The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2021

List Rules
Only shows that premiered in 2021.

UPDATE: Check out the top K-dramas of 2022!

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 The King's Affection 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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  • Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
    1
    Kim Seon-ho, Shin Min-a, Lee Sang-yi
    2,608 votes
    A woman moves to a seaside village where she meets a handyman intent on helping his neighbors.

    Available On:

    subscription

  • Mouse
    2
    Lee Seung-gi, Lee Hee-joon, Park Ju-hyun
    2,256 votes
    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.
  • Squid Game
    3
    Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Oh Yeong-su
    2,177 votes
    Players compete in games for a cash prize, but the stakes are deadly.

    Available On:

    subscription

  • Vincenzo
    4
    Song Joong-ki, Jeon Yeo-been, Ok Taec-yeon
    5,800 votes
    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
  • Happiness
    5
    Han Hyo-joo, Park Hyung-sik, Jo Woo-jin
    1,158 votes
    Happiness (tvN, 2021) is a South Korean fantasy thriller television series. When a new infectious disease breaks out in the city, residents of an apartment building struggle to survive while stricken ...more
  • Law School
    6
    Kim Myung-min, Kim Bum, Ryu Hye-young
    1,842 votes
    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.