The BEST TVN Shows
The top 20 shows on TVN
#1 - Goblin
Living forever can get old after a while. Kim Shin is a goblin who has immortal life as he watches over people’s souls. He lives with the grim reaper who suffers from amnesia but nevertheless does his job to help usher people’s souls into the afterlife. Shin’s nephew, Yoo Deok Hwa, is a rebellious chaebol heir whose family has been caretakers of the goblin for generations. As Shin becomes tired of his immortal life, he contemplates whether to find a human bride to help him become human. Could Ji Eun Tak an optimistic high school student who falls in love with Shin, or Sunny, the likeable owner of a chicken restaurant, hold the key to Shin’s future?
#2 - Answer Me 1988
Centered around the excitement of the 1988 Seoul Olympics, a group of teenagers witness South Korea come of age as it is catapulted into the international spotlight. Set to a soundtrack of pop hits that define the time this hopeful group of teenagers quickly discover a whole new world outside of their humble neighborhood alleyway.
#3 - Marriage, Not Dating
A romantic comedy about a man who doesn't want to get married and a woman who earnestly wants to get married. Gong Ki-tae is a successful plastic surgeon who keeps getting pressured by his family to get married but all he wants is to live alone in peace. He then comes up with a plan to introduce Joo Jang-mi to his family, believing that they will never be able to accept her as their daughter-in-law.
#4 - Mr. Sunshine (2018)
Based in Shinmiyangyo, or the U.S. expedition to Korea in the late 19th century, Mr. Sunshine tells the story of a Korean boy born into a family of a house servant running away to board an American warship, later to return to his homeland as a U.S. marine officer. He ironically falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter and discovers the dark scheme to colonize the country that he once ran away from.
#5 - Secret Forest
Hwang Shi-mok had brain surgery when he was a child, which caused him to lack emotion. Now, Hwang Shi-mok works as a prosecutor. He is rational, but cold and lonely. He is also one of the only prosecutors not involved in corruption. One day, a dead body is thrown in front of him. He meets Police Lieutenant Han Yeo-jin at a murder crime scene. They work together to eradicate corruption at the prosecutor's office and solve a serial murder case.
#6 - Because This Is My First Life
Nam Se-Hee is a single man in his early 30's. He has chosen to not marry. He owns his home, but he owes a lot on his mortgage. Yoon Ji-Ho is a single woman in her early 30's. She does not own a home and envies those that do. She has given up on dating due to her financial struggles. Yoon Ji-Ho begins to live at Nam Se-Hee’s house. They become housemates.
#7 - Hotel Del Luna
Nestled deep in the heart of Seoul’s thriving downtown sits a curious hotel, the like of which no one has ever seen before. Old beyond measure, the building has stood for millennia, an ever-present testament to the fact that things are not always what they seem. Running this hotel is Jang Man Wol, a greedy, suspicious soul who has spent the past thousand years acting as the establishment’s CEO. Cursed for a sin she can no longer remember committing, Man Wol is doomed to spend all of the eternity running this odd establishment, catering to the needs of a most peculiar clientele. Her only hope of escape is to find someone who has committed a worse sin than her own but after a thousand years, she’s beginning to lose hope. However, things take an interesting turn when Goo Chan Sung shows up. Once the youngest assistant manager ever to work at a multinational hotel corporation, Chan Sung finds himself forced to manage the Hotel del Luna because of a deal his father made with Man Wol years ago. A stickler for rules and regulations, he’s a perfectionist to the extreme but that may be exactly what this odd establishment and its cursed CEO needs.
#8 - Answer Me 1997
In 1997, nothing was more important to Shi-won than the Korean boy band 'H.O.T.' She and her five closest friends exemplified the teenage angst of K-pop idolatry that was escalating during the decade. They reconnect 15 years later and relive their youth of the late 1990s.
#9 - Another Miss Oh
Two women working in the same industry with the exact same name keep getting their lives entangled both professionally and personally.
#10 - Bring It On, Ghost
Park Bong Pal is a 17-year-old boy with the ability to see and hear ghosts. What he’s discovered over the years is that he can touch them and fight them off, so when he’s in need of a part-time job and can’t find one that pays well enough, he starts putting ads online as an exorcist for hire. His ad: “Will face off with your ghosts. Chances of winning: virgin ghosts 80%, bachelor ghosts 40%, child ghosts 97%, the rest 50%.” One night he goes out on the job and faces off with a schoolgirl ghost Kim Hyun Ji, and during the fight they accidentally kiss and sparks fly.
#11 - What's Wrong With Secretary Kim
Lee Young-Joon's family runs a large company and he works as the vice-president of the company. He is smart, rich and handsome, but he is arrogant. His secretary is Kim Mi-So. She has worked for him for years and she is perfect for him, but Kim Mi-So decides to quit her job.
#12 - Romance is a Bonus Book
A gifted writer who is the youngest editor-in-chief ever at his publishing company gets enmeshed in the life of a former copywriter desperate for a job.
#13 - A Korean Odyssey
A self-serving mythical creature's bid for invincibility backfires when he finds himself at the mercy of a woman who can see otherworldly beings.
#14 - Her Private Life
"Her Private Life", which is based on webtoon "Noona Fan Dot Com", is a romantic comedy about a woman fangirling over idols, and the two men fanboying over her.
#15 - Emergency Couple
Jin-hee (Song Ji-hyo) had a good life as a dietitian when she met medical school student Chang-min (Choi Jin-hyuk). Chang-min comes from a wealthy family full of doctors who where against their marriage but the two decided to get married anyway. He gave up his medical internship to work as a pharmaceutical salesman. Their marriage isn’t a happy one and they decided to get a divorce since his family kept looking down on Jin-hee and even Chang-min started to change. After their divorce, Both of them graduated from medical school and works as an intern. One day, they meet in the emergency room for a hospital where they both have their medical internship.
#16 - Shut Up Flower Boy Band
Eye Candy is a six member underground rock band led by Byung Hee. When the group transfers into the prestigious Jungsang High School, they find their rival, Strawberry Fields. This is a story about the two rock bands and how they deal with friendship, relationships, and their passion for music.
#17 - Touch Your Heart
A legal romance drama about the love of a successful lawyer and his secretary, who is actually a fallen top Hallyu actress in disguise. It depicts the success and happiness of two formidable people.
#18 - Flower Boy Next Door
Go Dok-mi (Park Shin-hye) doesn’t spend all day dreaming about her knight in shining armor — she’s too busy spying on her neighbors who all happen to be hot, "flower-boy" types, including cartoon artist Oh Jin-rak (Kim Ji-hoon). But when Enrique Geum (Yoon Si-yoon), the new pretty boy next door, catches her, Dok-mi is finally forced to face the consequences - without the safety of binoculars and curtains. Will he be able to convince this “urban Rapunzel” to let her hair down? Whether you’re a lover or a fighter, this sensitive man will captivate your sensibilities.
#19 - Cinderella and Four Knights
Eun Ha-won is a college student. She is a bright girl who wants to be a veterinarian, but at home she is lonely. She is isolated from her family members. Eun Ha-won lives with father, step-mother and step-sister after her mother died in a car accident. One day, she helps a mysterious old man. The old man suggests to her to live in a mansion and pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Since than, she moves into the mansion and lives with three cousins Kang Ji-woon, Kang Hyun-min, Kang Seo-woo and their bodyguard Lee Yoon-sung.
#20 - Cheese in the Trap
Hong Seol and Yoo Jung attend the same college, but they couldn't be more different. Hong Seol is a poor, unpopular student with no money, while Yoo Jung is rich, well-liked, extremely smart, and popular. Hong Seol just wants to get through her college career quietly, but finds herself getting caught up in whatever Yoo Jung drags her into. Can Hong Seol break away, or will she continue to be the only person who sees Yoo Jung's true self?