A-List of K-drama Recommendations When You Don’t Know Where to Start

If you’re looking for something to watch and have a specific genre in mind, such as superheroes, crime thrillers, romantic comedies, or historical fiction, there’s a good chance you’ll find a K-drama to fulfill your needs.

In no particular order, here’s a list of the best K-dramas to watch that are perfect to get you started!

1. Strong Girl Bong Soon

As the title suggests, this K-drama is about a woman with supernatural strength who does all the good work of beating up bad guys and saving her lover while always looking cute doing it.

While this series appears to be a romantic comedy with a conventional love triangle, there are several aspects of the drama that will intrigue crime thriller fans.

2. Extraordinary You

Extraordinary You is a fantastic K-drama if you’ve ever wondered how characters from a comic or novel would act if they came to life. It has a unique plot that follows the story of our main characters that are supporting characters in the comic book from which they emerged!

Set in a high school in South Korea, Extraordinary You truly brings out the feelings of love, friendship, trust, and hope.



3. Guardian: The Lonely and Great God

Popularly known as ‘Goblin,’ this K-drama is a package of historical fiction, fantasy, romance, angst, and the perfect soundtracks to bind it all together. From luck bringing goblins to soft-hearted grim reapers, gods, goddesses, and a girl who can speak to ghosts, this K-drama has it all.

There is a reason why Goblin is the sixth-highest-rated K-drama in South Korea. A male lead with magical powers who appears every time you need him is truly a dream come true for most of us, and that is why this series is worth a watch.

4. Touch Your Heart

If you don’t have the energy to engage yourself in dense plotlines right now and would rather watch something light, Touch Your Heart is the K-drama for you.

It’s the ideal setting for a love story: a serious lawyer forced to associate with a quirky actress who defies his expectations yet manages to touch his heart. Not only is the chemistry between Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In-Na adorable, but some moments are sure to leave you smiling!

5. Descendants Of The Sun

A Special Forces Officer Yoo Shi-Jin and a civilian Doctor Kang Mo-Yeon, who fall in love despite their differences, is the story told in this K-drama, which blends two of the most famous clichés. Shi-Jin is involved in taking lives to protect others, and Mo-Yeon is in charge of saving lives which creates an exciting contrast in the plot.

Despite some dramatic parts, it preserves the essence of K-dramas by giving us moments to laugh and enjoy ourselves while also shedding a tear or two sometimes.


Sarah is the founder and content manager of TokkiStar. She has been a K-pop fan since the age of 13 but began as a J-pop fan at 11. Some of her favorite groups include SHINee, Wonder Girls, Red Velvet, SVT, WJSN, NCT, Day6, The Rose, and SNSD. She is currently anticipating the day Pristin reunites.