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10 New Romantic Comedy Korean Dramas to Watch in 2024

Written by Sera Serinda A

Are you torn between the charm of a romantic love story and the fun of a comedy? Why not enjoy the best of both worlds in a single K-drama?

Korean dramas are renowned for skillfully blending romance and comedy. This fusion results in shows that not only tug at your heartstrings but also bring laughter through the quirky antics of the characters and the engaging plotlines.

For fans of this delightful genre, Bacaterus has curated a list of the latest romantic-comedy Korean dramas. Prepare to experience a whirlwind of emotions as you these dramas!

1. Doctor Slump

Year 2024
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Cast Park Shin Hye Park Hyung Sik
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As we step into early 2024, Korea brings us a batch of captivating new dramas to indulge in. One of these gems is "Doctor Slump," featuring the ever-talented Park Shin Hye and Park Hyung Sik. This 16-episode series tells the story of high school pals who couldn't stand each other back in the day but find themselves falling for each other in the future.

Nam Ha Neul (Park Shin Hye) and Yeo Jeong Woo (Park Hyung Sik) were once schoolyard rivals. As they grew up, Yeo Jung Woo became South Korea's most sought-after plastic surgeon, enjoying a smooth life until a career-altering incident struck.

Meanwhile, Nam Ha Neul pursued a path as an anesthesiologist, working diligently towards her dream of becoming a doctor. Her intelligence earned her widespread admiration, but she realized that she had been into work and hasn't had fun throughout her life.

When Ha Neul crosses paths with Jeon Woo again, she sees a glimmer of hope for a more enjoyable life. Could love possibly bloom between them, or will old grudges keep them apart?

South Korea seems to be the top spot for revenge dramas, right? These shows are really popular because they're thrilling and make viewers feel a sense of satisfaction when the main character overcomes tough times and gets back at those who wronged them in the past.

Take the drama "Marry My Husband," for example. It's about Kang Ji Won (Park Min Young), who is married to Park Min Hwan (Lee Yi Kyung). But their marriage is hanging by a thread.

Things go from bad to worse for Ji Won. She finds out she has cancer, her husband is out of work and drowning in debt, and then he starts cheating on her with his close friend, Jung Soo Min (Song Ha Yoon).

In a shocking twist, Ji Won is killed by Min Hwan and Soo Min. But instead of passing on to another world, she goes back in time by 10 years. Ji Won starts planning her revenge. She decides to make Soo Min marry Min Hwan, so Soo Min can experience the same misery Ji Won went through with her terrible husband.


3. Like Flowers in Sand

Year 2023
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Cast Jang Dong Yoon Lee Joo Myung
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"Like Flowers in Sand" tells the compelling story of young individuals in Geosan city, each striving to make a mark in the future. The drama stars Jang Dong Yoon as the lead, alongside a talented cast of Korean actors and artists including Lee Ju Myoung, Yoon Jong Seok, and others.

Set in Korea, the drama highlights the traditional wrestling sport of ssireum, widely practiced by the youth of Geosan. Among them is Kim Baek Du (Jang Dong Yoon), who comes from a distinguished family of ssireum athletes. However, he is losing interest in the sport and considers an early retirement.

Just as he is on the brink of giving up, Baek Du reconnects with his childhood friend, Oh Yu Gyeong (Lee Joo Myoung). Yu Gyeong reignites Baek Du's passion for ssireum in a way that profoundly affects him. Throughout his journey, Baek Du meets many supportive people who contribute to his career. In turn, he also becomes a pillar of support for those who have always stood by him.

4. Welcome to Samdal-ri

Year 2023
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Cast Ji Chang Wook Shin Hye Sun
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As 2023 draws to a close, K-drama enthusiasts are treated to the new series "Welcome to Samdal-ri," directed by Cha Young Hoon. Spanning 16 episodes, this drama showcases the talents of renowned actor Ji Chang Wook and the beautiful Shin Hye Sun. Together, they bring to life a tender story of childhood love that endures and evolves into adulthood, set in the picturesque region of Samdal-ri.

The series revolves around Cho Yong Pil (Ji Chang Wook) and Cho Sam Dal (Shin Hye Sun). They were close friends in their youth, but as time passed, their lives took different paths, leading to an eventual separation. Yong Pil now works as a weather forecaster on the scenic Jeju Island, while Sam Dal has made a name for herself as a celebrated photographer in Seoul, operating under the pseudonym Cho Eun Hye.

However, Sam Dal's career takes an unexpected hit due to an unforeseen incident, causing her world to crumble. In the wake of this setback, she returns to her roots in Samdal-ri. It's in her hometown that she meets Yong Pil again, her ex boyfriend, and reconnects with friends from her childhood.

Though the initial reunion is fraught with discomfort and challenges, Sam Dal endeavors to adjust and make peace with her past. As she navigates the complexities of homecoming and rekindled relationships, Sam Dal discovers a deeper sense of joy and fulfillment in the village where she grew up.

5. My Man Is Cupid

Year 2023
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Cast Jang Dong Yoon Nana Park Ki Woong
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A love fairy named Cheon Sang Hyuk has been marooned on Earth for 500 years due to his damaged wings. During his long stay, he encountered numerous people, each with a red string indicating their proximity to their soul mate.

However, when Sang Hyuk met Oh Baek Ryun, a beautiful veterinarian, he noticed she had no such string. Intriguingly, every man who gets close to Baek Ryun ends up facing misfortune, sometimes even death. As a result, she's guarded her heart against the advances of men. Yet, her interaction with Sang Hyuk feels distinctly different, leaving him constantly in her thoughts.

Curious about Baek Ryun's romantic destiny, Sang Hyuk initiates a connection with her. As they spend more time together, Sang Hyuk finds himself developing feelings for her as well.

6. My Demon

Year 2023
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Cast Kim Yoo Jung Song Kang
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"My Demon" is a drama that tells about the unusual romance between a human and a supernatural being. Featuring Song Kang and Kim Yoo Jung, this drama stands out with its young and dynamic cast, complemented by beautiful cinematography.

The plot revolves around Do Do Hee, the daughter of the owner of Mirae Group, who is poised to inherit her family's business. Growing up in a world of tough realities, Do Hee has learned not to easily trust others and is skeptical about love. However, her outlook begins to change after she enters a contractual marriage with Jeong Gu Won.

Gu Won is actually a demon who has lived in the human world for over two centuries. In a surprising twist, Do Hee saves Gu Won from nearly drowning, and this incident mysteriously transfers Gu Won's powers to her.

Armed with this knowledge, Do Hee decides to turn the tables and uses the situation to make Gu Won her fake husband. Gu Won, left with no other option, accepts the arrangement, secretly hoping that he will eventually regain his powers. This intriguing plot weaves together elements of love, trust, and the intersection of human and supernatural worlds.

7. The Matchmakers

Year 2023
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Cast Kim Seok Woo Cho Yi Hyun
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For historical dramas set in dynastic periods, China and Korea consistently produce some of the most captivating stories. One such story is "The Matchmakers," directed by Hwang Seung Gi and Kim Soo Jin, set in the Joseon dynasty. The story centers on a young widower and a young widow who attempt to solve the problem of unmarried adult women in their royal territory.

Our main characters are Sim Jung Woo (Ro Woon) and Jung Soon Deok (Cho Yi Hyun). Jung Woo, who is respected for his intelligence and charm, finds himself trapped in an unexpected marriage with the princess, a decision made by the kingdom.

However, tragedy strikes early in their marriage as the princess passes away, which makes Jung Woo a widower and bound by customs that forbid remarriage.

Meanwhile, Soon Deok, who lost her husband, the second son of the first deputy prime minister, also suffers the same fate as a widow. Through coincidence, Jung Woo and Soon Deok meet and form a deep bond of friendship.

Together, they embark on a sincere mission to serve as matchmakers, connecting single men and women so they can build a happy marriage.

The drama "Castaway Diva" centers around the story of Seo Mok Ha (portrayed by Park Eun Bin), a young girl with a dream of becoming a singer. As a sixth-grader, Mok Ha was on the verge of auditioning in Seoul when an unexpected twist left her stranded on a deserted island.

Isolated and unknown to the world, Mok Ha struggles to survive alone on the island. Time slips by, and before anyone realizes, 15 years have passed. The little girl, once reported missing, is finally discovered and rescued.

Returning to society after such a long isolation, Mok Ha finds herself out of step with the modern world. She has missed out on learning about many things during her time on the island. Despite these challenges, Mok Ha is determined not to let go of her musical aspirations. She bravely steps into this new world, eager to learn and pursue her passion for music.

Castaway Diva marks the much-anticipated return of Park Eun Bin in 2023. What makes this drama particularly special is the opportunity for viewers to witness the actress's singing and musical talents, showcasing her as a truly versatile and multi-talented performer.

9. A Good Day to be a Dog

Year 2023
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Cast Cha Eun Woo Park Gyu Young Lee Hyun Woo
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"Based on the popular Webtoon 'A Good Day to Be a Dog' by Lee Hey, this story unfolds the unique love journey of Han Hae Na. She carries an unusual curse - whenever she kisses a man, she transforms into a dog. This transformation happens every night and lasts until sunrise. The only way for Hae Na to become human again is if the man she kissed is willing to kiss her in her dog form.

This peculiar curse has been passed down through Hae Na's family, leading her to choose a life of staying single.

Hae Na, a high school teacher, finds herself in a tricky situation one night. After having a bit too much to drink, she accidentally kisses her coworker, Jin Seo Won. Seo Won is a math teacher known for his cold and reserved demeanor. To complicate matters, Seo Won has a deep-seated fear of dogs, stemming from a traumatic childhood incident.

The big question that looms is whether Hae Na will be able to get Seo Won to overcome his fear and kiss her in her dog form, breaking the curse. This story takes viewers on a rollercoaster of emotions, blending romance, humor, and a touch of magic."

"Strong Girl Nam Soon," a spinoff of the immensely popular drama "Strong Woman Do Bong Soon," unfolds the story of Do Bong Soon's cousin, Nam Soon. Like Bong Soon, Nam Soon possesses extraordinary strength surpassing that of ordinary humans, a trait shared by all the women in their family lineage.

However, Nam Soon's life takes an unfortunate turn. As a baby, she was lost in Mongolia during a vacation with her father. This incident leads to the divorce of her parents.

Meanwhile, Nam Soon enjoys a fulfilling life in Mongolia with his adoptive parents. As an adult, she decides to return to Korea in search of her biological family. Upon her return, Nam Soon reunites with her family, and the impostor who had taken her place flees. Following a joyful family reunion, Nam Soon, her mother, and her grandmother—all endowed with superpowers—find themselves entangled in a dangerous drug case.

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