Best JTBC Dramas

JTBC stands for Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company. It is a South Korean national premium television network. JTBC came into existence on 1st December 2011. It is one of the four networks that launched in 2011. 

JTBC is a generalist channel with news broadcasting of similar worth compared to the other main networks. It is the second most popular broadcasting company in South Korea. Due to its refined quality K-Dramas, it has a high viewership rating.

This annually and rapidly growing company never disappoints its audience. The JTBC K-Dramas have distinctive plots that attract bingers. So, I planned up this JTBC Drama list for you to consume some raw and ravishing K-Dramas by JTBC!

12. Forecasting Love and Weather

  • Logline: The love that comes without notice in the lives of Kyung and Woo.
  • Year: 2022
  • Genre: Rom-com, Melodrama
  • Cast: Park Min Young, Song Kang, Yoon Park, Yura
Forecasting Love and Weather

JTBC has been making romance dramas for decades now, but it still finds ways to make stories unique and fresh. The drama focuses on office romance which might sound very cliche, but the way it correlates change in human emotions with the change in weather is very poetic and sweet. 

Synopsis

Forecasting Love and Weather is about the personal and professional lives of the workers at the Korea Meteorological Administration. Jin Ha Kyung is a perfectionist who is very clear and careful about everything in her life. Her behaviour makes her disassociated from others at work.

On the other hand, Lee Shi Woo is a happy go lucky guy. Despite the clumsiness, his IQ of 150 helps him in giving the best weather predictions. 

The two completely different people form an unusual bond that turns into something beautiful.

11. Sisyphus: The Myth

  • Logline: The cryptic meeting of an engineer with a woman from the future.
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Action, Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi
  • Cast: Park Shin Hye, Jo Seung Woo, Kim Byung Chul
Sisyphus The Myth

Sisyphus is one of the best thriller dramas that came out in 2021, and JTBC did an excellent job with the production of the show. The skates are really high in the story, and it keeps you on edge at all times while watching this new JTBC drama.

Synopsis

Han Tae, the male lead, is a super-smart engineer with a dashing appearance. However, these looks stand nothing against the coder within him. He co-owns a top-quality company in the engineering industry. And all the credits for its goodwill go to Han.

However, one day he encounters something beyond belief. On his hunt to find the truth, he comes across Kang Seo Hae, who has time travelled to save him.

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10. Undercover

  • Logline: What is it that a husband decided to hide his real identity from his wife?
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Action, Thriller, Mystery, Crime
  • Cast: Ji Jin Hee, Kim Hyun Joo, Yeon Woo Jin, Han Sun Hwa
Undercover

Another mystery JTBC drama on your way is Undercover. One might think of it as a usual cop thriller, but it is about the struggle of a man to protect his family from the consequences of his job.  

Synopsis

Han Jung Hyun is a representative at the Agency of the National Security Planning. During one of his super-secret missions, he went head over heels for Choi Yeon Soo. With a hidden identity, he ended up marrying her.

The truth of his past might disclose before his wife, the new Chief Corruption Officer. Will she be able to digest the dishonesty of her loving and caring husband?

9. The One and Only

  • Logline: The ending life of an abandoned and emotionally empty woman.
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Mystery, Romance, Melodrama
  • Cast: Ahn Eun Jin, Kim Kyung Nam, Kang Ye Won, Joy
The One and Only

One of the best K-Drama by JTBC, it is a romantic drama infused with specks of a slice of life elements. The emotionless behaviour of Pyo In-Sook will make you bingers sentimental.

Synopsis

Ahn Eun Ji as Sook plays the role of a girl in her late twenties. She has been diagnosed with a terminal illness. While lying on her deathbed, she meets two women with different stories to tell.

However, on a rainy day, she meets Min Woo Cheon. He is a contract killer. Both of them begin sharing a close connection due to the ocean of sadness within them. This becomes the turning point in Sook’s life!

8. Thirty-Nine

  • Logline: A strong friendship of 3 best friends that stands by them even in their forties.
  • Year: 2022
  • Genre: Friendship, Romance, Life, Drama
  • Cast: Son Ye Jin, Jeon Mi Do, Kim Ji Hyun
Thirty Nine

Everyone has friends but having real friends is what it means to have a solid, unshakable friendship. This JTBC drama makes you wanna cherish your friends more and create a lot of happy moments together. 

Synopsis

Cha is a chief dermatologist and has always had an amazing life financially. Jung is someone who speaks harsh but true. Jang is a weak-kneed when it comes to relationships.

Chao Mi Jo, Jung Chan Young and Jang Joo Hee are the three closest buddies. They have been together through every good and bad in life. However, as they are on the verge of turning 40, they experience different moments of life. Could this shake their friendship?!

7. She Would Never Know

  • Logline: A romantic comedy happening in an office.
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Business, Comedy, Romance, Drama
  • Cast: Won Jin Ah, Rowoon, Lee Hyun Wook
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She Would Never Know

I am sure you must have seen those workplace romances where two coworkers are so in love that they start gazing at each other amidst the meetings. However, this romance is much more than admiration as it holds respect and understanding as the base.

Synopsis

Yoon Song Ah works in the marketing department of a cosmetics company. She is completely content with her job, although she wants to found her own company someday. Chase Hyun Seung starts to like Yoon. However, she dismisses his attempts to date her. Yoon clearly states to him that she doesn’t want to date her juniors.

6. Idol: The Coup

  • Logline: The one megahit that the idol group Cotton Candy needs.
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Music, Youth, Drama
  • Cast: Ahn Hee Yeon, Kwak Shi Yang, Kim Min Kyu
Idol The Coup

K-Dramas related to idol groups are quite common, but this new JTBC Drama is about a girl group that is on the verge of disbandment and needs a superhit song to make a comeback.

Synopsis

Just as it says, The Coup is about the one successful event that Cotton Candy badly longs for. Cotton Candy is an unsuccessful idol group. They stopped receiving support from their host company and are inevitable from disbanding.

Trying to make a position for themselves for six years while withstanding the trolls that denote them as ‘mangdol’. Cotton Candy finally gains the first position in a music show before finally disintegrating.

5. Inspector Koo

  • Logline: The comeback of a solitary cop in the design hints at a serial murderer.
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Action, Thriller, Mystery, Comedy
  • Cast: Lee Young Ae, Kim Hye Joon
Inspector Koo

Inspector Koo is a hard-headed mysterious comedy by JTBC. Unlike the other whodunnits, this one’s a twisty watch and has all the elements to make you feel thoroughly enjoyed.

Synopsis

Koo Kyung Yi is an insurance investigator. She is an intellect with the quench for truth. She has no concern with the worldly affairs of justice. Her cases are to experience the adventure in the chase for the truth.

However, the convict has planned this murder mystery with different intentions. Aiming to swindle the insurance money she has, he strategizes an accidental murder.

4. Lost

  • Logline: A narrative about the unachieved spotlight of ordinary yet hardworking people.
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Life, Melodrama
  • Cast: Jeon Do Yeon, Ryu Joon Yeol, Park Byung Eun
Lost

This totally praised K-Drama is JTBC’s specials. It was named their Tenth Anniversary Project, and it was a great project to showcase JTBC’s legacy in the show business. 

Synopsis

Lost is about a 40-year-old woman who feels lost as she feels that she hasn’t achieved anything in life. At the same time, a 27-year-old man wants recognition.

Both of them are standing at the same place, feeling like ‘nothing has happened. This midlife crisis of the two depicts the most normal kind of life where one feels confused as to which path to choose.

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3. Snowdrop

  • Logline: The story of 2 passionate lovers and their love life’s obstacles to face. Will their love succeed or be left incomplete?
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Romance, Black comedy, Melodrama, Political
  • Cast: Jung Hae In, Kim Ji Soo, Jang Seung Joo
Snowdrop

Snowdrop is an old school love drama with the mushy feeling of lovers. It teaches us that love is about caring for and cherishing love despite anything. 

Synopsis

In the backdrop of the times of 1987, it starts with a bleeding man. He leapt into the dormitory of a women’s University in Seoul, where Young Ro instantly fell for him. 

She went on to take care of her beloved despite the tight security of her University. What shocks her is the secret Soo Ho holds. Regardless of anything, Ro stands by him strongly and helps him against the wishes of her father.

2. Law School

  • Logline: A story of the zealous students of a renowned law school in search of the answers to a ghastly incident. 
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Mystery, Law, Crime, Drama
  • Cast: Kim Myung Min, Kim Bum, Ryu Hye Young, Lee Jung Eun
Law School

With every episode giving you a refining taste, it gets better and better each time. Although filled with law jargon, I assure you the suspense of Law School will make you as for more. So if the idea of crime, law and justice interests you, Law School is the best choice for a watch! 

Synopsis

Based on an out of the common ideas, this new JTBC Drama takes us into a law school. In the prestigious Hankuk University, the people at the law school come across a strange case. 

This perplexing case blows their mind but ultimately leads the soon-to-be lawyers to know the real meaning of law and justice. They fight for the truth about two things- Professor Seo’s demise and Professor Yang’s innocence. 

1. Beyond Evil

  • Logline: A puzzling crime thriller that leads the protagonists to question their own actions
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Psychological, Drama
  • Cast: Shin Ha Kyun, Yeo Jin Goo, Choi Sung Eun
Beyond Evil

This JTBC Korean Drama is for those who love fast-paced narratives. A mystery that takes a psychological turn is Beyond Evil. It stands out from the rest in this JTBC Drama list.

Synopsis

Lee Dong Sik has been recently demoted to performing ordinary tasks at the Manyang Police Station. Exactly when he began to accept the new normal is when Han Joo Won enters the scene. He is the new superior with a longevous secret.

A chain of spine-chilling murders occurs, resembling those that happened 20 years ago. Such cold serial murders awake the spirits of these two intrepid police officers. They pledge and team up to find the convict that has disturbed their city.