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The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2020

Updated October 21, 2021 233.4k votes 34.7k voters 733.7k 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.

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  • 1
    Shin Hye-sun, Kim Jung-hyun
    3,576
    413
    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
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  • 2
    Lee Joon-gi, Moon Chae-won
    7,390
    1,128
    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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    #23 of 235 The Best Korean Dramas of All Time#3 of 95 The Best Korean Crime Dramas Ever#27 of 66 The Most Tragically Beautiful Korean Dramas Ever

  • 3
    Kim Soo-hyun, Seo Ye-ji
    14,047
    2,371
    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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    #360 of 632 The Best TV Shows To Binge Watch#2 of 152 The Best Korean Dramas To Watch On Netflix#10 of 103 The Best Romantic Comedy K-Dramas Ever

  • 4
    Jo Byung-gyu, Kim Se-jeong
    2,374
    339
    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
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  • 5
    Lee Do-hyun, Kim Ha-neul
    3,289
    533
    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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  • 6
    Song Kang, Lee Jin-wook
    2,186
    334
    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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  • 7
    Moon Ga-young, Cha Eun-woo
    4,711
    896
    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
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  • 8
    Eugene, Kim So-yeon
    1,974
    353
    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
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  • 9
    Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk
    4,969
    1,033
    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
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  • 10
    Lee Dong-wook, Jo Bo-ah
    4,261
    934
    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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  • 11
    Im Si-wan, Shin Se-kyung
    1,461
    303
    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
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  • 12
    Park Seo-joon, Kim Da-mi
    11,991
    4,007
    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
  • 13
    Jang Dong-yoon, Krystal Jung
    997
    273
    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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  • 14
    Yoo Seung-ho, Lee Se-young
    5,664
    2,110
    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
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  • 15
    Park Eun-bin, Kim Min-jae
    1,518
    530
    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
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  • 16
    Hwang Jung-eum, Yook Sung-jae
    3,785
    1,464
    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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  • 17
    Jung Da-bin, Hwang Min-hyun
    651
    214
    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
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  • 18
    Lee Min-ho, Kim Go-eun
    10,375
    4,352
    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
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  • 19
    Jo Jung-suk, Yoo Yeon-seok
    5,398
    2,254
    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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  • 20
    Shin Sung-rok, Lee Se-young
    500
    154
    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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  • 21
    Choi Jin-hyuk, Park Joo-hyun
    894
    347
    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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  • 22
    Go Ara, Lee Jae-wook
    1,686
    712
    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
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  • 23
    Han Suk-kyu, Ahn Hyo-seop
    5,972
    2,809
    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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    #37 of 154 The Best K-Dramas To Watch On Viki#2 of 52 The Best Medical KDramas Of All Time

  • 24
    Ji Chang-wook, Kim Ji-won
    739
    301
    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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  • 25
    Kim Myung-soo, Kwon Nara
    307
    97
    Royal Secret Agent (KBS2, 2020), also known as Secret Royal Inspector, is a South Korean historical comedy television series. Set in the Joseon Dynasty, a state examination top scorer must serve as a...  more
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