35+ Rom-Com Dramas Of 2023 (K-Drama Masterlist)

With another year behind us, Soompi has prepared masterlists of 2023 K-dramas organized by genre for drama fans!

Here are K-dramas from 2023 that include rom-com elements (although many of these dramas fit into other genres as well).

Includes dramas that premiered in 2022 and ended in 2023 as well as dramas that premiered in 2023 and are set to end in 2024. 

Three Bold Siblings

Cast: Lee Ha Na, Im Joo Hwan, Lee Tae Sung, Kim Seung Soo, Kim So Eun, Lee Yoo Jin, Wang Bit Na

Premiere Date: September 24, 2022

“Three Bold Siblings” is about Lee Sang Joon (Im Joo Hwan), an A-list actor who is the eldest son of his family. When he gets into an unexpected accident during filming, he is reunited with Kim Tae Joo (Lee Ha Na), his first love from elementary school who is also the eldest of her siblings.

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The Love in Your Eyes

Cast: Baek Sung Hyun, Bae Nu Ri, Choi Yoon Ra, Jung Su Hwan

Premiere Date: October 3, 2022

In “The Love in Your Eyes,” Lee Young Yi (Bae Nu Ri) is a single mother still struggling with her in-laws following the passing of her husband. When she gets a new job at TS Retail, she meets Jang Kyung Joon (Baek Sung Hyun), the grandson of TS Retail’s owner, and finds out that they have an unexpected connection.

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“Work Later, Drink Now 2”

Cast: Lee Sun Bin, Han Sun Hwa, Jung Eun Ji, Choi Siwon, Yoon Shi Yoon

Premiere Date: December 9, 2022

“Work Later, Drink Now 2” is the second season of a webtoon-based drama that tells the stories of three best friends Ahn So Hee (Lee Sun Bin), Han Ji Yeon (Han Sun Hwa), and Kang Ji Goo (Jung Eun Ji) whose life philosophies revolve around having a drink after getting off of work.

“The Forbidden Marriage

Cast: Park Ju Hyun, Kim Young Dae, Kim Woo Seok, Kim Min Ju

Premiere Date: December 9, 2022

“The Forbidden Marriage” is about King Yi Heon (Kim Young Dae), who falls deep into despair after the death of his wife (Kim Min Ju). Seven years later, he comes across a con artist named So Rang (Park Ju Hyun) who claims that she can be possessed by the late princess’s spirit.

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“Alchemy of Souls Part 2”

Cast: Lee Jae Wook, Go Yoon Jung, Hwang Minhyun, Yoo Joon Sang, Shin Seung Ho

Premiere Date: December 10, 2022

Set in the fictional nation of Daeho, “Alchemy of Souls” is a fantasy romance drama about people whose fates become twisted due to magic that swaps people’s souls. “Alchemy of Souls Part 2” is set three years after the end of Part 1 with Nak Soo (Go Yoon Jung) having inhabited the body of Mu Deok (Jung So Min) from the first part.

“Crash Course in Romance”

Cast: Jeon Do Yeon, Jung Kyung Ho, Roh Yoon Seo, Oh Eui Sik, Lee Bong Ryun, Shin Jae Ha, Lee Chae Min

Premiere Date: January 14

“Crash Course in Romance” is a drama about the unlikely love story between Nam Haeng Sun (Jeon Do Yeon), a former national athlete who now runs her own side dish shop, and Choi Chi Yeol (Jung Kyung Ho), a star instructor in Korea’s elite private education sphere.

Kokdu: Season of Deity

Cast: Kim Jung Hyun, Im Soo Hyang, Dasom, An Woo Yeon, Kim In Kwon, Cha Chung Hwa

Premiere Date: January 27

“Kokdu: Season of Deity” is a fantasy romance which tells the story of a grim reaper named Kokdu (Kim Jung Hyun) who comes down to this world to punish humans every 99 years. When Kokdu meets Han Gye Jeol (Im Soo Hyang), a doctor with mysterious abilities, he starts working as a visiting doctor.

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“Love to Hate You”

Cast: Kim Ok Bin, Yoo Teo

Premiere Date: February 10

“Love to Hate You” is a romantic comedy following a war-like romance between a woman who desperately hates losing to men and a man who is extremely suspicious of women, that kicks off their joint healing journey.

The Heavenly Idol

Cast: Kim Min Kyu, Go Bo Gyeol, Lee Jang Woo, Ye Ji Won

Premiere Date: February 15

Based on a popular webtoon and web novel, “The Heavenly Idol” is a fantasy drama about High Priest Rembrary (Kim Min Kyu) who suddenly wakes up one day to find himself in the body of Woo Yeon Woo, the “visual center” of the unsuccessful idol group Wild Animal.

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The Real Has Come!

Cast: Baek Jin Hee, Ahn Jae Hyun, Cha Joo Young, Jung Eui Jae

Premiere Date: March 25

“The Real Has Come!” tells the chaotic story of Oh Yeon Doo (Baek Jin Hee), a language instructor and single mom who gets into a contractual fake relationship with Gong Tae Kyung (Ahn Jae Hyun), a talented obstetrician and gynecologist who is fervently opposed to marriage.

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“True to Love”

Cast: Yoo In Na, Yoon Hyun Min, Joo Sang Wook, Chansung, Sojin

Premiere Date: April 12

“True to Love” is a romantic comedy about the unlikely love story between Deborah (Yoo In Na), a dating coach who believes that you need to approach romance strategically, and Lee Soo Hyuk (Yoon Hyun Min), a publishing executive who thinks romance is all about sincerity.

“Doctor Cha”

Cast: Uhm Jung Hwa, Kim Byung Chul, Myung Se Bin, Min Woo Hyuk

Premiere Date: April 15

“Doctor Cha” draws out the “ripped life stitches” of Cha Jung Sook (Uhm Jung Hwa), who decides to become a first year medical resident 20 years since giving up on her career after a major incident shakes up her peaceful life as a housewife.

All That We Loved

Cast: Sehun, Jo Joon Young, Jang Yeo Bin

Premiere Date: May 5

“All That We Loved” is a teen romance drama about the love triangle that forms at a high school when best friends Go Yoo (Sehun) and Go Joon Hee (Jo Joon Young) both fall for the transfer student Han So Yeon (Jang Yeo Bin).

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“It Was Spring”

Cast: Lee Hyun Joo, Kim Jonghyeon, Cha Sun Woo

Premiere Date: May 8

“It Was Spring” is a rom-com about Kim Bom (Kim Jonghyeon), Baek Il Rak (Lee Hyun Joo), and Hwang Gu (Cha Sun Woo) who are clumsy and foolish but hungry for love. Set in a high school in Mokpo in 2009, the drama delivers nostalgia by reproducing the music, dramas, films, and fashion of the time.

Oh! Youngsim

Cast: Song Ha Yoon, Donghae, Lee Min Jae, Jung Woo Yeon

Premiere Date: May 15

A rom-com remake of the old-time Korean animation “Youngsim,” “Oh! Youngsim” tells the story of a reunion between childhood best friends Oh Young Sim (Song Ha Yoon) and Wang Kyung Tae (Donghae), who taste the sweetness and bitterness of life as they enter their 30s.

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The Villain of Romance

Cast: Cha Sun Woo, Ha Seung Ri

Premiere Date: June 5

“The Villain of Romance” is a coming-of-age story and realistic romance drama about young college “villains” Kang Hee Jae (Cha Sun Woo) and Ban Yu Jin (Ha Seung Ri). Yu Jin starts to worry that she’ll wind up living a lonely life alone, so when younger guy Hee Jae boldly shoots his shot, she decides to put him through some intense “training” as they date.

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“King the Land”

Cast: Lee Junho, YoonA, Go Won Hee, Kim Ga Eun, Ahn Se Ha, Kim Jae Won

Premiere Date: June 17

“King the Land” is about a chaebol heir named Gu Won (Lee Junho) who cannot stand fake smiles. He meets Cheon Sa Rang (YoonA) who is always equipped with a bright smile even when she does not want to due to the nature of her profession, and together, the two set out to find happy days in which they can sincerely smile brightly together.


Cast: Taecyeon, Won Ji An, Park Kang Hyun, Yoon So Hee

Premiere Date: June 26

“Heartbeat” is a fantasy romance drama about Seon Woo Hyul (Taecyeon), a half-human and half-vampire who desperately wants to become human but misses his chance because of one fateful day out of 100 years. He eventually winds up moving in together with Joo In Hae (Won Ji An), a cold-blooded woman who lacks humanity despite being fully human.

Not Others

Cast: Jeon Hye Jin, Sooyoung, Ahn Jae Wook, Park Sung Hoon

Premiere Date: July 17

“Not Others” is a comedy drama about a clumsy mother and her coolheaded daughter. Eun Mi (Jeon Hye Jin) is a bubbly physical therapist and single mother while her daughter Jin Hee (Sooyoung) is a 29-year-old police station patrol team leader who needs to crack down on her mother more than on her cases.

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My Lovely Liar

Cast: Kim So Hyun, Hwang Minhyun, Yoon Ji On, Seo Ji Hoon, Lee Si Woo

Premiere Date: July 31

“My Lovely Liar” is about Mok Sol Hee (Kim So Hyun) who has a supernatural ability to detect lies which has made her lose faith in other people. However, she finds out that there is one person that her power doesn’t seem to work on—her suspicious next-door neighbor Kim Do Ha (Hwang Minhyun).

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“The Reason for Our Break Up”

Cast: Uee, Kang Sang Joon

Premiere Date: August 6

“O’PENing” is tvN’s collection of short dramas written by new screenwriters selected through the O’PEN Storyteller Contest. “The Reason for Our Break Up” is a short drama from “O’PENing” about Jung Won Young (Uee) and Kim Ki Joon (Kang Sang Joon), two divorced people in their 30s who feel like love has become more difficult with age.

“Behind Your Touch”

Cast: Han Ji Min, Lee Min Ki, Suho

Premiere Date: August 12

“Behind Your Touch” is about the busybody veterinarian Bong Ye Bun (Han Ji Min) who somehow gains psychometric abilities to be able to see the past of both people and animals in Mujin, a small rural village free of crime, and the ambitious elite detective Moon Jang Yeol (Lee Min Ki) who needs her abilities to return to the criminal investigation team in Seoul.

“Destined With You”

Cast: Jo Bo Ah, Rowoon, Ha Jun, Yura

Premiere Date: August 23

“Destined With You” is a fantasy romance drama that tells the love story of civil servant Lee Hong Jo (Jo Bo Ah) who obtains a forbidden book sealed 300 years ago and ace lawyer Jang Shin Yu (Rowoon) who becomes a victim of the forbidden book.

Live Your Own Life

Cast: Uee, Ha Jun, Go Joo Won, Nam Bo Ra, Seol Jung Hwan

Premiere Date: September 16

“Live Your Own Life” tells the story of the warmhearted Lee Hyo Shim (Uee), who finally decides to get away from her leech-like family and pursue her own happiness away from them. While working as a fitness trainer, she meets gym member Kang Tae Ho (Ha Jun) who starts to change her life.

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Unpredictable Family

Cast: Nam Sang Ji, Lee Do Gyeom, Kang Da Bin, Lee Hyo Na, Lee Jong Won, Choi Soo Rin

Premiere Date: September 18

“Unpredictable Family” is a comedic drama about the families of Yoo Dong Gu (Lee Jong Won) and Shim Jung Ae (Choi Soo Rin), who got divorced and have been living as enemies for 30 years now. However, they meet again as in-laws when their children with their second spouses end up falling in love.

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Twinkling Watermelon

Cast: Ryeoun, Choi Hyun Wook, Seol In Ah, Shin Eun Soo

Premiere Date: September 25

“Twinkling Watermelon” is a fantasy drama in which CODA (child of deaf adult) student Eun Gyeol (Ryeoun) time travels through a suspicious music shop and lands in 1995, where he meets his parents Lee Chan (Choi Hyun Wook) and Chung Ah (Shin Eun Soo) as high school students along with the school’s cello goddess Se Kyung (Seol In Ah).

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“Strong Girl Namsoon”

Cast: Lee Yoo Mi, Kim Jung Eun, Kim Hae Sook, Ong Seong Wu, Byun Woo Seok

Premiere Date: October 7

A spin-off of the hit drama “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon,” “Strong Girl Namsoon” is a comedy about Gil Joong Gan (Kim Hae Sook), Hwang Geum Joo (Kim Jung Eun), and Gang Nam Soon (Lee Yoo Mi), three generations of women born with unbelievable strength as they investigate drug-related crimes occurring around the Gangnam area.

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A Good Day to Be a Dog

Cast: Cha Eun Woo, Park Gyu Young, Lee Hyun Woo

Premiere Date: October 11

“A Good Day to Be a Dog” is a webtoon-based fantasy romance drama about Han Hae Na (Park Gyu Young), a woman who is cursed to transform into a dog when she kisses a man. However, the only person who can undo her curse is her colleague Jin Seo Won (Cha Eun Woo), who is afraid of dogs due to a traumatic event he can no longer remember.

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“Castaway Diva”

Cast: Park Eun Bin, Kim Hyo Jin, Chae Jong Hyeop, Cha Hak Yeon

Premiere Date: October 28

“Castaway Diva” is a romantic comedy following the story of a Seo Mok Ha (Park Eun Bin), a girl who drifted out onto a deserted island while on her way to Seoul to partake in an audition to become a singer. She gets rescued from the uninhabited island after 15 years and dreams once more of standing on stage.

The Matchmakers

Cast: Rowoon, Cho Yi Hyun

Premiere Date: October 30

“The Matchmakers” tells the story of young widower Shim Jung Woo (Rowoon) and young widow Jung Soon Deok (Cho Yi Hyun) as well as the struggle the two go through together to marry off Joseon era’s unmarried women and men who are considered older than the typical prime age range.

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“The True Love of Madam”

Cast: Park Ha Sun, Kim Joo Heon, Han Sang Gil

Premiere Date: November 18

Part of KBS’s short drama collection “2023 KBS Drama Special,” “The True Love of Madam” is a comedic romance about scholar Lee Jung Yeol (Kim Joo Heon) who encounters the secret affair of his wife Choi Seol Ae (Park Ha Sun) and a male servant (Han Sang Gil).

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The Story of Park’s Marriage Contract

Cast: Lee Se Young, Bae In Hyuk, Joo Hyun Young, Yoo Seon Ho

Premiere Date: November 24

Based on a webtoon, “The Story of Park’s Marriage Contract” is a time-slip romance drama about the contractual marriage between bachelor Kang Tae Ha (Bae In Hyuk) and Park Yeon Woo (Lee Se Young), who has traveled to modern day from 19th century Joseon.

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“My Demon”

Cast: Kim Yoo Jung, Song Kang, Lee Sang Yi

Premiere Date: November 24

“My Demon” is a fantasy rom-com about chaebol heiress Do Do Hee (Kim Yoo Jung) who doesn’t trust anyone and the charming demon Jung Gu Won (Song Kang), who unexpectedly loses his powers one day, as they enter a contractual marriage and gradually end up falling for each other.

“Love Attack”

Cast: Kim Do Hoon, Chae Won Bin

Premiere Date: November 25

A short drama from “2023 KBS Drama Special,” “Love Attack” is a one-episode rom-com about No. 2 ranked student Cha Seok Jin (Kim Do Hoon) who attacks the No. 1 student Kang Kyung Joo (Chae Won Bin) with confessions of love to try distracting her from her studies.

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“Welcome to Samdalri”

Cast: Ji Chang Wook, Shin Hye Sun

Premiere Date: December 2

“Welcome to Samdalri” is about Jo Yong Pil (Ji Chang Wook), a man who has faithfully stayed in his hometown on Jeju Island all his life in order to protect its residents, and Jo Sam Dal (Shin Hye Sun), who grew up together with Jo Yong Pil but made it her mission to get out of their small town and move to Seoul.

“Snap and Spark”

Cast: Wooyeon, Jeon Geon Hu, Kangmin, Seo Soo Hee, E.JI, Lee Jin Woo , etc.

Premiere Date: December 15

“Snap and Spark” is a web drama about students at Korea Arts High School where social media likes determine the social hierarchy. Moon Ye Ji (Wooyeon) is an influencer at the top of the social ladder who successfully gets everything she wants—except for the heart of her male friend Cha Su Bin (Jeon Geon Hu).

“Like Flowers in Sand”

Cast: Jang Dong Yoon, Lee Joo Myung, Yun Jong Seok, Kim Bo Ra, Lee Jae Joon, Lee Joo Seung

Premiere Date: December 20

“Like Flowers in Sand” is a new romance drama about youths struggling to bloom in their lives on a ssireum (traditional Korean wrestling sport) ring against the backdrop of Geosan, a city famous for ssireum. The drama follows the story of ssireum prodigy Kim Baek Doo (Jang Dong Yoon) and his first love Oh Yoo Kyung (Lee Joo Myung).

Between Him and Her

Cast: Donghae, Lee Seol

Premiere Date: December 26

“Between Him and Her” is a realistic and relatable romance drama which aims to draw out the simultaneous emotions of boredom and affection that exist for long-term couples. Jung Hyun Sung (Donghae) and Han Sung Ok (Lee Seol) are a couple that has been dating for seven years.

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