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!

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9.42
194 votes

#1 - The Genius

Pit people identified with "cool traits" against each other in social games of strategy, logic, and negotiation skills.

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9.29
196 votes

#2 - 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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9.20
130 votes

#3 - Converts

A convert is a person who agrees to cooperate with an enemy in exchange for some benefits. It can be a criminal who cooperates with the police or a policeman who delivers secrets to mobsters. No matter if the convert is the guardian of public order or the bandit it is always perilous game where a life is at stake. Main characters of Converts are Paul Sikora, an experienced officer of Central Investigation Bureau and Blacha - John Blachowski, a mobster from the most powerful gang in Poland. The axis of the series is complicated high risk game which is played between these two protagonists. The policeman tries to convert the criminal and the criminal attempts to corrupt the officer. These two men live on the opposite sides of the barricade, however, they have many things in common.

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9.12
172 votes

#4 - I Need Romance

The story of the love lives, marriage, careers and families of single and independent Korean Career Women in their 30s in the city.

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9.10
101 votes

#5 - True Law

Meet Agata, a successful lawyer. In an unprecedented course of events she loses her prestigious job, seemingly charming boyfriend and her posh flat. All this just within the course of days. And when you think that after all this nothing positive is going to happen a tempting offer comes into view and gives hope for the future. Following friend’s proposal of joining a newly set up law firm Agata takes the challenge and slowly but surely starts to explore the new waters. She realizes that people she is going to meet will be entirely different type of clients than huge corporate customers she used to battle for.

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9.00
308 votes

#6 - Misaeng

A newbie employee faces infinite obstacles at his workplace but meets a warm-hearted mentor who he can rely on.

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9.00
90 votes

#7 - 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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8.99
818 votes

#8 - Answer Me 1988

Five childhood friends, who all live in the same neighborhood of Seoul, lean on each other to survive their challenging teen years and set a path for their futures. Sung Deok Sun struggles for attention as the middle child in her poor family while also carrying the burden of her 989th ranking in school. Kim Jung Hwan only has a one-track mind for soccer, even after his family becomes rich overnight. Sung Sun Woo is the perfect student, student council president and a caring and dependable son in his family. Ryu Dong Ryong is a geek who knows more about girls and life than the rest of his friends, but his poor academic score prevents him from being able to go to college. Choi Taek is a genius baduk player who dropped out of school to go professional. As the group of friends get into and out of mischief around the neighborhood, what experiences from these memorable times together will they carry with them into their future lives?

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8.86
568 votes

#9 - My Mister

In a world that is less than kind, a young woman and a middle-aged man develop a sense of kinship as they find warmth and comfort in one another.

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8.81
137 votes

#10 - 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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8.75
504 votes

#11 - Hospital Playlist

Every day is extraordinary for five doctors and their patients inside a hospital, where birth, death and everything in between coexist.

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8.75
120 votes

#12 - Lovely Runner

Im Sol developed paraplegia due to a mishap 15 years ago. In her seemingly dark and hopeless life, she comes across a ray of light, Ryu Sun-jae, a famous artist. Sun-jae's voice reassured her, and his words gave her the energy to live through rough days. However, one day, she hears shocking news that Sun-jae has died a tragic death. Her whole world turns upside down and wakes up crying, only to find herself in the past, 13 years ago when Sun-jae is still alive. Sol takes up this chance and is determined to do her best to save Sun-jae. Meanwhile in this past, Sun-jae is a student only devoted to swimming. But how does Sol, who didn't even know his existence up until yesterday, know his name?

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8.73
219 votes

#13 - Live (2018)

The police officers at South Korea's busiest patrol division toil day and night as keepers of law and peace -- but the reality is far from orderly.

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8.72
1070 votes

#14 - Alchemy of Souls

A powerful sorceress in a blind woman's body encounters a man from a prestigious family, who wants her help to change his destiny.

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8.72
4324 votes

#15 - 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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8.70
387 votes

#16 - 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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8.70
119 votes

#17 - Kasia i Tomek

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8.68
766 votes

#18 - Signal

Fifteen years apart, two driven detectives work together to crack an unsolved kidnapping case and rewrite history.

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8.67
255 votes

#19 - Twinkling Watermelon

By day, Eun-gyeol, a young CODA(Children of Deaf Adults) boy, is an acclaimed model student consistently claiming the top spot at school with his impeccable personality. However, by night, he lives a secret life as a band guitarist, unbeknownst to his parents. On a night illuminated by two moons, Eun-gyeol stumbles into a peculiar music store, propelling him back to 1995, where he encounters his father during high school. Yet, he soon discovers that his father's first love wasn't his mother! Enter Se-kyung, the first love of all, who had left for overseas studies. Her abrupt return to Korea sparks a series of events, prompting Yi-chan to form a band in a bid to win Se-kyung's heart. Eun-gyeol joins Yi-chan on this journey, driven by a desire to protect his parents.

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8.66
2085 votes

#20 - 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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8.66
529 votes

#21 - Mr. Sunshine (2018)

A young boy who ends up in the US after the 1871 Shinmiyangyo incident returns to Korea at a historical turning point and falls for a noblewoman.

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8.65
40 votes

#22 - 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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8.63
690 votes

#23 - 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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8.62
110 votes

#24 - Dear My Friends

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

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8.62
2451 votes

#25 - It's Okay to Not Be Okay

He has no money, no parents, and no hope. All he has is an autistic brother. All Gang-tae wants is to be able to put food on the table and provide shelter for the two of them. One day, a strange woman who seems like the witch in a children's story appears in front of him. Moon-young is the queen of children's literature who uses her pen to capture the hearts of her young readers. She cannot congenitally feel love, but she is somehow drawn to a man who refuses to love. The two push and pull at each other, sometimes hurting themselves and the other in the process.

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8.61
344 votes

#26 - 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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8.57
67 votes

#27 - 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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8.54
353 votes

#28 - 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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8.53
2064 votes

#29 - 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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8.52
314 votes

#30 - 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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8.52
707 votes

#31 - Secret Forest

With the help of a gutsy female detective, a prosecutor who has lost the ability to feel empathy tackles a murder case amid political corruption.

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8.49
330 votes

#32 - 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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8.48
835 votes

#33 - Mr. Queen

A free-spirited modern day man wakes up one day as a queen of Joseon Dynasty.

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8.48
398 votes

#34 - Prison Playbook

Je-hyuk was the hero of the ground who was always reliable for his fans and his teammates. Many teams are betting sky-high numbers to get Korea's best closer. Right before he sets foot in the major league, he is sentenced to prison after being accused of imperfect self-defense while trying to protect his younger sister. Now, he has to share a tiny cell with a dozen other people. He has to use the toilet in plain sight. They don't use names when they call each other. Age, position, and freedom have no meaning here. The guards are no different. They must watch the inmates 24 hours a day as they sleep, eat, and do their business. The prison where they need to re-learn how to dress, eat, and sleep inside 20-foot walls also needs a hero.

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8.46
140 votes

#35 - 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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8.44
161 votes

#36 - 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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8.43
196 votes

#37 - Our Blues

Romance is sweet and bitter — and life riddled with ups and downs — in multiple stories about people who live and work on bustling Jeju Island.

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8.42
226 votes

#38 - Under the Queen's Umbrella

A spirited queen tries to rein in her rowdy sons in order to make one of them the next king of Joseon, while her competitors vie to snatch the throne.

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8.42
1290 votes

#39 - Hotel Del Luna

When he's invited to manage a hotel for dead souls, an elite hotelier gets to know the establishment's ancient owner and her strange world.

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8.40
128 votes

#40 - 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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8.37
233 votes

#41 - 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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8.34
48 votes

#42 - Jinny's Kitchen

In a small beautiful town in Mexico, Bacalar, Jinny’s Kitchen opens, introducing Korean street food to their passionate customers! Meet Seo-jin, the boss who is serious about the business, Yu-mi, the new executive, Seo-jun, the new head of kitchen, Woo-shik, our good old intern, and Tae-hyung, the ambitious new intern! Come and enjoy their specialties made with love.

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8.34
1175 votes

#43 - 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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8.33
565 votes

#44 - Answer Me 1997

If you were to look back on your life, what would you remember most about your high school days and what you and your friends thought was important back then? Sung Shi Won and her five friends were friends in high school in 1997, when the K-pop and celebrity idols were gaining national popularity, and they were swept up in the adoration of their favorite K-pop and other idol stars. To the 18-year-old Shi Won, her entire world revolved around Tony An of H.O.T., and her only aspiration in life was to grow up to become his wife. Her best friend Yoo Jung was her partner in crime, also falling in love with a different idol everyday. Fifteen years later at the age of 33, the six high school friends meet for a mini-reunion, during which two of the friends announce their plans to marry. As they reminisce about the height of their teenage angst, the viewer needs to try to figure out which two friends fell in love during the 15 years since high school.

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8.32
612 votes

#45 - Marry My Husband

Life takes an unexpected turn for Kang Ji-won, who witnesses her husband and her best friend having an affair. Ji-won is killed, but miraculously travels back ten years in time, given the chance to re-do her life. In her quest for changing fate, she partners with Ji-hyuk and seeks a way to pass on her unfortunate fate to the two betrayers - her husband and her best friend.

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8.31
2609 votes

#46 - 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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8.30
1048 votes

#47 - 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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8.29
549 votes

#48 - Mouse

A psychopath’s ruthless serial murders have left the entire nation gripped with fear and chaos. A honest and justice-seeking rookie police officer and a veteran detective with tragic past, face against the killer. After the encounter with the psychopath, their lives totally change.

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8.29
248 votes

#49 - The Devil Judge

In a near-future dystopia, an enigmatic judge punishes the haves by carrying out his vision of justice in trials live-broadcast and voted on by citizens.

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8.27
738 votes

#50 - 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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