The World of the Married, SKY Castle to Crash Landing on You: Highest Rated K Dramas in Cable TV of All Time

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The World of the Married, SKY Castle to Crash Landing on You: Highest Rated K Dramas in Cable TV of All Time
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While all of us have been on lockdown mode for the longest time due to the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 has been nothing short of a major buzzkill. For many, entertainment has become a major source of distraction to step away from the harsh reality which is our current standard of living and step into the world of fiction. Whether it be catching up on movies we may have missed out on over the years or even binge-watching shows after shows. K-dramas, in particular, have become even more popular than ever before.

In 2020 itself, we had hit shows like The World of the Married, Crash Landing on You, Itaewon Class and Hospital Playlist that managed to win viewers' hearts for their intricate storytelling and splendid performances. Moreover, there have been several classics that constantly get a rewatch like Reply 1988 and Goblin. But, where do these popular dramas stand when it comes to the ratings game? Well, Allkpop comprised a list in May 2020, taking into account the nationwide Cable TV ratings from AGB Nielsen Media Research and shared the Highest-Rated K-Dramas in Cable TV of All Time.

Check out the Highest Rated K Dramas in Cable TV of All Time below:

1. The World of the Married: 28.37%

Overtaking SKY Castle when it comes to extraordinary ratings is this 2020 drama which starred Kim Hee-ae, Park Hae-joon, and Han So-hee. The World of the Married's storyline centered on Ji Sun-woo (Hee-ae) a renowned doctor whose husband Lee Tae-oh (Hae-joon), a film director gets tangled in an extramarital affair with Yeo Da-kyung (So-hee).

2. SKY Castle: 23.78%

This 2019 drama became extremely popular and starred Yum Jung-ah, Lee Tae-ran, Yoon Se-ah, Oh Na-ra and Kim Seo-hyung. SKY Castle's storyline centered on a group of upper-class parents in Korea who will do anything to maintain their reputation and wealth.

3. Crash Landing on You: 21.68%

Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin's eternal chemistry was a highlight that made this 2020 drama a smash hit. Crash Landing on You's storyline centered on Ri Jeong-hyeok (Bin), a North Korean captain who encounters Yoon Se-ri (Ye-jin), a South Korean heiress when she literally crash lands into his arms due to a paragliding accident.

4. Reply 1988: 18.80%

Many would consider the beloved Reply series' third instalment Reply 1988 as the best out of the trio while starring Lee Hye-ri, Park Bo-gum, Go Kyung-pyo, Ryu Jun-yeol and Lee Dong-hwi. Reply 1988 centered on the lives of five friends who were neighbours in Ssangmun-dong, Dobong District.

5. Goblin: 18.68%

Also known as Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, this Gong Yoo, Kim Go-eun, Lee Dong-wook, Yoo In-na, and Yook Sung-jae starrer is a personal favourite for many K-drama enthusiasts and it's all because of the trio's camaraderie. Imagine Goblin (Yoo), Grim Reaper (Dong-wook) and a 19-year-old girl named Ji Eun-tak (Go-eun) going on an unforgettable adventure; that's Goblin for you.

Moreover, completing the Top 10 positions is Lee Byung-hun and Kim Tae-ri's Mr. Sunshine (18.12%), Park Seo-joon and Kim Di-ma's Itaewon Class (16.55%), Do Kyung-soo and Nam Ji-hyun's 100 Days My Prince (14.41%), Jo Jung-suk, Yoo Yeon-seok, Jung Kyung-ho, Kim Dae-myung and Jeon Mi-do's Hospital Playlist (12.70%) and  Lee Je-hoon, Kim Hye-soo and Cho Jin-woong's Signal (12.54%).

NOTE: These ratings are subject to change as more K-dramas make its way on television every year.

Out of these beloved dramas, which is your all-time favourite and why? Reply in the comments section below.

ALSO READ: When Crash Landing on You star Son Ye Jin shared she and Hyun Bin would make a perfect 'Mr & Mrs Smith' pair

Meanwhile, more than 6000 fans have signed a recent petition on Change.org requesting for a Crash Landing on You Season 2. However, there has been no confirmation as of yet as to whether Bin and Ye-jin will reunite once again for another season of CLOY. Moreover, Reply 1988's cast recently had a reunion and shared pictures of the same on Instagram that had fans elated beyond joy.

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Comments
Anonymous : Can someone pls tell me how old ye seo bin is in sky castle?! Like which grade is she in?!
REPLY 0 7 months ago
Anonymous : The number of viewers does not reflect the quality of the drama, it depends on the promotion. And that's a shame because there are good drama in the shadow of the most popular. For example this year, It's okay to not be okay and Flower of Evil had a quiet debut compared to others that received international publicity.
REPLY 3 10 months ago
Anonymous : A lot of my friends has been urging me to watch K-dramas for years but I keep refusing until I saw Hyun Bin's picture in Crash Landing on You and then when I watched it, I am hooked but I only love Hyun Bin. His acting in Memories of Alhambra and Secret Garden are exceptionally good.
REPLY 1 10 months ago
Anonymous : Sky Castle is sooo good! Amazing storyline and acting!
REPLY 0 11 months ago
Anonymous : Mr. Sunshine. The best
REPLY 0 11 months ago
Anonymous : IOTNBO is a masterpiece! Love all the cast! Especially the chemistry on screen between KSH and the the gorgeous SYJ! Soundtracks are all beautiful!
REPLY 2 11 months ago
Anonymous : Her name is Kim Dami, please get your facts right!
REPLY 0 11 months ago
Anonymous : CLOY the best! Love Cpt Ri & Yoon Seri.
REPLY 0 11 months ago
Anonymous : Secret Garden, Kill me Heal me, Swallow the Sun( amazing!), Hyde and Jekyll Me, so many. am totally hooked on K dramas and now in love with South Korea it is so beautiful from what I have seen, I’ve watched so many now that I can almost speak some of the language! The music,the culture,the food,the people and their ways truly fascinates me.
REPLY 2 11 months ago
Anonymous : From the top ten highest rated Korean TV dramas, all I enjoyed watching equally except World of Married and Skycastle which are not in my favourite list. Just my opinion.
REPLY 1 11 months ago
Anonymous : Descendents of the sun, it’s okay to not be okay, arthdal chronicles, innocent man.
REPLY 2 11 months ago
Anonymous : descendants of the Sun is the best K drama I think
REPLY 1 11 months ago
Anonymous : CLOY is still the best k-drama
REPLY 5 11 months ago
Anonymous : CLOY is still the best❤️
REPLY 3 11 months ago
Anonymous : Crash Landed On You crashed landed on me! Loved it!!
REPLY 5 11 months ago
Anonymous : Crash landing is the best for me...
REPLY 3 11 months ago
Anonymous : It's okay to not to be okay ❤️
REPLY 4 11 months ago
Anonymous : Goblin
REPLY 1 11 months ago
Anonymous : The world of the married couple the good best
REPLY 2 11 months ago
Anonymous : Crash landing on you is the best k drama
REPLY 6 11 months ago
Anonymous : Its Okay Not To Be Okay
REPLY 5 11 months ago
Anonymous : C H O C O L A T E ..watch it..
REPLY 2 11 months ago
Anonymous : World of the Married is indeed amazing. Loved the acting. So real. And a gripping storyline!
REPLY 2 11 months ago
Anonymous : Crash Landing on You is still the best!
REPLY 6 11 months ago
Anonymous : Love crash landing on you
REPLY 7 11 months ago
Anonymous : This is nit accurate as it is based on a single episode. It should be the aveage of all episodes,
REPLY 1 11 months ago
Anonymous : Crash landing on you is the best....
REPLY 8 11 months ago
Anonymous : Indeed, it was an absolute joy. Though the last episode specially the ending lacked the finesse and just crash landed!
REPLY 1 11 months ago