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31 Free Romantic Korean Dramas to Watch Right Now

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It is a great time to be a Korean drama fan. If you don’t have a Netflix or Viki account and are feening for some dramas. Well, On Demand Korea has you covered. If you live North or South America then here are some great Korean romances to stream on On Demand Korea for free!

On this list are historical-romances, romantic-comedies, paranormal-romances, melo-romances, and contemporary-romances to feed your Korean drama romance loving soul. Enjoy!


31 KOREAN ROMANCES TO WATCH RIGHT NOW FOR FREE ON ODK

1. Shine or Go Crazy (Historical-Romance)

shine or go crazy Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: A fun historical romance, that leans more toward romantic-comedy than melo, with sweeping beauty and surprising laughter and longing, then this is the Korean drama for you.

Date: 2015

Actors: Jang Hyuk, Oh Yeon-Seo, Lee Ha-Nee

Premise: Due to a prophecy, the palace thinks that Prince Wang So will bring danger to the Kingdom. Because of that, the prince is exiled from the palace and shunned by his Royal family which allows for his half-brother to make a play for the throne. Princess Shin Yool is the princess of a far away nation. She is prophesied to be the “light of another nation” which causes her to narrowly escape death as a child at the hands of her own people. Prince Wang So and Princess Shin Yool have a whirlwind courtship and fall in love.

How to Watch: On Demand Korea (free streaming)

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2. Pasta (Romantic-Comedy)

Pasta Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: A romantic-comedy that sticks to the comedy part throughout plus has a lot of yummy Italian food thrown in and a handsome trio of delightful sou chefs to delight the eyes, then this Korean drama is for you.

Date: 2010

Actors: Gong Hyo-jin, Lee Sun-kyun, Lee Ha-nee, Alex

Premise: To Seo Yoo-kyung, a plate of well-made pasta is not just food but the epitome of happiness and perfection. Unable to forget the pasta she had as a child, she worked her way up from the lowest ranking kitchen assistant to the number 9 cook at a prestigious Italian restaurant called La Sfera. However, her excitement at being promoted to a position where she is allowed to use a pan is thwarted when the restaurant invites a notoriously misogynous, tyrannical and sharp-tongued Choi Hyun-wook to be the new head chef. – ODK

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3. Coffee Prince (Romantic-Comedy)

Coffee Prince Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a romantic-comedy that hits all the right spots with music and emotion as it pulls at your core and makes you wish that you were the girl dressing like a boy that Gong Yoo fell for, then this Korean drama is for you.

Date: 2007

Actors: Gong Yoo, Yoon Eun-hye, Lee Sun-kyun, Chae Jung-an

Premise: Choi Han-gyul, the heir to a major food company, is a free-spirited man with many talents and a desire to experience everything life has to offer. He is constantly under a pressure from his grandmother to take over the family business and get married. In order to put a stop to his grandmother’s badgering, he hires pretty boy, Ko Eun-chan, to pretend to be his gay lover, he does not know that Eun-chan is actually a girl. He later hires her for his coffee shop and starts to grow feelings for her, though he still believes she is a boy which makes him question his sexual identity. – ODK

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4. Fight For My Way (Romantic-Comedy)

Fight for my Way Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a magical look inside the struggling lives of four friends in Seoul as they fall in love to an amazing soundtrack with lots of throwback hits put in, then this is the Korean drama for you.

Date: 2017

Actors: Park Seo-joon, Kim Ji-won, Ahn Jae-hong, Song Ha-yoon

Premise: Dong-min, who once dreamed of becoming Korea’s best Taekwondo athlete, is now a mixed martial arts fighter. His childhood friend, Ae-ra, wanted to become an anchor, but now works at a department store. Their childish dynamic begins to change when the long-time friendship blooms into romance. – ODK

How to Watch: On Demand Korea (free streaming)

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5. Fated to Love You (Romantic-Comedy)

fated to love you Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: Jang Hyuk testing his comedic muscle and Jang Nara being her adorable self, then this is the Korean drama for you.

Date: 2014

Actors: Jang Hyuk, Jang Na-ra, Choi Jin-hyuk, Wang Ji-won

Premise: A spoiled and arrogant heir of a conglomerate and a meek “post-it” girl are forced to marry when their one-night stand results in an unexpected pregnancy, but they slowly begin to see the meaning of true love and realize they were meant to be. – ODK

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6. Arang and the Magistrate (Paranormal-Romance)

Arang Magistrate Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a show that will provide plenty of other worldly gags in a historical setting with a cute love story thrown in, then this Korean drama is for you

Date: 2012

Actors: Lee Joon-gi, Shin Mina, Yeon Woo-jin, Hwang Bo-ra

Premise: Based on the folktale about Arang, the drama tells a tale of a girl Arang, who was murdered and came back as a ghost to find out why and who killed her. Fate brings her to Eun-oh, a handsome magistrate who has an ability to see the dead. Arang begins to pester Eun-oh, asking him to investigate her death. Though reluctant, Eun-oh realizes that the only way to make Arang leave him alone is to find her killer. – ODK

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7. Healer (Action-Romance)

Healer Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: an action romance where the little guy wins over the big baddies, then this is the Korean drama for you.

Date: 2014

Actors: Ji Chang-wook, Park Min-young, Yoo Ji-tae

Premise: A mysterious man with extraordinary fighting skills, a star journalist at a major broadcasting station, and a reporter from an online tabloid newspaper come together to discover the truth about an incident involving a group of friends from decades ago. – ODK

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8. Descendants of the Sun (Epic-Romance)

Descendants of the Sun Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a romance that is as epic as it is touted and had the entirety of Korea falling in love, then this Korean drama is for you.

Date: 2016

Actors: Song Hye Kyo, Song Joong-ki, Jin Goo, Kim Ji-won

Premise: In a fictional war-torn country in Central Asia, Yoo Shi-jin, the captain of the troops from Korea meets Dr. Kang Mo-yeon, a volunteer with Doctors Without Borders. Working under the extreme condition in the devastated land forsaken by humanity, Shi-jin and Mo-yeon grow to be attached to each other and find the true meaning of love. – ODK

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9. Oh My Venus (Romantic-Comedy)

Oh My Venus Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a woman dedicating herself to losing weight and falling in love at the same time, then this is the Korean drama for you.

Date: 2015

Actors: So Ji-sub, Shin Mina, Jung Gyu-woon, Yoo In-young

Premise: Kang Joo-eun, who became a workaholic lawyer trying to support her family, eventually ends up extremely overweight and depressed. When her boyfriend leaves her, she finally decides to live healthy and regain her beauty with the help from Kim Young-ho, a famous personal trainer who works with movie stars in Hollywood. – ODK

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10. My Name is Kim Sam Soon (Romantic-Comedy)

Kim Sam Soon Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a lovely romantic-comedy (that remembers that it is a romantic-comedy) that all of Korea fell for, fake dating contracts, an upbeat soundtrack, and a plot twist to keep you wondering how it will turn out, then this is the Korean drama for you.

Date: 2005

Actors: Kim Sun-ah, Hyun Bin, Jung Ryeo-won, Daniel Henney

Premise: Ordinary looking and heavyset, Kim Sam-soon’s future seems bleak, as she lost her long-time boyfriend and a job at the same time. However, when one door closes, another opens. Through embarrassing coincidences, Sam-soon gets acquainted with Jin-heon and finds a job at his restaurant. Tired of the blind dates set by his mother, Jin-heon offers Sam-soon a contract to be his fake girlfriend.

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11. Couple or Trouble (Romantic-Comedy)

Couple or Trouble Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a Korean version of Overboard with lots of hilarity to spare, then this Korean drama is for you.

Date: 2006

Actors: Han Ye-seul, Oh Ji-ho, Kim Sung-min, Park Han-byul

Premise: On the same day she pushed off Jang chul-soo, a handyman who came to fix his shower, from her yacht during an argument, beautiful and arrogant heiress Anna Jo ends up falling overboard too while searching for her wedding ring she threw away in a heat of passion. She loses her memory due to the accident, and when she wakes up in the hospital, a strange man claims to be her husband. The man is none other than Chul-soo who decided to trick Anna to teach her a lesson. – ODK

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12. Hwarang (Historical Romantic-Comedy)

Hwarang Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

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Date: 2017

Actors: Park Seo-joon, Go Ara, Park Hyung-sik

Premise: Hwarang, acknowledged as the vital force behind Shilla’s successful unification of Korea, was an elite group of young noblemen known for their beauty, intelligence, and martial arts skills. The drama portrays the love, friendship, and passion of these young men as they grow as part of Hwarang. – ODK

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13. Moonlight Drawn By Clouds (Historical Romantic-Comedy)

Moonlight Drawn By Clouds Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a sweet historical romance that touches on cross-dressing, first loves, and fated encounters, then this is the Korean drama for you.

Date: 2016

Actors: Park Bo-gum, Kim Yoo-jung, Jinyoung, Chae Soo-bin

Premise: Lee Young is a crown prince known for his beauty and intellect. Hong Ra-on is a girl disguised as a man, who makes a living as a relationship counselor. Ra-on and Young become friends without knowing each other’s identity, but when Young learns Ra-on’s secret, the prince falls in love with her. – ODK

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14. Warm and Cozy (Romantic-Comedy)

Warm and Cozy Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a picturesque seaside love story, then this is the Korean drama for you.

Date: 2015

Actors: Kang So-ra, Yoo Yeon-seok

Premise: A romance story of a young couple who work hard managing a restaurant named “Warm and Cozy” on the beautiful island of Jeju. – ODK

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15. Personal Taste (Romantic-Comedy)

Personal Taste Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a noona romance with a live in roommate and secrets to uncover in an architectural dream house, then this is the Korean drama for you

Date: 2010

Actors: Son Ye-jin, Lee Min-ho

Premise: After her long-time boyfriend dumps her, Park Kae-in decides to reject all straight men and make a gay friend. Jeon Jin-ho, an architect who needs to analyze the architecture style of Kae-in’s house for a business deal, pretends to be gay to move in with her. However, as they spend more and more time together, the two realize that they are falling for each other. – ODK

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16. Kill Me, Heal Me (Romantic-Comedy)

Kill Me Heal Me Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a man controlling several personalities in one body and falling in love, then this is the Korean drama for you.

Date: 2015

Actors: Ji Sung, Hwang Jung-eum, Park Seo-joon

Premise: Cha Do-hyun, the third generation heir of a wealthy family, experiences traumas as a child and ends up with multiple personality disorder. As he seeks medical help from a first-year resident majoring in psychology, the seven personalities in his body begin their battle to have complete control over his life. – ODK

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17. Look Forward to Love – Waiting for Love (Romantic-Comedy)

Look forward to love Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a short (2 episode) twenty something love story in the city.

Date: 2013

Actors: Daniel Choi, BoA, Kim Ji-won, Im Si-wan

Premise: A romantic drama about love and relationships of young men and women. – ODK

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18. Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim (Medical- Romance)

Doctor Romantic Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a love story between fellows in a hospital that was a surprised hit in Korea, then this is the Korean drama for you.

Date: 2016

Actors: Han Suk-kyu, Yoo Yeon-seok, Seo Hyun-jin

Premise: Master Kim is an eccentric genius doctor known as the “Hand of God” working at a small general hospital in the suburb. Two talented young doctors are sent to Master Kim’s hospital, and upon meeting Master Kim, they begin to realize the true meaning of life. – ODK

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19. Can You Hear My Heart (Contemporary-Romance)

Can you hear my heart Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a family drama dressed up as a love story, then this is the drama for you.

Date: 2011

Actors: Kim Jaewon, Hwang Jung-eum, Namkoong Min, Go Joon-hee, Lee Kyu-han

Premise: Even after losing her mother, Woo-ri takes care of her stepfather with intellectual disability. While looking for her stepbrother who left home when her mother died, she meets Cha Dong-joo, a man whose heart is burdened by the ugly family secret he witnessed in childhood and his own secret about his hearing disability. – ODK

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20. The Gu Family Book (Paranormal-Romance)

Gu family Book Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a paranormal romance following the Korean folklore of the gumiho (9-tailed fox), then this is the Korean drama for you.

Date: 2013

Actors: Lee Seung-gi, Bae Suzy, Sung Joon, Yoo Yeon-seok

Premise: a love story between a half man half gumiho and a woman martial arts instructor set amidst a families battle for power.

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21. Princess Hours (Romantic-Comedy)

Princess Hours Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a contemporary story where the Korean monarchy still exists and is set to a high school love story, then this Korean drama is for you.

Date: 2006

Actors: Ju Ji-hoon, Yoon Eun-hye, Kim Jeong-hoon, Song Ji-hyo

Premise: Chae-kyung, an ordinary 18-year-old girl, finds her world upside down when she learns that she has to marry the Crown Prince, Lee Shin, because of their grandfathers’ arrangement. – ODK

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22. Marriage Contract (Melo-Romance)

Marriage Contract Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: melo romance with medical conditions and marriage contracts, then this is the Korean drama for you.

Date: 2016

Actors: Lee Seo-jin, Uee

Premise: Kang Hye-soo, a single mother with a seven-year-old daughter, is one day diagnosed with a brain tumor. In order to find a guardian for her daughter, who would be left all by herself if Hye-soo dies, she decides to enter into a contract with a man as his time-limited wife. – ODK

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23. The Princess’ Man (Historical-Romance)

The Princess Man Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a tragic historical romance set in the Joseon era of Korea, then this is the Korean drama for you.

Date: 2011

Actors: Moon Chae-won, Park Si-hoo, Kim Yeong-cheol, Hong Soo-hyun

Premise: The drama tells a heartbreaking love story of Kim Seung-yoo, who falls in love with a daughter of a man who killed his father and Lee Se-ryung, who gave up her position as a princess to be with the man she loves. – ODK

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24. A Thousand Days Promise (Melo-Romance)

A thousand Days Promise Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a super tragic melo-romance with no happy ending, then this is the Korean drama for you.

Date: 2011

Actors: Soo Ae, Kim Rae-won

Premise: Park Ji-hyung and Lee Seo-yeon are as different as fire and ice. Having grown up as a respected doctor’s son, Ji-hyung led a life of success and comfort. On the other hand, for Seo-yeon, life was a continuous battle against one obstacle after another. While they fall in love with each other, Ji-hyung decides to marry Hyang-gi, a girl chosen by his parents. However, when he finds out that Seo-yeon’s got Alzheimer’s’ disease, he decides to stay with his love through her dark times. – ODK

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25. When a Man Loves (Melo-Romance)

When a man Loves Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a triangle gangster love story, then this is the Korean drama for you.

Date: 2013

Actors: Song Seung-heon, Shin Se-kyung, Chae Jung-an, Yeon Woo-jin

Premise: Han Tae Sang (Song Seung Hun) is a gangster with a painful past. He is the trusty under-man and the one who is caught up in the whirlwind of love. He married Baek Sung Joo (Chae Jung Ahn), the ex-wife of his old mob boss after the boss died. He later meets and falls in love with Seo Mi Do (Shin Se Kyung) who is a poor but hardworking young woman. Meanwhile, Lee Jae Hee (Yun Woo Jin) is a confident young man who’s used to be Han Tae Sang’s friend but turned to rival after that. He also falls in love with Seo Mi Do. – ODK

How to Watch: On Demand Korea (free streaming)

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26. Road No. 1 (Melo-Romance)

Road number one Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: an epic yet tragic love story set to the backdrop of war, then this Korean drama is for you.

Date: 2010

Actors: So Ji-sub, Kim Ha-neul, Yoon Kye-sang

Premise: This war drama tells a heartbreaking story of love that blooms even in the midst of violent war. Jang-woo enlists in the war to earn tuition for his lover Soo-hyun. However, Jang-woo’s death notice was mistakenly sent to Soo-hyun, and heartbroken Soo-hyun accepts Tae-ho’s proposal. War breaks out soon after Jang-woo comes back, and Jang-woo and Soo-hyun realize that they have only loved each other. However, enraged, Tae-ho swears that he would destroy Soo-hyun and Jang-woo. – ODK

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27. Scholar Who Walks the Night (Paranormal-Romance)

Scholar who walks the night Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a show about a pretty vampire set in the Joseon dynasty, then this is the Korean drama for you.

Date: 2015

Actors: Lee Joon-gi, Lee Yu-bi, Shim Chang-min, Lee Soo-hyuk, Kim So-eun

Premise: A nobleman in Joseon is wrongfully charged with a crime one day and loses everything. His daughter, to help support her fallen family, dresses as a man and begins to sell books at a market, where she meets a handsome scholar who also happens to be a vampire. – ODK

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28. The Discovery of Dating (Romantic-Comedy)

Discovery of Dating Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a bickering break up to make up love story, then this is the Korean drama for you.

Date: 2014

Actors: Jung Yu-mi, Eric Mun, Sung Joon

Premise: Han Yeo-reum has been dating her gentle boyfriend Nam Ha-jin for two years since her breakup with her ex-boyfriend, Kang Tae-ha. However, when Tae-ha comes back to Yeo-reum asking for her love again, their relationship faces a completely new challenge. – ODK

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29. The Good Doctor (Medical-Romance)

The Good Doctor Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: the original drama that the American Good Doctor TV show was based on, then this Korean drama is for you.

Date: 2013

Actors: Joo Won, Moon Chae-won, Joo Sang-wook, Kim Min-seo

Premise: A medical drama about a man with autistic disorder, who has mentality of 10-year-old, overcomes bias and discrimination by the society and becomes a pediatrician by utilizing his exceptional abilities that the illness brings. – ODK

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30. Cheer Up! Sassy Go Go (High School-Romance)

Cheer Up sassy go go Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a high school coming of age romantic comedy with plenty of up and coming stars, then this Korean drama is for you.

Date: 2015

Actors: Jung Eun-ji, Lee Won-keun, Chae Soo-bin, Ji Soo, Cha Hak-yeon

Premise: In a cheerleading squad at a highly prestigious high school, students from various different backgrounds come together and become true friends. – ODK

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31. Baby Faced Beauty (Romantic-Comedy)

Baby faced beauty Korean drama Romances to Watch on On Demand Korea Right Now

If you want to watch: a 34 year old pretending to be a 24 year old in order to get her dream fashion industry job, and falling in love in the process, then this is the Korean drama for you.

Date: 2011

Actors: Jang Na-ra, Choi Daniel, Ryu Jin, Kim Min-seo

Premise: Lee So-young is a 34-year-old job seeker with only high school diploma and lots of debt inherited from her family. With her baby face, she gets a job at a fashion design company due to a mistake of the HR person who mistook her as a new college graduate. At the company, So-young grows close with Choi Jin-wook, a guy who looks much older than he actually is. – ODK

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