Romantic performances all over the world are appreciated irrespective of time-period. However, with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, everybody is looking towards some animated shows from the romance genre to binge. While the genre has no limitation in quantity, it can be difficult to sort out the diamonds from the coal.
In the list below are ten classic romantic shows that will make your heart melt this Valentine season:-
I. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (2017)
This comedic-romantic drama is all about what everyone likes about K-Drama. Do Bong-soon, our protagonist, has superhuman strength. It’s the result of a long line of women possessing the powers. However, when Ahn Min Hyuk, the CEO of a gaming company witnesses her ability, he hires her as his personal bodyguard.
Another character is her childhood friend, Guk Doo, a stern police detective played by Ji Soo. She has a secret crush on him. Also she hides her strength around him, since he claims to have a soft spot for tiny, fragile women, just like Bong Soo seems to be at first sight.
II. Healer (2014)
Hilleo/Healer is a Twenty Episode long single-season show from 2014. The tale follows Seo Jung-hoo, who is a mercenary and will do whatever his clients ask, except murdering anyone. Hence, he is known in these circles as “Healer”, the best night courier service in his profession.
He is given a curious and secret mission from a client to monitor a young woman named Chae Young-sin. She’s an online news reporter at a lowly news company, and reports on everything that she does. Meanwhile, Seo applies for a job at Chae’s company in disguise to accomplish the mission with a fake identity. This Ji Chang-Wook, Park Min-Young, and Tae-mi starter is a perfect watch for the romantic season.
III. Drinking Solo (2016)
Honsoolnamnyeo is a classic romantic comedy with Sixteen episodes in its single season. The show follows people who consume alcohol alone for different reasons. Also, the romance in essence between Jin Jeong Seok and Park Ha Na. Additionally, Both of our protagonists work at a private institute for people preparing for their civil service examinations in Noryangjin, Seoul. Jin is an arrogant, but famous instructor and Park is a rookie instructor who struggles to survive in the world of private institutes.
For the instructors and staff at Noryangjin Institute that helps its students prepare for the competitive civil service exams. To unwind, the answer can be found in a stiff drink that is best drunk solitarily.
IV. W-Two Worlds (2016)
W-Du gaeui segye is a fantasy-romance series with Seventeen episodes airing back in 2016. The inventive tale follows a love story between a pair in their early thirties. They belong to the same time-specific era but alternate realities of life. It is an exciting, dynamic drama that will constantly keep you on the edge of your seat. The woman’s father is an artist who makes Jong’s life a living hell. All this while creating the murder of his parents by the hands of an unknown murderer.
However, as the comic world comes to life and clashes with the reality, the people of both worlds are in danger. The genre of this K-Drama is a fusion of action, romance, and of course lots of drama. While the show is a little mix and match, you’ll get a nice time from viewing it this season.
V. Encounter (2018-19)
Namjachingoo is a romantic drama that ran through 2018 to 2019 with Sixteen Episode. This classic takes us to a foreign location to the beautiful Havana, Cuba. Also, the director does a wonderful job in capturing the charm of Havana. However, its due to the combination of beautiful cinematography and music.
Our protagonist Park Go Bum, an expert traveler and amateur photographer comes to the aide of a hotel CEO who has lived a life dictated by others up to this point. Despite her close personality, Park’s warmth draws her in and she allows herself one evening to really live.
VI. Boys over Flowers (2009)
Kkotboda namja is a Romantic-Comedy from over a decade ago. However, this show is the third live-action version of the story after “Meteor Garden” from Taiwan, and “Hana Yori Dango” from Japan. The story is set in some exotic location like New Caledonia in the South Pacific.
It’s a typical tale, A poor but bubbly innocent girl gets taken in by privileged patrons and has two rich guys fighting for her. However, it’s told in a new way with exhillarating sets and fashionable scenery. The series is romantic but absolutely clean and there’s story and character development in addition to it.
Also, there are other characters including Geum Jan Di’s best friend Ga-eul, who is very sweet. However, the best part of this drama is when Geum Jan Di is being her spunky ingratiating self.
VII. A Korean Odyssey (2017-18)
“Hwayugi” or “A Korean Odyssey” is a 20-Episode long Comedy-Fantasy series from 2017. It combines romance, drama, comedy, and also horror in the most unexpected way which makes you feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster.
A Korean Odyssey follows Son Oh Gong and Ma Wang are in conflict with one another and they look for a true light in a dark world where evils exist all around us. The great acting and the interesting plot that stays true to Sun Wo Gong’s character are the main point why this drama receives a high rating after Goblin. However, the ending and the actress are much preferable than Goblin.
Despite the mythological base, the combat takes place in modern realities. The Monkey King takes the center stage in designer fur coats and lives free in luxury suites. While Ma-Wang runs a star agency, which collects top artists of our world, mythological situations are constantly fused with reality and this makes it even more interesting to look at.
VIII. My Love from the Star (2013-14)
Byeol-e-seo on geu-dae follows Do Min-Joon, an alien that came to our planet 400 years ago. However, all the conflict is about his ability to return to his planet in three months. However, when he meets famous actress Chun Song-Yi, all the time he spent keeping himself away from the human race, ends.
For a sight, you can’t say that it’s not just dramatic but also real. The turning points of this drama are so inexplicable and unpredictable. The transformation of the protagonist from a leading lady to a supporting cast member teaches us a lesson in accepting each other.
IX. Coffee Prince (2007)
Keopi Peurinseu 1-Hojeom or Coffee Prince is a Romantic-Drama from 2007 with Seventeen Episodes. The show follows Han-Gyul paying Eun-chan to act as his boyfriend to repulse the blind dates his Grandmother and Mother set him up with, as they want him to settle down and marry.
It is wonderful to watch their ensuing friendship and love blossom. Han-Gyul struggles with his love for Eun-chan as it challenges his concepts that love should only between a man- and a woman. However, there are some wacky members in this series. Mr. Hong, Ha Rim, Sun Ki, and Min Yeob, but none of them do extremely childish things which only help the show.
X. Crash Landin On You (2019-20)
Sa-rang-eui bul-sa-chak is a romantic comedy that is one of the latest in the classic line of the genre.
The story follows a rich businesswoman from South Korea who goes paragliding as her vacation. However, things turn ugly when she gets caught in a tornado that blows her into North Korea. Meanwhile, the story keeps progressing as a North Korean Army man comes to her rescue. This tale is a guarded top-secret and the North Korean special officer eventually falls in love with her. While their story develops, he also has the task of hiding and protecting her. It’s a perfect romance with our damsel in distress and this mighty young man.