2018 TV The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018  

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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.

Vote up the best Kdramas of 2018, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list. 

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What's Wrong with Secretary Ki... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
What's Wrong with Secretary Kim Park Seo-joon, Park Min-young, Lee Tae-hwan
What's Wrong with Secretary Kim (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean television series based on the novel by Jung Kyung-yoon. Misunderstandings arise when a highly capable secretary announces that she ...more

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10,436 3,108
My ID Is Gangnam Beauty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
My ID Is Gangnam Beauty Im Soo-hyang, Cha Eun-woo, Jo Woo-ri
My ID Is Gangnam Beauty (JTBC, 2018) is a South Korean television series, based on the webtoon by Gi Maeng-gi. Kang Mi-rae (Im Soo-hyang), a timid and insecure girl who becomes beautiful after ...more

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6,571 2,216
Are You Human? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Are You Human? Seo Kang-joon, Gong Seung-yeon, Lee Joon-hyuk
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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Love in the Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Kyla Nicole Maloles added Park Bo-gum, Kim Yoo-jung, Jinyoung
Love in the Moonlight (KBS2, 2016) is a South Korean television series based on the novel by Yoon Yi-Soo. A coming of age story about Crown Prince Lee Yeong's (Park Bo-gum) growth from a boy to ...more

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4,866 1,665
Still 17 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Still 17 Shin Hye-sun, Yang Se-jong, Ahn Hyo-seop
Still 17 (SBS, 2018), also known as Thirty But Seventeen, is a South Korean television series. A 30-year-old single man meets a 30-year-old woman whose mental is still that of a 17-year-old due ...more

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5,054 1,735
100 Days My Prince is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
100 Days My Prince Do Kyung-soo, Nam Ji-hyun, Jo Sung-ha
100 Days My Prince (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean television series. After losing his memory from a failed assassination attempt, Lee Yool (Do Kyung-soo) wanders for 100 days under a new name and ...more

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1,858 548
My Secret Terrius is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Joanne Ballard added So Ji-sub, Jung In-sun, Son Ho-jun
My Secret Terrius (MBC, 2018) is a South Korean television series created by Kang Dae-sun. After losing her husband, a woman (Jung In-sun) and her NIS agent neighbor (So Ji-sub) discover the ...more

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2,267 738
The Beauty Inside is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
christinesomera added Seo Hyun-jin, Lee Min-ki, Lee Da-hee
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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3,732 1,371
Welcome to Waikiki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Welcome to Waikiki Kim Jung-hyun, Lee Yi-kyung, Son Seung-won
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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1,509 556
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
Sky Castle (JTBC, 2018) is a South Korean television series. In an apartment building in the suburbs of Seoul, ambitious mothers try to make princes and princesses out of their sons and

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1,749 805
Encounter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Joanne Ballard added Song Hye-kyo, Park Bo-gum, Jang Seung-jo
Encounter (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean television series. Brought together by fate, a woman (Song Hye-kyo) who seems to have everything and a young man (Park Bo-gum) who seems to have nothing ...more

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2,564 1,243
Lawless Lawyer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Lawless Lawyer Lee Joon-gi, Seo Ye-ji, Lee Hye-young
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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462 119
The Last Empress is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
GloriaPadilla added The Last Empress

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2,150 1,046
Ms. Hammurabi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Ms. Hammurabi Go Ara, Kim Myung-soo, Sung Dong-il
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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1,226 545
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes 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
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean television series based on the 2002 Japanese television series Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi. A detective (Park Sung-woong) takes on ...more

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2,496 1,319
Mr. Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Lee Byung-hun, Kim Tae-ri, Yoo Yeon-seok
Mr. Sunshine (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean television series. After returning to Korea as a United States Marine Corps officer, Choi Yoo-jin (Lee Byung-hun) falls in love with an aristocrat's ...more

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2,035 1,054
Come and Hug Me is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Come and Hug Me Jang Ki-yong, Jin Ki-joo, Heo Joon-ho
Come and Hug Me (MBC, 2018) is a South Korean television series. Childhood lovers reunite years later as adult after a past tragedy.

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2,690 1,440
Something in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Something in the Rain Son Ye-jin, Jung Hae-in, Jang So-yeon
Something in the Rain (JTBC, 2018), also known as Pretty Sister Who Buys Me Food, is a South Korean television series. The series explores the relationship of two people as they go from being ...more

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2,867 1,592
Tempted is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
emily.haslemore added The Great Seducer (Tempted) Woo Do-hwan, Park Soo-yeong, Moon Ga-young
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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2,683 1,564
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
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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1,746 1,019
Wok of Love is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Wok of Love Lee Jun-ho, Jang Hyuk, Jung Ryeo-won
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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1,647 1,032
My Mister is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
My Mister Lee Sun-kyun, IU, Go Doo-shim
My Mister (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean television series. The story of three middle-aged brothers, who are enduring the weight of their lives, and a strong, cold woman, who has been living a ...more

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938 539
Life on Mars is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Life on Mars Jung Kyung-ho, Park Sung-woong, Go Ah-sung
Life on Mars (OCN, 2018) is a South Korean television series based on the 2006 UK series. After an accident, a modern day detective (Jung Kyung-ho) ends up in 1988 where he must solve a serial ...more

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383 151
Because This Is My First Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
PeriwinkleTuesday added Because This Is My First Life

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1,840 1,189
Devilish Joy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Devilish Joy Choi Jin-hyuk, Song Ha-yoon, Lee Ho-won
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).