Watching K-Dramas is genuinely one of the most engaging types of escapism, particularly when they are loaded up with otherworldliness and other out-of-the-world things. The plots are super interesting with characters ranging from folklore creatures like a gumiho – a nine-followed fox and a mermaid to dreams like time travel or rebirths, or a goblin finding its bride after more than 500 years.
There are so many fantasy K dramas out there for you to watch that will blow your mind and keep you hooked. Here we present some of our favourites-
Guardian - The Lonely And Great God
Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) is a goblin endowed with immortality. However, the blessing soon becomes a curse, and he yearns to terminate his everlasting existence. However, the only way for him to do so is for his goblin wife to draw the sword out of him. He ultimately meets his wife, Ji Eun-Tak (Kim Go-Eun), more than nine centuries later, and the two begin a loving relationship.
The Legend Of The Blue Sea
When Shim Cheong (Jun Jihyun), a mermaid, arrives in the city, she meets Heo Joon-Jae (Lee Minho), a man who resembles the nobleman Shim Cheong's first and only love during the Joseon dynasty. Shim Cheong remains with Joon-Jae since she has nowhere else to dwell in the city. Initially, he is simply interested in her $6 million jade jewellery, but he later, reciprocates her feelings for him.
The King: Eternal Monarch
The series' premise focuses on the King of the Kingdom of Korea who discovers a route into a parallel universe, the Republic of Korea, starring Lee Min-Ho, Lee Jung-Jin, and Kim Go-Eun. He subsequently learns that his adversary is transporting individuals from one planet to another and forcing them to kill their doppelgangers. He embarks on a mission to fulfil his duty as King and resolves to assassinate the traitor.
My Love From the Star
Do Min-Joon (Kim Soo-Hyun), an extraterrestrial, ends up on Earth after saving Yi-Hwa (Kim Hyun-Soo) from a precipice. Cut to 400 years later, Min-Joon is only months away from returning to his home planet when he meets actress Cheon Song-Yi (Jun Ji-Hyun). Min-Joon has earlier saved young Song-Yi – who resembles Yi-Hwa – from an accident, and Song-Yi has grown a love for him since then, unaware that he is her neighbour.
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
When an unidentified individual begins delivering death threats to Ahn Min Hyuk (Park Hyung Sik), the CEO of AIN Software, he decides to employ a bodyguard. He is astonished by Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young), a lady with superhuman power, and chooses to recruit her for the job. Bong Soon joins the firm, despite his reluctance initially, since he is intrigued by the possibility of becoming a developer there in the future.
While You Were Sleeping
Nam Hong-Joo (Bae Suzy) fantasises about the awful things that will happen in the future. She couldn't do anything about it, so she resigned from her work after dreaming of herself dead in her reporter outfit. She subsequently meets Jung Jae-chan (Lee Jong-suk), a prosecutor, and Han Woo-Tak (Jung Hae-in), a police officer who can see the future.
The Light In Your Eyes
Kim Hye-Ja (Han Ji-min) can time travel thanks to a mystical watch she discovered on a seashore. However, she ages swiftly every time she uses it, so when Hye-Ja uses the watch to rescue her father from death in an accident, she wakes up the following day as a lady in her 70s (Kim Hye-Ja).
Before this, she met Lee Joon-ha (Nam Joo-hyuk), an aspiring journalist like Hye-Ja, and fell in love. What will become of the two's friendship now that Hye-Ja seems to be Joon-grandmother?
The Tale Of A Gumiho
Lee Yoon is a gumiho (Lee Dong-Wook) who gave up being a mountain deity for his love and waiting for her rebirth for generations. Simultaneously, Nam Ji-ah (Jo Bo-ah) is looking for her parents, who went missing following a vehicle accident when she was a youngster.
When the two meet, Yoon notices that Ji-ah resembles his former sweetheart and even her character, but she lacks the fox pearls.
Hotel Del Luna
Jang Man-Wol (IU), the CEO of Hotel Del Luna — a hotel that feeds the dead – has been fated to oversee the facility due to her committed transgression. Although she has forgotten why she is being punished, her only way out is to locate someone who has committed a larger error than she has.
Goo Chan-sung (Yeo Jin-goo) joins the hotel, destined to work in this unknown location after Man-dealings Wol's with his father. Will the two ever be able to escape their predicaments? Hotel Del Luna is a one-of-a-kind K-drama to watch, filled with magical aspects and intriguing plots.
W: Two Worlds Apart
Is it conceivable to live in the same area yet in an entirely another dimension simultaneously?
In his second year, oh Yeon Joo (Han Hyo Joo) is a cardiothoracic resident doctor. Her father, a famous comic book designer, mysteriously vanishes one day, and Yeon Joo herself is abducted by a mysterious figure coated in blood and sent to another realm.
Kang Chul (Lee Jong Suk) is a retired Olympic gold medalist in shooting and self-made millionaire. What will happen when his reality collides with Yeon Joo's other-dimension universe? Is Kang Chul the only one who can assist Yeon Joo in his escape from a parallel universe?