The year 2016 has given us some of the best Kdramas. These dramas are still watched by people and have good ratings and reviews. The year was great for the shows.
Korean dramas are something that makes you watch them more and more. You can watch dramas on streaming sites and apps like Netflix, Viu, Viki, and more. Even some dramas are available for free on YouTube.
If you’ve never watched any Kdramas and are looking forward to watching them, you’re entering a whole new world of happiness, sadness, and all other emotions.
Best Korean Dramas Of 2016
If you are looking to binge-watch some Kdramas, 2016 has given us a lot of good dramas. Here are 17 of them you can watch to take a break from your daily life.
This list includes Korean dramas that have been watched by maximum viewers and have high ratings on IMDB & other drama sites. Most of them are available to watch on Netflix & Viki.
Park Hae Young witnesses the kidnapping of a girl 15 years ago. Currently, Hae Yeong is now a police officer and criminal profiler. One day, he finds a walkie-talkie that connects him with Detective Lee Jae Han who is in the past. Together, they solve a series of murders.
Kim Shin (Goblin) is framed as a traitor and killed by the young king. Years after his death, he is cursed by the almighty to stay immortal forever. He meets Ji Eun-Tak who claims to be his bride. The story revolves around four main characters.
3. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
Bok Joo is a weightlifter who is pursuing her dream of winning the gold medal but she then finds romance for the first time in her life. Can she find a way to have love as well as glory at the age of 20? The drama covers their coming-of-age stories and relationships through hectic life.
4. Moon Lovers
When a total eclipse of the sun takes place, Ha Jin is transported back in time to the Goryeo Dynasty. She soon befriends several of the princes and meets the 4th Prince, Wang So. She finds herself caught up in palace politics and the rivalry among the princes as they fight for the throne.
5. Dear My Friends
The drama revolves around the friends’ twilight years as they tell their stories about the struggles they face due to their old age, and their life journey that they share with a translator in the hope she would write a novel about them.
- Go Hyun Jung as Park Wan
- Kim Hye Ja as Jo Hee Ja
- Na Moon Hee as Moon Jung Ah
- Go Doo Shim as Jang Nan Hee
No. Of Episodes – 16
Watch On – Netflix
6. Descendants Of The Sun
Mo Yeon is a pretty woman who works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Her life is changed forever when she meets Shi Jin who is the captain and team leader of Alpha Team who is ready to help anybody & protect them in need & ready to protect his country as well.
7. Legend Of The Blue Sea
The series centers on the love story of Shim Chung, a mermaid, and Joon Jae, a witty con artist. Focusing on rebirth, fate, and unrequited love, their tale is shown with the parallel story of their Joseon-era incarnations, the mermaid, Se Hwa, and town head, Dam Leong.
8. W: Two Worlds
Yeon Joo, who starts to read a webtoon ‘W’ written by her father is pulled into the webtoon world of W. While she is in the webtoon, she saves Kang Cheol, and becomes entangled in a murder mystery.
9. Dr. Romantic
Sa Bu was once a famous surgeon. But he suddenly gives it all up one day to work as a doctor in a small town. He now goes by the name Teacher Kim. He guides Dong Joo and Seo Jung to become great doctors by teaching them to fight against power and money for the sake of patients.
10. The Sound Of Your Heart
This drama follows Jo Suk’s ridiculous but hilarious adventures with his girlfriend who is now his wife Ae Bong, their dogs, older brother Jo Joon, and parents. The drama is based on the popular webtoon series of the same name.
- Lee Kwang Soo as Jo Suk
- Kim Dae Myung as Jo Joon
- Jung So Min as Choi Ae Bong
- Kim Byung Ok as Jo Chul Wang
No. Of Episodes – 20
Watch On – Netflix
11. Age Of Youth
Five girls in their twenties come to live together in a house called “Belle Epoque.” Each girl has a particular personality, background, and issues. The drama follows their struggles and incidents dealing with relationships – within their circles, with dating, and with each other.
- Han Ye Ri as Yoon Jin Myung
- Ryu Hwa Young as Kang Yi Na
- Park Eun Bin as Song Ji Won
- Han Seung Yeon as Jung Ye Eun
No. Of Episodes – 12
Watch On – Netflix
12. Love In The Moonlight
Ra On is a Joseon woman who’s lived her whole life as a man. She meets a Crown Prince & ends up as a eunuch in the royal palace. She is unaware that he is the Crown Prince. She begins to bond with the crown prince.
13. Solomon’s Perjury
On a Christmas night, a student fell off the school’s rooftop and died. The police concluded that he committed suicide. Later, the students decide to hold a school trial to uncover the truth. The trial reveals ugly secrets about the murder case.
- Kim Hyun Soo as Ko Seo Yeon
- Jang Dong Yoon as Han Ji Hoon
- Seo Ji Hoon as Bae Joon Young
- Seo Young Joo as Lee So Woo
No. Of Episodes – 12
Watch On – Viki
14. The K2
Je Ha is a former mercenary soldier wrongfully accused of killing his girlfriend. He is hired as a bodyguard by Yoo Jin, the wife of a presidential candidate. An Na is the secret daughter of the president. They begin to develop feelings for each other.
15. Uncontrollably Fond
When Joon Young and No Eul were children, they were separated and became heartbroken. When their paths cross again years later, Joon Young discovers that No Eul is now a very different person than he remembered. Is there any hope to revive their past relationship?
The drama tells the story of beautiful-looking young men called Hwarang in Silla, one of the three kingdoms of Korea. The warriors include a man from the lowest class of Silla and the hidden king who secretly joins. The men also fall for the maiden Ah Ro.
Yoo Hye Jung was a tough bully in school with a prickly personality. However, she changes after meeting her mentor Hong Ji Hong who plays a key role in transforming her life from a helpless gangster to a compassionate doctor.
So, these are some of the recommended Korean dramas of 2016 that you can watch with your friends and family. These dramas are emotional rollercoasters with a ton of comedy.
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