Drama Ratings A-Z

Korean Drama Ratings A-Z

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1% Of Something  (2016 version)- Overall Rating 9/10.  99% Adorable.

49 Days – Overall Rating 7/10.  Learning About Life Through Death & Depression.

 

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title_lovetokillA Love to Kill – Overall Rating 7/10.  Misguided Revenge Leads To Melodrama.

Angel Eyes – Overall Rating 10/10 – Organ Donors Are Confidential For A Reason.  Read Review.

Another Oh Hae Young – Overall Rating 6.5/10.  Mistaken Identity Leads to Mediocre Drama.  Read Review.

Arang and the Magistrate – Overall Rating 7/10.  Bag Wigs and Supernatural Mystery.

Athena:  Goddess of War – Overall Rating 2/10.  Everything Explodes, Including Your Head.  Read Review.

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Bad Guy – Overall Rating 8.5/10.  Skydiving and Wet Panties.  Psuedo-Review.

Bad Guys – Overall Rating – 8.5/10 – The Beasts of Seoul and How to Catch Them. Read Review.

Beautiful Gong Shim – Overall Rating – 10/10.  Maturity is Highly Over Rated.  Read Review.

Beautiful Mind – Overall Rating – 5/10 – The Plot Could Use Reconstructive Surgery.

The Best Hit – Overall Rating – 7/10.   Yoon Si-Yoon Is Fun In Every Decade. Read Review.

Big – Overall Rating na/10.  Abandoned in the K-Drama Graveyard.

Blade Man – Overall Rating na/10.  Abandoned in the K-Drama Graveyard.

Boys Over Flowers – Overall Rating 6/10.  Rich Teenagers Need Poor Teenagers to Become Decent Humans.

Bridal Mask / Gaksital – Overall Rating 9/10.  Political Perfection.  Read Review.

Bride of the Century – Overall Rating – 8/10 – You Can’t Trick A Ghost With A Doppelganger, But You Can Trick A Man.  Read Review.

Bride of the Water God – Overall Rating – 2/10.  Drowning In A Plate of Water. Read Review.

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Cain & Abel – Overall Rating 9/10.  Read Review.

title_cityhallCan Love Become Money – na/10.  Abandoned in the K-Drama Graveyard.

Can You Hear My Heart – 8.5/10.   Dumb People Are Happier In Life.  Read Review.

Cheer Up / Sassy Go Go – 8.5/10 – Bring It On, Elite Boarding School Style.  Read Review.

Cinderella & The Four Knights – Overall Rating – 8.5/10.  Prince Charming’s Castle Courtesy of Mass Studies Architecture.   Read Review.

Circle: Two Worlds – Overall Rating – 9/10.  Blue Worms Are Not Your Friends. Read Review.

City Hall – Overall Rating 8/10.  Political Giggles in the Countryside.

City Hunter – Overall Rating 7.5/10.  Nice Guys Suck At Revenge, also known as I Don’t Wanna, Dad!

Cheese in the Trap – Overall Rating – 9/10.  Sociopaths Make The Best Boyfriends.  Read Review.

Chicago Typewriter – Overall Rating – 8/10.  Ghostwriters and Ghosts. Read Review

Chuno – The Slave Hunters – Overall Rating 7/10.  A Tortured Soul Tortures Others… And It’s Epic And Sad.

Coffee Prince – Overall Rating 10/10.  COFFEE PRINCE + YOUR BRAIN = JOY.  Read Review.

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title_deeptreeDeep Rooted Tree – Overall Rating 7/10.  Hangul is Spelled 한글, also known as Support Staff Don’t Make History.

Defendant – Overall Rating – 4/10.  Guilty of Over Acting. Read Review.

Descendants of the Sun – Overall Rating – 7.5/10.  The Travel Brochure is Better Than The Vacation.  Read Review.

Discovery of Romance – Overall Rating – 5/10.  When The Heart Is Involved, Honestly Is Easier In Theory Than In Practice.   Read Review.

Dream High – Overall Rating 8/10.  Teenagers Pursue Fame In A School With No Heat.

Doctor Crush / Doctors – Overall Rating na/10. Crushing Disappointment.  Abandoned in the K-Drama Graveyard.

Doctor Stranger – Overall Rating – 8/10.  Pyongyang Medical School is Not For The Faint of Heart.  Read Review.

Dong Yi – Overall Rating 7/10.  The King Likes Me Better Than You.  Na-na-na-nah!

Dr. Kkang – Overall Rating 10/10.  Gangsta of Love!  Read Review.

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title_empireEast of Eden – Overall Rating 2/10.  Baby Switching Has Never Been More Boring.

Emergency Couple – Overall Rating – 8/10.  Resuscitating a Relationship Requires Two Medical Degrees. Read Review.

The Empire of Gold – Overall Rating 9/10.  The Financial Game of Thrones.  Read Review.

Empress Ki – Overall Rating – 9/10.  To Be Needed Is To Be Loved.  Read Review.

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Faith – Overall Rating 7.5/10.  Lee Min Ho Looks Cool With A Sword Even If He Doesn’t Know How To Use It.  Read Review.

Falling in Love With Soon Jung – Overall Rating – 5/10.  Why Does Anyone Fall In Love With Soon Jung?  Read Review.

Fated to Love You – Overall Rating 8.5/10.  A Rich Buffoon Falls For A Snail, And It’s Adorable.  Read Review.

Fight My Way – Overall Rating – 8/10.  Mixed Martial Arts Means More Shirtless Men. Read Review.

Five Fingers – Overall Rating 5/10.  Sibling Rivalry In D Minor, Orchestrated By Evil Mom.

Flower Boy Next Door – Overall Rating 7.5/10.  Super Cuteness with Questionable Filling.  Read Review.

Flowers for My Life – Overall Rating 7/10.  Undertaking a Campy RomCom.

For You in Full Blossom – Overall Rating 6/10.  Fangirl Goes Drag For Olympic Kangaroo.

Foxy Lady – Overall Rating 7/10.  Mishil Hooks Up With A Puppy.

Freeze – Overall Rating 2/10.  Someone Stake This Drama.

Full House – Overall Rating 8/10.  Falling In Love Via Cleaning.

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The Ghost – Overall Rating 8/10.  Hackers and Identity Theft.

title_godsGod’s Gift: 14 Days – Overall rating 8/10.  A Time Traveling Thrill Ride of Murder, Deceit and Madness!

Goblin – Overall Rating – 10/10.  Everyone Is Okay With Gong Yoo Living Forever.  Read Review.

Good Doctor – Overall Rating 7/10.  Autistic Savant Dr Saves Kids & Gets Yelled At.  Read Review.

The Greatest Love – Overall Rating 10/10.  Greatest, Craziest Rom-Com of All Time.  Read Review.

Gu Family Book – Overall Rating 7.5/10.  Supernatural Tale Involving Magical Blue Lights and Colored Contact Lenses.

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Healer – Overall Rating 10/10.  All the Best Parts of Every Comicbook Hero Story in One Drama.  Read Review.

Heart to Heart – Overall Rating 9/10 – Don’t Fall In Love With Your Shrink Unless You Are In A K-Drama.  Read Review.

Heartless City – Overall Rating 10/10.  Hookers and Drug Dealers Have Never Been Cooler.

High End Crush – Overall Rating 7/10.  Like Eating M&Ms Off The Floor, Still So Good But Ultimately You Prefer Your Sweets Straight Out Of the Bag.  Read Review.

High School – Love On – Overall Rating – na/10.  Like A Piece of Gum, Started Out Sweet But Quickly Lost Its Flavor.  Abandoned in the K-Drama Graveyard.

Hwarang – Overall Rating – 8/10.  Lots & Lots Of Handsome Young Men… In A Good Historical Drama (need we say more?).  Read Review.

Hyde, Jekyll, & I – Overall Rating – 6/10.  Bizarre, Sorta Awful, & Yet Sorta Fun Too.

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I Am Sorry, I Love You – Overall Rating 9.5/10.  Koreans Not Raised in Korea Are Screwed.

I Hear Your Voice – Overall Rating 6.5/10.  Telepathy Powers Wasted In A Courtroom.

title_niceI Miss You – Overall Rating 5/10.  I Missed The Plot.  Read Review.

In Need of Romance 3 – Overall Rating – 4/10.  French Kissing Does Not Make Up For Bad Writing. Read Review.

I Remember You / Hello Monster – Overall Rating – 10/10.  Monsters Make Their Own Families. Read Review.

Incomplete Life – Overall Rating – 10/10.  Work – It’s The Real Drama.  Read Review.

Innocent Man / Nice Guy – Overall Rating 8/10.  I Will Not Smile – Ever.

Iris – Overall Rating 1/10.  Blackholes Now Have a Rival.  Read Review.

It’s Okay, That’s Love – Overall Rating 8.5/10.  Crazy People Need Love Too.

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Jealousy Incarnate – Overall Rating 7/10.  Two Boyfriends Are Better Than One.  Read Review.

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title_kingKill Me, Heal Me – Overall Rating 8/10.  Why Love One Guy When You Can Love Five?   Read Review.

King 2 Hearts – Overall Rating 8/10.  A Fairy Tale Romance With North Korean Cuteness.  Who Knew?

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Last Scandal of My Life – Overall Rating 8/10.  An Ode to Housewives.  Read Review.

Legend of the Blue Sea – Overall Rating – 5/10.  A Can Of Anchovies When You Ordered Fresh Salmon.  Read Review.

Let’s Eat – Overall Rating – 8.5/10.  Unique Characters To Be Savored.  Read Review.

Liar Game – Overall Rating – 10/10.  Manipulation Is A Group Sport! Read Review.

Lie to Me – Overall Rating 6/10.  Throw Away Drama with Great Smooches.  Read Review.

Love Rain – Overall Rating 7/10.  Poor Romantic Decision Making Is Hereditary.

Love in the Moonlight – Overall Rating 8/10.  Like A Fluffy Bunny, Pretty Worthless But Oh So Cute!  Read Review.

title_luciferLucifer / The Devil – Overall Rating 10/10.  Where the Good Guy is Bad and the Bad Guy is Bad too.

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M – Overall Rating 1/10.  Weird But Would Approve Of Modern Remake.

Madame Antoine – Overall Rating na/10. Abandoned.

Man From The Equator – Overall Rating 4/10.  Not Recommended for Tourists.  Read Review.

Mary Stayed Out All Night – Overall Rating 6.5/10.  Love Triangle Involving People With Beautiful Hair.  Read Review.

Man to Man – Overall Rating – 7/10 – Undercover Romantic Tactics Will Be Used. Read Review.

The Man Who Can’t Get Married – Overall Rating 6/10.  No One Will Question Why You Are Single.  Still.

Marriage Not Dating – Overall Rating 8/10.  Korean Febreeze, Fresh As Spring And Just As Fleeting.  Read Review.

Mask – Overall Rating – 9/10.  Mr. Sinister Serves Up Some Moody, Broody Blackmail to a Doppelganger.  Read Review.

Master’s Sun – Overall Rating 10/10.  Ghosts Have No Manners.  Read Review.

Me Too, Flower! – Overall Rating – 9/10 – Curing Depression With A 2 Billion Won Kiss. Read Review.

Mirror of the Witch – Overall Rating – 6/10 – Despite Cuteness, Couldn’t Cast A Spell.

title_mygirlMonstar – Overall Rating 8/10.  Pop-Tastic!

Moon Embracing the Sun – Overall Rating 8/10.  Shamans, Like All Religious Figures, Remain Largely Unimpressive In Supernatural Skills.

My Beautiful Bride – Overall Rating 8/10.  What Happens When Your Fiance Falls Into A Dark Rabbit Hole And You Go Chasing After. Read Review.

My Girl – Overall Rating 8.5/10.  Compulsive Lying Has Never Been Cuter.

My Love From Another Star – Overall Rating 8/10.   Prime Directive:  Do Not Interfere with Development of Alien Civilizations.  Read Review.

My Lovely Sam Soon – Overall Rating 7/10.  Like Squid or Haggis, When You’re in the Mood There is Nothing Better.  When You’re Not, Avoid at All Costs.

My Shy Boss – Overall Rating 3/10.  Interesting Protagonist With Anxiety Disorder Could Not Save This Cliche Clumsy Mess Of A Show.

My Sweet Seoul – Overall Rating 6.5/10.  My Dating History Has A Split-Personality.

My Wife’s Having an Affair This Week / Listen to Love – Overall Rating 6.5/10.  Tuna Mayo Gets Her Happy Ending Via a Shotgun & a Hot French Dude.  Read Review.

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Oh My Ghostess – Overall Rating – 8/10.  Don’t Die A Virgin In Korea.  Read Review.

Oh My Venus – Overall Rating 8.5/10.  Giant Piece of Cake with Zero Calories and It Tastes Sooo Good.  Read Review.

On The Way To The Airport – Overall Rating – 7/10.  Check Your Baggage, People.  Read Review.

Orange Marmalade – Overall Rating na/10.  Abandoned in the K-Drama Graveyard.

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title_padamPadam Padam – Overall Rating 10/10.  Watching People Cry Has Never Been More Amazing.

Painter of the Wind – Overall Rating 2/10.  Fail!  Should Have Been Gay Romance. Read Review.

Pasta – Overall Rating 6/10.  Did Not Follow Printed Directions, Drama Undercooked.

Personal Taste – Overall Rating 6.5/10.  Promising Premise, Lackluster Results.

Pinocchio – Overall Rating – 9/10.  Do Reporters Go To Heaven or Hell? Read Review.

Please Come Back, Mister – na/10. Abandoned in the K-Drama Graveyard.

title_protetcPrincess’ Man – Overall Rating 9.5/10.  Sweepingly Romantic Revenge Drama.

Prosecutor Princess – Overall Rating 7/10.  The Korean Legally Blonde.

Protect the Boss – Overall Rating 8/10.  Hit Me Again.  Read Review.

Puck! – Overall Rating 8/10.  Loan Sharks on Ice.  Read Review.

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title_queenQue Sera Sera – Overall Rating 9/10.  Oddly Compelling Drama About Odd People.

Queen for Seven Days – Overall Rating – 8.5/10 – If There Is A Prophesy Dooming Your Relationship… You Might Wanna Reconsider Your Choices. Read Review.

Queen In Hyun’s Man – Overall Rating – 9/10.  Dear God, Let Me Be Reincarnated As Yoo In-A In My Next Life.  Read Review.

Queen Seon Duk – Overall Rating 10/10.  Historical Masterpiece, also known as Bidam Kicks Ass.  Read Review.

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Rebel: The Thief Who Stole The People – Overall Rating – 7/10.  Did Not Steal My Heart, Despite Awesome Cast.

Remember – Overall Rating – 10/10.  The Truth Does Not Speak For Itself.  Read Review.

Reply 1997 – Overall Rating 9/10.  The Korean Wonder Years.

title_resResurrection / Rebirth – Overall Rating 8/10.  Stanley Kubrick’s Ghost Makes Directorial Debut.  Read Review.

Return of Iljimae – Overall Rating 3/10.  Kitchy Clumbsy Childish Adventure Featuring A Pretty, Pretty Man.

Rooftop Prince – Overall Rating 5/10.  Time Traveling Makes You Retarded.

Ruler: Master of the Mask – na/10. Abandoned in the K-Drama Graveyard.

Ruler of Your Own World – Overall Rating 6.5/10.  Indie Roadkill Romance.  Read Review.

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title_scholar2Scarlet Heart Ryeo – Overall Rating 5/10.  Princes Play for the Throne Until Halftime, Then Get Lost on the Field.  Read Review.

Scholar Who Walks the Night – Overall Rating 8/10.  The Joseon Era Dark Shadows.  Read Review.

Secret – Overall Rating – 8/10.  Being Responsible For Your Own Messed Up Life Is Ample Melodrama, Don’t Add Someone Else’s. Read Review.

Secret Garden – Overall Rating 8/10.  A How-To Guide to Stalking.  Psuedo-Review.

School 2103 – Overall Rating 8/10.  Korean Highschools Are Startling Simliar to American Highschools.

Secret Love Affair – Overall Rating – 8/10.  A Major Musical Seduction and a Minor Romance in B Flat.  Read Review.

Sensory Couple – Overall Rating – 7/10.  Numb Cop Falls For Freakish Scent Seeing Girl While Solving Crimes.  Read Review.

Shark – Overall Rating 8/10.  A Beautiful Aquarium of Love and Revenge.  Read Review.

She Was Pretty – Overall Rating – 7.5/10.  A Flat Iron Transforms Yet Another Ugly Duckling Into A Swan.  Read Review.

title_shutShining Inheritance – Overall Rating 8/10.  Classic K-Fairy Tale.  Read Review.

Shut Up Let’s Go – Overall Rating 10/10.  Boys Look Better With Eyeliner.

Six Flying Dragons – Overall Rating – 10/10.  The View Is Only Better From the Moral High Ground If You Don’t Look Down. Read Review.

The Snow Queen – Overall Rating 8/10.  You Can Be A Bitch If You’re Dying, also known as Hyun Bin Looks Like a Black Lab.  Read Review.

Spy Myung Wol – Overall Rating – 9/10.  The Drama Between North & South Korea Is Nothing Compared To The Drama Between Men & Women.  Read Review.

Story of a Man / Slingshot – Overall Rating 9/10.  Korean Prisons Are Scarier Than Incestual Geniuses.

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon – Overall Rating 10/10.  Saved the Day in Every Way! Read Review.  

Sungkyunkwan Scandal – Overall Rating 10/10.  Nerds in Love.  Read Review.

Suspicious Partner – Overall Rating – 4/10.  Ji Chang-Wook’s Star Power Can Not Survive In Black Holes.  Read Review.

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title_tamraTamra, the Island – Overall Rating 8/10.  Prepare To Cringe If English Is Your First Language, also known as So Bad It’s Actually Pretty Good.

Thank You – Overall Rating – 7/10.  Small Town Life is Highly Contagious, Take Precautions. Read Review.

That Winter, The Wind Blows – Overall Rating 8/10.  No One Is Blind To Zu In-Chung’s Charms.

The Time Between Dog & Wolf – Overall Rating 9/10.  Koreans Discover Guns – Take Cover!

The Time That I Loved You, 7000 Days – Overall Rating 6/10.  Repetitive & Disappointing.

Tomorrow’s Cantabile / Naeil’s Cantabile – 8.5/10.  Brainwashed Into Loving Classical Music Through Adorable Characters.  Read Review.

Twenty Again – Overall Rating 8/10.  There’s No Planned Parenthood in K-World.  Read Review.

Two Weeks – Overall Rating 9/10.  Daddy Really Fucked Up.

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Uncontrollably Fond – Overall Rating:  8/10.  Broken Hearts Are Easier To Mend Than Broken Families.  Read Review.

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Vampire Prosecutor – Overall Rating:  9/10.  The Coolest Vampire In Korea.

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W – Two Worlds – Overall Rating:  8/10.  Creator’s Creation Creates Tongue-Twisting Time-Warping Totally Fun Show.  Read Review.

Warrior Baek Dong Su – Overall Rating 8/10.  Never Underestimate A Drunk Ninja.  Read Review.

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo – Overall Rating 10/10.  Bottled Sunshine.

title_baliWhat Happened in Bali – Overall Rating 10/10.   I’d Tell You What Happened But You Should Really Find Out For Yourself.  Read Review.

What’s Up – Overall Rating 8/10.  Pop-Tastic.

White Christmas – Overall Rating 10/10.  REDRUM!  REDRUM!!!  Read Review.

Who Are You?  (2013) – Overall Rating 7.5/10.  A Simple, Fun Supernatural Romance.  Read Review.

Wild Romance – Overall Rating 8.5/10 – A Homerun.

Will It Snow for Christmas? – Overall Rating 10/10.  You Must Have Been Really Bad Then Really Good, Cause Santa Delivered Emotional Devastation & Heart Exploding Romance.  Read Review.

Winter Sonata – Overall Rating 8/10.  Turtlenecks and Memory Loss.

Which Star Are You From?  – Overall Rating – 9/10.  Lolita of the Back Woods. Read Review.

World’s Within – Overall Rating 7/10.  Don’t Look Behind the Curtain, Dorothy!

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title_beautifulYou Are All Surrounded – Overall Rating – 6/10.  Exactly The Percentage of Entertainment Provided.  Read Review.

You’re Beautiful – Overall Rating 9/10.  Being Jealous of Jang Keun-Suk’s Hair for Sixteen Hours.  Read Review.

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