Top 10 Most Watched Korean Dramas Of All Time

Curious about Kdramas that have been watched the most? Read on to find them.

Hey Kdrama lovers, if you are curious to find out most watched Kdramas ever, then here you are. Korean dramas have become quite popular now & many have started watching dramas as most of them are now available on Netflix & Viki.

But why Korean dramas are popular & addicting? The reasons are – interesting plot, best romance, comedy & different culture. They successfully create an emotional connection with the viewers.

The maximum number of the dramas are of 16 episodes with a runtime of about an hour per episode. So, you can binge-watch & enjoy the dramas.

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Most Watched Korean Dramas

If you are addicted to Kdramas & want to watch more & more but are confused about which drama to watch now, don’t worry. Watch these Kdramas that are popular & seen by most of the people.

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Let’s see which are the most watched Kdramas until now. This list is based on the Most Popular Shows list that is available on the MyDramaList website.

1. Goblin

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.

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Cast –

  • Gong Yoo as Kim Shin
  • Kim Go Eun as Ji Eun Tak
  • Lee Dong Wook as Grim Reaper
  • Yoo In Na as Sunny

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki, MX Player

2. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Hangul: 힘쎈여자 도봉순

Year: 2017

Do Bong Soon is a girl who doesn’t have a job but has superhuman abilities. Ahn Min Hyuk, the CEO of a gaming company hires her to be his bodyguard. As they get to know each other better, they realize that their relationship goes beyond work.

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4 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Park Bo Young as Do Bong Soon
  • Park Hyung Sik as Ahn Min Hyuk
  • Ji Soo as In Gook Doo
  • Jun Suk Ho as Secretary Kong

No. Of Episodes: 16 (65 min. each)

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Short Review: The drama is popular for the cute romance and cheesy moments between the main leads. Their romance is what you should look for and Bong Soon who fights with her superhuman strength. A good fantasy romance drama to watch.

3. Descendants of the Sun

Mo Yeon is a pretty woman who works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Her life is forever changed when she encounters Shi Jin, the captain of the Alpha Team who cares more about protecting anybody in need of help as well as his country.

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Cast –

  • Song Joong Ki as Yoo Shi Jin
  • Song Hye Kyo as Kang Mo Yeon
  • Jin Goo as Seo Dae Yeong
  • Kim Ji Won as Yoon Myung Ju

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

4. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

Hangul: 역도요정 김복주

Year: 2016

Bok Joo is a weightlifter who wants to win the gold medal, but then for the first time in her life, she falls in love. At age 20, can she find a way to have both love and fame? The drama shows how friends grow up and how their relationships change as their lives get busier.

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4 5 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Lee Sung Kyung as Kim Bok Joo
  • Nam Joo Hyuk as Jung Joon Hyung
  • Lee Jae Yoon as Jung Jae Yi
  • Kyung Soo Jin as Song Shi Ho

No. Of Episodes: 16 (60 min. each)

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Short Review: The drama is a heartwarming look at the struggles of young adults. It will make you laugh one minute and make you cry the next. The drama shows that it’s important to follow your dreams and that love and friendship can help us get through anything.

5. 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.

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Cast –

  • Han Hyo Joo as Oh Yeon Joo
  • Lee Jong Suk as Kang Cheol
  • Kim Eui Sung as Oh Sung Moo
  • Lee Tae Hwan as Seo Do Yoon

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

6. 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 suddenly decides to quit her job.

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Cast –

  • Park Min Young as Kim Mi So
  • Park Seo Joon as Lee Young Joon
  • Lee Tae Hwan as Lee Sung Yeon
  • Pyo Ye Jin as Kim Ji Ah

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

7. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

The drama revolves around a community health worker at a psychiatric ward who lives with his brother having autism & 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.

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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

8. Crash Landing On You

Se Ri goes for a short paragliding ride, a sudden tornado blows her off course, leading her to crash land in North Korea, where she meets an army officer, who agrees to help her return to South Korea. They fall in love, despite the dispute between their countries.

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Cast –

  • Hyun Bin as Ri Jung Hyuk
  • Son Ye Jin as Yoon Se Ri
  • Seo Ji Hye as Seo Dan
  • Kim Jung Hyun as Goo Seung Jun

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

9. Boys Over Flowers

Hangul: 꽃보다 남자

Year: 2009

Poor Jan Di goes to Shin Hwa High, where F4’s leader, Joon Pyo, picks on her (the four richest and most gorgeous boys). Joon Pyo starts to like Jan Di, but Jan Di likes Ji Hoo, who is Joon Pyo’s best friend. The drama revolves around these characters.

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3 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Lee Min Ho as Goo Joon Pyo
  • Gu Hye Seon as Geum Jan Di
  • Kim Hyun Joong as Yoon Ji Hoo
  • Kim Bum as So Yi Jung

No. Of Episodes: 25 (65 min. each)

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Short Review: Even though the show has some flaws, it is a fun and interesting drama that is great for a night in. It’s a popular romantic comedy because the story is sweet and the actors are charming. This is a classic drama.

10. The Heirs

Kim Tan is the heir to Empire Group who is in the U.S. He meets Cha Eun Sang who is searching for her older sister. He feels himself falling for her. They reunite at an exclusive high school attended by Korea’s über rich.

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  • Lee Min Ho as Kim Tan
  • Park Shin Hye as Cha Eun Sang
  • Kim Woo Bin as Choi Yeong Do
  • Kim Ji Won as Yoo Rachel

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Netflix, Viki, YouTube, MX Player

Wrapping Up

So, these were the 10 most watched Kdramas of all time that is recommended to watch if you are a Kdrama lover. These dramas are packed with all the elements including action, romance, thriller, suspense & comedy.

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Hi! I'm Min Chae from South Korea. I love to watch Korean dramas in my free time and can talk about them for hours. My favorite actor is Gong Yoo :)

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