Allsorts Kdrama’s 20 Best Recommended Fantasy Korean Dramas of 2010 – 2020(Mid)

If You like Fantasy Korean Dramas, then, this article is for You! These dramas are purely fantasying Korean dramas that touch other genres.

Dramas like Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo and Moon embracing the sun cannot be considered as pure fantasy drama as only very scenes can be categorized under fantasy! 

The Numbers does not indicate Any Rankings!

1. Secret Garden (2010):

Starring Hyun bin & Ha ji-won

A Cinderella story between Gil Ra-im ,a stuntwoman, and Kim Joo-won , a CEO of a renowned department store. while trying to resolve a scandal of his cousin, Oska (played by Yoon Sang-hyun), a famous singer, Joo-won meets Ra-im and gets impressed by her stunning coolness though she does not meet his expectations to be his woman. Ask his feelings for her started growing strong; he went on to propose her. After several meetings, Ra-im gradually started liking him. Later, Ra-im and Joo-won magically start switching bodies

2. My Girlfriend is a Gumiho(2010)

Starring Lee Seung-gi & Shin min-ah

The story tells the love story and the struggle of a Gumiho who desperately wanted to become a Human. Cha Dae-woong (Lee Seung-gi), accidently releases a Gumiho when he ran away from his Grandfather and Aunt. To his surprise, the Gumiho in human form (Shin min-ah) turned out to be a sweet and lovely girl contrary to the Korean Myth. However, out of the fear that the Gumiho might eat him, he feed her everything he could to please her. She was named as Mi-ho by Dae-woong and he strives hard to cover her identity.

3. Master’s sun(2013)

Starring Gong Hyo-Jin & So ji-sub

This horror-romantic comedy unfolds about a shopping mall CEO Joo Joong-won(So ji-sub) and Tae Gong-Shil (Gong Hyo-Jin). Gong-Shil who sees ghosts finds out that the ghost around her disappears whenever she touches Joong-won. So she decided to stay by his side as his secretary. Soon their life changes diversely when they fall in love with each other. 

4. Oh My Ghost(2015)

Starring Jo Jung-suk, Park Bo-young,Kim Seul-gi

Bong-sun (Park Bo-young) gets possessed by a lustful ghost named Shin Soon-ae (Kim Seul-gi) who died as a  virgin. To resolve her grudge, she wanted to lose her virginity by possessing a body and after several previous failures, she chose Bong-Sun, a low self-esteem girl who sometimes sees ghosts. Bong-sun and the ghost made an agreement and Bong-sun allows her to possess her body so that she would make her crush chef Kang Sun-woo (Jo Jung-suk) to fall for her. In between, Shin Soon-ae death seemed to be a murder, not an accident.

5. Signal(2016)

Starring Cho Jin-woong Kim Hye-so & Lee Je-hoon

A strange walkie talkie allows a detective in the year 1989 to communicate with a cold case profiler from 2015; with the power of fore and hindsight the two not only solve mysterious crime cases but at times prevent them beforehand.

6. Blood(2015)

Starring Ahn Jae-hyun & Ku Hye-sun

Park Ji-sang (Ahn Jae-hyun) is a doctor who specialized in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery and works for the best cancer research hospital in the country. He is also a vampire. Despite seeming cold and stoic, Ji-sang has a soft heart and longs for closeness with people. Yoo Ri-ta (Ku Hye-sun), one of his colleagues is a hotshot physician and also the niece of the chaebol group chairman who owns the hospital. Ri-ta is highly capable but snooty, yet Ji-sang falls for her.

He gets into conflict right after he encounters Lee Jae-wook, the hospital director who gains everyone’s trust with his gentle attitude, but inwardly a dangerous man who wants to quench his thirst for power.

7. Arang and the magistrate(2012)

Starring Lee Joon-gi and Shin Min-ah

The drama depicts the story of Arang, who died unjustly and returns as a ghost as she wants to reveal who killed her. Kim Eun-oh, comes to Miryang in search of her mother. Kim Eun-oh has the special ability to see, hear and touch ghost. Despite Eun-oh rejecting her request initially, he accepts to help her finally.

8. My Love From the Star(2013):

Starring Kim Soo-hyun & Jun Ji-hyun

The story is about an alien Do Min-joon  who landed on Earth during the Joseon Dynasty in the year 1609. He loves a young human girl named Yi-hwa, who accepted his true self. During an accident, when he tried to save Yi-hwa from falling off a cliff, he misses superpower and the girl sacrifices herself in order to save him. This incident made min-Joon becomes stoic and he continues to live on earth due to circumstances and he waits to return to his planet. Later, falls for an actress in modern era!

9. Gu family book(2013)

Starring Lee seung-gi and Bae suzy

The main plot is about a  half-monster who search a book to become a human. The drama depicts how Kang-chi, a half-monster desperately searches a book that contains a secret to becoming a full Human and his love affair with a human girl Dam Yeo-wool.

10. The scholar who walks the night(2015)

Starring Lee Joon-gi & Lee Yu-bi

The drama pictures how Kim Sung-yeol becomes a Vampire after the death of his family and Friends and what he must do to get rid of to find the secret in order to kill Gwi, who controls the royal court.


11.W

Starring Lee Jong-suk & Han Hyo-joo

The storyline of W focuses younger years of Kang Chul (Lee Jong-suk), a handsome and intelligent boy who excels in the shooting. He is erroneously accused of killing his own family and his fame of being the Olympic medalist went unnoticed immediately after this incident. Depressed Kang Chul, though had an initial thought of committing suicide, came back to fight for justice. After a few years, now the multimillionaire Kang Chul commissions a project named “W” in order to catch the real culprits behind his family member’s murder. Then even stranger things happen when he meets Oh Yeon-joo (Han Hyo-joo), the daughter of the famous webtoon W’s author.

12. Strong Girl Bong-soon:

Starring Park Bo-Young, Park Hyung-sik, Ji Soo

Do Bong-soon (Park Bo-young), a girl with superhuman strength whose ultimate dream is to create a video game with herself as the main character. Due to her incredible strength, she is offered a bodyguard job to a rich heir Ahn Min-hyuk (Park Hyung-sik), the CEO of a gaming company, Ainsoft.Despite having a crush on In Guk-doo (Ji Soo), a police officer, a series of kidnapping cases make Bong-soon and Min-hyuk work together which brings them closer and falls for each other.

13:Legend of the Blue Sea(2016)

Starring Lee min-ho & Jun Ji-hyun

The love story between the son of a magistrate in the Joseon era who loves a mermaid. After experiencing dreams about him and his lover’s fate, he commissions a time capsule to caution his future self, Joon-jae, a con-artist in the modern era who scams people for Money laundering. He meets Shim Cheong, a mermaid who changes his life upside down.


14. Black(2017)

Starring Song Seung-heon and Go Ara

Black is another Grim Reaper Drama followed By Goblin! This Song Seung-heon and Go Ara starrer drama is about a cold-hearted Grim reaper, 444 who gets into a human body just to find his missing Partner. But, he has to stay for a while to get help from Kang Ha-ram(Go Ara) who has the ability to foresee death as she could see a dark shadow,(that is actually Grim reapers) looming over the about-to-die persons. Finally, Without knowing, he discovers his own origins and falls for a woman that made him get punished for breaking the rules.

15.Memories of Alhambra(2018)

Starring Hyun-bin & Park shin-hye

The CEO of an investment company that specializes in optical devices, Yoo Jin-woo (Hyun Bin) receives an email regarding an augmented reality game inspired by the Alhambra Palace, Spain! He travels to Granada to meet the owner of the Game, but instead could meet only his sister Jung Hee-Joo (Park Shin-Hye), owner of the old and not well-maintained hostel. Things become mysterious as both of them entrapped between the real world and the AR Game World.

16. Goblin(2016)

Starring Gong Yoo, Kim Go-eun, Lee Dong-wook & Yoo In-na

The story depicts the life of Kim Shin, a Goblin who was a military general from the Goryeo Dynasty. Being framed for treason and killed, he is cursed to stay immortal to mourn his loved ones’ death for Years to repent his sin. Thus, he becomes an immortal goblin with a sword pierced in his chest! To become mortal, the goblin’s bride must take over that sword to end his immortal life and he is in search of her. Finally, Ji Eun-Tak appears!!

17. A Korean Odyssey(2017)

Starring Lee Seung-gi, Cha Seung-won, Oh Yeon-seo & Lee Hong-gi

Seon-mi is a young girl who can see ghosts and always had to protect herself from ghosts with a small yellow umbrella and protection spells. One Day after exorcises the ghost for her, Ma-wang, a mysterious man asks her help to retrieve a fan from a magical house where Son Oh-gong, the Monkey King, was imprisoned inside by Heaven for his crimes.  Despite Woo Ma-wang’s instructions, Seon-mi freed Son oh-gong with a promise that he would help her whenever she calls out his name. But, Son oh-gong tricked the Young Seon-mi and cheated her.

After 25 Years, things get complicated when Seon-mi becomes oh-gong’s prey but also he is bound to protect her because of a trick by Ma-wang!

18. Hotel Del Luna (2019)

Starring Lee Ji-eun(IU) & Yeo Jin-goo

The story revolves around a hotel, Guest House of the Moon. It’s an Exclusive hotel for souls/ghosts. The existence of such a hotel is to let the ghosts finish up their unfinished business. Only a few ghosts have the power to appear before the humans with restrictions, and if broken, the soul cannot be reincarnated! A human must be hired as Manager, who can see the Ghost in order to help ghosts who don’t have powers.

19. The kingdom (2019 & 2020)

Starring Ju Ji-Hoon, Ryu Seung-ryong & Bae Doo-na(2 seasons)

The story depicts how Crown Prince Lee Chang faces political conspiracies while investigating a serious spread of a mysterious disease! A Horrific fantasy Korean Drama!

Two seasons released so far!(As of July 2020)

20: The King: Eternal Monarch (2020):

Starring Lee min-ho & Kim Go-eun

King Lee Gon(Lee min-ho), the Emperor of Kingdom of Corea,( and a country on the parallel world) travels back and forth between the Kingdom of Corea and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) to manage the tensions that about to arise in his Kingdom and to see is love Jung Tae-eul (Kim Go-eun).

Also read: Top 5 Fantasy Kdramas

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