Here are the Korean TV shows we absolutely loved in 2017 and where to watch them! Out of the 10 on the list, which K-dramas have you seen and liked? Are there any that you’ve been meaning to watch? Or did we forget to mention your faves? Let us know in the comments below!
10Ruler: Master Of The Mask
Set in the 18th century Korea, crown prince Lee Seon (Yoo Seung Ho) must carry on the four centuries of Joseon Dynasty. Before he can do that, he must fight against a group that has privatized the country’s water supply and accumulated enormous wealth and power, a group that actually existed in the 1700s in Korea.
Where to watch: DramaFever
9Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
Inspired by the life story of Olympic weightlifter Jang Mi Ran, “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” tells the story of love and friendship among four college athletes: Boyish weightlifter Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung), strong headed swimmer Jung Joon Hyung (Nam Joo Hyuk), his cousin and former-athlete-turned-doctor Jung Jae Yi (Lee Jae Yoon), and Song Shi Ho (Kyung Soo Jin), a graceful gymnast with her own set of worries.
When the famed detective Moon Jin Hyuk (Jang Hyuk) loses his wife to a serial killer, he loses his prestige. The wife’s death also impacts Kang Kwon Joo’s (Lee Ha Na) life beyond repair. Kang, an emergency call operator, has a knack for deciphering voices. She was the one at the other end of the emergency call Moon’s wife had made. After the wife gets killed, Kang hears her father, a police sergeant, get killed while chasing down the murderer. Years later, Moon and Kang meet as an underdog detective and a voice profiler, respectively, determined to save lives at a special “golden time” emergency call center.
7Love In Trouble (Suspicious Partner)
In this suspenseful romantic comedy, prosecutor No Ji Wook (Ji Chang Wook) and his intern Eun Bong Hee (Nam Ji Hyun) bicker their way into love as an amnesiac murderer lurks behind them, putting their love in trouble.
6Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
Gifted with magnificent strength, Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young) can smack down ten men with a flick of her fingers. While she’s too shy to tell her crush, childhood friend In Guk Doo (Ji Soo), that she likes him, she gets a new job as a bodyguard to entrepreneur Ahn Min Hyuk (Park Hyung Sik), who seems to have a crush on her.
5Man to Man
Special agent Kim Sul Woo (Park Hae Jin) becomes national star Yeo Woon Kwang’s (Park Sung Woong) bodyguard for a secret assignment. “Man to Man” is the first Korean drama that was multicast abroad through Netflix.
Where to watch: Netflix
4Stranger (Secret Forest)
Prosecutor Hwang Shi Mok (Cho Seung Woo) and police officer Han Yeo Jin (Bae Doo Na) chase a serial killer in the world where the truth is constructed and everyone is a suspect. “Stranger” got on the list of New York Times‘ Best TV Shows of 2017.
3Tomorrow With You
Yoo So Joon (Lee Je Hoon), with his brilliant ability to time travel, has set himself up as a real estate tycoon. The financial success doesn’t mean a thing, however, when he foresees his miserable future. To mend it, he marries Song Ma Rin (Shin Min Ah), except this bubbly woman is unsatisfied with the loveless marriage.
2While You Were Asleep
Nam Hong Joo (Bae Suzy), who runs a BBQ restaurant with her mother, has had precognitive dreams where people die ever since she was a young girl. When prosecutor Jung Jae Chan (Lee Jong Suk) moves to her neighborhood and accidentally finds out about her supernatural ability, they collaborate to prevent deadly accidents.
Where to watch: Viki
1Goblin: The Lonely and Great God
A goblin (Gong Yoo), cursed for eternal life, must marry a human priestess to end it. One day, a girl named Ji Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun) claims to be the goblin’s bride. As Eun Tak, goblin and his roommate grim reaper (Lee Dong Wook) live together and build new memories, the goblin slowly falls for her and finds a reason to live.
Where to watch: DramaFever