10 K-dramas that are worth watching

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Korean dramas have gained a lot of popularity with their growing genuine content of shows and movies that entertains their audiences and provides innumerable amounts of all types of genres, starting right from rom-coms to thriller, horror, and drama. It has got quite an engaging plot that has made it to become so famous not only in its own country but in all parts of the world.

In this article, we will be talking about the top 10 K-dramas that you can absolutely watch on your favorite OTT platforms, and while the list is endless, by the end of this article, we are sure you will find a few of them to add to your watchlist. 


Genre: Romance

Release Date: 12 February 2022

Rating: 8.6

Cast: Kim Tae-ri, Nam Joo-hyuk, Bona

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Set right in the 90s, the series focuses on two people who fall in love until a few years after when they face hurdles coming their way. The couples face a tremendous financial crisis when the female lead is a part of her high-school fencing team and gets debarred from it because of its cancellation. And the male lead, on the other hand, faces hardship dealing with his extravagant lifestyle when his father faces bankruptcy. However, their lives take a dramatic turn later on, making the male lead become a sports reporter later in a broadcasting channel. It’s a wonderful story that has been beautifully crafted to charm its audiences and will make one realize what true love actually means. The struggles, the tears, and the anger that one goes through to make their relationship survive is something that the writer has depicted through this show and is something to spend your time watching. 


Genre: Fantasy, Romance

Release Date: May 1, 2023

Rating: 8.1/10

Cast: Yoon Jae-hyuk, Ahn Chang-hyun, Lee Seung-bum

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My Perfect Stranger is a perfect story of a fantasy world where the protagonists, a reporter (Yoon Hae-jun) and a writer (Baek Young-yoon) find out that their lives are intertwined in a parallel universe. While Hae-Jun is on the hunt for a serial killer and Young-yoon is behind, stopping her parents from getting married, they travel to 1987, and their time travel romance starts.


Genre: Romance

Release Date: 16 February 2022

Rating: 7.7

Cast: Jeon Mi-do, Son Ye-jin, Kang Tae-oh

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If you are in search of something emotional to watch, this particular series is a true catch for you. It has shown true aspects of what true value friendship holds and the deep emotional connection that you might feel with them. The series is based on three besties who are in their thirty-nine and how they balance their life, their friendship, and their own self-battles while facing mid-life crises for soon-to-be-turning forty. The seemingly captivating storyline and the realistic acting of the cast have made it relate with themselves and understand the power of friendship. It’s really heart-touching and gripping, and one having true feelings cannot avoid viewing this series. Play this series and get yourself carried away into a world of love and connection to make your heart melt and your face smile. It’s absolutely worth watching, and you should definitely give it a try. 


Genre: Psychological Thriller

Release Date: December 30, 2022

Rating: 8.1/10

Cast: Song Hye-Kyo, Lee Do-Hyun

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Based on true events that happened in South Korea, this show is a gripping K-Drama revolving around how a woman Moon Dong-eun (Song Hye-kyo) takes revenge on her schooltime bullies by putting her whole life at risk. The show speaks so well about the bullying scenario and the impact it can have on a person that it was listed as one of Netflix’s top 10 non-English shows. 


Genre: Rom-com

Release Date: 14 January 2023

Ratings: 7.8

Cast: Jung Kyung-ho, Jeon Do-yeon, Roh Yoon-seo

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This particular series has all the elements of romance, comedy, and strong bonding that are portrayed by showing the mother-daughter relationship and how it grows, succumbing to the daily ups and downs. The story revolves around a retired woman player of a handball team who takes up the job as a grocery store owner to tackle her financial situation and look after her family, which consists of her daughter. However, she also has to come to terms with her daughter’s new tutor, who has got some issues with his eating disorder. This series is not totally based on only one genre and focuses on other things as well, which is why you will not feel bored at any point in time. Surely this is one watchable series to pass your free time and watch this heartwarming, sweet, and romantic show. 


Genre: Action, Fantasy

Release Date: May 6, 2023

Rating: 8.8/10

Cast: Lee Dong Wook, Kim So-Yeon

With an outstanding season 1 of the supernatural thriller, the show hit the screens again with a season 2. The events in this season are the consequences of what happened in season 1. Due to a shocking turn of events, Lee Yeon is transported to the year 1938, where he meets his lost half-brother, Lee Rang, and Ryu Hong-joo. It’s interesting to see how he brings himself back to the real world after facing tough challenges.


Genre: Legal Drama

Release Date: February 25, 2022

Rating: 7.9/10

Cast: Kim Hye Soo, Lee Sung-Min

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Recommended as one of the classic K-dramas released on Netflix, Juvenile Justice is about the main character Shim Eun-seok who is a strict judge of a juvenile court. Each episode of the show is different from one another, showcasing various cases of troubled juveniles and the heinous crimes that South Korean youth are into. 


Genre: Fantasy/Romance

Release Date: May 12, 2023

Rating: 6.4/10

Cast: Kim Woo-Bin, Song Seung-Heon, Kang You-Seok

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Featuring the very popular South Korean actor Kim Woo-Bin, the show is set in 2071, when severe air pollution has made life difficult to survive in South Korea. The condition is so worse that breathing without respiratory masks has become unimaginable, and people have to rely on Knights and delivery agents to provide them with basics such as oxygen. This drama is definitely intense and exciting to watch.


Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Horror

Release Date: January 28, 2022

Rating: 7.5/10

Cast: Park Ji-hu, Nam On-jo, Chan-Young Yoon, Lee Cheong-san 

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A thrilling drama of a zombie apocalypse set in a district in South Korea that suffers a virus outbreak turning all the infected people into monsters who lack the mind and heart to remain human anymore. A high school serves as the starting point of this viral outbreak and it’s exciting to watch how students escape and fight their way out of this fast-spreading infection. 


Genre: Romance

Ratings: 8.6

Release Date: 9 April 2022

Cast: Kim Woo-bin, Shin Min-a, Roh Yoon-seo 

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This award-winning series is an exceptionally well-crafted, beautifully scripted show with fine acting of the cast that has left a mark on the viewer’s mind and thus has earned such good ratings. This series follows the lives of various people striving to make their lifestyle on Jeju Island and the hurdles and hardships that they face accordingly. There are no particular leads in this series, and the writer has tried to give a peek into each of the character’s past and how they are struggling to make ends meet. Where one is trying to make his livelihood by selling goods from his truck, others are also trying various means to carry on with their life. There is a heartwarming romance shown in this series, and the plot will make you go all emotional. It will satisfy your soul because of its engaging story and is definitely a must-watch.