The 25 Best Korean Dramas

Updated on October 9, 2017

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25. The Greatest Love

This drama is simply funny, sweet, and sometimes... sad. The story focuses on Ku Ae-Jung, the lead vocalist of the ex-popular girl group called "National Treasure Girls". After the group announced their breakup, Ku Ae-Jung experienced many difficulties in life. On the other hand, top actor Dok Ko-Jin, who is in fact arrogant and rude, is being chased by the public. The two are in separate worlds until they met each other in an unexpected time, unexpected place, and unexpected way.


  • Kong Hyo-Jin as Ku Ae-Jung
  • Cha Seung-Won as Dok Ko-Jin
  • Yoon Kye-Sang as Yoon Pil-Joo
  • Yoo In-Na as Kang Se-Ri

24. Jumong

Being the son of a royal family, Jumong was the founder of Goguryeo in 37 BC. He was raised by King Geum Wa who took him and his mother in when his father, General Hae Mo Su was believed to have been killed in an ambush by the Han Dynasty. Then, there's a beautiful merchant's daughter named So Seo No who helped Jumong in realizing his dream to build a new country, and later became his second wife.


  • Song Il Gook as Jumong
  • Han Hye Jin as So Seo No
  • Kim Seung Soo as Prince Dae So
  • Hu Joon Ho as Hae Mo Su
  • Oh Yun Soo as Lady Yoo Hwa

23. Endless Love: Winter Sonata

Winter Sonata is the second part of the popular Endless Love series. When it first aired in Korea, it was a modest hit, until it became very popular in Japan, Philippines, and other countries in Southeast Asia. The story starts with Joon-sang as he moves to a new high school in search for his biological father. On a trip together with other high school mates, Oh Chelin, Jin-suk and Yong-kuk, Yu-jin is saved after an accident by Joon-sang. They become close and until they became more than friends. However, circumstances and fate dictate that their love is not something that will last forever. He then moved away. Ten years later, the old High School buddies gather to celebrate Yu-jin and Sang-hyuk's soon-to-be wedding. Yu-jin, who was deeply in love with Joon-sang, still has a fire in her heart for him. But at the party, Oh Chelin's new boyfriend arrives, who appears the same as Joon-sang.


  • Bae Yong Jun as Kang Joon-sang/Lee Min-hyung
  • Choi Ji Woo as Jung Yu-jin
  • Park Yong Ha as Kim Sang-hyuk
  • Park Sol Mi as Oh Che-lin
  • Lee Hye Eun as Kong Jin-suk (Yu-jin's best friend)

22. Prosecutor Princess

It's cute, funny, and stylish. Ma Hye Ri is a woman blessed with an excellent memory and ability to focus, which allowed her to pass the bar exam with ease. However, she is more interested in being fashionable and dislikes hard work so she is far from being an ideal prosecutor and has doubts about her suitability for her job. Because of her childish actions and overly-fashioned mind, she had frequent conflicts with her senior colleages and struggles with difficult cases. But as time goes by, our prosecutor princess gradually matures into a brilliant prosecutor with a sense of duty and justice.


  • Kim So Yun as Ma Hye Ri
  • Park Shi Hoo as Seo In Woo
  • Han Jung Soo as Yoon Se Joon
  • Choi Song Hyun as Jin Jung Sun
  • Yoo Gun as Lee Min Suk
  • Park Jung Ah as Jeni Ahn
  • Choi Sung Ho as Chae Ji Woon

21. Fated to Love You

A troublesome but eventually touching drama, Fated to Love You is about the unexpected relationship of two people when a chaebol heir, Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk), and a "post-it" girl, Kim Min Young (Jang Na Ra), are forced to marry after their drunken one night stand resulting to an unexpected pregnancy.


  • Jang Hyuk as Lee Gun
  • Jang Na Ra as Kim Mi Young / Ellie Kim
  • Choi Jin Hyuk as Daniel Pitt
  • Wang Ji Won as Kang Se Ra

20. Boys Over Flowers

Boys Over Flowers is another popular K-Drama featuring Geum Jan Di as an ordinary girl whose family who owns a dry cleaning store, and the F4 group in Shin Hwa High School. However, she finds herself being terrorised by the F4 leader, Gu Jun Pyo. Although Jun Pyo persists on bullying her, he begins to find himself attracted to Jan Di. However, Jan Di has a crush on Yoon Ji Hoo, Jun Pyo's best friend. When she realises that Ji Hoo is merely a close friend and that she really loves Jun Pyo the couple are thrown into a dilemma as Jun Pyo's mother sets out to break them up and find a more suitable match for her son.


  • Koo Hye Sun as Geum Jan Di
  • Lee Min Ho as Goo Joon Pyo
  • Kim Hyun Joong as Yoon Ji Hoo
  • Kim Bum as So Yi Jung
  • Kim Joon as Song Woo Bin
  • Kim So Eun as Chu Ga Eul (Jan Di's best friend)

19. Jewel in the Palace

A historical drama based on a true story about a girl named Jang-Geum who became the first woman to be the supreme royal physicial during Chosun Dynasty. Despite her poor condition as a low class girl in the male dominated society, she overcame a series of social discrimination and landed herself as a royal cook, later becoming the royal physician, then ultimately the physician in charge of the king. She was even given by the king the title "The Great Jang-Geum".


  • Lee Young-Ae as Seo Jang-Geum
  • Ji Jin-Hee as Min Jeong-Ho
  • Hong Ri-Na as Choi Keum-Young
  • Lim Ho as King Jungjong
  • Yang Mi-Kyeong as Lady Han
  • Kyeon Mi-Ri as Lady Choi

18. Heartstrings

The story took place in an art university where the youth romance drama "Festival" depicts the sweat and tears of students who run towards their dreams of love and friendship. The heroine, Kyu-Won (Park Shin-Hye) is a bright girl and a highly skilled gayageum player. She is in the Korean traditional music department. Kyu-Won also comes from a family who has one of the three best pansori singers in the world. While Lee Shin (Jung Yong-Hwa) is a cold and refined young man, while being a highly skilled guitarist. He is in the applied music department. They come from different family backgrounds which brings in frequent misunderstandings, but as time passes by, they start to like other.


  • Park Shin-Hye as Lee Kyu-Won
  • Jung Yong-Hwa as Lee Shin
  • Song Chang-Eui as Kim Suk-Hyun
  • So E-Hyun as Jung Yun-Soo

17. Big

This fantasy drama features the story of an 18-year-old Kang Gyung-Joon's (Shin Won-Ho) spirit who suddenly finds itself in the body of 30-year-old Seo Yoon Jae (Gong Yoo). Seo-Yon-Jae is a successful doctor and engaged to high school teacher Gil Da-Ran (Lee Min-Jung). Gil Da-Ran just so happens to be the teacher of 18-year old Kang Gyung-Joon. More problems ensue when 30-year-old Seo Yoon Jae falls in love with another woman (Bae Suzy).


  • Gong Yoo as Seo Yoon-Jae's body and Gyung-Joon's spirit
  • Lee Min-Jung as Gil Da-Ran
  • Bae Suzy as Jang Ma-Ri
  • Jang Hee-Jin as Lee Se-Young
  • Shin Won-Ho as Kang Gyung-Joon

16. Marry Him If You Dare

Marry Him If You Dare is set in the lives of people who work in a broadcasting station. The female lead, Na Mi-Rae, chased her dream of working inside the broadcast world. However, a woman who works as a writer at the broadcasting station goes back in time and meets herself in the past. The woman gives advice to herself in the past in order not to make the same mistake she did.


  • Yoon Eun-Hye as Na Mi-Rae
  • Lee Dong-Gun as Kim Shin
  • Jung Yong-Hwa as Park Se-Joo
  • Han Chae-Ah as Seo Yoo-Kyung
  • Choi Myoung-Gil as future Na Mi-Rae

15. Good Doctor

This is a medical drama about Park Shi Ohn, a man with autistic disorder, who has mentality of 10-year-old. Although he has the disorder, he has amazing ability of 3D visualisation of the human anatomy and memory of everything he reads. His ability gives him the exceptional skills as a paediatrician specialist. However, due to discrimination by society, he has to overcome all these to succeed. He was also abused by his father and abandoned by his mother. He also blames himself for the death of his brother. How can he overcome his difficult situation? An emotional drama that will give you the tears, this is definitely a must watch.


  • Joo Won as Park Shi Ohn
  • Moon Chae Won as Cha Yoon Seo
  • Joo Sang Wook as Kim Do Han
  • Kim Min Seo as Yoo Chae Kyung

14. City Hunter

An action-packed drama with romance and thrill, City Hunter is one of Lee Min Ho's most popular TV drama where he starred as Lee Yoon-Sung who works at the Blue House for the National Communication Network Team. He graduated from M.I.T. in the U.S. and possesses elite skills as an I.T. engineer. At the Blue House, he meets Kim Na-Na, who works as a bodyguard there. The two people fall for each other even though Yoon-Sung was warned not to fall in love. His ultimate mission is to plot his revenge in the most skeptical way.


  • Lee Min-ho as Lee Yoon-sung/Poochai
  • Park Min-young as Kim Na-na
  • Lee Joon-hyuk as Kim Young-joo
  • Kim Sang-joong as Lee Jin-pyo
  • Kim Sang-ho as Bae Man-duk/Bae Shik-joong
  • Hwang Sun-hee as Jin Sae-hee

13. Playful Kiss

Playful Kiss is a drama based on the Japanese manga Itazura Na Kiss written by Tada Kaoru. The Korean series is the third television adaptation of the manga following the Taiwanese It Started With a Kiss in 2005, and its sequel They Kiss Again in 2007. It s a romantic-comedy covering the romance between Baek Seung-Jo, an arrogant young man with a genius IQ, and Oh Ha-Ni, a ditzy young woman who gets poor grades, but whose heart is as powerful as Seung-Jo's mind.


  • Kim Hyun-joong as Baek Seung-jo
  • Jung So-min as Oh Ha-ni
  • Lee Tae-sung as Bong Joon-gu
  • Lee Si-young as Yoon Hae-ra

12. Full House

Full House is one of the most popular K-Dramas in the early 2000s. This drama attempts to answer the question of whether two people - a famous actor and an ordinary woman, can learn to love each other in a marriage agreed upon only on paper. It also explores the true meaning of family by looking at the brighter side of life. This drama features essential characteristics, such as being considerate, caring, frank, patient, and sticking to the life’s basic values. But no matter how different the personalities, everyone finds happiness in the end.


  • Song Hye-kyo as Han Ji-eun
  • Rain as Lee Young-jae
  • Han Eun-jung as Kang Hye-won
  • Kim Sung-soo as Yoo Min-hyuk

11. Secret Garden

This drama tells the story of Kim Joo Won, an arrogant CEO who maintains the image of seeming perfection, and Gil Ra Im, a poor and humble stunt woman whose beauty and body are the object of envy among all top actresses. Their accidental meeting, when Joo Won mistakes Ra Im for actress Park Chae Rin, marks the beginning of a tense, bickering relationship, through which Joo Won tries to hide a growing attraction to Ra Im that both confuses and disturbs him. To complicate matters further, a strange sequence of events results in them swapping bodies.


  • Hyun Bin as Kim Joo Won
  • Ha Ji Won as Gil Ra Im
  • Yoon Sang Hyun as Choi Woo Young / Oska (Joo Won's cousin)
  • Kim Sa Rang as Yoon Seul

10. Dream High

Dream High brings you back in your most beloved timeline - high school life. It tells the story of six students at Kirin Art High School who work to achieve their dreams of becoming music stars in the Korean music industry. Go Hye Mi is a student who had majored in classical music but has to give up her dream by entering Kirin Art High School to pay off her father's debt. However, she needs to get two other students to also come to the school in order for her to enroll in the school conditionally. These two students are Song Sam Dong, who lives in the countryside, and Jin Guk, whom she accidentally meets while trying to escape from a loan shark. Yoon Baek Hee, formerly Hyemi's sidekick, becomes her rival in school because Hye Mi betrays her during an audition to enter the school.


  • Kim Soo Hyun as Song Sam Dong
  • Bae Suzy as Go Hye Mi
  • Taecyeon as Jin Gook / Hyun Shi Hyuk
  • Ham Eun Jung as Yoon Baek Hee
  • Wooyoung as Jason
  • IU as Kim Pil Sook

9. Queen Seon Deok

A historical drama about Queen Seon Deaok, the first female ruler of Silla Kingdom. This is about a beautiful and excellent queen who had to face struggles in order to obtain brilliant achievements. Deokman was born a twin but was sent to a place far away by her father, King Jinpyung in order to protect her from the royal court lady, Mishil who tries to snatch away the throne from the royal successor. Deokman was later brought back to the Silla palace, where she joined forces with her twin sister Princess Chunmyung to oppose Mishil. However, Mishil devised sinister plans to have the two Silla princesses exiled from the kingdom, and in a secretive battle, Princess Chunmyung was accidentally killed. But Princess Deokman shrewdly enlisted the help of General Kim Yusin and eliminated her archenemy Mishil.


  • Lee Yo Won as Princess Duk Man, later Queen Seon Deok
  • Ko Hyun Jung as Lady Mi Shil
  • Uhm Tae Woong as Kim Yoo Shin
  • Park Ye Jin as Princess Chun Myung
  • Yoo Seung Ho as Kim Chun Chu
  • Kim Nam Gil as Bi Dam

8. Coffee Prince

The delicious taste of story and aromatic blend of characters in this drama is what makes Coffee Prince popular. Featuring the hardships in the life of Go Eun Chan as she works many jobs to pay off debts and even gave up her feminine image. Meanwhile, Choi Han Kyul is the heir of a big food company, but his grandmother wants him to settle down, so she arranged many dates for him. After Eun Chan bumped into Han Kyul and was mistaken for a boy, Han Kyul decided to hire Eun Chan to be his gay lover in order to avoid the arranged dates. Desperately in need of money, Eun Chan had no choice but to accept. Han Kyul's grandmother also made Han Kyul in charge of a filthy coffee shop in danger of being bankrupt. Eun Chan begged to work at the coffee shop, and not long after, feelings start to spark, except, how would Han Kyul accept his "homosexuality"?


  • Yoon Eun Hye as Go Eun Chan
  • Gong Yoo as Choi Han Kyul
  • Lee Sun Gyun as Choi Han Sung
  • Chae Jung Ahn as Han Yoo Joo

7. The Princess' Man

We all love Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. But you're definitely going to love the Korean version even more. One of the most romantic period K-Drama, The Princess' Man is a tragic love story between the daughter of Prince Suyang and son of Kim Jong Seo. The son of Kim Jongseo, Seungyoo, is a handsome and wise man who carries a noble quality. Princess Seryeong, a daughter of King Sejo, aka prince Sooyang, is a cheerful, lively lady with a strong curiosity and bold personality. They fall in love instantly but later they find out that their parents are sworn enemies. Pretty similar to Montague and Capulet's family rivalries, yes?


  • Moon Chae Won as Lee Se Ryung
  • Park Shi Hoo as Kim Seung Yoo
  • Song Jong Ho as Shin Myun
  • Hong Soo Hyun as Princess Kyung Hye
  • Lee Soon Jae as Kim Jong Seo
  • Kim Young Chul as Prince Suyang (later King Sejo)
  • Lee Min Woo as Jung Jong

6. The Moon that Embraces the Sun

The Moon That Embraces the Sun tells the story of a secret love between Lee Hwon, a fictional king of Joseon, and Wol, a female shaman. Wol was born as Heo Yeon Woo, the daughter of a noble family who won the love of the then crown prince, Hwon. Her enemies, jealous of her family's position in court, schemed against her and wrestled away her rightful place as crown princess and nearly takes her life. Years later, an embittered Hwon meets Wol, now a female shaman who has no recollection of her past.


  • Kim Soo Hyun as Lee Hwon
  • Han Ga In as Heo Yeon Woo / Wol
  • Jung Il Woo as Prince Yang Myung
  • Kim Min Seo as Yoon Bo Kyung

5. Rooftop Prince

This is a time-travel, historical, romantic-comedy drama featuring the unique story of Crown Prince Lee Gak, who is transported 300 years into the future to present day Seoul along with his three retainers. Their duty to solve the murder case of the Crown Princess in order to return to Joseon. They land in the rooftop apartment of Park Ha, a cheerful woman in her mid-20s, who eventually believes the odd quartet's predicament and becomes their guardian. As Park Ha educates the four on life in the 21st century, Lee Gak comes across Hong Se Na, who seems to be the reincarnation of his wife. Taking on the identity of Yong Tae Yong, Lee Gak slowly begins to unravel the murder of Yong Tae Yong and in turn moves closer to solving the murder case of the Crown Princess. As he finds himself in love with Park Ha, he figures that maybe the mystery of Crown Princess is not as what he had expected.


  • Micky Yoochun (Park Yoochun) as Lee Gak / Yong Tae Yong
  • Choi Won Hong as young Lee Gak
  • Han Ji Min as Park Ha / Bu Yong
  • Jun Min Seo as young Park Ha / young Bu Yong
  • Lee Tae Sung as Yong Tae Moo
  • Jung Yoo Mi as Hong Se Na / Hwa Yong
  • Kim So Hyun as young Se Na / young Hwa Yong

4. My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox (Gumiho)

It is a cute love story of a legendary creature called Gumiho (a nine-tailed fox). One day after Cha Dae Woong runs away from his grandfather, he accidentally frees a gumiho who was trapped in a painting for about 500 years. He didn't realize what he has done until it took the form of a beautiful woman. Dae Woong was so frightened that he ran away from her and became severely injured. The Gumiho saved him by giving him her most precious bead to share with him the mystic fox strength, as she owed him her freedom. The Gumiho then asked him to help her become human and teach her how to act like one. As time goes by, their mutual relationship grew deeper as they start to fall for each other.


  • Lee Seung-gi as Cha Dae-woong
  • Shin Min-ah as Gu Mi-ho/Park Seon-ju/Gil-dal
  • No Min-woo as Park Dong-joo
  • Park Soo-jin as Eun Hye-in

3. Descendants of the Sun


Descendants of the Sun is a Korean military romance featuring Shi-Jin as the captain of the special forces. He was injured and meets Dr. Mo-Yeon for the first time. He falls in love with her immediately. Mo-Yeon mistakenly assumes Shi-Jin is part of thief's criminal gang. He proves to her that he is a soldier with the help of army doctor Myeong-Joo. They began dating each other but due to their jobs, their dates don't go well. Will they have a stable relationship despite their huge differences?


  • Song Joong-ki as Captain Yoo Shi Jin
  • Song Hye-kyo as Doctor Kang Mo Yeon
  • Jin Goo as Sergeant Major Seo Dae Young
  • Kim Ji Won as First Lieutenant Yoon Myung Ju

2. The Heirs

A romantic story which involved hardships, friendships, and rivalries of young, rich heirs led by Kim Tan and a girl named Cha Eun-Sang.18-year-old Eun-Sang lives with her mother who is mute. Her mother works as a housekeeper and she also works part-time jobs to help out. Meanwhile, Kim Tan is not your typical high school student, but a handsome and wealthy Korean heir to a large conglomeration. The two met each other in Eun-Sang's difficult situation, and later on found themselves to be more attached to each other than they could even imagine.


  • Lee Min-ho as Kim Tan
  • Park Shin-hye as Cha Eun-sang
  • Kim Woo-bin as Choi Young-do
  • Kim Ji-won as Rachel Yoo

1. My Love From The Star

The most beloved Korean Alien is brought to life by Kim Soo Hyun as he played Do Min-Joon in the drama, My Love From the Star. Min Joon is an alien who landed on Earth 400 years ago during the Joseon Dynasty period. He possesses a near perfect appearance and enhanced physical abilities involving his vision, hearing and speed. But even he's nearly perfect, he can't help falling in love to a clumsy actress, Cheon Song-Yi. Their relationship went from being strangers, to someone special that even the impossible things can never be a hindrance between them.


  • Jun Ji-hyun as Cheon Song-yi
  • Kim Soo-hyun as Do Min-joon
  • Park Hae-jin as Lee Hwi-kyung
  • Yoo In-na as Yoo Se-mi

That's it!

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      jane 8 days ago

      black knight!!!

      49 days

      while you were sleeping

      kill me heal mee

      tears of heaven

      prosecutor princess

      ugly alert

      bride of the water god

      7 first kisses

      W two worlds

      Because its my first life

      Birth of a beauty

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      Leelamma 11 days ago

      While the above list is pretty good, we cannot forget Scarlett heart :Rhyeo, 'To the beautiful you'. and Chikago Typewriter. In my opinion Coffee Prince is the worst drama i have ever seen. It should be removed from the top list.

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      Park 2 weeks ago

      Legend of the blue sea, school 2015, hwarang, weightlifting fairy kim bok joo. They're the best.

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      Meruyert 2 weeks ago

      My list of Must Watch K and non-K dramas(no particular order):

      A.N.JELL: You're Beautiful

      Master's Sun

      Somehow 18


      Let's Fight, Ghost!

      EXO Next Door

      Empress Ki

      Queen Of The Ring

      Go Princess Go(Chinese drama)

      Frozen Flower

      Scarlet Heart: Ryeo

      W: Two Worlds

      Playful Kiss(Thai version)

      While You Were Sleeping

      Strong Woman Do Bong Soon


      Kill Me Heal Me

      Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

      Boys Over Flowers

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      Drama fanatic 2 weeks ago

      Must Watch K-Dramas (10/10 would recommend) :

      •Goblin (srsly ppl watch it)

      •W two worlds (amazing plot)

      •My secret romance

      •Descendants of the sun

      •Suspicious partner

      •Fight for my way

      •Queen for seven days (amazing chemistry)


      •While you were sleeping

      •Strong woman Do Bong Soon (eye candy hyung shik


      •Weight lifting fairy Kim Bok Joo

      •Scarlet heart ryeo (a lot of tears but enjoyed a lot)

      •School 2015

      •School 2017

      •Witch's court

      •Bride of the water god

      •Legend of the blue sea (lee min ho fans should not miss)

      •Tomorrow with you

      •Hospital ship

      •Cinderella and the four knights

      Short/Web dramas:

      •7 first kisses

      •Last minute romance

      •Queen of the ring

      •The package

      •Heart to heart

      •We broke up

      I can't remember every great drama I watched but here are a few i enjoyed. Hope ya'll like it

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      GraKD 4 weeks ago

      My Current List of Favorite KDs (no particular order lol)

      Reply 1997

      Reply 1988

      Moon Embracing the Sun

      Goblin: The Great & Lonely Guardian

      Moonlight Drawn By the Clouds

      While You Were Sleeping

      Hospital Ship

      Secret Garden

      I Can Hear Your Voice

      Legend of the Blue Sea


      Master's Sun

      W: Two Worlds

      Dream High


      My Love From Another Star

      Emergency Couple


      Fight For My Way

      King Of Baking: Kim Tak Soo

      Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

      Witch's Court (the mc and otp put its on the list)

      Ruler: Master of the Mask

      KDs that I liked, but didn't LOVE:

      Tomorrow With You

      Live Up to Your Name, Dr. Heo

      Scarlet Heart Reyo

      Kill Me, Heal Me

      You're Beautiful

      She Was Pretty

      My Princess

      The Innocent Man

      Princess Hours

      School 2015

      Weightlifting Fairy: Kim Bok Joo (Do Bong Soon is better)

      Currently Watching:

      Just Between Lovers

      I Am Not A Robot

      A Love So Beautiful (c-drama but soooo adorable)

      Nothing To Lose (aka Judge v. Judge)

      Two Cops (ehhh)

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      Crystal Escaloma 4 weeks ago

      Right now what's on my list are the best korean drama 'ive watch as of this moment.

      My List:

      1. Descendant of the Sun

      2. Scarlet Heart Ryo

      3. Goblin

      4.My Love from the Star

      5. Legend of the Blue Sea

      6. Boys over flowers

      7. Innocent Man

      8. While you were Sleeping

      9. Master of the Mask

      10. The Heirs

      11. Bride of Habaek

      12. Personal Taste

      13. Princess Hours

      14. Pinocchio

      15. Full House

      16. Coffee Prince

      17. Remember: War of the son

      18. Innocent Man

      19. K2

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      Sleepyillama 5 weeks ago

      My love from the star is srsly the best Korean dramas I've ever watched. The actors, the story and the ost are beyond perfect I LOVE IT SO MUCH Personally, I don't really like the heirs though, I think it does not deserve to be listed as the best korean dramas. Personally I think Descendants of the Sun should be placed 2nd !!!! Healer is really good too, can't believe it doesn't make it in the list. My girl starring Lee Dong Wook and Da Hae should also topped the chart. It is the first kdrama that make me fell in love with Korean dramas !! Last but not least I think Yong Pal should also make it to the list !

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      Kdrama 6 weeks ago

      My favorite dramas are:

      Kill me heal me


      Descendents of the sun


      While you were sleeping

      Secret garden

      Strong woman do bong soon

      Bad guys

      Mad dog


      Boys over flowers

      Innocent man

      Liars game

      Legend of the blue sea

      Jealousy incarnate

      It's okay it's love

      Missing you


      W two worlds

      The heirs

      School 2015

      School 2017

      Dream high

      My love from another star

      Oh my Venus

      Doctor stranger

      Cheese in the trap

      Man to man


      Save me

      Suspicious partener

      Fight for my way

      Plus nine boys




      City hunter

      Scarlet heart ryeo

      Uncontrollably fond

      Reply 1997

      Gu family book

      I Have already seen 100+ kdramas. Can't remember anymore. Kill me heal me is one of the most pleasing and unique drama.

      Mad dog is new and heart touching. Plus awesome ost.

      Even if you can't watch all these dramas then just check out their stories. I'm sure you'll find them interesting.

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      6 weeks ago

      hwarang should have made the list

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      marwto 6 weeks ago

      my fav :

      you are beautiful .

      moon lovers .

      i am sorry i love you .

      49 days .

      dream high 1 .

      two weeks .

      my girl .

      i hear your voice .

      i miss you .

      rooftop prince .

      My Girlfriend is a Gumiho .

      Brilliant Legacy .

      Uncontrollably Fond .

      The Heirs .

      to the beautiful you .

      secret garden .

      Beethoven Virus .

      and more ........

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      s.n 6 weeks ago

      The legend of the blue sea is the best

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      Nivetha guna 6 weeks ago

      descendants of the sun...... best series ever

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      Fade 6 weeks ago

      This is my list

      1. W-Two Worlds

      2. The Heirs

      3. While You Were Sleeping

      4. Doctors

      5. Pinnochio

      6. School 2015

      7. Shopping King Louie

      8. School 2017

      9. Page Turner

      10. Doctor Stranger

      For me the best Kdrama between the heirs and W-two worlds.

      W has the best plot while The Heirs has the best chemistry between both leads.

      I haven't finished watching DOTS (most likely because I'm dropping it), so I can't include it on my list

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      7 weeks ago

      Boys over flowers are the best, it's funny and romantic and it has drama.

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      park bry yenn 7 weeks ago

      Secret garden is the best

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      Momochanho 7 weeks ago

      My love from the Star is undoubtedly the most classic Kdrama I have ever seen! Kim Soo Hyun's acting skill is so marvellous and his charisma is so irrresistible!

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      Adiya 8 weeks ago

      I like my drama korean is:

      1.Descendants of the sun

      2.My love from the star


      4.W= two world

      5.While you were sleeping

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      Samia 2 months ago

      I can't believe healer didn't make the cut. It is one of the best kdramas ever.

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      Aisha Bawonga 2 months ago

      My list my love from the star

      Bridal mask

      The heirs

      Personal taste

      Good doctor

      Its okay lets love


      Oh my venus

      Descendants of the sun

      Doctor stranger

      Legend of the blu sea

      Heart strings

      Fashion king


      Iam sorry i love u

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      Deramadorama 2 months ago

      Jewel in The Palace, Queen Seon Deok, Fated to Love You, Warm and Cozy, Master's Sun, Cheese in The Trap,and Because This is My First Life (It's still on going, but

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      Would really appreciate if CHEESE IN THE TRAP were here, its such a good kdrama tho, but I do understand why. Maybe it was because of the ending..

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      Mia qtyyy 2 months ago

      My list:


      The heirs

      Cinderella and four knights

      My girlfriend is a fox

      My love from the star

      Princess hours

      Boys over flowers

      Coffee Prince

      My girl


      Remember:War of the son

      Lets fight ghost

      Innocent Defendant

      Descendants of the sun

      City Hunter

      Legend of the blue sea

      Mischievous kiss

      Secret Garden

      Jewel in the palace

      Two weeks

      Pure love/49 days

      Love rain

      Weightlifting Fairy kim boj joo

      Suspicious Partner

      Fight for my way

      Strong woman do bong soon

      Love in the moonlight

      Moon lovers: Scarlet heart ryeo

      Angel eyes

      Who are you: school 2015

      Page turner


      Aftermath 2


      Ruler: master of the mask

      Nightmare teacher

      Queen for seven days

      Dream high

      Exo next door

      Stairway to heaven

      Fated to love you


      Moon that embraces the sun

      Two wives

      W: two worlds

      Master’s sun


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      IWatchDramasToo 2 months ago

      there's a lot of good dramas that I've seen, but only a few come to mind when I think of realllllyy good dramas;

      moon lovers: scarlet heart ryeo was sooo good, and EXO's baekhyhyun plays a part and IU is the female lead. I might've shed a few tears: IU's character is a regular girl but she somehow teleports to ancient Goryeo.. and she tries to find out which prince will kill all his brothers. It's a historical romance.

      Healer was also very good, Ji Chang Wook plays the main male leader: another drama of his that was really good was Suspicious Partner.

      Goblin is probably my 2nd favorite drama after scarlet heart. Gong Yoo is the male lead. It's a pretty good drama. definitely one of the best.

      She Was Pretty was another good drama, along with Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, Cheese in the Trap, Fight My Way and coffee prince.

      Many of the dramas mentioned above were also very good. I tried not to repeat dramas that were already talked about. But Scarlet Heart Ryeo and Goblin should have definitely been mentioned on the list

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      Sargun 2 months ago

      I love descendants of the sun..

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      Yunni 2 months ago

      Scarlet Heart Ryeo is the best drama. Lee Joon Gi is the best actor!

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      zafer 3 months ago

      1- jumong

      2-full house

      3-a love to kill

      4-caffee prince

      5-winter sonata

      6-love story in harward

      7-what star are you from

      8-boys before flowers

      9-flowers for my life

      10-snow queen

      11-answer me 1994

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      KFans 3 months ago

      I really fall in love with Its Okay, That's Love Drama.. very realistic, hesrt-breaking and very interesting plot about different kind of mental illness.. And the connection between the main actor and actress is just woww

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      Jenny P 3 months ago

      My love from the stars!its the best kdrama i have ever watched.

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      jino chris 3 months ago

      1.goblin love from the star

      3.kill me heal me

      4.descendants of the sun me


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      Dee 3 months ago

      Where is scarlet heart ryeo? This drama have a special place for me in terms of k-drama. If you are really a fan of k-drama, this is a must watch drama. The plot, the cast and the ost are all beautifully displayed.

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      Gu Family Book! Best Recommended

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      Pam 3 months ago

      I love so many South Korean dramas, I cannot list them all here but my favourites include Scarlet Heart, Strong Woman, Ruler Master of the Mask, Faith, Goblin, Tamra Island, Legend of the Blue Sea, My Love from another Star, Rooftop Prince many. I love you Korea.

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      Your Name 3 months ago

      You should really watch Strong Woman Do Bong Soon the best korean drama ever!!!

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      Meg 3 months ago


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      Jess 3 months ago

      Pinocchio is the best to me!

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      Olarewaju Tolulope 3 months ago

      My best korean drama is, playful kiss, the heirs, boys before flower and city hunter

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      Joyce 3 months ago

      Another Oh Hae Young is highly recommended!

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      MARI 3 months ago


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      Ryi 3 months ago

      My favorite isn't here. Reply 1988.

      Try watch this.

      Its about friendship, families and love.

      When i watch it, i feel warm. Its good. Recommended.

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      Joyie 3 months ago

      The Best KDramas I've watched are:

      The Heirs


      Boys Over Flower

      City Hunter

      Personal Taste

      Suspicious Partner

      The K2


      Love Rain

      Descendants of the Sun

      It's Okay Thats Love

      That Winter the Wind Blows

      Secret Garden

      You're Beautiful


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      nina stingle 4 months ago

      the heirs and her legend are my best korean dramas

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      zay 4 months ago

      my best drama that i like to watch all the time

      descendant of the sun

      my love from another star

      the moon embraces the sun

      fated to love you

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      francette 4 months ago

      I like very much 1Another Miss Oh

      2) o my Venus

      3) 7th grade civil servant

      4)City hunter

      5)moon lovers

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      NEO 4 months ago

      Where to find K-dramas, i am in South Africa

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      Nur 4 months ago

      I recently discovered K-drama and love it. My favorite so far is Moon lovers Scarlet Heart Ryo. It's just a amazing serie. My second favorite is Hwarang. Other amazing series are Goblin, Bride of the water God, You are beautifull and Secret Garden.

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      Aaishah (pronounced aah-ee-shaah) 4 months ago

      you guys should really watch Hwarang it is a really good k-drama I won't say anything 'cause I might ruin it for you... but really watch it!

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      anna 4 months ago

      you're beautiful

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      Scarlett 4 months ago

      Where is Scarlett Heart:Ryeo.

      It's unbeatable.

      I love historical fantasy drama.

      It's the best of the best.

      Even the OST gives me goosebumps

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      Kdrama addict 4 months ago

      Please add Pinocchio...

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      kavya 4 months ago

      my favourite are legend of blue sea,my love from another star,heirs

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      Bazila 4 months ago

      Where is Pinnochio

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      EmySalomi 5 months ago

      I loved dream high especially Taecyeon and Eunjung. One of the best drama definitely.

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      Tahasin Ria 5 months ago

      I was not really interested in watching My Love From The Stars, but after reading this list, I watched it and it really changed something inside me that can't be explained. Thanks a lot for this list.

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      Maya 5 months ago

      Empress Ki is just amazing.

      Blood is also a good one...I can watch it a millions times if I have to

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      Anna Lalaine Olivar 5 months ago

      My List:

      1. Fated To Love You

      2. Empress Ki

      3. Goblin

      4. Moon Lovers

      5. Descendants of the Sun

      6. Secret Garden

      7. Cheese in the Trap

      8. Shine or Go Crazy

      9. Oh My Venus

      10. Winter Sonata

      11. Stairway to Heaven

      12. Healer

      13. Two Worlds/W

      14. Pure Love/49 Days

      15. Princess Hours

      16. Coffee Prince

      17. Scholar Who Walks the Night

      18. Innocent Man

      19. King 2 Hearts

      20. Tomorrow with You

      21. King's Face

      22. Chuno

      23. Iris 2

      24. King of High School Savvy

      25. You who came from the Star

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      kelyy 5 months ago

      what about Scarlet Heart Ryeo?? That's one of the best kdramas ever!!!

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      Betty Cheung 5 months ago

      My love from the star is the best

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      monii 6 months ago

      Scarlet heart is the best n unbeatable................

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      Inad 6 months ago

      My List:

      1. Secret Garden/Coffee Prince (1st loves)

      2. Boys Over Flowers (oldie but goodie)

      3. Healer (AWESOME drama [6/5])

      4. The K2 (was skeptical of this drama but it was the best chance I've taken with a drama [5/5])

      5. Goblin (words can't describe how much I love this drama or Gong Yoo [6/5])

      6. Master's Sun (SJS is bae/GHJ is a terrific actress)

      7. I Miss You (great drama)

      8. That Winter, The Wind Blows (great drama)

      9. Age of Youth (my go to realistic drama [6/5])

      10. DOTS (of course [6/5])

      11. It's Okay, That's Love (very realistic, heartwarming, relatable drama)

      12. Empress Ki (one of the BEST historical dramas I've seen)

      13. Lookout (MIND-BLOWING [5/5])

      14. Shining Inheritance (oldie but goodie)

      15. Nice Guy/K2H (great drama)

      16. Suspicious Partner (Great drama)

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      Pomi 6 months ago

      Empress Ki is another fantastic drama that should've made the list. It's the only and I mean only 50 ep drama that I have and probably will watch. Ha Ji Won is one of my favorite actresses ever since Secret Garden and her ability to portray characters to such magnitude is amazing!

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      Dai 6 months ago

      Lookout (best mystery/crime drama I've seen and I've watched A LOT) and Goblin are hands down the best dramas of the year. Achiara's Village is another underrated show as well as Solomon's Perjury. It's Okay That's Love and Age of Youth are some of my all time favs as well. Lol let me stop listing dramas. There are a few on the list that I haven't watched that I might start watching tonight. I'm out of good dramas to watch.

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      Nancy 6 months ago

      The best kdrama ever is coffee prince. I love chemistry between Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun Hae. Heart warming story line.....

      Watched twice

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      Heart 6 months ago

      I love almost every drama i have seen

      -dots, strong woman dobong soon, my love from another star, playfull kiss, heartstrings n manyyy

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      Satellite 6 months ago

      You guys need to watch CHICAGO TYPEWRITER. I'm sad that it is so underrated. It's on my number one list.

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      suman sirvee 6 months ago very intresting drama ...i liked it very much...:-)

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      MB 6 months ago

      Goddess of Fire is my favorite so far!

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      achu 6 months ago

      Secret garden is the best korean drama i have ever seen

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      fryncesz lee 6 months ago

      descendents of the sun was the best kdrama song couple are really like it..congrats of both of you..

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      Seed 6 months ago

      descendants of the sun was the best kdrama I've ever watched and ofc, THE SONG COUPLE ARE GETTING MARRIED YASSS

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      Lula 6 months ago

      My all time fav: my love from the stars, cheese in the trap, goblin, dots, moon that embrace the sun, full house

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      exo_chingu 6 months ago

      there is no hwarang?

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      Nikki 6 months ago

      K2 was absolutely amazing. I love it so much.

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      Bella 6 months ago

      I really loved The K2

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      eda.Qeen. 6 months ago

      my list

      1.Empress ki [The best of the best]

      2.Ja Myung go[Great]

      3.Gu family book [i thought it was a shit but it was actually nice...]

      4s.Scarlet love Ryo [MUST WATCH]

      5.One more time K-drama [Exellent] on [ Love it...]

      7.heart string [ AMAZING]

      8.MONSTAR [ it's ok...I wasn't satisfied from the end]

      9.My only love song [MYST-WATCH]

      10.A girl and 3 sweethearts [ Like it] buffet [incredible]

      12.full house thai [Wonderful] rain[PERFECT]

      14.Orange marmalade [nice]

      15.shut up flower boy band[ EXELENT]

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      jemmarose m. taehyung 6 months ago

      where is legend of the blue sea ??? i love it very much huuuhuhu its a number one for me

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      Oppa Saranghae 6 months ago

      WHERE IS SCARLET HEART RYEO??? Huhuhuhu. I've watch many dramas and I find Scarlet heart the number 1, it has very unique story and the soundtracks tho. so perfect. This is a must watch drama! And this drama is Very Popular. It took me whole day to watch it and ugh, I don't know how to move on after watching it. huhu. GUYS, YOU MUST WATCH IT

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      Ben 7 months ago

      MOON LOVERS SCARLET HEART should be on number one. It became popular in Asia aside form Korea, Scarlet Heart is very popular in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Philippines and China(2.5 billion viewers) also in USA, Middle East and Europe it is very popular.

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      Ann JoJisub 7 months ago

      These is in any order

      Oh my Venus

      High Society

      High-end crush

      Cinderella and the four knights

      Kill me heal me

      Hotel king

      The 3rd hospital

      Her high heels

      Something one percent


      Scarlet heart ryeo

      Prince Lan Ling

      My secret romance

      I can't remember the title but Oh Ji Ho is one is the main cast

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      Lila 7 months ago

      My list:

      1) Stair to haven (Escalera al cielo)

      2) My lovely sam soom

      3) Jewelry in Palace

      4) Secret Garden/ goblin

      5) Rooftop prince

      6) Flowet boy ramen Shop

      7) Kill me heal me

      8) bad couple

      9) Fool love or Hogo love

      10) School 2013/ Dream high

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      jeya 7 months ago

      best kdrama for me

      1. strong women do bong soon

      2. she was pretty

      3. hwarang

      4. W: two world

      5. the heir

      6. oh my ghostess

      7. introverted boss

      8. fabricated city (its a movie i include it because it is worth to watch)

      9. secret romance

      10. noble, my love

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      Frosie 7 months ago

      GOBLIN is by far the best k-drama I've ever watched. The number one on this list is common rom-com, while Goblin offers rom-com + deep lessons about life. Not to mention the OSTs, the cinematography and the cast. Simply THE best.

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      Lavender 7 months ago

      I'm looking for a good K-dramas to watch, if you guys have any suggestion of good dramas similar to the following list, please let me know, thank you. I have watched all the following dramas in full, most of them are good, worth watching, and I would rank them as follows :

      Number 1:

      1. LOVE IN THE MOONLIGHT (other name: MOONLIGHT DRAWNS BY CLOUDS, this is the only drama that I watched 3 times in full and download it to my phone to re-watched later :) ) The love story of the 2 leads are so subtle, touching while being funny and cute at the same time. Park Bo Gum and Kim Yoo Jung are so talented and I smiled, cried, laughed, and cried again every time they are on screen. The way they look into each other eyes can melt my heart :)

      1. MY LOVE FROM THE STAR (just finished watching this drama after reading this poll results from you guys, excellent script, excellent chemistry between the leads)

      (Both of the above bring me so much emotion , laugh and tears, so both are No.1 to me. Kim Soo Hyun, Kim Yoo Jung becomes my favourite Korean stars)

      Number 2:

      2. ROMANTIC DOCTOR, TEACHER KIM (the story is so good, I was on the edge of my seats all the time and can't stop watching . I had to saty up all night to watch it till the end :)

      2. W - TWO WORLDS (good chemistry of the OTP, initially I wasn't interested in the script because it's about a cartoon world. But the chemistry and love story of Lee Jong-suk and Han Hyo-joo is soo good that I comes to love them finally)

      2. THAT WINTER THE WIND BLOWS (this drama expain why I love Jo In Sung, he tooks a lot of tears from me lol. This is my favourite Song Hye Kyo's drama out of all her 4 dramas I watched )

      2.WEIGH LIFTING FAIRY KIM BOK JOO (I love the sense of humors in this drama. It is really funny and cute)

      2. JEWEL IN THE PALACE (I watched it 10 years ago, I love every details about it, Lee Young Aea is so beautiful, the food is so beautiful, the story is original and unique, I have re-watched this drama after 10 years)

      (Note: These 4 dramas which I ranked No.2 are excellent, I watched them in full without playing fast-forward lol. Every scenes is worth watching).

      Number 3:

      3. The heirs

      3. Coffee prince

      3. Strong woman Do Bong Soon

      3. Decensdant of the Sun

      3. Goblin

      (Note: I ranked these No.3 because I had to skip a lot of scenes while watching, the concept of the scripts are good, but there are too many are boring/repetitive scenes. If you have time you can watch them, but if not You can skip them :)

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      Grace 7 months ago

      Please include SCARLET HEART RYEO. billions viewers love it including us. We love Scarlet heart.

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      Ashty Lee 7 months ago

      Please include MOON LOVERS SCARLET HEART. This is the best korean drama we ever watched. See in youtmTube many people consider it as their number drama of all time. Please include Scarlet Heart it is really really amazing drama, its a masterpiece 10/10. This drama stay in our hearts. Highly recommended to everyone.

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      devi 7 months ago

      boys over flowers,city hunter,roof top prince,full house are best

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      Anjali sk 7 months ago

      My love from another Star...this drama has changed the thinking of love for mee...I am in love with Kim soo hyun

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      Tanya 7 months ago

      boys over flowers is the best

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      Lizzy 7 months ago

      City hunter,my girlfriend is gumiho, boys over flower, jumong, my love from the star are the best series

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      Naina 7 months ago

      I liked korean dramas because of lee jong suk. His acting skills are great. And his looks are awosome

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      Nicole 7 months ago

      I loved all kdrama as if they known how to get the heart of viewers

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      Sabrina ali 7 months ago

      Heartstrings is the best Korean drama ever and moorim school it's not in the list but I love it

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      Lavender 7 months ago


      (the best OTP chemistry ever)

      2. That winter, the wind blows

      3. W- Two Worlds

      Goblin, Descendants of the Sun is good at the 1st few episodes but it's getting boring and boring as it developed.

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      Iskara 7 months ago

      Please include Healer,Goblin,My Secret Romance,Legend of the Blue Sea too

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      Zoey 7 months ago

      Descendants of the sun is one of the best kdramz ever. I wud recommend Rebel as well. Its awesome!!!!

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      any drama acted by kim soo hyun and song joong ki is my favorite!

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      Mr.Nobody 7 months ago

      I love the legends of blue sea ...bit disappointed that it's not in a list ..

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      Grace Ou 7 months ago

      Any drama acted by Kim Soo Hyun is my favorite!

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      Ivyso 7 months ago

      Kim Soo Hyun ❤❤❤

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      Brenda Lilia 7 months ago

      My love from the star and moon that embraces the sun.