The 13 Highest-Rated Korean Dramas of 2017

Posted 2017/12/31 0 0

Among 100 dramas released this year, which ones are rated the best?


13. Woman of Dignity (12,1%)

Woo A-Jin (Kim Hee-Seon) lives a luxurious life due to her wealthy father-in-law, but her father-in-law's finances become decimated and her husband betrays her. Woo A-Jin's life hits rock bottom. Park Bok-Ja (Kim Sun-A) is a mysterious woman and she hides her heartbreaking story. She brings about fierce hardship on Woo A-Jin.


12. Falsify (12,6%)

Reporters Han Moo-Young (Namgung Min) and Lee Seok-Min (Yu Jun-Sang) and Prosecutor Kwon So-Ra (Uhm Ji-Won) struggle to unveil the truth that was falsified.


11. Third-Rate My Way (13,8%)

Follow the story about underdogs with big dreams and third-rate specs just struggling to survive, and craving for success for the career they're low qualified. And the long time friendship blossoming into romance between two immature friends Ko Dong-man (Park Seo-joon) and Choi Ae-ra (Kim Ji-won) whose childish dynamic hasn't changed despite reaching adulthood.


10. Witch's Court (14,3%)

A materialistic female prosecutor, who does not hesitate to use personal attacks, fabricate evidence, and incite perjury in order to win her case, is assigned to lead the special task force for sexual assault crimes.


9. Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People (14,4%)

Set during the reign of famous tyrant King Yeonsangun, it tells the story of Hong Gil Dong (Yoon Kyun Sang), the illegitimate son of a nobleman who stole from the rich and gave to the poor, and his journey in becoming Joseon’s first revolutionary activist.


8. Ruler: Master of the Mask (14,9%)

Set in 18th-century Joseon, it tells the fictional story of Crown Prince Lee Sun (Yoo Seung-ho) and his fight against the powerful and wealthy organization, Pyunsoo-hwe that controls the country behind the scenes due to its monopoly of the nation's water supply. With the help of the woman he loves named Han Ga-eun (Kim So-hyun), Lee Sun overcomes adversity and grow as a just ruler.


7. Saimdang, Light's Diary (16,3%)

A Korean art history lecturer (Lee Young-ae) discovers the diary of a historical figure, and unravels the secret of a mysterious portrait that helps her re-discover the extraordinary life of Shin Saimdang (also played by Lee), a renowned poet-artist in the Joseon era.


6. Money Flower (17,2%)

Kang Pil Joo (Jang Hyuk) grew up at an orphanage, but he now works as a managing director of a legal team at a corporation. He is acknowledged for his intelligence and his exemplary job performance. Some of those that work around him are jealous of him. Meanwhile, Na Mo hyun (Park Se Young) is an environmental activist and a science teacher at a middle school. She is a good listener and laughs a lot. She dreams of a love driven by fate.


5. Chief Kim (18,4%)

Story about Kim Sung-ryong, an accountant who becomes a middle manager at TQ Group company to embezzle a large sum of money, but ends up fighting for his employees' fundamental rights.


4. Whisper (20,3%)

Shin Young-Joo (Lee Bo-Young) is a female detective with charisma and Lee Dong-Joon is a righteous judge. They uncover corruption at the nation's biggest law firm Taebaek.


3. Defendant (28,3%)

Park Jung-woo is a prosecutor at Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office. One day, he wakes up and finds himself a convict on death row. Suffering from temporary amnesia, Jung-woo has no idea what transpired to land him in prison. He struggles to recover his memory and clear his name.


2. Father is Strange (36,5%)

About a family that lives on the outskirts of Seoul which consists of the father, his wife, their three daughters, and their one son. However, one day, a young man, who was a member of an idol group, shows up at the household claiming that he is the son of the family.


1. My Golden Life (40,7%)

Seo Ji Ahn (Shin Hye Sun) is a former rich girl, but was forced to be her family’s breadwinner after her father’s bankruptcy. She is now a contractual employee and living her life with restrained emotion. The drama chronicles her struggles to find new meaning and happiness in life.