TV Drama 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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17,197 4,208
What's Wrong with Secretary Ki... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
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
2
12,924 3,851
My ID Is Gangnam Beauty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
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
3
7,989 2,736
Are You Human? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
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
4
2,583 793
My Secret Terrius is listed (or ranked) 4 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
5
6,037 2,100
100 Days My Prince is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
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
6
3,670 1,233
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
7
3,256 1,082
The Beauty Inside is listed (or ranked) 7 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
8
5,748 2,025
Still 17 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
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
9
4,585 1,690
Welcome to Waikiki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
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.
10
1,039 326
The Last Empress is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
GloriaPadilla added
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 ...more
11
2,129 877
Sky Castle is listed (or ranked) 11 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
12
2,619 1,262
Ms. Hammurabi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
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
13
3,080 1,527
Lawless Lawyer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
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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1,759 856
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes is listed (or ranked) 14 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
15
3,243 1,769
Something in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
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
16
2,351 1,253
Encounter is listed (or ranked) 16 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
17
2,453 1,315
Come and Hug Me is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
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.
18
3,492 1,971
Tempted is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
emily.haslemore added 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
19
2,851 1,598
Mr. Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 19 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
20
1,215 623
Life on Mars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
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
21
3,184 1,918
Radio Romance is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
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.
22
984 535
Life is listed (or ranked) 22 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.
23
2,061 1,268
Wok of Love is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
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.
24
1,936 1,260
My Mister is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
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
25
1,426 915
Familiar Wife is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2018
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