Here are the best and highly recommended Korean dramas of 2020. Some of them can be binge-watched on Netflix.
- THE KING : ETERNAL MONARCH
The Devil is released into the human world and soon opens a door into a parallel world. The Devil asks if he lived a better life in the other world, if he could live in the other world. Against the Devil’s question, Korean Emperor Lee Gon (Lee Min-Ho) tries to close the door to the parallel world and South Korean Detective Jung Tae-Eul (Kim Go-Eun) tries to protect the lives of people and the person she loves.
2. THE WORLD OF THE MARRIED
Ji Sun Woo is a family medicine doctor. She is married to Lee Tae Oh and they have a son. She seems to have everything, including a successful career and a happy family, but she is betrayed by her husband and others.
Meanwhile Lee Tae Oh dreams of becoming a famous movie director. He runs an entertainment business with the support of his wife Ji Sun Woo. Even though he loves his wife, Lee Tae Oh falls into a dangerous relationship.
3. CRASH LANDING ON YOU
Yoon Se-Ri (Son Ye-Jin) is an heiress to a conglomerate in South Korea. One day, while paragliding, an accident caused by strong winds leads Yoon Se-Ri to make an emergency landing in North Korea. There, she meets Lee Jung-Hyeok (Hyun-Bin), who is a North Korean army officer. He tries to protect her and hide her. Soon, Lee Jung-Hyeok falls in love with Yoon Se-Ri.
4. HOW TO BUY A FRIEND
“Contract Friendship” is based on a webtoon of the same name and tells the story of high school students Chan Hong and Don Hyuk, who lead totally different lives. Kim So Hye will be playing the role of senior high school student Uhm Se Yoon, who is the most popular girl at school and has a crush on Chan Hong.
5. ITAEWON CLASS
On the first day of attending his new high school, Park Sae-Ro-Yi (Park Seo-Joon) punches his classmate Jang Geun-Won, who was bullying another classmate. The bully is the son of CEO Jang Dae-Hee (Yoo Jae-Myung). The bully’s father runs restaurant business Jagga where Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s own father works. CEO Jang Dae-Hee demands to Park Sae-Ro-Yi that he apologizes to his son, but Park Sae-Ro-Yi refuses. Because of his refusal, Park Sae-Ro-Yi gets expelled from school and his father gets fired from his job. Soon, an accident takes place. Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s father dies in a motorcycle accident caused by his ex-classmate Jang Geun-Won. Burning with anger, Park Sae-Ro-Yi viciously beats Jang Geun-Won. He is soon arrested and receives prison time for the violent assault. Park Sae-Ro-Yi decides to destroy the Jagga company and take revenge upon CEO Jang Dae-Hee and his son Jang Geun-Won. Once Park Sae-Ro-Yi is released from prison, he opens a restaurant in Itaewon, Seoul. Jo Yi-Seo (Kim Da-Mi), who is popular on social media, joins Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s restaurant and works there as a manger. She has feelings for Park Sae-Ro-Yi.
6. ROMANTIC DOCTOR , TEACHER KIM 2
Boo Yong-Joo (Han Suk-Kyu) calls himself Dr. Romantic and is called Teacher Kim. He is a weird doctor who does not want to socialize with others. Boo Yong-Joo runs the shabby clinic Doldam. Cha Eun-Jae (Lee Sung-Kyung) is a 2nd year fellow for surgery. She is smart and confident. She has never experienced discouragement or failure. Seo Woo-Jin (Ahn Hyo-Seop) is a 2nd year fellow for surgery. He has excellent skills for surgery. His personality is cynical. Because he went through a tough life, he does not believe in happiness. Cha Eun-Jae and Seo Woo-Jin meet the unusual doctor Teacher Kim. They grow as humans and doctors with their experience with Teacher Kim.
7. KINGDOM 2
In an attempt to save the people during a plague, the crown prince Lee Chang returns to the palace to find the source of the disease and uncovers other secrets and plots within the palace.
8. WHEN THE WEATHER IS FINE
Hye-Won (Park Min-Young) is an ordinary woman with good character. She has played the cello since she was a child. Hye-Won began her social life with her ability to play the cello, but, during that time, she was hurt emotionally by others. Due to that, Hye-Won does not trust people and she has closed her heart to others. Hye-Won becomes sick and tired of her life in Seoul and decides to move back to her hometown Bookhyun Village. There, Hye-Won meets Eun-Seob (Seo Kang-Joon). He runs the bookshop “Goodnight Bookstore.” Eun-Seob’s daily life is simple. He wakes up and drinks coffee, reads a book and writes on his blog. Eun-Seob’s daily life begins to change after he meets Hye-Won.
9. HI, BYE MAMA!
Cha Yu-Ri (Kim Tae-Hee) has been a ghost since she died 5 years ago. She left behind her husband Jo Kang-Hwa and their child. To become a human again, Cha Yu-Ri carries out a reincarnation project for 49 days. Meanwhile, Jo Kang-Hwa (Lee Kyu-Hyung) works as a chest surgeon. He was loving, but, after his wife died, his personality changed. After 5 years, his wife Cha Yu-Ri reappears in front of him.
10. HOSPITAL PLAYLIST
A drama depicting the stories of people going through their days that seemingly ordinary but actually special, at the hospital, a place known as the microcosm of life – where someone is being born and someone’s life meets their ending. The five doctors are long time friends of 20 years who started their undergrad in 1999 in the same medical school, and now they are colleagues in the same hospital. The drama will also deal with a story of a band formed by the group of doctors.
11. MYSTIC POP UP BAR
Ssanggab Cart Bar opens only at night on the rooftop of a building. Wol-Ju (Hwang Jung-Eum) runs the mysterious food cart. Customers who visit Ssanggab Cart Bar consist of normal people and the dead. While drinking alcohol and eating dishes with Wol-Ju, the customers of Ssanggab Cart Bar talk about themselves and try to heal their internal wounds..
Kang Ki Bum (Choi Jin Hyuk) is an elite detective. He is currently investigating the criminal organization Argos, but, when he comes home, he finds several men in masks. His wife and child are murdered by the masked men sent from Argos. They beat him and cut out both of his eyeballs. When he wakes up, he finds himself in the hospital and he is accused of murder. The NIS then approaches him. He is selected to become a member of Rugal, a special team organized by the NIS. Through biotechnology, he gains two artificial eyeballs with a special ability. Then, Kang Ki Bum and the Rugal team set out to take down criminal organizations.
13. OH MY BABY
Jang Ha Ri (Jang Na Ra) is a 39-year-old single career woman, who works for a parenting magazine called “The Baby”. Having given up on the prospect of love and marriage 10 years ago to pursue her career, she still wants to have a baby of her own. She has three very different men around her who might make a suitable father for her child. She must choose.
Yoon Hee-Jae and Jung Geum-Ja are lawyers who work for the top 1% in society. Jung Geum-Ja is a lawyer, who is after money only. She wins her cases using any means necessary. Yoon Hee-Jae is an elite lawyer, who is smart and confident at his job.