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10 K-Dramas About Time Traveling That Will Surely Have You Hooked

You'll fall in love with these timeless dramas.
10 K-Dramas About Time Traveling That Will Surely Have You Hooked
IMAGE Tomorrow With You/TVN, The King: Eternal Monarch/SBS
You'll fall in love with these timeless dramas.

The concept of time travel has always seemed like a riveting and engaging idea. It grows even more interesting when used as a premise for TV shows or movies a la The Time Traveler’s Wife or the 2013 British rom-com About Time. Even K-dramas have employed the fascinating trope time and again, and honestly, it never gets old.

That said, if shows about traveling through time also tickle your senses, below, we round up 10 Korean dramas that you’ll surely enjoy watching.

1. The King: Eternal Monarch (2020)

Watch on: Netflix

This recently concluded fantasy romance starts with Emperor Lee Gon of the Kingdom of Corea as he sets out to travel into a parallel universe. In Seoul, he crosses paths with Detective Jeong Tae Eul, a police officer who he somehow recognizes from his tragic childhood.

Starring: Lee Min Ho, Kim Go Eun, Woo Do Hwan

2. Tomorrow with You (2017)

Watch on: Netflix, Viu

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Yo Se Joon, a successful CEO at a real estate company, has the special ability to time travel whenever he rides the subway. Upon seeing a bleak future for himself, he attempts to change his fate by marrying a bright and cheerful photographer, though he harbors no real feelings for her.

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Starring: Lee Je Hoon, Shin Min Ah

3. Hit the Top (2017)

Watch on: Netflix

Yoo Hyun-jae, a popular but problematic pop idol in the early 1990s accidentally travels through time and ends up in 2017. Upon finding out that he mysteriously disappears in the year 1994, he sets out to investigate the reason behind his disappearance and hopefully change his fate. In the process, he crosses paths with student and childhood friend Choi Woo-seung and aspiring idol trainee Lee Ji-hoon.

Starring: Yoon Shi Yoon, Lee Se Young, Kim Min Jae

4. Signal (2016)

Watch on: Netflix

When police lieutenant and criminal profiler Park Hae-yeong gets hold of a special walkie talkie that can communicate with people from the past, he joins forces with a detective from 1989 to solve three decades of related murders.

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Starring: Lee Je Hoon, Kim Hye Soo, Cho Jin Woong

5. Rooftop Prince

Watch on: Netfix, Viu

Rooftop Prince follows Crown Prince Yi Gak as he’s transported from the Chosun Dynasty to modern-day Seoul. He unexpectedly crosses paths with Ho Se Na, a woman who looks a lot like his deceased wife. Determined to uncover his wife’s mysterious death, Yi Gak takes on a job at Se Na’s company to get closer to her, all while struggling with modern day technology.

Starring: Park Yoo Chun, Han Ji Min, Jun Yoo Mi

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6. Go Back Couple (2017)

Watch on: Viu

Once happy and in love, 38-year-olds Choi Ban-do and Ma Jin-joo have now grown to resent each other after marrying at such a young age. Where Ban-do constantly struggles at work, Jin-joo feels abandoned by him all the while. After reaching a breaking point in their relationship, the pair wake up the next day only to find themselves back to their 20-year-old university selves when they first met. Uncertain of how much time they have, Ban-do and Jin-joo attempt to change their miserable future by making different choices while in their past.

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Starring: Jang Na Ra, Son Ho Jun, Heo Jung Min

7. Tunnel (2017)

Watch on: Netflix, Viu

While in pursuit of a serial homicide case, an enthusiastic detective passes through a tunnel that transports him to modern day Seoul in 2016. There, he meets a new partner and chases after the same killer who's resumed his murder spree after 30 years.

Starring: Choi Jin Hyuk, Yoon Hyun Min, Lee Yoo Young

8. Familiar Wife (2018)

Watch on: Netflix (October 1)

Married for five years, a couple suddenly find themselves living completely different lives separate from each other after an unexpected incident. While trying to get his old life back, Cha Joo-hyuk is given the chance to once again meet his first love Lee Hye-won.

Starring: Ji Sung, Han Ji Min

9. 365: Repeat the Year (2020)

Watch on: Viu

10 people are given the chance to go back in time and reset their lives by one year. However, things start to go awry when a series of mysterious events befall the group. One of the time travelers is veteran detective Ji Hyung-joo, who's pushed to investigate on the unusual casualties before it’s too late.

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Starring: Lee Joon Hyuk, Nam Ji Hyun, Kim Jee Soo

10. Reunited Worlds (2017)

Watch on: Netflix and Viu

The series starts with a young Sung Hae-sung’s untimely death before he’s mysteriously resurrected 12 years later in the same body. In an attempt to uncover the reason behind his sudden second life, he sets out to find his former girlfriend, Jung Jung-won, who’s now grown in age.

Starring: Yeo Jin Goo, Lee Yun Hee, Ahn Jae Hyun

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