2019 tv 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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Touch Your Heart is listed (or ranked) 1 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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1,214 190
He Is Psychometric is listed (or ranked) 2 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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1,797 435
Romance Is a Bonus Book is listed (or ranked) 3 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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616 153
My ID Is Gangnam Beauty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
lione added 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

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282 77
Kill It is listed (or ranked) 5 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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427 183
Haechi is listed (or ranked) 6 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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204 43
Her Private Life is listed (or ranked) 7 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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509 250
Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 8 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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273 93
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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400 250
The Crowned Clown is listed (or ranked) 10 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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155 77
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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291 251
The Light in Your Eyes is listed (or ranked) 12 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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72 26
My Fellow Citizens! is listed (or ranked) 13 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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197 191
The Fiery Priest is listed (or ranked) 14 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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78 70
Confession is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Beautiful World is listed (or ranked) 16 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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161 203
Item is listed (or ranked) 17 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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146 188
Legal High is listed (or ranked) 18 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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My First First Love is listed (or ranked) 19 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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48 69
Possessed is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Special Labor Inspector Jo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Kim Dong-wook, Park Se-young, Ryu Deok-hwan
Special Labor Inspector Jo (MBC, 2019) is a South Korean comedy television series. A pure-hearted, hardworking, and honest civil servant (Kim Dong-wook) is assigned as a labor inspector for the ...more

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54 96
Big Issue is listed (or ranked) 22 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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114 226
Best Chicken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Park Sun-ho, Kim So-hye, Joo Woo-jae
Best Chicken (MBN, 2019) is a 2019 South Korean television series. An employee (Park Sun-ho) of a large corporation quits his job to open his own chicken restaurant with the help of a young ...more

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28 70
Mother of Mine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Thorwegen added Myeong-Gil Choi, Jong-hyeon Hong, Tae-young Ki
Mother of Mine (KBS2, 2019), also known as My Prettiest Daughter in the World, is a South Korean television series. A mother (Kim Hae-sook) balances running her small restaurant and raising her ...more

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26 69
Love in Sadness is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Ji Hyun-woo, Park Han-byul, Ryu Soo-young
Love in Sadness (MBC, 2019), also known as I Love You When I'm Sad, is a South Korean melodrama television series, and a remake of the 1999 series Beautiful Person. Unhappily married to a rich ...more