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Sylvia Hoeks

Korean Drama TV Shows


About Korean Drama

Although Korean dramatic television has evolved over the decades in sometimes controversial directions, the controversy hasn't stopped hasn't stopped the products of South Korea's television industry from achieving international popularity. K-drama has its fans both at home and abroad, and the shows' stars are international celebrities.

As in Japan, historical drama is the most traditional of Korean dramatic TV genres. Called sageuk, Korean period dramas rose in popularity beginning in the 1960s, but also like in Japan, historical drama began to fall out of favor in the 1980s, when younger audiences began to show a preference for dramas with more contemporary themes, especially romance.

Rather than simply follow Western dramatic traditions, some Korean dramas developed along innovative paths. Family dramas, medical dramas, crime thrillers and modern romances are certainly all represented among Korean drama series, but writers also created new series that blended two or more traditional genres. Fusion sageuk, for example, may combine the traditional historical conventions with elements of romance, adventure, science fiction or other more contemporary genres.

Music also plays a significant role in Korean drama, and the original soundtrack recording of a series' music often is as popular with its fans as is the series itself.

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Good Doctor
Good Doctor
Jumong
Jumong
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
My Life's Golden Age
My Life's Golden Age
Autumn In My Heart
Autumn In My Heart
Gu Family Book
Gu Family Book
Playful Kiss
Playful Kiss
Coffee Prince
Coffee Prince
My Love From Another Star
My Love From Another Star
Doctor Stranger
Doctor Stranger
She Was Pretty
She Was Pretty
Prince of Lan Ling
Prince of Lan Ling
A Gentleman's Dignity
A Gentleman's Dignity
Dong Yi
Dong Yi
Warrior Baek Dong Soo
Warrior Baek Dong Soo
Oh My Ghostess
Oh My Ghostess
Emergency Couple
Emergency Couple
Birth of a Beauty
Birth of a Beauty
Big
Big
Empress Ki
Empress Ki
Gu-am Heo Jun
Running Man
Thorn Birds
Full House
The Kingdom of the Winds
Discovery of Love
Stairway to Heaven
EXO Next Door
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A Thousand Days' Promise
Oh My Venus
Yi San
Scent of a Woman
Iljimae
Sang Doo, Let's Go to School
Spy Myung Wol
High School: Love On
Ice Adonis
Bridal Mask
Pretty Man
The Joseon Gunman
General Hospital 2
Soulmate
What's Up
Queen of Ambition
Fashion King
Last
Sweet 18
Golden Cross
The Greatest Marriage
Love Rain
Bride of the Century
We Got Married
Poseidon
Flower Boy Ramen Shop
Hyde, Jekyll, and I
Six Flying Dragons
Healer
Dream High
Manny
Three Days
Royal Family
Faith
Love and Marriage
East of Eden
Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Heartstrings
Vampire Prosecutor 2
Love Family
King Geunchogo
Answer Me 1994
The Devil
School 2015
Can We Get Married
Aftermath
Winter Bird
You Are All Surrounded
Beethoven Virus
Discovery of Romance
Kimchi Family
Princess Hours
Fireworks
To Be Continued
Sweet Spy
Incomplete Life
Enemy At The Dead End
Secret Love Affair
Sweden Laundry
Arang and the Magistrate
I'm Sorry, I Love You
Dalja's Spring
Her Style
My Lovable Girl
Answer Me 1988
A New Leaf
Heard It Through The Grapevine
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