Best Korean Dramas of 2020 To Watch

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Itaewon Class

Park Sae-ro-yi (Park Seo-joon) is someone who always stands up for what he thinks is right. But when his father dies in tragic car accident, he makes a bad turn and winds up in jail. After vowing to avenge his dad and fulfill his dreams, he is able to open up a bar in Seoul hotspot Itaewon. Now he just has to work on making it a hit, with the help of cool girl Jo Yi-seo (Kim Da-mi). Though his childhood crush Oh Soo-ah (Kwon Nara), who works for his competitor, may get in the way.

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It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Moon Gang-tae (Kim Soo-hyun) is a busy health worker at a psychiatric ward, and has no time to find love. But one day he meets children’s book author Ko Moon-young (Seo Ye-ji), who suffers from antisocial personality disorder. Soon, the two manage to unravel each of their dark pasts, and work through their trauma together.

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The World of the Married/ A World of Married Couple

Based on BBC One’s Doctor Foster, this drama follows the story of family doctor Ji Sun-Woo (Kim Hee-Ae) and her husband Lee Tae-Oh (Park Hae-Joon). She seems to have a perfect life, with a successful career and a happy family… until she finds out her husband (and other people she trusted) betrayed her. The couple finds themselves entangled in dangerous affairs that could cost them their lives. Scandalous!

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Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the story of five doctors who all went to medical school together in 1999, and share a love for music. The show follows the friends as they go through the physical and emotional challenges of working in a hospital, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

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Memorist

Dong Baek (Yoo Seung-ho) is a detective with the unique ability to see all of a person’s memories upon touching them. This skill definitely comes in handy when he helps criminal profiler Han Sun-mi (Lee Se-young) hunt down a serial killer. But as they chase down the killer, they both spiral while thinking about their own troubled pasts, and figuring out the answers to the string of killings becomes more complicated than they thought.

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Hi Bye, Mama!

Cha Yu-ri (Kim Tae-hee) died in a tragic accident five years ago, and now wanders the earth as a ghost looking after her family. But one day, the deities decide to bring her back to life. Now, she has exactly 49 days to reclaim her place in her family, or else she’ll be forced to move on from the earth and into the afterlife.

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Dr. Romantic 2

Yes, this is a sequel, but you don’t have to watch Dr. Romantic to dive into this series (but you can, obviously, because both are great). Three years after the original series, Kim Sa-bu (Han Suk-kyu)—also known as Dr. Romantic—recruits new surgeons to join his team at Doldam Hospital. He hires social outcast Seo Woo-jin (Ahn Hyo-seop), and confident 2nd year fellow Cha Eun Jae (Lee Sung Kyung). Together, they deal with the corruption in the hospital, try to stick to their principles, and may or may not find some romance along the way.

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To All the Guys Who Loved Me

Seo Hyun-Joo (Hwang Jung-Eum) is the leader of a webcomic planning team, and she’s hyper-focused on her career, with no plans of finding a partner anytime soon. But just as she declares she wants to remain single, two men confess their feelings for her. There’s pharmaceutical company CEO Hwang Ji-Woo (Yoon Hyun-Min), and popular webcomic writer Park Do-Gyeom (Seo Ji-Hoon)—who grew up like brothers, but now have to compete for their crush’s affections.

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