There is nothing better than putting comfy clothes on and binge-watching your favourite k-drama. So how good would it be to do that with your oppa? Although you might have different tastes, this list provides k-dramas with different plots. From the classic love triangle to comedy and law, you will both enjoy seeing your favourite k-actors doing what they do best. Pair it with snacks and some soju, and we guarantee there won’t be a better date night!
True Beauty (2020)
Having one of the most iconic k-drama love triangles of this generation, True Beauty is the perfect romantic entertainment for a cosy afternoon with your oppa. In this drama, the handsome Cha Eun-Woo and Hwang In-Youp battle for the love of Moon Ga-Young, who, after being bullied for being ugly, uses makeup to create a new life for herself. It is the perfect combination of teen love.
Crash Landing on You (2019)
Starring one of Korea’s most famous real-life couples, Crash Landing on You revolves around a rich woman who, after accidentally landing in North Korea while paragliding, is met by a North Korean soldier (K-actor Hyun Bin) who helps her to hide. Considering the couple has recently welcomed a baby boy, you might want to check out where it all started.
Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016)
Whatever taste in drama your oppa has, this is the perfect compromise between romance, comedy, fantasy, and historical dramas. Gong Yoo and Lee Dong-Wook will take you on a ride that will make you feel like you just binge-watched a saga. An immortal goblin is looking for his predestined wife while his moody Grim Reaper housemate gets in the way. Bonus point for k-pop fans: BtoB Sung-Jae is one of the funniest characters.
A spicier and university version of your favourite love triangle, Nevertheless will make you feel butterflies in your stomach. Two art school students, Nabi and Jaeon, will find it hard to commit to a relationship. You can enjoy a few snacks while you and your oppa decide which of the protagonists has more red flags. Bonus points: a beautifully inclusive rainbow couple!
Love to Hate You (2023)
Despite being recently released, Love to Hate has quickly climbed up the rankings of Netflix’s most watched dramas. The protagonists are a female lawyer who hates men and an actor who hates women. After working together, will they end up changing each other’s minds? You and your oppa should find out while enjoying this rom-com drama.
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021)
This is the perfect k-drama for warm summer nights. Set in a seaside village, the female lead decides to open a dental clinic after her life in Seoul takes a left turn. There she meets Chief Hong, everyone’s favourite resident. With its feel-good vibes, this is a must-watch during sea-side holidays.
Extraordinary Attorney Woo (2022)
Who says you have to watch romance to be romantic? If you are feeling like solving riddles and laughing a bit, this one's for you. Extraordinary Attorney Woo follows the adventure of a genius young woman working in a law firm. With a different interesting case in every episode, Woo shows the world the importance of autism awareness.
Itaewon Class (2020)
You might know Park Seo-Joon as V’s (BTS) best friend, but he’s also one of the most famous actors in Korea. Among his most successful k-dramas, there is Itaewon Class, where he plays a young man who decides to open a bar in Itaewon. After watching this, take your oppa to Itaewon for a date night at the actual bar where the drama was filmed!
Business Proposal (2022)
If you are both feeling like laughing, Business Proposal is the one. Other than being viral for its memes (“I’ve got no chingu!”), this romantic comedy-drama stars talented actors and will be liked by all audiences. It has BTS references and one of the most legendary k-drama kissing scenes, so it cannot be missed.
New Year Blues
You don’t have time to binge-watch an entire drama? No worries. New Year Blues is a Korean movie that follows the lives and struggles of four different couples. The casting is an extensive collection of some of the best Korean actors and actresses, and even though it is set on New Year’s, it takes place in different seasons and parts of the world.
Once the talking stage is over, this list can keep you and your oppa occupied for at least a few months of dates. Sit down, relax, and enjoy! Watching k-dramas will give you many more date ideas and will lead you to have common interests, so it is a great bonding time. A quick tip to fully live the k-drama binge-watching experience: always have Korean snacks with you. Whether it is ramyeon or gimbap, make sure to have enough food. Want to make it more fun? Take a shot of soju whenever someone in the k-drama says “oppa”!