Half of 2020 has passed with different Korean dramas. But if you want to watch something of the last decade, here are Top 10 Korean Dramas of 2010s for you.
Moonlight Drawn by Clouds (2016)
Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, or Love in the Moonlight as it’s also often called, is a historical romance with light melodrama. It features a charismatic and lovely cast along with fantastic sets, costumes, and writing. Also, with a touch of modern humor in it, the drama is fun and playful.
This series is a wonderful youth historical drama. It tells the story of a prince that falls deeply in love with a girl disguised as a eunuch. The story tells us about the many challenges they face in order to protect their secret relationship and overcome threats to the throne. The first half focuses mainly on the romance. There’s a lot of fun with the great dynamic between the couple. The second half centers primarily on the politics.
The next K-drama in the list “Top 10 Korean Dramas of 2010s for you” is Goblin. If you like fantasy romances with stories that span centuries, you should give this one a try. Goblin (Goblin: The Lonely and Great God/Guardian: The Lonely and Great God) is an interesting ride with a fresh and unique story told beautifully throughout every episode. The drama is also visually stunning.
Goblin is a fantasy drama about a modern-day goblin, protector of souls. He needs a human bride to end his cursed immortal life. However, when the goblin finds his bride, he realizes that he doesn’t want his life to end.
Are you looking for a drama with a complex story? Watch this one and you will be stunned over how much is packed into 20 episodes! Pinocchio tells the story of a man who was terribly wronged by a cold-hearted reporter. All the man can think about is revenge. But he suddenly develops feelings for the daughter of his enemy. The girl has Pinocchio Syndrome, which means that every time she lies, she hiccups. So she always has to tell the truth. Watch the drama and learn more about the revenge for past injustices.
The Heirs (2013)
The Heirs is a satisfying drama and tells the story of star-crossed lovers. You will enjoy the romance between the lead characters. Kim Tan is the rich heir to the Empire Group. He comes to the US to attend school. While living in the States, he meets Go Eun Sang, who comes to the country with her sister with the hope of a better life. Tan meets the girl at the lowest moment of her life. His heart breaks for her and he decides to take her to his home in Korea. But surprisingly, Eun Sang’s mother is a housekeeper in Tan’s home. And there are even more surprises ahead…
The story line is nothing groundbreaking, but it’s a fascinating new take on something everyone has watched a million times.
My Love From The Star (2013)
If you are a fan of fantasy melodramas, you should definitely check this one out. This drama took the world by storm at the time it was airing! So why was its popularity in Korea and around the world so huge?
My Love From Another Star (You Who Came from the Stars) tells the story of a centuries-old alien with superpowers. He is trapped on Earth and is working as a university professor. All he can think of is how to get back home, but he changes his mind when he meets a popular actress.
This K-drama has everything. It has believable and charismatic leads, an evil villain, romance, comedy, melodrama, and time travel blended together.
Descendants of the Sun (2016)
Descendants of the Sun was a mega hit when it was on TV. It had ratings of over 40% and it won several KBS drama awards. Since the drama was produced before its airing, the storyline couldn’t change depending on viewer ratings. Apparently, that’s the reason why it’s only 16 episodes long, despite its huge popularity.
This love story revolves around a woman who is leading a medical team that saves lives and the captain of a special forces unit that carries out secret missions. The action is set in Uruk, a fictitious country in a state of war. They are both dealing with life and death situations every day. So will they take the risk of heart break or not?
An awesome cast, nice music, a wonderful story line, and great chemistry between the leads are not the only reason why you should give this drama a shot!
Here’s one more action drama for you to choose from. Actually, it has a little bit of everything; drama, action, romance, and mystery. Healer is the drama you should include on your watch list simply because of its decent performances and story line. The series tells about a star reporter who seeks the help of a spy named Healer to help him to unveil dark truth behind the people who have been ruling for too long.
The acting by the entire cast of Healer was wonderful! This gripping and intense drama will have you on the edge of your seat and make you experience a wide range of emotions. Both male and female characters were strong. It’s a solid love story without any of the expected funny love triangles. This series is definitely for you if you enjoy good action, romance, and political drama!
Reply 1988 (2015-2016)
The ‘Reply’ series has been tvN’s one of the most successful series. The anthology show has each season set in a different era, focusing on the lives of different bunch of people, moving back and forth in time to keep the suspense alive. ‘Reply 1988’ is its third instalment and also the most well-received one. Set in 1988, it follows the story of a group of teenagers, each going through a struggle of their own to keep their dream alive. One comes from a poor family, the other has become recently rich, the next is the perfect student, while the other does not have perfect grades. The last is a baduk player who wants to go professional.
Korean dramas have never been the ones to confine themselves to just one genre. There have been romance dramas with a mix of sci-fi or a historical drama that also serves as a thriller. ‘Kingdom’ is the show that blends period drama with horror. Based on the web comic series, The Kingdom of the Gods, it is set in the Joseon era in the late 1590s. It begins with the crown prince, Yi Chang, who is made king after the sudden death of his father. Or at least, that’s what the kingdom is told. In truth, a mysterious illness has taken over the king and turned him into a zombie-like creature. The same illness has begun to take roots in various parts of the province and the prince needs to find out what is causing this and how to stop it before it engulfs the entire empire.
My Mister (2018)
The last name in “Top 10 Korean Dramas of 2010s for you” is ‘My Mister’. ‘My Mister’ tells the story of three brothers and one woman who changes their lives. The eldest is Park Sang Hoon, a middle-aged man who faced a streak of bad luck in various businesses. However, all these failures have not brought down his spirits. The second brother is Park Dong Hoon, the most successful of them and an engineer at an architectural firm. The youngest is Park Ki Hoon, who tasted success when he was twenty but has not been able to recreate it since then. Lee Ji An enters the picture when her boss sends her to spy on Park Dong Hoon and figure out his vulnerabilities.
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