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Top 8 best Korean dramas in 2021 as voted by international netizens

Before the year ends, KingChoice, an international voting website for fans of the Hallyu wave, held a survey for the most loved Korean dramas in 2021. With more than 4.3 million votes, here is the list of 8 most outstanding Korean TV series released in 2021 as voted by international fans. 

1. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Topping the survey with a total of 4,302,515 votes, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is definitely one of the most popular and successful romantic comedy K-dramas in 2021. With a healing, drama-free plot, solid acting and sweet chemistry between the main couple Shin Min AhKim Seon Ho, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha also made it into the Top 10 dramas on cable television with the all-time highest premiere ratings.

8 best Korean dramas in 2021
8 best Korean dramas in 2021

2. Mr. Queen

Historical drama Mr. Queen ranks second in the poll with a total of 4,057,911 votes. Entering the list of highest-rated dramas in the history of cable TV at No.7, Mr. Queen depicts the hilarious romance between the free-spirited queen Kim So Yong (Shin Hye Sun) and King Cheoljeong (Kim Jung Hyun).

8 best Korean dramas in 2021

3. Squid Game

Netflix’s global smash hit Squid Game ranks third with 6130 votes. The show centers on hundreds of cash-strapped people who participate in a mysterious survival game with a prize of 45.6 billion won, risking their lives to become the ultimate winner.

8 best Korean dramas in 2021
8 best Korean dramas in 2021

4. Vincenzo

Following Squid Game with 5612 votes, Vincenzo ranks fourth in this survey. The drama follows Vincenzo (Song Joong Ki), an Italian mafia lawyer who returns to Korea and is on a mission to tear down an unrivaled conglomerate in the way of a villain.

8 best Korean dramas in 2021
8 best Korean dramas in 2021

5. Hospital Playlist – Hospital Playlist 2

The healing drama Hospital Playlist ranks fifth with 2780 votes. Hospital Playlist revolves around the daily lives of 5 close friends at Yulje hospital. The simple, lighthearted and touching stories of doctors and patients are the biggest charm of this medical drama.  

8 best Korean dramas in 2021
8 best Korean dramas in 2021

6. Was It Love

Was It Love won the love of the international audience with 1513 votes. The drama tells the love-hate relationship between a single mom, PD Noh Ae Jeong (Song Ji Hyo) and writer Oh Dae Oh (Son Ho Jun) when they meet again after 14 years.

8 best Korean dramas in 2021
8 best Korean dramas in 2021

7. Sisyphus: The Myth

Despite causing a lot of controversy and having an unimpressive rating, Sisyphus: The Myth by Park Shin Hye and Jo Seung Woo still ranks 6th with 1254 votes. Sisyphus: The Myth follows genius engineer Han Tae Sool (Jo Seung Woo) and his savior Kang Seo Hae (Park Shin Hye) on a journey to prevent the world from ending.

8 best Korean dramas in 2021
8 best Korean dramas in 2021

8. Nevertheless

As one of the Korean dramas with the worst rating in 2021 of JTBC, Nevertheless is still loved by many international fans. Ranked eighth in the poll with 560 votes, Nevertheless tells the complicated love story between Na Bi (Han So Hee) and Jae Eon (Song Kang).

8 best Korean dramas in 2021
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