2020 Korean Drama Recommendations

Starting another ongoing list of K-drama recommendations. It includes dramas that achieved high viewership ratings along with some of our own picks.

The World of the Married

the world of the married JTBC
Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: A Couple's World / 부부의 세계 / Boobooui Sekye
Episodes: 16  
Genre: Drama
Broadcast Period: March 27, 2020 JTBC
Starring:
Kim Hee Ae as Ji Sun Woo 
Park Hae Joon as Lee Tae Oh

Synopsis:
A story about a married couple with a son who seem to have the perfect life. Doctor Ji Sun-Woo has always supported her husband Lee Tae-O who aspires to become a film director. However, a betrayal turns their lives upside down. 

Hospital Playlist

hospital playlist tvN
Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Hospital Playlist / Wise Doctor Life / 슬기로운 의사생활 / Seulgiroun Uisasaenghwal
Episodes: 12
Genre: Medical
Broadcast Period: March 12, 2020 tvN
Starring:
Jo Jung Suk as Lee Ik Joon 
Yoo Yun Suk as Ahn Jung Won 
Jung Kyung Ho as Kim Joon Wan 
Kim Dae Myung as Yang Suk Hyung 
Jun Mi Do as Chae Song Hwa

Synopsis:
From the creators of Prison Playbook comes a story in the medical field that follows five friends who studied together to become doctors and now work at the same hospital. 

Itaewon Class

itaewon class
Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Itaewon Class / 이태원 클라쓰 / Itaewon Keullasseu
Episodes: 16  
Genre: Drama
Broadcast Period: January 31, 2020 JTBC
Starring:
Park Seo Joon as Park Sae Roy 
Kim Da Mi as Jo Yi Seo

Synopsis:
Based on a webtoon of the same name, the story follows Park Sae Roy who experiences many injustices in his youth and lands himself in prison. After his release, he vows to go against the powerful corporation that turned his life upside down and opens up a restaurant in Itaewon.

Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim 2

romantic dr. kim 2
Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim 2 / 낭만닥터 김사부 / Nangmandakteo Kimsabu
Episodes: 16
Genre: Medical
Broadcast Period: January 6, 2020 SBS
Starring:
Han Suk Kyu as Teacher Kim / Bu Yong Joo 
Ahn Hyo Seop as Seo Woo Jin 
Lee Sung Kyung as Cha Eun Jae
Kim Joo Hun as Park Min Gook

Synopsis:
Three years after the events of the first season, Master Kim takes two young doctors under his wing all while facing new opponents and obstacles in his mission to save lives. Seo Woo Jin is a talented surgeon with a troubled past who drowns in debt. Cha Eun Jae is a smart and hardworking doctor who struggles in surgery. 

Crash Landing on You

kdrama crash landing on you

Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Crash Landing on You / 사랑의 불시착 / Sarangui Bulsichak
Episodes: 16  
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy 
Broadcast Period: December 14, 2019 tvN
Starring:
Hyun Bin as Ri Jung Hyuk
Son Ye Jin as Yoon Se Ri 

Synopsis:
A South Korean chaebol heiress crash lands north of the DMZ due to a paragliding mishap where she meets a North Korean officer and falls in love.

Stove League

kdrama stove league

Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Stove League / 스토브리그 / Seutobeurigeu
Episodes: 16
Genre: Sports
Broadcast Period: December 13, 2019 SBS
Starring:
Nam Goong Min as Baek Seung Soo
Park Eun Bin as Lee Se Young

Synopsis:
Baek Seung Soo is the newly-appointed general manager of a baseball team who has had an unlucky streak with the teams that he has managed in the past. Meanwhile, Lee Se Young is the young and determined operations manager of Dreams. Can they lead the struggling team all the way to the championships? 





3 comments:

  1. Crash landing on you is definitely
    a must-watch. If you are a K-drama fan, you will know how insanely popular this drama is. It is also very good. Brilliant plot with outstanding acting👍👍👍
    CLOY is sealed as one of the biggest hits of 2020.

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  2. Love CLOY!!! Plot wise, Nothing new, but super hilarious, heartfelt, and one of the best chemistry from the lead.

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  3. Stove League and Diary of A Prosecutor, watch these or you're missing out some of the most well-written recent Korean dramas. 2020 starts off well and I'm excited for February dramas !

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