BINGE-WATCH LIST: 7 Young Adult Korean Romance Dramas To Stream

If you’re looking for Korean romance dramas that are targeted towards viewers ages 18+, series that are similar to the “Josei” genre, or maybe just a drama that’s more of a full-blown romance, then here are 7 dramas that may suit your tastes.

1.) Nevertheless
Art majors Park Jae Eon (Song Kang) and Yoo Na Bi (Han So Hee) met by coincidence and eventually got “close.” Jae Eon, a junior, is known to only meet women with no strings attached. He doesn’t believe in relationships. Yoo Na Bi, a senior, however, is recovering from a breakup from her toxic ex. What happens when the two of them suddenly start a “no label” relationship?

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Where to watch: Netflix

2.) She Would Never Know
An office drama between marketing employees for a cosmetic company. Yoon Song A (Won Jin Ah) is in a secret relationship with her boss, Lee Jae Shin (Lee Hyun Wook). While Chae Hyun Seung (SF9’s Rowoon) has a one-sided crush on his sunbae (translation: senior at work), Song A. Their work life and private lives become entangled when Hyun Seung decides to pursue Song A after finding out about Jae Shin’s true nature.

REVIEW: 7 Reasons To Watch “She Would Never Know” (And Who Would Love This Type Of Drama)

Where to watch: iQIYI

3.) Tempted

Kwon Shi Hyun (Woo Do Hwan) tries to seduce ordinary student Eun Tae Hee (Red Velvet’s Joy). But ends up having feelings for her instead. What happens when Tae Hee finds out about the bet?

Where to watch: Netflix, VIKI

4.) Lovestruck In The City

Three couples with three different love stories. The drama’s main couple, Park Jae Won (Ji Chang Wook) and Lee Eun O (Kim Ji Won), met during a summer escapade. Would what could have been a bittersweet summer fling turn into something more when they meet again?

Where to watch: Netflix

5.) My Secret Romance
Years after a one-night-stand, chaebol Cha Jin Wook (Sung Hoon) and nutritionist Lee Yoo Mi (SECRET’s Song Ji Eun) met again as an employer and employee. Their dynamic, however, changes when Jin Wook sees Yoo Mi with a three-year-old child, three years after their hook up happened.

Where to watch: Netflix


6.) What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim
Kim Mi So (Park Min Young) works as a secretary for the narcissistic chaebol Lee Young Joon (Park Seo Joon). Due to her busy schedule and the demands of her boss, she no longer has time to date. She decides to quit her job to be able to get married. However, Young Joon responded to her resignation by offering to take responsibility of her love life by being her lover.

If you’re into romcom, but still want a series that’s slightly geared towards a more mature audience, “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim” might be your best bet. The drama features the best of both worlds when it comes to comedy and romance.

Where to watch: Netflix, Viu, iQIYI

7.) Something In The Rain
A noona-dongsaeng romance: Yoon Jin A (Son Ye Jin) starts a relationship with her best friend’s much younger brother Seo Joon Hee (Jung Hae In). The two tries to date while hiding their relationship from their families.

Where to watch: Netflix

Which drama do you plan to binge-watch soon?

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