Kdramas have been enjoying an exotic sense of vigor over the last many years. Korean dramas are now loved by many for their culture and their exquisite way of connecting with the audience. Korean dramas and Korean war movies, with their increasing popularity across the world, can now be streamed on numerous platforms. For those who are not very familiar with the Korean language, some of the platforms also enable English subtitles. Thus, making sure that the natives and non-natives can get a kick out of Korean dramas.
Not only recognized for their unique stories but also good-looking actors, Kdramas are a blessing to our eyes. In a world where du jour’s flavor keeps changing every minute, it isn’t easy to keep track of all the fantastic Kdrama series. Thus, in this article, we will talk about all the prominent series that a Kdrama lover must watch. Keep following the article till the and discover the one that best suits your taste!
This Korean drama is based on a novel that goes by the same name, Liar Game. This show’s story spins around a few contestants who strive to win a show called Liar Game. The winner gets millions of dollars in his pocket. Different people with different backgrounds are featured, and their stories will keep you hooked to the show.
The series emphasizes that money beats everything. It shows how low people can stoop to earn money by cheating others. Yes, all you have to do is cheat to win the game. If you are looking for not-so-long series to binge-watch with a good story, you must go for Liar Game.
Moonlight drew by Clouds/Love in the Moonlight.
It’s a perfect series for people who are into romance and light comedy. The show was premiered in 2016 on Netflix and was well received by Kdrama lovers. The story of Moonlight, drawn by Clouds, spins around a charismatic prince who falls in love with a disguised girl as his political eunuch.
With an IMDb rating of 8.1/10, this series has drawn the attention of many. Considering all the reviews, ratings, and the story, this Korean Drama is worth watching. Having released 18+1 episodes so far, this beautiful series is truly amazing.
Every “Shawshank Redemption” fan will be able to strike a chord with this Korean Drama’s emotional aspect. The only difference being that it is slightly inclined towards comedy, whereas Shawshank Redemption was based on crime and serious events.
As Kim Je-hyeok braces himself to make his debut in the baseball league, he’s abruptly put in jail. He confronts many challenges to survive in the new atmosphere. And, the Kdrama revolves around this character. Prison Playbook primarily focuses on how Kim adapts himself to the changes. With an incredible IMDb rating of 8.4, Prison Playbook has a fanbase of its own.
This Kdrama is one of the best beautifully written as well as executed series ever. Pinocchio is an emotional and sensitive series that can make anyone burst into tears from its first episode. With a strong storyline and a tad bit of romance, the series has captured the hearts of many Kdrama lovers out there.
The show features two lovers who are on their way to becoming exemplary reporters. But, due to the brutal society, they encounter many difficulties in their lives. Having an IMDb rating of 8.1/10, I can certainly say that it’s a gem of a show.
Guardian: The Lonely and Great God
This series is a perfect blend of comedy as well as tragedy. At one point, you’ll find yourself giggling, while at another point in time, you will find tears rolling down your eyes. Also recognized as Goblin among Kdrama lovers, the show has an IMDb rating of 8.6/10.
The show stars a goblin, a guardian of humanity who is cursed. To free himself from this, he looks for a human girl to marry. And free himself from the cursed life. But, the story doesn’t end here. As he finds the love of his love, he realizes that he wants to spend an eternity with her.
The Lady in Dignity
If you are looking for woman-centric shows with excellent acting and unique story, you must give a chance to The Lady in Dignity. As an unidentified lady enters the lives of a couple, the wife finds her elegant life toppled.
The show has two female actors in the lead cast. It doesn’t only focus on their loves but also tells about the journey of other actors. It has an IMDb rating of 7.7/10 and is still loved by Kdrama fans worldwide.
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
Gone are the days when men used to be the savior of humanity. We can now see women being the protector of souls not only in Marvel movies like Black Widow but also in Korean Dramas like Strong Woman Do Bong Soon. With amazing execution and top-notch acting, Strong Woman Do Bong Soon is a must-watch for all the Kdrama fanatics.
As the superhuman girl is employed by the CEO of a gaming organization to safeguard him, she comes across many challenges on her way. There’s nothing off about this series, in all honesty, and it will keep you hooked till the end. This explains why it has a rating of 8.2/10 on IMDb.
From a not-so-rich background, Cha believes that her life is not as exciting as her other friends. She and her mother toil for hours to make money for Cha’s elder sister’s marriage. However, she later discovers that her sister is not marrying anyone but leading a difficult life herself.
Despite the odds that life has to offer, Cha manages to survive in the world. The show did become a part of controversies when it was first aired. But, with all the things that the show The Heirs has to offer, you will not regret watching it. Having an IMDb rating of 7.5/10, the Kdrama is not as well-known as other shows mentioned above. But, it is truly amazing once you are connected with the journey of the lead character.
My Love From The Star
A true Kdrama fan must have heard the name of this show. It gained a lot of popularity when it was first dropped, and since then, it has been gaining massive ratings and lauding from the critics. From an ideal hero to a wicked villain, this show has-it-all and is complete in itself.
If you are into science fiction shows, My Love From The Star should be the next show on your watch list. The show features an alien with extraordinary powers who gets stuck on Earth. He works as a University professor to earn his livelihood. And looks for ways to get back home. But, his life takes a turn when he comes across a popular actress. Having an IMDb rating of 8.3/10, it is truly worth watching.
Descendants of the Sun
One of the most exquisite Korean Dramas, Descendants of the Sun, can make you glued to your seats till the ending. It displays a love story between a surgeon and Captain of Korean Special Forces. Despite gaining huge popularity, the makers never renewed it for another season as they didn’t want to ruin the ending.
Packed with action, romance, and a plethora of emotions, this Kdrama is flawless in all aspects. In all honesty, if you have not watched this show yet, you are missing out big time. The IMDb rating that is, 8.3/10 of Descendants of the Sun speaks for itself. And, it is still in the “favorite list” of all Korean drama fanatics.