Article: Top Ten Korean Fantasy Dramas Of All Time

To see our magnificent and magical wishes come to life is something we've all wanted. Although this may not happen in real life, Fantasy Kdramas do their best to create an imaginary world that may satisfy us. Fantasy is a popular and loved genre for Kdramas. Fantasy Kdramas help us escape our mundane lives into a world of magic, mysticism, and supernaturalism. They help us imagine a world better than ours, where the impossible becomes possible. Here is a list of the top ten fantasy Kdramas.

1. Goblin

Goblin, also called Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, is number one on the list. The drama follows the story of a Goblin who has been alive for centuries as punishment. In order to break this everlasting curse, the goblin must find his bride, who is the only one that can save him and put him out of his misery. But nothing is so easy, love and death stand between the goblin and his bride.


2. The Legend Of The Blue Sea

Legend Of The Blue Sea is a fantasy drama that aired in 2016 and depicted the love between a mermaid and a con-artist. The mermaid, played by Jun Ji Hyun, travels across the ocean to get close to Heo Joon Jae, played by Lee Min Ho, who she finds is very similar to her first love, who saved her in the past. The story is set in Joseon and the modern era and is fairytale-like, based on a historical tale.


3. My Love From Another Star

My Love From Another Star recounts the story of an alien who arrived on earth 400 years ago and hasn't been able to go back, and a cunning and witty actress. The show tells about their journey of falling in love against all odds and fighting for a happy ending from those that stand against them, including time and distance itself.


4. While You Were Sleeping

While You Were Sleeping is a fantasy drama mixed with the elements of a legal drama. The show depicts the story and friendship of three adults who come together to save people from their consequent deaths. Hong Joo is a reporter who can see the future deaths of people while she sleeps. She takes the help of Jung Jae Chan, a prosecutor, and Han Woo Tak, a police officer, to prevents people from dying, without knowing that the three of them have somehow always been entwined.


5. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon aired in 2017 and stars Park Bo Young and Park Hyung Sik as the leads. The drama follows the story of a woman born with superhuman strength hired as the bodyguard by the CEO of a gaming company. This unlikely duo comes together to catch a serial killer on the loose and someone who is aiming at the CEO, falling in love along the way, with hilarious accidents in between.


6. Pinnochio

Pinnochio follows the story of Choi Dal Po, a young boy who lost his family. His life gets ruined and torn apart by corrupt reporters and the media when they sensationalize the tragedy he and his family has went through. As he grew up, he befriends Choi In Ha, the daughter of a corrupt reporter who has Pinocchio syndrome, which caused her to hiccup every time she lies. Together they embarked on a journey of love and exploration, and try to investigate and expose the truth behind Dal Po’s father's death.


7. Tale Of The Nine-Tailed

Lee Yeon is a nine-tailed fox who relinquishes his position as Baekdudaegan's guardian mountain spirit to look for his first love's reincarnation. Nam Ji Ah is a television producer who looks like Lee Yeon's first love but doesn't have the bead he gave her. Ji Ah suspects Lee Yeon of being a supernatural being and thus went after him to find about the mysterious death of her parents. The drama has it all, fantasy, mystery, and romance, and it is worth watching.


8. Extraordinary You

Extraordinary You is a rom-com drama mixed with fantasy, about a girl named Dan Oh, a high school student who comes to the realization that she is an extra character in a comic book who is going to die soon. The story follows her as she befriends Haru, a character who doesn't have a name or a storyline, and Do Hwa, the charming second lead who never gets the girl. Together, they go through the comic book and the various stages they are put through, changing the story and its ending.


9. My Roommate Is A Gumiho

My Roommate Is A Gumiho aired in 2021 and is based on a webtoon. It is about a 999-year-old male Gumiho Shin Woo Yeo, determined to become a human being. However, after Lee Dam, a college student accidentally swallowed his fox bead, they agreed to live in the same house so that he could take care of the bead and ensure her safety as well.


10. Secret Garden

Secret Garden is one of the classic fantasy dramas that every Kdrama fanatic must watch. It was released in 2010 and tells the story of a wealthy and egoistic CEO who falls in love with a simple and incredible stuntwoman and tries to win her over. The drama gets more and more complicated as it progresses, as they magically start switching bodies every time it rains and have to face many difficulties together.