The BEST tvN shows of all time

Every tvN show, ranked

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

Mother (KR)
star
9.49
165 votes

#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.

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Misaeng
star
9.19
265 votes

#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.

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Answer Me 1988
star
9.08
589 votes

#3 - 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.

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Nine: Nine Time Travels
star
9.06
124 votes

#4 - 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.

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Heart to Heart
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9.00
90 votes

#5 - 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.

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Hospital Playlist
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8.99
300 votes

#6 - 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.

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My Mister
star
8.98
296 votes

#7 - 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.

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Goblin
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8.87
3402 votes

#8 - 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.

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Live (2018)
star
8.87
181 votes

#9 - Live (2018)

Jung-O 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. 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.

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Signal
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8.86
560 votes

#10 - Signal

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

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Dear My Friends
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8.80
91 votes

#11 - Dear My Friends

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

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New Journey to the West
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8.80
29 votes

#12 - New Journey to the West

Inspired by the famous Chinese novel Journey to the West, in each season every cast member was dressed as a certain character and traveled to places on a mission to find mystical dragon balls. They must complete a task in order to receive dragon balls.

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Prison Playbook
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8.79
249 votes

#13 - 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.

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Mr. Sunshine (2018)
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8.78
353 votes

#14 - 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.

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Marriage, Not Dating
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8.77
324 votes

#15 - 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.

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Crash Landing on You
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8.74
1143 votes

#16 - Crash Landing on You

A paragliding mishap drops a South Korean heiress in North Korea -- and into the life of an army officer, who decides he will help her hide.

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It's Okay to Not Be Okay
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8.72
1640 votes

#17 - 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.

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31 Minutos
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8.70
324 votes

#18 - 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.

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Mr. Queen
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8.68
420 votes

#19 - 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.

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Vincenzo
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8.67
1051 votes

#20 - Vincenzo

During a visit to his motherland, a Korean-Italian mafia lawyer gives an unrivaled conglomerate a taste of its own medicine with a side of justice.

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Stranger
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8.66
489 votes

#21 - 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.

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Plus Nine Boys
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8.65
65 votes

#22 - 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.

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Queen In Hyun's Man
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8.62
314 votes

#23 - Queen In Hyun's Man

Park Boong-do is a scholar who had supported the reinstatement of Queen Inhyun when Jang Heebin's schemes resulted in her being deposed and replaced as King Sukjong's queen consort. He travels 300 years into the future of modern Seoul and meets Choi Hee-jin, a no-name actress who is expecting a career renaissance through her role as Queen Inhyun in a TV drama.

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Hotel Del Luna
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8.60
877 votes

#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.

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Chicago Typewriter
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8.59
271 votes

#25 - 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?

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Drinking Solo
star
8.58
134 votes

#26 - 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.

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True Beauty (2020)
star
8.58
1226 votes

#27 - True Beauty (2020)

A high school girl rises to pretty girl fame at her school after mastering the art of makeup through YouTube.

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Let's Eat
star
8.52
122 votes

#28 - Let's Eat

Lee Soo Kyung is a 33-year-old single woman. She divorced when she was in her 20′s and now lives alone. She always wants to carry herself with dignity, but she loses self-control when she is near gourmet foods. Meanwhile, Goo Dae Young is a gourmet, especially talented with describing the taste of foods. He often lies when he opens his mouth, but he is usually considerate to others.

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Ex-Girlfriend Club
star
8.50
157 votes

#29 - 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.

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Navillera
star
8.49
236 votes

#30 - Navillera

A 70-year-old with a dream and a 23-year-old with a gift lift each other out of harsh realities and rise to the challenge of becoming ballerinos.

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Idle Mermaid
star
8.49
228 votes

#31 - 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?

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Tomorrow With You
star
8.48
239 votes

#32 - 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.

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Because This Is My First Life
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8.43
525 votes

#33 - 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.

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Designated Survivor: 60 Days
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8.42
98 votes

#34 - 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.

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Answer Me 1997
star
8.41
535 votes

#35 - 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.

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Search: WWW
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8.36
188 votes

#36 - Search: WWW

The story of three women in their late thirties — Bae Ta-mi, Cha Hyun and Song Ga-kyung — who work in the top two competitive web portal companies: Unicon and Barro.

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The Devil Judge
star
8.35
132 votes

#37 - The Devil Judge

The court system is corrupted and old-fashioned. People desire a new system that can satisfy the crowds. However, are the crowds always correct? The drama shows how judges discover the truth about people in court. It centers around a chief judge who doesn’t believe in justice, but only makes judgements that the crowds will satisfy with. An assistant judge starts to question his motives and tries to find the truth.

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Voice
star
8.34
308 votes

#38 - Voice

Set around an emergency 112 call center. During the golden time after a crime takes place, the call center chases criminals including a serial killer.

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Twenty Five, Twenty One
star
8.34
89 votes

#39 - Twenty Five, Twenty One

In a time when dreams seem out of reach, a teen fencer pursues big ambitions and meets a hardworking young man who seeks to rebuild his life.

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Answer Me 1994
star
8.32
272 votes

#40 - Answer Me 1994

All hailing from various parts of Korea, a group of college students go from being complete strangers to a big happy family at a Seoul boarding house.

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Another Miss Oh
star
8.31
415 votes

#41 - Another Miss Oh

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

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The Crowned Clown
star
8.31
71 votes

#42 - 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.

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What's Wrong With Secretary Kim
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8.30
1036 votes

#43 - 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.

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The Smile Has Left Your Eyes
star
8.29
127 votes

#44 - 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?

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Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
star
8.29
608 votes

#45 - Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

A big-city dentist opens up a practice in a close-knit seaside village, home to a charming jack-of-all-trades who is her polar opposite in every way.

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Ho Goo's Love
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8.27
99 votes

#46 - 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!

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A Korean Odyssey
star
8.26
610 votes

#47 - 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.

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Flower of Evil
star
8.25
628 votes

#48 - 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.

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Circle (2017)
star
8.22
173 votes

#49 - Circle (2017)

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.

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King of High School
star
8.20
194 votes

#50 - 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?

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