MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) is another channel with great Korean dramas!
In the future I'll also being doing recommendations for the channel KBS2!
Here is a list of MBC dramas I recommend!
Aired: May 25th, 2016 - July 14th, 2016
Main Cast: Hwang Jung Eum, Ryu Joon Yeol, Lee Soo Hyuk, Lee Chung Ah
Genre: Romance, Comedy
A superstitious, unlucky lady called Shim Bo Nui, is convinced by her dreadful history and a fortune teller that she was born with very bad luck, which could potentially harm people around her. She believes the fortune teller wholeheartedly and starts following his instructions in every aspect of her life. This affects her life, career, relations and most importantly, her self-esteem. Things become serious when her path crosses the genius Je SuHoo and international Canadian- Korean Tennis player Gary Choi. Together, they end up in a huge mess while she tries to fulfill an absurd advice from her fortune teller to save her sister.
W - Two Worlds:
Aired: June 20th, 2016 - September 14th, 2016
Main Cast: Han Hyo Joo, Lee Jong Suk
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Cardiothoracic surgeon Oh Yeon Joo's father mysteriously went missing while writing the last chapter of his webtoon "W". Yeon Joo goes to his office and is shocked to see a scene of a bloodied Kang Cheol, the main character of W, on her father's monitor. While reading something left behind by her father, a hand from the monitor pulled her in. She found herself on the rooftop of a building, next toa man lying down in blood. She manages to save him and realizes that the person she saved was Kang Cheol. She later discovers she can only enter and leave the webtoon depending on Kang Cheol's feelings.
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo:
Aired: November 16th, 2016 - January 11th, 2017
Main Cast: Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk, Lee Jae Yoon, Kyung Soo Jin
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Kim Bok Joo is a student in Haneol College of Physical Education. She has shown strength like no other since she was a child was 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 firstinternational 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 Haneol 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.
~~ This drama is inspired by the life of South Korean Olympic weightlifter gold-medalist Jang Mi Ran.
Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People:
Aired: January 30th, 2017 - May 16th, 2017
Main Cast: Yoon Gyun Sang, Chae Soo Bin, Lee Ha Nui, Kim Ji Suk, Park Jun Gyu, Shim Hee Sub
Genre: Historical, Action, Romance
Episodes: 30 (1 hour episodes)
What would you do if the mere fact of your birth gives you no standing in society?
Gil Dong is born as the son of servant Ah Mo Gae, in a society in which servants have no legal standing. After years of horrible treatment by the nobility, Gil Dong becomes the leader of a band of smugglers who steals from the rich to give to the poor. Meanwhile, King Yeonsan slowly becomesa tyrannical king who oppresses the lives of the common people. Against all odds, can Gil Dong champion the rights of the common people on his path to becoming Joseon’s first revolutionary activist?
Ruler: Master of the Mask:
Also Known As: The Emperer: Owner of the Mask
Aired: May 10th, 2017 - July 13th, 2017
Main Cast: Yoo Seung Ho, Kim So Hyun, L, Yoon So Hee
Genre: Historical, Romance, Political
Episodes: 40 (30 minute episodes)
In the 1700's, Crown Prince Lee Sun fights against Pyunsoo hwe, an organization that has accumulated power and wealth through privatizing water all over Joseon. He becomes a hope for the people who suffer. Ga-Eun is the woman Crown Prince Lee Sun loves and she helps him grow as a ruler.
Also Known As: The Guardians
Aired: May 22nd, 2017 - July 11th, 2017
Main Cast: Lee Shi Young, Kim Young Kwang, Kim Tae Hoon, Kim Seul Gi, Key
Genre: Thriller, Investigation
Episodes: 32 (35 minute episodes)
Story about a group of people who get together to overcome their pain of having lost their loved ones to crime.
Aired: August 30th, 2017 - November 2nd, 2017
Main Cast: Ha Ji Won, Kang Min Hyuk, Lee Seo Won
Genre: Romance, Medical
Episodes: 40 (35 minute episodes)
These doctors travel by ship to treat patients unable to get to a hospital. Having no borders on the sea doesn't mean that they'll always get along.
I'm Not A Robot:
Aired: December 6th, 2017 - January 25th, 2018 (this Thursday)
Main Cast: Yoo Seung Ho, Chae Soo Bin, Uhm Ki Joon
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Comedy
Episodes: 32 (35 minute episodes)
Kim Min Gyu has wealth and success, but lives an isolated life due to his allergy of people. He then meets and falls in love with a girl who is pretending to be a robot for her ex-boyfriend, a genius robots professor.
The two dramas listed after this won't air until after the Winter Olympics are over. The two time slots for dramas are to be taken over by the Olympics. So once I'm Not A Robot and the drama Two Cops end there won't be a spot for the primetime dramas.
The Great Seducer:
Based Off Of: French novel "Les Liaisons dangereuses"
Aired: March 12th, 2018 - May 1st, 2018
Main Cast: Woo Do Hwan, Joy
Genre: Romance, Drama, Mature
Kwon Shi Hyun bets his life on a dangerous game to seduce Eun Tae Hee. His target is 20-years-old and believes people that are swayed by love are pathetic. After Eun Tae Hee meets Kwon Shi Hyun, her view on love changes.
Goddess of the Court:
Based Off Of: Drop Dead Diva (US TV Series)
Aired: March 30th, 2018 (possibly) - N/A
Main Cast: N/A
Genre: Comedy, Supernatural, Law
Goddess of the Court, an adaptation of Drop Dead Diva. Drop Dead Diva is a body-swap comedy about a vapid fashion model who dies in a car crash and whose soul somehow inhabits an overweight lawyer who also died while protecting her boss. The heroine will struggle to adjust to her new life, and along the way learn some valuable lessons on self-esteem and personal acceptance.
Other MBC dramas:
Goodbye Mr. Black
Kill Me, Heal Me
She Was Pretty
Scholar Who Walks the Night
The King in Love
Any MBC dramas you want to recommend me?
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