In the realm of Korean drama, the fusion of supernatural and romance genres has given rise to a fascinating domain of storytelling, where love unfolds in the middle of the extraordinary and the otherworldly. Be it mermaids, vampires, or goblins, these supernatural beings are a significant part of the various aspects of K-dramas. These take the viewers on a captivating journey that explores love most incredibly. Mixing supernatural elements with romance makes it even more exciting and fascinating to watch. We will explore the top 10 most-watched series that have represented the supernatural and romance genre beautifully and efficiently. Let us find out those remarkable love tales where the boundaries separating the supernatural from the natural blur hold us intrigued and wanting more.
The story revolves around Kim Shin (Gong Yoo), a mighty warrior backstabbed and ruthlessly killed by his king. However, seeing everyone mourn Shin's unfair death, God transforms him into an immortal goblin. After decades, Shin decides to travel into the modern world to look for his bride i.e., Ji Eun Tak, the only one who can release him from the weight of eternal life. Ji Eun Tak (Kim Ga Eun) is a mortal woman who can see ghosts and is fated to marry a goblin. Fated couple Ji Eun Tak and Shin come across each other and eventually, fall in love with the time, which makes things more complex for Shin. It is a supernatural romance series with a beautiful and fascinating narrative.
2. The Legend Of The Blue Sea
The Legend Of The Blue Sea narrates the story of a mermaid, Shim Cheong (Jun Ji Hyun), who follows her lover from the Joseon Dynasty i.e., Kim Ryung, to the modern-day where, Kim Ryung is reborn as Heo Joon Jae (Lee Min Ho), a con artist who shows his first interest in Shim Cheong because of her USD 6 million worth of jade bracelets. Meanwhile, Shim Cheong is clueless of Heo Joon Jae's true intentions towards her. However, Heo Joon Jae's stepmother plots a plan to murder him, and side by side, the two main leads, destined to be together, fall in love with each other.
3. Hotel Del Luna
Hotel Del Luna is a series released in 2019 that portrays the story of Seoul's supernatural and mysterious Hotel Del Luna and Jang Man Wol (IU), an enigmatic CEO who is stuck there because of her past mistakes. When Koo Chan Sung (Yeo Jin Goo) arrives, he discovers that the hotel is housing ghosts as its guests as he starts working there as a manager. Hotel Del Luna is a supernatural romance series that depicts the love blooming between Jang Man Wol and Koo Chan Sang, leading to a happy ending.
Dong Baek (Yoo Seung Ho), with the supernatural power to read people’s minds and memories, becomes a detective. Dong Baek teams up with Han Sun Mi (Lee Se Young), a skilled criminal profiler, to catch the serial killers to prevent any further fatalities. Han Sun Mi and Dong Baek are two complete opposites. However, the romance blossoms, but they must suppress their feelings at the moment to focus on identifying the perpetrator in their city.
5. My Love From The Star
Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun) is an alien who has lived 400 years on Earth and belongs to the Joseon Dynasty. Cheon Song Yi (Jun Ji Hyun), who has been in front of the camera since childhood, is now a top female actress. Do Min Joon lives next door to Cheon Song Yi, and the two often clash. The two are pole-opposite, but as the story evolves, Do Min Joon, the alien, falls in love with Cheon Song Yi. However, Do Min Joon has to leave the earth, or he will die, but from time to time, he comes to earth for Cheon Song Yi.
6. Bring It On, Ghost
Bring It On, Ghost is a 2016 series that tells the tale of a young exorcist, Park Bong Pal (Ok Taec Yeon), who teams up with Kim Hyun Ji (Kim So Hyun), a female ghost who helps him send other spirits to the afterworld while waiting for her, chance. While doing so, the two become close, and love starts to blossom. This series is a perfect example of supernatural drama with romance that will fascinate you.
W is a supernatural romance drama that centers on the collision of two worlds: the actual world and a fictional one from a digital webtoon named W. Oh Yeon Joo (Han Hyo Joo) discovers a webtoon created by her father i.e., W, where she meets and saves Kang Chul (Lee Jong Suk) from the fictional world. Kang Chul falls in love with Oh Yeon Joo and follows her to the actual world.
8. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon is a 2017 series that depicts the story of Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young), a young girl who is blessed with supernatural strength. An Min Hyuk (Park Hyung Sik), the CEO of a video game company, starts getting troubled by a stalker. An Min Hyuk learns the secret of Bong Soon i.e., her supernatural strength, due to which he hires her as his bodyguard. However, the series leads to a love triangle where Bong Soon gets stuck between An Min Hyuk and Guk doo, her childhood crush.
9. The King: Eternal Monach
Lee Gon (Lee Min Ho) the king, and the once ideal monarch of the kingdom of Corea, loses his way after the tragic death of his father. While trying to escape from his duties, Lee Gon leaves the palace and lands in, a parallel universe where he encounters Jeong Tae Eul (Kim Go Eun) a police inspector. A romantic relationship develops between the two as pursuing their objectives ultimately draws them together.
10. My Roommate Is A Gumiho
My Roommate Is A Gumiho is a 2021 series that tells the tale of Shin Woo Yeo (Jang Ki Young), a shape-shifting fox or a 999-year-old Gumiho who wishes to become human one day. Shin Woo learns that Lee Dam (Lee Hye Ri) has consumed his magical bead, which is essential for him to acquire before he loses his chances to become a human, and it harms Lee Dam. As the story progresses, they fall in love, leading to an adorable story.