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
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
My Love From Another Star
My Love From Another Star
Oh My Venus
Oh My Venus
Jumong
Jumong
Coffee Prince
Coffee Prince
Empress Ki
Empress Ki
Thorn Birds
Thorn Birds
Playful Kiss
Playful Kiss
Jewel in the Palace
Jewel in the Palace
Running Man
Running Man
Healer
Healer
Fated To Love You (Korean Drama)
Fated To Love You (Korean Drama)
Warrior Baek Dong Soo
Warrior Baek Dong Soo
Pasta
Pasta
Little Mom Scandal
Little Mom Scandal
When a Man Loves
When a Man Loves
Basketball
Basketball
Oh My Ghostess
Oh My Ghostess
Answer Me 1988
Rooftop Prince
Last
Bachelor's Vegetable Store
The Musical
My Beautiful Bride
My Unfortunate Boyfriend
One Sunny Day
Who Are You
Faith
Maids
The Master's Sun
Punch
That Winter, the Wind Blows
We Got Married
General Hospital 2
Enemy At The Dead End
Secret Love Affair
Queen of Ambition
Her Style
Fashion King
Heard It Through The Grapevine
Falling in Love with Soon Jung
You're the Best, Lee Soon Shin
Beyond the Clouds
Heartless City
After School: Lucky or Not
Level 7 Civil Servant
Secret Door
All About My Romance
Boarding House No. 24
Emergency Couple
Noble, My Love
Sweet Savage Family
Jang Ok Jung, Live in Love
Hidden Identity
Love Rain
The Golden Empire
She Was Pretty
Birth Secret
Fool's Love
I Need Romance 2012
Hwang Jin Yi
Assembly
Nine: Nine Time Travels
Unkind Women
Hyde, Jekyll, and I
Romance Town
On Air
Producer
Mrs. Cop
Birth of a Beauty
9 Seconds - Eternal Time
Hong Gil Dong
High School: Love On
Dream High
History of a Salaryman
Unemployed Romance
God's Gift - 14 Days
Crime Squad
The Time That I Loved You, 7000 Days
Yong Pal
The Prime Minister and I
Hwajung
Story of a Man
Three Days
A Divorce Lawyer in Love
The Slave Hunters
Mr. Baek
No Limit
Jeju Island Gatsby
Never Die
Bridal Mask
Pretty Man
Bluebird's House
School 2013
Blade Man
The Virtual Bride
Heartstrings
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