One of the most well-liked tropes in K-dramas is office romances. Every good office romance will include heaps of romantic tension, nosy co-workers, and a handsome and intimidating boss. In this list, we are talking about some of the best office romances in K-dramas.
1. Business Proposal
In this series, we follow Shin Ha-Ri, an ordinary woman who works at a well-known company. Ha-Ri's best friend is Jin Young-Seo, the daughter of a rich family. Young-Seo requests Ha-Ri to take her place on a blind date and to convince her she even offers her money. Finally, Ha-Ri agrees to take Young-Seo's place, however, she later finds out that the man she was on a blind date with was Kang Tae-Moon. Tae-Moon is a rich and arrogant man. He is also the CEO of the company where Shin Ha-Ri is working. We see how their lives get entangled with each other and how they slowly develop feelings for each other.
2. What's Wrong With Secretary Kim
In this series, we follow Kim Mi-So, an intelligent and hard-working woman. She is excellent at her work and is very competent. Her boss Lee Young-Joon is deadly charming, rich, and arrogant. He is the vice president of the company, and his family owns and runs the company. Young-Joon believes that Kim Mi-So is perfect for her. The only problem is that Kim Mi-so wants to quit her job and start properly living her life. At first, we see that Mi-So dislikes Young-Joon and believes him to be rude and arrogant. As the series progresses, we see Young-Joon try to woo Mi-So and we see how they slowly fall in love with each other.
3. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
In this series, we follow Do Bong-Soon, a woman who is born with incredible physical strength. This power is passed down to the women in the family. Bong-Soon tries to use her power to help other people and seek justice. One day she runs into An Min-Hyuk, a spoiled CEO of a gaming company. After witnessing her strength, he approaches her and offers to hire her as his bodyguard. In exchange, Bong-Soon can work for his company and develop her own game. We see how both grow with each other and develop feelings for each other.
4. Suspicious Partner
In this series, we follow Bong-Hee, at the beginning of the series she is working at the Judicial Research and Training Institute as an apprentice. One day she happens to meet Ji-Wook, our male protagonist. She mistook Ji-wook who is a prosecutor to be a molester. Later, she runs into Ji-Wook again. After having a couple of drinks together both pass out and Bong-Hee finds herself at Ji-Wook's apartment. After a couple of months, Bong-Hee must work at Ji-Wook's office. During this time Bong-Hee gets falsely accused of murder. Slowly we see how they warm up to each other and slowly fall in love.
5. Romance Is A Bonus Book
In this series, we follow Kang Dan-Yi, who used to be a well-known and dedicated copywriter. However, she is no longer employed and needs work. Due to her age and her background, she finds it difficult to find a proper job. After lying about her age and background she finally can get a job at a publishing company. Cha Eun-Ho also works at this publishing company. He is a chief editor at the company, and he is also a well-known author. He is smart, kind, and warm. We see how both slowly fall in love with each other.
6. Her Private Life
In this series, we follow Sung Deok-Mi, a woman who works at an art gallery as a curator. She is intelligent and loves her job. She is also a hardcore fan of an idol named Shi-An. She runs a fan website and is deeply involved in her affection for Shi-An. She focuses on her work, her friends as well as her fan website. On the other hand, we have Ryan, our male protagonist. Ryan becomes the director of the art gallery where Deok-Mi works. He has a cold and unsocial personality but after learning that Deok-Mi is a fan of Shi-An and runs a website for him, Ryan becomes intrigued by her.
7. Touch Your Heart
In this series, we follow Yoon-Seo, a well-known actress who is required to join a firm where she must work as a secretary for her next role. For her next role in a drama series, she is to play the role of a secretary. To gain experience for her role she joins a firm where she becomes the secretary of a lawyer named Kwon Jung-Rok. Jung-Rok, our male protagonist is cold and very arrogant.
8. She Was Pretty
In this series, we follow Kim Hye-Jin, an intern at a fashion magazine. In this fashion magazine, she runs into her old childhood friend Sung-Joon who is the editor of the magazine. Sung-Joon does not recognise Hye-Jin as he had moved to America when he was a child and Hye-Jin no longer looks like her childhood self. Sung-Joon is now cold-hearted and arrogant. We see how both slowly warm up to each other and fall in love.
9. She Would Never Know
In this series, we follow Yoon Song-A, a strong and dedicated worker. She works in a cosmetic brand as a marketer. She loves her job and focuses solely on her work. She does not have much interest in romantic relationships. On the other hand, we have Cha Hyun-Seung, another marketer who works with Yoon Song-A. He becomes attracted to Song-A and tries to develop a relationship with her.
10. My Shy Boss
In this series, we follow Eun Hwan-Ki, the CEO of a public relations company. Even though he is the CEO of the company he is extremely shy and does not like social interaction. His employees do not know him well either. We also have Chae Ro-Woon, who is a bright and energetic worker. She works in a company owned by Hwan-Ki. She is deeply interested in the CEO and plans to reveal who he is.