If you have been endlessly looking for lists of Korean drama series to watch, you have definitely come to the right spot!
Here are lists of all the latest and bestest Korean dramas worthy of those no-sleep days.
I have never heard a fantasy drama from tvN which garnered a lot of fans and viewers except for this drama. And not just that, as the drama continues to break record and topping ratings even after just few episodes of release. Daebak!
The story revolves around an immortal goblin, portrayed by “Train to Busan” actor Gong Yoo who is searching for eternal peace. In order for him to rest in peace, he must find a bride, who needs to get the sword from his heart. One of the best candidate for bride is Ji Eun Tak played by Kim Go Eun, a 19-year-old high school girl. The goblin also lives with the Grim Reaper, portrayed by Lee Dong Wook.
Spoiler alert! I’ve read some fan theories that Lee Dong Wook and his love interest, Sunny played by Yoo In Na have their own important role in the story (this theory turns out to be true which was confirmed in episode 7.)
The amazing star-studded cast (handsome for both the goblin and grim reaper) including the story plot, cinematography and wonderful settings are just some of the few things why this drama is a must watch.
Descendants of The Sun
This medical-military romance drama stars the favorite Asian couple Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo including Kim Ji Won and Jin Goo.
Praised for having caught the attention and heart of viewers across the globe, “Descendants of the Sun” is a must watch!
According to a report, the famous KBS drama series caused a shocking increased of economic growth for South Korea. The drama also made ‘SongSong’ couple more popular.
The story revolves around Captain Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong Ki) who fell in love with Dr. Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye Kyo) and they face dangers of a war-torn country together, where their romance started.
The Legend of the Blue Sea
This is absolutely not a new fantasy story. But first, hear me out. The drama revolves around the love story of a mermaid, played by the all-time favorite actress Jun Ji Hyun and one of the most handsome man on South Korea (I belive), Lee Min Ho who portrayed the character of a con artist.
This drama will catch your attention as it is comical in nature (thanks to Jun Ji Hyun) and the twist (spoiler alert!) wherein the two lovers are revealed to be like reincarnation of the Joseon legend love story, in which a Joseon town chief named Dam Ryeon feel in love with a mermaid named Se Hwa. Plus points to a star-studded cameo appearance.
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
When you want to cry your heart out after falling in love then you must watch this drama series!
Let me just tell you that this is one of the best historical romance drama series ever for me. I have started loving Lee Joon Gi and IU after this drama series.
The story will make you believe in true and brave love but you will end up hurt despite the love within the leads. It took me three months before I have moved on but not fully ( I still remember the sad memories.)
The musical scoring for this drama is also daebak!
It will be your first time to ask and demand for Season 2 after watching "Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo" (I bet!)
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo is a youth sports romance drama series aired every Wednesdays and Thursdays on MBC network starting November 16, 2016 to January 11, 2017. Though the drama series was considered a failure gaining only single-digit viewership ratings below 5 percent in South Korea, it obviously gained a lot of attention from other countries in Asia as support from different social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) poured into the show and the lead casts even gained more followers in their Instagram accounts than before because of the show. I won't forget how they delivered each scenes with so much eye candy pastel cinematography plus amazing, makes you want to sing official soundtracks.
She Was Pretty
This drama stars Park Seo Joon, Hwang Jung Eum, Go Joon Hee and Choi Si Won.
The story focuses on two childhood best friends, who have this special mutual feelings between them. When they grow up, it turns out they have changed into unexpected persons especially their physical appearances.
The love story between best friends and childhood friends plus the moral of looking into the character more than the physical attributes of the person gives this drama series an edge from among others.