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The Top 50 Highest-Rating Korean Dramas of All Time

The Top 50 Highest-Rating Korean Dramas of All Time
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Can you guess which show took the top spot?

There's no deterring our love affair with all things K-drama. In our continuous search for the best K-dramas of all time, we give you the lowdown on the highest rating Korean dramas on cable TV. Think of it as an essential tried-and-tested listicle of shows any genuine K-fan should watch.

Read up below to see if your favorite made it to the top 50.

Note: The list has been updated to reflect each show's highest rating episode as per Nielsen Korea as of December 19, 2022. It's subject to change should a new drama rate higher in the future. It does not include shows from public channels (KBS, SBS, MBC) which naturally have more viewers.

1. The World of the Married (2020)

Rating: 28.371%

TV Channel: JTBC

A revered medical doctor's seemingly perfect life is overturned when she discovers her husband's infidelity. In her pursuit to retaliate against his betrayal, a bitter back-and-forth ensues between the two as they both seek to exact revenge on the other. The World of the Married smashed TV ratings after its finale episode rated at 28.37%, breaking its own record of 24.44% which it had set just an episode prior.

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Starring: Kim Hee Ae, Park Hae Joon, Han So Hee

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PHOTO BY World of the Married/JTBC

2. Reborn Rich (2022)

Rating: 24.936%

TV Channel: JTBC

Yoon Hyun-woo was betrayed and murdered by the very company he was loyal to for years. In an inexplicable turn of events, he wakes up in 1987 as Jin Do-jun, the grandson and heir-apparent of the Soonyang Group, the same company that forsake him. He hatches a well-calculated plan to take down the chaebol family from the inside out.

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Starring: Song Joong Ki, Lee Sung Min, Tiffany Young

PHOTO BY Reborn Rich/JTBC

3. Sky Castle (2018)

Rating: 23.779%

TV Channel: JTBC

This satirical drama revolves around four housewives residing in the exclusive residential area of Sky Castle. Ruthlessly ambitious, the women will stop at nothing to get their children into Seoul National University.

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Starring: Yeom Jung Ah, Lee Tae Ran, Yoon Se Ah, Oh Na Ra, Kim Seo Hyung

sky castle highest rating korean dramas
PHOTO BY Sky Castle/JTBC

4. Crash Landing on You (2019)

Rating: 21.683%

TV Channel: tvN

The lives of a South Korean heiress and a North Korean military officer collide when the former lands into North Korean territory after a paragliding accident.

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Starring: Hyun Bin, Son Ye Jin, Seo Ji Hye, Kim Jung Hyun

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PHOTO BY Crash Landing on You/TVN

5. Reply 1988 (2015)

Rating: 18.803%

TV Channel: tvN

Five childhood friends who live in the same neighborhood of Ssangmundong rely on each other as they enter the peak of their turbulent teen years.

Starring: Hyeri, Park Bo Gum, Ryoon Joon Yeol, Go Kyung Pyo, Lee Dong Hwi

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PHOTO BY Reply 1988/TVN

6. Goblin (2016)

Rating: 18.680%

TV Channel: tvN

A romantic fantasy drama, the series follows the story of a 939-year-old Goblin, also known as the Protector of Souls, as he ends up falling for the girl destined to end his cursed immortal life.

Starring: Gong Yoo, Kim Go Eun, Lee Dong Wook

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PHOTO BY Goblin/TVN

7. Mr. Sunshine (2018)

Rating: 18.129%

TV Channel: tvN

A poor boy born into a house servant's family travels to the United States during the 1871 Shinmiyangyo incident. He soon grows up to become an American military officer who returns to his homeland and falls in love with an aristocrat's daughter, all while unveiling a sinister plot by foreign nationals to colonize Korea.

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Starring: Lee Byung Hun, Kim Tae Ri

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PHOTO BY Mr Sunshine/TVN

8. Extraordinary Attorney Woo (2022)

Rating: 17.534%

TV Channel: ENA

Woo Young-woo is an exceptionally diligent but socially awkward attorney with savant syndrome. She's initially met with prejudice by her peers at her new job, but case after case, she proves just how skilled and resilient she is. Right by her side is her best friend Dong Geu Ra-mi, and Lee Joon-ho, a charming litigator at their law firm.

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Starring: Park Eun Bin, Kang Tae Oh, Joo Hyun Young

PHOTO BY Extraordinary Attorney Woo/ENA

9. Mr. Queen (2020)

Rating: 17.371%

TV Channel: tvN

In modern-day Seoul, prestigious chef Jang Bong-hwan of the President’s Blue House gets caught in a scuffle that leads him to fall off a building. When he wakes up, he realizes he’s traveled back to the Joseon period, and his soul is now inhabiting the body of Queen Kim So-yong. Unable to escape this odd situation, he sets out to learn more about the queen’s life but ends up getting caught in the Kingdom’s political drama.

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Starring: Shin Hye Sun, Kim Jung Hyun 

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PHOTO BY Mr. Queen/TVN

10. Under the Queen's Umbrella (2022)

Rating: 16.852%

TV Channel: tvN

As the queen of Joseon, Im Hwa-ryeong walks with poise and dignitythis, however, is a challenge because of her troublemaker sons. She tries to whip them into shape, as one of them will eventually have to inherit the throne from her.

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Starring: Kim Hye Soo, Kim Hae Sook, Choi Won Young, Bae In Hyuk, Yoo Seon Ho

PHOTO BY Under the Queens Umbrella/tvN

11. Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 2 (2021)

Rating: 16.582%

TV Channel: TV Chosun

More illicit romances, drama, and betrayal ensue in the second season of Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce). This time around, the melodrama further unravels the crumbling marriages of our three lead radio show professionals as we get to know more about their husbands’ mistresses.

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Starring: Lee Ga Ryeong, Sung Hoon, Park Joo Mi

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PHOTO BY Love/TV Chosun

12. Itaewon Class (2020)

Rating: 16.548%

TV Channel: JTBC

Ex-con Park Saeroyi and his misfit group of employees work to turn their modest bar into the number one pub in Itaewon. Reaching their goal turns out to be an uphill battle as they deal with the ruthless CEO of Jangga Co., a.k.a. the man responsible for setting off a chain of events that landed Saeroyi in jail in the first place.

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Starring: Park Seo Joon, Kim Da Mi, Kwon Nara, Ahn Bo Hyun

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PHOTO BY Itaewon Class/JTBC

13.Vincenzo (2021)

Rating: 14.636%

TV Channel: tvN

Vincenzo Cassano, a South Korean-born Mafia lawyer in Italy, flees to his homeland after he finds himself caught in between two warring factions. Back in Seoul, he teams up with a spunky female lawyer to exact justice on evil criminals through any means possible.

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Starring: Song Joong Ki, Jeon Yeo Bin, Ok Taecyeon, Kwak Dong Yeon 

PHOTO BY Vincenzo/TVN

14. Our Blues (2022)

Rating: 14.597%

TV Channel: tvN

Led by a star-studded ensemble cast, Our Blues is set on Jeju Island. Here, the lives of multiple individuals intertwine in unexpected ways as they go through the uncertain motions of life in the province.

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Starring: Shin Min Ah, Kim Woo Bin, Lee Byung Hun, Uhm Jung Hwa

PHOTO BY Our Blues/TVN

15. 100 Days My Prince (2018)

Rating: 14.412%

TV Channel: tvN

Lee Yul, a crown prince suffering from amnesia, ends up in the care of Hong Shim, an intelligent but unmarried woman, and her father. Thinking of himself to be a commoner, he weds Hong Shim to save her from being punished by a law that he himself established as a prince.

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Starring: Do Kyung Soo, Nam Ji Hyun, Kim Seon Ho

100 days my prince highest rating korean dramas
PHOTO BY 100 Days My Prince/TVN

16. Hospital Playlist (2020)

Rating: 14.142%

TV Channel: tvN

Five doctors who've been friends since medical school go through the ups and downs of their job in Yulje Medical Center, all while sharing their love for music by forming a band.

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Starring: Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yeon Seok, Jeon Mi Do, Kim Dae Myung, Jung Kyoung Ho

hospital playlist highest rating korean dramas
PHOTO BY Hospital Playlist/TVN

17. Hospital Playlist 2 (2021)

Rating: 14.080%

TV Channel: tvN

In yet another season of Hospital Playlist, the bond of five college friends turned doctors continue to be tested as they deal with life, death, and everything in between at their hospital.

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Starring: Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yeon Seok, Jeon Mi Do, Kim Dae Myung, Jung Kyoung Ho

PHOTO BY Hospital Playlist 2/TVN

18. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Rating: 12.665%

TV Channel: tvN

The series follows Yoon Hye-jin, a picture-perfect woman who works as a well-respected dentist. However, when her seemingly ideal life falls into shambles, she somehow finds herself moving to the seaside village of Gongjin. In the midst of attempting to restart her career, she crosses paths with, and eventually develops a fondness for, Hong Doo-shik, who’s popularly known in the area as Mr. Hong. Although unemployed, Mr. Hong is a jack of all trades and can take on any odd job if it means helping out the locals of Gongjin.

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Starring: Kim Seon Ho, Shin Min Ah, Lee Sang Yi

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PHOTO BY Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha/TVN

19. Signal (2016)

Rating: 12.544%

TV Channel: tvN

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 in 1989 to solve three decades of related murders.

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

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PHOTO BY Signal/TVN

20. The Lady in Dignity (2017)

Rating: 12.065%

TV Channel: JTBC

A wealthy woman living a luxurious life finds her daily routine tarnished when a mysterious stranger moves into her home as the caregiver to her ill father-in-law.

Starring: Kim Hee Sun, Kim Sun Ah

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PHOTO BY The Lady in Dignity/JTBC

21. Hotel del Luna (2019)

Rating: 12.001%

TV Channel: tvN

Located in downtown Seoul, the peculiar Hotel del Luna has existed for several millennia catering to lost souls. Its CEO, Jang Man Wol, is cursed to run the establishment for all of eternity as punishment for a sin she can't remember. The only way to free herself from her penance is to find someone who's committed a crime far worse than hers. 

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Starring: IU, Yeo Jin Goo

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PHOTO BY Hotel del Luna/TVN

22. Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022)

Rating: 11.513%

TV Channel: tvN

Set in 1998, this coming-of-age drama follows its young characters as they’re forced to deal with the aftermath of the IMF crisis in Korea. At the center of the story are Baek Yi-jin and Na Hee-do, two individuals who fall in love three years after they first meet at the ages of 22 and 18. Now 25 and 21, their worlds collide in unexpected ways.

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Starring: Nam Joo Hyuk, Kim Tae Ri, WJSN's Bona, Choi Hyun Wook, Lee Joo Myung

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PHOTO BY Twenty-Five Twenty-One/TVN

23. Reply 1994 (2013)

Rating: 11.509%

TV Channel: tvN

Alternating between 1994 and 2013, the series follows six university students all residing in one boarding house in Seoul, where they encounter the daughter of the house's owner, Sung Na-Jung. While experiencing various cultural Korean milestones together, including the emergence of the K-Pop boygroup Seo Taiji and Boys, and the Sampoong Department Store collapse, these seven strangers soon learn to treat each other like family.

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Starring: Go Ara, Jung Woo, Yoo Yeon Seok, Kim Sung Kyun 

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PHOTO BY Reply 1994/TVN

24. Prison Playbook (2017)

Rating: 11.195%%

TV Channel: tvN

A star baseball player's bright future hits a dire snag when he's sentenced to one year in prison after defending his sister from sexual assault. Forced to adapt to a life behind bars, he gets reacquainted with a former baseball player and childhood friend, now turned prison guard.

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Starring: Park Hae Soo, Jung Kyung Ho, Krystal, Jung Hae In

prison playbook highest rating korean dramas
PHOTO BY Prison Playbook/TVN

25. Little Women (2022)

Rating: 11.105%

TV Channel: tvN

The Oh sisters, all born into poverty, get entangled in a case against the wealthiest and most influential family in Korea. With 70 billion Won gone "missing", the trio watches out for one another as they face what is quite possibly the biggest challenge of their lives.

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Starring: Kim Go Eun, Nam Ji Hyun, Park Ji Hu

PHOTO BY Little Women/tvN

26. The Uncanny Counter (2021)

Rating: 10.999%

TV Channel: OCN

Disguised as employees at a noodle shop restaurant, four demon hunters visit earth to thwart evil spirits from attempting to attain eternal life.

Starring: Cho Byung Gyu, Yoo Joon Sang, Kim Sejeong, Yeom Hye Ran

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PHOTO BY The Uncanny Counter/OCN

27. The Crowned Clown (2019)

Rating: 10.851%%

TV Channel: tvN

To protect their king during a state of social unrest, the Joseon empire asks Ha Sun, a clown and the king's lookalike, to take his place in the palace. Anxious about being found out, Ha Sun struggles with his new role, especially when he finds himself falling for the beautiful Queen Yoo So-Woon.

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Starring: Yeo Jin Goo, Lee Se Young 

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PHOTO BY The Crowned Clown/TVN

28. My Kids Give Me a Headache (2012)

Rating: 10.715%

TV Channel: JTBC

A drama that follows a family of three generations, the story starts with eldest daughter Hee Jae whose secret pregnancy causes a storm within her tight-knit family once they find out about her nine month old belly.

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Starring: Uhm Ji Won, Yoo Dong Geun, Kim Hae Sook

my kids give me a headache highest rating korean dramas
PHOTO BY Childless Comfort/JTBC

29. Jirisan (2021)

Rating: 10.663%

TV Channel: tvN

This mystery drama follows Seo Yi-kang, a skilled ranger who’s saved countless lives in Mount Jiri. When mysterious rumors start to plague the titular hiking ground, she teams up with ex-military lieutenant and rookie ranger Kang Hyun-jo to patrol the area. New to his job, Hyun-jo takes on the harrowing task after having experienced a traumatizing incident of his own on the mountain.

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Starring: Jun Ji Hyun, Ju Ji Hoon, Oh Jung Se

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PHOTO BY Jirisan/TVN

30. Mine (2021)

Rating: 10.512%

TV Channel: tvN

This Korean drama follows two wealthy and ambitious women in a conglomerate family as they seek the meaning of true love and joy, all while toppling anyone who dares stand in their way.

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Starring: Lee Bo Young, Kim Seo Hyung 

PHOTO BY Mine/TVN

31. Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) 3 (2022)

Rating: 10.395%

TV Channel: TV Chosun

The third season of the makjang multi-series Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) starts off following the three surprise weddings that closed out season two. It also features two new faces as lead actors Kang Shin Hyo and Ji Young San join the drama in place of lead stars Sung Hoon and Lee Tae Gon.

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Starring: Lee Ga Ryeong, Park Joo Mi, Jeon Soo Kyung

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PHOTO BY Love/TV Chosun

32. Show Window: The Queen's House (2022)

Rating: 10.335%

TV Channel: Channel A

Born into a wealthy family, Han Sun-joo’s charmed life soon falls apart when her seemingly devoted husband starts an affair with her friend, Yoon Mi-ra. Initially clueless about the man Mi-ra’s coveting, Sun-joo cheers her on, not knowing it will cause the ruin of her own family.

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Starring: Song Yoon Ah, Lee Sung Jae, Jeon So Min 

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PHOTO BY The Queens House/Channel A

33. Encounter (2018)

Rating: 10.329%

TV Channel: tvN

Opposites attract in Encounter when divorcee and hotel CEO Cha Soo Hyun, and the innocent and ordinary Kim Jin Hyuk, both searching for a fresh start, cross paths and fall in love during a trip to Cuba. 

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Starring: Park Bo Gum, Song Hye Kyo, Jang Seung Jo

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PHOTO BY Encounter/TVN

34. Military Prosecutor Doberman (2022)

Rating: 10.081%

TV Channel: tvN

In pursuit of money and fame, Do Bae-man becomes a military prosecutor but remains indifferent to his job while he daydreams of retiring one day. Meanwhile, Cha Woo-in, the only daughter of a chaebol family, enters the same job to get her revenge. Despite working for very different reasons, the two pair up to help each other fight evil in the military.

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Starring: Ahn Bo Hyun, Jo Bo Ah, Oh Yeon Soo

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PHOTO BY Military Prosecutor Doberman/TVN

35. Memories of the Alhambra (2018)

Rating: 10.025%

TV Channel: tvN

Yoo Jin Woo, a brilliant game developer, and the strong spirited CEO of an investment company has his competetive nature tested after his best friend betrays him. He subsequently travels to Granada, Spain after hearing about a groundbreaking AR game created by someone from the area. There he stays at a hostel and unwittingly entangles the owner, Jung Hee-joo, into a series of strange events. 

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Starring: Hyun Bin, Park Shin Hye

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PHOTO BY Memories of the Alhambra/TVN

36. Another Oh Hae-young (2016)

Rating: 9.991%

TV Channel: tvN

Alternatively titled Another Miss Oh, this 16 episode fantasy rom-com involves a long game of mistaken identity. Two women both named Oh Hae Young continually cause confusion in their respective jobs and relationships as they somehow always get entangled in each other's lives.

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Starring: Eric Mun, Seo Hyun Jin, Jeon Hye Bin

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PHOTO BY Another Oh Hae Young/TVN

37. Bossam: Steal the Fate (2021)

Rating: 9.759% 

TV Channel: MBN

Set in the Joseon period, Ba Woo, an elusive delinquent makes money by doing Bossam—an old practice in which he kidnaps widows to be remarried to other men. While on one of his jobs, his life is upended when he mistakenly kidnaps the king’s daughter, Princess Hwa In.

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Starring: Jung ll Woo, Kwon Yu Ri, Shun Hyun Soo 

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PHOTO BY Bossam: Steal the Fate/MBN

38. The Light in Your Eyes (2019)

Rating: 9.731%

TV Channel: JTBC

When Kim Hye Ja stumbles upon a watch that lets her travel through time, she accidentally ends up turning into a 78-year old woman overnight. Thus ensues her complicated love story with Lee Joon Ha, a young wannabe reporter who wastes away his own time and has decided to live lethargically instead.

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Starring: Nam Joo Hyuk, Han Ji Min, Kim Hye Ja, Son Ho Jun

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PHOTO BY The Light in Your Eyes/JTBC

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39. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon (2017)

Rating: 9.668%

TV Channel: JTBC

With an unknown threat lurking behind him, the CEO of a gaming company hires Bong Soon, a petite woman born with supernatural strength, to be his bodyguard. He falls in love with her at first sight but faces competition for her affections seeing as she has her eyes set on a childhood friend who is now working as a police officer.

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Starring: Park Bo Young, Park Hyung Sik, Ji Soo

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PHOTO BY Strong Woman Do Bong Soon/JTBC

40. Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) (2021)

Rating: 9.656%

TV Channel: TV Chosun

This K-drama centers on three successful women who work on a radio show. Their seemingly perfect lives start to unravel when twists and turns begin to plague their happy marriages.

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Starring: Lee Ga Ryeong, Sung Hoon, Park Joo Mi

love ft marriage and divorce highest rating korean dramas
PHOTO BY Love/TV Chosun

41. Stranger 2 (2020)

Rating: 9.408%

TV Channel: tvN

A sequel to crime thriller Stranger, the second season finds tensions rising between the prosecutor’s office and the police force as the former demands for discretionary power over new case investigations. The men in blue, however, are adamantly against the notion and are fighting for complete investigative authority of their own. 

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Starring: Cho Seung Woo, Bae Doona

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42. Uncle (2022)

Rating: 9.329%

TV Channel: TV Chosun

After his sister divorces her abusive husband and hides away to keep a low profile, Wang Joon-hyuk, a down-on-his-luck musician, is tasked to take care of his nephew who’s developed both an anxiety disorder and OCD.

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Starring: Oh Jung Se, Jeon Hye Jin, Lee Kyung Hoon 

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PHOTO BY Uncle/TV Chosun

43. Alchemy of Souls (2022)

Rating: 9.295%

TV Channel: tvN

Born into a noble family in the nation of Daeho, Jang Wook is a mischievous troublemaker who carries with him a troubled past. In an unexpected circumstance, he encounters Nak-su, a skilled warrior, and trains for battle under her tutelage. The only thing is, Nak-su's soul is currently trapped in the body of his servant, a weak commener named Mu Deok-yi.

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Starring: Lee Jae Wook, Jung So MinShin Seung Ho

PHOTO BY Alchemy of Souls/tvN

44. Lawless Lawyer (2018)

Rating: 8.937%

TV Channel: tvN

Former gangster Bong Sang Pil leaves his violent past to become a lawyer in order to bring his mother’s tragic death to justice. In doing so, he turns a group of loan sharks into a law firm and soon learns to cunningly skirt through legal loopholes to win their cases.

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Starring: Lee Joon GiSeo Ye Ji, Lee Hye Young

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PHOTO BY Lawless Lawyer/TVN
 

45. Record of Youth (2020)

Rating: 8.740%

TV Channel: tvN 

Two childhood friends turned models attempt to branch out into acting and soon cross paths with a budding makeup artist. In a world where dreams are a luxury not everyone can afford, the trio pushes through with their pursuits, backed by sheer talent and passion to get them through.

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Starring: Park Bo Gum, Park So Dam

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PHOTO BY Record of Youth/TVN

46. What's Wrong With Secretary Kim (2018)

Rating: 8.665%

TV Channel: tvN

Misunderstandings ensue and new relationships take root when the loyal secretary of a company's narcissictic Vice Chairman unexpectedly decides to quit her job.

Starring: Park Seo Joon, Park Min Young, Lee Tae Hwan  

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PHOTO BY Whats Wrong With Secretary Kim/TVN

47. Graceful Family (2019)

Rating: 8.478%

TV Channel: MBN

Mo Seok Hee, the sole heir to her family’s business empire, returns home to South Korea from the United States to investigate the mysterious death of her mother who passed on 15 years ago. At her return, she meets Heo Yoon Do, a man hired by her family’s company to cover up the misdemeanors committed by her family.

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Starring: Im Soo Hyun, Lee Jang Woo, Bae Jong Ok 

PHOTO BY Graceful Family/MBN

48. Alchemy of Souls: Light and Shadow (2022)

Rating: 8.458%

TV Channel: tvN

Years after his untimely demise, Jang Uk mystically resurrects and spends his second lease of life hunting down soul shifters. Meanwhile, Nak-su's soul has returned to its original body, but is now imprisoned somewhere in the kingdom of Jinyowon.

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Starring: Lee Jae WookGo Yoon Jung, Lim Chul Soo

PHOTO BY Alchemy of Souls: Light and Shadow/tvN

49. Misty (2018)

Rating: 8.452%

TV Channel: JTBC

An ambitious anchorwoman suddenly finds herself as the prime suspect of a murder case involving her former lover. The only man who steps up to defend her is her husband who agrees to be her legal counsel despite their failing marriage.

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Starring: Kim Nam Joo, Ji Jin Hee, Jeon Hye Jin

PHOTO BY Misty/JTBC

50. Misaeng: Incomplete Life (2014)

Rating: 8.240%

TV Channel: tvN

With only high school credentials and the knowledge of baduk to get him through, a man is forced to let go his dreams before he’s thrust towards the cold realities of a corporate world as a clueless intern.

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Starring: Im Shi Wan, Lee Sung Min, Kang So Ra 

PHOTO BY Misaeng: Incomplete Life/TVN
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