The 10 Highest-Rated K-Dramas For The First Half Of 2023

Viewers can’t stop praising the hit dramas.

Since many Korean dramas are slated to be released for the rest of 2023, see all the ones released so far that have earned high ratings from viewers. From thriller to romance, here are the top ten K-Dramas that viewers can’t stop praising.

10. Revenant

The thriller follows a police lieutenant, a university professor, and an aspiring cop. One of them becomes possessed by a demon, leading them to discover the truth behind mysterious deaths related to supernatural objects.

9. Celebrity

In Celebrity, social media influencers aren’t living the dream lives everyone expects.

Fame. Money. Power. Seo A Ri achieves social media stardom overnight—but deadly consequences await in this glitzy, gilded world of influencers.

— Netflix

8. King the Land

Girls’ Generation‘s YoonA and 2PM‘s Junho star as the leads in the romantic comedy, entertaining viewers as they go from enemies to lovers.

Amid a tense inheritance fight, a charming heir clashes with his hardworking employee who’s known for her irresistible smile—which he cannot stand.

— Netflix

7. My Perfect Stranger

A weekend news anchor and publishing company employee travel back in time to 1987. While the former tries to solve a serial murder case and the latter tries to stop her parents from getting married, the two realize their seemingly unrelated goals are connected.

6. See You in My 19th Life

In this webtoon adaptation, a woman who’s lived nearly a thousand years takes matters into her own hands, seeking out the love of her previous life.

Ban Ji Eum can endlessly reincarnate. But when her 18th life gets cut short, she dedicates the next one to finding her now grown-up childhood love.

— Netflix

5. Bloodhounds

Bloodhounds is another webtoon adaptation, with actors Woo Do Hwan and Lee Sang Yi starring as friends who seek justice for the victims of a cold-blooded loan shark.

Two young boxers band together with a benevolent moneylender to take down a ruthless loan shark who preys on the financially desperate.

— Netflix

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4. Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938

The main cast of Tale of the Nine Tailed returned with a new season and new faces. Traveling back in time to 1938, Lee Yeon (played by actor Lee Dong Wook) reunites with friends and enemies.

3. Taxi Driver 2

With actor Lee Je Hoon at the wheel, the Taxi Driver cast returned for a second season, where they begin to part ways. But a dangerous case in Vietnam brings them all back together.

2. The Good Bad Mother

Lee Do Hyun and Ra Mi Ran explore the complicated relationship of mother and son as they move on from an unfortunate accident that makes the two live together once more in their hometown.

A tragic accident leaves an ambitious prosecutor with the mind of a child—forcing him and his mother to embark on a journey to heal their relationship.

— Netflix

1. Dr. Romantic 3

The Dr. Romantic cast returned to show the events that took place three years after the second season. Although Kim Sabu finally achieves his dream of opening the Doldam Hospital Regional Trauma Center, a series of incidents and accidents make things hectic.

Honorable Mentions:

Five other K-Dramas that were also popular were The Real Has Come!, Queenmaker, The Secret Romantic Guesthouse, Black Knight, and Heartbeat.