When bosses become the subject of our leads’ affection, working environment becomes more challenging and complicated, but also exciting! Here’s a list of kdramas with endearing “boss romance” involved…
Noh Go Jin is the top Math instructor and the CEO of GOTOP, a learning institute in Korea. He pretends he has amnesia due to a lot of death threats he had received. His secretary Lee Shin Ah, who has a grudge on Noh Go Jin for being a mean boss, pretends she is his fiancee thinking he doesn’t remember anything.
Shin Ha Ri works for a food company as a researcher. One day, her life changes when she tries to go on a blind date instead of her close friend, but the guy she dates happens to be Kang Tae Moo, the CEO of the company where she works for.
Kim Moo Young had been living in a village as a zombie for the past two years and learned how to move and act like a real live person. He moves to the city and takes over the identity of a dead detective. While starting his detective work, he meets Gong Sun Ji, who takes an interest working as a detective assistant.
Choi Dae Hyun runs a convenience store and badly needs a part-timer to help him out. Jung Saet Byul applies for the job and she really works hard to improve the sales. Jung Saet Byul actually likes Choi Dae Hyun since they met 3 years ago. She was still a bad-ass highschool student back then and now that she is in college, she needs a part-time job and tries to work for the person that she has a crush on.
Park Sae Royi, after losing his father and who did not get justice from it, promises himself to take revenge against the people who did him wrong. After some years serving in prison and later working very hard to raise some money, he finally manages to own a pub in Itaewon, an area in Seoul popular for its nightlife and restaurants.
Frozen in 1999 and got thawed in 2019! The lives of Dong Chan and Mi Ran will never be the same. They will be adjusting to a life full of challenging trends and lifestyles while maintaining a low-temperature body to stay alive.
Hotel del Luna is owned by Jang Man Wol who has been around for over a century, stuck in between the world of the living and the dead. Her hotel caters to the needs and wishes of those souls before they would proceed to the afterlife. Hotel del Luna gets a new manager who is a living human to manage all the paper works and other things which deals with the world of the living and he is no other than Goo Chang Sung, a well-sought manager in his field.
An art gallery curator is also a huge kpop fan and has been living passionately as both. She then meets the new director of the gallery who is at first very critical of everyone’s work but then also has his own soft side.
An actress tries to learn about legal stuff to prepare for her comeback drama but then meets boss super handsome, snobbish lawyer who is not so cool about her working for him.
Present day Korea monarchy with the emperor marrying a commoner, Oh Sunny, to hide his flaws and crimes. Oh Sunny, a small-time musical actress and a huge fan of the emperor, becomes the empress and suddenly gets in the middle of the chaos inside the palace.
Nam Shin 3 is a very advanced robot created by the brilliant scientist Dr. Oh to replace her son the real Nam Shin whose been separated from her since he was young. When Nam Shin falls into coma, Nam Shin 3 has to replace him to act on his behalf as the director of the company the real Nam Shin will have to inherit. Nam Shin 3 is doing fantastic in his job and he even gets close to the lady bodyguard, Kang So Bong.
Secretary Kim, the very capable secretary of 9 years of the quite handsome but full of himself vice chairman Lee Young Joon is quitting and leaving the very handsome boss frustrated. She has 2 months to train her replacement and convince her boss to let go of her so she can finally find what she likes doing most.
Seo Poong is a chef of a popular Chinese restaurant but got fired and ends up working in a small restaurant owned by a gangster boss, Chil Sung. He then meets Sae Woo, who used to be rich but is now desperately looking for a job and ends up in his newly open restaurant. Together, they work hard to get new customers and compete with the big Chinese restaurant across the street.
What happens if you’ve pretended as a robot to the man that you fell in love? Ji Ah has to pretend to be Aji 3, a robot, to Kim Min Kyu. While spending time with each other, they developed a mutual affection towards each other.
Noh Ji Wook is a prosecutor who lost his position for helping a former lawyer intern, Eun Bong Hee acquitted from her case of killing her boyfriend, son of the District Attorney. The two then work together run a private law firm and get to defend a guy who would be the answer to all puzzles and capturing him would put everything back in place.
One-night stand turned serious after a couple of years. Our sexy director Jin Wook just doesn’t forget Lee Yoo Mi’s pretty face. But do they have a future together? Maybe Lee Yoo Mi’s cooking will contribute a bit.
Super strong woman Do Bong Soon is long lost heroine of our CEO Min Min and she seems to be doing fine being his current heroine as well. Funny with some serious mystery solving.
Kim Je Ha, a former soldier who is on the run after being framed, crosses path with the powerful Choi Yoo Jin, the wife of a presidential hopeful, Jang Se Joon. Je Ha witnesses one of Jang Se Joon’s affair thus ordered to be killed by Choi Yoo Jin but survives. Impressed by that, the latter then hires him to be one of her trusted bodyguards and gets an assignment to look after the secret daughter of Jang Se Joon.
It’s always funny whenever Hwang Jung Eum is around. Though her leading man here is not that strong, we’ve got Shi Won from Super Junior who saved the show with his looks and a role that is quite entertaining.
Geo Seo Jin, an heir and the CEO of a theme park Wonderland is suffering from a multiple personality disorder. The other personality he possesses is called Robin, a very talented artist who always helps him whenever he’s in a difficult situation.
Old guy got hit by a meteor and became a young man. He fell in love of course with a young lady but at the same time has to prove he owns all the riches that his old self owned.
It’s hard if you dump your guy and he becomes a successful founder of an app. Not just that, he becomes sexy-looking as well. As you see, our lady here is trying to seduce that guy back. Funny and romantic, just our typical romcom.
The lady who can see ghosts is helping a very handsome chaebol talk to his dead girlfriend. Do you think these two have a chance together?
This lady bodyguard has to protect a popular baseball player from any stalker, but she grows fond of him everyday she works for him.
A spoiled brat, rich young lady is doing whatever she likes but had to deal with his persistent bodyguard.
A beautiful story of a boyish girl who aspires to be a barista. She started working at a coffee shop owned by of course our very handsome coffee prince.
Cute and funny story of a girl who works as a guide in Jeju, bumped into a rich guy who owns a mandarin farm and hotels. She got into a mess when she accepted a deal to lie as the lost granddaughter of his wealthy grandmother.
A heartbroken Kim Sam Soon found a new love and he is just a nobody but a CEO of a big company. Everything was fine until his first love came back home.
Love triangle which started in Paris. A girl met 2 guys who both like her and are both brothers that made it more complicated. Story continued as characters returned to Korea.