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10 Beautiful Office Romances From K-Dramas That You Can’t Miss

The office is the perfect habitat for the budding romance. Day in and day out, potential couples work side-by-side, sharing ideas, time, meals, and often, late nights at the office. Co-workers or bosses and their underlings begin to see each other differently as they work together. And that’s where the romance happens, in the stolen minutes before, during, and after work.

Here are 10 office romances in K-dramas that will have you gushing.

Protect the Boss

A classic office romance, “Protect the Boss” is the story of Cha Ji Hun (Ji Sung) and No Eun Seol (Choi Kang Hee). Ji Hun is pretty much a useless company figurehead while Eun Seol struggles to land full-time work. She does so at Ji Hun’s company and works hard to make sure she isn’t fired from her first real job. As she gets to know Ji Hun and why he is so immature, she captures his interest with her trust and understanding. There is some pretty intense second lead meddling in this one, but it doesn’t quite go as expected.

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Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

A supernatural take on the office drama, “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” tells the story of a woman, Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young), with a superpower and a dream. She’s stronger than the ordinary gal — and stronger than 100 ordinary gals put together. But she also wishes to be a game designer. Pair her with ambitious rich boy Ahn Min Hyuk (Park Hyung Sik), and an extraordinary office couple is born. He is her boss, she his body guard. They share their secrets from the start and learn to respect each other. As his bodyguard, Bong Soon often follows Min Hyuk from work to home and back, which gives them a lot of time together and sets the stage for many adorable antics.

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Jwa Yoon Yi (Baek Jin Hee) and Nam Chi Won (Choi Daniel) are a secretary and boss. She’s obedient, and he’s grumpy and recalcitrant. At first, he doesn’t even want her to work with him, but as time goes by, she charms him with her hard work and loyalty, while his sincerity of emotion is hard not to fall for. The two battle the powers that be, second leads, and devious friends and grow closer for it.

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What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim

The currently airing drama “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim” is an unusual office romance because the vice-president and his secretary have already known each other for nine years. Kim Mi So (Park Min Young) starts to see her boss, Lee Young Joon (Park Seo Joon), in a different way after she decides to quite her long-held job. He, however, has always had eyes for her. Watching the two well-established work partners gain their footing in the romantic arena is incredibly satisfying and ridiculously cute.

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Cunning Single Lady

A bit of a pink elephant in dramaland, “Cunning Single Lady” tells the tale of Na Ae Ra (Lee Min Jung) and Cha Jung Woo (Joo Sang Wook), a couple who divorced after being very much in love. His workaholic ways and her struggle to support his failing business ventures lead them to split and leave them with bitter last memories of each other. When she becomes an employee at his successful IT company, the couple goes through an array of emotions as they acclimatize to being in each other’s lives again, now as boss and subordinate. The love is still there; it just needs to be nurtured with new respect.

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She Was Pretty

Bring on the childhood friends-turned-colleagues in “She Was Pretty,” the tale of a girl, Kim Hye Jin (Hwang Jung Eum), who grows up to be not as attractive as she once was, but certainly more ambitious and capable. Although at first clumsy and awkward in her new job, she grows into her position, though not quite into her role as her old friend’s subordinate. Her friend, Ji Sung Joon (Park Seo Joon), has become a tyrannical boss who is difficult to deal with, but as they work together, their old friendship and new feelings start to change his (and her) emotional landscapes.

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AD Genius Lee TaeBaek

Two like-minded employees at an advertising agency get on very well in this drama, a twist from the usual bout of antagonism we see before K-drama lovebirds start to sing a different tune. Lee Tae Baek (Jin Goo) is talented, but without an impressive resume, and his love interest is Go Ah Ri (Park Ha Sun), who is an intern. Both of them are low in the work pecking order and work together to create great campaigns. Of course, there is some chaebol and second lead drama, but the two are on such solid ground to start that their working relationship and their romance blooms beautifully.

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Lucky Romance

The tale of two opposites, “Lucky Romance” brings office and romantic hijinks together and pairs that with one of the sweetest, most adorkable male leads in Korean drama: Ryu Jun Yeol as Je Soo Ho. He is a brilliant, practical fellow who doesn’t do so well with socializing and is, in every respect, a beta male save for the fact that he has a vision and executes on it. Enter Shim Bo Nui (Hwang Jung Eum), an intensely superstitious person who drives the fact-based Soo Ho crazy. However, she is quite brilliant, hard-working, and passionate, qualities that draw in Soo Ho and make them quite the enchanting office pair.

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Plus Nine Boys

Age-old friends who have been through everything together also happen to work in the same office. Romance has sizzled beneath the surface for the bulk of their friendship, and it grows as they work together with office rivalries and issues spicing up the romantic tension. Kang Jin Goo (Kim Young Kwang) is good at his job and even better with the ladies, while his friend, Ma Se Young (Kyung Soo Jin), is a small-town lady who isn’t quite as refined or smooth as Jin Goo. However, she’s loyal, funny, and holds his heart. It’s really a tale of growing up as each of them learns as much about themselves as each other.

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Gogh, The Starry Night

Kang Tae Ho (Kim Young Kwang) has a powerful crush on his beautiful employee, Go Ho (Kwon Yuri). She becomes popular with the men in the office quite quickly, giving the surly, foul-tempered Tae Ho a run for his romantic bucks. Go Ho is a self-directed, independent woman at the mercy of the workplace and societal expectations for her love life. But never fear, office romance is here! Tae Ho may have to fight for her, but fight he does, and she falls for him as well, making them a fluffy, feel-good couple.

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Which is your favorite office drama? Let us know in the comments below! 

Raine0211 is a lover of all things Korean, especially K-pop, K-drama, and Korean food. When she’s not writing for Soompi, she’s playing the cello and singing. She happily indulges in all kinds of K-pop, but her biases are SHINee, INFINITE, and VIXX. She is currently traipsing around Northern California.

Currently watching: “Come and Hug Me,” “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim,” “Prison Playbook”
Looking forward to: “Life”
All-time favorite dramas: “Healer,” “Reply 1988,” “The King 2 Hearts”


Radiant Office

Radiant Office
Radiant Office poster.jpg
Also known asSelf-Radiation Office
Self-Dazzling Office Self-Stunning Office
GenreRomantic comedy
Workplace drama
Written byJung Hoe-hyun
Directed byJung Ji-in, Park Sang-hoon
StarringGo Ah-sung
Ha Seok-jin
Kim Dong-wook
Lee Dong-hwi
Country of originSouth Korea
Original languageKorean
No. of episodes16
Executive producerHan Hee
ProducerYoo Hyun-joong
Running time60 minutes
Production companyMBC Drama Production Division
Original networkMBC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseMarch 15 (2017-03-15) –
May 4, 2017 (2017-05-04)

Radiant Office (Korean: 자체발광 오피스; RR: Jachebalgwang Opiseu; lit. Self-Dazzling Office) is a 2017 South Koreantelevision series starring Go Ah-sung and Ha Seok-jin.[1][2][3][4] The series is written by a rookie screenwriter who won the 2016 MBC TV Drama Screenplay Competition in Miniseries category.[5] It aired on MBC from March 15 to May 4, 2017 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 (KST) for 16 episodes.[6]


Eun Ho-won faces repeat rejections in her job search until despair drives her to attempt suicide. At the hospital, she learns she might be terminally-ill, but then at the same time, she also finally succeeds in getting hired. Thinking she has nothing to lose, she tackles her job and life with new perspectives. Her superior at work, Seo Woo-jin, considers her a pain in the neck. They become a bickering pair.


Main characters[edit]

A 28-year-old woman who never succeed at getting a steady job. Tired and sick of her life and multiple part-time jobs she does, she tries to commit suicide. She gets both happy and sad news at the same time. That she might be terminally-ill but also finally succeeds in getting hired as a contractual employee. Thinking she has nothing to lose, she tackles her job and life with new perspectives and bolder attitude.
A 38-year-old man who is the Head of Marketing team. He is an elite workaholic with perfect qualifications and work results. But he has uncompromising personality and sharp tongue, which often makes him at odds with his coworkers.
A 32-year-old man who has been failed to pass national civil service exam a few times, which resulted in him lacking professional work experience. Despite being abandoned by his materialistic girlfriend, he is still a romanticist at heart.
A 34-year-old emergency physician, he was the one who takes care of Ho-won when she was brought to the hospital after her attempted suicide. He keep tabs on her ever since and after he knows she works at his family's company, he becomes her secret guardian.
A 28-year-old man who comes from a wealthy family in Gangnam. He has received the best education and upbringing that money can buy. Unfortunately, he suffers from panic disorder, which resulted in multiple failures of job interviews.

Supporting characters[edit]


  • In the table below, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.
  • NR denotes that the drama did not rank in the top 20 daily programs on that date.
Episode # Date Average audience share
TNmS Ratings[7]AGB Nielsen[8]
Nationwide Seoul National Capital AreaNationwide Seoul National Capital Area
1 March 15, 2017 3.8% (N/R)4.1% (N/R)3.8% (N/R)4.2% (N/R)
2 March 16, 2017 4.1% (N/R) 4.9% (N/R) 3.9% (N/R) 4.7% (N/R)
3 March 22, 2017 4.4% (N/R) 5.0% (N/R) 3.8% (N/R)4.4% (N/R)
4 March 23, 2017 4.6% (N/R) 5.4% (N/R) 5.2% (N/R) 6.0% (N/R)
5 March 29, 2017 4.6% (N/R) 5.2% (N/R) 5.4% (N/R) 6.0% (N/R)
6 March 30, 2017 4.9% (N/R) 5.4% (N/R) 6.0% (N/R) 6.5% (N/R)
7 April 5, 2017 6.0% (N/R) 6.3% (N/R) 7.4% (18th)7.7% (14th)
8 April 6, 2017 5.8% (N/R) 5.9% (N/R) 7.3% (19th) 7.4% (18th)
9 April 12, 2017 5.6% (N/R) 6.3% (N/R) 5.9% (N/R) 6.6% (N/R)
10 April 13, 2017 6.2% (N/R)7.3% (N/R)7.1% (19th) 8.2% (18th)
11 April 19, 2017 4.9% (N/R) 5.4% (N/R) 4.4% (N/R) 4.9% (N/R)
12 April 20, 2017 5.7% (N/R) 5.9% (N/R) 6.7% (20th) 7.0% (17th)
13 April 26, 2017 6.0% (N/R) 6.4% (N/R) 6.8% (17th) 7.7% (11th)
14 April 27, 2017 5.6% (N/R) 6.5% (N/R) 6.8% (18th) 7.7% (12th)
15 May 3, 2017 5.3% (N/R) 6.2% (N/R) 6.4% (17th) 7.3% (12th)
16 May 4, 2017 5.5% (N/R) 6.0% (N/R) 7.0% (14th) 7.5% (11th)
Average 5.2% 5.8% 5.9% 6.5%

Awards and nominations[edit]

Original soundtrack[edit]

Part 1[edit]

1."101"Ho Yoon (of Closet)3:13
2."101" (Inst.) 3:13
Total length:6:26

Part 2[edit]

1."For Me"Gyepy3:50
2."For Me" (Inst.) 3:50
Total length:7:40

Part 3[edit]

1."Stunning" (자체발광)Junggigo3:19
2."Stunning" (Inst.) 3:19
Total length:6:38

Part 4[edit]

1."It Would Be Love" (사랑이겠죠)ROO3:47
2."It Would Be Love" (Inst.) 3:47
Total length:7:34

Part 5[edit]

1."Bittersweet Bliss" (아름다운 이야기)Hyun Jin-ju3:47
2."Bittersweet Bliss" (Inst.) 3:47
Total length:7:34

Part 6[edit]

1."101"Lee Won-suk (Daybreak)3:25
2."101" (Inst.) 3:25
Total length:6:50

Part 7[edit]

1."Come to Me" (내게 와요)Lee Tae-il (Block B)3:51
2."Come to Me" (Inst.) 3:51
Total length:7:42

International broadcast[edit]

  • In Vietnam: & FPT Play (streaming online 3 hours after Korea)
  • In Peru: the series aired on August 28, 2018 at 6:50 pm


  1. ^"Ko Ah-seong and Ha Seok-jin in Radiant Office". Hancinema. 2017-01-23. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  2. ^"Lee Dong-hwi, Kim Dong-wuk, Hoya to star in new MBC drama Radiant Office". Hancinema. 2017-01-30. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  3. ^"Kwon Hae-hyo, Jang Sin-yeong, Sunhwa and others to star in MBC Radiant Office". Hancinema. 2017-01-31. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  4. ^"Go Ah Sung, Ha Suk Jin, Sunhwa, Hoya, and more gather at 1st script reading for Glowing Office". Allkpop. 2017-02-03. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
  5. ^"2016 MBC 드라마 극본공모". MBC. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  6. ^Kim, Heewon (2017-03-13). "New Korean Drama Radiant Office Ready to Shine This Week". The Korea Daily. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  7. ^"TNMS Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". TNMS Ratings (in Korean). Retrieved November 16, 2016.
  8. ^"AGB Daily Ratings: this links to current day-select the date from drop down menu". AGB Nielsen Media Research (in Korean). Archived from the original on March 17, 2017. Retrieved November 16, 2016.

External links[edit]

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  3. Naga tail costume

Ha Ri goes on a blind date pretending to be her best friend for a hefty cash payment – but she’s horrified to realize “her” date is Tae Mu, the CEO of the company she works at. To make matters worse, he’s dead set on marrying her, unaware that she’s an employee of his. And the one thing he hates most? Liars. (Source: MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the web novel "The Office Blind Date" (사내 맞선) by Hae Hwa (해화).Edit Translation

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  • Native Title:사내 맞선
  • Also Known As:In-House Confrontation , In-House Match , A Business Proposal , Confrontation in the Company , Meet the Man , Meet the Guy , Sanae Majseon , Sanae Matseon , Sanae Matsun , 사내맞선
  • Director:Park Seon Ho
  • Screenwriter:Han Sul Hee, Hong Bo Hee
  • Genres:Comedy, Romance, Drama
  • Tags:Lying,Boss/Employee Relationship,Office Romance,Victon,Workaholic,Businessman,Fake Identity,Company President (CEO),Adapted From A Web Novel,Heir(Vote or add tags)
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 16
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  • Duration: 60 min.
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15 K-Dramas About Falling In Love With The Boss

K-dramas have a theme for about anything a viewer is looking for. There are suspense, dramas, thrillers, and highly popular love stories. Some may not want to admit it, but love stories involving falling in love with the boss is a guilty pleasure.

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Maybe it involves the shy new girl who catches the eye of the handsome and rich CEO. In some cases, the power play is reversed. Regardless, K-dramas have a way of hooking in audiences with their dynamic storylines. If looking for some new K-dramas to add to your roster of must-watch, look no further. Here's a list to get you started.

Updated on April 22nd, 2021, by Gabriela Silva: There's a storyline for every K-drama fan to enjoy from thrillers and the supernatural to unique romances. What better way to add a level of intrigue to a love story than to center it around the blossoming love of a worker and their boss. It's a fairytale story that fans wish happened in real life, so there's no shortage of great examples.

15 Oh My Ghost (2015)

Oh My Ghost is one of the most recognized supernatural dramas. It focuses on three main characters and the main love story is between a young woman and her boss who's a famous chef. There's a catch. Na Bong-Sun (Park Bo-Young) is shy and timid and has a huge crush on her boss. She can also see spirits.

One day, she's possessed by a young lustful female spirit who believes the only way to go to the afterlife is by losing her virginity. Being the puppet of the ghost, Bong-Sun now becomes a firecracker and confident woman who catches her boss's eye.

14 Radiant Office (2017)

The 2017 drama, Radiant Office has multiple elements that make it a fun boss-employee storyline. Eun Ho-Won (Go Ah-Sung) is down on her luck looking for work and attempts suicide. At the hospital, she learns she terminally ill but succeeds at landing a job.

With a new purpose in life, Ho-Won takes on her new job with full force. Her superior and boss, Seo Woo-Jin (Ha Seok-Jin) thinks she's a huge pain in the neck and often bickers. Their odd relationship might just turn into something more.

13 Protect The Boss (2011)

This K-drama doesn't have the typical boss characteristics seen in other shows. Protect the Boss centers around Cha Ji-Heon (Ji Sung), a childish director at DN Group. He soon meets his match in his new secretary, Noh Eun-Seol (Choi Kang-Hee).

Eun-Seol is determined to not lose her first professional job and gives it her all. Her kind and spunky demeanor start to attract Ji-Heon. That's not all, the drama has a love triangle between Ji-Heon and his rival and cousin, Cha MuWwon (Kim Jae-Joong).

12 Master's Sun (2013)

Master's Sun is another K-drama with a supernatural base. Tae Kong-Shil (Gong Hyo-Jin) gains the ability to see ghosts after a bizarre accident. Her abilities leave her unable to keep a solid job. Kong-Shil works as a cleaning lady at Kingdom's, a conglomerate company, shopping mall.

She soon meets the company's cold and distant CEO, Joo Joong-Won (So Ji-Sub). In a turn of events, whenever Long-Shil touches Joong-Won, the ghosts disappear. After some begging, Joong-Won stays by her side in return for her help in recovering something stolen from him.

11 Jugglers (2017)

2017 was a good year to binge-watch multiple boss-employee relationship K-dramas. Jugglers followed the trend and revolved around a secretary and her cold as ice boss. Jwa Yoon-Yi (Baek Jin-Hee) is a devoted and diligent secretary whose put on hold when her boss's wife accuses her of having an affair with her husband.

On the other end, Nam Chi-Won (Daniel Choi) is assigned to be the managing director at Yoon-Yi's company. Yoon-Yi becomes his secretary. Chi-Won suffers from childhood trauma and is indifferent to socializing. After Yoon-Yi gets drunk at a dinner party, Chi-Won takes her home and realizes she lives in the place where his trauma originated. Seeing the 'tenant wanted' sign on her door, he becomes her neighbor to overcome his past.

10 My Secret Romance (2017)

What happens when you meet your one-night stand three years later? To make matters worse he happens to be your new boss. Lee Yoo-Mi (Song Ji-Eun) is insecure about herself but has to attend her mother's weddings. She meets Cha Jin-Wook (Sung Hoon). They're less than cordial with one another but soon start to feel an attraction and spend the night.

Yoo-mi is unaware of who he really is and flees the following morning. Years later she is hired to be his nutritionist. Jin-Wook changed his ways after that night and takes over his father's company and never forgot Yoo-mi. He tries to romance her and get to admit her feelings for him. Interwoven is a storyline involving Yoo-mi's baby brother that is blown out of proportion on who the father is.

9 Rich Man (2018)

Rich Man might also be known for its original Japanese television drama version, Rich Man, Poor Woman. The K-drama was a 2018 remake that did well on television. The show takes an interesting route with the main male character. The CEO of a popular IT company has a facial recognition disability.

This has caused him the inability to recognize his first love. At an employee recruitment meeting, he picks on a particular girl with photogenic memory. She stands up to the mean CEO and says something that catches his interest. She ends up working for the company and helping the CEO.

8 Strong Girl Bong-soon (2017)

Strong Girl Bong-Soon is a highly popular K-drama and has a lot of the same characteristics of an employee falling in love with their boss. A young girl is born with unexplainable superhuman strength. It's more of a family trait. This leads to an intriguing storyline.

After beating up some bullies, she is hired by a rich CEO of a gaming company. While having a crush on her friend, she starts to realize who she really has feelings for. All while protecting her CEO from a possible threat and kidnapper.

7 My Shy Boss (2017)

Sometimes opposites attract in the most bizarre way possible. My Shy Boss or Introverted Boss follows the tumultuous relationship between a CEO and his new employee. The CEO of a public relations firm is the exact opposite of what one expects.

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He's highly introverted, shy, sensitive, and can come off as cold. On the other hand, the company hires a new employee who is extroverted, loud, and not afraid to speak her mind. She takes an interest in the CEO and wants to uncover who he really is under his hood.

6 Lucky Romance (2016)

Audiences will surely have a good laugh with this K-drama with its peculiar antics. In Lucky Romance, a 26-year-old attractive woman is highly superstitious believing she was born unlucky. She follows every precaution possible and consults a shaman about her sister. The only way to save her? She has to sleep with a man born in the year of the tiger.

She soon meets a CEO and genius game developer. Who happens to fit her criteria. Their personalities clash, but Shim Bo-Nui (Hwang Jung-Eum) is determined to see save her sister even if it means wooing her boss.

5 Level Up (2019)

Level Up follows a lot of the typical boss-employee storyline details; mixed in with some drama. This CEO specializes in helping reconstruct failing companies. He takes on a company called Joybuster despite his previous childhood trauma with gaming.

As the new CEO of the company, he soon meets its head designer. A passionate and sweet young woman clashes heads with a cold and meticulous boss. Will they put their differences aside and complete their new game and maybe fall in love?

4  Hotel Del Luna (2019)

Hotel Del Luna is a fan favorite amongst K-dramas. It mixes the supernatural with some dramatic romance. Jang Man-Wol (Lee Ji-Eun) is moody and bad-tempered for having to run Hotel Del Luna for the past thousands of years. She must atone for her indiscretions and change her attitude.

The hotel is only visible to souls, ghosts, and humans at special times of the year. Things heat up when the hotel gets a new general manager due to a contract signed by his father. Gu Chan-sung (Yeo Jin-goo) is a stoic MBA graduate who has to confront his fear of ghosts. He soon changes his demeanor and helps melt Man-Wol's heart and keep her safe.

3 She Was Pretty (2015)

She Was Pretty is a fun roller coaster ride for anyone who watches. Fans of Parasite will recall the lead actor in this drama.  Two childhood friends grow up on the opposite ends of the spectrum for both success and looks. Kim Hye-jin (Hwang Jung-Eum) ended up having her father's red cheeks and frizzy hair, while Ji Sung-Joon (Park Seo-Joon) becomes a strikingly handsome man.

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They decide to reconnect but Hye-jin backs out seeing how much they've changed. Instead, he mistakes her best friend for her creating a fake love story. Sung-Joon then becomes her boss at her magazine company unaware of who she really is. Will Sung-Joon recognize his first love and fall head over heels? Or will her co-worker woo her away?

2 What's Wrong With Secretary Kim (2018)

What's Wrong With Secretary Kim is at the top of the list and regarded as one of the best romance K-dramas when it comes to the employee-boss dynamic. Kim Mi-so (Park Min-young) has been Lee Young-Joon's (Park Seo-Joon) right-hand woman for years as his secretary. Her announcement of resignation doesn't sit well with her cold and professional boss.

He then starts to see her in a different light beyond the professional. There's jealousy, romantic gestures, and changing of heart in his drama. Not to mention there are some steamy kissing scenes. Young-Joon will do whatever he can to keep Mi-so in his life.

1 My Private Life (2019)

Park Min-Young is back as Sun Deok-Mi in My Private Life. The show is based on a popular Korean webtoonDeok-Mi is a talented and highly regarded art curator who harbors a secret. She's an obsessed fangirl. Her secret can ruin her career at the museum. An acclaimed but retired artist, Ryan Gold (Kim Jae-Wook) becomes the museum's new boss.

After some rumors spread, Gold and Doek-Mi must pretend to date to stop scrutiny towards her favorite idol and new museum client. Fake dating soon starts to blossom into real love. Deok-Mi must try and let go of her secret fan page and obsession.

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Top 10 Korean Office Dramas to Binge Watch

South Korean working culture is notorious for its rigid hierarchy, demand for loyalty at all costs, and long working hours. However, a rise in Korea’s startup sector is leading to promising working conditions that offer a better work to life balance. Also, the hit Korean drama Start-Up has also done a great job of showing what an alternative working culture in Korea could look like. However old ways still persist and you can see this through many Korean dramas. Those that have worked for Korean companies will be able to relate more to these Korean office dramas. Those looking to learn more about Korean work culture can get insightful perspectives through these dramas below. In addition, office romances are just plain interesting. Many of these Korean office dramas will leave you crying, laughing, and sometimes angry but all are worth viewing!

What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim

Korean Office Dramas

The best Korean office drama has to go to What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim. It is about a man who is running his family’s company. He is the vice president of the company. Therefore he is very rich. In addition, he is smart and handsome. However, he is also very arrogant. One day out of the blue, his secretary who has worked for him for many years decides to quit her job. This is a great Korean drama to watch to see Korean office culture as well as the male-to-female dynamic in the workplace. In addition, a little bit of office romance doesn’t hurt!

Starring: Park Seo-joon and Park Min-young

Released: 2018

Episodes: 16

Misaeng: Incomplete Life


This would have been #1 as it deals solely with the Korean work culture. However, coming in second is not too bad. This is one of the most underrated Korean dramas of all time. Those that are interested in working at a traditional Korean company will learn a lot from watching Korean office dramas like Misaeng. The story centers on a child GO prodigy who failed at becoming a professional GO player. He begins working at a trading company as an intern. The whole drama focuses on his struggles and successes working at his new company.

Starring: Im Si-wan, Lee Sung-min, Kang So-ra, Kang Ha-neul, Byun Yo-han, Kim Dae-myung, Shin Eun-jung, and Park Hae-joon.

Released: 2014

Episodes: 20

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Korean Office Dramas

While you might not think of this as a Korean Office Drama, it does involve the boss/employee dynamic. It is about a girl who is born with superhuman strength. However, her dream is to create video games. One day she helps out a bus driver who was getting attacked by thugs. As she is beating up the men, a CEO of a video game company sees hers and ends up hiring her to be his personal bodyguard. He even offers her a chance to work in the planning department of his gaming company.

Starring: Park Bo-young, Park Hyung-sik, and Ji Soo

Released: 2017

Episodes: 16


Korean Office Dramas

Another drama you would not consider as the traditional Korean office dramas is Pinocchio. It is about a smart man who lost his other when he was young. He was also saved by a man who thinks the man is his eldest son who died 30 years ago. He gets adopted by the grandfather who has a granddaughter. The two grow up together. The granddaughter has Pinocchio Syndrome where she hiccups every time she lies. After she grows up she tries to work as a reporter like her mother. Only to fail due to her Pinocchio Syndrome. The man also has grown up and is working as a taxi driver. He later also decides to become a reporter.

Starring: Lee Jong-suk, Park Shin-hye, Kim Young-kwang, and Lee Yu-bi

Released: 2014

Episodes: 20

Protect the Boss

Korean Office Dramas

One of the more underrated Korean Office Dramas has to be Protect the Boss. It is about a woman that is struggling to find a career. The reason for this is because she did not graduate from a prestigious university in Korea and doesn’t have a strong resume. However, she is able to find a job as a secretary. She soon falls in love with her boss. Her boss is from a wealthy family and the company is run by his father. He has a lot of fear, especially about being in front of people and large crowds. This drama is the classic employee/boss romance that will have you glued to the screen.

Starring: Ji Sung, Choi Kang-hee, Kim Jae-joong, and Wang Ji-hye

Released: 2011

Episodes: 18



Those that like Korean Office Dramas revolving around secretaries, here is another one. It is about a woman who works as a secretary and also runs a community website for secretaries. One day, her boss’s wife mistakenly assumes her husband is having an affair with her. The false scandal spreads throughout the company because her boss really is having an affair with someone else. Therefore he lets the false rumor spread. She soon gets reassigned to another boss who finds out his traumatic experience has to do with the same house she is living in. He decides to rent the room on the second floor of the house to overcome his trauma.

Starring: Baek Jin-hee, Daniel Choi, Kang Hye-jung, and Lee Won-keun.

Released: 2017

Episodes: 16

My Secret Romance

Korean Office Dramas

The Korean office drama is about a son of a wealthy family who runs a large company. He does not hold on to relationships for a long time. Rather he only pursues short-term love. In the past, one of these girls ends up working at his company. He still remembers the night they spent together and does whatever he can to win her over. The drama does a great job of showing the pressure of working for your mother and father and the expectations of a son to live up to the family standard.

Starring: Sung Hoon, Song Ji-eun, Kim Jae-young, and Jung Da-sol

Released: 2017

Episodes: 13

She was Pretty

She was Pretty

This drama is about a man who was ugly and fat when he was young. While he didn’t have many friends, he did have a pretty girl who wanted to be his friend. However, he ended up moving with his father to the United States. 15 years later, he returns to South Korea. Both of their appearances have completely changed. The man is now handsome and the girl is no longer pretty. She is also unemployed and looking for a job. She ends up getting a position as an intern at a fashion magazine. However, she soon learns that the man is an editor at the same fashion magazine.

Starring: Hwang Jung-eum, Park Seo-joon, Go Joon-hee, and Choi Si-won

Released: 2015

Episodes: 16

The Queen of Office

Korean Office Dramas

This is one of the best Korean Office dramas for women. It centers around a highly skilled woman that is good at pretty much everything. She ends up working as a temp worker with a foreign-educated MBA who is hired to turn around a flagging corporation. As they begin working together they start to develop feelings for each other even though one is very headstrong and the other is unflappable.

Starring: Kim Hye-soo, Oh Ji-ho, Jung Yu-mi, Lee Hee-joon, Jeon Hye-bin, and Jo Kwon

Released: 2013

Episodes: 16

My Shy Boss (Introverted Boss)

My Shy Boss

This Korean Office drama is about a man who is the CEO of a public relations company. He is extremely shy so his employees do not know him very well. A woman soon joins the company. She is very energetic and receives recognition for her work. However, she is only interested in the CEO and plans to reveal who the CEO really is…

Starring: Yeon Woo-jin, Park Hye-su, Gong Seung-yeon, and Yoon Park

Released: 2017

Episodes: 16

10 Employee and Boss Romantic Korean Drama of All Time - Office Romance Korean Drama #1
Who says love and work don't mix? These 15 Kdramas are all about what happens when office employees get entangled in a little romance. Here are the top 15 most romantic office K-dramas!

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Do Bong-soon is a woman born with superhuman strength that comes from the long line of women possessing it. when Ahn Min Hyuk, the CEO of ainsoft, a gaming company witnesses her strength he hires her as his personal bodyguard.

My Secret Romance

Jin-wook and Yoo-mi meet at a Gangwon-do resort and get caught up in a series of misunderstandings and accidents. Yoo-mi was charmed by Jin-wook's sly and playful personality, and they unexpectedly spend the night together. However, Yoo-mi disappears in the morning, leaving Jin-wook feeling perplexed and irrationally angry.

She Was Pretty

When Ji Sung-Joon was young, he was ugly. As he grew up, he began to have an attractive appearance. When Kim Hye-Jin was young, she was pretty. As she grew up, she became ugly. Ji Sung-Joon tries to find his first love.

Coffee Prince

A tomboy, mistaken for a lad, maintains the deception for the sake of employment. The situation becomes complicated when her male boss begins to develop feelings for this "boy."

Introverted Boss

Eun Hwan-Ki is the CEO of a public relation company but he's extremely shy. Due to his personality, his employees don't know him well. Chae Ro-Woon begins work at Hwan-Ki's company. She's energetic and recieves recognition for her work, but her only interest is the CEO. She plans to reveal who Eun Hwan-Ki really is.

Lucky Romance

A superstitious woman is told, by a fortune teller, that her sister will come out of coma if she spends the night with a man born in 1986. Later, she finds out that her boss, who is an antisocial nerd, was born in 1986 and tries to seduce him.

The Queen of Office

An upbeat and refreshing romantic comedy about the office life of "Super Contract Worker" Mrs. Kim, who intimidates even the department head, and the work and love lives of the employees around her.

My Name is Kim Sam Soon

The misadventures and romantic entanglements of Kim Sam-Soon, a passionate, stubborn, klutzy, and almost thirty year old pastry chef.

High Society

Jang Yoon-Ha is the youngest daughter of a chaebol (family owned conglomeration). Even though her family is extremely wealthy, she holds a part-time job at a food market. She hides her background as an heiress and attempts to find a man that loves her for herself.

Radiant Office

Ho Won is a young woman who struggles to find a steady job. Tired and hopeless, she attempted suicide. Hospital check-up discovers she might have terminal illness. Soon after, a furniture company accepts her as a contract worker. Faced with a possibility of dying, Ho Won decides to just let herself loose. Her newfound bold attitude puts her at odds with her workaholic manager Woo Jin.

The Master's Sun

 Tae Gong Shil has the ability to see ghosts, but their constant demands of help make her life impossible, until she meets Joo Jong Won, handsome CEO that measures everything with money, since when she touches him, the ghosts disappear.

You Are My Destiny

The story of four families and their differences with each other. But things start to change when a young orphan girl enters their lives.

Marriage Contract

A single mother signs a marriage contract in order to have a guardian for her child once she passes away from her brain tumor.

Falling for Innocence

Kang Min Ho is young man who want to revenge his uncle's unjust takeover of his father's company. Then he needs to undergo a heart transplant surgery. After the surgery, he completely changes and begins to learn the true meaning of love.

Suspicious Partner

About Noh Ji-wook (Ji Chang-wook), a prosecutor and Eun Bong-hee (Nam Ji-hyun), a prosecutor trainee and how they work together on a mysterious case involving a sly psychopath murderer.

(Source: MyDramaList, Wikipedia)

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