There are times when you are in the mood to watch a K-drama where it gets right into the thick of it. You’re really not in the mood for a slow-paced story where the two end up falling in love and reuniting halfway through the series – or sometimes even towards the end. We are talking about the K-dramas where the main protagonists are in love and date in the first episodes with the added bonus of maybe a kiss! Here are seven quick-burning K-dramas for those of you who want a series that gets straight into the romance.
Read the first part of this feature here.
In “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim,” Kim Mi So (Min Young Park) decides it’s time for her to quit her job as Lee Young Joon’s secretary (Seo Joun Park) in hopes of pursuing her dreams of finding a husband and starting a family. After being quite dependent on her for some time, Young Joon cannot accept her leaving and ends up proposing marriage to her.
One of the best parts of this series, besides the fiery chemistry between the two main leads, is seeing how quickly this relationship evolves. In the first two episodes, Young Joon tells Mi So that he will marry her in the hope that she will continue to be his secretary. Granted, it’s not the most romantic situation, and he says it all the more so because he needs her, but it’s nonetheless what makes the two even consider each other romantically. And pursuing having a relationship with her afterwards is honestly what K-drama romance dreams are made of!
Start the drama here:
Yoo Na Bi (Han So Hee) is a college art student who becomes entangled in a messy relationship with a fellow student named Park Jae Eon (Song Kang). Jae Eon doesn’t believe in dating but seems to like adventures. Yoo Na Bi is torn between her emotional and physical attraction to him.
Of course, these two lovebirds didn’t start their relationship in the most ideal way, but it worked out eventually. This nerve-wracking series involves a very complicated relationship between two college students, and while there’s a lot of back and forth when it comes to engaging in an exclusive relationship, the physical and emotional aspects progress quite a bit. rapidly. People liked how it stayed true to the webtoon, and the two form a connection very quickly on the show.
3. “Pretty Noona Buying Me Food” (also known as “Something in the Rain”)
“Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food” (also known as “Something in the Rain”) features Son Ye Jin like Yoon Jin Ah and Jung Hae In like the adorable Seo Joon Hee. The story involves Ji Ah and Joon Hee falling in love after knowing each other since they were kids. Ji Ah is also Joon Hee’s older sister’s best friend. Although there is a bit of an age gap between the two, they fall in love and have to face the trials and tribulations of their family members who oppose their relationship.
The sweetest and most adorable part of this series is seeing this midday the romance comes to life so fast. There isn’t much time to anticipate the two main protagonists falling in love and beginning their relationship, as feelings are very present in the first two episodes. This romantic love story between Joon Hee and Jin Ah will make you want them to stay together until the end. It’s an emotional investment from the first episode!
In “Descendants of the Sun”, Song Joong Ki stars like Yoo Shi Jin alongside hye kyo song like Kang Mo Yeon. Yoo Shi Jin is an army captain who falls head over heels in love with Dr. Kang. They embark on a whirlwind of romance despite their different backgrounds. Although they want to be together, Yoo Shi Jin’s job constantly puts her life in danger, which is difficult for Mo Yeon to handle.
The romance in this series is particularly fast-paced, mainly because Yoo Shi Jin falls in love with Kang Mo Yeon at first sight. In the first two episodes, Shi Jin makes advances to Mo Yeon, showing his feelings for her quite quickly. The romance develops at full speed from this moment, but there are obstacles that prevent the two from being happy together. Despite this, the fact that the romance begins so early in the series makes this a must watch for people who don’t have the patience to wait for the OTP to fall in love!
Check out the first episode here:
Bae Ta Mi (I am Soo Jung) is a successful career woman who works at a web portal company. She is known throughout the city and nothing stops her success. When she meets Park Mo Gun (Jang Ki Yong), he falls completely in love with her. But he’s ready to call her when she’s guarded, and he challenges her to give love a chance. Mo Gun is just what Ta Mi needs, and she fights not to back down.
Talk about a fast-burning romance! You have the two main protagonists sleeping together in a hotel room in the very first episode. It was a little shocking to see this happen in a series, but there was nothing to complain about because the romance turned epic. The love story between Ta Mi and Mo Gun will go down as one of the best ever. Seeing how much Mo Gun loves Ta Mi and is ready to be with her no matter what romance I can engage in.
Watch the series here:
As the daughter of a politician, Cha Soo Hyun (Song Hye Kyo) is forced to marry a man she doesn’t love, divorces her, and ends up traveling to Havana, Cuba to help build hotel. On her first day there, she has an accident, and it is there that she has her first encounter with the free spirit Kim Jin Hyuk (Bo Gum Park).
This quick romance between Soo Hyun and Jin Hyuk first begins with Cuba as the backdrop, and we really couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful setting. In the first two episodes, the two main protagonists are able to break down walls and dance the night away in a Cuban bar. Although there are no kisses shared at the start of the series, there is enough passion and romance in the early episodes to keep you satisfied until the end.
Check out the first episode:
7. “Love Alarm”
A mobile application is created to indicate if someone within 10 meters of you likes you. When someone likes you, the alarm goes off, but it doesn’t reveal the person’s exact identity. Kim JoJo (Kim So Hyun) finds himself caught in a situation with two boys (played by Song Kang and Jung Ga Ram) and decides whether or not it makes sense to download the app.
From the very first episode, there is a steamy kiss between Kim So Hyun and Song Kang’s characters that takes place on the side of a building. What more could you ask for? It progresses quickly in both encounters and falls head over heels in love. There’s also a mysterious element to the backdrop that strikes a good balance between intense high school emotions and the love story that’s at the forefront. You’ll enjoy all the butterflies and angst this story brings.
Hey Soompiers, were there any other fast-burning K-dramas you liked? Let me know in the comments below!
binahearts is a Soompi writer whose ultimate prejudices are Song Joong Ki and BIGBANG but has recently been seen obsessing over Hwang In Yeop. Be sure to follow binahearts on Instagram as she journeys through her latest Korean madness!
How does this article make you feel?