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The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018

Updated December 4, 2020 276.3k votes 55.1k 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 Kim1
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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...  more
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  • My ID Is Gangnam Beauty2
    17,259
    5,204

    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...  more
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  • The Beauty Inside3
    5,424
    1,643

    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....  more
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    #225 of 857 The Best New Shows That Have Premiered in the Last Few Years#298 of 402 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time

  • My Secret Terrius (Terius Behind Me)4
    4,133
    1,264

    Genres (Tv)Romantic comedy, Mystery, Crime

    My Secret Terrius (MBC, 2018), also known as Terius Behind Me, is a South Korean romantic...  more
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  • 100 Days My Prince5
    8,001
    2,635

    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....  more
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    #22 of 134 The Best Korean Dramas to Watch on Netflix#35 of 88 The Best Romantic Comedy K-Dramas Ever

  • Love in the Moonlight6
    5,622
    1,834

    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...  more
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  • Still 177
    7,781
    2,572

    Still 17

    Shin Hye-sun, Yang Se-jong

    Genres (Tv)Romantic comedy, Drama

    Still 17 (SBS, 2018), also known as Thirty But Seventeen, is a South Korean romantic comedy...  more
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  • Are You Human?8
    10,603
    3,542

    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...  more
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  • Welcome to Waikiki9
    6,272
    2,169

    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...  more
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  • The Last Empress10
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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 Castle11
    3,451
    1,330

    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...  more
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  • Lawless Lawyer12
    4,213
    1,923

    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...  more
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  • Ms. Hammurabi13
    3,511
    1,612

    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...  more
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  • The Smile Has Left Your Eyes14
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    1,296

    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,...  more
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  • Life on Mars15
    1,681
    790

    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...  more
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    #118 of 217 The Best Korean Dramas of All Time#54 of 81 The Best Fantasy & Supernatural K-Dramas Ever

  • Something in the Rain16
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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...  more
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  • Come and Hug Me17
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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...  more
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  • The Great Seducer (Tempted)18
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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...  more
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    #53 of 155 The Best K-Dramas to Watch on Viki#24 of 102 The Most Romantic Korean Dramas Ever

  • Mr. Sunshine19
    3,747
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    Mr. Sunshine

    Lee Byung-hun, Kim Tae-ri

    Genres (Tv)Historical, Romance, Drama, Action

    Mr. Sunshine (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean historical action drama television series. After...  more
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    #21 of 47 The Best Historical Shows On Netflix To Watch Now#11 of 32 The Greatest Period TV Shows Set in the 1900s

  • Life20
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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...  more
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  • Encounter (Boyfriend)21
    3,525
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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...  more
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  • Familiar Wife22
    2,018
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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...  more
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  • Radio Romance23
    4,125
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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...  more
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  • Wok of Love24
    2,706
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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...  more
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  • My Mister25
    2,627
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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....  more
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