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The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019  

Molly Gander
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List Rules Only Korean shows that premiered in 2019.

Stay on top of the latest and current Korean series with the best Korean dramas of 2019. Including romantic dramas, thrillers, medical shows, 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 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.

Vote up the best Kdramas of 2019, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list. 

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Hotel del Luna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Lee Ji-eun, Yeo Jin-goo, Jung Dong-hwan
Hotel del Luna (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean fantasy television series. Forced to run a hotel for ghosts due to a past curse, Jang Man-wol (Lee Ji-eun) meets the new manager (Yeon Jin-goo).
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Extraordinary You is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Kim Hye-yoon, Kim Ro-woon, Lee Jae-wook
Extraordinary You (MBC, 2019), also known as Suddenly One Day or A Day Found by Chance, is a South Korean fantasy-romance television series based on Moon Ryu's webtoon July Found by Chance. ...more
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Angel's Last Mission: Love is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Shin Hye-sun, Kim Myung-soo, Lee Dong-gun
Angel's Last Mission: Love (KBS2, 2019) is a South Korean romantic fantasy television series. An angel named Dan (Kim Myung-soo) is given the mission to find love for Lee Yeon-seo (Shin ...more
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Vagabond is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Vagabond Lee Seung-gi, Bae Suzy, Shin Sung-rok
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 (Lee ...more
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He Is Psychometric is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Thorwegen added Park Jin-young Shin Ye-eun Kim Da-som Kim Kwon
He Is Psychometric (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean television series. Able to read anyone's secrets via physical contact, Lee Ahn (Park Jin-young) decides to use his ability to take bad people ...more
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Touch Your Heart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Yoo In-na, Lee Dong-wook, Lee Sang-woo
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 actress ...more
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Love Alarm is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Kim So-hyun, Song Kang, Jung Ga-ram
Love Alarm (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series, based on the webtoon of the same name by Chon Kye-young. The story revolves around the societal disruption that ...more
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Doctor John is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Ji Sung, Lee Se-young, Lee Kyu-hyung
Doctor John (SBS, 2019) is a South Korean medical drama television series. The story focuses on doctors whose speciality is pain management.
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Melting Me Softly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Melting Me Softly Ji Chang-wook, Won Jin-ah, Yoon Se-ah
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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Her Private Life is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Park Min-young, Kim Jae-wook, Ahn Bo-hyun
Her Private Life (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. A talented curator (Park Min-young) who is also a K-pop idol superfan begins to grow feelings for the new art ...more
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At Eighteen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Ong Seong-wu, Kim Hyang-gi, Shin Seung-ho
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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Abyss is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Hyo-Seop Ahn, Se-ha Ahn, Sa-rang Kim
Abyss (tvN, Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy fantasy television series. Prosecution layer Go Se-yeon (Park Bo-young, Kim Sa-rang) and cosmetics company successor Cha Min (Ahn ...more
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Graceful Family is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Im Soo-hyang, Lee Jang-woo, Bae Jong-ok
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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The Secret Life of My Secretar... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Kim Young-kwang, Jin Ki-joo, Kim Jae-kyung
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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Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Shin Se-kyung, Cha Eun-woo, Park Ki-woong
Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung (MBC, 2019) is a South Korean historical drama television series. Goo Hae-ryung (Shin Se-kyung), a historian who tries to fight gender stereotypes as her work is ...more
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Search: WWW is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
gtarafonseca added Im Soo Jung , Lee Da-hee, Jeon Hye-jin
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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My First First Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Chae-Yeon Jung, Jinyoung Jung, Ji Soo
My First First Love (Netflix, 2019), also called "Because It's My First Love," is a Korean television series. The show follows the story of college students and their realization of ...more
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Arthdal Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Song Joong-ki, Jang Dong-gun, Kim Ji-won
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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Romance Is a Bonus Book is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Lee Na-young, Lee Jong-suk, Jung Yoo-jin
Romance Is a Bonus Book (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean television series. A once-popular copywriter (Lee Na-young) lies about her background to get a job at a successful publishing company run by ...more
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When the Camellia Blooms is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Gong Hyo-jin, Kang Ha-neul, Kim Ji-seok
When the Camellia Blooms (KBS2, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy-thriller television series. Dong Baek (Gong Hyo-jin), owner of a bar named Camellia, encounters three men who will change ...more
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Class of Lies is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Class of Lies Yoon Kyun-sang, Geum Sae-rok, Choi Yu-hwa
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
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One Spring Night is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Ji-min Han, Hae-In Jung, Min-Kyung Joo
One Spring Night (MBC, Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean romantic drama television series. The show follows librarian Lee Jung-in (Han Ji-min) and pharmacist Yoo Ji-ho (Jung Hae-in) who have been ...more
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Kill It is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Thorwegen added Jang Ki-yong, Nana
Kill It (OCN, 2019) is a South Korean thriller television series. A veterinarian killer (Jang Ki-yong) who saves animals and a brilliant detective (Nana) who saves people cross paths.
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Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doona, Ryu Seung-ryong
Kingdom (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean television series based on the webcomic series "Land of the Gods" by Kim Eun-hee. In Korea’s medieval Joseon period, a crown prince (Ju ...more
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Welcome to Waikiki 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Lee Yi-kyung, Kim Seon-ho, Shin Hyun-soo
Welcome to Waikiki 2 (JTBC, 2019) is a South Korean television series, and a sequel to the 2018 series. Lee Joon-ki (Lee Yi-kyung) tries to revive the guest house after a bankruptcy issue.