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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time of the year where watching endless romance Korean dramas is perfectly acceptable. Many memorable and popular K-dramas have taken the cake in the romance department like Lee Junho’s Just Between Lovers, Crash Landing on You, and classics like What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim? Romance K-drama’s for Valentine’s Day use fan-favorite tropes like enemies turned lovers, unsuspecting love, and drama.

Kim Woo-bin and Bae Suzy for 'Uncontrollably Fond' Valentine's Day romance K-drama sitting on bench outside.
Kim Woo-bin and Bae Suzy for ‘Uncontrollably Fond’ K-drama | via KBS2

Romance K-drama ‘Uncontrollably Fond’ does not have the best happily ever after

The 2016 K-drama is a fan favorite in the romance department that tugs at heartstrings but will leave fans weeping by the end. Uncontrollably Fond was actor Kim Woo-bin’s first leading role as Shin Joon-young. Idol-turned-actor Bae Suzy joins him as Noh Eul.

Noh Eul and Joon-young were once classmates as teenagers. But bad circumstances force them apart, and they do not see each other for years. Both characters received opposite lives as Noh Eul quits school to make a living for her family after her father dies. Joon-young had his life mapped out to become a prosecutor.

An incident has him quit law school and pursue a career as an actor and singer. Years later, the two characters remeet. Noh Eul is tasked with filming Joon-young’s documentary but must convince him first. He gives her a hard time but finds himself trying to win her love.

Uncontrollably Fond is available to stream on Viki.

‘Our Beloved Summer’ is the perfect emotional romance K-drama for Valentine’s Day

K-drama fans cannot stop raving about Netflix’s Our Beloved Summer. Its storyline, main characters, and complex love story are the perfect romance K-drama for Valentine’s Day. Itaewon Class’s Kim Da-mi plays the leading role as Kook Yeon-so. Actor Choi Woo-sik plays the role of Choi Ung.

Two drastically different personalities are partnered to film a documentary in high school. Yeon-so and Woo-sik begin dating and continue their relationship for years until they have a detrimental breakup. Despite promising never to see each other again, fate has other ideas. Now, as adults, their old documentary goes viral, prompting the broadcast company to reunite them.

Our Beloved Summer tells a relatable story about the complexities of love, heartache, unrequited feelings, and growth.

Our Beloved Summer is available to stream on Netflix.

‘Melting Me Softly’ combines advanced technology with heat raising romance

For fans looking for a unique twist to a good love story this Valentine’s Day, the K-drama Melting Me Softly is a must-watch. The K-drama includes a science fiction/fantasy element involving its two leading characters. Ma Dong-chan, played by Ji Chang-wook, and Na Ha-yeong, played by Won Jin-ah, participate in a scientific experiment.

They are meant to be frozen for 24-hours, but there is a glitch in the project. Dong-chan and Ha-yeong wake up from their capsules 20 years into the future. The experiment caused a change in their body’s core temperature. The only way to survive is by keeping their bodies under a certain temperature.

The only person who can help them is the scientist in charge who has lost his memory due to an accident. While Dong-chan and Ha-yeong try to rebuild their broken lives and list time, they develop feelings for each other.

Melting Me Softly is available to stream on Viki.

‘Hometown Cha Cha Cha’ is a small town romance K-drama for Valentine’s Day


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One of Netflix’s top K-drama in 2021 was Hometown Cha Cha Cha starring Kim Seon-ho and Shin Min-a in the leading roles. A reboot of a Korean movie, Hometown Cha Cha Cha tells the story of an unsuspecting romance between two polar opposite characters.

Yoo Hye-jin (Shin) loves her job as a dentist, but when her employer puts business over a patient’s well-being, she quits her job in Seoul. Needing a break and to clear her mind, she ventures to the beach-side town of Gongjin. She soon meets the local handyman and jack-of-all-trades, Hong Du-sik (Kim). He is well-loved by the villagers and elderly for always lending a helping hand.

Du-sik’s first impression of Hye-jin is that she is a typical spoiled city girl. They cross paths more often than not. Hye-jin decides to start a new life and opens her own practice in town. Du-sik and Hye-jin ruffle each other’s feathers but can not deny their growing love for each other.

Hometown Cha Cha Cha is available to stream on Netflix.