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2014 Korean Dramas List

Updated on April 19, 2016

Best Korean Dramas of 2014

2014 was a great year for Korean drama! In this article, you'll find the top eight dramas as voted by viewers on the site koreandrama.org, as well as all of the other dramas that aired in 2014 (or at least most of them) listed alphabetically.

Which one was your favorite? Leave it in the comments!

Last Updated: May 14, 2015 KST

Top Korean Dramas of 2014

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1. Age of Feeling (aka Age of Feeling, Grateful Generation, Generation of Gratitude, and Generation of Youth)

Age of Feeling is a 2014 Korean drama set in Shanghai during the 1930s with themes that include ambition, patriotism, friendship, and love. The story follows the life of a skilled fighter named Shin Jung Tae (Kim Hyun Joong) who protects his countrymen from the Japanese invasion.

  • Aired: January 15th, 2014 to April 3rd, 2014
  • Genre: Period, Action, Romance, Family
  • Broadcast Network: KBS2
  • Airtime: Wednesday and Thursday at 22:00
  • Director: Kim Jung Kyu and Ahn Joon Yong
  • Screenwriters: Kim Jin Soo, Go Young Oh, and Lee Yoon Hwan
  • Episodes: 24

2. You Who Came from the Stars (aka Love from the Stars)

You Who Came from the Stars is a romantic comedy and drama about an alien man (Kim Soo Hyun) who landed on earth 400 years ago during the 17th-century Joseon Dynasty and falls in love with a modern-day actress (Jeon Ji Hyun) even though he holds a cynical view of human beings.

  • Aired: December 18th, 2013 to February 27th, 2014
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy, Time-travel
  • Broadcast Network: KBS2
  • Airtime: Wednesday and Thursday at 22:00
  • Director: Jang Tae Yoo
  • Screenwriter: Park Ji Eun
  • Episodes: 21

3. Hotel King

This drama portrays the story of an heiress, Ah Mo Ne (Lee Da Hae) who is pushed out of her sheltered princess-like life to do all she can to protect her hotel alongside hotel manager Cha Jae Wan (Lee Dong Wook). Though he appears cold and distant, they eventually develop a very close and romantic relationship.

  • Aired: April 5th, 2014 to July 27th, 2014
  • Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Revenge
  • Broadcast Network: MBC
  • Air Time: Saturday and Sunday at 21:55
  • Director: Kim Dae Jin
  • Screenwriter: Jo Eun Jeong
  • Episodes: 32

4. Three Days

Three Days was originally supposed to air in 2013, but it was delayed until 2014. This kdrama is about the president's bodyguard (Yoochun from JYJ) who loses track of the president after hearing three gunshots and tries to find him.

  • Aired: March 5th, 2014 to May 1st, 2014
  • Genre: Action, Thriller
  • Broadcast Network: SBS
  • Air Time: Wednesday and Thursday at 21:55
  • Director: Shin Kyung Soo
  • Screenwriter: Kim Eun Hee
  • Episodes: 16

5. It's Okay, That's Love (aka It's Okay, It's Love and It's Alright, It's Love)

Jang Jae Yul (Jo In Sung) is a famous mystery novelist and popular radio DJ who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). When he meets Ji Hae Soo (Gong Hyo Jin), a first-year psychiatry fellow at the hospital where he is being treated, they help each other work through their deep-rooted emotional issues. But how will Jo Dong Min (Sung Dong Il), Hae Soo’s senior colleague and first love, and Lee Pul Ip (Yoon Jin Yi), Jae Yul’s girlfriend, feel about their budding friendship?

  • Aired: July 23rd, 2014 to September 11th, 2014
  • Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Comedy, Medical
  • Broadcast Network: SBS
  • Air Time: Wednesday and Thursday at 21:55
  • Director: Kim Kyu Tae
  • Screenwriter: Noh Hee Kyung
  • Episodes: 16

6. Fated to Love You

This is a remake of the hit 2008 Taiwanese drama Fated to Love You. Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk) is the president of a family company that produces shampoos and soaps. He is deeply in love with a ballerina. Meanwhile, Kim Mi Young (Jang Na Ra) works as a complacent secretary in a law firm. Her nickname is “Post-it” (sticky note). Lee Gun and Kim Mi Young’s paths cross and fate and a pair of misfit conspirators cause them to unintentionally spend the night together, after which she gets pregnant . . .

Aired: July 2nd, 2014 to September 4th, 2014
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Broadcast Network: MBC
Air Time: Wednesday and Thursday at 21:55
Directors: Lee Dong Yoon, Kim Hee Won
Screenwriters: Joo Chan Ok, Jo Jin Kook
Episodes: 20

7. Angel Eyes

Yoon Soo Wan (Koo Hye Sun) and Park Dong Joo (Lee Sang Yoon) were each other’s first loves, but they were forced to separate due to painful family circumstances. Soo Wan, who had been blind, eventually undergoes an eye transplant surgery that restores her sight.

Twelve years later, they meet again in the hospital where Soo Wan is an emergency rescue worker and Dong Joo is a surgeon. However, Soo Wan is engaged to a neurosurgeon and knowing this, Park Dong Joo decides to keep quiet and does not reveal his identity to Soo Wan, who cannot recognize him. Will she realize that Doctor Dylan Park is actually her first love, Park Dong Joo?

  • Aired: April 1st, 2014 to June 15th, 2014
  • Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Family, Medical
  • Broadcast Network: SBS
  • Air Time: Saturday and Sunday at 21:55
  • Director: Choi Moon Seok
  • Screenwriter: Yoon Ji Ryeon
  • Episodes: 20

8. Emergency Couple (aka Emergency Man and Woman)

Emergency Couple is a romantic comedy about a couple (Song Ji Hyo and Choi Jin Hyuk) who married during medical school but divorced soon afterwards due to their clashing personalities. They are reunited years later as interns at a hospital. Will love strike again for the two?

  • Aired: January 24th, 2014 to April 5th, 2014
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Broadcast Network: tvN
  • Air Time: Saturday and Sunday at 20:40
  • Director: Kim Chul Kyu
  • Screenwriter: Choi Yoon Jung
  • Episodes: 20

Abiding Love Dandelion (aka Single Minded Dandelion and One Way Dandelion)

Abiding Love Dandelion is a heart-warming family drama about two sisters’ love and friendship. Based in a flour mill company during the '60s and '70s.

  • Aired: August 25th, 2014
  • Genre: Family, Romance
  • Broadcast Network: KBS2
  • Air Time: Monday to Friday at 09:00
  • Director: Shin Chang Suk
  • Screenwriter: Yum Il Ho, Kim Hae Jung
  • Episodes: 120+ (To Be Announced)

All of the Kimchi (aka Everybody, Kimchi! and Everything Kimchi)

All of the Kimchi is a drama about a woman who goes into the kimchi business after she was betrayed by her husband, devoting her life to kimchi in order to survive the turbulence of betrayal and frustration.

  • Aired: April 7th, 2014 to October 31st, 2014
  • Genre: Family, Romance, Comedy
  • Broadcast Network: MBC
  • Air Time: Monday to Friday at 7:50
  • Directors: Kim Heung Dong, Lee Gye Joon
  • Screenwriter: Won Young Ok
  • Episodes: 132

Apgujeong Midnight Sun (aka Night in Apgujeong)

Apgujeong Midnight Sun is a drama about four families in the entertainment industry in South Korea.

  • Aired: October 6th, 2014
  • Genre: Romance, Family
  • Broadcast Network: MBC
  • Air Time: Monday to Friday at 20:55
  • Director: Bae Han Chun, Choi Joon Bae
  • Screenwriter: Im Sung Han
  • Episodes: 120+

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An Angel's Revenge (aka Heavenly Woman)

An Angel's Revenge depicts the story of a woman who is training to become a nun but falls off track when her older sister dies. Filled with anger, she swears to get her revenge on the man who is responsible for her sister's death. In the process of seeking revenge, the almost-nun serves as the catalyst that leads an immature wealthy man to change his ways. The leads for An Angel's Revenge are Yoon So Yi as Lee Sun Yoo and Kwon Se In as Seo Ji Suk.

  • Aired: January 6th, 2014 to June 2nd, 2014
  • Genre: Family, Melodrama, Romance
  • Broadcast Network: KBS2
  • Air Time: Monday to Friday at 19:45
  • Director: Eo Soo Seon
  • Screenwriters: Ahn So Min and Lee Hye Sun
  • Episodes: 100+

Bad Guys

To combat the rise of violent crimes, the police chief asks suspended detective Oh Goo Tak (Kim Sang Joong) to form a team of criminals, which includes the gangster Park Woong Chul (Ma Dong Suk), the extraordinarily intelligent serial killer Lee Jung Moon (Park Hae Jin), and the contract killer Jung Tae Soo (Jo Dong Hyuk). Police inspector Yoo Mi Young (Kang Ye Won) also joins the team and tries to get these men to work together as a team.

Aired: October 4th, 2014 to December 13th, 2014
Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller
Broadcast Network: OCN
Air Time: Saturday at 22:00
Director: Kim Jung Min
Screenwriter: Han Jung Hoon
Episodes: 11

Big Man

The orphan Kim Ji Hyuk (Kang Ji Hwan) has a tough life. When he meets Dal Sook (Song Ok Sook) who runs a small restaurant at a traditional market, Kim Ji Hyuk takes her on as a mother figure and settles down at the traditional market, working hard to open up his own store. When he finds out he is actually the son of a family that owns Korea’s top company Hyunsung, he realizes the sordid story behind his abandonment and vows to take revenge upon the people at the Hyunsung company.

  • Aired: April 28th, 2014 to June 17th, 2014
  • Genre: Melodrama, Revenge, Romance
  • Broadcast Network: KBS
  • Air Time: Monday and Tuesday at 22:00
  • Director: Ji Yeong Soo
  • Screenwriter: Choi Jin Won
  • Episodes: 16

Birth of a Beauty

Han Tae Hee (Joo Sang Wook) is the heir of a large company. He's suffering from broken heart syndrome due to a psychological shock. To get the woman he loves back, he completely transforms an unattractive and overweight Sa Geum Ran (Ha Jae Sook) into beautiful Sara (Han Ye Seul). In the process, Han Tae Hee falls in love with Sara.

  • Aired: November 1st, 2014 to January 11th, 2015
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Broadcast Network: SBS
  • Air Time: Saturday and Sunday at 21:55
  • Directors: Lee Chang Min, Park Sun Ho
  • Screenwriter: Yoon Young Mi
  • Episodes: 21

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Blue Bird

Blue Bird has an interesting plot involving a psychotherapist whose clients face a wide variety of problems, including unsteady jobs, poor housing, school violence, suicide, scandals, and more real-life problems. It seemed like a lot to squeeze into three episodes but I gave it a try since I had also been wary about the four-episode kdrama Twenty Years Old which I ended up LOVING.

  • Aired: January 31st, 2014 to February 2nd, 2014
  • Genre: Mystery, Family
  • Broadcast Network: CSTV
  • Air Time: Friday to Sunday at 20:30
  • Director: Son Hee Chang
  • Screenwriter: Heo Seung Min
  • Episodes: 3

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Bride of the Century

Bride of the Century is about a wealthy family who has been under a curse that causes the first bride of the eldest son to die.

  • Aired: February 22nd, 2014 to April 27th, 2014
  • Genre: Romance, Melodrama, Fantasy
  • Broadcast Network: TV Chosun
  • Air Time: Saturday and Sunday at 20:00
  • Director: Yoon Sang Ho
  • Screenwriter: Baek Young Sook
  • Episodes: 20

Can't Take It Anymore (aka I Can’t Take It Anymore and Can’t Stand It Anymore)

Can't Take It Anymore is about what happens to a family when the oldest generation decides to divorce.

  • Aired: August 5th, 2013 to January 9th, 2014
  • Genre: Family, Romance
  • Broadcast Network: jTBC
  • Air Time: Monday to Friday at 20:10
  • Directors: Lee Min Chul, Yoon Jae Won
  • Screenwriter: Seo Young Myung
  • Episodes: 111

Cheongdamdong Scandal

This is a drama about a scandal that occurs in the high society in Cheongdamdong.

  • Aired: July 21st, 2014 to January 2nd, 2015
  • Genre: Melodrama, Family, Romance, Mystery
  • Broadcast Network: SBS
  • Air Time: Monday to Friday at 08:30
  • Screenwriter: Kim Ji Eun
  • Episodes: 119

Come! Jang Bo Ri (aka Jang Bo Ri Is Here!)

This drama is about two mothers who have to deal with a very unexpected surprise when their daughters’ identities switch overnight. Jang Bo Ri (Oh Yeon Seo), who grew up with her poor family, becomes rich overnight when she discovers that she’s a daughter of a wealthy family. In contrast, Yun Min Jung (Lee Yoo Ri) suddenly has to adapt herself from living in luxury to living with a poor family.

  • Aired: April 5th, 2014 to October 12th, 2014
  • Genre: Family, Romance, Comedy
  • Broadcast Network: MBC
  • Air Time: Saturday and Sunday at 20:45
  • Director: Baek Ho Min
  • Screenwriter: Kim Soon Ok
  • Episodes: 52

Could We Love?

Could We Love? was supposed to air in 2013 but was postponed until 2014.

This drama tells the story of three women who are all in their late 30s. Yoon Jung Wan (Eugene Kim) is a woman who divorces after ten years of marriage and lives with her son. Kwon Ji Hyun (Choi Jung Yoon) is a housewife who has a daughter, and Kim Sun Mi (Kim Yoo Mi) is an elegant single woman.

  • Aired: January 6th, 2014 to March 11th, 2014
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy, Family
  • Broadcast Network: jTBC
  • Air Time: Monday and Tuesday at 21:50
  • Director: Kim Yoon Chul
  • Screenwriter: Park Min Jung
  • Episodes: 20

Cunning Single Lady

Cunning Single Lady is a about a bright and charismatic woman who works hard to get back together with her now wealthy ex-husband. Does she want him back just because he suddenly became rich? Or does she genuinely love him? And does she resort to dirty tricks in order to win her ex-husband back?

  • Aired: February 27th, 2014 to April 24th, 2014
  • Genre: Melodrama, Comedy
  • Broadcast Network: MBC
  • Air Time: Wednesday and Thursday at 21:55
  • Director: Ko Dong Seon
  • Screenwriters: Lee Ha Na and Choi Soo Young
  • Episodes: 16

Doctor Stranger

Park Hoon (Lee Jong Suk) is raised in North Korea to become a doctor by his doctor father, who had defected to South Korea years ago and met his South Korean mother before being captured and returned to North Korea.

After Park Hoon becomes an accomplished chest surgeon, he too defects to South Korea and goes to work in the prestigious Dongwoo University Hospital. As he tries to adjust to his strange new life in South Korea, Park Hoon does his best to work alongside Han Jae Joon (Park Hae Jin), a Harvard graduate who first discovers Park Hoon’s talent, while catching the eye of Oh Soo Hyun (Kang So Ra), Jae Joon’s fiancée and the daughter of the hospital chairman. Anesthesiologist Song Jae Hee bears a strong resemblance to Han Seung Hee (both played by Jin Se Yun), Park Hoon’s girlfriend back in the North whom he wants desperately to come join him. Can the genius doctor do what it takes to make a new life for himself and his love in the South?

  • Aired: May 5th, 2014 to July 8th, 2014
  • Genre: Medical, Action, Thriller, Romance, Melodrama
  • Broadcast Network: SBS
  • Air Time: Monday and Tuesday at 22:00
  • Director: Jin Hyuk
  • Screenwriters: Park Jin Woo and Kim Joo
  • Episodes: 20

Empress Ki

This drama is about the loves and battles of Empress Ki (Ha Ji Won) from Goryeo who exercises her influence in the Yuan Dynasty.

Aired: October 28th, 2013 to April 29th, 2014
Genre: Historical, Politic, Romance, Melodrama
Broadcast Network: MBC
Air Time: Monday and Tuesday at 21:55
Directors: Han Hee, Lee Sung Joon
Screenwriters: Jang Young Chul, Jung Kyung Soon
Episodes: 51

Endless Love

Endless Love is a drama about the Korean political and economic situation from the 1970s through the 1990s, seen from the point of view of a woman.

After a traumatic past in which she witnessed her mother’s murder, Seo In Ae (Hwang Jung Eum) grows up to be an ambitious woman with a sharp mind who knows how to win people’s hearts, though she still hopes to avenge her mother someday. Since childhood, her life has been entangled with two brothers from a poor fisherman family that have opposite personalities, Han Kwang Hoon (Ryu Soo Young) and Han Kwang Chul (Jung Kyung Ho).

Aired: June 21st, 2014 to October 26th, 2014
Genre: Period, Melodrama, Romance, Action, Crime, Thriller
Broadcast Network: SBS
Air Time: Saturday and Sunday at 21:55
Director: Lee Hyun Jik
Screenwriter: Na Yun Sook
Episodes: 37

Eun Hee

The day before the Korean War breaks out in 1950, a murder occurs in a village.

Years later, Eun Hee (Kyung Soo Jin) is shunned by her community because her father was falsely accused of killing a man right before the Korean War. Im Sung Jae (Lee Jun) is saved by the man who actually killed his father, and they become like father and son. Because of this, Sung Jae has to separate from Eun Hee. Cha Young Joo (Choi Yoon So) is the daughter of the real killer. She is arrogant and smart. Since she was younger, she has feelings for Im Sung Jae, but Im Sung Jae has always been in love with Eun Hee. Cha Young Joo’s jealousy drives her to try to break up their relationship.

  • Genre: Family, Romance, Melodrama
  • Episodes: 140
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: June 24th, 2013 to January 3rd, 2014
  • Air time: Monday to Friday at 09:00
  • Director: Han Chul Kyung
  • Screenwriters: Ahn Hong Ran, Lee Sang Min

Family Secret

This drama is a remake of the Chilean telenovela ¿Dónde está Elisa? which first appeared in TVN (Televisión Nacional de Chile) on April 21st, 2009.

Ko Eun Byul (Ryu Hyo Young) is the granddaughter of a family who runs a large company. She disappears on the day of her engagement ceremony and her mother, Jung Yun (Shim Eun Gyung) tries to find her. While looking for her daughter, Jung Yun discovers the secret of a Chaebol family.

  • Genre: Family, Mystery
  • Episodes: 100 (To Be Confirmed)
  • Broadcast Network: tvN
  • Broadcast Period: October 27th, 2014 to 2015
  • Air time: Monday to Thursday at 09:40
  • Director: Sung Do Joon
  • Screenwriter: Lee Do Hyun


Firstborn (aka Oldest or The Eldest)

This is a drama that takes place in the 1960s about the eldest of five siblings who takes care of his brothers and sisters after they lose their parents.

  • Genre: Melodrama, Family, Romance, Period
  • Episodes: 54
  • Broadcast network: jTBC
  • Broadcast period: September 14th, 2013 to March 16th, 2014
  • Air time: Saturday and Sunday at 20:45
  • Director: Lee Kwan Hee
  • Screenwriter: Kim Jung Soo

The Full Sun (aka Beyond the Clouds)

This kdrama illustrates the story of a man who accidentally kills someone and later falls in love with the partner of that person. What makes The Full Sun even more interesting is the fact that the male lead is also a swindler. Yoon Kye Sang stars as Jeong Se Ro and Han Ji Hye from I Summon You, Gold plays Han Young Won.

  • Aired: May 5th, 2014 to July 8th, 2014
  • Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Thriller, Action, Crime
  • Broadcast Network: KBS2
  • Air Time: Monday and Tuesday at 22:00
  • Directors: Bae Kyeong Soo, Kim Jeong Hyeon-I, and Jeon Woo Seong
  • Screenwriter: Heo Seong Hye
  • Episodes: 16

Gap Dong

Gap Dong is based on the real Hwa-seong serial killings and is a drama about the criminal investigations into the murders.

20 years ago, the father of Ha Moo Yum (Yoon Sang Hyun) was a suspect in the Gap Dong serial murder case. Because of the detective’s oppressive investigation, Moo Yum’s father killed himself. 20 years later, Moo Yum becomes a detective and works to find the real killer. The statute of limitations has expired for this serial murder case and Moo Yum decides to resign because he believes that the killer is already dead. However, new clues appear . . .

  • Aired: May 5th, 2014 to July 8th, 2014
  • Genre: Crime
  • Broadcast Network: tvN
  • Air Time: Monday and Tuesday at 21:40
  • Director: Jo Soo Won
  • Screenwriter: Kwon Eum Mi
  • Episodes: 20

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The Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo Yong

The Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo Yong

Like Could We Love? and Inspiring Age, The Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo Yong was supposed to air in 2013 but was delayed until 2014. This kdrama shows the story of a detective who has been able to see ghosts since he was born. He works together with a ghost and fellow detective to solve cases. Hyosung from Secret landed the role as the teenage ghost.

  • Aired: February 9th, 2014 to April 6th, 2014
  • Genre: Horror, Mystery, Action, Thriller, Crime
  • Broadcast Network: OCN
  • Air Time: Sunday at 23:00
  • Director: Im Chan Ik
  • Screenwriter: Hong Seung Hyun
  • Episodes: 10

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Glorious Day (aka Feel Good Day)

Han Song Jung (Kim Mi Sook) is a novel writer and also a single mother who has raised three daughters: Da Ae (Hwang Woo Seul Hye), Da Jung (Park Se Young) and Da In (Go Woo Ri). She struggles to let her three daughters marry good men.

Meanwhile, Seo Jae Woo (Lee Sang Woo) is the eldest grandson of the family next door who earns a steady income as a corporate drone. Although he’s inherited his grandfather’s brusque and conservative nature, he also has the kind heart of his father, and is intrinsically a good man. Will he find love with one of the daughters?

  • Genre: Family, Romance
  • Episodes: 44
  • Broadcast Network: SBS
  • Broadcast Period: April 26th, 2014 to October 5th, 2014
  • Air time: Saturday and Sunday at 20:45
  • Director: Hong Sung Chang
  • Screenwriter: Moon Hee Jung

God's Gift—14 Days

God's Gift—14 Days is a drama about a mother who is given a chance to travel back into the past to save her child. Min Woo plays the role as a rock group leader. Baro from B1A4 also landed a role as a man with a disability that gives him the mentality of a six-year-old.

  • Aired: March 3rd, 2014 to May 6th, 2014
  • Genre: Thriller, Action, Crime, Melodrama, Time Travel
  • Broadcast Network: SBS
  • Air Time: Monday and Tuesday at 21:55
  • Director: Lee Dong Hoon
  • Screenwriter: Choi Ran
  • Episodes: 20

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God's Quiz 4

God's Quiz 4 is a drama about the process of solving the mysterious deaths of elite doctors from the Korean University and unravelling a mystery related to a rare disease.

  • Genre: Medical, Crime, Mystery
  • Episodes: 12
  • Broadcast network: OCN
  • Broadcast period: May 18th, 2014 to August 3rd, 2014
  • Air time: Sunday at 23:00
  • Director: Lee Min Woo
  • Screenwriter: Park Jae Bum

Gold Rainbow

Gold Rainbow is a drama about seven orphans who love each other more than real siblings even though they are not blood-related and go through many hardships together.

  • Genre: Family, Romance, Melodrama
  • Episodes: 41
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: November 2nd, 2013 to March 30th, 2014
  • Air time: Saturday and Sunday at 21:55
  • Directors: Kang Dae Sun, Lee Jae Jin
  • Screenwriters: Son Young Mok, Cha Yi Young

Gold Tower

Gold Tower is a drama that is based in a farming village and has warm, realistic episodes.

  • Genre: Family, Comedy
  • Episodes: 11
  • Broadcast network: tvN
  • Broadcast Period: July 23rd, 2014 to October 1st, 2014
  • Airtime: Wednesday at 23:00
  • Directors: Min Jin Ki, Jung Hyun Nam, Park Hyun Joo, Lee Jin Yong, Min Ji Yoon, Kim Young Eun
  • Screenwriters: Jung In Hwan, Jo Seung Hee, Kim Min Suk, Nam Ji Yen, Song Soo Jung

The Golden Cross

The Golden Cross tells the story of a man who seeks revenge after losing his family because of being framed in a conspiracy.

  • Aired: April 9th, 2014 to June 29th, 2014
  • Genre: Revenge
  • Broadcast Network: KBS
  • Air Time: Wednesday and Thursday at 22:00
  • Director: Hong Seok Goo
  • Screenwriter: Yoo Hyeon Mi
  • Episodes: 20

Grandpas Over Flowers Investigation Team (aka Flower Grandpa Investigation Unit)

This is the story of three detectives in their 20s who transform into 70-year-olds overnight and detective who luckily stays young. The drama chronicles their journey to regain their youth.

  • Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery, Crime
  • Episodes: 12
  • Broadcast network: tvN
  • Broadcast Period: May 9th, 2014 to July 25th, 2014
  • Airtime: Friday at 21:50
  • Director: Kim Jin Young
  • Screenwriters: Moon Sun Hee, Yoo Nam Kyung

Healer

Kim Moon Ho (Yoo Ji Tae) is a popular reporter at a major broadcasting company. One day, he learns the truth of a case from years ago and goes on a mission to help people who were affected by the case. Meanwhile, with the help of Kim Moon Ho, Internet reporter Chae Young Shin (Park Min Young), and Seo Jung Hoo (Ji Chang Wook), known as “Healer,” grow into real reporters.

  • Genre: Romance, Comedy, Action, Thriller
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: December 8th, 2014 to February 10th, 2015
  • Air time: Monday and Tuesday at 22:00
  • Directors: Lee Jung Sub, Kim Jin Woo
  • Screenwriter: Song Ji Na

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Her Lovely Heels

Her Lovely Heels is a drama about a secret relationship at a company. Shin Ji Hoo (Han Seung Yeon) holds painful memories from her first love but now has a secret crush on co-worker Oh Tae Soo (Hong Jong Hyun). Tae Soo does not believe in love, but by some incident Tae Soo becomes interested in her.

  • Aired: February 24th, 2014 to March 25th, 2014
  • Genre: Romance
  • Broadcast Network: SBS Plus
  • Air Time: Monday and Tuesday at 15:30
  • Director: Twon Media
  • Screenwriter: Lee Mi Rim
  • Episodes: 10

High Schooler King of Life (aka High School King, The King of High School Manners, and High School King of Savvy)

Lee Min Suk (Seo In Guk) is a high school student who plays ice hockey for his school. One day, he suddenly begins works as a company director because of his resemblance to his older brother. At work, he meets Jung Soo Young (Lee Ha Na) who is a temporary employee there. Does romance ensue?

  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Episodes: 17 + 1 Special
  • Broadcast network: tvN
  • Broadcast period: June 16th, 2014 to August 12th, 2014
  • Airtime: Monday and Tuesday at 23:00
  • Director: Yoo Je Won
  • Screenwriters: Jo Sung Hee, Yang Hee Seung

High Schoo—Love On (also known as Hi! School: Love On)

Lee Seul Bi (Kim Sae Ron) is an angel who is sent to Earth to look after Shin Woo Hyun (Nam Woo Hyun), who lives with his grandmother and carries emotional scars from being abandoned by his parents. Despite his cold demeanor, Woo Hyun is popular in school because of his good looks and singing ability.

When his best friend, Hwang Sung Yeol (Lee Sung Yeol), finds out a secret that ties them together and also develops feelings for Seul Bi, who is posing as a fellow student at their school, the best friends turn into rivals. Can Seul Bi survive first love and other the perils of life as a teenager and properly do her job to protect Woo Hyun?

  • Genre: Romance, Youth, School, fantasy
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: July 11th, 2014 to December 19th, 2014
  • Air time: Fridays at 20:55
  • Directors: Sung Joon Hae, Lee Eun Mi
  • Screenwriter: Lee Jae Yun


Hold My Hand (aka Take My Hand)

This drama is about a woman who is stripped of everything she has when she's accused of killing her mother.

  • Genre: Romance, Family, Melodrama
  • Episodes: 130
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: October 7th, 2013 to April 4th, 2014
  • Air time: Monday to Friday at 07:50
  • Director: Choi Eun Kyung, Lee Gye Joon
  • Screenwriter: Hong Seung Hee

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I Need Romance 3

The third season of I Need Romance centers around the story of employees at a home shopping company.

Shin Joo Yun (Kim So Yun) works at a home shopping network. She used to have a warm and kind personality, but she's become cold after nine years of harsh working experience. After a failed romantic relationship, she tells people that she does not believe in love. Deep down inside though, she can’t give up on real love.

  • Aired: January 13th, 2014 to March 4th, 2014
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Broadcast Network: tvN
  • Air Time: Monday and Tuesday at 21:40
  • Director: Jang Young Woo
  • Screenwriter: Jung Hyun Jung
  • Episodes: 16

Into the Fire (aka Into the Flames)

This is a story about love, loyalty, and sacrifice among people who make success for themselves, overcoming despair and poverty after the colonial era and the Korean War. The story is based on the life of Park Tae Joon (Choi Soo Jong), the founder and honorary chairman of Pohang Iron and Steel Company.

  • Aired: April 25th, 2014 to June 28th, 2014
  • Genre: Melodrama, Historical, Family, Romance
  • Broadcast Network: TV Chosun
  • Air Time: Friday and Saturday at 23:00
  • Director: Kim Sang Rae
  • Screenwriters: Jung Sung Hee, Lee Han Ho
  • Episodes: 20

Iron Man (aka Blade Man)

Joo Hong Bin (Lee Dong Wook) is a heartless and fearless man who is also smart and wealthy. He suddenly develops the ability to sprout iron from his body due to his hard heart. For the first time, he faces hardship as he's forced to face the pain he carries in his heart. Meanwhile, Son Se Dong (Shin Se Kyung) is a meddlesome woman who loves Joo Hong Bin and takes it upon herself to turn him into a real man.

  • Genre: Action, Romance, Melodrama
  • Episodes: 18
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: September 10th, 2014 to November 13th, 2014
  • Air time: Wednesday and Thursday at 22:00
  • Director: Kim Yong Soo, Kim Jong Yun
  • Screenwriter: Kim Kyu Wan

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Jeong Do Jeon (aka Jung do Jun)

Jeong Do Jeon illustrates the story of the man who established the Joseon Dynasty during the Goryeo period and stars Jo Jae Hyeon as Jeong Do Jeon.

  • Aired: January 4th, 2014 to June 29th, 2014
  • Genre: Historical, Political, Thriller
  • Broadcast Network: KBS
  • Air Time: Saturday and Sunday at 21:40
  • Directors: Kang Byeong Taek and Lee Jae Hoon
  • Screenwriter: Jeong Hyeon Min
  • Episodes: 60

The Joseon Shooter (aka Joseon Gunman)

Taking place in the 19th century, The Joseon Shooter is a drama about the son of Joseon's best sword fighter who opts for a gun to avenge his father and sister.

  • Aired: June 25th, 2014 to September 24th, 2014
  • Genre: Historical
  • Broadcast Network: KBS
  • Air Time: Wednesday and Thursday at 22:00
  • Director: Kim Jeong Min III
  • Screenwriters: Lee Jung Woo, Han Hee Jung
  • Episodes: 22

King’s Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang (aka Emperor’s Daughter, Soo Baek Hyang and The Daughter of the Emperor)

Set during the time of King Moo Ryung of Baekjae, this is a historical drama about Princess Soo Baek Hyang (Seo Hyun Jin), who is in love with Crown Prince Myung Nong (Jo Hyun Jae).

  • Genre: Historical, Family, Political, Romance
  • Episodes: 108
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: September 30th, 2013 to March 14th, 2014
  • Air time: Monday to Friday at 21:00
  • Directors: Lee Sang Yeob, Choi Joon Bae
  • Screenwriter: Hwang Jin Young

Lady of the Storm (aka Stormy Woman)

Hang Jung Im (Park Sun Young) lives an ordinary life as a wife and mother. However, this changes when her friend has an affair with her husband and she loses her daughter.

  • Genre: Family, Romance
  • Episodes: 120 (To Be Confirmed)
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: November 3rd, 2014
  • Air time: Monday to Friday at 7:50
  • Director: Lee Min Soo
  • Screenwriter: Eun Joo Young

The Legend of the Witch (aka The Legendary Witch)

This drama is about the four female inmates in Room 10 of the Chungjoo Women’s Prison who are charged with murder, fraud, stock manipulation, and attempted murder. After being released, they join to open a bakery shop which eventually competes against a large bakery company run by a conglomerate.

  • Genre: Family, Romance
  • Episodes: 40
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: October 25th, 2014 to March 8th, 2015
  • Air time: Saturday and Sunday at 21:55
  • Director: Joo Sung Woo
  • Screenwriter: Goo Hyun Sook

Let's Eat

Lee Soo Kyung (Lee Soo Kyung) is a 33-year-old single woman. She divorced when she was in her 20s and now lives alone. She always wants to carry herself with dignity, but loses self-control when she is near gourmet foods. Meanwhile, Goo Dae Young (Yoon Doo Joon) is a foodie with a special talent for describing foods and for lying. How will their lives change each other?

  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Broadcast network: tvN
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast period: November 28th, 2013 to March 13th, 2014
  • Air time: Thursday at 23:00
  • Directors: Park Joon Hwa, Im Se Bin, Im Young Jin, Kim Bo Yun, Seo Min Jung, Kim Gye Young, Park Min Hyun, Choi Min Sun, Kim Se Hee
  • Screenwriters: Im Soo Mi, Jun Ji Hyun, Jo Yoon Kyung, Kim Hyo Shin, Lee Ye Rim


Liar Game

This drama is based on the manga series Liar Game by Shinobu Kaitani which was first published in 2005 in the Japanese magazine Weekly Young Jump.

In this drama, various contestants take part in a game show with a prize of 10 billion. In the show, contestants are encouraged to cheat and lie. If they lose the game, however, they go into debt. Contestants include genius swindler Cha Woo Jin (Lee Sang Yoon) and naïve college student Nam Da Jung (Kim So Eun). Meanwhile, Kang Do Young (Shin Sung Rok) is the MC and brains behind the game show.

  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller
  • Episodes: 12
  • Broadcast network: tvN
  • Broadcast period: October 20th, 2014 to November 25th, 2014
  • Air time: Mondays and Tuesdays at 23:00
  • Director: Kim Hong Sun
  • Screenwriter: Ryu Yong Jae

Love & Secret (aka Sweet Secret)

Chun Sung Woon (Kim Heung Soo) is the cold-blooded director of a large fashion company. Everything changes when he meets single mother Han Ah Reum (Shin So Yool) and falls in love with her. Due to Han Ah Reum and her daughter, Chun Sung Woon is forced to change.

  • Genre: Romance, Family
  • Episodes: 120
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: November 11th, 2014
  • Air time: Monday to Friday at 19:50
  • Director: Park Man Young
  • Screenwriter: Kim Kyung Hee

Maids (aka Servants and House Maids)

This is a drama about the lowest class of servants during the Joseon era.

In Yub (Jung Yoo Mi) is a beautiful noblewoman who becomes a servant overnight when her father is framed and labeled a traitor. She ends up falling in love with a fellow servant, Moo Myung (Oh Ji Ho) who is the most attractive servant and skilled warrior in Hanyang. He is also a mysterious man whose real identity is hidden. Meanwhile, Eun Gi (Kim Dong Wook) is a man who has everything from intelligence to looks. He is the chosen groom for In Yeob and becomes rivals with Moo Myung.

  • Genre: Historical, Thriller, Action, Romance
  • Episodes: 20 (To Be Confirmed)
  • Broadcast network: jTBC
  • Broadcast period: December 12th, 2014 to March 28th, 2015
  • Air time: Friday and Saturday at 21:50
  • Director: Jo Hyun Tak
  • Screenwriter: Jo Hyun Kyung

Make a Wish (aka Tell Me Your Wish)

This drama is about the entangled lives of four women, a stepmother and daughter who run a small diner and another stepmother and daughter of a nation-wide food service company, CE Group. These four women’s lives start to be entangled with a suspicious hit-and-run of a man who then is blamed for embezzlement. Without any money or connections, the man’s widow goes on a crusade to prove her husband’s innocence.

  • Genre: Family, Romance
  • Episodes: 122
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: June 23rd, 2014 to January 2nd, 2015
  • Air time: Monday to Friday at 19:15
  • Directors: Choi Won Suk, Lee Jae Jin
  • Screenwriter: Park Eon Hee

Mama – Nothing to Fear (aka Mama – Not Afraid of Anything in the World)

A successful painter, Han Seung Hee (Song Yoon Ah) raises her son alone for years. One day, she finds out that she has a terminal disease. Hoping to have her son adopted into a nice family, she seeks out her former boyfriend’s family and in the process, becomes his wife’s best friend.

  • Genre: Family, Melodrama, Romance
  • Episodes: 24
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: August 2nd, 2014 to October 19th, 2014
  • Air time: Saturday and Sunday at 21:55
  • Director: Kim Sang Hyup
  • Screenwriter: Yoo Yoon Kyung

Marriage, Not Dating (aka Marriage Without Dating and Marriage Without Love)

Gong Ki Tae (Yun Woo Jin) is a successful and happy bachelor who does not want to get married. However, his family badgers him to marry. To get them to give up on their efforts, he comes up with a plan to introduce them to Joo Jang Mi (Han Groo), whom he thinks they will never approve of. Or will they?

  • Genre: Romance, Comedy, Family
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: tvN
  • Broadcast period: July 4th, 2014 to August 23rd, 2014
  • Air time: Friday and Saturday at 20:40
  • Directors: Song Hyun Wook, Lee Jong Jae
  • Screenwriter: Joo Hwa Mi

Melody of Love (aka Love Rides the Song and Love Through Song)

Gong Deul Im (Kim Da Som) is a tenacious, outgoing, and optimistic aspiring musical actress with an undying passion to pursue her dreams against her parents’ wishes. She has a romantic relationship with lawyer Park Hyun Woo (Baek Sung Hyun).

Meanwhile, Han Tae Kyung (Kim Hyung Jun) is the leader of a drama troupe and musical director. He is a perfectionist but a gentle man outside of work. He works closely with Deul Im and is best friends with Hyun Woo and Deul Im’s older sister, Gong Soo Im (Hwang Sun Hee), who he develops feelings for.

  • Genre: Family, Romance
  • Episodes: 151
  • Broadcast Network: KBS1
  • Broadcast period: November 4th, 2013 to June 6th, 2014
  • Air time: Monday to Friday at 20:25
  • Director: Lee Duk Gun
  • Screenwriter: Hong Young Hee


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Mimi

Min Woo (Shim Chang Min) is a 28-year-old webcomic writer. One day, he finds a memo on his desk calendar. With the memo, he begins to write a new webcomic titled “December 8." The comic turns into an instant hit. As the webcomic becomes even more popular, he feels pressure from work and begins to suffer from severe headaches because of the pressure, finally deciding to seek out his first love from high school.

  • Aired: February 21st, 2014 to March 14th, 2014
  • Genre: Mystery, Horror, Romance
  • Broadcast Network: Mnet
  • Air Time: Friday 23:00
  • Director: Song Chang Soo
  • Screenwriter: Seo Yoo Sun
  • Episodes: 4

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Misaeng (aka Incomplete Life)

Jang Geu Rae (Siwan) has played the board game “baduk” (a strategy game somewhat like chess) since he was a child. Playing the game was everything to him, but he failed to become a professional baduk player. Now he is thrown out into the real world. Through a reference, he finds an internship at “One International” but he struggles to adapt to working at a company. Meanwhile, Ahn Young Yi (Kang So Ra) is a competent and intelligent new intern and Jang Baek Ki (Kang Ha Neul) is another co-worker.

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: tvN
  • Broadcast period: October 17th, 2014 to December 20th, 2014
  • Air time: Friday and Saturday at 20:40 (20:30 from ep 3)
  • Director: Kim Won Suk
  • Screenwriter: Jung Yoon Jung

Miss Korea

This drama takes place in the year 1997 and is about a failing cosmetics company that tries to turn a former high school beauty queen into Miss Korea. Oh Ji Young (Lee Yeon Hee) is the former high school beauty queen who has grown up to be nothing more than an elevator girl. Meanwhile, Kim Hyung Joon (Lee Sun Gyun) is an employee of the cosmetics company and will lead the efforts to turn Oh Ji Young into Miss Korea to save his company.

  • Genre: Romance, Comedy, Family
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: December 18th, 2013 to February 26th, 2014
  • Air time: Wednesday and Thursday at 21:55
  • Director: Kwon Suk Jang
  • Screenwriter: Seo Sook Hyang

Modern Farmer

This is a comedy drama about a rock band named “Excellent Souls” that returns to farming after doing experimental music. The band members consist of Lee Min Ki (Lee Hong Ki), Kang Hyuk (Park Min Woo), Yoo Han Chul (Lee Shi Un) and Han Ki Joon (Kwak Dong Yun).

  • Genre: Romance, Musical, Comedy, Family
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: October 18th, 2014 to December 27th, 2014
  • Air time: Saturdays and Sundays at 20:45
  • Director: Oh Jin Suk
  • Screenwriter: Kim Ki Ho

Mother's Garden

Mother's Garden is a drama that revolves around the importance of family bonding, warm affection, and love. Seo Yoon Joo (Jung Yoo Mi) is the daughter of a family that runs a large company. She works as a veterinarian, mostly with horses. She has a bright and honest personality and is in love with Cha Ki Joon (Choi Tae Joon) who comes from a wealthy family.

  • Aired: March 17th, 2014 to September 18th, 2014
  • Genre: Family, Romance
  • Broadcast Network: MBC
  • Air Time: Monday to Friday at 20:55
  • Director: Noh Do Cheol
  • Screenwriter: Park Jeong Ran
  • Episodes: 126

Mr. Back (aka Mister Baek)

Choi Go Bong (Shin Ha Kyun) is a hotel owner in his 70s, who is oblivious to everything except himself and money. All of a sudden, he turns into a young man in his 30s and feels love for the first time in his life. Meanwhile, Eun Ha Soo (Jang Nara) is a hardworking woman who goes from part-time job to part-time job with no prospects. She finally lands her first salaried job and meets Choi Go Bong. Through him, she learns to dream for the first time in her life.

  • Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: November 5th, 2014 to December 25th, 2014
  • Air time: Wednesday and Thursday 22:00
  • Director: Lee Sang Yeob
  • Screenwriter: Choi Yoon Jung

My Dear Cat (aka There Is a Cat, I Have a Cat, and A Cat! Meow)

Choi Yang Soon (Choi Yoon Young) aspired to write a novel, but her father’s death led to her giving up her dream and now she works as a reporter for a magazine. One day, she brings home a stray cat on a whim and takes care it even though she is allergic. Soon after, a man, Yum Chi Woong (Hyun Woo), appears and insists the cat has an owner who has been looking for the cat all along.

  • Genre: Family, Romance, Comedy
  • Episodes: 119
  • Broadcast Network: KBS1
  • Broadcast Period: June 9th, 2014 to November 21st, 2014
  • Air time: Monday to Friday at 20:25
  • Screenwriter: Lee Eun Joo

My Secret Hotel

Nam Sang Hyo (Yoo In Na) is the manager for the wedding department of a hotel. She is a perfectionist with a bright personality. She meets her ex-husband Goo Hae Young (Jin Yi Han) as a client at the hotel. Sang Hyo and Hae Young were in love and got married seven years ago, but they divorced less than 100 days later. A murder case in the hotel throws the characters into unexpected situations.

  • Genre: Romance, Comedy, Mystery
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: tvN
  • Broadcast period: August 18th, 2014 to October 14th, 2014
  • Air time: Mondays and Tuesdays at 23:00
  • Director: Hong Jong Chan
  • Screenwriter: Kim Ye Ri (ep.1-4), Kim Do Hyun (ep.5-16)

A New Leaf (aka Repentance)

A cold and successful lawyer suffers from amnesia after a tragic accident. This drama portrays his search to find himself.

  • Genre: Melodrama, Legal, Romance
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: April 30th, 2014 to June 26th, 2014
  • Air time: Wednesday and Thursday at 22:00
  • Director: Park Jae Bum, Oh Hyun Jong
  • Screenwriter: Choi Hee Ra

The Night Watchman (aka Night Watchman's Journal)

Based in the Joseon Times, this drama is about the crime prevention squad that used to patrol the streets from 9 pm to 5 am to catch ghosts.

  • Genre: Period, Fantasy, Action, Romance
  • Episodes: 24
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: August 4th, 2014 to October 21st, 2014
  • Air time: Monday and Tuesday at 22:00
  • Directors: Lee Joo Hwan, Yoon Ji Hoon
  • Screenwriters: Yoo Dong Yoon, Bang Ji Young, Kim Sun Hee

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Noble Woman

Noble Woman portrays the perspectives of two different people, one who was raised by a widow in poor conditions and the other who is the daughter of a wealthy family. The teasers for this drama look interesting.

  • Aired: January 13th, 2014 to July 4th, 2014
  • Genre: Family, Romance
  • Broadcast Network: jTBC
  • Air Time: Monday to Friday at 20:15
  • Director: Han Chul Soo
  • Screenwriter: Ho Young Ok
  • Episodes: 120

One Warm Word (aka Kind Word and Good Word)

This drama is about a messy love square between two married couples.

  • Genre: Family, Romance, Melodrama
  • Episodes: 21
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: December 2nd, 2013 through February 25th, 2014
  • Air time: Monday and Tuesday at 21:55
  • Director: Choi Young Hoon
  • Screenwriter: Ha Myung Hee

One Well-Raised Daughter (aka A Well Grown Daughter, Hana and Well Brought Up Daughter, Hana)

Jang Ha Na (Park Han Byul) is the fourth daughter of the eldest son of a family that’s been making soy sauce for hundreds of years. The family needs a male representative for their soy sauce business but after giving birth to four daughters, they gave up for trying for a male heir and the fourth daughter has to pretend like she is a son.

  • Genre: Family, Romance
  • Episodes: 122
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: December 2nd, 2013 to May 30th, 2014
  • Air time: Monday to Friday at 19:20
  • Director: Jo Young Kwang
  • Screenwriter: Yoon Young Mi

Only Love (aka Will Only Love)

This is a refreshing romance story of six young men and women and their lives. They are all from different backgrounds but come together in a woven series of stories.

  • Genre: Family, Romance
  • Episodes: 123
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: June 2nd, 2014 to December 12th, 2014
  • Air time: Monday to Friday at 19:20
  • Director: Ahn Kil Ho
  • Scriptwriter: Choi Yoon Jung

Passionate Love (aka Hot Love and Madly in Love)

This drama follows the tragic love and success story of a man and woman who get tangled up in tragic destinies due to conflicts in their parents’ generation, depicting how one generation’s problems can negatively affect the next generation.

  • Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Family
  • Episodes: 47
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: September 28th, 2013 to March 23rd, 2014
  • Air time: Saturday and Sunday at 20:45
  • Director: Bae Tae Sub
  • Screenwriter: Park Ye Kyung

Plus Nine Boys (aka Nine Boys and Age Ending in Nine Boy)

This is a romantic comedy series about four boys at the ages of 9, 19, 29 and 39 who each confront different challenges in love and work at the cusp of a new decade in their lives.

  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Episodes: 14
  • Broadcast network: tvN
  • Broadcast period: August 29th, 2014 to October 11th, 2014
  • Air time: Friday and Saturday at 20:40
  • Director: Yoo Hak Chan
  • Screenwriter: Park Yoo Mi

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Pluto Secret Society (aka Pluto Squad)

Pluto Secret Society centers around four children detectives who solve mysteries in their village.

  • Aired: February 17th, 2014 to May 23rd, 2014
  • Genre: Mystery, Children
  • Broadcast Network: EBS
  • Air Time: Friday at 18:30
  • Directors: Lee Ho and Bin Jung Hyun
  • Screenwriter: Lee Yoo Sun
  • Episodes: 16

Potato Star 2013QR3 aka (Star that Looks Like a Sweet Potato)

What if Earth was hit with a planet half the size of the moon? How would your everyday activities, troubles, and love change? This sitcom takes a look at the comedic lives of a family put into an emergency situation created by the crashing of two planets.

  • Genre: Sitcom, Family, Fantasy, Romance
  • Episodes: 120
  • Broadcast network: tvN
  • Broadcast period: September 23rd, 2013 to May 15th, 2014
  • Air time: Monday to Thursday at 21:15
  • Director: Kim Byung Wook
  • Screenwriter: Lee Young Chul

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice is a legal drama about a team of young and passionate prosecutors who banded together to fight against the injustice and oppression that befall weak and poor people. Besides facing many hardships from higher authority, they also learn work together as a team despite their different personalities and backgrounds.

  • Genre: Legal, Romance
  • Episodes: 21
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: October 27th, 2014 to January 13th, 2015
  • Air time: Monday and Tuesday at 22:00
  • Director: Kim Jin Min
  • Screenwriter: Lee Hyun Joo

Prime Minister & I (aka Prime Minister Is Dating)

Prime minister Kwon Yul (Lee Bum Soo), father of three, is 100% workaholic and 0% family man. A young female reporter, Nam Da Jung (Im Yoon Ah) fakes her identity and enters the Prime Minister’s household as a tutor to gather news about him and becomes a mother figure in this warmhearted love story.

  • Genre: Romance, comedy
  • Episodes: 17
  • Broadcast Network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: December 9th, 2013 to February 4th, 2014
  • Air time: Monday and Tuesday at 22:00
  • Director: Lee So Yeon
  • Screenwriters: Kim Eun Hee, Yoon Eun Kyung

Punch

The drama is about senior prosecutors in the supreme court. A chief investigative prosecutor finds out he has six months left to live while another prosecutor general is neck-deep in corruption.

  • Genre: Political, Thriller, Legal, Melodrama
  • Episodes: 19
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: December 15th, 2014 to February 17th, 2015
  • Air time: Monday and Tuesday at 22:00
  • Director: Lee Myung Woo
  • Screenwriter: Park Kyung Soo

Reset

Prosecutor Cha Woo Jin (Chun Jung Myung) lost his first love, Kim Seung Hee (Kim So Hyun) 15 years ago. He meets a woman, Jo Eun Bi (Kim So Hyun), who looks like his first love. Their meeting unleashes secrets and and a chain of events between Cha Woo Jin, Seung Hee, Jo Eun Bi, and a criminal.

  • Genre: Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Melodrama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Broadcast network: OCN
  • Broadcast period: August 24th, 2014 to October 26th, 2014
  • Air time: Sunday at 23:00
  • Directors: Kim Yong Kyun, Kim Pyung Joong
  • Screenwriter: Jang Hyuk Rin

Rude Miss Young-Ae

This is a drama about the stress experienced in the workplace and the bias against overweight, unmarried women.

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Broadcast network: tvN
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast period: March 27th, 2014 to July 10th, 2014
  • Air time: Thursday at 23:00
  • Related Series: Rude Miss Young Ae
  • Directors: Han Sang Jae, Yoon Jae Soon, Park Soo Won
  • Assistant Directors: Lee Ji Yun, Son Jin Rak, Kim Sang Ah, Kim Ah Young
  • Screenwriters: Myung Soo Hyun, Han Seol Hee, Baek Sun Woo, Choi Bo Rim, Seo Dong Bum, Son Duk Hwa, Oh Eun Ji

Run, Jang Mi (aka Running Rose)

This is a drama about a girl who was brought up in a wealthy family, but loses everything one day when her father passes away.

  • Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Family
  • Episodes: 120 (To Be Confirmed)
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: December 15th, 2014 - 2015
  • Air time: Monday to Friday at 19:20
  • Director: Hong Chang Wook
  • Screenwriter: Kim Young In

Secret Door

This drama takes place during King Yeongjo’s (Han Suk Kyu) reign. Despite Yeongjo’s effort to change Sado, he had no choice but to order the death of Sado due to his mental instability, excessive violence, and sexual assaults. This drama will tell the discovery of the truth behind the mystery surrounding Sado’s death.

  • Genre: Historical, Political, Mystery, Melodrama, Thriller, Action
  • Episodes: 24
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: September 22nd, 2014 to December 9th, 2014
  • Air time: Monday and Tuesday at 22:00
  • Director: Kim Hyung Shik
  • Screenwriter: Yoon Sun Joo

Secret Love Affair

Starring Yoo Ah In and Kim Hee Ae, Secret Love Affair will obviously be about a secret relationship but what makes it unique is the woman is 20 years older than him! I'm excited for the age gap with the man being the younger one because of the societal double standard. It's more frowned upon for the woman to be older when it shouldn't be that way. Adding more of a romantic flair to the plot is the fact that Yoo Ah In has the role of a genius pianist. Who doesn't like musicians?

  • Aired: March 17th, 2014 to May 13th, 2014
  • Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Musical
  • Broadcast Network: jTBC
  • Air Time: Monday and Tuesday at 21:50
  • Director: An Pan Seok
  • Screenwriter: Jung Sung Joo
  • Episodes: 16

She's So Lovable (aka My Lovely Girl and Too Lovely For Me)

Hyun Wook (Bi) is the CEO of a talent agency that scouts and trains idols. He is a brilliant songwriter-producer who appears cold and indifferent on the outside but is actually sensitive and kind-hearted and is unable to get over his ex-girlfriend who died in an accident he witnessed first-hand. His ex-girlfriend’s sister, Yoon Se Na (Krystal Jung), moves to Seoul in order to pursue her songwriting career and meets Hyun Wook who helps her achieve it. They fall in love as both their hearts are healed through music.

  • Genre: Musical, Romance
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: September 17th, 2014 to November 6th, 2014
  • Air time: Wednesday and Thursday at 21:55
  • Director: Park Hyung Ki
  • Screenwriter: No Ji Sul

Shining Romance

Shining Romance is a drama about a family in which the family members are not all blood-related.

  • Genre: Family, Romance
  • Episodes: 122
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: December 23rd, 2013 to June 20th, 2014
  • Air time: Monday to Friday at 19:15
  • Directors: Shin Hyun Chang, Jung Ji In
  • Screenwriter: Seo Hyun Joo

The Spring Day of My Life (aka Springtime of My Life and My Spring Days)

This is a melodrama about a woman who receives a heart transplant and a man who loves his late wife very much. After her transplant, Lee Bom Yi (Choi Soo Young) decides to live her life to the fullest as a token of gratitude for the donor. She accidentally meets Kang Dong Ha (Kam Woo Sung), a single father with two children, unaware that he was the husband of her donor. Kang Dong Ha is baffled that Lee Bom Yi seems to be very similar to his late wife.

  • Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Comedy, Medical, Family
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: MBC
  • Broadcast period: September 10th, 2014 to October 30th, 2014
  • Air time: Wednesday and Thursday at 22:00
  • Director: Lee Jae Dong
  • Screenwriter: Park Ji Sook

Tears of Heaven

Yoon Cha Young (Hong Ah Reum) is a daughter who once believed that a mother’s love was like heaven. She then learns that she was abandoned by her own mother, Yoo Sun Kyung (Park Ji Young) twice out of her own greed. The two of them have no choice but to violently point swords at each other.

  • Aired: October 11th, 2014 to January 3rd, 2015
  • Genre: Melodrama, Family, Romance, Revenge
  • Broadcast Network: tvN
  • Air Time: Saturday and Sunday at 18:20
  • Director: Yoo Je Won
  • Screenwriters: Kim Yun Shin, Heo In Moo
  • Episodes: 25

Temptation

Temptation is a drama about a married man, Cha Suk Hoon (Kwon Sang Woo) who receives a huge sum of money from a woman, Yoo Se Young (Choi Ji Woo) to repay the debt he owes. Complications arise when the woman demands total submission from him, jeopardizing his relationship with his wife.

  • Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Family
  • Episodes: 20
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: July 14th, 2014 to September 16th, 2014
  • Air time: Monday and Tuesday at 22:00
  • Director: Park Young Soo
  • Screenwriter: Han Ji Hoon

The Three Musketeers

This drama is about the deeds of the Joseon-era heroes—Heo Seung Po (Yang Dong Geun), Ahn Min Seo (Jung Hae In), and Park Dal Hyang (Jung Yong Hwa) who is a young man still preparing for his military examinations. They end up becoming the royal warrior guards for Crown Prince So Hyun (Lee Jin Wook). Can the trio protect the Crown Prince from those who wish to kill him?

  • Genre: Period, Action, Romance, Melodrama, Political
  • Episodes: 12
  • Broadcast network: tvN
  • Broadcast period: August 17th, 2014 to November 2nd, 2014
  • Air time: Sunday 21:00
  • Director: Kim Byung Soo
  • Screenwriter: Song Jae Jung

Triangle

Triangle is a drama about three brothers who unite for the first time 20 years after the death of their parents.

  • Aired: May 5th, 2014 to July 29th, 2014
  • Genre: Melodrama, Family, Romance, Action, Crime
  • Broadcast Network: MBC
  • Air Time: Monday and Tuesday at 22:00
  • Directors: Yoo Chul Yong, Choi Jung Kyu
  • Screenwriter: Choi Wan Gyoo
  • Episodes: 26

Trot Lovers (aka Trot Romance and Lovers of Music)

Jang Joon Hyun (Ji Hyun Woo) is a genius songwriter who meets Choi Choon Hee (Jung Eun Ji) who is crazy about trot music and supports her family by herself. He helps her achieve her dream to be a successful trot singer and a romantic relationship begins between them.

  • Genre: Romance, Comedy, Musical
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: June 23rd, 2014 to August 12th, 2014
  • Air time: Monday and Tuesday at 22:00
  • Screenwriter: Oh Sun Hyung, Kang Yoon Kyung
  • Music Director: Kang Dong Yoon

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TV Novel - Land of Gold Poster

Land of Gold (aka Gold Land)

Gold Land is a drama about Jung Soon Geum (Kang Ye Sol) who succeeds in building a ginseng business around the Limjin River in the 1950s through the 1970s.

  • Genre: Family, Romance, Melodrama, Period
  • Episodes: 163
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: January 6th, 2014 to August 22nd, 2014
  • Air time: Monday to Friday at 09:00
  • Director: Shin Hyun Soo
  • Screenwriter: Lee Sun Hee

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Twenty Years Old Poster

Twenty Years Old

One of my favorite dramas this year was Twenty Years Old because it starred my favorite idol Gikwang from Beast, had a real kiss, and was very enjoyable to watch.

Twenty Years Old is the dream of many fangirls: to be the first true love of a hot idol. The only negative about this kdrama is it isn't long enough.

  • Aired: January 6th, 2014 to January 7th, 2014
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Broadcast Network: tvN
  • Air Time: Monday and Tuesday 21:40
  • Director: Hwang Joon Hyuk
  • Screenwriter: Kim Yoon Joo and Lee Sang Hee
  • Episodes: 4

Two Women's Room (aka The Women's room)

A woman struggles to get back her room, man, and family from a woman who she believed was a friend.

  • Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Family
  • Episodes: 119
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: August 5th, 2013 to January 17th, 2013
  • Air time: Monday to Friday at 08:30am
  • Director: Lee Myung Woo
  • Screenwriter: Sul Kyung Eun

Unprecedented (aka Pacheon Hwang)

Penned by the Midas Touch writers, who are behind the hits Tree with Deep Roots and Queen Seon Deok, Unprecedented takes place during the early Joseon Dynasty and centers around the lives of the people behind the dynasty's foundation.

The hero of the story is Jung Do Jeon, who is responsible for establishing Korea's political infrastructure from education to laws to taxes. The antagonist is Lee Bang Won, who believed in absolute monarchy, although he did support a centralized bureaucracy and a political system governed by ministers.

  • Aired: April 2014
  • Genre: Historical, Political, Action
  • Broadcast Network: MBC
  • Director: Park Hong Kyun
  • Screenwriter: Kim Young Hyun and Park Sang Yeon

Very Good Times (aka Very Good Days, Good Times Indeed, and Wonderful Season)

The female lead from Very Good Times was Kim Hee Sun with Mina from AOA acting as her younger self. Taecyeon from 2PM also took on a role in Very Good Times in which he acts as a tough character who doesn't tolerate injustice.

  • Aired: February 22nd, 2014 to August 10th, 2014
  • Genre: Family, Comedy, Romance, Melodrama
  • Broadcast Network: KBS2
  • Air Time: Saturday and Sunday at 19:55
  • Director: Kim Jin Won-I
  • Screenwriter: Lee Kyeong Hee
  • Episodes: 50

What Happens to My Family? (aka What's With This Family?)

This is a family drama about a father suing his children for being undutiful to their parents.

  • Genre: Family, Comedy, Romance
  • Episodes: 53
  • Broadcast network: KBS2
  • Broadcast period: August 16th, 2014 to February 15th, 2015
  • Air time: Saturday and Sunday at 19:55
  • Director: Jun Chang Geun
  • Screenwriter: Kang Eun Kyung

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What Kind of Goodbye Poster

What Kind of Goodbye (aka Another Parting)

What Kind of Goodbye portrays the story of two people who meet at the end of their lives. I'm not that interested in the plot but I love Seo In Gook so I may end up watching this kdrama.

  • Aired: February 17th, 2014 to March 17th, 2014
  • Genre: Melodrama, Romance
  • Broadcast Network: DRAMAcube
  • Air Time: Monday at 23:00
  • Director: Won Tae Yun
  • Screenwriters: Won Tae Yun and Choi Eun He
  • Episodes: 5

Wild Chives and Soybean Soup: 12 Years Reunion

Wild Chives and Soybean Soup: 12 Years Reunion is about a high school couple who have a baby together unintentionally. They break up but reunite 12 years later. I would watch this drama if it focused on the time period of the teenage couple raising their baby. I'm not that interested in the 12-year reunion aspect so I'm not sure whether or not I'll give this drama a chance.

  • Aired: March 22nd, 2014 to June 29th, 2014
  • Genre: Family, Romance, Comedy
  • Broadcast Network: jTBC
  • Air Time: Saturday and Sunday at 20:45
  • Directors: Kim Do Hyung, Yoon Jae Won
  • Screenwriter: Kim Yi Kyung
  • Episodes: 26

A Witch's Love (aka Witch's Romance)

This drama is about two people who each have scars from past relationships, and the way their romance with each other heals those wounds.

  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Episodes: 16
  • Broadcast network: tvN
  • Broadcast Period: April 14th, 2014 to June 10th, 2014
  • Airtime: Monday and Tuesday at 23:00
  • Director: Lee Jung Hyo
  • Screenwriters: Ban Ki Ri, Lee Sun Jung

The Woman Who Married Three Times (aka She Gets Married Thrice and Thrice Married Woman)

This family drama is about a mom and her two daughters, and the many men in their lives.

  • Genre: Family, Romance, Comedy
  • Episodes: 40
  • Broadcast network: SBS
  • Broadcast period: November 9th, 2013 to March 30th, 2014
  • Air time: Saturday and Sunday at 21:50
  • Director: Son Jung Hyun
  • Screenwriter: Kim Soo Hyun

Wonderful Day in October (aka One Fine Day in October)

Wonderful Day in October is a Lunar New Year special drama about an old couple checking activities off the wife's bucket list.

  • Aired: February 1, 2014 to February 2, 2014
  • Genre: Melodrama, Family
  • Broadcast Network: SBS
  • Air Time: Saturday and Sunday 20:45
  • Director: Park Shin Woo
  • Screenwriter: Kim Mi Kyung
  • Episodes: 2

Yoo Na's Street

Yoo Na's Street is a drama about the pickpockets and other criminals living in multifamily housing whose lives are changed by a really nice guy moving in.

  • Genre: Romance, Comedy, Crime, Family
  • Episodes: 50
  • Broadcast network: jTBC
  • Broadcast period: May 19th, 2014 to November 11th, 2014
  • Air time: Monday and Tuesday at 21:50
  • Director: Im Tae Woo, Kim Jae Hong
  • Screenwriter: Kim Woon Kyung

You Are the Only One (aka Only You, My Love)

This drama showcases the lives of people who decide to live together under one roof in order to save money.

  • Genre: Family, Romance, Comedy
  • Episodes: 120 (To Be Confirmed)
  • Broadcast Network: KBS1
  • Broadcast period: November 24th, 2014 to 2015
  • Air time: Monday to Friday at 20:25
  • Director: Jin Hyung Wook
  • Screenwriter: Go Bong Hwang

You're All Surrounded (aka We Have You Surrounded)

Lee Seung Gi (The King 2 Hearts and Gu Family Book) plays the male lead role in this drama. When I first heard of this series, I was excited because I like cop dramas. Add to that the fact that one of my favorite actors was going to star, and I got doubly excited! Seung Gi a cop? What's not to love?

The director of You're All Surrounded is the man who directed Incarnation of Money! So basically, this kdrama has three REALLY good things going for it.

  • Aired: May 7th, 2014 to July 17th, 2014
  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
  • Broadcast Network: SBS
  • Air Time: Wednesday and Thursday at 22:00
  • Director: Yoo In Shik
  • Screenwriter: Lee Jung Sun
  • Episodes: 20 + 1 Special

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You're Only Mine Poster

You're Only Mine (aka Only My Love and Only Mine)

After being involved in a heinous crime committed by a son and mother blinded by desire, the daughter of a poor widow in You're Only Mine struggles to start a new life.

  • Aired: January 20th, 2014 to July 18th, 2014
  • Genre: Family, Melodrama, Romance
  • Broadcast Network: SBS
  • Air Time: Monday to Friday at 8:30
  • Director: Kim Jung Min
  • Screenwriter: Ma Joo Hee
  • Episodes: 100+

Fantasy 2014 Kdramas

While writing this article, I found this funny video about what the creator of this video would want the top five Korean dramas of 2014 to be about with lead roles and title included. She actually has some good ideas and pairings, so hopefully we'll be lucky enough to see something similar soon.

If you know of a 2014 kdrama that I don't have listed, please let me know in the comments. You can also share what dramas you recommend for others. No spoilers please!

Which 2014 Korean Drama Do You Want to Watch?

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      viviava 2 years ago

      HEALER i the best drama I ever see

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