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The Best Korean Dramas of 2010

Updated on May 29, 2016

Find out the latest Korean Dramas of 2010

Korean dramas depicts heartwarming story of ups and downs in life, love lost, romantic comedies as well as it takes you to the long historical journey of Korean history in its historical epic dramas. It holds huge phenomenal followers especially in many countries in Asia due to the popular culture tagged as "Korean wave" or "Hallyu" in Korea's native language.

Fortunately, I have just made a random list of the newest, the best and to be released Korean Dramas of 2010 with video trailer right here in this page.

All of the dramas listed here are rated G or PG and were made to suit even younger audiences as well as those young at heart. Definitely, you shouldn't miss this list!

1. Bad Man / Bad Guy

Title: Bad Man / Nappeun Namja / Bad Guy

Genre: Thriller, melodrama, mystery

Episodes: 20

Starring: Kim Nam Gil, Kang Soo Han, Kim Jae Wook, Park Joon Mok

Director: Lee Hyung Min (Winter Sonata, Sangdoo, I'm Sorry I Love You, Snow Queen)

Screenwriter: Kim Jae Eun

Broadcast network: SBS , Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

Broadcast start : May 26, 2010

This drama is co-production between South Korea and Japan

Watch Bad Guy Online

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#2 Road Number One

Title: Road Number One

Episodes: 16

Starring: So Ji-seob, Yoon Kye-sang, Kim Ha-neul

Producer: Kim Jin Min (Bittersweet Life, Time between Dog & Wolf)

Director : Lee Jang Soo (Stairway to Heaven, Love Story in Harvard)

Scriptwriter: Han Ji Hoon (Time of dog and wolf)

Broadcast network : MBC, Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

Broadcast start : June 2010

Watch Road Number One Online

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Title: Kim Soo Ro

Genre: Historical

Episodes: 32

Starring: Ji Sung, Park Gun Tae, Yoo Oh Sung, Seo Ji Hye

Chief Producer: Hong Sun Gwan

Director: Choi Jong Soo, Jang Soo Bong

Screenwriter: Kim Mi Sook

Broadcast network: MBC , Saturday & Sunday 21:45

Broadcast start: 2010-May-29

Watch Kim Soo Ro Online

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Title: Kuhsang Kim Man Deok / Merchant Kim Man Deok / Colossus Kim Man Deok

Genre: Historical

Episodes: 24

Starring: Lee Mi Yeon, Han Jae Suk, Park Sol Mi

Director: Kang Byung Taek , Kim Sung Yoon

Scriptwriter: Kim Jin Sook

Broadcast network: KBS1 , Saturday & Sunday 21:40

Broadcast period: 2010-Mar-06

Watch Merchant Kim Man Deok Online

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Coffee House" covers the life of young & successful Seo Eun-Young (Park Si-Yeon). Eun-Young is the owner of a successful franchise cafe "Coffee Page One", as well as the CEO of a publishing company.

Title: Coffee House / Page One

Genre: Romance

Episodes: TBA

Starring: Kang Ji Hwan, Han Eun Jung, Park Si Yeon, Jung Woong In.

Director: Pyo Min Soo (In Soon Is Pretty, Worlds Within)

Screenwriter: Song Jae Jung

Broadcast network: SBS , Monday & Tuesday 20:55

Broadcast start : 2010-May-17 (replacing Oh! My Lady)

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Title: Giant

Genre: Romance

Episodes: 50

Starring: Lee Bumsoo, Park Jinhee, Joo Sangwook, Whang Jungeum

Director: Yoo In Shik

Screenwriter: Jang Young Chul

Broadcast network: SBS , Monday & Tuesday 21:55 (replacing Jejungwon)

Broadcast start : 2010-May-10

Watch Giant Online

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Title: Prosecutor Mata Hari / Prosecutor Princess

Genre: Romance

Episodes: 16

Starring: Kim So-yeon, Park Shi-hoo, Choi Song-hyeon

Director: Jin Hyuk (Brilliant Legacy, On Air, The Painter of the Wind)

Screenwriter: So Hyun Kyung (Brilliant Legacy, How Much Love)

Broadcast network: SBS , Wednesdays & Thursdays 21:55

Broadcast period: 2010-Mar-31

Watch Prosecutor Princess

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Title: Cinderella's Stepsister / Cinderella's Sister / Cinderella's Like in Fate / Cinderella Unni

Episodes: 20

Starring: Eun Joo, Hong Kihoon, Goo Hyosun, Han Jungwoo

Director: Kim Young Jo

Scriptwriter: Kim Kyu Wan

Broadcast network: KBS2 , Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

Broadcast period: 2010-Mar-31

Watch Cinderella's Stepsister

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A straight guy who pretends to be gay in order to become a roommate to his female friend..

Title: Kaeinui Chwihyang/ Personal Preference / Personal Taste

Genre: Romance, comedy

Episodes: 16

Starring: Park Gae In, Jeon Jin Ho

Director: Son Hyung Suk

Original writing: Novel "Personal Preference" by Lee Sae In

Screenwriter: Park Hye Kyung

Broadcast network: MBC , Wednesdays & Thursdays 21:55

Broadcast period: 2010-Mar-31

Watch Personal Taste Online

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Title: Oh! My Lady

Genre: Romance, comedy

Episodes: 16

Director: Park Young Soo (Family's Honor)

Screenwriter: Goo Sun Kyung (Blue Fish, Snow White)

Producer : PAN Entertainment (Brilliant Legacy, Winter Sonata, Women in the Sun)

Broadcast network: SBS , Monday & Tuesday 20:55

Broadcast period: 2010-Mar-22

Watch Oh My Lady Online

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Title: Dong Yi/ Dawn

Genre: Historical

Episodes: 50

Director: Lee Byung Hoon (Yi San, Dae Jang Geum), Kim Sang Hyub

Screenwriter: Kim Yi Young (Yi San, Marrying A Millionaire)

Broadcast network: MBC , Monday & Tuesday 21:55

Broadcast period: 2010-Mar-22

Watch Dong Yi Online

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Title: Insaengeun Areumdawo / Life is Beautiful

Also known as: Life is Beautiful

Genre: Romance, family

Episodes: 50

Director: Jung Eul Young

Scriptwriter: Kim Soo Hyun

Broadcast network: SBS , Saturday & Sunday 21:45

Broadcast period: 2010-Mar-20

Watch Life is Beautiful Online

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Title: Shinira Bulriwoon Sanai / A Man Called God / The Divine Hero

Genre: Romance

Episodes: 24

Director: Lee Hyung Sun (Woman of Matchless Beauty, Park Jung Kum)

Screenwriter: Lee Hong Ku (East of Eden)

Broadcast network: MBC , Saturday & Sunday 22:40

Broadcast period: 2010-Mar-06

Original work: Manhwa by Park Gong Sung

Watch A Man Called God Online

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Title: My Girlfriend is a Gumiho/ My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Fantasy

Starring: Lee Seung Gi, Shin Min Ah, No Min-woo

Episodes: 16

Director: Boo Sung Chul

Screenwriter:

Broadcast network: SBS,

Broadcast period: August 11, 2010 - September 30, 2010

Watch My Girlfriend is a Gumiho Online

Download & Watch My Girlfriend is a Gumiho all complete episodes!

Title: Maerineun Oebakjoong / Mary Stayed Out All Night/Marry Me, Mary!

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Starring: Moon Geun Young, Jang Geun Suk, Kim Jae Wook

Episodes: 16

Director: Hong Suk Goo, Kim Young Kyoon

Screenwriter: In Eun Ah, Go Bong Hwang

Original Writer: "Maerineun Uibakjoong" by Won Soo Yeon (Internet Comic)

Broadcast network: KBS

Broadcast period: 2010-Nov-08 to 2010-Dec-28

Watch Marry Me Mary Online

Download & Watch Marry Me Mary all complete episodes!

#16 King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo

Title: King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo/Bread, Love and Dream

Original Title: Jeppangwang Kim Tak Goo

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama

Starring: Yoon Si Yoon, Choi Ja Hye, Eugene, Lee Young Ah,

Episodes: 30

Director: Lee Jung Sub

Screenwriter: Kang Eun Kyung

Broadcast network: KBS

Broadcast period: June 9, 2010 - September 16, 2010

Watch King of Baking, Kim Tae Goo

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Title: Secret Garden

Original Title: Sikeurit Gadeun

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Fantasy, Melodrama

Starring: Hyun Bin, Ha Ji Won, Yoon Sang Hyun

Episodes: 20

Director: Shin Woo Chul, Kwon Hyuk Chan

Screenwriter: Kim Eun-Suk

Broadcast network: SBS

Broadcast period: November 13, 2010 - January,16 2011

Watch Secret Garden

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#18 Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Title: Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Genre: Period, Drama, Historical, Romance, Comedy

Starring: Mickey Yoochun, Park Min Young, Song Joong Ki

Episodes: 20

Director: Kim Won Suk, Hwang In Hyuk

Screenwriter: Kim Tae Hee

Broadcast network: KBS2

Broadcast period: 2010-Aug-30 to 2010-Nov-02

Watch Pure Pumpkin Flower

Download & Watch Sungkyunkwan Scandal all complete 125 on going episodes!

#19 Playful Kiss

Title: Playful Kiss/Mischievous Kiss, Naughty Kiss

Original Title: Jangnanseureon Kiseu

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Starring: Jung So Min, Kim Hyun Joong, Lee Tae Song

Episodes: 16

Director: Hwang In-roi, Kim Do-hyung

Screenwriter: Go Eun-nim

Broadcast network: MBC

Broadcast period: September 1, 2010 – October 21, 2010

Watch It's Okay, Daddy's Girl

Download & Watch Playful Kiss complete on going episodes!

Your thoughts are highly appreciated. Thanks!

I'm a proud Avid Korean Drama fan too! - How about you? I would love to hear from you.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      hahaha im not really a fan but i do watch korean series and its really fun to watch... though i don't like men treating women like that in korea its like japan who has grudge on women. hahaha im not a racist though, say what i really feel.

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      WriterBuzz 6 years ago

      Nice idea for a lens. Very informative. Gave you a quick thumbs up.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I really love korean dramas or we call it koreannovelas here in the Philippines. I prefer buying the DVDs than watch it on TV so i can watch it whenever and no matter how long i want to watch. I am now halfway done with "Personal Taste". It's funny and romantic. I like pureness of love that they often show.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      korean fantasy drama makes me feel good! thumbs up!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      korean fantasy drama makes me feel good! thumbs up!

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      nessrobles727 6 years ago

      korean movies and tv series makes me fall in love over and over again...

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      Aika 6 years ago

      well done but got my top ten too. great job!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      why "Baker King Kim Tak Goo" does not make top two?

      i Think with an audience rating of >54%, should enter the top two.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Where is my girlfriend is a nine tailed fox?

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      I've been looking for some new ones to watch, thank you.

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      Hi, I've just added you to my site, "Everything South Korea."

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      BAKER KING KIM TAK GO SHOULD BE UP HIGHER THAN 17!!!!!! ITS AN AWESOME DRAMA!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      SECRET GARDEN is the best Korean Drama for me. Must watch. You'll just see yourself falling in love with Kim Joo Won. Hyun Bin who played the part of Kim Joo Won sang the song 'That Man' for this drama. MY GIRLFRIEND IS A GUMIHO should be here too! It is a great drama. Not to mention that Lee Seung Gi who played the part of Cha Dae Woong (My Girlfriend is a Gumiho) sang two songs for this drama's OST. :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: don't you know that "my girlfriend is a nine-tailed fox" and my girlfriend is a gumiho" are the same??

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      WeirdStuff 6 years ago

      I see all Korean actresses are beautiful!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Interesting... I do consider "Bad Guy" and "Cinderella Stepsister" as one of the best dramas ever... I know that's just a matter of personal preference.. ahaha which was also a decent drama.

      Actually, the most successful drama was by far "Dong Yi"... Didn't really enjoy it myself... but It was a huge hit in:

      - most viewed drama in Korean history (had huge ratings)

      - China was also huge (where even the Chinese prime-minister said he watched it)... and he's probably the second most important person in the world.

      - In Iran it was the most viewed tv program ever

      - was a big hit in most Asian countries, including India, that copied it already

      - In Romania, Turkey and Hungary it was shown 2-3 times on TV, because people wanted to see it again... and started a trend as we now have 2 TV stations in Romania for example that show Korean historical dramas on the prime time slots every week day. (Previous to Dong Yi... nobody knew here in Europe that Korea had movies.)

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      booluck 6 years ago

      nice job to rank all the movie..look out for new drama and new ranking..:)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I voted for Baker Kim Tak Gu and Secret Garden!

      Kim Tak Gu teach me so many moral values. The storyline is also fast and unpredictable which is nice

      The people are wise and the secrets are being revealed quickly instead at the end of the story only

      For secret garden, i like the main actor and actress but the supporting actor is boring.hehe..but overall, it is entertaining =)

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      fitnessmaster1 6 years ago

      I do not really know Korean Dramas, but i will have to watch some that you recommend.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i luv korean dramas. It's good to rank these dramas so that, we can watch the best of them.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      what? secret garden is in top 20?are you sure (is that the best you can do? are you sure?) waaaahh.. yeah, i know that my girlfriend is a gumiho is a good drama but to teach you the right thing secret garden is way better than gumiho especially MARRY ME MARY..and then you would put sega on the 20th..oh my god! duh? im not an enemy..im just saying what i want to say

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      you forgot to include SUNGKYUNKWAN SCANDAL. :(

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Awesome article..i agree with you.

      btw, i often read your article on your squid. thanks for share :) it is very usefiul for me, coz i like korean movies.

      www.kuunduh.com

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      ffffuurr 5 years ago

      hellow squidoo!!!!! happy new year!!!!i'm happy to be part of your page!!! i enjoy reading your articles!!!

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      Interesting reading! thumbs up

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i like the Golden Fish

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      GramaBarb 5 years ago from Vancouver

      What I love about your entertainment reviews is that they are a reminder that there is incredible talent in the world besides in the US and Canada - we tend to get so narrow here. Good work Naiza.

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      mouse1996 lm 4 years ago

      Must add on to my Korean Drama to-watch list. Great lens.

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      Rankography 4 years ago

      Nice lens, I enjoy learning about films I have not heard of before. Blessings.

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      loveanime22 4 years ago

      I love Dong Yi

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      Jethro 4 years ago from Philippines

      I love Personal Taste and Playful Kiss. Keep them coming! :)

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