Currently Airing Korean Dramas And How To Watch Them — Legally [UPDATED]

Fourteen (14) prime time Korean dramas are airing these days in South Korea. If you’re living in Korea, you can simply watch these shows on television. But if you’re residing in other parts of the world, watching the original telecast is almost always impossible, which is why we have created this list of currently airing Korean dramas and the LEGAL streaming services you can use to watch the series in the United States and the Philippines.

NOTE: This article will always be updated. You can bookmark or visit this page again to find out which major Korean dramas are airing and their availability on the top Korean drama streaming sites.

1. I Wanna Hear Your Song

I Wanna Hear Your Song Korean Drama starring Yeon Woo-jin and Kim Se-jeong
  • Synopsis: A young timpanist loses her memories after witnessing a murder. She longs to find the truth and meets a tone-deaf pianist who helps her fall asleep and solve the biggest mystery of her life.
  • Genre: Mystery Rom-com
  • Starring: Yeon Woo-jin & Kim Se-jeong
  • How to watch in the US: Kocowa, Viki, OnDemandKorea (Premium)
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Viu

2. Welcome 2 Life

Welcome 2 Life Korean Drama starring Rain and Lim Ji-yeon
  • Synopsis: Lee Jae-sang is an ace lawyer in one of South Korea’s top law firms. Driven by power and money, he defends people who manipulate the law. When he gets into an accident, he finds himself in a parallel universe where he lives the life of an upright lawyer.
  • Genre: Fantasy, Legal
  • Starring: Rain & Lim Ji-yeon
  • How to watch in the US: Kocowa, Viki, OnDemandKorea (Premium)
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Viu

3. Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency

Flower Crew Joseon Marriage Agency Korean drama starring Kim Min-jae, Gong Seung-yeon, and Seo Ji-hoon
  • Synopsis: The King of Joseon hires a dating agency to transform his first love, a poor woman, into a noblewoman and give their romance a chance. But things get more complicated when the head matchmaker ends up forming a love triangle with the two.
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy, Fusion Sageuk
  • Starring: Kim Min-jae, Gong Seung-heon, and Seo Ji-hoon
  • How to watch in the US: Viki
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Viu

4. The Great Show

The Great Show Korean drama starring Song Seung-heon and Lee Sun-bin
  • Synopsis: A former member of the National Assembly tries his best to get his seat back in the government, even pretending to be a father of four to clean-up his reputation and win people’s votes.
  • Genre: Political Comedy
  • Starring: Song Seung-heon & Lee Sun-bin
  • How to watch in the US: Viki
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Viu

5. When The Camellia Blooms

When The Camellia Blooms Korean drama starring Gong Hyo-jin and Kang Ha-neul
  • Synopsis: A single mother moves into a new town and starts running a bar. She has since focused on her child and business until she meets a police officer who falls in love with her at first sight.
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy, Thriller
  • Starring: Gong Hyo-jin & Kang Ha-neul
  • How to watch in the US: Netflix
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Netflix

6. Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung

Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung Korean Drama starring Shin Se-kyung and Cha Eun-woo
  • Synopsis: Amid the prejudice and discrimination on the basis of gender and social status, an ordinary and aspiring female historian in Joseon makes history when she achieves her goal. Not only does she overturn the values of her society, she also changes the life of an isolated prince and popular romance novelist.
  • Genre: Historial Romance
  • Starring: Shin Se-kyung & Cha Eun-woo
  • How to watch in the US: Netflix
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Netflix

7. Secret Boutique

Secret Boutique Korean drama
  • Synopsis: A woman who has run errands at a bathhouse when she was a child is now a powerful lobbyist involved in secret activities. As an influential person in political and business circles, she attempts to take over a company in an effort to maintain her status, beat her rivals, and survive.
  • Genre: Melodrama
  • Starring: Kim Sun-ah & Jang Mi-hee
  • How to watch in the US: Kocowa, Viki, OnDemandKorea (Premium)
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Viu

8. The Running Mates: Human Rights

The Running Mates Human Rights Korean drama starring Lee Yo-won and Choi Gwi-hwa
  • Synopsis: Two human rights investigators look into different cases involving human rights violations. One is an ace investigator whose strict and neutral approach to investigations makes her appear less empathetic towards the victims, while the other is a former prosecutor who shows a lot of empathy for the weak and always sides with them.
  • Genre: Social Critique
  • Starring: Lee Yo-won & Choi Gwi-hwa
  • How to watch in the US: Viki
  • How to watch in the Philippines: not available

9. When The Devil Calls Your Name (Recently Ended)

When The Devil Calls Your Name Korean Drama starring Jung Kyung-ho and Park Sung-woong
  • Synopsis: A songwriter makes a risky deal with a devil in exchange for money and fame. As their contract is about to expire, he bargains with the devil to save his soul using his own life as collateral. Things become more complicated when he finds out that his success comes at the cost of someone’s happiness, and thus he sets out on making things right.
  • Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
  • Starring: Kyung Jung-ho & Park Sung-woong
  • How to watch in the US: Viki
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Viu

10. Graceful Family

Graceful Family Korean drama starring Im Soo-hyang and Lee Jang-woo
  • Synopsis: The only daughter of a family that runs South Korea’s top conglomerate teams up with a lawyer to uncover a 15-year-old secret involving her mother’s death.
  • Genre: Romance, Mystery
  • Starring: Im Soo-hyang & Lee Jang-woo
  • How to watch in the US: OnDemandKorea, Viki
  • How to watch in the Philippines: K-PLUS

11. Pegasus Market

  • Synopsis: The series tells the story of the employees of a mart called Pegasus Market that is struggling to make a profit due to lack of customers.
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Starring: Lee Dong-hwi & Kim Byung-chul
  • How to watch in the US: OnDemandKorea
  • How to watch in the Philippines: not available

12. Vagabond

Vagabond Korean drama starring Lee Seung-gi and Suzy
  • Synopsis: Stuntman Cha Dal-gun sets out to uncover a huge corruption following a sabotaged plane crash that has killed his nephew. His life gets intertwined with National Intelligence Service agent Go Hae-ri, who helps him find out the truth.
  • Genre: Spy Action Melodrama
  • Starring: Lee Seung-gi & Bae Suzy
  • How to watch in the US: Netflix
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Netflix

13. Be Melodramatic

Be Melodramatic Korean Drama
  • Synopsis: A trio of girlfriends in their thirties—composed of a scriptwriter, a documentary film director, and a marketing manager—live under the same roof as they navigate their daily lives and romantic relationships.
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Starring: Chun Wo-hee, Jeon Yeo-bin, Han Ji-eun, Ahn Jae-hong, & Gong Myung
  • How to watch in the US: Viki
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Viu, Iflix

14. Golden Garden

Golden Garden Korean drama
  • Synopsis: A girl who is abandoned at an orphanage at the age of six remembers nothing but her name and grows up as a cheerful woman who endures many hardships and tries to live her life to its fullest.
  • Genre: Romance, Mystery
  • Starring: Han Ji-hye & Lee Sang-woo
  • How to watch in the US: Kocowa, Viki, OnDemandKorea (Premium)
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Viu

15. Mother of Mine (Recently Ended)

Weekend family drama 'Mother of Mine' off to a good start
  • Synopsis: The series focuses on the relationship between a single mother and her three daughters and deals with the social and family issues that discourage women to get married.
  • Genre: Family Drama
  • Starring: Kim Hae-sook & Kim So-yeon
  • How to watch in the US: Kocowa, OnDemandKorea (Premium), Viki
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Viu

16. Strangers From Hell

Strangers From Hell Korean drama starring Im Si-wan and Lee Dong-wook
  • Synopsis: A young man moves from the countryside to Seoul for a new job and finds himself surrounded by strange neighbors in his new apartment.
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Starring: Im Si-wan & Lee Dong-wook
  • How to watch in the US: OnDemandKorea
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Viu

17. Arthdal Chronicles Part 3 (Recently Ended)

tvN loses 2 million viewers with return of Song Joong-ki's 'Arthdal Chronicles'
  • Synopsis: Arthdal Chronicles is set in an ancient land called Arth where civilization continues to flourish and tribes fight against each other for survival and power.
  • Genre: Ancient Historical Drama
  • Starring: Song Joong-ki, Jang Dong-Kim Ji-won, Jang Dong-gun, & Kim Ok-bin
  • How to watch in the US: Netflix
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Netflix

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Samfann is a writer and editor for Kdramapal. He works closely with other writers to produce and publish online content. At the age of 21, he founded a Korean entertainment blog that went on to become a major player in the industry. He spends most of his free time watching American and Korean TV series and doing volunteer work for an online initiative that provides underserved students with grants and scholarships. He's also passionate about unique and revolutionary ideas that make the world a better place.

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