If a K-Drama’s first season achieves enough success, viewers will eagerly tune in for a second. Unfortunately, they don’t always live up to expectations. Here are eight dramas netizens believe were just as good as the first season—or better.
1. Kingdom Season 2 (2020)
Viewers were pleased with the continuation of events from the first season and praised Kingdom Season 2 for being even “more intense.”
2. Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938 (2023)
With a mix of new and returning characters going back in time, some have said Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938 is better than the first season.
3. Hospital Playlist 2 (2021)
The precious bond formed by five doctors in Hospital Playlist 2 has continued to be a favorite, with fans hoping that a third season could be possible.
4. Taxi Driver 2 (2023)
Reflecting how much viewers enjoyed Taxi Driver 2, the second season surpassed expectations by becoming the highest-rated out of both seasons.
5. D.P. 2 (2023)
D.P. 2 picked up where the first season left off, showing how the D.P. team handled the traumatic events that took place and attempted to strive for change.
6. To My Star 2 (2022)
The sweet romance between a celebrity and chef turned sour when one of them went missing, creating a heartbreaking second season that some have said is better than the first.
7. Dr. Romantic 2 (2020)
Between quirky Dr. Romantic and his lovable co-workers, the second season left viewers wanting even more, earning yet another season afterward.
8. Alchemy of Souls: Light and Shadow (2022)
Taking place three years after the first season, viewers appreciated how Alchemy of Souls: Light and Shadow connected to the first while diving into a new story.