Top 20 Best Korean Dramas of All Time (Up To 2017)

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21Top 20 Best Korean Dramas of All Time (mixed between romance and non-romance)

KMazing – Korean drama is first creating an impact in the 2000s. Moreover, Korean drama with romantic genre is often the favorite choice for the people all over the world. The number of Korean dramas now have sprung up due to competition for the highest rating and financial surplus.

Also read : 10 Best Korean Drama 2018 Candidates That You Need to Watch

It can not be denied that the quality of Korean drama is fairly superior both from the flow of story and the quality of the production. Not just exciting, often the story is displayed can make the audience  feel the various emotions from sadness to happiness – a roller coaster of feeling. It is still coupled with the ranks of actors and actresses that are handsome and beautiful, making Korean Drama more and more loved by fans around the world.

Especially now, as the globalization touch every aspect of life. It’s getting easier for audience to be able to watch Korean Drama, you can stream or subscribe to Korean television channel and many other way. Well if you are looking for the best Korean drama recommendations that can stir your feelings, here are 20 best Korean dramas of KMazing special recommendation.

Disclaimer : the drama list is based on Kmazing team’s perspective, not based on rating or award winning. You’ll definitely find a lot of underrated dramas here that you might get confused why they are in the list. But, eventhough underrated, they are here for reasons, and the reasons are because they are super amazing and anti-mainstream, even better then high rated or award winning dramas. You don’t believe it? Watch it yourself.

Also read : 20 Best Korean Movies of All Time (Up to 2017)

Enjoy the list!



  1. I really admire your choice. I almost agree with every single drama you chose as top 20 although the police/thriller theme were in attention in this list. I would choose at least 15 dramas of this list as my top 30.
    And about your number one, I really enjoyed watching Another Oh Hae Young. it was different and as I started watching it with no high expectations ( no A-list actress/actor) but from the first minute I could see Im watching a superb drama. I can still remember the scene where she is running and he is putting sound effect by running! And also when she was angry and said: “I wish anybody who doesnt love me, dead” and when she was feeling happy she said she wished everybody be happy.
    Thank you for your list!

    • Hi Mary,

      Thanks for your opinion, we have similar taste of Korean drama.

      About Another Oh Hae Young, yeah I think there is still no drama which in the same level as it. It’s nearly perfection, from the OSTs, unique storyline, soul-touchingness, romance, acting, this drama is in the highest level, superb.

      You are so right, I started watching it with no any high expectations. The cast is so so, I just know maybe only Eric who is in the A-list actor, and do you know what happened after I watch this drama? Seo Hyun Jin became my ideal type of woman LOLOL (because I’m a guy). I have no any ideas that Seo Hyun Jin would be very lovely and attractive in this drama, even A-list actresses are no match to her. Seo Hyun Jin is the best! (fangirling)

      • yes I agree we have similar taste regarding Kdramas. I watched Voice, age of youth and tunnel which you suggested in your list and they were all of good quality. I particularly did like Age of youth.
        I think some high quality dramas could be added to this list such as Secret (ji sung), 100 days promise ( soo ae), coffee prince (gong yoo), its ok thats love (Gong Hyo Jin), princess man ( Moon Chae Won)
        And about Seo Hyun Jin, I knew her from Soo Baek Hyang drama. she played the main role and althogh it was a sweet drama but unfortunately it didnt receive much attention. she also had a brief appearance in three musketeers .
        Again Thank You for your list, I have to watch 2 dramas to complete your list.

  2. Your choice of drama is great but goblin, signal, dots, moon lovers and my love from another star would be my top 5. School 2015, weightlifting kim bok joo, strong woman do bong soon and kill me heal me are also great dramas.

  3. Hi, I almost agree with the dramas you’ve mentioned here. It was a surely an enlightenment for my days.
    But, I think you made a mistake about Defendant’s airing station. It should be SBS. 🙂

  4. I see you’re a big fan of legal/thriller dramas. I haven’t seen any historical though hahahaha we have opposite taste. But well thank you for this lists I will try some of this

  5. “It’s Okay That’s Love” “Legend of the Blue Sea” and “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” are my top three since I love a funny, feel good drama with a deeper underlying plot.


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