Celebrities’ love life is not easy; they always fear getting into rumors and can’t even date freely. However, these Kdrama celebrities break all the boundaries as they fall in love with a common man, whether he or she is a postman, a lawyer, or just a struggling makeup artist. The lucky characters in the drama get to date a celebrity, but still, they stand the test of a harsh celebrity dating lifestyle. Initially, these couples have a hard time getting along with each other, but ultimately, they fall in love.
So here are the 9 Korean Dramas Where a Celebrity Falls in Love With a Common Man.
1. Love to Hate You
Main Cast: Kim Ok Vin, Teo Yoo, Kim Ji Hoon and Go Won Hee
Synopsis: “Love to Hate You” tells the story of Yeon Mi Ran, a rookie attorney at a law firm. She is not interested in dating men and hates losing to men. Nam Kang Ho is an A-list actor in the entertainment industry. He is quite popular in South Korea due to his handsome appearance, smartness, and kindness. But he has trust issues when it comes to women. For both of them, love means nothing, and their first encounter was not pleasant either. But, what can they do when their fates are intertwined together as they are forced to date each other. And here starts the battle of love.
Where to Watch: Netflix
2. Shooting Stars
Main Cast: Lee Sung Kyung, Kim Young Dae, Yoon Jong Hoon, Kim Yoon Hye, Lee Jung Shin, and Park So Jin
Synopsis: It tells a romance comedy story of Oh Han Byun and Gong Tae Sung. Oh Han Byun is the head of the PR team at an entertainment industry. She is quite talented in her job and is even good in various fields of the entertainment industry like handling celebrity crisis, communications and more. Gong Tae Sung is an A-list celebrity who is not on good terms with Oh Han Byun. His fans always support him due to his good smile and nature. But behind the limelight, he is short-tempered and often competes with others. It will also tell the story of people who work behind the entertainment industry and the stars who shine bright due to their hard work.
3. Touch Your Heart
Main Cast: Yoo In Na and Lee Dong Wook
Synopsis: “Touch Your Heart” features a cold lawyer, Kwang Jung Rok, paired with a bubbly celebrity secretary, Oh Yun Seo. Yun Seo, well known for her looks but often criticized for her acting, takes on the role of a secretary at Kwang Jung Rok’s office to gain experience for a legal drama. Initially, her cheerful demeanor clashes with Jung Rok’s stiffness, but over time, they grow fond of each other, forming a unique and heartwarming love story.
Where to Watch: Netflix, Viki, WeTV, Amazon Prime
4. Record Of Youth
Main Cast: Park Bo Gum, Park So Dam, Byeon Woo Seok, and Kwon Soo Hyun.
Synopsis: “Record of Youth” narrates the struggles of three individuals—Sa Hye Jun, Won Hae Hyo, and Ahn Jeong Ha—as they strive for success in a competitive world. Hye Jun, from a middle-class background, aspires to be a top actor. His wealthy friend, Hae Hyo, shares the dream of becoming a successful actor. Jeong Ha dreams of being a makeup artist and opening her salon. As a fangirl of Hye Jun since his modeling days, her relationship with him unfolds as every fangirl’s dream turned into a drama.
Where to Watch: Netflix
5. Top Star Yoo Baek
Main Cast: Kim Ji Seok, Jeon So Min and Lee Sang Yeob
Synopsis: “Top Star Yoo Baek” follows the journey of Yoo Baek, a self-centered singer and actor expelled to a remote island due to his troublesome actions. Marooned, he encounters warm-hearted individuals who challenge his narcissistic nature. As he adapts to the island life, Yoo Baek discovers the importance of genuine connections and, unexpectedly, falls in love with Oh Kang-Soon, an islander with whom he seemingly shares little in common. This heartwarming tale explores personal growth, love, and redemption in an unexpected setting.
Where to Watch: Apple TV+
6. Fluttering Warning
Main Cast: Yoon Eun Hye and Chun Jung Myung
Synopsis: “Fluttering Warning” unfolds a love story between Cha Woo Hyun, a dermatologist (Chun Jung Myung), and Yoon Yo Jung, a renowned actress (Yoon Eun Hye). Despite Woo Hyun’s popularity among women, he has no interest in dating. Meanwhile, Yo Jung stopped dating due to past rumors. They enter into a contract to act as a couple publicly, but unexpectedly, genuine feelings develop between them, breaking the boundaries of their initial agreement.
Where to Watch: Viki, Apple TV
7. Uncontrollably Fond
Main Cast: Kim Woo Bin, Bae Suzy, Lim Ju Hwan, Lim Ju Eun
Synopsis: “Uncontrollably Fond” depicts the rekindled romance between past lovers Shin Joon Young (Kim Woo Bin), now a top star with a limited lifespan, and Noh Eul (Bae Suzy), a documentary producer. Separated by circumstances and dark secrets, they meet again. Joon Young, once aspiring to be a prosecutor, discovers unsettling truths about his father and himself, leading him to quit law school. Meanwhile, Eul, seeking justice for her father’s hit-and-run death, faces powerful opposition. The series explores their complex past, present challenges, and the revival of their love.
9. Full House
Main Cast: Song Hye Kyo, Rain, Han Eun Jung and Kim Sung Soo
Synopsis: “Full House” tells the love story of a top celebrity in Korea and a female rookie screenwriter who is struggling to write her first script without mistakes. Han Ji Eun (Song Hye Kyo) who lives in a big house alone is tricked by her friends after they sell her house on her back. Her house is now owned by the Korea’s top celebrity, Lee Young Jae (Rain). Unknowingly, Ji Eun enters her house after a vacation, she sees him. After much fight between the two, both start to live together on terms. They somehow, get into a contract marriage and end up falling for each other.
9. That Accidental Couple
Main Cast: Hwang Jung Min and Kim Ah Joong
Synopsis: It will tell the story of the famous actress Han Ji Soo who gets into a car accident with her secret politician boyfriend at the wheel. To hide their relationship, she swaps him with a bystander, Gu Dong Baek who is a post office employee. Paparazzi take photos, making Dong Baek look like her new boyfriend. But, one of the paparazzi photographers suspects that somebody else was driving the car when the accident occurred. So, Ji Soo convinces Dong Baek to pretend to be her boyfriend. Later, they even agree to a six-month contract marriage. Over time, Ji Soo genuinely falls for Dong Baek’s sincere love.
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