It has been a long time since Korean dramas have begun to have a great impact on the entertainment consumption of the world. Apart from being home to charismatic boy bands that produce wonderful music like BTS, South Korea is also home to a diverse media in the form of dramas. The intriguing plots, beautiful characters, and immersive soundtracks all together count for a great watching experience.
Dramas like Descendants of the Sun, Squid Game, and several others have left a huge impact on the entertainment industry. This boosts the demand for these precious pieces of work that carry such profoundness and originality. Korean dramas come in several varied genres that can appeal to any sort of audience. Suspense, psychological, mystery, romance (all-time favorite), comedy, crime, and other concoctions of genres are all delivered with brilliance by the creators.
If you are a comedy fan or are looking to get started with some comedy Korean drama, here are 40 Comedy Korean Dramas to Watch. Find purely comedic, romantic comedies, and thriller comedies that top the charts, all in one list.
1. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (2017)
This top comedy action drama revolves around Do Bong Soon, an unemployed and honest woman. She looks like the right amount of sweet and kind. But here is the thing; Bong Soon is a gifted woman who comes from a family of women who has been gifted with Herculean strength. If she ever is to misuse this power or uses it to abuse someone, she will automatically lose these powers.
One day, she gets caught up in a brawl against gang members who are trying to bully her. After this, she is approached by the CEO of a gaming company called Ainsoft, Ahn Min Hyuk. He witnesses her brawl with those men and is impressed. What he wants to do is to employ her as a bodyguard after getting threatened by an anonymous person.
The drama also involves a love triangle. While Min Hyuk has gotten in love with Bong Soon, she has eyes for her childhood friend and now police officer, In Guk Doo. Do Bong Soon gets thrown into a life of agony when she knows of mysterious kidnappings in her home village. She must now employ her powers for the greater good while also trying to figure out how to work her way through the love triangle.
2. Under the Queen’s Umbrella (2022)
Under the Queen’s Umbrella is set in the royal palace where the princes who are naturally troublesome and naughty are soon going to be turned into crown princes. Their father is the great king, and their mother is the Queen. This show is about I’m Hwa Ryeong.
While one would expect a queen to be graceful and composed, Hwa Ryeong is the opposite of that. She is sensitive, picky, and has a high temper too. While she was a calmer and serene person earlier, she is not really all of that anymore. She changed with time as people kept testing her patience. It is even said that she sometimes swears.
Under the Queen’s umbrella is a historical comedy about Hwa Ryeong’s struggles as a queen and a mother. Moreover, what lengths would she go to for the sake of her children?
3. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016)
As the title suggests, the drama is the story of Kim Bok Joo. She is a weightlifter with a profound dream of achieving the gold medal one day. During this time, she happens to find love for the first time. Contrasting to conventional terms, even being a woman who lifts heavy steel, she is quite feminine in romantic relationships. The drama has taken inspiration from the life of a South Korean Olympic weightlifter and gold medallist named Jang Mi Ran.
Bok Joo soon realizes that focusing only on training will sabotage her relationship, and focusing entirely on the latter is going to affect her dream of getting the gold medal. Caught up in a dilemma, she must find a way to work through these situations. The drama also has other characters that are in the arena of sports and shows their coming-of-age stories.
4. My Only Love Song (2017)
Song Soo Jung is a star with a shallow personality. She has superficial standards through which she judges people, that is, by how much money and wealth they possess. She is also a very arrogant person.
Things turn strange when one day, she goes back in time to the Goguryeo era all of a sudden. Here she is met with On Dal, a man who will go to any lengths to make money. But here is the deal with him, he is a very generous person towards the poor and the weak ones. My Only Love Song is the funny tale of then how Soo Jung and On Dal go about their lives in that era.
5. Goblin (2016)
Goblin is about Kim Shin, a powerful general in Goryeo’s army. Sadly, he is met with a tragic death. Now, he has gotten hold of immortality. He soon grows tired of continuing to live when everyone around him dies. He has roamed the earth for 900 years in search of a bride who will pull out his sword so his life may end.
He comes across Ji Eun Tak, an optimistic high school girl with the ability to see dead people. She has gone through several tragic incidents but still maintains her composure. She claims to be the Goblin’s bride and that she is capable of ending his life. Things are soon complicated when the two find themselves falling in love.
6. My Roommate Is a Gumiho (2021)
The drama revolves around Shin Woo Yeo, who is a 999-year-old nine-tailed fox under the disguise of a handsome human writer. To maintain himself as a human, he garners human energy in the form of a bead.
Lee Dam is a university student whose drunken friend accidentally falls asleep in Woo Yeo’s car. While both Lee Dam and Woo Yeo attempt to help her friend off the car, the bead accidentally falls out of Woo Yeo’s mouth, and she happens to swallow it. A bead like that break inside the human body after a year, and this can result in the person’s death. Woo Yeo does not want to give up being human, so he explains his situation to Lee Dam. Ultimately, he suggests living with her so they can figure out a solution. When Lee Dam, who has not even had a boyfriend, ever starts living with Woo Yeo, a trail of chaos follows!
7. A Business Proposal (2022)
A Business Proposal is a leading romantic comedy about Shin Ha Ri and Kang Tae Mu. Ha Ri is a single woman who is disappointed by unrequited love. On the other hand, Kang Tae Mu is the CEO of the company she works for.
When Ha Ri meets her friend Jin Young Seo after realizing her crush has a girlfriend, Young Seo calms her down by telling her to go on the blind date that she was originally supposed to go to. Ha Ri goes on a date pretending to be Jin Young Seo. She thinks that she will eventually be rejected by the date, but the person turns out to be Kang Tae Mu.
Tae Mu is tired of being sent on blind dates by his grandfather and decides to marry the next person that he goes on a date with. Once he meets Shin Ha Ri, pretending to be Jin Young Seo, he calls her up the next day to ask for her hand in marriage. What comes next is confusion here and there. Expect great comedic delivery by Kim Seo Jeong in this interesting drama.
8. Reply 1988 (2015)
Reply 1988 is a story of five childhood friends who live in the Ssangmundong neighborhood of Seoul. The drama shows how they live a challenging teenage life and how they pave their respective futures.
Sung Deok Sun is a middle child pining for attention from her family while also being disturbed by her 999th rank at her school. Kim Jung Hwan’s family turns rich overnight, but even so, he has only the dream of becoming a top soccer player in his mind. Sung Sun Woo is a straight-A student and also the head of the student council, while he is a caring son towards his family. Ryu Dong Ryeong has a poor academic status and knows more about girls than he does for his exams. Choi Taek is a talented Baduk player who leaves school to become a professional baduk player. The drama focuses on the lives of these five teenagers and how they deal with several things in life.
9. The Fiery Priest (2019)
The Fiery Priests is a mystery comedy revolving around three people who come together to solve the mystery behind a murder of a senior Catholic priest.
Kim Hae Il is a catholic priest who can sometimes be rude to others. Koo Dae Young is a detective who is quite talkative. Park Kyung Sun is a prosecutor who is an ambitious, smart, and beautiful person. Watch these people team up to uncover the truth behind the crime.
10. True Beauty (2020)
True Beauty is a profound romantic comedy. We get to see good performance delivery by the main leads as well as the side characters. The story is of Lim Ju Gyeong, who learns to do makeup upon changing schools after facing years of bullying. In her new school, she rises to fame because of the beauty she has due to makeup. She is very insecure about her actual face.
We see her form a love story with the only boy who ever saw her without makeup, Lee Su Ho. He seems rather cold but has a dark past and actually cares about Ju Gyeong. The two teenagers navigate through a life of love and acceptance. They face several hurdles along the way as well. The drama has been adapted from the webtoon of the same name by Yaongyi.
11. It’s okay to Not Be okay (2020)
It’s Okay To Not Be okay is the tale of two contrasting individuals, Moon Gang Tae and Ko Moon Young. Gang Tae is a community health worker in a psychiatric ward who seems to have a fortune in terms of physical aspects, mental strengths, sympathy, nice reflexes, patience, and other things. On the other hand, Moon Young is a famous children’s literature author who suffers from an antisocial personality disorder and often comes off as someone who is rude and selfish.
Gang Tae had sworn to avoid getting into romantic encounters, while Moon Young does not even know what love feels like. The two people eventually defy their own fate by falling for each other with time. In the process, they find out more about themselves and each other.
12. Vincenzo (2021)
Vincenzo Cassano, originally named Park Joo Hyeong, was taken to Italy after being adopted at the age of eight. As an adult now, he works under a Mafia family as a consigliere. Due to a conflict within some Mafia factions, he goes to South Korea.
He gets involved with a lawyer named Hong Cha Young. She is the type of lawyer who goes to any lengths to achieve a winning case. Paired up with her, Vincenzo will now make sure to put the conglomerate at justice in his own way.
13. My Annoying Brother (2016)
My Annoying Brother from 2016 is a sibling drama as well as a slice-of-life drama. It is about two brothers, Doo Sik and Doo Yeong. The former is able to get paroled from his prison time, all thanks to the latter.
A time skip of 15 years shows that Doo Sik suddenly returns to Doo Yeong’s life and begins to live with him. Unfortunately, Doo Yeong is a promising sportsperson but loses the chance of national selection once he meets with an accident. The story unfolds from here on.
14. Hotel Del Luna (2019)
Hotel Del Luna is one of a few Korean dramas that balance out perfectly three much like genres; horror, romance, and comedy, all in one. Hotel Del Luna is a mysterious hotel that has existed for thousands of years, run by an even more mysterious woman named Jang Man Wol. She has been managing the hotel as the CEO and is bound to do so by a deity that forbids her to act on her self-destructive urges.
It is only when she can find true love that she can completely let go of the resentment and hatred she holds in her heart. She is most likely doomed to stay there for an eternity, serving the strangest clientele.
One day, Goo Chan Sung shows up at the hotel and is forced to work there because of a deal his father made with Man Wol a long time ago. He is soon put in charge of the funds of the hotel and also finds himself growing closer to the ever-so-cold Man Wol.
15. Mr. Queen (2020)
Jang Bong Hwan grows up in the ranks as the chef in the kitchens of the most prominent politicians in the Blue House presidential residences. When he met with an accident, he woke up in the body of a queen named Kim So Yong, who lived in a much older Korean Era.
Kim So Yong’s husband is a fickle man who seems to be in power, but it is the late King Sun Jo’s Queen, Sun Won, who actually takes advantage of and exercises his powers. So Yong’s brother also keeps trying to seize power. Soon enough, as the plot unfolds, So Yong realizes the several secrets that her husband holds and that he might not be the fickle Man he seems to be.
16. Hello, Me! (2021)
Hello, Me! Revolves around the 37-year-old Ban Ha Ni. She is a single woman who believes she has no chance at love anymore. Even at work, she holds only a temporary position and may be let go at any moment. She lives a reserved and timid life, trying to make it through each day.
Things take a turn when his 17-year-old self suddenly appears in front of her one day. The younger Ban Ha Ni is absolutely different from, the older one; she is more optimistic and has traveled time to demand a change in lifestyle from her older self.
17. Ghost Doctor (2022)
Cha Young Min has a two-fold kind of personality, he may be a skilled and excellent surgeon doctor, but he is also very arrogant and selfish one at that. One fine day, his spirit happens to possess another doctor’s body because of an odd accident. This doctor is Seung Tak, who is the opposite of Young Min in personality and medical capabilities.
Young Min is too selfish to care about the personal aspects of the people he treats, only ever caring about his own career. Seung Tak is a rich doctor whose grandfather founded the hospital, and his mother is the chairman of it. While he never wishes to be a good doctor, he is suddenly possessed by a ghost doctor that makes his life a stranger.
18. Rooftop Prince (2012)
The Crown Prince Yi Gak of the Joseon dynasty suddenly finds himself transported to the Seoul of today. Here he comes across Hong Se Na, w woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to his late wife. Meeting her ignites something in him, and he is determined to solve the 300-year-old mystery revolving around her death.
Yi Gak himself bears a resemblance to the grandson of the CEO of the company that Se Na works for, so he assumes that disguise to get closer to her. Can this prince of older times be able to find what he is looking for in the modern corporate world?
19. Go Back Couple (2017)
Choi Ban Do and Ma Jin Joo are a 38 years old married couple. They married at a young age but have now become resentful and hateful of each other out of regret.
Ban Do suffers under the pressure of being the breadwinner for the family, while Jin Joo finds herself in lower spirits continuously by being confined as a housewife. The couple travels back in time to 20 years earlier. They meet their 20-year-old selves at the university and how they first met.
20. Mad for Each Other (2021)
Mad for Each Other is the comedy romance-based story of two individuals who have their own tragic pasts. The two go through a complex process of getting hurt and then healing to eventually being able to love the other person.
No Hwi Oh is a detective dealing with violent crime cases at the Gangnam Police Station. He believes he is doing well enough, but a sudden turn in his life turns him into this impulsive person who cannot hold his anger.
Lee Min Kyung is a woman lost in her senses of delusion. She lived a normal life until a certain “incident” caused her life to change for the worse. She becomes full of distrust and is confined by negative emotions. Because of this, she often makes other people around her angry. The writers have managed to inculcate good humor in the plot, which makes this drama even more interesting as these two individuals cross paths.
21. What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018)
Lee Young Joon is the self-absorbed vice president of a company; he is too busy thinking of himself that he barely acknowledges those around him. He has a patient and hard-working secretary named Kim Mi So, who has worked for him for nine years.
When one day she suddenly resigns from her job to focus on herself, Young Joon cannot fathom why she would want to leave work after all this while. His mind gives way to hilarious misunderstandings- going so far as to think she is in love with him! He soon realizes her importance in her life, and the two try to work through an arrangement.
22. My Father is Strange (2017)
My Father is Strange is the story of a family residing on the outskirts of Seoul. The father is Byun Han Soo, and the mother is a dedicated woman named Na Yeong Shil. They have three daughters and a son, namely, Hye Yeong, Mi Yeong, Ra Yeong, and Joon Young.
This family is taken by surprise when a strange boy named Ahn Joong Hee shows up. He claims that he is actually a son of this family. He used to be a member of an idol group as well. He then begins to live with this family.
23. The Master’s Sun (2013)
The Master’s Sun is the story of two individuals who find themselves teaming up for a peculiar task. Joo Joong Won is the greedy CEO of a corporate conglomerate. He is soon met with a gloomy woman named Tae Gong Shil.
Gong Shil acquires the ability to see ghosts after meeting with an accident. The two adults soon are involved in dealing with the fear and grief that spirits bring. They also soon find themselves looking into when Joong Won was kidnapped as a child. In the process, the two also find themselves falling in love with each other.
24. Once Again (2020)
Once Again narrates the tale of the Song family that leads quite an eventful life. The father of this family is the frugal Song Young Dal, and the mother is the nagging Jang okay Boon. The couple has been married for a long time and has four adult children; stuntman Joon Sun, pediatrician Na Hee, intern Da Hee, and housewife Ga Hee.
Soon enough, a woman named Kang Cho Jeon opened a Kimbap restaurant in the Yongju market near their home. Her mysterious appearance may be impactful to the members of this family.
25. Hometown Cha Cha Cha (2021)
Hometown Cha Cha Cha is a romantic comedy story set in the village of Gongjin at the seaside. Yoon Hye Jin is a dentist who possesses both beauty and brains. She leads a well enough life but soon finds her life plans failing. She eventually decided to move to the town of Gongjin.
Here she crosses paths with Hong Doo Shik, popularly known as Chief Hong here. She soon finds herself drawn to this unusual Man who is unemployed but frequently takes up odd jobs to help people in any way possible.
26. Welcome to Waikiki (2018)
Three contrasting men cross paths with each other. They are Dong Hoo, who wishes to be a film director one day but seemingly has bad luck; Joon Ki, who is an actor that performs for a living; and Doo Shik, a freelance writer who procrastinates all day. The trio decided to open a guest house in Itaewon named “Waikiki.”
A number of foreign guests have come to stay here over time. The three men have no idea about how to run this guest house, but even so, they are eager to make money so they can produce their upcoming film.
27. My Love from the Star (2013)
My Love From the Star is the story of the alien Do Min Yoon. He is an alien who came to earth about 400 years ago during the time of the Joseon Dynasty. He naturally possesses a perfect appearance along with human senses that are more enhanced than normal. He has heightened hearing, vision, and speed.
He soon figures out that he has only three months left of his time on earth. He soon comes across Cheon Song Yi, a sassy and popular Hallyu star perfectly played by Jun Ji Hyun.
28. Legend of the Blue Sea (2016)
Another popular Jun Ji Hyun starrer is Legend of the Blue Sea. The series is the story of a mermaid called Shim Chung. She used to live in the Joseon era and happened to fall in love with a nobleman’s son, played by Lee Min Ho. The two found a tragic end to their love story and were reincarnated in the modern world. Shim Chung takes the human form, and Heo Joon Jae, who she formerly loved in her previous life, happens to cross paths with her.
Since he does not remember much of her, his conman self gets interested in her because she wears a jade bracelet that will sell for $6 million. Since she has nowhere to go, she follows him around and lives with him. he also begins to care for her with time. The two eventually find themselves learning of their history in a previous life.
Sadly, Heo Joon Jae is being tracked by his stepmother, who loathes him. With her trying to get him and the constant flashbacks that he has, he then struggles to find out secrets and reach a conclusion.
29. Age of Youth (2016)
Age of Youth is a slice-of-life comedy about five girls in their twenties. They begin to live together in a house named “Belle Epoque” (French for beautiful time). Each of them has its own unique personality and issues. However, they believe there is the presence of a sixth person apart from themselves in the house. Each of them perceives this ghost differently.
With time, these girls form deeper bonds and grow close as they navigate through life as young adults. The show is a look into all the aspects of their lives.
30. The Sound of Your Heart (2016)
The Sound of Your Heart is the drama adaptation of the hilarious webtoon of the same name by Jo Suk. It follows the life of Jo Suk himself and his ridiculous adventures involving his girlfriend and later wife, Ae Bong.
There also are his dogs, older brother Jo Joon and his parents in the drama.
31. Suspicious Partner (2017)
Suspicious Partner is about the struggle of two people to get their hands on a criminal. Eun Bong Hee is an intern at the justice department and is socially awkward; she gets falsely accused of murdering her ex-boyfriend. Noh Ji Wook is a smart prosecutor who gets demoted because he risks his reputation to stand for Bong Hee.
The two try to balance out their careers and their love for each other while also trying to catch the culprit behind several mysterious murders. They must do so before time runs out and they put themselves in danger.
32. Fight for My Way (2017)
Fight for My Way is about four friends who try to achieve their individual dreams even after having troubled backgrounds and inadequate qualifications.
Ko Dang Man once dreamt of being a number one Taekwondo athlete but now is stuck in the job of a contract employee. Choi Ae Ra wishes to be a television star but has a job at the information desk of a departmental store instead. Kim Joo Man and Baek Seol Hee have been in a relationship for six years but are now facing a new threat to their unity. The life of these four adults is shown in detail in the drama.
33. She Was Pretty (2015)
She Was Pretty is the story of Hye Jin. She seemed to have it all as a young girl, a comfortable life and beauty. When she became a teenager, her life changed a lot, and how she looked changed drastically as well. As an adult now, she works as a clerk at a convenience store and lives rent-free with a friend.
One day, she is contacted by a childhood friend of hers, Sung Joon. Not wanting to disappoint him with her change of looks, she sends her pretty best friend to meet him while acting like her. When she gets a full-time job at the store, she finds out that Sung Joon is her boss. He treats her really badly and with disdain. She is in confusion since that is not how she remembers her dear childhood friend, so she keeps on hiding who she actually is.
34. W (2016)
Oh Yeon Joo is a cardiothoracic surgeon whose father, Oh Sung Moo, is a webtoon artist. Sung Moo mysteriously disappears when he is writing the last chapter of his webtoon that’s named “W.”
When Yeon Joo tries to search the office of her father to look for him, a hand from the monitor suddenly pulls her inside it. The very next moment, she finds herself on the rooftop of a building, lying next to a bloodied man. She tries to help that person. This Man turns out to be Kang Cheol, the main lead of the webtoon her father was working on. It is later known to Yoon Jeon that she can only enter and leave the world of this webtoon depending upon Kang Cheol’s wishes.
35. Dali and the Cocky Prince (2021)
Moo Hak used to be a peddler as a child, something that made him strong-willed and financially intelligent, but he is also very ignorant. He has grown up to become the managing director of Dondon F and B, which is a globally popular restaurant chain. Even now, all that he cares about is money.
He soon meets Da Li, the daughter of an upper-class family that runs an art gallery. Da Li goes bankrupt when her father dies. She is a knowledgeable woman with profound intelligence. She takes a loan from Moo Hak, and they have a relationship of Creditors and Debtors. The polar opposite individuals try to understand each other with time.
36. So Not Worth It (2021)
So Not Worth It is set in the dormitory of a college in Seoul that has students from around the world. The drama is about the colorful and happening lives of these people as they go through their experiences at college.
Se Wan is the teaching assistant that looks after the dorms. Jamie is a newly admitted student that has come from America. Sam is a student who grew up in Australia and is the son of the president of a tteokbokki global food chain. Minnie is a Thai student who is interested in Korean dramas. Hyun Min is a Korean student that has to travel for 5 hours to reach the school.
37. Be Melodramatic (2019)
Be Melodramatic is a women-centric comedy-drama about three best friends in their 30s.
Hwang Han Joo is a woman balancing her work as the head of the marketing team of a production company and as a single mother of her child. Lee Eun Jung is a writer who runs her own production company, and her work gets popular overnight. I’m Jin Joo, a drama writer who has her literary style of writing; she also has a unique personality.
38. One Dollar Lawyer (2022)
Cheon Ji Hun is a swag lawyer and a very talented one at that. But there is something strange about him, and his fee is only 1000 won even when he can argue against the most expensive of lawyers with the richest of clients.
There is also Baek Ma Ri, a confident lawyer at the renowned Baek Law Firm. Her life takes a changing turn when she meets Cheon Ji Hun.
39. Shopping King Louie (2016)
The romantic comedy show Shopping King Louie is about a shopaholic called Louis. He is the successor to a huge business but loses it all after he suffers from amnesia.
He comes across a country girl, Koh Bok Shik, who has led a life completely different from hers. The two begin a sudden romance, and the bond they develop throughout the show turns into something profound. The series is a beautiful take on how love is a priceless asset you cannot buy.
40. So I Married an Anti-Fan (2021)
Top star Hoo Joon and magazine reporter Geun Young happen to be at the same club one night. Young accidentally throws up on him after seeing his violent demeanor. The next day, she loses her job and believes that Joon caused this for her. She tries to do something by demonstrating in front of his management office, and this gathers her fame as an anti-fan.
She is soon approached by a producer that is creating a show with the premise of making celebrities live with their anti-fans. Due to unemployment, she accepts the opportunity only to find that Joon is the celebrity she will have to live with. The two try to give each other a hard time while filming but end up being in love sooner than they know.
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