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The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2021

Updated September 17, 2021 27k votes 5.5k voters 126.7k views47 items

List RulesOnly shows that premiered in 2021.

Need more amazing K-dramas to binge-watch this weekend? Here are the best new Korean dramas of 2021, ranked by fans everywhere. This list includes a variety of different genres such as romantic comedies and fantasy series starring top Korean stars and popular K-pop idol actors and actresses. From the historical K-drama River Where the Moon Rises to the crime Korean drama Vincenzo, there are so many great 2021 shows to add to your watch list.

What are you favorite Korean dramas of 2021? Check out the best 2020 K-dramas for more recent shows. 

Vote up the best K-dramas of 2021, and add any new shows that are missing from the list.

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    Move to Heaven

    Lee Je-hoon, Tang Joon-sang
    Move to Heaven (Netflix, 2021) is a South Korean drama television series. A young man with Asperger syndrome and his uncle work as trauma cleaners, clearing out the possessions of dead people,...  more

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    Vincenzo

    Song Joong-ki, Jeon Yeo-been
    Vincenzo (tvN, 2021) is a South Korean crime television series. Vincenzo, a mafia consigliere, comes to South Korea from Italy due to an intra-organizational conflict; and gets entangled with a...  more
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    My Roommate Is a Gumiho

    Jang Ki-yong, Lee Hye-ri
    My Roommate Is a Gumiho (tvN, 2021) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series based on the webtoon by Na. A male Gumiho who has lived for hundreds of years to become a human accidentally...  more
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    Doom at Your Service

    Park Bo-young, Seo In-guk
    Doom at Your Service (tvN, 2021) is a South Korean fantasy romance television series. Tak Dong-kyung lives a fairly ordinary life until she stumbles into an unexpected fate and ends up signing a...  more
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    The Devil Judge

    Ji Sung, Kim Min-jung
    The Devil Judge (tvN, 2021) is a South Korean mystery television series. Set in a dystopian version of modern-day South Korea, a judge turns a court into a reality show and punishes evil people...  more
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    864
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    Taxi Driver

    Lee Je-hoon, Esom
    Taxi Driver (SBS TV, 2021), also known as Model Taxi, is a South Korean crime television series based on the webtoon The Deluxe Taxi by Carlos and Lee Jae-jin. A Korea Naval Academy graduate works as...  more
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    Law School

    Kim Myung-min, Kim Bum
    Law School (JTBC, 2021) is a South Korean legal drama television series. A professor at a prestigious law school and his students get involved in an unprecedented case....  more
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    Youth of May

    Lee Do-hyun, Go Min-si
    Youth of May (KBS2, 2021) is a South Korean romance drama television series. A medical student and a nurse fall in love in the midst of the Gwangju Uprising in May 1980....  more
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    Sell Your Haunted House

    Jang Na-ra, Jung Yong-hwa
    Sell Your Haunted House (KBS2, 2021) is a South Korean supernatural comedy television series. Two real estate brokers work together to exorcise and clean out buildings in which ghosts frequent and...  more
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    Mouse

    Lee Seung-gi, Lee Hee-joon
    Mouse (tvN, 2021) is a South Korean crime thriller television series. A rookie police officer's life changes when he survives an encounter with a psychopathic serial killer....  more
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    So I Married The Anti-Fan

    Choi Tae-joon, Choi Soo-young
    So I Married The Anti-Fan (Naver TV, 2021) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series based on the 2010 novel of the same title by Kim Eun-jung. When a top entertainment star is forced to...  more
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    Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

    Shin Min-a, Kim Seon-ho
    Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (tvN, 2021) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series and a remake of the 2004 South Korean film Mr. Handy, Mr. Hong. A big-city dentist opens up a practice in a...  more
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    Beyond Evil

    Shin Ha-kyun, Yeo Jin-goo
    Beyond Evil (JTBC, 2021) is a South Korean psychological thriller television series. Two fearless men go through extreme lengths and break the law in their pursuit of a returning serial killer....  more
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    355
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    Bossam: Steal the Fate

    Jung Il-woo, Kwon Yuri
    Bossam: Steal the Fate (MBN, 2021) is a South Korean historical drama television series. Ba Woo, who makes his living stealing widows for other men to remarry, finds his life taking an unexpected...  more
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    Navillera

    Park In-hwan, Song Kang
    Navillera (tvN, 2021) is a South Korean drama television series based on the 2016 Daum webtoon of the same name written by Hun and illustrated by Ji-min. A 70-year-old with a dream and a 23-year-old...  more
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    Imitation

    Jung Ji-so, Lee Jun-young
    Imitation (KBS2, 2021) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series based on the 2014 webtoon of the same name by Kyung-ran Park. During a reality TV program where K-pop idols participate in...  more
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    652
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    She Would Never Know

    Won Jin-ah, Rowoon
    She Would Never Know (JTBC, 2021), also known as Senior, Don't Put on That Lipstick, is a South Korean romance television series based on the 2017 web novel Senior, Don't Put on That Lipstick by...  more
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    Nevertheless

    Han So-hee, Song Kang
    Nevertheless (Netflix, 2021) is a South Korean romance television series based on the webtoon of the same title by Jung Seo. The intoxicating charm of a flirtatious art school classmate pulls a...  more
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    Racket Boys (Netflix, 2021) is a South Korean sports drama television series. A city kid is brought to the countryside by his father's new coaching gig: reviving a ragtag middle school badminton team...  more
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    Mine

    Lee Bo-young, Kim Seo-hyung
    Mine (tvN, 2021) is a South Korean mystery drama television series. Encaged in a gold-clad life of secrets and lies, two women in a conglomerate family seek to topple all that stands in their way of...  more
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    Sisyphus: The Myth

    Cho Seung-woo, Park Shin-hye
    Sisyphus: The Myth (JTBC, 2021) is a South Korean fantasy television series. A genius engineer named Han Tae-sul tries to uncover the truth behind his older brother's death with the help of an elite...  more

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    At a Distance, Spring Is Green

    Park Ji-hoon, Kang Min-ah
    At a Distance, Spring Is Green (KBS2, 2021) is a South Korean coming of age television series based on the webtoon of the same name by Jinyoong. Nam Soo Hyun and Yeo Joon, two university students...  more
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    Mad for Each Other

    Oh Yeon-seo, Jung Woo
    Mad for Each Other (Netflix, 2021) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. Bothered to realize they are next-door neighbors and share a psychiatrist, a man and a woman find it's...  more

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    The Witch's Diner

    Song Ji-hyo, Nam Ji-hyun
    The Witch's Diner (TVING, 2021) is a South Korean dark fantasy television series based on the novel of the same name by Goo Sang-hee. A mysterious restaurant attracts desperate people who come by to...  more
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    D.P.

    Jung Hae-in, Koo Kyo-hwan
    D.P. (Netflix, 2021) is a South Korean military drama television series based on the webtoon D.P: Dog Days by Kim Bo-tong. A young private's assignment to capture army deserters reveals the painful...  more