16 K-Dramas You Must Watch From 2016-2017

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This list is not in particular order. This K-Drama lists are highly recommemded to watch for teens and adults. Synopsis from Kissasian.

16. Cheese in the Trap

Genres: Drama, Romance

No. of Episodes: 16

Casts: Park Hae JinKim Go EunLee Sung KyungSeo Kang Joon

Synopsis:

Having returned to college after a year long break, due to her family’s poor background, Hong Sul, a hard-working over-achiever, inadvertently got on the wrong side of Yoo Jung, her senior who is athletic, good looking, gets good grades and has a kind personality, but also a hidden dark side. From then on her life took a turn for the worse and Sul was almost certain it was all Yoo Jung’s doing. So why is he suddenly acting so friendly a year later?

15. Introverted Boss

Genres: Comedy, Romance

No. of Episodes: 16

Casts: Yeon Woo JinPark Hye SooGong Seung YeonYoon Park

Synopsis:

Eun Hwan-Ki is the CEO of a public relations company, but he is extremely shy. Due to his personality, even his employees do not know him well. Chae Ro-Woon begins work at his company. She is very energetic and receives recognition for her work, but her only interest is in revealing who Eun Hwan-Ki really is.


14. Let’s Fight Ghost / Bring It On, Ghost

Genres: Horror, Comedy, Romance, Mystery, Action, Supernatural

No. of Episoses: 16

Casts: Ok Taec YeonKim So HyunKwon Yul

Synopsis:

A cohabitation comedy about a ghost and an exorcist who a 17-year-old boy with the ability to see and hear ghosts. What he’s discovered over the years is that he can touch them and fight them off, so when he’s in need of a part-time job and can’t find one that pays well enough, he starts putting ads online as an exorcist for hire. His ad: “Will face off with your ghosts. Chances of winning: virgin ghosts 80%, bachelor ghosts 40%, child ghosts 97%, the rest 50%.” One night he goes out on the job and faces off with a schoolgirl ghost, and during the fight they accidentally kiss and sparks fly.

13. Another Miss Oh

Genres: Romance, Comedy, Drama

No. of Episodes: 20

Casts: Eric MunSeo Hyun JinJeon Hye Bin

Synopsis:

It’s about two women named Oh Hae Yeong getting all mixed up in each other’s lives because they share a name. The problem is that two women not only share the name Oh Hae Yeong, but they also have the same occupation, which is probably the bigger issue. They both work for large catering companies (or perhaps the same one?), and one Hae Yeong is a team leader while the other Hae Yeong is an assistant manager. Kim Ah Joong is up for the role of the assistant manager. Then there’s also a man in their lives, who has the ability to see into the future.


12. Shopaholic Louis / Shopping King Louie

Genre: Romantic – comedy

No. of Episodes: 16

Casts: Seo In GukNam Ji HyunYoon Sang HyunIm Se Mi

Synopsis:

A romantic comedy about Louie, a rich heir who, due to his frustration of not being able to remember his past, always spends money to buy anything indifferently. One day he meets Bok Shil, a pure and energetic woman who teaches him that love isn’t something money can buy.

11. Uncontrollably Fond

Genres: Romance, Melodrama

No. of Episodes: 22

Casts: Kim Woo BinBae Suzy

Synopsis:

When Shin Joon Young and No Eul were younger, they were separated and became heartbroken. As adults, they meet again. Shin Joon Young is now a top actor and singer. He is intelligent and attractive. No Eul is the PD of documentaries. She values money over justice and kisses up to those with more power than her.


10. Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth

Genres: Historical, Coming-of-age, Romance, Youth

No. of Episodes: 20

Casts: Park Seo JoonGo Ah RaPark Hyung Sik

Synopsis: 

History is often made on the backs of truly passionate, talented young people. During the Kingdom of Silla, a group of elite youth known as Hwarang (literally “Flowering Knights”) would wield great influence. These dashing, talented knights – Moo Myung, Sam Maek Jong, Soo Ho, Ban Ryu, Yeo Wool, Han Sung, and maiden Ah Ro – could outsmart and outfight anyone as they pushed for justice in Seorabeol, the capital city. One of them would become King Jin Heung of Silla and change the course of history.


9. Cinderella and Four Knights

Genres: Romance, Comedy, Friendship, School

No. of Episodes: 16

Casts: Park So DamJung Il WooAhn Jae HyunLee Jung ShinChoi MinSon Na Eun

Synopsis:

A spirited, smart and nice teenage girl, good at sports, hates her home life due to her new stepmother and stepsister. She dreams of escaping her home where she’s treated as an outsider, and one day she helps out an old man and he extends an unusual offer to her. She’s invited to come live in a giant mansion and attend a prestigious high school, where she gets to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian. There are four other inhabitants in this house — three beautiful brothers and one bodyguard — who are stubborn and free to do as they please. She opens their frigid hearts and they become their own little family, and find love along the way.


8. Love in the Moonlight

Genres: Historical, Coming-of-age, Romantic- comedy, Melodrama

No. of Episodes: 18

Casts: Park Bo GumKim Yoo JungJinyoungChae Soo BinKwak Dong Yeon

Synopsis:

Hong Ra On disguises herself as a man and counsels men on dating. Due to a love letter she wrote for a client, she meets Crown Prince Hyo Myeong. Ra On is unaware that he is the Crown Prince and Hyo Myeong is unaware that Ra On is a woman. The Crown Prince becomes interested in Ra On. His eunuchs become aware of this and attempt to get Ra On to become one of them.

7. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Genres: Fantasy, Thriller, Action, Romantic – comedy

No. of Episodes: 16

Casts: Park Bo YoungPark Hyung SikJi Soo

Synopsis: 

Do Bong Soon is said to be so strong that touching something carelessly can result in a breakage. Meanwhile, In Dook Goo has been harboring an unrequited crush on her since elementary school. When she becomes the bodyguard of chaebol heir Ahn Min Hyuk, they quickly get involved in a twisted love triangle.


6. W – Two Worlds

Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Melodrama, Suspense, Thriller

No. of Episodes: 16

Casts: Lee Jong SukHan Hyo Joo

Synopsis:

Oh Yeon Joo is a surgeon whose father is a famous comic book creator. One day, her father goes missing and she rushes to his workshop to look for him, and instead finds a strange man, Kang Chul bathed in blood. She is kidnapped by him and taken to a different dimension.


5. Descendants of the Sun

Genres: Romance, Drama, Action, Melodrama, Military

No. of Episodes: 

Casts: Song Joong KiSong Hye KyoJin GooKim Ji Won

Synopsis:

UN peacekeeping troops are dispatched to the war-torn country of Uruk. Captain Yoo Shi Jin, team leader of the Special Warfare Command unit, meets Kang Mo Yeon, a volunteer doctor with Doctors Without Borders. As they work alongside each other in disaster- and disease-stricken zones, Shi Jin and Mo Yeon clash then fall in love.

4. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

Genres: Coming-of-age, Sports, Romantic – comedy

No. of Episodes: 16

Casts: Lee Sung KyungNam Joo HyukLee Jae YoonKyung Soo Jin

Synopsis:

This drama is inspired by the life of South Korean Olympic weightlifter gold-medalist Jang Mi Ran and it’s about college athletes who fighting for their dreams and finding love. Kim Bok Joo is a student in Hanwool College of Physical Education. She has shown strength like no other since she was a child as influenced by her former weightlifter father. She looks thoughtless at a first glance, but inside she’s as fragile as glass and has deep recognition. Jung Joon Hyeong is Kim Bok Joo’s best friend. He is a born swimmer but ever since he was disqualified from his first international event, he suffers from ‘start trauma’. Along with Kim Bok Joo, he overcomes his troubles and finds his dream and love. Song Shi Ho is a rhythm gymnast who also attends Hanwool College of Physical Education. She started gymnastics since she was 5 and won the Asian Games at the age of 18. She’s always been the best since then but mental pressure caused her to break up with Jung Joon Hyung and regret it.


3. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

Genres: Historical, Romance, Fantasy, Melodrama, Youth

No. of Episodes: 20

Casts: Lee Joon GiLee Ji Eun (IU)Kang Ha NeulHong Jong Hyun

Synopsis: 

The story set up in the early of Goryeo regime. Hae Soo, a 25-year-old girl from modern era got transported back to Goryeo dynasty and got trapped in the conflicts and struggles between princes of Wang’s House. There, she falls in love with Wang So, who makes other people tremble with fear. ~~ Based on Chinese novel “Bu Bu Jing Xin” by Tong Hua.


2. Guardian: The Lonely and Great God / Goblin

Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Drama

No. of Episodes: 16

Casts: Gong YooKim Go EunLee Dong WookYoo In NaYook Sung Jae

Synopsis:

Kim Shin is a goblin who is also a protector of souls. He lives together with an amnesiac grim reaper who is in charge of taking deceased souls. Shin doesn’t want to be immortal anymore and seeks a human bride in order to end his immortality. Meanwhile, Ji Eun Tak is a high school student who despite her painful reality, remains optimistic, ends up falling in love with the goblin. Sunny is an owner of a chicken shop, she is a bright and attractive girl who is loved by all men. However, while encountering hardship in her reckless life, she’ll meet the reaper and begin to change.


1. The Legend of the Blue Sea

Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Drama

No. of Episodes: 20

Casts: Jun Ji HyunLee Min Ho

Synopsis:

How can a mermaid from the Joseon era survive in modern-day Seoul? Shim Chung is a mermaid who finds herself transplanted to modern times. She is caught by Heo Joon Jae, a charming but cold con artist who is the doppelgänger for Kim Moon, the son of a nobleman from the Joseon Dynasty. But in the present time, Joon Jae works with Jo Nam Doo, a skilled conman who guides Joon Jae to become a genius scammer. But Joon Jae’s friend, Cha Shi Ah, who works as a researcher at KAIST, may be Chung’s only hope for surviving in her strange new world. **Inspired by a classic Joseon legend from Korea’s first collection of unofficial historical tales, about a fisherman who captures and releases a mermaid, this drama tells the love story between the son of a noble family in Joseon era and a mermaid.

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