20 Best Korean Dramas With The Sweetest Love Triangles To Watch

Kdrama with love triangle

The love triangle is easily one of the most popular and with good reason – it brings drama, laughs, and lots of boys to the yard.

So, I’ve rounded up this list with some of my all-time favorite romantic Korean dramas with a love triangle and I know you’ll love them!

1. Boys Over Flowers

Boys Over flowers

Geum Jan Di, a poor girl, saves a student from suicide at Shinhwa High and then earns a scholarship to the prestigious high school

When she resumes, she has an issue with F4, the wealthy elite, led by Gu Jun Pyo, and becomes their target, but soon finds herself in a love triangle with her tormentor and his best friend. 

2. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Bong Soon, a strong woman, protects her crush, Min Hyuk, from danger while hiding her feelings for her childhood friend, Guk Doo, and her secret powers.

3. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Hometown cha cha cha kdrama

Dentist Yoon Hye Jin moves to a seaside village and almost immediately clashes with local jack-of-all-trades, Hong Do Shik, while setting up her practice, but what she doesn’t know is that her friend, a director, is also in love with her. 

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4. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

Scarlet Heart moon Lovers kdrama to watch

More like a love decagon, Go Ha Jin finds herself the object of affection of several princes in this time travel Korean drama set in the Goryeo Dynasty.

5. My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho Kdrama

Cha Dae Woong accidentally frees a Gumiho (who names herself Mi Ho) and helps her become human while falling in love with her, but both Mi Ho and Dae Woong have people batting for their attention. 

6. Love In Contract

Love in contract

In this lovely drama, contract marriage expert Choi Sang Eun juggles feelings for her client, Ji Ho, and popular actor Hae Jin, who has loved her all his life.

7. Alchemy of Souls

Alchemy of souls

Assassin Naksu’s soul is trapped in servant Mu Deok’s body, which leads to a collaboration with noble Jang Uk to change their fates, but she soon realises that two mages have fallen for her. 

8. True Beauty

True Beauty kdrama

The way I see it, this high school Korean drama invented the second male lead syndrome, and if you’re in the mood to see two whipped male leads who are all that a girl could ask for, you’ll love this one.

9. While You Were Sleeping

While You Were sleeping

Nam Hong Ju and rookie prosecutor Jung Jae Chan share prophetic dreams and work together to prevent disasters, and they soon discover that someone else can also see visions.

The second person is played by Jung Hae In, and I’m not kidding when I say the love triangle in this drama was something else. 

10. Fated To Love You

Fated To Love you

You’ve probably already heard of this one, but suffice it to say that Daniel made it a full-time career to rankle as many feathers as possible. 

11. The Forbidden Marriage

The Forbidden marriage

This love triangle drama served everything from face to the plot, and I genuinely couldn’t make up my mind between the two male leads – they were both so handsome and chivalrous and the fact that they were best friends was all the more sweeter.

One thing I’ll quickly say about this one is that, unlike other dramas where the second male lead doesn’t have a HEA, he had one in this drama and it was the cutest thing. 

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12. My Roommate Is A Nine-Tailed Fox

My Roommate Is A gumiho

Shin Woo Yeo, a nine-tailed fox, and university student Lee Dam live together after she swallows a bead needed for his human transformation.

And it was so funny to me the way our 999-year-old nine-tailed fox was being tormented because of a guy in her class who had feelings for her. 

13. Love Alarm

Love alarm

The entire premise of this drama is a love triangle between Kim Jo Jo, Hwang Sun Oh, and Lee Hye Yeong and while it isn’t a favorite, it’s a light watch anyone would appreciate. 

14. Jealousy Incarnate

Jealousy Incarnate

News anchor Hwa Shin and meteorologist Na Ri compete professionally, and soon enough they’re falling in love even though Hwa Shin literally had to physically restrain himself sometimes from people looking at his girl. 

15. The Heirs

The Heirs Kdrama

There’s this very popular scene in The Heirs where Eun Sang walks into the middle of Kim Tan and Young Do, two friends turned enemies, and their intense eye game was bonkers.

16. You Are Beautiful

Youre beautiful

You know, in a Korean drama where a girl pretends to be a boy, the first person to find out is usually the second male lead and he does all he can to protect her and she still doesn’t fall for him — that’s the entire plot of this idol drama.

17. Once Upon A Small Town

Once Upon A Small town kdrama

Veterinarian Han Ji Yool takes over his grandfather’s clinic in a small village, where he falls in love with police officer Ahn Ja Young, even though her best friend is already in love with her. 

18. Hwarang

Hwarang

Young men in Silla during the 6th century and conscripted to join the hwarang, and soon enough, they’re learning and falling in love while growing into better people.

The plot of this one can’t be explained in short sentences, so suffice it to say that our male lead and the king both have feelings for the oblivious female lead.

19. Flower Boy Ramen Shop

Flower Boy Ramen Shop

University student Yang Eun Bi clashes with high school student Cha Chi Soo, who becomes intrigued by her toughness and soon love blooms. 

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20. My Princess

My princess

College student Lee Seol discovers she’s a princess, and Park Hae Young, tasked with educating her, falls in love despite their differences.

The catch is that Lee Seol has this major crush on her professor and when he steps in to sort of help her ease her way into her royal duties, it was so fantastic. 


What do you think? Do any of these Korean dramas with love triangles sound like stuff you’d like to watch? Let me know which ones you’ve selected in the comment section below.

And don’t forget that the related posts have even more perfect recommendations that’ll keep you hooked all through. 

Sora

I'm the girl for the job if you want amazing drama recommendations (no, really!), OST recs that will leave you deep in your feelings, and genuine drama talk that you can only get from a viewer with lots of biases. I'm always on the lookout for new dramas to watch, so don't hesitate to leave a comment with something you think I'll enjoy and I'll send a reply ASAP. Thanks for visiting!

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