Best Romantic Korean Dramas in 2021 So Far

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Romantic Korean Dramas
Romantic Korean Dramas

Korean Dramas are mostly known for the beautiful romance that gives butterflies to the viewers. They never lack in everything from depicting a good storyline to the characters. Korean industry releases and never fails to amaze the audience with their romantic Korean dramas every year. The year 2021 is also no exception. They have already released many romantic dramas despite the passing of only half of the year. The present article is all about the best romantic Korean Dramas in 2021 so far. One is missing out in several ways if they have not watched any of the ones mentioned in the list.

The dramas mentioned in the list are those which I have watched so far and found to be interesting. It not only portrays the love story between two people but also shows the development of character, trust, and patience. In fact, Korean Dramas are becoming hype worldwide nowadays for their interesting plotlines. One cannot stop watching the same and is left wanting more. Literally, it can turn to intense storylines and heartbreaking moments instantly from a boring plotline.

Youth of May

Youth of May premiered on the KST television network. It begins airing on May 03, 2021, and came to an end on June 08, 2021. The drama featured Lee Do-Hyun and Go Min-Si in the leading cast. Youth of May takes place in the 1980s during the times wherein the uprising of Gwangju is in motion. Myun-Hee is a nurse, and Hee-Tae is a medical student. Her best friend, Soo Ryeon’s family, has arranged her marriage with Hee-Tae. She sends Myun-Hee in the place on the first blind date for making Hee-Tae rejecting Soo Ryeon. However, he falls for Myung-Hee, not knowing that she is not Soo Ryeon. Furthermore, the uprising and families intervene in their life.

Romantic Korean Dramas 2021
Promotional poster for Youth of May (credit: KBS2)

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Doom at Your Service

Doom at Your Service premiered on the tvN original network. It begins premiering on May 10, 2021, and came to an end on June 29, 2021. The drama featured Seo In-Guk and Park Bo-Young in the leading role. It is a romantic fantasy drama that tells the story of a woman, Dong-Kyung, who had only a hundred days to live. However, she meets Myul Mang, a harbinger of death, destruction, and misfortune. They came into a contract wherein she will wish for the ending of the world, and he will give her a painless death. But, both of them did not expect that they would fall in love. Besides, the triangle love story between the second leads is also interesting in the drama.

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Promotional poster for Doom at Your Service (credit: tvN)

Mad for Each Other

Mad for Each Other premiered on Kakao Tv. However, the same is also available in the Netflix streaming service. It begins premiering on May 24, 2021 and came to an end on June 21, 2021. The show featured Oh Yeon Seo and Jung Woo in the leading role. The romantic drama features the story of completely two different opposite characters, Lee Min Kyung and Noh Hwi Oh. One has anger management issues, while the other one has complexity issues. But, both go to the same psychiatrist and live in the same building. They meet continuously and become confident and protectors of each other.

Romantic Korean Drama 2021
Mad For Each Other promotional poster (credit: Kakao Tv)

She Would Never Know

She Would Never Know aired on the JTBC original network. It begins premiering on January 18, 2021, and came to an end on March 09, 2021. The series features one of my favorite actors, Rowoon and Won Jin-Ah in the leading cast. Furthermore, the drama found its inspiration from Elsie’s web-novel Senior Don’t Put on That Lipstick. It is a workplace drama that features the love story between a senior and junior working in the same cosmetic company. Chae Hyun-Seung has a liking towards his mentor and senior, Yoon Song-Ah. They begin a fake relationship after Song-Ah boyfriend betrays her. But, their feelings for each other soon become real.

She Would Never Know
She Would Never Know

So I Married the Anti-Fan

So I Married the Anti-Fan aired on the Naver Tv. It begins premiering on April 30, 2021, and came to an end on June 19, 2021. The show features Choi Tae-Joon and Choi Soo-Young in the leading cast. It also found its inspiration from Kim Eun-Jung’s novel of the same name. The story takes place between a top star, Hoo Joon, and an anti-fan, Lee Geun-young as the name suggests. One is a top star, and the other becomes his anti-fan due to an unfortunate incident. Geun-Young gained popularity as his no one top anti-fan. Later on, they fell in love despite the bickering amidst the shooting of a documentary together.

Romantic Korean Drama 2021
Promotional Poster for So I Married The Anti Fan (credit: Naver Tv)


Nevertheless is an ongoing drama in the JTBC original network. It begins premiering on June 19, 2021, and airs on the Friday of each week. Furthermore, the series is also available on Netflix for streaming. Nevertheless also found its inspiration from Jung Seo’s webtoon of the same name. The drama features Song Kang and Han So-Hee in the leading cast. It tells the story of Na-bi and Ja-Eon. Both go to the same department in the same university. Na-Bi wants to date despite not believing in love. Ja-Eon only does not want relationships but likes to flirt. Both begin an intimate relationship after getting to know each other.

Romantic Korean Drama 2021
Promotional Poster for Nevertheless (credit: JTBC)

My Roommate is a Gumiho

My Roommate is a Gumiho aired on the tvN network and is also available on the IQIYI platform for streaming. It begins airing on May 26, 2021, and came to an end on July 15, 2021. The drama also found its inspiration from Na’s webtoon of the same name and features Jang Ki-Young and Lee Hye-Ri in the leading roles. The series depicts the story of Shin Woo-Yeo, a 999-year-old Gumiho, and Lee Dam, a university student. But Dam accidentally swallowed his bead one day. He also let her keep the same as he needs human energy to become human. Both begin living together in the same house and begin falling for each other.

Romantic Korean Drama 2021
Promotion Poster for My Roommate Is A Gumiho (credit: tvN)

Love Alarm 2

Love Alarm is a Netflix original series that follows the story of Love Alarm. It found its inspiration from Chon Kye-Young’s webtoon of the same name. The drama features Kim So-Hyun, Jung Ga-Ram, and Song Kang in the leading role. Love Alarm tells the story of Jojo as he gets entangled with Hye-Young and Sun-Oh. Furthermore, an application, Love Alarm determines the likeness and love between two people. In season 2, Jojo wants to find the developer for removing the shield which she has put for stopping her love alarm. Sun-Oh still has feelings for her despite their breaking up. On the other hand, she is in a relationship with Hye-Young now.

Romantic Korean Drama 2021
Promotional Poster for Love Alarm 2 (credit: Netflix)

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