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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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  • 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 bodyguard of ...more
  • Fight My Way
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    Fight My Way (KBS2, 2017), also known as Fight For My Way, is a South Korean romantic-comedy television series. Two childhood best friends confront the change in their feelings towards each other as ...more
  • 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 the ...more
  • Crash Landing on You (tvN, 2019), also known as Love's Emergency Landing, is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. While paragliding, a wealthy South Korean heiress accidentally lands in ...more
  • The Legend of the Blue Sea (SBS, 2016) is a South Korean fantasy romantic-comedy television series. A magistrate's plan to release mermaids into the ocean backfires when they're caught by fishermen.
  • 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
  • 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 secretary ...more
  • 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 25-year-old ...more
  • Suspicious Partner
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    Suspicious Partner (SBS, 2017) is a South Korean romantic-comedy television series. Noh Ji-wook, a prosecutor, and Eun Bong-hee, a prosecutor trainee, work together on a mysterious case involving a ...more
  • 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
  • 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
  • W: Two Worlds
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    W: Two Worlds (MBC, 2016), also known as W, is a South Korean fantasy mystery romance television series. When her comic artist father goes missing, a surgeon gets pulled into the fictional world ...more
  • Flower of Evil
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    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.
  • Healer
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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
  • I'm Not A Robot
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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 to be ...more
  • 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 400 ...more
  • Mr. Queen
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    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
  • Hotel del Luna
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    Hotel del Luna (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean fantasy romantic comedy television series. Forced to run a hotel for ghosts due to a past curse, Jang Man-wol meets the new manager.
  • Love in the Moonlight (KBS2, 2016) is a South Korean historical romantic comedy television series, based on the 2013 novel Moonlight Drawn by Clouds by Yoon Yi-Soo. A crown prince begins to fall in ...more
  • The K2
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    The K2 (tvN, 2016) is a South Korean television series directed by Kwak Jung-hwan. Framed for the murder of his lover, a former mercenary soldier (Ji Chang-wook) is hired to become a bodyguard, while ...more
  • Who Are You: School 2015 (KBS2, 2015), also known as Who Are You or School 2015, is a South Korean romantic drama television series, and the sixth installment of KBS's School series. An orphan ...more
  • Reply 1988
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    Reply 1988 (tvN, 2015) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. Set in the year 1988, it revolves around five friends and their families living in the same neighborhood of Ssangmun-dong, ...more
  • 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.
  • Oh My Ghostess
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    A naive, timid girl's lifestyle changes when she is possessed by a lustful virgin ghost.