty through the rain and met the king.

Why watch?: If you are looking for good laughter and a sweet love story, this is for you. The web drama is adorable and the leads have great chemistry.

It is available on NaverTV.

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