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TV Shows & Series: Best TV Shows/Series in Korean(한국어)

Korean (South Korean: 한국어, hangugeo; North Korean: 조선말, chosŏnmal) is the native language for about 80 million people, mostly of Korean descent. It is the official and national language of both North Korea and South Korea (geographically Korea), but over the past 75 years of political division, the two Koreas have developed some noticeable vocabulary differences. Beyond Korea, the language is recognised as a minority language in parts of China, namely Jilin Province, and specifically Yanbian Prefecture and Changbai County. It is also spoken by Sakhalin Koreans in parts of Sakhalin, the Russian island just north of Japan, and by the Koryo-saramcode: kor promoted to code: ko in parts of Central Asia. The language has a few extinct relatives which—along with the Jeju language (Jejuan) of Jeju Island and Korean itself—form the compact Koreanic language family. Even so, Jejuan and Korean are not mutually intelligible with each other. The linguistic homeland of Korean is suggested to be somewhere in contemporary Northeast China. The hierarchy of the society from which the language originates deeply influences the language, leading to a system of speech levels and honorifics indicative of the formality of any given situation. Modern Korean is written in the Korean sc... ()

Korean is spoken in People's Republic of China, South Korea and North Korea and 1,593 TV shows/series (between 1973 and 2022) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in South Korea (1,538). Popular genres for Korean TV shows/series are Drama (1,140), Comedy (530) and Mystery (191). All of Us Are Dead (2022-), Running Man (2010-), Alchemy of Souls (2022-2023), Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area (2022-) and Squid Game (2021-) are among the best known & most successful Korean TV shows/series.


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All of Us Are Dead(2022-)

TV-MA
| 1h 5min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.2/5 (with 1,254 votes)

A high school becomes ground zero for a zombie virus outbreak. Trapped students must fight their way out — or turn into one of the rabid infected.

Directed by Lee Jae-gyu, Kim Nam-su - With Yoon Chan-yeong, Park Ji-hu, Cho Yi-hyun, Lomon, Yoo In-soo, Lee You-mi, ...

Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area(2022-)

4.0/5 (with 268 votes)

Disguised under the shadows of a mask, a crew of desperados band together under the leadership of a criminal mastermind known only as “The Professor” to pull off the biggest heist Korea has ever seen.

Directed by Kim Hong-sun - With Yu Ji-tae, Yunjin Kim, Park Hae-soo, Jeon Jong-seo, Lee Won-jong, Park Myung-hoon, ...

Running Man(2010-)

1h 25min per episode | Comedy, Reality-TV
4.2/5 (with 72 votes)

These days, variety entertainment is gradually disappearing. It is one of Korea's representative variety entertainment shows that has been in charge of Sunday evenings for over 10 years. In this program, many stars and members play games and missions together. It is characterized by going around several places. In particular, this program focuses solely on laughter among the many fun elements of entertainment.Open your eyes! Big fun enters!Open your mouth! A big smile enters!Open your mind! Instructive lesson enters!

True Beauty(2020-2021)

1h 15min per episode | Comedy, Drama
4.3/5 (with 588 votes)

Lim Ju-kyung is a high school student. Since she was little, she has had a complex about her appearance. To hide her bare face, Ju-kyung always wears make-up. Her excellent make-up skills make her pretty and she hides her bare face in front of others. She gets involved with 2 men; Lee Su-ho and Han Seo-jun.

With Mun Ka-young, Cha Eun-woo, Park Yoo-na, Hwang In-youp

Alchemy of Souls(2022-2023)

TV-14
| 1h 15min per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.3/5 (with 132 votes)

A powerful sorceress in a blind woman's body encounters a man from a prestigious family, who wants her help to change his destiny.

Squid Game(2021-)

TV-MA
| 54min per episode | Action & Adventure, Mystery, Drama
3.9/5 (with 6,132 votes)

Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children's games—with high stakes. But, a tempting prize awaits the victor.

Revenge of Others(2022)

1h 2min per episode | Drama
4.3/5 (with 49 votes)

A boy falls to his death at school, but Ok Chan-mi does not believe that her twin brother, Park Won-seok, committed suicide. Chan-mi transfers to her brother's school, Yongtan High, and meets Ji Soo-heon, who witnessed her brother's death. A "hero," who avenges bullied students, appears at Yongtan High. Chan-mi speculates that it may be connected to her brother and starts looking for this hero.

With Shin Ye-eun, Lomon, Wooyeon, Seo Ji Hoon, Chung Su-bin, Chae Sang-woo, ...

Men on a Mission(2015-)

1h 30min per episode | Reality-TV, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 13 votes)

Male celebs play make-believe as high schoolers, welcoming star transfer students every week and engaging in battles of witty humor and slapstick.

We Got Married(2008-2017)

1h 25min per episode | Reality-TV
2.5/5 (with 4 votes)

We Got Married is a South Korean reality variety show, one segment of the Sunday Sunday Night program. First broadcast in 2008, the show pairs up Korean celebrities to show what life would be like if they were married. Each week, couples are assigned missions to complete, with candid interviews of the participants to reveal their thoughts and feelings.

1 Night 2 Days(2007-)

1h 30min per episode | Comedy, Reality-TV
3.8/5 (with 9 votes)

2 Days & 1 Night is a South Korean reality-variety show with the motto "real wild road variety." Its main concept is to recommend various places of interest that viewers can visit in South Korea.

Directed by Na Young-seok - With Kim Jong-min

Goblin(2016-2017)

TV-14
| 1h 17min per episode | Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.4/5 (with 1,184 votes)

In his quest for a bride to break his immortal curse, a 939-year-old guardian of souls meets a grim reaper and a sprightly student with a tragic past.

Weak Hero Class 1(2022)

TV-PG
| 40min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
4.3/5 (with 12 votes)

Si-eun has no interest other than studying. When someone provokes him, he does not shy away from the fight that comes in his way. He has been smartly protecting himself by making quick decisions and made good use of his surroundings. However, he is in danger, and he gets help from Soo-ho and Bum-seok. A great friendship slowly emerges among the three of them while they try to survive in a school where bullying always happens. The ways Si-eun, Soo-ho, and Bum-seok deal with people and violence show how the feeble teenagers become strong.

With Park Ji-hoon, Choi Hyun-wook, Hong Kyung, Lee Yeon, Shin Seung-ho
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Home Alone(2013-)

1h 20min per episode | Reality-TV
3.6/5 (with 6 votes)

It can be a badge of honor to be “single.” “I Live Alone” is a documentary-style South Korean reality series that follows the members of a self-formed club called Rainbow, which is comprised of celebrities who are single and live alone.

Business Proposal(2022)

TV-14
| 1h per episode | Comedy, Drama
4.2/5 (with 53 votes)

An ordinary office worker disguises herself and goes on a blind date with her attractive boss in the place of her friend to end this unwanted marriage blind date after her request.

Directed by Park Sun-ho - With Ahn Hyo-seop, Kim Se-jeong, Kim Min-Gue, Seol In-ah, Lee Deok-hwa, Choi Byung-chan, ...

Infinite Challenge(2005-2018)

1h 30min per episode | Reality-TV, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 8 votes)

Infinite Challenge has been reported as the first "Real-Variety" show in Korean television history. The program is largely unscripted, and follows a similar format of challenge-based Reality Television programs, familiar to the audiences in the West, but the challenges are often silly, absurd, or impossible to achieve, so the program takes on the aspect of a satirical comedy variety show, rather than a more standard reality or contest program. In order to achieve its comedic purposes its 6 hosts and staff continuously proclaim, the elements of this show are the 3-Ds, Dirty, Dangerous, and Difficult.

Directed by Kim Tae-ho - With Park Myeong-su, Jeong Jun-ha, Yu Jae-seok, Haha, Yang Se-hyung, Jo Se-ho, ...

Master In The House(2017-)

1h 15min per episode | Reality-TV, Talk-Show, Comedy
5.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Almost everyone has a question regarding life and the goal of life. In order to find the answer, the four young men with full of curiosity regarding their lives, Lee Seung Gi, Lee Sang Yun, Yuk Seong Jae, and Yang Se Hyeong, head to find their master to learn things and get a correct answer. They find the master and spend a day in the master’s place to learn things that they didn’t know, and wish to know. Whom will they get to meet? And what will they learn throughout the stay?

Law of the Jungle(2011-)

3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Law of the Jungle is a hybrid reality show combining elements of drama and documentary. The show is hosted by comedian Kim Byung Man, and each episode invites various celebrities from the various field. So far, many of idol stars and famous actors have appeared on the show. The show introduces viewers to exotic locations around the world where celebrities must work together in order to complete missions and survive. The cast celebrities travel to less habituated, natural places to survive on their own and experience life with local tribes and people. In each location, the guests are tasked to hunt and prepare their meals and also create shelter for the tribe. They sometimes confronted by many difficult challenges. Where will the tribe visit? And how will they survive on their own? Stay tuned to check out!

Amazing Saturday(2018-)

1h 15min per episode | Comedy, Reality-TV
4.6/5 (with 3 votes)

A group of hungry celebrities listen to poppin’ tunes, from recent hits to all-time-favorites, to correctly dictate a part of the lyrics.The songs may sound familiar, but the part they must dictate are unclear to the naked ear, as the lyrics are slurred, muffled by strong beats, etc.If they get the lyrics right, they get to share exquisite regional dishes. But if they get them wrong, a professional eater gobbles it up instead.

Hellbound(2021-)

TV-MA
| 52min per episode | Drama, Crime, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 364 votes)

Unearthly beings deliver bloody condemnations, sending individuals to hell and giving rise to a religious group founded on the idea of divine justice.

Directed by Yeon Sang-ho - With Yoo Ah-in, Park Jeong-min, Kim Hyun-joo, Won Jin-ah, Yang Ik-june, Kim Do-yoon, ...

Kara: Secret Love(2014)

1h 5min per episode | Comedy, Drama
4.1/5 (with 2 votes)

"Secret Love" is written as an Omnibus Mini-Series consisting of 5 episodes, focusing on the ups-and-downs of love relationships such as a first love, breakups, secret crushes, etc. Each episode features a member of the girl group KARA, teamed up with a leading man. "Secret Love" will be produced in advance, then be aired in Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other Asian countries.

Sweet Home(2020-)

TV-MA
| 52min per episode | Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.2/5 (with 485 votes)

As humans turn into savage monsters and wreak terror, one troubled teen and his apartment neighbors fight to survive — and to hold on to their humanity.

Directed by Lee Eung-bok - With Song Kang, Lee Jin-uk, Lee Si-young, Park Gyu-young, Go Younjung, Lee Do-hyun, ...

Bad Guys(2014)

1h per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime
3.9/5 (with 18 votes)

To combat rising violent crimes, the Police Chief asks Detective Oh Goo Tak to form a team consisting of criminals. He is currently suspended from the police force for using excessive force. He then gathers team members: Park Woong Chul who is a gangster, Lee Jung Moon who is the youngest serial killer with extraordinary intelligence and Jung Tae Soo who is a contract killer. Police Inspector Yoo Mi Young also joins the team and she tries to have these guys work as a team by dealing with them rationally and sometimes emotionally.

Love Alarm(2019-2021)

50min per episode | Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.3/5 (with 789 votes)

Love Alarm is an app that tells you if someone within a 10-meter radius has a crush on you. It quickly becomes a social phenomenon. While everyone talks about it and uses it to test their love and popularity, Jojo is one of the few people who have yet to download the app. However, she soon faces a love triangle situation between Sun-oh whom she starts to have feelings for, and Hye-young, who has had a huge crush on her.

Extraordinary Attorney Woo(2022)

TV-14
| 1h 10min per episode | Drama, Comedy
4.2/5 (with 231 votes)

Brilliant attorney Woo Young-woo tackles challenges in the courtroom and beyond as a newbie at a top law firm and a woman on the autism spectrum.

Directed by Yoo In-sik - With Park Eun-bin, Kang Tae-oh, Kang Ki-young, Jeon Bae-soo, Baek Ji-won, Ha Yoon-kyung, ...

The Fabulous(2022)

TV-14
| 56min per episode | Drama, Comedy
4.5/5 (with 14 votes)

Four best friends chase their dreams in the competitive world of fashion while juggling demanding jobs, romantic dilemmas and wild nights on the town.

Super Wings!(2014-)

4.1/5 (with 3 votes)

An action-packed preschool series about an adorable jet plane named Jett who travels the world delivering packages to children. On every delivery, Jett encounters a new problem that the he and his friends the Super Wings must work together to solve!

Boys Over Flowers(2009)

1h 5min per episode | Comedy, Drama
4.2/5 (with 713 votes)

A working class girl winds up at an exclusive prep school. Unassuming high school girl Jan Di stands up to -- and eventually falls for -- a spoiled rich kid who belongs to the school's most powerful clique.

Work Later, Drink Now(2021-)

36min per episode | Drama, Comedy
4.2/5 (with 6 votes)

Three single women in 30s gather and talk about everyday life from work to love. Nothing is more important to them than enjoying a drink after work.

Weekly Idol(2011-)

1h per episode | Talk-Show
3.5/5 (with 3 votes)

Weekly Idol is back with all new hosts. Cho Sae Ho, Hwang Kwang Hee and Nam Chang Hee are sticking together as a new unit group for Weekly Idol, a.k.a CKN Trio, to turn the idol world upside down! Get ready for their hot debut! Cho Sae Ho transforms himself into an idol expert. The hottest entertainer in the show business is marching into the idol world after taking over variety shows and he's more than ready to dominate the show with his amazing look and talents. They say idols understand each other best! As soon as being discharged from military service, Hwang Kwang Hee is reenlisted in Weekly Idol as a senior and a mentor to cheer his fellow idol friends. And lastly, the hidden card of the trio, Nam Chang Hee joins Weekly Idol. With his irresistible charms and talents, Nam Chang Hee becomes the irreplaceable member of Weekly Idol and shows off his amazing chemistry with idols.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo(2016-2017)

1h per episode | Comedy, Drama
4.3/5 (with 338 votes)

A spunky female weightlifter and free-spirited male swimmer meet on campus, only to find out their pasts may be intertwined.

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