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Posted by MaiaD Friday, May 27, 2022

The Best Fantasy K-Dramas you Should Watch

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The K-Drama world is filled with fictional stories, sometimes based on non-fictional events but still with a hint of dramatization and presenting the stories in a much more entertaining way. However, some K-Dramas are out of this world and even go beyond the definition of fiction, diving into the realm of fantasy and the impossible.

From other worlds, immortals, gods, gumihos, ghosts, mermaids, and more- K-Drama world has everything to offer! Here are some of the K-Dramas that showcase folklore, supernatural elements, and non-human characters that you should watch.

1. A Korean Odyssey

Theme: Immortality, Supernatural powers, Characters loosely based on the novel Journey to the West

Cast: Lee Seung GiCha Seung WonOh Yeon Seo, Lee Hong GiJang Gwang

2. My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

Theme: Gumiho (nine-tailed fox), half-human, half-supernatural being

Cast: Lee Seung GiShin Min Ah

3. Goblin / Guardian: The Lonely and Great God

Theme: Goblin, Grim Reaper, Gods, Missing Souls, Supernatural Powers, Past Lives, Immortality 

Cast: Gong YooKim Go EunLee Dong WookYoo In NaYook Sung Jae

4. The Legend of the Blue Sea

Theme: Mermaid, Rebirth, Reincarnation

Cast: Jun Ji HyunLee Min Ho

5. Black

Theme: Grim Reaper, Foresight, Supernatural Rules, Afterlife

Cast: Song Seung HeonGo AraLee ElKim Dong Jun

6. Tale of the Nine-Tailed

Theme: Gumiho (nine-tailed fox), Afterlife, Reincarnation, Dragons, Demons, Mythical Beings, Ghosts

Cast: Lee Dong WookJo Bo AhKim Bum

7. The Great Doctor / Faith

Theme: Divine Healer, Time Slip, Mystical Portal

Cast: Lee Min Ho, Kim Hee Sun

8. The King: Eternal Monarch

Theme: Alternative Reality, Parallel Worlds, Monarchy

Cast: Lee Min HoKim Go EunWoo Do HwanKim Kyung NamJung Eun Chae, Lee Jung Jin

9. W: Two Worlds

Theme: Webtoon, Distinct Reality, Comic World, Alternate Universe

Cast: Lee Jong Suk, Han Hyo Joo

10. Signal

Theme: Different Timelines

Cast: Lee Je HoonKim Hye SooCho Jin Woong

11. Oh My Ghost

Theme: Ghost, Evil Spirits, Possession

Cast: Park Bo YoungJo Jung SukLim Ju HwanKim Seul Gi

12. My Love from the Star

Theme: Alien, Superhuman Powers, Time Manipulation, Reincarnation

Cast: Jun Ji HyunKim Soo Hyun, Park Hae JinYoo In NaShin Sung RokAhn Jae Hyun

13. Nine: Nine Times Time Travels

Theme: Time Travel, Magic 

Cast: Lee Jin WookJo Yoon Hee

14. The Master's Sun

Theme: Ghosts, Supernatural Ability

Cast: So Ji SubGong Hyo Jin

15. Queen In Hyun's Man

Theme: Magical Talisman, Time Travel

Cast: Ji Hyun WooYoo In Na

16. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Theme: Superhuman Strength

Cast: Park Bo YoungPark Hyung Sik, Ji Soo

17. Surplus Princess / The Idle Mermaid

Theme: Mermaids

Cast: Jo Bo AhOn Joo WanSong Jae RimPark Ji Soo

18. Secret Garden

Theme: Body Swap 

Cast: Ha Ji Won, Hyun BinYoon Sang HyunKim Sa Rang

19. Circle

Theme: Future, Alien, Human Experimentation, Parallel World 

Cast: Yeo Jin GooKim Kang Woo, Gong Seung Yeon, Lee Gi Kwang

20. Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter

Theme: Fairy, Immortality, Reincarnations, Deities, Supernatural powers, Shape-Shifting

Cast: Moon Chae Won, Yoon Hyun MinSeo Ji HoonJeon Soo JinKang Mi Na

21. Hotel Del Luna

Theme: Ghosts, Deities, Past Lives, Afterlife, Spirits, Gods and Goddesses

Cast: IU, Yeo Jin Goo

22. Angel's Last Mission: Love

Theme: Angels, Fallen Angel, Archangels

Cast: Shin Hye SunKim Myung SooLee Dong Gun

23. Sweet Home

Theme: Monsters, Beasts, Superpowered Beings

Cast: Song KangLee Jin WookLee Si YoungLee Do Hyun, Kim Nam HeeGo Min SiPark Gyu YoungGo Yoon Jung

24. Doom at Your Service

Theme: Immortality, Gods and Goddesses, Messenger

Cast: Park Bo Young, Seo In Guk

25. Gu Family Book

Theme: Gumiho (nine-tailed fox), Half-humans, Spirits 

Cast: Lee Seung GiBae SuzySung JoonLee Yu BiYoo Yeon Seok

26. My Roommate is a Gumiho

Theme: Gumiho (nine-tailed fox)

Cast: Jang Ki YongLee Hye RiKang Han Na, Kim Do Wan

27. Mystic Pop-Up Bar

Theme: Afterlife, Gods and Goddesses, Spirit, Reincarnation

Cast: Hwang Jung EumYook Sung JaeChoi Won Young

28. Bulgasal: Immortal Souls

Theme: Reincarnation, Past Lives, Immortality, Mythical Creatures

Cast: Lee Jin WookKwon NaraLee JoonGong Seung YeonKim Woo Seok

29. Sell Your Haunted House

Theme: Exorcist, Ghosts, Psychic Powers

Cast: Jang Na Ra, Jung Yong Hwa

30. Hellbound

Theme: Supernatural Monsters, Divinity

Cast: Yoo Ah InKim Hyun JooPark Jeong MinWon Jin AhYang Ik June

31. The Bride of Habaek / Bride of the Water God

Theme: Gods and Goddesses, Demigods, Divinity 

Cast: Nam Joo HyukShin Se KyungLim Ju HwanKrystal JungGong Myung

    32. Zombie Detective

    Theme: Zombies

    Cast: Choi Jin HyukPark Ju Hyun

    33. The Witch's Diner

    Theme: Witches

    Cast: Song Ji HyoNam Ji HyunChae Jong Hyeop, Ha Do Kwon

    34. Orange Marmalade

    Theme: Vampires

    Cast: Yeo Jin GooKim Seol HyunLee Jong HyunGil Eun Hye

    35. Arthdal Chronicles

    Theme: Mythical and Ancient Land, Half Humans, Psychics, Divinity, Gods and Goddesses 

    Cast: Jang Dong GunSong Joong KiKim Ji WonKim Ok Vin

    Here are only some of the many fantasy K-Dramas dancing around these themes, offering you whichever type of fantasy or supernatural elements you want to watch! Which among these are your favorites, and which would you recommend to others?

    1. Ahn Jae Hyun
    2. Sungjae
    3. Cha Seung Won
    4. Cha Tae Hyun
    5. Hongki
    6. Go Ara
    7. Gong Hyo Jin
    8. Gong Yoo
    9. Han Hyo Joo
    10. IU
    11. Jang Dong Gun
    12. Jang Na Ra
    13. Jo Bo Ah
    14. Jo Jung Suk
    15. Jun Ji Hyun
    16. Kang Min Ah
    17. Kim Bum
    18. Kim Go Eun
    19. Kim Hee Sun
    20. Kim Hye Soo
    21. Kim Ji Won
    22. Kim Ok Bin
    23. Kim Seul Gi
    24. Kim So Hyun
    25. Kim Soo Hyun
    26. Lee Dong Wook
    27. Lee Ji Hoon
    28. Lee Jong Suk
    29. Lee Jung Jin
    30. Lee Min Ho
    31. Lee Seung Gi
    32. Lee Si Young
    33. Suzy
    34. Moon Chae Won
    35. Nam Ji Hyun
    36. Oh Yeon Seo
    37. Park Bo Young
    38. Park Hae Jin
    39. Park Min Young
    40. Shin Hye Sun
    41. Shin Min Ah
    42. Shin Sung Rok
    43. So Ji Sub
    44. Song Ji Hyo
    45. Song Joong Ki
    46. Song Kang
    47. Song Seung Hun
    48. Woo Do Hwan
    49. Yoo In Na
    50. Hyungsik
    51. Dongjun
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    Tsundoku19
    Tsundoku19763 pts Friday, May 27, 2022 0
    Friday, May 27, 2022

    As a big Kdrama fan, here's my opinion : It was so hard for me to understand A Korean Odyssey nonetheless it was enjoyable. My Girlfriend is a Gumiho was perfect 🌠. I can't believe there'd be a kdrama lover who hasn't watched Goblin twice or more Cuz you'll never get enough of it. The Legend of The Blue Sea needed more episodes in my opinion Cuz i think it ended abruptly. The Tale of The Nine Taled was thrilling and can't wait so season 2 😍. I watched faith probably in 2016 but it was sooooooo amazing still. You know there are kind of Kdramas that you can only enjoy it once in their time of release Cuz the plot looks childish or cringe afterwards but Faith was far from that. W Two Worlds' last 5 episodes were useless and just confusing. I'm desperately waiting for another season of Signal because that was a masterpiece. Oh my ghost was so hilarious 😂. My Love from the star is a LEGEND. Never gets old no matter how many times you watch it. Master's Sun was the first Kdrama that made me laugh so hard and rofl 😂 gong hyojin never disappoints. Strong woman Do Bong Sun is having a sequel 😍😍 was not expected but definitely a major great news. Secret Garden was cooool for its time it made me cry 😭 but I don't think i can watch it again without cringing. Circle was great. It doesn't look like a kdrama. The plot is just one of a kind but it left me confused. For Hotel del Luna I'm just gonna say IU. have you seen her disappoint? Me neither. Angel's Last Mission Love was enjoyable but the ending was expected 🤷‍♀️. I need more of Sweet Home 😍😍😍😍😍. My Roommate is a Gumiho was funny but the plot felt empty 🤕. Hellbound hit me hard with its first episode 😳 and THE ONLY Kdrama I've ever regretted watching was The Bride of Habaek. Such a waste of time, money, and talent. The plot, and the CGI were so dull and cringe😩😩 wish i could unsee it. Zombie detective was both hilarious and mysterious 💕 The Witch's diner was short and cute 🥰. I LOVED arthdal chronicles but was so disappointed when they said for season 2 the leads dropped out 😭

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    meurtrier
    meurtrier147 pts Friday, May 27, 2022 0
    Friday, May 27, 2022

    Lots of Gumiho (nine-tailed fox) theme made it to the list

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