Korean Drama TV Shows

Although Korean dramatic television has evolved over the decades in sometimes controversial directions, the controversy hasn't stopped hasn't stopped the products of South Korea's television industry from achieving international popularity. K-drama has its fans both at home and abroad, and the shows' stars are international celebrities.

As in Japan, historical drama is the most traditional of Korean dramatic TV genres. Called sageuk, Korean period dramas rose in popularity beginning in the 1960s, but also like in Japan, historical drama began to fall out of favor in the 1980s, when younger audiences began to show a preference for dramas with more contemporary themes, especially romance.

Rather than simply follow Western dramatic traditions, some Korean dramas developed along innovative paths. Family dramas, medical dramas, crime thrillers and modern romances are certainly all represented among Korean drama series, but writers also created new series that blended two or more traditional genres. Fusion sageuk, for example, may combine the traditional historical conventions with elements of romance, adventure, science fiction or other more contemporary genres.

Music also plays a significant role in Korean drama, and the original soundtrack recording of a series' music often is as popular with its fans as is the series itself.

City Hunter
City Hunter
The Legend of the Blue Sea
The Legend of the Blue Sea
Running Man
Running Man
Empress Ki
Empress Ki
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Jewel in the Palace
Jewel in the Palace
Gu Family Book
Gu Family Book
Coffee Prince
Coffee Prince
Iljimae
Iljimae
The Kingdom of the Winds
The Kingdom of the Winds
Princess Hours
Princess Hours
Playful Kiss
Playful Kiss
Scent of a Woman
Scent of a Woman
Liar Game
Liar Game
While You Were Sleeping
While You Were Sleeping
Mary Stayed Out All Night
Mary Stayed Out All Night
Hotel King
Hotel King
Fated To Love You (Korean Drama)
Fated To Love You (Korean Drama)
The Hours of My Life
The Hours of My Life
Golden Time
Golden Time
Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Marry Me
Marry Me
Doctor Stranger
Doctor Stranger
Yong Pal
Yong Pal
What Happens to My Family?
What Happens to My Family?
The King 2 Hearts
The King 2 Hearts
Dr. Jin
Dr. Jin
Delicious Proposal
Delicious Proposal
Twinkle Twinkle
Twinkle Twinkle
Hidden Singer
Hidden Singer
Star in My Heart
Star in My Heart
Kim Soo Ro
Kim Soo Ro
Drama Festival
Drama Festival
Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow
The Greatest Love
The Greatest Love
Let's Eat
Let's Eat
Monstar
Monstar
The Miracle
The Miracle
Jumong
Jumong
Stairway to Heaven
Stairway to Heaven
The Moon Embracing the Sun
The Moon Embracing the Sun
Last
Last
We Got Married
We Got Married
Soulmate
Soulmate
I Summon You, Gold!
I Summon You, Gold!
Detectives in Trouble
Detectives in Trouble
Super Rookie
Super Rookie
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Royal Family
Royal Family
Dong Yi
Dong Yi
Dream High
Dream High
The Great Doctor
The Great Doctor
Princess Ja-Myung Go
Princess Ja-Myung Go
Yesterday
Yesterday
Lovers in Paris
Lovers in Paris
Noble, My Love
Noble, My Love
High Kick
High Kick
Legend of the Patriots
Legend of the Patriots
My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
Horse Doctor
Horse Doctor
My Love From Another Star
My Love From Another Star
W
W
Inspiring Generation
Inspiring Generation
Haunted House: Secret of the Ghost Ball
Haunted House: Secret of the Ghost Ball
Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho
Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho
Birth of a Beauty
Birth of a Beauty
Secret
Secret
General Hospital 2
General Hospital 2
City Hall
City Hall
Yi San
Yi San
Truth
Truth
Jung-yi, Goddess of Fire
Jung-yi, Goddess of Fire
Brain
Brain
Protect the Boss
Protect the Boss
Foxy Lady
Foxy Lady
Que Sera Sera
Que Sera Sera
The Suspicious Housekeeper
The Suspicious Housekeeper
The Servant: The Untold Story of Bang-Ja
The Servant: The Untold Story of Bang-Ja
I Hear Your Voice
I Hear Your Voice
It's Okay, That's Love
It's Okay, That's Love
Hello, My Twenties!
Hello, My Twenties!
Cunning Single Lady
Cunning Single Lady
12 Years Promise
12 Years Promise
The Musical
The Musical
Poseidon
Poseidon
Snowman
Snowman
Abnormal Summit
Abnormal Summit
Gu-am Heo Jun
Gu-am Heo Jun
East of Eden
East of Eden
Punch
Punch
Friend Our Legend
Friend Our Legend
Kang Goo's Story
Kang Goo's Story
Surplus Princess
Surplus Princess
My Love From the Star
My Love From the Star
One Fine Day
One Fine Day
Gloria
Gloria
Last Scandal
Last Scandal
Sweet Spy
Sweet Spy
What's Up
What's Up
Zombie Dumb
Zombie Dumb