10 Top Korean dramas in Netflix with the highest rating until the end of 2020

goblin dokaebi the best korean dramas in netflix 2020

In this article, We’re gonna share to you the best and top koreand ramas in netflix with the highest rating that remains until the end of 2020.

However, if you  haven’t read about the new upcoming korean dramas to entertain you on 2021, Check it out!

What is the highest rating Korean Dramas to watch?

This time I will tell you about the top 10 korean dramas with the highest rating up to 2020, but not necessarily new drama that came on 2020, some of them are years before yet still be the highest rating drama until the end of 2020.

Here is the list of the highest rating drama up to december 2020, start from the highest, to the lowest.

1. World of the Married 부부의 세계

The World of the Married  korean drama is a 2020 South Korean television series starring Kim Hee-ae, Park Hae-joon, and Han So-hee. The series is the highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history, even though the series was criticized for its portrayal of sex and violence. This is my own favourite drama, because of the twist inside of the relationship in this drama.


The story is about Ji Sun-woo (Kim Hee-ae), who is a revered family medicine doctor and the associate director at Family Love Hospital. She is married to Lee Tae-oh (Park Hae-joon), with whom she has a teenage son, Lee Joon-young (Jeon Jin-seo). Sun-woo seems to have everything from a successful career to a happy family, but unbeknownst to her, she is betrayed by her husband and friends.

Meanwhile, Tae-oh dreams of becoming a famous movie director. He runs a small entertainment and film company with the support of his wife. Even though he loves and cares for his wife, Tae-oh sets himself up in a dangerous position with an extramarital affair.

Main cast:

  • Kim Hee-ae as Ji Sun-woo
  • Park Hae-joon as Lee Tae-oh
  • Han So-hee as Yeo Da-kyung
  • Park Sun-young as Go Ye-rim
  • Kim Young-min as Son Je-hyuk
  • Chae Gook-hee as Sul Myung-sook
  • Lee Geung-young as Yeo Byung-gyu
  • Kim Sun-kyung as Uhm Hyo-jung
  • Jeon Jin-seo as Lee Joon-young
  • Shim Eun-woo as Min Hyun-seo
  • Lee Hak-joo as Park In-kyu
  • Lee Moo-saeng as Kim Yoon-ki

Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Family

2. SKY Castle SKY 캐슬

Sky Castle korean drama is a 2018-2019 South Korean television series starring Yum Jung-ah, Lee Tae-ran, Yoon Se-ah, Oh Na-ra and Kim Seo-hyung. It is about the college entrance examination, private education, and the medical field in South Korea.

The drama revolves around the lives of housewives living in a luxurious residential area called SKY Castle in suburban Seoul, where wealthy doctors and professors live. The wives are determined to make their husbands more successful and to raise their children like princes and princesses and to be top students. They want their children to go to top universities so they use every way possible to get that. They spend billions of won to hire coordinators for college entrance exams

Main cast:

  • Yum Jung-ah as Han Seo-jin/Kwak Mi-hyang
  • Lee Tae-ran as Lee Soo-im
  • Yoon Se-ah as No Seung-hye
  • Oh Na-ra as Jin Jin-hee
  • Kim Seo-hyung as Kim Joo-young

Genre: Family, Education, Psychological

3. Crash Landing On you 사랑의 불시착

Crash Landing on You korean drama is about Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin), who is a South Korean successful entrepreneur and a chaebol heiress. One day, while paragliding in Seoul, a tornado blows her off course. As a result, she crash-lands into the North Korean portion of the DMZ. Ri Jeong-hyeok (Hyun Bin) is a member of the North Korean elite and a captain in the Korean People’s Army. As he is patrolling, he meets Se-ri and saves her. Having decided to help her go back to the South, he hides her from other North Koreans, especially Cho Cheol-gang (Oh Man-seok) who is out to expose him. As they spend time together, they fall in love.

Main cast:

  • Hyun Bin as Ri Jeong-hyeok
  • Son Ye-jin as Yoon Se-ri
  • Seo Ji-hye as Seo Dan
  • Kim Jung-hyun as Gu Seung-jun / Alberto Gu

Genre: Romantic, Comedy, Drama

4. Reply 1988 응답하라 1988

Reply 1988 korean drama revolves around the lives of a group of five friends in Ssangmun-dong, a small neighborhood in Seoul. Most of the series covered their struggles and memorable moments when they were 18 and 19 years old. The story starts in 1988, covers 1989, and fast-forwards to 1994 and 1995

Main cast:

  • Lee Hye-ri as Sung Duk-seon/Sung Soo-yeon
  • Park Bo-gum as Choi Taek
  • Go Kyung-pyo as Sun-woo
  • Ryu Jun-yeol as Kim Jung-hwan
  • Lee Dong-hwi as Ryu Dong-ryong

Genre: Family, Comedy, romance

5. Goblin 도깨비

Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, The Lonely Shining God – Goblin) korean drama is a South Korean television series starring Gong Yoo in the title role with Kim Go-eun, Lee Dong-wook, Yoo In-na, and Yook Sung-jae. 

Kim Shin (Gong Yoo), a decorated military general from the Goryeo Dynasty, is framed as a traitor and killed by the young king. Years after his death, he is cursed by the Almighty to stay immortal forever, enduring the pain of seeing his loved ones die as punishment for the soldiers he killed to protect his country. He becomes an immortal goblin, helping people with his powers and being a kind man in spite of his grieving past. The only way to put an end to his immortality is the Goblin’s bride, whose aid in pulling out the sword will end his painful immortality.

Ji Eun-tak (Kim Go-eun) is a bubbly high school student who remains cheerful and hopeful despite her tragic life. She summons the Goblin by chance and their fates begin to entwine. The Goblin’s nephew, Yoo Deok-hwa (Yook Sung-jae), leases the Goblin’s house to a Grim Reaper (Lee Dong-wook) and the two end up living under the same roof. Ji Eun-tak starts working a part-time job at a chicken store run by a charismatic young woman, Sunny (Yoo In-na).

As the lives of Kim Shin, Grim Reaper, Ji Eun-tak and Sunny interweave, a deeper story unfolds, as they are not just strangers who met by chance, but people with deep-rooted relations.

Main cast:

  • Gong Yoo as Goblin / Kim Shin
  • Kim Go-eun as Ji Eun-tak
  • Lee Dong-wook as Grim Reaper / Wang Yeo / Kim Woo-bin
  • Yoo In-na as Sunny / Kim Sun
  • Yook Sung-jae as Yoo Deok-hwa

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Drama

6. Mr. Sunshine 미스터 선샤인

Mr. Sunshine korean drama is a 2018 South Korean television series written by Kim Eun-sook and directed by Lee Eung-bok, starring Lee Byung-hun, Kim Tae-ri, Yoo Yeon-seok, Kim Min-jung and Byun Yo-han. The series is set in Hanseong (the former name of Seoul) in the early 1900s, and focuses on activists fighting for Korea’s independence. 


Mr. Sunshine centres around Eugene Choi (Lee Byung-hun) who was born into slavery in Joseon but escaped to the United States after the 1871 Shinmiyangyo (U.S. expedition to Korea). He becomes a United States Marine Corps officer and returns to Joseon for a mission. While in Joseon, he meets and falls in love with an aristocrat’s granddaughter, Go Ae-shin (Kim Tae-ri), who is part of the Righteous Army. However, their love is challenged by both their different classes and the presence of Kim Hee-sung (Byun Yo-han), a nobleman in an arranged marriage with Ae-shin. While in Joseon, he also encounters Goo Dong-mae (Yoo Yeon-seok), a ruthless samurai also in love with Ae-shin, and Hina Kudo (Kim Min-jung), owner of the popular “Glory Hotel” where Eugene stays. At the same time, he discovers a plot by the Empire of Japan to colonize Korea and soon becomes embroiled in the fight for Joseon’s sovereignty.

Main cast:

  • Lee Byung-hun as Eugene Choi / Choi Yoo-jin
  • Kim Tae-ri as Go Ae-shin
  • Yoo Yeon-seok as Goo Dong-mae / Ishida Sho
  • Kim Min-jung as Lee Yang-hwa / Kudo Hina
  • Byun Yo-han as Kim Hee-sung

Genre: Historical, Romance, Melodrama

7. Itaewon Class 이태원 클라쓰

Itaewon Class korean dramais a 2020 South Korean television series starring Park Seo-joon, Kim Da-mi, Yoo Jae-myung and Kwon Nara. 


On the first day of attending his new high school, Park Sae Ro Yi punches his classmate Jang Geun Won, who was bullying another classmate. The bully is the son of CEO Jang Dae Hee. The bully’s father runs restaurant business Jagga where Sae Ro Yi’s own father works. 

CEO Jang Dae Hee demands to Sae Ro Yi that he apologizes to his son, but Sae Ro Yi refuses. Because of his refusal, he gets expelled from school and his father gets fired from his job. Soon, an accident takes place. Sae Ro Yi’s father dies in a motorcycle accident caused by his ex-classmate Jang Geun Won. Burning with anger, Sae Ro Yi viciously beats Jang Geun Won. 

He is soon arrested and receives prison time for violent assault. Sae Ro Yi decides to destroy the Jagga company and take revenge upon CEO Jang Dae Hee and his son Jang Geun Won. Once Sae Ro Yi is released from prison, he opens a restaurant in Itaewon, Seoul. Jo Yi Seo, who is popular on social media, joins Sae Ro Yi’s restaurant and works there as a manager.

Main cast:

  • Park Seo-joon as Park Sae-ro-yi
  • Kim Da-mi as Jo Yi-seo
  • Yoo Jae-myung as Jang Dae-hee
  • Kwon Nara as Oh Soo-ah

Genre: Drama

8. 100 Days my prince 백일의 낭군님

100 Days My Prince korean drama is a 2018 South Korean television series starring Do Kyung-soo and Nam Ji-hyun.

The story is revolves around Lee Yul, who is the king’s nephew that enjoys spending his days playing instead of studying. He enjoys playing with the peasant children alongside his best friend and guardian, Dong-joo.

One day, as he is playing with the peasant children where they play the villains, Yul uses his status to punish the children by beating them up, oblivious that his actions are hurting them. The children could not object to this treatment due to Yul’s status.

A girl, Yoon Yi-seo intervenes and chides Yul for his cruel actions. Like Yul, Yi-seo is from a noble family, but is kind, smart and compassionate. Yul instantly develops a crush on Yi-seo, and this causes him to change to become more studious in order to impress her. Yi-seo’s father is a general and the right-hand man of the king.

Main cast: 

  • Do Kyung-soo as Lee Yul / Na Won-deuk
  • Nam Ji-hyun as Yeon Hong-shim / Yoon Yi-seo
  • Jo Sung-ha as Kim Cha-eon
  • Han So-hee as Kim So-hye
  • Kim Seon-ho as Jung Jae-yoon
  • Kim Jae-young as Moo-yeon / Yoon Seok-ha

Genre: Historical, Romace, Comedy

9. Hospital Playlist 슬기로운 의사생활

Hospital Playlist korean drama is a South Korean television series written by Lee Woo-jung and directed by Shin Won-ho.


Hospital Playlist tells the story of doctors and nurses working at Yulje Medical Center. It focuses on five doctors who have been friends since they entered medical school in 1999.

Main cast: 

  • Jo Jung-suk as Lee Ik-jun, an assistant professor of general surgery.
  • Yoo Yeon-seok as Ahn Jeong-won, an assistant professor of pediatric surgery.
  • Jung Kyung-ho as Kim Jun-wan, an associate professor of cardiothoracic surgery.
  • Kim Dae-myung as Yang Seok-hyeong, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynaecology.
  • Jeon Mi-do as Chae Song-hwa, an associate professor of neurosurgery.

Genre: Medical, Romance, Comedy, Drama

10. mr. queen 철인왕후

Mr. Queen korean drama is a 2020 South Korean television series which aired on tvN. Directed by Yoon Sung-sik, it stars Shin Hye-sun and Kim Jung-hyun as the 25th queen and king of the Joseon Dynasty.

In the modern age, Jang Bong-hwan (Choi Jin-hyuk) is a chef who works for the country’s top politicians at the Blue House. He has a free spirit, but he one day finds himself in the body of Queen Cheorin (Shin Hye-sun) in the Joseon period. King Cheoljong (Kim Jung-hyun), the reigning monarch, is a gentle and easy-going person. However, he is only king in name. Queen Sunwon (Bae Jong-ok), the late King Sunjo’s wife, wields true power in the country and has relegated King Cheoljong to a figurehead. Her ambitious younger brother, Kim Jwa-geun (Kim Tae-woo), also desires power. Queen Cheorin soon discovers that King Cheoljong is not what he seems, and that he has a dark and suspicious side to him.

Main cast: 

  • Shin Hye-sun as Kim So-yong (Queen Cheorin) / Jang Bong-hwan
  • Kim Jung-hyun as Lee Won-beom (King Cheoljong)

Genre: Historical, Romantic Comedy, Fantasy

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