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Beginner's Guide to K Dramas: Here is the list of best Korean shows you should watch

Curious about K-dramas? Here is a list from every genre for beginners to start off with!
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Have you heard of the Korean wave (Hallyu)? It refers to the worldwide popularity of everything South Korean – music, tv and movies. The South Korean pop culture has gained prominence over the past few years with bands like BTS topping the biggest music charts in the world and K-dramas – short of, Korean dramas gaining popularity worldwide with more people watching them across the world. 

If you haven’t seen any Korean dramas yet but happen to be interested in watching some, now is your chance to jump the bandwagon. Maybe then you’ll know what the fuss is about. Thanks to all OTT platforms like Netflix, Viu and Viki that are providing everyone with all the K-drama that you need in life. For all the newbies who are just getting to know about k-dramas, here is a list to help you out. 

We have tried to include all genres to suit your taste.  

1.  Romantic-comedies 

If you like a little romance and comedy that makes you laugh and fall in love at the same time, this list for you. 

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo 

Coffee Prince 

She was Pretty 

What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim 

Suspicious Partner 

My love from the star 

Boys over flowers 

Strong Woman Bong-Soon 

2.  Action/Suspense 

Want to see some action? These shows would be a good place to start. 

Descendants of the sun

Psychopath Diary 

Healer 

K2

Kill me, Heal me 

3.  Romance 

Bring out the romantic in you and a box of tissues to binge-watch these romantic k-dramas. 

Uncontrollably Fond 

Crash landing on you 

Goblin  

4.  Youth Dramas 

K-dramas are more than just romance and comedy. Here are some dramas to will remind you of school and college days. 

Age of Youth/ Hello, My Twenties! 

Cheese in the trap 

Reply 1988

My Id is Gangnam Beauty 

5.  Historical Dramas 

If you’re into royal romance, palace conspiracies, beautiful scenery and plot twists, then these dramas are perfect for your taste. 

Hwarang 

Empress Ki 

Moon Lover: Scarlet Heart Ryeo 

Love in the Moonlight/ Moonlight Drawn by Clouds

Let us know which one is your favourite in the comment section below. 

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Tip: Don't watch anything with Park Min Young in it. Also, Goblin is THE best KDrama, period.

You should have added more ji sung dramas.. defendant, dr John, secret/secret love etc.. all r great. And yes!!! Ji chang wook dramas r life! and there are four of them.. yaay!!!!!

Moon Embracing the Sun, 1% of something, oh my Venus, Cinderella and her 4 knights

Chief Kim
Comedy/Bromance

Chief Kim
Comedy/Bromance

I loved Rookie Historian, Memories of the Alhambra, Crash Landing on You, Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, and Itaewon Class.

I loved Rookie Historian, Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, Crash Landing on You, and Itaewon Class.

You guys are missing a Korean odyssey

Where is " HI SCHOOL LOVE ON "?

Empress k hajiwoon

Empress k.. Hajiwoon

Lee min hoo and ji Chang wook drama

I really loved the story of Park bogum and Kim yoo jung hoping for the seeson 2

Why these kdramas are not in list: The Doctors, Doctor stranger, legends of blue sea, pinochio

Man to Man - action/humor. Beating Again - mystery/romance. Romance is a Bonus Book - slice of life. Heirs - youth/romance. The Undateables - romance/humor. While You Were Sleeping - mystery/romance. Something in the Rain - romance. Welcome to Waikiki - youth/humor. Dear Fair Lady Kong Shim - romance/humor. Thirty but Seventeen - romance/humor. Legend of the Blue Sea - romance/fantasy/humor. My Country - historical action. Vagabond - action. Signal - mystery/action. Tunnel - mystery/action. One Spring Night - romance. Also highly recommend the movies Midnight Runners, Juror 8.

I have seen every drama listed here.
I am a big fan of historical dramas. Just let me know if there will be a 2nd part for Moon lovers: scarlet heart rheyo

Prison Playbook was well written. Good twists and characters.

What about W:Two Worlds?
It's a legendary drama

Please suggest some fantasy-Romance k- drama ( 5 or more drama)

You're beautiful
Hotel del Luna
Hwayugi
Memories of Alhambra
Oh my Ghost
My girlfriend is a gumiho etc...

Please somebody suggest fantasy romance k drama (5 or more drama)

Secret garden, hotel del luna, my girlfriend is a gumiho, goblin, welcome/ meow the secret cat

Legend of the blue sea
My love from the star
While you were sleeping
Goblin
Scarlet heart

You should add another genre named "Slice of Life dramas" & should include Fight My Way & Itaewon Class.
Basically Park Seo Joon is a genre in himself. Can't miss out on any of his shows <3

You should add another genre named "Slice of Life dramas" & should include Fight My Way & Itaewon Class.
Basically Park Seo Joon is a genre in himself. Can't miss out on any of his shows <3 <3

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Superb list! Have seen some in all the genres. It’s a good - go too list- whenever u want reference and especially in today’s Social Distancing situation. Thanks for this

Y'all really leaving out Fight For My Way, Her Private Life, and The Guardians huh

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