PHOTO COURTESY of tvN Based on a popular Korean webtoon, True Beauty has amassed an immense fan base for its loveable cast and enchanting storyline. Many Korean dramas, including this masterpiece, are available on platforms such as Viki, Netflix, and Hulu.

Charming Korean rom-coms to binge

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and with it comes promises of fragrant bouquets and unforgettable dates. Get into the spirit of this love-filled holiday by watching some romantic comedies. Compiled here is a collection of Korean dramas that can make anyone’s heart flutter.

True Beauty

After being relentlessly bullied for her appearance, Lim Ju-kyung masters the art of makeup, developing the skills she needs to become the “goddess” of her new school. While Ju-kyung struggles to confront her old bullies, she can be herself around the attractive Lee Su-ho, who eventually falls for her charm. Seeing past their appearances, the two learn from each other in a lighthearted love story that doubles as a journey towards self-acceptance.

Crash Landing on You

One day, while paragliding, South Korean heiress Yoon Se-ri encounters a tornado and crash-lands in North Korea. She meets North Korean army officer Ri Jung Hyuk, who helps her adjust to life in the unfamiliar environment and devise a plan to return home. Even after escaping to Seoul, they cannot break free from the threats they faced in North Korea. Over time, the two fall in love in spite of the divide between their countries and the numerous obstacles that they encounter.

Strong Woman Do Bong-soon

Do Bong-soon, a woman born with superhuman strength, is employed as the bodyguard of the spoiled, rich An Min-hyuk. Bong-soon’s life is soon thrown into turmoil. Not only is she stuck in a complicated love triangle between her childhood friend, In Gook-doo, and her boss, she must also deal with a serial kidnapper threatening her neighborhood. 

Hotel del Luna

Hotel del Luna serves as a temporary residence for spirits before they depart to the afterlife, but for its owner, Jang Man-wol, it may as well be her permanent home. Unable to advance from her unresolved problems, Man-wol is doomed to spend all of eternity running the hotel. Appointed as her manager is Gu Chan-sung, who unveils the secrets and mysteries behind the hotel and its owner.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo 

When Kim Bok-joo falls in love for the first time, she tries her best to hide her talent for weightlifting, fearing of being thought of as unfeminine. Her crush’s younger brother, Jung Joon-hyung, agrees to conceal her secret but ends up falling for Bok-joo himself. This drama is a beautiful coming-of-age story about dreams and glory, as well as unrequited love and first relationships.

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