Top 15 Best JTBC Dramas Reviewed [RANKED] 2020 Updated
JTBC Dramas are well known for their uniqueness and sense of originality. The following list will surely make you wanna throw your eyes out!
1. The Package
A refreshing romantic-comedy jtbc dramas the story that revolves around the life of a tourist guide Yoon So-So (Lee Yeon-hee) and her seven Korean tourists who initially participated in a package tour just to explore the beauty of France — hoping to escape the bitter reality of their normal lives but ended up discovering the deeper meaning of love.
San Ma-roo (Jung Yong-Hwa), being a lonely, heartbroken guy and the only solo traveler among the seven tourists, starts to get closer with So-so who is also in need of healing due to her recent failed relationship. Since all of them have different unresolved life issues, they did not plan to be entangled with each other’s lives, but as the travel continues while they spend their days together, they become closer and develop relationships.
With Choi Woo-sik as Kim Gyung-jae and Ha Shi-eun as Han So-ran, the couple who are on their 10th year being together; Ryu Seung-soo as Jung Yeon-sung and Park Yoo-na as Na Hyun, who maintained their relationship unlabeled for a long time; our old lovely couple Jung Kyoo-soo as Oh Gab-soo and Lee Ji-hyun as Han Book-ja who devoted their lives taking care of each other; and finally, Yoon Park, a mysterious character who follows So-So around, let’s join them as they travel to find the greatest meaning of life and love in the pool of strangers.
2. My Horrible Boss
Not your typical office drama, My Horrible Boss is jtbc dramas, it gives you all the feels about how can your inner peace be shaken by the people around you. Nam Jung-gi (Yoon Sang-hyun) is a Marketing Department Manager who is also known as “Father Theresa” and “Walking UNICEF” because of his kindest heart.
He does not want to have any conflicts within his colleagues and maintained a humble and nice image throughout. When everyone thought that the eternal bliss and harmony will last, a sudden appearance of the new boss in town will change everything in one blow! Ok Da-jung (Lee Yo-won) also known as “Hot Tempered” who already got divorced three times at her young age is the newly hired boss of Jung-gi in a prestigious cosmetic company.
Let the story unravel of how a timid office man survives the wrath of a not-so-nice office boss as they both try to save their company and learn to set aside their differences for the sake of every employee.
3. Mirror of the Witch (Secret Healer)
A painfully beautiful historical-fantasy jtbc dramas about the life of a cursed princess that can cause an awful death to anyone that she loves.
Queen Shim (Jang Hee-jin) a royal queen who’s only desire is to have a child, seeks the help of Hong-joo (Yum Jung-ah) a shaman that can help her give birth to a prince.
They plan to deceive Hae-ran (Jung In-seon) a younger shaman with a special ability to make her sleep with the king. The queen and Hong-joo’s plan was caught by Hae-ran who also predicted the sad fate of queen’s future offsprings. Queen Shim gave birth to twins, the crown prince Soonhwae (Yeo Hoe-hyun) and a princess which they named Yeon-hee (Kim Sae-ron) that carried the deadly curse.
Because of this, the princess was forced to be separated to the world that she belongs to, but with the help of Choi Hyun-seo (Lee Sung-jae), she grows up to be a healthy girl, only living an isolated life inside a house full of talismans. As the characters mature, their fate starts to unfold when Heo-jun (Yoon Shi-yoon), a young scholar has a chance encounter with the cursed princess and Poong-yeon (Kwak Si-yang) her childhood sweetheart. Together, they start a journey to find the greatest healing to the princess’s strong curse that is almost impossible to break.
4. The Beauty Inside
The jtbc dramas beauty inside the story teaches us that love can most recognize not the beauty you possess physically, but the tiniest manners that make you unique and attractive. Han Se-Kye (Seo Hyun-Jin) is the hottest trending actress in town but is also the object of nasty rumors because of being a trouble-maker. Little that everyone knows is that she is suffering from an unusual phenomenon that her appearance changes to a completely different person.
She will be a different person every week! At one encounter, she meets an executive at an airline company Seo Do-Jae (Lee Min-Ki) who is perfect from the outside: from his physique, aura, and being smart, all the woman is going crazy about him.
The painful reality is like Se-kye, no one knows that he is suffering from an illness wherein he cannot recognize any person’s face. He conceals this illness by trying his best to memorize the person’s unique habits and mannerisms. His life turns upside down when he met Se-kye, the only face that he’s able to recognize without knowing that the appearance that he can finally recognize will only last for a week!
5. Listen to Love
This JTBC Dramas revolves around the life of a veteran producer Do Hyun-Woo (Lee Sun-Kyun) and tells us how social media can be a strong medium to make or break us depending on how we effectively use it.
Do Hyun-Woo (Lee Sun-Kyun) has worked as a producer for the past 10 years. He is living as an ordinary working husband who never thought of experiencing love hiatus with his long-term relationship with Jung Soo-yeon (Song Ji-hyo), his wife.
Hyun-woo always believed that their marriage remains strong for the last eight years until he one day found out some traces of infidelity from his wife and later, catches her while on the verge of cheating. With nothing in mind but to save their marriage, he started using his connections to talk to people anonymously via social networks as a way to release his stress and to find out what to do to keep his relationship with Soo-yeon going. He starts getting a different point of views and reactions which can either help him figure out the answer to his problem or draw him to some decisions that he will regret in the future.
6. Padam Padam
It is a beautiful plot written to teach us how to overcome regrets and muster our courage when given a second chance. Yang Kang-cheol (Jung Woo-sung) a prison for sixteen years was convicted due to a murder that he did not commit.
Together with his best friend and “angel” Gook-soo (Kim-beom) who only aims to protect the innocent image of Kang-cheol, they are allowed to be released given some rules to follow. Both of them were given hand-held phones that they need to answer immediately every time a police officer calls and they’re given a month live a life outside.
They start their journey outside the cell as they meet Jang Ji-na (Han Ji-min), a beautiful woman that Kang-cheol immediately had a love-at-first-encounter the moment he laid his eyes on her. Kang-cheol becomes a carpenter and slowly discovers more of Ji-na, who is known to be a selfish veterinarian. Things suddenly turn to bad when it’s revealed that Ji-na’s uncle was the victim of Kang-cheol’s murder case. He desperately seeks for evidence to prove his innocence to save his budding romance with Ji-na.
7. Strong Girl Bong Soon
A fresh romance-comedy jtbc dramas the story involves the lives of three individuals: Do Bong-soon (Park Bo-young) – a cute woman with superhuman strength that was passed on to all the women in her family; his boy crush, In Guk-doo (Ji Soo), a police officer and the stubborn chaebol Ahn Min-hyuk (Park Hyung-sik).
Bong-soon’s dream is to have a video game with herself as the main character. She aims to be a sophisticated woman to please her life-long crush: Guk-doo. She tries hard to hide her superhuman strength to avoid drawing public attention, but due to one bullying encounter, Bong-soon was forced to fight and Min-hyuk was accidentally there, watching her fighting alone the bunch of men. Because of this, he is determined to get Bong-soon as her bodyguard since Min-hyuk has no trust in police officers.
Realizing that Min-hyuk is the CEO of a gaming company, Bong-soon gladly accepted the offer to be his bodyguard. Both of them worked hard to control the superhuman strength she possesses as Min-hyuk’s promise that the job will not put her to disdain. As they face a series of mishaps, training together and simply spending time alone, both Bong-soon and Min-hyuk slowly realizes that their relationship as boss-bodyguard is slowly turning into a different and in a more romantic level!
8. My ID is Gangnam Beauty
The cute story of jtbc dramas that tells everyone that love is not about how beautiful you are outside, but how precious a person is on the inside. Kang Mi-rae (Im Soo-hyang) is a subject of bullying ever since she can remember because of her physical appearance. Due to this, she lost all her confidence and has a shy personality towards others.
She decided to have plastic surgery to improve the way she looks which seems successful at first, but when she starts her life in the university, everything seems to get worse. She is pressured to be the “pretty girl” and everyone who knows about her plastic surgery teases her and starts name-calling like “Gangnam Beauty”.
This makes Mi-rae timider than ever until she meets Do Kyung-seok (Cha Eun-woo♥), also her classmate in middle-school who is considered as “miraculously handsome” but never considered a person’s beauty. He’s drawn to Mi-rae because of her kind heart and striving attitude. His likeness and admiration did not only flatter Mi-rae but also slowly helped her gain her self-esteem and belief that there’s more to life than just physical appearance.
9. Legal High
A comedy jtbc drama series about the life lawyers how they are caught-up between doing good or making a fortune for their living.
Ko Tae-rim (Jin Goo) is one of the nation’s popular lawyers because of his 100%-win rate. Because of his credentials, he is arrogant, derogatory and self-centered. Even though his attorney’s fee is extremely high, rich clients always get him to defend their cases because of his skills to turn things around.
On the contrary, Seo Jae-in (Seo Eun-soo) is a rookie lawyer who always puts the clients’ rights first. Her ultimate goal is to help all the poor and those clients who are trapped in unfair situations. Due to her choices, she is barely making a living and started losing her credibility as a trustworthy lawyer.
She As she tries to make ends meet, she is forced to join the Tae-rim in solving cases to earn a bit more and to improve her credentials. Together, they will learn about how to balance righteousness and popularity as they solve different court cases that will teach them different values and force them to create decisions that they have not encountered before.
10. Clean with Passion for Now
A romantic-comedy jtbc dramas that will teach us that even opposites attract. Jang Sun-gyeol (Yoon Kyun-sang) is a rich CEO of a cleaning company and suffers from a mysophobia, an extreme fear of germs. Due to the incident when he’s still a kid, he is now living a weird life which spends most of his time cleaning and washing.
His hands are already dry and chapped due to washing every single time. While Gil O-sol (Kim You-jung) is an ordinary girl that can live filthily. She is normally tired looking for a part-time, hence, almost no time to clean and wash after a long day.
As they meet and discover their differences, they slowly learn to be a better person for each other. O-sol starts to take care of herself to keep up with Sun-gyeol’s sickness while Sun-gyeol slowly learns to overcome his phobia and live a normal life to enjoy her days with O-sol.
It’s a love story of second chances and facing a difficult future together that helped the two lovers rekindle their long-forgotten love for each other.
Go Hye-ran (Kim Nam-joo) is a successful and popular anchorwoman.
Despite her successful career, her relationship with her husband is on the rocks because they cannot settle their differences and just holding on to keep a clean life without controversy. Because of her chosen field, she faces a lot of threats and the worst is she was framed to be the suspect of a murder case.
Kang Tae-wook (Ji Jin-hee), Hye-ran’s husband worked as a prosecutor in the past but chose to be a public defender. Despite their bitterness towards each other because of their failed love and marriage is on the thin line, Tae-Wook decided to still defend her wife and help her overcome this big mess. As they work and face challenging trials and share tears, they start to learn how to compromise and understand each other again.
They slowly see some soft and vulnerable sides of each other that they slowly realize why the fall in love in the first place.
12. Can We Get Married?
This drama depicts the life of couples that only has 100 days to go before their marriage. It tackles the struggle that a soon-to-be-wed will face: the in-laws, financial issues and even battling over some petty things because of wedding jitters.
Deul-ja (Lee Mi Sook) is known to be a mother who loves to meddle with her daughters’ businesses and her current goal is to get all of them to marry to the best candidate in town. An owner of a cosmetics store, she raises her daughters alone, without anybody’s help.
Because of her past experiences in love and life, she considers money the most valuable thing and does not believe in true love when choosing the best son-in-law. Being a tough mom, she doesn’t want her daughters to fall on to the same fate like hers, which makes her too tough to please and most of the time, single-minded.
The eldest daughter Hye-jin (Jung Ae-yun) was successfully set off to a doctor and while she was pleased with the outcome, she then realizes that her younger daughter Hye-yoon (Jung So-min) wants to marry an ordinary office worker Jung-hoon (Sung Joon) because of their true love. As we follow the story, it will unfold the struggles of an ordinary couple sneaking out behind the scary mom just to fight for their right to love the person that they choose.
This JTBC Dramas gives a totally different story out of ordinary. A sinkhole suddenly appears in Seoul and immediately followed by an earthquake that has shaken the whole country – the aftermath causes to block all access to the city. There’s no signal, internet connection and even the necessities like water and electricity starts failing to function.
Lee Hae-sung (Kim Young-kwang) a surgeon from a prestigious hospital who is just recently transferred to a small hospital with lack of equipment and even no emergency room of their own, and Jung Dol-mi (Jung Song-min) an orthopedic resident from Busan who just visited Seoul to transfer a patient start their medical journey to revive the whole Seoul depending only on their own skills and fleeting medical support.
Together, they face their struggles as they try to revive and help as they can while putting their own lives at stake. The series will also depict a reality that the world is governed by the rich people and we are in a big pyramid wherein the poor and weak are at the bottom of the chase. A thrilling plot that will show how noble it is to be a doctor and how other people are being swayed by natural calamities as they start acting more beastly than an animal can be.
14. Something in the Rain
This is a noona story beautifully written to show how an awkward little brother-big sister relationship can evolve into something more romantic.
Yoon Ji-A (Son Ye-jin) is a typical busy woman on her 30’s who is living a steady life. Like any other career woman, she focuses more on her job that she finds love something extravagant and requires too much attention and time.
Though she is happy, she sometimes feels empty inside. Everything drastically changes when Seo Joon-Hee (Jung Hae-in♥) the younger brother of her best friend went back from abroad after finishing his work. He remembers him as his cute dongsaeng, but seeing him again, she finds him mature and starts giving off a manly aura. Being upfront and honest with his feelings, Joon-hee starts pursuing Ji-A who cannot hold back even if she tries to because of her genuine attraction and her feeling of longing for love. She discovers that the only thing that can complete her is not a successful career, but a man that gives her thrilling sparks and romance every day.
15. Welcome to Waikiki
One of the Best and Great Series of JTBC Dramas. This is nothing but a complete feel-good drama, almost close to sitcom packed with laughter that will leave you holding your tummies because of hilarious plots and amazing scenes.
The three friends Kim Jung Hyun as Kang Dong Gu who is also an aspiring director; Lee Yi Kyung♥ as Lee Jun Ki who will do anything to be an actor except for asking a favor from his dad; and Son Seung Won as Bong Du ik, someone who wants to become a writer so bad but is stuck on just being a freelancer – the three of them runs a guesthouse that they call Waikiki. They are facing bankruptcy, not to mention that no one has a stable job to keep their lives going.
One fine day, they found a baby inside one of Waikiki’s room and soon, the mother appeared and told them the saddest story they ever imagined. Because of this, they let both of them stay inside the guesthouse provided that the mother will return the favor by doing chores for them.
As the story unfolds, we will see the characters face common relatable issues written hilariously that makes you laugh so hard and forget that it’s actually a real problem that they are trying to overcome from a high maintenance girlfriend, chances of cheating, unemployment, and daily life struggles, Welcome to Waikiki will teach us that it’s not also bad to laugh and just shrug those worries away.
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