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Mother (KR)

#1 - Mother (KR)

A young girl named Hye-Na is abused by her mother Ja-Young. Although she is not okay, she tells other people she is alright. Soo-Jin is a temporary teacher at the elementary school where Hye-Na attends. Soo-Jin is aware of her situation and decides to become her mother.

star 9.60
140 votes
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Misaeng

#2 - Misaeng

Jang Geu Rae played the board game “baduk” (a strategy game somewhat like chess) since he was a child. Playing the game was everything to him, but he failed to become a professional baduk player. Now he is thrown out into the real world. By an acquaintance’s recommendation, He is able to begin to work at Wonin International as an intern and struggles to adapt working at a company. Meanwhile, Ahn Young Yi is a competent and intelligent new intern and Jang Baek Ki is another co-worker. Oh Sang Sik will play their boss.

star 9.30
222 votes
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Nine: Nine Time Travels

#3 - Nine: Nine Time Travels

Park Sun-Woo works as an anchorman at a TV broadcasting station. He is in love with newsreporter Joo Min-Young, who is bright and honest. Park Sun-Woo then obtains 9 incense items, which allows him to go back 20 years in time. Park Sun-Woo travels to the past.

star 9.17
118 votes
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Answer Me 1988

#4 - 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.

star 9.04
434 votes
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Signal

#5 - Signal

Detectives from the present and a detective from the past communicate via walkie-talkie to solve a long-time unsolved case.

star 8.96
443 votes
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My Mister

#6 - My Mister

Park Dong Hoon is an engineer at an architectural firm. He has it tough: a struggling marriage and his two brothers have hit walls in their lives. Quiet and stoic, Dong Hoon cares deeply for his family, but his cautious approach toward life means nothing ever changes for him. But that's all about to change when he meets her: Lee Ji Han. Ji Han also has it rough as a temp with a mountain of debt. She takes on any job she can get her hands on, but her next gig will be the most difficult one yet: learning about Park Dong Hoon. What starts off as a job turns into a real connection with an emotionally damaged man. As their relationship deepens, they both realize they can help one another with their emotional wounds.

star 8.95
172 votes
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Live

#7 - Live

Drama series contains the joy and sorrows of police officers at a precinct office. They try to uphold values in everyday life and maintain justice. Jung-O [Jung Yu-Mi] lives with her single mother and her father has ignored her existence. After graduating from college, Jung-O struggles to find a job. One day, she decides to take an exam to become a police officer. She studies for 2 years and finally passes the exam. Jung-O enters the police academy. There, she meets fellow cadet Sang-Soo [Lee Kwang-Soo]. Sang-Soo has a mother and an older brother. He worked as an intern at a water company. He wanted to become a full time employee there and worked incredibly hard, even buying stock in the company. Sang-Soo was devastated to learn that the company was a fraud. He saw a notice announcing an exam to become a police officer. He decided then to become a police officer. Jung-O and Sang-Soo go through hard times at the police academy, led by their instructor Yang-Chon [Bae Sung-Woo]. After training at the police academy, Jung-O and Sang-Soo begin work at the Hongil Police Precinct Office. They encounter situations they never expected. Their instructor Yang-Chon receives a demotion and also begins work at the Hongil Police Precinct Office.

star 8.95
148 votes
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Hospital Playlist

#8 - Hospital Playlist

Five doctors, long-time friends who started their undergrad in 1999 at the same medical school, now work the same hospital. Oh, and they want to start a band.

star 8.94
140 votes
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The Crowned Clown

#9 - The Crowned Clown

Joseon is in a state of disorder due to uprisings and a power struggle surrounding King Lee Hun. To avoid assassination, a clown named Ha Sun is brought to the palace to take the place of King Lee Hun. Ha Sun looks almost identical to King Lee Hun.

star 8.94
37 votes
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Marriage, Not Dating

#10 - 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.

star 8.93
300 votes
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31 Minutos

#11 - 31 Minutos

Tulio Triviño is the puppet-anchorman of a fictitious TV News show where, with help from his friends and co-workers he presents interesting notes and reports. While Tulio tries his best to keep things professional and run the show smoothly, there's always something that goes wrong at the end of the day.

star 8.92
208 votes
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Mr. Sunshine (2018)

#12 - 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.

star 8.90
219 votes
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Dear My Friends

#13 - Dear My Friends

Depicts the realistic and enjoyable lives of older and younger people who become dear friends.

star 8.89
83 votes
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Goblin

#14 - Goblin

In his quest for a bride to break his immortal curse, a 939-year-old guardian of souls meets a grim reaper and a sprightly student with a tragic past.

star 8.88
2,398 votes
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Prison Playbook

#15 - Prison Playbook

With his major league baseball debut right around the corner, a star pitcher lands in prison and must learn to navigate his new world.

star 8.81
170 votes
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Plus Nine Boys

#16 - Plus Nine Boys

This is a romantic comedy series about four boys at the ages of 9, 19, 29 and 39 who each confront different challenges in love and work at the cusp of a new decade in their lives.

star 8.81
62 votes
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Crash Landing on You

#17 - Crash Landing on You

Yoon Se-ri is a beautiful heiress and a leading fashion businesswoman in South Korea, and she meets North Korean military officer Lee Jung-hyeok, when she is swept up by a wind storm and accidentally crashes in North Korean territory while paragliding.

star 8.79
448 votes
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Stranger

#18 - Stranger

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.

star 8.78
357 votes
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Drinking Solo

#19 - Drinking Solo

This drama is about the slice-of-life and daily activities around the teachers, students, staffs of a private institution that prepares for civil service exam around the area of Seoul's Noryangjin. The characters like to drink alone after work for their own reasons. The story also depicts the romance between Jin Jung-suk and Park Ha-na. Jin Jung Suk (Ha Seok-jin) is a good looking and professional star lecturer. Meanwhile, Park Ha-na (Park Ha-sun) is a rookie lecturer who struggles to survive in the private institute world.

star 8.76
128 votes
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It's Okay to Not Be Okay

#20 - It's Okay to Not Be Okay

An extraordinary road to emotional healing opens up for an antisocial children's book writer and a selfless psych ward caretaker when they cross paths.

star 8.75
944 votes
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Tomorrow With You

#21 - Tomorrow With You

The story is about Yoo So Joon, a time-traveler who owns a real estate company worth 200 billion won. When he sees his future self living unhappily, he decides to avoid that fate by marrying Song Ma Rin without love. While their start is a fake marriage, he sees that his wife gets hurt because of him, and it starts to distress him. The story is about him slowly falling in love with her, despite marrying her for selfish and loveless reasons.

star 8.69
209 votes
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Mr. Queen

#22 - Mr. Queen

In the present day, Jang Bong-hwan works as a chef at the President's Blue House. He has a free spirit, but his spirit somehow finds its way into the body of Queen Kim So-yong in the Joseon period. King Cheoljong has secrets. He seems like a figurehead, who is gentle and easygoing. In fact, he hides his strong aspects. Queen Sunwon is the late King Sunjo’s wife. She wields the true power in the country and, thus, relegates King Cheoljong as just a figurehead. Kim Jwa-geun is Queen Sunwon’s younger brother. He is extremely ambitious.

star 8.69
218 votes
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Chicago Typewriter

#23 - Chicago Typewriter

What does it take to maintain your status as a bestselling author? Han Se Ju was a writer in his past life during the 1930s Japanese occupation of Korea. He has been reincarnated and is a bestselling author in modern day. But Se Joo is depressed and has writer’s block that keeps him from completing his next bestseller. Yoo Jin Oh is a talented ghostwriter who can bail Se Joo out of his predicament, but the mysterious man has a condition for his services that Se Joo may not be able to meet. Jeon Seol is a veterinarian and book lover who runs her own delivery service. She becomes an anti-fan of the overrated Se Joo. Can Se Joo produce another bestseller under such difficult circumstances?

star 8.65
228 votes
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Hotel Del Luna

#24 - 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.

star 8.62
494 votes
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Because This Is My First Life

#25 - 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.

star 8.62
396 votes
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Heart to Heart

#26 - Heart to Heart

Cha Hong Do suffers from social phobia and has a problem with severe blushing. She does have a strong sense of curiosity and learns from books and the internet. One day, Cha Hong Do's grandmother dies. Her grandmother was her only contact to the outside world. Cha Hong Do then begins doing housework as a maid, but disguises herself as an elderly woman. Through an incident, she meets a psychiatrist, Ko Yi Suk.

star 8.61
134 votes
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Designated Survivor: 60 Days

#27 - Designated Survivor: 60 Days

After the nation's entire leadership is killed in a terrorist attack, the Minister of Environment is tasked with leading the country through the crisis for 60 days.

star 8.57
59 votes
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Ex-Girlfriend Club

#28 - Ex-Girlfriend Club

A popular webtooon writer writes about his ex-girlfriends. While his webtoon is being made into a movie, he meets a female film producer.

star 8.56
156 votes
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Idle Mermaid

#29 - Idle Mermaid

Ha Ni is a mermaid princess in the underwater empire but she loves for the human world when she sees and falls in love with a man. She transforms into a human and follows Hyun Myung to live in a temporary house for people who are preparing for employment. The pragmatic Hyun Myung is trying to find a good-paying job to provide him with a comfortable life. But will he be distracted by Ha Ni, who has just 100 days to make Hyun Myung fall in love with her so that she can permanently remain as a human being?

star 8.54
220 votes
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Answer Me 1997

#30 - 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.

star 8.50
483 votes
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Ho Goo's Love

#31 - Ho Goo's Love

It's not easy being Ho Goo, a low-key guy who can neither score a date nor score high enough on his civil service exams, which he's failed 7 years running. But when he has a chance reunion with national swimming champion Do Hee, the most popular girl of his high school, his luck begins to change — perhaps for the worse. After spending the night with Do Hee, Ho Goo experiences a rude awakening when he realizes that not only has Do Hee left: she's left him a baby to take care of!

star 8.45
95 votes
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Another Miss Oh

#32 - Another Miss Oh

Two women working in the same industry with the exact same name keep getting their lives entangled both professionally and personally.

star 8.43
245 votes
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My Shy Boss

#33 - My Shy Boss

When a young, energetic employee joins a public relations firm with an introverted and severely misunderstood boss, she makes it her life’s mission to show the world who he really is.

star 8.41
184 votes
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Search: WWW

#34 - Search: WWW

Bae Ta-Mi (Lim Soo-Jung) works as a director for a big web portal company. She is in her late 30's and is quite competitive. With her competitiveness, Bae Ta-Mi enjoys success. The methods she uses to win has her wondering if she is doing the right thing with her life. Has she sacrificed too much of her personal life for success? Park Mo-Gun (Chang Ki-Yong) is a man in his 20's and is a gifted composer. He creates music for video games. Park Mo-Gun meets Bae Ta-Mi at an arcade. He falls in love with her due to her competitive spirit.

star 8.38
99 votes
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The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

#35 - The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

Yoo Jin Kook is a veteran detective who is getting weary of his job. The only light in his life is his younger sister, Yoo Jin Kang. He dotes on her and is protective of her like a father figure ever since they lost their parents. When Jin Kook starts investigating a suicide of a university student, he can’t help but feel that the enigmatic Kim Moo Young, may have been responsible for her death. Moo Young seems like a nice guy who works at a Korean beer microbrewery, but there seems to be a dark side to him. When Moo Young meets Jin Kang and the two begin to develop a relationship, Jin Kook is determined to stop it. But can Jin Kook protect Jin Kang when she needs it the most?

star 8.37
96 votes
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Answer Me 1994

#36 - Answer Me 1994

Generation Y, meet Generation X: on the heels of the success of Answer Me 1997, ‘90s nostalgia continues with a series set in 1994. Journey with a group of high schoolers as they discover the now legendary—then new—K-pop group Seo Taiji and the Boys, as well as the Korean Basketball League, "new" technology, and grungy fashion trends. Sometimes you’ve just got to look to your past in order to appreciate the present. Every generation is sure to find something to love in this field trip back into time!

star 8.35
249 votes
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What's Wrong With Secretary Kim

#37 - 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.

star 8.32
468 votes
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Psychopath Diary

#38 - Psychopath Diary

“Psychopath Diary” is about a man named Yook Dong Shik, who coincidentally witnesses a murder and loses his memory after an accident that occurs while fleeing the scene. He wakes up with no sense of identity and mistakes himself as the killer when he finds the murderer’s diary in his hands.

star 8.28
48 votes
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Circle

#39 - Circle

After Aliens arrive, the story takes place in two time streams: 2017 and 2037. In twenty years, and by 2037, the world has been divided into a “Smart Earth” where artificial intelligence has created a utopian environment in which no diseases or crimes exist, and an “Ordinary Earth” where people still suffer from rampant plague and lawlessness.

star 8.26
162 votes
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Catch The Ghost

#40 - Catch The Ghost

Yoo-Ryung is a rookie detective. Her twin sister with autism has gone missing. To find her sister, Yoo-Ryung applies to the subway police team. Yoo-Ryung has exceptional space perception. She solves cases using her exceptional space perception and strong sense of justice. Her partner detective is often busy cleaning up behind her.

star 8.24
33 votes
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King of High School

#41 - King of High School

Lee Min Suk is just a normal high school hockey player - until he's forced to take his brother's place as the director for a major company. Now he's forced to balance school work, hockey practice, and making multi-million dollar decisions. No big deal?

star 8.23
185 votes
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Twenty Again

#42 - Twenty Again

Due to an unplanned pregnancy, Ha No Ra married young and dropped out of school. But after two decades as a housewife, she finally gets the chance to experience college, alongside her 20-year-old son Kim Min Soo and his girlfriend Oh Hye Mi. Further complicating things, No Ra already has a strained student-teacher relationship, as her husband Kim Woo Chul and her first love Cha Hyun Suk wind up being her professors.

star 8.23
132 votes
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Bring It On, Ghost

#43 - 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.

star 8.21
269 votes
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A Korean Odyssey

#44 - 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.

star 8.17
436 votes
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Arthdal Chronicles

#45 - Arthdal Chronicles

Arthdal Chronicles depicts the birth of civilization and nations in ancient times. It is a story of mythical heroes, their struggle, unity and love of people living in a virtual land called Arth. The storyline of Arthdal Chronicles is centered around the ancient city of Arthdal, established on Arth. Eunseom relentlessly fights to protect his own tribe and has strong protective instincts. Tagon is very charismatic and most talented, yet overwhelmingly dangerous. Tanya is the successor of Wahan Tribe clan mother, who realizes her destiny to protect her own people against other powerful tribes. Taealha is the most beautiful lady in Arthdal, and has the strongest desire for power.

star 8.15
115 votes
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Memorist

#46 - Memorist

Dong Baek, a detective with the special power to read minds, comes upon a series of mystery killings.

star 8.14
66 votes
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Romance is a Bonus Book

#47 - 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.

star 8.14
244 votes
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Liar Game (KR)

#48 - Liar Game (KR)

This drama is about various contestants take part in a game show with a prize of 10 billion won wherein contestants are encouraged to cheat and lie. The contestants who able to cheat the others will wins the prize but debt if he/she loses the game. Contestants include genius swindler Cha Woo-jin and naive college student Nam Da-jung. Meanwhile, Kang Do-young will play the MC and planner of this game show.

star 8.12
111 votes
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Flower of Evil

#49 - Flower of Evil

Suspenseful drama about a psychopath who changes his identity to conceal his cruel past and his homicide detective wife who tries to track down the truth.

star 8.11
389 votes
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Hi Bye, Mama!

#50 - Hi Bye, Mama!

It's the story of a mother who died and begins a 49-day long project of reincarnation, and a husband who has barely begun to live a new life after overcoming the pain of losing his wife.

star 8.08
332 votes
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