These days K-Drama, similar to The Innocent Man, is surging at a great speed and is directly proportional to its viewers. Kang Maru is a smart and promising medical student who is in love with his neighbor Han Jae-hee, a television reporter. But when her situation takes a wrong turn and Jae-hee wants to become rich desperately. She meets a man who changes her life and makes her rich. Maru is betrayed and works as a bartender. Further, he meets Seo Eun-gi, a recent heir, and never exposes her feelings.
Maru decides to take revenge on his ex Jae-hee to bring down her position. Later he falls in love with her, and she gets to know his truth. And they break up. But a car accident causes Eun-gi to lose her memory, and they again meet. It is an amazing love story with a pinch of hatred, betrayal, friendship, and family. If you are addicted to The Innocent Man, we have a long list of K-Drama similar to The Innocent Man.
1) Love In The moonlight
Can a masked person be an obstacle in the path of love? Hong Ra On is a young lady during the Joseon dynasty disguised as a man called Sam. She ghostwrites and gives relationship advice to men for survival. Additionally, she writes a love letter for her client to meet Lee Yeong for the first time. Lee is the crown king Hyo Myeong, the first child of King Sunjo, and a legal heir to the throne. Through events, Ra On sells himself as a eunuch in the Royal Palace and works for Soo Ki and queen Young Geun.
She is further entangled in political power with the queen and her father, the Prime Minister. Kim grooms her grandson, Kim Yoon Sung, to take over the throne, leading to direct competition with his childhood friend, Lee. Jo Ha Yeon is a daughter of an eminent minister and has her eyes on Lee Yeong. But the point comes that he cannot tackle his feelings for Ra On, whom he believes as a eunuch. Later, with Ra On and Byun Yeon’s help, Lee fights the ministers to claim his rightful position.
2) What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?
Can you be so self-centric that you don’t have any idea what is happening around you? Lee Yeong Joon is a vice president of his own company, Yoomyung Group. He is so self-absorbed that he ignores what his secretary, Kim Mi So is trying to say to her for so long. After giving her service for nine long years, she plans to quit her promising job. Yeong Joon later decides that he can’t let her go because she is witty and none other than her can perform the job properly.
Therefore, he talks to his best friend, the Board Director in his company, to make her stop. Throughout the series, Lee Young-Joon plans several things for her while Kim is determined to find her past traumatic experience that she faced in her childhood. Later, we get to know that both have been a part of this trauma and therefore helps each other in every possible manner. Will Kim fall in love with Lee, or will they part their ways after healing each other?
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3) Record of Youth
The drama states about the growth history of youngsters who strive to achieve their dreams, and those dreams have become a passion for them. And these dreams present excitement and joy. Sa Hye Joon is smart, kind, and a handsome fellow and aspires to become an actor. He has auditioned for many distinct roles but couldn’t land in anyone. And therefore, he lacks an aura and presence. Meanwhile, Ahn Jung, a beautiful makeup artist, is joyful outside and lonely deep inside. Jung Ha takes her stress out by fangirling. In short two, actors and a makeup artist battle to make their own path in the world. Will there be a love triangle?
4) Don’t Dare To Dream
If you love to watch bromance, romantic water fights, mud fights, and some humorous friendship act, then ”Don’t Dare To Dream” is the best suitability for you. Also, popularly known as Jealousy Incarnate, and has a cast that includes Gong Hyo-jin, Jo Jung-suk, Go Kyung-Pyo, Lee Mi-sook, Park Ji-young, Lee Sung-Jae, and Seo Ji-Hye.
Pyo Na-ri is a weathercaster, and a news anchor and Lee Hwa-shin are long time mates in a broadcast station. Na-ri had a crush on Hwa-shin three years ago, but things change when she met the man of her life. Go Jung-won is a chaebol heir and a close ally of Hwa-shin. Simultaneously, Sung-sook (Lee Mi-sook) and Ja-young (Park Ji-young) are both rivals in career and get enticed with a restaurant owner Kim Rak. And also, he is the landlord of the building where Na-ri resides.
5) My Love From The Star
The story revolves around the relationship of Do Min – Joon and Cheon Song – Yi. Do Min – Joon is a man who came on the earth 400 years ago while Cheon Song – Yi is a popular actress who has a sharp character and bears a resemblance to a girl whom Do Min – Joon met on his last visit to the Earth. They met as soon as they became neighbors. Do Min – Joon is an introvert and is stuck into risky matters with Cheon Song – Yi and simultaneously feels the connection between her and the girl he met.
He develops feelings for her but does not admit it to himself as he doesn’t believe in love. Later he begins protecting her from a man who wants to hunt her. Additionally, he has three months left to return to his original place. And now he is stuck and has to decide whether he wants to move on or stay with her. He seeks advice from a friend and lawyer who saved him 3o years ago. Cheon Song – Yi falls in love with a man who saved her 12 years ago, but she couldn’t remember his face. Is this mysterious man appears to be Do Min – Joon?
6) The Third Charm
The series “The Third Charm” depicts the 12-year love story of how two youth with distinct personalities manage to find each other again. From the delicate age of 20 to 27 years old, and then to the mature age of 32, will they find their love for each other? At 20 years old, Oh Joon Yeong is a talented nerdy university student who wears simplicity and does not care much about fashion. He plans for more than required daily and gets stressed easily, overthinks, and is very sensitive. With his friends’ help, he participates in a blind date where he meets Lee Yeong Jae.
Lee Yeong Jae is also the same age and doesn’t attend university, and works as a hairdresser. She is an orphan and leads a difficult life. She lives with her brother, Lee Soo Jae. She is brilliant, hardworking, and opposite to Oh Joon Yeong. Additionally, she dreams of becoming rich on her own. One day, her friends take her on a blind date with university students, where she meets Joon Yeong and starts dating. From there, the love story begins and ends till the age of 32. Will they be able to find their love for the third time?
7) Queen For The Seven Days
The series “Queen For The Seven Days” is based on the real story and portrays the story of ill-fated lovers King Jungjong and Queen Dangyeong of the Joseon dynasty. The plot focuses on their love story and how they are set apart by political wars. Owing to a situation Queen Dangyeong is dethroned from her palace after seven days.
And her father is involved in the political war. Shin Chae-Kyung is a young woman who will be hitched to Prince Lee Yeok. She initially accepts the marriage but gets bound in misery. Lee Yeok is a young boy who is forced to marry young Lady Shin under his brother’s will. He aspires to become a decent king but fails miserably. Exiled by his brother, he swears to return for the throne and her wife. Will she get her throne back?
8) Suspicion Partner
The series talks about Noh Ji-Wook, a prosecutor, and Eun Bong-hee, a prosecutor trainee. And how they work collaboratively on a mysterious case involving a psychopath murderer. And as they move gradually, they find out how deeply their past connects them. Noh Ji Wook switches his job to become a private attorney at a law firm.
Eun Bong Hee is a prosecutor trainee and works with prosecutor Cha Yoo Jung. Ji Wook’s ex-girlfriend desperately wants him back. Attorney Ji Eun Hyuk is a long time friend but develops resentment. When a murderer strikes, Bong hee appears to be a suspect in the murder. But later, it appears that the real killer has amnesia, and the killer keeps following Bong Hee and Ji Wook.
9) Extraordinary You
Eun Dan-O attends a prestigious high school. Her family is rich, but she has heart disease. Her fiance Baek Kyung ends in the same institution. She likes him, but he does not like her and therefore is one-sided love. Suddenly, Eun Dan-O has a short term memory loss and can see what may happen next in the future. Additionally, she gets confused by her own symptoms.
Then, Jinmiche, from the cafeteria, informs Eun Dan-O that she will play a comic character in “Secret” like everyone else. She learns that she is not the main character but an extra in the play. Though Eun Dan-O is surprised and she seeks true love in her own life. One day, she falls down the stairs and falls on a male student. She has butterflies in her stomach and therefore finds for him. Later, she gets to know that he is her classmate and a character who doesn’t have any name. She now calls him “Ha-Roo.”
10) Still 17
This series is more about emotions, love, and stability. It has a different love story, and one can feel the pain that the characters suffer. Woo Seo Ri is a seventeen-year-old teenager who is skilled at playing the violin. She was about to study in Germany and meets with an accident. Additionally, she falls into a coma and is mentally ill.
She is also physically thirty but has the mental stability of a seventeen-year-old. Gong Woo-Jin is a thirty-year-old man and works as a designer. He experienced trauma 30 years ago and therefore does not want to have a relationship with anyone. Gong Woo-Jin and Woo Seo-Ri get involved and fall in love. Collaboratively they opened all the doors of happiness which were once closed to them.
The main protagonist, Seo Jung-hu, is an illegal night courier who works under the name of “Healer.” He is the best in his field and has the best technologies available. Also, he has a sidekick on whom he can rely on and has amazing fighting skills. He can perform any text without involving murder. His goal is to save money and build an isolated island for himself. Oh, Ji-an is a strong-willed and confident news reporter who wishes to become a reporter.
But there arises an unexpected twist when she finds about her hidden past. Owing to her past trauma Young-shin suffers from panic attacks whenever she watches violence. Kim Mun-ho protects Young-shin from the people who are willing to kill her but later, she falls in love with him. Meanwhile, both become honest reporters who try to blur the lines of conflict between truth and reality.
12) Find Me In Your Memory
The series “Find Me In Your Memory” revolves around the main protagonist suffering from hyperthymesia, a condition where a person retains the details about a large part of their life. Also, a woman who does not remember many parts of her life. The two people with similar scars cross their paths and fall in love with each other.
Jeong Hoon is a top-notch anchor of a news show. He is handsome and often wears a suit. Unlike his sound appearance, he becomes a tyrant and asks all the questions which are not meant to be asked. And due to his condition, he can remember all the things that happened 365 days ago. Additionally, he cannot forget the woman, Seo Yeon, who met 8 years ago.
She is a rising star and is very popular in her field. Further, she appears in front of Jeong Hoon at the very moment. She also has a secret that she cannot remember faces and therefore learns the faces. A distinct plot where a man cannot forget the woman and the woman’s memory is fading away. Will they be able to overcome their difficulties and understand each other’s emotions?
13) Come And Hug Me
The series “Come And Hug Me” is about a man and a heartbroken lady due to a murder case that happened in the past. The man is a detective, and the lady is a famous actress. Do-Jin and Jae-Yi are high school students and were each other’s first love. Do-Jin’s father, Hee-Jae, is a psychopath and kills Jae-Yi’s parents. Later, both are separated.
Now, Do-Jin works as a detective and treats the victim’s family with care. This is a way to minimize his sins of his father’s deeds. Meanwhile, Jae-Yi works as an actress and follows her mother’s footsteps, who was also a popular actress. Since her parent’s death, Jae-Yi has suffered from the stress disorder. Do-Jin and Jae-Yi meet again. Will they find their love again?
The series “Tempted” stars Woo Do-hwan, Park Soo-young, Kim Min-Jae, and Moon Ga-young. A romantic melodrama that portrayed the lives of a young man and woman who starts to discover their true feelings while playing the risky game of love.
The drama is based on the classic 18th-century French novel. In the act of revenge, Kwon Shi-Hyun, the only heir in the JK Group conglomerate, makes a bet with his friends to seduce Eun Tae-hee. She is a 20-year-old hardworking lady, and her parents are divorced. After Eun Tae-hee meets Kwon Shi-Hyun, her thought changes. As Shi-Hyun’s secret deepens, his love for her becomes real.
15) Introverted Boss
When a young, high-spirited employee joins a public relations firm with a shy and severely misunderstood boss, she makes it her life aim to show the world who he really is.
Eun Hwan Ki is the boss at the PR company and is an extrovert. He does not talk much, and therefore his employees also don’t know him. He prefers to work in his office rather than meet. And everyone thinks that he is a cold, arrogant, and rude man. They call him the silent monster”.
Chae Ro Woon is a recent hire in his company. She is bubbly and is the center of attention. She often has something to say while working. Her goal is to expose her boss and take her revenge. Kang Woo is the co-boss of the company and is warm, sensitive, and kind. He is also the fiance of Eun Yi-Soo, the sister of the Ceo.
16) Are You Human
Oh Laura is a renowned scientist and forced to part her young son, Nam Shin. To cope with her loss, she creates various AI robots and names them on his son’s name. A few of the names are Shin I, II, and III. After surviving decades, Nam Shin slips into a coma. To protect his son’s position, Laura sends one of the robots she created and sends Nam Shin III to fulfill his duties.
Kang So-bong is also a member of Nam Shin’s security until she was dismissed. She becomes the bodyguard of Nam Shin III to get to the bottom of his strange comments. However, she gets more than what she had asked for. Additionally, she starts falling for him and keeps him safe from the people who tried to murder him.
17) Clean With Passion For Now
Jang Sun Gyeol is rich and looks good but suffers from severe mysophobia. He is obsessed with cleaning and therefore owns his own cleaning company. He meets a carefree and untidy girl called Gil Oh Sol after getting hired as a new employee. Oh Sol has worked all types of part-time jobs while wanting to work in full-time jobs. She gives up on being neat and always wear suits. She has a bright personality and doesn’t mind getting dirty. Sun Gyeol faces his mysophobia with the help of Oh Sol. And also falls in love.
18) Dr. Romantic
Kim Sa Bu once becomes a star as a top surgeon at a huge hospital. One day, he left the industry and now is a chief surgeon at Doldam Hospital. After conducting a successful operation on Chairman Shin, he gets an opportunity to improve that hospital under support. But then, the chairman passes away. New individuals came, and his old students had no option than to leave.
Additionally, his wrist that was injured three years ago, starts to act differently. After, he goes to a huge hospital to solve the problem of workforce shortage at Doldam Hospital. There, he finds two people who resemble his students but do not have much experience. Seo Woo Jin can do anything for money, and Cha Eun Jae runs every time she goes into a surgery room. Will he able to run his hospital with these two people?
19) Fight For My Way
Can you chase your dreams without the right background? Ko Dong Man always wanted to become popular as a taekwondo athlete but works as a contract employee. His friend, Choi Ae Ra, desires to become a television anchor but works instead at the information desk. Their allies, Kim Joo Man and Baek Seol Hee, have been dating for six years but face a threat. Can the four allies achieve their individual dreams despite having third rate qualifications?
20) I Can Hear Your Voice
Soo-Ha, a nine-year-old, and his father was riding together in a car when they got hit by a truck driven by Min Joon-Kook. Min Joon-Kook gets out of his truck and watches Soo-Ha, and conveys through his eyes, “I need to finish this.” He goes out of the truck and kills Soo-Ha’s father with the bat. When he turns to strike Soo-Ho, she runs after the cameraman who takes pictures, which saves her life. The snapping person is a young girl called Hye-Sung, and later she testifies against Min Joon-Kook in court.
She falls in love with him and promises to protect her when Min Joon-Kook threatens to take revenge. After 10 years, Soo-Ha is a high student and has telepathy abilities. Meanwhile, Hye-sung works as an attorney, but she doesn’t work well. Also, she barely makes 1000 bucks. Additionally, her mother pushes her to apply for a post that pays her well. In the waiting room, before her interview, Kwan-Woo talks to Hye-Sung, but she ignores him. He originally worked as a police officer but went to study in a law school.
During her interview, Hye-sung opens about the events that happened 10 years ago. After she manages to land the job, her picture is posted in the newspaper. Soo-Ha sees her photo and becomes happy that he can finally see her. And simultaneously, Min Joon-Kook sees her photo in prison and is soon released from the jail.