Top 7 Best Korean Dramas of 2020 to Watch



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Not sure which Korean drama to start your binge-watching spree from? Here are 7 to get you rolling! 

The Korean drama scene has continued to flourish over the years, bringing many a gem that has left us only wanting more. The exciting (and sometimes somewhat predictable) plots often keeps us on our toes. From pumping our fists in the air when a cheater gets their just desserts and punching our pillows when the protagonists miss each other to feeling the thrill of a bad-ass action scene, it’s a bit like a rollercoaster ride. If, like us, you love your Korean dramas, here’s our pick of 7 best Korean dramas of 2020 to watch! 

1. Tale of the Nine Tailed

Tale of the Nine Tailed
Source: tvN

Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Episodes: 16
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In the Tale of the Nine Tailed, Lee Dong-Wook stars as Lee Yeon, the titular nine-tailed fox (gumiho). Formerly the mountain spirit of Baekdudaegan, he abdicated the position to bring the woman he loved back to life and has currently settled in the city in his human form. Meanwhile, Nam Ji-ah (Jo Bo-ah) is a producer at TVC Station, who is trying to find him. It has a blend of romance, fantasy and friction, enough to keep you hooked. Fans of Goblin will most likely enjoy this series as well.

2. The Cursed

The Cursed
Source: tvN

Genre: Thriller/Mystery
Episodes: 12 
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If dramas somewhere in the realm of supernatural are your kind of jam, we have another one for you. In The Cursed, an enthusiastic reporter, Im Jin-Hee (Uhm Ji-Won), who is investigating a case involving Forest, South Korea’s biggest IT company, learns of a spiritual consulting company that is affiliated with Forest and along the way also encounters So-Jin (Jung Ji-So), a teenager with supernatural abilities. On the other hand, there is the chairman of Forest, Jin Jong-Hyun, played by Sung Dong-Il, who relies heavily on shamanism.

3. Flower of Evil 

Flower of Evil
Source: tvN

Genre: Mystery/Romance
Episodes: 16 
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Flower of Evil follows Cha Ji-Won (Moon Chae-Won), a detective and her husband, Baek Hee-Sung (Lee Joon-Gi). On the surface Baek Hee-Sung is a devoted husband and father to their daughter, however, he is hiding a cruel past behind his façade. Cha Ji-Won learns of his deception and chases his past. The series has enough tense suspenseful moments to keep you right at the edge of your seat.

4. My Dangerous Wife


Source: MBN

Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Episodes: 16 
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If you watched Gone Girl and enjoyed it, you might also like My Dangerous Wife, which has the same premise. Kim Yoon Cheol (Choi Won Young), owner of a popular Italian restaurant is happily married to Shim Jae Kyung (Kim Jung Eun) until he meets Jin Sun Mi (Choi Yu Hwa), a staff at his restaurant. Together with Jin Sun Mi, Kim Yoon Cheol plots to get rid of his wife only to come home one day to find his wife missing.

5. Team Bulldog: Off-duty Investigation


Source: OCN

Genre: Crime/Action
Episodes: 12
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This drama is about a dogged police detective, an enthusiastic PD of a TV investigative show, a former criminal profiler, a legendary fighter, and a former ace pathologist team-up to solve cold cases. In addition to crime-fighting, you can also expect moments of comedy in this upbeat action-packed drama.

6. Royal Secret Agent


Source: KBS

Genre: Historical/Comedy/Mystery
Episodes: 16
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Set in the era of Joseon dynasty the series revolves around Sung Yi Kyum (L), a state examination top scorer who works in the administrative and research department of the government office. He is caught gambling and as punishment, he is re-assigned to a new position as a secret royal inspector to investigate the corrupt practices of public officers. Yi Kyum carries out his new job with the help of Hong Da In (Nara), a female inspector, and Park Chun Sam (Lee Yi Kyung), his talkative but affectionate servant.

7. My Unfamiliar Family


Source: tvN

Genre: Family
Episodes: 16 
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My Unfamiliar Family, as the title suggests, follows a family of five and their relationship with others. They come to learn that they may not have known each other as much as they thought. If you love heart-rending dramas centred on families, this one if for you, though be sure to prepare the tissues beforehand as My Unfamiliar Family is a tear-jerker.

 






This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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