Here are the Korean dramas that we’re currently enjoying. This list was last updated on September 3, 2021.
This romantic comedy starring Kim Seon-ho and Shin Min-a has good vibes written all over it. Aside from the “Dimple Couple,” the star of this K-drama is the seaside village of Gongjin and its quirky townsfolk.
The 99ers are back! We’ve waited more than a year to follow through the lives of Lee Ik-jun, Ahn Jeong-won, Kim Jun-wan, Yang Seok-hyeong, Chae Song-hwa, and the rest of the doctors and patients at Yulje Hospital. The new episodes are as funny and heartwarming as the phenomenal first season.
If history and fantasy are your thing, then you are up for a treat with “Lovers of the Red Sky” starring Kim Yoo-jung and Ahn Hyo-seop. It has all the elements you’re looking for in a historical-fantasy drama: politics, supernatural beings, sorcery, and romance.
The mandatory military service in South Korea may not be your typical K-drama theme, but this makes “D.P.” a truly interesting watch. This K-drama boldly tackles bullying, violence, and everything that’s innately wrong with toxic masculinity.
High school life could be difficult enough, but imagine having to deal with a demon wreaking havoc at your school. This high school fantasy drama starring former child actors Nam Da-reum and Kim Sae-ron is a light, fun watch.
Romance and fantasy are a surefire combination for a K-drama hit. Popular stars Park Bo-young and Seo In-guk star in this fantasy drama about a woman who has 100 days to live and her unexpected romance with Myul Mang, a messenger between gods and humans. If you liked the 2016 K-drama “Goblin,” then you might want to include this in your watch list.
And here are the ones we recently finished:
Sexy might be an understatement to describe this modern K-drama. Song Kang stars as Park Jae-eon, an art student who likes to play the field. Meanwhile, Han So-hee is Yoo Na-bi, a woman who becomes cynical about love because of her past. Sparks fly when the two meet each other, but will their mutual attraction be enough for a real romance?
This 2019 mystery-crime K-drama starring Kim Seon-ho and Moon Geun-young is surprisingly entertaining. More than focusing on the romance, you would want to solve the mystery and find out who the real killer is. Bonus: Pre-“Start-Up” Kim Seon-ho is just as mighty fine in this K-drama.
Imagine Katniss Everdeen going back in time and getting a K-drama reinterpretation. The time travel plot is engaging enough, combined with excellent set design, which takes us to a dystopian South Korea, post nuclear war. “Sisyphus” combines sci-fi, mystery, action, drama, and a dash of romance in each jam packed episode.
Ji Soo’s bullying scandal may have taken the spotlight from the drama itself, and he was eventually replaced by Na In-woo. However, “River Where the Moon Rises” is still a must watch for those who love political and historical dramas. Watch Kim So-hyun channel her inner Mulan as Princess Pyeonggang tries to reclaim the power of the throne.
“Vincenzo,” starring Song Joong-ki, is about an Italian mafia consigliere who fled to Seoul to recover the gold hidden under a building. But if you’re thinking “The Godfather” because of the mafia element, think again. There’s more comedy and heart to this K-drama than you would expect.
Who doesn’t love makeovers and transformations? We do! Especially if we get to see Cha Eun-woo. “True Beauty,” starring Cha Eun-woo and Moon Ga-young, is streaming on Viu.
What happens when a former national athlete (Im Si-wan) meets a film translator (Shin Se-kyung)? Sparks fly of course! We can’t help but appreciate the good visuals of these two leads. Watch “Run On” on Netflix.
We’re entertained by this historical K-drama about a courageous female historian and a naughty Joseon prince who secretly writes romance novels. Binge-watch “Rookie Historian,” starring Shin Se-kyung and Cha Eun-woo, on Netflix.
We’re with Lee Yeon (Lee Dong-wook), Nam Ji-ah (Jo Bo-ah), and Lee Rang (Kim Bum) as they fight the Imoogi. Watch new episodes of “Tale of the Nine-Tailed” on Viu, iQIYI, and WeTV every Thursdays and Fridays.
Like all of you, we also can’t wait to know who will capture Seo Dal-Mi’s heart in the end: Nam Do-san or Han Ji-pyeong? Netflix streams “Start-Up” with Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk, and Kim Seon-ho.
The lives of con artists and their dreams to eventually live a normal life got us hooked. “Private Lives,” which stars Seohyun and Go Kyung-pyo, streams on Netflix.