If you’re a fan of Korean dramas and webtoons, then you’re in for a treat because we’ve got a list of the best Korean dramas based on webtoons that will have you hooked from the very first episode.
Korean webtoons have become increasingly popular in recent years, and it’s no surprise that many of them have been adapted into dramas. From romantic comedies to thrilling mysteries, these dramas take the best elements of the original webtoon and bring them to life on screen.
So, grab your favorite snack and get ready to dive into these exciting dramas. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the webtoon or new to the story, these adaptations are sure to deliver the same thrill and excitement as the original. Let’s take a look at the best Korean dramas based on webtoons that you won’t want to miss!
1. Strangers from Hell
Yoon Jong Woo moves to Seoul for a job and settles into a cheap hostel called Eden Gosiwon. However, he quickly realizes that his new home is filled with strange and abnormal residents, including his charismatic next-door neighbor, Seo Moon Jo. Despite the oddities, Jong Woo decides to stick it out for 6 months until he can move out. But mysterious and terrifying events start happening, causing him to fear for his safety and question the true nature of his new neighbors.
2. My Roommate Is a Gumiho
Shin Woo Yeo, a 999-year-old nine-tailed fox, must collect human energy in a bead to become human. When Lee Dam accidentally swallows the bead, she agrees to live with Woo Yeo until they can figure out a solution. As they spend time together, they develop feelings for each other, but their time is limited as the bead will break inside Lee Dam after a year. Meanwhile, Woo Yeo’s past catches up to him as he tries to protect Lee Dam from other supernatural creatures who seek the bead’s power. Will they find a way to save Lee Dam before it’s too late?
3. What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim
This drama follows Lee Young Joon, a narcissistic vice president of a family-owned company who only has eyes for himself. His dedicated secretary, Kim Mi So, has worked for him for 9 years without any romantic involvement. However, when Mi So decides to resign and focus on her life, their workplace relationship takes a new turn. As they navigate their newfound feelings for each other, hilarious misunderstandings ensue. Will their relationship go beyond work, or will they go their separate ways?
4. Love Alarm
In a world where a cellphone app can notify you if someone likes you within 10 meters, Kim Jo Jo is a high school student who has never downloaded the Love Alarm app due to her old phone. Living with her aunt’s family after losing her parents, life isn’t easy for her. Hwang Sun Oh, a popular student from a wealthy family who is not loved by his parents, notices that his best friend Lee Hye Yeong likes Kim Jo Jo. To confirm his friend’s feelings, Hwang Sun Oh kisses Kim Jo Jo, leading to a complicated love triangle.
After a serial killer murders his mother, Do Gi is approached by Jang Sung Chul to work for Rainbow Taxi, a secret organization seeking revenge for victims the law couldn’t protect. Do Gi becomes their star driver, seeking justice for those wronged. Meanwhile, prosecutor Ha Na investigates Rainbow Taxi’s lawless behavior, but is also conflicted as she sees them solving cases the law can’t. Do Gi must navigate between those who believe in revenge and those who pursue justice, as he seeks to understand what justice truly means.
6. Our Beloved Summer (2021)
Years after a high school documentary, ex-lovers Choi Woong and Kook Yeon Soo find themselves back in each other’s lives. Choi Woong, a carefree man, longs for something more in life and is not afraid to express his thoughts. Meanwhile, Kook Yeon Soo was once a top student, but as an adult, she has learned to adapt to her circumstances and lives boldly. As they navigate their renewed relationship, old wounds resurface and new challenges arise, forcing them to confront their past and present selves.
7. All of Us Are Dead (2022)
In a high school, a deadly virus breaks out, turning people into flesh-eating zombies. The students are trapped inside and must find a way to escape the infected or become one themselves. They fight for survival and try to navigate through the chaos to find safety outside the school. The clock is ticking as the virus spreads rapidly, and the students must band together and use their skills and wits to stay alive. Will they be able to make it out alive or succumb to the fate of the infected?
8. Itaewon Class (2020)
Park Saeroyi’s life takes a turn for the worse when he is expelled from school for standing up to a bully and his father dies in an accident. Determined to honor his father’s memory, he opens a pub called “DanBam” in Itaewon and works with his manager and staff to make it a success. Despite facing numerous challenges and obstacles, Saeroyi is determined to achieve greatness and rise to the top.
9. Sweet Home (2020)
After the death of his family, Cha Hyun Soo moves to a new apartment for a fresh start. However, his peaceful life is disrupted by strange events that start happening in his building and throughout Korea. As people transform into monsters, Hyun Soo and his neighbors struggle to survive and protect themselves.
10. Tomorrow (2022)
Choi Joon Woong struggles to find a job until he intervenes to stop a man from taking his own life. He meets grim reapers Koo Ryeon and Im Ryoong Gu, who work for a crisis management team that aims to prevent suicides. After an accident that leaves Joon Woong in a coma, he becomes half-human and half-spirit. He joins the crisis management team as the newest member, using his unique abilities to help people in crisis and prevent them from making irreversible decisions.
11. So I Married an Anti-Fan (2021)
Geun Young, a magazine reporter, and top star Hoo Joon attend a club opening where Young witnesses Joon’s violent behavior and accidentally vomits on him. Convinced that Joon got her fired from her job, she pickets outside his management office and gains attention as his anti-fan. They are both cast in a reality TV show where a celebrity and their anti-fan live together. As they try to give each other a hard time on set, they unexpectedly fall in love.
12. Meow, the Secret Boy (2020)
Sol Ah, a graphic designer, brings home a friendly feline who can transform into a human. Hong Jo quickly becomes attached to Sol Ah and goes to great lengths to hide his true identity from her. As their relationship deepens, Hong Jo must keep his secret hidden while trying to stay close to Sol Ah. Will their bond be strong enough to withstand this extraordinary situation?
13. Backstreet Rookie (2020)
Jung Saet Byul is a quirky and fashionable 22-year-old who’s skilled in fighting. Despite being popular with boys, she only has eyes for the handsome convenience store owner, Choi Dae Hyun. Three years ago, he left a lasting impression on her during a chance encounter. Present-day, Jung Saet Byul lands a part-time job at his store, and their love story unfolds as they heal from past heartbreaks and embark on a journey towards adulthood, with dreams of the future.
14. The Uncanny Counter (2020)
“The Counters” is a supernatural action drama about a group of demon hunters disguised as employees at a noodle restaurant. The youngest member, So Moon, becomes a key player among the Counters after surviving a mysterious car accident as a child. Do Ha Na, with the ability to sense evil spirits and read others’ memories, partners with So Moon to fight off the spirits. Ga Mo Tak, a former police officer with superhuman strength, serves as So Moon’s mentor. Chu Mae Ok, the restaurant’s chef, provides emotional support and healing abilities. And Choi Jang Mool, the oldest Counter, oversees expenses and is a revered legend among the Korean Counters.
15. Island (2022)
Won Mi Ho, the entitled daughter of a wealthy businessman, is banished to Jeju Island after making a mistake that upsets her father. On the island, she is tasked with teaching ethics at a local high school. However, she soon discovers that the island is home to supernatural beings and evil forces. Along with a group of locals, she must band together to navigate the dangers of the island and survive.
16. The Sound of Magic (2022)
Yoon Ah Yi is a high school student who supports herself and her younger sister by working part-time jobs. With her parents missing, she strives to become an adult quickly and secure a stable job. Despite her financial struggles, Yoon Ah Yi excels academically and competes with her classmate Na Il Deung for the top grade. One day, she meets the mysterious magician Lee Eul, who performs magic shows for those who believe in magic. As she begins to develop feelings for Na Il Deung, Yoon Ah Yi is comforted by Lee Eul’s magic and his presence in her life.
17. Nevertheless (2021)
Park Jae Eon is a charming flirt who doesn’t believe in dating, but when he meets Yoo Na Bi, he feels the urge to break his own rules. Na Bi, who has been hurt in the past, is wary of love but can’t resist Jae Eon’s magnetic personality. Despite his push-and-pull approach, Jae Eon wants to get closer to Na Bi. She struggles to keep her distance, but can’t deny the feelings that Jae Eon ignites in her. Will they be able to overcome their fears and trust each other, or will their past experiences keep them from taking a chance on love?