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The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018

Updated December 4, 2020 258.4k votes 55.5k voters 1.7m views74 items

List RulesOnly 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 Kim

    Park Seo-joon, Park Min-young
    What's Wrong with Secretary Kim (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean romantic comedy television...  more

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    My ID Is Gangnam Beauty

    Im Soo-hyang, Cha Eun-woo
    My ID Is Gangnam Beauty (JTBC, 2018), also known as Gangnam Beauty, is a South Korean romantic...  more
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    The Beauty Inside

    Seo Hyun-jin, Lee Min-ki
    The Beauty Inside (JTBC, 2018) is a South Korean television series based on the 2015 film....  more

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    #233 of 261 The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years#288 of 325 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time

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    My Secret Terrius (MBC, 2018), also known as Terius Behind Me, is a South Korean romantic...  more
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    Still 17

    Shin Hye-sun, Yang Se-jong
    Still 17 (SBS, 2018), also known as Thirty But Seventeen, is a South Korean romantic comedy...  more
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    100 Days My Prince

    Do Kyung-soo, Nam Ji-hyun
    100 Days My Prince (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean historical romantic-comedy television series....  more

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    Love in the Moonlight

    Park Bo-gum, Kim Yoo-jung
    Love in the Moonlight (KBS2, 2016) is a South Korean historical romantic comedy television...  more
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    Are You Human?

    Seo Kang-joon, Gong Seung-yeon
    Are You Human? (KBS2, 2018) is a South Korean television series. Former MMA fighter Kang...  more
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    Welcome to Waikiki

    Kim Jung-hyun, Lee Yi-kyung
    Welcome to Waikiki (JTBC, 2018) is a youth South Korean television series. Three men who are...  more
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    The Last Empress

    The Last Empress (SBS, 2018) is a South Korean television series created by Park Young-soo....  more
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    Sky Castle

    Yum Jung-ah, Lee Tae-ran
    Sky Castle (JTBC, 2018) is a South Korean drama television series. In an apartment building in...  more
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    Lawless Lawyer

    Lee Joon-gi, Seo Ye-ji
    Lawless Lawyer (tvN, 2018) is a legal thriller television series. Driven by his desire to...  more
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    2,590
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    The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

    Seo In-guk, Jung So-min
    The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean mystery thriller television series,...  more
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    Ms. Hammurabi

    Go Ara, Kim Myung-soo
    Ms. Hammurabi (JTBC, 2018) is a South Korean television series based on the novel by Moon...  more
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    Life on Mars

    Jung Kyung-ho, Park Sung-woong
    Life on Mars (OCN, 2018) is a South Korean sci-fi crime television series, based on the 2006...  more

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    #125 of 222 The Best Korean Dramas of All Time#11 of 86 The Best Korean Crime Dramas Ever

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    Something in the Rain

    Son Ye-jin, Jung Hae-in
    Something in the Rain (JTBC, 2018), also known as Pretty Sister Who Buys Me Food, is a South...  more
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    3,604
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    Mr. Sunshine

    Lee Byung-hun, Kim Tae-ri
    Mr. Sunshine (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean historical action drama television series. After...  more

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    #21 of 49 The Best Historical Shows On Netflix To Watch Now#10 of 32 The Greatest Period TV Shows Set in the 1900s

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    Come and Hug Me

    Jang Ki-yong, Jin Ki-joo
    Come and Hug Me (MBC, 2018) is a South Korean romance drama television series. A police...  more
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    The Great Seducer (Tempted)

    Woo Do-hwan, Park Soo-yeong
    Tempted (MBC, 2018), also known as The Great Seducer, is a South Korean television series...  more

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    #54 of 163 The Best K-Dramas to Watch on Viki#36 of 106 The Most Romantic Korean Dramas Ever

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    Life

    Lee Dong-wook, Cho Seung-woo
    Life (JTBC, 2018) is a South Korean medical drama television series. At South Korea's premier...  more

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    #21 of 138 The Best Korean Dramas to Watch on Netflix#15 of 52 The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time

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    Encounter (Boyfriend)

    Song Hye-kyo, Park Bo-gum
    Encounter (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean romance drama television series. Brought together by...  more
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    Familiar Wife

    Ji Sung, Han Ji-min
    Familiar Wife (tvN, 2018) is a romantic fantasy South Korean television series. A married...  more
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    My Mister

    Lee Sun-kyun, Lee Ji-eun (IU)
    My Mister (tvN, 2018), also known as My Ahjussi, is a South Korean drama television series....  more
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    Radio Romance

    Yoon Doo-joon, Kim So-hyun
    Radio Romance (KBS2, 2018) is a South Korean television series. An ambitious radio writer...  more
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    Wok of Love

    Lee Jun-ho, Jang Hyuk
    Wok of Love (SBS, 2018) is a South Korean television series. A former top chef and a bankrupt...  more