The K-drama fever has hit an all-time high again after the office-romance genre that viewers have loved watching over the years made its return on screen. As “King the Land” hit primetime, it brings a nostalgic feeling of the cliche rom-com trope that fans and viewers enjoy.
If you are looking for more exciting stories that are filled with romance, humor, and boy meets girl type of plot, then these K-dramas are for you.
“Business Proposal” was one of 2021’s best rom-com series, short but packed with workplace flirting, dreamy dates, and humor. This presents the story of Shin Ha Ri (Kim Sejeong) an employee who accepts to cover her best friend Jin Young Seo (Seol In Ah) on a blind date but finds out that her fate is actually her boss, Kang Tae Moo (Ahn Hyo Seop).
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Later on, the two enter into a contractual relationship, but along the way, they start to develop feelings for each other and fall head-over-heels in love.
‘What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim’
Lee Young Joon (Park Seo Joon) is an arrogant vice president of his family’s successful company. As long as his secretary Kim Mi So (Park Min Young) is by his side, everything in his life is in order. However, after learning that she is about to resign, he does everything to make her stay, until he finds himself falling for her, who is also his childhood friend.
‘She Would Never Know’
Yoon Song Ah (Won Jin Ah) and Chae Hyun Seung (Rowoon) are employees at a cosmetic company. Song Ah is a senior responsible for training the newbie Hyun Seung. As they spend time together at the office, they naturally grow closer. Hyun Seung decides to comfort his senior, only to find out that her boyfriend is cheating on her. Since then, he becomes protective of Song Ah and soon the two develop special feelings for each other.
‘My Shy Boss’
Eun Hwan Ki (Yeon Woo Jin) runs a public relations company, and even though one would expect him to be extremely outgoing and confident, he is exactly the opposite, shy and an introvert. Things change when the company hires Chae Ro Woon (Park Hye Soo), a bright and extrovert woman, who wouldn’t stop until she brings out the real Hwan Ki.
If you are looking for the opposites-attract trope mixed with an enticing office romance, then this should be next on your watchlist.
‘She Was Pretty’
This rom-com drama is actually based on a true story, it follows the journey of two past acquaintances who meet again after they’ve gone through a reversal of fortunes and appearances, set against the backdrop of a fashion magazine’s publishing office.
“She Was Pretty” starred K-heartthrob Park Seo Joon and lead actress Hwang Jung Eum.
‘Strong Woman Do Bong Soon’
Do Bong Soon has superhuman strength since birth. She catches the eye of gaming company CEO Ahn Min Hyuk. After a series of unfortunate events, Mr. Ahn hires Bong Soon as his bodyguard after seeing her power, it is also a win-win situation for her as she wants to work in a gaming company to create her video game character. Over a period of time, sparks fly between the two.
‘My Secret Romance’
Follows the story of Cha Jin Wook, an heir of a big company, and Lee Yoo Mi, an average lady looking for a job. The two unexpectedly had a steamy one-night stand. Three years later, they met again. Yoo Mi works as a nutritionist at Jin Wook’s company, and Jin Wook’s personality has changed for the better. Although he is not very welcoming toward Yoo Mi, the spark of attraction ignites between the two. Only to find out that Yoo Mi has been hiding something from him.
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Shai Collins wrote this.