Korean Drama TV Shows

About Korean Drama

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.

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Good Doctor
Good Doctor
EXO Next Door
EXO Next Door
Thorn Birds
Thorn Birds
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Oh My Venus
Oh My Venus
One Sunny Day
One Sunny Day
Aftermath
Aftermath
She Was Pretty
She Was Pretty
Rooftop Prince
Rooftop Prince
Last
Last
Emergency Couple
Emergency Couple
Pretty Man
Pretty Man
My Love From Another Star
My Love From Another Star
Jumong
Jumong
All About My Romance
All About My Romance
Queen of Ambition
Queen of Ambition
Faith
Faith
Heartstrings
Heartstrings
Six Flying Dragons
Six Flying Dragons
Basketball
Basketball
Warrior Baek Dong Soo
Smile Dong Hae
Ghost
Princess Hours
Oh My Ghostess
Autumn In My Heart
New Heart
Golden Cross
Royal Family
Let's Eat
Empress Ki
Bachelor's Vegetable Store
Birth of a Beauty
Bridal Mask
Flower Boy Next Door
School 2015
General Hospital 2
Boarding House No. 24
Healer
High School: Love On
Dream High
God's Gift - 14 Days
The Time That I Loved You, 7000 Days
Hwajung
No Limit
Who Are You
Maids
School 2013
IRIS 2
That Winter, the Wind Blows
Angel Eyes
The Joseon Gunman
We Got Married
Passionate Love
Pinocchio (2014)
Coffee Prince
Enemy At The Dead End
Secret Love Affair
Playful Kiss
Her Style
Fashion King
Answer Me 1988
Heard It Through The Grapevine
Falling in Love with Soon Jung
Beyond the Clouds
Heartless City
After School: Lucky or Not
Level 7 Civil Servant
Secret Door
The Musical
Sweet Savage Family
Jang Ok Jung, Live in Love
Hidden Identity
Love Rain
The Golden Empire
Birth Secret
Fool's Love
I Need Romance 2012
Hwang Jin Yi
Flower Boy Ramen Shop
49 Days
Tree With Deep Roots
Nine: Nine Time Travels
Unkind Women
Hyde, Jekyll, and I
Romance Town
On Air
Producer
Mrs. Cop
9 Seconds - Eternal Time
Hong Gil Dong
History of a Salaryman
Orange Marmalade
Unemployed Romance
My Beautiful Bride
Crime Squad
Yong Pal
The Prime Minister and I
My Unfortunate Boyfriend
Three Days