10 TV Shows Like Love To Hate You | TheReviewGeek Recommends

Love To Hate You

The Netflix original Love To Hate You follows the story of a man who hates women, alongside a woman who loathes all men. Both Nam Kang-ho and Yeo Mi-ran have made up their minds about the opposite gender because of things that happened to them in the past.

However, now that the two have crossed paths, they start clashing initially only to be involved in a fake-dating relationship that starts bringing the two together, despite their preconceived notions about the opposite sex. Throughout the 10 episodes of Love To Hate You, fans see Kang-ho and Mi-ran clash and eventually fall for each other as they navigate through multiple popular K-drama tropes.

If you are someone who enjoyed watching Love To Hate You, here are 10 similar Korean dramas that you will enjoy.

A Business Proposal

Similarities: Contractual Relationship, Rich Male Lead – Poor Female Lead

Another Netflix original is the 2021 drama, A Business Proposal. The 12-episode show follows the life of Shin Ha-ri, a young woman who gets caught up in a fake relationship with the CEO of her company. After Ha-ri goes on a blind date with Kang Tae-moo upon the persistence of her best friend, she ends up getting involved in a contractual dating agreement with the businessman.

Things take a turn for the better for the two when the CEO ends up falling for his fake girlfriend. The show is light-hearted and fun which makes for an enjoyable watch for viewers who enjoy romance and comedy. Alongside the main couple, Shin Ha-ri and Kang Tae-moo, A Business Proposal’s second couple – Young-seo and Sung-hoon also gained a lot of popularity because of their chemistry.

So I Married An Anti-Fan

Similarities: Common person dating a celebrity, Enemies to Lovers

Another fun K-drama to binge-watch is the 2021 show, So I Married An Anti-Fan which follows the story of a celebrity dating his anti-fan. Following a similar “enemies-to-lovers” trope as Love To Hate You, So I Married An Antifan shows the journey of an anti-fan, Guen-yeong who is forced to star in a reality show with a K-pop singer – Hoo Joon who she dearly hates.

After the two enemies end up seeing each other’s true personalities, Guen-yeong and Hoo Joon end up falling for each other. Just like Love To Hate You, this show also sees a common girl dating a popular male celebrity and having to sneak around a lot to keep their relationship a secret.

Shooting Stars

Similarities: Enemies to Lovers, Common person dating a celebrity

Shooting Stars (Sh**ting Stars) is a 16-episode K-drama that was released in 2022. The show is eerily similar to Love To Hate You where a common girl ends up dating a popular celebrity who she works with. Han-byul is the lead PR manager at an Entertainment agency which manages actor – Gong Tae-sung.

Tae-sung and Han-byul had been sworn enemies ever since they were in college but working together for years has them in a cat-and-mouse chase. The show follows the journey of these sworn enemies falling in love with each other and highlights the repercussions of a commoner falling in love with a celebrity.

Crazy Love

Similarities: Enemies to Lovers, Forced Proximity

The 2022 K-drama Crazy Love takes enemies to lovers to the next level with Go-jin and Shin-a. Go-jin is a popular maths instructor who is the CEO of an Educational institute while Shin-a is his secretary.

Go-jin is extremely intelligent and an ideal man but his narcissism poses a threat to his life. When Shin-a learns that she has very little time left to live, she decides to make the man responsible for her condition pay.

However, when circumstances cause Go-jin to suffer from “memory loss”, Shin-a decides to make him pay for all the suffering he caused her at work. The show follows a hilarious cat-and-mouse chase between the two opposite personalities as they navigate through various twists and turns.

Her Private Life

Similarities: Forced Proximity, Entertainment Industry

The show is an office romance and follows the life of a dedicated idol fan – Sung Deok-mi who moonlights as a fan girl while being a dedicated professional as an art gallery curator in the day. Deok-mi carries her dark secret of being a fan girl and wants to desperately keep it from the world. Her entire universe revolves around him and she hides this secret from the world until her boss, Ryan Gold saunters into her life.

The Beauty Inside

Similarities: Entertainment Industry, Strong Female Lead

Similar to Love To Hate You, this show gets into the nitty gritty of the life of a top actress who is also known to be a troublemaker – Han Se-gye. She has many rumours around her but to many, her life appears as a mystery. However, she is faced with a strange occurrence where she must change into a different body and new identity for one week a month.

Se-gye encounters Seo Do-jae, a brilliant man who is an executive at an airline company. He seems to have it all but he suffers from Prosopagnosia, the inability to recognize faces. Seo Do-jae’s life begins to change when he meets Han Se-gye when she becomes the only person whose face he can recognize.

Strong Woman Do Bong-soon

Similarities: Strong Female Lead, Rich Male Lead – Poor Female Lead

With a female lead who is petite yet way stronger than the male lead, Strong Woman Do Bong-soon is similar to Love To Hate You. Do Bong-soon is a petite, unemployed woman who is honest and kind. She appears little and sweet on the outside, but she is in fact very, very strong.

For generations in her family, the women have been gifted Herculean strength to use for the greater good. If abused, however, their power will be taken away. After she starts working for Ahn Min-hyuk, the handsome and somewhat childish CEO of Ainsoft, a gaming company, Bong-soon is forced to use her superpowers that could potentially ruin her life but save his.

My Love From The Star

Similarities: Common person dating a celebrity, Entertainment Industry

The show follows the story of Do Min-joon, an alien who landed on Earth 400 years ago during the Joseon Dynasty period. He possesses a near-perfect appearance and enhanced physical abilities involving his vision, hearing and speed. Years later, he discovers that he only has three months left on Earth. Just when he is sure his time on the mortal land is over, he meets Cheon Song-yi, the biggest Hallyu star in Korea which gives Min-joon a chance at a once-in-a-lifetime romance.

Our Beloved Summer

Similarities: Enemies to Lovers, Forced Proximity

Taking enemies to lovers to the next level is 2020’s Our Beloved Summer which follows the story of a teen couple who have grown apart after growing up together. Years after filming a viral documentary in high school, two bickering ex-lovers get pulled back in front of the camera — and into each other’s lives.

Choi Woong seems naive and a free-spirited man, but he wants to have something for the first time in his life. Kook Yeon-soo aimed to become the top student at her school, but she is now an adult who lives fiercely, adapting to the reality she is faced with. When these two ex-lovers cross paths again, they are pulled back to their days of enmity rather than romance.

Behind Every Star

Similarities: Entertainment Industry, Strong Female Lead

Another similar show is the 12-episode K-drama, Behind Every Star which follows the lives of employees of a management company and how they work with different actors managed by the label. The show sheds light on the lives of popular Korean actors and how their managers handle the different controversies they are involved in.

The 2022 K-drama shows how these managers maintain a work-life balance as they deal with the most chaotic scandals involving the actors they work with. From managing their controversies to sorting these actors’ personal conflicts, the drama highlights all the things these managers endure because of their celebrity clients.

So there we have it, our 10 drama alternatives to watch when you’re finished with Love To Hate You on Netflix!

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