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

Sixteen (16) 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. The Tale Of Nokdu (KBS2)

The Tale Of Nokdu Korean drama starring Jang Dong-yoon and Kim So-hyun
  • Synopsis: A young man reluctant to get married enters a widows’ village disguised as a woman. There, he meets a gisaeng trainee who gets involved in his purpose in faking his identity, especially when they fall in love with each other.
  • Genre: Historical Rom-com
  • Starring: Jang Dong-yoon & Kim So-hyun
  • How to watch in the US: Kocowa, Viki
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Viu

2. VIP (SBS)

VIP Korean drama starring Jang Na-ra and Lee Sang-yoon
  • Synopsis: The life of a couple working in the VIP management team of a department store starts to fall apart when the wife receives an anonymous text and discovers a series of secrets.
  • Genre: Mystery, Drama
  • Starring: Jang Na-ra & Lee Sang-yoon
  • How to watch in the US: Kocowa, OnDemandKorea (Premium), Viki
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Viu

3. Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency (JTBC)

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, iflix

4. Catch The Ghost (tvN)

  • Synopsis: Yoo-ryung joins the subway police team to find her twin sister, whose disappearance is linked to the subway serial murders. A police officer named Ji-seok teams up with her to solve the case, although she goes headfirst into action and often makes him clean up after her mess.
  • Genre: Crime, Romance
  • Starring: Moon Geun-young & Kim Sun-ho
  • How to watch in the US: OnDemandKorea
  • How to watch in the Philippines: not available

5. When The Camellia Blooms (KBS2)

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. Extraordinary You (MBC)

Extraordinary You Korean drama starring Kim Hye-yoon and Kim Ro-woon
  • Synopsis: When a high school student finds out that she and everyone around her are actually characters in a manhwa, she sets out to change her predetermined fate and live her life without the influence of the manhwa’s creator.
  • Genre: Fantasy Romance
  • Starring: Kim Hye-yoon & Kim Ro-woon
  • How to watch in the US: Kocowa, OnDemandKorea (Premium), Viki
  • How to watch in the Philippines: not available

7. Secret Boutique (SBS)

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 (OCN) – Recently Ended

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. Miss Lee (tvN)

Miss Lee Korean drama starring Hyeri
  • Synopsis: An ordinary employee is suddenly promoted to become the CEO of the small company Chungil Electronics. Despite lacking in credentials and experience, she takes on the challenge to protect her coworkers from losing their jobs and save the company from going bankrupt.
  • Genre: Office Comedy
  • Starring: Hyeri & Kim Sang-kyung
  • How to watch in the US: OnDemandKorea
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Viu

10. Pegasus Market (tvN)

  • Synopsis: When a director of Daema Group is demoted and appointed as the new head of the struggling mart called Pegasus Market, he decides to take revenge against the company by carrying out a plan that will lead to the mart’s downfall. His actions, however, end up bringing more customers to the mart.
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Starring: Lee Dong-hwi & Kim Byung-chul
  • How to watch in the US: OnDemandKorea
  • How to watch in the Philippines: not available

11. Vagabond (SBS)

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

12. My Country: The New Age (JTBC)

My Country Korean drama starring Yang Se-jong, Woo Do-hwan, Kim Seol-hyun, and Jang Hyuk
  • Synopsis: During the transition period between the Goryeo and Joseon dynasties, two friends become foes when their opinions collide. But one thing common to them is their desire to protect their country and loved ones at all costs.
  • Genre: Sageuk
  • Starring: Yang Se-jong, Woo Do-hwan, Seolhyun, & Jang Hyuk
  • How to watch in the US: Netflix
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Netflix

13. Never Twice (MBC)

  • Genre: Family, Comedy
  • Starring: Park Se-wan, Kawak Dong-yeon
  • How to watch in the US: Kocowa, Viki, OnDemandKorea (Premium)
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Viu

14. Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (KBS2)

Beautiful Love Wonderful Life Korean drama
  • Synopsis: The series follows four people as they seek love and happiness after failing in life.
  • Genre: Romance
  • Starring: Seol In-ah, Kim Jae-young, Jo Yoon-hee, & Yoon Park
  • How to watch in the US: Kocowa, OnDemandKorea (Premium), Viki
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Viu

15. The Lies Within (OCN)

The Lies Within Korean Drama starring Lee Min-ki and Lee Yoo-young
  • Synopsis: When a woman’s father passes away due to an accident and her husband goes missing, she enters the National Assembly and teams up with a detective to find the truth.
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Starring: Lee Yoo-young & Lee Min-ki
  • How to watch in the US: Netflix
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Netflix

16. Melting Me Softly (tvN)

Melting Me Softly Korean drama starring Ji Chang-wook and Won Jin-ah
  • Synopsis: A successful variety show producer and a part-time worker agree to participate in a televised experiment where they will be frozen for 24 hours. They get the shock of their lives when they wake up and realize that 20 years have passed since the day of the experiment.
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Starring: Ji Chang-wook & Won Jin-ah
  • How to watch in the US: Viki
  • How to watch in the Philippines: Viu

17. Leverage (TV Chosun)

Leverage Korean Drama starring Lee Dong-gun
  • Synopsis: A former insurance fraud investigator forms a team with a con artist, a thief, a security specialist, and a hacker to fight injustice and swindle money out of the corrupt and wealthy people.
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Starring: Lee Dong-gun & Jeon Hye-bin
  • How to watch in the US: not available
  • How to watch in the Philippines: not available

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Samfann

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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