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The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2020

Updated February 17, 2021 235.2k votes 33.7k voters 703.6k views87 items

List RulesOnly shows that premiered in 2020.

UPDATE: Check out the top K-dramas of 2021!

Stay on top of the latest and current Korean series with the best Korean dramas of 2020. Including romantic dramas, mystery thrillers, comedy series, and medical dramas, this list of new South Korean TV shows features top stars and famous K-pop idols who act. What are the most popular 2020 Kdramas? Check out the best 2019 Korean dramas for more recent shows. 

Some good 2020 Korean dramas include Itaewon Class, The Game: Towards Midnight, and Tell Me What You Saw.

Vote up the best Kdramas of 2020, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list. 

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    Mr. Queen

    Shin Hye-sun, Kim Jung-hyun
    Mr. Queen (tvN, 2020), also known as Queen Cheorin, is a South Korean historical romantic-comedy television series. When a modern day chef gets trapped in the body of a queen in the Joseon era, chaos...  more
  • 2
    7,160
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    Flower of Evil

    Lee Joon-gi, Moon Chae-won
    Flower of Evil (tvN, 2020) is a South Korean mystery romance television series. A homicide detective discovers her husband's dark secrets while working on a strange case....  more
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    It's Okay to Not Be Okay

    Kim Soo-hyun, Seo Ye-ji
    It's Okay to Not Be Okay (tvN, 2020) is a South Korean romance drama television series. An extraordinary road to emotional healing opens up for an antisocial children's book writer and a selfless...  more

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    The Uncanny Counter

    Jo Byung-gyu, Kim Se-jeong
    The Uncanny Counter (OCN, 2020), also known as Amazing Rumor, is a South Korean fantasy mystery television series based on the Daum webtoon Amazing Rumor by Jang Yi. Demon hunters pose as workers in...  more
  • 5
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    18 Again

    Lee Do-hyun, Kim Ha-neul
    18 Again (JTBC, 2020) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series based on the 2009 American film 17 Again by Jason Filardi. Shortly after filing for a divorce from his wife of 20 years,...  more
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    Sweet Home

    Song Kang, Lee Jin-wook
    Sweet Home (Netflix, 2020) is a South Korean horror, thriller drama based on the webtoon of the same name by Kim Kan-bi and Hwang Young-chan. Following the death of his family in an accident, Cha...  more

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    True Beauty

    Moon Ga-young, Cha Eun-woo
    True Beauty (tvN, 2020) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series based on the webtoon by Yaongyi. A high school girl rises to pretty girl fame in her school after she masters the art of...  more
  • 8
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    The Penthouse

    Eugene, Kim So-yeon
    The Penthouse (SBS, 2020), also known as The Penthouse: War in Life, is a South Korean mystery drama television series. A woman strives to achieve her goal of entering high society by becoming the...  more
  • 9
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    Start-Up

    Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk
    Start-Up (tvN, 2020) is a South Korean romance television series. Young entrepreneurs aspiring to launch virtual dreams into reality compete for success and love in the cutthroat world of Korea's...  more
  • 10
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    Tale of the Nine Tailed

    Lee Dong-wook, Jo Bo-ah
    Tale of the Nine Tailed (tvN, 2020) is a South Korean fantasy romance television series. Determined to prove that supernatural beings exist in the world, a television producer tracks down the...  more
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    Run On

    Im Si-wan, Shin Se-kyung
    Run On (JTBC, 2020) is a South Korean romance television series. Veering off course from his preset path, a track star follows his own pace and heart for the first time after a film translator steps...  more
  • 12
    937
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    Search

    Jang Dong-yoon, Krystal Jung
    Search (OCN, 2020) is a South Korean mystery thriller television series. In response to the ruthless attack of an unknown creature in the Korean Demilitarized Zone, a search operation of elite...  more
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    Itaewon Class

    Park Seo-joon, Kim Da-mi
    Itaewon Class (JTBC, 2020) is a South Korean television series based on the webtoon by Gwang Jin. Park Sae-roy (Park Seo-joon) decides to follow in his father's footsteps by opening up a restaurant...  more
  • 14
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    Do You Like Brahms?

    Park Eun-bin, Kim Min-jae
    Do You Like Brahms? (SBS, 2020) is a South Korean romance drama television series. Two classical music students fall in love while learning music at a prestigious, competitive school....  more
  • 15
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    2,224

    Memorist

    Yoo Seung-ho, Lee Se-young
    Memorist (tvN, 2020) is a South Korean crime mystery television series, based on the 2016 Daum webtoon by Jae Hoo. After acquiring the power to read people's memories when he was in high school, Dong...  more
  • 16
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    Mystic Pop-up Bar

    Hwang Jung-eum, Yook Sung-jae
    Mystic Pop-up Bar (JTBC, 2020), also known as Twin Tops Bar, is a South Korean fantasy television series, based on the 2016 webtoon Twin Tops Bar by Bae Hye-soo. Only open late at night, a mysterious...  more
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    Live On

    Jung Da-bin, Hwang Min-hyun
    Live On (JTBC, 2020) is a South Korean high school romance television series. Baek Ho-rang, the most popular girl at school, joins the broadcasting club, led by Go Eun-taek, in order to find out who...  more
  • 18
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    The King: Eternal Monarch

    Lee Min-ho, Kim Go-eun
    The King: Eternal Monarch (SBS, 2020) is a South Korean fantasy romance television series. Korean emperor Lee Gon tries to close the doors to a parallel world which was opened by demons; a detective...  more
  • 19
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    Hospital Playlist

    Jo Jung-suk, Yoo Yeon-seok
    Hospital Playlist (tvN, 2020) is a South Korean medical drama television series. The story of five doctors who have been friends since they entered medical school in 1999....  more
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    Kairos

    Shin Sung-rok, Lee Se-young
    Kairos (MBC, 2020) is a South Korean fantasy mystery television series. In order to go back in time to save his kidnapped daughter and bring his wife back to life, a grieving man receives help from a...  more
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    Zombie Detective

    Choi Jin-hyuk, Park Joo-hyun
    Zombie Detective (KBS2, 2020) is a South Korean supernatural mystery television series. A zombie in his second year of resurrection becomes a detective in pursuit of his past, all the while doing his...  more
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    Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol

    Go Ara, Lee Jae-wook
    Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (KBS2, 2020) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. A riches-to-rags pianist who loses everything but her smile finds love at a small piano institute in the...  more
  • 23
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    Dr. Romantic 2

    Han Suk-kyu, Ahn Hyo-seop
    Dr. Romantic 2 (SBS, 2020), also known as Romantic Doctor Kim 2, is a South Korean medical melodrama television series, and a sequel to the 2016-17 series. Once the top surgeon at a big hospital, Dr....  more

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    Lovestruck in the City

    Ji Chang-wook, Kim Ji-won
    Lovestruck in the City (KakaoTV, 2020) is a South Korean romantic comedy web series. Heart stolen by a free-spirited woman after a beachside romance, a passionate architect sets out to reunite with...  more
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    Record of Youth

    Park Bo-gum, Park So-dam
    Record of Youth (tvN, 2020) is a South Korean romance drama television series. Three ambitious young adults from different social classes strive to make it in the cutthroat world of showbiz and...  more