Looking back, 2019 had been a wonderful year of really strong K-Dramas that had us laugh and cry, love and hate, ache and heal. And with the rise of platforms like Netflix and Hulu stepping up to stream a wider selection of Korean shows, more international fans have become avid viewers too! Here are 2019’s top 10 titles, as picked by international K-Drama lovers.
10. Doctor John
Starring actor Ji Sung and actress Lee Se Young, this medical drama became a huge hit thanks to the solid acting and the fast-paced storytelling.
9. Love Alarm
Starring actress Kim So Hyun and her chemistry with two co-stars Jung Ga Ram and Song Kang, this webtoon-based drama’s love triangle kept the viewers on the edge throughout!
Starring actor Lee Seung Gi and actress Suzy, this blockbuster charmed the viewers with the right amount of everything: Action, Romance, and Mystery!
7. Her Private Life
Actor Kim Jae Wook and actress Park Min Young both proved how they rightfully-earned their nicknames of Rom-Com king and queen in this cute love story.
6. Touch Your Heart
Viewers absolutely cherished the reunion of the Guardian: The Lonely and Great God‘s Grim Reaper Lee Dong Wook and Sunny-ssi Yoo In Na couple in this adorable rom-com!
5. He Is Psychometric
Starring idol-turned-actor GOT7‘s Jinyoung and actress Shin Ye Eun, this “superpower” themed teenage romance had even K-Pop fans hooked too!
4. Extraordinary You
Actress Kim Hye Yoon‘s undeniable chemistry with both actor Lee Jae Wook and idol-turned-actor SF9‘s Rowoon shot this high school love story to the top of this list!
3. Angel’s Last Mission: Love
Starring idol-turned-actor INFINITE‘s L and actress Shin Hye Sun, this “heaven-sent” rom-com has been more than enough to make viewers believe in true love again.
2. Crash Landing On You
This heart-throbbing love story between a North Korean soldier Hyun Bin and a South Korean chaebol Son Ye Jin has broken viewer rating records with its quality production!
1. Hotel Del Luna
Starring vocalist-turned-actress IU and actor Yeo Jin Goo, this fantasy-romance had viewers hooked on not only the unique plot, but also the breathtaking aesthetics.