K-DRAMA REVIEWS INDEX

Check your bucket list for K-Dramas you might have missed, but should have watched!

Here is the list of my team’s collated reviews of Korean dramas and films as well as other Asian dramas and movies. Note that the list includes what we intend to review, and to keep our sanity, we pick our drama battles. Some stories tested our patience, or don’t have a legit streaming platform. Thus, we can’t cover.

Kindly note that I follow a January to November drama calendar with all dramas ending before the year ends included in the roster.

As always, this page will be updated when we get to finish watching new K-Dramas. I have included the reviews I wrote on Hellokpop since most of the dramas I saw from 2017 are there. K-Drama reviews prior were published on my blog, and some have been repackaged and published on Hellokpop as well.

*Some of abbyinhallyuland’s reviews are not yet published on this new site and this page is still being updated.

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Korean Dramas Yearly Roster

2023

The Bait

Kokdu: Season of Deity

Can We Be Strangers?

Crash Course In Romance

Poong The Joseon Psychiatrist 2

Agency

Payback

Brain Works

Island

Big Bet

The Interest of Love

Trolley

Missing: The Other Side 2



2022

The Forbidden Marriage

The Glory Part 1

Alchemy of Souls Light and Shadow

Reborn Rich

Somebody

Weak Hero

The First Responders

Summer Strike

Revenge of Others

Behind Every Star

The Fabulous

Curtain Call

May I Help You

Love is for Suckers

Under The Queen’s Umbrella

Bad Prosecutor

Gaus Electronics

The Golden Spoon

The Empire

May It Please The Court

Love In Contract

One Dollar Lawyer

Blind

Mental Coach Jegal

The Law Cafe

Little Women

Glitch

Once Upon A Small Town

Big Mouth

If You Wish Upon Me

The Good Detective 2

Today’s Webtoon

Adamas

Alchemy of Souls Part 1

Extraordinary Attorney Woo

Jinxed At First

Yumi’s Cells 2

Remarriage & Desires

Insider

Doctor Lawyer

Why Her

Eve

Welcome To Wedding Hell

Kiss Sixth Sense

Woori The Virgin

Bloody Heart

Monstrous

The Killer’s Shopping List

From Now On Showtime

Shooting Stars

Love All Play

My Liberation Notes

Our Blues

Again My Life

The Sound of Magic

Green Mother’s Club

Tomorrow

Crazy Love

A Superior Day

Grid

Kill Heel

Soundtrack #1

Thirty, Nine

Twenty Five Twenty One

Forecasting Love and Weather

Business Proposal

All Of Us Are Dead

Tracer Seasons 1 and 2

Through The Darkness

The One and Only

Moonshine

Rookie Cops

Bulgasal: Immortal Souls

Snowdrop

Artificial City

All Of Us Are Dead

Bad and Crazy

Our Beloved Summer



2021

2021 Korean Dramas: The Year of Novelty Stories and Unexpected Hits

The Silent Sea

One Ordinary Day

Now We Are Breaking Up

Happiness

Let Me Be Your Knight

IDOL: The Coup

Secret Royal Inspector Joy

The Red Sleeve

Jirisan

Inspector Koo

The King’s Affection

Would You Like a Cup of Coffee?

Chimera

Reflection of You

One The Woman

Yumi’s Cells

Hometown

Dali and Cocky Prince

The Veil

My Name

You Raise Me Up

Lovers of the Red Sky

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

D.P.

Police University

Check Out The Event

The Road Tragedy of One

The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim

High Class

You Are My Spring

The Devil Judge

Hospital Playlist 2

Nevertheless

Voice 4

The Witch’s Diner

Racket Boys

Monthly Magazine Home

Imitation

Kingdom: Ashin of the North

My Roommate is a Gumiho

At A Distance Spring is Green

Doom At Your Service

Youth of May

Bossam: Steal The Fate

So I Married an Anti Fan

Dark Hole

Taxi Driver

Undercover

Sell Your Haunted House

Law School

Oh My Ladylord

Mouse

Vincenzo

River Where The Moon Rises

Navillera

How To Be Thirty

Times

LUCA: The Beginning

On The Verge of Insanity

Sisyphus The Myth

Sweet Home

She Would Never Know

Run On

Beyond Evil

Royal Secret Agent

Love Alarm 2

Mr. Queen

True Beauty


2020

2020 Best Korean Dramas: The Year Of Chasing Dreams, Inventive Thrillers & Love Triangles

More Than Friends

Start-Up

The Uncanny Counter

Zombie Detective

Kairos

18 Again

The Spies Who Loved Me

Do You Like Brahms?

Kingdom 2

Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol

365: Repeat the Year

Tale of the Nine-Tailed

Kkondae Intern

Missing: The Other Side

Record of Youth

Flower of Evil

Birthcare Center

The King Eternal Monarch

Alice

The World of the Married

Train

Stranger 2

Backstreet Rookie

Find Me In Your Memory

It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

Hospital Playlist

My Unfamiliar Family

The Good Detective

Oh My Baby

The Cursed

Hi Bye Mama

Team Bulldog: Off Duty Investigation

Hyena

Stove League

Itaewon Class

Crash Landing On You


2019

2019 Best Korean Dramas: The Year Of Workplace Stories & Peerless Characters

Memories of the Alhambra

The Fiery Priest

Doctor Prisoner

Romance is a Bonus Book

Item

Haechi

The Crowned Clown

Her Private Life

Special Labor Inspector Jo

Voice 3

The Banker

One Spring Night

The Secret Life of My Secretary

Big Issue

Watcher

Welcome To Waikiki 2

Chief of Staff 1 & 2

Nokdu Flower

Search: WWW

Angel’s Last Mission Love

Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung

I Wanna Hear Your Song

Partners for Justice 2

Love Affairs in the Afternoon

When the Devil Calls Your Name

Arthdal Chronicles

Vagabond

My Absolute Boyfriend

Chocolate

My Country

The Tale of Nokdu

VIP

Extraordinary You

Catch the Ghost

Hotel Del Luna

When the Camellia Blooms


2018

2018 Best Korean Dramas: The Year Of Healing Narratives & Hero-Centric Plot

Jugglers

Radio Romance

The Black Knight

I’m Not a Robot

Hold Me Tight

A Korean Odyssey

My First Love

Return

Doubtful Victory

Children of a Lesser God

Misty

Something in the Rain

Cross

Live

Two Cops

Sketch

Mother

Come and Hug Me

Lawless Lawyer

Life on Mars

Welcome to Waikiki

The Miracle We Met

My ID is Gangnam Beauty

A Poem a Day

My Mister

Should We Kiss First

Switch: Change the World

Mystery Queen 2

What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?

Voice 2

About Time

Miss Hammurabi

Time

Tempted

Familiar Wife

Handsome Guy and Jung Eum

Mr. Sunshine

Wok of Love

Are You Human?

Suits

Let’s Eat 3

Still 17

You Drive Me Crazy

Lovely, Horribly

Player

Your Househelper

Life

Partners For Justice

The Ghost Detective

Your Honor

Where Stars Land

The Beauty Inside

The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

Hymn of Death*

Matrimonial Chaos

100 Days My Prince

The Third Charm

My Husband Oh Jak Doo

Pledge To God

Hide and Seek

My Secret Terrius

Heart Surgeons

Risky Romance

Bad Papa

Less Than Evil

Rich Man

Feel Good To Die

The Guest

Room No. 9

Devilish Charm

Tale of Fairy

Encounter

Just Dance

Memories of the Alhambra

SKY Castle


2017

2017 Best Korean Dramas: The Year Of Thrilling Crime & Courtroom Series

Chief Kim

Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People

Defendant

Strong Girl Bong Soon

Voice

Tunnel

Sensitive Boss

Duel

Man To Man

Tomorrow With You

Missing 9

Woman of Dignity

Radiant Office

Perfect Wife

Chicago Typewriter

The Liar and His Lover

Whisper

Hello, My Twenties 2

Ruler: Master of the Mask

Saimdang: Light’s Diary

My Secret Romance

Stranger

Circle

Mystery Queen

Suspicious Partner

My Sassy Girl

Bride of the Water God

Save Me

The Guardians

Queen For Seven Days

Fight For My Way

Falsify

Live Up To Your Name

Reunited Worlds

Criminal Minds

Man Who Dies To Live

The King Loves

Revolutionary Love

School 2017

Hospital Ship

Manhole

Temperature of Love

While You Were Sleeping

The Package

Black

Girls’ Generation 1979

Mad Dog

Untouchable

Because This Is My First Life

Avengers Social Club

Prison Playbook

20th Century Boy and Girl

Witch At Court

Doubtful Victory

Judge vs Judge

Jugglers

Two Cops

The Black Knight

I’m Not A Robot

A Korean Odyssey

Bad Guys: City of Evil

Just Between Lovers

Solomon’s Perjury