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 government official named Eun Oh (Lee Joon Gi) wanders Joseon to look for his mother. During his travels, he meets a virgin ghost named Arang (Shin Min Ah), 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 and discovers that she can now see ghosts connected to the objects left behind there! Her new partner is a rookie cop named Cha Gun-woo (Ok Taecyeon), who doesn't believe in her abilities at first.

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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 CEO of a major conglomerate who meets Gong-shil (Gong Hyo Jin), a woman who can see ghosts. Whenever Gong-shil touches Joong-won, the ghosts that surround her disappear! Joong-won agrees to let her stay by his side, but on one condition: she must help him recover a fortune that was stolen from him. 

No. of episodes: 17 

5. Oh My Ghost (2015) 

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

The sitch: A woman named Na Bong Sun (Park Bo Young) works as an assistant chef and gets possessed by the *virgin* ghost (Kim Seul Gi). This particular ghost wants to solve her one unfinished business by hooking up with Bong Sun's famous boss 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: It's also known as Bring It On, Ghost! Park Bong-pal (Ok Taec Yeon) grew up with the ability to see ghosts. He encounters Kim Hyun-ji (Kim So Hyun) a high school student who became a ~wandering ghost~ after her death. Hyun-ji believes that Bong-pal might hold the secret as to why she is a spirit and convinces him to let her move in and live with him. 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

The sitch: This drama takes place in a world where demons, ghosts, and possessions are not a fantasy. A private investigator named Lee Da Il (Choi Daniel) catches ghosts responsible for ~heinous~ crimes! He also tries to help his assistant Jung Yeo Wool (Park Eun Bin) to solve 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.

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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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