7 Upcoming Romantic Korean Dramas 2024 For a Heart-Flutteringly Good Time!

Korean dramas have become most of our favourite pastimes, with different genres mixing together in their 16-episode runtime to keep us thoroughly entertained. Whether it be romance, horror, thriller or drama, these dramas entertain us with their believable characters, interesting stories and well-paced plot progression that leaves viewers glued to the screen. Whether it be the primary character or the secondary ones, sometimes even the extras become your favourites!

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In that vein, romantic K-dramas provide a very particular form of entertainment that not only reaches the depths of your heart with its warm embrace it also gives you a romantic relationship to look forward to, where people grow and learn together and provide something idealistic to look forward to in your own life. These uncomplicated stories are beautiful in their own right, and you will never find yourself bored while you’re watching them.

With that being said, we have a good feeling about these upcoming Korean dramas 2024 – they are sure to make us long for a similar relationship!

Love Song for Illusion

Air Date: Jan 2, 2024 – Feb 20, 2024
Episodes: 16 (Mon, Tues)
Network: KBS2
Starring: Park Ji-hoon, Hong Ye-ji, Hwang Hee, Ji Woo

This drama showcases the intense love between a king and an assassin who have their own demons to fight. The king has two personalities that makes him behave intensely in different situations, while the assassin, out to exact revenge against the king, falls into a trap and wakes up the next day with no memory of her past. As the two come to terms with the painful memories of their lives, they also start to fall in love with each other.

The different personalities of the characters in this series promise to provide many twists and turns, which will ultimately result in the romance brewing between them all the more electric. On the other hand, the revenge plot will add to the tension and stress, which, in turn, might just make the series all the more intriguing.

Doctor Slump

doctor slump - upcoming romantic korean drama 2024

Air Date: Jan 27, 2024 – Mar 17, 2024
Episodes: 16 (Sat, Sun)
Network: jTBC, Netflix
Starring: Park Shin-hye, Park Hyung-sik, Yoon Park, Kong Seong-ha

Nam Ha-neul and Yeo Jeong-woo come into each other’s lives in the midst of their individual horrible situations. As they quit their jobs and try to come to terms with their new normal, they find themselves caring for each other, resulting in romance blossoming between the two.

From the looks of it, the enemies-to-lovers trope is high in this one, and we can’t wait to explore what the story will give us. Both leads are fantastic actors, and it doesn’t take much thinking to know that their on-screen chemistry will surely crackle! Plus, the storyline seems to be quite relatable for most people, especially for those working in stressful jobs.

Flex X Cop

Air Date:  Jan 26, 2024 – Mar 16, 2024
Episodes: 16 (Fri, Sat)
Network: SBS
Starring: Ahn Bo-hyun, Park Ji-hyun, Kang Sang-jun, Kim Shin-bi

Lee Kang-hyun and Jin Yi-soo start off on the wrong foot thanks to their completely opposite work ethics. While the former is a celebrated detective in the violent crimes division, the latter is an immature chaebol heir turned detective with not much experience. However, after they find themselves in a certain situation, they grow close and eventually, romance blossoms.

With a badass female lead who seems to be absolutely no-nonsense, this romantic drama promises to be full of laughter, drama and romance, wherein both the leads will grow and learn with each other. The trope is as old as time, but that’s what’s so watchable and relatable about these dramas, right?

Queen of Tears

Air Date: Mar 2024
Episodes: 16 (Sat, Sun)
Network: Netflix, TVING, tvN
Starring: Kim Soo-hyun, Kim Ji-won

Baek Hyun-woo and Hong Hae-in go through a crisis in this humorous love story wherein the former is the legal head of Queen’s Group while the latter is a chaebol heiress whose arrogance is well-known. From the title, it seems like it’s going to be quite an emotional ride, with the married couple’s crisis coming into play and giving viewers the lowdown on how real-life couples work. The actors are also well-loved for their brilliant portrayal of their roles in the past and will definitely have great chemistry as well.

The Crown Prince Has Disappeared

Air Date: Mar, 2024
Episodes: –
Network: MBN
Starring: Suho, Hong Ye-ji, Kim Min-kyu

All hell breaks loose when the crown prince is kidnapped by a woman who is supposed to be his wife. Running for their lives, the two fall in love with each other while on the road. Interestingly enough, the tag for this series hints at brothers who love one woman and considering the other male lead is Seasons of Blossom’s Min-kyu, there’s definitely going to be some broken hearts in the audience. That being said, hopefully, we get a happy ending because who doesn’t want a historical drama with happy couples and bubbling romance?

Beauty and the Devoted

Air Date: Mar 23, 2024 – Sep 22, 2024
Episodes: 50 (Sat, Sun)
Network: KBS2
Starring: Ji Hyun-woo, Im Soo-hyang, Go Yoon, Kim Shi-hoo

When an actress falls to the bottom overnight due to some people’s conspiracy, her producer decides to help her out of this mess, and it gives rise to a cute, dramatic and suspenseful moment full of laughter and warmth. Im Soo-hyang is a talented actress and her chemistry with past leads has always been amazing, so hopefully, this one will steal our hearts as well.

Nightly Photo Studio

Air Date: Mar, 2024
Episodes: 16
Network: ENA
Starring: Joo Woo, Kwon Na-ra, Han Groo, Yoo In-soo

This supernatural romantic drama might just heal a lot of our hearts and souls! The story follows Seo Ki-joo, a lonely photographer whose contract obligates him to take photos of the dead for generations. However, everything changes when he meets a woman who is supposed to protect him from death. This meeting results in romance blossoming as the two start to face different obstacles together and learn the preciousness of life. The fact that this is a supernatural romance makes this something to look forward to. It gives this power-packed cast something to work with other than romance and drama and provides interesting tension to keep things fresh.

Which of these upcoming romantic Korean dramas are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below!

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