It’s almost the time of year again.. when there’s nothing to do but binge-watch a ton of K-Dramas and stay warm inside! So get ready for the list of best dramas to watch while getting into the holiday spirit at the same time.
1. My Love From the Star
Every K-drama fan has to watch My Love From the Star at least once! The unbelievably popular series starring Jun Ji Hyun and Kim Soo Hyun became a sensation across the world. The drama is about an alien who landed on Earth 400 years ago falls inevitably in love with a clumsy actress, Cheon Song Yi.
Their love story had an average TV rating of 24% in Korea, and most amazingly, it has been viewed for nearly 15 billion times through video streaming platforms since its debut in China.
A one-of-a-kind hero “Healer” Ji Chang Wook, accidentally grows attachment to a news report while trying to uncover the truth and resolve the mystery. The storyline, the action, and the actors will keep you entertained.
3. Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
Based off of a popular novel, Moonlight Drawn By Clouds is a wonderful youth historical, telling the bittersweet story of a crown prince that falls in love with a girl who pretended to be an eunuch.
4. The Moon Embracing the Sun
This romantic historical series starring Kim Soo Hyun and Han Ga In depicts the secret love story between a crown prince and a female shaman. The series ratings reached 42.2% nationwide, and won multiple awards at the drama awards shows.
5. Descendant of the Sun
Captain Yoo Shi Jin and Doctor Kang Mo Yeon grow to be attached and find the true love in each other in the middle of the battlefield of a foreign land. The stars of the drama Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo eventually tied the knot in real life.
This trendy high school drama depicts a story of firm friendships, tough rivalries, and love lives of young, rich heirs, following the typical Cinderella-style formula of many K-dramas. The Heirs enjoyed immense popularity both domestically and internationally.
7. Dream High
Dream High‘s storyline is based around six students at Kirin Art High School who share the dream of becoming big as idols in the entertainment industry. It is a must-watch for K-pop and K-drama lovers as it combines both genres.
8. Princess Hours
Princess Hours is one of the most popular Korean romantic comedy drama series. In an alternate 21st century reality where Korea possess a royal family, an ordinary art student marries Crown Prince Shin to rescue her destitute family.
9. Kill Me, Heal Me
A son from a wealthy family suffers from dissociative identity disorder due to suppressed childhood trauma. He enlists the help of his secret psychiatrist to heal him by killing off seven unique personalities. With the grand success of this drama, Ji Sung won his first Daesang in his 16-year career.
10. I Hear Your Voice
This thriller courtroom drama centers around a cynical female attorney and a 19-year-old boy who is able to hear people’s inner thoughts. Due to its successful ratings, the series was extended with two more episodes. Engaging subplots are well-written and great characters are well-acted. Another must-watch!
11. Coffee Prince
This 2007 TV drama led by Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun Hye is still considered one of the greatest K-dramas of all time. The success of Coffee Prince earned both stars a fan base not only in Korea, but also in other countries.