2012 Top Korean Drama List (updated)

November 6, 2012

Still looking for a good korean drama to watch? Here is a k-drama list based on the polularity of 2012 korean dramas on the site – Yodrama, including the newly released, also ongoing dramas, comedy, romance, fantacy, or just simple drama story, you will find your new faves to watch!

(updates) There are surely some dramas which you think are great but I did not post as this list is for 2012 dramas only. Please comment below if you like to share other dramas with us. Thank you! enjoy:)

A Gentleman’s Dignity

A Gentleman's Dignity

A Gentleman’s Dignity tells a love story between an architect with a sharp tongue and a strict high school teacher, who are in their 40s.

Genre: Romance, Melodrama
Broadcast Network: SBS
Starring: Jang Dong Gun, Kim Ha Neul
Episodes: 20 (Completed)


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Arang and the Magistrate

Arang and The Magistrate Korean DramaArang and the Magistrate is about the daughter of the magistrate arang who was murdered and became a ghost and one day she met a young magistrate…


Genre: Historical, Fantasy
Broadcast Network: MBC
Starring: Shin Min Ah, Lee Jun Ki
Episodes: 20 (Completed)


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Big tells the story of a 18 year old Kang Kyung Joon’s mind somehow gets trapped in the body of 30 year old Seo Yoon Jae, who just happens to be Kyung Joon’s future brother-in-law.
Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Comedy
Broadcast Network: KBS
Starring: Gong Yoo, Lee Min Jung
Episodes: 16 (Completed)


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Bridal Mask

Watch Bridal Mask OnlineDuring the Japanese occupation(in the 1930s). The hero, Lee Kang-to, is known as ‘Gaksital’ as he wears a mask to hide his face — a korean traditional play mask specifically for the bride. He’s an unassuming young man in real life, but when he is on his superhero mask, he fights injustice and avenges his family who were killed by the japanese invaders.

Genre: Drama, Romance
Broadcast Network: KBS2
Starring: Joo Won, Park Ki Woong, Jin Se Yun

Episodes: 28. (Completed)

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Dream High 2

If you haven’t seen Dream High, don’t worry, as Dream High 2 is a separate story.Dream High 2 is about students aspiring to make it in the music industry.

Genre: Romance, Melodrama
Broadcast Network: SBS
Starring: Hyorin, Jung Jin-woon, Kang Sora, Park Ji Yeon
Episodes: 16 (Completed)


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Watch Korean Drama Faith OnlineFaith tells the story about a warrior (Lee Min Ho) from the Goryeo Dynasty kidnaps a plastic surgeon (Kim Hee Sun) from the future and fall in love.

Genre: Historical
Broadcast Network: SBS
Air Time: Monday and Tuesday 21:55
Starring: Kim Hee Sun, Lee Min Ho, Lee Philip

Episodes: 24 (Completed)


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Fashion King 패션왕

Fashion King korean drama

Fashion King tells the story of young aspiring designers in Dongdaemun Market as they dream of success, and the relationships, love, and challenges they face along the way.

Genre: Romance
Broadcast Network: SBS
Starring: Lee Je Hoon, Shin Se Kyung, Kwon Yu Ri
Episodes: 20 (Completed)


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Five Fingers 다섯손가락

five fingers korean dramaFive Fingers, tells the story of young adults who heal from their past scars, fight for their dreams, and find love.

Genre: Music, Romance, Drama
Broadcast Network: SBS
Starring: Chae Si Ra, Joo Ji Hoon, Ji Chang Wook
Episodes:30 ( Completed)


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Full House 2 풀하우스2

Full House 2 a 2012 Korean drama that is the sequel to Full House that tells the tale of a mediocre writer engaging in a contract marriage with a petulant top star.
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Broadcast Network: SBS
Starring: Hwang Jung Eum, Park Ki Woong
Episodes: 20 ( completed)


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Haeundae Lovers 해운대연인들

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Haeundae Lovers tells a romantic comedy happening in Haeundae, Busan, where an elite prosecutor Lee Tae Sung (Kim Kang Woo) who lost his memory meets a daughter of former gangster Go So Ra (Jo Yeo Jung).


Genre: Romance, Comedy
Broadcast Network: KBS

Starring: Kim Kang Woo, Jo Yeo Jung

Episodes: 16 ( Completed )

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I Do, I Do 차칸남자

i-do-i-do kdrama

A mature 30 something woman in the height of her career as a shoe designer gets knocked up by her colleague, a younger male , out of nowhere new employee in the company. The one night stand resulted in her pregnancy.

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Broadcast Network: MBC

Starring: Kim Sun Ah, Lee Jang Woo

Episodes: 16( completed )


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I Need Romance 2

This is the second season of the successful romance comedy, I Need Romance, but with a different cast and characters.


Genre: Romance, Comedy
Broadcast Network: tvN
Starring: Lee Jin Wook, Kim Ji Suk, Jeong Yu-mi
Episodes: 16 ( Completed)


>> Watch I Need Romance 2 with Eng Subs Online


Innocent Man (Nice Guy) 차칸남자

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Innocent Man, also known as Nice Guy, is about a kindhearted medical student who is betrayed by the woman he loves and would do anything for her. Then he uses another woman who happens to be her step daughter to get his revenge.

Genre: Melodrama, Romance, Revenge
Broadcast Network: KBS2
Starring: Song Joong Ki, Moon Chae Won, Park Si Yeon

Episodes: 20 ( completed)


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Ghost 유령

ghost korean drama

Ghost, tells the story of the cyber investigation squad fights against the cyber crimes.


Genre: Action, Mystery, Crime
Broadcast Network: SBS
Starring: So Ji Sub, Lee Yeon Hee, Choi Daniel
Episodes: 20 ( Completed)


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Golden Time 

watch golden time onlineGolden Time, tells stories about the trainee doctors of an emergency room at a hospital. Kang Jae In, the young female doctor only cares about his ex-boyfriend, who in fact  is the successor of  five hospitals which she still doesn’t know …

Genre: Medical, Romance
Broadcast Network: MBC

Starring: Hwang Jung Eum, Lee Sun Gyun, Song Sun Mi

Episodes: 23 ( Completed)

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The Great Seer

watch korean drama The Great Seer

The Great Seer is a fiction historical about a guru near the power of the late Goryeo times which declined in fate, putting hero Lee Seong-gye in charge of founding the Chosun.

Genre: Historical, Action, Romance
Broadcast Network: SBS

Starring: Ji Sung, Kim So Yun, Song Chang Ui

Episodes: 36 ( completed )


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The King 2 Hearts

watch The_King_2_Hearts onlineLee Jae Ha is a handsome and materialistic crown prince that doesn’t care about politics. He falls for Kim Hyang Ah, a North Korean special forces agent.

Genre: Black Comedy, Romance, Action
Broadcast Network: MBC

Starring: Ha Ji Won, Lee Seung Ki

Episodes: 20 ( Completed )


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 May Queen 메이퀸

watch korean drama may queen onlineA story about characters related to ships.Jeon Hae Joo (Han Ji Hye) is a woman who pulls herself up from a harsh life and makes a name for herself in the shipbuilding industry.Park Chang Hee (Jae Hee) and Kang San (Kim Jae Won) are the two men who war for her love.

Genre: Romance, Melodrama
Broadcast Network: MBC
Starring: Han Ji Hye, Kim Jae Won
Episodes: 32 ( completed )

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The Moon That Embraces the Sun

watch the_moon_that_embrace_the_sun onlineThis drama  tells a love story between King Lee Hwon (Kim Soo-Hyun) and a female shaman named Wol (Han Ga-In). Wol was born from a noble family and became the crown princess.


Genre: Historical, Romance, Fantasy
Broadcast Network: MBC

Starring: Han Ga In, Jung Il Woo

Episodes: 20 ( Completed )

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My Love, Madame Butterfly

my love, madame butterflyThe story is about a former top star Nam Na Vi who is getting married, moves into her in-laws’ house and becomes a part of their family, going through various happenings with her in-laws and realizing the meaning of family in the process.

Genre: Romance, Family
Broadcast Network: SBS

Starring: Kim Sung Soo, Yoon Se Ah, Yum Jung Ah

Episodes: 50 ( Completed)

>> Watch My love, Madame Butterfly Eng Subs Online


 Oohlala Couple

Oohlala CoupleOohlala Couple is the story about a married couple who find themselves in each other’s bodies after planning on divorcing.

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Broadcast Network: KBS2
Starring: Han Chae Ah, Shin Hyun Joon


Episodes: 16 ( Completed)

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Queen In Hyun’s Man

Queen Inhyun's Man korean dramaQueen In Hyun’s man is about a scholar who travels 300 years into the future, where he encounters a struggling actress.

Genre: Romance
Broadcast Network: tvN
Starring: Ji Hyun Woo, Yoo In Na

Episodes: 16 ( Completed )


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Reply 1997  (Answer to 1997)

Reply_1997_drama“Reply 1997″ will focus on the extreme fan culture that emerged in the 1990s when idol groups took center stage and K-pop was blossoming. Moving back and forth between the ’90s and today, the story centers on the life of Seong Si Won (Jung Eun Ji), who idolizes boyband H.O.T, and her 5 high school friends.


Starring: Jung Eun Ji  Seo In Guk
Episodes: 16 (completed)

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Rooftop Prince

Rooftop Prince tells the story of a prince who lost his love during the Chosun period. He then travels to the 21st century, and meets a woman who resembles his lost love….

Genre: Romance, Fantasy
Broadcast Network: SBS
Starring: Han Ji Min, Micky Yoochun
Episodes: 20 ( Completed )


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Shut Up Flower Boy Band

Shut Up Flower Boy Band Korean DramaShut Up Flower Boy Band is centered around a high school band known as “Eye Purification.” The drama depicts their friendships, loves and passion for music. Byung-Hee (Lee Min-Ki), Kwon Ji-Hyuk (Sung Joon), Lee Hyun-Soo (L (Kim Myung-Soo)), Jang Do-Il (Lee Hyun-Jae), Kim Ha-Jin (Yoo Min-Kyu) and Seo Kyung-Jong (Kim Min-Suk) are the members in “Eye”…

Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Broadcast Network: SBS
Episodes: 16( Completed )


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The Thousandth Man

watch The Thousandth Man onlineA mellow drama about a gumiho who has to eat 1000 livers of men to become a human, eating 999 livers but struggling for the liver of one man who truly loves her.

Genre: Fantasy, Sitcom
Broadcast Network: MBC
Starring: Hyo Min, Lee Chun Hee
Episodes: 8 (Completed)


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 The 3rd Hospital

the 3rd hospital korean dramaThe 3rd Hospital, also Known as Third Ward, it revolves on the competition between western and eastern medicine in the neurosurgery department of an alternative hospital.

Genre: Medical, Romance
Broadcast Network: tvN
Starring: Kim Min Jung,Oh Ji Ho
Episodes: 20 ( completed )


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Time Slip Dr. Jin

Time Slip Dr. Jin korean drama

Time Slip Dr. Jin is about a neurosurgeon who travels back 150 years into the past.
Genre: Action, Medical, Historical, Melodrama
Broadcast Network: MBC
Starring: Park Min Young, Song Seung Hun
Episodes: 20( completed)
>> Watch Time Slip Dr. Jin with Eng Subs Online




To the Beautiful You

To the beautiful you korean drama

To the Beautiful You the Korean Version of Hana Kimi, tells the story of a gold medalist in the high jump who avoids the sport after an injury. One of his fans disguises herself as a boy, so she can get close to him and cheer him up.

Genre: School, Romance, Comedy
Broadcast Network: SBS
Starring: Choi Seol Ri, Choi Min Ho
Episodes: 16 (completed)

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Vampire Prosecutor 2

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Prosecutor Min Tae Yeon (Yun Jung Hoon) is bitten by someone and becomes a Vampire. He rejects the life of a vampire and survives by drinking the blood of dead people and still lives as a righteous prosecutor. He also uses his new founded abilities as a Vampire to prosecute powerful persons normally thought above the law.


Genre: Mystery, Fantasy
Broadcast Network: OCN
Starring: Yun Jung Hoon Lee Young Ah
Episodes: 12 (Ongoing)

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