Channel tvN has been pushing out some binge-worthy K-Dramas since the last decade. And with Crash Landing On You having aired its final episode on February 16, 2020, the channel now boasts a new “Top 5” that kept the most viewers hooked!
5. Prison Playbook (2017)
This comedy series from 2017, featuring the story of a baseball player who ends up in prison and befriends characters like he has never seen before, received 11.2% in viewer ratings. A sequel with a similar title based in a hospital is in the works for premiere in March 2020, starring big name actors like Jo Jung Suk and Jung Kyung Ho. Prison Playbook fans are definitely looking forward to the second of the Playbook series!
4. Signal (2016)
This thriller series from 2016 features the story between a criminal profiler in the present and a detective from the past, solving murder mystery cases together using a special time-defying walkie-talkie. The show received 12.5% in viewer ratings. The talented cast had viewers watching on the edge of their seats — and since its finale, viewers have been desperately wishing for a second season.
3. Reply 1988 (2015)
This throwback series from 2015, third of its Reply franchise, features the story of five friends living in the outskirts of Seoul in 1980s. As the most successful out of the three, Reply 1988 received 18.8% in viewer ratings. Idol-turned-actress Girl’s Day‘s Hyeri got high praise for her natural and believable acting skills in this series — and, perhaps more importantly, met her current boyfriend actor Ryu Jun Yeol while on set!
2. Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016)
This fantasy series from 2016 features the story between a girl who sees ghosts and a guardian god who needs her help to rest in peace. Their heartbreaking love story fueled this series to be tvN channel’s first K-Drama to ever break 20.5% in viewer ratings. It remained the most popular series to have aired on tvN until February 2020.
1. Crash Landing On You (2020)
This romance series from 2020, featuring the story of a South Korean chaebol woman falling in love with a North Korean soldier, received a record-breaking 21.7% in viewer ratings after the season’s finale episode aired. The cast, actor Hyun Bin and actress Son Ye Jin, boasted incredible chemistry that led the series to be even more attention-grabbing and binge-worthy!