Only the best dramas

by secondfemalelead | created - 27 Sep 2013 | updated - 09 May 2015 | Public

My favourite korean and japanese dramas, the best I've watched. Not listed on IMDB: "The queen's classroom" (Korea - 2013) - 10/10

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1. Betoben baireoseu (2008– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Kang Gun Woo is a world renowned orchestra maestro who is a perfectionist in his work. He is not an easy person to work with and is feared by all his players. By chance, he comes across Du ... See full summary »

Stars: Myung-min Kim, E.jiah, Keun-Suk Jang, Yeong-hee Hwang

Votes: 204

2. Jin (2009– )

54 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.3
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The story follows a brain surgeon named, Minakata Jin, who has spent the last two years in anguish, as his fiancee lies in a vegetative state after an operation he performed. One day, he ... See full summary »

Stars: Miki Nakatani, Takao Ohsawa, Haruka Ayase, Keisuke Koide

Votes: 280

3. Iljimae (2008– )

60 min | Action, History, Romance

8.3
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Set during the Joseon Dynasty, Ryung acted as a hooligan in the marketplace by day but at night he was a thief who robbed corrupted government officials to give to the poor.

Stars: Joon-Gi Lee, Sung-ryung Kim, Kil-kang Ahn, Won-jong Lee

Votes: 512

4. Chuno (2010– )

Action, Drama, History

8.8
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Dae-gil is the leader of a group of slave hunters that are hired to find a runaway slave named Tae-ha, who was once a great warrior.

Stars: Hyuk Jang, Ji-Ho Oh, Da-hae Lee, Hyeong-jin Kong

Votes: 349

5. Ichi rittoru no namida (2005– )

47 min | Drama, Romance

8.9
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This TV drama version of "Ichi rittoru no namida" tells the story of 15-year-old Ikeuchi Aya, an ordinary girl and a new highschool student. But soon she discovers she has spinocerebellar ... See full summary »

Stars: Erika Sawajiri, Ryô Nishikido, Hiroko Yakushimaru, Takanori Jinnai

Votes: 1,440

6. Minami Shineyo (2009– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.9
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Go Mi-Nyu, a girl about to become a nun, is asked to cover for her indisposed twin brother, Mi-Nam, who's on the verge of becoming a k-idol. To do so, she disguises herself as a boy and joins A.N.Jell, a really popular boy band.

Stars: Shin-hye Park, Keun-Suk Jang, Yong-hwa Jung, Hong-ki Lee

Votes: 2,421

7. Hana yori dango (2005– )

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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Makino Tsukushi, coming from a humble family of reduced income, feels out place at Eitoku Gakuen, a school largely attended by the progeny of the most rich and powerful people of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mao Inoue, Jun Matsumoto, Shun Oguri, Shôta Matsuda

Votes: 2,153

8. Hana yori dango 2 (2007– )

Drama

8.1
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After a year of separation, Makino and Domyoji see whether their love can triumph over the many obstacles placed in their path. F4 (Flower Four), 4 close friends, are crucial to their journey.

Stars: Mao Inoue, Jun Matsumoto, Shun Oguri, Shôta Matsuda

Votes: 1,038

9. Hana zakari no kimi tachi e: Ikemen paradaisu (2007– )

54 min | Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Mizuki disguises herself as a boy and transfers to the same all-boys high school her idol, Izumi Sano, a high-jump athlete that gave up on the sport, attends. In between the antics of their classmates, she'll try to get him to jump again.

Stars: Maki Horikita, Shun Oguri, Tôma Ikuta, Yûma Ishigaki

Votes: 1,150

10. Flower Boy Next Door (2013– )

7.4
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Shy and sweet Dok Mi spends her life avoiding contact with people while she spies on the hunky doctor who lives in the apartment across the street. Her solitary existence is soon ... See full summary »

Stars: Kyung-pyo Go, Ji-hoon Kim, Seul-gi Kim, Kôki Mizuta

Votes: 871

11. Vampire Prosecutor (2011– )

Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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Head Prosecutor, Min Tae-yeon, was bitten by a vampire. Now he uses his new supernatural powers to solve crime.

Stars: Jeong-hun Yeon, Young-Ah Lee, Won-jong Lee, Joo-Young Kim

Votes: 161

12. God's Quiz (2010– )

Crime

7.6
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The medical team, at Hankuk University, assists the law with suspicious deaths and rare diseases.

Stars: Deok-Hwan Ryu, Jun-Myeon Park, Joo-Hee Yoon, Nah Yoon

Votes: 64

13. My Boss, My Hero (2006– )

Comedy

8.3
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The series is mainly about a 27 year old man named Makio Sakaki. His purpose is to become a successor after his father. However, he must pass high school first in order to prove himself ... See full summary »

Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Yui Aragaki, Yûya Tegoshi, Yû Kashii

Votes: 882

14. Taiyo no uta (2006– )

54 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Erika Sawajiri, Gaku Hamada, Shôichirô Masumoto

Votes: 103

15. Good Doctor (2013– )

Drama, Romance

8.1
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A medical drama about a man with autistic disorder, who has mentality of 10-year-old.

Stars: Won Joo, Chae-won Moon, Sang-uk Joo, Li-seong Do

Votes: 589

16. Umi no ue no shinryôjo (2013– )

54 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Stars: Shôta Matsuda, Emi Takei, Norika Fujiwara, Sôta Fukushi

Votes: 26

17. TEN (Teuk-soo-sa-geon-jeon-dam-ban) (2011– )

Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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A police task force is formed in Seoul to investigate heinous crimes such as serial killers and kidnappers. The four members are the tactless but brilliant leader, the street smart veteran ... See full summary »

Stars: Sang-uk Joo, Sang-ho Kim, An Jo, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 61

18. Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010– )

Comedy, Drama, History

7.9
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In the Joseon era, Kim Yoon-hee masquerades as a boy to earn a living as a book transcriber. Her family's dire circumstances and the encouragement of a noble's son finally drive her to attend Sungkyukwan University, forbidden for females.

Stars: Min-Young Park, Yoo-chun Park, Ah-in Yoo, Joong-Ki Song

Votes: 740

19. All About My Romance (2013– )

Comedy, Romance

7.6
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A conservative government party member falls for the fiesty young leader of an upstart liberal party in this Korean romantic comedy.

Stars: Ha-kyun Shin, Min-jung Lee, Hee-Soon Park, Chae-Ah Han

Votes: 43

20. Shinui (2012– )

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

8.2
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When the queen-to-be of medieval Korea is badly wounded, Captain Choi Young uses a wormhole to "heaven," which is actually 21st-century South Korea, to bring back the spoiled Dr. Yoo Eun-Soo who becomes a pawn in a game of human chess.

Stars: Hee-seon Kim, Min-ho Lee, Se-young Park, Deok-Hwan Ryu

Votes: 1,292

21. Ok-tab-bang Wang-se-ja (2012– )

Comedy

8.0
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Crown Prince Yi gak finds that he has been transported from Chosun Dynasty to modern-day Seoul. He meets Hong Se Na, who bears a striking resemblance to his dead wife, and is determined to ... See full summary »

Stars: Ji-min Han, Yu-mi Jeong, Min-ho Lee, Yoo-chun Park

Votes: 1,280

22. Hong gil dong (2008– )

Action, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Hong Gil Dong the korean Robin Hood. Unsatisfied with the current custom of the Joseon Kingdom. Decided to change the world by himself with his friends and his lover.

Stars: Ji-Hwan Kang, Yu-ri Sung, Keun-Suk Jang, Hyun Jung Cha

Votes: 139

23. Gaksital (2012– )

60 min | Action, History, Romance

8.7
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Based on the hit manhwa series of the same name, Bridal Mask brings viewers to 1930s Korea during the height of Japanese imperialism. Lee Kang To (Joo Won of Baker King Kim Tak Goo) is an ... See full summary »

Stars: Won Joo, Gi-woong Park, Se-Yeon Jin, Gook-hwan Jeon

Votes: 341

24. Je-bbang-wang Kim-tak-goo (2010– )

90 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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"Bread, Love and Dreams" covers the life of Kim Tak-Gu from the 1970's until the late 1980's as he becomes one of the most successful bakers in all of Korea. The president of Geosung baking... See full summary »

Stars: Sang-Myeon Park, Il-hwa Choi, Ja Hye Choi, Yoon-young Choi

Votes: 193