Top 10 Best K-Dramas of All Time to Watch – Recommendation List

Korean dramas are better known as K-dramas worldwide. K-dramas have become a worldwide phenomenon because of the cultural impact and pop culture of entertainment. K-drama stories are realistic as well as fantasy-based. They are addictive as well as amazing. They are also known for their interesting storylines and intense and the twist in their plot. They are not only romantic but also based on action or thriller. Korean dramas can be incredibly heartbreaking and can hold the heartbeat of the audience. Especially K-drama is famous among females all over the world.

Here,  a list of the best K-dramas to watch.

1.The World of the Married (2020):

Cast: Park Hae Joon and Han So Hee

It is a South Korean series that is based on Doctor Foster that was written by Mike Bartlett. The show tells the story of a married couple who betrayed each other and then leads to revenge, forgiveness, and healing. The series is the highest-rated among all the series in Korean cable television history. The final episode reached a nationwide rating of 28.371%. The show is recorded as the highest average rating by cable television.

Ji Sun-woo is a family medicine doctor at Family Love Hospital. She is married to Lee Tae-oh. She has a son named Lee Joon-young. She has a successful career and also a happy family. Despite all this, she is betrayed by her husband.

2.It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (2020):

Cast: Kim Soo-Hyun  and Seo Yea-Ji

The series shows Moon Gang-tae, who lives with his older brother. They move from town to town since Sang-tae knows the truth behind their mother’s murder. Gang-Tae takes the job as a caretaker in a psychiatric ward at every place they go. While working there, he meets a famous book writer Ko Moon-young who is rumored to have a personality disorder. Ko Moon-young starts to have a romantic obsession with Moon Gang-tae. She follows him, where the trio slowly heals each other’s wounds.

3.Crash Landing on You (2019):

Cast: Hyun Bin, Seo Ji Hye, and Kim Jung Hyun

Crash Landing on You is a South Korean series directed by Lee Jeong-Hyo. It is about Yoon Se-ri is a successful entrepreneur and also an heiress. While skydiving in Seoul, a tornado blows her off. She lands into the North Korean portion. Ri Jeong-hyeok is a captain in the Korean People’s Army. He meets Se-ri lying on the seas side and saves her. He hides her from other North Koreans in order to send her back to the South safely. As they spend time together in order to hide their identity, they started to fall in love with each other.

4.Love Alarm (2019):

Cast: Kim So-Hyun and Song Kang

Love Alarm is a South Korean romantic drama with a love triangle. The series is available on Netflix. The story of Love Alarm revolves around the technology that enables users to discover love in Korea through a downloaded application. It notifies the user, whether someone within the range of a 10-meter radius has any romantic feelings for them. It starts ringing the alarm when it discovers someone.

5.Arthdal Chronicles (2019):

Cast: Song Joong Ki and Kim Ji Won

It is a 2019 South Korean series that is written by Kim Young-Hyun and Park Sang-Yeon. It is the first ancient fantasy drama in the Korean drama world. The story takes place during the Bronze Age and is mainly based on the story of Dangun. The show starts in a mythical land called Arth. A land where the inhabitants of the city face struggles, while others encounter their love in their way.

6.Tempted (2018):

Cast: Woo Do-hwan, Park Soo-young, and Moon Ga-young

The story starts with a romantic melodrama. It depicts the lives of a man and woman who begin to discover their feelings. The show is based on the classic French novel. In order to take revenge, wealthy young heir Kwon Shi-Hyun makes a bet with his close friends to seduce Eun Tae-hee, who is a hardworking student who doesn’t believe in love because of her parents’ marriage. After Eun Tae-hee meets Kwon Shi-Hyun, Her views start to change, and she gets attracted to him. As time passes by, Shi-Hyun started to have real feelings for Tae-hee. Later she learns his truth behind approaching her and moves to a different city with her father.

7.Encounter (2018):

Cast: Park Bo Gum, Song Hye Kyo, and Jang Seung Jo

The story revolves around a woman who has everything and a young man who has not yet decided to give up an ordinary life to be together. They both are brought together by their fate. Cha Soo-Hyun is the daughter of a politician and lives a pathetic life. She was married to a rich family. She gave divorce to her husband because of his external affairs.

She met Kim Jin-hyuk when she was on a business trip in Cuba; he is a free-spirited guy. They spent time together and were attracted to each other. After they were back to South Korea, they met each other again but as an employee in the Hotel. They are in love with each other, but it only depends on their fate whether they can live together.

8.Goblin The Lonely and Great God (2016):

Cast: Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook

The story shows Kim Shin as a decorated military general from the Goryeo Dynasty. He is framed as a traitor and was killed by the young king. He was cursed by the Almighty to stay immortal forever many years after her death. Because of the curse, he became an immortal goblin, who used to help people with his powers and was being a kind man in spite of his past. Goblin’s bride is the only way to put an end to his immortality.

On the other hand, Ji Eun-Tak is a bubbly high school student. She is cheerful and hopeful despite her struggling life. She meets the Goblin by chance, and their fates begin to entangle.

9.Descendants of the Sun(2016):

Cast: Song Joong-ki, Song Hye Kyo, and Kim Ji-won

It is a 2016 South Korean television series. Yoo Si-jin is the captain of a Special Forces unit. He, along with Master Sergeant Seo Dae-young, were off-duty when they show a young man stealing a motorcycle. He was injured and was taken to the hospital, where Si-jin met Dr. Kang Mo-yeon for the first time and was instantly attracted to her. Si-jin and Mo-Yeon began dating, but due to Si-jin being in Special forces, they broke up later. Si-jin was deployed on a peacekeeping mission in Uruk.

Mo-Yeon is assigned to lead a team of medical volunteers to Uruk. Si-jin and Mo-Yeon reunite again after eight months. While in Uruk, Mo-Yeon confesses her feelings after rejecting him three times, and the two officially started dating. Si-jin and Mo-Yeon were in a relationship after returning to Korea until Si-jin and Dae-young were sent to an operation in which they disappeared and were assumed to be dead.

Mo-Yeon mourns over Si-Jin’s death and decides to commemorate his death anniversary by volunteering with a medical team while Myung-Ju was sent on a medical mission in Urk. This is where she finds Si-jin on the day of their one-year death anniversary while Myung Joo finds Dae-young in Urk. After reporting to the Military Headquarters, Myung Ju and Dae young started dating. Si-jin and Mo-Yeon, along with Myung-Ju and Dae-young, have happily reunited again with each other.

10.The Innocent Man (2012):

Cast: Song Joong-ki and Moon Chae-won

The story is about a medical student named Kang Ma-ru. He is in love with his neighbor Han Jae-hee who is a television reporter. She meets a man who is a rich CEO when her situation turned worse. He introduces her to a new comfortable life. Her betrayal leaves Ma-ru not just fractured but completely changes him.

A few years later, Ma-ru works as a bartender, and he then meets Seo Eun-gi, who is a young heiress. She is being groomed to take over her father’s position in the company. Eun-gi is cold as she is raised by her father, who told her never to show emotions to anyone. Ma-ru decides to take revenge against Jae-hee and also to bring her down from her position. Ma-ru initially had no plans, but he uses Eun-gi to take revenge on Jae-hee. Ma-ru started to love and care for Eun-gi when she finds out the real reason why he approached her.