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The Best 2018 K-Dramas You Need To Check Out ASAP

Because we still can't get over a lot of them!
PHOTO: Netflix

One of the best parts of being a K-drama fan is that you'll never run out of shows to watch. If you're still eagerly awaiting the new dramas headed your way in 2019, now is the best time to catch up on the shows you might have missed last year. Below, we list just some of the most beloved K-dramas of 2018.

What's Wrong With Secretary Kim?

Starring: Park Seo Joon and Park Min Young

Watch it on: Netflix and Viu

Park Seo Joon charms his way into everyone's hearts as Young Joon, the narcissistic vice chairman of a major conglomerate. His entire life falls apart when his loyal and hard-working secretary, Mi So (Park Min Young) tries to resign from her job, and he resolves to do everything in his power to keep her in his life. Secretary Kim is filled with K-drama tropes we all know and absolutely love, and it helps that the two attractive leads have such sizzling chemistry together!


My ID Is Gangnam Beauty

Starring: Lim Soo Hyang, Cha Eun Woo, Jo Woo Ri, and Kwak Dong Yeon

Watch it on: Netflix and Viu

This slice-of-life drama centers on Mi Rae (Lim Soo Hyang), a shy and timid college student who has been bullied all her life because of her appearance. Fed up with the remarks on her appearance, she undergoes plastic surgery, only to be subjected to more teasing about her "Gangnam beauty." Aside from the great script and fantastic cast, the series has a lot to say about beauty standards, female empowerment, and even sexism.

Something In The Rain

Starring: Son Ye Jin and Jung Hae In

Watch it on: Netflix

Putting a nuanced twist to the "May-December" relationship trope is Netflix's Something In The Rain. This time, Son Ye Jin plays Jin Ah, the older woman to Jung Hae In's much-younger character, Joon Hee. Upon its release, the series was praised for the two leads' chemistry, as well as the thoughtful storytelling of their complicated love story.

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Starring: Jang Dong Gun, Park Hyung Sik, and Jin Hee Kyung

Watch it on: Viu

Whether you're a huge fan of the original American series or you're just looking for an engrossing legal drama, this Korean remake should be right up your alley. Stepping into Harvey Specter and Mike Ross' shoes are Jang Dong Gun and Park Hyung Sik, respectively. The show has all the elements of the original series that you like, while still throwing in a fresh, Korean take on the characters.


Starring: Lee Dong Wook, Cho Seung Woo, and Won Jin A

Watch it on: Netflix

Not really feeling the love? Life is an engrossing medical drama with a refreshing take on anti-hero leads and an intriguing plot. Set in Korea's leading university hospital, the story revolves around the clash between an ER doctor and the hospital's newly appointed (and money-driven) CEO. Throw in a possible murder plot and social commentary, and you'll be glued to your screen for hours.


A Korean Odyssey

Starring: Lee Seung Gi, Cha Seung Won, and Oh Yeon Seo

Watch it on: Netflix

A modern-day spin-off of a lengthy Chinese classic novel, A Korean Odyssey spans decades to tell the story of a young girl who's cursed with the ability to see ghosts and a mythical creature who'll do anything to be invincible. From romance to mythology and even the supernatural, give this show a go if you're looking to stay in this weekend.

Life On Mars

Starring: Jung Kyung Ho, Park Sung Woong, and Go Ah Sung
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Based on the 2006 UK series of the same name, this drama centers on Tae Joo, the ambitious leader of a criminal investigation team. Things get complicated when an accident causes him to wake up in 1988 as a detective appointed to work in a police station of a small town. The only way he can get home is to solve a mysterious serial murder case.


Welcome To Waikiki

Starring: Kim Jung Hyun, Lee Yi Kyung, and Son Seung Won

Watch it on: Viu

Romance meets laugh-out-loud comedy in Welcome To Waikiki, which is about three down-on-their-luck men who run a guest house in Itaewon. Just when they're facing bankruptcy, a single mother and her baby appear on their doorstep and upends their lives.

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