Korean drama is a breed of Korean television dramas from South Korea with viewers and fans from everywhere across the globe. The popularity of Korean drama was partly fanned by the Korean Wave during the early 1990s, a trend that saw the popularization of South Korean culture across the globe. In today’s post, we look at some of the most popular kdrama sites for watching Korean drama online (with English subs where possible) and a few of the newer Korean dramas you can watch on those platforms.
Part 1. Top 10 Korean Drama Websites
Most popular site. Free to stream with English subtitles
Free site, multilingual database of subtitles. Good variety.
Paid subscription, free trial.
Paid subscription, free trial.
Free site, lots of pop-up ads though.
Exclusive site for Korean dramas. Fast and regularly updated with latest episodes.
Includes Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese dramas in addition to Korea drama. Excellent variety.
8. New Asian TV
Assortment of Asian dramas. Might not work in some countries because of IP restrictions.
Mainly Korean drama, including drama series. Less variety compared with others on this list.
One of the best free sources of weekend and daily Korean dramas and miniseries.
Part 2. Top 5 New Korean Drama Online with English Subtitles
1. Guardian: The Lonely and Great God
Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, or simply “Goblin” as it’s internationally known, is a South Korean drama that aired between December 2016 and January 2017 on tvN on Fridays and Saturdays. In January, over 18% of the South Korean national TV audience tuned in to watch the final episode. This made it the second-highest rated Korean drama and also saw it receive critical acclaim within the country and around the world.
It features the encounter of four characters: Shin, a goblin and soul protector; the grim reaper; Ji Eun-tak, a high school student; and Sunny, a reincarnation of Shin’s sister.
2. Witch at Court
Witch at Court is another highly popular Korean drama that is currently airing on South Korean TV station, KBS2 on Mondays and Tuesdays. The drama follows a female prosecutor who is determined to go to win cases by all means necessary, even if it means breaking the same law that she protects. She uses fabricated evidence, perjury, and personal attacks to get perceived justice for sexual assault crimes.
Revolution is another Korean drama that is currently airing on Korean station tvN on Saturdays and Sundays. The drama focuses on class and society in modern Korean culture through the eyes of young Koreans. It communicates a story of love, friendships, and hopes as the youth face challenges associated with, among other things, South Korea’s widespread spoon class theory.
The series has managed to hit moderate AGB Nielsen ratings of about 3.6% in Seoul and 3.7% in the rest of the country, making it a must-see Korean drama.
4. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo is a coming-of-age romantic sports drama that aired on MBC between November 2016 and January 2017. The TV series was inspired by the real-life events of Jang Mi-ran, an Olympic gold medallist. Even though the series generally flopped with an average of 4.6% audience rating, it became a huge hit among young South Koreans where it received stellar reviews.
5. Temperature of Love
Temperature of Love is another Korean drama that is currently being aired on SBS every Monday and Tuesday since September. The TV series is based on the Ha Mying-hee’s novel, “Good Soup Never Picks up the Phone” and follows the lives of two lovers who first meet online but then separate after their careers lead them into different paths.
The series has reached AGB Nielsen ratings of 12.9% and 11.2% in Seoul and across the country respectively since it first aired, making it a must-watch for any lover of Korean dramas.
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Part 3. Watch Kdrama Online with Snaptube
With all the different sites available for streaming and watching Korean dramas, it often into a hassle when it comes to managing the different sites, especially in cases where episodes are located on different websites. With Snaptube, you don’t have to worry about multitasking anymore. This Android app gives you full control over your favorite streaming sites, allowing you to switch easily between episodes.
It also allows you to search for video highlights and complete episodes from within the app, making it both easy and convenient for everyday mobile entertainment. Plus, the app is small, light, and stable, which means it isn’t a memory hog.
updated by Chief Editor on Mar 21, 2018