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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Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Thorn Birds
Thorn Birds
Good Doctor
Good Doctor
Oh My Venus
Oh My Venus
Aftermath
Aftermath
Coffee Prince
Coffee Prince
She Was Pretty
She Was Pretty
Basketball
Basketball
Faith
Faith
Birth of a Beauty
Birth of a Beauty
Healer
Healer
Dream High
Dream High
EXO Next Door
EXO Next Door
General Hospital 2
General Hospital 2
Five Fingers
Five Fingers
Autumn In My Heart
Autumn In My Heart
The Moon Embracing the Sun
The Moon Embracing the Sun
Abnormal Summit
Abnormal Summit
Summer's Desire
Summer's Desire
Last
Last
Ice Adonis
The Kingdom of the Winds
The Partner
Sweet Spy
Playful Kiss
Six Flying Dragons
Jewel in the Palace
East of Eden
Emergency Couple
Hidden Identity
High School: Love On
No Limit
The Master's Sun
IRIS 2
School 2015
Secret Love Affair
Fashion King
Answer Me 1988
The Musical
Tree With Deep Roots
On Air
Heartstrings
Dream High 2
Flower Boy Next Door
Angel Eyes
Padam Padam
My Love From the Star
Queen of Ambition
We Got Married
Stairway to Heaven
Running Man
You're the Best, Lee Soon Shin
Enemy At The Dead End
Her Style
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
All About My Romance
Bachelor's Vegetable Store
Boarding House No. 24
Sweet Savage Family
Love Rain
The Golden Empire
Birth Secret
Fool's Love
I Need Romance 2012
Hwang Jin Yi
Assembly
Flower Boy Ramen Shop
Nine: Nine Time Travels
Unkind Women
Hyde, Jekyll, and I
Romance Town
Producer
9 Seconds - Eternal Time
Hong Gil Dong
History of a Salaryman
Orange Marmalade
Unemployed Romance
My Beautiful Bride
God's Gift - 14 Days
Crime Squad
The Time That I Loved You, 7000 Days
Yong Pal
The Prime Minister and I
My Unfortunate Boyfriend
Story of a Man
Three Days
One Sunny Day
The Slave Hunters
Mr. Baek
Jeju Island Gatsby
Never Die
Bridal Mask
Pretty Man
Maids