Whenever we get a little time for ourselves, we love to do things that we love, but sometimes we just want to go lazy. That’s where some of the best Korean dramas come along. If you pick an interesting enough show you can binge-watch it for hours and hours on end. Most of the best Korean dramas will often have to do with a great relationship story. There are also few great Korean movies to take a look if you have lengthy time.
If Korean dramas are your cup of tea, you should know that there are many out there. Choosing the Top Korean dramas comes down to whether you would like to see a full on romantic drama or a drama that has to do with some other topics.
Table of Contents
- Must Watch Top 10 Best Korean Dramas
- #10. Another Oh Hae Young – Romantic Drama
- #9. The K2 – Thriller Drama
- #8. Jealousy Incarnate – Romantic Comedy Drama
- #7. High-End Crush – Romantic Comedy Drama
- #6. Descendants of the Sun – Romantic Action Drama
- #5. Uncontrollably Fond – Romantic Melodrama
- #4. Cinderella and Four Knights – Romantic Comedy Drama
- #3. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo – Historical Romantic Fantasy Drama
- #2. Doctor Crush – Romantic Drama
- #1. Cheese in the Trap – Romantic Drama
Must Watch Top 10 Best Korean Dramas
If you are undecided of which Korean drama to watch, don’t worry. I have made a list for you. Here you will see listed some of the best Korean dramas up to date.
#10. Another Oh Hae Young – Romantic Drama
Starring Seo Hyun Jin and Eric Moon. This series is romance drama that deals with mistaken identity. The story is about two women who have the same name, Oh Hae Young. They go to school together and they end up working for the same company.
There is one man who has the ability to see the future. He ends up getting tangles with both of the girls. All that he really wants is to get away from both of them. Oh Hae Young has a great deal of popularity in Korea and also internationally, with fans all over the world. Check out the reviews here.
#9. The K2 – Thriller Drama
Starring Ji Chang Wook and Yoona. It’s a good Korean drama, a fantastic thriller with romance, action. The story begins starts on the streets of Barcelona, Spain. Then on moving to secret locations in South Korea.
The K2 shows us a story of a bodyguard, played by Ji Chang Wook, who a patriot, but nevertheless betrayed his country. When he seeks revenge, he involves himself with a girl, played by Yoona, and we find out later on that she is the secret daughter of a presidential candidate. So you can expect plenty of drama. Take a look at the rating.
#8. Jealousy Incarnate – Romantic Comedy Drama
Starring Gong Hyo Jin, Jo Jung Suk, and Go Kyung Pyo. This romance comedy depicts a behind the scene of a tv’s newsroom. Pyo Na Ri, played by Gong Hyo Jin, who is the Seoul broadcast station’s weather girl and has been for several years.
She has ambitions and she has to work very hard in order to impress the right people. The people that she works with every day. Every one of them, the news producers, the writers, the crew, cameraman and of course, the news anchors. She also has had to endure with a lot of humiliations, for example, news producers who are sexist and of course tell her to bend over so she can show her booty.
#7. High-End Crush – Romantic Comedy Drama
Starring Jung Il Woo and Jin Se Yun. High-End Crush tells us the amazing story of a spoiled man whose life makes a big turn the moments he falls in love with a country girl.
He fights his feelings and also finds himself doing any thing that would keep her around, which of course result in hilarious moments that will cry out laughing.
#6. Descendants of the Sun – Romantic Action Drama
Starring Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Gyo, Jin Goo, and Kim Ji Won, in perhaps the biggest smash hit of 2016. The drama is about a special-forces soldier falling in love with a medical doctor, as they learn to appreciate each other’s profession and differences.
And it all happens real fast. This is why this is one of the best Korean Dramas. Only 20 episodes, but they are full of action.
#5. Uncontrollably Fond – Romantic Melodrama
Starring Kim Woo Bin and Suzy. Is a romance, but full of melodrama about a popular star, played by Kim Woo Bin and the documentary producer, player by Suzy. They knew each other when they were teenagers, but life separated them into different paths.
These two are reunited after many years. As the plot deepens, we find out that the pop star has only a few months more to live.
#4. Cinderella and Four Knights – Romantic Comedy Drama
Starring Park So Dam, Jung Il Woo, Ahn Jae Hyun, Lee Jung Shin, and Choi Min Sung, about an independent modern-day heroine who will make the world around her a better and kinder place as she finds her true knight.
This is one story where every single supportive character has an important role. These supportive characters help us view the rich depth of the world they live in and their main characters.
#3. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo – Historical Romantic Fantasy Drama
Starring Lee Joon Ki, Lee Ji Eun (IU), and Kang Ha Neul. This series has it’s top 3 places in the list of the best Korean dramas because it is a period drama, and it is based on Bu Bu Jing Xin, a Chinese novel and its story is centered on a 21st-century woman who’s name is Go Ha Jin, played by IU.
She works at a cosmetic company and all of the sudden she gets transferred back to the Goryeo era in the body of Hae Soo, who is the sixth cousin of the 8th prince’s wife, Lady Hae. After this she finds herself involved with the sons of King Taejo, the founder of Goryeo, also, the princes of the Goryeo dynasty, the 4th Prince Wang so, played by Lee Joon Gi, the 8th Prince Wang Wook, played by Kang Ha Neul, the 3rd Prince Wang Yo, played by Hong Jung Hyun, Crown Prince Wang Moo, played by Kim San Ho, the 9th Prince Wang Won, played by Yoon Sun Woo, the 10th prince Wang Eun, played by Byun Baek Hyun, the 13th Prince Baek Ah, played by Nam Joo Hyuk, and the 14th Prince Wang Jung, played by Ji Soo. No ordinary time travel there.
#2. Doctor Crush – Romantic Drama
Starring Park Shin Hye and Kim Rae Won. This one has got great popularity in the last months. It’s all about doctors who find romance as they uncover the truth laying behind the hospital mysteries.
Park Shin Hye has a much different role in contrast to the ones she almost always gets. And she does a great job in leading this series into one of the best Korean dramas ever made.
#1. Cheese in the Trap – Romantic Drama
Starring Kim Go Eun and Park Hae Jin. This one takes the first place on the list of the best Korean dramas for one reason. I love it. It takes the viewer in a drama that gets you up and down at every turn. It’s a roller coaster. At the beginning, it stars with so much excitement and a fast pace. Then, bam! down you go in the next half.
Great storyline, characters, and an amazing cast. The story starts revolves around Hong Seol. She is returning to school after taking a semester off, and of course, she is one of the top students in the business department at the University. Few people know the reason behind her taking a semester off and leaving school. A guy Yoo Jung, wealthy, handsome and charitable to everyone. He is the type of guy that likes everyone because everyone likes him back. A good guy, or so we think. Hong Seol discovered he has a darker side and had felt bad vibes from him to her because of this.
Instead of telling everyone who he really is or dealing directly with him, Seol thought it was a better idea to just leave the school for a brief period of time. Asides from this, when she returns to school she has to deal with many problems. Stalkers, deadbeat classmates, another girl trying to steal her identity and her very own family problems.
I will definitely re-watch some of them this week. Maybe if I binge-watch them all I can cramp them into just one week! I sure hope so.
What do you think? Do you agree with me? These are my favorites, which ones are your favorites? Tell me all about it in the comment section.