Top 16 Best JTBC Dramas REVIEWED RANKED 2021
Korean Drama, also known as K-Drama is one of the most popular dramas in the world that most people usually watch. For all the newbies and Korean Drama lovers out there, Here are the Top 16 Best JTBC Dramas Ranked 2021 that you will definitely not regret watching.
The World of the Married
“The World Of The Married” is about a married couple who has a successful career of their own. It started with this married couple being so deeply in love and having a simple family but ended up having a twist in their relationship involving cheating and betrayal.
Ji Sun-Woo (Kim Tae-Ae) is a loving wife and a successful medicine doctor who lives with her family in the small town of Gosan. She then got married to the love of her life, Lee Tae-Ho (Park Hae-Joon) and they eventually had a son who is a teenager now named Joon-Young. Jin Sun-Woo seems to have everything, a successful career as a medical doctor, and a perfectly happy family.
On the other hand, her husband Lee Tae-Oh desires to be a famous movie director. With the financial support of his wife Jin Sun-Woo, he now has his own business of running his own entertainment business. Although their life as a family seems so lovingly perfect, her husband, whom she loves very much, says otherwise.
All of the love and effort Ji Sun-Woo gave to her husband has shuttered right before her eyes as she discovered her husband has been unfaithful to her. Ji Sun-Woo found that her husband has been cheating on her with this woman named Yeo Da-Kyung (Han So-Hee), who is also a very beautiful and successful woman.
To make the situation worst, she is the daughter of Lee Tae-Ho’s very potential investor. After the devastating betrayal that Lee Tae-Ho did to his wife, Ji Sun-Woo suffered from scars from what her husband has given her. Her dream family has become a nightmare, so she took the path of seeking revenge while slowly getting up on her own feet.
Sky Castle is a private luxury residence where elite doctors and professors live. This residence was built by the first president of the most prestigious university in Korea the Joo Nam University.
This series is about Korea’s elite family who lives in this residence and living a luxurious life.
It will show you the ins and outs of these elite families of how determined they are just to make their children be accepted in the top medical university no matter what it takes.
This will also give you a closer look of how the materialistic desires of these wealthy families. Although these families are very wealthy, they still do have their desire to be more successful. Having a lot of money is not enough for them. so money is not a problem, but they will do anything to secure the success of their family even if the cost is ruthlessly destroying other people’s lives.
Han Seo-Jin (Yeom Jeong-a) is very desperate for her daughter to be successful. Her desire is for her daughter to be accepted as a medical student at Seoul National University.
Han Seo-Jin is also desperate into getting her mother-in-law’s approval of her. Her mother-in-law does not approve of Han Seo-Jin because she hid the fact that she was poor before she married her husband Kang Joon-Sang (Jung Joon-Ho), a doctor in the Joo Nam University.
While Han Seo-Jin is busy getting her mother-in-law’s approval, she is also busy doing everything for her daughter to get into a top medical university. She looks at the fact that her mother-in-law will never accept her and took this as a challenge to make her daughter successful more than her husband.
Despite the successes of these elite family has, the desires of their hearts will never stop.
Starring: Jung Yong-Hwa, Lee Yeon-Hee, Choi Woo-Sik, Ha Shi-Eun, Ryu Seung-Soo, Park Yoo-Na, Jeong Gyu-Su, Lee Ji-Hyun, and Yoon Park
Yoon So-So (Lee Yeon-Hee) moved to Europe with her college boyfriend even though her parents are against it. After a few years later, her boyfriend heartlessly left her and came back to Korea alone. Yoon So-So didn’t have a choice but to work so she can make a living, so she started to work as a tour guide in France.
She leads a group of people traveling with the “Luxurious Premium Tour Package: 1 Week in France”. Yoon So-So did her best as a tour guide so the travelers from faraway places can make the best memories of their lives. However, this team is not the usual type of traveler.
San Ma-Roo (Jung Yong-Hwa), joined the team after her girlfriend broke up with him. Kim Gyung-Jae (Choi Woo-Sik) has been in a relationship for the past 10 years. And in the entire trip, there is also a couple who seems to be stubborn to each other, and a father-daughter relationship that seems more like strangers.
This member has a lot going on especially with San Ma-Roo (Jung Yong-Hwa). He is depressed by what happened to him and with her ex and usually travels alone with this group. San Ma-Roo and his girlfriend had a fright 3 days before the trip, and because of this, San Ma-Roo had to leave his girlfriend behind.
Yoon So-So worries that San Ma-Roo will cause trouble during the trip, so she especially keeps an eye on him. Her assumptions were right, and they ended up in the situation where they ended up alone in the city.
While spending the days together, they shared about their past relationship and comfort each other, not realizing that they were slowly developing feelings for each other.
“Itaewon Class” is about a young boy who stands up for what he thinks it’s right but ending up being in prison for 10 years because of it.
Park Sae-Ro-Yi (Park Seo-Joon) is a high school student. On his first day attending his new high school, he ended up in a situation where he punched one of his classmates named Jang Geun-Woo (Ahn Bo-Hyun) who was heartlessly bullying another classmate named Lee Ho-Jin (David Lee).
Park Sae-Ro-Yi stood up for his classmate being bullied and ended up punching Jang Geun-Woo. After this incident, the father of Gang Geun-Woo, Jang Dae-Hee (Yoo Jae-Myung) came to school after this incident happened.
Jang Dae-Hee is a wealthy man and the CEO of a successful restaurant business Jagga, who is also the boss of Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s father Park Sung-Yeol (Son Hyun-Joo).
Being inside the principal’s office with the two boys who are caught in trouble, the CEO Jang Dae-Hee demands Park Sae-Ro-Yi to just apologize to his son so they can move on with everything that’s happened.
But surprisingly, Park Sae-Ro-Yi refuses to apologize. Because of this, Park Sae-Ro-Yi ended up being expelled and his father was fired from his job.
However, after all of this has happened, a tragic accident took place on a rainy night. Park Sae-Ro-Yi’s father dies in a motorcycle accident caused by his previous classmate Jang Geum-Won.
After Park Sae-Ro-Yi found out about the truth of the incident, he was so furious and in a rage about the truth about his father’s death, he throws his anger towards Jang Geum-Won and brutally beats him that he almost died.
Park Sae-Ro-Yi was soon got arrested for violent assault and received prison time for 2 years. After getting out of prison, he opens his own restaurant in Itaewon. And soon meets Jo Yi-Seo (Kim Da-Mi), who is famous on social media.
She will work as a manager for Park Sae-Ro-Yi and soon will build their team to go up against the Jagga company so Park Sae-Ro-Yi can get his revenge for his father’s death.
The Lady In Dignity
This series is about a woman who is obsessed with wanting to live someone else’s life thinking that would make her happy.
Woo A-Jin (Kim hee-Seon) is a beautiful woman who enjoys living a luxurious life after marrying a rich husband. Because of her cleverness and personality, she soon gained the trust of her father-in-law Ahn Tae-Dong (Kim Yong-Geon) who is the head of the house.
Ahn Tae-Dong has a hard time moving around and doing things on his own. So Woo A-Jin thought of hiring a personal caregiver for her father-in-law.
This caregiver is named Park Bok-Ja (Kim Sun-Ah). She went for an interview with Woo A-Jin as the caregiver and promising to her that she will take very good care of her father-in-law.
Won A-Jin hired Park Bok-Ja and seemed to believed that Park Bok-Ja is a perfect fit as the caregiver for his father-in-law. After being hired, Park Bok-Ja started her plan on seducing Won A-Jin’s father-in-law Ahn Tae-Dong.
After a while, Park Bok-Ja has successfully seduced Ahn Tae-Dong to the point that the father-in-law announced that they are getting married.
Ending up Park Bok-Ja being the head of the house and no one can do anything about it. On the other hand, during these situations, Woo A-Jin’s husband ended up cheating on her. This is when Woo A-Jin lost everything financially.
While Park Bok-Ja seeing Wo A-Jin’s situation still being able to smile after she lost everything, she was confused and trying to figure out how can she do that, and what she must do to become like her. Park Bok-Ja wants to be like Won A-Jin and will do anything to become like her.
Live On Korean Drama
“Live On” is about a popular high school student that everybody looks up to. She is so popular that one day, an anonymous person contacted her saying he all knows her secret and threatened her too exposed these in public.
Baek Ho-Rang (Jung Da-Bin) is a high school student girl who is very famous and a star on social media. She is so famous that all of the students in her school seem to follow all of her posts on social media. Every girl wants to be her friend, while all the boys wish to win her heart.
Although her life is like a superstar, one day, a mysterious person arrived in her life and caught her off guard. This person claims to know all of Baek Ho-Rang’s all of her deepest secrets and is armed with a lot of information about her that Baek Ho-Rang wishes to keep a secret forever.
While Baek Ho-Rang is so desperate in finding answers about who this anonymous person is, she seeks help from her schoolmate named Go Eun-Taek (Hwang Min-Hyun).
The diligent and honest head of the school’s broadcasting club. However, in order to get Go Eun-Taek’s help, she realized that she had to join their broadcasting club and become one of the members.
This brought Baek Ho-Rang with a group of students that she never thought that she would consider being friends with.
How will Baek Ho-Rang discover this mystery person who is threatening her with her secrets? And how will these broadcasting groups help her find out who he is? Will they ever find out who he is? And will this journey eventually lead to romance?
The Light In Your Eyes
This is for all the fantasies lovers. “The Light In Your Eyes” is about a woman who desperately wants to save her father and ended up using a mysterious watch to time travel.
Kim Hye-Ja (Han Ji-Min) is a 26-year-old woman who dreams to be an announcer and she has an honest and positive personality. While she was living her normal life, one day, she suddenly had the ability to manipulate time using a mysterious watch.
One day, Kim Hye-Ja’s father passed away. And in order to save his father, she uses this mysterious watch to rewind time in order to save his father.
But she failed. Being desperate, she ends up time-traveling a few too many times and accidentally aging herself and becoming a 70-year-old woman.
Seeing her situation, she was very confused and unaware of how this suddenly happened to her. So she decided to sets on a journey to put everything back in order of how they were supposed to be before she messed up with time.
While she is on this journey trying to put all things back the way they were before, she encounters her family and friends, but sadly they do not recognize her.
Including the man she loved, Lee Joon-Ha (Nam Joo-Hyuk). Lee Joon-Ha’s goal is to become a reporter. He worked very hard to achieved his goal of becoming one. But sadly, while he yearns for Kim Hye-Ja, he is struggling with his life.
While the 70-year-old Kim Hye-Ja and the young Lee Joon-Ha came together to build an unlikely bond, a sad, devastating life-twisting truth is revealed.
Strong Girl Bong-Soon
“Strong Girl Bong-Soon” is about a woman who is born with special superhuman strength powers and was hired as a bodyguard and hoping to get her dream job working on a gaming company.
Bong-Soon (Park Bo-Young) is an honest and very kind woman who is currently unemployed.
Although she looks cute and a weak girl because of her appearance, the truth is she has in fact a very strong superpower strength that she inherited from her family. For generations, all the women in her family have been gifted with these super-strength powers to use in a great and good way.
But if this power is abused and used for her personal gain or in a bad way, it will be taken from her permanently. Do Bong-Ki (An Woo-Yeon) is Bong Soon’s twin brother.
Although they are twins, her brother Hwang Jin-Yo didn’t inherit this type of superpower but ended up being a professional doctor. On the other hand, the woman who inherited this super strength is having a hard time finding a gainful job as a professional game developer.
Ahn Min-Hyuk (Park Hyun-Sik), is a young CEO od AIN Software, a gaming company. He witnessed Bong-Soon’s surprisingly amazing strength against this group of gangsters who tried to beat up a bus driver of kindergartens.
After witnessing this kind of incident, Ahn Min-hyuk offers to hire Bong-Soon as his personal bodyguard to protect and help him catch a mysterious man who has been threatening and making death threats against Ahn Min-Hyuk.
Bong-Soon has a secret crush on her childhood friend named In Guk-Doo (Ji-Soo), a police detective who stands up for what’s right and wrong, and captures dangerous people like kidnappers in Bong-Soon’s neighborhood.
Misty Korean Drama
“Misty” is about a successful woman who gets accused of the murder of her ex-lover and his wife.
Go Hye-Ran (Kim Nam-Joo) is an ambitious, brilliant successful woman who is the anchorwoman in a popular television news show in News 9.
Even though she has all the good qualities that all the woman can have to be an independent woman, those qualities have been taken for granted by a man causing her to be cold and outright cruel at times.
Although she has experienced some negative stuff from men, she didn’t encourage herself to become a different person and tries hard to learn to be vulnerable and open herself to love.
She once had a lover named Kevin Lee, but Go Hye-Rin broke up with him because she thinks he is a guy who doesn’t have prosers in life.
After a few years later, Go Hye-Ran met his ex-lover and his wife. She was absolutely surprised when she saw her ex-lover being successful and happy with his wife.
Her ex-lover ended up being interviewed by Go Hye-Ran. After a while, an unexpected incident has taken place. The ex-lover Kevin Lee and his wife got murdered. And the worst part is, Go Hye-Ran is being accused of doing it.
Go Hye-Ran is married to Kang Tae-Wook (Ji Jin-Hee). Kang Tae-Wook has worked as a prosecutor in the past but now chooses to work as a public defender. These two married couple isn’t the usual romantic kind of couple. They have their own marriage problems just like other married couples.
Their relationship has its own ups and downs. Even though their marriage is going down the hill, Kang Tae-Wook still stood by his wife Go Hye-Ran’s side and defending her about these accusations that are being made about her killing her ex-lover and his wife while also saving their marriage.
The Good Detective
This series “The Good detective” is about two talented and skillful detectives who have the opposite personality ending up teaming together to reopen and solving a case that has happened 5 years ago.
Kang Do-Chang (Son Hyun-Joo) is working as a detective for more than 18 years.
He lived his entire life in Incheon, South Korea. He is an honest and hard-working man who seeks justice for all the innocent victims that have been murdered. He uses his experience and connections to investigate his cases.
Oh Ji-Hyeok (Jang Seung-Jo) is a very intelligent detective. He has 9 years of experience as a detective. He graduated from Korea National Police University. He has an unsympathetic, insensitive personality. He catches criminals and investigates cases using his insight and sharp details into the evidence.
Because of his traumas from childhood, he is not very open about his feelings. However, he became very wealthy because of the large inheritance he received from his late uncle.
Jin Seo-Kyung (Lee Elijah) is a newspaper reporter. She is very passionate about her work and is an elite in her work for 5 years.
These two, who has an opposite personality, are ended up being partners and reopen a case that has begun five years ago. This is because of the judgments for the death penalty of the murderer Lee Dae-Chul (Jo Jae-Yoon).
One day, while Kang Do-Chang has been reviewing the file case of the murderer Lee Dae-Chul, he discovered some evidence that would clear Lee Dae-Chul’s case while putting himself in a compromising situation.
After a while, more evidence has been found connecting to a recent murder that is also involving Lee Dae-Chul’s daughter, Lee Eun-Hye (Lee Ha-eun).
Realizing that there is not much time until Lee Dae-Chul’s death penalty as the evidence threatens to expose the truth about what really happened.
Something In The Rain
One of the love stories that you should watch is “Something In The Rain”. This love story will make you question how and what will happen because of its unique story.
This series is about an adult woman who fell in love with a man younger than her.
Yoon Jin-A (Son Ye-Jin) is a woman in her 30’s. She has a carefree and easy-going personality. She is currently single because her dating life isn’t going too well.
She has been dumped by a lot of men in the past because of her clumsy, and silly behavior. To make this even worst, she was also dumped by a man she wanted to marry, and the man’s reason is that she was boring, and not that good-looking. Seo Kyung-Sun (Jang So-Yeon) is Yoon Jin-Ah’s bestfriend.
And Seo Joon-Hee (Jung Hae-In) is Seo Kyung-Sun’s brother. He worked abroad for a while and came back to South Korea after finishing his work. Yoon Jin-Ah was known Seo Joon-Hee as the brother of her childhood best friend.
A childish boy who she only sees as a little boy. But now that he came back from abroad, he came back with a manly, masculine, and bright charming smile appearance which shocked Yoon Jin-Ah.
But even though he is all grown up, he still has his fun and childish personality that suits Yoon Jin-Ah’s silly personality. And this is when Yoon Jin-Ah suddenly felt something different.
That childish little kid she had known from her childhood, can suddenly be a man that she will be in love with.
She Would Never Know 2021
Another amazing love story about a man and a woman who will go through a rough patch understanding their feelings towards each other.
Yoon Song-A (Won Jin-A) is a workaholic woman. She works in a cosmetic brand company as a marketer. She loves her work and she has very dedicated to it. She dreams of having to start her own company or cosmetic brand someday. Because she is dedicated to her work, she is usually busy and doesn’t think much about love or being in a relationship.
Chae Hyun-Seung (Ro Woon) worked in the same company as Yoon Song-A. He is very patient and a kind man. He likes Yoon Song-A but Yoong Song-A doesn’t seem to have any interest in him because he is younger than her.
While Yoon Song-A is very passionate about her work, Chae Hyun-Seung is very passionate about having a date with Yoon Song-A. He always takes his chances on inviting her to a date or a dinner, but Yoon Song-A always declines his invitation.
But after a while, Yoon Song-A seems to slowly have a feeling for him. Although they have the same feelings for each other, Yoon Song-A is having a second thought if she would tell him about her feelings towards him, date him, or just not tell him anything.
It’s so easy yet so simple. But the unexpected twist that Yoon Song-A chooses is that she will end up having engaged to someone.
At first, she will look happy to the point Chae Hyun-Seung thought of giving her up, but in the end, Yoon Song-A will look miserable and Chae Hyun-Seung will find a reason to continuously fight for her to the point Chae Hyun-Seung thought of giving her up, but in the end, Yoon Song-A will look miserable and Chae Hyun-Seung will find a reason to continuesly fight for her.
Beyond Evil 2021
“Beyond Evil” is about a murder case that has chilling and terrifying similarities with the other murder case that took place 20 years ago.
This is when two elite detectives who have their own secrets are forced to teamed up together in other to face the shocking conspiracy that may or may not involve a high-status public official.
Lee Dong-Sik (Shin Ha-Kyun) is a very capable detective and he was once one of the most brilliant detectives in police forces.
He has a quiet and peaceful life and lives in a small city where he also works there at a Myanyang Police Substation. He is destined to be a law enforcement ace, but because of a mysterious serial murder case incident that happened, his life turned upside down.
This incident has changed Lee Don-Sik. He still has the scars that the incident has left him, and he has this very dark secret that he vowed to tell no one.
Because of this incident, scars, and secrets, he hides under his personality, the brilliant hero of the police forces ended up doing some small tasks as a police force. But his journey doesn’t end here.
Han Joo-Won (Yoo Jin-Goo) is transferred to Myanyang Police Substation, where Lee Dong-Sik works. He was assigned to be Lee Dong-Sik’s boss and at the same time, his partner.
Han Joo-Won is an elite police detective who has a very well-known and respected background. He was specially sent to the same station where Lee Dong-Sik is not only to be his boss and partner but to also oversee Lee Dong-Sik.
While he does his job, his father is attempting to win a bid is able to become the next national police chief. However, even though Han Joo-Won seems to have the perfect career and background, he also has his own secrets that he would rather not share with anyone.
Just Between Lovers
“Just Between Lovers” is about three young people who share a tragic fate and ended up in the same place 10 years later.
10 years ago, a mall called the S Mall collapsed because of its poor construction, ended up killing 48 people inside including the loved ones of these three young people.
Lee Gang-Doo (Lee Joon-Ho) had a dream of becoming a professional soccer player. but because of this tragic incident, that dream has ended.
Lee Gang-Doo’s father was an electrician, doing some work for the S Mall building at the time. Lee Gang-Doo was waiting for his father while he’s finishing his work when this incident occurred.
Because of this tragic incident, Lee Gang-Doo’s father died, but Lee Gang-Doo survived with a broken leg. After the incident, he spent 3 years in rehab. And now, he doesn’t have any motivation to do stuff with his life and just working some odd jobs to just have the days pass.
Ha Moon-Soo (Won Jin-A) is an architect who makes architecture models. Same with Lee Gang-Doo, she also suffered the same past because of the tragic incident that happened 10 years ago. Han Moon-Soo was with her sister when this incident occurred.
Her sister died in that incident, but Ha Moon-Soo survived. She suffered from a lot of guilt because of the fact that she survived and her sister didn’t. she lives her life seriously while trying to overcome her feelings of guilt.
Seo Joo-Won (Lee Ki-Woo) is an architect. Seo Joo-Won was helping his father, who was the head engineer of the building when the incident happened. Sadly, Seo Joo-Won’s father also didn’t survive the incident, but his son, Seo Joo-Won survived. Years later, Seo Joo-Won became an architect.
He is working on a new project that will replace the former S Mall. And with her detailed eye for designs and buildings, Ha Hoom-Soo ends up working for Seo Joo-Won’s project.
On the other hand, Lee Gang-Do will end up working at the same new construction site. Ending up the three workings in the same project.
Just Beauty Inside (Korean Drama)
“Just beauty inside” is about a woman who is a very mysterious famous actress. She changes appearance as a middle-aged man every month and people are starting to think of her disappearance from time to time.
Han Se-Kye (Seo Hyun-Jin) is a very famous South Korean actress that has a lot of rumors that are surrounding her. These rumors started because of her suddenly mysteriously disappearing every month.
Han Se-Kye has a secret that is very hard to believe.
Her appearance suddenly changes every one week every month. And this isn’t about how she dresses, but her appearance will change into a middle-aged businessman. Because of this, people are starting to get curious about her sudden disappearance from time to time.
Seo Do-Jae (Lee Min-Ki) is an intelligent man who works as an executive at an airline company. He seems to have it all in life for being brilliant, handsome appearance, and a great job. Although he seems to be the perfect bachelor, he also has his own secrets to hide. He has this condition of having Prosopagnosia.
Also, know as face blindness. He suffers by not being able to recognize people’s faces. However, he is trying his best to hide this from the world by making an effort to remember or recognize people by their personalities.
Seo Do-Jae’s life began to change after Han Se-Kye entered his life. She is the only person whose face he can recognize. But because of Han Se-Kye’s random disappearance and changes in her appearance, will Seo Do-Jae still recognize her face or personality? will he believe or know that it is her?
Undercover Korean Drama
“Undercover” is about a two-person who works as an agent and a lawyer who fell in love with each other and got into a difficult situation. An intense series with a mix of a love story you wouldn’t want to miss.
Han Jung-Hyun (Ji Jin-Hee) is working as a secret agent at the Agency for National Security Planning. He is mostly known for his remarkable speed and bravery in every task he does. He is on a secret mission where he should hide his identity.
During his secret mission, he met Choi Yeon-Soo and they fell in love with each other and eventually got married. After getting married, Han Jung-Hyun became an ordinary husband and a father. He is very much happy with his ordinary life living with his loving wife and two children.
Choi Yeon-Soo (Kim Hyun-Joo) is a very intelligent lawyer. She passed her difficult bark exam when she was 20 years old. She strictly believes in human rights, justice, and truths. She fights for people who are mistreated, taken advantage and unfairly treated.
Because of her amazingly outstanding performance, she became nominated as the chief of the Senior Civil Servant Corruption Investigations Unit.
However, because of this nomination, she will face a shocking truth that will eventually come out about the past of his perfect husband.
The only person she relies on unconditionally loves and is trusted. Han Jung-Hyun’s past will catch up in his present making his relationship with his wife in a rocky situation.
This is where the battle with Han Jung-Hyun desperately protects his family and relationship with his wife begins while her wife, Choi Yeon-Soo will continue to fight for justice from the forces that dominate the country profit.
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