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    You're Seriously Missing Out If You Haven't Watched These 33 K-Dramas And Movies On Viki

    BRB, rewatching Strong Woman Do Bong-soon for the hundredth time.

    1. Tale of the Nine-Tailed (2020)

    tvN

    Starring: Lee Dong-wook, Jo Bo-ah, Kim Bum

    Genre: Fantasy, historical, romance, action, thriller

    What it's about: Nam Ji-ah (Jo Bo-ah) is the producer of a popular television show that investigates everything related to the ~supernatural~. Lee Yeon (Lee Dong-wook) is a gumiho, or a nine-tailed fox spirit, who is assigned to kill evil spirits that try to sneak back to Earth. After witnessing the aftermath of one of such battles, Ji-ah's curiosity is piqued and she begins to follow Lee Yeon around in an attempt to discern who he truly is. However, what she doesn't expect to unearth is that the two share a long, painful history that spans lifetimes.

    2. Juror 8 (2019)

    CGV Arthouse

    Starring: Moon So-ri and Park Hyung-sik

    Genre: Legal drama

    What it's about: In this movie set in 2008, Kwon Nam-woo (Park Hyung-sik) is just trying to get his invention patented when he becomes part of South Korea's first-ever trial by jury. The supposedly open-and-shut case is thrown for a loop when its eight jurors begin to notice various inconsistencies between the testimonies and evidence provided. Together, they must work to uncover the truth behind the crime before they convict a potentially innocent man of murder.

    3. I'll Go to You When the Weather Is Nice (2020)

    JTBC

    Starring: Seo Kang-joon and Park Min-young

    Genre: Romance, drama, slow burn

    What it's about: When Mok Hae-won (Park Min-young) is forced to quit her job as a cellist instructor, she's left with no other option than to move back in with her aunt in her old hometown. As she acclimates to her new, wintery surroundings in the countryside, Hae-won reconnects with neighbor and high school friend Im Eun-seob (Seo Kang-joon), who now runs a local bookstore. Though the two share some initially icy encounters, their hearts slowly thaw as a warm romance blooms between them.

    4. Swing Kids (2018)

    Next Entertainment World

    Starring: Do Kyung-soo, Park Hye-su, Jared Grimes, Oh Jung-se, and Kim Min-ho

    Genre: War, musical, drama

    What it's about: Set in 1951, Swing Kids follows the stories of five people who form a dance company while being held captive in a prisoner of war camp during the Korean War. Each member of the group has their own poignant backstory β€” Jackson (Jared Grimes), for instance, is an American Broadway star turned soldier, while Ro Ki-soo (Do Kyung-soo) is the brother of a famous North Korean soldier. Though they come from different backgrounds and speak different languages, the group forms a tight bond that defies all barriers through their shared love of dance. (Fair warning: As with all of Do Kyung-soo's work, you might want to have tissues nearby when watching this one!)

    5. True Beauty (2020)

    tvN

    Starring: Moon Ga-young, Cha Eun-woo, Hwang In-youp, and Park Yoo-na

    Genre: Based on a web-toon, romance, coming of age, comedy

    What it's about: Years of being relentlessly bullied by fellow students and family members for being "ugly" have left high schooler Im Ju-yeong (Moon Ga-young) incredibly self-conscious. After binge-watching a ton of YouTube makeup tutorials, Ju-yeong learns how to use makeup in order to become more "beautiful," and as a result, her popularity at school skyrockets. With everything she's ever wanted now in her hands, will she be able to hide behind the makeup forever? Or will she learn to love herself for who she truly is? And how does fellow student Lee Su-ho (Cha Eun-woo), who has seen Ju-yeong without makeup on before, factor into her plan?

    6. Train to Busan (2016)

    Next Entertainment World

    Starring: Gong Yoo, Ma Dong-seok, Jung Yu-mi, and Kim Su-an

    Genre: Horror, action, supernatural

    What it's about: Distant father Seo Seok-woo (Gong Yoo) is taking a train with his young daughter, Su-an (Kim Su-an), from Seoul to Busan so that she can stay with her mother. What he doesn't expect is that their train will become a moving battleground against hordes of the undead as the zombie apocalypse spreads across South Korea. Joined by a ragtag group of lovable train passengers, Seok-woo must fight to get his daughter to safety.

    7. Descendants of the Sun (2016)

    KBS2

    Starring: Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo, Jin Goo, and Kim Ji-won

    Genre: Action, adventure, romance, drama

    What it's about: Kang Mo-yeon (Song Hye-kyo), a doctor, meets Capt. Yoo Si-jin (Song Joong-ki) after he brings an injured thief to her hospital. The two share an undeniable spark, but their budding relationship is put on hold when Si-jin is deployed to the fictional country Uruk. When Mo-yeon is later transferred to Uruk as a medical volunteer, the two get a second chance at romance that simultaneously requires them to put their lives on the line to protect others.

    8. While You Were Sleeping (2017)

    SBS TV

    Starring: Lee Jong-suk, Bae Suzy, Jung Hae-in, Lee Sang-yeob, and Ko Sung-hee

    Genre: Romance, legal drama, fantasy, thriller

    What it's about: While You Were Sleeping tells the stories of bright reporter Nam Hong-joo (Bae Suzy), clever prosecutor Jung Jae-chan (Lee Jong-suk), and jovial police officer Han Woo-tak (Jung Hae-in). While the trio initially start the show completely unaware of each other's existence, they slowly come together once they discover that they all share different perspectives of the same prophetic dreams. Using their precognition as a force for good, the trio band together to change the future, prevent crimes, and convict guilty criminals.

    9. Train (2020)

    OCN

    Starring: Yoon Shi-yoon, Kyung Soo-jin, and Shin So-yul

    Genre: Fantasy, sci-fi, mystery, thriller

    What it's about: Punchy, hardworking detective Seo Do-won (Yoon Shi-yoon) has the magical ability to travel between parallel universes. Using his powers, he lives two very different lives β€” in one universe, he's committed to a life of justice, while in the other, he's the most corrupt detective possible. His worlds get twisted even further when the love of Do-won's life is killed in one reality, yet remains alive in another. Can he successfully hunt down her killer in one universe and protect her from the same fate in another all at the same time?

    10. Strong Woman Do Bong-soon (2017)

    JTBC

    Starring: Park Bo-young, Park Hyung-sik, and Ji Soo

    Genre: Fantasy, romantic comedy, suspense, action

    What it's about: Do Bong-soon's (Park Bo-young) family line has a secret: Every female child is born with superhuman strength. But Bong-soon isn't interested in becoming some kind of superhero; instead, she wants to create a video game that is inspired by her magical life. When she's given the chance to become the personal bodyguard of Ahn Min-hyuk (Park Hyung-sik), the CEO of a famous video game company, she jumps at the chance to prove her skills and secretly try to snag a position as a developer. However, it's Bong-soon who finds herself in mortal danger when a serial kidnapper hits the streets of Seoul.

    11. My Love From the Star (2013)

    SBS

    Starring: Jun Ji-hyun, Kim Soo-hyun, Park Hae-jin, and Yoo In-na

    Genre: Supernatural, romance, fantasy, comedy

    What it's about: Do Min-joon (Kim Soo-hyun) is an alien (πŸ‘½). Over 400 years ago, his spaceship crash-landed, and he has been marooned on Earth, waiting for his chance to return back home, ever since. With just a few months left to spare before he's beamed back up into space, Min-joon meets Cheon Song-yi (Jun Ji-hyun), a haughty actor who flips his whole world upside down. As the two grow closer and his remaining time on Earth dwindles down, Do Min-joon must decide whether to stay with Cheon Song-yi or return to his home planet.

    12. Are You Human Too? (2018)

    KBS2

    Starring: Kang Seo-joon and Gong Seung-yeon

    Genre: Sci-fi, mystery, romance, political drama

    What it's about: When snooty heir Nam Shin (Kang Seo-joon) is left in a coma after a mysterious assailant tries to kill him, his place as the next leader of PK Group is put in jeopardy. In order to preserve his place in the company, Nam Shin's distant mother offers up a unique solution: She's created an android that looks just like Nam Shin and can replace him in his role until the real Nam Shin wakes up. Named Nam Shin-III, the robot is honestly too precious for this world, and his new bodyguard, Kang So-bong (Gong Seung-yeon), must not fall for his charm and must keep him safe from people who still wish Nam Shin dead.

    13. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016)

    MBC TV

    Starring: Lee Sung-kyung, Nam Joo-hyuk, Lee Jae-yoon, and Kyung Soo-jin

    Genre: Coming of age, romance, sports, college drama

    What it's about: Inspired by the life of Olympic weightlifter Jang Mi-ran, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo is the uplifting coming of age story you need in your life. Kim Bok-joo (Lee Sung-kyung) is a college student who dreams of becoming a professional weightlifter. While studying at university, she is reunited with her childhood friend Jung Joon-hyung (Nam Joo-hyuk), who is training to become a professional swimmer. Alongside an adorable group of supportive friends, the two athletes train hard to achieve their dreams and heal the wounds of their pasts together.

    14. More Than Friends (2020)

    JTBC

    Starring: Ong Seong-wu, Shin Ye-eun, and Kim Dong-jun

    Genre: Romance, comedy, slow burn

    What it's about: If you have a soft spot for "Oh no, I've just totally shut you down, only to realize that I love you way too late" type of K-drama plotlines, then More Than Friends is the show for you. When sunshine personified Kyung Woo-yeon (Shin Ye-eun) confesses her feelings to the popular, yet emotionally unavailable Lee Soo (Ong Seong-wu), he abruptly turns her down and leaves her heartbroken. Over the next 10 years, the duo remain friends and just nearly fall in love before something (read: Lee Soo's cruel remarks that belie his actual emotions) usually thwarts them from becoming a couple. Will these two star-crossed lovers finally get together, or will someone else steal Woo-yeon's heart away before Lee Soo can admit his real feelings?

    15. What's Wrong With Secretary Kim? (2018)

    tvN

    Starring: Park Seo-jun and Park Min-young

    Genre: Based on a web-toon, romance, comedy

    What it's about: After working tirelessly as a secretary for her narcissistic boss, Lee Young-joon (Park Seo-jun), for nine years, Kim Mi-so (Park Min-young) is officially, totally, 180% done. The only person who's not up with the program is Young-joon, who is left stunned when she hands in her resignation. It just doesn't make sense in his mind, unless...Mi-so is secretly in love with him, and working with him every day is too hard to bear! Cue a hilarious attempt by Young-joon to win over Mi-so's heart so that she'll stay at the company, only for Young-joon to end up falling for her instead.

    16. The Divine Fury (2019)

    Lotte Entertainment

    Starring: Park Seo-jun, Ahn Sung-ki, and Woo Do-hwan

    Genre: Horror, action, supernatural

    What it's about: If you're making your way through this list and thinking, Enough rom-coms, give me something spooky! then I have a pick for you. The Divine Fury tells the story of Yong-hoo (Park Seo-jun), an MMA fighter who has a bitter relationship with religion after his parents die. Upon returning from a match in the US, Yong-hoo wakes up with stigmata (a painful religious mark in the center of his palm) and the ability to exorcise demons by straight-up punching their lights out. Under the tutelage of Father Ahn (Ahn Sung-ki), Yong-hoo uses his power to save innocent lives and to discover what's truly behind all this evil.

    17. Live On (2020)

    JTBC

    Starring: Jung Da-bin, Hwang Min-hyun, Noh Jong-hyun, Yang Hye-ji, Yeonwoo, and Choi Byung-chan

    Genre: Romantic comedy, teen drama

    What it's about: Baek Ho-rang (Jung Da-bin) is known at school for her thousands of followers online and for her chilly personality in person. As a result, she's someone who has a lot of supporters and haters all at the same time. When one of her darkest secrets is hinted at by an anonymous sender during one of her school's radio broadcasts, Ho-rang promptly panics and joins the student radio club to find the culprit. After joining the team, however, she slowly learns more about herself, friendship, and love along the way. What can I say? Love is in the ~airwaves~!

    18. Guardian: The Great and Lonely God (2016)

    tvN

    Starring: Gong Yoo, Kim Go-eun, Lee Dong-wook, Yoo In-na, and Yook Sung-jae

    Genre: Fantasy, romance, drama, historical

    What it's about: There's a good chance that if you're a K-drama fan, then you've watched (or at least heard of) Guardian before, but if you haven't yet, then this is your chance to do so. Also known as Goblin, the show centers on Kim Shin (Gong Yoo), a Goryeo dynasty general who is wrongfully killed and sentenced to live forever as a Goblin. The only way he can truly be freed from his immortal coil is to have the sword in the center of his chest removed, but the only person who can remove it from his chest is his bride. Enter Ji Eun-tak (Kim Go-eun), a sweet-as-can-be high schooler who has some special powers of her own. Then toss in a socially awkward grim reaper (Lee Dong-wook); a cuddly, rich heir as the Goblin's assistant (Yook Sung-jae); and a cheeky restaurant owner (Yoo In-na), and the result is a charming, emotional drama you'll find yourself rewatching over and over again.

    19. My ID Is Gangnam Beauty (2018)

    JTBC

    Starring: Im Soo-hyang, Cha Eun-woo, Kwak Dong-yeon, and Jo Woo-ri

    Genre: Coming of age, romantic comedy

    What it's about: After years of being bullied throughout school for being "unattractive," shy and softhearted Kang Mi-rae (Im Soo-hyang) gets plastic surgery so that when she starts college, she will be beautiful and accepted by her peers. While she might initially get the reaction she wanted, there's one student on campus who couldn't care less about how beautiful she is: Do Kyung-seok (Cha Eun-woo). With him at her side, Mi-rae soon discovers the importance of loving one's self and that unfair beauty standards shouldn't be allowed to define your self-worth.

    20. Welcome to Waikiki (2018)

    JTBC

    Starring: Kim Jung-hyun, Lee Yi-kyung, Son Seung-won, and Jung In-sun

    Genre: Comedy, found family

    What it's about: This is the feel-good, laugh-out-loud drama that you've been looking for. Welcome to Waikiki centers on three friends β€” Kang Dong-gu (Kim Jung-hyun), Lee Joon-ki (Lee Yi-kyung), and Bong Doo-sik (Son Seung-won) β€” who decide to open up their own guesthouse, named Waikiki, in the Itaewon neighborhood of Seoul in order to one day fund their dream of making a movie together. When a single mother named Han Yoon-ah (Jung In-sun) moves in, the group suddenly must work together to take care of not only the guesthouse but an adorable baby named Sol, too.

    21. Dream High (2011)

    KBS2

    Starring: Bae Suzy, Ok Taec-yeon, Kim Soo-hyun, Ham Eun-jung, Jang Woo-young and Lee Ji-eun

    Genre: Musical, comedy, romance, teen drama

    What it's about: Dream High focuses on the lives of six students studying at the renowned Kirin High School who all come from different backgrounds, yet share the same dream of becoming K-pop idols. As tensions rise and fall between the students, each must overcome their own personal struggles and learn what it takes to become a star performer. If you're a fan of K-pop, then you might see some friendly faces in this show's castΒ β€” including IU, Suzy of Miss A, and Woo-young and Taec-yeon of 2PM.

    22. Flower of Evil (2020)

    tvN

    Starring: Lee Joon-gi, Moon Chae-won, Jang Hee-jin, and Seo Hyun-woo

    Genre: Thriller, action, drama

    What it's about: Baek Hee-sung is everything that someone would want in a husband β€” he is an excellent father, is dashingly handsome, and has a calm, cool, and collected temperament. At least that's what his detective wife, Cha Ji-won (Moon Chae-won), believed until she began investigating a grizzly string of murders in town. The more she digs into the case, the more suspicious of him she becomes, and Ji-won is forced to question what kind of secrets her so-called perfect partner might be keeping from her, and the implications for their lives.

    23. W: Two Worlds (2016)

    MBC TV

    Starring: Lee Jong-suk and Han Hyo-joo

    Genre: Romance, action, drama, thriller

    What it's about: The fictional web-toon W tells the story of Kang Chul (Lee Jong-suk), an expert sharpshooter whose whole world is torn apart when he is wrongly accused of killing his whole family. When he's finally proved innocent, Kang Chul makes it his life's goal to track down the mysterious person who killed them. In the real world, Oh Yeon-joo (Han Hyo-joo) is the daughter of the author of W, who accidentally falls into the world of the web-toon and is suddenly face-to-face with a very real Kang Chul. Together, the duo must uncover the identity of the mysterious killer before it's too late.

    24. Do You Like Brahms? (2020)

    SBS TV

    Starring: Park Eun-bin, Kim Min-jae, Kim Sung-cheol, Park Ji-hyun, Lee Yoo-jin, and Bae Da-bin

    Genre: Musical, romance, comedy

    What it's about: At age 26, Chae Song-ah (Park Eun-bin) decides to forgo a career in business in order to properly explore her love of the violin. Despite her family's disapproval of her choices, Song-ah reapplies to her former university's school of music and is accepted. There, she meets a group of fellow musicians who are equally passionate about music and the comfort it brings β€” like talented pianist Park Joon-young (Kim Min-jae) β€” and learns that it's never too late to reach for your dreams.

    25. He Is Psychometric (2019)

    tvN

    Starring: Park Jin-young, Shin Ye-eun, Kim Kwon, and Kim Da-som

    Genre: Fantasy, thriller, mystery, romantic comedy

    What it's about: After surviving a traumatic event, Lee Ahn (Park Jin-young) suddenly finds himself with the gift of psychometry β€” meaning that he can see the past of a person or object just by touching them/it. (Hence the title!) Ahn uses his visions, shown through very cool visual effects, for the greater good by helping to solve cases and making sure the culprits are held accountable for their crimes. He works with his caretaker, prosecutor Kang Sung-mo (Kim Kwon); the investigator Eun Ji-soo (Kim Da-som); and the ~secretive~ Yoon Jae-in (Shin Ye-eun) to investigate a long-unsolved case that has touched each of their lives.

    26. A Piece of Your Mind (2020)

    tvN

    Starring: Jung Hae-in, Chae Soo-bin, Lee Ha-na, and Kim Sung-kyu

    Genre: Romance, drama

    What it's about: From its color palettes to its music choice to its slow-burn romance β€” A Piece of Your Mind is one dreamy drama. Moon Ha-won (Jung Hae-in) is a softhearted AI programmer who is still hopelessly in love with his childhood friend from Norway, Kim Ji-soo. While working a late-night shift at a recording studio to complete his latest AI project, he meets Han Seo-woo (Chae Soo-bin), a classical music recording engineer who is friends with Ji-soo. Together they learn the real meaning of love and help to heal each other's poignant past.

    27. A Taxi Driver (2017)

    Showbox

    Starring: Song Kang-ho and Thomas Kretschmann

    Genre: Historical drama, based on a true story

    What it's about: Based on the real-life events of the Gwangju Uprising in 1980, A Taxi Driver tells the story of taxi driver Kim Man-seob (Song Kang-ho), who agrees to drive German journalist JΓΌrgen "Peter" Hinzpeter (Thomas Kretschmann) to Gwangju for a large sum of money. While he is initially dismissive of the intensity of the riots during the drive down, Man-seob's perspective is changed forever when the duo enter Gwangju and are thrown into the heart of the uprising.

    28. The Wailing (2016)

    20th Century Fox Korea

    Starring: Kwak Do-won, Hwang Jung-min, and Chun Woo-hee

    Genre: Horror, supernatural, mystery

    What it's about: Looking for a slow-burn, spooky horror film? Then you need to watch The Wailing. Police officer Jong-goo (Kwak Do-won) is assigned to investigate a series of mysterious murders occurring in the small town of Gokseong. They all follow the same pattern: The person becomes randomly sick and then kills anyone they can. When Jong-goo's young daughter beings to show signs of sickness, it becomes a race against the clock to save her and find out just who β€” or what β€” is behind this.

    29. The Tale of Nokdu (2019)

    KBS2

    Starring: Jang Dong-yoon, Kim So-hyun, Kang Tae-oh, and Jung Joon-ho

    Genre: Based on a web-toon, historical, romance, comedy

    What it's about: Set during the Joseon dynasty, The Tale of Nokdu tells the story of Jeon Nok-du (Jang Dong-yoon), a clever noble who follows the leader of a group of assassins after they attacked his home the previous night. What he could never have foreseen is that they would lead him to an unknown village that's occupied entirely by women! In order to figure out the truth behind the attack, Nok-du decides to go undercover as a woman, thus creating Nok-soon. Can he figure out who's behind the attack before his identity is revealed?

    30. Hotel del Luna (2019)

    tvN

    Starring: Lee Ji-eun and Yeo Jin-goo

    Genre: Fantasy, supernatural, romance, comedy

    What it's about: Jang Man-wol (Lee Ji-eun, aka IU) has been the owner of the mysterious Hotel del Luna for over a millennium. Located in the Myeong-dong neighborhood of Seoul, the hotel acts as a middle ground for the dead and helps them transition into the afterlife. The only person who isn't allowed to pass on is Man-wol; running the hotel is the penance she must pay for the inconceivable sins she committed when she was alive. And speaking of lifetimes, Koo Chan-sung's life is forever changed when he returns to Seoul, only to become the assistant manager of the Hotel del Luna. Once there, he begins to piece together the truth behind Man-wol's painful past.

    31. Extraordinary You (2019)

    MBC TV

    Starring: Kim Hye-yoon, Rowoon, Lee Jae-wook, Lee Na-eun, Jung Gun-joo, Kim Young-dae, and Lee Tae-ri

    Genre: Based on a web-toon, romantic comedy, fantasy, teen drama

    What it's about: What do you do when you discover that you're not the main character of your own life? That's exactly what happens to Eun Dan-oh (Kim Hye-yoon) when she discovers that her whole life up until this point has been as an extra in the popular comic Secret. Not the main character or even a supporting friend, but an extra! Finding herself stuck in a loveless relationship and desperate to change her fate, Dan-oh begins changing the plot of Secret so that she can actually experience true love.

    32. I Am Not a Robot (2017)

    MBC TV

    Starring: Yoo Seung-ho, Chae Soo-bin, and Um Ki-joon

    Genre: Sci-fi, romance

    What it's about: Kim Min-kyu (Yoo Seung-ho), the chairman of KM Financial Company, is allergic to humans. I'm not kidding β€”Β if he touches another person, he develops a fast-spreading rash over his entire body that requires immediate medical attention. As a result, he's lived a very lonely, isolated life away from the general public. In an effort to get Min-kyu to keep one of their products, his best friend and business associate sends him AG3, a humanoid robot. The problem? The robot short-circuits just before it's delivered and inventor Jo Ji-ah (Chae Soo-bin), whom the robot is modeled after, must take its place and convince Min-kyu that she's an all-intelligent robot!

    33. Encounter (2018)

    tvN

    Starring: Song Hye-kyo and Park Bo-gum

    Genre: Adventure, romance

    What it's about: Cha Soo-hyun (Song Hye-kyo) is the recently divorced daughter of a prominent politician and has lived every day of her life according to someone else's standards. Tired of playing by the rules of someone else's game, she travels to Cuba and meets the bold, freewheeling Kim Jin-hyuk (Park Bo-gum). The two get swept up in a whirlwind summertime romance unlike any other, but when they meet face-to-face in ~the real world~ back in Seoul, will they stick together or will their differences be too great to overcome?

    Do we share some of the same favorites? Let me know what your favorite K-dramas on Viki are in the comments below!