Office romances boss-employee and coworker love. Office romance seems to bloom between the clicking of keys, the falling of papers, and that blessed coffee break. Some of these ships might be sailing in secret. While others could be noticeable to the whole team. Enjoy seeing friendships form among employees.
Sometimes co-workers may fall for one another, have unrequited love, or just a big old crush. And our hearts beat quickly especially if it’s a boss falling for his hard-working employee. Not all titles may depict a corporate background. Top 10 best office romance South Korean dramas that will make you fall in love with your boss.
10. She Was Pretty
Are you ready for a twist of fate when two friends reunite after years? But an intentional mistaken identity occurs when our female lead realizes that she no longer looks the same as she did when she was younger. She is comfy casual and letting her hair and rosy cheeks do their thing.
Our male lead is not shallow but just reflective of how he remembers her. He has become quite handsome himself. Embarrassed to reveal herself right now. She asks her pretty friend to step in and pretend to be her. So things could stay smooth with her childhood crush as it turns out his memory of her was a beautiful young girl. But now she’s kind of grown-up a little quirky and with the help of her best friend, the problem is solved. When a reunited meeting is set to take place. Now for that twist. Her childhood crush happens to be her new boss. He doesn’t recognize her.
Will she be able to hide her true identity for long or will her old self stay hidden beneath her thick curls and red cheeks this rom-com drama will surely give viewers the true definition of beauty. So we have the boss and his secret identity employee-facing many funny and unexpected situations.
Also Known: Geunyeoneun Yebbeossda, She Was Beautiful, Puzzled Lovers, Geunyeoneun Yeppeodda
Genres: Friendship, Comedy, Romance, Drama
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9. Nail Shop Paris
A crush has a cute girl bent down to look at the guy who caught her attention. In disguise as a boy, she applies for a job at the nail salon her crush works at. Having the opportunity to work in close proximity to him. Hang her nervous and fluttered. But when the second male lead develops an interest in her.
How long until he discovers her identity. Workplace shenanigans ensue will she be able to work up the courage to tell the boss how she feels. Or will the second male lead steal her heart? In addition to some pretty nail art catching a glimpse at how caring and thoughtful the team is, they have big hearts. And it’s an overall fun workplace.
Also Known: Nail Salon Paris, Neilsyap Pariseu, Nail shop Paris
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama, Supernatural
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8. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
No need to have a man be your bodyguard to carry you. When you get hurt and when you can’t walk. This series is quite the opposite because Do Bong-soon can take down a whole gang just by herself. Thanks to her inherited strong superpowers. She has big dreams but accepts the position of being a bodyguard. Applying to be a videogame designer, she ends up being the bodyguard of the CEO of the gaming company. Her boss is really cute.
Do Bong Soon, her boss and her policeman crush will take on different measures to solve the mysterious kidnapping case in their area. This thriller rompho will have you in absolute laughter as Da Bong-soon majestically carries her boss away from danger. While easily cracking walnuts with her bare hands.
As their chemistry starts to ignite, Bong Soon ( lead actress ) will have to confront her feelings for her boss and her close friend. As a little love triangle pops up and you’ve got yourself an enjoyable story. Side effects of watching this drama may include second lead syndrome.
Also Known: Himsseonyeoja Dobongsun, Powerful Woman Do Bong Soon, Strong Girl Do Bong Soon, Strong Woman Do Bong-soon, A Strong Woman Do Bong-soon, Strong Girl Bong-soon, Himssenyeoja Dobongsoon
Genres: Action, Thriller, Comedy, Romance, Drama, Supernatural
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What do you get when you put together a diligent secretary and an evil boss in drama land, it’s called unexpected love. Secretaries certainly have robust and very busy jobs. Tending to their boss’s needs and assisting wherever needed in the office. Sadly for our diligent and hardworking female lead. She is the victim of a scandalous untrue rumor in connection with her boss.
After vowing not to fall in love again with her boss. Resulting in her having to seek out new employment. But rumors spread like wildfire Sometimes. She does manage to gain a job but her new boss is pretty certain he does not need a secretary at least not right away. She vows to work hard for him. fate has them eventually both living in the same building. With her reputation tarnished, she still proves herself to be unfailing in her dedication and hard work.
This drama shows good chemistry on friendships, sisterhood, and bromance while showing genuine care and the ways to break down the walls of her cold-hearted boss. workplace drama. It’s not boss-employee-themed. It’s coworkers but we still get that office romance. This is the best Korean drama perfect office male main character.
Also Known: Jeogeulreosu
Genres: Business, Comedy, Romance, Drama
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6. Introverted Boss
Have you ever had a boss that was so shy behind the scenes? you never really knew much about them or you might have rarely seen them. The male lead of an introverted boss. He may be scary and come off as a cold person, but he is a silent man from the title itself. He is an introvert and likes to be away as much as possible from other people. And to cover himself up with a black hoodie seems to be his goal.
This could be typical of a boss in a really high position. As an example, a CEO. Where they have the middlemen do all the groundwork and the delegation of duties. But in this drama, an enthusiastic new employee in a public relations firm decides to take on the task of bringing her misunderstood boss out of his shell. She is the complete opposite of him.
A social butterfly but behind his back the rest of the team calls the boss the silent monster. Our female lead also seems to have an ulterior motive in getting closer to him. So she does things to find out more about her introverted boss. Finally, stepping out of his shell. Perhaps he’ll overcome his shyness as the drama goes on.
Also Known: Naeseongjeokin Boseu, Introvert Boss, Sensitive Boss, My Shy Boss, Naesungjukin Bose
Genres: Business, Comedy, Romance, Drama, Melodrama
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5. Touch Your Heart
Touch my heart will really touch your heart. As Yoon Seo for the male lead and female lead chemistry being. Yoon Seo is a beautiful and well-known actress popular and trendy. She’s kind of bad at acting. A scandal has her falling from stardom. That leads to being jobless, that’s the problem of the female lead in this drama.
She has to redeem herself. But all is not lost when a famous screenwriter wants her to be the leading star in their law-themed drama series. In order for her to get the part. To build up some experience in order to deliver a natural and believable role as a secretary for a lawyer.
She has to commit to a real secretarial job just for a few months before the filming. Kwon Jung Rok is cold but a handsome attorney for a law firm. His boss gives him sudden notice that the actress will be his secretary. He’s not really okay with this.
Resulting in some stirred-up office conflict. Especially when she starts to learn more about the job of being a secretary. She didn’t expect to fall in love with one of the firm’s top lawyers. Get ready for some cute fanboy scenes and disguises. From the sound of the title, we can expect some office sparks to fly.
Also Known: It Feels Sincere, The Reach of Sincerity, Jinsimi Dadda, Reaches of Sincerity, The Truth Delivered, Jinsimi Data
Genres: Comedy, Law, Romance, Life, Drama
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4. Cunning Single Lady
It is also known as sly and single again. Divorce adventures reunite a couple who separated years ago. If you find out that your ex-husband is now a successful businessman on top of that, what would you do? if you are still striving hard to work to pay off the debts of your previous marriage. While your ex-husband is living a wealthy and comfortable life.
The ex-wife struggled hard to get a job after the marriage ended. While the ex-husband’s dream took off and flourished into a very successful business. A situation has the meeting after the passage of time. And it’s probably very hard for them not to think of the bitter sting of their failed love. However, there’s a lot of funny and cute office conflicts to reheat that chemistry. Female lead struggles deeply and the pain of a divorce confuses and questions arise as she becomes an intern at her ex-husband’s company.
At first, our male lead is annoyed and maybe a little bit bitter. Ex-husband thinks she can only be after his money. But he seems to forget her true beautiful nature, genuine thoughtfulness, and caring for others. He decides to hire his ex-wife, so he can kind of immaturely flaunt everything that he has.
His ex-wife, she’s a little riled up too but she is humble enough to accept the job. We start to see her as a person who is absolutely not a gold digger. She is kind, considerate, and a thoughtful employee. Who she’s always been from the moment they first met. Having your ex as your boss has got to be a little bit surreal and awkward.
She’s no gold digger, what does she really want? She’s not after the money. Could it be love, maybe a long overdue apology but we can see that the strong lady is independent? And in some small successes was able to make it on her own props to this female lead and here’s for a second chance at romance. So let’s add a second melee to liven up this office romance.
Also Known: Sly and Single Again , Angkeumhan Dolsingnyeo , Angkeumhan Dolshingnyeo
Genres: Business, Comedy, Romance
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3. My Secret Romance
The handsome son of a major company has a romantic night with a young woman he’s only recently met. Some frustrating circumstances surface for them both and at that moment they find each other relatable and very kindred. One kiss leads to another and we can all speculate what’s gonna happen next. But when the morning arrives our female lead has run away. coincidentally taking his clothes with her.
Three years later fate or an employment opportunity has her working for his company. She pretends at first like she doesn’t know him or recognize him. But he’s too clever and won’t let her get away that easily this time. Their office romance is so cute and fluffy. This drama might be very simple in terms of storyline. So if you’re looking for a light-hearted drama this could be the one.
Also Known: Frustrating Romance, You Drive Me Crazy, Aetaneun Romaenseu
Genres: Friendship, Comedy, Romance, Life, Drama
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2. What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim
Don’t you just love dramas that have a title as a question? It might make us really curious to find out what is up with secretary Kim. And the answer to that question is her self-absorbed boss. Who could be considered a little narcissistic? Perhaps throughout their work history, he could have been a little bit more considerate.
Secretary Kim is a hard-working person who works literally 24×7. Because now after nine years of good service secretary Kim. is ready to set off for greener pastures and resign her post. So that she can focus on her own life and perhaps some love. Could it be that now our self-centered boss realizes how precious and valuable our female lead is?
Her boss, the vice-chairman of a major corporation, is shocked by this news. And if it’s up to him. He’s not going to let secretary Kim resign very easily. Several comedic situations occur as he tries to express and convey a love that might have been unspoken for a really long time.
Also Known: Kimbiseoga Wae Geureolgga, Why Secretary Kim, Why Would Secretary Kim Do That, 김 비서가 왜 그럴까, What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?, WWWSK
Genres: Friendship, Business, Comedy, Romance
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1. Coffee Prince
Every drama land or drama fan would expect this to make our list. As the reigning champ for a boss and employee drama. Our beloved most adorable cutest gender bender coffee prince. It’s a funny pairing of a coffee shop owner and an androgynous girl whom he mistakes as a guy.
She joins his crew of cute oppas, who serve up some delicious coffee and snacks. What viewers may enjoy the most is the dynamic relationship between the leads. As it develops from friends to feelings of something more. Their funny romance and work mishaps and adventures will have you adding this classic to your watch list.
Also Known: The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince
Genres: Food, Friendship, Comedy, Romance, Drama
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Plus Nine Boys
A South Korean believe that anything plus nine, like age ending and nine, is considered a curse. And might become a difficult and struggling year for that person. But one, in particular, is portrayed by Kim Young Kwang as the main love interest. In this pairing, he works alongside the girl he’s got his heart set on.
The only thing is she has been heartbroken by him before. And no matter how much he wants to prove that he’s no longer a player. She’s pretty strong and avoids his flirting. While the other storylines are interesting to follow her. Curious to see if these two will resolve their issues.
Also Known: Ahopsu Sonyeon, Nine Boy, Boy Number 9, Plus Nine Boys, Ahobsoo Sonyeon, 9th boy, Ninth boy, Age Ending in Nine Boy
Genres: Romance, Family
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Marriage, the strain of work, and a tired love that might be taken for granted are what Cha Joo Hyuk feels overwhelmed by. Is he troubled by regret or just exhausted thinking that the grass could be greener on the other side. A decision changes his life to what it would be if he had never got married. But things are certainly different around him.
Not just for himself but also the lives of the people he closely knows. It’s not long until his first love reappears in his life. But she doesn’t even know who he is. In this new life, her weathered housewife look is updated to a stunning and modern look independent, beautiful, and living her best life.
Could this be considered a Win-win? Although he appreciates his new freedom from marriage. Seeing the woman who was once his wife has him really cold at first. But her fresh new personality and optimism remind him of his love and attraction for her. As the story progresses of course. Will he regret that decision he made? While this is on-the-job.
Also Known: Aneun Waipeu, Wife That I Know, Knowing Wife
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Life, Drama, Fantasy
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Some are dating the boss or a co-worker. Seems to be a very common occurrence in k-drama land. But we can speculate that this could happen. Which office romance is your favorite did it make our list if not let.