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Best Korean Drama Series

Updated on January 29, 2012


Korean Television is experiencing a world renaissance. Known as the Korean wave, Korean culture, its comics, its music, its food, but especially its television shows, is being transmitted around the world like never before.

However, their shows operate a little different than the ones in North America, (being smaller and more akin to European ones). They don’t have seasons, rather they have a set number of episodes with a definite beginning and an end. They tend to be inherently stylish and to laddle on the pathos like its going out of style. Korean Dramas are a little like the visual equivalent of MSG

Korean dramas fall roughly into three categories:

The Love story

The period piece

The detective show

Dae Jang Geum
Dae Jang Geum

The love story is by far the most popular genre in the Korean wave. Love dramas drive much of the movement’s popularity. They tend to be lost love and Cinderella stories. They ladle on the injustice and the misunderstandings and, combined with a unique stylishness unique to Korea, have found a way into the hearts of many female viewers.

The period piece is a television show that illuminates a little piece about Korea’s historic past. When I first got into Korean Dramas, I knew very little about Korean history before WWII. And I think that’s true for most people. But after watching a few, I’ve come to realize how rich and varied their history is. For sheer, entertainability, the best period drama is "Dae Jang Geum." "Jumong," comes a close second. "The Sea God," a distant third. ("Damo" is good, too).

Korea, like America’s fixation with "law and order" and "CSI" type shows, enjoys its fair share of crime shows. Though, often times, the show will be about the criminal, rather than police (or at times, both). "Resurrection" is my personal favourite. "Coma" is short and gritty. The recent, "Lawyers of Korea" can’t stand up to its elders, but it's a welcome new addition.

And of course, some shows do their own thing. "All-in" is unclassifiable. Others, like Damo, are a mixture of genres (a period piece and a detective show).

Now, since a lot of the popularity of Korean dramas is amongst the female population for the romancey soap operas, a lot of the other amazing television shows get overlooked, I think. So my top ten list may not contain strictly ten most popular, but simply the best, from a variety of genres.

Top ten dramas

1) Dae Jang Geum – a bit older but it, along with Winter Sonata, started the damn Korean cultural wave in the first place. It's amazing shows like this that jumpstarted the industry and rocketed it to fame. A must see. It’s simply enthralling. It’s the story of a woman in Feudal Korea, her quest for revenge for the death of her family, her triumphs as a cook and a healer and the people that want to stop her. You won’t be able to put it down.

2) Full House – a major smash hit. A woman is tricked out of her house by her friends when she goes on holiday. Upon returning, she finds a famous actor has bought her house. She makes a deal to be his housekeeper in exchange for eventually being able to work back to owning her house. Romance/angst ensues.

3) Coffee Prince – a strange little romance about a woman who works so hard to support her mother and sister that she has no time to keep up her feminine appearance. Mistaken as a boy and due to a bizarre series of occurrences, she is hired by a rich, handsome man to play his gay lover to get his mother to stop trying to marry him off. Romance/angst ensues.

4) Jumong – A period piece chronicling the life and death of Jumong, the founder of Goguryeo, one of the ancient three kingdoms of Korea. It’s a massive, eighty episode program that’s truly epic in scope. It makes some of the ‘epics’ that came out of Hollywood look like cheap sitcoms.

5) Winter Sonata – If this were five years ago, Winter Sonata would have a much higher place on this list. It has aged, but not terribly. It is the definitive Korean romance. I wont spoil the plot for you, but it has so many twists and turns you’ll be riveted to your seat. It pretty much set the standard for later dramas to come.

6) All in – an underdog, you wont find this on many top ten Korean drama lists, but this little gem deserves everything I’m about to gush about it. It’s essentially a love story, but it’s a bout a man and his inescapable pull towards the world of gambling. It’s epic in scope, goes from Korea to America and back again. It has mobsters, casinos, prison sentences. It gives the godfather a run for its money. Must see.

7) Goong – Another very popular romance about an alternative world where the Korean royalty still rules and its young prince is in need of a bride (another Cinderella story). I give it a lower ranking than its popularity deserved just because the acting in terms of the male leads (who are very pretty…) is a little jarring at times. Still a very good show.

8) Resurrection – Like all-in, resurrection is a break from the more relationshipy Korean Drama fair. It’s one of the aforementioned detective shows. It's a story about two twins, one dies and the other, takes his place to unearth the secrets that tore their families apart. I've never seen such a well-planned revenge story. It's very good.

9) My Name is Kim Sam Soon – a slight breath of fresh air from the usual drama romance fair. Kim Sam Soon is not your everyday stunningly beautiful Korean actress. She has no plastic surgery, very little make-up and her personality is a little rough around the edges. But despite it all, she is no less deserving of the man of her dreams. Very good.

10) Golden Bride – A romance, but with an interesting take, a half Korean half-vietnamese woman who marries a Korean and goes to his country. Cultural differences ensue. In this case, the couple is already together, its how they deal with their circumstances that drives the show.

Do you watch enough Kdramas to have a favourite?

  • 8% Dae Jang Geum
  • 26% Full House
  • 20% Coffee Prince
  • 5% Jumong
  • 5% Winter Sonata
  • 2% All-in
  • 16% Goong
  • 0% Resurrection
  • 7% Kim Sam Soon
  • 1% Golden Bride
  • 10% Other (state in comments)
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*******UPDATE 2012***********

Well, it's been over two years since I first made that top ten list. It's had a lot more success than I thought it would. In that time, new dramas have come, old ones have gone. I want to make an updated list. It's not exhaustive, but more inclusive of some dramas overlooked and new greats that have earned a place in this NEW TOP TWENTY LIST

TOP 20

1) Dae Jang Geum – for descripton, see above

2) Secret Garden – a new addition but it's quickly earned it's place near the top. It starts out like a typical Cinderella type story: a poor stunt girl meets jerky rich guy. He falls for her. But then everything is turned on its head about five episodes in. I wont spoil it. But this drama really shines. Great writing. Great acting. A fresh take on some overdone tropes. I highly recommend it.

3) Full house - see above.

4) Coffee Prince – see above

5) Jumong – see above

6) You're Beautiful - simple premise: girl is asked to join a boy-band after her twin-brother's botched plastic surgery leaves him unable to (yes this is a Korean drama so a boy getting plastic surgery is not surprising so much as that it was botched). It's cute girl hanging out with cute boys and wearing pants.

7) Iris - One of the most expensive (and exciting) K-dramas to date. It's got it all, mystery, action, love-triangles, international travel opportunities. It's Korean drama at it's finest. Go watch it.

8) Winter Sonata – see above

9) Dream High - regardless of what you might say about Suzy's (from Miss A) acting. This is an instant classic. It's American Idol meets...Winter Sonata? The first few episodes even feature Winter Sonata's Bae Yong Jun in a cameo role. It stars various idol group superstars like Miss A, T-Ara, 2pm and IU. It's a drama. It's a musical. It's a love story. Watch your favourite K-idols pretend to be teenagers and get their big break (and fall in love).

10) All in – see above

11) Brilliant legacy/Shining Inheritance - A complicated story. Two families, one torn apart and just trying to survive and find each other meet another and through the strength of their convictions and hard work, start rebuilding their lives. Great acting. Can't put it down. It's a real "page turner."

12) Goong – see above

13) My Girl - EXTREMELY POPULAR. Overlooked by me before because I have a bad case of K-drama-Cinderella-story-fatigue. But it's cute fun (and very popular). If you can't get enough of beautiful Korean people reluctantly falling in love, this one is also for you.

14) Iljimae - a period piece on par with Jumong. Only ranked lower because it came later. It's a revenge story about a Robin Hood-like thief who steals from the rich and gives to the poor and gets caught up in a quest to exact vengeance for his family, somewhat like Dae-Jang-Geum.

15) City Hunter - interesting drama for it's different-ness. It's about an international espionage incident gone wrong. The lone survivor out seeking answers and along the way, adopting the child of his fallen comrade, raising him in South-East Asia to seek answers about his dead father.

16) Resurrection – see above

17) My Name is Kim Sam Soon – see above

18) My Girlfriend is a Gumiho(nine-tailed fox) - a cute romance about a mythical demon (nine-tailed fox) is released from her prison after 400 years, she assumes the image of a woman proceeds to fall in love with her unwitting (and spoiled rich guy) rescuer, desiring to bond with him so she can become more human. misunderstandings, tensions ensue. Much chicken is consumed.

19) Boys over Flowers – classic Japanese manga story that's now, I believe, a manga, an anime, and a K,T, and J drama. It's about a poor girl, in a rich private school and how she proves herself to be awesome. Can't go wrong.

20) Other....

that's it for now. More greats will inevitably air in the future. More will have been inevitably missed by me. If I missed a classic, let me know!

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      Nb 14 months ago

      I cried my eyes out over fated to love's a sweet story

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      K Nana 19 months ago

      Healer! One of my top ten-- maybe my number one-- favorite drama of all that I have watched. It had a good mix of mystery, action, and romance. Somewhat reminds me of Superman, but if superman were a spy (If that's what the Healer technically is).

      No offense, but it's like a better version of City Hunter where the main male character isn't an arrogant prick to the female lead.

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      Kim Miah 22 months ago

      Hi school love on

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      Christine 23 months ago

      How about a new list since it had been a few years?

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      Anon 2 years ago

      I love how BOF is still killing it

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      Angela Richardson 2 years ago

      I would have voted for "Boys Over Flowers" but, though it's high on my short list of viewed Dramas my favorite so far is "Inspiring Generation" or Age of Feeling. I love martial arts and it has plenty of it! I discovered a lot of new actors to fangirl over like heartthrob Song Jae Rim and one of new favorite actor's that provoked me to watch this Drama in the first place and that was Kim Hyun Joong:)

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      misha 2 years ago

      I bet Rooftop Prince ..

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      alexandra 2 years ago

      bridal mask and cruel city is the best korean drama i see

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      genevieve 2 years ago

      1. favorite drama in kdrama at the most best drama in kdrama in south korea o korea is princess hours/goong is the best drama i ever had,the most the best drama in korean at pinaka favorite ko sa lahat ng drama at bagay na bagay ang couple dito at perfect at hindi nakakasawang panoorin at nakakakilig at ang mga cast ng pinakamagandang dramang ito ay sila yoon eun hye bilang janelle o crown princess janelle,princess janelle at napakaganda niya dito at ju ji hoon bilang crown prince gian o gian,prince gian at sobrang cute at handsome at gwapo,at si kim jeong hoon bilang prince troy at sana siya ang asaw ni janelle at crown prince talaga sana siya pero sa isang accidente ang kanyang ama at bumaba siya sa pwesto at hindi naging crown prince at crown prince ay si gian at naging asawa nito si janelle at so smart at so cute at so gwaponi troy,si song ji hyo bilang monique at siya ang girlfriend ni gian at naging kaibigan niya si troy na pinsan ni gian at kaibigan ni janelle at supper talagang maganda at nakakilig ang kwento nila at ang drama nila at talagang bagay sila gian at janelle at so sweet sila at nagaaway sila at nagbabati sila pagkatapos nilang magaway o nauuwi sa lambingan pero may ibang gugylo sa pagmamahalan nilang dalawa si troy at monique at kung panoorin ninyo ito ay sobrang ganda ito at ito ay the best drama at kdrama at ito rin ang unang drama na pingbidahan ni yoon eun hye at ju ji hoon at dito sila sumikat.

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      MALBINALI 3 years ago

      Cain & Abel !

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      Pathum 3 years ago

      Hi, i am from sri lanka.K dramas are wonderful! tyhis is my list...

      1.Jewel in the crown

      2.King's doctor

      3.Sungkyunkwan scandal

      4.Jewel in the palace

      5.Wind of the palace

      6.Boys over flowers

      7.Full house

      8.Princess man

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      XuZaN- 3 years ago

      i Am KoreAn AddicT...

      My favorite Top 10 Korean sad ending drama are:-

      1)Stairway to heaven

      2)I am sorry i love you

      3)Sad love story

      4)Endless love (Autumn in My heart)

      5)Snow Queen

      6)Tree of Heaven

      7)Glass slippers

      8)Glass slippers

      9)Memories in Bali

      10)A love to kill

      My favorite Top 10 Korean Great ending drama are:-

      1)Boys before flowers

      2)That Winter, The Wind Blow

      3)save the last dance for me

      4)Secret Garden

      5)Spring Waltz

      6)Winter Sonata

      7)Love story in Harvard

      8)What Star Are You From?

      9)Playful kiss

      10)Dream High

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      XuZaN- 3 years ago

      i Am KoreAn AddicT...

      My favorite Top 10 Korean sad ending drama are:-

      1)Stairway to heaven

      2)I am sorry i love you

      3)Sad love story

      4)Endless love (Autumn in My heart)

      5)Snow Queen

      6)Tree of Heaven

      7)Glass slippers

      8)Glass slippers

      9)Memories in Bali

      10)A love to kill

      My favorite Top 10 Korean Great ending drama are:-

      1)Boys before flowers

      2)That Winter, The Wind Blow

      3)save the last dance for me

      4)Secret Garden

      5)Spring Waltz

      6)Winter Sonata

      7)Love story in Harvard

      8)What Star Are You From?

      9)Playful kiss

      10)Dream High

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      sujan 3 years ago

      hi its me sujan.

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      bevit 3 years ago

      I love Heirs, boys over flower, you're beautiful, I hear your voice and to the beautiful you

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      Mogiocko76 3 years ago

      All In. Full House. Iris. The Heirs...all greay

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      aziz 4 years ago

      Worlds Within

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      KAIREEN 4 years ago

      1. DONG YI



      4. JUMONG


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      ceh4702 4 years ago

      I have watched a lot of different dramas. For instance, I did not like Iljimae, but I did like the Return of Iljimae. I have watched a lot of the historical dramas and few of them do not end well, but they try to stick to historical records so you cant change that. This summer there were some good Ghost Stories, like "The Master's Son", and "Who are You". I liked them both. I also liked "The Suspicious Housekeeper."

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      meggi 4 years ago

      Heirs the heritor very very awesome leeminho too much

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      Haifa 4 years ago

      The Heirs!!!

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      SejuNim 4 years ago

      Greates Drama Series of All Time that Captures my Heart...... ( Korean )

      1) The Great Queen Seon Deok

      2) Jumong

      3) Forbidden Love/Gumiho Wehjun/ Tale of the Nine-tailed Fox

      4) Stairway to Heaven

      5) Jewel in the Palace/ DaeJangGeum

      6) 49 Days

      7) Queen In-Hyun's Man

      8) Missing You



      Edz, Philippines :)

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      Noob 4 years ago

      Ok i am newbie to kdrama. Started with athena god of war accidently 30 day ago. Then watched With yoo hee. Become fan of HAN GA IN , Then watched who are you , become fan of GO ARA , then watched bad guy (HAN GA IN) , then watched Secret Garden ( great chemistry with leads. great song appear by kim ) . Then started stopped 20 shows almost in every list. I found all drama formulaic , comedy is good ina ll these dramas. But acting not up to par.

      Then someone told me to watch MY Girl , initially i watched with less interest..just another drama..once drama is done... LEE DA HAE is always in my dream. I become fan of her acting... Now i keep watching MY GIRL again and again to see her expression. She is killing it in every scene. Scene stealer.

      I do not seen this much effect on any drama. Seriously people there is no one act better than LEE DA HAE.

      All other dramas are plain vanila ..good time pass thats about it.

      Watch MY Girl...before you rank anything. Compare acting. She can transform into any role. She is chamelon.

      She need another lovable role. Like under dog role. She will rock it.

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      alex 4 years ago

      MY girl is best drama. Nothing else comes close. Others may have better production , even plot...Nothing come close to MY GIRL. especially LEE DA HAE acting. She is best korean actress ever. May be my sassy girl (movie) actress was good also.

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      rawshull 4 years ago

      City Hunter will always and forever be my number one. It just swept me up and blew my mind away. Absolutely loved it

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      Linda Kamal 4 years ago

      My fav korean drama are :

      1. Secret Garden

      2.. Full House

      3. The Master's Sun

      4. I'm Sorry, I Love You

      5. I Miss You

      You should try to watch I Miss You.. .

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      Paul 4 years ago

      For me the best one Korean drama is " A moment to remember"

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      song joong ki is the best 4 years ago

      Nice guy is the best korean drama everr for sure

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      Lakshitha 4 years ago

      I think dong yi is the best.

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      Malavika India 4 years ago

      wow. those dramas are really good. i will recommend

      my girl , full house , boys over flowers , mary stayed out all night , one litre of tears , my princess , the winter the wind blows etc

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      Jacks 4 years ago

      Queen In Hyun's Man and Shut Up Flower Boy Band

      My Girlfriend is a Gumiho is nice, but sub-plot drags as does the drama towards the end.

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      Jhell Rodriguez 4 years ago

      My best korean drama


      incarnation of money


      arang and the magistrate

      secret garden

      boys over flowers

      queen in hyun's man

      flower boy ramyun shop

      full house

      shut up! flower boy band


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      senali 4 years ago

      i love boys over flowerssss nice series i ever watched

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      04/04/2013 4 years ago

      i love boys over flowers

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      Mongolia 4 years ago

      I always watched to WINTER SONATA., never boring drama. I really like love drama. WINTER SONATA is always number 1 in my view.

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      ruth kim 4 years ago

      i have watched over 150 dramas so far and can't say there is any i don't like--they are all good storylines. however, i too, would like to watch a sequel to my very favorite 2005 "WEDDING". HAVE WATCHED IT 4 OR 5 TIMES.

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      josie whang 5 years ago

      i like most of the korean dramas. but the acting and chemistry between the stars in the 2005 "wedding" makes me choose this drama as my favorite. wish they would film a sequel.


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      ceh4702 5 years ago

      If all you know is netflix, then I am the exact opposite! I have never paid to watch a korean Historical Drama. Here is a list. I dont know if this is in accordance with the posting rules?

      As a rule some of the older videos have issues on

      If available try looking on

      I like to watch Korean Historical series Shows.

      There are more interesting shows than the ones I have listed. They are all with English Sub-Titles. I will add more as I remember them.

      Typical sites for korean Shows: (Mostly Anime)(Video Game Commercials) (Historical Asian Dramas)(List)

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      ash 5 years ago

      i watched many korean tv series....but i liked secret garden,playful kiss,city hunter a lot so far........just waiting for city conquest to watch...

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      lola 5 years ago

      I'M SORRY I LOVE YOU!! I'm crying and crying and criying.. oohh.. SO BEAUTİFUL!!!

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      prisha kc 5 years ago

      I'm from Nepal and i loved watching Korean drama and the lists includes

      1. boys over flower

      2. u r beautiful

      3. full house

      4. my girlfriend is a gumiho

      5. i'm sorry i love u

      6. my girl

      and so on....

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      miu 5 years ago

      Beethoven virus

      the best and greatest drama i'v been see in my whole live

      good story,good acting and good kim myung min

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      Vinson Rob 5 years ago

      Where's Slave Hunters, Great Queen Seon Deok? As an American I am limited to the shows that are streamed on Netflix.

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      Livia 5 years ago

      1. Lovers - The best. Ever. Best characters (not just the lead but everyone), best chemistry.

      2. City Hall - Clever. Funny how similar are politics no matter where you live.

      3. Damo - So beautiful, so sad.

      4. Faith

      5. I am sorry, I love you - if you are a mazohists but beautiful.

      6. Queen Inhyun's Man

      I've seen many but I was a bit bored with historical pieces like Yi San or Gye Baek, bored with teenager-dramas as they are quite the same (My Princess, King's 2 hearts, Sassy Girl, Protect the Boss, Secret Garden) and sorry, I am old fashioned - a man (the lead) should be a real, strong man who is able to fight just in case :)

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      SU 5 years ago

      Faitt (2012) , Vampire Prosecutor 2 (2012), and Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010), are my favorites so .

      I liked a lot You are Beautifull and Personal Taste.

      Thanks for your post, I will try some that I haven't seen yet, and must ad that I liked all that you mensionet that I have seen already.

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      Yehan 5 years ago

      Considering about all facts and outcomes of a drama series..., Exactly I believe that Dea Jang Geum is the best!! . It has all. Entertainment, Exciting, Understanding and all in our real world... Also we can get many vital advices from Jang Geum, She is a Very good girl.... Really I love her too!!!

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      ceh4702 5 years ago

      How can you pick a best one? There are so many.

      Tree with deep roots


      Skunkywan Scandal

      Tamra the Island

      Kingdom of the winds



      The great Queen Seon Deok (I have watched it over and over)

      Painter of the Wind (Woman in Disguise in love with a woman?)

      This one is kind of odd.

      I think this video is worth watching:

      Kim SooRo legendary founder of Geumgwan Gaya (City State)

      I think I nominate Kimchi Family

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      theresa 5 years ago

      boys over flower!!!!!!!!!

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      rosi 5 years ago

      i like

      boys over flower;

      city hunter;

      secret garden;

      49 days;

      my girlfriend is gumiho;

      shining inheritance;

      you are beautiful;

      these dramas i really enjoyed it thanks for uploaded :)))

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      roya 5 years ago

      iv start watchig korean dramas about a mounth ago and btween all the dramas that i watched the greast love was the best its just epic i love everything about this drama the chars the story lin and the actings and ofcours the song :D

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      mary 5 years ago

      1. City Hunter - action and romance, relatively fast-paced

      2. Coffee Prince - quirky

      3. King 2 Hearts - action and romance

      4. Boys Over Flowers - friendships

      5. Secret Garden - strong female character; fun

      6. A Gentleman's Dignity - funny with multiple relationships ongoing

      7. Bridal Mask - historic and good adventure (little on the gory side)

      8. The Greatest Love - drama that laughs at itself

      9. Scent of a Woman - (romantic, sad and funny at the same time)

      10. Iljamae - action and fun

      11. My Girlfriend is a Gumiho - unusual

      12. Rooftop Prince - mixes past and present well, corny humor

      13. You're Beautiful - sweet and romantic (sometimes a bit too sweet)

      14. Protect the Boss - wasn't expecting this one to be so good - funny

      15. Goong (Princess Hours) - keeps you wanting to see the next episode

      16. 49 Days - sad and thoughtful with a twist near the end

      17. City Hall - actor and actress are great in this; they make the drama

      18. Dream High - good high school show

      19. My Name is Kim Sam Soon - nice romance

      20. Shining Inheritance - good story

      Also like Shut Up Flower Boy Band, Jewel in the Palace, Iris, Vampire Prosecutor, I Do I Do, Lie to Me, My Girl, Padam Padam, Heartstrings, What's Up, Marry Me Mary, Wild Romance, Love Rain, Oh My Lady, Stars Falling from the Sky, Fugitive Plan B, Ten, Arang and the Magistrate, Can You Hear My Heart and Moon that Embraces the Sun.

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      mary 5 years ago

      A Gentleman's Dignity should be included in the list of best kdramas. It's very funny!!!

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      WitLily 5 years ago

      This my favourite kdrama list:

      1. Princess Man (very romantic kdrama)

      2. Dong Yi

      3. Can You Hear my Heart

      4. Coffee Prince

      5. Coffee House (very funny :D )

      6. 49 Days

      7. Moon Embraces The Sun

      8. Love Story in Harvard (this kim tae hee best drama )

      9. Secret Garden

      10. Sassy Girl Chun Yang

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      Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines

      1. The Great Queen Seon Deok

      2. Dae Jang geum

      3.Secret Garden

      4. Hwang Jini

      5. 49 days

      6. baker king

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      Yoshikitty 5 years ago

      I totally agree with peoples who told "I'm sorry,I love you"is the best drama,It's the most touching drama ,also the original soundtracks are awesome,especially "Snow flower -Park Hyo Shin" This drama is definitely worth to watch guys,try it,if you'll definitely be regretted later....BTW,try another dramas that So ji sub was the main actor for those drama too,he's most excellence korean actor :))))

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      Dreamlin 5 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      To me, the top 10 K-drama series are:

      #1 The Return of Iljimae (Break thru star-Jung Il Woo)

      #2 Baking King, Kim Takgu (Break thru stat-Yoon Shi Yoon)

      #3 Hong Gil Dong (Break thru star-Jang Geun Seok)

      #4 Save the Last Dance for me (Starring Ji Sung)

      #5 Me Too, Flower (Starring Yoon Shi Yoon)

      #6 The Great Queen Seon Deok

      #7 New Heart (Starring Ji Sung)

      #8 The Legend (Starring Bae Yong Jun)

      #9 Which Planet do you come from?

      #10 Winter Sonata

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      warveen 5 years ago

      jomong my best korean drama

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      lorenza 5 years ago

      I'm 24 years old and watched 24 korean dramas but SORRY I LOVE YOU was really perfect..(sorry for my english) from italia

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      aj 5 years ago

      My husband loves Secret Garden, while I love Full House and Coffee Prince. Both series captured me and my family (yes, my family, that includes my brothers). Although we love them, Jang Geum is by far on top of our Korean TV shows altar. We love the show so much, I nicknamed my daughter Janggeum.

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      Johan 5 years ago

      1. Coffee Prince, it's the series that made me visit Seoul.

      2. Secret Garden, almost as good as Coffee Prince.

      I'm watching Love Rain now but Im not sure if I like it or not. The 70's part were excllent though.

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      sina 5 years ago

      I have watched so many dramas. My favorite is non other than FULL HOUSE. Its the drama that started me watching Korean dramas.

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      heartie7 5 years ago

      THE KING 2 HEARTS !!!

      this definitely is a classic and stands on its own. and you really can't tell what genre of drama it is. a poignant journey of a once unreliable prince to a formidable king. and once again miss ha ji won just makes her costar shines. lee seung gi truly owns this role. now, each time i see him. i see King Lee Jae Ha instead. LOL. its a very different take with the NK-SK relationship from any other kdramas. no usual cliches, no crazy in laws,etc. most outstanding and equal couple ever written in kdrama. and i love how she is the brawns and he is the brains.

      simply put, one of those kdramas that comes once in awhile to truly leave you wanting for more. a gem of a show indeed.

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      jirel 5 years ago from Philippines

      Well,I'm a big fan of Korean dramas and movies.It's a really nice hub.Loved it.Voted up!

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      Al 5 years ago

      Number 1: The Great Queen Seodoek

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      daniella 5 years ago

      for me coffee prince forever.....

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      Sara 5 years ago

      1) Tree Of Heaven

      2) My Girl


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      vesper 5 years ago

      i love queen seon deok and dong yi

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      Rose 5 years ago

      1)Boys over flowers

      2)You're beautiful

      3)Princess hours

      4)Playful kiss

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      Lola-lee Curtis 5 years ago

      And here i thinking i watched them all! Lol i Love these Korean Series am so addicted! The 1st Korean series i watched was BOF and i feel in love with Lee Min Ho!I have just reliased i need to catch up!!And my top 5 korean series are...

      Boys Over Flowers

      You'r Beautiful

      City Hunter

      Secret Garden


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      Jiji 5 years ago

      Fav so far:

      1. My Girl

      2. Sungkyunkwan Scandal

      3. Dae Jang Geum

      4. The Devil aka Lucifer

      5. Resurrection/ Rebirth/ Revenge

      6. Rooftop Prince (ongoing)

      7. King 2 hearts (ongoing)

      8. Equator man (ongoing)

      9. Kim Tak Gu

      10. Chuno / Slave Hunter

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      Jon Jon Encomienda 5 years ago

      I'm A Filipino. . . I really like Dong Yi aka Jewel in the Crown. .

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      Dini 5 years ago

      Im Sri Lankan.havnt seen many koreany dramas.Bt ma all tym fav z Full house, City hunter and Autumn n ma heart.

      Dose r really beautiful..............

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      Matet Lopernes 5 years ago

      That Fool

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      Lovely Dee 5 years ago

      The Moon that Embraces the Sun has currently made it into the top 5! Watch it its amazingggg

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      Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines

      Queen Seon Deok is one of the best, 49 days too... I love secret garden or all Hajiwon Drama... Jewel in the palace is also a favorite.

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      carmen65n 5 years ago

      BAD GUY!

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      bell@ 5 years ago

      my top 10 Korean drama would be: hunter. girlfriend is a Gumiho.

      3.personal taste.

      4.secret garden.

      5.boys over flower. are beautiful.

      7.can you hear my heart.

      8.prosecutor princess.

      9.49 days.

      10.sad love story=sad sonata.

      and finally mischievous kiss .

      and actually that's all I've watched so far*__^

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      Koean 5 years ago

      "4 Hua-Jai-Haeng-Khun-Khao"

      The best Thai Drama of the years

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      jezeray 5 years ago

      my favorites are:

      Princess hours

      Full house

      Drunken to love you

      Heart strings

      Boys over flowers

      Coffee prince

      he's beautiful

      my girl

      only you and

      many many more

      i'm addicted in korean drama and

      also japanese

      taiwan drama....

      i Love JEONG YOONG HWA



      LEE MIN HO


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      piyooo 5 years ago

      i like full house.....

      its the BEST!!!!!!!!

      i heard about the 2nd sequel of full house with different cast. :'(

      song hye kyo n rain are the best couple after all....

      no 1 can beat them...

      but also want to see both of THEM again!!!!!

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      Plu Moon 5 years ago

      The Vineyard Man and Dalja Spring is not too mentioned here so, i think you guys should watch it.

      Lot of comedy and romance! =3

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      trijok 5 years ago

      love sad story can make all of you cry

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      szeszter 5 years ago

      I was just watching Chuno - Slave Hunters, and I really liked it, definitely one of the best, even though I like happy endings... And the music is great too

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      mel grace barcelo :) 5 years ago

      i like hearstrings , city hunter , my girlfriend is a gumiho and also dream high :))

      i love them very much

      that movies is the best korean drama ever !!

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      LOGAN 5 years ago

      the best of the best is MY GIRLFRIEND IS A GUMIHO

      its the best drama i have been ever seen its the awesome

      i realy love it

      and my top 3:


      2-You're Beautiful

      3-Secret Garden

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      wood 5 years ago

      Other: "The Moon That Embraces the Sun" by far the best drama in 2012!

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      harshad 5 years ago

      my girl and my girlfreind is gumiho are the best dramas..

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      kanzaki 5 years ago

      other: delightful girl choon hyang

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      Albert 5 years ago

      Other :Lie To Me

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      ji hoo 5 years ago

      boys over flowers ,delightful girl,secret garden and you're beautiful are really awesome

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      monette 5 years ago

      lie to me is the best !

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      Mary!(; 5 years ago

      Boys Over Flowers! (:

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      heart 5 years ago

      i love iris,=) but i dont lyk the ending ...

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      DIANA 5 years ago

      YOURE BEAUTIFUL IS the best among the rest!

      i love sukkie(jangGEUNSUK)


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      Emily 5 years ago

      Almost all of the best have been metioned! City Hunter and Shining Inheritance are one of my favorites. But I have a few to add that I think need more recognition.

      The Moon That Embraces The Sun (recently took my first place from City Hunter. Absolutely amazing! I don't think I have ever cried more tears of joy and sadness for a drama in my entire life!)

      Other underrated dramas include:

      -Warrior Baek Dong Soo

      -The Time Between Dog And Wolf (another one of my favorites!)


      -Green Rose

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      pamela 5 years ago

      my top is city hunter,you're beautiful,personal taste,lie to me,figutive planB,49days,secreate garden,boys over flowers,man of honour and protect the boss.kdrams ROCK......luv them

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      EIR27 5 years ago