K-Drama picks: Get swooned by romance series See You in My 19th Life and King The Land

Netflix will be pushing out a series of K-dramas centred on romance, including the Korean spin-off of Taiwanese hit series Someday or One Day.

Pang Jing Wen

| June 10, 2023
Yoona and Lee Jun-ho in a still for King The Land. Photo: Netflix

Chances are, you’ve watched, or at least heard of timeless romantic classics like Our Beloved Summer (2021) and Crash Landing On You (2019), get ready for a thrilling ride.

Netflix will be releasing a slate of new K-romance series soon. Here are some of the series by the streaming giant that you shouldn’t miss.

1. See You in My 19th Life (Premieres 17 Jun)

See You in My 19th Life is another K-drama born out of a webcomic. Shin Hye-sun portrays Ban Ji-Eum, who possesses the ability to remember her past lives.

Ahn Bo-hyun and Shin Hye-sun in a still for See You in My 19th Life. Photo: Netflix

In her 19th life, she fell in love with a boy next door Moon Seo-ha (Ahn Bo-hyun). In the 12-episode series, she later discovers that he has transformed into a cold-hearted man who avoids emotional connections.

2. King The Land (Premieres 17 Jun)

Get enthralled as K-pop idols Lee Jun-ho from 2PM and Yoona of Girls’s Generation, come together as actors in this eagerly awaited K-Romance.

The duo deliver a tale of enemies gradually blossoming into lovers. The series follows Goo-won (Lee Jun-ho), who’s a charming heir from a chaebol family and Cheon Sa-Rang (Yoona), a staff in King Hotel, managed by Goo’s family.

Watch how their dynamic changes in this “enemies to lovers” K-romance series.

3. Behind Your Touch

Queen of romantic comedies, Han Ji-min, plays the role of a veterinarian Bong Ye-bun with an extraordinary gift of psychometry.

Han Ji-min and Lee Min-ki in a still for Behind Your Touch. Photo: Press

When she convinces detective Jang Kyul (Lee Min-ki) of her exceptional abilities, the two form an alliance to solve crimes within the neighbourhood. Incorporating suspense and comedy, it’s difficult to give this 16-part series a miss.

4. Destined with You

Despite its slightly tacky title, Destined with You sees Cho Boa and Rowoon of K-pop boy band SF9 combine their star wattage in this sweeping saga.

Cho Boa and Rowoon in a still for Destined with You. Photo: Press

The series tells the story of an irresistible romance between Lee Hong-jo (Cho Boa) and Jang Shin-yu (Rowoon).

It revolves around a forbidden book thoroughly sealed 300 years ago, which later lands in the hands of Lee. Subsequently, Jang becomes the victim of the forbidden book due to the curse it possesses.

5. A Time Called You (Coming Soon)

The K-drama spin-off of the Taiwanese hit drama series Someday or One Day (2019) is on its way. The series is fronted by Ahn Hyo-seop and Jeon Yeo-bin.

Ahn Hyo-seop and Jeon Yeo-bin in a still for A Time Called You. Photo: Netflix

It follows Han Jun-hee (Jeon Yeo-bin), who’s grieving over the loss of her boyfriend Gu Yeon-jun (Ahn Hyo-seop) in 2023, a year after his passing. Somehow, she travels back in time to 1998 and wakes up inhabiting the body of a different person, an 18-year-old Min-ju.

As she navigates this new reality, she also meets the doppelganger of her deceased boyfriend.

6. Doona! (Coming Soon)

This one’s an interesting one. The cast of this K-drama is probably living out your wildest fantasy — living with a former K-Pop sensation. That’s college student Lee Won-Joon’s (Yang Se-jong) predicament.

Bae Suzy and Yang Se-jeong. Photo: Netflix

He lives with Doona (Bae Suzy). Once the it-girl of the K-pop scene, she suddenly announces her retirement and resides in a share-house.

It’s not long before she catches feelings for Lee thanks to his warm and caring personality.


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