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6 Best SBS Korean Drama 2023 | You Simply Must Watch

Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) has never failed to stun us when it comes to our favorite Korean dramas. So, here’s a list of the best SBS Korean dramas you need to watch right now.

We all know that once you start watching Korean dramas, it becomes nearly impossible to stop binge-watching them.

In South Korea, these dramas are usually aired on their local channels, and some of the most popular channels are SBS, tvN, JTBC, KBS, OCN, and more, on some specific days. 

But if you are not from Korea or in Korea, you can still avail these shows on other streaming apps. For instance, you can stream these K-dramas on YouTube, Viu, and, of course, on Netflix.

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In this article, we are going to focus particularly on the Korean dramas that are aired on SBS. But if you are new to these K-dramas, then it is going to be a bit tough for you to decide which one to go for.

So, if you are one of those newbies who is trying to get into Korean drama but doesn’t know where to start from, then you are all in here for a great treat!

I have sorted a list of the best SBS Korean dramas for anyone, old or new to K-dramas, and trust me, by the end of this list, you are going to be grateful for this list.

Top SBS Korean DramasGenre IMDB Rating
The Heirs Drama, Romance7.5/10
My Love From The StarsRomance8.2/10
Suspicious PartnersRomantic Comedy, Thriller7.9/10
My Girlfriend Is A GumihoFantasy, Romance7.8/10
DoctorsDrama, Slice-Of-Life7.7/10 
Brilliant LegacyMelodrama, Romance, Drama7.6/10

Top SBS Korean Drama 2021

SBS has till now managed to give us dramas that are incredibly well written and played. Adding to that, a lot of them have managed to make space in people’s hearts on a global level. So, lay back and enjoy the list of the best SBS K-dramas that are going to blow your mind.  

The Heirs (The Inheritors)

Cast and their characters-

  • Kim Woo Bin- Choi Young Do
  • Park Shin Hye- Cha Eun Sang
  • Lee Min Ho- Kim Tan

Number of Episodes- 20

Who will like this drama – Fans of plot-twist storylines

The Heirs is a storyline mainly focusing on three major characters, Cha Eun Sang, Choi Young Do, and Kim Tan. 

Kim Tan is the heir to his father’s business and is a student studying in the States, where he meets Cha Eun Sang, who is a daughter of a servant and is searching for her older sister in the US. 

Later in the story, Kim Tan starts to have feelings for Cha Eun. Adding to the third major character Choi Young falls for her as well. So, basically, we get to a kind of love triangle in the focus of the story. 

While the story seems quite predictable, The Heirs is full of twists, and you are going to have a thrilling experience watching it. 

And the best part? It’s available for free on SBS’s Youtube channel. In fact, it’s one of the best high school Korean drama on Youtube.

My Love from the Star

Cast and their characters-

  • Jun Ji Hyun- Cheon Song Yi
  • Yoo In Na- Yoo Se Mi
  • Park Hae Jin- Lee Hee Kyung
  • Kim Soo Hyun- Do Min Joon

Number of Episodes- 21

Who will like this drama – Fans of romantic stories

My Love from the Stars is a love story about an alien who, around 400 years ago in 1609, has missed his trip back to his planet. 

So, to survive on Earth, he has learned to adapt quite like humans and has become more like us too. In fact, when you start watching, you will learn that Do Min Joon is a professor at some college. 

So at this phase of his life, he meets the biggest Hallyu in South Korea, Cheon Song Yi, and feels instantly drawn towards her. But at the exact time, he also uncovers that he can now go back to his home planet. 

So, it is a pretty storyline with amazingly portrayed characters that you are absolutely going to love. Adding to that, the uniqueness of this story is something I would recommend you to watch. 

Suspicious Partners

Cast and their characters-

  • Ji Chang Wook- Noh Ji Wook
  • Kwon Na Ra- Cha Yoo Jung
  • Nam Ji Hyuk- Eun Bong Hee
  • Choi Tae Joon- Ji Eun Hyuk

Number of Episodes- 40

Who will like this drama – Fans of romantic comedies and light-hearted thrillers

First off, let me go ahead by pointing out to you that this drama is worth watching and you are thoroughly going to enjoy its thriller and romantic comedy. 

Suspicion partner is a story revolving around a perfect prosecutor, an intern in the justice department, and a mystery of a rather serious killer. 

Bong Hee, who is the intern here, is accused of killing her ex-boyfriend, and No Hi Wook gets a demotion while defending Bong Hee of this false charge. 

So, in the end, both Bong Hee and No Hi get together to solve the case of her ex-boyfriend’s murder, and they find out there’s a cold murderer behind the killing. Not only that, but the murderer has also killed a dozen of other people. 

So, the story revolves all-around that while the brainiac prosecutor and the intern slowly fall for one another. 

I’ll tell you this story is so amazing that you are going to laugh and get those gooey moments all at once. I would definitely ask you to watch this Korean drama by SBS Network.  

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

Cast and their characters-

  • No Min Woo- Park Dong Joo
  • Lee Seung Gi- Cha Dae Woong
  • Shin Min Ah- Gu Mi Ho/ Park Seon Ju

Number of Episodes- 16

Who will like this drama – Fantasy and mythology fans

To start with, Gumiho is a mythical and traditional character in Korean culture, and it is described as a legendary fox with nine tails. So, according to the legends these Gumiho, prey on human livers and eat them. 

The SBS network drama starts when Cha De Wong unintentionally releases a Gumiho. The two people make a pact in which Gu Mi Ho agrees on helping Cha Dae Woong in improving his stunt skills, and in return, he helps her adapt to being human. 

The story then unfolds into unreal plot twists that will make you sit on the edge of your sofas and jump from it too. 

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho is quite an interesting and unique story with the juice of traditional legends, and I, without a doubt, would recommend this 16 episode drama to everyone, new or old to K-dramas. 


Cast and their characters-

  • Park Shin Hye- Yoo Hye Jung
  • Kim Rae Won- Hong Ji Hong
  • Lee Sung Kyun- Jin Seo Woo
  • Yoon Kyun Sang- Jung Yoo Do

Number of Episodes- 20

Who will like this drama – Fans of medical dramas, Slice-of-life dramas

Doctors is an SBS Network drama that has personally affected me on so many levels. When I first heard about the drama from one of my friends, I wasn’t quite in the idea that I might even like this. 

But as the story evolves, it gives such hopes that you are going to fall for it. The drama starts with a harsh history of Yoo Hye Jung, who has gone through some real worst days of her life and never knew what love and affection from your parents are. 

The lack of a rough upbringing has made her a rather rebellious teen, and everything seems hopeless for her. But after crossing paths with another character Hong Ji Hong, you will see a tint of hope. 

Later in the story, Hong Ji Hong becomes her mentor and manages to transform her from a bully to an ambitious person who turns out to be a great doctor in the future. 

The story might sound simple to you, but it is super engaging throughout, and you are going to love every episode of it. 

Brilliant Legacy

Cast and their characters-

  • Han Hyo Joo- Go Eun Sung
  • Lee Seung Gi- Sun Woo Hwan
  • Bae Soo Bin- Park Joon Se

Number of Episodes- 28

Who will like this drama – Fans of larger-than-life, melodramatic dramas

Brilliant Legacy is also famous as Shining Inheritance, and it was at the time of its airing the most talked-about shows. 

Less or more, this story will remind you of the fairytale Cinderella, as you will see Go Eun Sung’s father dying and her step-mother taking hold of all her possessions, but his little autistic brother. 

While struggling to make it work, her brother somehow disappears as well. So, while searching for her brother, she crosses paths with an old lady who suffers from Amnesia and takes her in. 

But she doesn’t know that the old lady is like the golden egg. She is the mother of a restaurant owner and grandmother of Sun Woo Hwan. 

Let me tell you Sun Woo and Go Eun have already met, and the encounter was rather awful. 

It is basically a melodrama covering all sorts of emotions. I would recommend you to watch this as it is highly engaging, and you will thoroughly enjoy watching this. 

Wrapping Up On The Best SBS Korean Dramas

So it’s a wrap on the list of the best SBS Korean drama, and looking at these Korean dramas, I am sure you too will affirm that SBS sure does offer the best Kdrama list, and not just from any specific genre but almost every.

I hope you liked the list, and I am also assuming that you have made up your mind on which drama you are going to watch first from the list. Adding to that, we all know that each one of K-drama lovers can never run out of shows to watch, and especially when it comes to the SBS network.

From The Heirs, My Love from the Stars, to Hot Stove League and Secret Garden, I can bet that you are going to love all of it, and as soon you hit these episodes, you won’t be able to stop.

So, happy binge-watching the best Korean dramas that the SBS network has to offer to us, and I am also hoping that you will find your new love, or at least your crush, in these mesmerizing Korean dramas.

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