If you want to spice up your marathon-viewing nights or just learn about the myths and legends of South Korea, supernatural series should be on your K-drama watchlist. They can give you the chills but also send butterflies flying with elements of magic, romance, and comedy. Below, we’ve listed down supernatural K-dramas featuring chic immortals, mythical beings in human form, and goodhearted monsters. Download the Viu app to start streaming for free!
Hotel Del Luna (2019)
First, we check into a supernatural hotel in Seoul. Owned by the doomed immortal Jang Man-wol (IU), Hotel Del Luna caters to souls transitioning to the afterlife. A human, Gu Chan-sung (Yeo Jin-goo), is employed as the new manager who’ll work closely with Man-wol. The show does have scary moments, but it’s also thick with amazing cinematography, tear-jerking scenes, and romantic chemistry!
If you haven’t watched Goblin, be ready to get spellbound because the hangover is forever! This supernatural K-drama is graced by an immortal goblin, a grim reaper, and the goblin’s bride. To goblin Kim Shin (Gong Yoo), finding his bride will bring his curse to an end as she can pull out the invisible sword from his chest and end his painful immortality. But it’s not going to be that easy.
A Korean Odyssey (2017)
We’re dealing yet again with immortals in A Korean Odyssey—with a generous helping of demon fights and haunting spirits. Son Oh-gong (Lee Seung-gi), banished to earth, is duty-bound to Jin Seon-mi (Oh Yeon-seo). However, she is also the sacrifice required to regain his immortal powers.
Tale of the Nine Tailed (2020)
Tale of the Nine Tailed is an awesome K-drama to watch if you’re interested in unique South Korean folklore. In this drama, Lee Dong-wook plays a classic supernatural creature called gumiho or a nine-tailed fox named Lee Yeon who searches for the reincarnation of his past lover. Aside from him, we also come across other legendary beings such as Imoogi (serpent), the Snail Bride, and deities from the underworld.
My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho (2010)
Another gumiho K-drama you should watch is the old but gold My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho. Clumsy and stubborn actor wannabe, Cha Dae-woong (Lee Seung-gi), suddenly gains himself a girlfriend when he releases a nine-tailed fox from a painting. As it’s a rom-com full of innocent and adorable moments—despite the supernatural theme—it’s safe for the faint-hearted to watch!
Legend of the Blue Sea (2016)
Rather than spook you, Legend of the Blue Sea will make you fall in love and laugh. A mermaid, Shim Cheong (Jun Ji-hyun) explores the human world through con-man Heo Joon-jae (Lee Min-ho) whom she first meets in Spain. Their connection soon becomes clear as memories of their past life surface.
If you have a thirst for vampire dramas, then Blood should be on your supernatural K-drama watchlist. A softhearted vampire (Ahn Jae-hyun) works as a doctor and resists the urge to suck blood. He fights against a greedy evil vampire (Ji Jin-hee) who happens to be the director of the hospital.
Zombie Detective (2020)
Another supernatural K-drama that puts a twist on an otherwise deadly monster is Zombie Detective. This time, the monster Kim Moo-young (Choi Jin-hyuk), a kind and gentle zombie, assumes the work of a detective and solves crime as he searches for his missing past.
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