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The Best Korean Dramas Of 2019

Updated November 25, 2020 454.3k votes 93.8k voters 2.9m views89 items

List RulesOnly Korean shows that premiered in 2019.

UPDATE: Check out the top K-dramas of 2020!

Here are the best Korean dramas of 2019. Including romantic dramas, thrillers, medical shows, and more, this list of South Korean TV shows features top stars and famous K-pop idols who act. What are the most popular 2019 Kdramas? Check out the best 2018 Korean dramas for more recent shows. 

Some good 2019 Korean dramas are Kingdom, The Crowned Clown, Vagabond, and Touch Your Heart.

Vote up the best Kdramas of 2019, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list. 

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    Crash Landing on You

    Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin

    Genres (Tv)Romantic comedy

    Crash Landing on You (tvN, 2019), also known as Love's Emergency Landing, is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. While paragliding, a wealthy South Korean heiress accidentally lands in...  more

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    Hotel del Luna

    Lee Ji-eun, Yeo Jin-goo

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Romantic comedy

    Hotel del Luna (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean fantasy romantic comedy television series. Forced to run a hotel for ghosts due to a past curse, Jang Man-wol meets the new manager....  more

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    Angel's Last Mission: Love

    Shin Hye-sun, Kim Myung-soo

    Genres (Tv)Romantic comedy, Fantasy

    Angel's Last Mission: Love (KBS2, 2019), also known as Dan, Only Love, is a South Korean romantic comedy fantasy television series. An angel named Dan is given a mission to find love for Lee...  more
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    13,863
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    Extraordinary You

    Kim Hye-yoon, Kim Ro-woon

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Romantic comedy

    Extraordinary You (MBC, 2019), also known as Suddenly One Day or A Day Found by Chance, is a South Korean fantasy romantic comedy television series, based on the webtoon July Found by Chance by Moon...  more
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    Vagabond

    Lee Seung-gi, Bae Suzy

    Genres (Tv)Spy, Action, Thriller, Romance

    Vagabond (SBS, 2019) is a South Korean spy thriller television series. Determined to find out the truth behind a mysterious plane crash that took the lives of over 200 civilians, a stuntman embarks...  more
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    He is Psychometric

    Park Jin-young Shin Ye-eun Kim Da-som Kim Kwon

    Genres (Tv)Romantic comedy, Mystery, Fantasy

    He Is Psychometric (tvN, 2019), also known as That Psychometric Guy, is a South Korean fantasy romantic comedy television series. Able to read anyone's secrets via physical contact, Lee Ahn decides...  more
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    Touch Your Heart

    Yoo In-na, Lee Dong-wook

    Genres (Tv)Romantic comedy

    Touch Your Heart (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series, based on the web novel Reach of Sincerity by Jäger. After getting embroiled in a scandal, a once-top actress prepares...  more
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    Her Private Life

    Park Min-young, Kim Jae-wook

    Genres (Tv)Romantic comedy

    Her Private Life (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. A talented curator who is also a K-pop idol superfan begins to grow feelings for the new art director at her gallery....  more
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    Doctor John

    Ji Sung, Lee Se-young

    Genres (Tv)Medical, Drama

    Doctor John (SBS, 2019) is a South Korean medical drama television series. Arrogant but talented doctor Cha Yo-han works with a resident of anesthesiology to help patients with mysterious acute or...  more
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    Love Alarm

    Kim Sohyun, Song Kang

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Romance

    Love Alarm (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series, based on the 2014 webtoon by Chon Kye-young. In a world in which an app alerts people if someone in the vicinity likes...  more

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    At Eighteen

    Ong Seong-wu, Kim Hyang-gi

    Genres (Tv)Coming of age

    At Eighteen (JTBC, 2019) is a South Korean coming-of-age television series. A lonely student (Ong Seong-wu) transfers to a new school and tries to adjust in the new environment....  more
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    When the Camellia Blooms

    Gong Hyo-jin, Kang Ha-neul

    Genres (Tv)Romantic comedy, Thriller

    When the Camellia Blooms (KBS2, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy-thriller television series. Dong Baek, owner of a bar named Camellia, encounters three men who will change her life forever....  more
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    Graceful Family

    Im Soo-hyang, Lee Jang-woo

    Genres (Tv)Mystery, Suspense, Melodrama

    Graceful Family (MBN, 2019) is a South Korean mystery melodrama television series. The daughter (Im Soo-hyang) of a major conglomerate family and a good-hearted lawyer (Lee Jang-woo) work together to...  more
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    The Secret Life of My Secretary

    Kim Young-kwang, Jin Ki-joo

    Genres (Tv)Romantic comedy

    The Secret Life of My Secretary (SBS, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. After losing his sight, a cold-hearted boss (Kim Young-kwang) of a mobile media company finally starts...  more
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    Abyss

    Park Bo-young, Ahn Hyo-seop

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Romance, Fantasy

    Abyss (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy fantasy television series. After meeting an untimely demise in separate incidents, Cha Min and Go Se-yeon discover they've come back to life in new...  more

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    Search: WWW

    Im Soo Jung , Lee Da-hee

    Genres (Tv)Romance, Melodrama

    Search: WWW (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean romance melodrama television series. The story of three women who are determined to work hard and fight against prejudices and discrimination....  more
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    Class of Lies

    Yoon Kyun-sang, Geum Sae-rok

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Class of Lies (OCN, 2019), also known as Undercover Teacher and Mr. Temporary, is a 2019 South Korean drama television series. Lawyer Gi Moo-hyeok (Yoon Kyun-sang) goes undercover as a teacher in...  more
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    Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung

    Shin Se-kyung, Cha Eun-woo

    Genres (Tv)Historical, Romance, Drama

    Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung (MBC, 2019) is a South Korean historical drama television series. Goo Hae-ryung, a historian who tries to fight gender stereotypes as her work is often looked down on,...  more

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    Melting Me Softly

    Ji Chang-wook, Won Jin-ah

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy

    Melting Me Softly (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean fantasy television series. A man (Ji Chang-wook) and a woman (Won Jin-ah) who participated in a 24-hour human freezing experiment are accidentally...  more
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    My First First Love

    Ji-soo, Jung Chae-yeon

    Genres (Tv)Romantic comedy

    My First First Love (Netflix, 2019), also known as Because It's My First Love, is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. Due to various personal reasons, some of Yun Tae-o's friends move...  more

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    Kingdom

    Rachel Lillian Goldberg, Ju Ji-hoon

    Genres (Tv)Horror, Action

    Kingdom (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean historical horror television series based on the webcomic series "Land of the Gods" by Kim Eun-hee. In Korea’s medieval Joseon period, a crown prince is sent...  more

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    Arthdal Chronicles

    Song Joong-ki, Jang Dong-gun

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy

    Arthdal Chronicles (tvN, Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean historical romantic fantasy television series. In a mythical land called Arth, the inhabitants of the ancient city of Arthdal contend with...  more
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    Romance Is a Bonus Book

    Lee Na-young, Lee Jong-suk

    Genres (Tv)Romantic comedy

    Romance Is a Bonus Book (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series. A once-popular copywriter lies about her background to get a job at a successful publishing company run by a...  more

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    One Spring Night

    Han Ji-min, Jung Hae-in

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Romance

    One Spring Night (MBC, 2019) is a South Korean romantic drama television series. When pharmacist and single father Yu Ji-ho has a chance meeting with librarian Lee Jeong-in, they start seeing love...  more
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    Psychopathic Diary

    Yoon Shi-yoon, Jung In-sun

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Thriller

    Psychopath Diary (tvN, 2019) is a South Korean comedy-thriller television series. After witnessing a murder and picking up the killer's diary, a timid man (Yoon Shi-yoon) suddenly loses his memory...  more