Hello. Let me just begin by saying that I love romance in fiction so I don’t really get tired of it, ergo, I might not be the best person to ask for this kind of recommendation. Also… people tend to resonate differently with a piece of fiction, some will see romance even when it’s arguably not there while others will absolutely swear to you that NOTHING IS HAPPENING. (And many writers just can’t multitask: you can write about suuuuuper important stuff while also carrying on a romance [how frivolous!!!] between your characters. It’s fine, dear writers, you can have it all, you can give us all.) What I mean to say is, how you watch/read/experience something makes a difference.
With that being said, I would give it a try but every title I could mention has been rec’d before because I am nothing if consistent.
I will reiterate on two titles, though: Miss Korea is the one for me. While there is romance in it (and I think it was promoted as a rom-com), it’s absolutely tangential, in my opinion. You just don’t get such good writing and such great focus on the ladies every day. The same really goes for Secret Love Affair; yes, the title, I know. The drama MIGHT seem (just) about the tryst, and it definitely was advertized as a melodrama about a scaaaaaandalous love affair—one I personally have enjoyed thoroughly in spite of not being a fan of adultery storylines—it is, again, NOT THE CASE. Sorry, people, you watched it wrong (it’s your own fault you were disappointed by the ending).
Also, sageuks might be a good choice for you, that is, if you’re up for historical dramas. They are a bit of a daunting task to take on, because they can run for way over 50 eps. A lot of them, if not all, are more about political intrigues and the resulting scheming than anything else. BETRAYAL, BACKSTABBING, LIES! There is some romance here and there but, anon, romance is part of life, if one’s up for that kind of thing (and really, how could one not get giddy WHEN LOVERS’ FINGERS TOUCH IN HISTORICAL DRAMAS!!!). Side note: it’s probably best if you’re not well-versed in Korean history.
If nothing appeals to you, you might want to start watching jdramas. Less romance, more everything else.
I have once again been unhelpful. Go on with your day.