The BEST SBS (KR) shows of all time

Every SBS (KR) show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every SBS (KR) show to compile this list of best shows!

Running Man
star
9.14
1418 votes

#1 - Running Man

The cast must complete missions at various places to win the race.

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Family Outing
star
9.13
85 votes

#2 - Family Outing

Family Outing was a South Korean variety show that was a part of SBS's Good Sunday lineup. It first aired on June 15, 2008 and the first season ended on February 14, 2010. The second season began on February 21, 2010 and ended on July 11, 2010. The show is a two day one night show split into two episodes. The first 'Family' is composed of Yu Jae-suk, Yoon Jong-shin, Kang Dae-sung, Lee Hyo-ri, Kim Soo-ro, Kim Jong-kook, Park Hae-jin, Park Si-yeon, Park Ye-jin and Lee Chun-hee. The Family, along with a special guests, travels to different parts of South Korea and takes care of the house of an elderly family while that family goes on a vacation. The Family then accomplishes the tasks left for them by the house's owners. Along with the tasks, they play games and make dinner and breakfast for themselves. The second Family is composed of Yoon Sang-hyun, Kim Won-hee, Ji Sang-ryul, Shin Bong-sun, Yoona, Taecyeon, Jo Kwon, Kim Hee-chul, and Jang Dong-min. A total of 102 episodes have aired.

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Defendant
star
8.95
174 votes

#3 - Defendant

Park Jung-Woo is a prosecutor at Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office. One day, he wakes up and finds himself in locked up at the police station. He has temporary amnesia. Park Jung-Woo is falsely accused and is sentenced to death. He must struggle to prove his innocence.

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SWITCH
star
8.90
52 votes

#4 - SWITCH

A man is a swindler. He is smart enough to take the bar exam, but he could not become a prosecutor. Disregarding favoritism and biases by prosecutors, the man makes criminals pay for crimes that prosecutors did not

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Tree With Deep Roots
star
8.88
116 votes

#5 - Tree With Deep Roots

As Kang Chae Yoon who is investigating these cases gets closer to the root of the truth, he finds himself embroiled in a massive conspiracy behind the serial killings which involves a group of geniuses who are willing to risk their lives for their goals. Secret powers will interfere with the course of his investigations.

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The Village: Achiara's Secret
star
8.83
102 votes

#6 - The Village: Achiara's Secret

Achiara is a quiet, peaceful village with hardly any crime. But on her first day of school there, English language instructor Kim So-yoon discovers a buried corpse. As the townspeople speculate on the identity of the dead person and the reason she was killed, So-yoon and policeman Park Woo-jae become determined to solve the mystery.

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Jang Ok Jung, Living in Love
star
8.82
144 votes

#7 - Jang Ok Jung, Living in Love

This drama tells the story of Jang Ok Jung, known as Lady Jang Hee Bin, one of Korea’s best known royal concubines of the Joseon Dynasty and famous for her hunger for power and ruthless plotting. However, this drama will tell a completely new interpretation of the infamous royal concubine Lady Jang Hee Bin and show the story before she became concubine and how her involvement as a fashion designer and cosmetics-maker during that era. This drama will also highlight the love story between Jang Ok Jung and King Suk Jong.

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It's Okay, That's Love
star
8.76
428 votes

#8 - It's Okay, That's Love

Jang Jae-yul is a famous mystery novelist and popular radio DJ who suffers from OCD. When he meets Ji Hae-soo, a first-year psychiatry fellow at the hospital where he is being treated, they help each other work through their deep-rooted emotional issues.

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Six Flying Dragons
star
8.76
160 votes

#9 - Six Flying Dragons

A period drama that depicts the ambitions and success stories of six people with Lee Bang-won as the central figure. Lee Bang-won was the third king in the Joseon Dynasty. He helped his father King Taejo establish the Joseon Dynasty.

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Scarlet Heart: Ryeo
star
8.71
947 votes

#10 - Scarlet Heart: Ryeo

Hae Soo is a 21st century woman who gets caught in a solar eclipse and is transported to the Goryeo Dynasty, which ruled Korea from the 10th century for nearly 500 years. Suddenly, Hae Soo finds herself in the royal palace, where she comes across Fourth Prince Wang So. A man as feared as he is handsome, Wang So is based on the real-life fourth king of the Goryeo Dynasty and makes others tremble but wins over Hae Soo’s heart. However, he is not the only one in the palace with eyes on the throne, and a political battle of deception, secrecy and lies ensues between Wang So and all the other princes. Adding to the drama are Eighth Prince Wang Wook, who is less than willing to wait in line behind seven other members of the royal family, and Third Prince Wang Yo, whose right to the crown actually precedes Wang So’s.

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Racket Boys
star
8.64
53 votes

#11 - Racket Boys

A city kid is brought to the countryside by his father's new coaching gig: reviving a ragtag middle school badminton team on the brink of extinction.

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Dr. Romantic
star
8.64
290 votes

#12 - Dr. Romantic

Both Kang Dong Joo and Yoon Seo Jeong worked their backside off to become a doctor. For Kang Dong Joo, it was to beat someone out there and for Yoon Seo Jeong, it was to be recognized by someone. The humanist drama depicts how the two doctors meet the oddball doctor, Kim Sa Bu and become to realize the true value of life and solace of love.

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While You Were Sleeping
star
8.64
627 votes

#13 - While You Were Sleeping

Can tragedies be avoided if they can be foreseen? In life, we witness small and big events. What would happen if someone can foresee every single event? A woman, can see accidents that take place in the future through her dreams. A prosecutor struggles and does everything he can to stop those dreams from becoming real. Will they be able to save our world from tragedies?

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Ghost
star
8.61
172 votes

#14 - Ghost

Kim Woo-Hyun (So Ji-Sub) is the only son of a high ranking police officer. Woo-Hyun entered the police academy ranked first and graduated from the academy ranked first. As a detective, he then joins the cyber investigation department. Woo-Hyun then works to reveal the secrets of those that hide within the cyber world.

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Go Ho's Starry Night
star
8.60
142 votes

#15 - Go Ho's Starry Night

Go Ho is a 29-year-old advertisement contractor who wants success in both her career and romance. Unfortunately, neither seems to be working out particularly well because the only two men in her life are Kang Tae Ho, her short-tempered boss, and Hwang Ji Hoon, her ex-boyfriend. Dealing with their increasingly irritating behavior and her decreasingly abundant time until she hits the “big thirty,” can Go Ho reach for the skies and capture her dreams, or will this starry night end in darkness?

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Prosecutor Princess
star
8.56
138 votes

#16 - Prosecutor Princess

Ma Hye Ri is a woman with an excellent memory and ability to focus, which allowed her to pass the bar exam with ease. Despite her talents, she is more interested in being fashionable and dislikes hard work, so she is far from being an ideal prosecutor and has doubts about her suitability for her job. Through her conflicts with senior colleages and struggles with difficult cases, however, Hye Ri gradually matures into a brilliant prosecutor with a sense of duty and justice.

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City Hunter (KR)
star
8.55
686 votes

#17 - City Hunter (KR)

The story takes place in Seoul, 2011. Lee Yoon-sung is a talented MIT-graduate who's working on the international communications team at the Blue House. He encounters dangerous situations while solving a variety of cases, both big and small, for people who need his help, and eventually becomes a "city hunter."

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You're Beautiful
star
8.54
713 votes

#18 - You're Beautiful

The management company of the idol group A.N.JELL insisted on adding a new singer to the group as the lead vocal, Tae-kyung's voice was hurting. However,the new member, Mi-nam, had to go to the States to repair a botched eye job just before signing the contract. His agent came up with the idea of having his twin sister, Mi-nyu,to stand in for him and pretend that she was her brother. The two of them grew up in an orphanage and Mi-nyu, who was all set to become a nun, agreed to this charade as she didn't want to spoil her brother's chance of fame which would make it easier to look for their mother.

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The Suspicious Housekeeper (KR)
star
8.54
106 votes

#19 - The Suspicious Housekeeper (KR)

Eun Sang Chul (Lee Sung Jae) and his four children encounter difficulties after the sudden death of his wife. Then, a suspicious housekeeper, Park Bok Nyeo (Choi Ji Woo) who her mother suicide because of her father’s affair appears. Because of the housekeeper, Eun Sang Chul and his children faces various cases and family members who hate each other begin to experience love and reconciliation.

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The Time We Were Not In Love
star
8.51
153 votes

#20 - The Time We Were Not In Love

Jang Ha Na and Choi Won are incredibly close platonic friends: throughout 20 years, they've braved it all through thick and thin. As Ha Na's 30th birthday approaches, Won extols the virtues of aging as a man—like a wine—while explaining that women are like grapes that shrivel into raisins. Determined to prove him wrong, Ha Na strikes a bet on which of the two will marry before turning 35. Based on Taiwan's hit In Time With You, can these two friends make the ultimate leap?

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Hot Stove League
star
8.50
79 votes

#21 - Hot Stove League

Baek Seung Soo is the newly appointed general manager of professional baseball team Dreams. The team ranks bottom of the league. Lee Se Young is the operations manager of the team. She has so much love for Dreams and she never gives up on the team.

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My Girl
star
8.47
242 votes

#22 - My Girl

When Gong Chan (Lee Dong Wook) meets the lively and beautiful Yoo Rin (Lee Da Hae), he finds out that she has connections to his missing cousin, whom his grandfather has been searching for. He asks Yoo Rin to lie about being his long missing cousin until he can find his real cousin. She says yes, but soon their feelings for each other get in the way of their plans. Gong Chan's friend, Jung Woo (Lee Joon Ki) falls for Yoo Rin while Gong Chan's ex-girlfriend, Seo Hyun (Park Si Yeon), a pro tennis player, tries to win him back. Will the two ever tell each other how they feel? Will Gong Chan ever find his real cousin?

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God's Gift - 14 Days
star
8.44
91 votes

#23 - God's Gift - 14 Days

Kim Soo-hyun experiences the unfathomable when her daughter is kidnapped and murdered. Discovering a miraculous ability to go back in time exactly two weeks before the event, Soo-hyun races against the clock to unravel the plot and save her daughter. But when a private investigator sheds new light on the crime, Soo-hyun uncovers a secret far more treacherous than she could have ever imagined.

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The Penthouse
star
8.43
278 votes

#24 - The Penthouse

In the luxury penthouse apartment with 100 floors, Hera Palace, residents with many goals and secrets live there. Sim Su Ryeon, who was born into wealth, is the queen of the penthouse apartment. Cheon Seo Jin, the prima donna of the residence, does all she can to give everything she has to her daughter. Oh Yoon Hee comes from poor family background, but she strives to enter high society by becoming the queen of the penthouse, the pinnacle of success in her eyes.

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Secret Garden
star
8.43
744 votes

#25 - Secret Garden

Kim Joo-won is a seemingly perfect man yet with certain arrogance and childishness in him and Gil Ra-im is a stuntwoman whose beauty and body are the object of envy of top actresses. One day they went deep into the mountains and entered a strange house. A strange grandmother offered them chocolate to eat. The next day they found themselves changing bodies.

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Our Beloved Summer
star
8.40
179 votes

#26 - Our Beloved Summer

Years after filming a viral documentary in high school, two bickering ex-lovers get pulled back in front of the camera — and into each other's lives.

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Protect the Boss
star
8.40
227 votes

#27 - Protect the Boss

No Eun Seol finally gets a job as a secretary at a law firm after struggling with unemployment, only to fall in love with her boss, Cha Ji Heon, the immature youngest son of a chaebol family.

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Warrior Baek Dong Soo
star
8.36
76 votes

#28 - Warrior Baek Dong Soo

Set in the Joseon Dynasty during King Jeongjo’s reign, this martial-arts fusion sageuk is centered around the events involving Crown Prince Sado’s conspiracy. Warrior Baek Dong Soo was a real-life legend who created a martial arts guide in Joseon. His group who defends King Jeongjo is pitted against a mysterious organization of assassins who plot to kill the King.

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My Love from Another Star
star
8.36
1537 votes

#29 - My Love from Another Star

Do Min-joon is an alien who landed on Earth 400 years ago during the Joseon Dynasty period. Min-joon possesses a near perfect appearance and enhanced physical abilities involving his vision, hearing and speed. He also holds a cynical view to human beings, but falls in love with actress Cheon Song-yi.

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Remember
star
8.35
149 votes

#30 - Remember

Diagnosed with hyperthymesia, Seo Jin Woo possesses an uncanny memory, which he uses to his advantage as a lawyer defending his wrongfully convicted father. But when Jin Woo is afflicted with Alzheimer’s, his only link to his father’s innocence begins to fray. With a mind that’s both his greatest asset and greatest liability, can justice prevail?

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Doctors (2016)
star
8.33
612 votes

#31 - Doctors (2016)

Yoo Hye-jung was a tough bully in school with a prickly personality and always goes wayward. She had many scars from her childhood and through self-preservation, Hye-jung keeps her heart shut away from other people. However, she changes after meeting her mentor Hong Ji-hong who plays a key role in transforming her life from a helpless gangster to a compassionate doctor.

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Pinocchio (2014)
star
8.33
1060 votes

#32 - Pinocchio (2014)

Amidst a sea of young news reporters competing for the next scoop, Choi In-ha finds herself in a tricky position, as she cannot tell a lie without a dead giveaway: breaking into a violent hiccup. Meanwhile, first-year reporter Choi Dal-po proves his remarkable memory and communication skills by downplaying his good looks with a dumpy veneer of bad hair and clothing. But in a world where hard facts rule, how far can you get by lying?

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Jealousy Incarnate
star
8.32
231 votes

#33 - Jealousy Incarnate

Getting ahead in a broadcasting station is tough and the competition is fierce -- but when a news anchor and meteorologist start to fall for each other, things get much more complicated.

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Oh! My Lady
star
8.32
144 votes

#34 - Oh! My Lady

A spunky 35-year-old housewife, Yoon Gae Hwa, takes on the job of manager to prickly top star Sung Min Woo in order to earn enough money to regain custody of her child from her ex-husband. Romantic hijinks and hilarity ensues when they find themselves in an awkward living situation as Min Woo pays Gae Hwa to take care of his daughter, Ye Eun.

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Business Proposal
star
8.30
148 votes

#35 - Business Proposal

In disguise as her friend, Ha-ri shows up to a blind date to scare him away. But plans go awry when he turns out to be her CEO — and makes a proposal.

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Vagabond (2019)
star
8.30
679 votes

#36 - Vagabond (2019)

When his nephew dies in a plane crash, stunt man Cha Dal-geon resolves to find out what happened, with the help of covert operative Go Hae-ri.

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Nobody Knows
star
8.29
42 votes

#37 - Nobody Knows

Cha Young-jin is a detective. She lost her friend 19 years ago to a serial killer. Cha Young-jin still carries guilt and trauma over the death of her friend. The serial killer case then begins again after 19 years. Cha Young-jin chases after the killer.

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The Master's Sun
star
8.29
590 votes

#38 - The Master's Sun

The story revolves around a woman who can see ghosts and a man who tries to protect her, and is described as a drama with horror and romantic elements infused together. So Ji-sub plays the miserly, greedy, and conceited CEO Joo Joong-won, who measures all human relationships through money. Gong Hyo-jin will play the melancholy and tearful assistant Tae Gong-shil, who is able to see ghosts after an accident and thus suffers from insomnia. She lives a very reclusive and closed-off life due to her ability. The story is being touted as “soul healing” drama that brings together very different types of people: one who can see and hear things that no one else in the world can and another who only hears and see things he wants too. As Joo Joong-won starts to believe in Tae Gong-shil’s claim of being able to see ghosts, these two people will grow together in faith and in character.

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Hymn of Death
star
8.29
192 votes

#39 - Hymn of Death

With background stories on Yun SimDeok and Kim WooJin’s musical works in the 1920’s, the drama will tell the love story of Korea’s first soprano Yun SimDeok and genius playwright Kim WooJin.

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I Hear Your Voice
star
8.25
500 votes

#40 - I Hear Your Voice

Jang Hye-sung is a bold, sassy, thick-faced, comical female lawyer. She is a prickly edge, sharp tongue who doesn’t have a bit of concept or manners and finds it hard to be enthusiastic about what she does. Cha Kwan-woo is a serious, passionate and macho former police officer who becomes a government lawyer. Meanwhile, Park Soo-ha is a 19 year old boy who has the superpower to hear people’s thoughts. Together they will team up to solve the cases no one else wants, cases that only have a one percent chance of being found innocent.

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The King: Eternal Monarch
star
8.24
1067 votes

#41 - The King: Eternal Monarch

A modern-day Korean emperor passes through a mysterious portal and into a parallel world, where he encounters a feisty police detective.

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Taxi Driver
star
8.22
147 votes

#42 - Taxi Driver

The story of a mysterious taxi service that takes revenge on behalf of victims who are unable to get justice from the law. Kim Do Ki is a mysterious driver for the taxi company whose mother was murdered. Kang Ha Na is a passionate attorney. Go Eun is an IT specialist, while others consider her a hacker. Along with Kim Do Ki, she works as part of Rainbow Taxi Company to solve people’s problems.

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Il Ji-Mae: The Phantom Thief
star
8.22
112 votes

#43 - Il Ji-Mae: The Phantom Thief

Set during the Joseon Dynasty, Ryung acts as a useless gangster in the marketplace by day but at night he is a chivalrous robber who robs corrupt government officials to give to the poor. After each robbery he leaves behind a wooden branch from a plum tree at the site of the robbery to take responsibility for the robbery. The poor citizens only know him as Iljimae. Bong Soon is a hilarious girl with good martial art skills and lives as a swindler. She only loves Ryung and sacrifices her whole life for him. Eun Chae is a government official's daughter and is good in nature and usually helps miserable people. She meets Iljimae once by chance, and their sweet love story begins. However, her love puts Iljimae in a dangerous situation because an Imperial Guard also loves her.

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Lie to Me (2011)
star
8.22
341 votes

#44 - Lie to Me (2011)

Gong Ah-jung, a level 5 Ministry of Culture official, gets entangled in a web of lies when she mistakenly lies that she's married to Hyun Ki-joon, a hotel manager from an affluent family. Their relationship is further complicated when Ki-joon's ex-fiancée and a close friend of his brother's, Oh Yoon-joo, reappears in his life.

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A Gentleman's Dignity
star
8.19
345 votes

#45 - A Gentleman's Dignity

A drama about the careers and love lives of urban professionals. It will tell the story of four men in their forties as they go through love, breakup, success and failure. Kim Do-jin, an architect with a scathing tongue have romantic relationship with strict high school teacher Seo Yi-soo, who moonlights as an umpire at amateur baseball games. Im Tae-san is dating a cold-hearted woman but wonders if there is someone else out there for him. Choi Yoon tries to heal his heart after losing his wife seven years ago. Lee Jung-rok marries an older woman for money but may lose his comfortable lifestyle in a divorce.

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49 Days
star
8.18
363 votes

#46 - 49 Days

A young woman named Ji-hyun was enjoying absolute bliss as she was about to be married with her fiancé, but her perfect life is shattered in a car accident that left her in a coma. She is given a second chance at life by a reaper, but it comes with a condition: she has to find three people outside of her family who would cry genuine tears for her. In order to do this, she borrows the body of Yi-kyung, a part-time employee at a convenience store.

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Hyde, Jekyll, and I
star
8.18
199 votes

#47 - Hyde, Jekyll, and I

Koo Seo Jin reaches an all-time low when he uses his power as a theme park director to decommission Wonderland's popular circus. Refusing to give into the demands of her frosty boss, ringleader Jang Ha Na puts up a fight, but is thrown off guard when Seo Jin's secret persona reveals itself with genuine kindness. In the battle to save her circus, Ha Na realizes she must tease out Seo Jin's brighter side with magic, wonder and love, but who's listening — Jekyll or Hyde?

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My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho
star
8.15
422 votes

#48 - My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho

Cha Dae-woong is a spoiled brat with plans to become a successful action star. One day, on the run from his rich grandfather's latest fit of rage towards him, he accidentally frees a nine-tailed fox (gumiho) who has been imprisoned in a painting for 500 years. Frightened at first, he runs away to the woods and ends up getting seriously injured. Feeling indebted to him, gumiho gives him her " fox orb " a powerful part of her life force, to heal him. When he wakes up, the two form an awkward partnership, as Dae-woong begins to rely on the power of the orb to shoot his action sequences, while also giving in to Mi-ho's request to teach her how to act human. Though Dae-woong is initially acting out of fear, things start to change as he gradually begins to fall for her. However, Mi-ho will be faced with a terrible choice as her time in human form runs out in this heart-wrenching comedy.

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Entertainer
star
8.15
144 votes

#49 - Entertainer

Shin Suk-Ho worked for the biggest entertainment company as a director, but he is now the CEO of a new and tiny entertainment company. He gathers people to form a band. Through various incidents, Shin Suk-Ho becomes a real and successful manager.

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Hyena (2020)
star
8.14
71 votes

#50 - Hyena (2020)

'Hyena' deals with very competitive, private lawyers who only work for the richest 1% of society. Lawyer Jung Geum Ja crosses the boundaries of law and lawlessness, justice and injustice, ethics and corruption, She is a true hyena that chases after success and money no matter what it takes. Armed with the strongest survival instincts, she endures through it all. Yoon Hee Jae is a successful, elite lawyer. Confident in his abilities, he possesses a brilliant mind that is wrapped around his ego. Using his skills to support the highest in the land, he’s an expert at maneuvering the law to cater to their needs.

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