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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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Angel's Last Mission: Love is listed (or ranked) 1 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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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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Touch Your Heart is listed (or ranked) 3 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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Her Private Life is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Abyss is listed (or ranked) 5 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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The Secret Life of My Secretar... is listed (or ranked) 6 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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My First First Love is listed (or ranked) 7 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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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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Romance Is a Bonus Book is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Arthdal Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Search: WWW is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung is listed (or ranked) 12 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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At Eighteen is listed (or ranked) 13 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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One Spring Night is listed (or ranked) 14 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) 15 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) 16 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) 17 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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My Absolute Boyfriend is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Haechi is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Doctor Prisoner is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Love Alarm is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Perfume is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Shin Sung-rok, Ko Won-hee, Cha Ye-ryun
Perfume (KBS2, 2019) is a South Korean fantasy romantic comedy television series. A housewife (Ko Won-hee) who suddenly becomes young and pretty after using a perfume starts working as a model ...more
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The Crowned Clown is listed (or ranked) 23 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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The Fiery Priest is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Watcher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2019
Watcher Han Suk-kyu, Seo Kang-joon, Kim Hyun-joo
Watcher (OCN, 2019) is a South Korean thriller television series. A skilled detective (Han Suk-kyu), a former prosecutor turned lawyer (Kim Hyun-joo), and a police officer (Seo Kang-joon) join ...more