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The Best Korean Dramas of All Time 

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As seen in the new and latest Korean dramas, there are always things to expect from K-dramas: The boy that you love and think is your soulmate? Long lost brother. Oh, you grew up so poor and had to take any and all dirt jobs? Turns out you are the kidnaped daughter of the richest family in Korea. The "plain" girl always gets the hot rich guy and his hot rich fiance always ends of crying. This list can go on and on, but one thing is for sure, Korean drama TV series are full of these tropes and this list ranks the best of these Korean television shows.

From shows like My Love from the Star and I Hear Your Voice, there are tons of great dramas coming from Korean television and the entertainment industry in Korea. However ridiculous the plot twists may be, Korean drama lovers know to expect this kind of juice from these best Korean dramas. Featuring your favorite Korean stars like Gong Yoo, Kim Soo-hyun, Park Shin-hye, Song hye-ko, Song Joong-ki, Jun Ji-hyun, and more, these must watch K-dramas include Korean comedies, romance fantasy shows, and crime thrillers.

The good Korean dramas on this list feature actors from Korea and some of the best Korean actors and actresses on television. Do you have a favorite from this list of top Korean dramas? Find it below and vote it up.

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Guardian: The Lonely and... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
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Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (tvN, 2016), also known as Goblin, is a South Korean romance fantasy television series. Goblin and protector of souls, Kim Shin, seeks a human bride to end his ...more

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Descendants of the Sun ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Descendants of the Sun (KBS2, 2016) is a South Korean romance drama television series. Finding themselves in the middle of great events and dangers in a war-torn country, Korean Special Forces ...more

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My Love from the Star is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
My Love from the Star (SBS, 2013), also known as You Who Came from the Stars, is a South Korean fantasy romantic comedy television series. An alien who has been stranded on Earth for more than ...more

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Healer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
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Healer (KBS2, 2014) is a South Korean action thriller romance television series. A fighter posing as a night courier agrees to protect a tabloid journalist whose investigation into a long-buried ...more

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W: Two Worlds is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
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W: Two Worlds (MBC, 2016), also known as W, is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. When her comic artist father goes missing, a surgeon gets pulled into the fictional world inside ...more

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Strong Woman Do Bong-soo... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
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Strong Woman Do Bong-soon (JTBC, 2017), also known as Strong Girl Bong-soon, is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. Born with superhuman strength, Do Bong-soon becomes the ...more

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The Heirs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
The Heirs (SBS, 2013), also known as The Inheritors, is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. After a chance encounter in LA, two teens from different social backgrounds reunite at ...more

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Moon Lovers: Scarlet Hea... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
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Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (SBS, 2016) is a South Korean historical romance television series, based on the Chinese novel Bu Bu Jing Xin by Tong Hua. During a total solar eclipse, a ...more
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Weightlifting Fairy Kim ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
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Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (MBC, 2016) is a South Korean romantic comedy sports television series. A group of college athletes who are fighting for their dreams experience and find love in ...more

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Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Pinocchio (SBS, 2014) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. A reporter with a secret past and an ambitious journalist with an unusual syndrome put their differences aside after ...more

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Boys Over Flowers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Boys Over Flowers (KBS2, 2009) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series, based on the Japanese manga series Boys Over Flowers by Yoko Kamio. Unassuming high school girl Jan-di stands ...more

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Kill Me, Heal Me is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
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Kill Me, Heal Me (MBC, 2015) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. Having developed dissociative identity disorder, business heir Cha Do Hyun tries to regain control over his life ...more

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While You Were Sleeping ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
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Oh My Venus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
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Oh My Venus (KBS2, 2015) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. A disgraced Hollywood personal trainer helps a once-beautiful woman get back in shape only for both to develop ...more

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I Am Not a Robot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
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I Am Not a Robot (MBC TV, 2017) is a South Korean romantic-comedy television series. Kim Min Gyu, a wealthy man who is allergic to people, meets and falls in love with a girl who is pretending ...more
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She Was Pretty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
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She Was Pretty (MBC, 2015) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. After a complete reversal of fortune and looks, childhood sweethearts reunite for the first time in 15 years as ...more

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Fated to Love You is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Fated to Love You (MBC, 2014), also known as You Are My Destiny, is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. A chance encounter turns everything upside down for wealthy CEO Lee Gun and ...more

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Master's Sun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
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Master's Sun (SBS, 2013) is a South Korean horror-romantic comedy television series. A young woman who can see ghosts finds a safe haven when she touches the hand of a pompous CEO; in return for ...more

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City Hunter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
City Hunter (SBS, 2011) is a South Korean romance action thriller television drama series, based on the 1985 Japanese manga by Tsukasa Hojo. Lee Yun-seong is trained by his father's best friend ...more

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What's Wrong with Secret... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
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What's Wrong with Secretary Kim (tvN, 2018) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series, based on the 2013 novel by Jung Kyung-yoon. Misunderstandings arise when a highly capable ...more

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Secret Garden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Secret Garden (SBS, 2010) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. A wealthy young man and a poor stunt woman fall for each other, but when their souls swap they soon learn how ...more

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I Can Hear Your Voice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
I Can Hear Your Voice (SBS, 2013), also known as I Hear Your Voice or The Voice You Can't Hear, is a South Korean fantasy romance television series. A sharp female lawyer with no filter teams up ...more

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Oh My Ghostess is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
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Oh My Ghostess (tvN, 2015), also known as Oh My Ghost, is a South Korean fantasy romantic comedy television series. When timid assistant chef gets possessed by a lustful virgin ghost, the two ...more

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Full House is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Full House is a 2004 South Korean television series starring Song Hye-kyo, Rain, Han Eun-jung and Kim Sung-soo. Based on the manhwa Full House by Won Soo-yeon, the romantic comedy series aired ...more
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Coffee Prince is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Coffee Prince (MBC, 2007), also known as The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince, is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. Pretending to be gay so he can avoid blind dates arranged by his ...more

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