Top 20 Must-Watch K-Dramas of All Time: See What Made the List

Top 20 Must-Watch K-Dramas of All Time: See What Made the List
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Just over a decade ago, Korean movies, TV shows, and culture as a whole were largely unknown to people in the Western world, which may seem like a total joke to all of us who will be leaving in 2024.

Yes, nowadays it's almost impossible to go on the internet without seeing some K-pop idols or K-drama stills. So, if you ever wanted to delve deeper into Korean culture to keep up with today's zeitgeist, we have just the solution for you - check out our list of the most iconic K-dramas ever made, which will not only entertain you, but educate you as well!

War shows, romantic dramas, historical romances, and even a precursor to Succession - this list includes dramas from all genres of the Korean television industry.

But don't expect to experience them in the same way as American shows - Korean series feel distinctly Korean in attitude and form, which makes even the most mundane concepts feel refreshing compared to the stuff we've been getting from Hollywood for decades.

After watching the shows on this list for yourself, you will fall in love with Korean culture, maybe stream some K-pop songs, or take an Uber to your local Korean diner!

Here’s the complete list of all the K-dramas mentioned here: Crash Landing on You (2019), Coffee Prince (2006), Descendants of the Sun (2016), The Heirs (2013), Reply 1988 (2015), True Beauty (2020), Guardian: The Great and Lonely God (2016), Hotel del Luna (2019), Mr. Sunshine (2018), Hospital Playlist (2020), Boys Over Flowers (2009), The Moon Embracing the Sun (2012), My Love from the Star (2013), It's Okay to Not Be Okay (2020), Extracurricular (2020), Vincenzo (2021), Extraordinary Attorney Woo (2022), Snowdrop (2021), Sky Castle (2018), The World of the Married (2020).