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The Best New Korean Dramas Of 2021

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 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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  • 1
    Shin Min-a, Kim Seon-ho
    5,229
    200
    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
  • 2
    Song Joong-ki, Jeon Yeo-been
    4,466
    1,440
    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
  • 3
    Lee Je-hoon, Tang Joon-sang
    1,447
    431
    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
  • 4
    Park Bo-young, Seo In-guk
    1,986
    660
    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
  • 5
    Lee Je-hoon, Esom
    1,251
    393
    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
  • 6
    Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo
    917
    271
    Squid Game (Netflix, 2021) is a South Korean action thriller television series. Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children's games with deadly high stakes  ...more

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  • 7
    Jang Ki-yong, Lee Hye-ri
    1,789
    594
    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
  • 8
    Ji Sung, Kim Min-jung
    694
    196
    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
  • 9
    Kim Myung-min, Kim Bum
    1,254
    413
    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
  • 10
    Lee Seung-gi, Lee Hee-joon
    1,657
    580
    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
  • 11
    Lee Do-hyun, Go Min-si
    1,006
    327
    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
  • 12
    Han So-hee, Park Hee-soon
    279
    47
    My Name (Netflix, 2021) is a South Korean crime thriller television series. Following her father's murder, a revenge-driven woman puts her trust in a powerful crime boss — and enters the police force  ...more

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  • 13
    Jang Na-ra, Jung Yong-hwa
    933
    314
    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
  • 14
    Shin Ha-kyun, Yeo Jin-goo
    1,013
    353
    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
  • 15
    Jung Hae-in, Koo Kyo-hwan
    349
    87
    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
  • 16
    Choi Tae-joon, Choi Soo-young
    867
    311
    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
  • 17
    Kim Yoo-jung, Ahn Hyo-seop
    370
    111
    Lovers of the Red Sky (SBS TV, 2021) is a South Korean historical romance television series based on the novel of the same name written by Jung Eun-gwol. Set during the Joseon era, a female painter  ...more
  • 18
    Won Jin-ah, Rowoon
    867
    350
    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
  • 19
    Kim Min-jae, Park Gyu-young
    243
    56
    Dali and Cocky Prince (KBS2, 2021), also known as Dali and Gamja-tang, is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. A romance blossoms between an ambitious young man from humble beginnings  ...more
  • 20
    Park In-hwan, Song Kang
    640
    266
    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
  • 21
    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
  • 22
    Jung Il-woo, Kwon Yuri
    477
    190
    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
  • 23
    Lee Bo-young, Kim Seo-hyung
    384
    143
    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
  • 24
    Cha Tae-hyun, Jung Jin-young
    249
    73
    Police University (KBS2, 2021) is a South Korean crime television series. A professor at a National Police University campus joins forces with his students to investigate a case together.  ...more
  • 25
    Cho Seung-woo, Park Shin-hye
    1,121
    527
    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