TV Drama The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019  

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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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Her Private Life is listed (or ranked) 1 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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4,768 905
Touch Your Heart is listed (or ranked) 2 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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2,865 519
He Is Psychometric is listed (or ranked) 3 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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3,029 903
Romance Is a Bonus Book is listed (or ranked) 4 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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796 208
My First First Love is listed (or ranked) 5 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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823 272
Kill It is listed (or ranked) 6 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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302 75
Abyss is listed (or ranked) 7 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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682 315
Haechi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Jung Il-woo, Go Ara, Kwon Yul
Haechi (SBS, 2019) is a South Korean historical-adventure television series. Set during the Joseon Dynasty period, the series follows four people from different walks of life who came together ...more
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662 305
Welcome to Waikiki 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 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.
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860 433
Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 10 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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425 228
Doctor Prisoner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Namkoong Min, Kwon Nara, Kim Byung-chul
Doctor Prisoner (KBS2, 2019) is a South Korean medical drama television series. After being accused of medical malpractice, a skilled doctor (Namkoong Min) is forced to quit the hospital, so he ...more
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609 424
The Crowned Clown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Yeo Jin-goo, Lee Se-young, Kim Sang-kyung
The Crowned Clown, also known as The Man Who Became King (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean television series based on the 2012 film Masquerade. At a time in Joseon history when upheaval and power ...more
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436 327
The Fiery Priest is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Kim Nam-gil, Kim Sung-kyun, Lee Hanee
The Fiery Priest (SBS, 2019) is a South Korean television series. Following the mysterious death of an elderly priest, a priest (Kim Nam-gil), a detective (Kim Sung-kyun), and a prosecutor (Lee ...more
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275 179
My Fellow Citizens! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Choi Si-won, Lee Yoo-young, Kim Min-jung
My Fellow Citizens! (KBS2, 2019) is a South Korean crime-comedy television series. A con man (Choi Si-won), who gets involved with unexpected incidents, marries a police officer (Lee Yoo-young) ...more
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137 63
The Secret Life of My Secretar... is listed (or ranked) 15 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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466 451
The Light in Your Eyes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Han Ji-min, Kim Hye-ja, Nam Joo-hyuk
The Light in Your Eyes (JTBC, 2019), also known as Dazzling, is a South Korean fantasy television series. With dreams of becoming an announcer, an honest and positive woman (Han Ji-min) suddenly ...more
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188 161
Beautiful World is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Beautiful World Park Hee-soon, Choo Ja-hyun, Oh Man-seok
Beautiful World (JTBC, 2019) is a South Korean television series.After a boy becomes critically injured due to an incident of school violence, his family seeks the truth and fights for justice ...more
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201 206
Confession is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Ivy Ling added Confession Lee Jun Ho, Shin Hyun Bin, Yoo Jae Myung
Confession (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean legal drama television series. Choi Do-hyun (Lee Jun-ho) becomes a lawyer in order to clear his father's name after he has been wrongly accused of
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67 55
My Absolute Boyfriend is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Yeo Jin-goo, Bang Min-ah, Hong Jong-hyun
My Absolute Boyfriend (SBS, 2019) is a South Korean sci-fi romantic comedy television series based on the Japanese manga series by Yuu Watase. A special effects makeup artist (Bang Min-ah) who ...more
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269 342
Item is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Joo Ji-hoon, Kim Kang-woo, Jin Se-yeon
Item (MBC, 2019) is a South Korean mystery-fantasy television series based on the webtoon series by Kim Jung-seok and Min Hyung. A criminal profiler (Jin Se-yeon) and a prosecutor (Ju Ji-hoon) ...more
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101 141
Persona is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Lee Ji-eun, Bae Doona, Kim Tae-hoon
Persona (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean anthology television miniseries created by Yoon Jong-shin. Lee Ji-eun plays a different character in each of the four segments, which are written and ...more
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227 337
Legal High is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Jin Goo, Seo Eun-soo, Yoon Park
Legal High (JTBC, 2019) is a South Korean legal drama-comedy television series based on the 2012 Japanese TV series. A passionate rookie lawyer (Seo Eun-soo) reluctantly starts working with a ...more
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115 212
Possessed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Song Sae-byeok, Go Joon-hee, Yeon Jung-hoon
Possessed (OCN, 2019) is a South Korean television series. Detective Kang Pil-sung (Song Sae-byeok) and psychic medium Hong Seo-jung (Go Joon-hee) join forces to get rid of the ghost of a ...more
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117 218
Big Issue is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Thorwegen added Song-hyeon Choi, Kim Gyu-Sun, Ye-seul Han
Big Issue (SBS, 2019) is a South Korean television series. After losing his job and family due to an incident, an elite photojournalist (Joo Jin-mo) gets hired to become a paparazzo.
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18 56
Different Dreams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Lee Yo-won, Yoo Ji-tae, Lim Ju-hwan
Different Dreams (MBC, 2019) is a South Korean historical melodrama television series. During the Japanese colonial rule of Korea, a Korean surgeon (Lee Yo-won) who was raised by a Japanese ...more