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Love Triangles are the most painful element for any drama. The second lead syndrome is so high most of the time, that you end up feeling bad. You feel sad and guilty when you cheer for the main couple because the poor second male lead ends up alone. There are plenty of Korean dramas made that have no love triangles and this list will explore that! If you love to watch Kdrama without a love triangle, here’s a carefully selected one of the best dramas that you can enjoy. You don’t have to feel the angst and can enjoy it without any worries. Happy Binging!
8. Run on
This Kdrama is a slow burner but really a gem that’s undiscovered. Run On is a 2020 JTBC drama that was unique, and very catchy. Kudos to the scriptwriter and dialogue writers. It was very different from the cliche romantic Kdramas and the dialogues were really refreshing. Not only that, the cast did an amazing job to portray their jobs. It was adorable to see Im Si Wan in this role along with Shin Se Kyung. The Second couple were SooYoung and Kang Tae Oh. Run On is about an athlete who had to quit the national team due to corruption, pursuing justice, and as revenge against his rich manipulative dad. He meets an interpreter through his job and somehow they fell for each other. Watch Run On on Netflix and enjoy the story and wonderful characters.
7. High society
High Society is a 2015 SBS drama that portrays two different couples from different backgrounds. This is one of the healthiest and non-toxic high society dramas and the best part is it’s a Kdrama without a love triangle. There are two different couples with the classic rich/poor cliche setting. Cast: Uee, Sung Joon, Park Hyung Shik and Li Ji yeon.
6. My Secret Romance
The 13 episode OCN drama My Secret Romance is actually a pleasant watch. The story is about two people from an entirely different world but somehow are made for each other. The ML is a rich wealthy Chaebol who’s pretty arrogant. Somehow he meets a girl and had a fated encounter. They separate but later meet again and now he pursues his love for her. He torments her, chases her, (totally not toxic) and they end up together, in between some casual misunderstanding central to the progress of the storyline. My Secret Romance is the first romantic drama of OCN and it aired in 2017. Totally worth a shot!
5. Touch Your Heart
Don’t judge the book by its cover. It’s highly accurate for this drama. The famous Goblin drama couple Mr. Grim Reaper and his love are back in this drama but with a new touch of characters! Oh Jin Sim (Yoo In Ah) is a popular actress who was involved in an infamous scandal in the past is currently trying to learn acting. The actress is popular but has bad acting skills. She gets offered a role to play as a lawyer. Oh Jin Sim starts working as a secretary to prepare for her role and meets Kwon Jung Rock (Lee Dong Wook) who’s a cold-hearted and arrogant lawyer in a law firm. There are two more couples in this drama, and they are equally cute. Other casts are Lee Sang Woo, Son Sung Yoon, Oh Jung Se, Shim Hyung Tak, and Park Kyung Hye.
4. I’m Not A Robot
The 2017 MBC drama was a sweet but intense Kdrama love story without any love triangle. Yoo Seung Ho and Chae Seo Bin were in a cute master-robot relationship where Uhm Ki Joon acted the role of a crazy scientist who modeled the robot on his ex-girlfriend. It was hilarious and empathetic to see the character Min Kyu, the ML to suffer due to the problems of his greedy household. Typical Chaebol and their problems. As a child, he started suffering from a human allergic reaction, but after meeting the robot Aji3, who’s actually a human, he starts getting cured of his trauma slowly.
3. School 2017
School 2017 is the seventh edition of the School series. The new edition covers a new school in the new era, with new problems in the Korean school. If you have watched previous School Kdramas, you might be familiar with how each season introduces a problem as a theme as towards the end of the show the problems are solved. One of the best things about School 2017 is no love triangle and all the couples have different love interests. Kim Jung Hyun, Kim Se Jong, Jang Dong Yoon, Han Sun Hwa will charm you right away. Enjoy this Korean drama with any love triangle and cheer for your favorite couple!
2. Splash Splash Love
Splash Splash Love is one of the best mini-dramas ever made. The 2 episode MBC drama aired in 2015as a special project. The story is about a high school girl who transports to the Joseon dynasty on her university entrance exam. Her special ability allows her to transport anywhere on rainy days. She meets King Sejong, the creator of the Hangul language. This is a cute Kdrama without any love triangle. This drama is short but highly entertaining.
1. Hello Monster
This 2015 KBS2 drama is one of the best Kdramas without any love triangle and a fabulous star cast. Hello Monster revolves around a criminal profiler who returns to Korea at the invitation of a challenge from a serial killer. Little does he know, that someone was carefully stalking him, in his case, three people. The profiler meets a detective and together they solve cases. But here’s a twist; his long-lost brother, now a lawyer is seeking him out. The person who murdered their father is closely working with them. Hello Monster stars Seo In Guk, Jang Nara, Park bo Gum, Choi Won Young in main roles.
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