K-Drama Guide: 23 New and All-Time Favorite Shows That Will Get You Hooked

best kdrama to watch

If you haven’t been already consumed by any KDrama, first of all, are you living in a cave? Okay, we won’t judge you. But seriously, why? 

Korean Drama, also known as K-Drama, is not like any other show. They are interesting, satisfying us with amazing storylines and unpredictable plot twists, and…addicting in so many ways. Because of its big hit across the world, we can’t deny its cultural impact on the world as they have become a worldwide phenomenon. 

If you’re looking for a good laugh, an ugly cry, an intense scare, or a good dose of kilig, one Kdrama (or probably 10) will give you your fix. 

Best KDrama to Watch This 2021

From over-the-top kilig vibes to incredibly heartbreaking in a heartbeat, this Kdrama list will have you staying up until 3am. Here are the new and all-time recommended Kdrama you must watch!

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine
  8. Taxi Driver
  9. Law School
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Reply 1988
  20. The Uncanny Counter
  21. Sweet Home
  22. Love Alarm
  23. Hospital Playlist

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1. Squid Game

If you haven’t yet checked out Squid Game, where have you been living? Kidding aside, this is one of the hottest and most-watched K-Dramas ever. The Squid Game is a K-Drama thriller that will leave you at the edge of your seat through its storyline. This Korean series 2021 follows the story of a group of people in serious debt who signed up to play a series of children’s games for a chance at 45.6 billion won (about $38 million). Sounds simple, right? But wait till you know what the catch is! If the players lose, they die. And the winner takes all the money. Squid Game is definitely the best K drama to watch if you love thrillers.

2. Now, We Are Breaking Up

Another new Korean drama 2021 to watch out for is “Now, We Are Breaking Up” starring Song Hye Kyo, Jang Ki Yong, EXO‘s Sehun, Girl’s Day’s Yura, and more. This Korean series 2021 is a story of love and breakups. From its title, it will surely be a tearjerker. The new Korean drama 2021 is scheduled to premiere on SBS TV from November 12, 2021 to January 1, 2022.

3. Cliffhanger

If you love mystery, thriller, and anything suspenseful, Cliffhanger is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021. It is about park rangers who work to rescue people on Mount Jiri. 

This Kdrama 2021 is written by screenwriter Kim Eun-hee, who also wrote Kingdom (2019), Signal (2016), and 3 Days (2014). The director is Lee Eung-bok, who directed hit dramas like Goblin (2016), Descendants of the Sun (2016), and Dream High (2011). So expect a good series!

23. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the day-to-day stories at the hospital following the 20-year friendship of five doctors who all went to medical school together, and share a love for music. The show tells the story of these five friends as they go through the challenges of working in a hospital with a career centered around life and death, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

You can watch Hospital Playlist on Netflix.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kdrama

Q: What is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021?
A: Whether you want romcoms, heavy dramas, or thrillers, Korean dramas got you covered. Here are the must-watch K Drama series that are worth your time:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse Kdrama
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine Kdrama
  8. Taxi Driver Korean Drama
  9. Law School Kdrama
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse Kdrama
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Cheese in the Trap
  20. Vincenzo Kdrama
  21. 18 Again Korean Drama
  22. It’s Okay, That’s Love
  23. Reply 1988
  24. The Uncanny Counter
  25. Sweet Home
  26. Record of Youth
  27. Love Alarm
  28. Hospital Playlist

Q: Where can I watch new Kdrama 2021?
A: There are many Kdrama sites that allow you to watch classic and new series. These include Netflix, Viu, Viki, and iQiyi.

Q: How many episodes are there in a Korean Drama?
A: Usually, there are 16 episodes per season in one KDrama.

Q: Who are the cast of the K-Drama Squid Game?
A: The trending Korean drama 2021 Squid Game stars some of South Korea’s most notable and upcoming actors and actresses. They are:

  • Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-Hun
  • Park Hae-Soo as Cho Sang-Woo
  • HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali
  • Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam
  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
  • Kim Joo-ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong

Q: Who is the North Korean girl in the Kdrama 2021 Squid Game?
A: The North Korean girl Kang Sae-byeok was played by model and actress HoYeon Jung. Before she became famous for her role in the Kdrama Squid Game, she is walking on the runway as one of Korea’s Top Models. 

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

22. Love Alarm

What if an app could tell you when someone likes you? A perfect way to know if your crush also feels the same way as you…or not. Love Alarm revolves around a hardworking student Kim Jo-jo who captivates the hearts of two guys—who just happen to be best friends and basically are like brothers—in her school: Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-yeong. At the end of the first season, we’re left with a cliffhanger: who will Jo-jo choose to be with?

You can watch Love Alarm on Netflix.

23. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the day-to-day stories at the hospital following the 20-year friendship of five doctors who all went to medical school together, and share a love for music. The show tells the story of these five friends as they go through the challenges of working in a hospital with a career centered around life and death, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

You can watch Hospital Playlist on Netflix.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kdrama

Q: What is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021?
A: Whether you want romcoms, heavy dramas, or thrillers, Korean dramas got you covered. Here are the must-watch K Drama series that are worth your time:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse Kdrama
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine Kdrama
  8. Taxi Driver Korean Drama
  9. Law School Kdrama
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse Kdrama
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Cheese in the Trap
  20. Vincenzo Kdrama
  21. 18 Again Korean Drama
  22. It’s Okay, That’s Love
  23. Reply 1988
  24. The Uncanny Counter
  25. Sweet Home
  26. Record of Youth
  27. Love Alarm
  28. Hospital Playlist

Q: Where can I watch new Kdrama 2021?
A: There are many Kdrama sites that allow you to watch classic and new series. These include Netflix, Viu, Viki, and iQiyi.

Q: How many episodes are there in a Korean Drama?
A: Usually, there are 16 episodes per season in one KDrama.

Q: Who are the cast of the K-Drama Squid Game?
A: The trending Korean drama 2021 Squid Game stars some of South Korea’s most notable and upcoming actors and actresses. They are:

  • Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-Hun
  • Park Hae-Soo as Cho Sang-Woo
  • HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali
  • Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam
  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
  • Kim Joo-ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong

Q: Who is the North Korean girl in the Kdrama 2021 Squid Game?
A: The North Korean girl Kang Sae-byeok was played by model and actress HoYeon Jung. Before she became famous for her role in the Kdrama Squid Game, she is walking on the runway as one of Korea’s Top Models. 

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

21. Sweet Home

Tired of dramas and romcoms? Consider watching Sweet Home, one of the most talked-about Kdramas on the Internet. Don’t let the title fool you though as this series is based on a cult favorite webtoon of the same name. Sweet Home follows a high school guy who moves into a new apartment complex after the death of his family. It is set in a unique world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their internal desires. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

22. Love Alarm

What if an app could tell you when someone likes you? A perfect way to know if your crush also feels the same way as you…or not. Love Alarm revolves around a hardworking student Kim Jo-jo who captivates the hearts of two guys—who just happen to be best friends and basically are like brothers—in her school: Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-yeong. At the end of the first season, we’re left with a cliffhanger: who will Jo-jo choose to be with?

You can watch Love Alarm on Netflix.

23. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the day-to-day stories at the hospital following the 20-year friendship of five doctors who all went to medical school together, and share a love for music. The show tells the story of these five friends as they go through the challenges of working in a hospital with a career centered around life and death, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

You can watch Hospital Playlist on Netflix.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kdrama

Q: What is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021?
A: Whether you want romcoms, heavy dramas, or thrillers, Korean dramas got you covered. Here are the must-watch K Drama series that are worth your time:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse Kdrama
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine Kdrama
  8. Taxi Driver Korean Drama
  9. Law School Kdrama
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse Kdrama
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Cheese in the Trap
  20. Vincenzo Kdrama
  21. 18 Again Korean Drama
  22. It’s Okay, That’s Love
  23. Reply 1988
  24. The Uncanny Counter
  25. Sweet Home
  26. Record of Youth
  27. Love Alarm
  28. Hospital Playlist

Q: Where can I watch new Kdrama 2021?
A: There are many Kdrama sites that allow you to watch classic and new series. These include Netflix, Viu, Viki, and iQiyi.

Q: How many episodes are there in a Korean Drama?
A: Usually, there are 16 episodes per season in one KDrama.

Q: Who are the cast of the K-Drama Squid Game?
A: The trending Korean drama 2021 Squid Game stars some of South Korea’s most notable and upcoming actors and actresses. They are:

  • Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-Hun
  • Park Hae-Soo as Cho Sang-Woo
  • HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali
  • Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam
  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
  • Kim Joo-ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong

Q: Who is the North Korean girl in the Kdrama 2021 Squid Game?
A: The North Korean girl Kang Sae-byeok was played by model and actress HoYeon Jung. Before she became famous for her role in the Kdrama Squid Game, she is walking on the runway as one of Korea’s Top Models. 

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

20. The Uncanny Counter

If you love Ghostbusters, The Uncanny Counter will get you hooked! It’s sort of the same concept except that this Kdrama features an eclectic group of characters who each possess special abilities to chase down spirits that prey on humans. They are noodle shop employees by day and demon hunters by night. Since it’s airing, The Uncanny Counter was well-received by so many people, giving it high ratings. That being said, there must be a good reason why many Kdrama lovers put an all-nighter for this show!

You can watch this on Netflix.

21. Sweet Home

Tired of dramas and romcoms? Consider watching Sweet Home, one of the most talked-about Kdramas on the Internet. Don’t let the title fool you though as this series is based on a cult favorite webtoon of the same name. Sweet Home follows a high school guy who moves into a new apartment complex after the death of his family. It is set in a unique world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their internal desires. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

22. Love Alarm

What if an app could tell you when someone likes you? A perfect way to know if your crush also feels the same way as you…or not. Love Alarm revolves around a hardworking student Kim Jo-jo who captivates the hearts of two guys—who just happen to be best friends and basically are like brothers—in her school: Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-yeong. At the end of the first season, we’re left with a cliffhanger: who will Jo-jo choose to be with?

You can watch Love Alarm on Netflix.

23. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the day-to-day stories at the hospital following the 20-year friendship of five doctors who all went to medical school together, and share a love for music. The show tells the story of these five friends as they go through the challenges of working in a hospital with a career centered around life and death, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

You can watch Hospital Playlist on Netflix.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kdrama

Q: What is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021?
A: Whether you want romcoms, heavy dramas, or thrillers, Korean dramas got you covered. Here are the must-watch K Drama series that are worth your time:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse Kdrama
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine Kdrama
  8. Taxi Driver Korean Drama
  9. Law School Kdrama
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse Kdrama
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Cheese in the Trap
  20. Vincenzo Kdrama
  21. 18 Again Korean Drama
  22. It’s Okay, That’s Love
  23. Reply 1988
  24. The Uncanny Counter
  25. Sweet Home
  26. Record of Youth
  27. Love Alarm
  28. Hospital Playlist

Q: Where can I watch new Kdrama 2021?
A: There are many Kdrama sites that allow you to watch classic and new series. These include Netflix, Viu, Viki, and iQiyi.

Q: How many episodes are there in a Korean Drama?
A: Usually, there are 16 episodes per season in one KDrama.

Q: Who are the cast of the K-Drama Squid Game?
A: The trending Korean drama 2021 Squid Game stars some of South Korea’s most notable and upcoming actors and actresses. They are:

  • Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-Hun
  • Park Hae-Soo as Cho Sang-Woo
  • HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali
  • Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam
  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
  • Kim Joo-ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong

Q: Who is the North Korean girl in the Kdrama 2021 Squid Game?
A: The North Korean girl Kang Sae-byeok was played by model and actress HoYeon Jung. Before she became famous for her role in the Kdrama Squid Game, she is walking on the runway as one of Korea’s Top Models. 

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

19. Reply 1988

Take a nostalgic trip back to 1988 through the lives of five families and their five teenage kids living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. Reply 1988 follows the story of five friends dealing with different types of hardship: from being uncertain for the future, being pressured to be perfect, and feeling neglected by parents. This drama and the other Reply series are worthy to stay up all night for as they will get you from the roots of your hair to the very tip of your toes. Just a warning though, you might be needing a bucket to catch all the tears you’ll cry for joy and sadness while watching this.

You can watch it on Netflix, Viu, and iQiyi

20. The Uncanny Counter

If you love Ghostbusters, The Uncanny Counter will get you hooked! It’s sort of the same concept except that this Kdrama features an eclectic group of characters who each possess special abilities to chase down spirits that prey on humans. They are noodle shop employees by day and demon hunters by night. Since it’s airing, The Uncanny Counter was well-received by so many people, giving it high ratings. That being said, there must be a good reason why many Kdrama lovers put an all-nighter for this show!

You can watch this on Netflix.

21. Sweet Home

Tired of dramas and romcoms? Consider watching Sweet Home, one of the most talked-about Kdramas on the Internet. Don’t let the title fool you though as this series is based on a cult favorite webtoon of the same name. Sweet Home follows a high school guy who moves into a new apartment complex after the death of his family. It is set in a unique world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their internal desires. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

22. Love Alarm

What if an app could tell you when someone likes you? A perfect way to know if your crush also feels the same way as you…or not. Love Alarm revolves around a hardworking student Kim Jo-jo who captivates the hearts of two guys—who just happen to be best friends and basically are like brothers—in her school: Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-yeong. At the end of the first season, we’re left with a cliffhanger: who will Jo-jo choose to be with?

You can watch Love Alarm on Netflix.

23. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the day-to-day stories at the hospital following the 20-year friendship of five doctors who all went to medical school together, and share a love for music. The show tells the story of these five friends as they go through the challenges of working in a hospital with a career centered around life and death, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

You can watch Hospital Playlist on Netflix.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kdrama

Q: What is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021?
A: Whether you want romcoms, heavy dramas, or thrillers, Korean dramas got you covered. Here are the must-watch K Drama series that are worth your time:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse Kdrama
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine Kdrama
  8. Taxi Driver Korean Drama
  9. Law School Kdrama
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse Kdrama
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Cheese in the Trap
  20. Vincenzo Kdrama
  21. 18 Again Korean Drama
  22. It’s Okay, That’s Love
  23. Reply 1988
  24. The Uncanny Counter
  25. Sweet Home
  26. Record of Youth
  27. Love Alarm
  28. Hospital Playlist

Q: Where can I watch new Kdrama 2021?
A: There are many Kdrama sites that allow you to watch classic and new series. These include Netflix, Viu, Viki, and iQiyi.

Q: How many episodes are there in a Korean Drama?
A: Usually, there are 16 episodes per season in one KDrama.

Q: Who are the cast of the K-Drama Squid Game?
A: The trending Korean drama 2021 Squid Game stars some of South Korea’s most notable and upcoming actors and actresses. They are:

  • Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-Hun
  • Park Hae-Soo as Cho Sang-Woo
  • HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali
  • Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam
  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
  • Kim Joo-ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong

Q: Who is the North Korean girl in the Kdrama 2021 Squid Game?
A: The North Korean girl Kang Sae-byeok was played by model and actress HoYeon Jung. Before she became famous for her role in the Kdrama Squid Game, she is walking on the runway as one of Korea’s Top Models. 

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

18. Full House

One of the most classic series to binge-watch is Full House. The story follows two people with diverse personalities: an ordinary, caring, patient girl (Song Hye-kyo) with values and a famous star (Rain) who is her total opposite. If seeing each other is not enough to annoy them, what more if they’d have to live in the same house as a married couple? This is a recommended Kdrama because it gives you a dose of kilig vibes, a good laugh, and a good cry. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

19. Reply 1988

Take a nostalgic trip back to 1988 through the lives of five families and their five teenage kids living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. Reply 1988 follows the story of five friends dealing with different types of hardship: from being uncertain for the future, being pressured to be perfect, and feeling neglected by parents. This drama and the other Reply series are worthy to stay up all night for as they will get you from the roots of your hair to the very tip of your toes. Just a warning though, you might be needing a bucket to catch all the tears you’ll cry for joy and sadness while watching this.

You can watch it on Netflix, Viu, and iQiyi

20. The Uncanny Counter

If you love Ghostbusters, The Uncanny Counter will get you hooked! It’s sort of the same concept except that this Kdrama features an eclectic group of characters who each possess special abilities to chase down spirits that prey on humans. They are noodle shop employees by day and demon hunters by night. Since it’s airing, The Uncanny Counter was well-received by so many people, giving it high ratings. That being said, there must be a good reason why many Kdrama lovers put an all-nighter for this show!

You can watch this on Netflix.

21. Sweet Home

Tired of dramas and romcoms? Consider watching Sweet Home, one of the most talked-about Kdramas on the Internet. Don’t let the title fool you though as this series is based on a cult favorite webtoon of the same name. Sweet Home follows a high school guy who moves into a new apartment complex after the death of his family. It is set in a unique world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their internal desires. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

22. Love Alarm

What if an app could tell you when someone likes you? A perfect way to know if your crush also feels the same way as you…or not. Love Alarm revolves around a hardworking student Kim Jo-jo who captivates the hearts of two guys—who just happen to be best friends and basically are like brothers—in her school: Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-yeong. At the end of the first season, we’re left with a cliffhanger: who will Jo-jo choose to be with?

You can watch Love Alarm on Netflix.

23. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the day-to-day stories at the hospital following the 20-year friendship of five doctors who all went to medical school together, and share a love for music. The show tells the story of these five friends as they go through the challenges of working in a hospital with a career centered around life and death, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

You can watch Hospital Playlist on Netflix.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kdrama

Q: What is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021?
A: Whether you want romcoms, heavy dramas, or thrillers, Korean dramas got you covered. Here are the must-watch K Drama series that are worth your time:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse Kdrama
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine Kdrama
  8. Taxi Driver Korean Drama
  9. Law School Kdrama
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse Kdrama
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Cheese in the Trap
  20. Vincenzo Kdrama
  21. 18 Again Korean Drama
  22. It’s Okay, That’s Love
  23. Reply 1988
  24. The Uncanny Counter
  25. Sweet Home
  26. Record of Youth
  27. Love Alarm
  28. Hospital Playlist

Q: Where can I watch new Kdrama 2021?
A: There are many Kdrama sites that allow you to watch classic and new series. These include Netflix, Viu, Viki, and iQiyi.

Q: How many episodes are there in a Korean Drama?
A: Usually, there are 16 episodes per season in one KDrama.

Q: Who are the cast of the K-Drama Squid Game?
A: The trending Korean drama 2021 Squid Game stars some of South Korea’s most notable and upcoming actors and actresses. They are:

  • Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-Hun
  • Park Hae-Soo as Cho Sang-Woo
  • HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali
  • Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam
  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
  • Kim Joo-ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong

Q: Who is the North Korean girl in the Kdrama 2021 Squid Game?
A: The North Korean girl Kang Sae-byeok was played by model and actress HoYeon Jung. Before she became famous for her role in the Kdrama Squid Game, she is walking on the runway as one of Korea’s Top Models. 

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

17. Pinocchio

Pinocchio Kdrama revolves around two reporters Choi In Ha (Park Shin-hye) and Choi Dal Po (Lee Jong-suk). In Ha suffers from a condition called “Pinocchio syndrome” which makes her break into hiccups whenever she tells a lie.

They both pursue the field with different intentions: one is to follow her mother’s footsteps while the other to prove his family’s innocence, and show reporter Song Cha-ok what being a true reporter means.

You can watch Pinocchio Kdrama on various Kdrama sites like Viu, Viki, and Netflix.

18. Full House

One of the most classic series to binge-watch is Full House. The story follows two people with diverse personalities: an ordinary, caring, patient girl (Song Hye-kyo) with values and a famous star (Rain) who is her total opposite. If seeing each other is not enough to annoy them, what more if they’d have to live in the same house as a married couple? This is a recommended Kdrama because it gives you a dose of kilig vibes, a good laugh, and a good cry. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

19. Reply 1988

Take a nostalgic trip back to 1988 through the lives of five families and their five teenage kids living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. Reply 1988 follows the story of five friends dealing with different types of hardship: from being uncertain for the future, being pressured to be perfect, and feeling neglected by parents. This drama and the other Reply series are worthy to stay up all night for as they will get you from the roots of your hair to the very tip of your toes. Just a warning though, you might be needing a bucket to catch all the tears you’ll cry for joy and sadness while watching this.

You can watch it on Netflix, Viu, and iQiyi

20. The Uncanny Counter

If you love Ghostbusters, The Uncanny Counter will get you hooked! It’s sort of the same concept except that this Kdrama features an eclectic group of characters who each possess special abilities to chase down spirits that prey on humans. They are noodle shop employees by day and demon hunters by night. Since it’s airing, The Uncanny Counter was well-received by so many people, giving it high ratings. That being said, there must be a good reason why many Kdrama lovers put an all-nighter for this show!

You can watch this on Netflix.

21. Sweet Home

Tired of dramas and romcoms? Consider watching Sweet Home, one of the most talked-about Kdramas on the Internet. Don’t let the title fool you though as this series is based on a cult favorite webtoon of the same name. Sweet Home follows a high school guy who moves into a new apartment complex after the death of his family. It is set in a unique world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their internal desires. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

22. Love Alarm

What if an app could tell you when someone likes you? A perfect way to know if your crush also feels the same way as you…or not. Love Alarm revolves around a hardworking student Kim Jo-jo who captivates the hearts of two guys—who just happen to be best friends and basically are like brothers—in her school: Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-yeong. At the end of the first season, we’re left with a cliffhanger: who will Jo-jo choose to be with?

You can watch Love Alarm on Netflix.

23. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the day-to-day stories at the hospital following the 20-year friendship of five doctors who all went to medical school together, and share a love for music. The show tells the story of these five friends as they go through the challenges of working in a hospital with a career centered around life and death, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

You can watch Hospital Playlist on Netflix.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kdrama

Q: What is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021?
A: Whether you want romcoms, heavy dramas, or thrillers, Korean dramas got you covered. Here are the must-watch K Drama series that are worth your time:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse Kdrama
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine Kdrama
  8. Taxi Driver Korean Drama
  9. Law School Kdrama
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse Kdrama
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Cheese in the Trap
  20. Vincenzo Kdrama
  21. 18 Again Korean Drama
  22. It’s Okay, That’s Love
  23. Reply 1988
  24. The Uncanny Counter
  25. Sweet Home
  26. Record of Youth
  27. Love Alarm
  28. Hospital Playlist

Q: Where can I watch new Kdrama 2021?
A: There are many Kdrama sites that allow you to watch classic and new series. These include Netflix, Viu, Viki, and iQiyi.

Q: How many episodes are there in a Korean Drama?
A: Usually, there are 16 episodes per season in one KDrama.

Q: Who are the cast of the K-Drama Squid Game?
A: The trending Korean drama 2021 Squid Game stars some of South Korea’s most notable and upcoming actors and actresses. They are:

  • Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-Hun
  • Park Hae-Soo as Cho Sang-Woo
  • HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali
  • Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam
  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
  • Kim Joo-ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong

Q: Who is the North Korean girl in the Kdrama 2021 Squid Game?
A: The North Korean girl Kang Sae-byeok was played by model and actress HoYeon Jung. Before she became famous for her role in the Kdrama Squid Game, she is walking on the runway as one of Korea’s Top Models. 

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

This RomCom Kdrama centers around Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung), a promising collegiate female weightlifter, and the free-spirited Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) who is a collegiate swimmer plagued with numerous false start disqualifications. Romance, comedy, drama…Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo will make you laugh, cry and fall in love so hard with the story and characters. 

You can watch Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo on Netflix and Viu.

17. Pinocchio

Pinocchio Kdrama revolves around two reporters Choi In Ha (Park Shin-hye) and Choi Dal Po (Lee Jong-suk). In Ha suffers from a condition called “Pinocchio syndrome” which makes her break into hiccups whenever she tells a lie.

They both pursue the field with different intentions: one is to follow her mother’s footsteps while the other to prove his family’s innocence, and show reporter Song Cha-ok what being a true reporter means.

You can watch Pinocchio Kdrama on various Kdrama sites like Viu, Viki, and Netflix.

18. Full House

One of the most classic series to binge-watch is Full House. The story follows two people with diverse personalities: an ordinary, caring, patient girl (Song Hye-kyo) with values and a famous star (Rain) who is her total opposite. If seeing each other is not enough to annoy them, what more if they’d have to live in the same house as a married couple? This is a recommended Kdrama because it gives you a dose of kilig vibes, a good laugh, and a good cry. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

19. Reply 1988

Take a nostalgic trip back to 1988 through the lives of five families and their five teenage kids living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. Reply 1988 follows the story of five friends dealing with different types of hardship: from being uncertain for the future, being pressured to be perfect, and feeling neglected by parents. This drama and the other Reply series are worthy to stay up all night for as they will get you from the roots of your hair to the very tip of your toes. Just a warning though, you might be needing a bucket to catch all the tears you’ll cry for joy and sadness while watching this.

You can watch it on Netflix, Viu, and iQiyi

20. The Uncanny Counter

If you love Ghostbusters, The Uncanny Counter will get you hooked! It’s sort of the same concept except that this Kdrama features an eclectic group of characters who each possess special abilities to chase down spirits that prey on humans. They are noodle shop employees by day and demon hunters by night. Since it’s airing, The Uncanny Counter was well-received by so many people, giving it high ratings. That being said, there must be a good reason why many Kdrama lovers put an all-nighter for this show!

You can watch this on Netflix.

21. Sweet Home

Tired of dramas and romcoms? Consider watching Sweet Home, one of the most talked-about Kdramas on the Internet. Don’t let the title fool you though as this series is based on a cult favorite webtoon of the same name. Sweet Home follows a high school guy who moves into a new apartment complex after the death of his family. It is set in a unique world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their internal desires. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

22. Love Alarm

What if an app could tell you when someone likes you? A perfect way to know if your crush also feels the same way as you…or not. Love Alarm revolves around a hardworking student Kim Jo-jo who captivates the hearts of two guys—who just happen to be best friends and basically are like brothers—in her school: Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-yeong. At the end of the first season, we’re left with a cliffhanger: who will Jo-jo choose to be with?

You can watch Love Alarm on Netflix.

23. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the day-to-day stories at the hospital following the 20-year friendship of five doctors who all went to medical school together, and share a love for music. The show tells the story of these five friends as they go through the challenges of working in a hospital with a career centered around life and death, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

You can watch Hospital Playlist on Netflix.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kdrama

Q: What is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021?
A: Whether you want romcoms, heavy dramas, or thrillers, Korean dramas got you covered. Here are the must-watch K Drama series that are worth your time:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse Kdrama
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine Kdrama
  8. Taxi Driver Korean Drama
  9. Law School Kdrama
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse Kdrama
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Cheese in the Trap
  20. Vincenzo Kdrama
  21. 18 Again Korean Drama
  22. It’s Okay, That’s Love
  23. Reply 1988
  24. The Uncanny Counter
  25. Sweet Home
  26. Record of Youth
  27. Love Alarm
  28. Hospital Playlist

Q: Where can I watch new Kdrama 2021?
A: There are many Kdrama sites that allow you to watch classic and new series. These include Netflix, Viu, Viki, and iQiyi.

Q: How many episodes are there in a Korean Drama?
A: Usually, there are 16 episodes per season in one KDrama.

Q: Who are the cast of the K-Drama Squid Game?
A: The trending Korean drama 2021 Squid Game stars some of South Korea’s most notable and upcoming actors and actresses. They are:

  • Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-Hun
  • Park Hae-Soo as Cho Sang-Woo
  • HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali
  • Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam
  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
  • Kim Joo-ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong

Q: Who is the North Korean girl in the Kdrama 2021 Squid Game?
A: The North Korean girl Kang Sae-byeok was played by model and actress HoYeon Jung. Before she became famous for her role in the Kdrama Squid Game, she is walking on the runway as one of Korea’s Top Models. 

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

15. The World of the Married

Game for a scandalous drama? The World of the Married is the best Korean drama for you as it will turn your world upside down and will give you all the feels you wouldn’t want to experience in real life. This series follows the story of family doctor Ji Sun-Woo (Kim Hee-Ae) and her husband Lee Tae-Oh (Park Hae-Joon). Sun-Woo seems to have a perfect life—a successful career and a happy family—until she finds out her husband is cheating on her, and her friends betrayed her. The couple finds themselves trapped in dangerous affairs that could cost them their lives. This smashing hit Kdrama is currently the top 1, highest-rated series in Korean TV history. Because of its success, a top TV Station in the Philippines is doing a remake of the drama. If this doesn’t convince you yet, we don’t know what else will.

You can watch this on Netflix and Viu.

16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

This RomCom Kdrama centers around Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung), a promising collegiate female weightlifter, and the free-spirited Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) who is a collegiate swimmer plagued with numerous false start disqualifications. Romance, comedy, drama…Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo will make you laugh, cry and fall in love so hard with the story and characters. 

You can watch Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo on Netflix and Viu.

17. Pinocchio

Pinocchio Kdrama revolves around two reporters Choi In Ha (Park Shin-hye) and Choi Dal Po (Lee Jong-suk). In Ha suffers from a condition called “Pinocchio syndrome” which makes her break into hiccups whenever she tells a lie.

They both pursue the field with different intentions: one is to follow her mother’s footsteps while the other to prove his family’s innocence, and show reporter Song Cha-ok what being a true reporter means.

You can watch Pinocchio Kdrama on various Kdrama sites like Viu, Viki, and Netflix.

18. Full House

One of the most classic series to binge-watch is Full House. The story follows two people with diverse personalities: an ordinary, caring, patient girl (Song Hye-kyo) with values and a famous star (Rain) who is her total opposite. If seeing each other is not enough to annoy them, what more if they’d have to live in the same house as a married couple? This is a recommended Kdrama because it gives you a dose of kilig vibes, a good laugh, and a good cry. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

19. Reply 1988

Take a nostalgic trip back to 1988 through the lives of five families and their five teenage kids living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. Reply 1988 follows the story of five friends dealing with different types of hardship: from being uncertain for the future, being pressured to be perfect, and feeling neglected by parents. This drama and the other Reply series are worthy to stay up all night for as they will get you from the roots of your hair to the very tip of your toes. Just a warning though, you might be needing a bucket to catch all the tears you’ll cry for joy and sadness while watching this.

You can watch it on Netflix, Viu, and iQiyi

20. The Uncanny Counter

If you love Ghostbusters, The Uncanny Counter will get you hooked! It’s sort of the same concept except that this Kdrama features an eclectic group of characters who each possess special abilities to chase down spirits that prey on humans. They are noodle shop employees by day and demon hunters by night. Since it’s airing, The Uncanny Counter was well-received by so many people, giving it high ratings. That being said, there must be a good reason why many Kdrama lovers put an all-nighter for this show!

You can watch this on Netflix.

21. Sweet Home

Tired of dramas and romcoms? Consider watching Sweet Home, one of the most talked-about Kdramas on the Internet. Don’t let the title fool you though as this series is based on a cult favorite webtoon of the same name. Sweet Home follows a high school guy who moves into a new apartment complex after the death of his family. It is set in a unique world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their internal desires. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

22. Love Alarm

What if an app could tell you when someone likes you? A perfect way to know if your crush also feels the same way as you…or not. Love Alarm revolves around a hardworking student Kim Jo-jo who captivates the hearts of two guys—who just happen to be best friends and basically are like brothers—in her school: Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-yeong. At the end of the first season, we’re left with a cliffhanger: who will Jo-jo choose to be with?

You can watch Love Alarm on Netflix.

23. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the day-to-day stories at the hospital following the 20-year friendship of five doctors who all went to medical school together, and share a love for music. The show tells the story of these five friends as they go through the challenges of working in a hospital with a career centered around life and death, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

You can watch Hospital Playlist on Netflix.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kdrama

Q: What is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021?
A: Whether you want romcoms, heavy dramas, or thrillers, Korean dramas got you covered. Here are the must-watch K Drama series that are worth your time:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse Kdrama
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine Kdrama
  8. Taxi Driver Korean Drama
  9. Law School Kdrama
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse Kdrama
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Cheese in the Trap
  20. Vincenzo Kdrama
  21. 18 Again Korean Drama
  22. It’s Okay, That’s Love
  23. Reply 1988
  24. The Uncanny Counter
  25. Sweet Home
  26. Record of Youth
  27. Love Alarm
  28. Hospital Playlist

Q: Where can I watch new Kdrama 2021?
A: There are many Kdrama sites that allow you to watch classic and new series. These include Netflix, Viu, Viki, and iQiyi.

Q: How many episodes are there in a Korean Drama?
A: Usually, there are 16 episodes per season in one KDrama.

Q: Who are the cast of the K-Drama Squid Game?
A: The trending Korean drama 2021 Squid Game stars some of South Korea’s most notable and upcoming actors and actresses. They are:

  • Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-Hun
  • Park Hae-Soo as Cho Sang-Woo
  • HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali
  • Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam
  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
  • Kim Joo-ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong

Q: Who is the North Korean girl in the Kdrama 2021 Squid Game?
A: The North Korean girl Kang Sae-byeok was played by model and actress HoYeon Jung. Before she became famous for her role in the Kdrama Squid Game, she is walking on the runway as one of Korea’s Top Models. 

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay

Another series to add to your Kdrama list is It’s Okay Not to Be Okay. It’s about Moon Gang Tae (played by Kim Soo-hyun) who is a community health worker at a psychiatric ward. He is the epitome of true beauty, inside and out. He’s attractive, smart, patient,  has the ability to sympathize with others and many things you’d ever hope for in your ideal guy. Meanwhile, Ko Moon Young (played by Seo Ye-Ji) is a popular writer of children’s literature who, due to suffering from an antisocial personality disorder, seems extremely selfish, arrogant, and rude.

Gang Tae is desperate to escape from his emotional baggage and the heavy responsibility he’s had all his life and begins to heal with help from the woman who writes fairy tales but doesn’t believe in them.

You can watch this on Netflix.

15. The World of the Married

Game for a scandalous drama? The World of the Married is the best Korean drama for you as it will turn your world upside down and will give you all the feels you wouldn’t want to experience in real life. This series follows the story of family doctor Ji Sun-Woo (Kim Hee-Ae) and her husband Lee Tae-Oh (Park Hae-Joon). Sun-Woo seems to have a perfect life—a successful career and a happy family—until she finds out her husband is cheating on her, and her friends betrayed her. The couple finds themselves trapped in dangerous affairs that could cost them their lives. This smashing hit Kdrama is currently the top 1, highest-rated series in Korean TV history. Because of its success, a top TV Station in the Philippines is doing a remake of the drama. If this doesn’t convince you yet, we don’t know what else will.

You can watch this on Netflix and Viu.

16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

This RomCom Kdrama centers around Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung), a promising collegiate female weightlifter, and the free-spirited Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) who is a collegiate swimmer plagued with numerous false start disqualifications. Romance, comedy, drama…Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo will make you laugh, cry and fall in love so hard with the story and characters. 

You can watch Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo on Netflix and Viu.

17. Pinocchio

Pinocchio Kdrama revolves around two reporters Choi In Ha (Park Shin-hye) and Choi Dal Po (Lee Jong-suk). In Ha suffers from a condition called “Pinocchio syndrome” which makes her break into hiccups whenever she tells a lie.

They both pursue the field with different intentions: one is to follow her mother’s footsteps while the other to prove his family’s innocence, and show reporter Song Cha-ok what being a true reporter means.

You can watch Pinocchio Kdrama on various Kdrama sites like Viu, Viki, and Netflix.

18. Full House

One of the most classic series to binge-watch is Full House. The story follows two people with diverse personalities: an ordinary, caring, patient girl (Song Hye-kyo) with values and a famous star (Rain) who is her total opposite. If seeing each other is not enough to annoy them, what more if they’d have to live in the same house as a married couple? This is a recommended Kdrama because it gives you a dose of kilig vibes, a good laugh, and a good cry. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

19. Reply 1988

Take a nostalgic trip back to 1988 through the lives of five families and their five teenage kids living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. Reply 1988 follows the story of five friends dealing with different types of hardship: from being uncertain for the future, being pressured to be perfect, and feeling neglected by parents. This drama and the other Reply series are worthy to stay up all night for as they will get you from the roots of your hair to the very tip of your toes. Just a warning though, you might be needing a bucket to catch all the tears you’ll cry for joy and sadness while watching this.

You can watch it on Netflix, Viu, and iQiyi

20. The Uncanny Counter

If you love Ghostbusters, The Uncanny Counter will get you hooked! It’s sort of the same concept except that this Kdrama features an eclectic group of characters who each possess special abilities to chase down spirits that prey on humans. They are noodle shop employees by day and demon hunters by night. Since it’s airing, The Uncanny Counter was well-received by so many people, giving it high ratings. That being said, there must be a good reason why many Kdrama lovers put an all-nighter for this show!

You can watch this on Netflix.

21. Sweet Home

Tired of dramas and romcoms? Consider watching Sweet Home, one of the most talked-about Kdramas on the Internet. Don’t let the title fool you though as this series is based on a cult favorite webtoon of the same name. Sweet Home follows a high school guy who moves into a new apartment complex after the death of his family. It is set in a unique world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their internal desires. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

22. Love Alarm

What if an app could tell you when someone likes you? A perfect way to know if your crush also feels the same way as you…or not. Love Alarm revolves around a hardworking student Kim Jo-jo who captivates the hearts of two guys—who just happen to be best friends and basically are like brothers—in her school: Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-yeong. At the end of the first season, we’re left with a cliffhanger: who will Jo-jo choose to be with?

You can watch Love Alarm on Netflix.

23. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the day-to-day stories at the hospital following the 20-year friendship of five doctors who all went to medical school together, and share a love for music. The show tells the story of these five friends as they go through the challenges of working in a hospital with a career centered around life and death, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

You can watch Hospital Playlist on Netflix.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kdrama

Q: What is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021?
A: Whether you want romcoms, heavy dramas, or thrillers, Korean dramas got you covered. Here are the must-watch K Drama series that are worth your time:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse Kdrama
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine Kdrama
  8. Taxi Driver Korean Drama
  9. Law School Kdrama
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse Kdrama
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Cheese in the Trap
  20. Vincenzo Kdrama
  21. 18 Again Korean Drama
  22. It’s Okay, That’s Love
  23. Reply 1988
  24. The Uncanny Counter
  25. Sweet Home
  26. Record of Youth
  27. Love Alarm
  28. Hospital Playlist

Q: Where can I watch new Kdrama 2021?
A: There are many Kdrama sites that allow you to watch classic and new series. These include Netflix, Viu, Viki, and iQiyi.

Q: How many episodes are there in a Korean Drama?
A: Usually, there are 16 episodes per season in one KDrama.

Q: Who are the cast of the K-Drama Squid Game?
A: The trending Korean drama 2021 Squid Game stars some of South Korea’s most notable and upcoming actors and actresses. They are:

  • Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-Hun
  • Park Hae-Soo as Cho Sang-Woo
  • HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali
  • Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam
  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
  • Kim Joo-ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong

Q: Who is the North Korean girl in the Kdrama 2021 Squid Game?
A: The North Korean girl Kang Sae-byeok was played by model and actress HoYeon Jung. Before she became famous for her role in the Kdrama Squid Game, she is walking on the runway as one of Korea’s Top Models. 

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

13. Crash Landing on You

If there’s one Kdrama that took the Internet by storm when the pandemic started, it’s Crash Landing on You. The drama follows the story of a chaebol heiress (played by Son Ye-jin) who made an emergency landing in North Korea because of a paragliding accident and a North Korean special officer (played by Hyun Bin) who finds her and helps her eventually. The two struggle to hide while they slowly fall for each other. With its enticing synopsis, Crash Landing on You is considered the best Kdrama that brought on a ton of new fans of the genre and is now among the highest-rated dramas in Korean TV history.

After a paragliding accident, young heiress Yoon Se-ri accidentally lands in North Korea, where a military officer finds her and decides to help her. The two struggle to hide while they slowly fall in love with one another.

You can watch this on Netflix.

14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay

Another series to add to your Kdrama list is It’s Okay Not to Be Okay. It’s about Moon Gang Tae (played by Kim Soo-hyun) who is a community health worker at a psychiatric ward. He is the epitome of true beauty, inside and out. He’s attractive, smart, patient,  has the ability to sympathize with others and many things you’d ever hope for in your ideal guy. Meanwhile, Ko Moon Young (played by Seo Ye-Ji) is a popular writer of children’s literature who, due to suffering from an antisocial personality disorder, seems extremely selfish, arrogant, and rude.

Gang Tae is desperate to escape from his emotional baggage and the heavy responsibility he’s had all his life and begins to heal with help from the woman who writes fairy tales but doesn’t believe in them.

You can watch this on Netflix.

15. The World of the Married

Game for a scandalous drama? The World of the Married is the best Korean drama for you as it will turn your world upside down and will give you all the feels you wouldn’t want to experience in real life. This series follows the story of family doctor Ji Sun-Woo (Kim Hee-Ae) and her husband Lee Tae-Oh (Park Hae-Joon). Sun-Woo seems to have a perfect life—a successful career and a happy family—until she finds out her husband is cheating on her, and her friends betrayed her. The couple finds themselves trapped in dangerous affairs that could cost them their lives. This smashing hit Kdrama is currently the top 1, highest-rated series in Korean TV history. Because of its success, a top TV Station in the Philippines is doing a remake of the drama. If this doesn’t convince you yet, we don’t know what else will.

You can watch this on Netflix and Viu.

16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

This RomCom Kdrama centers around Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung), a promising collegiate female weightlifter, and the free-spirited Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) who is a collegiate swimmer plagued with numerous false start disqualifications. Romance, comedy, drama…Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo will make you laugh, cry and fall in love so hard with the story and characters. 

You can watch Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo on Netflix and Viu.

17. Pinocchio

Pinocchio Kdrama revolves around two reporters Choi In Ha (Park Shin-hye) and Choi Dal Po (Lee Jong-suk). In Ha suffers from a condition called “Pinocchio syndrome” which makes her break into hiccups whenever she tells a lie.

They both pursue the field with different intentions: one is to follow her mother’s footsteps while the other to prove his family’s innocence, and show reporter Song Cha-ok what being a true reporter means.

You can watch Pinocchio Kdrama on various Kdrama sites like Viu, Viki, and Netflix.

18. Full House

One of the most classic series to binge-watch is Full House. The story follows two people with diverse personalities: an ordinary, caring, patient girl (Song Hye-kyo) with values and a famous star (Rain) who is her total opposite. If seeing each other is not enough to annoy them, what more if they’d have to live in the same house as a married couple? This is a recommended Kdrama because it gives you a dose of kilig vibes, a good laugh, and a good cry. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

19. Reply 1988

Take a nostalgic trip back to 1988 through the lives of five families and their five teenage kids living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. Reply 1988 follows the story of five friends dealing with different types of hardship: from being uncertain for the future, being pressured to be perfect, and feeling neglected by parents. This drama and the other Reply series are worthy to stay up all night for as they will get you from the roots of your hair to the very tip of your toes. Just a warning though, you might be needing a bucket to catch all the tears you’ll cry for joy and sadness while watching this.

You can watch it on Netflix, Viu, and iQiyi

20. The Uncanny Counter

If you love Ghostbusters, The Uncanny Counter will get you hooked! It’s sort of the same concept except that this Kdrama features an eclectic group of characters who each possess special abilities to chase down spirits that prey on humans. They are noodle shop employees by day and demon hunters by night. Since it’s airing, The Uncanny Counter was well-received by so many people, giving it high ratings. That being said, there must be a good reason why many Kdrama lovers put an all-nighter for this show!

You can watch this on Netflix.

21. Sweet Home

Tired of dramas and romcoms? Consider watching Sweet Home, one of the most talked-about Kdramas on the Internet. Don’t let the title fool you though as this series is based on a cult favorite webtoon of the same name. Sweet Home follows a high school guy who moves into a new apartment complex after the death of his family. It is set in a unique world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their internal desires. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

22. Love Alarm

What if an app could tell you when someone likes you? A perfect way to know if your crush also feels the same way as you…or not. Love Alarm revolves around a hardworking student Kim Jo-jo who captivates the hearts of two guys—who just happen to be best friends and basically are like brothers—in her school: Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-yeong. At the end of the first season, we’re left with a cliffhanger: who will Jo-jo choose to be with?

You can watch Love Alarm on Netflix.

23. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the day-to-day stories at the hospital following the 20-year friendship of five doctors who all went to medical school together, and share a love for music. The show tells the story of these five friends as they go through the challenges of working in a hospital with a career centered around life and death, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

You can watch Hospital Playlist on Netflix.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kdrama

Q: What is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021?
A: Whether you want romcoms, heavy dramas, or thrillers, Korean dramas got you covered. Here are the must-watch K Drama series that are worth your time:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse Kdrama
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine Kdrama
  8. Taxi Driver Korean Drama
  9. Law School Kdrama
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse Kdrama
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Cheese in the Trap
  20. Vincenzo Kdrama
  21. 18 Again Korean Drama
  22. It’s Okay, That’s Love
  23. Reply 1988
  24. The Uncanny Counter
  25. Sweet Home
  26. Record of Youth
  27. Love Alarm
  28. Hospital Playlist

Q: Where can I watch new Kdrama 2021?
A: There are many Kdrama sites that allow you to watch classic and new series. These include Netflix, Viu, Viki, and iQiyi.

Q: How many episodes are there in a Korean Drama?
A: Usually, there are 16 episodes per season in one KDrama.

Q: Who are the cast of the K-Drama Squid Game?
A: The trending Korean drama 2021 Squid Game stars some of South Korea’s most notable and upcoming actors and actresses. They are:

  • Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-Hun
  • Park Hae-Soo as Cho Sang-Woo
  • HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali
  • Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam
  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
  • Kim Joo-ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong

Q: Who is the North Korean girl in the Kdrama 2021 Squid Game?
A: The North Korean girl Kang Sae-byeok was played by model and actress HoYeon Jung. Before she became famous for her role in the Kdrama Squid Game, she is walking on the runway as one of Korea’s Top Models. 

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

12. Mouse

The Mouse Kdrama is something that will have your breath taken away with its nail-biting suspenseful scenes. The story focuses on Jung Ba-Reum (Lee Seung-Gi), a rookie police officer working at a police substation. He feels fulfilled and happy with his work until the nation is rocked by the ruthless murders of a psychopath serial killer who is always one step ahead of the authorities. Determined to find this killer and bring them to justice, Ba Reum and his partner track him down. Ba Reum comes face to face with the killer. Although he manages to survive the dangerous encounter, their meeting would change his life forever. The Mouse Kdrama is your best bet if you want solving mysteries.

You can watch Mouse on various Kdrama sites like Viu, and Viki.

13. Crash Landing on You

If there’s one Kdrama that took the Internet by storm when the pandemic started, it’s Crash Landing on You. The drama follows the story of a chaebol heiress (played by Son Ye-jin) who made an emergency landing in North Korea because of a paragliding accident and a North Korean special officer (played by Hyun Bin) who finds her and helps her eventually. The two struggle to hide while they slowly fall for each other. With its enticing synopsis, Crash Landing on You is considered the best Kdrama that brought on a ton of new fans of the genre and is now among the highest-rated dramas in Korean TV history.

After a paragliding accident, young heiress Yoon Se-ri accidentally lands in North Korea, where a military officer finds her and decides to help her. The two struggle to hide while they slowly fall in love with one another.

You can watch this on Netflix.

14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay

Another series to add to your Kdrama list is It’s Okay Not to Be Okay. It’s about Moon Gang Tae (played by Kim Soo-hyun) who is a community health worker at a psychiatric ward. He is the epitome of true beauty, inside and out. He’s attractive, smart, patient,  has the ability to sympathize with others and many things you’d ever hope for in your ideal guy. Meanwhile, Ko Moon Young (played by Seo Ye-Ji) is a popular writer of children’s literature who, due to suffering from an antisocial personality disorder, seems extremely selfish, arrogant, and rude.

Gang Tae is desperate to escape from his emotional baggage and the heavy responsibility he’s had all his life and begins to heal with help from the woman who writes fairy tales but doesn’t believe in them.

You can watch this on Netflix.

15. The World of the Married

Game for a scandalous drama? The World of the Married is the best Korean drama for you as it will turn your world upside down and will give you all the feels you wouldn’t want to experience in real life. This series follows the story of family doctor Ji Sun-Woo (Kim Hee-Ae) and her husband Lee Tae-Oh (Park Hae-Joon). Sun-Woo seems to have a perfect life—a successful career and a happy family—until she finds out her husband is cheating on her, and her friends betrayed her. The couple finds themselves trapped in dangerous affairs that could cost them their lives. This smashing hit Kdrama is currently the top 1, highest-rated series in Korean TV history. Because of its success, a top TV Station in the Philippines is doing a remake of the drama. If this doesn’t convince you yet, we don’t know what else will.

You can watch this on Netflix and Viu.

16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

This RomCom Kdrama centers around Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung), a promising collegiate female weightlifter, and the free-spirited Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) who is a collegiate swimmer plagued with numerous false start disqualifications. Romance, comedy, drama…Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo will make you laugh, cry and fall in love so hard with the story and characters. 

You can watch Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo on Netflix and Viu.

17. Pinocchio

Pinocchio Kdrama revolves around two reporters Choi In Ha (Park Shin-hye) and Choi Dal Po (Lee Jong-suk). In Ha suffers from a condition called “Pinocchio syndrome” which makes her break into hiccups whenever she tells a lie.

They both pursue the field with different intentions: one is to follow her mother’s footsteps while the other to prove his family’s innocence, and show reporter Song Cha-ok what being a true reporter means.

You can watch Pinocchio Kdrama on various Kdrama sites like Viu, Viki, and Netflix.

18. Full House

One of the most classic series to binge-watch is Full House. The story follows two people with diverse personalities: an ordinary, caring, patient girl (Song Hye-kyo) with values and a famous star (Rain) who is her total opposite. If seeing each other is not enough to annoy them, what more if they’d have to live in the same house as a married couple? This is a recommended Kdrama because it gives you a dose of kilig vibes, a good laugh, and a good cry. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

19. Reply 1988

Take a nostalgic trip back to 1988 through the lives of five families and their five teenage kids living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. Reply 1988 follows the story of five friends dealing with different types of hardship: from being uncertain for the future, being pressured to be perfect, and feeling neglected by parents. This drama and the other Reply series are worthy to stay up all night for as they will get you from the roots of your hair to the very tip of your toes. Just a warning though, you might be needing a bucket to catch all the tears you’ll cry for joy and sadness while watching this.

You can watch it on Netflix, Viu, and iQiyi

20. The Uncanny Counter

If you love Ghostbusters, The Uncanny Counter will get you hooked! It’s sort of the same concept except that this Kdrama features an eclectic group of characters who each possess special abilities to chase down spirits that prey on humans. They are noodle shop employees by day and demon hunters by night. Since it’s airing, The Uncanny Counter was well-received by so many people, giving it high ratings. That being said, there must be a good reason why many Kdrama lovers put an all-nighter for this show!

You can watch this on Netflix.

21. Sweet Home

Tired of dramas and romcoms? Consider watching Sweet Home, one of the most talked-about Kdramas on the Internet. Don’t let the title fool you though as this series is based on a cult favorite webtoon of the same name. Sweet Home follows a high school guy who moves into a new apartment complex after the death of his family. It is set in a unique world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their internal desires. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

22. Love Alarm

What if an app could tell you when someone likes you? A perfect way to know if your crush also feels the same way as you…or not. Love Alarm revolves around a hardworking student Kim Jo-jo who captivates the hearts of two guys—who just happen to be best friends and basically are like brothers—in her school: Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-yeong. At the end of the first season, we’re left with a cliffhanger: who will Jo-jo choose to be with?

You can watch Love Alarm on Netflix.

23. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the day-to-day stories at the hospital following the 20-year friendship of five doctors who all went to medical school together, and share a love for music. The show tells the story of these five friends as they go through the challenges of working in a hospital with a career centered around life and death, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

You can watch Hospital Playlist on Netflix.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kdrama

Q: What is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021?
A: Whether you want romcoms, heavy dramas, or thrillers, Korean dramas got you covered. Here are the must-watch K Drama series that are worth your time:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse Kdrama
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine Kdrama
  8. Taxi Driver Korean Drama
  9. Law School Kdrama
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse Kdrama
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Cheese in the Trap
  20. Vincenzo Kdrama
  21. 18 Again Korean Drama
  22. It’s Okay, That’s Love
  23. Reply 1988
  24. The Uncanny Counter
  25. Sweet Home
  26. Record of Youth
  27. Love Alarm
  28. Hospital Playlist

Q: Where can I watch new Kdrama 2021?
A: There are many Kdrama sites that allow you to watch classic and new series. These include Netflix, Viu, Viki, and iQiyi.

Q: How many episodes are there in a Korean Drama?
A: Usually, there are 16 episodes per season in one KDrama.

Q: Who are the cast of the K-Drama Squid Game?
A: The trending Korean drama 2021 Squid Game stars some of South Korea’s most notable and upcoming actors and actresses. They are:

  • Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-Hun
  • Park Hae-Soo as Cho Sang-Woo
  • HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali
  • Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam
  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
  • Kim Joo-ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong

Q: Who is the North Korean girl in the Kdrama 2021 Squid Game?
A: The North Korean girl Kang Sae-byeok was played by model and actress HoYeon Jung. Before she became famous for her role in the Kdrama Squid Game, she is walking on the runway as one of Korea’s Top Models. 

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

11. So I Married An Anti Fan

The Kdrama So I Married An Anti Fan follows the story of one of South Korea’s biggest stars Hoo Joon (Choi Tae Joon), and the aspiring young magazine reporter Lee Geun Young (Choi Sooyoung). The two meet at an event where Geun Young inadvertently witnesses some rough and rude behavior from Hoo Joon, and accidentally throws up all over him. Geun Young gets fired thinking it was Hoo Joon behind it. So, she decided to mount a one-woman protest outside the star’s agency building and immediately gained media’s attention and later was labeled as Hoo Joon’s number one anti-fan. But then, she was offered to participate in a reality TV show where she has to live with Hoo Joon. When filming begins, the two try to give each other a hard time on set, only to fall head over heels for one another. But how can this romance bloom?

You can watch So I Married An Anti Fan Kdrama on Viki.

12. Mouse

The Mouse Kdrama is something that will have your breath taken away with its nail-biting suspenseful scenes. The story focuses on Jung Ba-Reum (Lee Seung-Gi), a rookie police officer working at a police substation. He feels fulfilled and happy with his work until the nation is rocked by the ruthless murders of a psychopath serial killer who is always one step ahead of the authorities. Determined to find this killer and bring them to justice, Ba Reum and his partner track him down. Ba Reum comes face to face with the killer. Although he manages to survive the dangerous encounter, their meeting would change his life forever. The Mouse Kdrama is your best bet if you want solving mysteries.

You can watch Mouse on various Kdrama sites like Viu, and Viki.

13. Crash Landing on You

If there’s one Kdrama that took the Internet by storm when the pandemic started, it’s Crash Landing on You. The drama follows the story of a chaebol heiress (played by Son Ye-jin) who made an emergency landing in North Korea because of a paragliding accident and a North Korean special officer (played by Hyun Bin) who finds her and helps her eventually. The two struggle to hide while they slowly fall for each other. With its enticing synopsis, Crash Landing on You is considered the best Kdrama that brought on a ton of new fans of the genre and is now among the highest-rated dramas in Korean TV history.

After a paragliding accident, young heiress Yoon Se-ri accidentally lands in North Korea, where a military officer finds her and decides to help her. The two struggle to hide while they slowly fall in love with one another.

You can watch this on Netflix.

14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay

Another series to add to your Kdrama list is It’s Okay Not to Be Okay. It’s about Moon Gang Tae (played by Kim Soo-hyun) who is a community health worker at a psychiatric ward. He is the epitome of true beauty, inside and out. He’s attractive, smart, patient,  has the ability to sympathize with others and many things you’d ever hope for in your ideal guy. Meanwhile, Ko Moon Young (played by Seo Ye-Ji) is a popular writer of children’s literature who, due to suffering from an antisocial personality disorder, seems extremely selfish, arrogant, and rude.

Gang Tae is desperate to escape from his emotional baggage and the heavy responsibility he’s had all his life and begins to heal with help from the woman who writes fairy tales but doesn’t believe in them.

You can watch this on Netflix.

15. The World of the Married

Game for a scandalous drama? The World of the Married is the best Korean drama for you as it will turn your world upside down and will give you all the feels you wouldn’t want to experience in real life. This series follows the story of family doctor Ji Sun-Woo (Kim Hee-Ae) and her husband Lee Tae-Oh (Park Hae-Joon). Sun-Woo seems to have a perfect life—a successful career and a happy family—until she finds out her husband is cheating on her, and her friends betrayed her. The couple finds themselves trapped in dangerous affairs that could cost them their lives. This smashing hit Kdrama is currently the top 1, highest-rated series in Korean TV history. Because of its success, a top TV Station in the Philippines is doing a remake of the drama. If this doesn’t convince you yet, we don’t know what else will.

You can watch this on Netflix and Viu.

16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

This RomCom Kdrama centers around Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung), a promising collegiate female weightlifter, and the free-spirited Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) who is a collegiate swimmer plagued with numerous false start disqualifications. Romance, comedy, drama…Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo will make you laugh, cry and fall in love so hard with the story and characters. 

You can watch Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo on Netflix and Viu.

17. Pinocchio

Pinocchio Kdrama revolves around two reporters Choi In Ha (Park Shin-hye) and Choi Dal Po (Lee Jong-suk). In Ha suffers from a condition called “Pinocchio syndrome” which makes her break into hiccups whenever she tells a lie.

They both pursue the field with different intentions: one is to follow her mother’s footsteps while the other to prove his family’s innocence, and show reporter Song Cha-ok what being a true reporter means.

You can watch Pinocchio Kdrama on various Kdrama sites like Viu, Viki, and Netflix.

18. Full House

One of the most classic series to binge-watch is Full House. The story follows two people with diverse personalities: an ordinary, caring, patient girl (Song Hye-kyo) with values and a famous star (Rain) who is her total opposite. If seeing each other is not enough to annoy them, what more if they’d have to live in the same house as a married couple? This is a recommended Kdrama because it gives you a dose of kilig vibes, a good laugh, and a good cry. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

19. Reply 1988

Take a nostalgic trip back to 1988 through the lives of five families and their five teenage kids living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. Reply 1988 follows the story of five friends dealing with different types of hardship: from being uncertain for the future, being pressured to be perfect, and feeling neglected by parents. This drama and the other Reply series are worthy to stay up all night for as they will get you from the roots of your hair to the very tip of your toes. Just a warning though, you might be needing a bucket to catch all the tears you’ll cry for joy and sadness while watching this.

You can watch it on Netflix, Viu, and iQiyi

20. The Uncanny Counter

If you love Ghostbusters, The Uncanny Counter will get you hooked! It’s sort of the same concept except that this Kdrama features an eclectic group of characters who each possess special abilities to chase down spirits that prey on humans. They are noodle shop employees by day and demon hunters by night. Since it’s airing, The Uncanny Counter was well-received by so many people, giving it high ratings. That being said, there must be a good reason why many Kdrama lovers put an all-nighter for this show!

You can watch this on Netflix.

21. Sweet Home

Tired of dramas and romcoms? Consider watching Sweet Home, one of the most talked-about Kdramas on the Internet. Don’t let the title fool you though as this series is based on a cult favorite webtoon of the same name. Sweet Home follows a high school guy who moves into a new apartment complex after the death of his family. It is set in a unique world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their internal desires. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

22. Love Alarm

What if an app could tell you when someone likes you? A perfect way to know if your crush also feels the same way as you…or not. Love Alarm revolves around a hardworking student Kim Jo-jo who captivates the hearts of two guys—who just happen to be best friends and basically are like brothers—in her school: Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-yeong. At the end of the first season, we’re left with a cliffhanger: who will Jo-jo choose to be with?

You can watch Love Alarm on Netflix.

23. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the day-to-day stories at the hospital following the 20-year friendship of five doctors who all went to medical school together, and share a love for music. The show tells the story of these five friends as they go through the challenges of working in a hospital with a career centered around life and death, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

You can watch Hospital Playlist on Netflix.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kdrama

Q: What is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021?
A: Whether you want romcoms, heavy dramas, or thrillers, Korean dramas got you covered. Here are the must-watch K Drama series that are worth your time:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse Kdrama
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine Kdrama
  8. Taxi Driver Korean Drama
  9. Law School Kdrama
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse Kdrama
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Cheese in the Trap
  20. Vincenzo Kdrama
  21. 18 Again Korean Drama
  22. It’s Okay, That’s Love
  23. Reply 1988
  24. The Uncanny Counter
  25. Sweet Home
  26. Record of Youth
  27. Love Alarm
  28. Hospital Playlist

Q: Where can I watch new Kdrama 2021?
A: There are many Kdrama sites that allow you to watch classic and new series. These include Netflix, Viu, Viki, and iQiyi.

Q: How many episodes are there in a Korean Drama?
A: Usually, there are 16 episodes per season in one KDrama.

Q: Who are the cast of the K-Drama Squid Game?
A: The trending Korean drama 2021 Squid Game stars some of South Korea’s most notable and upcoming actors and actresses. They are:

  • Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-Hun
  • Park Hae-Soo as Cho Sang-Woo
  • HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali
  • Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam
  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
  • Kim Joo-ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong

Q: Who is the North Korean girl in the Kdrama 2021 Squid Game?
A: The North Korean girl Kang Sae-byeok was played by model and actress HoYeon Jung. Before she became famous for her role in the Kdrama Squid Game, she is walking on the runway as one of Korea’s Top Models. 

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

10. Descendants of the Sun

Despite the differences and challenges, some relationships are really destined and this RomCom Kdrama shows you just that. The story centers on Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong Ki), the leader of a Special Forces unit and the surgeon Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye Kyo) who face battles of war, crime, and love giving you everything in one: romance, action, drama, adventure, and tons of comedy. While this is not a new series, Descendants of the Sun is one of the classics and a game-changer in the scene. This drama 

You can watch Descendants of the Sun on various KDrama sites like Netflix, Viu, and Viki.

11. So I Married An Anti Fan

The Kdrama So I Married An Anti Fan follows the story of one of South Korea’s biggest stars Hoo Joon (Choi Tae Joon), and the aspiring young magazine reporter Lee Geun Young (Choi Sooyoung). The two meet at an event where Geun Young inadvertently witnesses some rough and rude behavior from Hoo Joon, and accidentally throws up all over him. Geun Young gets fired thinking it was Hoo Joon behind it. So, she decided to mount a one-woman protest outside the star’s agency building and immediately gained media’s attention and later was labeled as Hoo Joon’s number one anti-fan. But then, she was offered to participate in a reality TV show where she has to live with Hoo Joon. When filming begins, the two try to give each other a hard time on set, only to fall head over heels for one another. But how can this romance bloom?

You can watch So I Married An Anti Fan Kdrama on Viki.

12. Mouse

The Mouse Kdrama is something that will have your breath taken away with its nail-biting suspenseful scenes. The story focuses on Jung Ba-Reum (Lee Seung-Gi), a rookie police officer working at a police substation. He feels fulfilled and happy with his work until the nation is rocked by the ruthless murders of a psychopath serial killer who is always one step ahead of the authorities. Determined to find this killer and bring them to justice, Ba Reum and his partner track him down. Ba Reum comes face to face with the killer. Although he manages to survive the dangerous encounter, their meeting would change his life forever. The Mouse Kdrama is your best bet if you want solving mysteries.

You can watch Mouse on various Kdrama sites like Viu, and Viki.

13. Crash Landing on You

If there’s one Kdrama that took the Internet by storm when the pandemic started, it’s Crash Landing on You. The drama follows the story of a chaebol heiress (played by Son Ye-jin) who made an emergency landing in North Korea because of a paragliding accident and a North Korean special officer (played by Hyun Bin) who finds her and helps her eventually. The two struggle to hide while they slowly fall for each other. With its enticing synopsis, Crash Landing on You is considered the best Kdrama that brought on a ton of new fans of the genre and is now among the highest-rated dramas in Korean TV history.

After a paragliding accident, young heiress Yoon Se-ri accidentally lands in North Korea, where a military officer finds her and decides to help her. The two struggle to hide while they slowly fall in love with one another.

You can watch this on Netflix.

14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay

Another series to add to your Kdrama list is It’s Okay Not to Be Okay. It’s about Moon Gang Tae (played by Kim Soo-hyun) who is a community health worker at a psychiatric ward. He is the epitome of true beauty, inside and out. He’s attractive, smart, patient,  has the ability to sympathize with others and many things you’d ever hope for in your ideal guy. Meanwhile, Ko Moon Young (played by Seo Ye-Ji) is a popular writer of children’s literature who, due to suffering from an antisocial personality disorder, seems extremely selfish, arrogant, and rude.

Gang Tae is desperate to escape from his emotional baggage and the heavy responsibility he’s had all his life and begins to heal with help from the woman who writes fairy tales but doesn’t believe in them.

You can watch this on Netflix.

15. The World of the Married

Game for a scandalous drama? The World of the Married is the best Korean drama for you as it will turn your world upside down and will give you all the feels you wouldn’t want to experience in real life. This series follows the story of family doctor Ji Sun-Woo (Kim Hee-Ae) and her husband Lee Tae-Oh (Park Hae-Joon). Sun-Woo seems to have a perfect life—a successful career and a happy family—until she finds out her husband is cheating on her, and her friends betrayed her. The couple finds themselves trapped in dangerous affairs that could cost them their lives. This smashing hit Kdrama is currently the top 1, highest-rated series in Korean TV history. Because of its success, a top TV Station in the Philippines is doing a remake of the drama. If this doesn’t convince you yet, we don’t know what else will.

You can watch this on Netflix and Viu.

16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

This RomCom Kdrama centers around Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung), a promising collegiate female weightlifter, and the free-spirited Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) who is a collegiate swimmer plagued with numerous false start disqualifications. Romance, comedy, drama…Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo will make you laugh, cry and fall in love so hard with the story and characters. 

You can watch Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo on Netflix and Viu.

17. Pinocchio

Pinocchio Kdrama revolves around two reporters Choi In Ha (Park Shin-hye) and Choi Dal Po (Lee Jong-suk). In Ha suffers from a condition called “Pinocchio syndrome” which makes her break into hiccups whenever she tells a lie.

They both pursue the field with different intentions: one is to follow her mother’s footsteps while the other to prove his family’s innocence, and show reporter Song Cha-ok what being a true reporter means.

You can watch Pinocchio Kdrama on various Kdrama sites like Viu, Viki, and Netflix.

18. Full House

One of the most classic series to binge-watch is Full House. The story follows two people with diverse personalities: an ordinary, caring, patient girl (Song Hye-kyo) with values and a famous star (Rain) who is her total opposite. If seeing each other is not enough to annoy them, what more if they’d have to live in the same house as a married couple? This is a recommended Kdrama because it gives you a dose of kilig vibes, a good laugh, and a good cry. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

19. Reply 1988

Take a nostalgic trip back to 1988 through the lives of five families and their five teenage kids living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. Reply 1988 follows the story of five friends dealing with different types of hardship: from being uncertain for the future, being pressured to be perfect, and feeling neglected by parents. This drama and the other Reply series are worthy to stay up all night for as they will get you from the roots of your hair to the very tip of your toes. Just a warning though, you might be needing a bucket to catch all the tears you’ll cry for joy and sadness while watching this.

You can watch it on Netflix, Viu, and iQiyi

20. The Uncanny Counter

If you love Ghostbusters, The Uncanny Counter will get you hooked! It’s sort of the same concept except that this Kdrama features an eclectic group of characters who each possess special abilities to chase down spirits that prey on humans. They are noodle shop employees by day and demon hunters by night. Since it’s airing, The Uncanny Counter was well-received by so many people, giving it high ratings. That being said, there must be a good reason why many Kdrama lovers put an all-nighter for this show!

You can watch this on Netflix.

21. Sweet Home

Tired of dramas and romcoms? Consider watching Sweet Home, one of the most talked-about Kdramas on the Internet. Don’t let the title fool you though as this series is based on a cult favorite webtoon of the same name. Sweet Home follows a high school guy who moves into a new apartment complex after the death of his family. It is set in a unique world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their internal desires. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

22. Love Alarm

What if an app could tell you when someone likes you? A perfect way to know if your crush also feels the same way as you…or not. Love Alarm revolves around a hardworking student Kim Jo-jo who captivates the hearts of two guys—who just happen to be best friends and basically are like brothers—in her school: Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-yeong. At the end of the first season, we’re left with a cliffhanger: who will Jo-jo choose to be with?

You can watch Love Alarm on Netflix.

23. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the day-to-day stories at the hospital following the 20-year friendship of five doctors who all went to medical school together, and share a love for music. The show tells the story of these five friends as they go through the challenges of working in a hospital with a career centered around life and death, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

You can watch Hospital Playlist on Netflix.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kdrama

Q: What is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021?
A: Whether you want romcoms, heavy dramas, or thrillers, Korean dramas got you covered. Here are the must-watch K Drama series that are worth your time:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse Kdrama
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine Kdrama
  8. Taxi Driver Korean Drama
  9. Law School Kdrama
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse Kdrama
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Cheese in the Trap
  20. Vincenzo Kdrama
  21. 18 Again Korean Drama
  22. It’s Okay, That’s Love
  23. Reply 1988
  24. The Uncanny Counter
  25. Sweet Home
  26. Record of Youth
  27. Love Alarm
  28. Hospital Playlist

Q: Where can I watch new Kdrama 2021?
A: There are many Kdrama sites that allow you to watch classic and new series. These include Netflix, Viu, Viki, and iQiyi.

Q: How many episodes are there in a Korean Drama?
A: Usually, there are 16 episodes per season in one KDrama.

Q: Who are the cast of the K-Drama Squid Game?
A: The trending Korean drama 2021 Squid Game stars some of South Korea’s most notable and upcoming actors and actresses. They are:

  • Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-Hun
  • Park Hae-Soo as Cho Sang-Woo
  • HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali
  • Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam
  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
  • Kim Joo-ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong

Q: Who is the North Korean girl in the Kdrama 2021 Squid Game?
A: The North Korean girl Kang Sae-byeok was played by model and actress HoYeon Jung. Before she became famous for her role in the Kdrama Squid Game, she is walking on the runway as one of Korea’s Top Models. 

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

9. Law School

Curious about what law schools are like? The newest Kdrama Law School presents a deeper view of what it’s like in Korea. This series follows the story of a group of students unraveling an unusual case. When a professor is found dead on their campus, everyone becomes a suspect. And the group of students discovers a web of secrets where the main suspect emerges—their “devil” professor. It has a compelling storyline that will hook the moment you laid your eyes on its first episode. This Korean Drama 2021 features young and seasoned actors including Kim Myung-min, Kim Bum, and Ryu Hye-young.

You can watch Law School Kdrama on Netflix.

10. Descendants of the Sun

Despite the differences and challenges, some relationships are really destined and this RomCom Kdrama shows you just that. The story centers on Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong Ki), the leader of a Special Forces unit and the surgeon Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye Kyo) who face battles of war, crime, and love giving you everything in one: romance, action, drama, adventure, and tons of comedy. While this is not a new series, Descendants of the Sun is one of the classics and a game-changer in the scene. This drama 

You can watch Descendants of the Sun on various KDrama sites like Netflix, Viu, and Viki.

11. So I Married An Anti Fan

The Kdrama So I Married An Anti Fan follows the story of one of South Korea’s biggest stars Hoo Joon (Choi Tae Joon), and the aspiring young magazine reporter Lee Geun Young (Choi Sooyoung). The two meet at an event where Geun Young inadvertently witnesses some rough and rude behavior from Hoo Joon, and accidentally throws up all over him. Geun Young gets fired thinking it was Hoo Joon behind it. So, she decided to mount a one-woman protest outside the star’s agency building and immediately gained media’s attention and later was labeled as Hoo Joon’s number one anti-fan. But then, she was offered to participate in a reality TV show where she has to live with Hoo Joon. When filming begins, the two try to give each other a hard time on set, only to fall head over heels for one another. But how can this romance bloom?

You can watch So I Married An Anti Fan Kdrama on Viki.

12. Mouse

The Mouse Kdrama is something that will have your breath taken away with its nail-biting suspenseful scenes. The story focuses on Jung Ba-Reum (Lee Seung-Gi), a rookie police officer working at a police substation. He feels fulfilled and happy with his work until the nation is rocked by the ruthless murders of a psychopath serial killer who is always one step ahead of the authorities. Determined to find this killer and bring them to justice, Ba Reum and his partner track him down. Ba Reum comes face to face with the killer. Although he manages to survive the dangerous encounter, their meeting would change his life forever. The Mouse Kdrama is your best bet if you want solving mysteries.

You can watch Mouse on various Kdrama sites like Viu, and Viki.

13. Crash Landing on You

If there’s one Kdrama that took the Internet by storm when the pandemic started, it’s Crash Landing on You. The drama follows the story of a chaebol heiress (played by Son Ye-jin) who made an emergency landing in North Korea because of a paragliding accident and a North Korean special officer (played by Hyun Bin) who finds her and helps her eventually. The two struggle to hide while they slowly fall for each other. With its enticing synopsis, Crash Landing on You is considered the best Kdrama that brought on a ton of new fans of the genre and is now among the highest-rated dramas in Korean TV history.

After a paragliding accident, young heiress Yoon Se-ri accidentally lands in North Korea, where a military officer finds her and decides to help her. The two struggle to hide while they slowly fall in love with one another.

You can watch this on Netflix.

14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay

Another series to add to your Kdrama list is It’s Okay Not to Be Okay. It’s about Moon Gang Tae (played by Kim Soo-hyun) who is a community health worker at a psychiatric ward. He is the epitome of true beauty, inside and out. He’s attractive, smart, patient,  has the ability to sympathize with others and many things you’d ever hope for in your ideal guy. Meanwhile, Ko Moon Young (played by Seo Ye-Ji) is a popular writer of children’s literature who, due to suffering from an antisocial personality disorder, seems extremely selfish, arrogant, and rude.

Gang Tae is desperate to escape from his emotional baggage and the heavy responsibility he’s had all his life and begins to heal with help from the woman who writes fairy tales but doesn’t believe in them.

You can watch this on Netflix.

15. The World of the Married

Game for a scandalous drama? The World of the Married is the best Korean drama for you as it will turn your world upside down and will give you all the feels you wouldn’t want to experience in real life. This series follows the story of family doctor Ji Sun-Woo (Kim Hee-Ae) and her husband Lee Tae-Oh (Park Hae-Joon). Sun-Woo seems to have a perfect life—a successful career and a happy family—until she finds out her husband is cheating on her, and her friends betrayed her. The couple finds themselves trapped in dangerous affairs that could cost them their lives. This smashing hit Kdrama is currently the top 1, highest-rated series in Korean TV history. Because of its success, a top TV Station in the Philippines is doing a remake of the drama. If this doesn’t convince you yet, we don’t know what else will.

You can watch this on Netflix and Viu.

16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

This RomCom Kdrama centers around Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung), a promising collegiate female weightlifter, and the free-spirited Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) who is a collegiate swimmer plagued with numerous false start disqualifications. Romance, comedy, drama…Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo will make you laugh, cry and fall in love so hard with the story and characters. 

You can watch Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo on Netflix and Viu.

17. Pinocchio

Pinocchio Kdrama revolves around two reporters Choi In Ha (Park Shin-hye) and Choi Dal Po (Lee Jong-suk). In Ha suffers from a condition called “Pinocchio syndrome” which makes her break into hiccups whenever she tells a lie.

They both pursue the field with different intentions: one is to follow her mother’s footsteps while the other to prove his family’s innocence, and show reporter Song Cha-ok what being a true reporter means.

You can watch Pinocchio Kdrama on various Kdrama sites like Viu, Viki, and Netflix.

18. Full House

One of the most classic series to binge-watch is Full House. The story follows two people with diverse personalities: an ordinary, caring, patient girl (Song Hye-kyo) with values and a famous star (Rain) who is her total opposite. If seeing each other is not enough to annoy them, what more if they’d have to live in the same house as a married couple? This is a recommended Kdrama because it gives you a dose of kilig vibes, a good laugh, and a good cry. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

19. Reply 1988

Take a nostalgic trip back to 1988 through the lives of five families and their five teenage kids living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. Reply 1988 follows the story of five friends dealing with different types of hardship: from being uncertain for the future, being pressured to be perfect, and feeling neglected by parents. This drama and the other Reply series are worthy to stay up all night for as they will get you from the roots of your hair to the very tip of your toes. Just a warning though, you might be needing a bucket to catch all the tears you’ll cry for joy and sadness while watching this.

You can watch it on Netflix, Viu, and iQiyi

20. The Uncanny Counter

If you love Ghostbusters, The Uncanny Counter will get you hooked! It’s sort of the same concept except that this Kdrama features an eclectic group of characters who each possess special abilities to chase down spirits that prey on humans. They are noodle shop employees by day and demon hunters by night. Since it’s airing, The Uncanny Counter was well-received by so many people, giving it high ratings. That being said, there must be a good reason why many Kdrama lovers put an all-nighter for this show!

You can watch this on Netflix.

21. Sweet Home

Tired of dramas and romcoms? Consider watching Sweet Home, one of the most talked-about Kdramas on the Internet. Don’t let the title fool you though as this series is based on a cult favorite webtoon of the same name. Sweet Home follows a high school guy who moves into a new apartment complex after the death of his family. It is set in a unique world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their internal desires. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

22. Love Alarm

What if an app could tell you when someone likes you? A perfect way to know if your crush also feels the same way as you…or not. Love Alarm revolves around a hardworking student Kim Jo-jo who captivates the hearts of two guys—who just happen to be best friends and basically are like brothers—in her school: Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-yeong. At the end of the first season, we’re left with a cliffhanger: who will Jo-jo choose to be with?

You can watch Love Alarm on Netflix.

23. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the day-to-day stories at the hospital following the 20-year friendship of five doctors who all went to medical school together, and share a love for music. The show tells the story of these five friends as they go through the challenges of working in a hospital with a career centered around life and death, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

You can watch Hospital Playlist on Netflix.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kdrama

Q: What is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021?
A: Whether you want romcoms, heavy dramas, or thrillers, Korean dramas got you covered. Here are the must-watch K Drama series that are worth your time:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse Kdrama
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine Kdrama
  8. Taxi Driver Korean Drama
  9. Law School Kdrama
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse Kdrama
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Cheese in the Trap
  20. Vincenzo Kdrama
  21. 18 Again Korean Drama
  22. It’s Okay, That’s Love
  23. Reply 1988
  24. The Uncanny Counter
  25. Sweet Home
  26. Record of Youth
  27. Love Alarm
  28. Hospital Playlist

Q: Where can I watch new Kdrama 2021?
A: There are many Kdrama sites that allow you to watch classic and new series. These include Netflix, Viu, Viki, and iQiyi.

Q: How many episodes are there in a Korean Drama?
A: Usually, there are 16 episodes per season in one KDrama.

Q: Who are the cast of the K-Drama Squid Game?
A: The trending Korean drama 2021 Squid Game stars some of South Korea’s most notable and upcoming actors and actresses. They are:

  • Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-Hun
  • Park Hae-Soo as Cho Sang-Woo
  • HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali
  • Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam
  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
  • Kim Joo-ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong

Q: Who is the North Korean girl in the Kdrama 2021 Squid Game?
A: The North Korean girl Kang Sae-byeok was played by model and actress HoYeon Jung. Before she became famous for her role in the Kdrama Squid Game, she is walking on the runway as one of Korea’s Top Models. 

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

8. Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver is one of the newest Kdrama in 2021 adapted from a webtoon of the same name. The Taxi Driver Korean Drama is about a mysterious taxi service taking revenge against criminals on behalf of victims. The three main characters of the Taxi Driver Korean Drama are Kim Do-gi played by Lee Je-hoon, who is one of the drivers for the company whose mother was murdered. Kang Ha-na played by Esom is a lawyer while Ah Go-eun (Lee Na-eun) is an IT specialist and a hacker. This series is a good mix of action, horror, crime, drama, and a lot of chills.

You can watch Taxi Driver on Viu.

9. Law School

Curious about what law schools are like? The newest Kdrama Law School presents a deeper view of what it’s like in Korea. This series follows the story of a group of students unraveling an unusual case. When a professor is found dead on their campus, everyone becomes a suspect. And the group of students discovers a web of secrets where the main suspect emerges—their “devil” professor. It has a compelling storyline that will hook the moment you laid your eyes on its first episode. This Korean Drama 2021 features young and seasoned actors including Kim Myung-min, Kim Bum, and Ryu Hye-young.

You can watch Law School Kdrama on Netflix.

10. Descendants of the Sun

Despite the differences and challenges, some relationships are really destined and this RomCom Kdrama shows you just that. The story centers on Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong Ki), the leader of a Special Forces unit and the surgeon Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye Kyo) who face battles of war, crime, and love giving you everything in one: romance, action, drama, adventure, and tons of comedy. While this is not a new series, Descendants of the Sun is one of the classics and a game-changer in the scene. This drama 

You can watch Descendants of the Sun on various KDrama sites like Netflix, Viu, and Viki.

11. So I Married An Anti Fan

The Kdrama So I Married An Anti Fan follows the story of one of South Korea’s biggest stars Hoo Joon (Choi Tae Joon), and the aspiring young magazine reporter Lee Geun Young (Choi Sooyoung). The two meet at an event where Geun Young inadvertently witnesses some rough and rude behavior from Hoo Joon, and accidentally throws up all over him. Geun Young gets fired thinking it was Hoo Joon behind it. So, she decided to mount a one-woman protest outside the star’s agency building and immediately gained media’s attention and later was labeled as Hoo Joon’s number one anti-fan. But then, she was offered to participate in a reality TV show where she has to live with Hoo Joon. When filming begins, the two try to give each other a hard time on set, only to fall head over heels for one another. But how can this romance bloom?

You can watch So I Married An Anti Fan Kdrama on Viki.

12. Mouse

The Mouse Kdrama is something that will have your breath taken away with its nail-biting suspenseful scenes. The story focuses on Jung Ba-Reum (Lee Seung-Gi), a rookie police officer working at a police substation. He feels fulfilled and happy with his work until the nation is rocked by the ruthless murders of a psychopath serial killer who is always one step ahead of the authorities. Determined to find this killer and bring them to justice, Ba Reum and his partner track him down. Ba Reum comes face to face with the killer. Although he manages to survive the dangerous encounter, their meeting would change his life forever. The Mouse Kdrama is your best bet if you want solving mysteries.

You can watch Mouse on various Kdrama sites like Viu, and Viki.

13. Crash Landing on You

If there’s one Kdrama that took the Internet by storm when the pandemic started, it’s Crash Landing on You. The drama follows the story of a chaebol heiress (played by Son Ye-jin) who made an emergency landing in North Korea because of a paragliding accident and a North Korean special officer (played by Hyun Bin) who finds her and helps her eventually. The two struggle to hide while they slowly fall for each other. With its enticing synopsis, Crash Landing on You is considered the best Kdrama that brought on a ton of new fans of the genre and is now among the highest-rated dramas in Korean TV history.

After a paragliding accident, young heiress Yoon Se-ri accidentally lands in North Korea, where a military officer finds her and decides to help her. The two struggle to hide while they slowly fall in love with one another.

You can watch this on Netflix.

14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay

Another series to add to your Kdrama list is It’s Okay Not to Be Okay. It’s about Moon Gang Tae (played by Kim Soo-hyun) who is a community health worker at a psychiatric ward. He is the epitome of true beauty, inside and out. He’s attractive, smart, patient,  has the ability to sympathize with others and many things you’d ever hope for in your ideal guy. Meanwhile, Ko Moon Young (played by Seo Ye-Ji) is a popular writer of children’s literature who, due to suffering from an antisocial personality disorder, seems extremely selfish, arrogant, and rude.

Gang Tae is desperate to escape from his emotional baggage and the heavy responsibility he’s had all his life and begins to heal with help from the woman who writes fairy tales but doesn’t believe in them.

You can watch this on Netflix.

15. The World of the Married

Game for a scandalous drama? The World of the Married is the best Korean drama for you as it will turn your world upside down and will give you all the feels you wouldn’t want to experience in real life. This series follows the story of family doctor Ji Sun-Woo (Kim Hee-Ae) and her husband Lee Tae-Oh (Park Hae-Joon). Sun-Woo seems to have a perfect life—a successful career and a happy family—until she finds out her husband is cheating on her, and her friends betrayed her. The couple finds themselves trapped in dangerous affairs that could cost them their lives. This smashing hit Kdrama is currently the top 1, highest-rated series in Korean TV history. Because of its success, a top TV Station in the Philippines is doing a remake of the drama. If this doesn’t convince you yet, we don’t know what else will.

You can watch this on Netflix and Viu.

16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

This RomCom Kdrama centers around Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung), a promising collegiate female weightlifter, and the free-spirited Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) who is a collegiate swimmer plagued with numerous false start disqualifications. Romance, comedy, drama…Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo will make you laugh, cry and fall in love so hard with the story and characters. 

You can watch Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo on Netflix and Viu.

17. Pinocchio

Pinocchio Kdrama revolves around two reporters Choi In Ha (Park Shin-hye) and Choi Dal Po (Lee Jong-suk). In Ha suffers from a condition called “Pinocchio syndrome” which makes her break into hiccups whenever she tells a lie.

They both pursue the field with different intentions: one is to follow her mother’s footsteps while the other to prove his family’s innocence, and show reporter Song Cha-ok what being a true reporter means.

You can watch Pinocchio Kdrama on various Kdrama sites like Viu, Viki, and Netflix.

18. Full House

One of the most classic series to binge-watch is Full House. The story follows two people with diverse personalities: an ordinary, caring, patient girl (Song Hye-kyo) with values and a famous star (Rain) who is her total opposite. If seeing each other is not enough to annoy them, what more if they’d have to live in the same house as a married couple? This is a recommended Kdrama because it gives you a dose of kilig vibes, a good laugh, and a good cry. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

19. Reply 1988

Take a nostalgic trip back to 1988 through the lives of five families and their five teenage kids living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. Reply 1988 follows the story of five friends dealing with different types of hardship: from being uncertain for the future, being pressured to be perfect, and feeling neglected by parents. This drama and the other Reply series are worthy to stay up all night for as they will get you from the roots of your hair to the very tip of your toes. Just a warning though, you might be needing a bucket to catch all the tears you’ll cry for joy and sadness while watching this.

You can watch it on Netflix, Viu, and iQiyi

20. The Uncanny Counter

If you love Ghostbusters, The Uncanny Counter will get you hooked! It’s sort of the same concept except that this Kdrama features an eclectic group of characters who each possess special abilities to chase down spirits that prey on humans. They are noodle shop employees by day and demon hunters by night. Since it’s airing, The Uncanny Counter was well-received by so many people, giving it high ratings. That being said, there must be a good reason why many Kdrama lovers put an all-nighter for this show!

You can watch this on Netflix.

21. Sweet Home

Tired of dramas and romcoms? Consider watching Sweet Home, one of the most talked-about Kdramas on the Internet. Don’t let the title fool you though as this series is based on a cult favorite webtoon of the same name. Sweet Home follows a high school guy who moves into a new apartment complex after the death of his family. It is set in a unique world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their internal desires. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

22. Love Alarm

What if an app could tell you when someone likes you? A perfect way to know if your crush also feels the same way as you…or not. Love Alarm revolves around a hardworking student Kim Jo-jo who captivates the hearts of two guys—who just happen to be best friends and basically are like brothers—in her school: Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-yeong. At the end of the first season, we’re left with a cliffhanger: who will Jo-jo choose to be with?

You can watch Love Alarm on Netflix.

23. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the day-to-day stories at the hospital following the 20-year friendship of five doctors who all went to medical school together, and share a love for music. The show tells the story of these five friends as they go through the challenges of working in a hospital with a career centered around life and death, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

You can watch Hospital Playlist on Netflix.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kdrama

Q: What is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021?
A: Whether you want romcoms, heavy dramas, or thrillers, Korean dramas got you covered. Here are the must-watch K Drama series that are worth your time:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse Kdrama
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine Kdrama
  8. Taxi Driver Korean Drama
  9. Law School Kdrama
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse Kdrama
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Cheese in the Trap
  20. Vincenzo Kdrama
  21. 18 Again Korean Drama
  22. It’s Okay, That’s Love
  23. Reply 1988
  24. The Uncanny Counter
  25. Sweet Home
  26. Record of Youth
  27. Love Alarm
  28. Hospital Playlist

Q: Where can I watch new Kdrama 2021?
A: There are many Kdrama sites that allow you to watch classic and new series. These include Netflix, Viu, Viki, and iQiyi.

Q: How many episodes are there in a Korean Drama?
A: Usually, there are 16 episodes per season in one KDrama.

Q: Who are the cast of the K-Drama Squid Game?
A: The trending Korean drama 2021 Squid Game stars some of South Korea’s most notable and upcoming actors and actresses. They are:

  • Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-Hun
  • Park Hae-Soo as Cho Sang-Woo
  • HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali
  • Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam
  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
  • Kim Joo-ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong

Q: Who is the North Korean girl in the Kdrama 2021 Squid Game?
A: The North Korean girl Kang Sae-byeok was played by model and actress HoYeon Jung. Before she became famous for her role in the Kdrama Squid Game, she is walking on the runway as one of Korea’s Top Models. 

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

7. Mine

If you liked the Penthouse Kdrama or the Korean film Parasite, the Mine Kdrama will pass your taste and will definitely keep you up all night. The story revolves around two women who are strong and ambitious, played by seasoned actresses Lee Bo Young and Kim Seo Hyung, who each married a son of the Hyowon Group, a multi-billion won company. Although the two are rich and successful in their own rights, they struggle to find their place in the world of the Chaebol family they married into. Their lives get more complicated when a murder occurs and everyone does everything to keep their names clean. 

You can watch Mine Kdrama on Netflix.

8. Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver is one of the newest Kdrama in 2021 adapted from a webtoon of the same name. The Taxi Driver Korean Drama is about a mysterious taxi service taking revenge against criminals on behalf of victims. The three main characters of the Taxi Driver Korean Drama are Kim Do-gi played by Lee Je-hoon, who is one of the drivers for the company whose mother was murdered. Kang Ha-na played by Esom is a lawyer while Ah Go-eun (Lee Na-eun) is an IT specialist and a hacker. This series is a good mix of action, horror, crime, drama, and a lot of chills.

You can watch Taxi Driver on Viu.

9. Law School

Curious about what law schools are like? The newest Kdrama Law School presents a deeper view of what it’s like in Korea. This series follows the story of a group of students unraveling an unusual case. When a professor is found dead on their campus, everyone becomes a suspect. And the group of students discovers a web of secrets where the main suspect emerges—their “devil” professor. It has a compelling storyline that will hook the moment you laid your eyes on its first episode. This Korean Drama 2021 features young and seasoned actors including Kim Myung-min, Kim Bum, and Ryu Hye-young.

You can watch Law School Kdrama on Netflix.

10. Descendants of the Sun

Despite the differences and challenges, some relationships are really destined and this RomCom Kdrama shows you just that. The story centers on Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong Ki), the leader of a Special Forces unit and the surgeon Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye Kyo) who face battles of war, crime, and love giving you everything in one: romance, action, drama, adventure, and tons of comedy. While this is not a new series, Descendants of the Sun is one of the classics and a game-changer in the scene. This drama 

You can watch Descendants of the Sun on various KDrama sites like Netflix, Viu, and Viki.

11. So I Married An Anti Fan

The Kdrama So I Married An Anti Fan follows the story of one of South Korea’s biggest stars Hoo Joon (Choi Tae Joon), and the aspiring young magazine reporter Lee Geun Young (Choi Sooyoung). The two meet at an event where Geun Young inadvertently witnesses some rough and rude behavior from Hoo Joon, and accidentally throws up all over him. Geun Young gets fired thinking it was Hoo Joon behind it. So, she decided to mount a one-woman protest outside the star’s agency building and immediately gained media’s attention and later was labeled as Hoo Joon’s number one anti-fan. But then, she was offered to participate in a reality TV show where she has to live with Hoo Joon. When filming begins, the two try to give each other a hard time on set, only to fall head over heels for one another. But how can this romance bloom?

You can watch So I Married An Anti Fan Kdrama on Viki.

12. Mouse

The Mouse Kdrama is something that will have your breath taken away with its nail-biting suspenseful scenes. The story focuses on Jung Ba-Reum (Lee Seung-Gi), a rookie police officer working at a police substation. He feels fulfilled and happy with his work until the nation is rocked by the ruthless murders of a psychopath serial killer who is always one step ahead of the authorities. Determined to find this killer and bring them to justice, Ba Reum and his partner track him down. Ba Reum comes face to face with the killer. Although he manages to survive the dangerous encounter, their meeting would change his life forever. The Mouse Kdrama is your best bet if you want solving mysteries.

You can watch Mouse on various Kdrama sites like Viu, and Viki.

13. Crash Landing on You

If there’s one Kdrama that took the Internet by storm when the pandemic started, it’s Crash Landing on You. The drama follows the story of a chaebol heiress (played by Son Ye-jin) who made an emergency landing in North Korea because of a paragliding accident and a North Korean special officer (played by Hyun Bin) who finds her and helps her eventually. The two struggle to hide while they slowly fall for each other. With its enticing synopsis, Crash Landing on You is considered the best Kdrama that brought on a ton of new fans of the genre and is now among the highest-rated dramas in Korean TV history.

After a paragliding accident, young heiress Yoon Se-ri accidentally lands in North Korea, where a military officer finds her and decides to help her. The two struggle to hide while they slowly fall in love with one another.

You can watch this on Netflix.

14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay

Another series to add to your Kdrama list is It’s Okay Not to Be Okay. It’s about Moon Gang Tae (played by Kim Soo-hyun) who is a community health worker at a psychiatric ward. He is the epitome of true beauty, inside and out. He’s attractive, smart, patient,  has the ability to sympathize with others and many things you’d ever hope for in your ideal guy. Meanwhile, Ko Moon Young (played by Seo Ye-Ji) is a popular writer of children’s literature who, due to suffering from an antisocial personality disorder, seems extremely selfish, arrogant, and rude.

Gang Tae is desperate to escape from his emotional baggage and the heavy responsibility he’s had all his life and begins to heal with help from the woman who writes fairy tales but doesn’t believe in them.

You can watch this on Netflix.

15. The World of the Married

Game for a scandalous drama? The World of the Married is the best Korean drama for you as it will turn your world upside down and will give you all the feels you wouldn’t want to experience in real life. This series follows the story of family doctor Ji Sun-Woo (Kim Hee-Ae) and her husband Lee Tae-Oh (Park Hae-Joon). Sun-Woo seems to have a perfect life—a successful career and a happy family—until she finds out her husband is cheating on her, and her friends betrayed her. The couple finds themselves trapped in dangerous affairs that could cost them their lives. This smashing hit Kdrama is currently the top 1, highest-rated series in Korean TV history. Because of its success, a top TV Station in the Philippines is doing a remake of the drama. If this doesn’t convince you yet, we don’t know what else will.

You can watch this on Netflix and Viu.

16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

This RomCom Kdrama centers around Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung), a promising collegiate female weightlifter, and the free-spirited Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) who is a collegiate swimmer plagued with numerous false start disqualifications. Romance, comedy, drama…Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo will make you laugh, cry and fall in love so hard with the story and characters. 

You can watch Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo on Netflix and Viu.

17. Pinocchio

Pinocchio Kdrama revolves around two reporters Choi In Ha (Park Shin-hye) and Choi Dal Po (Lee Jong-suk). In Ha suffers from a condition called “Pinocchio syndrome” which makes her break into hiccups whenever she tells a lie.

They both pursue the field with different intentions: one is to follow her mother’s footsteps while the other to prove his family’s innocence, and show reporter Song Cha-ok what being a true reporter means.

You can watch Pinocchio Kdrama on various Kdrama sites like Viu, Viki, and Netflix.

18. Full House

One of the most classic series to binge-watch is Full House. The story follows two people with diverse personalities: an ordinary, caring, patient girl (Song Hye-kyo) with values and a famous star (Rain) who is her total opposite. If seeing each other is not enough to annoy them, what more if they’d have to live in the same house as a married couple? This is a recommended Kdrama because it gives you a dose of kilig vibes, a good laugh, and a good cry. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

19. Reply 1988

Take a nostalgic trip back to 1988 through the lives of five families and their five teenage kids living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. Reply 1988 follows the story of five friends dealing with different types of hardship: from being uncertain for the future, being pressured to be perfect, and feeling neglected by parents. This drama and the other Reply series are worthy to stay up all night for as they will get you from the roots of your hair to the very tip of your toes. Just a warning though, you might be needing a bucket to catch all the tears you’ll cry for joy and sadness while watching this.

You can watch it on Netflix, Viu, and iQiyi

20. The Uncanny Counter

If you love Ghostbusters, The Uncanny Counter will get you hooked! It’s sort of the same concept except that this Kdrama features an eclectic group of characters who each possess special abilities to chase down spirits that prey on humans. They are noodle shop employees by day and demon hunters by night. Since it’s airing, The Uncanny Counter was well-received by so many people, giving it high ratings. That being said, there must be a good reason why many Kdrama lovers put an all-nighter for this show!

You can watch this on Netflix.

21. Sweet Home

Tired of dramas and romcoms? Consider watching Sweet Home, one of the most talked-about Kdramas on the Internet. Don’t let the title fool you though as this series is based on a cult favorite webtoon of the same name. Sweet Home follows a high school guy who moves into a new apartment complex after the death of his family. It is set in a unique world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their internal desires. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

22. Love Alarm

What if an app could tell you when someone likes you? A perfect way to know if your crush also feels the same way as you…or not. Love Alarm revolves around a hardworking student Kim Jo-jo who captivates the hearts of two guys—who just happen to be best friends and basically are like brothers—in her school: Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-yeong. At the end of the first season, we’re left with a cliffhanger: who will Jo-jo choose to be with?

You can watch Love Alarm on Netflix.

23. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the day-to-day stories at the hospital following the 20-year friendship of five doctors who all went to medical school together, and share a love for music. The show tells the story of these five friends as they go through the challenges of working in a hospital with a career centered around life and death, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

You can watch Hospital Playlist on Netflix.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kdrama

Q: What is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021?
A: Whether you want romcoms, heavy dramas, or thrillers, Korean dramas got you covered. Here are the must-watch K Drama series that are worth your time:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse Kdrama
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine Kdrama
  8. Taxi Driver Korean Drama
  9. Law School Kdrama
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse Kdrama
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Cheese in the Trap
  20. Vincenzo Kdrama
  21. 18 Again Korean Drama
  22. It’s Okay, That’s Love
  23. Reply 1988
  24. The Uncanny Counter
  25. Sweet Home
  26. Record of Youth
  27. Love Alarm
  28. Hospital Playlist

Q: Where can I watch new Kdrama 2021?
A: There are many Kdrama sites that allow you to watch classic and new series. These include Netflix, Viu, Viki, and iQiyi.

Q: How many episodes are there in a Korean Drama?
A: Usually, there are 16 episodes per season in one KDrama.

Q: Who are the cast of the K-Drama Squid Game?
A: The trending Korean drama 2021 Squid Game stars some of South Korea’s most notable and upcoming actors and actresses. They are:

  • Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-Hun
  • Park Hae-Soo as Cho Sang-Woo
  • HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali
  • Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam
  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
  • Kim Joo-ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong

Q: Who is the North Korean girl in the Kdrama 2021 Squid Game?
A: The North Korean girl Kang Sae-byeok was played by model and actress HoYeon Jung. Before she became famous for her role in the Kdrama Squid Game, she is walking on the runway as one of Korea’s Top Models. 

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

6. Fight For My Way

Fight For My Way is a drama about a former taekwondo champion (Ko Dong-man played by Park Seo-joon) and an information desk worker (Choi Ae-ra played by Kim Ji-won) who aspire to chase their dreams in a world that is rude to those with mediocre credentials, or those who don’t fit in the society’s “standards.” But even if the world isn’t kind to Dong-man, Ae-ra, Joo Man, and Sul Hee, they will not stop fighting for their way towards their dreams. This RomCom Kdrama just gets us and totally inspires us to never stop fighting for your dreams.

You can watch Fight for My Way on various Kdrama sites like Netflix, Viu, and Viki.

7. Mine

If you liked the Penthouse Kdrama or the Korean film Parasite, the Mine Kdrama will pass your taste and will definitely keep you up all night. The story revolves around two women who are strong and ambitious, played by seasoned actresses Lee Bo Young and Kim Seo Hyung, who each married a son of the Hyowon Group, a multi-billion won company. Although the two are rich and successful in their own rights, they struggle to find their place in the world of the Chaebol family they married into. Their lives get more complicated when a murder occurs and everyone does everything to keep their names clean. 

You can watch Mine Kdrama on Netflix.

8. Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver is one of the newest Kdrama in 2021 adapted from a webtoon of the same name. The Taxi Driver Korean Drama is about a mysterious taxi service taking revenge against criminals on behalf of victims. The three main characters of the Taxi Driver Korean Drama are Kim Do-gi played by Lee Je-hoon, who is one of the drivers for the company whose mother was murdered. Kang Ha-na played by Esom is a lawyer while Ah Go-eun (Lee Na-eun) is an IT specialist and a hacker. This series is a good mix of action, horror, crime, drama, and a lot of chills.

You can watch Taxi Driver on Viu.

9. Law School

Curious about what law schools are like? The newest Kdrama Law School presents a deeper view of what it’s like in Korea. This series follows the story of a group of students unraveling an unusual case. When a professor is found dead on their campus, everyone becomes a suspect. And the group of students discovers a web of secrets where the main suspect emerges—their “devil” professor. It has a compelling storyline that will hook the moment you laid your eyes on its first episode. This Korean Drama 2021 features young and seasoned actors including Kim Myung-min, Kim Bum, and Ryu Hye-young.

You can watch Law School Kdrama on Netflix.

10. Descendants of the Sun

Despite the differences and challenges, some relationships are really destined and this RomCom Kdrama shows you just that. The story centers on Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong Ki), the leader of a Special Forces unit and the surgeon Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye Kyo) who face battles of war, crime, and love giving you everything in one: romance, action, drama, adventure, and tons of comedy. While this is not a new series, Descendants of the Sun is one of the classics and a game-changer in the scene. This drama 

You can watch Descendants of the Sun on various KDrama sites like Netflix, Viu, and Viki.

11. So I Married An Anti Fan

The Kdrama So I Married An Anti Fan follows the story of one of South Korea’s biggest stars Hoo Joon (Choi Tae Joon), and the aspiring young magazine reporter Lee Geun Young (Choi Sooyoung). The two meet at an event where Geun Young inadvertently witnesses some rough and rude behavior from Hoo Joon, and accidentally throws up all over him. Geun Young gets fired thinking it was Hoo Joon behind it. So, she decided to mount a one-woman protest outside the star’s agency building and immediately gained media’s attention and later was labeled as Hoo Joon’s number one anti-fan. But then, she was offered to participate in a reality TV show where she has to live with Hoo Joon. When filming begins, the two try to give each other a hard time on set, only to fall head over heels for one another. But how can this romance bloom?

You can watch So I Married An Anti Fan Kdrama on Viki.

12. Mouse

The Mouse Kdrama is something that will have your breath taken away with its nail-biting suspenseful scenes. The story focuses on Jung Ba-Reum (Lee Seung-Gi), a rookie police officer working at a police substation. He feels fulfilled and happy with his work until the nation is rocked by the ruthless murders of a psychopath serial killer who is always one step ahead of the authorities. Determined to find this killer and bring them to justice, Ba Reum and his partner track him down. Ba Reum comes face to face with the killer. Although he manages to survive the dangerous encounter, their meeting would change his life forever. The Mouse Kdrama is your best bet if you want solving mysteries.

You can watch Mouse on various Kdrama sites like Viu, and Viki.

13. Crash Landing on You

If there’s one Kdrama that took the Internet by storm when the pandemic started, it’s Crash Landing on You. The drama follows the story of a chaebol heiress (played by Son Ye-jin) who made an emergency landing in North Korea because of a paragliding accident and a North Korean special officer (played by Hyun Bin) who finds her and helps her eventually. The two struggle to hide while they slowly fall for each other. With its enticing synopsis, Crash Landing on You is considered the best Kdrama that brought on a ton of new fans of the genre and is now among the highest-rated dramas in Korean TV history.

After a paragliding accident, young heiress Yoon Se-ri accidentally lands in North Korea, where a military officer finds her and decides to help her. The two struggle to hide while they slowly fall in love with one another.

You can watch this on Netflix.

14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay

Another series to add to your Kdrama list is It’s Okay Not to Be Okay. It’s about Moon Gang Tae (played by Kim Soo-hyun) who is a community health worker at a psychiatric ward. He is the epitome of true beauty, inside and out. He’s attractive, smart, patient,  has the ability to sympathize with others and many things you’d ever hope for in your ideal guy. Meanwhile, Ko Moon Young (played by Seo Ye-Ji) is a popular writer of children’s literature who, due to suffering from an antisocial personality disorder, seems extremely selfish, arrogant, and rude.

Gang Tae is desperate to escape from his emotional baggage and the heavy responsibility he’s had all his life and begins to heal with help from the woman who writes fairy tales but doesn’t believe in them.

You can watch this on Netflix.

15. The World of the Married

Game for a scandalous drama? The World of the Married is the best Korean drama for you as it will turn your world upside down and will give you all the feels you wouldn’t want to experience in real life. This series follows the story of family doctor Ji Sun-Woo (Kim Hee-Ae) and her husband Lee Tae-Oh (Park Hae-Joon). Sun-Woo seems to have a perfect life—a successful career and a happy family—until she finds out her husband is cheating on her, and her friends betrayed her. The couple finds themselves trapped in dangerous affairs that could cost them their lives. This smashing hit Kdrama is currently the top 1, highest-rated series in Korean TV history. Because of its success, a top TV Station in the Philippines is doing a remake of the drama. If this doesn’t convince you yet, we don’t know what else will.

You can watch this on Netflix and Viu.

16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

This RomCom Kdrama centers around Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung), a promising collegiate female weightlifter, and the free-spirited Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) who is a collegiate swimmer plagued with numerous false start disqualifications. Romance, comedy, drama…Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo will make you laugh, cry and fall in love so hard with the story and characters. 

You can watch Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo on Netflix and Viu.

17. Pinocchio

Pinocchio Kdrama revolves around two reporters Choi In Ha (Park Shin-hye) and Choi Dal Po (Lee Jong-suk). In Ha suffers from a condition called “Pinocchio syndrome” which makes her break into hiccups whenever she tells a lie.

They both pursue the field with different intentions: one is to follow her mother’s footsteps while the other to prove his family’s innocence, and show reporter Song Cha-ok what being a true reporter means.

You can watch Pinocchio Kdrama on various Kdrama sites like Viu, Viki, and Netflix.

18. Full House

One of the most classic series to binge-watch is Full House. The story follows two people with diverse personalities: an ordinary, caring, patient girl (Song Hye-kyo) with values and a famous star (Rain) who is her total opposite. If seeing each other is not enough to annoy them, what more if they’d have to live in the same house as a married couple? This is a recommended Kdrama because it gives you a dose of kilig vibes, a good laugh, and a good cry. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

19. Reply 1988

Take a nostalgic trip back to 1988 through the lives of five families and their five teenage kids living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. Reply 1988 follows the story of five friends dealing with different types of hardship: from being uncertain for the future, being pressured to be perfect, and feeling neglected by parents. This drama and the other Reply series are worthy to stay up all night for as they will get you from the roots of your hair to the very tip of your toes. Just a warning though, you might be needing a bucket to catch all the tears you’ll cry for joy and sadness while watching this.

You can watch it on Netflix, Viu, and iQiyi

20. The Uncanny Counter

If you love Ghostbusters, The Uncanny Counter will get you hooked! It’s sort of the same concept except that this Kdrama features an eclectic group of characters who each possess special abilities to chase down spirits that prey on humans. They are noodle shop employees by day and demon hunters by night. Since it’s airing, The Uncanny Counter was well-received by so many people, giving it high ratings. That being said, there must be a good reason why many Kdrama lovers put an all-nighter for this show!

You can watch this on Netflix.

21. Sweet Home

Tired of dramas and romcoms? Consider watching Sweet Home, one of the most talked-about Kdramas on the Internet. Don’t let the title fool you though as this series is based on a cult favorite webtoon of the same name. Sweet Home follows a high school guy who moves into a new apartment complex after the death of his family. It is set in a unique world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their internal desires. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

22. Love Alarm

What if an app could tell you when someone likes you? A perfect way to know if your crush also feels the same way as you…or not. Love Alarm revolves around a hardworking student Kim Jo-jo who captivates the hearts of two guys—who just happen to be best friends and basically are like brothers—in her school: Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-yeong. At the end of the first season, we’re left with a cliffhanger: who will Jo-jo choose to be with?

You can watch Love Alarm on Netflix.

23. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the day-to-day stories at the hospital following the 20-year friendship of five doctors who all went to medical school together, and share a love for music. The show tells the story of these five friends as they go through the challenges of working in a hospital with a career centered around life and death, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

You can watch Hospital Playlist on Netflix.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kdrama

Q: What is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021?
A: Whether you want romcoms, heavy dramas, or thrillers, Korean dramas got you covered. Here are the must-watch K Drama series that are worth your time:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse Kdrama
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine Kdrama
  8. Taxi Driver Korean Drama
  9. Law School Kdrama
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse Kdrama
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Cheese in the Trap
  20. Vincenzo Kdrama
  21. 18 Again Korean Drama
  22. It’s Okay, That’s Love
  23. Reply 1988
  24. The Uncanny Counter
  25. Sweet Home
  26. Record of Youth
  27. Love Alarm
  28. Hospital Playlist

Q: Where can I watch new Kdrama 2021?
A: There are many Kdrama sites that allow you to watch classic and new series. These include Netflix, Viu, Viki, and iQiyi.

Q: How many episodes are there in a Korean Drama?
A: Usually, there are 16 episodes per season in one KDrama.

Q: Who are the cast of the K-Drama Squid Game?
A: The trending Korean drama 2021 Squid Game stars some of South Korea’s most notable and upcoming actors and actresses. They are:

  • Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-Hun
  • Park Hae-Soo as Cho Sang-Woo
  • HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali
  • Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam
  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
  • Kim Joo-ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong

Q: Who is the North Korean girl in the Kdrama 2021 Squid Game?
A: The North Korean girl Kang Sae-byeok was played by model and actress HoYeon Jung. Before she became famous for her role in the Kdrama Squid Game, she is walking on the runway as one of Korea’s Top Models. 

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

5. Start-Up

If you’re a fan of Bae Suzy and Nam Joo-hyuk, this Korean drama will get on your nerves, in a good way of course. Start-Up is a series that revolves around a group of young individuals who are in their late 20s and early 30s, aspiring to launch their dreams into reality through the tech accelerator for entrepreneurs called Sandbox. Suzy and Joo-hyuk’s characters Seo Dal-mi and Nam Do-san were chosen to join the famous Sandbox along with Dal-mi’s older sister Won In-jae who has everything society respects: a strong educational background, beautiful appearance, and money. The three of them will compete in a contest to be the best. Little does Dal-mi know, someone important from her past has her back throughout this start-up journey. The main characters will compete for success and love, and throughout the series, you will be rooting for Dal-mi to end up with Do-san or Han Ji-pyeong, played by Kim Sun-ho. Personally, we are team Do-san. If you feel like the world is against you and you’re close to giving up, Start-Up is the best Korean drama for you as it will inspire you to follow your dreams whatever challenges you.

You can watch this Kdrama this 2021 on Netflix.

6. Fight For My Way

Fight For My Way is a drama about a former taekwondo champion (Ko Dong-man played by Park Seo-joon) and an information desk worker (Choi Ae-ra played by Kim Ji-won) who aspire to chase their dreams in a world that is rude to those with mediocre credentials, or those who don’t fit in the society’s “standards.” But even if the world isn’t kind to Dong-man, Ae-ra, Joo Man, and Sul Hee, they will not stop fighting for their way towards their dreams. This RomCom Kdrama just gets us and totally inspires us to never stop fighting for your dreams.

You can watch Fight for My Way on various Kdrama sites like Netflix, Viu, and Viki.

7. Mine

If you liked the Penthouse Kdrama or the Korean film Parasite, the Mine Kdrama will pass your taste and will definitely keep you up all night. The story revolves around two women who are strong and ambitious, played by seasoned actresses Lee Bo Young and Kim Seo Hyung, who each married a son of the Hyowon Group, a multi-billion won company. Although the two are rich and successful in their own rights, they struggle to find their place in the world of the Chaebol family they married into. Their lives get more complicated when a murder occurs and everyone does everything to keep their names clean. 

You can watch Mine Kdrama on Netflix.

8. Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver is one of the newest Kdrama in 2021 adapted from a webtoon of the same name. The Taxi Driver Korean Drama is about a mysterious taxi service taking revenge against criminals on behalf of victims. The three main characters of the Taxi Driver Korean Drama are Kim Do-gi played by Lee Je-hoon, who is one of the drivers for the company whose mother was murdered. Kang Ha-na played by Esom is a lawyer while Ah Go-eun (Lee Na-eun) is an IT specialist and a hacker. This series is a good mix of action, horror, crime, drama, and a lot of chills.

You can watch Taxi Driver on Viu.

9. Law School

Curious about what law schools are like? The newest Kdrama Law School presents a deeper view of what it’s like in Korea. This series follows the story of a group of students unraveling an unusual case. When a professor is found dead on their campus, everyone becomes a suspect. And the group of students discovers a web of secrets where the main suspect emerges—their “devil” professor. It has a compelling storyline that will hook the moment you laid your eyes on its first episode. This Korean Drama 2021 features young and seasoned actors including Kim Myung-min, Kim Bum, and Ryu Hye-young.

You can watch Law School Kdrama on Netflix.

10. Descendants of the Sun

Despite the differences and challenges, some relationships are really destined and this RomCom Kdrama shows you just that. The story centers on Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong Ki), the leader of a Special Forces unit and the surgeon Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye Kyo) who face battles of war, crime, and love giving you everything in one: romance, action, drama, adventure, and tons of comedy. While this is not a new series, Descendants of the Sun is one of the classics and a game-changer in the scene. This drama 

You can watch Descendants of the Sun on various KDrama sites like Netflix, Viu, and Viki.

11. So I Married An Anti Fan

The Kdrama So I Married An Anti Fan follows the story of one of South Korea’s biggest stars Hoo Joon (Choi Tae Joon), and the aspiring young magazine reporter Lee Geun Young (Choi Sooyoung). The two meet at an event where Geun Young inadvertently witnesses some rough and rude behavior from Hoo Joon, and accidentally throws up all over him. Geun Young gets fired thinking it was Hoo Joon behind it. So, she decided to mount a one-woman protest outside the star’s agency building and immediately gained media’s attention and later was labeled as Hoo Joon’s number one anti-fan. But then, she was offered to participate in a reality TV show where she has to live with Hoo Joon. When filming begins, the two try to give each other a hard time on set, only to fall head over heels for one another. But how can this romance bloom?

You can watch So I Married An Anti Fan Kdrama on Viki.

12. Mouse

The Mouse Kdrama is something that will have your breath taken away with its nail-biting suspenseful scenes. The story focuses on Jung Ba-Reum (Lee Seung-Gi), a rookie police officer working at a police substation. He feels fulfilled and happy with his work until the nation is rocked by the ruthless murders of a psychopath serial killer who is always one step ahead of the authorities. Determined to find this killer and bring them to justice, Ba Reum and his partner track him down. Ba Reum comes face to face with the killer. Although he manages to survive the dangerous encounter, their meeting would change his life forever. The Mouse Kdrama is your best bet if you want solving mysteries.

You can watch Mouse on various Kdrama sites like Viu, and Viki.

13. Crash Landing on You

If there’s one Kdrama that took the Internet by storm when the pandemic started, it’s Crash Landing on You. The drama follows the story of a chaebol heiress (played by Son Ye-jin) who made an emergency landing in North Korea because of a paragliding accident and a North Korean special officer (played by Hyun Bin) who finds her and helps her eventually. The two struggle to hide while they slowly fall for each other. With its enticing synopsis, Crash Landing on You is considered the best Kdrama that brought on a ton of new fans of the genre and is now among the highest-rated dramas in Korean TV history.

After a paragliding accident, young heiress Yoon Se-ri accidentally lands in North Korea, where a military officer finds her and decides to help her. The two struggle to hide while they slowly fall in love with one another.

You can watch this on Netflix.

14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay

Another series to add to your Kdrama list is It’s Okay Not to Be Okay. It’s about Moon Gang Tae (played by Kim Soo-hyun) who is a community health worker at a psychiatric ward. He is the epitome of true beauty, inside and out. He’s attractive, smart, patient,  has the ability to sympathize with others and many things you’d ever hope for in your ideal guy. Meanwhile, Ko Moon Young (played by Seo Ye-Ji) is a popular writer of children’s literature who, due to suffering from an antisocial personality disorder, seems extremely selfish, arrogant, and rude.

Gang Tae is desperate to escape from his emotional baggage and the heavy responsibility he’s had all his life and begins to heal with help from the woman who writes fairy tales but doesn’t believe in them.

You can watch this on Netflix.

15. The World of the Married

Game for a scandalous drama? The World of the Married is the best Korean drama for you as it will turn your world upside down and will give you all the feels you wouldn’t want to experience in real life. This series follows the story of family doctor Ji Sun-Woo (Kim Hee-Ae) and her husband Lee Tae-Oh (Park Hae-Joon). Sun-Woo seems to have a perfect life—a successful career and a happy family—until she finds out her husband is cheating on her, and her friends betrayed her. The couple finds themselves trapped in dangerous affairs that could cost them their lives. This smashing hit Kdrama is currently the top 1, highest-rated series in Korean TV history. Because of its success, a top TV Station in the Philippines is doing a remake of the drama. If this doesn’t convince you yet, we don’t know what else will.

You can watch this on Netflix and Viu.

16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

This RomCom Kdrama centers around Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung), a promising collegiate female weightlifter, and the free-spirited Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) who is a collegiate swimmer plagued with numerous false start disqualifications. Romance, comedy, drama…Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo will make you laugh, cry and fall in love so hard with the story and characters. 

You can watch Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo on Netflix and Viu.

17. Pinocchio

Pinocchio Kdrama revolves around two reporters Choi In Ha (Park Shin-hye) and Choi Dal Po (Lee Jong-suk). In Ha suffers from a condition called “Pinocchio syndrome” which makes her break into hiccups whenever she tells a lie.

They both pursue the field with different intentions: one is to follow her mother’s footsteps while the other to prove his family’s innocence, and show reporter Song Cha-ok what being a true reporter means.

You can watch Pinocchio Kdrama on various Kdrama sites like Viu, Viki, and Netflix.

18. Full House

One of the most classic series to binge-watch is Full House. The story follows two people with diverse personalities: an ordinary, caring, patient girl (Song Hye-kyo) with values and a famous star (Rain) who is her total opposite. If seeing each other is not enough to annoy them, what more if they’d have to live in the same house as a married couple? This is a recommended Kdrama because it gives you a dose of kilig vibes, a good laugh, and a good cry. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

19. Reply 1988

Take a nostalgic trip back to 1988 through the lives of five families and their five teenage kids living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. Reply 1988 follows the story of five friends dealing with different types of hardship: from being uncertain for the future, being pressured to be perfect, and feeling neglected by parents. This drama and the other Reply series are worthy to stay up all night for as they will get you from the roots of your hair to the very tip of your toes. Just a warning though, you might be needing a bucket to catch all the tears you’ll cry for joy and sadness while watching this.

You can watch it on Netflix, Viu, and iQiyi

20. The Uncanny Counter

If you love Ghostbusters, The Uncanny Counter will get you hooked! It’s sort of the same concept except that this Kdrama features an eclectic group of characters who each possess special abilities to chase down spirits that prey on humans. They are noodle shop employees by day and demon hunters by night. Since it’s airing, The Uncanny Counter was well-received by so many people, giving it high ratings. That being said, there must be a good reason why many Kdrama lovers put an all-nighter for this show!

You can watch this on Netflix.

21. Sweet Home

Tired of dramas and romcoms? Consider watching Sweet Home, one of the most talked-about Kdramas on the Internet. Don’t let the title fool you though as this series is based on a cult favorite webtoon of the same name. Sweet Home follows a high school guy who moves into a new apartment complex after the death of his family. It is set in a unique world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their internal desires. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

22. Love Alarm

What if an app could tell you when someone likes you? A perfect way to know if your crush also feels the same way as you…or not. Love Alarm revolves around a hardworking student Kim Jo-jo who captivates the hearts of two guys—who just happen to be best friends and basically are like brothers—in her school: Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-yeong. At the end of the first season, we’re left with a cliffhanger: who will Jo-jo choose to be with?

You can watch Love Alarm on Netflix.

23. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the day-to-day stories at the hospital following the 20-year friendship of five doctors who all went to medical school together, and share a love for music. The show tells the story of these five friends as they go through the challenges of working in a hospital with a career centered around life and death, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

You can watch Hospital Playlist on Netflix.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kdrama

Q: What is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021?
A: Whether you want romcoms, heavy dramas, or thrillers, Korean dramas got you covered. Here are the must-watch K Drama series that are worth your time:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse Kdrama
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine Kdrama
  8. Taxi Driver Korean Drama
  9. Law School Kdrama
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse Kdrama
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Cheese in the Trap
  20. Vincenzo Kdrama
  21. 18 Again Korean Drama
  22. It’s Okay, That’s Love
  23. Reply 1988
  24. The Uncanny Counter
  25. Sweet Home
  26. Record of Youth
  27. Love Alarm
  28. Hospital Playlist

Q: Where can I watch new Kdrama 2021?
A: There are many Kdrama sites that allow you to watch classic and new series. These include Netflix, Viu, Viki, and iQiyi.

Q: How many episodes are there in a Korean Drama?
A: Usually, there are 16 episodes per season in one KDrama.

Q: Who are the cast of the K-Drama Squid Game?
A: The trending Korean drama 2021 Squid Game stars some of South Korea’s most notable and upcoming actors and actresses. They are:

  • Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-Hun
  • Park Hae-Soo as Cho Sang-Woo
  • HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali
  • Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam
  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
  • Kim Joo-ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong

Q: Who is the North Korean girl in the Kdrama 2021 Squid Game?
A: The North Korean girl Kang Sae-byeok was played by model and actress HoYeon Jung. Before she became famous for her role in the Kdrama Squid Game, she is walking on the runway as one of Korea’s Top Models. 

Disclaimer: ZEN Rooms claims no credit for images featured on our blog site unless otherwise noted. All visual content is copyrighted to its respectful owners. We try to link back to original sources whenever possible. If you own the rights to any of the images, and do not wish them to appear on ZEN Rooms, please contact us and they will be promptly removed. We believe in providing proper attribution to the original author, artist or photographer.

4. Penthouse

The Penthouse Kdrama is Korea’s newest and most talked-about series. It follows the stories of three wealthy families vying for power in the exclusive Hera Palace community–a luxurious 100-floor penthouse apartment–putting the spotlight on three women who have many secrets and hidden ambitions. Sim Su Ryeon, who was born into wealth, a loving wife and mother who would do anything for her children, is the queen of the penthouse apartment. Cheon Seo Jin, the prima donna of the residence, does all she can to give everything to her daughter. Oh Yoon Hee, the one who comes from a poor family, but strives so hard to enter high society by becoming the queen of the penthouse. Their world begins to collapse after a mysterious girl falls to her death and the three attempt to cover up the location of her death to protect the reputation of Hera Palace. The Penthouse Kdrama is intense, messy, and we’re 

You can watch this Korean Drama on Viu.

5. Start-Up

If you’re a fan of Bae Suzy and Nam Joo-hyuk, this Korean drama will get on your nerves, in a good way of course. Start-Up is a series that revolves around a group of young individuals who are in their late 20s and early 30s, aspiring to launch their dreams into reality through the tech accelerator for entrepreneurs called Sandbox. Suzy and Joo-hyuk’s characters Seo Dal-mi and Nam Do-san were chosen to join the famous Sandbox along with Dal-mi’s older sister Won In-jae who has everything society respects: a strong educational background, beautiful appearance, and money. The three of them will compete in a contest to be the best. Little does Dal-mi know, someone important from her past has her back throughout this start-up journey. The main characters will compete for success and love, and throughout the series, you will be rooting for Dal-mi to end up with Do-san or Han Ji-pyeong, played by Kim Sun-ho. Personally, we are team Do-san. If you feel like the world is against you and you’re close to giving up, Start-Up is the best Korean drama for you as it will inspire you to follow your dreams whatever challenges you.

You can watch this Kdrama this 2021 on Netflix.

6. Fight For My Way

Fight For My Way is a drama about a former taekwondo champion (Ko Dong-man played by Park Seo-joon) and an information desk worker (Choi Ae-ra played by Kim Ji-won) who aspire to chase their dreams in a world that is rude to those with mediocre credentials, or those who don’t fit in the society’s “standards.” But even if the world isn’t kind to Dong-man, Ae-ra, Joo Man, and Sul Hee, they will not stop fighting for their way towards their dreams. This RomCom Kdrama just gets us and totally inspires us to never stop fighting for your dreams.

You can watch Fight for My Way on various Kdrama sites like Netflix, Viu, and Viki.

7. Mine

If you liked the Penthouse Kdrama or the Korean film Parasite, the Mine Kdrama will pass your taste and will definitely keep you up all night. The story revolves around two women who are strong and ambitious, played by seasoned actresses Lee Bo Young and Kim Seo Hyung, who each married a son of the Hyowon Group, a multi-billion won company. Although the two are rich and successful in their own rights, they struggle to find their place in the world of the Chaebol family they married into. Their lives get more complicated when a murder occurs and everyone does everything to keep their names clean. 

You can watch Mine Kdrama on Netflix.

8. Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver is one of the newest Kdrama in 2021 adapted from a webtoon of the same name. The Taxi Driver Korean Drama is about a mysterious taxi service taking revenge against criminals on behalf of victims. The three main characters of the Taxi Driver Korean Drama are Kim Do-gi played by Lee Je-hoon, who is one of the drivers for the company whose mother was murdered. Kang Ha-na played by Esom is a lawyer while Ah Go-eun (Lee Na-eun) is an IT specialist and a hacker. This series is a good mix of action, horror, crime, drama, and a lot of chills.

You can watch Taxi Driver on Viu.

9. Law School

Curious about what law schools are like? The newest Kdrama Law School presents a deeper view of what it’s like in Korea. This series follows the story of a group of students unraveling an unusual case. When a professor is found dead on their campus, everyone becomes a suspect. And the group of students discovers a web of secrets where the main suspect emerges—their “devil” professor. It has a compelling storyline that will hook the moment you laid your eyes on its first episode. This Korean Drama 2021 features young and seasoned actors including Kim Myung-min, Kim Bum, and Ryu Hye-young.

You can watch Law School Kdrama on Netflix.

10. Descendants of the Sun

Despite the differences and challenges, some relationships are really destined and this RomCom Kdrama shows you just that. The story centers on Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joong Ki), the leader of a Special Forces unit and the surgeon Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye Kyo) who face battles of war, crime, and love giving you everything in one: romance, action, drama, adventure, and tons of comedy. While this is not a new series, Descendants of the Sun is one of the classics and a game-changer in the scene. This drama 

You can watch Descendants of the Sun on various KDrama sites like Netflix, Viu, and Viki.

11. So I Married An Anti Fan

The Kdrama So I Married An Anti Fan follows the story of one of South Korea’s biggest stars Hoo Joon (Choi Tae Joon), and the aspiring young magazine reporter Lee Geun Young (Choi Sooyoung). The two meet at an event where Geun Young inadvertently witnesses some rough and rude behavior from Hoo Joon, and accidentally throws up all over him. Geun Young gets fired thinking it was Hoo Joon behind it. So, she decided to mount a one-woman protest outside the star’s agency building and immediately gained media’s attention and later was labeled as Hoo Joon’s number one anti-fan. But then, she was offered to participate in a reality TV show where she has to live with Hoo Joon. When filming begins, the two try to give each other a hard time on set, only to fall head over heels for one another. But how can this romance bloom?

You can watch So I Married An Anti Fan Kdrama on Viki.

12. Mouse

The Mouse Kdrama is something that will have your breath taken away with its nail-biting suspenseful scenes. The story focuses on Jung Ba-Reum (Lee Seung-Gi), a rookie police officer working at a police substation. He feels fulfilled and happy with his work until the nation is rocked by the ruthless murders of a psychopath serial killer who is always one step ahead of the authorities. Determined to find this killer and bring them to justice, Ba Reum and his partner track him down. Ba Reum comes face to face with the killer. Although he manages to survive the dangerous encounter, their meeting would change his life forever. The Mouse Kdrama is your best bet if you want solving mysteries.

You can watch Mouse on various Kdrama sites like Viu, and Viki.

13. Crash Landing on You

If there’s one Kdrama that took the Internet by storm when the pandemic started, it’s Crash Landing on You. The drama follows the story of a chaebol heiress (played by Son Ye-jin) who made an emergency landing in North Korea because of a paragliding accident and a North Korean special officer (played by Hyun Bin) who finds her and helps her eventually. The two struggle to hide while they slowly fall for each other. With its enticing synopsis, Crash Landing on You is considered the best Kdrama that brought on a ton of new fans of the genre and is now among the highest-rated dramas in Korean TV history.

After a paragliding accident, young heiress Yoon Se-ri accidentally lands in North Korea, where a military officer finds her and decides to help her. The two struggle to hide while they slowly fall in love with one another.

You can watch this on Netflix.

14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay

Another series to add to your Kdrama list is It’s Okay Not to Be Okay. It’s about Moon Gang Tae (played by Kim Soo-hyun) who is a community health worker at a psychiatric ward. He is the epitome of true beauty, inside and out. He’s attractive, smart, patient,  has the ability to sympathize with others and many things you’d ever hope for in your ideal guy. Meanwhile, Ko Moon Young (played by Seo Ye-Ji) is a popular writer of children’s literature who, due to suffering from an antisocial personality disorder, seems extremely selfish, arrogant, and rude.

Gang Tae is desperate to escape from his emotional baggage and the heavy responsibility he’s had all his life and begins to heal with help from the woman who writes fairy tales but doesn’t believe in them.

You can watch this on Netflix.

15. The World of the Married

Game for a scandalous drama? The World of the Married is the best Korean drama for you as it will turn your world upside down and will give you all the feels you wouldn’t want to experience in real life. This series follows the story of family doctor Ji Sun-Woo (Kim Hee-Ae) and her husband Lee Tae-Oh (Park Hae-Joon). Sun-Woo seems to have a perfect life—a successful career and a happy family—until she finds out her husband is cheating on her, and her friends betrayed her. The couple finds themselves trapped in dangerous affairs that could cost them their lives. This smashing hit Kdrama is currently the top 1, highest-rated series in Korean TV history. Because of its success, a top TV Station in the Philippines is doing a remake of the drama. If this doesn’t convince you yet, we don’t know what else will.

You can watch this on Netflix and Viu.

16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

This RomCom Kdrama centers around Kim Bok-Joo (Lee Sung-Kyung), a promising collegiate female weightlifter, and the free-spirited Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) who is a collegiate swimmer plagued with numerous false start disqualifications. Romance, comedy, drama…Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo will make you laugh, cry and fall in love so hard with the story and characters. 

You can watch Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo on Netflix and Viu.

17. Pinocchio

Pinocchio Kdrama revolves around two reporters Choi In Ha (Park Shin-hye) and Choi Dal Po (Lee Jong-suk). In Ha suffers from a condition called “Pinocchio syndrome” which makes her break into hiccups whenever she tells a lie.

They both pursue the field with different intentions: one is to follow her mother’s footsteps while the other to prove his family’s innocence, and show reporter Song Cha-ok what being a true reporter means.

You can watch Pinocchio Kdrama on various Kdrama sites like Viu, Viki, and Netflix.

18. Full House

One of the most classic series to binge-watch is Full House. The story follows two people with diverse personalities: an ordinary, caring, patient girl (Song Hye-kyo) with values and a famous star (Rain) who is her total opposite. If seeing each other is not enough to annoy them, what more if they’d have to live in the same house as a married couple? This is a recommended Kdrama because it gives you a dose of kilig vibes, a good laugh, and a good cry. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

19. Reply 1988

Take a nostalgic trip back to 1988 through the lives of five families and their five teenage kids living in a small neighborhood in Seoul. Reply 1988 follows the story of five friends dealing with different types of hardship: from being uncertain for the future, being pressured to be perfect, and feeling neglected by parents. This drama and the other Reply series are worthy to stay up all night for as they will get you from the roots of your hair to the very tip of your toes. Just a warning though, you might be needing a bucket to catch all the tears you’ll cry for joy and sadness while watching this.

You can watch it on Netflix, Viu, and iQiyi

20. The Uncanny Counter

If you love Ghostbusters, The Uncanny Counter will get you hooked! It’s sort of the same concept except that this Kdrama features an eclectic group of characters who each possess special abilities to chase down spirits that prey on humans. They are noodle shop employees by day and demon hunters by night. Since it’s airing, The Uncanny Counter was well-received by so many people, giving it high ratings. That being said, there must be a good reason why many Kdrama lovers put an all-nighter for this show!

You can watch this on Netflix.

21. Sweet Home

Tired of dramas and romcoms? Consider watching Sweet Home, one of the most talked-about Kdramas on the Internet. Don’t let the title fool you though as this series is based on a cult favorite webtoon of the same name. Sweet Home follows a high school guy who moves into a new apartment complex after the death of his family. It is set in a unique world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their internal desires. 

You can watch this on Netflix.

22. Love Alarm

What if an app could tell you when someone likes you? A perfect way to know if your crush also feels the same way as you…or not. Love Alarm revolves around a hardworking student Kim Jo-jo who captivates the hearts of two guys—who just happen to be best friends and basically are like brothers—in her school: Hwang Sun-oh and Lee Hye-yeong. At the end of the first season, we’re left with a cliffhanger: who will Jo-jo choose to be with?

You can watch Love Alarm on Netflix.

23. Hospital Playlist

Hospital Playlist tells the day-to-day stories at the hospital following the 20-year friendship of five doctors who all went to medical school together, and share a love for music. The show tells the story of these five friends as they go through the challenges of working in a hospital with a career centered around life and death, dealing with patients, and living their own lives outside of work.

You can watch Hospital Playlist on Netflix.

Frequently Asked Questions About Kdrama

Q: What is the best Kdrama to watch this 2021?
A: Whether you want romcoms, heavy dramas, or thrillers, Korean dramas got you covered. Here are the must-watch K Drama series that are worth your time:

  1. Squid Game
  2. Now, We Are Breaking Up
  3. Cliffhanger
  4. Penthouse Kdrama
  5. Start-Up
  6. Fight For My Way
  7. Mine Kdrama
  8. Taxi Driver Korean Drama
  9. Law School Kdrama
  10. Descendants of the Sun
  11. So I Married An Anti Fan
  12. Mouse Kdrama
  13. Crash Landing on You
  14. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
  15. The World of the Married
  16. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo
  17. Pinocchio
  18. Full House
  19. Cheese in the Trap
  20. Vincenzo Kdrama
  21. 18 Again Korean Drama
  22. It’s Okay, That’s Love
  23. Reply 1988
  24. The Uncanny Counter
  25. Sweet Home
  26. Record of Youth
  27. Love Alarm
  28. Hospital Playlist

Q: Where can I watch new Kdrama 2021?
A: There are many Kdrama sites that allow you to watch classic and new series. These include Netflix, Viu, Viki, and iQiyi.

Q: How many episodes are there in a Korean Drama?
A: Usually, there are 16 episodes per season in one KDrama.

Q: Who are the cast of the K-Drama Squid Game?
A: The trending Korean drama 2021 Squid Game stars some of South Korea’s most notable and upcoming actors and actresses. They are:

  • Lee Jung-Jae as Seong Gi-Hun
  • Park Hae-Soo as Cho Sang-Woo
  • HoYeon Jung as Kang Sae-byeok
  • Wi Ha-joon as Hwang Jun-ho
  • Anupam Tripathi as Abdul Ali
  • Oh Young-soo as Oh Il-nam
  • Heo Sung-tae as Jang Deok-su
  • Kim Joo-ryung as Han Mi-nyeo
  • Lee Yoo-mi as Ji-yeong

Q: Who is the North Korean girl in the Kdrama 2021 Squid Game?
A: The North Korean girl Kang Sae-byeok was played by model and actress HoYeon Jung. Before she became famous for her role in the Kdrama Squid Game, she is walking on the runway as one of Korea’s Top Models. 

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