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Top 21 Best MBC Korean Dramas Of All Time (Till 2022)

Kdramas are great to watch in your free time & release some stress. You can watch most of them on Netflix, Viki & YouTube. These are the most popular platforms to watch dramas.

In South Korea, these dramas are aired on TV channels. Some of the popular channels that distribute Korean dramas are tvN, OCN, JTBC, KBS, SBS, MBC, etc. These channels show various dramas in a specific period.

In this article, you will get to know some of the popular kdramas aired on the MBC channel till 2021. It has given us some of the best dramas that are known worldwide & are recommended to watch.

Best MBC Korean Dramas

MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) is a South Korean free-to-air television channel launched on 8 August 1969 and owned by Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation. It is popular for airing period dramas.

Best mbc dramas

MBC is known for its popular Historical Korean dramas that have received one of the best reviews & ratings ever. If you are looking for some of the best dramas aired on MBC, read this article.

1. The Red Sleeve

A historical drama that tells the romance of a royal court between Sung Deok Im, a court lady who wants to protect the life she chose and Yi San, an emperor who believes his duty is to his country first above love.

Red sleeve cuff drama 1

Cast –

  • Lee Jun Ho as Yi San / King Jung Jo
  • Lee Se Young as Sung Deok Im
  • Kang Hoon as Hong Deok Ro
  • Lee Deok Hwa as King Young Jo

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

2. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

Bok Joo is a weightlifter who is pursuing her dream of winning the gold medal but she then finds romance for the first time in her life. Can she find a way to have love as well as glory at the age of 20? The drama covers their coming-of-age stories and relationships through hectic life.

weightlifting fairy kim bok joo

Cast –

  • Lee Sung Kyung as Kim Bok Joo
  • Nam Joo Hyuk as Jung Joon Hyung
  • Lee Jae Yoon as Jung Jae Yi
  • Kyung Soo Jin as Song Shi Ho

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

3. Empress Ki

The drama revolves around Ki Seungnyang, a Goryeo-born woman who had to be a servant at the Mongol Yuan court. She rises to power despite the restrictions of the era’s class system, and later marries the emperor of the Mongol empire to become an empress of the Yuan dynasty.

Empress ki

Cast –

  • Ha Ji Won as Ki Yang
  • Ji Chang Wook as Toghon Temur
  • Joo Jin Mo as Wang Yoo
  • Baek Jin Hee as Tanashili

No. Of Episodes – 51

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

The drama tells the story of a high-school girl named Dan Oh who realizes that she is just a supporting character inside a romance manga named “Secret”. She tries to change the fixed story for her love and life by utilizing the flashes of storyboard she alone can see.

extraordinary you

Cast –

  • Kim Hye Yoon as Eun Dan Oh
  • Rowoon as Ha Ru
  • Lee Jae Wook as Baek Gyung
  • Lee Na Eun as Yeo Joo Da

No. Of Episodes – 32

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

5. Find Me In Your Memory

A love story between Jung Hoon, an anchorman at a broadcasting station who has hyperthymesia, a condition that allows him to remember every moment in his life and Ha Jin, a top actress. She has forgotten her past.

find me in your memory drama

Cast –

  • Kim Dong Wook as Lee Jung Hoon
  • Moon Ga Young as Yeo Ha Jin
  • Kim Seul Gi as Yeo Ha Kyung
  • Yoon Jong Hoon as Yoo Tae Eun

No. Of Episodes – 32

Watch On – Viki, Netflix

6. 365: Repeat The Year

In this drama, ten individuals get the opportunity to return in time by one year, but strange & unexpected circumstances begin to emerge when their destinies are changed & turned. The drama comprises of a plot twist.

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365: Repeat The Year

Cast –

  • Lee Joon Hyuk as Ji Hyung Joo
  • Nam Ji Hyun as Shin Ga Hyun
  • Kim Jee Soo as Lee Shin

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

7. Children Of Nobody

Woo Kyung is a child counselor who works at a children’s center. Her life seems perfect. However, her perfect life doesn’t last long, when an accident changes her life. The only person she can rely on is Ji Heon, a detective who is strict toward criminals.

children of nobody

Cast –

  • Kim Sun Ah as Cha Woo Kyung
  • Lee Yi Kyung as Kang Ji Heon
  • Nam Gyu Ri as Jeon Soo Yeong
  • N (Cha Hak Yeon) as Lee Eun Ho

No. Of Episodes – 32

Watch On – Viki

8. Coffee Prince

Han Gyul takes over a rundown old coffee shop. To attract female customers, he only hires good-looking male employees. Eun Chan, a tomboy often mistaken as a boy desperate for money, continues to hide her gender to get a job at Coffee Prince.

Coffee prince

Cast –

  • Gong Yoo as Choi Han Gyul
  • Yoon Eun Hye as Go Eun Chan
  • Lee Sun Kyun as Choi Han Sung
  • Chae Jung An as Han Yoo Joo

No. Of Episodes – 17

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

9. Gu Family Book

Kang Chi is a half-human and half-mythical-creature who was adopted. Yeo Wool is a martial arts master. They meet and fall in love with each other. He discovers the truth about his origins and searches for the mystical Gu Family Book, which holds the secret to becoming fully human.

Gu family book drama

Cast –

  • Lee Seung Gi as Choi Kang Chi
  • Bae Suzy as Dam Yeo Wool
  • Lee Sung Jae as Jo Gwan Woong
  • Yoo Yeon Seok as Park Tae Seo

No. Of Episodes – 24

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

10. Heartstrings

The drama revolves around a guy Lee Shin who is the vocalist of a band & a girl named Kyu Won. As her friends are fans of the band, she is forced to go to the band’s concert with them. There she is immediately captivated by Lee Shin.

heartstrings

Cast –

  • Park Shin Hye as Lee Kyu Won
  • Jung Yong Hwa as Lee Shin
  • So Yi Hyun as Jung Yoon Soo
  • Song Chang Eui as Kim Suk Hyun

No. Of Episodes – 15

Watch On – Viki

11. I’m Not A Robot

Ji Ah receives a phone call from her ex-boyfriend who built a robot with the same physical appearance as hers, but an accident has broken it. He offers her money if she will go to a shareholder’s house and pretend to be a robot.

I am not a robot

Cast –

  • Yoo Seung Ho as Kim Min Kyu
  • Chae Soo Bin as Jo Ji Ah
  • Uhm Ki Joon as Hong Baek Gyun
  • Park Se Wan as Pi

No. Of Episodes – 32

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

12. Jewel In The Palace

The story is about a legendary girl, Jang Geum, who became the first woman to be the royal physician. Despite being a low-class girl in the male-dominated society, she landed herself as a royal cook, later becoming the royal physician, then ultimately the physician in charge of the king.

Jewel in the palace

Cast –

  • Lee Young Ae as Seo Jang Geum
  • Ji Jin Hee as Min Jung Ho
  • Hong Ri Na as Choi Geum Yeong
  • Im Ho as King Jung Jong

No. Of Episodes – 54

Watch On – Viki

13. Kill Me, Heal Me

The story revolves around a business heir who has a severe case of dissociative identity disorder. Wanting to regain control over his life, he asks a psychiatrist, to help him, but she eventually falls in love with one of his personalities. Her brother investigates him & his family.

kill me heal me

Cast –

  • Ji Sung as Cha Do Hyun
  • Hwang Jung Eum as Oh Ri Jin
  • Park Seo Joon as Oh Ri On
  • Kim Yoo Ri as Han Chae Yun

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

14. Moon Embracing The Sun

A love story between a king & a female shaman. She was born into a noble family and became the crown princess, but was entrapped and faced execution. Now trained as a shaman, she returns to reclaim her rightful position as queen.

Moon Embracing The Sun drama

Cast –

  • Han Ga In as Heo Yeon Woo
  • Kim Soo Hyun as Lee Hwon
  • Jung Il Woo as Yang Myung
  • Kim Min Seo as Yoon Bo Kyung

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

15. Partners For Justice

Baek Beom is a forensic doctor working for 10 years, he is excellent with his work, but does not open his mind to other people. Eun Sol is a rookie prosecutor with a bright personality and comes from a wealthy family. They both try to catch a serial killer.

partners for justice

Cast –

  • Jung Jae Young as Baek Beom
  • Jung Yoo Mi as Eun Sol
  • Lee Yi Kyung as Cha Soo Ho

No. Of Episodes – 32

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

16. Personal Taste

Jin Ho is a very stylish young man with the perfect looks, self-centered and obsessed with cleanliness. He then comes across Gae In Park, a woman hurt by love and is now looking for a gay roommate. Jin Ho wanting to live with the woman then pretends to be gay.

Personal Taste

Cast –

  • Lee Min Ho as Jeon Jin Ho
  • Son Ye Jin as Park Gae In
  • Kim Ji Suk as Han Chang Ryul
  • Wang Ji Hye as Kim In Hee

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

17. She Was Pretty

When young, the beautiful Hye Jin often rescued shy and unappealing Sung Joon from awkward situations. Years later, the tables have turned and the now handsome and dashing Sung Jun looks to return the favour to his first love.

she was pretty

Cast –

  • Hwang Jung Eum as Kim Hye Jin
  • Park Seo Joon as Ji Sung Jun
  • Go Joon Hee as Min Ha Ri
  • Choi Si Won as Kim Shin Hyuk

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

18. Two Weeks

Jang Tae San is a man who has been living a meaningless life. He is on the run after being falsely accused of murder. He discovers that he has a daughter whom he tries to save in two weeks.

Two Weeks thriller korean dramas

Cast –

  • Lee Joon Gi as Jang Tae San
  • Kim So Yeon as Park Jae Kyung
  • Ryu Soo Young as Im Seung Woo
  • Park Ha Sun as Seo In Hye
  • Lee Chae Mi as Seo Soo Jin

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

19. Tracer

Dong Joo is the chief of taxation division at the National Tax Service. He works hard to trace money that is hidden from the tax. His team includes Hye Young and his boss is Oh Young. Tae Joon is the director of a regional tax office.

Tracer drama 1

Cast –

  • Im Si Wan as Hwang Dong Joo
  • Son Hyun Joo as In Tae Joon
  • Go Ah Sung as Seo Hye Young
  • Park Yong Woo as Oh Young

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Free Streaming Sites

20. The Veil

Han Ji Hyuk, who’s the best agent at the Korean National Intelligence Service (NIS) gets caught in a situation that put NIS in a huge dilemma. In his endeavor to uncover the internal traitor that brought him to his downfall, he confronts a much bigger enemy behind the organization.

the veil

Cast –

  • Namgoong Min as Han Ji Hyuk
  • Park Ha Sun as Seo Soo Yeon
  • Kim Ji Eun as Yoo Je Yi
  • Jang Young Nam as Do Jin Suk

No. Of Episodes – 12

Watch On – Viki

21. W: Two Worlds

Yeon Joo, who starts to read a webtoon ‘W’ written by her father is pulled into the webtoon world of W, saves Kang Cheol, and becomes entangled in a murder mystery.

W - two worlds kdrama

Cast –

  • Han Hyo Joo as Oh Yeon Joo
  • Lee Jong Suk as Kang Cheol
  • Kim Eui Sung as Oh Sung Moo

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

Wrapping Up

These were the 21 dramas aired on the channel MBC till the year 2021. Looking at the list, it is true that MBC has given some of the best dramas from different genres to watch.

MBC is also airing good dramas in 2022 such as Tomorrow, Tracer, Showtime Begins, etc. You can watch other dramas too aired on MBC.

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