Top 10 Most Watched Korean Dramas Of All Time

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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.

Most Watched Korean Dramas

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.

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

Goblin (a.k.a. Guardian: The Lonely and Great God) is one of the most popular & recommend Kdrama. It is a perfect mixture of romance, suspense & comedy. The bromance between the Goblin & the Grim Reaper is what you will love to watch.

Goblin kdrama

Synopsis –

Kim Shin (Goblin) is framed as a traitor and killed by the young king. Years after his death, he is cursed to stay immortal forever. He meets Ji Eun-Tak who claims to be his bride. The story revolves around four main characters.

Cast –

  • Gong Yoo as Kim Shin
  • Kim Go Eun as Ji Eun Tak
  • Lee Dong Wook as Grim Reaper
  • Yoo In Na as Sunny
  • Yook Sung Jae as Yoo Dook Hwa

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

2. Boys Over Flowers

Boys Over Flowers is a classic & popular drama starring Lee Min Ho & is adapted in many other languages. In this drama, you will get to see friendship, romance & comedy.

Boys Over Flowers kdrama

Synopsis –

Jan Di, a poor girl attends Shin Hwa High. There she is bullied by the leader of F4 (the four richest and most gorgeous boys), Joon Pyo. Joon Pyo becomes interested in Jan Di. But, Jan Di has a crush on Joon Pyo’s best friend, Yoon Ji Hoo.

Cast –

  • 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
  • Kim Joon as Song Woo Bin

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki, YouTube

3. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

SWDBS is a romantic comedy drama that includes some bromance. Starring cute Park Bo Young & Park Hyung Shik, this drama is a perfect watch.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon kdrama

Synopsis –

Do Bong Soon is an unemployed but strong woman. She is offered a job as a bodyguard by Ahn Min Hyuk, the handsome and somewhat childish CEO of Ainsoft. There is a serial killer too.

Cast –

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

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

4. Descendants of the Sun

This drama is a love story between a surgeon and a special forces officer. Military based drama with a lot of action & romance is a perfect blend.

Descendants Of The Sun kdrama

Synopsis –

Kang Mo Yeon is a pretty woman who works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Her life is changed forever when she meets Yoo 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.

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

5. My Love From The Star

A romantic drama starring Kim Soo Hyun, who is an alien. While staying on earth, he gradually changes his views on humans.

My love from the star kdrama

Synopsis –

Do Min Joon is an alien who landed on Earth 400 years ago. He has different abilities & a cute appearance. When he discovers that he has three months left on earth, he meets Cheon Song Yi, the biggest Hallyu star in South Korea.

Cast –

  • Kim Soo Hyun as Do Min Joon
  • Jun Ji Hyun as Cheon Song Yi
  • Park Hae Jin as Lee Hee Kyung
  • Yoo In Na as Yoo Se Mi

No. Of Episodes – 21

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

6. The Heirs

The Heirs is a popular Kdrama starring Lee Min Ho again with an awesome plot that keeps you excited after each episode. It will make you love, laugh & cry.

The heirs kdrama

Synopsis –

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.

Cast –

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

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Netflix, Viki, YouTube

7. W – Two Worlds

As the name says, there are two worlds – the real & a webtoon. W is a fantasy thriller drama filled with a murder mystery, action, suspense & romance.

W - two worlds kdrama

Synopsis –

Yeon Joo, who starts to read a webtoon ‘W’ written by her father is pulled into the webtoon world of W, saves Kang Cheol, and becomes entangled in a murder mystery.

Cast –

  • Han Hyo Joo as Oh Yeon Joo
  • Lee Jong Suk as Kang Cheol
  • Kim Eui Sung as Oh Sung Moo

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

8. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

A coming-of-age romantic comedy drama about a group of college athletes who are fighting for their dreams, experiencing, and finding love in the process.

Weightlifting fairy Kim Bok Joo kdrama

Synopsis –

Kim Bok Joo is a 20-year-old weightlifter, who has known nothing but lifting barbells for her entire life, has her heart overwhelmed when she meets her first love. This drama follows the story of Kim Bok Joo.

Cast –

  • 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

Watch On – Netflix, Viki, YouTube

9. What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim

A rom-com drama that follows the romantic relationship between a vice-president & his secretary. You will love to the characters’ lovely relationship.

whats wrong with secretary kim

Synopsis –

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

Cast –

  • Park Min Young as Kim Mi So
  • Park Seo Joon as Lee Young Joon
  • Lee Tae Hwan as Lee Sung Yeon

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

10. Pinocchio

Pinocchio is a drama about two people in love who are on their way to becoming news reporters. It has comedy, romance, action, and adventure.

Pinocchio kdrama

Synopsis –

Choi In Ha becomes a broadcast journalist, especially when she suffers from a condition known as “Pinocchio syndrome.” Her colleague reporters pursue justice as they try to discover themselves in the process.

Cast –

  • Lee Jong Suk as Choi Dal Po / Ki Ha Myung
  • Park Shin Hye as Choi In Ha
  • Kim Young Kwang as Seo Beom Jo
  • Lee Yoo Bi as Yoon Yoo Rae

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Netflix, Viki, YouTube


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.

You can watch most of them on Netflix, Viki & YouTube. Otherwise, you can also watch them on free streaming sites. If haven’t started watching dramas, watch one of these & you will get addicted to Kdramas.

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