25+ Romance 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 is a masterlist of romance K-dramas from 2023 (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. 

Vengeance of the Bride

Cast: Park Ha Na, Kang Ji Sub, Park Yoon Jae, Oh Seung Ah, Son Chang Min

Premiere Date: October 10, 2022

“Vengeance of the Bride” tells the story of Eun Seo Yeon (Park Ha Na), who gets married to Kang Tae Poong (Kang Ji Sub) in order to get revenge on his father Kang Baek San (Son Chang Min) who killed important people in her life.

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“Red Balloon

Cast: Seo Ji Hye, Lee Sung Jae, Hong Soo Hyun, Lee Sang Woo, Jung Yoo Min

Premiere Date: December 17, 2022

“Red Balloon” is about Jo Eun Kang (Seo Ji Hye) and Han Ba Da (Hong Soo Hyun), best friends since high school who find their friendship completely fallen apart due to secrets, jealousy, and ambition.

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Cast: Kim Hyun Joo, Park Hee Soon, Kim Moo Yeol, Jung Soo Bin

Premiere Date: December 19, 2022

“Trolley” is a mystery romance drama about Kim Hye Joo (Kim Hyun Joo), the wife of National Assembly member Nam Joong Do (Park Hee Soon), who faces the biggest dilemma of her life after a secret she has been hiding is unexpectedly revealed.

“The Interest of Love”

Cast: Yoo Yeon Seok, Moon Ga Young, Geum Sae Rok, Jung Ga Ram

Premiere Date: December 21, 2022

“The Interest of Love” is a romance drama about bank employees Ha Sang Soo (Yoo Yeon Seok), Ahn Soo Young (Moon Ga Young), Park Mi Kyung (Geum Sae Rok), and Jung Jong Hyun (Jung Ga Ram) who have different perspectives of love and become entangled with each other.

Strangers Again

Cast: Kang Sora, Jang Seung Jo

Premiere Date: January 18

“Strangers Again” is a romance drama about two divorce lawyers Oh Ha Ra (Kang Sora) and Goo Eun Beom (Jang Seung Jo) who get married after 10 years of dating, only to wind up getting divorced themselves. When they meet again as colleagues after their divorce, sparks fly at every turn.

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Our Blooming Youth

Cast: Park Hyung Sik, Jeon So Nee, Pyo Ye Jin, Yun Jong Seok

Premiere Date: February 6

“Our Blooming Youth” tells the love story of Lee Hwan (Park Hyung Sik), a crown prince suffering from a mysterious curse, and Min Jae Yi (Jeon So Nee), a genius woman falsely accused of murdering her family, who make an agreement to help each other from their difficult situations.

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“Call It Love”

Cast: Kim Young Kwang, Lee Sung Kyung, Sung Joon, Hani, Kim Ye Won

Premiere Date: March 29

“Call It Love” depicts the sentimental romance story between Shim Woo Joo (Lee Sung Kyung), a woman who bravely takes on revenge which does not really suit her innate personality, and Han Dong Jin (Kim Young Kwang), a man who is too pitiful to be the target of her vengeance.


Cast: Jang Dong Yoon, Seol In Ah, Choo Young Woo

Premiere Date: March 6

“Oasis” is a drama about Lee Doo Hak (Jang Dong Yoon), Oh Jung Shin (Seol In Ah), and Choi Chul Woong (Choo Young Woo), three youths who fight fiercely to protect their dreams and friendship as well as their one and only first love in the turbulent backdrop of South Korea from 1980 to 1990.

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Joseon Attorney

Cast: Woo Do Hwan, Bona, Cha Hak Yeon

Premiere Date: March 31

“Joseon Attorney” tells the story of a charming attorney Kang Han Soo (Woo Do Hwan) who takes revenge on an enemy that caused the death of his parents through a trial. The drama depicts the growth of the protagonist who gradually becomes a real attorney that cares for the people and exemplifies how revenge stems from loneliness.

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Pale Moon

Cast: Kim Seo Hyung, Lee Si Woo

Premiere Date: April 10

Based on the Japanese novel “Kami no Tsuki” by Mitsuyo Kakuta, “Pale Moon” is a suspense thriller drama about a woman named Yoo Yi Hwa (Kim Seo Hyung) who has lived a comfortable life without deprivation and desire. Her ordinary but suffocating daily life becomes irrevocably twisted as she starts working as a contract employee at a bank.

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“The Good Bad Mother”

Cast: Ra Mi Ran, Lee Do Hyun, Ahn Eun Jin, Yoo In Soo

Premiere Date: April 26

“The Good Bad Mother” is a drama about Young Soon (Ra Mi Ran), a woman who must return to his motherly duties after her adult son Kang Ho (Lee Do Hyun), a prominent prosecutor, loses his memory in an accident and unexpectedly reverts to his seven-year-old self.

“Dr. Romantic 3”

Cast: Han Suk Kyu, Ahn Hyo Seop, Lee Sung Kyung, Kim Min Jae, So Ju Yeon, Yoon Na Moo

Premiere Date: April 28

The “Dr. Romantic” series follows the stories of realistic doctors working at a rundown hospital in the countryside. In Season 3, Seo Woo Jin (Ahn Hyo Seop) and Cha Eun Jae (Lee Sung Kyung) along with Park Eun Tak (Kim Min Jae) and Yoon Ah Reum (So Ju Yeon) continue their love stories from Season 2.

Finland Papa

Cast: Kim Bo Ra, Kim Woo Seok

Premiere Date: April 29

“Finland Papa” is a romance drama about a unique cafe where people in need of emotional healing gather together and play the roles of each other’s “fake family.” After her first love Baek Woo Hyun (Kim Woo Seok) disappears and her grandmother passes away, Lee Yu Ri (Kim Bo Ra) starts working at this cafe where she’s able to grow and heal her inner wounds.

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My Perfect Stranger

Cast: Kim Dong Wook, Jin Ki Joo, Seo Ji Hye, Lee Won Jung

Premiere Date: May 1

“My Perfect Stranger” is a fantasy drama about the strange events that unfold when news anchor Yoon Hae Joon (Kim Dong Wook), who wants to uncover the truth behind a serial murder case from the past, meets Baek Yoon Young (Jin Ki Joo), who travels through time to prevent her parents’ wedding. After getting stuck in the year 1987, the two realize that their goals may be connected.

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Cast: Lee Yeon Hee, Hong Jong Hyun, Moon So Ri, Yunho

Premiere Date: May 10

“Race” follows the story of Park Yoon Jo (Lee Yeon Hee), who doesn’t have many qualifications or connections but gets employed because of her passion. The office drama captures the chaos that ensues when Park Yoon Jo gets tangled in a recruitment scandal and must fight to survive and keep her job.

“See You in My 19th Life”

Cast: Shin Hye Sun, Ahn Bo Hyun, Ha Yun Kyung, Ahn Dong Gu

Premiere Date: June 17

“See You in My 19th Life” is a romance drama about Ban Ji Eum (Shin Hye Sun), who has been repeatedly reincarnated for nearly a thousand years and remembers all of her past lives. After her 18th life is tragically cut short, Ban Ji Eum decides that in her 19th life, she will set out to find a man named Moon Seo Ha (Ahn Bo Hyun) that she met in her 18th life.

“Summer Cold”

Cast: Uhm Ji Won, Park Ji Hwan

Premiere Date: July 30

“O’PENing” is tvN’s collection of short dramas written by new screenwriters selected through the O’PEN Storyteller Contest. “Summer Cold” is a short drama from “O’PENing” about Cha In Joo (Uhm Ji Won), who lives in complete darkness until she meets Kang Jin Do (Park Ji Hwan), a single father with a positive outlook on life.

My Dearest

Cast: Namgoong Min, Ahn Eun Jin, Lee Hak Joo, Lee Da In, Kim Yoon Woo

Premiere Date: August 4

Set in the Joseon dynasty, “My Dearest” is a historical romance drama about the love story between a man named Lee Jang Hyun (Namgoong Min), who has declared that he will not marry, and a woman named Yoo Gil Chae (Ahn Eun Jin), who dreams of finding love again even after two failed marriages.

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“Bruised Like a Peach”

Cast: Jung Yi Seo, Choi Won Young, Shin Hyun Soo

Premiere Date: August 13

“O’PENing” is tvN’s collection of short dramas written by new screenwriters selected through the O’PEN Storyteller Contest. “Bruised Like a Peach” is a short drama from “O’PENing” about Jang Ha Goo (Jung Yi Seo), who protects her mother’s old supermarket, and Kim Kang Su (Choi Won Young), who yearns for a lost love.

My Lovely Boxer

Cast: Lee Sang Yeob, Kim So Hye, Park Ji Hwan, Kim Hyung Muk, Kim Jin Woo

Premiere Date: August 21

“My Lovely Boxer” is a sports drama about genius boxer Lee Kwon Sook (Kim So Hye) who suddenly disappeared one day and cold-blooded agent Kim Tae Young (Lee Sang Yeob) who doesn’t feel guilty of match-fixing for money and the success of his athletes.

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“A Time Called You”

Cast: Ahn Hyo Seop, Jeon Yeo Been, Kang Hoon

Premiere Date: September 8

Based on the Taiwanese drama “Some Day or One Day,” “A Time Called You” is a time-slip romance about Jun Hee (Jeon Yeo Been), who winds up miraculously traveling back in time to 1998 where she wakes up as the high school student Min Ju and meets Si Heon (Ahn Hyo Seop) who looks exactly like her late boyfriend.


Cast: Suzy, Yang Se Jong, Ha Young, Park Se Wan, Kim Do Wan

Premiere Date: October 20

Based on the webtoon “The Girl Downstairs,” “Doona!” is a romance drama about an ordinary university student and a retired K-pop idol who meet at a share house. Lee Doona (Suzy) is a former idol who stays in a share house near a university, while Won Jun (Yang Se Jong) is a college student who decides to live alone due to the long commute.

The Third Marriage

Cast: Oh Seung Ah, Yoon Sun Woo, Oh Se Young, Mun Ji Hu, Yoon Hae Young, Jeon No Min

Premiere Date: October 23

“The Third Marriage” is about love and marriage that bloom amidst an intense game of truth between a woman who lives a fake life and a woman who fights to uncover the lies. Jung Da Jung (Oh Seung Ah) dreams of a happy newlywed life with Baek Sang Chul (Mun Ji Hu) but is heartbroken when she finds out about his affair with her friend Kang Se Ran (Oh Se Young).

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Perfect Marriage Revenge

Cast: Sung Hoon, Jung Yoo Min, Kang Shin Hyo, Jin Ji Hee, Lee Min Young, Jeon No Min, Lee Mi Sook

Premiere Date: October 28

Based on a popular webtoon, “Perfect Marriage Revenge” follows the story of Han Yi Joo (Jung Yoo Min), a woman who enters into a contract marriage with a man named Seo Do Guk (Sung Hoon) to seek revenge for everything that her family has done to her.

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Moon in the Day

Cast: Kim Young Dae, Pyo Ye Jin, On Joo Wan, Jung Woong In

Premiere Date: November 1

“Moon in the Day” is a drama based on a webtoon that tells a chilling and heartbreaking love story that spans 1,500 years. Moving back and forth between the past and present, the drama follows a man for whom time has stopped after being killed by his lover and a woman who has lost her memories of her past life and continues to “flow like a river.”

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“Secret Playlist”

Cast: Kim Hyang Gi, Shin Hyun Seung, Yeon Oh

Premiere Date: November 18

“Secret Playlist” depicts the secret romance between Song Han Ju (Kim Hyang Gi), an ordinary college student who secretly works as a music YouTuber, and Lee Do Guk (Shin Hyun Seung), a member of the popular idol group SEZ who goes by the stage name Levi.

“Tell Me You Love Me”

Cast: Jung Woo Sung, Shin Hyun Been

Premiere Date: November 27

Based on an award-winning Japanese romance drama, “Tell Me You Love Me” is about Cha Jin Woo (Jung Woo Sung), a hearing-impaired person who feels freedom in his own quiet world, and Jung Mo Eun (Shin Hyun Been), an unknown actress with self-respect who proudly chases her dreams and love.

“Soundtrack #2”

Cast: Geum Sae Rok, Noh Sang Hyun, Sohn Jeong Hyuck

Premiere Date: December 6

“Soundtrack #2” is a romance drama about an ex-couple that meets again by chance. Do Hyeon Seo (Geum Sae Rok), who is more focused on her present reality than on love, ends up reuniting with her ex-boyfriend Ji Su Ho (Noh Sang Hyun) who became a wealthy and successful CEO after their breakup.

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