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The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018

Updated December 4, 2020 255.5k votes 55.6k 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

    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 secretary...  more

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    My ID Is Gangnam Beauty

    Im Soo-hyang, Cha Eun-woo

    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 insecure...  more
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    The Beauty Inside

    Seo Hyun-jin, Lee Min-ki

    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 from an...  more

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    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 the...  more
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    Still 17

    Shin Hye-sun, Yang Se-jong

    Genres (Tv)Paranormal

    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 from a...  more
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    Love in the Moonlight

    Park Bo-gum, Kim Yoo-jung

    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 in...  more
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    100 Days My Prince

    Do Kyung-soo, Nam Ji-hyun

    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 new...  more

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    Are You Human?

    Seo Kang-joon, Gong Seung-yeon

    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 conglomerate and...  more
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    Welcome to Waikiki

    Kim Jung-hyun, Lee Yi-kyung

    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....  more
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    The Last Empress

    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 Na-ra) is...  more
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    Sky Castle

    Yum Jung-ah, Lee Tae-ran

    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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    Lawless Lawyer

    Lee Joon-gi, Seo Ye-ji

    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 in law...  more
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    The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

    Seo In-guk, Jung So-min

    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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    Ms. Hammurabi

    Go Ara, Kim Myung-soo

    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 settle....  more
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    Life on Mars

    Jung Kyung-ho, Park Sung-woong

    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 murder...  more

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    Something in the Rain

    Son Ye-jin, Jung Hae-in

    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 younger...  more
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    Mr. Sunshine

    Lee Byung-hun, Kim Tae-ri

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Romance, Historical drama

    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 aristocrat's...  more

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    Come and Hug Me

    Jang Ki-yong, Jin Ki-joo

    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 each...  more
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    The Great Seducer (Tempted)

    Woo Do-hwan, Park Soo-yeong

    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 women in...  more

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    Encounter (Boyfriend)

    Song Hye-kyo, Park Bo-gum

    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 to...  more
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    Life

    Lee Dong-wook, Cho Seung-woo

    Genres (Tv)Medical, Drama

    Life (JTBC, 2018) is a South Korean medical drama television series. At South Korea's premier university hospital, ideals and interests collide between a patient-focused emergency physician and the...  more

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    Familiar Wife

    Ji Sung, Han Ji-min

    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 through...  more
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    My Mister

    Lee Sun-kyun, Lee Ji-eun (IU)

    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 has...  more
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    Radio Romance

    Yoon Doo-joon, Kim So-hyun

    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....  more
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    Wok of Love

    Lee Jun-ho, Jang Hyuk

    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....  more