5 K-Dramas That Feature Epic Romances

Korean dramas are renowned for their captivating epic romances. From tales of star-crossed lovers to historical dramas rich in emotion, these series have special charms that resonate with K-drama fans from all over the world. Here are a few of the many K-dramas that have stolen viewers’ hearts and continue to do so because of their epic romance storylines.

My Dearest

“My Dearest” is a historical romance drama featuring star-crossed lovers whose destinies take a twist during the Qing invasion of Joseon. Namgoong Min takes on the role of Lee Jang Hyun, a man against marriage, while Ahn Eun Jin portrays Yoo Gil Chae, a noblewoman with dreams of finding love despite experiencing two failed marriages. The series explores their love story against the backdrop of political turmoil and personal struggles during a challenging period in Joseon history.

The epicness of this series relies solely on the ardent love and passion that the main character Lee Jang Hyun has for Yoo Gil Chae. The intensity in which he loves her adds so much depth to the story that it keeps viewers hooked with each episode. The determination and angst in which you want the two to be together is almost too much to bear, which makes this series an unforgettable watch with an epic romance.

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“Guardian: The Lonely and Great God”

Gong Yoo stars as a 900-year-old goblin named Kim Shin who must await his bride in order to no longer be immortal. He is ready to cross over and leave the earth. But when he meets the cheerful and adorable Ji Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun), he finds her annoying but also sees her charms. Eventually, the two find themselves falling completely in love with each other.

“Guardian: The Lonely and Great God” earns its status as an epic romance through the love story between the immortal goblin Kim Shin and the reincarnated Goblin’s Bride Ji Eun Tak. Their love spans centuries and defies fate itself. The passionate and poignant connection that they portray in the series, coupled with breathtaking cinematography and a timeless OST, creates an unforgettable viewing experience that resonates deeply with audiences all over the world. What an unforgettable romance!

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“Crash Landing on You”

Yoon Se Ri (Son Ye Jin) is a chaebol who is very famous. She suffers from bouts of depression and has a hostile relationship with most of her family. When a paragliding trip goes wrong, she stumbles into North Korea and meets a handsome North Korean soldier named Ri Jung Hyuk (Hyun Bin). The two end up falling in love with each other, and Jung Hyuk tries to help Se Ri get back to South Korea.

This series easily makes this list because of its epic romance that literally transcends borders. The forbidden love between South Korean heiress Yoon Se Ri and North Korean soldier Ri Jung Hyuk unfolds against the backdrop of political tensions and cultural differences, creating a gripping narrative filled with suspense and heartfelt moments. The chemistry between the lead characters, with the memorable one-liners that continue to touch people’s hearts, evokes so much emotion and love. The two even got married in real life, which is only a testament to how epic this romance is!

“Scarlet Heart: Ryeo”

Hae Soo (IU) is transported from modern times to the Goryeo era where she falls in love with a bad boy prince named Wang So (Lee Joon Gi). The love story of Wang So and Hae Soo is so heart-rending and bittersweet. The two have an undying love for each other that is constantly broken apart by duty and responsibility.

“Scarlet Heart: Ryeo” is hailed as an epic romance for its compelling fusion of historical drama and time-traveling romance. The intricate plot, character development, and heart-wrenching love triangles create a riveting narrative that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. With its tragic yet poignant love story and themes of loyalty, betrayal, and sacrifice, “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo” is a story that fans are still struggling to let go of.

Chicago Typewriter

“Chicago Typewriter” tells the story of a famous writer named Han Se Joo (Yoo Ah In), who is experiencing writer’s block. During this stressful period in Han Se Joo’s life, he happens to meet Jeon Seol (Im Soo Jung), a hardcore fan of his, and Yoo Jin Oh (Go Kyung Pyo), a mysterious ghost writer who is incessant on helping him get through his writer’s block. There are twist and turns that result in lots of shock and heartbreak as well as situations in which he must find the strength to carry on.

As the story unfolds, viewers are drawn into a captivating journey that spans decades, exploring the complexities of human emotions and the enduring power of love that transcends time and space. The chemistry between the characters, coupled with the backdrop of historical events and the mystery surrounding a vintage typewriter, adds depth and intrigue to the romance, making “Chicago Typewriter” a truly unforgettable epic love story in the realm of K-dramas. You won’t want to miss the acting chops from these veteran actors!

Hey Soompiers, which of these epic K-drama romances is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

binahearts is a Korean-Canadian published author, content creator, and influencer whose ultimate biases are Song Joong Ki and BIGBANG, but has lately been seen obsessing over Hwang In Yeop. Make sure you follow binahearts on IG as she journeys through her latest Korean crazes!

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