Best K-drama to watch on OTT on Valentine’s Day 2023: Crash Landing on You, Twenty Five Twenty One and More

It’s the season of love. Many popular romantic movies have been re-released this year to help people celebrate this year’s Valentine’s Day in style. From Titanic to Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, there is something for everyone. In the past few years, Korean dramas have churned out some great content in this genre. Their dreamy main protagonist, relatable storyline, and real emotions have enabled Korean dramas to be much loved by all. Most fans of this genre love the shows that were released in 2016; however, for this list, we have included Korean dramas based on their IMDb rating. These are also the dramas that we love and would recommend to anyone looking for a mushy romance, and we are sure that after watching these, they too will start realising the importance of a back hug and know cruel some love triangles can be.

So if you are looking to watch a romantic Korean drama this Valentine’s Day, then we have you covered. These dramas are a great watch for people of all age groups and also make it to most people’s rewatch list.

Top K-dramas To Binge-watch This Valentine’s Day

K-drama Title OTT Release Date Streaming Platform Number Of Episodes IMDb rating 
 Crash Landing on You  December 14, 2019 Netflix  16  8.7
Guardian: The Lonely and Great God  December 2, 2016 Netflix, Viki, Voot, MXPlayer  16 + 3 (Special)  8.6
Twenty-Five Twenty-One February 12, 2022 Netflix 16  8.6
Descendants of the Sun  February 24, 2016 Netflix, Viki  16 + 3 (Special) 8.2
 My Love from Another Star December 18, 2013 Netflix, Viki 21+1 (special)  8.2
 Our Beloved Summer December 6, 2021 Netflix 16  8.2
 Legend of the Blue Sea November 16, 2016 Netflix, Viki 20+1 (special)  8.1
Crash Course in Romance January 14, 2023 Netflix 16  8.1
 True Beauty December 9, 2020 Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Viki 16  8.0
 Love to Hate You February 10, 2023 Netflix 10 7.9

1 –  Crash Landing on You

Thanks to a paragliding misadventure, a South Korean chaebol heiress ends up in North Korea and falls in love with an army officer, who comes to her aid and protects her. From great acting to sweet romance, this show has it all. Crash Landing On You also provides a sneak peek into the culture of both North and South Korea.  Little wonder the series keep bouncing in the Top 10 list of Netflix. Ri Jeong-hyeok and Yoon Se-ri’s love story is definitely a great watch.

Streaming On: Netflix

Number Of Episodes: 16

Main Cast: Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin, Seo Ji-hye, Kim Jung-hyun

IMDb Rating: 8.7

 2 – Guardian: The Lonely and Great God/ Goblin

Guardian: The Lonely and Great God is also known as Goblin. A 940-year-old guardian of souls, Kim Shin, to break his immortal curse needs to find the prophesied human bride who can set his soul free. He comes across a lively student, Ji Eun-Tak, who can communicate with the dead. Can Eun Tak turn out to be the true goblin bride who will free Kim Shin from his misery?

Streaming On: Netflix, Viki, Voot (Hindi), MXPlayer (Hindi)

Number Of Episodes: 16 + 3 (Special)

Main Cast: Gong Yoo, Kim Go-eun, Lee Dong-wook, Yoo In-na, Yook Sung-jae

IMDb Rating: 8.6

3 – Twenty-Five Twenty-One

Twenty-Five Twenty-One was one of the most talked about drams for 2022. It is a coming-of-age love story about Na Hee-do’s, who plans to be a professional fencer and Baek Yi-jin, who is seeking to rebuild his life. Set in the 1990s, both find their plans foiled are foiled by a sudden financial crisis that hit South Korea. It is a moving show, and the emotions depicted will remain in your heart for a long time. Fans were recently seen celebrating the first anniversary of Twenty-Five, Twenty One. If you have not watched it, you need to watch it now.

Streaming On: Netflix

Number Of Episodes: 16

Main Cast: Kim Tae-ri, Nam Joo-hyuk, Bona, Choi Hyun-wook, Lee Joo-myung

IMDb Rating: 8.6

4 – Descendants of the Sun

The series depicts some relationships just are meant to be, despite the challenges of place and time. Descendants of the Sun beautifully weaves a love story between Yoo Si-jin, the commander of a Special Forces unit, and Doctor Kang Mo-yeon. The series also presents a love story between Seo Dae-young, a non-commissioned officer, and First Lieutenant Yoon Myung-ju. Despite the odds, Yoo Si-jin – Kang Mo-yeon, and Seo Dae-young – Yoon Myung-ju find their happily ever after. Descendants of the Sun is one of the shows that can be watched and rewatched countless times.

Streaming On: Netflix, Viki

Number Of Episodes: 16 + 3 (Special)

Main Cast: Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo, Jin Goo, Kim Ji-won

IMDb Rating: 8.2

5 – My Love from Another Star

Do Min-joon is an alien who came to planet earth in 1609 and can finally return to his planet in three months. But his plans change after meeting Cheon Song-yi, a famous actress. There have been many shows that depict a love story of a human and an alien, but My Love from Another Star is definitely worth the watch for the chemistry between the leads.

Streaming On: Netflix, Viki

Number Of Episodes: 21+1 (special)

Main Cast: Jun Ji-hyun, Kim Hyun-soo, Kim Soo-hyun, Park Hae-jin, Jo Seung-hyun, Yoo In-na, Kim Hye-won

IMDb Rating: 8.2

6 – Our Beloved Summer

Our Beloved Summer is a coming-of-age, romantic drama. It revolves around ex-lovers Choi Ung and Kook Yeon-soo, who break up and even make a ‘never to meet again’ promise. But fate has other plans. Years after filming a viral documentary, the two bickering ex-lovers, Choi Ung and Kook Yeon-soo, get pulled back in front of the camera and into each other’s life. It is a story that will grow on you, and you may end up having this show on your rewatch list.

Streaming On: Netflix

Number Of Episodes: 16

Director: Kim Yoon-jin

IMDb Rating: 8.2

 7 – Legend of the Blue Sea

A mermaid from the Joseon period, Shim Cheong, ends up in present-day Seoul. She comes across Heo Joon-jae, the charming con artist. As the story progresses, their connection from the past comes to light. Despite suffering a tragic fate together, despite the ups and downs, Joon-jae and Shim Cheong find their way back to each other in this romantic tale. Legend of the Blue Sea is a must-watch due to the brilliant acting of Jun Ji-hyun and her chemistry with Lee Min-ho.

Streaming On: Netflix, Viki

Number Of Episodes: 20+1 (special)

Main Cast: Jun Ji-hyun, Lee Min-ho

IMDb Rating: 8.1

8  – Crash Course in Romance

Revolving around a mother with a heart of gold, Nam Haeng-seon, was once a National handball player and is a banchan shop owner now. She navigates the tough world of private education as her adopted daughter wishes to join a big-name math instructor Choi Chi-yeol’s class. As the title suggests, when Nam Haeng-seon and Choi Chi-yeol’s paths cross, their crash course in romance begins.

Original Network: tvN

Original Release: January 14, 2023 – present

Streaming On: Netflix

Number Of Episodes: 16

Director: Yoo Je-won

Production Company: Studio Dragon

Main Cast: Jeon Do-yeon, Jung Kyung-ho

IMDb Rating: 8.1

9 – True Beauty

This Korean series revolves around a high school student Lim Ju-kyung, who is bullied for her looks. To cope with this and to make friends, she takes the help of makeup and transforms herself into a beauty goddess. In high school, she meets Lee Su-ho, her childhood acquaintance. They both bond over horror comics. Korean dramas are known for their love triangles and for leaving the audience split between the main lead and the second. True Beauty is a classic case of that and is a must-watch for people that love watching teenage romance.

Streaming On: Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Viki

Number Of Episodes: 16

Main Cast: Moon Ga-young, Cha Eun-woo, Hwang In-youp, Park Yoo-na, Lee Go-eun, Lee Seung-woo

IMDb Rating: 8.0

10 – Love to Hate You

Love to Hate You is the latest South Korean drama that dropped on Netflix on February 10th, 2023.  The story revolves around Yeo Mi-ran, an attorney who hates losing to men, and Nam Kang-ho, Korea’s top actor, who distrusts women. For the two of them, love holds no meaning, but things change when they force to date one another. It is a case of attraction between the polar opposites and the love-hate relationship they share.

Streaming On: Netflix

Number Of Episodes: 10

Main Cast: Kim Ok-vin, Teo Yoo, Kim Ji-hoon, Go Won-hee, Lee Joo-bin, Kim Sung-ryung

IMDb Rating:7.9

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