I always get asked about what my favorite dramas are or for Kdrama recommendations from people – and one of my first questions is always – what genre are you looking for?
You see, there are THOUSANDS of Korean dramas out there and always more new ones coming out every month. And so, to choose my favorite drama is impossible – though I can definitely take it down to 5 (and by 5 I mean 10) dramas that I recommend for people who like a particular genre. To me these are quintessentially the most epic Kdramas and those that help set the standard for greatness.
This is not to say that I don’t like a few of these more than others – here’s looking at you Boys Over Flowers! – but I can’t ignore that it’s one of the most beloved dramas of all time, is actually fantastic, and helped propel the modern drama revolution of Hallyu.
Boys Over Flowers is in many ways what Big Bang is to Kpop – and while that may be slightly hard for me to swallow (I like the Jdrama version better), it’s still one of the best dramas to ever come out of Korea. — Totes recommends!
My Full List of Best Korean Dramas from the Video:
5. Coffee Prince or Boys Over Flowers – “커피프린스 / 꽃보다 남자”
4. Reply 1988 or Sungkyunkwan Scandal – “응답하라 1988 / 성균관 스캔들”
3. Healer or W – “힐러 / 더블유”
2. Master’s Sun or You Who Came From the Stars – “주군의 태양 / 별에서 온 그대”
1. Kill Me, Heal Me or It’s Okay that’s Love – “킬미, 힐미 / 괜찮아, 사랑이야”