Time Travel Korean dramas are a fresh concept to watch as it is a combination of the past and the future. You get a chance to see the history related stories and costumes and also the modern day way of life. There are many time travel Kdramas, we have made a list of some of the most popular and best time travel Korean dramas that you should not miss.
17: Melting Me Softly (2019):
This is one of the time travel Kdramas in which a couple gets frozen and wake up years later. They were supposed to wake up after 24 hours as the result of an experiment. However, the experiment does not get success and they get frozen. The scientist who does the experiment cannot help them as he has lost his memory. They have to find a way to go back as they are as facing lots of difficulties to sustain their health. Melting me Softly cast includes Ji chang wook and Won Jin-ah in lead roles. The drama has 16 episodes.
16: Life on Mars (2018):
Starring Jung Kyung-ho, Go Ah-sung and Park Sung-woong in lead roles, Life on Mars is a crime time travel Korean drama. It is based on a British series of the same name. The series shifts us from present to past when a crime investigator leader finds himself in 1988 after getting into an accident. Even in 1988, he is a detective and the only way he can go in his time is by solving a crime.
15: Splash Splash Love (2015):
It is one of the short Kdramas with time travel. A girl (Danbi) transfers back in the past after jumping into the water. She is taken as a eunuch and asked to serve the king. She falls in love with the king and helps him to sustain his power. She wants to go back to his time and the king promises her that he will find her one day.
After returning to her time, one day a man approaches her and he resembles the king that she has met in the Joseon era. It is revealed that he is the reincarnation of the king and he is here to meet the love of his life (Danbi). The drama has 10 episodes.
14: Alice (2020):
Alice is the agency that helps people in 2050 to go back in time and meet their dead ones. The agency sends two of its agents to go back in 1992 and search for a book. Tae-yi who is one of the agents finds out that the book was in her father’s hands who was murdered for the book. She also gets pregnant and asked to abort the child but she disappears with the child.
Years later, her child grows up and has the ability to manipulate time. He becomes a detective to find out all the secrets of time travels. It is definitely one of the complex time travel Korean dramas. The drama has 16 episodes and is also available on Netflix.
13: Hit the Top (2017):
It is one of the Korean dramas based on time travel in which a singer travel from the past to the future. A pop idol reaches into the year 2017 from the year 1993 and finds out that he is actually dead a few years ago. He gets worried and wants to know about the cause of the death and the killer. Besides this, it is also a challenge for him to adjust to the modern lifestyle. The drama has 32 episodes. The genre of the drama is a romantic comedy.
12: Queen and I (2012):
In the year 1694, a scholar from a royal family is the only survivor while his whole family is massacred. He helped queen In-hyun to get back the throne. Due to a mystery, he travels to the future where an actress is playing the character of the same queen In-hyun. The scholar falls in love with her. This romantic time travel Kdrama has 16 episodes.
11: Tunnel (2017):
Tunnel is about a detective who is a hardworking person to eliminate the crime. He works hard to find a serial killer who also becomes a threat to his family. One day, he starts chasing the criminal and when he passes by a tunnel, he shifts into a new time zone that is 30 years in the future. He starts working as a detective and also tries to find his way back to his home. The criminal also finds out that through the tunnel he can go back and forth in time and takes advantage of it. This is one of the crime time travel Kdramas and it has 16 episodes.
10: Sisyphus: The Myth (2021):
Sisyphus is one of the complicated time travel Korean dramas. The story revolves around a woman played by Park Shin-hye who appears from the future. In her time, everything is destroyed and there is some agency that kills people for their benefit. There are only a few humans left and this is all because of some machine. She travels back and meets an engineer who is also confused because of the strange incidents. His brother is dead and he wants to find the killer. This led him to expose the agency that wants to kill him now. This is an action thriller time travels Kdrama and it has 16 episodes.
9: Signal (2016):
This is one of the Korean dramas based on time travel that is also inspired by real-life criminal cases. It is also one of the popular time travel Kdramas with the highest ratings. The story revolves around a walkie talkie that helps the detectives to solve the crimes.
The person on the other side of the walkie talkie helps the detective and tell them about the culprits. There are two worlds from different time dimensions, one is behind the walkie talkie and one is from the present time. The Signal has 16 episodes.
9: Rooftop Prince (2012):
This is one of the comedy time travel Kdramas. The story revolves around a crown prince who travels from the past to 2012 along with his three men. They suddenly appear on the rooftop of a girl whose face resembles the crown prince’s love interest. Things become interesting when the crown prince’s face also resembles a rich man who was supposed to be killed. Gradually, the crown prince and his men get used to modern times. This time travel comedy drama has 20 episodes.
7: Chicago Typewriter (2017):
It is one of the romantic time travel Kdramas. The story revolves around three freedom fighters who lived in 1930. They are reincarnated as a successful writer, a ghostwriter and a fan. Han Se Joo was a writer in the past and now he is a successful writer who is looking for new content to write. Yu Jin Oh was a bar owner who is now a ghostwriter. Jeon Seol was a sniper and now she has so many hobbies. the drama is a blend of the past and the present and has 16 episodes.
6: Go Back Couple (2017):
This time travel Kdrama focuses on the life of a couple who is facing difficulties in their married life and are about to divorce. One day, they transport back to their college life where they are about to meet. At first, they do not remember anything, but gradually they find out and try to eliminate the reasons that will cause problems to their relationship. They fell in love again and develop a stronger bond than before. Jang na-ra, Jang Ki-yong and son Ho-jun played the lead roles in this drama.
5: 18 Again:
The story revolves around a married man who was a popular basketball player in his school days but life has made him a repairman. He has lost his passion and dreams. His married life is also tearing apart and his children are messed up. He wishes to fix his life and his body turns into an 18-year-old man. He has the experience and brain of a mature man with a body of 18 years old.
He finds out the problems and tries to focus on his life. He also tries to solve the problems of his children while studying in the same high school. He fixes his life and his children’s life and becomes a confident man again. The drama has 16 episodes.
4: Faith (2012):
After a queen is hurt, a royal guard is asked to go through a heaven door to find out the heaven doctor. The royal guard reaches into the modern world and kidnaps a woman who is a plastic surgeon. They come back and the woman is asked to treat the queen and also the other soldiers. The woman can only be returned when the condition of the country is peaceful. Meanwhile, the royal guard played by Lee Min Ho also fell in love with the doctor. In the end, she returns back to her time but often goes through the heaven door to meet the royal guard.
3: Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Rheo:
Moon Lover is one of the best Kdramas with time travel. A woman from modern time travels back into history where she has to serve as a maid of the Prince. It is also one of the saddest Kdrama with many heartbreaks and deaths.
The woman is stuck into the throne battle and bloodshed for the throne. She is loved by the prince who cannot accept her and in the end, die. She could not even end up with the prince who loved her the most and returns back to the modern world. The drama has an open ending but fans are still waiting for its second season.
2: The King: Eternal Monarch (2019-2020):
The King Eternal Monarch is one of the complicated Kdramas with time travel. The story focuses on two alternative worlds that exist at the same time but with different time zones. In one world, a king is ruling and facing a conspiracy in which someone killed his father and is a constant threat to the royal family. In the other world, there is a democratic rule but the same people exist with different lives. There is a secret door through which people can travel from one world to another but the enemies use it for their purpose until the King finds the door himself.
1: Mr.Queen (2020):
One of the most popular time travel Kdramas is Mr.Queen. The story revolves around a man who travels back in the time of queen and king. He finds himself trapped in the body of a queen. All the scenes will make you laugh as he is the man from inside but has to pretend to be a queen. He also tries to find a way back to his time. This is one of the best comedy Kdramas with time travel. It has 20 episodes.
You can watch all these best time travel Korean dramas on Netflix and Kissasian.