Bored of the lockdown? We have a list of binge-worthy K-Dramas lined up for you. Watch them and let us know your favorites.
- Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비) : 2016 – 2017A 939 years old Dokkeabi (Goblin) needs to find a human bride to end his cursed immortal life.
He also meets a grim reaper who is unable to remember his past. Guardian is an all-time classic and one of the greatest k-dramas to be made. As the series takes you back and forth in time, it will make you cry, laugh and fall in love all at once.
Watch out for: The funny arguments between Kim Shin and the grim reaper and the mesmerizing soundtracks of the series will win over your heart.
Staring: Gong Yoo, Kim Go-eun, Lee Dong-Wook,Yoo In-Na
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
- Mr Queen (철인왕후) : 2020-2021Chef Jang Bong-hwan of modern-day Seoul while escaping from detectives falls off from a building into a swimming pool. He wakes up to realize that he has traveled back in time to the Joseon era and he is in the body of the Queen Kim So-Yong. The series is a mix of comedy and drama as he tries to escape this odd situation but gets caught in the political drama of the Kingdom.
Watch out for: The versatile acting by Shin Hye-Sun and the comic timings.
Staring: Shin Hye-Sun, Kim Jung-hyun, Seol In-ah
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
- The King – Eternal Monarch (더 킹: 영원의 군주) : 2020
South Korea’s most popular actor: Lee Min-ho plays a Korean emperor who rules The Kingdom of Corea in a parallel universe. He discovers a portal in a bamboo forest that leads him to South Korea (Our modern world) where he meets and falls in love with a detective Jeong Tae-Eul.
Jeong Tae-Eul is played by Goblin’s Kim Go-Eun. He travels thru time and a parallel universe to solve the mystery behind the police badge left by his savior. The police badge he held was issued on November 11, 2019, for Lieutenant Jeong Tae-Eul.
Watch out for: The cinematography and various possibilities of time travelling.
Staring: Lee Min-Ho, Kim Go-eun, Woo Do-Hwan
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
- Crash Landing On You (사랑의 불시착) : 2019
This series is currently the highest-rated tvN drama. It is about a Seoul businesswoman Yoon Se-ri who gets caught in a storm while paragliding and accidentally ends up in North Korea and falls into the arms of a North Korean army officer, Ri Jeong-hyeok.
Ri Jeong-hyeok, is the Captain of the North Korean Special Forces and a member of the North Korean elite family. He hatches a plan to get Yoon Se-ri back to South Korea with the help of his squad (who are hilarious).
Watch out for:The innocent acting of Hyun Bin and his sweet romance with Son Ye-jin.
Staring: Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin, Seo Ji-hye
Genre: Comedy, Adventure, Romance
- Oh My Ghost (오 나의 귀신님) : 2015Also called Oh Naui Gwishinnim is a lighthearted rom-com filled with some suspense. Bong-Sun works as an assistant chef in the restaurant of a star chef Kang Sun-Woo who is also her crush. However, Bong-Sun can see ghosts since her childhood and ends up getting possessed by a lustful virgin ghost Shin Soon-Ae.
Kang Sun-Woo is left baffled by the new personality of Bong-Sun, who is sometimes seductive and sometimes the regular innocent girl next door.
Watch out for: Park Bo-young’s cuteness overload.
Staring: Park Bo-Young, Jo Jung-Suk, Ju-hwan Lim
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
- What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (김비서가 왜 그럴까): 2018Lee Young-Joon is a smart, rich and handsome, arrogant and a narcissistic boss. He works as the vice-president of the company run by his family. Kim Mi So is tired of not treated with respect by her boss and decides to quit after working nine years under him.
He is shaken when he gets to know that his highly capable secretary has decided to quit. Well both of them had feelings towards each other all the way long. As he decides to persuade his secretary to not quit, their funny love story starts unfolding along with a bitter past.
Watch out for: Park Seo-joon’s self obessed behaviour and loads of office comedy.
Staring: Park Min-Young, Seo-joon Park, Lee Tae-Hwan
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance
- Strong Girl Bong-soon (힘쎈여자 도봉순) : 2017
Do Bong-soon is born with superhuman strength which is passed down to women of the family for generations. A gaming company CEO Ahn Min-hyeok finds out her secret and hires Bong-soon as his bodyguard. Boon-soon joins his company with a dream to create her own video game.
While the duo helplessly falls in love with each other, they also have to face a serial psychopath kidnapper. The series is filled with love, fun, and laughter.
Watch out for: Park Hyung-Sik’s puppy love for Park Bo-young
Staring: Park Bo-Young, Park Hyung-Sik, Ji Soo
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
- A Korean Odyssey (화유기) : 2017Jin Seon-mi is a CEO who exorcises demons from properties. She is also known as Sam Jang to the demons as anyone who eats her is said to get great power.
While she was a kid Son Oh-gong a mischievous deity made a contract with her to protect her whenever she calls out his name in exchange for letting him free.
But he tricks her by removing her memory. Son Oh-gong wants to eat her but he has to protect her from himself and other demons.
Watch out for: The hilarious love-hate relationship between Son O gong and Woo Hwi-chul.
Staring: Lee Seung-gi, Seung-Won Cha, Yeon-Seo Oh
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
- Flower Of Evil (악의 꽃;) : 2020
Baek Hee-Sung is a committed husband and a father who is married to Cha Ji-Won, a detective. He tries to live a normal life under another person’s identity by burying his cruel past.
Unlike other K-dramas, Flower of evil is a fast-paced series where every episode will keep you glued to your seats.
Watch out for: Lee Joon-Gi’s acting which bagged him the nominations for the best actor at the Baeksang Arts Award 2021 and the addictive laughter of baby Baek eun ha.
Staring: Lee Joon-Gi, Moon Chae-Won, Seo Hyun-woo
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance
- Welcome To Waikiki (으라차차 와이키키) : 2018 – 2019
Welcome to Waikiki is a humor-filled series about 3 friends who run a guest house called Waikiki. While they struggle to make ends meet, Kang Dong-Goo, Lee Joon-Ki, and Bong-Doo-Sik have their own ambitions.
Kang Dong-Goo dreams of becoming a movie director, Lee Joon-Ki an actor, and Bong-Doo-Sik a writer. The humor in the series kicks off when they discover a baby in one of the rooms of their guesthouse.
Watch out for: Lee Yi-kyung’s comic scenes and season 2 of welcome to waikiki!
Staring: Yi-Kyeong Lee, Kim Jung-hyun, In-sun Jung
Genre: Comedy, Drama
- Hotel Del Luna (호텔 델루나) : 2019
Hotel del Luna in Seoul is a hotel visible only to ghosts that helps them go to the afterlife. While the hotel staff is also ghosts, the owner- Jang Man-wol is a powerful human stuck between life and death for 1300 years.
The role of Jang Man-wol is played by the famous K-Pop idol IU (Lee Ji-eun).
Due to an unexpected event Koo Chan-sung, a human starts working as the general manager of the hotel. This series is a mix of romance, drama, fantasy, and spooky events.
Watch out for: Multiple guest appearances by the well-known faces of the South Korean industry. Also if you are a fashionista, IU’s clothes will give you major fashion goals
Staring: Lee Ji-eun, Yeo Jin-gu, Shin Jeong-geun
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Romance
- It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (사이코지만 괜찮아) : 2020
Moon Gang-tae, a psychiatric ward caretaker has dedicated his life to his autistic older brother Sang Tae.
While Gang Tae struggles with a lonely life and is always on the run, Sang Tae is haunted by the nightmares of the day their mother was murdered.
The life of the brothers gets intertwined with a famous children’s book author, Ko Moon-young as she starts taking interest in them.
This series revolves around how all the three protagonists overcome their fears of the past, learn to love themselves, and let go while unraveling a nail-biting plot twist that brings them closer.
Watch out for: Apart from the fresh storyline, the chemistry between actors Kim Soo-hyun and Seo Yea-ji and the impeccable acting by Oh Jung-se will keep you hooked.
Staring: Kim Soo-hyun, Seo Ye-Ji, Oh Jeong-Se
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
- Tale of the Nine Tailed (구미호뎐) : 2020
Our favorite grim reaper is back on the screen this time as a gumiho (nine-tailed fox). Lee Yeon was a mountain god who sacrificed his life for the woman he loved and is now waiting for her to be reincarnated.
Nam Ji-ah, a producer for a supernatural series is searching for her missing parents after they got into a mysterious car accident. As both the characters try to fix the puzzles of their life, their love story unfolds.
But fate has something else planned for them.
Watch out for: Horror scenes that will give you the chills and Lee Dong-Wook’s to die for looks. Also special mention to Kim Bum’s screen presence and his smirk! Ughh!
Staring: Lee Dong-Wook, Jo Bo-ah, Kim Bum
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Romance
- Itaewon Class (이태원 클라쓰) : 2020
In this webtoon-based series, Park Saeroyi, the protagonist is expelled from school and wrongfully gets jailed as he stands for himself against the food conglomerate Jangga family.
Several years later he starts his own resto bar, DanBam in the hotspot of Seoul, Itaewon. The fight for power and revenge starts from here as Park Saeroyi stands up once again against the Jangga father-son duo to avenge his father’s death and to overtake Jangga foods.
Watch out for: Incidents showcasing the existing tabboo of our society and Itaewon Class’s friendship goals.
Staring: Seo-joon Park, Kim Da-Mi, Yoo Jae-Myung
Genre: Drama, Romance
- Something in the Rain ( 밥 잘 사주는 예쁜 누나): 2018
Yoon Ji-ah is a businesswoman in her mid-30s who struggles to find love and happiness. She’s been dumped several times and also faces difficulties at her workplace.
Joon Hae, Jin-ah’s younger brother’s friend makes a sudden appearance in her life after many years. The kid she remembered is now a grown-up handsome man who falls in love with her.
The series revolves around their heartwarming love story, breaking the social norm of the age gap and bringing cultural advancements.
Watch out for: the mad love Joon Hae and Jin Ah share even though they are frowned upon by others. Get your warm cup of coffee and watch this. Your heart will melt.
Staring: Son Ye-jin, Jung Hae-In, Joo Min-Kyung
Genre: Drama, Romance