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Korean dramas, more popularly known as K-dramas, are television series in the Korean language, made in South Korea.

Korean dramas are popular worldwide, partially due to the spread of Korean popular culture, and their widespread availability via streaming services which often offer subtitles in multiple languages

 

I watch a lot of them on streaming, there are all kinds of Genres, Romance, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, etc.

I use Netflix and Viki but there are other sites where you can pay to watch South Korean Shows and Movies

 

Drama Info

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https://mydramalist.com/

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Itaewon Class
An ex-con and his friends fight to make their ambitious dreams for their street bar a reality.
Release Date: January 31 - March 21, 2020
Runtime: Friday & Saturday 23:00
www.netflix.com/title/81193309
8.9/10 MyDramaList - 8.7/10 IMDb

 

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Hyena
IMDb Rating: 7.8/10
www.netflix.com/title/81177545

'Hyena' deals with very competitive, private lawyers who only work for the richest 1% of society. Lawyer Jung Geum Ja crosses the boundaries of law and lawlessness, justice and injustice, ethics and corruption. She is a true hyena that chases after success and money no matter what it takes. Armed with the strongest survival instincts, she endures through it all. Yoon Hee Jae is a successful, elite lawyer. Confident in his abilities, he possesses a brilliant mind that is wrapped around his ego. Using his skills to support the highest in the land, he’s an expert at maneuvering the law to cater to their needs.

 

Episodes: 16

Release Date: February 21 - April 11, 2020

Runtime: Friday & Saturday 22:00

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I’ll Go to You When the Weather is Fine
When the Weather Is Fine is a 2020 South Korean television series starring Park Min-young and Seo Kang-joon.
Based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Lee Do-woo, it premiered on JTBC on February 24, 2020


www.viki.com/tv/36913c-ill-go-to-you-when-the-weather-is-nice
9.4/10 Viki8.5/10 MyDramaList
Release Date: February 24 - April 14, 2020
Runtime: Mon & Tue 21:30
Genre: Romance
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea


A story about forgiveness, healing, and love taking place around a small book store in the countryside.
Hae Won is an ordinary woman with good character. She has played the cello since she was a child. Hae Won began her social life with her ability to play the cello, but, during that time, she was hurt emotionally by others. Due to that, Hae Won does not trust people and she has closed her heart to others. Hae Won becomes sick and tired of her life in Seoul and decides to move back to her hometown Bookhyun Village. There, Hae Won meets Eun Seop. He runs the bookshop "Goodnight Bookstore." Eun Seop's daily life is simple. He wakes up and drinks coffee, reads a book and writes on his blog. Eun Seop's daily life begins to change after he meets Hae Won.

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a really good Crime Drama, great cast 
Tell Me What You Saw
9.6/10 Viki - 8.7/10 MyDramaList - 8.7/10 IMDb
www.viki.com/tv/36926c-tell-me-what-you-saw?locale=en
Episodes: 16
Release Date: February 1 - March 22, 2020
Runtime: Sat. & Sun. 22:30


Oh Hyun Jae used to be a top criminal profiler. He solved many cases with his skills, but one day an explosion, caused by a serial killer, ended the life of his fiancé. After the horrific incident, Oh Hyun Jae vanished and he now lives in seclusion. Meanwhile, Cha Soo Young is a police officer in the countryside. She has a special ability which allows her to remember exactly everything she sees. Due to her special ability, she is selected as a rookie detective who will partner with Oh Hyun Jae informally. Together they work to solve cases and uncover the truth behind the Peppermint Killer, the resurfaced serial killer who murdered Hyun-Jae's fiancé five years ago

 

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Crash Landing on You (2019)
Cast: Hyun-Bin and Son Ye-Jin
9/10 · IMDb

https://www.netflix.com/title/81159258
The Paris Hilton of South Korea meets an elite North Korean military officer — it’s an unlikely pairing if there ever was one, but Ri Jeong Hyeok (Hyun Bin) is all Yun Se-ri (Son Ye-jin) has in this mysterious country, and love blooms in the most unexpected places. Crash-landing on top of someone in a strange place will do that to you.

Episodes: 16

Release Date: December 14, 2019 - February 16, 2020

Runtime: Sat. & Sun. 21:00
CRASH LANDING ON YOU reunites Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin in an opposites-attract romantic comedy, the latest from star writer Park Ji-eun (MY LOVE FROM THE STAR, LEGEND OF THE BLUE SEA) and director Lee Jung-hyo (ROMANCE IS A BONUS BOOK, THE GOOD WIFE).

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 Vagabond

Action thriller, with Bae Suzy and Lee Seung Gi

Overseas filming took place in Portugal and Morocco.

8.5/10 · MyDramaList

 

Episodes: 16

Release Date: September 20 - November 23, 2019

Runtime: Friday & Saturday 22:00-23:10

https://www.netflix.com/title/81095101

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Goblin / Guardian: The Lonely and Great God

my fave of all time  ;)

www.viki.com/videos/1115054v-goblin-episode-1

Episodes: 16

Release Date: December 2, 2016 - January 21, 2017

Runtime: Fri & Sat 20:00

Genre: Fantasy / Romance

9.7/10Viki9/10MyDramaList8.6/10IMDb


Is it better to live forever or to finally be able to die? Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) is a decorated military general during the Goryeo Dynasty who is betrayed by the jealous king he served. When Kim Shin is faced with death instead of honor after fighting a mighty battle, God turns Kim Shin into a goblin instead, tasked with protecting certain people from a life of misery. But immortality is wearing on Kim Shin, and he longs to find the prophesied human bride who can set his soul free. Kim Shin becomes accidental roommates with Wang Yeo (Lee Dong Wook), the grim reaper who ushers people’s souls into the afterlife. Kim Shin’s nephew, Yoo Deok Hwa (Yook Sungjae), is a rebellious chaebol heir whose family has been caretakers of the goblin for many generations. Ji Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun) is a high school senior whose mother was saved from an accident by Kim Shin 19 years ago, and ever since then she has been able to communicate with dead people. Sunny (Yoo In Na), the owner of a chicken restaurant and Eun Tak’s boss, crosses paths with Wang Yeo and becomes smitten with him. Can Eun Tak be the true “goblin bride” with the power to release Kim Shin from his eternal misery? “Goblin” is a 2016-2017 South Korean drama series directed by Lee Eung Bok. It is written by Kim Eun Sook, who also wrote the very successful dramas “Heirs” (2013) and “Descendants of the Sun” (2016).

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Hotel Del Luna
www.viki.com/tv/36667c-hotel-del-luna

9.7/10Viki8.8/10MyDramaList8.4/10IMDb

Starring IU and Yeo Jin Goo
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Episodes: 16

Release Date: July 13 - September 1, 2019

Runtime: Sat. & Sun. 21:00


A tale of old curses, lost souls, and unexpected surprises, “Hotel Del Luna” is a 2019 mystery, romance, fantasy drama directed by Oh Choong Hwan.

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Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
www.viki.com/videos/1116518v-strong-woman-do-bong-soon-episode-1
9.8/10Viki8.7/10MyDramaList8.2/10IMDb

RomCom

Episodes: 16

Release Date: February 24 - April 15, 2017

Runtime: Friday & Saturday 23:00


She is no ordinary woman.
Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young) comes from a long line of women possessing Herculean strength. But Bong Soon can only use her strength for good; if she uses it for her own personal gain or to mistreat others, she can lose her strength forever like her mother, Hwang Jin Yi (Shim Hye Jin). Bong Soon’s twin brother, Do Bong Ki (An Woo Yeon) did not inherit the unusual family strength and is a doctor, but Bong Soon has trouble finding gainful employment as an aspiring game developer.

When Ahn Min Hyuk (Park Hyung Sik), the young CEO of AIN Software, a gaming company, witnesses Bong Soon’s amazing strength against a group of gangsters one day, he hires her to be his personal bodyguard to help him catch a man who has been making death threats against him. Bong Soon has a secret crush on her childhood friend, In Guk Doo (Ji Soo), a police detective who is trying to capture a dangerous kidnapper in Bong Soon’s neighborhood. Can Bong Soon help both men track down the culprits?

“Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” is a 2017 South Korean drama series directed by Lee Hyung Min.

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Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo 

Loved this so much wub

www.viki.com/tv/32634c-weightlifting-fairy-kim-bok-joo
EN 100% • Korea, Romance
9.8

What else could there be to life than barbells and heavy weights? Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) is a weightlifting phenom who has only focused on barbells her entire life while growing up with her father, Kim Chang Gul (Ahn Gil Kang), is a former weightlifter. She attends Hanwool College of Physical Education, a university full of top-notch athletes who are driven to succeed in the hopes of representing their country in national and international competitions. She went to the same elementary school as Jung Joon Hyung (Nam Joo Hyuk) but reunites with him in college. He is now a competitive swimmer who is having trouble recovering from the trauma of being disqualified for a false start in his first international swim competition. Song Shi Ho (Kyung Soo Jin) is a fiercely competitive rhythmic gymnast who won a silver medal at the Asian Games when she was 18, but the pressures of her sport drive her to break up with Joon Hyung. Bok Joo’s tunnel-vision life starts to change when she falls in love with Joon Hyung’s older cousin, Jung Jae Yi (Lee Jae Yoon), a former athlete who became an obesity doctor after suffering a career-ending injury. Will Bok Joo learn that there is more to life than weightlifting? “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” is a 2016-2017 South Korean drama series directed by Oh Hyun Jong. The story is inspired by the life of weightlifter Jang Mi Ran, who won the gold medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics, the gold medal in the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, and four world championships. Popular actor Lee Jong Suk makes a high-publicity cameo appearance in the drama.

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New one on Netflix

It's Okay to Not Be Okay

16 Episodes

An extraordinary road to emotional healing opens up for an antisocial children's book writer

and a selfless psych ward caretaker when they cross paths.

https://www.netflix.com/title/81243992

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12451520/reference   9.2

http://asianwiki.com/It's_Okay_to_Not_Be_Okay

 

 

 

 

 

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New on Viki

Train

12 Episodes

A man lost a precious person because of a serial killer. He crosses over into a different world to figure out the truth behind her death. Seo Do-Won is a detective and he is enthusiastic at his job. Han Seo-Kyung is a prosecutor with an honest personality. Lee Jung-Min is a member of a scientific investigation unit. She is Seo Do-Won's childhood friend and also his first love. She supports Seo Do-Won.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11827694/reference  9.5 

https://www.viki.com/tv/37074c-train

http://asianwiki.com/Train_(Korean_Drama)

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New on Netflix - Park Bo Gum, and Park So Dam, so good, Record of Youth

 

Youth Record follows the lives of young people in the world of modeling.

 

Sa Hye-Jun (Park Bo-Gum) is smart and handsome. He is a nice guy and a popular model, but what he really wants is to become an actor. He has auditioned for many acting roles, but hasn't found success yet. Unfortunately, Sa Hye-Jun doesn't have much presence as an actor. Meanwhile, An Jeong-Ha (Park So-Dam) works as a make-up artist.

https://asianwiki.com/Record_of_Youth

 

 

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Start-Up

Release Date: October 17, 2020 -- Netflix
Runtime: Sat. & Sun. 21:00

 

Cast
Bae Suzy - Seo Dal-Mi
Nam Joo-Hyuk - Nam Do-San

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Needing to make $90k to open her own business, Seo Dal-Mi drops out of a university and takes up part-time work. She dreams of becoming someone like Steve Jobs.

Nam Do-San is the founder of Samsan Tech. He is excellent with mathematics. He started Samsan Tech two years ago, but the company is not doing well. Somehow, Nam Do-San becomes Seo Dal-Mi’s first love. They cheer each others start and growth.

 

 

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