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!

Heartless City
star
9.05
235 votes

#1 - 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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Men on a Mission
star
8.91
213 votes

#2 - 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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Hyori's Bed & Breakfast
star
8.85
126 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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Detectives of Seonam Girls' High School
star
8.85
53 votes

#4 - Detectives of Seonam Girls' High School

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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Beyond Evil
star
8.59
279 votes

#5 - 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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18 Again
star
8.53
235 votes

#6 - 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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Somehow 18
star
8.52
74 votes

#7 - 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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Age of Youth
star
8.49
426 votes

#8 - Age of Youth

University students Yoon Jin-myung, Jung Ye-eun, Song Ji-won, Kang Yi-na and Yoo Eun-jae share a house. Jin-myung is busy supporting herself financially and studying. She suffers from lack of sleep. Ye-eun is devoted to her boyfriend, she is clear about what she likes or not. Ji-won has a bright personality and likes to drink. Yi-na is popular due to her beautiful appearance. Eun-jae is timid, but has a unique taste for men.

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Snowdrop
star
8.48
169 votes

#9 - 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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Just Between Lovers
star
8.47
226 votes

#10 - 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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SKY Castle
star
8.46
240 votes

#11 - 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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Be Melodramatic
star
8.42
81 votes

#12 - 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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Secret Love Affair
star
8.41
112 votes

#13 - 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. Based on the 2005 Japanese film Tokyo Tower, this romance aches with the desperate struggle between love and reality.

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Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
star
8.39
1020 votes

#14 - Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

An insanely strong girl swoons over her childhood crush. He, unfortunately, likes women that are a lot more elegant than the clumsy Bong-soon. While she tries to win him over, she lands a job as a bodyguard to a gorgeous CEO. However, even she doesn’t seem to have the strength to break through her boss’s impenetrable ego and thick skull.

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Padam Padam
star
8.35
60 votes

#15 - 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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Madame Antoine
star
8.28
169 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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Welcome to Waikiki
star
8.26
201 votes

#17 - 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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Beating Again
star
8.25
329 votes

#18 - Beating Again

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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Itaewon Class
star
8.24
755 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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The Beauty Inside
star
8.19
213 votes

#20 - The Beauty Inside

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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The World of the Married
star
8.15
149 votes

#21 - The World of the Married

A story about a married couple whose betrayal of one another leads to a whirlwind of revenge.

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Mystic Pop-up Bar
star
8.14
214 votes

#22 - Mystic Pop-up Bar

Mystic Pop-up Bar opens only at night on the rooftop of a building. Wol Joo runs the mysterious food cart. Customers who visit Mystic Pop-up Bar consist of normal people and the dead. While drinking alcohol and eating dishes with Wol Joo, the customers of Mystic Pop-up Bar talk about themselves and try to heal their internal wounds.

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Last
star
8.11
35 votes

#23 - 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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D-DAY
star
8.09
97 votes

#24 - 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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Thirty-Nine
star
8.07
49 votes

#25 - 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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Run On
star
8.07
238 votes

#26 - Run On

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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Something in the Rain
star
8.04
435 votes

#27 - Something in the Rain

Yoon Jin-A is a single woman in her 30's. She works as a supervisor at a coffee company. Yoon Jin-A is an easygoing person, but she feels empty inside. Seo Joon-Hee is the younger brother of her best friend Seo Kyung-Sun. He comes back to South Korea after finishing work abroad. Yoon Jin-A though he was just a childish guy, but he appears different to her now.

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The Good Detective
star
8.04
49 votes

#28 - The Good Detective

Kang Do Chang has worked as a detective for the past 18 years. He was born and raised in Incheon. He investigates cases using his experience and personal connections, forgoing scientific technique, or reasoning power. Oh Ji Hyeok is an elite detective. He has 9 years of experience. Unlike Kang Do Chang, he investigates cases using evidence and insight into the criminal's psyche. Due to trauma from his childhood, he does not share his feelings. He is wealthy thanks to his late uncle, who left him with a large inheritance. Jin Seo Kyung works as a newspaper reporter. She is a 5 year veteran and passionate about her work.

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Misty
star
8.03
47 votes

#29 - 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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The Light in Your Eyes
star
8.03
66 votes

#30 - The Light in Your Eyes

Kim Hye-Ja hopes to become an announcer. She is honest and has a positive personality, but she suddenly becomes a 70-year-old woman. 70-year-old Kim Hye-Ja gains the special ability to manipulate time. Lee Joon-Ha wants to become a reporter. He has worked hard to achieve his dream, but he now lives his life hopelessly. He gets involved with Kim Hye-Ja.

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Miss Hammurabi
star
7.98
84 votes

#31 - 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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Fantastic
star
7.96
96 votes

#32 - Fantastic

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

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At Eighteen
star
7.85
68 votes

#33 - At Eighteen

Moments in the lives of eighteen-year-olds as they experience whirlwind of emotions.

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Secret Healer
star
7.81
186 votes

#34 - 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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Solomon's Perjury
star
7.80
50 votes

#35 - 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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LIFE (2018)
star
7.78
78 votes

#36 - LIFE (2018)

At Korea's top university medical center, ideals and interests collide between a patient-centered ER doctor and the hospital's newly-appointed CEO.

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My Country: The New Age
star
7.72
107 votes

#37 - My Country: The New Age

Set during the end of the Goryeo period to the early Joseon period. Two friends aim their swords against one another due to differences in opinion about "my country."

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When the Weather Is Fine
star
7.72
124 votes

#38 - When the Weather Is Fine

Hae Won is an ordinary woman with good character. She has played the cello since she was a child. Hae Won began her social life with her ability to play the cello, but, during that time, she was hurt emotionally by others. Due to that, Hae Won does not trust people and she has closed her heart to others. Hae Won becomes sick and tired of her life in Seoul and decides to move back to her hometown Bookhyun Village. There, Hae Won meets Eun Seop. He runs the bookshop "Goodnight Bookstore." Eun Seop's daily life is simple. He wakes up and drinks coffee, reads a book and writes on his blog. Eun Seop's daily life begins to change after he meets Hae Won.

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My ID Is Gangnam Beauty
star
7.71
388 votes

#39 - My ID Is Gangnam Beauty

Kang Mi-Rae had a timid personality due to her ugly appearance. She was teased by people and even bullied when she attended school. Now, Kang Mi-Rae is beautiful after undergoing plastic surgery, but she still has her timid personality. Kang Mi-Rae starts her first year at a university. People are still mean to her and call her "Gangnam Beauty" in a derogatory manner. Meanwhile, Do Kyung-Seok attends the same university. He does not judge people by their appearance. He cares about what's on the inside rather than outside. Do Kyung-Seok begins to like Kang Mi-Rae.

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The Package
star
7.66
58 votes

#40 - The Package

Yoon So-So works as a travel guide in France. She leads a group of tourists on a package tour. The travelers all have their own stories. San Ma-Roo joined the tour after being dumped by his girlfriend. Kim Gyung-Jae has been dating for the past 10 years. A mysterious man seems to follow Yoon So-So. Jung Yeon-Sung joined the package tour with a partner, but he will not reveal what kind of relationship they are in. Han So-Ran is a web designer and agonizes over staying single or marriage. Oh Gab-Soo is extremely stubborn. Han Book-Ja spent most of her life taking care of her husband. Na Hyun is a woman whom other people cannot guess her age. They all do not want to become involved in each other's personal lives, but, while they travel together, they become closer and develop relationships.

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Lost (2021)
star
7.59
29 votes

#41 - 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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She Would Never Know
star
7.53
57 votes

#42 - She Would Never Know

Based on a popular web novel of the same name published in 2017. It tells the sweet love story between a lovely senior and a bold junior who is sexy and sincere.

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Forecasting Love and Weather
star
7.53
59 votes

#43 - Forecasting Love and Weather

About the work and love lives of people who work at the Korea Meteorological Administration, Korea’s national weather forecast service. An office romance drama between a genius man and a feisty manager.

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Law School
star
7.48
150 votes

#44 - 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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Clean with Passion for Now
star
7.46
182 votes

#45 - Clean with Passion for Now

Seon Kyeol is good-looking and successful, running his own company that offers cleaning services but his obsession about cleanliness is like an otherworldly thing that most people can never understand. O Sol is in her early 20s and has a rather quirky personality, but she does everything she can to pick herself up to find a job that can sustain her and her family. Although the two seem to be polar opposites on the outside, they both live each day with their own sufferings and concerns. Over time, the two learn to overcome their differences and understand each other’s pain.

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Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency
star
7.42
33 votes

#46 - Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency

Before Lee Soo (Seo Ji-Hoon) became a king, he was an ordinary blacksmith in the countryside. He life suddenly changed at the age of 23. This was when Lee Soo became the King of Joseon. Meanwhile, Lee Soo's first love is Gae-Ddong (Kong Seung-Yeon). He loved her before he took the throne. King Lee Soo wants to marry Gae-Ddong, but, because of her humble background, it is virtually impossible. To marry Gae-Ddong, Lee Soo hires the Flower Crew Matchmaking Agency. The agency consists of 3 handsome men: Ma Hoon (Kim Min-Jae), Do Joon (Byeon Woo-Seok) and Ko Young-Soo (Park Ji-Hoon) and they are the best matchmaking agency in Joseon. King Lee Soo asks the Flower Crew to make Gae-Ddong a noble woman.

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Inspector Koo
star
7.39
192 votes

#47 - Inspector Koo

A reclusive ex-cop reenters the game as an insurance investigator, searching for clues in crime scenes perfectly staged by a serial killer in her midst.

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Ms. Temper & Nam Jung Gi
star
7.39
67 votes

#48 - Ms. Temper & Nam Jung Gi

Ok Da-Jung is the youngest team leader in the cosmetics industry. She has divorced three times so far. She doesn't care what others think about her and she also has quite a temper. Nam Jung-Gi works as a section chief at the same cosmetics company as Ok Da-Jung. Unlike her, Nam Jung-Gi has a timid and nice personality. He can't say anything that makes others uncomfortable. He is able to make Ok Da-Jung's blood boil. This serie is also known as "My Horrible Boss" and "Bad Tempered Grown-ups"

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Man to Man
star
7.36
200 votes

#49 - Man to Man

A longtime celebrity Yeo Woon-gwang suddenly has a need for a bodyguard and hires Kim Seol-woo, a man trained in special investigations. He’s described as a mysterious man of many talents, and the drama is about the twisty events they encounter and the budding bromance between the star and bodyguard.

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Nevertheless,
star
7.33
260 votes

#50 - Nevertheless,

The intoxicating charm of a flirtatious art school classmate pulls a reluctant love cynic into a friends-with-benefits relationship.

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