7 Binge-Worthy Supernatural Korean Dramas About Ghosts

It's time to meet some ~not-so-spooky~ ghosts!
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There's such a great variety of Korean dramas out there! They've got one-of-a-kind medical dramas, dramas about North and South Korea, gender bender series, and even shows about time travel!

Are you familiar with dramas that center on ghosts, though? If you are, you'd notice K-dramas have a way of making them ~not-so-spooky~. They feature funny ghosts who love playing jokes and who are always up to some kind of mischief! They mix romance with mystery and are sure to keep you entertained. 

1. 49 Days (2011) 

The stars: Lee Yo Won and Nam Gyu Ri

The sitch: A young woman named Ji Hyun (Nam Gyu Ri) leads the perfect life: she's gorgeous, she's rich, she has a loving family, and she's about to marry her dashing fiancée. But that picture-perfect life is shattered when she gets into a car accident and ends up in a coma. She is given a second chance at life by a supernatural being called The Reaper, but it comes with one condition: she has to find three people outside of her family who would cry genuine tears for her. In order to do this, she borrows the body of Yi Kyung (Lee Yo Won), a part-time employee at a convenience store.

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No. of episodes: 20 

2. Arang And The Magistrate (2012) 

The stars: Lee Joon Gi, Shin Min Ah, and Yeon Woo Jin

The sitch: A cynical and not-so-friendly government official named Eun Oh (Lee Joon Gi) wanders the nation of Joseon to look for his mother who disappeared because of a mistake he made. Eun Oh has the ability to see ghosts, so he's used to them and isn't afraid of them anymore. During his travels, he meets a virgin ghost named Arang (Shin Min Ah). Before she became a ghost, Arang was a beautiful girl who was murdered. She asks Eun Oh for help to seek vengeance for her death and the two eventually fall for each other. 

No. of episodes: 20 

3. Who Are You? (2013) 

The stars: So Yi Hyun, Ok Taec Yeon, and Kim Jae Wook

The sitch: A detective named Yang Shi-ohn (So Yi Hyun) wakes up from a six-year coma. She gets reassigned to the police station's lost and found department, where she discovers that she's gained the supernatural ability to see ghosts connected to the objects left behind there! Her new partner is a rookie cop named Cha Gun-woo (Ok Taecyeon), who's a skeptic and doesn't believe in her abilities at first. He eventually helps Shi-ohn solve cold cases with her new *ability*. The bickering partners help spirits fulfill their dying wishes and unfinished business before passing on to the afterlife.

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No. of episodes: 16 

4. The Master's Sun (2013) 

The stars: So Ji Sub and Gong Hyo Jin

The sitch: Joo Joong-won (So Ji Sub) is the cold and distant CEO of a major conglomerate that includes a department store and hotel. He meets the gloomy Tae Gong-shil (Gong Hyo Jin), who started seeing ghosts after an accident. Their lives take a new turn as they discover that whenever Gong-shil touches Joong-won, the ghosts that surround her disappear! After Gong-shil pleads with him to let her stay by his side, Joong-won agrees, but on one condition: she must help him recover a fortune that was stolen from him during a kidnapping attempt. 

No. of episodes: 17 

5. Oh My Ghost (2015) 

The stars: Park Bo Young, Kim Seul Gi, and Jo Jung Suk

The sitch: Timid girl Na Bong Sun (Park Bo Young), who works as an assistant chef, gets possessed by the ghost of a confident young woman (Kim Seul Gi). This ghost seeks to solve her one unfinished business by hooking up with Bong Sun's boss, famous chef Kang Sun Woo (Jo Jung Suk)! 

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No. of episodes: 16 

6. Let's Fight Ghost (2016) 

The stars: Ok Taec Yeon, Kim So Hyun, and Kwon Yul 

The sitch: Also known as Bring It On, Ghost, this series tells the story of Park Bong-pal (Ok Taec Yeon) who grew up with the ability to see ghosts. He uses his power to work as an exorcist, banishing ghosts in order to make enough money to undergo a procedure that will take his ability away. At a haunted high school, he encounters Kim Hyun-ji (Kim So Hyun) a high school student who became a wandering ghost. Hyun-ji believes that Bong-pal might hold the secret as to why she is a spirit. In order to be freed from endlessly wandering the earth and be able to ascend to the afterlife, Hyun-ji convinces Bong-pal to let her move in and live with him, and the two become ghost-fighting partners.

No. of episodes: 16 

7. The Ghost Detective (2018) 

The stars: Choi Daniel, Park Eun Bin, and Lee Ji Ah

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The sitch: This drama takes place in a world where demons, ghosts, and possessions are not a fantasy. It tells the story of a private investigator named Lee Da Il (Choi Daniel), who catches ghosts responsible for ~heinous~ crimes! He also tries to help his assistant Jung Yeo Wool (Park Eun Bin) as she solves the mystery behind her younger sister's death. As they investigate further, they find that there's a mysterious woman (Lee Ji Ah) in red who appears at every one of their crime scenes.

No. of episodes: 32 

You can stream these K-dramas on Viu, iflix, and Netflix, or watch their dubbed versions on channels like Jeepney TV.

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