The K-drama world has a lot to offer; from comedy romances to action dramas and even supernatural dramas. With that said it is very difficult to get bored with so many high rated genres of dramas to watch. Hence if you are a major Kdrama fan and you would like to change up your regular genre of drama, then welcome to the supernatural world, you will NOT be disappointed.
GOBLIN: LONELY AND GREAT GOD (2016)
PLOT: Kim Shin was once an unbeatable general in war who died a sad death. He now possesses immortality but is tired of living whilst everyone else around him dies. For 900 years, Kim Shin has searched for his bride, a mortal who can pull out the sword that binds him to the living.
One day, he encounters Ji Eun Tak, a positive, upbeat high school student who can see the dead and has gone through tragic things, yet still stays strong. She claims to be the Goblin’s bride who can end his immortal life, but what appears to be an easy task only gets complicated as the two fall into requited love.
With immortals, grim reapers, and ghosts, there are plenty of supernatural elements to go along with a fully developed mythology.
We get a riveting performance from Gong Yoo and Kim Go-eun that is beyond intense. It’s by far one of his best and most memorable.
LEGEND OF THE BLUE SEA (2016)
PLOT: Shim Chung is a mermaid who finds herself transplanted to modern times. She is caught by Heo Joon Jae, a charming but cold con artist who is the doppelgänger for Kim Moon, the son of a nobleman from the Joseon Dynasty.
But in the present time, Joon Jae works with Jo Nam Doo, a skilled conman who guides Joon Jae to become a genius scammer. But Joon Jae’s friend, Cha Shi Ah, who works as a researcher at KAIST, may be Chung’s only hope for surviving in her strange new world.
For all the mermaid Korean drama fans this one is for. The Legend of the Blue Sea is a pretty exciting drama! It boasts an enormous budget, gorgeous cinematography, high-quality special effects, and stars such as Lee Min-ho and Jun Ji-Hyun.
A KOREAN ODYSSEY(2018)
PLOT: In 2017, Son Oh Gong and Ma Wang are in conflict with each other as they look for a true light in a dark world where evil thrives. Having made a contract with Seon Mi 25 years ago, entitling her to seek help from Son Oh Gong whenever she calls him in exchange for letting him free, the two meet again in a fateful encounter. From there, Son Oh Gong is bound to his protective role towards Seon Mi, the little girl he had met years ago.
This 2018 supernatural/romance drama received high ratings for its incredible brilliant storyline and superb acting.
CHICAGO TYPEWRITER (2017)
PLOT: Han Se Joo was a writer in his past life during the 1930s Japanese occupation of Korea. He has been reincarnated and is a bestselling author in the modern day. But Se Joo is depressed and has writer’s block that keeps him from completing his next bestseller.
Yoo Jin Oh is a talented ghostwriter who can bail Se Joo out of his predicament, but the mysterious man has a condition for his services that Se Joo may not be able to meet.
Jeon Seol is a veterinarian and book lover who runs her own delivery service. She becomes an anti-fan of the overrated Se Joo.
This epic tale is filled with some amazing characters, talented actors, stunning visuals, and a fresh and unique story woven beautifully throughout each episode.
MASTER’S SUN (2013)
PLOT: Joo Joong Won is the stingy and greedy CEO of Kingdom, a conglomerate that includes a major department store and hotel. He meets the gloomy Tae Gong Shil, who started seeing ghosts after an accident. Their lives take a new turn as they work together to deal with the terror and sadness brought about by the spirits while delving into a kidnapping incident in Joong Won’s past. And unknowingly, they fell in love with each other.
It has interesting mythology combined with a story of romance, fun, and murder. It’s a must watch for fans of ghostly dramas!
W: TWO WORLDS(2016)
PLOT: Cardiothoracic surgeon Oh Yeon Joo’s father mysteriously went missing while writing the last chapter of his webtoon “W”. Yeon Joo goes to his office and is shocked to see a scene of a bloodied Kang Cheol, the main character of W, on her father’s monitor. While reading something left behind by her father, a hand from the monitor pulled her in.
She manages to save him and realizes that the person she saved was Kang Cheol. She later discovers she can only enter and leave the webtoon depending on Kang Cheol’s feelings.
This drama has a very refreshing and new concept and it never gets repetitive, hence Its impossible to predict what happens next and keeps you on the edge.
MY GIRLFRIEND IS A NINE TAILED FOX (2010)
Plot: Cha Dae-Woong (Lee Seung-gi) is a college student who aspires to become an action movie star. One day he accidentally releases a “Gumiho” (nine-tailed fox) who was trapped inside a painting. Initially, he feared this Gumiho because according to legend they consume the liver of men. The Gumiho desires to become a human and asks Dae-woong for help. The two begin to enjoy each other’s company and eventually fall in love.
MY LOVE FROM THE STAR(2013)
Plot: Do Min Joon is an alien who landed on Earth 400 years ago during the Joseon Dynasty period. He possesses a near perfect appearance and enhanced physical abilities involving his vision, hearing and speed. Later, he discovers that he has three months left on Earth. And that is when he meets Cheon Song Yi, the biggest Hallyu star in Korea.
My love from the star was a phenomenal hit all across Asia and it garnered a massive following all over the world. Stunning visuals, impeccable set designs and amazing music all come together to make this drama a masterpiece.
THE SCHOLAR WHO WALKS THE NIGHT(2015)
PLOT: In Joseon Dynasty, immaculately dressed in scholarly robes, the young nobleman Kim Sung Ryeol lives as a vampire to keep his promise to his friends. When Sung Ryeol still was a human, he found out about the vampire Gwi who sits above the King deciding the next royal line and has resurrected as a vampire trying to fight against Gwi. And now, he is living as a guardian vampire fighting against the evil vampire without losing his human nature
This drama is based on a South Korean manhwa of the same name written by Jo Joo-he.
GU FAMILY BOOK (2013)
PLOT: Choi Kang Chi, born as a half-human-half-mythical-creature, goes through struggles in order to live more like a human than anyone else despite not being able to become human. He is the son of Gu Wol Ryung, the guardian spirit of Jiri Mountain, and Yoon Seo Hwa, an ordinary human. Choi Kang Chi later was raised by adopted family.
He grows up as an outspoken character who’s full of curiosity and one day,he realizes that he’s a half-human-half-beast through a certain incident and starts living his second life. While going through the struggles, he met Dam Yeo Wool who is a master of martial arts and archery at a young age and then, they both fall in love with each other.
What are some of your favorite SUPERNATURAL Kdramas?