In 2017 the world of K-Drama witnessed an explosion of romantic comedies that captured the hearts of viewers worldwide. These dramas not only showcased compelling narratives but also presented delightful romantic entanglements filled with laughter, tears and unforgettable moments. Let’s explore our top six K-Drama RomComs of 2017.


Strong Woman Do Bong Soon 

“Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” follows the extraordinary life of Do Bong Soon, a young woman born with superhuman strength. Despite her incredible abilities, Bong Soon dreams of living a normal life and finding love. When she lands a job as a bodyguard for the CEO of a gaming company, Ahn Min Hyuk, her life takes a dramatic turn. As Bong Soon navigates her newfound responsibilities and protects Min Hyuk from threats, she also becomes entangled in a complex love triangle involving her childhood crush, police officer In Gook Doo. Balancing her personal life with her duties as a protector, Bong Soon discovers her own strength, both physically and emotionally, while uncovering the true meaning of courage and love. With its mix of action, romance, and comedy, “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” offers a heartwarming and empowering story of a woman who learns to embrace her uniqueness and find her place in the world.


I Am Not a Robot

“I Am Not a Robot” is a delightful romantic comedy that revolves around the life of Kim Min-kyu, a wealthy CEO who suffers from severe allergies to human contact. Due to his condition, Min-kyu lives an isolated existence, finding solace in his interactions with a humanoid robot companion named Aji 3. However, his life takes an unexpected turn when he discovers that Aji 3 is actually a project developed by robotics genius Jo Ji-ah.

Ji-ah, a struggling inventor, is coerced into pretending to be the robot’s human operator to help her ex-boyfriend repay his debts. As Min-kyu begins to develop feelings for Aji 3, unaware of her true identity, Ji-ah finds herself entangled in a web of lies and emotions.

As their relationship deepens, Min-kyu and Ji-ah navigate the complexities of love, trust, and identity, all while trying to keep Min-kyu’s allergy a secret. Along the way, they encounter various challenges, including rival suitors, corporate intrigue, and the revelation of Ji-ah’s true role in Min-kyu’s life.

Filled with heartwarming moments, hilarious misunderstandings, and endearing characters, “I Am Not a Robot” is a captivating tale of love overcoming barriers, reminding us that true connection transcends even the most unconventional circumstances.


Because This Is My First Life 

“Because This Is My First Life” is a charming romantic comedy that follows the lives of two individuals brought together by unlikely circumstances. Nam Se-hee, an introverted software designer, and Yoon Ji-ho, a struggling writer, find themselves in need of affordable housing and decide to become housemates despite being strangers.

As they navigate their cohabitation, Se-hee and Ji-ho confront the challenges of modern relationships, career aspirations, and societal expectations. Both grappling with their own personal dilemmas, they form an unconventional bond that evolves into a deep friendship and eventually, love.

Through witty dialogue, relatable situations, and heartfelt moments, “Because This Is My First Life” explores themes of love, marriage, and self-discovery. It sheds light on the complexities of human relationships, emphasizing the importance of communication, understanding, and compromise in building meaningful connections.

As Se-hee and Ji-ho confront their fears and insecurities together, they learn valuable lessons about life, love, and the pursuit of happiness, making “Because This Is My First Life” a poignant and memorable journey that resonates with audiences long after the final episode.


A Korean Odyssey

“A Korean Odyssey,” also known as “Hwayugi,” is a thrilling romantic fantasy drama that reimagines the classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West” in a modern setting. The story follows Son Oh-gong, a mischievous and powerful immortal monkey king, who is bound by a curse that can only be broken by a human woman whose blood contains the power to end his immortality.

Enter Jin Sun-mi, a feisty and resilient young woman with the ability to see spirits since childhood. Unbeknownst to her, she holds the key to Oh-gong’s freedom. As they cross paths, their fates become intertwined, leading to a tumultuous journey filled with danger, betrayal, and unexpected romance.

Joined by a quirky group of companions, including a fallen angel and a humanoid pig spirit, Oh-gong and Sun-mi embark on a quest to vanquish evil spirits and demons threatening both the mortal and immortal realms. Along the way, they confront their own past traumas and inner demons, forging deep bonds of friendship and love amidst the chaos.

Set against the backdrop of modern Seoul, “A Korean Odyssey” blends elements of fantasy, romance, and comedy to deliver a gripping narrative that captivates viewers. With its charismatic characters, dazzling visual effects, and epic battle scenes, the drama offers a fresh and imaginative take on a beloved mythological tale, leaving audiences enchanted and eager for more.


The Bride of Habaek” (Bride of the Water God)

“The Bride of Habaek,” also known as “Bride of the Water God,” is a captivating romantic fantasy drama that follows the story of So-ah, a pragmatic psychiatrist, who is summoned to the mystical land of the Water Kingdom by the water god, Habaek.

In the human world, So-ah encounters Ha-baek, a haughty and enigmatic deity who appears as an arrogant and capricious man. Initially skeptical of his claims, So-ah is drawn into a world of gods and mythical beings as she fulfills her role as Habaek’s bride, chosen to restore balance to the divine realms.

As So-ah and Habaek navigate their tumultuous relationship, they face numerous obstacles, including rival deities, political intrigue, and personal vendettas. Along the way, they uncover dark secrets from their pasts and learn to trust each other amidst the chaos.

Set against the backdrop of both the human world and the ethereal Water Kingdom, “The Bride of Habaek” explores themes of love, sacrifice, and destiny. With its stunning visuals, intricate plot twists, and endearing characters, the drama captivates viewers with its blend of romance, fantasy, and suspense, offering a mesmerizing journey into the realms of myth and magic.


Introverted Boss

“Introverted Boss” is a heartwarming romantic comedy that follows the story of Eun Hwan-ki, the reclusive CEO of a public relations company, who struggles with severe social anxiety. Despite his talent and intelligence, Hwan-ki avoids social interactions and prefers to remain isolated in his office, earning him the reputation of being a mysterious and aloof figure among his employees.

When Chae Ro-woon, a spirited and outgoing woman with a vendetta, joins the company, she becomes determined to uncover the truth behind Hwan-ki’s enigmatic persona. Under the guise of a new employee, Ro-woon embarks on a mission to unravel the secrets of her past and confront the demons that haunt him.

As Ro-woon’s relentless pursuit forces Hwan-ki to confront his fears and open up to the world around him, they develop an unexpected bond that transcends their differences. Along the way, they encounter a colorful cast of characters, including loyal friends, quirky colleagues, and scheming rivals, who add humor and depth to their journey of self-discovery and personal growth.

Through its lighthearted humor, touching moments, and heartfelt romance, “Introverted Boss” explores themes of acceptance, forgiveness, and the transformative power of human connection. With its relatable characters and engaging storyline, the drama offers a poignant reminder that true strength lies in embracing one’s vulnerabilities and reaching out to others for support and understanding.