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Things to expect from Korean 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 kidnapped 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. 

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Master's Sun is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
wowww added Master's Sun Gong Hyo-jin, So Ji-sub, Seo In Guk Master's Sun is a 2013 South Korean television series starring Gong Hyo-jin and So Ji-sub. The horror-romantic comedy is written by the Hong Sisters, and aired on SBS from August 7 to October 3, ...more

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My Love from the Star is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
My Love From The Star Jun Ji-hyun, Kim Soo-hyun, Park Hae-jin My Love from the Star (SBS, 2013) is a South Korean television series directed by Jang Tae-yoo. The show follows an alien (Kim Soo-hyun) who landed on Earth in the Joseon Dynasty and, 400 years ...more

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Boys Over Flowers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Boys Over Flowers Kim So-eun, Ku Hye-sun, Kim Hyun-joong Boys Over Flowers is a 2009 South Korean television series starring Ku Hye-sun, Lee Min-ho, Kim Hyun-joong, Kim Bum, Kim Joon and Kim So-eun. It aired on KBS2 from January 5 to March 31, 2009 on ...more

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You're Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
You're Beautiful Park Shin-hye, Jang Keun-suk, Lee Hong-gi You're Beautiful is a 2009 South Korean musical romantic comedy television drama series, starring Park Shin-hye, Jang Keun-suk, Lee Hong-gi of F.T. Island and Jung Yong-hwa of CN Blue. The ...more

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Moon Embracing the Sun is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
The Moon That Embraces The Sun Han Ga-in, Kim Soo-hyun Moon Embracing the Sun is a 2012 South Korean television drama series, starring Kim Soo-hyun, Han Ga-in, Jung Il-woo and Kim Min-seo. It aired on MBC from January 4 to March 15, 2012 on ...more

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Pinocchio is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Pinocchio Lee Jong-suk, Park Shin-hye, Kim Young-kwang Pinocchio (SBS, 2014) is a South Korean television series directed by Jo Soo-won and Shin Seung-woo. A reporter with a secret past (Lee Jong-suk) and an ambitious journalist with an unusual ...more

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Secret Garden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Secret Garden Ji-won Ha, Hyun Bin, Sang-Hyun Yoon Secret Garden is a 2010 South Korean television drama, starring Ha Ji-won, Hyun Bin, Yoon Sang-hyun, and Kim Sa-rang. It aired on SBS from November 13, 2010 to January 16, 2011 on Saturdays and ...more

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Healer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
yasssjessyasss added Healer Ji Chang-wook, Park Min-young, Yoo Ji-tae Healer (KBS2, 2014) is a South Korean television series directed by Lee Jung-sub and Kim Jin-woo. A decades-old incident involving a group who ran an illegal pro-democracy broadcasting station ...more

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Dream High is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Dream High Bae Suzy, IU, Park Ji-yeon Dream High is a South Korean television series broadcast by KBS2 in 2011. It features miss A's Suzy, Kim Soo-hyun, T-ara's Eunjung, IU, and 2PM's Taecyeon and Wooyoung. The drama was popular ...more

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It's Okay, That's Love is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
It's Okay, That's Love In-seong Jo, Hyo-jin Kong, Ha-ra Goo It's Okay, That's Love is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Jo In-sung, Gong Hyo-jin, Sung Dong-il, Lee Kwang-soo and Do Kyung-soo. It aired on SBS from July 23 to September 11, ...more

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City Hunter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
City Hunter Park Min-young, Lee Min-ho, Lee Kwang-soo City Hunter is a 2011 South Korean television drama series based on the Japanese manga series City Hunter written and illustrated by Tsukasa Hojo, starring Lee Min-ho, Park Min-young, Lee ...more

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I Hear Your Voice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
I Hear Your Voice Lee Jong-suk I Can Hear Your Voice is a 2013 South Korean television series starring Lee Jong-suk, Lee Bo-young, and Yoon Sang-hyun. It aired on SBS from June 5 to August 1, 2013, on Wednesdays and Thursdays ...more

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The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince Yoon Eun-hye, Gong Yoo, Lee Sun-kyun The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince is a 2007 South Korean television drama, starring Yoon Eun-hye, Gong Yoo, Lee Sun-kyun, and Chae Jung-an. Based on the novel of the same name written by Lee Sun-mi, ...more

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Kill Me, Heal Me is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
anjseu added Kill Me, Heal Me Ji Sung, Hwang Jung Eum, Park Seo Joon Kill Me, Heal Me (MBC, 2015) is a South Korean television series directed by Kim Jin-man and Kim Dae-jin. Having developed dissociative identity disorder, business heir Cha Do Hyun (Ji Sung) ...more

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School 2013 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
School 2013 Jang Na-ra, Lee Jong-suk, Kim Woo-bin School 2013 is a 2012 South Korean television series starring Jang Nara, Choi Daniel, Lee Jong-suk and Kim Woo-bin. The teen drama depicts the struggles and dilemmas that modern-day Korean youth ...more

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Emergency Couple is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Emergency Couple Song Ji-hyo, Choi Jin-hyuk, Lee Pil-mo Emergency Couple is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Song Ji-hyo, Choi Jin-hyuk, Lee Pil-mo, Choi Yeo-jin and Clara. It aired on cable channel tvN from January 24 to April 5, 2014 ...more

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The Heirs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
The Heirs Park Shin-hye, Krystal, Lee Min-ho The Heirs, also known as The Inheritors, is a South Korean television series starring Park Shin-hye, Lee Min-ho, and Kim Woo-bin. Written by Kim Eun-sook, the trendy drama is set in a high ...more

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Descendants of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Descendents of the Sun Song Joong Ki, Song Hye-Kyo Descendants of the Sun (KBS2, 2016) is a South Korean television series directed by Lee Eung-bok and Baek Sang-hoon. Finding themselves in the middle of great events and dangers, Captain Yoo ...more

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Rooftop Prince is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Rooftop Prince Han Ji-min, Yoochun, Lee Tae-sung Rooftop Prince is a 2012 South Korean fantasy romantic comedy television drama, starring Park Yuchun, Han Ji-min, Jeong Yu-mi, Lee Tae-sung, Lee Min-ho, Jung Suk-won and Choi Woo-shik. It is ...more

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Sungkyunkwan Scandal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Sungkyunkwan Scandal Park Min-young, Yoochun, Song Joong-ki Sungkyunkwan Scandal is a 2010 South Korean fusion historical drama about a girl who disguises herself as a boy while attending Sungkyunkwan, the Joseon Dynasty's highest educational institute, ...more

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My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox Park Shin-hye, Shin Min-a, Hyomin My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox is a 2010 South Korean romantic comedy television series starring Lee Seung-gi and Shin Min-ah. It aired on SBS from August 11 to September 30, 2010 on ...more

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Fated to Love You is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Fated to Love You Wang Ji-won Fated to Love You is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Jang Hyuk, Jang Na-ra, Choi Jin-hyuk and Wang Ji-won. It aired on MBC from July 2 to September 4, 2014 on Wednesdays and ...more

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The Innocent Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
The Innocent Man Moon Chae-won, Park Si-yeon, Song Joong-ki The Innocent Man, is a 2012 South Korean television series. Starring Song Joong-ki, Moon Chae-won and Park Si-yeon, it is a dark melodrama involving betrayal, revenge and romance. It aired on ...more

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Playful Kiss is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Playful Kiss Kim Hyun-joong, Jung So-min, Lee Si-young Playful Kiss is a 2010 South Korean romantic-comedy television series, starring Jung So-min and Kim Hyun-joong. It aired on MBC from September 1 to October 21, 2010 on Wednesdays and Thursdays ...more

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Heartstrings is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Heartstrings Yong-hwa Jung, Shin-Hye Park, Chang-ui Song Heartstrings is a 2011 South Korean television series starring Park Shin-hye and Jung Yong-hwa. It aired on MBC from June 29 to August 19, 2011 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 15 ...more

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She Was Pretty is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Alinaire Panergo added She Was Pretty Hwang Jung-eum, Park Seo-joon, Go Joon-hee She Was Pretty (MBC, 2015) is a South Korean television series directed by Jung Dae-yoon. Once pretty and popular, Hye-jin (Hwang Jung-eum) is now poor and homely, and working under the handsome ...more

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Oh My Ghostess is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
cloe-97 added Oh My Ghostess Park Bo-young, Jo Jung-suk, Kim Seul-gie Oh My Ghostess (tvN, 2015) is a South Korean television series directed by Yoo Je-won. When timid assistant chef (Park Bo-young) gets possessed by a lustful virgin ghost (Kim Seul-gie), the two ...more

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Good Doctor is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Good Doctor Moon Chae-won, Joo Won, Joo Sang-wook Good Doctor is a 2013 South Korean medical drama television series starring Joo Won, Moon Chae-won, Joo Sang-wook, Chun Ho-jin, Kwak Do-won and Ko Chang-seok. It aired on KBS2 from August 5 to ...more

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Reply 1997 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Reply 1997 Jung Eun-ji, Eun Ji-won, Seo In Guk Reply 1997 is a 2012 South Korean television series that centers on the lives of six friends in Busan, as the timeline moves back and forth between their past as 18-year-old high schoolers in ...more

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Full House is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Full House Song Hye-kyo, Rain, Han Eun-jung 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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The Legend of the Blue Sea is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
1477319388719 added The Legend of the Blue Sea Lee Min-ho, Jun Ji-hyun The Legend of the Blue Sea (SBS, 2016) is a South Korean television series directed by Jin Hyuk and Park Seon-Ho. Inspired by a classic Joseon legend from Korea's first collection of unofficial ...more

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Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Rye... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
armie-hp added Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Lee Joon-gi, Lee Ji-eun, Kang Ha-neul Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (SBS, 2016) is a South Korean television series based on the Chinese novel Bu Bu Jing Xin by Tong Hua. During a total solar eclipse, a 25-year-old 21st-century ...more

The Best Korean Snacks

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Princess Hours is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Princess Hours Yoon Eun-hye, Ji-hyo Song, Lee Yoon-ji Princess Hours is a 2006 South Korean romantic comedy television series, starring Yoon Eun-hye, Ju Ji-hoon, Kim Jeong-hoon and Song Ji-hyo. It is based on Korean manhwa Goong by Park So-hee. It ...more

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Doctor Stranger is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
nae-nae added Doctor Stranger Jong-Suk Lee, Se-Yeon Jin, Ho-jin Chun Doctor Stranger is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Lee Jong-suk, Park Hae-jin, Jin Se-yeon and Kang So-ra. It aired on SBS from May 5 to July 8, 2014 on Mondays and Tuesdays at ...more

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Gu Family Book is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
anjseu added Gu Family Book Sung-ha Jo, Hye-Young Jung, Hee-won Kim Gu Family Book is a 2013 South Korean television series starring Lee Seung-gi and Suzy. The fusion martial arts action historical drama is about a half man-half monster who is searching for a ...more

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Personal Taste is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Personal Preference Lee Min-ho, Ahn Suk-hwan, Park Hae Mi Personal Taste is a 2010 South Korean television series, starring Son Ye-jin and Lee Min-ho. It is adapted from Lee Se-in's 2007 novel of the same name about a furniture designer, Park Kae-in, ...more

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Strong Woman Do Bong-soon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Shaiy Samantha added Strong Woman Do Bong Soon Park Bo-young, Park Hyung-sik, Ji Soo Strong Woman Do Bong-soon (JTBC, 2017) is a South Korean television series directed by Lee Hyung-min. Born with superhuman strength, Do Bong-soon (Park Bo-young) becomes the bodyguard of a rich, ...more

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Flower Boys Next Door is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Flower Boy Next Door Park Shin-hye, Kim Ji-hoon, Yoon Shi-yoon Flower Boys Next Door is a 2013 South Korean romantic comedy television series based on the webtoon by Yoo Hyun-sook titled "I Steal Peeks At Him Every Day". It stars Park Shin-hye as ...more

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Guardian: The Lonely and Great... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
jinxiecat added Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (Goblin) Gong Yoo, Kim Go-eun, Lee Dong-wook Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (tvN, 2016), also known as Goblin, is a South Korean television series. Goblin and protector of souls, Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) seeks a human bride to end his ...more

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To the Beautiful You is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
MinsulChoi added To the Beautiful You Sulli, Choi Min-ho, Hwang Kwanghee To the Beautiful You is a 2012 South Korean television drama series starring Sulli, Minho, and Lee Hyun-woo. It aired on SBS from August 15 to October 4, 2012 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at ...more

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Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-jo... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
hailie added Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo Lee Sung-kyung, Nam Joo-hyuk, Lee Jae-yoon

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo is a South Koreantelevision series starring Lee Sung-kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (MBC, 2016) is a South Korean coming-of-age sports drama television series. A group of college athletes who are fighting for their dreams experience and find love ...more

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W: Two Worlds is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Trishnadahal added W - Two Worlds Lee Jung Suk, Han Hyo-Joo W (MBC, 2016) is a South Korean television series. When her comic artist father goes missing, a surgeon (Han Hyo-joo) gets pulled into the fictional world inside a webtoon where she meets the ...more

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Marriage, Not Dating is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
Marriage, Not Dating Yeon Woo-jin, Han Groo, Jeong Jinwoon Marriage, Not Dating (tvN, 2014) is a South Korean television series. In an effort to get his parents off his back, a wealthy plastic surgeon (Yeon Woo-jin) brings a shop girl (Han Groo) home to ...more

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Hi! School: Love On is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
lee-sungjong added Hi School Love On Kim Sae-ron, Nam Woo-hyun, Lee Sung-yeol Hi! School: Love On (KBS2, 2014) is a South Korean television series directed by Sung Joon-hae and Lee Eun-mi. After unintentionally saving a male student in danger, an angel (Kim Sae-ron) ...more

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Love in the Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
1477319388719 added Love in the Moonlight Park Bo-gum, Kim Yoo-jung Love in the Moonlight (KBS2, 2016) is a South Korean television series based on the novel by Yoon Yi-Soo. A coming of age story about Crown Prince Lee Yeong's (Park Bo-gum) growth from a boy to ...more

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Love Rain is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
lalamantilla added Love Rain Im Yoona, Jang Keun-suk, Seo In Guk Love Rain is a 2012 South Korean television series directed by Yoon Seok-ho. It aired on KBS2 from March 26 to May 29, 2012 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes. Set in the seventies ...more

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I'm Not A Robot is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
CzarinaQuerubin added I'm Not A Robot ‎Chae Soo-bin, Yoo Seung-ho

Kim Min-kyu (Yoo Seung-ho) lives an isolated life due to a severe allergy to other people. He develops extreme rashes that rapidly spread throughout his body once he makes any form of skin contact. Jo Ji-ah (Chae Soo-bin) is a woman who is trying to make it in life by creating her own businesses. However, after an encounter with Min-kyu, she ends up pretending to be a robot in place of the supposed Aji 3 robot. The Aji 3 robot was developed by Ji-ah's ex-boyfriend, professor Hong Baek-kyun (Um Ki-joon) and his team. The robot was meant to be tested by genius Min-kyu, however an accident caused the robot's battery to malfunction. As Baek-kyun modeled the robot after Ji-ah, the team ends up recruiting her to take the place of Aji 3.

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A Gentleman's Dignity is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
A Gentleman's Dignity Kim Ha-neul, Jang Dong-gun, Kim Woo-bin A Gentleman's Dignity is a 2012 South Korean romantic comedy television series starring Jang Dong-gun, Kim Ha-neul, Kim Min-jong, Kim Su-ro, and Lee Jong-hyuk. It aired on SBS from May 26 to ...more

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Blood is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
_kami123 added Blood Ahn Jae-Hyeon Ku Hye-Sun Ji Jin-Hee Blood is a 2015 South Korean television series about a doctor specializing in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery in the best cancer research hospital in the country who is also a vampire.

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That Winter, The Wind Blows is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Korean Dramas of All Time
That Winter, The Wind Blows Song Hye-kyo, Jung Eun-ji, Kim Bum That Winter, the Wind Blows is a 2013 South Korean romantic melodrama television series starring Jo In-sung, Song Hye-kyo, Kim Bum and Jung Eun-ji. A gambler and con man pretends to be the ...more