To all k-drama fans, the past year 2012 was a blessed year with so many amazing dramas( see our List of Best Korean Drama 2012) and many actors coming back (Jang Dong Gun, Jo Seung Woo) after a long time.
Great dramas can always touch our soul, brind us tears and laughters, and more importantly, they let us see ourselves and grow up, brings up the value of friendship, family, love.
Here we listed most viewed Korean Drama 2013 so far on yodrama. The list will be updated as more dramas come out.
That Winter, The Wind Blows
“The Winter, The Wind Blows” is a story about a man who is known to be the best gambler in Cheongdam neighborhood. He lives a meaningless life after being abandoned by his parents and failing at his first love relationship. In order to pay his debt, he starts living with a rich girl who is the heir to a large corporation. However, he falls in love with the girl, who is also as lonely as him. She has also lived a difficult life. She has lost her eyesight and her father has passed away. She will have to protect herself from those around her.
Starring: Kim Bum, Song Hye Kyo
Episodes: 16 (Completed)
Flower Boy Next Door
Ko Dok-Mi (Park Shin-Hye) lives peacefully in apartment #402 at Ocean Village. She rarely leaves her apartment. Since last fall, Ko Dok-Mi has peeped out her apartment at her neighbor Tae-Joon (Kim Jung-San), who lives across from her. Peeping at Tae-Joon has become part of Ko Dok-Mi’s daily routine. Her comfortable and peaceful life is shattered, when a group of handsome neighbors appear at her door. Video game designer Enrique Keum (Yoon Si-Yoon) just came to Korea from Spain. He lives with Tae-Joon. Oh Jin-Rok (Kim Ji-Hoon) lives in apartment #401 with his assistant Dong-Hoon (Ko Gyung-Pyo). Oh Jin-Rok is a web comic writer and begins writing his new comic by observing Ko Dok-Mi. There’s also Watanabe (Kouki Mizuta), who moved next to Ko Dok-Mi. The men has gathered, because Enrique Keum caught Ko Dok-Mi peeping at Tae-Joon.
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Starring: Park Shin Hye, Yoon Shi Yoon
Episodes: 16 (Completed)
Gu Family Book
Choi Kang Chi’s, who is a gumiho (fox with nine tails), human mother fell in love with Gu Wal Ryung, the guardian god of the Jiri Mountains. Chased by their enemies, Seo Hwa sends Kang Chi in a basket down the river so that he will not be captured. The Choi family finds baby Kang Chi floating in the river and raise him. Kang Chi discovers his true identity by chance one day, and he becomes determined to become a real human.
Genre: Fantacy, Historical
Starring: Lee Seung Gi, Bae Suzy
Episodes: 24(Currently Airing)
Level 7 Civil Servant
Two exes break up reconcile several years later. Both end up being spies working for different units, so they have to keep their covers up in real life. Joo Won Plays the hero Gil Ro who decided in his youth that he wanted to be a spy after watching a Bond movie. His father became rich practically overnight, so he grows up in wealth and comfort, with a generous spirit toward others and a chic, refined appearance. Gil Ro gets accepted as a secret agent, but he’s not your usual veteran agent; he thinks and acts like the new generation he belongs to, and he makes mistakes and causes conflict.
Genre: Comedy, Action
Starring: Joo Won, Kim Min Seo
Jang Ok Jung
This drama tells the story of Jang Hee Bin (Kim Tae Hee), one of the most famous royal concubines in the Joseon Dynasty who was behind the deposition of King Sook Jong’s (Yoo Ah In) wife, Queen In Hyun (Hong Soo Hyun). However, unlike the countless dramas and movies about this famous villain, this drama will tell the story of Jang Ok Jung before she became concubine Jang Hee Bin and focus on her role as a fashion designer and cosmetic maker in the Joseon era.
Genre: Historical, Melodrama
Starring: Jae Hee, Yoo Ah In
Episodes: 24 (Currently airing)
A romantic comedy revolving around flower boy nail artists and the happenings around them. It will center the story of Hong Yeo Joo, the writer of an internet novel who dresses up like a boy and gets hired to work at a famous nail shop Paris filled with flower boy nail artists.
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Starring: Jun Ji Hoo, Song Jae Rim, Park Cheondoong
Episodes: 10 (Currently Airing)
When A Man’s in Love
Han Tae-Sang is a successful business man, who has a cold-blooded decisiveness and incredible drive. This helped him to attain his current status, as he started with nothing. He then meets a younger woman named Seo Mi-Do. Her personality reminds him of himself when he was that age. Han Tae-Sang begins to feel love for the first time in his life. Seo Mi-Do is full of ambition and she is also bright and lovely. Seo Mi-Do isn’t afraid of anything, because she went through so many difficult times when growing up. A man named Lee Jae-Hee then confronts Han Tae-Sang over Seo Mi-Do.
Genre: Romance, Melodrama
Starring: Chae Jung Ahn, Yun Woo Jin, Shin Se Kyung
Episodes: 20 (Currently airing)
The Best Lee Soon Shin
Because of her father’s sudden death, Lee Soon Shin and her mother fall in trouble. They both attempt to find happiness, while Lee Soon Shin falls in love. Meanwhile Shin Joon Ho is the president of an entertainment management company. He is over confident, arrogant and coldblooded. By meeting Lee Soon Shin, he realizes the meaning of true success and also changes.
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Starring: Jo Jung Suk, IU
Episodes:50 ( Currently Airing)
The Incarnation of Money
A drama based on law about money, love and passion. It is about lobbying, rebating, connecting and corruption of the Korean society through Lee Cha Don who loses everything because of money. Lee Cha Don is a man who rises to the seat of a special branch prosecutor with the money of a loan shark, while Bok Jae In is the daughter of the loan shark who raises Lee Cha Don.
Starring: Kang Ji Hwan, Oh Yoon Ah
Nine: Nine Times Time Travel
Park Sun-Woo works as an anchorman at a TV broadcasting station. He is in love with newsreporter Joo Min-Young, who is bright and honest. Park Sun-Woo then obtains 9 incense items, which allows him to go back 20 years in time. Park Sun-Woo travels to the past.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Starring: Lee Jin Wook, Jo Yoon Hee
Episodes: 20 ( Completed )
“Monstar” depicts the lives of ordinary teens who are injured psychologically and heal themselves through the power of music. Yoon Sul-Chan is the vocalist for the group “Man in Black”. He carries deep wounds within his mind, but doesn’t express his feelings. Because of his hot temper, he causes trouble. His management company then orders him to carry himself as an ideal student. He joins a music band at school, while facing unexpected events.
Starring: Kang Ha Neul, Ahn Nae Sang
Episodes: 12 (Ongoing)
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