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The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018 

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Updated February 15, 2019 236.8k votes 53.3k voters 1.6M views 73 items

List Rules Only Korean dramas that premiered in 2018.

UPDATED: Check out the best Korean dramas of 2019!

Trying to catch up with the latest Korean series? Here are the best Korean dramas of 2018. Including romantic comedies, legal thrillers, medical dramas, and more, this list of new South Korean TV shows features top stars and famous K-pop idols who act. What are the most popular 2018 Kdramas? 

Some good 2018 Korean dramas are What's Wrong with Secretary Kim, Wok of Love, Something in the Rain, and Mr. Sunshine.

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What's Wrong with Secret... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Park Seo-joon, Park Min-young, Lee Tae-hwan

Genres (Tv): Romantic comedy

What's Wrong with Secretary Kim (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series, based on the 2013 novel by Jung Kyung-yoon. Misunderstandings arise when a highly capable ...more

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My ID Is Gangnam Beauty ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Im Soo-hyang, Cha Eun-woo, Jo Woo-ri

Genres (Tv): Romantic comedy

My ID Is Gangnam Beauty (JTBC, 2018), also known as Gangnam Beauty, is a South Korean romantic comedy television series, based on the 2016 webtoon by Gi Maeng-gi. Kang Mi-rae, a timid and ...more
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Are You Human? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Seo Kang-joon, Gong Seung-yeon, Lee Joon-hyuk

Genres (Tv): Sci-fi, Romance, Politics, Mystery

Are You Human? (KBS2, 2018) is a South Korean television series. Former MMA fighter Kang So-bong (Gong Seung-yeon) becomes the bodyguard of Nam Shin (Seo Kang-joon), who is heir to a ...more
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100 Days My Prince is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Do Kyung-soo, Nam Ji-hyun, Jo Sung-ha

Genres (Tv): Historical, Romantic comedy

100 Days My Prince (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean historical romantic-comedy television series. After losing his memory from a failed assassination attempt, Lee Yool wanders for 100 days under a ...more

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Still 17 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Shin Hye-sun, Yang Se-jong, Ahn Hyo-seop

Genres (Tv): Romantic comedy, Drama

Still 17 (SBS, 2018), also known as Thirty But Seventeen, is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. An aspiring violinist must adjust to a new world and an adult life after emerging ...more
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The Beauty Inside is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
christinesomera added Seo Hyun-jin, Lee Min-ki, Lee Da-hee

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Melodrama, Romance

The Beauty Inside (JTBC, 2018) is a South Korean television series based on the 2015 film. Known as a troublemaker and the object of many rumors, top actress Han Se-gye (Seo Hyun-jin) suffers ...more

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Love in the Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Kyla Nicole Maloles added Park Bo-gum, Kim Yoo-jung, Jinyoung

Genres (Tv): Historical, Romantic comedy, Drama

Love in the Moonlight (KBS2, 2016) is a South Korean historical romantic comedy television series, based on the 2013 novel Moonlight Drawn by Clouds by Yoon Yi-Soo. A crown prince begins to fall ...more
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My Secret Terrius is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Joanne Ballard added So Ji-sub, Jung In-sun, Son Ho-jun

Genres (Tv): Romantic comedy, Mystery, Crime

My Secret Terrius (MBC, 2018), also known as Terius Behind Me, is a South Korean romantic comedy mystery television series. After losing her husband, a woman and her NIS agent neighbor discover ...more
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Welcome to Waikiki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Kim Jung-hyun, Lee Yi-kyung, Son Seung-won

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Welcome to Waikiki (JTBC, 2018) is a youth South Korean television series. Three men who are struggling with their careers run a failing guesthouse.
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Sky Castle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Yum Jung-ah, Lee Tae-ran, Yoon Se-ah

Genres (Tv): Satire, Drama, Black comedy

Sky Castle (JTBC, 2018) is a South Korean drama television series. In an apartment building in the suburbs of Seoul, ambitious mothers try to make princes and princesses out of their sons and ...more

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The Last Empress is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
GloriaPadilla added The Last Empress

Genres (Tv): Mystery, Thriller, Action, Romance, Comedy

The Last Empress (SBS, 2018) is a South Korean television series created by Park Young-soo. Set in an alternate universe, in which Korea is a constitutional monarchy in 2018, Oh Sunny (Jang ...more
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Lawless Lawyer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Lee Joon-gi, Seo Ye-ji, Lee Hye-young

Genres (Tv): Legal, Thriller

Lawless Lawyer (tvN, 2018) is a legal thriller television series. Driven by his desire to avenge his mother, a former gangster turned lawyer (Lee Joon-gi) uses both his fists and the loopholes ...more
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Ms. Hammurabi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Go Ara, Kim Myung-soo, Sung Dong-il

Genres (Tv): Legal drama

Ms. Hammurabi (JTBC, 2018) is a South Korean television series based on the novel by Moon Yoo-seok. The series tells the story of the life of judges and the various disputes that they have to

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Something in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Son Ye-jin, Jung Hae-in, Jang So-yeon

Genres (Tv): Romance, Drama

Something in the Rain (JTBC, 2018), also known as Pretty Sister Who Buys Me Food, is a South Korean romance drama television series. When a single career woman reunites with her best friend's ...more
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The Smile Has Left Your ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
CherylDodds added Seo In-guk, Jung So-min, Park Sung-woong

Genres (Tv): Mystery, Thriller, Romance, Drama

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean mystery thriller television series, based on the 2002 Japanese television series Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi. A veteran homicide ...more
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Tempted is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
emily.haslemore added Woo Do-hwan, Park Soo-yeong, Moon Ga-young

Genres (Tv): Thriller, Romance, Melodrama

Tempted (MBC, 2018), also known as The Great Seducer, is a South Korean television series based on the French novel Les Liaisons dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Rich young men and ...more
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Come and Hug Me is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Jang Ki-yong, Jin Ki-joo, Heo Joon-ho

Genres (Tv): Romance, Melodrama, Mystery

Come and Hug Me (MBC, 2018) is a South Korean romance drama television series. A police officer and an actress with tragic pasts try to overcome their painful wounds and find renewed love with ...more
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Mr. Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Lee Byung-hun, Kim Tae-ri, Yoo Yeon-seok

Genres (Tv): Historical, Romance, Drama, Action

Mr. Sunshine (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean historical action drama television series. After returning to Korea as a United States Marine Corps officer, Choi Yoo-jin falls in love with an ...more

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Encounter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Joanne Ballard added Song Hye-kyo, Park Bo-gum, Jang Seung-jo

Genres (Tv): Melodrama, Romance

Encounter (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean romance drama television series. Brought together by fate, a woman who seems to have everything and a young man who seems to have nothing decides whether ...more
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Radio Romance is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Radio Romance Yoon Doo-joon, Kim So-hyun, Yoon Park

Genres (Tv): Romance

Radio Romance (KBS2, 2018) is a South Korean television series. An ambitious radio writer tries to save her show from cancellation by casting a top star actor.
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Life on Mars is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Jung Kyung-ho, Park Sung-woong, Go Ah-sung

Genres (Tv): Police procedural, Crime, Sci-fi, Mystery

Life on Mars (OCN, 2018) is a South Korean sci-fi crime television series, based on the 2006 UK series. After an accident, a modern day detective ends up in 1988 where he must solve a serial ...more

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Wok of Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Lee Jun-ho, Jang Hyuk, Jung Ryeo-won

Genres (Tv): Drama, Romance, Comedy

Wok of Love (SBS, 2018) is a South Korean television series. A former top chef and a bankrupt heiress get a chance at redemption when they meet a gangster-turned-restaurant owner.
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My Mister is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Lee Sun-kyun, Lee Ji-eun (IU), Go Doo-shim

Genres (Tv): Drama

My Mister (tvN, 2018), also known as My Ahjussi, is a South Korean drama television series. Three middle-aged brothers, who are enduring the weight of their lives, and a strong, cold woman, who ...more
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Familiar Wife is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Familiar Wife Ji Sung, Han Ji-min, Kang Han-na

Genres (Tv): Romance, Fantasy

Familiar Wife (tvN, 2018) is a romantic fantasy South Korean television series. A married couple suddenly finds themselves living entirely different lives after their fates magically change ...more
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Devilish Joy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Choi Jin-hyuk, Song Ha-yoon, Lee Ho-won

Genres (Tv): Melodrama

Devilish Joy (MBN, 2018) is a South Korean television series. A genius doctor (Choi Jin-hyuk) who suffers from short-term amnesia meets a washed-up actress (Song Ha-yoon).