20 Best Korean Dramas Of 2020 To Binge-Watch Now

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If you are reading this post, congrats you have defeated the year 2020. Though it was lockdown, Korean dramas helped us get through it. So, here are the best Korean dramas of 2020.

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 gets hard to stop watching them.

The reasons for Kdrama addiction are – best romance, interesting plot, different culture & a lot of comedy moments. They successfully create an emotional connection with the viewers.

Best Korean Dramas Of 2020

Best Korean Dramas of 2020

If you are looking to binge-watch some kdramas, 2020 has given us a lot of good dramas. Here are 20 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 sites. Most of them are available to watch on Netflix & Viki.

Play The Quiz – Guess The Dramas of 2020 Based on Storyline

1. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the story of doctors, patients, and nurses working at Yulje Medical Center. It focuses on five doctors who have been friends since they entered medical school in 1999. The drama will also deal with a story of a band formed by a group of doctors.

Hospital Playlist

Cast –

  • Jo Jung Suk as Li Ik Jun
  • Yoo Yeon Seok as Ahn Jung Won /Andrea
  • Jung Kyung Ho as Kim Jun Wan
  • Kim Dae Myung as Yang Suk Hyung
  • Jeon Mi Do as Chae Song Hwa

No. Of Episodes – 12

Watch On – Netflix

2. Flower Of Evil

Baek Hee Sung is a man who hides his identity and past from his wife Cha Ji Won, a detective. He is a loving husband and doting father to his young daughter. But things turn different when his wife begins to investigate an old case that involves him.

Flower Of Evil

Cast –

  • Lee Joon Gi as Baek Hee Sung/Do Hyun Soo
  • Moon Chae Won as Cha Ji Won
  • Jang Hee Jin as Do Hae Soo
  • Seo Hyun Woo as Kim Moo Jin

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

3. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

Moon Gang Tae is a community health worker at a psychiatric ward who lives with his brother having autism. Ko Moon Young is a popular writer who is suffering from an antisocial personality disorder. They unravel many secrets, seek comfort from each other, and move forward in their lives.

It's Okay To Not Be Okay

Cast –

  • Kim Soo Hyun as Moon Gang Tae
  • Seo Ye Ji as Ko Moon Young
  • Oh Jung Se as Moon Sang Tae
  • Park Gyu Young as Nam Ju Ri

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

4. The Uncanny Counter

The drama tells the story of demon hunters called Counters who come to earth under the guise of being employees at a noodle restaurant to capture evil spirits that have returned to earth in pursuit of eternal life.

The Uncanny Counter

Cast –

  • Cho Byeong Kyu as So Moon
  • Yoo Joon Sang as Go Mo Tak
  • Kim Se Jeong as Do Ha Na
  • Yeom Hye Ran as Chu Mae Ok
  • Ahn Suk Hwan as Choi Jang Mool

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

5. The Penthouse: War in Life

Penthouse tells the story of wealthy families living in Hera Palace and their children at Cheong-ah Arts School. Su Ryeon was born into wealth. She is now an elegant woman of the upper class. Seo Jin was born into a wealthy family. Yoon Hee comes from poor family background.

The Penthouse: war in life

Cast –

  • Lee Ji Ah as Shim Soo Ryun
  • Kim So Yeon as Cheon Seo Jin
  • Eugene as Oh Yon Hee

No. Of Episodes – 21

Watch On – Viki

6. 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.

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

7. 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

8. Start-Up

Nam Do San is the founder of Samsan Tech. He is excellent with mathematics. He started Samsan Tech two years ago, but the company is not doing well. Somehow, Nam Do San becomes Seo Dal Mi’s, first love. They cheer each other’s start and growth.

Start-Up

Cast –

  • Bae Suzy as Seo Dal Mi
  • Nam Joo Hyuk as Nam Do San
  • Kim Seon Ho as Han Ji Pyung
  • Kang Han Na as Won In Jae

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

9. Extracurricular

This drama is about three high school students Ji Soo, his partner Gyu Ri & school bully Min-Hee who start committing crimes to earn money & pay for their college and the unpredictable dangers they face as a result.

Extracurricular

Cast –

  • Kim Dong Hee as Oh Ji Soo
  • Park Joo Hyun as Bae Gyu Ri
  • Jung Da Bin as Seo Min Hee
  • Nam Yoon Su as Kwak Ki Tae

No. Of Episodes – 10

Watch On – Netflix

10. Kairos

The drama centers around two persons. A man whose daughter is kidnapped and a woman whose mother is missing. They both contact each other through a phone call and help each other but they are a month apart in time and can only speak for 1 minute.

Kairos

Cast –

  • Shin Sung Rok as Kim Seo Jin
  • Lee Se Young as Han Ae Ri
  • Ahn Bo Hyun as Seo Do Gyun
  • Nam Gyu Ri as Kang Hyun Chae

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

11. 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

12. Sweet Home

Cha Hyun Soo decides to leave his home. His quiet life is soon disturbed by strange incidents that start occurring in his apartment, and throughout Korea. As people start to turn into monsters, Hyun Soo and the other residents try to survive.

Sweet Home

Cast –

  • Song Kang as Cha Hyun Soo
  • Lee Jin Wook as Pyeon Sang Wook
  • Lee Shi Young as Seo Yi Kyung
  • Lee Do Hyun as Lee Eun Hyuk
  • Park Gyu Young as Yoon Ji Su
  • Go Min Si as Lee Eun Yoo

No. Of Episodes – 10

Watch On – Netflix

13. 365: Repeat The Year

In this drama, ten individuals get the opportunity to return in time by one year, but strange & unexpected circumstances begin to emerge when their destinies are changed & turned. The drama comprises of a plot twist.

365: Repeat The Year

Cast –

  • Lee Joon Hyuk as Ji Hyung Joo
  • Nam Ji Hyun as Shin Ga Hyun
  • Kim Jee Soo as Lee Shin

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

14. Hi, Bye Mama!

Cha Yu Ri has been a ghost since she died in a tragic accident. Through a reincarnation project, she is given the possibility to become human again if she succeeds in going back to her place within 49 days. However, her husband is now remarried.

Hi, Bye Mama

Cast –

  • Kim Tae Hee as Cha Yu Ri
  • Lee Kyu Hyung as Jo Gang Hwa
  • Go Bo Gyeol as Oh Min Jung
  • Seo Woo Jin as Jo Seo Woo

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

15. The King: Eternal Monarch

Set in two parallel worlds, the drama follows Emperor Lee Gon of the Kingdom of Corea, who discovers access to an alternate reality after crossing a mythical door where the Republic of Korea exists in the Kingdom’s stead.

The King: Eternal Monarch

Cast –

  • Lee Min Ho as Lee Gon
  • Kim Go Eun as Jung Tae Eul/Luna
  • Woo Do Hwan as Jo Young/Jo Eun Sup
  • Lee Jung Jin as Yi Rim/Lee Sung Jae
  • Kim Kyung Nam as Kang Shin Jae/Kang Hyun Min
  • Jung Eun Chae as Goo Seo Ryung/Goo Eun Ah

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

16. Tale Of the Nine-Tailed

A gumiho named Lee Yeon abdicates his position as the guardian mountain spirit of Baekdudaegan to search for the reincarnation of his one true love, Ah Eum. While working on a mission, Yeon met Nam Ji Ah, a smart and dauntless producer at TVC Station.

Tale Of Nine Tailed

Cast –

  • Lee Dong Wook as Lee Yeon
  • Jo Bo Ah as Nam Ji Ah/Ah Eum
  • Kim Bum as Lee Rang

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

17. Memorist

With the power to read people’s memories, Dong Baek solves crimes as a detective in the police force. When a string of serial murders happen, Dong Baek teams up with talented criminal profiler Han Sun Mi to stop the killer and prevent further deaths.

Memorist

Cast –

  • Yoo Seung Ho as Dong Baek
  • Lee Se Young as Han Sun Mi
  • Jo Sung Ha as Lee Shin Woong

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

18. Hyena

Yoon Hee Jae and Jung Geum Ja are lawyers who work for the top 1% of society. Jung Geum Ja is a lawyer, who is after money only. She wins her cases using any means necessary. Yoon Hee Jae is an elite lawyer, who is smart and confident at his job.

Hyena

Cast –

  • Joo Ji Hoon as Yoon Hee Jae
  • Kim Hye Soo as Jung Geum Ja
  • Lee Kyung Young as Song Pil Joong
  • Kim Ho Jung as Kim Min Joo

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

19. Nobody Knows

Cha Young Jin is a detective. She lost her friend 19 years ago to a serial killer. She still carries guilt and trauma over the death of her friend. The serial killer case then begins again after 19 years. Cha Young Jin chases after the killer.

Nobody Knows

Cast –

  • Kim Seo Hyung as Cha Young Jin
  • Ryu Deok Hwan as Lee Sun Woo
  • Park Hoon as Baek Sang Ho
  • Ahn Ji Ho as Go Eun Ho

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

20. 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


Wrapping Up

These were the best Kdramas of 2020 you can watch to relieve yourself from stress. You can pick any of them, whatever genre – thriller, romance, suspense, fantasy, slice of life, all are included in this list.

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.

Keep watching dramas!!


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