30 Best Korean Drama Recommendations

Korean drama series   is no stranger to teenagers or even parents, because even more so Korean dramas are also closely related to the world of entertainment such as k-pop in South Korea.

Because of that, Korean dramas are becoming increasingly popular in any circles. This time matob will give the Best Korean Drama Recommendation  .

Moreover, every Korean drama is played by handsome and beautiful actors and actresses, which makes Korean dramas more interesting to watch by anyone. Television series from South Korea’s ginseng country have been quite popular in other countries since the 90s, especially drama series with various genres .

The quality of Korean dramas is indeed superior where because of the competition to achieve the highest rating, filmmakers in Korea compete to create products in the form of dramas with quality storylines and capable cinematography.

Well, talking about this, this time we, Matob, want to give at least 30 recommendations for the best Korean dramas of all time. Of course, we have chosen the recommendation this time and it does have a storyline and advantages over other Korean dramas.

Best Korean Drama Series

Not only that, this time we will also provide enough information and spoilers for those of you who are curious about it before watching this Korean drama series. Curious about it? Here are the 30 Best Korean Drama Recommendations, Guaranteed to Make You Really Cry! Check below.

1. Descendants Of The Sun

best korean drama (3)Descendants Of The Sun

Despite the mixed reviews it received, it is undeniable that Descendants of the Sun emerged as one of the most phenomenal dramas of 2016.

Taking a military theme, pre-production, filming overseas, and locking up two top actors, this drama is truly a bold move. Evidently, the love story of Captain Yoo Si-jin and doctor Kang Mo-yeon is very popular with fans throughout Asia, making them so iconic.

The drama tells the love story between Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong Ki), who served in the UN peacekeeping force, and Kang Mo Yun (Song Hye Kyo), a volunteer doctor who works at the Doctors Without Borders agency.

The two of them met while on duty in a country called Uruk, a fictional country located in eastern Europe.

Title descendants of the sun
Cast Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo, Kim Ji-won, Jin Goo
Genre Drama, Melodrama, Romance
Writer Kim Eun Sook, Kim Won Suk
Director  Lee Eung Bok

2. The Legends Of Blue Sea

best korean drama (9) The Legends Of Blue Sea

At the end of 2016, a special treat was given to the K-dramalovers. How not, two stars who are eagerly awaited for his comeback, Lee Min-ho and Jun Ji-hyun, are acting in equally interesting roles.

Ji-hyun becomes a colossal mermaid trying to adapt to human life, while Min-ho becomes a charismatic and handsome con artist. They actually have strong connections from the past. These two stars have skyrocketed drama ratings.

The Korean drama “The Legend Of The Blue Sea” is adapted from the story of a mermaid from the collection of stories “Eou yadam” by scholar Yu Mong-In. In the Joseon era book, it was recorded that a man named Kim Dam-Nyeong returned a mermaid caught by fishermen back to the sea.

Title legend of the blue sea
Cast Lee Min Ho, Jun Ji Hyun
Genre Drama, Romance, Fantasy
Writer Park Ji-Eun
Director  Jin Hyeok

3. The Heirs

best korean drama (8) The Heirs

The romantic comedy drama that aired in 2013 on SBS was played by Park Shin-hye, Lee Min-ho, Kim Woo-bin. The Heirs, which airs in 20 episodes, tells the story of the love story of a poor girl and a conglomerate son who is a candidate for heir to a company who are met in an unexpected incident.

This Korean drama starts from a group of students from elite heirs who have wealth and are usually called royal heirs in their family business. Of all the students in different groups based on the wealth owned by his family.

Title Whoever wears the crown, bear the weight – the heirs
Cast Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye, Kim Wo Bin, Krystal Jung
Genre Drama, Romance, School, Comedy
Writer Kim Eun Sook
Director  Kang Sin Hyo

4. Boys Before Flower

Boys Before Flower

Boys Over Flowers is one of the best Korean dramas that became a world youth icon at the time of its broadcast in 2009.

The story in this drama revolves around the love story of 4 rich young men who inherit the wealth of a conglomerate group in Korea and an ordinary girl where they are all schoolmates in middle school. The original story of this Korean drama was adapted from a Japanese manga entitled Hana Yori Dango.

Geum Jandi (Ku Hye Sun) is a hardworking girl who comes from an ordinary family. Geum Jandi owns a laundry shop near the Shin Hwa school, the most prestigious school in South Korea.

One day, Geum Jan Di will deliver a laundry belonging to a Shinhwa student, which turns out to be a student who will commit suicide due to stress from being bullied by F4 members .

Title Boys Before Flower
Cast Ko Hye Sun, Lee Min Ho, Kang Han Byul, Kim Bum, Kim Joon
Genre Comedy, Romance, School
Writer  Yoon Ji-Ryeon
Director  Jeon Ki-Sang

5. Full House

best korean drama (4) Full House

Full House is a Korean television series that tells about a love story that comes when an actor asks a scriptwriter to live at the same house in a contract marriage with him. Korean drama starring Song Hye-kyo, Rain, Han Eun-jung and Kim Sung-soo.

Tells the story of an innocent writer named Han Ji Eun. He was also tricked by his own best friend so that everything he owned including his house changed hands and was sold. Ji-Eun was stranded in China but in the end she managed to return to Korea because she could borrow money from actor Lee Young Jae.

When he returned his house had been sold and bought by Young Jae, but in an effort to get his house back he underwent a contract marriage with Lee Young Jae for one year. Even though she lost everything, Han Ji Eun was still excited and cheerful. Eventually they both fell in love with each other.

Title full house
Cast Bi(Rain), Song Hye Kyo
Genre Romance, Comedy, Drama
Writer Min Hyo Jeong
Director  Pyo Min Su

6. A Korean Odyssey

best korean drama (2) A Korean Odyssey

The sixth is Hwayungi is a popular drama currently airing on December 23, 2017. This romantic, fantasy and horror genre drama stars Lee Seung Gi, Cha Seung Won, Oh Yeon Seo, Lee Hong Ki, and Jang Gwang.

This drama is based on a classic Chinese novel. Son Oh Gong and King Wooma are at odds with each other and they seek true light in a dark world where evil is everywhere.

Song Oh Gong made a huge mistake in heaven which caused him to be kicked out and sent to earth. He gets involved with Jin Sun Mi, they start a job to get rid of the evil that plagues the world.

Title  A Korean Odyssey
Cast Lee Seung Gi, Cha Seung Won, Oh Yeon Seo
Genre Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Writer Hong Jung Eun
Director Park Hong Kyun

7. I Can Hear Your Voice

I Can Hear Your Voice

I Can Hear Your Voice is the best high-rated Korean drama that was very popular in 2013. This 18-episode drama starred Lee Bo-young, Lee Jong-suk, and Yoon Sang-hyun. Tells the story of Jang Hye Sung (Lee-Bo-young), a lawyer who is initially pragmatic and selfish.

His life begins to change when he meets Park Soo-ha (Lee Jong-suk), a high school boy who has the ability to read other people’s minds. He obtained this power after the events of his father’s death.

With a story that is closely related to the law, plus romantic and fantasy spices, this Korean drama entitled I Can Hear Your Voice is loved by many drakor fans in the world.

Title  I Hear Your Voice
Cast Lee Jong Suk, Lee Bo Young
Genre Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Writer Park Hye Ryun
Director Jo Soo Won

8. Goblin

best korean drama (5) goblin

Here comes the highly recommended Korean drama. Because at the beginning of its release, this drama immediately exploded in the Korean and Asian markets.

Goblin  is a romantic Korean drama genre that has a little fantasy spice. Tells about Kimshin who was betrayed by his kingdom and died with a sword stuck in his body.

Finally he resurrected and became a Goblin who couldn’t die. The only way for the Goblin to die is to pull out the sword that pierced its body, and the only person who can do that is the Goblin Bride.

After waiting hundreds of years, the Goblin finally met a high school girl named Ji Eun-Tak, the girl was known to be the Goblin Bride who could kill him.

However, they both fall in love with each other and don’t want to leave each other. Interestingly, if the Goblin bride doesn’t draw her sword, then she’s the one who will then die. So, how will the story continue? You can watch it yourself in this best romantic Korean drama.

Title Guardian: The Lonely and Great God
Cast  Gong Yoo, Lee Dong Wook, Kim Go Eun, Yo In Haa
Genre Drama, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Writer Kim Eun Sook
Director Lee Eun-bok

9. While You Where Sleeping

best korean drama (10) While You Where Sleeping

The drama that airs on September 27 is romantic and fantasy. The drama, starring Lee Jong Suk, Bae Suzy, and Jung Hae In, tells the story of a woman who can see events that will happen to others in her dreams. He meets a prosecutor who will prevent the woman’s dream from coming true.

This Korean drama will tell the story of a woman played by Bae Suzy who can see bad events in the future through her dreams. He meets a Prosecutor played by Lee Jong-Suk, they both end up trying to prevent the bad things from becoming real.

Jung Jae Chan (Lee Jong Suk) is an antisocial prosecutor, not afraid to speak his mind.

Due to his antisocial nature it allows him to evaluate cases without involving feelings and investigate all matters thoroughly. During his school days He also worked very hard for it to fulfill their parents’ expectations.

On the other hand is Nam Joo Hong (Suzy), a former reporter who rarely leaves the house and is currently unemployed.

He uses to admire and become a fan. Jung Jae Chan is a rising star in the legal profession. Since he was little Joo Hong can see the future in his dreams about bad things that will happen and it makes him always feel nervous.

Title while you are sleeping
Cast Lee Jong Suk, Bae Suzy
Genre Drama, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy,
Writer Park Hye-Ryun
Director Oh Cong Hwan

10. Gu Family Book

best korean drama (6) Gu Family Book

Gu Family Book is a 2013 Korean Drama series. This film is a romance, comedy, action fantasy genre. The original story was about a sacred mountain guard creature, a gumiho (nine-tail-fox), named Gu Wol Ryung (played by Choi Jin Hyuk) who saw a girl being tortured.

The girl’s name is Yoon Seo Hwa (played by Lee Yeon Hee). Yoon Seo Hwa’s father was slandered by his own friend, Jo Gwang Wong (played by Lee Sung Jae), so he was sold to become a gisaeng (court prostitute).

Gu Wol Ryung saves Yoon Seo Hwa. They finally got married. Gu Wol Ryung is determined to become a human so that he can live with his wife. But, he had to find the Gu Family Book first.

The story begins when a Korean noblewoman named Yoon Seo-hwa (Lee Yeon-hee) is helped by a gumiho named Gu Wol-ryung (Choi Jin-hyuk) from being forced to become a gisaeng (comfort woman like a geisha). His family was slandered by officials so that he was punished by the kingdom, but only Seo-hwa survived.

Even though Gu Wol-ryung is a demon, he falls in love with Seo-hwa. Eventually they get married, but Seo-hwa can’t really accept that her husband is a gumiho and leaves Wol-ryung.

He also realized that he could not take care of the child he gave birth to so he entrusted it to a priest. It turns out that the priest had deliberately dumped the baby in the river in order to find Lord Park Mu Sol (Uhm Hyo-sup), a kind-hearted noble.

Then the story continues 20 years later. The discarded baby is adopted by the nobleman’s servant, but the nobleman, Park Mu-sol (Uhm Hyo-sup) loves him as his own child.

The baby grew up to be a bit naughty but kind. He is Choi Kang-chi (Lee Seung-gi). At first he was completely unaware that he was a descendant of Gumiho, and had more power than humans in general.

This is where Choi Kang-chi’s story begins when he discovers that he is not fully human so he wants to be fully human.

In his struggle, Kang-chi discovers that he must find a book called the Gu Family Book, but its whereabouts are still a mystery. Apart from searching for the book, he also encountered many obstacles including love affairs and also faced enemies of his family.

Title Gu Family Book
Cast  Lee Seung Gi, Bae Suzy
Genre Drama, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Writer Kang Eun-kyung 
Director Shin Wo-Chun

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11. My Love From The Star

My Love From The Star

The Korean drama You Who Came From The Stars tells the story of a beautiful actress played by Jun Ji Hyun who is very close to a handsome alien played by Kim Soo Hyun. That’s a glimpse of My Love From the Star or You Who Came From The Stars, this Korean drama premiered on December 18, 2013.

My Love From The Stars tells the story of a handsome Alien named Min Joon played by Kim Soo-Hyun who landed on Earth 400 years ago during the Joseon dynasty.

At that time Min Joon was one of the aliens who had the most perfect appearance, physical abilities that could hear from afar and could walk faster than humans in general so that he could stop time being one of his strengths.

Title 별 에서 온 그대
Cast  Kim Hyun So, Jun Ji Hyun
Genre Drama, Romance, Comedy
Writer  Park Ji Eun
Director Jang Tae Yoo

12. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

Moon Lovers Scarlet Heart Ryeo

In the drama series  Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo the novel story tells about Yinzhen and also Yinzi during the Kangxi Empire while in this drama it tells about an imperial heir and there is a woman who enters historical times.

In the drama series “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo” tells the story of an Imperial heir named Wang Soo, played by Lee Joon-Gi, but he does not reveal his identity in public and does not like the spotlight too much.

Wang Soo is a man who was born with a cold personality but he still has high royalty. Meanwhile, there is a woman named Jang Hyo who at this moment suddenly entered into a journey back to historical times and the past.

Title Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
Cast Lee Jong Gi, IU, Kang Ha Neul, Baekhyun EXO
Genre Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Writer Tong Hua
Director Kim Kyu Tae

13. My Girl Friend is Gumiho

best koran dramas (2) My Girl Friend is Gumiho

Gumiho is a demon fox with nine tails, a legend that exists in Japan, Korea and the like. It is said that, in the belief there, Gumiho will transform into a beautiful woman and approach a man, then be killed to eat his heart.

This drama begins when Cha Dae Woong runs away from his grandfather’s coercion into romance. Because he wanted to be an action artist.

At a Buddhist temple, Cha Dae Woong accidentally repaints a painting of a Gumiho with a severed tail. Turns out that action made Gumiho get up. Even though it has been held in painting for hundreds of thousands of years. And Cha Dae Woong was scared to the point of falling on the hill.

But the beautiful fox helped him then made a pact. Cha Dae Woong must guard the fox crystal for 100 days so that Gumiho becomes 100 percent human. The problem is, when he takes care of her, feelings of love begin to emerge.

The meeting between Shin Min-Ah and Lee Seung Gi made this drama get a very good rating and is popular until now.

Cha Dae Woong is a spoiled college student who dreams of becoming a famous action actor. His grandfather was a tycoon. He lives with his aunt ( Cha Min Sook ) and grandfather ( Cha Poong ).

His parents died when he was little in an accident. As a student, Dae Wong is not interested in his studies, he is just practicing practicing continuously in action acting at his father Ban Sun Nyeo ‘s practice building .

Sun Nyeo is Dae Woong’s female best friend who likes Dae Wong, unfortunately Sun Nyeo’s love is one sided. Dae Woong prefers his older classmate Eun Hye In  :mrgreen:. While one more. Dae Woong’s loyal friend, Kim Byung Soo, actually likes Sun Nyeo, and is willing to do anything for Sun Nyeo.

Title  My Girlfriend is a Nine Tailed Fox/ 구미호
Cast Shin Min Ah, Lee Seung Gi
Genre Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Writer Hong Mi-Ran, Hong Jung-Eun
Director Boo Sung-Chul

14. The Bride of Habaek

best koran dramas (3) The Bride of Habaek

The fourteenth that we must watch is the drama series Bride of the Water God first offered actress Moon Chae-Won as the female lead but refused.

Beautiful actress Shin Se-Kyung who is the star of the drama The Girl Who Sees Smel “will be the female lead.

The male lead will be played by Nam Joo-Hyuk and several names such as popular actress and K-pop member f(x) Krystal along with handsome actor from K-pop 5urprise member Gong Myung will star in this drama.

Villagers are suffering from the ongoing drought. The water god Ha Baek can bring down rain if a young woman is sacrificed to him as his bride.

For the sake of the villagers, So-A finally decides to become a wife and sacrifice for Ha Baek. He finally meets Ha Baek, but he is very different from what he imagined.

Title Bride Of The Water God
Cast Nam Jo Hyuk, Krystal Fx, Shin She Kyung
Genre Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Writer Yoon Mi-Kyung
Director Kim Byung-Soo

15. Pinnochio

best koran dramas (8) Pinnochio

Pinnochio  is the best romantic Korean drama that is very popular and gets high ratings during its broadcast.

The drama, starring Lee Jong-Suk and Park Shin-Hye, tells the story of Choi In Ha (Park Shin Hye) a girl who has a unique character similar to Pinnochio and Choi Dal Po (Lee Jong Suk) an inexperienced young journalist.

Since childhood, Choi In Ha has ‘kind of’ Pinnochio syndrome, this makes him always hiccup every time he lies or pretends to something. While Choi Dal Po is known as a person who pays less attention to his own appearance, so he is often underestimated by those around him.

The meeting between the two unique characters becomes an interesting story in the drama titled Pinnochio. Besides being filled with romantic and sad scenes, Pinnochio  also has many funny moments that make the audience smile too.

Title Pinnochio
Cast Lee Jong Suk, Park Shin Hye
Genre Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Writer Yoon Mi-Kyung
Director Kim Byung-Soo

16. Love in the Moonlight

Love in the Moonlight

The k-drama player who will participate in ‘Love In The Moonlight’ is Park Bo-Gum who last year also popularized the Korean drama “Reply 1988”.

And for the female lead, the beautiful actress Kim Yoo Jung, if they competed in acting how would the result be? of course will present a very popular Korean comedy-romantic drama. So don’t miss watching it.

A woman named Hong Ra-On disguises herself as a man and works as a romance consultant. Once he wrote a letter to a client and accidentally the letter reached the crown prince of Joseon. Then the crown prince also disguised himself and met Hong Ra-On.

Hong Ra-On is not aware that the person who is his client is the crown prince, as well as the crown prince, he is not aware that Hong Ra-On is a man. Then everything is revealed, the two fall in love with each other. The setting is in the Joseon era in the 19th century.

Title Moonlight Drawn by Clouds/ 그린 달빛
Cast  Park Bo Gum, Kim Yoo Jung
Genre  Drama, History, Comedy, Romance
Writer  Yoon Yi-Soo
Director Kim Sung-Yoon

17. It’s Okay, It’s Love

It's Okay, It's Love

This romantic comedy genre drama will make you smile with the behavior of the players. This drama stars Jo In Sung (Jang Jae Yeol) and also Gong Hyo Jin (Ji Hae Soo) and has 16 episodes.

This drama tells the life of Jang Jae Yeol who is a mystery novel writer and also a radio DJ who has a mental disorder. Meanwhile, Ji Hae Soo is a psychiatrist who is traumatized when he is in a relationship.

He will be spending his first year in psychiatry at one of Korea’s University Hospitals.

These two lovebirds have their weaknesses. They always fight, but in the end, by filling in each other’s shortcomings, their love relationship can go well. How can they solve the problem?

Title It’s Okay, That’ is love
Cast Gong Hyo Jin, Jo In Sung, DO EXO
Genre Romance, Comedy, Melodrama
Writer Noh Kyee Hyung
Director Kim Kyu Tae

18. Doctor Stranger

best koran dramas (5) Doctor Stranger

Doctor Stranger is a Korean medical drama that also received high ratings in 2014. It tells the story of Park Hoon (Lee Jong-suk) and his father who are sent to North Korea to be trained as professional doctors by his father.

After attending medical school in North Korea, Park Hoon becomes a genius surgeon and tries to return to South Korea with Jae-hee (Jin Se-yeon).

Unfortunately, Park Hoon lost contact with Jae-hee and had to return to South Korea alone. In South Korea, Park Hoon meets a girl who looks a lot like Jae-hee.

But strangely, the girl admitted that she didn’t know Park Hoon. What really happened? You can see for yourself in this best romantic Korean drama.

Title Doctor Stranger
Cast Lee Jong Suk, Jin Se Yeon, Park Sae Jin, Kang Sora
Genre Medical, Comedy, Melodrama
Writer Park Jin Woo
Director Jin Hyuk

19. Strong Woman Do Bongsoon

best koran dramas (10) Strong Woman Do Bongsoon

Tells the story of a woman with super powers named Do Bongsoon , played by actress Park Bo Young. Bongsoon hopes to transform into a slim and elegant woman who is the ideal type of the man she likes, In Gukdoo.

But because of the power he has, he gets a job as a bodyguard from a rich heir, Ahn Minhyuk . Who would have thought that his relationship with his master would develop to a more advanced stage.

Bong-Soon, played by Park Bo-Young, was born with superhuman strength different from other humans. His power is passed down from generation to generation and passed on only to the women in his family.

His dream is to make a video game with him as the main character. One day, Bong-Soon helps a bus driver who is attacked by thugs.

Before long, a group of thugs also attack Bong-Soon, but she can easily fight them all off. During this time, a man named Min-Hyuk played by Park Hyung-Sik drives to the scene of Bong-Soon beating up a group of thugs.

Min-Hyuk is the CEO of the video game company Ainsoft. He had just received an anonymous threat and was even followed by an unknown person.

Min-Hyuk believes Bong-Soon will become a great bodyguard with her amazing strength. Apart from offering Bong-Soon a high pay, he even offers her the chance to work in the planning department of her game company if she does well.

Title  힘쎈 여자 도봉순
Cast  Park Bo Young, Park Hyung Sik , Kim Ji Soo
Genre  Drama, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
Writer  Baek Mi-Kyeong
Director  Lee Hyeong-Min

20. Secret Garden

Secret Garden

This Korean drama, starring Hyun Bin and Ha Ji Won, aired on November 10, 2010. This drama is a comedy, romantic, and fantasy genre.

This drama tells the story of a woman who works as a stunt double, namely Gil Ra Im. She has the beauty and grace of her body that top actresses envy.

He meets by chance a rich CEO who is arrogant and adores perfection, namely Kim Joo Won.

Joo Won tries to hide his growing interest in Ra Im which confuses and disturbs his mind because he is always haunted by Ra Im’s figure. But things get complicated when the two accidentally switch bodies

This drama was originally a bit like BBF about a very rich man liking a poor woman. But Korean writers don’t run out of ideas, in this drama there is an exchange of souls between the man and the woman so that they switch bodies.

Kim Joo Won (Hyun Bin) is a 34-year-old handsome and eccentric CEO. His nature is a bit strange because he likes to speak as it is, what is in his brain is immediately spoken without filtering the sentence to make it more pleasant to hear.

Joo Won also suffers from Claustrophobia (fear of being in closed rooms), so he never takes the elevator, always uses the escalator. It is said that he lost his memory in an accident 13 years ago but he does not remember the incident at all.

Gil Ra Im (Ha Ji Won) is a sweet and humble 30-year-old woman who works as a stuntwoman. When Ra Im was 17 years old her father died in an accident while helping people in a fire in a building.

His father is a firefighter who has saved many people’s lives, so Ra Im is very proud of his father.

Ra Im’s mother died when Ra Im was little. Now Ra Im lives in a cheap rented house with her friend Im Ah Young . Ra Im is a big fan of singer Oska.

Title 시크릿 가든
Cast  Hyun Bin, Gil Ra Im
Genre Drama, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy,
Writer Kim Eun Suk
Director Shin Wo Chul

21. Because This My First Life

best korean drama series (3) Because This My First Life

The player from the drama series ‘ Because This Is My First  Life’  handsome actor Lee Min-Ki. For the main female player is the beautiful and famous actress Jung So-Min who is famous for the drama series Mischievous Kiss from MBC in 2010 ago.

A man in his 30s and single, he owns a luxury house but is scammed by his tenants, so he doesn’t receive the rent but has to pay it. While the woman is desperate for love. Can the two of them unite even though they live far away? This romantic comedy drama is very interesting.

Title This Life Is Our First/
Cast  Lee Min Ki, Jung So Min, Esom
Genre  Drama, Comedy, Romance
Writer  Yoon Nan-Joong
Director  Park Joon-Hwa

22. My Secret Romance

best korean drama series (7) My Secret Romance

Tells the story of a man named Cha Jinwook who meets a woman named Lee Yoomi, played by Secret’s Jieun. They spend the night together with Yoomi who is fascinated by Jinwook.

Cha Jin-Wook, played by Sung Hoon, is the son of a rich family. His family runs a large company in South Korea.

He is a second generation chaebol, cold, indifferent and also often plays with someone’s love. He often changes partners and every woman is crazy about him, Jin-Wook always spends his life having fun like going to club festivals.

On the other hand, there is a 25-year-old woman named Yumi Lee, played by Song Ji Eun, who is the type of young unmarried woman.

Yumi Lee has a bright personality, She meets Cha Jin-Wook, She spends the night with him but she knows Jin-Wook’s nature and ugliness which she considers something unique and makes Yumi Lee curious.

But he doesn’t know his name or identity, Yumi Lee spends his life more often enjoying the pleasures of his life. 3 years later they are reunited in a company cafeteria and they pretend not to remember. Will their relationship be able to unite?

A man named Jung Tae-Hyun played by Kim Jae Young is 28 years old and has a bookstore that sells coffee and hard drinks, he loves Yumi Lee but his love is not reciprocated.

On the other hand there is a young woman who has intelligence named Ri Jung Hye played by Jung Da-Sol and she was raised by a very conservative and strict family in educating her.

Title Aetaneun Romanenseu/
Cast  Sung Hoon, Song Ji Eun, Kim Jae Young, Jung Da Sol
Genre Drama, Romance, Comedy
Writer Kim Ha-Na
Director  Kang Cheol-Woo

23. City Hunter

best korean drama series (1) City Hunter

Looking for a Korean drama that is not only romantic, but also action-packed and adrenaline-pumping? You can find all that in the best Korean drama titled City Hunter .

This Korean drama, the main genre, is not romance, but rather action, so there are lots of adrenaline-pumping action scenes and even political issues. Even so, there are many romantic spices and parent-child relationships that will make you touch while watching it.

City Hunter itself tells the story of Lee Yun-Seong who is trained to be a government agent assassin. He is trained by Lee Jyn-Po who has a bitter grudge against the government after they massacred his fellow soldiers in the past.

The problem is, when Lee Yun-Seong carries out the mission, he is instead made to fall in love with Kim Na-Na, one of the government agents he was supposed to kill. What will happen next? Can Yun-Seong complete the mission?

Title City Hunter
Cast  Lee Min Ho, Park Min Young
Genre Drama, Romance, Comedy, Action
Writer Coi So Jin
Director  Jin Hyuk

24. Love Forecast

best korean drama series (5) Love Forecast

Released in 2015. This film tells the story of an exciting and very romantic love affair. A woman named Kim Hyun-woo (Moon Chae-won), works as a show host.

She’s beautiful, graceful, smart, but out there, she’s an alcoholic, arrogant, and very clumsy. On the other hand, Kang Joon-soo (Lee Seung-gi) is a man who has a crush on Kim Hyun Woo. But he is a shy man and always fails in love affairs.

When Kang Joon-soo (Lee Seung-gi) told Kim Hyu Jun the truth, he was rejected. In fact, Kim is shamelessly dating a college friend Kang Joon-soo (Lee Seung-gi), even though the man is already married. Even though this film is included in a comedy drama, it doesn’t really hit the comedy.

Joon Soo (Lee Seung Gi) is an elementary school teacher who always fails in a relationship and unfortunately Joon Soo is the one who is always dumped by his girlfriend. Meanwhile, Hyun Woo (Moon Chae Won) is a beautiful weather forecaster and falls in love with a director named Dong Jin (Lee Seo Jin) who is already married.

Joon Soo and Hyun Woo are friends since childhood who later live together in the same house with their brother.

Joon Soo is a friend who always understands Hyun Woo, Joon Soo is always there for Hyun Woo because Joon Soo has actually liked Hyun Woo since they were little, but Hyun Woo never thought of Joon Soo as a man.

Hyun Woo must be heartbroken when his relationship with Dong Jin is almost known to the public. When Hyun Woo is heartbroken, Joon Soo tries to ask Hyun Woo to date and they both try to date, but it’s not as easy as they think.

Title Today’s Love/
Cast  Moon Chae Won, Lee Seung Gi
Genre  Romance, Comedy, Drama
Writer Park Jin-Pyo, Lee Byeong-Hun, Lee Han 
Director  Park Jin-Pyo

25. Hot Young Bloods

best korean drama series (2) Hot Young Bloods

The setting is in 1982. In a suburb, a group of young people are striving to be the best. Young-sook (Park Bo-young) is the leader of a female gang. She is not only feared, but also known to be a tomboy and many think she will not like men. Because of his words, actions and all.

But what happens, when Young-sook (Park Bo-young) falls in love with Joong-gil (Lee Jong-suk). The bad news, she is a Casanova, conqueror of any woman and after all. Now, the interesting side is the woman who has to conquer the notorious Joong-gil (Lee Jong-suk).

Young Sook (Park Boo Young) is a female gang leader who is the most feared in her school.

Joong Gil (Lee Jong Suk) is a playboy at school, he dates all the girls in his school except Young Sook who he has never dated because Joong Gil is very afraid of Gwang Sik (Kim Young Kwang) a gang leader at another school who is also very fond of Young Sook.

One day, Young Sook asks Joong Gil to date him, but Joong Gil refuses he says that Gwang Sik really likes Young Sook besides that, there are other reasons why he can’t like Young Sook.

Meanwhile, a new transfer student from Seoul Soo Hee (Lee Se Young) comes to their school. Soo Hee is very beautiful and different from other girls so that Joong Gil really likes her. Joong Gil will do anything to get Soo Hee.

Gwang Sik who knows that Young Sook likes Joong Gil is very angry and beats Joong Gil besides that, Gwang Sik also makes Young Sook beat up by his female friends to protect Joong Gil, it makes Joong Gil realize that Young Sook really likes him.

Title 피 끓는 청춘
Cast  Lee Jong Suk, Park Bo Young, Lee Se Young, 
Genre  Comedy, Melodrama, Drama, Romance, Movies
Writer Lee Yeon-Woo, Lee Man-Hee 
Director  Min Hyuk

26. My Sassy Girl

best korean drama series (6) My Sassy Girl

The Korean drama My Sassy Girl stars the handsome actor Joo Won who plays the main role of Gyun-Woo.

Actor Joo Won himself has received many best awards, such as in his latest Korean drama Yong Pal  and Good Doctor  to the old drama 7th Grade Civil Servant, almost every drama he starred in brought drama awards. And again, the drama he starred in was very successful and received many awards after its release.

The Korean drama “My Sassy Girl” will be set in the Joseon Dynasty era which tells about the love between a cold-hearted man, He named Gun-Woo played by Joo Woo and a Princess Hyemyung who always causes trouble.

Starting from Gyeon-woo (Cha Tae-hyun) who suddenly saw a woman fainted on the train, but strangely the woman had said the word, “darling” to Gyeon-woo (Cha Tae-hyun). So that other passengers thought the woman was Gyeon-woo’s (Cha Tae-hyun) lover.

Title 엽기적인 그녀
Cast Jun Ji-Hyun Cha Tae-hyun
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, History
Writer Kim Ho-sik, Kwak Jae-yong
Director Kwak Jae-yong

27. Rooftop Prince

best korean drama series (1) Rooftop Prince

The drama, starring Park Yoochun, Han Ji Min, Jeong Yu Mi, Lee Tae Sung, Lee Min Ho, Jung Suk Won and Choi Woo Shin, aired on March 21, 2012. This drama tells the story of the crown prince of Joseon who died by his wife.

After his wife dies mysteriously, he travels to the future where he meets a familiar face which is very similar to his wife’s. And he fell in love with her.

Rooftop Prince tells the story of Lee Gak (Yoo Chun), a prince in the Joseon period 300 years ago. One day he was shocked by the report that the Crown Princess, his wife, had drowned in a lotus pond.

Lee I’m not sure it’s a homicide case. Therefore, he recruits his ‘special staff’: the clever Song Man Bo, the gossipy Do Chi San, and the butcher Woo Yong Sul.

That night they investigate the house of a poison dealer, but suddenly they are ambushed in the middle of the forest. When the four of them jump over an abyss, KABOOOM, they disappear!

Suddenly they were sitting pretty in a small rented house on the second floor. Yes, they came to 2012. Park Ha (Han Ji Min), the owner of the house, was certainly surprised and kicked them out because they were thought to be crazy.

But as one might have guessed, in the end the four of them ended up living in the rented house. This is the meaning of the title of this drama, Rooftop Prince , the prince who lives in the attic, the house on the second floor.

Initially Lee Gak thought he was sent 300 years into the future to meet the reincarnation of the Crown Princess, namely Hong Se Na, in order to solve the mystery of the Crown Princess’ death and Yong Tae Yong’s disappearance. But fact after fact came to light. It turns out that not only the Crown Princess who was reincarnated as Hong Se Na.

Yong Tae Yong, the grandson of the owner of the Home & Shopping company, is the reincarnation of Lee Gak, then Bu Yong, the younger brother of the Crown Princess was reincarnated as Park Ha, and Prince Mu Chang, Lee Gak’s half brother became Yong Tae Moo who is also Tae’s older half brother. Yong.

Their nature and the events that took place, turned out to be the same, both in Joseon and today. Therefore, finally Lee Gak was able to solve the mystery of the death.

Title 옥탑방 왕세자
Cast  Park Yoo Chun, Han Ji Min
Genre Drama, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy,
Writer Lee Hee-Myung
Director Shin Yoon sub

28. Longing Heart

best korean drama series (4) Longing Heart

Longing Heart is a Korean drama that was released in early 2018. This drama tells the story of time travel to save the future. For example, Kang Shin Wo is a man who harbored his feelings for 10 years.

He likes a woman and doesn’t dare to reveal it after 10 years of high school graduation. He also gets an opportunity to go time travel, Curious? Please watch.

Kang Shin-Woo (Lee Jung-Shin) is a math teacher who has a handsome face. He has not forgotten his first love for the past 10 years to Han Ji-Soo (Lee Yeol-Eum), a beautiful and intelligent student who hides inner pain since childhood.

But then he gets a second chance, through an incident he travels back in time when he was a high school student. There, he meets his younger self (Seo Ji-Hoon). Kang Shin-Woo struggles to make young Kang Shin-Woo’s love come true.

Cast Lee Jung Shin, Lee Yeol Eum, Seo Ji Hoon
Genre Drama, Romance, Comedy, Fantasy
Writer Kim Hae Ran
Director Min Yeong Hoon

29. Playful Kiss

best korean drama series (4) Playful Kiss

The story of a high school girl who falls in love with a classmate, handsome and smart. The girl’s name is Oh Ha Ni (Jung So Min). Fall in love with the genius and handsome Baek Seung Jo (Kim Hyun Joong). But Baek Seung Jo (Kim Hyun Joong) refuses. Then some time had passed, an earthquake knocked down Oh Ha Ni’s house.

Unexpectedly, Baek Seung Jo’s (Kim Hyun Joong) and Oh Ha Ni’s parents were childhood best friends. And because of the earthquake, the two of them met again because Oh Ha Ni was invited by her father to stay at Baek Seung Jo’s house. The two of them became closer until finally with the help of Baek Seung Jo Oh Ha Ni was able to enter the 50th rank in his high school.

Naughty Kiss tells the story of the life of a high school girl named Oh Ha-ni (Jung So Min). Oh Ha-ni is a student who is not very smart in her class, getting bad grades is normal for her.

Since Oh Ha-ni’s first day at school, she has had a crush on the popular and genius male student Baek Seung Jo (Kim Hyun Joong).

Title Mischievous Kiss
Cast Jun So Min, Kim Hyun Joong
Genre Drama, Romance, Comedy,
Writer Go Eun Nim
Director Hwan In Roe

30. Kill Me, Heal Me

best korean drama series (3) Kill Me, Heal Me

In 2015, people were busy talking about Kill Me, Heal Me . The reason is, this drama presents a complicated theme that doesn’t make you dizzy, on the contrary, it is actually very entertaining.

Ji Sung is described as a man with seven personalities who tries hard to cure his disorder. he was assisted by Hwang Jung-eum, with whom he had previously acted.

A man named Cha Do Hyun (Ji Sung) is the sole heir of a wealthy family in Korea. However, he has 7 personalities at once. And this made him isolate himself abroad.

7 personalities that always appear simultaneously, ranging from women, killers and many more. All of that was obtained because of trauma in childhood.

One day, Cha Do Hyun (Ji Sung) had to return to Korea. And accidentally he met a woman who specializes in mental illness. Well, this is where the two became acquainted with each other, because of treatment. And continued with a love story. Can Cha Do Hyun recover?

Title Mischievous Kiss
Cast Ji Sung, Hwang Jung Eun, Park Seo Joon
Genre Drama, Romance, Comedy,
Writer Jin Soo-wan
Director Kim Jin-man 

Here’s a list of the best Korean drama recommendations in our opinion, guaranteed to make you really happy!

1. Descendants Of The Sun
2. The Legends Of Blue Sea
3. The Heirs
4. Boys Before Flower
5. Full House
6. A Korean Odyssey
7. I Can Hear Your Voice
8. Goblin
9. While You Where Sleeping
10. Gu Family Book
11. My Love From The Star
12. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
13. My Girl Friend is Gumiho
14. The Bride of Habaek
15. Pinnochio
16. Love in the Moonlight
17. It’s Okay, It’s Love
18. Doctor Stranger
19. Strong Woman Do Bongsoon
20. Secret Garden
21. Because This My First Life
22. My Secret Romance
23. City Hunter
24. Love Forecast
25. Hot Young Bloods
26. My Sassy Girl
27. Rooftop Prince
28. Longing Heart
29. Playful Kiss
30. Kill Me, Heal Me

So, those are the  30 best Korean drama recommendations in our opinion . Maybe, for you lovers of Korean drama series, of course you have watched 1 or 2 drama series from the recommendations above.

But, of course if it’s only once it’s very less. Well, choose one of the rows above to watch, guaranteed to make you really like the Korean drama series which are called you cry .