The K-Drama fever is still going strong, and if you’ve finished about 10 K-dramas since the quarantine started, you’re far from alone. If you’re still looking for more K-dramas to watch, here are the highest rated K-dramas on Korean cable television. These dramas have made South Koreans laugh, cry, and cry some more. Based on Neilsen Korea’s ratings, here are the eight highest-rated cable K-dramas in South Korea:
8. Hospital Playlist (2020, ongoing) — 9.9%
Hospital Playlist is about a group of doctors who have been friends since they were in medical school. This drama sheds light on the different highs and lows doctors face while dealing with professional and personal matters.
7. Itaewon Class (2020) — 11.8%
Park Seo-joon stars as Park Sae-ro-yi, an ex-convict with a dark past. After he decides to open a restaurant-bar in Itaewon. With the help of his manager Jo Yi-seo and his staff, they work for the success of their restaurant-bar regardless of the challenges they face.
6. Crash Landing On You (2019-2020) — 12.2%
The drama that reignited the K-Drama craze in the Philippines, Crash Landing On You was well received in South Korea and all over the world. About the heiress Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin) who gets stuck in North Korea where she meets Captain Ri Jeong-hyeok (Hyun Bin). The two try to figure out how Se-ri can go back to South Korea without being captured in North Korea. Things get more complicated when they both start to fall for each other.
5. Reply 1988 (2015-2016) — 12.4%
A story of love, friendship, and family, Reply 1988 showed what life was like in South Korea back in 1988. The show gained more viewers each week because of how raw the drama was. With an all-star cast, the drama soared high in ratings, beating other dramas that aired on the same time slot.
4. Sky Castle (2018-2019) — 12.5%
This drama centers on different upper-class families fighting for the glory or fortune. Revolving around the exclusive residential area called SKY Castle, the drama highlights how the rich live and how they raise their children like royalty.
3. Goblin (2016-2017) — 12.9%
The only way 300 year old Goblin (Gong Yoo) can finally be at rest is if the Goblin’s bride pulls out the sword stuck in him. When he finally meets his long lost bride Ji Eun-tak (Kim Go-eun), he expects that he would finally meet eternal rest. Things get complicated when they both start falling for one another, knowing that fate is not on their side.
2. Mr. Sunshine (2018) — 13.0%
Eugene Choi (Lee Byung-hun) escapes to America after the 1871 Shinmiyangyo, or the United States expedition to Korea. He becomes a United States Marine Corps officer and returns to Joseon many years later. He falls in love with Go Ae-shin (Kim Tae-ri) who is an aristocrat’s daughter. After discovering that foreign forces are planning to invade Korea, Eugene gets involved in a fight for Joseon’s sovereignty.
1. The World Of Married (2020, ongoing) — 16.9%
This much-talked-about K-drama is now South Korea’s highest-rated K-Drama. The World Of Married is the story of Ji Sun-woo ( Kim Hee-ae), a doctor who is married to Lee Tae-oh (Park Hae-joon). The couple seems to have the perfect marriage until one-day Sun-woo discovers a dark secret Tae-oh has been hiding.
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