The office is the perfect environment for the growing romance. Day in and day out, potential couples work side-by-side, sharing ideas, time, meals, and often, late nights at the office.
Here are 10 office romances in K-dramas that will have you amazed.
TOUCH YOUR HEART (2019)
The 2019 Korean drama Touch Your Heart is a romantic comedy based on the web novel Reach of Sincerity by Jäger.
After getting involved in a scandal, a once-top actress (Yoo In-na) prepares for a comeback role by becoming a secretary for a workaholic lawyer (Lee Dong-Wook). At first, the two had a hard time getting along but once they learned about each other in time they became inseparable.
PROTECT THE BOSS (2011)
No Eun Seol finally gets a job as a secretary at a law firm after struggling with unemployment, only to have her boss, Cha Ji Heon, the immature youngest son of a chaebol family, fall in love with her.
STRONG WOMAN BONG SOON (2017)
A woman born with superhuman strength is hired by the CEO of a gaming company, to be his bodyguard.
WHAT’S WRONG WITH SECRETARY KIM(2018)
The series revolves around the narcissistic Lee Young Joon, the vice president of a company run by his family. He is very self-absorbed and thinks highly of himself, so much that he barely acknowledges the people around him.
Lee Young Joon secretary, Kim Mi So is quite capable and patient and has worked by his side for 9 years. However, Mi So now wants
to set her life & focus on herself so when she decides to resign from her job. After 9 years of their strictly-workplace relationship, can it now develop in something more?
CUNNING SINGLE LADY(2014)
A romantic comedy about a woman who struggles to win her ex-husband back! After divorcing her first husband, Ae-ra dreams of marrying a second time to a knight in shining armor but none of the new men she meets are up to her standards.
When she learns that her ex-husband suddenly became rich, she tries to get him back but her ex-husband has other ideas. A divorced couple who were not mature
during their short-lived marriage learns hard how to act like grownups through a funny and romantic journey.
SHE WAS PRETTY(2015)
As a young girl, Hye Jin was impossibly cute and had a comfortable life with her wealthy parents but since her teens, her looks and fortune changed abruptly and now she is living with her friend rent-free and working as a part-time clerk at a convenience store.
One day, her childhood first love, Sung Joon, contacts her wishing to meet her, but recognizing Sung Joon has grown into a handsome and fit
man, she quickly hatches a plan to have her pretty friend meet him in her place instead. After luckily landing a full-time job, Hye Jin is surprised to find Sung Joon as her boss, who is adding insult to injury, treating her with disdain and contempt.
When a young, energetic employee joins a public relations firm with an introverted and severely misunderstood boss, she makes it her life’s mission to show the world who he really is.
Eun Hwan Ki is the boss at a PR company. He is really shy. So shy that even his employees don’t know him that well. He prefers to hide in his office. They call him the “Silent Monster”.
Chae Ro Woon is a recent hire at the same company. She is energetic, bubbly, loves to be the center of attention and always has something to say. The exact opposite of her boss, who she seems to have an old grudge against.
WITCH’S ROMANCE (2014)
Ban Ji Yeon is a single 39-year-old woman. She works as a reporter and is very enthusiastic about her work. So much so that she is often called a “witch” at work. She doesn’t believe in true love, because of her past experience when her boyfriend disappeared prior to their wedding.
Yoon Dong Ha is a 25-year-old young man who runs a small errand center with his friend. He looks like a happy guy, but he lost his girlfriend by an accident. Sparks fly when Ji Yeon and Dong Ha meet, and despite the age difference, they find a lot in common with each other, including their scarred hearts.
FALLING FOR INNOCENCE/ BEATING AGAIN(2015)
Min Ho is a cynical, self-defensive, suspicious sociopath, he wears down people with his tenacity and takes advantage of them with his delusions of grandeur. One day, he has a heart attack and is taken to a hospital.
After receiving a new life thanks to the new heart, he is no longer the cold and callous person that he has been and undergoes a profound change to his personality, talking differently and warming up people. But he still pursues his plan to get revenge on his uncle even though his emotions get in the way at times. He gradually learns the meaning of happiness when he finds Soon Jung, whom he wants to cherish and protect. His heart becomes tender and his eyes swell with tears when he works with her. He falls in love with her without realizing it.
The story depicts people drinking alcohol alone for different reasons and the romance between Jin Jeong Seok and Park Ha Na. They both work at a private institute for people preparing for their civil service examinations in Noryangjin, Seoul. He is an arrogant, but popular instructor and she is a rookie instructor who struggles to survive in the private institute world.