One trope that always manages to make me totally floored is the office romance trope.
There’s something deliciously addictive about leads who work at the same place and eventually fall in love with each other.
In this post, I’ve listed 11 Korean dramas with swoony office romances that I feel everyone needs to give a chance now.
1. What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim
In this office romance Kdrama, a narcissistic CEO (Park Seo Joon) discovers his efficient secretary (Park Min Young) is leaving after nine years.
As he tries to stop her, he realizes his feelings for her, and soon they’re unearthing past traumas, family issues, and serious office politics.
2. Touch Your Heart
After a scandal, Yoo In Na, a famous actress, becomes a secretary for a cold lawyer (Lee Dong Wook), leading to a charming romance.
This drama is a spin-off of Goblin and features sweet moments between our beautiful leads, legal cases, and friendships.
3. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
Park Bo Young plays a petite woman with superhuman strength hired as a bodyguard for a rich CEO (Park Hyung Sik).
The duo faces various challenges, including a serial kidnapper, rival companies, and a jealous childhood friend, and trust me when I say you’re going to love this mix of comedy, romance, thriller, and fantasy.
4. Business Proposal
Kim Se Jeong plays a hardworking woman who agrees to a fake marriage with the CEO (Ahn Hyo Seop) of her company.
This romantic comedy with a fake relationship is hopelessly funny and you can watch it on Netflix right now.
5. She Was Pretty
This time around, Hwang Jung Eum plays a plain woman working at a fashion magazine who reunites with her childhood friend and first love (Park Seo Joon).
To hide her identity, she begs her beautiful friend (Go Joon Hee) to pose as her and Seo Joon is here so you know it’s just the right amount of swoons.
Baek Jin Hee is a loyal secretary who is fired and then assigned to work for a cold and prickly boss (Daniel Choi).
Her new boss, who’s super efficient and doubly hot, is initially prickly towards her because he doesn’t want a secretary, but they soon reach a sweet rhythm.
You guys, this is one of the few workplace romance Korean dramas on this list that really deals with the realistic aftermath of a romance between a boss and his subordinate and I know you’ll love it.
7. Introverted Boss
Yeon Woo Jin, a shy CEO with a fear of people, hires a bubbly and outgoing employee (Park Hye Soo) to join his team and she soon starts to help him overcome his social anxiety.
8. Her Private Life
Park Min Young is a professional curator with a secret life as a fan of an idol group.
When a mysterious director (Kim Jae Wook) discovers her secret and she’s targeted by fans of her idol because she’s suspected of dating him, they concoct a fake relationship.
This drama is filled with the right level of chemistry and sweetness, and you’re going to love seeing our leads together just as much as I did.
9. Hotel Del Luna
IU plays the owner of a hotel for ghosts in this fantasy romance, and Yeo Jin Goo is the smart manager who can see spirits.
Hotel Del Luna blends comedy, romance, horror, and fantasy, and it’s genuinely one of the best workplace romance Korean dramas I’ve watched in recent times.
10. Clean With Passion For Now
Kim Yoo Jung is a cheerful woman with messy habits who starts working at a cleaning company, and then she meets the CEO (Yoon Kyun Sang) who has germophobia.
Soon enough, they fell in love with each other and I loved the way they healed each other and were always so vulnerable with each other.
What do you think? Do these workplace Korean romance dramas sound interesting? They sure do. Let me know which one you’ll watch in the comments below.
And, don’t forget that there are tons of other recommendations in the related posts below, so make sure to check them out.