Unlike many romantic dramas, Because This is My First Life unveiled how adults in their 20-30 truly think of the evolving trend in marriage and youth lifestyle. It broke all the typical cliches of a Korean Drama and offered a better glimpse into the current generation.
Defendant hooked its viewers from the very beginning with its suspenseful atmosphere and dramatic crimes. Presented by two of Korea’s most respected actors, Ji Sung and Um Ki Joon, it was highly praised for its well-organized storyline.
6. Missing 9
Missing 9‘ combined its popular actors with a story that was rarely challenged in K-Drama: trapped on an island with a possible murderer! Did we mention it was also Chanyeol‘s first time acting in a broadcast drama for the first time since 2008?
Based on the main character’s ability to foresee the future in her dreams, While You Were Sleeping was a sure hit with two of the hottest stars: Suzy and Lee JongSuk!
8. Save Me
Based on the popular webtoon Out of the World, this thriller drama gained a lot of popularity due to its realistic insight into a cult and how its psychological effects can completely change a person. Actress Seo Yea Ji even suffered depression because of her intense role.
Based on the Japanese Manga of the same name, The Liar And His Lover was Red Velvet Joy‘s debut drama. Thanks to its cute romance and the story of today’s youth society, the drama was a hit among both Korean and international viewers.
11. Avengers Social Club
Avengers Social Club was also based on a webtoon, which gained a strong following for it’s funny but relatable characters as they carry out their mission of revenge.
Voice became OCN’s highest-rated drama ever in history! The scary thriller drama accomplished everything thanks to it’s powerful, but sometimes horrifying plot. Voice is set to make a come back with a season 2 in 2018!
13. Woman Of Dignity
Based on a true story, Woman of Dignity was well received by their viewers for its exciting look into the glamorous fashion and rich lifestyles of its characters. It also became JTBC’s highest-rated drama ever.
14. My Father Is Strange
My Father is Strange is the only weekend drama to make the list, but it’s become a must-watch as it teaches life lessons, showcases a variety of relationships, and Lee Joon who throws the entire family into turmoil.
Stranger received excellent reviews for its twist plots, action sequences, and strong acting performances from the legendary Bae Doona and Jo SeungWoo. “The New York Times” also listed it as one of 2017’s best television shows!