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The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2020

Updated February 17, 2021 218.0k votes 31.0k voters 638.4k 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. Queen1
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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...  more
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  • The Uncanny Counter2
    1,467
    184

    The Uncanny Counter

    Jo Byung-gyu, Kim Se-jeong
    The Uncanny Counter (OCN, 2020), also known as Amazing Rumor, is a South Korean fantasy...  more
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  • Flower of Evil3
    6,197
    1,031

    Flower of Evil

    Lee Joon-gi, Moon Chae-won
    Flower of Evil (tvN, 2020) is a South Korean mystery romance television series. A homicide...  more
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  • It's Okay to Not Be Okay4
    12,911
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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...  more
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  • Sweet Home5
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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...  more
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  • True Beauty6
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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...  more
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  • 18 Again7
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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...  more
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  • Start-Up8
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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...  more
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  • Tale of the Nine Tailed9
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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....  more
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  • The Penthouse10
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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...  more
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  • Run On11
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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...  more
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  • Search12
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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...  more
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  • Itaewon Class13
    11,686
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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...  more
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  • Memorist14
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    Memorist

    Yoo Seung-ho, Lee Se-young
    Memorist (tvN, 2020) is a South Korean crime mystery television series, based on the 2016 Daum...  more
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  • Do You Like Brahms?15
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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...  more
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  • Mystic Pop-up Bar16
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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...  more
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  • Live On17
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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,...  more
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  • The King: Eternal Monarch18
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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....  more
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  • Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol19
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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...  more
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  • Hospital Playlist20
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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...  more
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  • Lovestruck in the City21
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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...  more
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  • Zombie Detective22
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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...  more
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  • Kairos23
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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...  more
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  • Record of Youth24
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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...  more
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  • Dr. Romantic 225
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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...  more
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