Korean dramas have taken over a huge part of our entertainment, especially now that most of us are stuck at home, that they are easily accessed on various streaming platforms. Thanks to the advent of technology, ardent viewers can simply sit back, relax, and press play.
Often, we see rom-com-themed dramas that we truly enjoy and set our hearts aflutter. But of course, some thrilling K-dramas can take our breath away and make us explode in excitement and anticipation with each passing episode.
No doubt the shows below were loved by viewers to bits, and they indeed deserve their huge success for their amazing storyline.
Scroll down to check out these highest-rated Korean dramas released in 2019 and 2020 (according to IMDB).
10. "Nobody Knows" (2020) with the rating of 8.2%
If you are into the crime-drama genre, this is the one we would recommend you. The story centers on Cha Young Jin (Kim Seo Hyung), a detective tormented by the death of her friend when they were still in their teen years. Because of having deep guilt, she promises to find the serial killer who murdered her dear friend.
9. "Vagabond" (2019) with the rating of 8.3%
This is a thriller drama that we think would leave viewers to gasping with each and every episode. This 2019 drama received high ratings (8.3) when it first aired in 2019. What makes this drama even more interesting is, it has the blend of danger, crime, and a bit of a love story.
8. "The World Of The Married" (2020) with the rating of 8.3%
Nothing is more painful than experiencing a feeling of betrayal. Well, this is what you'll get in the hit drama "The World of the Married." This series was tagged as one of the highest-rated K-dramas to be broadcast on cable television in Korea. The storyline will get you hooked in a minute, and you just can't stop craving for more episodes.
7. "Arthdal Chronicles" (2019) with the rating of 8.3%
If you're more interested in the fantasy and imaginary world, then this drama is best for you! Are you having second thoughts? Well, this drama gained high rankings from IMDb of an 8.3. This drama takes place in the mythical land called Arth with magic and powers involved.
6. "Hotel Del Luna" (2019) with the rating of 8.3%
This series is a mixture of love in the living and the non-living. This drama takes place in The Guest House of the Moon that is an extraordinary place. This is a hotel created for ghosts, and it caters to the dead who have unfinished business in the mortal world.
5. "Kingdom" (2019) with the rating of 8.4%
Currently, "Kingdom" is running for being one of the top Korean dramas in the international streaming site Netflix. This show is actually the first-ever Korean series released on Netflix, and it garnered a high viewing rate of 8.4 IMDb rating and a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes.
4. "Dinner Mate" (2020) with the rating of 8.5%
Are you a hopeless romantic looking for a hopelessly romantic show? Then, we got you covered! You must watch this drama that features love that pops up in the most unexpected places. Dinner Mate features a young woman who deals with the aftereffect of a bad break up to a man she still has feelings for.
3. "The King: Eternal Monarch" (2020) with the rating of 8.5%
"The King: Eternal Monarch" aired in the first months of 2020. Even if the series didn't achieve good grades in South Korea, it did very well among American audiences and other Asian countries. This drama centers on Lee Gon (Lee Min Ho), who made efforts to breach the barrier from his world to the parallel universe, modern-day South Korea.
2. "Crash Landing On You" (2019) with the rating of 8.8%
Since day one, this drama has received success in South Korea and named the third highest-rated K-drama on cable television. Many fans and viewers internationally shared their high reviews after becoming available on Netflix. The storyline is unique with a forbidden love from a rich heiress from South Korea and a soldier from North Korea.
1. Hospital Playlist (2020) ratings of 8.8%
"Hospital Playlist" takes the throne for winning the highest ranking for K-dramas in 2020. After gaining mass success from its first season, this drama is already named one of the highest-rated Korean shows to air on television. The show can be called as the drama of Grey's Anatomy blended with the friendship of Friends.