10 Best K-Dramas Of Second Half Of 2019

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2019 is coming to an end. It is time to look back at the best K-Dramas of the year.

The list is divided into two parts. If you have missed the best dramas of the first half of the year, you can check here and vote here. It is now time to focus on the second half of the year that also offered its load of good dramas.

Here are 10 dramas that aired in the second half of 2019 (and ended) that you should watch. Let us know in the poll and comments what are the best dramas according to you. The selection is mainly centered on romance.

 

1- “Extraordinary You”

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MBC

When: Oct. 2 – Nov. 21

Cast: Kim HyeYoonSF9‘s RoWoonAPRIL‘s NaEunLee JaeWookKim YoungDaeJung GunJoo, and Lee TaeRi

Summary: It tells the story of a girl who realizes that she is a supporting character inside a romance manga named “Secret”. She tries to change the fixed story for her love and life.

For: Viewers looking for a beautiful and pure love story with fantasy elements. If you are looking for a cute love story, this is for you.

Why watch?: One of the main strengths of this drama is the eye-candy male actors and an intriguing plot. To change from always watching the same actors, here are new actors with solid acting. The lead actress’s acting is perfect and her character amazing. The plot of the drama is addicting with fantasy, comedy, romance, and action in a high school setting. It is a must-see.

For more information, poster, teaser you can check our cast and summary here.

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2- “Hotel Del Luna”

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tvN

When: July 13  – Sept. 01

Cast: IU, Yeo JinGoo

Summary: It tells the story of an elite hotelier that gets to run the Hotel Del Luna by a fateful event. Because of this, he got to run the hotel with the beautiful and aloof but ill-tempered boss. Hotel Del Luna is a hotel in downtown Seoul. It is looking old and shady from the outside but it is a fancy place for wandering ghosts. They are the only one to see the place as amazing.

For: Viewers looking for romance with thrill and ghosts.

Why watch?: The main couple is the strength of this drama with their opposite personalities and perfect chemistry, they offer comedy and romance. The secondary characters and the ghost’s stories are also entertaining. On the overall, the filmography, outstanding fashion, and beautiful OST brought a plus to the plot.

For more information, poster, teaser you can check our cast and summary here.

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3- “Love Alarm”

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Netflix

When: From Aug. 22

Cast: Kim SoHyun, Song Kang, Jung GaRam

Summary: “Love Alarm” is about people who want to know their true heart in a society where people use an app to find out who likes them within 10 meters.

For: Viewers looking for a heart-fluttering romance with interesting drama setting.

Why watch?: The love triangle of this drama is intriguing as well as the fantasy setting of it. How would look like your life with an app that announces your feelings and let you know someone else’s feelings for you? This element makes this drama a must-see. Note that season 1 ended on a cliffhanger and many are looking for the upcoming season 2.

For more information, poster, teaser you can check our cast and summary here.

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4- “Rookie Historian Goo HaeRyung”

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MBC

When: July 17 – Sept. 26

Cast: Shin SeKyung, ASTRO’s Cha EunWoo

Summary: The story is set in the 19th century where men and women are not seen as equal. A woman will try to become a historian and try to ‘change’ society. And it tells the romance between her and the prince.

For: Viewers looking for a cute and memorable love story in Joseon setting. The drama is not as simple as it looks at the first instance. If you are looking for a new type of historical drama that is for you.

Why watch?: The main couple is a true OTP. I like the fact that the lead male and female characters have switch roles from usual dramas. She is rational and cold and he is dreamy and emotional. He writes love stories while she loves to study. The drama also touches on women empowerment and the female character is complex.

For more information, poster, teaser you can check our cast and summary here.

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5- “Search: WWW”

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tvN

When: June 5 – July 25

Cast: Im SooJung, Jang KiYong, Lee DaHee, Jeon HyeJin

Summary: The story of women who are working confidently for web portal companies who are leading the trends and of men who make their heart beat. It tells their real romance.

For: Viewers looking for a mature love story with girl power.

Why watch?: The drama is more than a simple love story in an office setting. It focuses on the female characters more than on the male ones with badass characters and career women. It is a one-of-a-kind drama.

For more information, poster, teaser you can check our cast and summary here.

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6- “Vagabond”

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SBS

When: Sept 20 – Nov. 23

Cast: Lee SeungGiSuzy, Shin SungRok

Summary: The story of an ordinary man who got involved in a case of a civilian plane crash. In the middle of a hidden truth, he tries to dig up a huge national corruption. It is the story of vagabonds who lost their family, affiliation, and name in a frank and extremely dangerous adventure to discover the truth.

For: Viewers looking for a blockbuster-like action thriller drama. If you are looking for romance, pass on this one.

Why watch?: The plot of the drama is touching on corruption (up to the highest in the government), weapons selling, and lobbyists. From the beginning to the end, the plot hooks viewers with new obstacles and unpredictable twists. The drama’s action scenes are also of high quality. The last reason to watch would be the outstanding cinematography as the production budget of the drama was high.

For more information, poster, teaser you can check our cast and summary here.

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7- “At Eighteen”

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JTBC

When: July 22 – Sept. 10

Cast: Ong SeongWu, Kim HyangGi, Shin SeungHo, Kang KiYoung

Summary: The drama covers the reality of the perilous and unexperienced world of teens.

For: Viewers looking for a drama dealing with South Korean teenagers issues and first love.

Why watch?: The high school love story of this drama is moving. But what is making the difference about this drama is the way it portrayed issues of South Korean teens. The main actors’ acting is also remarkable.

For more information, poster, teaser you can check our cast and summary here.

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8- “Tale of NokDu”

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KBS

When: Sept. 30 – Nov. 25

Cast: Kim SoHyun, Jang DongYoon, 5urprise’s Kang TaeOh

Summary: It tells the romance between a man who is disguising as a woman to infiltrate a community for widows and a girl that hates the idea of becoming a gisaeng.

For: Viewers looking for a love story with thrills and comedy in Joseon setting.

Why watch?: The main reason to watch is the plot and the chemistry between the lead actors. A male character disguising as a woman is a new element and Jang DongYoon interpreted the character with talent. From the beginning, viewers are hooked onto the story with comedy, romance, mystery, politic, and also action.

For more information, poster, teaser you can check our cast and summary here.

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9- “Love Playlist: Season 4”

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Playlist Studio

When: From June 19

Cast: Lee YooJin, Park JungWoo, Kim SaeRon, Bae HyunSung, Park ShiAhn, and more

Summary: The love stories of university students in a relatable melodrama.

For: Viewers looking for an easy-to-watch and realistic campus romance.

Why watch?: The story is easy to watch and entertaining. The web drama portrays university students’ love stories in a relatable way which differs from other campus drama. In Korea, the drama was popular but underrated overseas.

For more information, poster, teaser you can check our cast and summary here.

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10- “When The Camellia Blooms”

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KBS

When: Sept. 18 – Nov. 21

Cast: Gong HyoJin, Kang HaNeul, Kim JiSeok

Summary: The bombing romance of sexy Hwang YongSik who awake savage Dong Baek who is locked by prejudice. “When you love, all is possible!”

For: Viewers looking for a mature and emotional love story.

Why watch?: There is a reason why many are calling this drama “the best drama of 2019”. Viewers are stuck in between smiles and tears with this realistic story. The drama is unique with its characters. The main male character is frank and simple and the main female character portrays the struggle of a single mother and evolves during the drama.

For more information, poster, teaser you can check our cast and summary here.

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What Is The Best K-Drama Of The Second Half Of 2019?

~ Dec 22, 2019

Extraordinary You

Hotel Del Luna

Love Alarm

Rookie Historian Goo HaeRyung

Search: WWW

Vagabond

At Eighteen

Tale of NokDu

Love Playlist 4

When The Camellia Blooms

 

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