The BEST JTBC shows of all time

Every JTBC show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every JTBC show to compile this list of best shows!

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10.00
29 votes

#1 - MONSTA X-RAY

MONSTA X, through “MONSTA X-RAY”, plans to present “beagle” sides of themselves that they were unable to show on broadcasts and on stages before. MONSTA X members said, “Because it’s a program with our name in it, we will do our best on it. Like the program name, we are ready to show our everything, to our very bones".

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8.91
250 votes

#2 - Heartless City

Shi-Hyun grew up in an orphanage, before running away from there. He then made a living by working as a drug courier and picked up the nickname "Doctor's Son." He's now the boss of a mid-size gang. His drug supplier is a man known as Scale. Shi-Hyun has plans take over his position. Meanwhile, Hyeong-Min becomes the section chief of a special investigation unit. Their goal is to take down Scale, who killed an undercover officer. While trying to catch Scale, Hyeong-Min learns about Doctor's Son. Now, Hyeong-Min and his team go after Shi-Hyun.

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8.78
133 votes

#3 - Hyori's Bed & Breakfast

The famous diva, Lee Hyo-ri, has been taking a long hiatus from the spotlight and enjoying her life in the suburbs of Jeju Island with her husband. The couple has decided to open up their home as a Bed and Breakfast to various people to offer them a time of healing and rest from their busy lives.

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8.77
230 votes

#4 - Men on a Mission

The current format adopts the high school concept where the seven cast members act as students with unique personalities. The cast ranges from a comedian, a retired sportsman to a K-pop star. In each show, two guests (or sometimes, a group of guests) join the class as newly transferred students. As is the case for ordinary high schools, all students of the class are considered to be of the same age regardless of their actual age, seniority and whether they have known each other or not, and they continue a mean, provocative but entertaining talk. Their gig is not confined to what is written on the script: their wonderful impromptu jigs and ad-libbed skits that cross between realities and imaginations are absolutely hilarious.

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8.73
56 votes

#5 - Schoolgirl Detectives

A mystery romance about five female high school students who form a detective group and set out to pick apart unresolved mysteries from around the school.

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8.72
294 votes

#6 - The Good Bad Mother

A tragic accident leaves an ambitious prosecutor with the mind of a child — forcing him and his mother to embark on a journey to heal their relationship.

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8.62
52 votes

#7 - Last Minute Romance

Other than being obsessed with top-star celebrities, Baek Se lives a relatively normal life, until she receives a diagnosis of terminal illness. Despite having tragic moments in her life as an orphan and having a terminal illness, she has a optimistic personality and works as part of the staff team in a suicide prevention counseling center. After she receives her diagnosis, she begins a contract relationship with Dong Joon, who also happens to resemble her celebrity crush.

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8.50
497 votes

#8 - Beyond Evil

Two ex-detectives who have fallen from grace in the city become patrol officers in a quiet town with a history of a notorious cold case: a serial killer whose signature move is laying cutting off the fingertips of the women he murders. The only suspect that the case ever had is one of the patrol officers, and his partner is here to figure out if he’s a monster who’s responsible for the murders, or a man who became a monster to find out who did it.

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8.39
362 votes

#9 - Sky Castle

Four women live in swanky SKY Castle where the top 0.1% of Korea live. They are from prestigious families and want to raise their husbands as kings and their children as the best princes and princesses.

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8.35
88 votes

#10 - Somehow 18

The story of a man who used to be an outcast and how he travels back in time to when he was 18 years old in order to save his love.

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8.35
429 votes

#11 - 18 Again

Tells the story of a husband named Hong Dae Young who is on the verge of divorce but finds himself back in his body when he was at the prime of his life 18 years ago. He ends up changing his name to Go Woo Young when he becomes 18- years-old again. Meanwhile, his wife Jung Da Jung joins the workforce as an anchorwoman later on in life after raising their 18-year-old twins.

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8.34
1400 votes

#12 - Strong Woman Do Bong-soon

Born with supernatural strength, Bong-soon fights evil and procures justice while getting tangled in a love triangle with her CEO boss and cop crush.

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8.29
477 votes

#13 - Snowdrop

When a blood-soaked man bursts into the dormitory of a women’s university in Seoul, Eun Yeong-ro will go against her better judgement and risk being expelled to hide the man from his attackers and tend to his wounds. Unbeknownst to Yeong-ro, the man has a harrowing secret that threatens to put her friends’ and family’s safety at risk, and the two young lovers will have to work together to overcome the obstacles.

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8.24
54 votes

#14 - Lost (2021)

The story of a 40-year-old ghostwriter who feels like she has accomplished nothing and a 27-year-old man who is scared that he will achieve nothing with his life.

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8.24
122 votes

#15 - Secret Love Affair

Despite being married and having a fulfilling career as a sophisticated arts foundation director, something is missing in Oh Hye Won's life. When she meets twenty-something Lee Seon Jae, Hye Won's appetite for passion is awakened, and she soon falls for the impoverished piano prodigy. Though they risk everything, Hye Won and Seon Jae can't help but embark on an affair that threatens to destroy both their lives.

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8.23
173 votes

#16 - Madame Antoine

This is a Romantic-Comedy drama revolved around psychological themes, and viewers will get to experience a wide range of emotions as they follow the onscreen medical experts’ lives. Go Hye Rim (Han Ye Seul) is a famous fortune-teller. She is known as “Madame Antoine” and insists that she is spiritually connected to Marie Antoinette, but that part is a lie. She is able to see through people’s stories due to her intelligence and keen sense. She dreams of having love in a romantic film. She then takes part in a psychological test project conducted by psychotherapist Choi Soo Hyun (Sung Joon). His goal is to prove that true love does not exist. Coincidentally, the name for his psychological treatment center is Madame Antoine.

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8.23
323 votes

#17 - Just Between Lovers

Lee Kang-Doo dreamed of becoming a soccer player, but an accident ended those dreams. His father died in the accident and he broke his leg. Lee Gang-Doo spent 3 years in rehab. Now, he doesn't have anything and just wastes his days. Lee Kang-Doo then meets Ha Moon-Soo. Ha Moon-Soo makes architecture models. Ha Moon-Soo also endured an accident that killed her younger sibling. She has suffered from guilt that she survived. She has lived her life earnestly, while suppressing her feelings. After meeting Lee Kang-Doo, Ha Moon-Soo begins to express her hidden feelings.

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8.20
520 votes

#18 - Age of Youth

With different personalities, and life goals, five female college students become housemates in a shared residence called Belle Epoque.

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8.18
1194 votes

#19 - Itaewon Class

In a colorful Seoul neighborhood, an ex-con and his friends fight a mighty foe to make their ambitious dreams for their street bar a reality.

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8.16
373 votes

#20 - Fall in Love with Soon Jung

Kang Min Ho’s father ran a large company, but sudden death of his father led to his uncle taking over the company. After that, he gets kicked out of this company. He then undergoes a heart transplant surgery and his personality changes due to cellular memory syndrome. He begins to have warm feelings and falls in love with Kim Soon Jung who is a secretary. He then realizes the true meaning of love and happiness. Meanwhile, Joon Hee will form a love triangle with the leads.

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8.15
66 votes

#21 - Padam Padam

“Padam” which means ‘to thump’ in French is a drama about a man who lived life according to its own course but meets a woman he shouldn’t love and about his breathtaking love for her. Yang Kang Chil just came out from prison after 16 years. He was jailed because of a murder he never did. After released from prison, he goes to Seoul accompanied by his guardian angel, Lee Gook Soo. Meanwhile, Han Ji Min will play Jung Ji Na, a cheerful veterinarian who loves Kang Chil.

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8.12
70 votes

#22 - Agency

A self-made executive navigates the cutthroat world of advertising, stopping at nothing — no matter how calculating — to become the head of her agency.

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8.10
228 votes

#23 - The World of the Married

A turbulent twister of lies, betrayals and revenge tears apart the seemingly picture-perfect marriage between a doctor and a filmmaker.

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8.09
138 votes

#24 - Be Melodramatic

The daily lives of 30-year-old best friends Lim Jin-joo, Lee Eun-jung and Hwang Han-joo.

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8.09
296 votes

#25 - Welcome to Waikiki

The story of three men who come to run a failing guesthouse called Waikiki. Complications spark when their guesthouse is visited by a single mother and her baby.

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8.08
37 votes

#26 - Last

When a critical business deal goes belly up, Jang Tae Ho finds himself homeless and on the run from dangerous loan sharks. As the once-successful financier struggles to climb his way out of poverty, he encounters an underground community within the subway system, where an entirely different set of rules govern the lives of countless homeless denizens.

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8.07
216 votes

#27 - Welcome to Samdal-ri

After suffering a fall from grace, a photographer returns to her hometown and bumps into her childhood friend — rekindling an unfinished romance.

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8.06
339 votes

#28 - Mystic Pop-up Bar

A young man with a unique ability begins working for a centuries-old bar owner who resolves her customers' emotional troubles by entering their dreams.

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8.04
153 votes

#29 - Doctor Slump

Once rivals in school, two brilliant doctors reunite by chance — each facing life's worst slump and unexpectedly finding solace in each other.

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8.04
79 votes

#30 - Woman of Dignity

Woo A-Jin lives a luxurious life due to her wealthy father-in-law, but her father-in-law's finances become decimated and her husband betrays her. Woo A-Jin's life hits rock bottom.

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8.00
35 votes

#31 - Beautiful World

Park Moo-Jin and Kang In-Ha are a married couple. Park Moo-Jin works as a high school teacher and Kang In-Ha runs a bakery. They enjoy their lives with their children. Their peaceful days soon turn into a hellish experience. Their son, who is in the 3rd grade of middle school, is seriously injured due to school violence. Park Moo-Jin and Kang In-Ha try to reveal the truth.

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7.97
331 votes

#32 - Beauty Inside (2018)

Han Se Kye is a popular actress. Every month for a week, Han Se Kye's appearance changes to a different person she spends time with. One day she meets Seo Do Jae, who suffers from prosopagnosia, the inability to recognize her faces, and she notices something strange: he can recognize her face. The problem is that Han Se Kye's face is constantly changing.

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7.94
203 votes

#33 - Thirty-Nine

Leaning on each other through thick and thin, a trio of best friends stand together as they experience life, love and loss on the brink of turning 40.

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7.94
267 votes

#34 - My Liberation Notes

Three siblings, exhausted by the monotony of day-to-day adulthood, seek to find fulfillment and freedom from their unremarkable lives.

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7.92
574 votes

#35 - Something in the Rain

When a single career woman reunites with her best friend's younger brother after he returns from three years of working abroad, their efforts to reconnect grow into romance.

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7.88
299 votes

#36 - Reborn Rich

A secretary who manages enterprise risk for a wealthy family dies, then is reborn as the youngest son of that same family — with all his memories intact.

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7.82
784 votes

#37 - King the Land

Amid a tense inheritance fight, a charming heir clashes with his hardworking employee who's known for her irresistible smile — which he cannot stand.

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7.82
104 votes

#38 - Miss Hammurabi

Park Cha O Reum works as a rookie judge. She is in her mid-20's and follows "an eye for an eye" principle. She does not accept prejudice or blindly follow authority. Dealing with cases, she and her colleagues, including Im Ba-Reun, grow as persons.

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7.82
102 votes

#39 - Fantastic

Love story between a drama writer with a terminal illness, and a Hallyu star.

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7.80
67 votes

#40 - Solomon's Perjury

A male student's body is found at school. Authorities assume that the student killed himself in a fall. Other students at the school hold a trial to uncover the truth behind his death.

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7.78
102 votes

#41 - Divorce Attorney Shin

Driven by a personal tragedy, a pianist-turned-lawyer navigates the complex world of divorce — fighting for his clients to win by any means necessary.

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7.77
108 votes

#42 - The Light in Your Eyes

Time manipulation comes with a steep price for a young woman, who becomes 78 years old overnight after using a mysterious watch.

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7.75
354 votes

#43 - Destined With You

A lawyer bound by a centuries-old curse becomes entangled with a civil servant who holds the key to his freedom - igniting an unexpected romance.

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7.71
37 votes

#44 - Idol: The Coup

Portrays the last story of “doomed idols” who need a single “success” in order to “disband.” The story of young people who confidently let go of their dreams as they grow through their failures and take courageous steps towards their new goals.

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7.70
463 votes

#45 - Run On (2020)

Veering off course from his preset path, a track star follows his own pace and heart for the first time after a film translator steps into his life.

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7.68
63 votes

#46 - Misty

An popular anchorwoman, Go Hye Ran is suspected of murder. Her husband, Kang Tae Wook who is a prosecutor-turned-public defender, decides to defend her. Through the process of fighting the murder charge, the couple grows closer again.

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7.68
128 votes

#47 - D-DAY

When a natural disaster strikes Seoul, a team of medical doctors and emergency personnel struggle to deal with its aftermath.

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7.67
34 votes

#48 - Undercover (KR)

Han Jung Hyun is an agent of National Intelligence Service formerly Agency for National Security Planning, who has been hiding his identity for quite sometime. Choi Yeon Soo, a human rights lawyer, becomes the first head of the agency for justice. These main leading characters of the series uncover the truth, pitted against a huge force holding top position. The series tests their relationship as husband and wife when the secret life of Jung Hyun comes to fore.

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7.65
251 votes

#49 - Law School

Following the case of the murder of a professor at South Korea's top prestigious law school, professors and students become suspects in the murder.

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7.62
203 votes

#50 - Secret Healer

Seo-Ri's mother Queen Sim was unable to have a child. She went to a shaman to help her have a child. With the help of shaman Hong-Joo's black magic, Queen Sim was able to have a boy and girl twins. The girl, Seo-Ri, was put under a curse and abandoned deep in the mountains. She meets Heo Jun, a young man, there.

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