We at Hanadulses have curated from the long list of K-Dramas released in 2021 the best of the best (from what we have seen) based on the most interesting narratives, ability to stimulate powerful cathartic responses, great thematic elements, dramas that made us feel alive, and stories that touch on some of the most pressing social issues and human conflicts. This list is narrowed down into the 10 best K-dramas of 2021. It’s quite a short list for all the amazing stories we have seen so far, we know, but this is a curated list where only the best stories made the cut. We actually felt sad to eliminate some dramas we have loved. But to produce the best K-dramas of 2021, limiting the list is just paramount.
Set in 18th century Joseon, The Red Sleeve narrates the affair between the Crown Prince Yi San (2PM’s Lee Junho) and the court lady Sung Deok-Im (Lee Se Young). The Red Sleeve can easily become a binge worthy drama as Lee Junho and Lee Se Young perfectly fit into their roles. Check out 4 things to love in K-drama The Red Sleeve!