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10 Fan Favorite Korean Drama of All Time –– KDrama Recommendation

10 Fan Favorite Korean Drama of All Time –– KDrama Recommendation

 

You know it. It’s summer, days are getting longer and your girl is getting the Korean drama vibe again.

Since lately I haven’t been able to pick up a book to save my soulI have decided to go for the next best thing: Korean dramas and movies. And since the Korean dramas that I’m dying to watch are all still in their baby stages (read : just started airing), I have decided to go back in time and pick up the diamonds in the rough.

 

 

The fan favorites, the ones that have repeatedly been suggested to me, and all the Korean dramas in between. I’ve decided to start watching those as I wait for the current Korean dramas to finish airing. This way, my thirsty ass will still get my daily Korean drama doses and at the same time; waiting time won’t feel as torturous.

 

 

Great strategy I have in place, don’t you think?

 

 

 

fan favorite korean drama

 

1. Prison Playbook

 

Genre : Comedy, Slice of Life, Drama 

Starring : Park Hae-Soo, Jung Kyoung-Ho, Krystal 

Episodes : 16

 

 

BLURB : 

 

The drama series is set at a prison where a baseball player called Kim Je Hyuk who turns into a convict overnight and an elite prison guard called Lee Joon Ho and a variety of people experience prison life. The drama shares the lives and stories behind these prisoners as well as events that take place there.

 

 

 

must watch

 

2. Moon Lovers : Scarlet Heart Ryeo 

 

Genre : Historical, Romance, Tragedy 

Starring : Lee Joon-Gi, IU, Kang Ha-Neul 

Episodes : 20

 

 

BLURB : 

 

When a total eclipse of the sun takes place, Hae-Soo travels back in time to the Goryeo era. There, she falls in love with Wang So who makes other people tremble with fear.

 

 

 

fan favorite korean drama

 

3. Signal 

 

Genre : Suspense, Mystery, Supernatural 

Starring : Lee Je-Hoon, Kim Hye-Soo, Cho Jin-Woong

Episodes : 16

 

 

BLURB : 

 

Fifteen years ago, a female child was kidnapped on the way from school. At that time, Park Hae Yeong, who was an elementary school student, witnessed the girl being taken away. A few days later, the girl was found dead, and detectives couldn’t find the culprit. As time went by, Hae Yeong started distrusting the police. Fifteen years later, Hae Yeong is now a police officer and criminal profiler. One day, he finds a walkie-talkie that allows him to get in contact with Detective Lee Jae Han who is in the past. Police officers Hae Yeong, Jae Han and Cha So Hyun then set out on a journey to solve cold cases.

 

 

 

 

4. Childless Comfort 

 

Genre : Drama, Family 

Starring : Lee Soon-Jae, Seo Woo-Rim, Yoo Dong-Geun, Kim Hae-Sook

Episodes : 40

 

 

BLURB : 

 

“My Kids Give Me a Headache” tells the story of 3 generations of a family: parents, three sons and three daughter-in-laws and their children.

 

 

 

fan favorite korean drama

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5. Another Oh Hae Young 

 

Genre : Melodrama, Romance, Supernatural 

Starring : Eric, Seo Hyun-Jin, Jeon Hye-Bin 

Episodes : 18

 

 

BLURB : 

 

Two women, both named Oh Hae Yeong, find themselves constantly mixed up in each other’s lives because of their shared name. From confusion over boys and grades in high school to ending up in the same occupation and company as adults, they can’t stop running into each other. And then there’s the man in their lives, a man with the ability to see into the future, a man who must decide which of these women he wants in it. Will these two women continue to find their lives entangled with each other? Or will they finally find a way to separate themselves from each other and become their own people?

 

 

 

fan favorite korean drama

 

6. I Can Hear Your Voice 

 

Genre : Thriller, Mystery, Supernatural, Romance 

Starring : Lee Bo-Young, Lee Jong-Suk, Yoon Sang-Hyun

Episodes : 18

 

 

BLURB : 

 

Jang Hye Sung, a bold, sassy, thick-faced, comical, and a materialistic public defender who becomes a lawyer after overcoming poverty and painful memories from her childhood, comes to realization about society and justice after meeting Park Soo Ha, a 19-year-old boy who reads other people’s thoughts and Cha Kwan Woo, an innocent lawyer who lives a disciplined life.

Jang Hye Sung is actually Soo Ha’s first love after she gave a decisive testimony on his father’s murder case 10 years ago and Soo Ha promised to protect her from the killer’s threats.

Meanwhile, Cha Kwan Woo is Jang Hye Sung’s fellow lawyer, a cheerful and an idealistic former cop even though his character is a bit slow, he is nice and pleasant with a firm idea of his principles and justice. Together they will team up to find the justice in the courtroom and solve the toughest cases with less than 1% chance of winning.

 

 

 

fan favorite korean drama

 

7. It’s Okay, It’s Love 

 

Genre : Comedy, Romance, Physiological

Starring : Zo In Sung, Kong Hyo-Jin, Lee Kwang Soo 

Episodes : 16

 

 

BLURB : 

 

Jang Jae Yeol is a famous mystery novelist and popular radio DJ with a prickly personality. After meeting psychiatrist Ji Hae Soo when they both serve on a talk show panel delving into the criminal mind, they instantly rub each other the wrong way. But when Jae Yeol’s girlfriend plagiarizes his work, forcing him to lie low until the media storm blows over and he can prove his innocence, he unexpectedly becomes Hae Soo’s roommate.

Jae Yeol moves into a home that he owns that is being rented by Hae Soo, Jo Dong Min; another psychiatrist and Hae Soo’s senior colleague, and Park Soo Kwang, a young man with Tourette syndrome. As Jae Yeol and Hae Soo’s personalities clash, they help each other heal from their own deep-rooted emotional scars.

 

 

 

fan favorite korean drama

 

8. My Mister 

 

Genre : Melodrama, Slice of Life, Business 

Starring : Lee Sun-Kyun, IU

Episodes : 16

 

 

BLURB : 

 

Park Dong Hoon is a middle-aged engineer who is married to attorney Kang Yoon Hee. However, his life is not that happy. He has two unemployed brothers, Sang Hoon and Gi Hoon, who rely on him. Moreover, his wife is secretly having an affair with CEO Do Joon Yeong, Dong Hoon’s college junior but current boss.

One day, Dong Hoon receives an unexpected bribe and notices that his co-worker Lee Ji Ansaw him. Ji An is a young part-time worker at Dong Hoon’s company who is drowning in debt and left alone to take care of her ill grandmother. Dong Hoon then gets entangled in his brothers’ struggle to get back on their feet and the company’s internal rivalry between the company’s CEO and the people opposing him, all the while not knowing that CEO Joon Yeong wants to get rid of him and Ji An is working for the CEO.

 

 

 

fan favorite korean drama

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9. Healer 

 

Genre : Action, Mystery, Romance, Thriller 

Starring : Ji Chang Wook, Park Min-Young, Yoo Ji-Tae

Episodes : 20

 

 

BLURB : 

 

Seo Jung Hoo is a special kind of night courier, known only as “Healer”. For the right price and with the help of a genius hacker, he gets his clients whatever they want, as long as it doesn’t involve murder. His latest job leads him to a second-rate tabloid writer, Chae Young Shin and the successful reporter, Kim Moon Ho. He begins to uncover the mystery of a shared past with the two reporters, putting them all in danger.

 

 

 

fan favorite korean drama

Click here for the full review 

 

10. Fight for My Way

 

Genre : Comedy, Slice of Life, Romance 

Starring : Park Seo-Joon, Kim Ji-Won, Ahn Jae-Hong

Episodes : 16

 

 

BLURB : 

 

Despite an increasingly hostile world, Ko Dong Man and Choi Ae Ra decide not to give up. No matter what others speak of them, they together make their own way to live a happy life.

 

 

 

 



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