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Top 7 Best Korean Dramas of 2017

Updated on November 9, 2018
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Best Korean Dramas of 2017

Looking for great korean dramas to binge watch this 2018? I've got you covered. Here is 7 amazing korean drama series of 2017.

1. Goblin (Guardian: The Lonely and Great God)

 Goblin 2017
Goblin 2017 | Source

Goblin (Guardian: The Lonely and Great God)

known as "Goblin", "Guardian: The Lonely and Great God" and "Goblin: The Lonely and Great God"

Revised romanization: sseulsseulhago challanhasin – Dokkaebi
Hangul: 쓸쓸하고 찬란하神-도깨비

direct translation: "The Lonely and Great God - Goblin"

RATINGS

  • Asianwiki: 92% (24683 votes)
  • Google users: 96% likes

Network: tvN

Genre: fantasy / romance / drama

Episodes: 16 + 3 specials

Main Cast:

  • Gong Yoo as Kim Shin, also known as Goblin
  • Kim Go-eun as Ji Eun-tak
  • Lee Dong-wook as Wang Yeo, also known as Grim Reaper
  • Yoo In-na as Sunny, also known as Kim Sun
  • Yook Sung-jae as Yoo Deok-hwa

Goblin Cast (KDrama)
Goblin Cast (KDrama)

Goblin Synopsis

"Goblin" is a story about Kim Shin, an unbeatable war general centuries ago. He was sentenced to death by the king who was jealous of him. He then becomes a deity (goblin) and was cursed with an immortal life. He waited hundreds of years to find his human bride that will release him from his curse so he can finally rest. In the present times, he met Ji Eun-Tak, a teenage girl that despite her cruel life remains optimistic and finds herself falling in love with the Goblin, as well as Wang Yeo, a Grim Reaper who moved in with Kim Shin who falls for Sunny, Eun-Tak's beautiful boss who owns a fried chicken restaurant. They will soon realize how their lives, past and present, are all interconnected and how they will help each other on dealing with their chaotic yet beautiful destinies.

Goblin KDrama 2017
Goblin KDrama 2017 | Source

Goblin (Guardian: The Lonely and Great God) - Trailer

2. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo KDrama 2017
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo KDrama 2017 | Source

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo

Revised romanization: Yeokdo-yojeong Gim Bok-ju

Hangul: 역도요정 김복주

direct translation: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo

RATINGS

  • Asianwiki: 92% (13520 votes)
  • Google users: 97% likes

Network: MBC TV

Genre: Coming of age / Sports / Romantic comedy

Episodes: 16

Main Cast:

  • Lee Sung-kyung as Kim Bok-joo
  • Nam Joo-hyuk as Jung Joon-hyung
  • Lee Jae-yoon as Jung Jae-yi
  • Kyung Soo-jin as Song Shi-ho

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo Cast (KDrama)
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo Cast (KDrama)

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo Synopsis

This story is about a talented college female weightlifter named Kim Bok-Joo. She was raised by her loving father who owns a chicken restaurant alongside her uncle who dreams of being an actor. She has a strong personality and has a huge potential in weightlifting but because of her chosen field, she and her friends are a bit unpopular with boys. While Jung Joon-Hyung is a popular student and a part of the swimming team of the same campus. He was raised by his uncle and aunt who stood as his parents and his cousin Jung Jae-Yi, who is a nutritionist. Bok-Joo and Joon-Hyung has a dog-cat relationship but when Bok-Joo starts to have a little crush on Joon-Hyung's older cousin Jae-Yi, he starts to realize what he really feels for his friend. This is how the cute and adorable love-hate relationship of the tough and a little boyish Kim Bok-Joo and the star-player heartthrob Jung Joon-Hyung starts to unravel.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo Korean Drama 2017
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo Korean Drama 2017 | Source

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo - Trailer

3. Strong Woman Do Bong-soon

Strong Woman Do Bong-soon KDrama 2017
Strong Woman Do Bong-soon KDrama 2017 | Source

Strong Woman Do Bong-soon

Revised romanization: Himssenyeoja Do Bong-sun

Hangul: 힘쎈여자 도봉순

direct translation: Strong Woman Do Bong-soon

RATINGS

  • Asianwiki: 92% (10579 votes)
  • Google users: 97% likes
  • IMDb: 8.3/10

Network: JTBC

Genre: Fantasy / Thriller film / Action Film / Romantic comedy

Episodes: 16 + 1 special

Main Cast:

  • Park Bo-young as Do Bong-soon
  • Park Hyung-sik as Ahn Min-hyuk
  • Ji Soo as In Guk-doo

Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon Cast
Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon Cast

Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon Synopsis

This story revolves around a girl named Do Bong-Soon. She was born with extraordinary strength that was passed down to all the women in her family ancestry. She is a simple girl who dreams of creating her own mobile game and being in a relationship with her longtime crush Guk-doo, a police officer who doesn't seem to notice her feelings for him. Her life changes when she meets Ahn Min-hyuk, a wealthy CEO of a gaming company. Because of Bong-Soon's superhuman strength Min-hyuk hires her as a bodyguard covering as an assistant. Together they try to find the threat in Min-hyuk's life and how to stop the psychopath that kidnaps women in Bong-Soon's neighborhood while trying to deal with their hearts as well.

Strong Woman Do Bong-soon KDrama 2017
Strong Woman Do Bong-soon KDrama 2017 | Source

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon - Trailer

4. My Secret Romance

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My Secret Romance

Revised romanization: Aetaneun Romaenseu

Hangul: 애타는 로맨스

direct translation: My Secret Romance

RATINGS

  • Asianwiki: 90% (4162 votes)
  • Google users: 96% likes

Network: OCN

Genre: Romance / Comedy

Episodes: 13

Main Cast:

  • Sung Hoon as Cha Jin-wook
  • Song Ji-eun as Lee Yoo-mi
  • Kim Jae-young as Jung Hyun-tae
  • Jung Da-sol as Joo Hye-ri

My Secret Romance Cast Korean Drama 2017
My Secret Romance Cast Korean Drama 2017

My Secret Romance Synopsis

This sweet story is about a girl named Lee Yoo-mi, a nutritionist who feels insecure about other people's opinions and Cha Jin-wook, a wealthy director of a company owned by his dad. The two meet in a resort where Yoo-mi's mother will have her wedding. Due to her uneasiness about her mother's third marriage, she finds herself in the company of Jin-wook who in this time is frustrated because of her father's punishment to his immaturity. The two unexpectedly spend the night together, which lead to Yoo-mi running off in the morning. The two met again three years later when Yoo-mo starts to work in Jin-wook's company. They pretend to not recognize each other at first but even how much they fight it, they can never deny the chemistry and attraction they have towards one another.

My Secret Romance KDrama 2017
My Secret Romance KDrama 2017 | Source

My Secret Romance - Trailer

5. While You Were Sleeping

 While You Were Sleeping KDrama 2017
While You Were Sleeping KDrama 2017 | Source

While You Were Sleeping

Revised romanization: Dangshini Jamdeun Saie

Hangul: 당신이 잠든 사이에

direct translation: While You Were Sleeping

RATINGS

  • Asianwiki: 90% (9578 votes)
  • Google users: 97% likes

Network: SBS

Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Thriller / Legal drama

Episodes: 32

Main Cast:

  • Lee Jong-suk as Jung Jae-chan
  • Bae Suzy as Nam Hong-joo
  • Lee Sang-yeob as Lee Yoo-bum
  • Jung Hae-in as Han Woo-tak
  • Ko Sung-hee as Shin Hee-min

While You Were Sleeping Cast KDrama 2017
While You Were Sleeping Cast KDrama 2017

While You Were Sleeping Synopsis

This thrilling series revolves around Nam Hong-joo, a young-adult who is haunted by seeing the future deaths of others in her dreams and Jung Jae-chan, a young prosecutor who happens to develop the same ability as her. The two cross paths when Jae-chan and his younger brother moves in front of Hong-joo and her mother's house. Their challenges start when they try to save other people as well as themselves in the horrible fate they see in their dreams. But one thing is for sure, they'd fight even death for the people they love.

While You Were Sleeping Korean Drama 2017
While You Were Sleeping Korean Drama 2017 | Source

While You Were Sleeping - Trailer

6. Fight For My Way

Fight For My Way

Revised romanization: Ssam Maiwei

Hangul: 쌈 마이웨이

direct translation: Third-Rate My Way

RATINGS

  • Asianwiki: 90% (7867 votes)
  • Google users: 97% likes

Network: KBS2

Genre: Slice of life / Romance

Episodes: 16

Main Cast:

  • Park Seo-joon as Ko Dong-man
  • Kim Ji-won as Choi Ae-ra
  • Ahn Jae-hong as Kim Joo-man
  • Song Ha-yoon as Baek Seol-hee

Fight For My Way Cast Korean Drama 2017
Fight For My Way Cast Korean Drama 2017

Fight For My Way Synopsis

This story is about love and friendship that lives within a group of friends and how they experience the struggles of adulthood. Choi Ae-ra is a dedicated and strong girl who works as a department store employee at the information desk but dreams nothing but to be an announcer. Ko Dong-man in the other hand, is a former taekwondo player who used to be famous but unable to fulfill his dreams in making it professionally because of an incident that happened years ago. They have a very complicated relationship as they usually fight and banter but will eventually realize what they really feel about each other. Together with their friends, Baek Seol-hee and Kim Joo-man, who are a long time couple, they will try to reach for their dreams, face life's challenges and find the desires of their hearts.

Fight For My Way Korean Drama 2017
Fight For My Way Korean Drama 2017

Fight for My Way - Trailer

7. Legend of the Blue Sea

Legend of the Blue Sea Korean Drama 2017
Legend of the Blue Sea Korean Drama 2017 | Source

Legend of the Blue Sea

Revised romanization: Pureun bada-ui jeonseol

Hangul: 푸른 바다의 전설

direct translation: Legend of the Blue Sea

RATINGS

  • Asianwiki: 90% (15547 votes)
  • Google users: 96% likes

Network: SBS

Genre: Fantasy / Romance

Episodes: 20 + 1 special

Main Cast:

  • Jun Ji-hyun as Se-hwa / Shim Chung
  • Lee Min-ho as Kim Dam-ryung / Heo Joon-jae

Legend of the Blue Sea Cast Korean Drama 2017
Legend of the Blue Sea Cast Korean Drama 2017

Legend of the Blue Sea Synopsis

This series is about Heo Joon-jae, a charming and clever con-man who happens to be the son of a rich businessman and a girl named Shim Cheong, who is weird, lost, a little bit crazy. Joon-jae has no idea that this girl is not of the ordinary, she is mermaid who went out of the water just to find the love of his life. They will soon unravel an old tale that is connected to their fates, a story about a man and a mermaid who fell in love and found each other in the present times.

Legend of the Blue Sea KDrama 2017
Legend of the Blue Sea KDrama 2017 | Source

Legend of the Blue Sea - Trailer

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