Top 12 Best Korean Dramas Everyone Should Watch

Here is the list of the top 10 Best Korean Dramas everyone should definitely watch once in their lifetime. Believe me, they are the best Korean dramas of all time and you will be completely hooked on these Korean dramas. If you are a die-hard k-drama fan then you must have watched these all, Am I right? and if you are a beginner then, starting with these dramas will be a great choice.

List of Top 12 Best Korean Drama Series

1. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)

  • Genres: Romance, Politics, Historical Drama, Action, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 20
  • Release Date: August 2016
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Best Korea Dramas, Moon Lovers Promotional Poster

If you are not a fan of historical k dramas, still I suggest you to which this drama, believe me, it is worth watching, this is one of the best romance fantasy Korean dramas of all time. During a solar eclipse, a 25-year-old, 21st-century lady, Go Ha-jin (Lee Ji-Eun), is transported back in time, to the Goryeo Dynasty. She wakes up within the year 941, within the body of Hae Soo, among the numerous sovereigns of the administering Wang family, amid the rule of Ruler Taejo. Definitely one of the best Korean dramas of the historical genre.

2. It’s Okay Not To Be Okay (2020)

“The New York Times named It’s Okay to Not Be Okay one of “The Best International Shows of 2020”

  • Genres: Romance, Romantic Comedy, psychological
  • Ratings: IMDb-8.7/10 Mydramalist-9/10
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: June 2020
Best Korean Dramas, Promotional Poster It’s Okay Not To Be Okay

It is a story of a woman named Ko Moon-young, a children’s book author who has an antisocial personality disorder and does not gets well with people she is very arrogant and rude, and a man named Moon Gang-Tae, a psychiatric hospital caregiver who lives with his older brother Moon Sang-Tae who is mentally ill.

The drama displays how Moon Ga Young develops a Romantic Obsession for Moon Gang-Tae, and starts following him. It is very interesting to watch how she persuades him to like her and how they tackle all the challenges that come their way. It is definitely a must-watch drama, don’t miss it.

3. Hotel Del Luna (2019)

  • Genres: Romance, Fantasy
  • Ratings: IMDb-8.2\10. Mydramalist-8.7\10
  • Total Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: July 13 – September 1, 2019
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Best Korean Dramas, Promotional Poster Hotel Del Luna

If you are looking for something which can refresh your mood then without waiting for a second go for this drama. Hotel Del Luna follows the story of an immortal woman Mang Man Wol and a modern man Koo Chan Sung. Man Wol is the CEO of Hotel del Luna Located in downtown Seoul, a mysterious hotel which only visible to ghosts and only serves Ghosts, the hotel has a very old look. Because of her past sins, she got stuck in Hotel del Luna. She is beautiful but capricious, suspicious, and greedy.

Koo Chan Sung is the youngest assistant manager in history working for a multinational hotel group. He is a real perfectionist. He looks crazy, but he actually has a soft tendency. Due to an unexpected incident, he began working as a manager at Hotel del Luna. One of the best Korean dramas of fantasy genre.

4. W: Two Worlds (2016)

  • Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Parallel Universe
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: July 20, 2016
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Best Korean Dramas, Promotional Poster W: Two Worlds

This drama received praise for its unique concept and ranked first in the Content Power Index in its premiere week. It achieved high ratings of 11.63%, topping viewership ratings in its time slot for its entire run. It will keep you hooked up until the end, there wasn’t a second when I felt bored while watching this Korean drama. One of the best Korean dramas of all time.

It depicts the love story of Kang Chul (Lee Jong-Suk), who is super rich and exists in the webtoon “W,” and Oh Yeon-Joo (Han Hyo-Joo) who is a surgeon in the real world. The webtoon is created by the father of Yeon Joo, she gets pulled in webtoon and there she gets involved with Kang Chul and entangles in a murder mystery.

5. What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (2018)

  • Genres: Friendship, Business, Comedy, Romance
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: June 2018
Best Korean Dramas, Promotional Poster What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim

Lee Young-Joon is a large corporation’s vice-chairman. His world is turned upside down when his brilliant secretary, Kim Mi-so, announces her resignation after nine years of service to Lee Young-Joon. After speaking with his best friend, who also happens to be a board director in his company, Young-Joon vowed to do everything he could to ensure Mi-so remained by his side.

6. Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon (2017)

  • Genres: Fantasy, Romance
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: February 24, 2017
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Best Korean Dramas, Promotional Poster Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Do Bong Soon is not an ordinary woman. She is the most recent in a long line of women who have an amazing quality of Strength. Bong Soon has unimaginable powers, she has 100 times more strength than an ordinary Being. If she happens to utilize her powers for narrow-minded reasons or to hurt others, she’ll end up like her mother, Hwang Jin Yi, who lost her powers forever. Although Do Bong uses her bloodline’s surprising power for goodwill. One day, she was fighting with some gangsters, a CEO of the gaming company, Ainsoft, happens to see her surprising powers so he decides to make her his bodyguard.

7. Crash Landing On You (2020)

  • Genre: Romance, Military, Comedy
  • Ratings: Mydramalist-9\10 IMDb-8.7\10
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: December 2020
Best Korean Dramas, Promotional Poster Crash Landing On You

A rich woman who owns a skincare making company in South Korea accidentally while paragliding lands in North Korea, there he meets a man who is an army officer of North Korea. He helps her and hides her in his banquet and tries to protect her in every possible way till she safely returns to South Korea. While protecting and helping her return to South Korea he falls for her.

8. Descendants Of The Sun (2016)

  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Romance, Melodrama
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: February 24, 2016
Best Korean Dramas, Promotional Poster Descendants Of The Sun

Kang Mo Yeon, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Haesung Hospital, is a lovely and confident woman. She isn’t hesitant to confess when she’s made a mistake, and she believes that ability trumps connections. She quickly realises, however, that she cannot progress based just on her talent. When she meets Yoo Shi Jin, the Captain and team leader of Alpha Team, her life is forever transformed. Yoo Shi Jin is more concerned with defending everyone in need of assistance as well as his country, even if it goes against his superiors’ orders. This drama will depict how they join together during a time of conflict and overcome the odds.

9. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (2017)

  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, Youth, Sports
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: November 2017
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Best Korean Dramas, Promotional Poster Weightlifting Fairy

Kim Bok-Joo, a young girl pursuing her ambition of weightlifting on an athlete college campus, develops feelings for Jung Joon-Hyung’s elder brother Jung Jae-Yi. Joon Hyung teases her at first and goes along with her act, even assisting her, but he soon falls in love with her. This is a coming-of-age story about a group of collegiate athletes who are striving for their aspirations, experiencing and discovering love along the road, and maturing at every turn.

10. Vincenzo (2021)

  • Genre: Crime-drama; Dark comedy, Thriller, Suspense
  • Ratings: IMDb-8.5/10 Mydramalist-9/10
  • Episodes: 20
  • Release Date: February 20 – May 2, 2021
Best Korean Dramas, Promotional Poster Vincenzo

It is a drama about a boy who is adopted by a family in Italy, he is now an adult and is a lawyer named Vincenzo Cassano, who works for a mafia as a consigliere. He gets in disputes with the mafia groups and a war starts between them so he flees to South Korea. There he meets an attorney named Hong Cha-Young, who will do anything to win a case, but later changes her mind and fights for justice with Vincenzo Cassano.

If you are a fan of suspense drama then it is a must-watch for you. It is very intriguing to watch how secrets reveal one after another in this drama. One of the best Korean dramas in the thriller genre.

11. Twenty Five Twenty One (2022)

  • Genres: Slice Of Life, Youth, Sports, Romance
  • Total Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: February 12, 2022, to April 3, 2022
Best Korean Dramas, Promotional Poster Twenty Five Twenty One

Twenty-Five Twenty-One drama depicts the love story of two youth Na Hee-Do (Kim Tae Ri) and Baek Yi-Jin (Nam Joo-Hyuk) who face difficulties in their lives that led them to drop their dreams. Na Hee Do is a fencing player whose high school team has disbanded due to the IMF crisis. Her dream seemed to collapse before her, but she didn’t give up and went into the future. Baek I-jin is the eldest son of a family torn by the IMF crisis. Despite his difficult career, he is working hard to become a reporter.

12. A Business Proposal (2022)

  • Genres: Romance, Comedy, Office Life
  • Episodes: 12
  • Release Date: 28 February 2022
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Best Korean Dramas, Promotional Poster Business Proposal Netflix

A business proposal drama is based on a web novel which was adapted into a webtoon is a romantic comedy-drama in which an office worker has a blind date with the company’s CEO instead of a friend and hides her identity. Ahn Hyo-Seop plays Kang Tae Moo, the perfect third-generation conglomerate. On the other side of the hand, Kim Sejeong plays Shinhari, a regular office worker who hides her true energetic self and transforms into a charismatic femme fatale for her blind date.

Hope you liked this list of best Korean dramas and have picked your next drama to watch this week. Thanks for reading.

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