Top 10 Korean Dramas of 2019. If you are already a fan of Korean dramas you must admit that they are pretty addictive, known for their interesting storylines and intense plot twists, Korean dramas have us hooked.
With that said, 2019 has been great so far with the release of some noteworthy Korean dramas. Here is a list of 10 top Korean dramas of 2019.
Please note some of the dramas on the list came out in the latter part of 2018 and were wrapped up in 2019. Also, they are not in any specific order.
Touch Your Heart
- Aired: Feb 6, 2019 – Mar 28, 2019
Plot: Oh Yoon Seo is a popular actress. She is famous for her beautiful appearance, but her acting is bad. She gets involved in a scandal with the son from a chaebol family. Her acting career declines precipitously.
Oh Yoon Seo hears that a famous screenwriter wants her to play the lead female role for a drama series.
The character works as a secretary for a lawyer. To gain experience for the role, Oh Yoon Seo is required to work as a lawyer’s secretary for a few months. Meanwhile, Kwon Jung Rok is an attorney for a law firm. He is arrogant and cold-hearted. One day, his boss asks Kwon Jung Rok to let actress Oh Yoon Seo work as his secretary for 3 months. He is not happy about the situation, but he has to accept.
Genres: Comedy, Law, Romance, Life, Drama
Her Private Life
- Aired: Apr 10, 2019 – May 30, 2019
Plot: A romantic comedy about a talented gallery curator named Sung Duk Mi, who is an idol fangirl underneath her professional veneer.
Sung Duk Mi lives a double life as both a gallery curator and a home master for a fansite about Si An, an idol group member. She’s a pro in both aspects of her life.
Ryan is a new director at the gallery where Duk Mi works. Once a painter, Ryan was a sensation in the art world from his debut to his retirement and is now seeing career success as a director. An individualist through and through, Ryan comes head to head with both of Duk Mi’s identities.
Genres: Friendship, Business, Comedy, Romance, Life, Drama
He is Psychometric
- Aired: Mar 11, 2019 – Apr 30, 2019
Plot: A boy who is able to read the secrets of those whose skin comes into contact with him, and a girl who does everything she can to hide her pain. In the drama, the boy and girl will meet and try to fix, heal, grow, and love from the small and big occurrences that happen in their lives.
Genres: Suspense, Thriller, Mystery, Comedy, Romance, Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural, Detective, Investigation
Romance is A Bonus Book
- Aired: Jan 26, 2019 – Mar 17, 2019
Plot: Cha Eun Ho is a successful and handsome writer who is also the youngest chief editor at a publishing company. He has a calm demeanor and remains reasonable at work. He then becomes involved in the life of his childhood friend, Kang Dan Yi who was once a popular copywriter. She is now divorced, a single mother, unemployed and struggling in life though still attempts to find a job, but even with her once good career, she cannot.
However, in a desperate attempt to find a job, she lies about her background and begins to work as a temporary worker in the same building under none other than Cha Eun Ho. As they become involved in each other’s life more than often, a love story begins to unfold
Genres: Friendship, Business, Comedy, Romance, Life, Drama, Melodrama
The Crowned Clown
- Aired: Jan 7, 2019 – Mar 4, 2019
Plot: Joseon is in a state of disorder due to uprisings and a power struggle surrounding King Yi Heon. To avoid assassination, a clown named Ha Sun is brought to the palace to take the place of King Yi Heon. Ha Sun looks almost identical to King Lee Hun.
When Ha Sun was a child, his parents died during an epidemic. Ha Sun almost died from starvation around that time, but he was saved by a group of clowns. Ha Sun grew up with the clowns and became one of them. During their performance, Ha Sun would play King Yi Heon due to their similar physical appearance. Now, Ha Sun is nervous that someone in the palace will find out he is not the real king. He falls for beautiful Queen Yoo So Woon.
Genres: Historical, Romance, Drama, Melodrama, Political
- Aired: Nov 28, 2018 – Jan 24, 2019
Plot: Cha Soo Hyun is the daughter of a politician who lives a life where she is unable to choose her own path. After graduating from college, she entered into a loveless marriage with the son of a wealthy conglomerate, a marriage only beneficial to her politician father. She then gets divorced. Her life is changed further when she meets simple and kind Kim Jin Hyuk.
Kim Jin Hyuk is ordinary and innocent, a young man who enjoys life and finds happiness in the smaller things. He works various part-time jobs to earn a living but is looking for a regular job. One day, he decides to take a trip abroad, where he meets Cha Soo Hyun.
Genres: Business, Romance, Life, Melodrama, Political
- Aired: Jan 25, 2019
Plot: Set in the Joseon period. The king falls ill to smallpox and rumors start to spread that he has actually died. Meanwhile, the Crown Prince Lee Chang is labeled a traitor by the Haewon Cho Clan, the clan of the current pregnant Queen and her father, Cheif State Councilor Cho Hak Joo. While trying to uncover the mystery of what happened to his father, the Crown Prince goes with his guard, Moo-Young, to Dongnae to look for Physician Lee Seung Hui who treated his father, only to be stuck with Assistant Physician Seo Bi and the mysterious man, Young Shin, in a village plagued with a mysterious disease.
The Last Empress
- Aired: Nov 21, 2018 – Feb 21, 2019
Plot: Set in an alternate universe, in which Korea is a constitutional monarchy in 2018, Oh Sunny is a bright and vivacious musical actress who marries the emperor. She becomes involved in the palace power struggle and a mysterious murder that sets off events that threaten the monarchy itself while searching for true love and happiness. But, she ends up falling in love with Na Wang Sik who works as a bodyguard for the imperial family. He started working in the palace to take revenge on the person responsible for his mother’s death.
Genres: Action, Suspense, Thriller, Mystery, Comedy, Law, Romance, Drama, Melodrama, Tragedy, Political
The Fiery Priest
Aired: Feb 15, 2019 – Apr 20, 2019
Plot: Kim Hae-Il is a Catholic priest. He makes spiteful remarks and he can be rude to others. Koo Dae-Young is a detective. He talks a lot and he is also timid. Park Kyung-Sun is a prosecutor. She is smart and beautiful. She is also ambitious as a prosecutor and good at her job.
The three of them team up and work together to solve a murder case involving a senior Catholic priest.
Genres: Action, Friendship, Mystery, Comedy, Law, Crime, Drama, Detective, Investigation
- Aired: Nov 23, 2018 – Feb 1, 2019
Plot: Han Seo Jin, Noh Seung Hye, Jin Jin Hee, Lee Myung Joo all live with their families in SKY Castle, a luxury private town where wealthy doctors and professors live. All of the women wish for their children to enter prestigious universities and are actively supporting their education. One day, Myung Joo suddenly commits suicide following her son’s acceptances into Seoul National Unversity as a medical student.
The community is shocked by that and her remaining family quickly moves out from SKY Castle. However, the community is even more shocked, when Lee Soo Im and her inferior-birth family move in. Soo Im takes it upon herself to help the stressed-out children and challenging the other women of SKY Castle, whiles questioning her own ways of supporting her step-son, and uncovering the truth of what happened to Myung Joo’s family and their relation to the grade coordinator, Kim Joo Young.
Genres: Mystery, Psychological, School, Drama, Family
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