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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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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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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Still 17 is listed (or ranked) 4 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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100 Days My Prince is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Love in the Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Sky Castle is listed (or ranked) 7 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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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 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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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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The Beauty Inside is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Lawless Lawyer is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Mr. Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Mr. Sunshine 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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Come and Hug Me is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Encounter is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Ms. Hammurabi is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Something in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Tempted is listed (or ranked) 17 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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The Smile Has Left Your Eyes is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Radio Romance is listed (or ranked) 19 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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My Mister is listed (or ranked) 20 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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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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Devilish Joy is listed (or ranked) 22 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).

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Suits is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Suits Jang Dong-gun, Park Hyung-sik, Chae Jung-an Suits (KBS2, 2018) is a South Korean television series based on the American TV series. A capable and distinguished lawyer of the law firm "Kang&Ham" Choi Kang-Seok recruits a ...more

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Life on Mars is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Lovely Horribly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Lovely Horribly Park Si-hoo, Song Ji-hyo, Lee Gi-kwang Lovely Horribly (KBS2, 2018) is a South Korean television series. Bound by an unusual fate in which one’s happiness always results in the other’s misfortune, Philip (Park Si-hoo) and Eul-soon ...more

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Witch's Love is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Witch's Love Yoon So-hee, Hyun Woo, Lee Hong-bin Witch's Love (MBN, 2018) is a South Korean television series. A nosy witch working as a delivery person in a restaurant run by two other witches finds love.

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Mother is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Mother Lee Bo-young, Heo Yool, Lee Hye-young Mother (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean television series based on the 2010 Japanese TV series. A temporary teacher (Lee Bo-young) at an elementary school realizes that one of her students is being ...more

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About Time is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
About Time Lee Sang-yoon, Lee Sung-kyung, Kim Dong-jun About Time (tvN, 2018) is a fantasy romance South Korean television series. Choi Michaela (Lee Sung Kyung) is a musical actress who has a special ability to see a person's life span, but she ...more

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Rich Man is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Rich Man Kim Jun-myeon, Ha Yeon-soo, Oh Chang-suk Rich Man (MBN, 2018) is a South Korean television series based on the 2012 Japanese TV series. Romance story about Lee Yoo-chan (Kim Jun-myeon), a genius programmer and CEO of IT company Next In ...more

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Familiar Wife is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Familiar Wife Ji Sung, Han Ji-min, Kang Han-na 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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Your House Helper is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Your House Helper Ha Seok-jin, Bona, Lee Ji-hoon Your House Helper (KBS2, 2018) is a South Korean television series based on the webcomic by Seung Jung-yeon. A man, who works as a house helper, helps arrange people's homes, lives and

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Your Honor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Your Honor Yoon Shi-yoon, Lee Yoo-young, Park Byung-eun Your Honor (SBS, 2018) is a South Korean television series. Identical twin brothers have the same level of intellect, but lead entirely different lives.

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Life is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Life Lee Dong-wook, Cho Seung-woo, Won Jin-ah Life (JTBC, 2018) is a South Korean television series. A medical drama that depicts the power struggles and human stories that take place within a university hospital.

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Voice 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Voice 2 Lee Ha-na, Lee Jin-wook, Son Eun-seo Voice 2 (OCN, 2018) is a South Korean television series. The drama follows the lives of 112 emergency call center employees as they fight against crimes using the sounds that they hear.

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My First Love is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
My First Love Lee Jung-shin, Seo Ji-hoon, Lee Yeol-eum My First Love (OCN, 2018), also known as Longing Heart, is a 2018 fantasy South Korean television series based on the webtoon by Kim Hee-ran and Kim Byung-gwan. A man who cannot forget his first ...more

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Live is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Live Jung Yu-mi, Lee Kwang-soo, Bae Sung-woo Live (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean television series. The story of police officers - from the lowest field cadets and patrol officers, to their superiors including corporals, captains, and more ...more

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The Ghost Detective is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
The Ghost Detective Choi Daniel, Park Eun-bin, Lee Ji-ah The Ghost Detective (KBS2, 2018) is a South Korean television series. Detective Lee Da-il (Choi Daniel), who catches ghosts, tries to solve the case of his assistant, Jung Yeo-wool's (Park ...more

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The Good Witch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
The Good Witch Lee Da-hae, Ryu Soo-young, Ahn Woo-yeon The Good Witch (SBS TV, 2018), also known as Nice Witch, is a South Korean television series. A housewife too nice for her own good and married to an unemployed husband switches places with her ...more

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Switch: Change the World is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Switch: Change the World Jang Keun-suk, Han Ye-ri, Jung Woong-in Switch: Change the World (SBS, 2018) is a South Korean television series. Disregarding favoritism and biases by prosecutors, a swindler makes criminals pay for crimes that prosecutors did not.

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Partners for Justice is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Partners for Justice Jung Jae-young, Jeong Yu-mi, Lee Yi-kyung Partners for Justice (MBC, 2018) is a South Korean television series. The forensic scientist with a bad personality (Jung Jae-young) and a warm-hearted prosecutor (Jeong Yu-mi) must join forces ...more

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A Poem a Day is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
A Poem a Day Lee Yu-bi, Lee Joon-hyuk, Jang Dong-yoon A Poem a Day (tvN, 2018) is a medical South Korean television series. The story of lives of people who work at the hospital like physical therapists, rehabilitation therapists, radiographers, ...more

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Evergreen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Evergreen Lee Jong-hyun, Kim So-eun, Kang Tae-oh Evergreen (OCN, 2018), also known as That Man Oh Soo, is a fantasy South Korean television series. An IT engineer (Lee Jong-hyun) and a police officer (Kim So-eun) fall in love with each other ...more

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Grand Prince is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Grand Prince Yoon Shi-yoon, Jin Se-yeon, Joo Sang-wook Grand Prince (TV Chosun, 2018) is a South Korean television series. Two princes enter into a rivalry due to their love for the same woman.

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The Undateables is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
The Undateables Namkoong Min, Hwang Jung-eum, Choi Tae-joon The Undateables (SBS, 2018) is a South Korean television series. A relationship expert who doesn't believe in love meets a relationship counselor who dreams of love and marriage.

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Time is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Time Kim Jung-hyun, Seohyun, Kim Jun-han Time (MBC, 2018) is a South Korean television series. A man who is in the face of death does everything he can in his last days to help a woman whose life he ruined.

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Let's Eat 3 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Let's Eat 3 Yoon Doo-joon, Baek Jin-hee, Lee Joo-woo Let's Eat 3 (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean television series. Fallen into a slump in his thirties, Goo Dae-young (Yoon Doo-joon) embarks on a journey to revisit the food that he loved in his ...more

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Sketch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Sketch Rain, Lee Dong-gun, Lee Sun-bin Sketch (JTBC, 2018) is a South Korean television series. An ace detective (Rain) and a detective (Lee Sub-bin) with the psychic ability to sketch out the future work together to capture a serial ...more

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Risky Romance is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Risky Romance Ji Hyun-woo, Lee Si-young, Kim Jin-yeop Risky Romance (MBC, 2018) is a South Korean television series. The romance story of an excellent neurosurgeon and a determined endocrinologist.

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The Miracle We Met is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
The Miracle We Met Kim Myung-min, Kim Hyun-joo, Ra Mi-ran The Miracle We Met (KBS2, 2018) is a South Korean television series. After dying in a car crash and awakening with the spirit of another person, a man becomes the head of two families, agonizing ...more

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Queen of Mystery 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
Queen of Mystery 2 Choi Kang-hee, Kwon Sang-woo, Park Byung-eun Queen of Mystery 2 (KBS2, 2018) is a South Korean television series. Housewife-turned-investigator Seol-ok and passionate detective Wan-seung collaborate to solve mysterious cases and cure the ...more