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10 Best K-Dramas In 2021, According To IMDb

K-drama fans are taking off 2021 to binge on their favourite shows because there are plenty of them now. There are exciting psychological thrillers and a moving drama about the triumph of life over death.

It’s no surprise, but the year 2021 is shaping up to be a great one for K-dramas, and fans can’t wait to spend hours with their eyes glued to the screen. So here are the 10 best k-dramas according to IMDb ranking.

1. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha – 9.1

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A dentist who enjoys solitary activities brings her practice to the small seaside village she ran away from ten years after college. Now she has to interact with new types of people every day.

It’s currently an ongoing drama, but it got many high fans ratings for the excellent storyline between the main cast, their past and more.

Number of Episodes: 16 (Ongoing)

Genre: Comedy, Romance

2. Lovers of the Red Sky – 8.9

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Hong Chun Gi was a genius female painter of the Joseon era – and it’s difficult to believe that she is a woman. She has been known for her brilliant paintings.

One day, Dohwaseo chooses Hong as their first female painter, which makes her really happy. For her, painting is everything. Then one day, Hong meets Ha Ram. Must watch this drama if you are into a historical romance with fantasy.

Number of Episodes: 16 (Ongoing)

Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History

3. Hospital Playlist – 8.8

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“Wise Doctor Life” or “Hospital Playlist” is a medical drama that depicts the stories of doctors, nurses and patients at a hospital.

5 doctors, all entering the same medical university in 1999, were best friends. After graduation, they worked together in the same hospital for many years. Every day is filled with fun, excitement or sadness.

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 16 each

Genre: Comedy, Drama

4. Navillera – 8.8

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A 70-year-old with a dream and a 23-year-old with a gift lift each other out of harsh realities and rise to the challenge of becoming ballerinas.

Shim Deok-choo is a 70-year-old man who is a dreamer and chases his real passion every day. After getting accepted into a prestigious ballet school, he crosses paths with 23-year-old boy  Lee Chae Rok.

Number of Episodes: 12

Genre: Friendship, Life, Drama, Family

5. Vincenzo – 8.5

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During a visit to his home country, the young mafia lawyer would go on to give an unrivalled conglomerate a taste of its own medicine with some justice on the side.

The mafia is often perceived as a negative institution, who are doing bad things. However, our beloved Lawyer also happens to be a part of the mafia! Fans loved the drama as the plotline is more adventurous.

Number of Episodes: 16

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance

6. D.P. – 8.5

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Private Jun Ho is a confused youth who had no idea what it meant to be an army man. However, one day, after being assigned to capture deserters, a young soldier realizes that many of his comrades have been forced into their compulsory call of duty under harsh conditions.

As such, he believed that some soldiers simply may feel like they have had enough and opt to go on a long-term vacation.

Number of Episodes: 6

Genre: Action, Military, Comedy, Drama

7. The Devil Judge – 8.5

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Kang, an independent judge known as The Devil Forger, is one of the few people genuinely looking out for the country’s good.

As he sentences criminals to death with ease (and glee!), public opinion comes to a head because though they know that he is right to punish those who do wrong, some wonder if he might be taking his law mission too far – sowing seeds of dissent and reaping chaos!

Number of Episodes: 16

Genre: Mystery, Law, Crime, Drama

8. Police University – 8.3

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Hacking was the only way out of Kang Sun Ho’s miserable life ever since his parents passed away from an accident when he was just ten. However, that all changed when he began to take illegal measures to help pay for his adoptive father’s cancer surgery.

However, the situation gets something else. After meeting Yoo Dong Man, Sun Ho’s decided his life goal to become a police officer.

Number of Episodes: 16 (Ongoing)

Genre: Mystery, Comedy, Romance, School

9. Squid Game – 8.3

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The cash-strapped players fall for the scam and sign up for the bizarre games. But instead of fun and games, they discover that there is a real prize — a considerable amount of money — and that this isn’t the only part of the plan.

It turns out there is a much more sinister objective behind what begins as a prank, and everyone who participates will be involved in an unimaginable game with life and death consequences.

A survival game that has a whopping 40-million-dollar prize at stake.

Number of Episodes: 9

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama

10. Doom at Your Service – 8.2

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Tak Dong Kyung has been working hard ever since her parents passed away. After working as a web novel editor for six years, her life seemed steadier, but she was diagnosed with glioblastoma (brain cancer).

She blamed and hated everything and wished to curse them for disappearing, thereby unconsciously calling Myeol Mang, Doom himself – neither human nor god- to appear.

Number of Episodes: 16

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama, Fantasy

Some more dramas

  1. Mr. Queen – 8.9
  2. The Great Shaman Ga Doo Shim – 8.5
  3. Taxi Driver – 8.3
  4. At A Distance, Spring Is Green – 8.2
  5. The Penthouse: War in Life – 8.2
  6. High Class – 8.1
  7. Law School – 8.1
  8. My Roommate Is a Gumiho – 7.9
  9. Mine – 7.8
  10. You Are My Spring – 7.5

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Neha Garia is the founder and Editor at The Drama Paradise. She is a long-time K-Drama addict and K-Pop lover. Her favorite K-Pop artists are BTS, SF9, ATEEZ, and INFINITE but there are many more groups she is having a look at. Her favorite actors include Nam Joo-hyuk, Kim GoEun, and Kim TaeRi, to name a few. She hopes to share her love for Korean culture with people across the globe.

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