Top 18 Best Korean Dramas Of 2018 Worth Watching

The year 2018 has given some of the best kdramas to us. These dramas have got huge love from the audience, high ratings & new actors. It is one of the best years of kdramas.

If you are new to Korean dramas, here is a warning: you will get addicted. Yes! Kdramas are addicting & once you start to watch them, it becomes difficult to stop watching them.

The reasons for Kdrama addiction are – good storyline, heart-touching romance, different culture & a lot of comedy. They successfully create an emotional connection with the viewers.

Best Korean Dramas Of 2018

If you are looking to binge-watch some kdramas, 2018 has given us a lot of good dramas. Here are 18 of them you can watch to take a break from your daily life.

Kdramas of 2018

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.

1. My Mister

The drama tells us the story of three middle-aged brothers, who are enduring the weight of their lives, and a strong, cold woman, who has been living a hard life of her own, as they come together in healing each other’s past scars.

my mister

Cast –

  • Lee Sun Kyun as Park Dong Hoon
  • IU as Lee Ji Ahn
  • Park Ho San as Park Sang Hoon
  • Song Sae Byuk as Park Gi Hoon

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

2. Life On Mars

One day, while investigating a case, Tae Joo has an accident. When he wakes up, he finds himself in the winter of 1988. He is now a detective appointed to work at a police station in a small city. To get back to the present day, he tries to solve the case.

life on mars

Cast –

  • Jung Kyung Ho as Han Tae Joo
  • Park Sung Woong as Kang Dong Cheol
  • Go Ah Sung as Yoon Na Yeong
  • Oh Dae Hwan as Lee Yong Gi
  • Noh Jong Hyun as Jo Nam Shik

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Free Streaming Sites

3. Mother

A temporary teacher at an elementary school realizes that one of her students is being abused at home by her family. She makes an impulsive decision to kidnap the child and attempts to become her mother.

mother

Cast –

  • Lee Bo Young as Kang Soo Jin
  • Heo Yeol as Kim Hye Na/Kim Yoon Bok
  • Lee Hye Young as Kang Yeong Shin/Cha Yeong Shin
  • Go Sung Hee as Shin Ja Young

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

4. Live

The drama revolves around the incidents that occur in the police force and the joy, sorrow, and pain that police officers experience as they try to protect justice. They form the ‘Live’ team at the Hongil patrol division. Each officer has their own story.

live drama

Cast –

  • Lee Kwang Soo as Yeom Sang Soo
  • Jung Yu Mi as Han Jung Oh
  • Bae Sung Woo as Oh Yang Chon
  • Bae Jong Ok as Ahn Jang Mi

No. Of Episodes – 18

Watch On – Netflix

5. Mr. Sunshine

A young boy born into a house servant’s family and travels to the United States during the 1871 Shinmiyangyo. He returns to his homeland later as a U.S. marine officer. He falls in love with an aristocrat’s daughter. At the same time, he discovers a plot by foreign forces to colonize Korea.

mr sunshine

Cast –

  • Lee Byung Hun as Choi Yoo Jin / Eugene Choi
  • Kim Tae Ri as Go Ae Shin
  • Kim Min Jung as Kudo Hina / Lee Yang Hwa
  • Yoo Yeon Seok as Gu Dong Mae / Ishida Sho
  • Byun Yo Han as Kim Hui Sung

No. Of Episodes – 24

Watch On – Netflix

6. Children Of Nobody

Woo Kyung is a child counselor who works at a children’s center. Her life seems perfect. However, her perfect life doesn’t last long, when an accident changes her life. The only person she can rely on is Ji Heon, a detective who is strict toward criminals.

children of nobody

Cast –

  • Kim Sun Ah as Cha Woo Kyung
  • Lee Yi Kyung as Kang Ji Heon
  • Nam Gyu Ri as Jeon Soo Yeong
  • N (Cha Hak Yeon) as Lee Eun Ho

No. Of Episodes – 32

Watch On – Viki

7. What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim

Lee Young Joon’s family runs a large company, and he works as the vice-president of the company. He is rich, handsome & intelligent, but he is arrogant. His secretary is Kim Mi So has worked for him for years and she is perfect for him, but decides to quit her job.

whats wrong with secretary kim

Cast –

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

8. 100 Days My Prince

Crown prince Lee Yul falls off a cliff and nearly dies in an attempted assassination. He loses his memory and wanders for 100 days under a new name and personality. During this period, he meets Hong Shim, head of the first detective agency in Joseon.

100 days my prince

Cast –

  • Do Kyung Soo as Lee Yul
  • Nam Ji Hyun as Hong Shim
  • Kim Seon Ho as Jung Jae Yoon
  • Han So Hee as Kim So Hye

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

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. Lawless Lawyer

Sang Pil, a former gangster turned lawyer, seeking to avenge his mother and Jae Yi, a lawyer of high integrity forms the Lawless Law Firm. Together they use the law to fight for justice against corrupt judge Cha Moon Sook and her associates.

lawless lawyer

Cast –

  • Lee Joon Gi as Bong Sang Pil
  • Seo Ye Ji as Ha Jae Yi
  • Lee Hye Young as Cha Moon Sook
  • Choi Min Soo as Ahn Oh Joo

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

11. The Guest

Yoon Hwa Pyung is a psychic born to a shaman family. Choi Yoon is a catholic priest known for exorcisms & Kang Kil Young is a detective. They meet each other and try to fight against crimes caused by mysterious powers.

The Guest thriller korean dramas

Cast –

  • Kim Dong Wook as Yoon Hwa Pyung
  • Kim Jae Wook as Choi Yoon/Matthew
  • Jung Eun Chae as Kang Gil Young

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

12. Thirty But Seventeen

Seo Ri, a violin prodigy at 17 gets into an accident and falls into a coma waking up 13 years later. Mentally she is still only 17, while physically she is now 30. Woo Jin does not want to have a relationship due to trauma. They get involved & fall in love.

thirty but seventeen

Cast –

  • Shin Hae Sun as Woo Seo Ri
  • Yang Se Jong as Gong Woo Jin
  • Ahn Hyo Seop as Yoo Chan
  • Ye Ji Won as Jennifer

No. Of Episodes – 32

Watch On – Netflix, Viki, YouTube

13. Welcome To Waikiki

Three men Dong Gu, Du Shik & Jun Ki along with Seo Jin runs a 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.

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Welcome To Waikiki

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
  • Go Won Hee as Kang Seo Jin

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

14. Come And Hug Me

When they were children, Na Moo and Nak Won were each other’s, first love. They are forced to break apart due to a tragedy. 12 years later Na Moo is a professional detective & Nak Won is a popular actress. They meet again & try to heal their wounds.

come and hug me

Cast –

  • Jang Ki Yong as Yoon Na Moo
  • Jin Ki Joo as Gil Nak Won
  • Heo Joon Ho as Yoon Hui Jae
  • Yoon Jong Hoon as Gil Moo Won

No. Of Episodes – 32

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

15. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

A detective takes on a female university student murder case. He has a sister who meets a man who is not a good person, but she has sympathy for him. The detective tries to push him away from his sister as he suspects that the man is somehow involved in the murder case.

the smile has left your eyes

Cast –

  • Seo In Guk as Kim Moo Young
  • Jung So Min as Yoo Jin Kang
  • Park Sung Woong as Yoo Jin Gook
  • Seo Eun Soo as Baek Seung Ah

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – 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. Partners For Justice

Baek Beom is a forensic doctor working for 10 years, he is excellent with his work, but does not open his mind to other people. Eun Sol is a rookie prosecutor with a bright personality and comes from a wealthy family. They both try to catch a serial killer.

partners for justice

Cast –

  • Jung Jae Young as Baek Beom
  • Jung Yoo Mi as Eun Sol
  • Lee Yi Kyung as Cha Soo Ho

No. Of Episodes – 32

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

18. Memories Of The Alhambra

After receiving an email about a game, Jin Woo, CEO of a company travels to Spain to meet the creator of the game. However, he has gone missing, and there, he meets his sister, who is the owner of the hostel he stays in. Both get involved in mysterious incidents.

memories of alhambra

Cast –

  • Hyun Bin as Yoo Jin Woo
  • Park Shin Hye as Jung Hee Joo
  • Park Hoon as Cha Hyun Suk
  • Lee Seung Jun as Park Sun Ho

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix


Wrapping Up

These were the best Kdramas of 2018 you can watch to relieve yourself from stress. You can pick any of them, whatever genre – thriller, romance, suspense, fantasy, all are included in this list.

Almost all of them are available on Netflix & Viki. But some dramas are not available on Viki & if you don’t have a Netflix subscription, you can watch all the dramas on free streaming sites.

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