With travel restrictions abroad still in place, traveling to the land of oppas is far from possible. But thanks to some rom-com K-Dramas, we just realized that we can actually experience Korea in the Philippines! 

From the romantic beach setting of Lovestruck in the City to the thrilling rides shown on Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, you can experience it all even without leaving the Philippines.

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Best Romcom KDrama 2022 Every Hardcore Fan Must Watch

Traveling to Korea is still off the cards but these feel-good rom-com K-Dramas will def brighten our moods and give us Korea vibes sans the flight tickets! Here are the light-hearted romance comedy Kdrama to binge-watch featuring awesome locations, reminding us of some beautiful Philippine destinations:

  1. Lovestruck in the City – La Union
  2. Crash Landing on You – Carmona, Cavite
  3. Itaewon Class – Poblacion, Makati
  4. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay – Masungi Georeserve
  5. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo – Enchanted Kingdom
  6. Warm and Cozy – Batanes
  7. Legend of the Blue Sea – Banaue Rice Terraces

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1. Lovestruck in the City – La Union

Photo credits to Netflix (left photo) | Jairus Ilao (right photo)

A beach is always an ideal setting to fall in love and Lovestruck in the City proves just that. This romcom Kdrama follows the story of a passionate architect who took a long vacation on a beach and met a free-spirited woman who swept him off his feet. If you’re a hopeless romantic, this is the best rom com Kdrama to watch as it will have you believe that even a whirlwind romance could last. 

Lovestruck in the City is set in a nice beach that is visited by what-seem-like backpackers looking to have fun (or find themselves). This romance comedy Kdrama shows the fun community at the beach, awesome waves for surfing, and serene ambiance, reminiscent of La Union in the Philippines.

2. Crash Landing on You – Carmona, Cavite

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Photo credits to Netflix (left photo) | Monitor Gear (right photo)

Crash Landing on You is a rom com Kdrama on Netflix that took the internet by storm thanks to its light and heavy scenes that give viewers major kilig vibes. This top rom com Kdrama follows the story of young heiress Yoon Se-ri that accidentally lands in North Korea after a paragliding mishap. 

You know what this paragliding scene reminds us of? Philippines’ very own Carmona, Cavite which is a very popular paragliding spot in the Philippines! And if you want to experience it yourself, we got you covered!

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3. Itaewon Class – Poblacion, Makati

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Photo credits to JTBC (left photo) | Randel Tablada (right photo)

As the title suggests, Itaewon Class is set in a colorful Seoul neighborhood where an ex-con named Park Saeroyi (played by Park Seo-jun) and his friends make their dreams for DanBam a reality. The left photo from the rom com Kdrama Netflix shows the first location of DanBam where a few restaurants and bars are lined up. Looks familiar? Because we have one, too, just like that in Poblacion, Makati. Poblacion or Pobla is a popular hangout place for young professionals looking for some booze and fun. 

But don’t get us wrong, Itaewon Class not only features an inspiring rags-to-riches story but also scenes that we can apply in real life. Case in point, the stock market scenes. This is one of the best rom com Kdramas to watch if you want some laughs, good cries, and new knowledge about finance.

4. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay (Sogeumsan Mountain Suspension Bridge) – Masungi Georeserve

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Photo screen grabbed from Netflix (left photo) | by Danica Hernandez (right photo)

In the top rom com Kdrama It’s Okay Not to Be Okay, Moon-young and Gang-tae took a trip to the mountain at Sogeumsan Mountain Suspension Bridge in Wonju City. In the exact scene of this Kdrama romcom, the fearless heroine gets cold feet as she crosses the hanging bridge with a length of 200m and a height of 100m. 

If you’re game for some adventure or just ready to face your fear of heights, consider visiting Masungi Georeserve in Baras, Rizal that features hanging bridges and the popular giant sapot. If not, then just binge-watch this rom com Kdrama on Netflix for a warm up.

5. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (E-World) – Enchanted Kingdom

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Photo credits to MBC (left photo) | Enchanted Kingdom (right photo)

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo is one of the top Korean romcom dramas ever made. It is about a group of student athletes who are fighting for their dreams and finding love in the process. If you’re feeling down, this is the best Korean romance comedy drama to boost your mood. In fact, one of the funniest scenes on Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo is shown in the photo above. The lead characters went on a trip to a theme park where Joon-hyung tries to impress Bok-joo by trying the most extreme rides even if he’s scared. 

This scene was shot at E-World in Daegu City. In the Philippines, there are lots of awesome themed parks but one that always stands out is Enchanted Kingdom in Laguna.

6. Warm and Cozy – Batanes

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Photo credits to MBC (left photo) | Cielo Fernando (right photo)

Given Seopjikoji Hill’s scenic views, it’s not surprising that many Korean romcom dramas were filmed here. Among the most popular ones in the romcom Kdrama list shot at Given Seopjikoji Hill are All In, Boys Over Flowers, Orange and Marmalade, and Warm and Cozy

There you’d see a bed of little yellow flowers and the Seopjikoji Lighthouse (Wishing Lighthouse) set at the top of a hill, and has sweeping views out over the ocean. And where else can you get the same (or more) breathtaking views like it than in Batanes? Batanes’ Tayid Lighthouse is also nestled on top of a hill surrounded by more hills and the stunning ocean, just like at the Seopjikoji Lighthouse.

7. Legend of the Blue Sea – Banaue Rice Terraces

Photo credits to SBS (left photo) | Frolova_Elena (right photo)

Known as the green tea capital of South Korea, Boseong Green Tea Plantation boasts a stunning field of tea gardens. In the romance comedy Kdrama Legend of the Blue Sea, this is where Sim Cheong was almost caught by Lord Yang’s swordsmen, but is saved in the nick of time by her prince charming, Dam Ryung, played by Lee Min Ho. 

While Boseong Green Tea Plantation are not rice fields, we can’t help but compare it to the Philippines’ Banaue Rice Terraces that feature rice paddies in staircase-like areas. If you can’t find green tea plantation like this top romance comedy Kdrama features, Banaue Rice Terraces would do the trick!

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Frequently Asked Questions About RomCom KDrama

Q: What is the best Romcom Kdrama?
A: Here’s a list of the best Korean romance comedy dramas:

  1. Lovestruck in the City
  2. Crash Landing on You
  3. Descendants of the Sun
  4. Fight for My Way
  5. Romance is a Bonus Book
  6. Itaewon Class
  7. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  8. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  9. What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?
  10. Legend of the Blue Sea

Q: What is the most entertaining romcom Kdrama?
A: While there’s a lot of entertaining romance comedy Kdramas, the one that stands out in 2021 is Crash Landing on You garnering 21.683% ratings.

Q: What is the No. 1 Kdrama?
A: The World of the Married remains the no. 1 Korean drama with a rating of 28.371%.

Q: Which romcom Kdrama should I watch in 2022?
A: Here are the most entertaining rom com Kdramas to watch this 2022:

  1. Lovestruck in the City
  2. Crash Landing on You
  3. Descendants of the Sun
  4. Fight for My Way
  5. Romance is a Bonus Book
  6. Itaewon Class
  7. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  8. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  9. What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?
  10. Legend of the Blue Sea
  11. Because This Is My First Life
  12. Strong Girl Bong-Soon
  13. I Am Not A Robot
  14. Her Private Life
  15. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Q: What is the best Korean rom com on Netflix?
A: Here’s a list of the best Korean rom com on Netflix:

  1. Lovestruck in the City
  2. Crash Landing on You
  3. Descendants of the Sun
  4. Fight for My Way
  5. Romance is a Bonus Book
  6. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  7. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  8. What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?
  9. Because This Is My First Life
  10. Strong Girl Bong-Soon
  11. Itaewon Class
  12. Her Private Life
  13. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

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