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Best Korean Drama Series

Introduction

Korean Television is experiencing a world renaissance. Known as the Korean wave, Korean culture, its comics, its music, its food, but especially its television shows, is being transmitted around the world like never before.

However, their shows operate a little different than the ones in North America, (being smaller and more akin to European ones). They don’t have seasons, rather they have a set number of episodes with a definite beginning and an end. They tend to be inherently stylish and to laddle on the pathos like its going out of style. Korean Dramas are a little like the visual equivalent of MSG

Korean dramas fall roughly into three categories:

The Love story

The period piece

The detective show

Dae Jang Geum

Dae Jang Geum

The love story is by far the most popular genre in the Korean wave. Love dramas drive much of the movement’s popularity. They tend to be lost love and Cinderella stories. They ladle on the injustice and the misunderstandings and, combined with a unique stylishness unique to Korea, have found a way into the hearts of many female viewers.

The period piece is a television show that illuminates a little piece about Korea’s historic past. When I first got into Korean Dramas, I knew very little about Korean history before WWII. And I think that’s true for most people. But after watching a few, I’ve come to realize how rich and varied their history is. For sheer, entertainability, the best period drama is "Dae Jang Geum." "Jumong," comes a close second. "The Sea God," a distant third. ("Damo" is good, too).

Korea, like America’s fixation with "law and order" and "CSI" type shows, enjoys its fair share of crime shows. Though, often times, the show will be about the criminal, rather than police (or at times, both). "Resurrection" is my personal favourite. "Coma" is short and gritty. The recent, "Lawyers of Korea" can’t stand up to its elders, but it's a welcome new addition.

And of course, some shows do their own thing. "All-in" is unclassifiable. Others, like Damo, are a mixture of genres (a period piece and a detective show).

Now, since a lot of the popularity of Korean dramas is amongst the female population for the romancey soap operas, a lot of the other amazing television shows get overlooked, I think. So my top ten list may not contain strictly ten most popular, but simply the best, from a variety of genres.

Top ten dramas

1) Dae Jang Geum – a bit older but it, along with Winter Sonata, started the damn Korean cultural wave in the first place. It's amazing shows like this that jumpstarted the industry and rocketed it to fame. A must see. It’s simply enthralling. It’s the story of a woman in Feudal Korea, her quest for revenge for the death of her family, her triumphs as a cook and a healer and the people that want to stop her. You won’t be able to put it down.

2) Full House – a major smash hit. A woman is tricked out of her house by her friends when she goes on holiday. Upon returning, she finds a famous actor has bought her house. She makes a deal to be his housekeeper in exchange for eventually being able to work back to owning her house. Romance/angst ensues.

3) Coffee Prince – a strange little romance about a woman who works so hard to support her mother and sister that she has no time to keep up her feminine appearance. Mistaken as a boy and due to a bizarre series of occurrences, she is hired by a rich, handsome man to play his gay lover to get his mother to stop trying to marry him off. Romance/angst ensues.

4) Jumong – A period piece chronicling the life and death of Jumong, the founder of Goguryeo, one of the ancient three kingdoms of Korea. It’s a massive, eighty episode program that’s truly epic in scope. It makes some of the ‘epics’ that came out of Hollywood look like cheap sitcoms.

5) Winter Sonata – If this were five years ago, Winter Sonata would have a much higher place on this list. It has aged, but not terribly. It is the definitive Korean romance. I wont spoil the plot for you, but it has so many twists and turns you’ll be riveted to your seat. It pretty much set the standard for later dramas to come.

6) All in – an underdog, you wont find this on many top ten Korean drama lists, but this little gem deserves everything I’m about to gush about it. It’s essentially a love story, but it’s a bout a man and his inescapable pull towards the world of gambling. It’s epic in scope, goes from Korea to America and back again. It has mobsters, casinos, prison sentences. It gives the godfather a run for its money. Must see.

7) Goong – Another very popular romance about an alternative world where the Korean royalty still rules and its young prince is in need of a bride (another Cinderella story). I give it a lower ranking than its popularity deserved just because the acting in terms of the male leads (who are very pretty…) is a little jarring at times. Still a very good show.

8) Resurrection – Like all-in, resurrection is a break from the more relationshipy Korean Drama fair. It’s one of the aforementioned detective shows. It's a story about two twins, one dies and the other, takes his place to unearth the secrets that tore their families apart. I've never seen such a well-planned revenge story. It's very good.

9) My Name is Kim Sam Soon – a slight breath of fresh air from the usual drama romance fair. Kim Sam Soon is not your everyday stunningly beautiful Korean actress. She has no plastic surgery, very little make-up and her personality is a little rough around the edges. But despite it all, she is no less deserving of the man of her dreams. Very good.

10) Golden Bride – A romance, but with an interesting take, a half Korean half-vietnamese woman who marries a Korean and goes to his country. Cultural differences ensue. In this case, the couple is already together, its how they deal with their circumstances that drives the show.

UPDATED TOP 20 LIST


*******UPDATE 2012***********

Well, it's been over two years since I first made that top ten list. It's had a lot more success than I thought it would. In that time, new dramas have come, old ones have gone. I want to make an updated list. It's not exhaustive, but more inclusive of some dramas overlooked and new greats that have earned a place in this NEW TOP TWENTY LIST

TOP 20

1) Dae Jang Geum – for descripton, see above

2) Secret Garden – a new addition but it's quickly earned it's place near the top. It starts out like a typical Cinderella type story: a poor stunt girl meets jerky rich guy. He falls for her. But then everything is turned on its head about five episodes in. I wont spoil it. But this drama really shines. Great writing. Great acting. A fresh take on some overdone tropes. I highly recommend it.

3) Full house - see above.

4) Coffee Prince – see above

5) Jumong – see above

6) You're Beautiful - simple premise: girl is asked to join a boy-band after her twin-brother's botched plastic surgery leaves him unable to (yes this is a Korean drama so a boy getting plastic surgery is not surprising so much as that it was botched). It's cute girl hanging out with cute boys and wearing pants.

7) Iris - One of the most expensive (and exciting) K-dramas to date. It's got it all, mystery, action, love-triangles, international travel opportunities. It's Korean drama at it's finest. Go watch it.

8) Winter Sonata – see above

9) Dream High - regardless of what you might say about Suzy's (from Miss A) acting. This is an instant classic. It's American Idol meets...Winter Sonata? The first few episodes even feature Winter Sonata's Bae Yong Jun in a cameo role. It stars various idol group superstars like Miss A, T-Ara, 2pm and IU. It's a drama. It's a musical. It's a love story. Watch your favourite K-idols pretend to be teenagers and get their big break (and fall in love).

10) All in – see above

11) Brilliant legacy/Shining Inheritance - A complicated story. Two families, one torn apart and just trying to survive and find each other meet another and through the strength of their convictions and hard work, start rebuilding their lives. Great acting. Can't put it down. It's a real "page turner."

12) Goong – see above

13) My Girl - EXTREMELY POPULAR. Overlooked by me before because I have a bad case of K-drama-Cinderella-story-fatigue. But it's cute fun (and very popular). If you can't get enough of beautiful Korean people reluctantly falling in love, this one is also for you.

14) Iljimae - a period piece on par with Jumong. Only ranked lower because it came later. It's a revenge story about a Robin Hood-like thief who steals from the rich and gives to the poor and gets caught up in a quest to exact vengeance for his family, somewhat like Dae-Jang-Geum.

15) City Hunter - interesting drama for it's different-ness. It's about an international espionage incident gone wrong. The lone survivor out seeking answers and along the way, adopting the child of his fallen comrade, raising him in South-East Asia to seek answers about his dead father.

16) Resurrection – see above

17) My Name is Kim Sam Soon – see above

18) My Girlfriend is a Gumiho(nine-tailed fox) - a cute romance about a mythical demon (nine-tailed fox) is released from her prison after 400 years, she assumes the image of a woman proceeds to fall in love with her unwitting (and spoiled rich guy) rescuer, desiring to bond with him so she can become more human. misunderstandings, tensions ensue. Much chicken is consumed.

19) Boys over Flowers – classic Japanese manga story that's now, I believe, a manga, an anime, and a K,T, and J drama. It's about a poor girl, in a rich private school and how she proves herself to be awesome. Can't go wrong.

20) Other....

that's it for now. More greats will inevitably air in the future. More will have been inevitably missed by me. If I missed a classic, let me know!


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Comments

Anny Taylor on June 15, 2020:

Watched Jewel in the palace twice! It's just so good.

RANDOM DUDE from Kamrah, Pakistan on April 28, 2019:

BLOOD is best

Stella on February 12, 2019:

Clean with passion for now is my fav.

princess kaitetsi Becky from Uganda on April 13, 2018:

oh gash Jewel in palace is something else watched it in 2009 bt feel like watching it again.....isssshhhhhuuuuu wish me luck

Nb on December 23, 2016:

I cried my eyes out over fated to love you....it's a sweet story

K Nana on July 02, 2016:

Healer! One of my top ten-- maybe my number one-- favorite drama of all that I have watched. It had a good mix of mystery, action, and romance. Somewhat reminds me of Superman, but if superman were a spy (If that's what the Healer technically is).

No offense, but it's like a better version of City Hunter where the main male character isn't an arrogant prick to the female lead.

Kim Miah on April 10, 2016:

Hi school love on

Christine on March 20, 2016:

How about a new list since it had been a few years?

Anon on November 16, 2015:

I love how BOF is still killing it

Angela Richardson on September 23, 2015:

I would have voted for "Boys Over Flowers" but, though it's high on my short list of viewed Dramas my favorite so far is "Inspiring Generation" or Age of Feeling. I love martial arts and it has plenty of it! I discovered a lot of new actors to fangirl over like heartthrob Song Jae Rim and one of new favorite actor's that provoked me to watch this Drama in the first place and that was Kim Hyun Joong:)

misha on April 30, 2015:

I bet Rooftop Prince ..

alexandra on March 04, 2015:

bridal mask and cruel city is the best korean drama i see

genevieve on March 03, 2015:

1. favorite drama in kdrama at the most best drama in kdrama in south korea o korea is princess hours/goong is the best drama i ever had,the most the best drama in korean at pinaka favorite ko sa lahat ng drama at bagay na bagay ang couple dito at perfect at hindi nakakasawang panoorin at nakakakilig at ang mga cast ng pinakamagandang dramang ito ay sila yoon eun hye bilang janelle o crown princess janelle,princess janelle at napakaganda niya dito at ju ji hoon bilang crown prince gian o gian,prince gian at sobrang cute at handsome at gwapo,at si kim jeong hoon bilang prince troy at sana siya ang asaw ni janelle at crown prince talaga sana siya pero sa isang accidente ang kanyang ama at bumaba siya sa pwesto at hindi naging crown prince at crown prince ay si gian at naging asawa nito si janelle at so smart at so cute at so gwaponi troy,si song ji hyo bilang monique at siya ang girlfriend ni gian at naging kaibigan niya si troy na pinsan ni gian at kaibigan ni janelle at supper talagang maganda at nakakilig ang kwento nila at ang drama nila at talagang bagay sila gian at janelle at so sweet sila at nagaaway sila at nagbabati sila pagkatapos nilang magaway o nauuwi sa lambingan pero may ibang gugylo sa pagmamahalan nilang dalawa si troy at monique at kung panoorin ninyo ito ay sobrang ganda ito at ito ay the best drama at kdrama at ito rin ang unang drama na pingbidahan ni yoon eun hye at ju ji hoon at dito sila sumikat.

MALBINALI on November 07, 2014:

Cain & Abel !

Pathum on August 17, 2014:

Hi, i am from sri lanka.K dramas are wonderful! tyhis is my list...

1.Jewel in the crown

2.King's doctor

3.Sungkyunkwan scandal

4.Jewel in the palace

5.Wind of the palace

6.Boys over flowers

7.Full house

8.Princess man

XuZaN- on June 09, 2014:

i Am KoreAn AddicT...

My favorite Top 10 Korean sad ending drama are:-

1)Stairway to heaven

2)I am sorry i love you

3)Sad love story

4)Endless love (Autumn in My heart)

5)Snow Queen

6)Tree of Heaven

7)Glass slippers

8)Glass slippers

9)Memories in Bali

10)A love to kill

My favorite Top 10 Korean Great ending drama are:-

1)Boys before flowers

2)That Winter, The Wind Blow

3)save the last dance for me

4)Secret Garden

5)Spring Waltz

6)Winter Sonata

7)Love story in Harvard

8)What Star Are You From?

9)Playful kiss

10)Dream High

XuZaN- on June 09, 2014:

i Am KoreAn AddicT...

My favorite Top 10 Korean sad ending drama are:-

1)Stairway to heaven

2)I am sorry i love you

3)Sad love story

4)Endless love (Autumn in My heart)

5)Snow Queen

6)Tree of Heaven

7)Glass slippers

8)Glass slippers

9)Memories in Bali

10)A love to kill

My favorite Top 10 Korean Great ending drama are:-

1)Boys before flowers

2)That Winter, The Wind Blow

3)save the last dance for me

4)Secret Garden

5)Spring Waltz

6)Winter Sonata

7)Love story in Harvard

8)What Star Are You From?

9)Playful kiss

10)Dream High

sujan on June 09, 2014:

hi its me sujan.

bevit on June 04, 2014:

I love Heirs, boys over flower, you're beautiful, I hear your voice and to the beautiful you

Mogiocko76 on April 29, 2014:

All In. Full House. Iris. The Heirs...all greay

aziz on February 09, 2014:

Worlds Within

KAIREEN on December 26, 2013:

1. DONG YI

2. QUEEN SEONDEOK

3. JANG OKJUNG (LIVE IN LOVE)

4. JUMONG

5. JEWEL IN THE PALACE

ceh4702 on December 14, 2013:

I have watched a lot of different dramas. For instance, I did not like Iljimae, but I did like the Return of Iljimae. I have watched a lot of the historical dramas and few of them do not end well, but they try to stick to historical records so you cant change that. This summer there were some good Ghost Stories, like "The Master's Son", and "Who are You". I liked them both. I also liked "The Suspicious Housekeeper."

meggi on December 14, 2013:

Heirs the heritor very very awesome leeminho too much

Haifa on December 12, 2013:

The Heirs!!!

SejuNim on November 26, 2013:

Greates Drama Series of All Time that Captures my Heart...... ( Korean )

1) The Great Queen Seon Deok

2) Jumong

3) Forbidden Love/Gumiho Wehjun/ Tale of the Nine-tailed Fox

4) Stairway to Heaven

5) Jewel in the Palace/ DaeJangGeum

6) 49 Days

7) Queen In-Hyun's Man

8) Missing You

9)Athena

10)Iris

Edz, Philippines :)

Noob on November 23, 2013:

Ok i am newbie to kdrama. Started with athena god of war accidently 30 day ago. Then watched With yoo hee. Become fan of HAN GA IN , Then watched who are you , become fan of GO ARA , then watched bad guy (HAN GA IN) , then watched Secret Garden ( great chemistry with leads. great song appear by kim ) . Then started stopped 20 shows almost in every list. I found all drama formulaic , comedy is good ina ll these dramas. But acting not up to par.

Then someone told me to watch MY Girl , initially i watched with less interest..just another drama..once drama is done... LEE DA HAE is always in my dream. I become fan of her acting... Now i keep watching MY GIRL again and again to see her expression. She is killing it in every scene. Scene stealer.

I do not seen this much effect on any drama. Seriously people there is no one act better than LEE DA HAE.

All other dramas are plain vanila ..good time pass thats about it.

Watch MY Girl...before you rank anything. Compare acting. She can transform into any role. She is chamelon.

She need another lovable role. Like under dog role. She will rock it.

alex on November 23, 2013:

MY girl is best drama. Nothing else comes close. Others may have better production , even plot...Nothing come close to MY GIRL. especially LEE DA HAE acting. She is best korean actress ever. May be my sassy girl (movie) actress was good also.

rawshull on November 07, 2013:

City Hunter will always and forever be my number one. It just swept me up and blew my mind away. Absolutely loved it

Linda Kamal on October 08, 2013:

My fav korean drama are :

1. Secret Garden

2.. Full House

3. The Master's Sun

4. I'm Sorry, I Love You

5. I Miss You

You should try to watch I Miss You.. .

Paul on October 02, 2013:

For me the best one Korean drama is " A moment to remember"

song joong ki is the best on September 20, 2013:

Nice guy is the best korean drama everr for sure

Lakshitha on September 20, 2013:

I think dong yi is the best.

Malavika India on May 12, 2013:

wow. those dramas are really good. i will recommend

my girl , full house , boys over flowers , mary stayed out all night , one litre of tears , my princess , the winter the wind blows etc

Jacks on April 26, 2013:

Queen In Hyun's Man and Shut Up Flower Boy Band

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho is nice, but sub-plot drags as does the drama towards the end.

Jhell Rodriguez on April 25, 2013:

My best korean drama

king2hearts

incarnation of money

faith

arang and the magistrate

secret garden

boys over flowers

queen in hyun's man

flower boy ramyun shop

full house

shut up! flower boy band

....

senali on April 07, 2013:

i love boys over flowerssss nice series i ever watched

04/04/2013 on April 03, 2013:

i love boys over flowers

Mongolia on March 21, 2013:

I always watched to WINTER SONATA., never boring drama. I really like love drama. WINTER SONATA is always number 1 in my view.

ruth kim on March 08, 2013:

i have watched over 150 dramas so far and can't say there is any i don't like--they are all good storylines. however, i too, would like to watch a sequel to my very favorite 2005 "WEDDING". HAVE WATCHED IT 4 OR 5 TIMES.

josie whang on January 26, 2013:

i like most of the korean dramas. but the acting and chemistry between the stars in the 2005 "wedding" makes me choose this drama as my favorite. wish they would film a sequel.

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ceh4702 on January 19, 2013:

If all you know is netflix, then I am the exact opposite! I have never paid to watch a korean Historical Drama. Here is a list. I dont know if this is in accordance with the posting rules?

As a rule some of the older videos have issues on Dramafever.com

If available try looking on http://www.viki.com/

I like to watch Korean Historical series Shows.

There are more interesting shows than the ones I have listed. They are all with English Sub-Titles. I will add more as I remember them.

Typical sites for korean Shows:

hulu.com/

dramafever.com/

viki.com/

crunchyroll.com/ (Mostly Anime)(Video Game Commercials)

mysoju.com/browse/historical/popular/ (Historical Asian Dramas)(List)

ash on January 17, 2013:

i watched many korean tv series....but i liked secret garden,playful kiss,city hunter a lot so far........just waiting for city conquest to watch...

lola on January 03, 2013:

I'M SORRY I LOVE YOU!! I'm crying and crying and criying.. oohh.. SO BEAUTİFUL!!!

prisha kc on January 03, 2013:

I'm from Nepal and i loved watching Korean drama and the lists includes

1. boys over flower

2. u r beautiful

3. full house

4. my girlfriend is a gumiho

5. i'm sorry i love u

6. my girl

and so on....

miu on December 16, 2012:

Beethoven virus

the best and greatest drama i'v been see in my whole live

good story,good acting and good kim myung min

Vinson Rob on December 11, 2012:

Where's Slave Hunters, Great Queen Seon Deok? As an American I am limited to the shows that are streamed on Netflix.

Livia on December 05, 2012:

1. Lovers - The best. Ever. Best characters (not just the lead but everyone), best chemistry.

2. City Hall - Clever. Funny how similar are politics no matter where you live.

3. Damo - So beautiful, so sad.

4. Faith

5. I am sorry, I love you - if you are a mazohists but beautiful.

6. Queen Inhyun's Man

I've seen many but I was a bit bored with historical pieces like Yi San or Gye Baek, bored with teenager-dramas as they are quite the same (My Princess, King's 2 hearts, Sassy Girl, Protect the Boss, Secret Garden) and sorry, I am old fashioned - a man (the lead) should be a real, strong man who is able to fight just in case :)

SU on December 01, 2012:

Faitt (2012) , Vampire Prosecutor 2 (2012), and Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010), are my favorites so .

I liked a lot You are Beautifull and Personal Taste.

Thanks for your post, I will try some that I haven't seen yet, and must ad that I liked all that you mensionet that I have seen already.

Yehan on November 14, 2012:

Considering about all facts and outcomes of a drama series..., Exactly I believe that Dea Jang Geum is the best!! . It has all. Entertainment, Exciting, Understanding and all in our real world... Also we can get many vital advices from Jang Geum, She is a Very good girl.... Really I love her too!!!

ceh4702 on September 19, 2012:

How can you pick a best one? There are so many.

Tree with deep roots

Yi-San

Skunkywan Scandal

Tamra the Island

Kingdom of the winds

Faith

Chuno

The great Queen Seon Deok (I have watched it over and over)

Painter of the Wind (Woman in Disguise in love with a woman?)

This one is kind of odd.

I think this video is worth watching:

http://www.viki.com/channels/1116-kim-sooro

Kim SooRo legendary founder of Geumgwan Gaya (City State)

I think I nominate Kimchi Family

theresa on September 19, 2012:

boys over flower!!!!!!!!!

rosi on September 17, 2012:

i like

boys over flower;

city hunter;

secret garden;

49 days;

my girlfriend is gumiho;

shining inheritance;

you are beautiful;

these dramas i really enjoyed it thanks for uploaded :)))

roya on September 13, 2012:

iv start watchig korean dramas about a mounth ago and btween all the dramas that i watched the greast love was the best its just epic i love everything about this drama the chars the story lin and the actings and ofcours the song :D

mary on September 11, 2012:

1. City Hunter - action and romance, relatively fast-paced

2. Coffee Prince - quirky

3. King 2 Hearts - action and romance

4. Boys Over Flowers - friendships

5. Secret Garden - strong female character; fun

6. A Gentleman's Dignity - funny with multiple relationships ongoing

7. Bridal Mask - historic and good adventure (little on the gory side)

8. The Greatest Love - drama that laughs at itself

9. Scent of a Woman - (romantic, sad and funny at the same time)

10. Iljamae - action and fun

11. My Girlfriend is a Gumiho - unusual

12. Rooftop Prince - mixes past and present well, corny humor

13. You're Beautiful - sweet and romantic (sometimes a bit too sweet)

14. Protect the Boss - wasn't expecting this one to be so good - funny

15. Goong (Princess Hours) - keeps you wanting to see the next episode

16. 49 Days - sad and thoughtful with a twist near the end

17. City Hall - actor and actress are great in this; they make the drama

18. Dream High - good high school show

19. My Name is Kim Sam Soon - nice romance

20. Shining Inheritance - good story

Also like Shut Up Flower Boy Band, Jewel in the Palace, Iris, Vampire Prosecutor, I Do I Do, Lie to Me, My Girl, Padam Padam, Heartstrings, What's Up, Marry Me Mary, Wild Romance, Love Rain, Oh My Lady, Stars Falling from the Sky, Fugitive Plan B, Ten, Arang and the Magistrate, Can You Hear My Heart and Moon that Embraces the Sun.

mary on September 11, 2012:

A Gentleman's Dignity should be included in the list of best kdramas. It's very funny!!!

WitLily on August 31, 2012:

This my favourite kdrama list:

1. Princess Man (very romantic kdrama)

2. Dong Yi

3. Can You Hear my Heart

4. Coffee Prince

5. Coffee House (very funny :D )

6. 49 Days

7. Moon Embraces The Sun

8. Love Story in Harvard (this kim tae hee best drama )

9. Secret Garden

10. Sassy Girl Chun Yang

Maria Cecilia from Philippines on August 26, 2012:

1. The Great Queen Seon Deok

2. Dae Jang geum

3.Secret Garden

4. Hwang Jini

5. 49 days

6. baker king

Yoshikitty on August 26, 2012:

I totally agree with peoples who told "I'm sorry,I love you"is the best drama,It's the most touching drama ,also the original soundtracks are awesome,especially "Snow flower -Park Hyo Shin" This drama is definitely worth to watch guys,try it,if you miss..you'll definitely be regretted later....BTW,try another dramas that So ji sub was the main actor for those drama too,he's most excellence korean actor :))))

Lin Lin from New Jersey, USA on August 05, 2012:

To me, the top 10 K-drama series are:

#1 The Return of Iljimae (Break thru star-Jung Il Woo)

#2 Baking King, Kim Takgu (Break thru stat-Yoon Shi Yoon)

#3 Hong Gil Dong (Break thru star-Jang Geun Seok)

#4 Save the Last Dance for me (Starring Ji Sung)

#5 Me Too, Flower (Starring Yoon Shi Yoon)

#6 The Great Queen Seon Deok

#7 New Heart (Starring Ji Sung)

#8 The Legend (Starring Bae Yong Jun)

#9 Which Planet do you come from?

#10 Winter Sonata

warveen on August 02, 2012:

jomong my best korean drama

lorenza on July 24, 2012:

I'm 24 years old and watched 24 korean dramas but SORRY I LOVE YOU was really perfect..(sorry for my english) from italia

aj on July 02, 2012:

My husband loves Secret Garden, while I love Full House and Coffee Prince. Both series captured me and my family (yes, my family, that includes my brothers). Although we love them, Jang Geum is by far on top of our Korean TV shows altar. We love the show so much, I nicknamed my daughter Janggeum.

Johan on June 17, 2012:

1. Coffee Prince, it's the series that made me visit Seoul.

2. Secret Garden, almost as good as Coffee Prince.

I'm watching Love Rain now but Im not sure if I like it or not. The 70's part were excllent though.

sina on June 04, 2012:

I have watched so many dramas. My favorite is non other than FULL HOUSE. Its the drama that started me watching Korean dramas.

heartie7 on June 03, 2012:

THE KING 2 HEARTS !!!

this definitely is a classic and stands on its own. and you really can't tell what genre of drama it is. a poignant journey of a once unreliable prince to a formidable king. and once again miss ha ji won just makes her costar shines. lee seung gi truly owns this role. now, each time i see him. i see King Lee Jae Ha instead. LOL. its a very different take with the NK-SK relationship from any other kdramas. no usual cliches, no crazy in laws,etc. most outstanding and equal couple ever written in kdrama. and i love how she is the brawns and he is the brains.

simply put, one of those kdramas that comes once in awhile to truly leave you wanting for more. a gem of a show indeed.

jirel from Philippines on May 31, 2012:

Well,I'm a big fan of Korean dramas and movies.It's a really nice hub.Loved it.Voted up!

Al on May 31, 2012:

Number 1: The Great Queen Seodoek

daniella on May 30, 2012:

for me coffee prince forever.....

Sara on May 28, 2012:

1) Tree Of Heaven

2) My Girl

^_________^

vesper on May 17, 2012:

i love queen seon deok and dong yi

Rose on May 16, 2012:

1)Boys over flowers

2)You're beautiful

3)Princess hours

4)Playful kiss

Lola-lee Curtis on May 13, 2012:

And here i thinking i watched them all! Lol i Love these Korean Series am so addicted! The 1st Korean series i watched was BOF and i feel in love with Lee Min Ho!I have just reliased i need to catch up!!And my top 5 korean series are...

Boys Over Flowers

You'r Beautiful

City Hunter

Secret Garden

Iris

Jiji on May 12, 2012:

Fav so far:

1. My Girl

2. Sungkyunkwan Scandal

3. Dae Jang Geum

4. The Devil aka Lucifer

5. Resurrection/ Rebirth/ Revenge

6. Rooftop Prince (ongoing)

7. King 2 hearts (ongoing)

8. Equator man (ongoing)

9. Kim Tak Gu

10. Chuno / Slave Hunter

Jon Jon Encomienda on May 04, 2012:

I'm A Filipino. . . I really like Dong Yi aka Jewel in the Crown. .

Dini on May 03, 2012:

Im Sri Lankan.havnt seen many koreany dramas.Bt ma all tym fav z Full house, City hunter and Autumn n ma heart.

Dose r really beautiful..............

Matet Lopernes on May 03, 2012:

That Fool

Lovely Dee on May 02, 2012:

The Moon that Embraces the Sun has currently made it into the top 5! Watch it its amazingggg

Maria Cecilia from Philippines on April 23, 2012:

Queen Seon Deok is one of the best, 49 days too... I love secret garden or all Hajiwon Drama... Jewel in the palace is also a favorite.

carmen65n on April 22, 2012:

BAD GUY!

bell@ on April 21, 2012:

my top 10 Korean drama would be:

1.city hunter.

2.my girlfriend is a Gumiho.

3.personal taste.

4.secret garden.

5.boys over flower.

6.you are beautiful.

7.can you hear my heart.

8.prosecutor princess.

9.49 days.

10.sad love story=sad sonata.

and finally mischievous kiss .

and actually that's all I've watched so far*__^

Koean on April 21, 2012:

"4 Hua-Jai-Haeng-Khun-Khao"

The best Thai Drama of the years

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRkA1M9SVJY&lis...

w on April 21, 2012:

fff4

jezeray on April 21, 2012:

my favorites are:

Princess hours

Full house

Drunken to love you

Heart strings

Boys over flowers

Coffee prince

he's beautiful

my girl

only you and

many many more

i'm addicted in korean drama and

also japanese

taiwan drama....

i Love JEONG YOONG HWA

KIM HYUN JOONG

and

LEE MIN HO

............ever..........

piyooo on April 20, 2012:

i like full house.....

its the BEST!!!!!!!!

i heard about the 2nd sequel of full house with different cast. :'(

song hye kyo n rain are the best couple after all....

no 1 can beat them...

but also want to see both of THEM again!!!!!

Plu Moon on April 16, 2012:

The Vineyard Man and Dalja Spring is not too mentioned here so, i think you guys should watch it.

Lot of comedy and romance! =3

trijok on April 15, 2012:

love sad story can make all of you cry

szeszter on April 14, 2012:

I was just watching Chuno - Slave Hunters, and I really liked it, definitely one of the best, even though I like happy endings... And the music is great too

mel grace barcelo :) on April 12, 2012:

i like hearstrings , city hunter , my girlfriend is a gumiho and also dream high :))

i love them very much

that movies is the best korean drama ever !!

LOGAN on April 09, 2012:

the best of the best is MY GIRLFRIEND IS A GUMIHO

its the best drama i have been ever seen its the awesome

i realy love it

and my top 3:

1-MY GIRLFRIEND IS A GUMIHO

2-You're Beautiful

3-Secret Garden

wood on April 08, 2012:

Other: "The Moon That Embraces the Sun" by far the best drama in 2012!

harshad on April 07, 2012:

my girl and my girlfreind is gumiho are the best dramas..

MIKA on April 05, 2012:

FUGITIVE PLAN B IS SO COOL

CINDERELA STEP SISTER IS SO BREAK MY HEART

LIE TO ME, VERY FUNNY

kanzaki on April 04, 2012:

other: delightful girl choon hyang

Albert on April 04, 2012:

Other :Lie To Me

Kimberly Dianne Comedes on April 03, 2012:

HMMM :) I THINK ALL OF MY FAVORITES WERE SAID IN THE COMMENTS BECAUSE I HAD A LOT OF FAVORITES AND I DON'T THINK THAT I CAN RANK THEM BECAUSE THERE ALL VERY GOOD... :) KOREAN DRAMAS ARE THE BEST AND I'M SO HAPPY BECAUSE I CAN SEE IN ALL THE COMMENTS THAT THEIR TOP KOREAN DRAMAS WERE THE ONCE A HAD BEEN ADDICTED TO AND I HAVE 60 PLUS CDS OF KOREAN DRAMAS AND IT IS ALL NICE AND EXCELLENT..

ji hoo on April 03, 2012:

boys over flowers ,delightful girl,secret garden and you're beautiful are really awesome

monette on April 02, 2012:

lie to me is the best !

Mary!(; on April 02, 2012:

Boys Over Flowers! (:

heart on April 01, 2012:

i love iris,=) but i dont lyk the ending ...

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