When it comes to romance stories, contract marriage-themed drama is probably the most intriguing, suspenseful, and detailed love story – given that the fake couple has no choice but to be with each other all the time. These circumstances lead them to learn from each other beyond the superficial level. Because of the deal, self-made hindrances (i.e. being prideful, show-off) that characters in typical romance K-Drama embody during the infatuation stage are usually rare.
Every couple in Contract Marriage-themed K-dramas requires acting in love outside but showing civility and boundary when alone with each other, proving that contract marriage-themed can serve an opposite type of romance viewers: One who likes tons of lovey-dovey scenes and the other who simply loves slow-burn romance. So whether you are the first, the second, or both, you will find your type of romance from these 4 Contract Marriage-themed K-dramas of 2023.
The Real Has Come
Oh Yeon-doo (Baek Jin-hee) faces various hassles after the significant people in her life learn about her pregnancy. Gong Tae-kyung’s (Ahn Jae-hyun) family was forcing him to marry a woman who could potentially be a gold digger. So both of them pretend to have a child together to remove the possible threats in their life.
Perfect Marriage Revenge
After Han Yi-joo (Jung Yoo-min) was killed by her mother in 2023, she traveled back in the year 2022 and entered a fake marriage contract with Seo Do-guk (Sung Hoon) to make her family and ex-husband’s life miserable.
The Story of Park’s Marriage Contract
Yeon-woo’s (Lee Se-young) is from Joseon era. Her husband died from heart disease. While the female lead was still mourning her husband’s death, she was kidnapped and thrown into a well. Yeon-woo ends up in a pool, and Tae ha (Bae In-hyuk), who has an identical face to the former’s husband, saves Yeon-woo from drowning. Right then begins their comical relationship; the bond they formed opens an opportunity for Tae-ha to ask Yeon-woo’s help in fulfilling the wish of Tae-ha’s grandfather to see the male lead getting married.
You can watch The Story of Park’s Marriage Contract on Viu.
When Gu-won’s (Song Kang) tattoo was accidentally transferred to Do-hee’s (Kim You-jung) wrist, the latter proposed that the former would become her bodyguard to protect the tattoo from the people trying to kill Do-hee. But when Do-hee’s stand-in mother died, the female heroine proposed a contract marriage to Gu-won to take the chairman position. At first, the male lead rejects Do-hee’s marriage proposal, but as develops romantic feelings for Do-hee, Gu-won offers back the marriage proposal to Do-hee.
You can watch My Demon on Netflix.
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