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Top 10 Kdramas from 2019

January is coming up fast which means that 2019 is nearly over. From endearing romantic comedy to attention-grabbing historical fiction, kdramas in 2019 have been incredible. Of course, nothing beats a warm blanket and addictive series on a cold winter day. Look no further than kdrama.

Or maybe kdrama seems so ambiguous and foreign to you. I totally get that too. 

Whether you’re looking for the next kdrama to binge-watch or just trying to understand the genre, look no further. The top-ranked kdramas from 2019 are here!

Vagabond

Starring Lee Seung-gi, Bae Suzy and Shin Sung-rok, this action thriller drama has everything. Car chases, government corruption, and so many cliffhangers. The series follows Seung-gi’s character following a plane crash that killed his nephew. But very quickly the plane crash seems like one small part of a larger, more sinister. Identifying and catching the culprits takes the combined efforts of National Intelligence Service agents Suzy and Sung-rok. This highly anticipated drama did not disappoint!

Extraordinary You

Based on the hit webtoon “July Found By Chance,” Extraordinary You tells the story of Eun Dan Oh’s life-changing discovery: she’s a character in a webtoon. A secondary character whose entire life follows a pre-determined plotline. The only solution? Attempt to change the plot to find her own true love and destiny. Follow Kim HyeYoon as Eun Dan Oh and male lead RoWoon through this alternative webtoon world.

Hotel del Luna

Currently ranked as the 8th most popular kdrama of all time, Hotel del Luna takes viewers into a hotel for ghosts owned by Jang Man-wol (Lee Ji-eun). Jang Man-wol has run the hotel for over 1,000 years after a diety linked her to the hotels Moon Tree. The drama opens when Koo Chan-Sung (Yeo Jin-goo) begins working as the hotel’s new manager. Following the unlikely bond between these characters and the Moon Hotel’s daily running, this drama will surely delight all audiences!

The Last Empress

Fast-paced and unpredictable, audiences loved this drama so much that the series added four more episodes. Picture this: a constitutional monarchy in modern days. Intrigued? The Last Empress follows Oh Sunny, a musical-actress-turned-Empress played by Jang Na-ra, after she marries the Emperor. Sunny is quickly sucked into the intricate web of palace life and political struggles which make her the Last Empress. 

Arthdal Chronicles

Incredible characters. Intricate, detailed world. Captivating plot. Arthdal Chronicles has everything! The series has delighted audiences from start to finish (well, finish for now). Follow the power struggles of the clans of Arth with actors Jang Dong-gun, Song Joong-ki, Kim Ji-won and Kim Ok-vin. The clans face a brutal collision course when content for one means the subjugation of another. Who will win?

My Absolute Boyfriend

Ever wish for the perfect, loyal boyfriend? Um Da-da (Bang Min-ah) gets just that when Zero Nine (Young-gu played by Yeo Jin-goo) a humanoid robot shows up. Recovering from a recent breakup, Da-da begins to slowly fall for Young-gu. But even with the absolutely perfect boyfriend, love isn’t easy. Based on a Japanese manga series, My Absolute Boyfriend delivers an endearing romantic comedy.

Doctor Prisoner

From the lesser common genre of medical dramas, Doctor Prisoner offers audiences a thrilling and dark drama. Doctor Na Yi-je, played by Namkoong Min, falsely loses his practitioner’s license over a suit of malpractice. Devastated, he begins work at a prison with one intention: win allies and get revenge. This is one drama you won’t want to end!

Search Query: WWW

That work-life balance everyone talks about, yeah, not so easy, especially in the modern age. Search Query: WWW follows three independent women working at internet companies who struggle with this very question. Starring Im Soo-jung, Lee Da-hee, Jeon Hye-jin, the series draws viewers for the strong female leads and endearing storyline.

Touch Your Heart

Based on a web novel of the same page, this romantic comedy puts Yoo In Na and Lee Dong Wook back on the screen together! The story centers on disgraced actress Oh Yeon Seo (In Na) in her quest to regain popularity. Along the way, she finds herself interning as a secretary to top, cold-hearted lawyer Kwon Jung Rok (Dong Wook). Let’s just say that sparks fly pretty quickly…

Her Private Life

A museum curator, Sung Deok Mi (Park Min Young) loves her work at the art gallery. But in her spare time, she has a secret. She runs a fansite for Chia Shi An. When the secret becomes public, chaos ensues. To help her calm the madness, Deok Mi turns to the museum’s new director Ryan Gold (Kim Jae-wook). But their dating charade soon becomes more than a charade…

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