tvN (Total Variety Network) is another channel with great Korean dramas!
In the future I'll also being doing recommendations for the channels SBS, KBS2, and MBC!
Here is a list of tvN dramas I recommend!
(P.S: I'm going to start from dramas 2014 and up)
Aired: October 20th, 2014 - November 25th, 2014
Main Cast: Lee Sang Yoon, Kim So Eun, Shin Sung Rok
Genre: Psychological, Suspense
Various contestants take part in a game show with a prize of 10 billion won. The contestants who can cheat the others wins the prize. Contestants include genius swindler Cha Woo Jin and naive college student Nam Da Jung.
Aired: April 11th, 2014 - June 21st, 2014
Main Cast: Yoon Sang Hyun, Lee Joon, Kim Min Jung
Genre: Mystery, Suspense
Moo Yeom is a detective. 20 years ago, he was a Buddhist monk, but he got into trouble with a man named Gap Dong. To cut ties with him and cut off whatever karma would arise from his involvement with Gap Dong, Moo Yeom became a detective. After the statute of limitations expired, Gap Dong appears once again. Moo Yeom sets out to catch him once and for all. ~~ Drama seriesis inspired by the "Hwaseong serial murder case".
Aired: November 6th, 2015 - January 16th, 2016
Main Cast: Hyeri, Go Kyung Pyo, Ryu Joon Yeol, Park Bo Gum, Lee Dong Hwi
Genre: Friendship, Comedy
Five childhood friends, who all live in the same Ssangmundong neighborhood of Seoul, lean on each other to survive their challenging teen years and set a path for their futures. Sung Deok Sun struggles for attention as the middle child in her poor family while also carrying the burden of her 989th ranking in school. Kim Jung Hwan only has a one-track mind for soccer, even after his family becomes rich overnight.Sung Sun Woo is the perfect student, student council president and a caring and dependable son in his family. Ryu Dong Ryong is a geek who knows more about girls and life than the rest of his friends, but his poor academic score prevents him from being able to go to college. Choi Taek is a genius baduk player who dropped out of school to go professional. As the group of friends gets into and out of mischief around the neighborhood, what experiences from these memorable times together will they carry with them into their future lives?
Season 1 Aired: January 22nd, 2016 - March 12th, 2016
Season 2 Aired: Not determined yet, sometime in 2018
Main Cast Season 1: Lee Je Hoon, Kim Hye Soo, Jo Jin Woong
Main Cast Season 2: Not released yet
Genre: Investigation, Mystery
Episodes (Season 1): 16
Episodes (Season 2): N/A
Synopsis (Season 1):
After finding an old walkie-talkie, Detective Park Hae Yeong manages to connect with Detective Lee Jae Han in the past. Together, with the help of Team Leader Cha So Hyun, they manage to solve South Korea's most famous cold cases and reveal police corruption.
Aired: September 23rd, 2016 - November 12th, 2016
Main Cast: Ji Chang Wook, Song Yoon Ah, Im Yoon Ah, Jo Sung Ha
Genre: Political, Action
Kim Je Ha is a former soldier for hire. He is also called K2. He is hired as a bodyguard by Choi Yoo Jin. Yoo Jin is the wife of a presidential candidate and the daughter of a chaebol family.
Meanwhile, Ko An Na is the secret daughter of the presidential. She is also a recluse.
Aired: December 2nd, 2016 - January 21st, 2017
Main Cast: Gong Yoo, Kim Go Eun, Lee Dong Wook, Yoo In Na, Yook Sung Jae
Genre: Romance, Supernatural
Kim Shin is a Goblin who is cursed with immortality and uses his powers to help others. He lives together with a Grim Reaper who has amnesia and can't remember his past. To end his immortality, Shin must search for a human bride who can pull out the sword in his chest and return him to ashes. He meets Ji Eun Tak, a high school student who, despite her painful reality, remainsoptimistic and ends up falling in love with the Goblin. She works with Sunny, the owner of a small chicken restaurant, who is a bright and attractive girl, loved by all men. However, when she meets the Grim Reaper, she finds her world is beginning to change.
Cinderella and Four Knights:
Aired: August 12th, 2016 - October 1st, 2016
Main Cast: Park So Dam, Jung Il Woo, Ahn Jae Hyun, Lee Jung Shin, Choi Min Sung, Son Na Eun
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Eun Ha Won is in the third grade of high school. She hopes to become a teacher which her late mother always wished for. Ha Won has a bright personality and a strong set of morals, but she is unhappy at home. She's unattached from her father, step-mother, and step-sister and also mistreated. Ha-Won works various part-time jobs to pay for her upcoming university tuition fees. She knows she needs to makemore money to pay for the storage of her mother's ashes at the cemetery. Her mother's ashes were recently removed because of unpaid bills.
Meanwhile, Ji Woon , Hyun Min and Seo Woo are spoiled cousins and live together in the mansion Sky House. With their different personalities - Ji Woon is a tough guy, Hyun Min is a playboy and Seo Woo is a musician - they don't like each other at all. Additionally, Ji Woon likes Hye Ji who likes Hyun Min.
One day, their grandfather orders his 3 grandsons to attend his 5th wedding ceremony. Hyun Min doesn't want to go, but he hires Ha Won for 3 hours and takes her to his grandfather's wedding ceremony. His plan is to upstage his grandfather's wedding ceremony with the surprise appearance of Ha Won. There, the grandfather witnesses Ha Won's no-nonsense attitude towards Hyun Min and decides to hire her as a live-in butler at the Sky House. He hopes she is able to change the ways of his grandsons.
Aired: January 16th, 2017 - March 14th, 2017
Main Cast: Yeon Woo Jin, Park Hye Soo, Gong Seung Yeon, Yoon Park
Genre: Romance, Comedy
When a young, energetic employee joins a public relations firm with an introverted and severely misunderstood boss, she makes it her life’s mission to show the world who he really is.
Eun Hwan Ki is the boss at a PR company. He is really shy. So shy that even his employees don't know him that well. He prefers to hide in his office. Everyone thinks he is a cold, prickly, arrogant grouch.They call him the "Silent Monster".
Chae Ro Woon is a recent hire at the same company. She is energetic, bubbly, loves to be the center of attention and always has something to say. The exact opposite of her boss, who she seems to have an old grudge against. Her goal in life is: to expose the big boss man for who he really is and take her revenge.
The same company also employs Kang Woo Il, co-boss at the company. He, unlike his partner, is warm, sensitive and well-liked.
Eun Yi Soo is a chaebol heiress who has been engaged for three long years.
Aired: May 22nd, 2017 - June 27th, 2017
Main Cast: Yeo Jin Goo, Kim Kang Woo, Gong Seung Yeon, Lee Gi Kwang, Ahn Woo Yeon
Genre: Sci-Fi, Mystery
Taking place in both the present year 2017 and in the year 2037, when people believe that their future depends on humans controlling and regulating their emotions, this drama is a sci-fi mystery. When alien visitors arrive on Earth, humans learn new skills from them and take advantage of them; what ensues is a story of alliance, resistance, and love.
Each episode will contain two shorter stories, the first part set in2017 and called “Beta Project,” with the second set in 2037 and called “Grand New World.”
A Korean Odyssey/Hwayugi:
Aired: December 23rd, 2017 - March 4th, 2018
Main Cast: Lee Seung Gi, Cha Seung Won, Oh Yeon Seo, Lee Hong Ki, Jang Gwang
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
A self-serving mythical creature's bid for invincibility backfires when he finds himself at the mercy of a women who can see otherworldly spirits. Son Oh Gong and King Woo Ma are in conflict with each other and they look for a true light in a dark world where evils exist everywhere. ~~ Adapted from the classic Chinese novel “Journey to the West,” but reinterprets the story into the present day and hasa romantic-fantasy twist.
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