Find yourself as a fan of Fantasy Romance stories? Here are 10 best fantasy romance K-dramas that we rendered for your reference.
- Queen In Hyun’s Man
The time traveling drama lead by Yoo In Na (as Choi Hee Jin) and Ji Hyun Woo (as Kim Boong Do) is unfortunately often being underrated. But actually it offers a great plot and delivers details that won’t leave you questioning the drama.
Choi Hee Jin is an aspiring actress who finally got a promising role as Queen In Hyun in a saeguk drama, thanks to her famous ex-boyfriend. Her world collided when she met Kim Boong Do, a Joseon man who time traveled into the future. Being really smart, Kim Boong Do finds out that he could actually go back and forth to Joseon and modern era. He uses that opportunity and team up with Choi Hee Jin to save his endangered life and those who are close with him in Joseon.
The drama packed with awesome imaginations as it will show you scenes that you would exactly do if you are the time traveler Kim Boong Do (Yes, many are too funny to be missed!), heart fluttering romance, tear jerking moments, bitter sweet revenge, and many more.
2. W – Two Worlds
Have you ever read a webtoon/comic/manga/manhwa and fell in love with one of the character? What will you do that character suddenly comes to life and meet you?
Oh Yeon Joo (Han Hyo Joo) is a doctor whose father writes an on going famous manhwa (webtoon), W. One day, Yeon Joo pulled inside the manhwa itself where she met Kang Cheol (Lee Jong Suk). Just when she thought the world cannot be any weirder, Kang Cheol suddenly came to the real world only to discovers and affirms to himself the truth behind his world and his identity as the main manhwa character. Tearing apart from acknowledging that the world he knows is all fictional, Kang Cheol still has to fight for his own destiny while finding out the real reason behind his teleporting.
Be ready for unexpected plot twists here and there that will blow your mind. The writer surely wrote the scenarios beautifully and makes you feel like riding a roller coaster of feelings until the final episode.
3. Goblin (Guardian: The Great and Lonely God)
This late 2016 K-drama is surely a must on every K-drama lover’s watch list due to its great story, great acting from the star studded casts, beautiful cinematography, adorable bromances, sweet romance and of course awesome OSTs.
Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) is cursed to be a great and lonely God (known as Goblin) for his great anger and misery when he was betrayed and killed by the King, he served. Years go by and it is believed that only Goblin’s bride could end the curse. In current day, Ji Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun) leads a rather sad life being a mistreated orphant who could see spirits. On her 19th birthday, Ji Eun Tak found out that she could actually call Kim Shin and decided to tag him along, claiming to be the rightful Goblin’s Bride.
The story is more complicated than it looks at first and you get to see each character’s charm and have no other choice than to like them. And before you know it, you already reach the final episode.
4. Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (Moon Lovers)
Though unfortunately it lacks of exploration on the fantasy part and widely known as one of the most underrated drama, this time traveling drama is actually offering solid story and deep chemistry among the characters proven by their still existing shippers.
Go Ha Jin (IU) is a desperate cosmetic consultant who transported to Goryeo era during a total solar eclipse. She wakes up in the body of Hae Soo, a woman from noble family where she becomes acquaintance with royal princes. Confused Hae Soo instantly fell in love with the 8th prince, Wang Wook (Kang Ha Neul) but as their relationship growing, another prince (wang so, played by Lee Joon Gi), came in the picture. Wang So is the 4th prince who despite having stone cold appearance with mask always on his face to hide his old scar, he hold many scars in his heart and Hae Soo’s existence only breaking his guard down even more. Tangled in many love lines, politics and rivalry to the throne among the princes, Hae Soo has to survive in Goryeo era while trying to find her own heart’s home.
Despite having star studded casts, it is true that some of the casts’ acting were not that great. But that doesn’t make them failed to deliver the messages of the drama. Even, it will not be your fault (and rest assure that you are not the only one) if by the end of the series you want them to have the second season rather desperately.
5. Secret Garden
This considerably classic k-drama is enchanted with all the characterizations, plot, romance and comedy.
Kim Joo Won (Hyun Bin) is a narcissistic billionaire who became claustrophobic due to an old incident. He meets and falls in love with Gil Ra Im (Ha Ji Won), a witty stunt woman who only finds his love as a nuisance. As if the difference of their personality, wealth and lifestyle is not big enough of a problem, their destiny however becomes more interesting as they wake up one day with their body switched.
This drama guarantees you good laughs and awing moments as you watch and engrossed with Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won actings.
6. 49 Days
This drama is not only offering good story and plot, great acting skills and deep chemistry. It also makes you reconsider you whole life for its telling about what would happen when you die (religion aside), thus it is only normal for viewers to connect with the characters.
Shin Ji Hyun (Nam Gyu Ri) is a bright woman with a happy life, having lots of best friends, loving and rich family, and just this close to marry the love of her life. But that life is on the brink of an end after she got in to a car accident and now in a comma. Song Yi Soo (Jung Il Woo), a grim reaper who announce her misfortune, claimed that Ji Hyun could actually back to live if only she could acquire 3 pure tears during 49 days after the accident. And to make her task easier, Ji Hyun is allowed to get inside Song Yi Kyung’s body (Lee Yo Won) whenever she is asleep. Thought leading a superb life so far, Ji Hyun believes that task is very easy for her. But to her surprise, this 49 days she will learn the truth about love, friendship and family.
Prepare your tissue pack for this drama, guys..
7. Moon Embracing the Sun
This saeguk (historical) drama is one of the best saeguk dramas out there. With great acting skills and chemistry (even the young actors/actresses), great plot and not to mention great OSTs too.
Heo Yeon Woo (Kim Yoo Jung/Han Ga In) is a brilliant beauty from noble family who fell in love at the first sight with Crown Prince Lee Hwon (Yeo Jin Goo/Kim Soo Hyun) not knowing his real identity. When she enter the selection for crown princess, Yeon Woo is taken aback to learn that Lee Hwon is the crown prince. Due to her wit and beauty, Yeon Woo won the selection defeating her strongest competitor, Yoon Bo Kyung (Kim So Hyun/Kim Min Seo) who also in love with Lee Hwon. The plot twists when Yeon Woo suffers from a mysterious illness right before her coronation and proclaimed dead, leaving Lee Hwon torn apart and had no other choice than to marry Bo Kyung.
Years gone by but the now adult King Lee Hwon (King Taejong) still can not forget his first love thus he keeps on rejecting the marriage consummation with Bo Kyung by pretending to be sick. Desperate to win Lee Hwon over, Bo Kyung and people around them willing to try anything to “heal” Lee Hwon. This including the usage of a human talisman without Lee Hwon’s consent. Shaman Wol, the disciple of the highest rank Shaman Jang (Jeon Mi Seon) was kidnapped and forced to be the human talisman because Shaman Jang rejects to return to the palace. Shockingly enough, Lee Hwon’s condition is indeed getting better and one night he finally finds out about the human talisman. But to his surprised, Shaman Wol reminds him to the late Yeon Woo both her face and her way of speaking.
It’s so entertaining to engross on the drama while trying to figure out the puzzles, shipping on one or more love line(s), and if you are just like us, silently wishing that you somehow have a superpower to defeat the villain.
8. My Love From the Star
Another good drama lead by Kim Soo Hyun, but now he transformed into a good looking alien. What a unique theme for a Korean drama!
Do Min Jun (Kim Soo Hyun) came to earth back in Joseon era where he met and saved a young girl from being killed by her own folks. Unfortunately the girl died anyway in an attempt to “save” Do Min Jun. Do Min Jun since then trying to go back to his planet but keeps on failing. Now in the present, Do Min Jun is living as a young professor expecting his time to go back to his home planet would come soon. But his life turns upside down when a scandalous famous actress, Cheon Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun) moves in to his next door.
Stellar acting from the casts; how Jun Ji Hyun portrayed a high class yet comedic-in-real-life actress, Kim Soo Hyun successfully casts his innocent yet cool persona, Shin Sung Rok portrayed a villain so perfectly without making over-acting gestures that makes viewers to have a chill, Yoo In Na portrayed a jealous friend that could become a two-faced person, Park Hae Jin who shows such a sweet and faithful personality but could also show his cold and betrayed side.
9. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
Now now.. with all the Avengers’ euphoria, we need a little touch of super power in Korean drama, right? Strong Woman Do Bong Soon is very entertaining to watch with its unique story, great chemistry, bitter sweet bromance, and a whole lot comedies.
Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young) is born with a super strength. Being warned not to use her power for wrong intention, Bong Soon tried to conceal her power and focusing on her goal to work in a game creator company. Destiny could be funny sometimes, as Ahn Min Hyuk (Park Hyung Sik), CEO of Ainsoft caught Do Bong Soon red handed when she was using her power to help a poor school bus driver against a gang of thugs. Getting lots of threat, Ahn Min Hyuk offers Do Bong Soon a position in his company as a bodyguard.
This drama offers very good laughs, heart fluttering romance, friendship, crime and thriller at the same time.
10. The Best Hit
This recent time traveling drama is also considered underrated, because it actually has so much to offer from good story, good acting (from most of the casts), funny moments, scene details and a great plot twist. And not to mention Yoon Shi Yoon and Hong Kyung Min’s rather awesome 90s song (they even made an MV!)
Yoo Hyun Jae (Yoon Shi Yoon) and Park Young Jae (Hong Kyung Min) was a legendary duo called J2 in the 90s. On a typhoon night, Hyun Jae time traveled into the future where he made friends with an idol trainee and his friends. Hyun Jae then learns about J2 disbandment in the past and that he was announced missing and later dead. One by one Hyun Jae learns new things about his past, his true self while trying to find out the mystery behind his missing and time traveling.
Here are other Fantasy-romance drama that you may enjoy as well:
- Chicago Typewriter
- Master’s Sun
- I can Hear Your Voice
- Legend of the Blue Sea
- The Scholar Who Walks the Night