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19 Romance K-Dramas With The Most Ship-Worthy Couples Who Will Give You All The OTP Feels

Some of these couples even ended up dating in real life!

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1. Goong / Princess Hours - Shin & Chae Kyung

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Because of an old promise between their grandparents, two polar opposites are forced to marry—Chae Kyung, a fiesty and bubbly ordinary high school girl, and Shin, the cold and aloof crown prince of Korea. The reluctant newlyweds butt heads from their first meeting, but slowly find themselves falling for each other despite all the difficult circumstances thrown at them.

Why you'll ship them: Their enemies-turned-lovers romance is *chef's kiss*! They go from constant bickering to mutual pining to being so utterly devoted to each other. It's a slow burn but DAAYUMMM it's satisfying when they finally get together. <3

Main cast: Ju Ji Hoon, Yoon Eun Hye, Kim Jeong Hoon, and Song Ji Hyo

Episode count: 24

Watch it if you like:
- Romance and drama
- Royalty
- Arranged marriage / Cohabitation
- Humour
- Angst
- Tropes like oppposites attract or enemies-turned-lovers
- Spunky female leads + cold male leads

2. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo - Joon Hyung & Bok Joo

Joon Hyung and Bok Joo are childhood friends and fellow college athletes, with the former being a swimmer and the latter a weightlifter. When Bok Joo develops a crush on Joon Hyung's older brother, Joon Hyung teases and helps her at first, only to find himself falling for her.

Why you'll ship them: Both as friends and as a couple, these two have such amazing chemistry. Whether they're bickering and teasing each other like only close friends can or being all romantic as a couple, you'll be smiling at how freaking adorable they are together.

Main cast: Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk, Lee Jae Yoon, Kyung Soo Jin

Episode count: 16

Watch it if you like:
- Sports and athletes
- Coming-of-age stories
- Romance
- Comedy
- Friendship
- Strong female leads
- Tropes like friends-to-lovers

3. Descendants of the Sun - Shi Jin & Mo Yeon

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When a talented doctor meets a charismatic soldier, sparks immediately fly between the pair. Their busy and demanding jobs make it difficult for them to sustain a relationship, but soon, they are both assigned to a military camp in Uruk. Watch them bond in a time of war and overcome the odds against them.

Why you'll ship them: Back when this drama first came out, the craze surrounding this couple was UNREAL. Though they can be pretty cheesy, you'll definitely swoon over their epic romance. As a bonus, soldiers Dae Young and Myung Ju make for a great OTP too!

Main cast: Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo, Jin Goo, and Kim Ji Won

Episode count: 16

Watch it if you like:
- Drama
- Romance
- Military dramas
- Medical dramas
- Action
- Friendship

4. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo - Wang So & Hae Soo

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During a total solar eclipse, Go Ha Jin is transported back in time to the Goryeo era, where she wakes up in the body of Hae Soo. She meets and gets to know the many royal princes, particularly drawing the interest of the gentle and warm-hearted 8th Prince Wang Wook, as well as the cold and fearsome 4th Prince Wang So.

Why you'll ship them: Oof, their relationship is an emotional one. They start off hating each other, then grow into begrudging friends. Wang So falls for her first 'cause she's the only one to treat him as a human, and she doesn't return his feelings until much later. Prepare yourself for angst and feels.

P.S. You can cuci mata with all the hot princes, hehehe ;)

Main cast: Lee Joon Gi, Lee Ji Eun (IU), and Kang Ha Neul

Episode count: 20

Watch it if you like:
- Romance
- Drama
- Sageuk / period dramas
- Slight fantasy elements / Time travel
- Historical fiction
- Angst
- Action
- Family / Friendship

5. Crash Landing on You - Jeong Hyeok & Se Ri

A paragliding accident causes a South Korean heiress to crash land in North Korea, where she meets an elite North Korean solider. As he tries to help her cross the border back to the South, the pair start to fall for each other, despite the dispute between their respective countries.

Why you'll ship them: How could you not ship them?! Despite the many, many things that should keep them apart, they just can't help their deep feelings for each other. You'll spend the whole drama rooting for them to just live happily ever after.

Main cast: Hyun Bin, Son Ye Jin, Kim Jung Hyun, and Seo Ji Hye

Episode count: 16

Watch it if you like:
- Romance
- Drama
- Military settings and conflicts
- North-South tensions
- High stakes

6. Her Private Life - Ryan & Deok Mi

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Deok Mi is a talented and professional art gallery curator, but she also has a secret identity—she's a fanatic fangirl of a K-pop idol, and even manages a fansite dedicated to him. When she gets involved in a dating scandal with said idol, she ends up having to fake a relationship with her new boss, the standoffish Ryan Gold.

Why you'll ship them: OH.MY.GOD these two are electric together! The fake relationship is already super squee-worthy, but just you wait till they get together for real. They're equal parts sweet and sexy, whewww.

Main cast: Park Min Young and Kim Jae Wook

Episode count: 16

Watch it if you like:
- K-pop (you'll totally relate to Deok Mi if you're a fangirl, teehee)
- Romance
- Tropes like fake-dating-turned-real and boss-employee relationship
- Humour
- Friendship / Family

7. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon - Min Hyuk & Bong Soon

Born with superhuman strength, Bong Soon dreams of creating a video game with herself as the main character. Her strength attracts the attention of Min Hyuk, the CEO of a gaming company who hires her as his bodyguard. Meanwhile, the two also become involved in trying to solve a series of kidnapping cases with police officer Guk Doo, Bong Soon's crush.

Why you'll ship them: So. Much. Cutenessssss. Like for reals. Your jaw will pain from grinning madly at Min Hyuk and Bong Soon's adorable, diabetes-inducing antics. Too pure for this world.

Main cast: Park Bo Young, Park Hyung Sik, and Ji Soo

Episode count: 16

Watch it if you like:
- Romance
- Drama
- Superpowers
- Humour
- Crime and crime-solving

8. Fight for My Way - Dong Man & Ae Ra

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Four friends try to make their dreams come true despite not having the right qualifications. Along the way, romance starts to blossom between longtime friends Dong Man and Ae Ra, whose childish dynamic hasn't changed one bit over the years. Simultaneously, six-year couple Joo Man and Seol Hee face a new threat to their relationship.

Why you'll ship them: If you love friends-turned-lovers, then this is the OTP for you. Dong Man and Ae Ra's friendship is so realistic, filled with lots of bickering, yet always protective and supportive. And the best part is that they don't lose that dynamic when they become a couple.

Main cast: Park Seo Joon, Kim Ji Won, Ahn Jae Hong, and Song Ha Yoon

Episode count: 16

Watch it if you like:
- Friendship
- Romance
- Tropes like friends-turned-lovers
- Comedy

9. I'm Not a Robot - Min Kyu & Ji Ah

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Though he is the largest shareholder of a financial company, the handsome and intelligent Min Kyu lives a life of seclusion due to his severe allergy to physical contact with other people. He becomes interested in an advanced humanoid robot called Aji 3, not knowing that the so-called robot is actually a real human woman, Ji Ah.

Why you'll ship them: Oh the feels with these two. He's like wth why am I developing feelings for a robot and she's like oh no I can't keep lying to him. But at the same time, they just can't help relying on and caring for each other. It's messy and complicated but also oh-so-beautiful.

Main cast: Yoo Seung Ho, Chae Soo Bin, and Um Ki Joon

Episode count: 32

Watch it if you like:
- Romance
- Comedy
- Robots / AI / Technology
- Sci-fi

10. Queen In Hyun's Man - Boong Do & Hee Jin

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A noble-born scholar from the Joseon dynasty who supports the reinstatement of the deposed Queen In Hyun is transported 300 years into the future to modern-day Seoul, where he meets an actress playing Queen In Hyun in a TV drama.

Why you'll ship them: Say it with me: CHE! MIS! TRY! Whether they're trying to solve a mystery or just spending time together, they're just perfect together. And with life or death stakes threatening to tear them apart at any moment, there's never a dull moment with these two.

Main cast:
Ji Hyun Woo and Yoo In Na

Episode count: 16

Watch it if you like:
- Romance
- Slight fantasy elements / Time travel
- Historical fiction
- Sageuk / period dramas (though this one is half-sageuk, half-modern)
- Humour (especially with Boong Do trying to get used to the modern world hehe)
- Mystery

11. School 2017 - Tae Woon & Eun Ho

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This drama follows a group of high school students who are struggling to overcome their own problems, all while also dealing with the stress and pressures of school. It focuses on Eun Ho, a cheerful girl who inadvertently gets caught up in the search for the mysterious Student X, a legendary troublemaker. Helping her is Tae Woon, the son of the school's director with a difficult personality and troubled past.

Why you'll ship them: They attacc, but they also protecc. These two spend most of their time adorably bickering, but when push comes to shove, they will always be there for each other. It's hard to not smile when watching them be all cute together, they're like lil puppies.

Main cast: Kim Jung Hyun, Kim Se Jeong, Jang Dong Yoon, Han Sun Hwa, and Han Joo Wan

Episode count: 16

Watch it if you like:
- Romance
- High school dramas
- Mystery
- Humour
- Friendship

12. My Girlfriend is a Gumiho - Dae Woong and Mi Ho

While visiting a temple, Dae Woong accidentally sets free a gumiho (mythical nine-tailed fox) who had been trapped in a painting for 500 years. After said gumiho saves his life, Dae Woong has to help her become human.

Why you'll ship them: Though he's terrified of her at first, Dae Woong just can't help being won over by how sweet and innocent Mi Ho is. And once they fall in love, not only do they make an adorable couple, they're also so freaking devoted to each other, to the point of being willing to die for the other.

Main cast:
Lee Seung Gi, Shin Min Ah, and No Min Woo

Watch it if you like:
- Romance
- Fantasy / Supernatural
- Comedy
- Drama

13. Something About 1 Percent / 1% of Something - Jae In & Da Hyun

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In order to inherit his grandfather's fortune, Jae In, the arrogant heir of a wealthy family has to get married. To fulfil this condition, Jae In's grandfather forces him into a contract engagement with Da Hyun, an ordinary school teacher.

Why you'll ship them: They start off on rocky terms but fall for each other so naturally that you'll practically forget they're not actually a couple in real life. The drama's plot is simple and straightforward, so their relationship truly takes centre stage and carries the whole show.

Main cast:
Ha Seok Jin and Jeon So Min

Episode count: 16

Watch it if you like:
- Romance
- Tropes like contract relationships and fake-dating-turned-real
- Comedy
- Drama

14. My Love from the Star / You Who Came from the Stars - Min Joon & Song Yi

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Having arrived on Earth back during the Joseon Dynasty, alien Min Joon has been stranded on our planet for four centuries. With only three months left until his long-awaited return to his home planet, he ends up entangled in Hallyu star Song Yi's crazy and unpredictable situations.

Why you'll ship them: Bella and Edward ain't got nothing on these two. They couldn't be more opposite—she's vivacious and he's jaded—but they're soulmates all the same. Despite all the obstacles in their way, they're just meant to be!

Main cast: Jun Ji Hyun, Kim Soo Hyun, Park Hae Jin, Yoo In Na, and Shin Sung Rok

Episode count: 21

Watch it if you like:
- Romance
- Fantasy / Supernatural / Aliens
- Drama
- Sassy female leads
- Comedy
- Slight sageuk elements

15. What's Wrong with Secretary Kim - Young Joon & Mi So

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Young Joon is a successful but incredibly narcissistic vice president of a major corporation. When his highly-capable secretary of nine years, Mi So, suddenly quits one day, he tries to do whatever he can to keep her by his side.

Why you'll ship them: Omg they start off with this freaking hilarious dynamic of her being like so done with all his over-the-top drama, but they very naturally develop a killer chemistry as a couple.

Main cast: Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young

Episode count: 16

Watch it if you like:
- Romance
- Comedy
- Slight mystery
- Tropes like boss-employee relationship

16. Full House - Young Jae & Ji Eun

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When Ji Eun's house gets sold to famous actor Young Jae, they enter into a contract relationship. They don't get along with each other, and both have different reasons for agreeing to the contract—she wants to buy her house back, while he wants to make his crush jealous. Complications arise when the contrasting pair start falling in love.

Why you'll ship them: This couple is like one of the OG K-drama OTPs. Everyyyyoneeeee shipped them back then! They're the ultimate enemies-turned-lovers pair with such undeniable chemistry that you'll be screaming at them to just get together already.

Main cast: Song Hye Kyo, Rain, Han Da Gam, and Kim Sung Soo

Episode count: 16

Watch it if you like:
- Romance
- Comedy
- Tropes like contract relationships, enemies-turned-lovers, and slow burn romances
- Cohabitation hijinks

17. Suspicious Partner - Ji Wook & Bong Hee

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After getting off on the wrong foot, two lawyers find their paths crossing over and over, and eventually end up working together on a mysterious case involving a sly psychopathic murderer.

Why you'll ship them: I meannn, she freaking mistakes him for a molester when they first meet hahahaha, talk about a unique meet-cute. And that's just the first misunderstanding between them. These two sure go through a lot of ups and downs, but at the end of the day, they just can't stay away from each other. Plus, they make a really good team at work too.

Main cast: Ji Chang Wook, Nam Ji Hyun, Choi Tae Joon, and Kwon Nara

Episode count: 40

Watch it if you like:
- Romance
- Comedy
- Legal dramas
- Crime and crime-solving
- Mystery and suspense
- Thrillers

18. Secret Garden - Joo Won and Ra Im

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When wealthy and arrogant CEO Joo Won meets humble yet totally badass stuntwoman Ra Im, they find themselves reluctantly growing increasingly attracted to each other. To complicate things further, the pair somehow start magically switching bodies.

Why you'll ship them: Chances are, you've probably seen some sort of parody or tribute to this couple 'cause they have some pretty iconic scenes together, like the sit-up scene or the coffee foam kiss. From laughing your head off to screaming in frustration and even crying from the feels, they'll have you feeling a rollercoaster of emotions.

Main cast:
Ha Ji Won, Hyun Bin, Yoon Sang Hyun, Kim Sa Rang

Episode count: 20

Watch it if you like:
- Romance
- Comedy
- Drama
- Slight fantasy elements
- Strong female leads
- Body swap hijinks
- Tropes like a chaebol male lead falling for a poor female lead and enemies-turned-lovers


19. Moon Embracing the Sun - Lee Hwon & Yeon Woo

Childhood sweethearts Crown Prince Lee Hwon and his chosen bride, Yeon Woo, are torn apart by tragic circumstances before they can marry. Eight years later, the tragic couple are reunited when Yeon Woo returns as a shaman who has lost all her memories.

Why you'll ship them: If angst is your thing, this is the couple for you. My god, they go through so much pain. T___T Don't be fooled by the cute start, cause it gets tragic really quick. Also, lots of mutual pining. Getting your soulmate takes suffering, man.

Main cast: Kim Soo Hyun, Han Ga In, Jung Il Woo, and Kim Min seo (also starring Kim Yoo Jung and Yeo Jin Goo as young Yeon Woo and Lee Hwon respectively)

Episode count: 20

Watch it if you like:
- Romance
- Drama / Melodrama
- Angst
- Slight supernatural elements
- Sageuk / period dramas
- Tropes like amnesia and soulmates

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