Best Korean Dramas

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1. Gaksital (2012)

60 min | Action, History, Romance

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

Votes: 406

2. Buhwal (2005– )

70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Seo Ha-eun (played by Eom Tae-woong) lost his father when he was 7 years old. He was brought up in Seo Jae-soo's house where he meets his love with Eun-ha (played by Han Ji-min), a pure, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jae-wan Jo, Yoon-Seok Kim, Ju-won Ko, Yeon-hee Lee

Votes: 71

3. Kilmi, hilmi (2015)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A love story between the son from a wealthy family who has 7 personalities Cha Do Hyun (Ji Sung) and Oh Ri Jin (Hwang Jung Eum) who becomes his secret psychiatrist.

Stars: Seong Ji, Jeong-eum Hwang, Won-young Choi, Hee-jung Kim

Votes: 2,198

4. Him-ssen yeo-ja Do Bong-soon (2017)

TV-14 | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

Do Bong-soon is a woman born with superhuman strength that comes from the long line of women possessing it. when Ahn Min Hyuk, the CEO of ainsoft, a gaming company witnesses her strength he hires her as his personal bodyguard.

Stars: Bo-Young Park, Hyung-shik Park, Ji Soo, Won-hae Kim

Votes: 2,790

5. Good Doctor (2013)

Drama, Romance

A medical drama about a surgical resident with autistic disorder and savant syndrome.

Stars: Joo Won, Chae-won Moon, Sang-uk Joo, Gyo-jin In

Votes: 836

6. Seonduk yeowang (2009)

60 min | Biography, Fantasy, History

Biopic of Queen Seondeok, who was born a princess and later became the ruler of Silla, leaving behind many achievements.

Stars: Woong-in Jeong, Jeong-hyeon Kim, Dam Ryu, Yo-won Lee

Votes: 682

7. Hilleo (2014–2015)

TV-14 | Action, Comedy, Crime

An old murder incident involving a group who ran an illegal broadcasting station brings together different people - a mysterious errand guy "Healer" who possesses disguise and fighting ... See full summary »

Stars: Chang-Wook Ji, Min-Young Park, Tae-mi, Ji-won Do

Votes: 3,039

8. Byeol-e-seo on geu-dae (2013–2014)

Not Rated | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Do Min-Joon, an alien that came to our planet 400 years ago, will be able to return to his planet in 3 months, but when he meets famous actress Chun Song-Yi, all the centuries he spent distancing himself from humans come to an end.

Stars: Ji-hyun Jun, Soo-Hyun Kim, Hae-Jin Park, In-Na Yoo

Votes: 5,096

9. Yi San (2007–2008)

TV-Y | Drama, History

Yi San dramatizes the life of Korea's King Jeongjo, the 22nd ruler of the Joseon Dynasty. Jeongjo is remembered in Korean history for his sympathy with the harsh conditions his people had ... See full summary »

Stars: Seo-jin Lee, Ji-min Han, Soon-jae Lee, Seo Beom-Sik

Votes: 310

10. Gongjooeui namja (2011)


A tragic love story between the daughter of Prince Suyang and grandson of Kim Jong Seo. The son of Kim Jongseo, Seungyoo, is a handsome and wise man who carries a noble quality. Princess ... See full summary »

Stars: Chae-won Moon, Shi-hoo Park, Jong-ho Song, Soo-hyun Hong

Votes: 357

11. Capital Scandal (2007– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

This drama is set in the 1930's when Korea was under the rule of Japan. Na Yeo Kyeong was the owner of a book store and she was also a freedom fighter. Seon Woo Wan was the playboy son of a... See full summary »

Stars: Ji-Hwan Kang, Ji-min Han, Jin Ryu, Go Eun Han

Votes: 58

12. Betoben baireoseu (2008)

TV-Y | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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, Lee Ji-ah, Keun-Suk Jang, Yeong-hee Hwang

Votes: 231

13. Bameul geotneun seonbi (2015)

Action, Fantasy, History

Set in an alternate Joseon dynasty, Jo Yang-sun (Lee Yu Bi) is the daughter of a nobleman whose family loses everything when her father is framed for treason. To make ends meet, Yang-sun ... See full summary »

Stars: Joon-Gi Lee, Tae-Hwan Choi, Hie-jin Jang, So-eun Kim

Votes: 452

14. The Book of the Three Hans (2006–2007)

TV-Y | 60 min | Biography, Drama

An epic based on the myth of Jumong Taewang, founder of the kingdom of Goguryeo in 37 B.C., (one of the three kingdoms of Korea).

Stars: Il-guk Song, Hye-jin Han, Seung-su Kim, Kwang-ryul Jun

Votes: 1,287

15. Dalui Yeonin - Bobogyungsim Ryeo (2016)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

Korean adaptation of Chinese drama Scarlet Heart (2011)

Stars: Ha-Neul Kang, Jong-hyeon Hong, Han-na Kang, Seong-gyoon Kim

Votes: 2,557

16. Jejoongwon (2010– )


In this historical medical drama, three people from different backgrounds form an unlikely friendship as they all train to become the first Western medical practitioners in 1885 Korea. ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Hye-jin Han, Yong-woo Park, Sean Dulake, Nam-kil Kang

Votes: 30

17. Tree with Deep Roots (2011)

Not Rated | Drama, History

A series of murder occurred during the reign of King Sejong. As Kang Chae Yoon who is investigating these cases gets closer to the root of the truth, he finds himself embroiled in a massive... See full summary »

Stars: Seok-Hwan An, Jin-Woong Cho, Hie-bong Jo, Gi-Bang Kim

Votes: 246

18. Ok-tab-bang Wang-se-ja (2012)

Comedy, Fantasy

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, Tae-Ri Lee, Yoo-chun Park

Votes: 1,558

19. Dong Yi (2010– )

TV-Y | 60 min | Drama, History

A moving historical drama set in the Chosun Dynasty of old Korea, Dong Yi tells the story of a simple maid that rises high in the royal court as a consort and, ultimately, mother of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Hyo-Joo Han, Soo-bin Bae, Ran Choi, Da-Min Han

Votes: 791

20. Athena: Jeonjaeng-ui Yeoshin (2010–2011)

TV-14 | Action, Romance, Thriller

IRIS Spin-Off about a new agency, called the National Anti-Terror Service (NTS), as they go up against another secret terrorist organization, called Athena.

Stars: Woo-sung Jung, Soo Ae, Seung-won Cha, Lee Ji-ah

Votes: 339

21. Nain: Ahob Beonui Shikan Yeohaeng (2013)

Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

A TV anchorman discovers that a mysterious bundle of incense has the power to send him back in time, where he has the opportunity to alter the past.

Stars: Jin-wook Lee, Yun-hie Jo, No-min Jeon, Hie-ryeong Kim

Votes: 319

22. Mai geol (2005–2006)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

With a perpetually indebted father, Joo Yoo Rin learned to lie on the spot and get herself out of tricky situations, which gets Seol Gong Chan, a rich heir to a company, to hire her to impersonate his long lost cousin.

Stars: Da-hae Lee, Dong-Wook Lee, Joon-Gi Lee, Si-yeon Park

Votes: 1,192

23. Yong Pal (2015)

60 min | Drama, Romance

Kim Tae-hyun is a talented surgeon. Desperate for money to pay for his sister's medical bills, he adopts the code name Yong-pal and offers his medical skills to those in need of medical ... See full summary »

Stars: Joo Won, Tae-hee Kim, Hyeon-jae Jo, Jeong-an Chae

Votes: 398

24. Naeildo kantabille (2014– )

Comedy, Drama, Music

At Korea's Han Eum Academy of Music, two polar opposites, both exceptionally gifted students afflicted by past traumas, form an outwardly unlikely romantic relationship.

Stars: Joo Won, Eun-kyung Shim, Yun-shik Baek, Kyung-pyo Go

Votes: 205

25. Baramui Nara (2008–2009)

TV-14 | Drama, Fantasy, History

The Story Of the life of king Daemusin, grandson of king Jumong, founder of the kingdom Goguryeo.

Stars: Yun-a Oh, Il-guk Song, Jeong-won Choi, Tae-seong Jang

Votes: 356

26. Yooryung (2012)

60 min | Mystery

A drama based on a cyber investigation squad. Kim Woo-Hyun is the only son of a high ranking police officer. Woo-Hyun entered the police academy ranked first and graduated from the academy ... See full summary »

Stars: Ji-seob So, Yeon-hee Lee, Hyun-Sung Jang, Do-won Kwak

Votes: 356

27. Sunjeonge Banhada (2015)


Kang Min Ho is young man who want to revenge his uncle's unjust takeover of his father's company. Then he needs to undergo a heart transplant surgery. After the surgery, he completely changes and begins to learn the true meaning of love.

Stars: Kyung-ho Jung, So-yeon Kim, Hyun-min Yoon, Seok-Hwan An

Votes: 455

28. Omangwa Pyungyeon (2014–2015)

Drama, Romance

Sends a chilling message about the nature of a successful high profile corruption prosecution, not limited to the South Korean justice system. Always follow the money.

Stars: Choi Jin-Hyuk, Jin-hee Baek, Min-su Choi, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 76

29. Bimilui Moon (2014– )

Drama, History

Set during the king Yeong-jo's reign in Joseon dynasty, the drama follows the king's uneasy relationship with his son, Sa-do.

Stars: Suk-kyu Han, Je-hoon Lee, Yoo-Jeong Kim, Eun-bin Park

Votes: 40

30. Choegoda Lee Soon-shin (2013– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Lee Soon Shin goes through hardships after the death of her father. Soon Shin struggles to find happiness as the changes in her life affects everyone around her. Her love story continues in the mist of ups and downs of her life.

Stars: Iu, Jung-suk Jo, Du-shim Ko, Mi-sook Lee

Votes: 120

31. Three Days (2014– )

65 min | Action, Thriller

Three shots are fired and the president of South Korea suddenly goes missing from his vacation villa. Three Days is a condensed-time thriller that follows the struggles of elite Blue House ... See full summary »

Stars: Yoo-chun Park, Hyeon-ju Son, Ha-seon Park, Yi-hyeon So

Votes: 143

32. Bogoshipda (2012–2013)

Drama, Romance

The drama revolves around a guy and a girl, who both experience a painful end to their first loves at the tender age of 15, and then meet again as adults by playing game of love hide and ... See full summary »

Stars: Yoo-chun Park, Eun-hye Yun, Seung-ho Yoo, Jin-gu Yeo

Votes: 495

33. Padam Padam (2011–2012)

Fantasy, Romance

Yang Kang Chil was imprisoned for 16 years for a murder he didn't commit. When he's released, he goes to Seoul accompanied by his guardian angel.

Stars: Woo-sung Jung, Ji-min Han, Bum Kim

Votes: 160

34. Gam-gyeok-si-dae: Too-sin-eui tan-saeng (2014– )

Action, Crime, Drama

Set in the 1930s in Shanghai, China. Drama series depicts friendships, love and patriotism of young people.

Stars: Hyun-joong Kim, Jae-rim Song, Soo-hyang Im, Dong-Hyuk Cho

Votes: 148

35. 7 Geup Gongmoowon (2013– )

65 min | Action, Romance

A romantic comedy about a spy couple who hides their true identity from each other and at the same time illustrates about the love, friendship and internal department conflicts between the new generation of national intelligence agents.

Stars: Joo Won, Kang-hee Choi, Chan-sung Hwang, Nae-sang Ahn

Votes: 101

36. 7 Geup Gongmoowon (2013– )

65 min | Action, Romance

A romantic comedy about a spy couple who hides their true identity from each other and at the same time illustrates about the love, friendship and internal department conflicts between the new generation of national intelligence agents.

Stars: Joo Won, Kang-hee Choi, Chan-sung Hwang, Nae-sang Ahn

Votes: 101

37. Ojakgyo hyeongjaedeul (2011–2012)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Hwangs and their four sons have been living in Ojakgyo Farm for ten years when Baek Ja Eun, daughter of the former owner, arrives at their front step staking a claim to the property, throwing their lives into disarray.

Stars: Yu-jin Kim, Joo Won, Soo-young Ryu, Jeong-yun Choi

Votes: 73

38. Gyeolhongyeyak (2016)


Ji-Hoon (Lee Seo-Jin) has a cynical personality due to his family background. Even though he comes from a rich family, his mother had an affair with a married man and they had Ji-Hoon. From... See full summary »

Stars: Seo-jin Lee, Yu-jin Kim, Kwang-gyu Kim, Yoo-Ri Kim

Votes: 203

39. Gyeolhon Motaneun Namja (2009)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Cho Jae Hee is in his 40s and has yet to be married, however his personality repels women from marriage. However, Jae Hee, is perfect in everything that he does. His life is surrounded by ... See full summary »

Stars: Jin-hee Ji, Jeong-hwa Eom, So-eun Kim, Jung-ah Yang

Votes: 78

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

90 min | Drama, Family, Romance

"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: Shi-Yoon Yoon, Sang-Myeon Park, Il-hwa Choi, Ja Hye Choi

Votes: 231

41. Siti hyunteo (2011– )

TV-Y | 60 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

Lee Yun-seong was trained by his father's best friend in order to get revenge on the government for killing everyone in his father's unit.

Stars: Min-Ho Lee, Min-Young Park, Sang-Jung Kim, Ho-jin Chun

Votes: 3,576

42. The Great Jang-Geum (2003–2004)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

A series based on a real person in Korean history, Suh, Jang-geum.

Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Hyeon-shik Lim, Jin-hee Ji, So-yi Kim

Votes: 2,401

43. Ssain (2011– )

60 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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Stars: Seung Hyun Baek, Kim Kyung Bum, Jae-Hwan Choi, Oh Hyun Chul

Votes: 36

44. Se beon Gyeorhonhaneun Yeoja (2013– )


Oh Hyun Soo (Uhm Ji Won) and Oh Eun Soo (Lee Ji Ah) are two grown sisters trying to make it in the world under the watchful eye of their mother. While Hyun Soo focuses intently on her ... See full summary »

Stars: Lee Ji-ah, Ji-won Uhm, Chang-ui Song, Seok-jin Ha

Votes: 20

45. 49 Il (2011)

60 min | Drama

A woman named "Ji Hyun Shin" whom has everything, loving parents, best friends, and an adoring fiancé, gets into a car accident before her wedding causing her to be in a coma. A reaper ... See full summary »

Stars: Yo-won Lee, Gyu-ri Nam, Hyeon-jae Jo, Il-Woo Jung

Votes: 914

46. My Princess (2011– )


Kim Tae-hee plays Lee Seol, an ordinary college student who finds out she's a princess and the great grand daughter of the Korea's last Emperor. But life can be complicated for a princess in this funny, quirky melodrama.

Stars: Seung-heon Song, Tae-hee Kim, Yeh-jin Park, Soo-young Ryu

Votes: 610

47. That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013)

65 min | Drama

The story of Oh Soo, a well known gambler and that of Oh Young, the blind heiress of a large corporation. Oh Soo decides to impersonate Oh Young's lost brother in order to get enough money ... See full summary »

Stars: In-sung Jo, Hye-Kyo Song, Bum Kim, Eun-ji Jung

Votes: 877

48. Gae-in-eui chwi-hyang (2010– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

The surprise hit of 2010, Personal Taste (aka Personal Preference) garnered high ratings and a huge fanbase in a comedy that proves true love is found in the most unlikely places. Quirky ... See full summary »

Stars: Min-Ho Lee, Ye-jin Son, Ji-seok Kim, Ji-hye Wang

Votes: 2,380

49. Neoui Moksoriga Deulryeo (2013)

TV-Y | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

The legal drama centers around Jang Hye Sung, a brazen, sharp-tongued female attorney who says everything that comes to her mind with no filter. When she gets to the point in her career ... See full summary »

Stars: Bo-young Lee, Jong-Suk Lee, Sang-Hyun Yoon, Da-hee Lee

Votes: 2,011

50. The Fugitive of Joseon (2013)

Drama, History, Thriller