Top 18 Best JTBC Korean Dramas Of All Time (Till 2021)

You know that kdramas are addicting. Once you start watching them, you can’t leave them. You can watch most of them on Netflix, Viki & YouTube. These are the most popular platforms to watch dramas.

In South Korea, these dramas are aired on TV channels. Some of the popular channels that distribute Korean dramas are tvN, OCN, JTBC, KBS, SBS, MBC, etc. These channels show various dramas in a specific period.

In this article, you will get to know some of the popular kdramas aired on JTBC channel till 2021 beginning. It has given us some of the best dramas that are known worldwide & are recommended to watch.

Best JTBC Korean Dramas

JTBC (an abbreviation for Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company) is a South Korean nationwide pay television network. It was launched on 1 December, 2021.

Jtbc korean dramas

JTBC is known for its popular Korean dramas that have received one of the highest viewership ratings ever. If you are looking for some of the best dramas aired on JTBC, read this article.

1. Welcome To Waikiki

Three men Dong Gu, Du Shik & Jun Ki along with Seo Jin runs a guesthouse named “Waikiki Guesthouse” to collect money for their film. Things go differently when a single mother enters the house with her baby. Later, Dong Gu’s ex-girlfriend also lives in the house. The drama revolves around these six characters.

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Welcome to waikiki korean drama

Cast –

  • Kim Jung Hyun as Kang Dong Goo
  • Lee Yi Kyung as Lee Joon Ki
  • Son Seung Won as Bong Doo Shik
  • Jung In Sun as Han Yoon Ah

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

2. Itaewon Class

Park Saeroyi is expelled from school & then jailed for messing up with a bully. Seven years after his release, he opens a pub named “Danbam” to compete against the Jangga group, the biggest company in the food industry.

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Itaewon Class

Cast –

  • Park Seo Joon as Park Saeroyi
  • Kim Da Mi as Jo Yi Seo
  • Kwon Na Ra as Oh Soo Ah
  • Yoo Jae Myung as Jang Dae Hee

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

3. 18 Again

Hong Dae Young, a 37-year-old man on the verge of being divorced from his wife suddenly finds himself inside his 18-year-old body. He starts living a new life under a new name Ko Woo Young to get closer to his children and protect them.

18 again

Cast –

  • Kim Ha Neul as Jung Da Jung
  • Yoon Sang Hyun as Hong Dae Young
  • Lee Do Hyun as Ko Woo Young

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

4. Run On

The drama tells the love story of Seon Gyeom, a former sprinter who is working to become a sports agent, and Mi Joo, a subtitle translator. Dan Ah is the CEO of a sports agency. Young Hwa, a university art major who enjoys movies and drawing soon enters her life.

Run On

Cast –

  • Im Shi Wan as Ki Seon Gyeom
  • Shin Se Kyung as Oh Mi Joo
  • Choi Soo Young as Seo Dan Ah
  • Kang Tae Oh as Lee Young Hwa

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

5. Mystic Pop-Up Bar

Ssanggab Cart Bar opens only at night on the rooftop of a building. Wol Joo runs the mysterious food cart. Customers who visit consist of normal people and the dead. While drinking alcohol and eating dishes, the customers of the bar talk about themselves and try to heal their internal wounds.

Mystic Pop-up Bar

Cast –

  • Hwang Jung Eum as Wol Joo
  • Yook Sung Jae as Han Kang Bae
  • Choi Won Young as Chef Gwi

No. Of Episodes – 12

Watch On – Netflix

6. Sisyphus: The Myth

The drama tells the story of a genius engineer named Han Tae Sul, who tries to uncover the truth behind his older brother’s death, and a mysterious woman called Kang Seo Hae, who travels back in time to help him save the world from imminent danger.

Sisyphus the myth - park shin hye drama

Cast –

  • Jo Seung Woo as Han Tae Sul
  • Park Shin Hye as Kang Seo Hae
  • Kim Byung Chul as Seo Won Ju
  • Sung Dong Il as President Park

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

7. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Do Bong Soon is an unemployed girl who has superhuman powers. Later, she is hired by a CEO as his bodyguard. As they get closer, they find their relationship going farther than that of work. They also get involved with a killer.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Cast –

  • Park Bo Young as Do Bong Soon
  • Park Hyung Sik as Ahn Min Hyuk
  • Ji Soo as In Gook Doo

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

8. Something in The Rain

Jin Ah is a single woman in her 30’s. Joon Hee is the younger brother of her best friend. She has always remembered him as a little kid, but one day, he comes back as a masculine man. When she is surprised by his change, her gut feeling tells her that she would truly fall in love this time.

Something in the rain

Cast –

  • Son Ye Jin as Yoon Jin Ah
  • Jung Hae In as Seo Joon Hee
  • Jang So Yeon as Seo Kyung Sun
  • Jung Yoo Jin as Kang Se Young

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

9. Sky Castle

The drama revolves around the lives of housewives residing in a luxurious residential area called SKY Castle. The wives are determined to make their husbands more successful and to raise their children to be top students.

Sky Castle

Cast –

  • Yeom Jung Ah as Han Seo Jin
  • Lee Tae Ran as Lee Soo Im
  • Yoon Se Ah as Noh Seung Hye
  • Oh Na Ra as Jin Jin Hee

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

10. Be Melodramatic

Three 30-year-old best friends, Jin Joo, Eun Jung and Han Joo each pursue different paths in both career and love. Despite life’s difficulties, the three friends can always return home at the end of the day and support each other.

be Melodramatic

Cast –

  • Chun Woo Hee as Im Jin Joo
  • Jeon Yeo Bin as Lee Eun Jung
  • Han Ji Eun as Hwang Han Joo
  • Ahn Jae Hong as Son Beom Soo

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

11. The World Of The Married

Ji Sun Woo, a revered family medicine doctor and associate director at a hospital are married to an aspiring director Lee Tae Oh with whom she has a son. Sun Woo thinks her family is perfect until she finds out that Tae Oh is having an affair with another woman.

The World Of The Married

Cast –

  • Kim Hee Ae as Ji Sun Woo
  • Park Hae Joon as Lee Tae Oh
  • Han So Hee as Yeo Da Kyung

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

12. Beyond Evil

The story of two fearless lawmen, Lee Dong Shik and Han Joo Won, who break the law to catch a serial killer. In the course of uncovering the culprit’s identity, they question the innocence of everyone involved in the case including themselves.

beyond evil

Cast –

  • Shin Ha Kyun as Lee Dong Shik
  • Yeo Jin Goo as Han Joo Won
  • Choi Dae Hoon as Park Jung Je
  • Choi Sung Eun as Yoo Jae Yi

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

13. Law School

Set in Hankuk University Law School, the drama tells the story of students and professors in the law school who come across an unprecedented case. A professor is arrested as a suspect & his students work together to reveal the truth.

Law school drama

Cast –

  • Kim Myung Min as Yang Jong Hoon
  • Kim Bum as Han Joon Hwi
  • Ryu Hye Young as Kang Sol
  • Lee Jung Eun as Kim Eun Sook

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

14. When The Weather is Fine

Cellist Hae Won quits her job in Seoul and goes back to her village where she briefly lived when she was in high school. There, she meets again her former classmate, Eun Seob who owns a bookstore now. His daily life is simple but it begins to change after he meets Hae Won.

when the weather is fine

Cast –

  • Park Min Young as Mok Hae Won / Irene
  • Seo Kang Joon as Im Eun Sub / Kim Jin Ho
  • Lee Jae Wook as Lee Jang Woo
  • Kim Hwan Hee as Im Hwi

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

15. Moment Of Eighteen

Transfer student Jun Woo is an introvert who is wrongly accused of stealing. Meanwhile, Soo Bin sees a different side to Jun Woo than others. Soon, he comes out of his comfort zone. Together, they have to live their lives to the max and make life-changing decisions.

moment of eighteen

Cast –

  • Ong Seong Wu as Choi Jun Woo
  • Kim Hyang Gi as Yu Soo Bin
  • Shin Seung Ho as Ma Hwi Young
  • Kang Ki Young as Oh Han Gyul

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

16. My ID is Gangnam Beauty

Mi Rae, once bullied for her looks, decides to get plastic surgery to start fresh. When she begins university, people still tease her as Gangnam Beauty. She meets Kyung Suk, who sees people for what they are on the inside and not the outside. He becomes attracted to her.

My Id is Gangnam Beauty

Cast –

  • Im Soo Hyang as Kang Mi Rae
  • Cha Eun Woo as Do Kyung Suk
  • Jo Woo Ri as Hyun Soo Ah
  • Kwak Dong Yeon as Yeon Woo Young

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

17. Just Between Lovers

Three young people who each lost a loved one in the same building collapse attempt to navigate their relationships through the pain of the tragedy while helping to construct a replacement building. Together they move forward and find a new will to live and embrace the future.

Just Between Lovers

Cast –

  • Lee Jun Ho as Lee Kang Doo
  • Won Jin Ah as Ha Moon Soo
  • Lee Ki Woo as Seo Joo Won
  • Kang Han Na as Jung Yoo Jin

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

18. Beautiful World

Moo Jin and In Ha are a married couple. Their son gets into an accident, causing him to become brain dead. Filled with great guilt and rage because of the accident, they investigate to find out what happened to cause the accident.

beautiful world

Cast –

  • Park Hee Soon as Park Moo Jin
  • Choo Ja Hyun as Kang In Ha
  • Oh Man Suk as Oh Jin Pyo
  • Cho Yeo Jung as Seo Eun Joo

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki


Wrapping Up

These were the 18 dramas aired on the channel JTBC till the beginning of 2021. Looking at the list, it is true that JTBC has given some of the best dramas from different genres to watch.

JTBC is also airing good dramas in 2021 such as Nevertheless, Reflection Of You, Snowdrop, Monthly Magazine Home, Lost, etc. You can watch other dramas too aired on JTBC.

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