10 Amazing Korean Dramas With The Most Satisfying Endings

Korean drama with best ending

Whenever I am watching a Korean drama and loving it, I usually wish the ending would never come, but when it does, it’s the most beautiful thing, and I fall in love over and over again.

You guys, I’ve now listed 10 personal favorite Korean dramas with the best endings that I genuinely think everyone needs to check out.

There are some weddings, some elopements, and some teary goodbyes, but what’s important is that the characters get their most earnest wishes answered.

1. You’re Beautiful

Youre beautiful

Mi Nam’s twin sister, Mi Nyu, stands in for him in an idol group to save his career and find their mother, and soon she meets and bonds with Shin Woo, Taek Young, and Jeremy.

At the end of the drama, she travels to Africa for missionary work, and I know that this might not be what happily ever after looks like for some people, but this was her first time choosing to do something she wanted to do, and I think that was perfect.

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2. The Legend Of The Blue Sea

Legend of the Blue sea

Mermaid Shim Chung meets scam artist Joon Jae and navigates modern Seoul while facing threats from Joon Jae’s stepmother and the possibility of dying and turning into dust.

I particularly like this one because it is a twist on The Little Mermaid story, but this time around, she gets a happy ending because Shim Jung and Joon Jae live together in a very small village on their own and grow old together.

3. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

Bong Soon, with Herculean strength, balances protecting CEO Min Hyuk and her crush on a childhood friend, In Guk Doo, while tackling kidnappings in her town.

And when these kidnappings turn into murders, she does all she can to race against time and protect herself and her loved ones.

In the scenes leading up to the finale, she’s kidnapped by the serial killer and faces the possibility of losing her powers, but she overcomes it, and we get this montage of Bong Soon and Min Min who even have their own kids now.

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4. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Hometown cha cha cha kdrama

Hye Jin sets up her dental practice in a seaside village where she is assisted by jack-of-all-trades, Do Shik, despite their fractious relationship.

At the end of this drama, our two leads have a wedding, and it was very touching because that was very symbolic of both of them pledging to love each other forever. 

And by way of an epilogue, we’re reminded again of the nosy neighbours who keep following them up and down.

5. Crash Landing On You

Crash landing on you kdrama

South Korean heiress Se Ri falls for North Korean officer Jung Hyuk after a paragliding accident lands her in North Korea, and he takes it upon himself to protect her.

I think the sweetest thing about the ending of this lovely Korean drama is that they both decide to start anew in Switzerland and then our leads actually end up together in real life shortly after filming.

6. Alchemy Of Souls

Alchemy of souls

Elite assassin Naksu’s soul is trapped in a weak body, and this prompts her to help nobleman Jang Uk change his fate so that they can help each other.

The ending of this drama was a little confusing, but I have an entire other post where I dissect everything that went down, but suffice it to say that they both decide to live life for themselves by doing the things that make them happy.

7. The Glory

The glory

Moon Dong Eun, a former victim of school violence, sets out to get revenge against the perpetrators and bystanders of her bullying in this revenge drama.

To say that the ending of this drama was satisfying is probably going to be the understatement of the century because our female lead knew what she wanted and how she was going to go about it, and everything worked out so perfectly.

Without giving away too much, just to know that she planned to take away their glory, that is the thing that gives them the most joy in life, and all without getting her hands dirty.

8. My Dearest

My dearest

Yu Gil Chae falls for mysterious Lee Jang Hyun during the Qing invasion, but war and circumstances separate them over and over again.

The first episode of this drama hinted at a sad ending, and to say I was very discouraged from watching it, even though I couldn’t stop myself week by week, is putting it lightly.

You guys, luckily Jang Hyun and Gil Chae ended up together, and I genuinely don’t know what I would have done if they didn’t find their way to each other again.

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9. The Uncanny Counter

The Uncanny Counter Korean drama

In this fantasy drama, five Demon hunters pose as restaurant employees to capture evil spirits, led by So Moon, Do Ha Na, Ga Mo Tak, Chu Mae Ok, and Choi Jang Mool.

Both seasons of The Uncanny Counter delivered drama, action, and a fantastic ending like no other, but season 2 was all the more spectacular because it almost seemed to reach into my soul.

There was a right balance of melodrama and action, and the decisions the gang made to protect themselves and the world at large were amazing.

10. The Red Sleeve

The Red Sleeve Kdrama

Prince Yi San falls in love with Sung Deok Im, as he tries to reform the kingdom despite the challenges of royal life and his own checkered past.

I know that this might not be the first drama that comes to mind when you think of Korean dramas with a perfect ending because our leads don’t end up together, but I think it fits the bill, and here’s why.

More than anything, Yi San wanted to keep Deok Im safe, and for Deok Im, her freedom was the most important thing – they didn’t end up together, but they did get their earnest wishes.

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What’s your favorite Korean drama ending? Let me know in the comments and remember to check out the related posts for more information.

Sora

I'm the girl for the job if you want amazing drama recommendations (no, really!), OST recs that will leave you deep in your feelings, and genuine drama talk that you can only get from a viewer with lots of biases. I'm always on the lookout for new dramas to watch, so don't hesitate to leave a comment with something you think I'll enjoy and I'll send a reply ASAP. Thanks for visiting!

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