10 The Most Interesting K-Dramas by SBS

Małgorzata Stefanik 2020-09-09

Good Casting

Action & Adventure Comedy South Korea 2020

Good Casting

Action & Adventure Comedy South Korea 2020

1 season, 16 episodes

Baek Chan-Mi was a legendary black agent for the NIS, but, due to her excessive work, her subordinate died and she missed catching her intended target. Baek Chan-Mi was punished for that botched case and she now works in a cyber security team for the NIS. Baek Chan-Mi is then selected to go undercover on a case involving intellectual property theft at Korea's largest company.

  • #secret agent

The Heirs

Comedy Drama South Korea 2013

The Heirs

Comedy Drama South Korea 2013

  • The Heirs
  • 7,9/10

1 season, 20 episodes

Heirs follows a group of privileged, elite high school students as they are groomed to take over their families' business empires. These wealthy students seem to have everything under control–except their love lives. Kim Tan is heir to the Empire Group sent to study abroad in the U.S. In reality it's a form of exile, as his elder half-brother back home schemes to takes over the family business. While in the States, Kim Tan bumps into Cha Eun Sung, who's arrived from Korea in search of her older sister. He feels himself falling for her, never realizing that she's the daughter of his family's housekeeper. When his fiancée Rachel Yoo arrives to bring him back to Korea, his heart is torn between love and duty. Meanwhile, Rachel's half-brother Choi Young Do develops his own crush on Eun Sung. Who said being a rich, beautiful high school student was easy?

Master's Sun

Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy South Korea 2013

Master's Sun

Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy South Korea 2013

  • Master's Sun
  • 8,5/10

1 season, 17 episodes

Joo Joong-won is the arrogant, greedy CEO of Kingdom, a conglomerate that includes a supermall and a hotel. "Ghost whisperer” Tae Gong-shil, is a misunderstood outcast who can't keep a boyfriend or a job since a near death experience left her seeing needy ghosts. She feels compelled to help them resolve their earthly issues so they can move on to the afterlife... and he feels compelled to think she's crazy. Soon their lives merge into a complicated web of hijinx, misunderstandings, and... yes, love.

While You Were Sleeping

Sci-Fi & Fantasy South Korea 2017

While You Were Sleeping

Sci-Fi & Fantasy South Korea 2017

  • While You Were Sleeping
  • 8,6/10

1 season, 32 episodes

A supernatural romance about a woman who can see the future in her dreams, and a prosecutor who fights to stop these future events from happening. The heroine has dreams about unfortunate events that will happen to other people, and the hero is a prosecutor who runs around trying to prevent her tragic visions from coming true.

The Legend of the Blue Sea

Comedy Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy South Korea 2016

The Legend of the Blue Sea

Comedy Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy South Korea 2016

  • The Legend of the Blue Sea
  • 6,0/10

1 season, 20 episodes

How can a mermaid from the Joseon era survive in modern-day Seoul? Shim Chung is a mermaid who finds herself transplanted to modern times. She is caught by Heo Joon Jae, a charming but cold con artist who is the doppelgänger for Kim Moon, the son of a nobleman from the Joseon Dynasty. But in the present time, Joon Jae works with Jo Nam Doo, a skilled conman who guides Joon Jae to become a genius scammer. But Joon Jae’s friend, Cha Shi Ah, who works as a researcher at KAIST, may be Chung’s only hope for surviving in her strange new world.

  • #historical fiction

  • #con man

  • #mermaid

Reunited Worlds

Drama South Korea 2017

Reunited Worlds

Drama South Korea 2017

1 season, 40 episodes

Although born in the same year, two childhood friends end up being 13 years apart because they have aged surprisingly at different places (worlds) for some strange reason. Now Eom Hyeon Soo is a 31-year-old woman but Sung Hae Sung is still a 18-year-old boy. Cha Won Yooung is a chef also interested in Eom Hyeon Soo.

Still 17

Comedy Crime Drama Mystery South Korea 2018

Still 17

Comedy Crime Drama Mystery South Korea 2018

1 season, 32 episodes

Gong Woo-Jin is a 30-year-old single man and he works as a set designer. Due to a trauma he experienced 13 years ago, he does not want to have a relationship with others. When Woo Seo-Ri was 17, she fell into a coma. 13 years later, she wakes up from her coma. Her mental age is still that of a 17-year-old, but she is now 30-years-old. Gong Woo-Jin and Woo Seo-Ri get involved with each other and fall in love.

Vagabond

Action & Adventure Drama South Korea 2019

Vagabond

Action & Adventure Drama South Korea 2019

  • Vagabond
  • 8,1/10

1 season, 16 episodes

Stuntman Cha Dal-geon gets involved in a tragic airplane crash and ends up discovering a national corruption scandal in the process. Go Hae-ri, the oldest daughter of a deceased marine, decides to work for the National Intelligence Service as a secret ops agent in order to support her mom and younger siblings, although all she wanted to do is to become a civil servant.

The Last Empress

Drama South Korea 2018

The Last Empress

Drama South Korea 2018

1 season, 52 episodes

In an alternate-reality South Korea, where a constitutional monarchical system prevails, Oh Sunny, a musical actress, becomes the empress of the country. Thus begins a dispute for power in the royal palace. Nothing is what it seems, and Oh Sunny is ready to fight until the end to uncover a mysterious homicide within the royal palace, fighting to protect those she loves the most and obtain happiness.

  • #monarchy

  • #queen

  • #empress

Scarlet Heart: Ryeo

Action & Adventure Drama Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy War & Politics South Korea 2016

Scarlet Heart: Ryeo

Action & Adventure Drama Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy War & Politics South Korea 2016

  • Scarlet Heart: Ryeo
  • 8,0/10

1 season, 20 episodes

When a total eclipse of the sun takes place, a 21st century woman, Go Ha Jin, is transported back in time to the Goryeo Dynasty of Korea. She wakes up in the body of 16-year-old Hae Soo, an aristocrat living with Lady Hae, her cousin who happens to be married to one of the sons of King Taejo. She soon befriends several of the princes, who find her carefree and exuberant attitude refreshing. Although she knows she should not get involved in palace intrigues over the succession to the throne, she inadvertently becomes a pawn in the struggle, as several of the Princes fall in love with her.

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