10 Best Fantasy Korean Drama to Watch

Fantasy Korean Drama

If you are a fan of fantasy films and series then you probably like to be immersed in the world of characters and solve mysteries together with them. You already know that K-drama is the best when it comes to the romance genre but did you know that their fantasy, crime, thriller, comedy genre are almost up to par in terms of hype?

Then worry not as we present to you ten Korean fantasy drama to help you escape from reality.

The Uncanny Counter

The Uncanny Counter

The Uncanny Counter is a supernatural fantasy thriller that has not been officially renewed for season two. However, OCN recently confirmed they are in the process of making it into an annual series with the potential to film more content after its success!

This K-drama is a highly anticipated and popular show in Korea. The OCN (Korean community) responded to the reports by announcing that they were turning it into an annual series but production details have not been confirmed yet.

The Uncanny Counter is a horror drama that is also very different from many other K-Dramas, maybe that’s why it had a huge viewership. This whole series revolves mostly around So Mun. This boy is 18-year old and also enlisted in a group of counters.

The main role of counters is to hunt down the evil spirits who are trying to escape and kill or use humans as their victims or prey.

You should probably catch the drama to understand more.

The main casts of the series are listed below.

  • Jo Byung-gyu as So Mun
  • Jo Byung-gyu as So Mun
  • Kim Se-Jeong as Do Ha-na
  • Yeom Hye-ran as Choo Mae-ok

Goblin (Guardian: The Lonely and Great God)

goblin

Goblin is also known as Guardian: The lonely and great god, this drama is also one of the great hits in Korea and all over the world.

It is also listed as the highest-rated Korean drama of all time, it has gained the fifth position for it. This K-drama has also received many awards, recognition, and praise from all over the world.

Not just drama but the OST of this drama was also one of the most-watched OST of all time in Korea.

There are like 5 main characters in this Korean drama and the whole story revolves around them. Those five casts’ names are Kim Shin, Ji Eun Tak, Grim Reaper, Sunny, and Yoo Duk Hwa in drama. And every character share very entertaining roles like Kim Shin is more than 900 years old guardian soul, who is still searching for his true love who can be his wife. He was one of the generals in Goryeo’s military and he was cursed, which curse has made him immortal. By the way, he is not happy with this curse because he was very tired and bored of living long lives.

His favorite persons, relatives, parents all were gone he was the only one who left and he feel this emptiness every time but only his wife can remove a curse from him. But luckily one day he meets Ji Eun Tak and from there, their relationship starts. You need to watch to understand this whole story this drama is very entertaining and very awesome.

The main casts of the series are listed below.

  • Gong Yoo as Goblin / Kim Shin
  • Kim Go-eun as Ji Eun-tak
  • Han Seo-jin [ko] as young Ji Eun-tak
  • Lee Dong-Wook as Grim Reaper / Wang Yeo / Lee Hyuk / Kim Woo-bin
  • Kim Min-jae as young Wang Yeo
  • Yoo In-na as Sunny / Kim Sun
  • Kim So-Hyun as young Kim Sun
  • Yook Sung-jae as Yoo Deok-hwa
  • Jung Ji-hoon as young Yoo Deok-hwa
  • Kim Hyun-bin as teenage Deok-hwa

The legend of The Blue Sea

Legend of the Blue Sea

Legend of the Blue Sea is a fantasy TV show directed by Jin Hyuk and park Seon Ho. It is a very popular Korean TV drama. The series is inspired by Korea’s historical tales and it takes a lot of inspiration from real history. It has the story of the reincarnation of two characters in the Joseon period of Korean History.

Their fates are intertwined and they meet in the modern-day again. In the modern-day, the story focuses on a con artist and a mermaid who travel across the sea to unite.

The acting on this show is pretty great as well. Both actors do an incredible great job. The actors were able to deliver natural performances in this fairy tale story which is a nice thing to watch.

Watch the full series to know more.

The main casts of the series are listed below.

  • Jun Ji-Hyun as Shim Cheong / Se-Hwa
  • Kal So-won as child Se-Hwa
  • Shin Eun-soo as teenage Se-hwa
  • Lee Min-ho as Heo Joon-Jae / Kim Dam-ryeongJeon
  • Jin-Seo  as child Heo Joon-jae / Kim Dam-Ryeong
  • Park Jin-young as teenage Heo Joon-jae / Kim Dam-Ryeong

My Love from the Star

My Love From Another Star

My Love from the Star is a popular drama that has won more than seven awards now, it is also a heavily rated K-drama in Korea. There are many names for this drama and some of them are You Who Came from the Stars. In this K-drama, there are about only 20 episodes, and the company plans to do an extension of this drama making it about 21 episodes.

Jang Tae-Hoo and Oh Choong-Hwan have directed this drama and the screenwriter is park Ji-Eun.

This drama was released in 2013, with a mix of fantasy, romance, and comedy this is one of the loved dramas and the interesting part is the love between aliens and humans has shown in this drama.

Is the love between humans and aliens possible? You must watch the drama to know about the truth.

The main casts of the series are listed below.

  • Jun Ji-Hyun as Cheon Song-Yi
  • Kim Hyun-soo as young Cheon Song-Yi / Seo Yi-Hwa
  • Kim Soo-hyun as Do Min-joon
  • Park Hae-jin as Lee Hee-kyung
  • Jo Seung-hyun as young Lee Hee-kyung
  • Yoo In-na as Yoo Se-mi
  • Kim Hye-won as young Yoo Se-mi

Signal

This is a fantasy drama that you must try if you love thriller action like Vagabond, adventure like Vincenzo and it is also made of romance as well.

This drama was directed by Kim Won-Seok and it was produced by Lee Jae-Moon and Park Eun-Kyung. This drama’s first episode was released in 2016 and it ran for almost 2 months at that time. It has about 16 episodes and each of them is about 1 hour long, there are lots of interesting actions and incidents that you will be able to watch in this K-drama.

The drama tells the story of a cold criminal profiler from 2015 who can communicate with a detective in the year 1989 with the help of a walkie-talkie. This drama is based on science fiction and time fiction as well. This story is a pure mix of everything and there are many things that Hollywood should learn from it as well.

You should probably watch the drama to understand more.

The main casts of the drama are listed below.

  • Lee Je-hoon as Park Hae-youn
  • Kim Hye-soo as Cha Soo-hyun
  • Cho Jin-woong as Lee Jae-han

Hotel del Luna

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The Hotel del Luna South Korean series is created by Studio Dragon, Hong sisters, and the script was written under the direction of Oh Choong Hwan. 16 episodes aired on TvN with a dark fantasy theme taking place during an undefined period.  This K-Drama is such a big hit! It has made it to Netflix, Viki, and We Tv with English subtitles. On top of that, it’s the twelfth most popular drama out there in the world.

The drama features the story of  Jang Man-Wol and Gu Chan-song. Jang Man-Wol is cursed with immortality to manage Hotel del Luna for life as a punishment for killing the innocent out of anger. Hotel Del Luna looked like your usual grand and fancy from the outside but from the inside, it’s a completely different story as the hotel serves as a rest stop for lost souls before they move on to the afterlife.

The hotel mainly carters to ghosts and is largely run by their kind but still, a human staff was required to help with the day-to-day administrative work like paying bills or fulfilling ghosts’ requests with still-living relatives/friends. The owner of Hotel del Luna Jang Man-Wol and Gu Chan-song had made a deal that his son will work for her when he returns 20 years later for 20 years his life and money.

And Chang-song and Jang Man-Wol develop a romantic relationship throughout 16 episodes as he had to stay by his boss’s side almost 24/7.

The main casts of the series are listed below.

  • Lee Ji-eun (IU) as Jang Man-wol
  • Kim Gyu-ri as young Man-wo
  • Yeo Jin-goo as Gu Chan-sung
  • Kim Kang-hoon as young Chan-sung

Mr. Queen

Mr. Queen

Mr. Queen is a South Korean drama and it is also a television series that debuted on December 12, 2020, and concluded on February 14, 2021, with 20 episodes in total.

This drama was loved by many viewers around the world and they love every plot, scene of this drama. This drama was directed by Yeon Seong Sik and every script was written by Park Kye Ok and Choi A-ll.

This drama is made of an interesting story where a middle-aged man with a modern era soul gets trapped into a queen’s body and the funniest part is the queen was in Joseon Era. Lol! Many years ago from the modern era. This drama is based on Chinese drama.

I highly suggest you watch this drama as it’s really fun and entertaining.

The main casts of the series are listed below.

  • Shin Hye-sun as Kim So-Yong, Queen Cheorin
  • Seo Eun-sol as young Kim So-Yong
  • Kim Jung-hyun as Yi Won-beom, King Cheoljong
  • Kim Kang-hoon as young Yi Won-beom

W

W is a Korean Drama that was released on MBC in 2016. The series’ director is Jung Dae-Yoon and it is written by Son-Jae Yung. The series runs for around 16 episodes and it is a suspense thriller that follows two worlds, our world and then an alternate universe inside the webtoon. This is the reason why the show’s complete name is ‘W: Two Worlds.’

This series is highly acclaimed because of its writing and direction. The plot is very unique and it was ranked as one of the best plots on different forums as well. The show has garnered a huge following as well. And since it comes with supernatural fantasy elements, the fanbase for the show is huge!

There are over 16 episodes in this drama and the first episode of this drama was released in 2016 and each episode of this drama has a run time of 60 minutes.

This drama is a mix of fantasy, romance, action, and thrill but you can also get some supernatural on this K-drama.

The main casts of the series are listed below.

  • Lee Jong-suk as Kang Chul
  • Han Hyo-Joo as Oh Yeon-Joo
  • Hyun Seung-min as teenage Yeon-Joo
  • Park Min-ha as child Yeon-Joo

Tale of the Nine-Tailed

Tale of the Nine Tailed

‘Tale of the Nine Tailed’ is a South Korean tvN’s television drama starring Lee Dong-Wook, Kim Bum, and Jo Ba-ah. The series was released amid the Covid-19 pandemic. While most people were bored saying at home tvN offered a fantasy drama to avoid boredom that made the audience hooked from the very beginning to the end.

The drama is created by Lee Myung-Han. The series features the story of Lee Yeon (Lee Dong-Wook), a 1000-years-old nine-Tailed Gumiho and Nam JI-ah (Jo Bo- ah). . Gumiho was once the guardian mountain spirit of Baekdudaegan but now is a city dweller who carries a mission to eradicate supernatural beings that threaten humans. Meanwhile, waiting for the reincarnation of his first love, Ah-Eum who had sacrificed her life to save him.

You will need to watch the series to understand the story.

The main casts of the series are listed below.

  • Lee Dong-Wook as Lee Yeon
  • Jo Bo-ah as Nam Ji-ah / Ah-eum
  • Park Da-yeon as young Ji-ah / Ah-eum
  • Kim Bum as Lee Rang
  • Lee Joo-won as young Lee Rang

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