Article: Top Ten Korean College-Romance Drama

Youth is all about new experiences and new emotions. The first feeling of love and budding romance fills the youth with happiness and excitement.  Korean dramas let the audience live these feelings.

1. My Id Is Gangnam Beauty

My ID Is Gangnam Beauty is a 2018 K-drama; starring Im Soo-hyang, Cha Eun-woo, Jo Woo-ri, and Kwak Dong-yeon. The story is about a girl Kang Mi-rae, who had been bullied all her life because of her looks. Because of all these, she loses her self-confidence and decides to start a fresh. So, she undergoes cosmetic surgery. Later, in university, she meets Do Kyung-seok, her fellow classmate who doesn't judge people by their looks. Eventually, Mi-rae realizes that looks don’t define a person; the only thing that matters is the kind of person you are from inside.


2. Cheese In The Trap

Cheese in the Trap is a 2016 K-drama; starring Park Hae-jin, Kim Go-eun, Seo Kang-joon, and Lee Sung-kyung.  The story is about the life of university students. The drama follows the character Hong Seol, a hard-working scholarship student.  Her life drastically changes, when her senior Yoo Jung starts to act friendly towards her. Is this the start of a romance or some deception?


3. At A Distance, Spring Is Green

At a Distance, Spring Is Green is a 2021 K-drama; starring Park Ji-hoon, Kang Min-ah, and Bae In-hyuk. The drama focuses on young people in their twenties and the problems they face in university.  The story follows Yeo Jun, who seems to have a perfect life, but looks can be deceptive.  Nam Soo-hyun is a straight-A student, who is a social outcast with a thorny personality. Kim So-bin is an average 3rd- year student. These three bond and form an unlikely, strange trio.


4. Age Of Youth

Age of Youth is a 2016 K-drama; starring Han Ye-ri, Han Seung-yeon, Park Eun-bin, Ryu Hwa-young, Park Hye-su, Ji Woo, and Choi Ara. The drama shows the issues that younger generations are likely to face. The story is about five girls who live together in a house called "Belle Epoque". They bond over their growing pain, hope, and dreams.


5. Queen Of The Ring

Queen of the Ring is a 2017 K-drama; starring Kim Seul-gi and Ahn Hyo-seop. This is a fantasy drama; that shows people are judged based on their outer appearance. The story follows the character Mo Nan Hee, who is not very confident about her looks. One day she gets a magical ring that transforms her into the most datable person. Meanwhile, Park Se Gun, the most popular guy on campus who only dates attractive girls, falls head over heels for Nan Hee after her transformation. It would be interesting to know what life has stored for them.


6. Bring It On, Ghost

Bring It On, Ghost is a 2016 K-drama; starring Ok Taec-yeon, Kim So-hyun, and Kwon Yul. The drama follows the character Park Bong-pal, a college student who can see and hear ghosts. He works as an exorcist to earn money. At a haunted high school, he encounters Kim Hyun-ji, a wandering spirit. Hyun-ji feels that Bong-pal can help her to ascend to the next life. Thus, starts the journey of an exorcist and a ghost living together; unaware that they are being stalked by an evil spirit.


7. Heartstrings

Heartstrings is a 2011 K-drama; starring Park Shin-hye and Jung Yong-hwa. The drama is about the young adults who struggle and fight for their dreams.


8. Go Back Couple

Go Back Couple is a 2017 K-drama; starring Son Ho-jun and Jang Na-ra. The story is about; a 38-years-old married couple, Choi Ban Do and Ma Jin Joo, who've lost their love in the depth of time. Now, what’s left is only regret and complaint. But, one day, they Time-travel to their university days and decides not to repeat the same mistakes of the past. But, can emotions be controlled?


9. When My Love Blooms

When My Love Blooms is a 2020 K-drama; starring Yoo Ji-tae, Lee Bo-young, Park Jinyoung, and Jeon So-nee. The drama follows the characters Han Jae-hyun and Yoon Ji-soo. They first met in their university days and fell in love. But, life had other plans for them; they got separated and moved on with their respective lives. Twenty years later, their path crosses again, can they now have their happy ending, or were they never meant to be together?


10. Rookie Cops

Rookie Cops is a 2022 K-drama; starring Kang Daniel, Chae Soo-bin, Lee Shin-young, and Park Yoo-na. The drama follows the stories of freshmen recruits at the elite Korean National Police University (KNPU). The series is a complete package of dreams, ambitions, friendship, romance, mystery, and courage.