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The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019 

Molly Gander
Updated February 12, 2020 335.3k votes 88.2k voters 2.6M views 89 items

List Rules Only Korean shows that premiered in 2019.

UPDATE: Check out the top K-dramas of 2020!

Here are the best Korean dramas of 2019. Including romantic dramas, thrillers, medical shows, and more, this list of South Korean TV shows features top stars and famous K-pop idols who act. What are the most popular 2019 Kdramas? Check out the best 2018 Korean dramas for more recent shows. 

Some good 2019 Korean dramas are Kingdom, The Crowned Clown, Vagabond, and Touch Your Heart.

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Crash Landing on You is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin, Kim Jung-hyun

Genres (Tv): Romantic comedy

Crash Landing on You (tvN, 2019), also known as Love's Emergency Landing, is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. While paragliding, a wealthy South Korean heiress accidentally ...more

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#4 of 61 The Most Romantic Korean Dramas Ever #2 of 58 The Best Romantic Comedy K-Dramas Ever

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Hotel del Luna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Lee Ji-eun, Yeo Jin-goo, Jung Dong-hwan

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Romantic comedy

Hotel del Luna (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean fantasy romantic comedy television series. Forced to run a hotel for ghosts due to a past curse, Jang Man-wol meets the new manager.

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#18 of 128 The Best K-Dramas to Watch on Viki #16 of 58 The Best Romantic Comedy K-Dramas Ever #10 of 58 The Best Fantasy & Supernatural K-Dramas Ever

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Angel's Last Mission: Lo... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Shin Hye-sun, Kim Myung-soo, Lee Dong-gun

Genres (Tv): Romantic comedy, Fantasy

Angel's Last Mission: Love (KBS2, 2019), also known as Dan, Only Love, is a South Korean romantic comedy fantasy television series. An angel named Dan is given a mission to find love for Lee ...more

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#47 of 128 The Best K-Dramas to Watch on Viki #26 of 61 The Most Romantic Korean Dramas Ever #44 of 58 The Best Romantic Comedy K-Dramas Ever

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He Is Psychometric is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Thorwegen added Park Jin-young Shin Ye-eun Kim Da-som Kim Kwon

Genres (Tv): Romantic comedy, Mystery, Fantasy

He Is Psychometric (tvN, 2019), also known as That Psychometric Guy, is a South Korean fantasy romantic comedy television series. Able to read anyone's secrets via physical contact, Lee Ahn ...more
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Touch Your Heart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Yoo In-na, Lee Dong-wook, Lee Sang-woo

Genres (Tv): Romantic comedy

Touch Your Heart (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series, based on the web novel Reach of Sincerity by Jäger. After getting embroiled in a scandal, a once-top ...more
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Extraordinary You is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Kim Hye-yoon, Kim Ro-woon, Lee Jae-wook

Genres (Tv): Fantasy, Romantic comedy

Extraordinary You (MBC, 2019), also known as Suddenly One Day or A Day Found by Chance, is a South Korean fantasy romantic comedy television series, based on the webtoon July Found by Chance by ...more
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Her Private Life is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Park Min-young, Kim Jae-wook, Ahn Bo-hyun

Genres (Tv): Romantic comedy

Her Private Life (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. A talented curator who is also a K-pop idol superfan begins to grow feelings for the new art director at her

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#42 of 128 The Best K-Dramas to Watch on Viki #19 of 58 The Best Romantic Comedy K-Dramas Ever

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Vagabond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Vagabond Lee Seung-gi, Bae Suzy, Shin Sung-rok

Genres (Tv): Spy, Action, Thriller, Romance

Vagabond (SBS, 2019) is a South Korean spy thriller television series. Determined to find out the truth behind a mysterious plane crash that took the lives of over 200 civilians, a stuntman ...more
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Love Alarm is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Kim So-hyun, Song Kang, Jung Ga-ram

Genres (Tv): Romantic Comedy

Love Alarm (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series, based on the 2014 webtoon by Chon Kye-young. In a world in which an app alerts people if someone in the vicinity ...more

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#21 of 61 The Most Romantic Korean Dramas Ever #35 of 58 The Best Romantic Comedy K-Dramas Ever #33 of 62 The Greatest TV Shows About Love & Romance

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Doctor John is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Ji Sung, Lee Se-young, Lee Kyu-hyung

Genres (Tv): Medical, Drama

Doctor John (SBS, 2019) is a South Korean medical drama television series. Arrogant but talented doctor Cha Yo-han works with a resident of anesthesiology to help patients with mysterious acute ...more
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Abyss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Park Bo-young, Ahn Hyo-seop, Lee Sung-jae

Genres (Tv): Crime, Fantasy, Romantic comedy

Abyss (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy fantasy television series. After meeting an untimely demise in separate incidents, Cha Min and Go Se-yeon discover they've come back to life ...more
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At Eighteen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Ong Seong-wu, Kim Hyang-gi, Shin Seung-ho

Genres (Tv): Coming of age

At Eighteen (JTBC, 2019) is a South Korean coming-of-age television series. A lonely student (Ong Seong-wu) transfers to a new school and tries to adjust in the new environment.
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The Secret Life of My Se... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Kim Young-kwang, Jin Ki-joo, Kim Jae-kyung

Genres (Tv): Romantic comedy

The Secret Life of My Secretary (SBS, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. After losing his sight, a cold-hearted boss (Kim Young-kwang) of a mobile media company finally ...more
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Melting Me Softly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Ji Chang-wook, Won Jin-ah, Yoon Se-ah

Genres (Tv): Fantasy

Melting Me Softly (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean fantasy television series. A man (Ji Chang-wook) and a woman (Won Jin-ah) who participated in a 24-hour human freezing experiment are accidentally ...more
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Romance Is a Bonus Book ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Lee Na-young, Lee Jong-suk, Jung Yoo-jin

Genres (Tv): Romantic comedy

Romance Is a Bonus Book (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. A once-popular copywriter lies about her background to get a job at a successful publishing company run ...more

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#48 of 206 The Best Korean Dramas of All Time #26 of 58 The Best Romantic Comedy K-Dramas Ever

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My First First Love is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Ji Soo, Jung Chae-yeon, Jung Jin-young

Genres (Tv): Romantic comedy

My First First Love (Netflix, 2019), also known as Because It's My First Love, is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. Due to various personal reasons, some of Yun Tae-o's friends ...more
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Rookie Historian Goo Hae... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Shin Se-kyung, Cha Eun-woo, Park Ki-woong

Genres (Tv): Historical, Romance, Drama

Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung (MBC, 2019) is a South Korean historical drama television series. Goo Hae-ryung, a historian who tries to fight gender stereotypes as her work is often looked down ...more
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Arthdal Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Song Joong-ki, Jang Dong-gun, Kim Ji-won

Genres (Tv): Historical, Romance, Fantasy

Arthdal Chronicles (tvN, Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean historical romantic fantasy television series. In a mythical land called Arth, the inhabitants of the ancient city of Arthdal contend ...more
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Search: WWW is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
gtarafonseca added Im Soo Jung , Lee Da-hee, Jeon Hye-jin

Genres (Tv): Romance, Melodrama

Search: WWW (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean romance melodrama television series. The story of three women who are determined to work hard and fight against prejudices and discrimination.
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Graceful Family is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Im Soo-hyang, Lee Jang-woo, Bae Jong-ok

Genres (Tv): Mystery, Suspense, Melodrama

Graceful Family (MBN, 2019) is a South Korean mystery melodrama television series. The daughter (Im Soo-hyang) of a major conglomerate family and a good-hearted lawyer (Lee Jang-woo) work ...more
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Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doona, Ryu Seung-ryong

Genres (Tv): Historical, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror

Kingdom (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean historical horror television series based on the webcomic series "Land of the Gods" by Kim Eun-hee. In Korea’s medieval Joseon period, a crown ...more
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When the Camellia Blooms... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Gong Hyo-jin, Kang Ha-neul, Kim Ji-seok

Genres (Tv): Romantic comedy, Thriller

When the Camellia Blooms (KBS2, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy-thriller television series. Dong Baek, owner of a bar named Camellia, encounters three men who will change her life
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One Spring Night is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Jung Hae-in, Han Ji-min, Kim Jun-han

Genres (Tv): Drama, Romance

One Spring Night (MBC, 2019) is a South Korean romantic drama television series. When pharmacist and single father Yu Ji-ho has a chance meeting with librarian Lee Jeong-in, they start seeing ...more
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Kill It is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Thorwegen added Jang Ki-yong, Nana

Genres (Tv): Thriller, Crime

Kill It (OCN, 2019) is a South Korean crime thriller television series. A veterinarian killer who saves animals and a brilliant detective who saves people cross paths.
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Class of Lies is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019
Yoon Kyun-sang, Geum Sae-rok, Choi Yu-hwa

Genres (Tv): Drama

Class of Lies (OCN, 2019), also known as Undercover Teacher and Mr. Temporary, is a 2019 South Korean drama television series. Lawyer Gi Moo-hyeok (Yoon Kyun-sang) goes undercover as a teacher ...more