As the warmer months wither away and we’re greeted with the chill of autumn, there may be more of a desire to stay indoors and snuggle up while watching some K-dramas. This past year has been quite a success in terms of binge-worthy K-dramas, so here’s a look at just 10 of the dramas that we thought would pique your interest!
“Goblin” was the hit tvN drama that was written by famous writer, Kim Eun Sook. It starred well-seasoned actors, Gong Yoo, Lee Dong Wook, and Kim Go Eun. This script was so unique in that it revolved around a goblin, his bride-to-be, and a grim reaper. There was bromance, comedy, and dramatic elements that were all pieced together so perfectly. It really is a masterpiece of a drama and a definite must-watch!
Catch the first episode of “Goblin”:
2. Fight My Way
“Fight For My Way” stars the charming duo Park Seo Jun and Kim Ji Won. It’s a nostalgic K-drama that is set around a group of childhood friends who are dealing with the pains of growing up and being adults. Park Seo Jun plays MMA fighter Go Dong Man, who is best friends with Choi Ae Ra, played by Kim Ji Won. They support each other as best as they can as they try and achieve their dreams.
Catch the first episode of “Fight My Way”:
3. Greatest One-Shot
“Greatest One-Shot,” is a KBS2 variety K-drama with an all-star cast of Yoon Shi Yoon, Lee Se Young, Cha Tae Hyun, Kim Min Jae, Hong Kyung Min, ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo, and even Taeyang’s big brother, Dong Hyun Bae. The story involved a ’90s K-pop icon (Yoon Shi Yoon) who accidentally travels into the future. This drama is a light-hearted drama that will have you laughing and crying. Definitely one that can’t be missed!
Watch the trailer below!
4. The Guardians
This was a drama that really came out of nowhere. Starring Kim Young Kwang and Lee Si Young, “The Guardians” is about a group of vigilantes who all have different skills that help them to fight crime. Lead by prosecutor Jang Do Han (Kim Young Kwang), there is one common goal for this group of misfits, which is to bring down the bad guy who had wronged them in the past. It’s a fast-paced K-drama that you will most likely binge-watch without stopping. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Catch the first episode of “The Guardians”:
“Do you like Messi?” This line was even trending on Twitter at one point. “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” is the perfect K-drama to warm up to as winter approaches. Starring Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk, this drama is about first loves and friendship. It’s a heart-warming drama and you will find yourself completely shipping the main leads!
Catch the first episode of “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo”:
“Degree of Love” is the new SBS drama starring Yang Se Jong and Seo Hyun Jin that is still currently airing, but is too good to not put on this list. Yang Se Jong plays a gourmet chef named Ohn Jung Sun and Seo Hyun Jin plays a drama writer by the name of Lee Hyun Soo. The two of them are on the road to achieving their dreams, but face a lot of obstacles in their paths that prevent them from dating. Definitely a relatable drama, there’s something so soothing and calming about its production that viewers will appreciate!
Catch the first episode of “Degree of Love”:
This successful drama starred Ji Chang Wook as No Ji Wook and Nam Ji Hyun as Eun Bong Hee. They both work in a team of prosecutors, and when Eun Bong Hee is wrongfully accused of murdering her boyfriend, No Ji Wook comes to the rescue. If you don’t mind seeing Ji Chang Wook on the small screen for 16 hours, then this drama comes highly recommended!
Catch the first episode of “Suspicious Partner”:
“While You Were Sleeping” is the new hit SBS drama starring Suzy and Lee Jong Suk. Suzy’s character Nam Hong Joo is able to dream about events that will happen in the future. Jung Jae Chan (Lee Jong Suk) also has the same ability, but is also able to prevent the dream from coming true. The two embark on a crazy adventure of interpreting their dreams and making sure everything is right in everyone’s lives. It’s an adventure that can’t be missed!
Watch the first episode below!
This all-star cast of Park Bo Young, Park Hyung Sik, and Ji Soo are sure to put a smile on your face. The story involves a strong female lead named Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young) who has Herculean super strength. Park Hyung Sik plays Ahn Min Hyuk, the CEO of a game company who falls completely head over heels for her. This rom-com is full of laughs as well as mystery and adorable moments between the two main leads.
Catch the first episode of “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon” below:
The newest drama on this list, but one that can’t be missed is the new tvN drama, “Because This Is My First Life,” starring Lee Min Ki and Jung So Min. Lee Min Ki plays a rational computer designer who is looking for a housemate, while Jung So Min plays a writer who is desperately trying to become a successful script-writer. The two are brought together by chance despite their opposite personalities. This drama is already so promising!
Watch the first episode below!
Happy K-drama marathoning!
Hey Soompiers, which of these 2017 K-dramas have you watched? Let me know in the comments below!
binahearts is a Soompi writer who can be most often seen singing her heart out at karaoke, walking her dog, or indulging in dessert. Her ultimate biases include Song Joong Ki, BIGBANG and BTOB. Make sure you follow binahearts on Instagram as she journeys through her latest Korean crazes!