Fantasy Kdramaland is a wild place! With gumihos, superhumans, holograms, cranky 1000-year-olds and more, there’s always something surprising waiting for you.
We’ve listed down the best Korean fantasy dramas you really need to watch as soon as possible. We got the full range, from fantasy slice of life to full-CGI dramas. And they sure won’t be leaving your top Kdrama lists soon!
12 Best Korean Fantasy Dramas
Want to feel the Kdrama magic in your screens? Here’s the 12 best Korean fantasy dramas worth watching.
- Hotel del Luna (2019)
- My Roommate is a Gumiho (2021)
- Sell Your Haunted House (2021)
- Tomorrow (2022)
- Mystic Pop-up Bar (2020)
- Strong Girl Bong Soon (2017)
- Ghost Doctor (2022)
- He is Psychometric (2019)
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)
- My Holo Love (2020)
- Hello, Me! (2021)
- Arthdal Chronicles (2019)
1. Hotel del Luna (2019)
Hotel del Luna has ghosts for its guests. It’s owned by 1000-year-old Jang Man Wol (Lee Ji Eun), who runs the hotel as punishment for a sin committed millenia ago. When the scaredy-cat Koo Chan Sung (Yeo Jun Goo) gets hired as the hotel’s manager, he uncovers secrets about Man Wol and the ghost hotel.
Hotel del Luna is the fantasy drama to end all fantasy dramas. Aside from the gripping storyline (it will have you guessing what will happen to Man Wol after all these years), production was spectacular. From soundtrack, acting, to color grading and camera work, it’s a drama of its own kind.
P.S: You’ll definitely want to watch this for Man Wol’s wardrobe!
2. My Roommate is a Gumiho (2021)
Love the cohabitation trope? This one’s for you.
Lee Dam (Hyeri) is a university student who’s never had a boyfriend. Shin Woo Yeo (Jang Ki Yong) is a 999-year-old gumiho (nine-tailed fox) who’s trying to become human by collecting human energy in a bead. When Dam accidentally swallows this bead, she’s forced to be roommates with the handsome nine-tailed fox.
My Roommate is a Gumiho doesn’t take itself seriously. It’s a lighthearted drama thanks to its courage to show the weird but real side of university life. Going on a date wearing torn clothes? Coming to class looking disheveled? No problem for Dam! It’s a break from all the drama characters trying to be so flawless.
3. Sell Your Haunted House (2021)
Hong Ji Ah (Jang Na Ra) exorcises ghosts in real estate. She meets Oh In Bum, a con-artist who uses ghosts to make money. They team up to solve the deaths of her mother and his uncle from 20 years ago.
This drama is just *chef’s kiss*. It’ll make you wonder why no one’s talking about it! Writing is amazing throughout the show, and Jang Nara’s acting is gold. You’ll miss the realty squad real quick!
4. Tomorrow (2022)
Choi Jun Woong (Ro Woon) is desperate to get hired but ends up landing a job in the afterlife. After falling into a coma, he joins a team of grim reapers who save lives. With Koo Ryeon (Kim Hee Seon) and Lim Ryung Gu (Yoon Ji On), they prevent people from committing suicide.
Because it deals with the heart-wrenching stories of suicidal persons, Tomorrow can get a bit heavy at times. But it cleverly blends heart and comedy into its scenes. You might need a tissue from all the crying (or laughing)!
5. Mystic Pop-up Bar (2020)
Ssanggab Cart Bar is open only at night. It’s run by cranky Weol Ju (Hwang Jeung Eum), innocent part-timer Han Kang Bae (Yook Sung Jae), and ex-detective in the afterlife Chief Gwi (Choi Won Young). They visit their customers in their dreams and help them heal their worries.
The unconventional romance in Mystic Pop-up Bar is a must-watch. But it’s not your typical Kdrama romance: you’ll get lots of yearning and love that transcends time instead!
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6. Strong Girl Bong Soon (2017)
Strong Girl Bong Soon is definitely one of the best Korean fantasy dramas out there!
Thanks to her superhuman strength, Do Bong Soon (Park bo Young) gets a job as the bodyguard of gaming CEO Ahn Min Hyuk (Park Hyung Sik). As they get involved in a serial kidnapping case, they must fight one dangerous (sometimes funny) crime after another. All while they fight their growing feelings for each other too…
Here’s for fans of laugh out loud comedy! Do Bong Soon is well-loved for its hilarious chops and leads with adorable chemistry. The show will surprise you with its twists: one minute Bong Soon’s acting super cute, the next she’s hauling thugs like she’s Hulk!
Pro tip: Don’t expect a serious drama. Many get disappointed that the show doesn’t turn out as deep. But it’s best for fluff and fun!
7. Ghost Doctor (2022)
Cha Young Min (Rain) is an arrogant but very talented doctor. Falling into a coma, he becomes a ghost that possesses first year resident Go Seung Tak (Kim Bum) and gifts him with excellent medical skills.
Curious what bromance between two doctors looks like? If you can’t get enough of the romance in Goblin, this one’s for you! Even if you’re not into medical dramas, the friendships and character developments are worth the watch.
8. He is Psychometric (2019)
Through physical touch, Lee Ahn (Jin Young) can read a person’s memory. He decides to use his power to fight evil and meets Yoon Jae In (Shin Ye Eun), a girl with a painful past. They join forces to solve a case that has haunted their whole lives. All while they heal each other’s scars.
Heads up: this drama will make you cry. It has a good dose of lighthearted scenes, but tear-jerker moments will make you bawl your eyes out for sure. Trust us, you’ll be rewatching this depressingly happy drama many times.
9. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)
Another Lee Ji Eun show in our list! During a total solar eclipse, Go Ha Jin (Lee Ji Eun) time travels to the Goryeo Dynasty. Transported to the body of Hae Soo, she finds herself living among the many princes of the ruling Wang family. While involved in palace politics, she falls in love with the fearsome 4th Prince, Wang So (Lee Joon Gi).
You’ll hate it and love it. But we bet you can’t resist all 20 episodes of this show. We’ll have to warn you that it can get devastating. But everyone who’s watched it is still craving a season 2!
P.S: This drama is oppa overload. Baekhyun, Nam Joo Hyuk, Ji Soo, Lee Joon Gi, and Kim Ha Neul in one show? Count us in!
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10. My Holo Love (2020)
Han So Yeon (Ko Sung Hee) stays away from people since she can’t recognize faces. That’s until she becomes the beta tester of human hologram AI Holo (Yoon Hyun Min). She forms a deep connection with AI Holo, who looks exactly like its developer Go Nan Do.
My Holo Love has many layers to unpack. It’s a sweet drama, but the characters’ complex backstories will pull you in. With only 12 episodes, it’s definitely a fast and easy watch!
11. Hello, Me! (2021)
37-year-old Bahn Ha Ni (Choi Kang Hee) is miserable and single. Unsuccessful at life, she thinks she’s lost her drive. But when she meets her passionate and optimistic 17-year-old self (Lee Re), Ha Ni learns how to live again.
This slice of life fantasy has a big heart! It’s all about self-love, so you’ll like it for its deep meanings. But it stayed warm and fuzzy throughout! Definitely a must-watch for lovers of light yet meaningful dramas.
12. Arthdal Chronicles (2019)
In the ancient city of Arthdal, mythical heroes fight for love and ambition. Destiny says that Eunsom (Song Joong Ki) is fated to bring destruction to Arthdal. Tanya (Kim Ji Won) is born with the same destiny. Together, they fight power and find love along the way.
Arthdal Chronicles is one of the only high fantasy dramas in Korea. Think epic sagas with Narnia-esque settings. With full CGI, great world-building, and fast-paced plot, it’s surely a memorable show.
P.S: Season 2 is confirmed!
Fantasy K-dramas have a lot in store for you! Whether you’re looking for realistic shows with a dash of magic or full-blown fantasy shows, we’ve got your next best Korean fantasy drama fix.