Along with tvN, JTBC is rising as one of the most beloved TV networks. Launched in 2011, the TV network is relatively new – especially when compared to the major networks like KBS, MBC, SBS, and EBS. Considering this, JTBC is doing an outstanding job providing quality TV dramas and interesting variety shows.

With the massive popularity of the currently airing series, “SKY Castle,” people are bringing the past JTBC dramas back in the limelight. Below is the list of the 11 highest rated dramas produced by JTBC. See what you’ve missed!


10. The Beauty Inside

  • Highest Viewership: 5.3%
  • Air Dates: October 1 – November 20, 2018
  • Cast Members: Seo Hyun-jin, Lee Min-ki, Lee Da-hee, Ahn Jae-hyun, and more
  • Genre: Fantasy / Romantic Comedy
  • Synopsis: “The Beauty Inside” depicts a romantic relationship between a man who has trouble recognizing people and a woman whose outer appearance changes every month for a week. It’s a drama adaptation of popular Korean film under the same title.


10. Miss Hammurabi

  • Highest Viewership: 5.3%
  • Air Dates: May 21 – July 16, 2018
  • Cast Members: Go Ara, Sung Dong-il, Kim Myung-soo, and more
  • Genre: Legal
  • Synopsis: The drama adaptation of a novel written by the chief judge of Seoul Eastern Disctict Court, Miss Hammurabi follows judges and various disputes they go though.


9. Secret Affair

  • Highest Viewership: 5.4%
  • Air Dates: March 17 – May 13, 2014
  • Cast Members: Kim Hee-ae, Yoo Ah-in, and more
  • Genre: Melodrama
  • Synopsis: A well-established married woman in her forties gets to direct a young and talented pianist, who later falls in love with her.


8. Life

  • Highest Viewership: 5.6%
  • Air Dates: July 23 – September 11, 2018
  • Cast Members: Lee Dong-wook, Cho Seung-woo, and more
  • Genre: Medical
  • Synopsis: The medical drama depicts the conflict between ideals and interests as the newly appointed CEO of the hospital collides with ER doctors.


7. My ID Is Gangnam Beauty

  • Highest Viewership: 5.8%
  • Air Dates: July 27 – September 15, 2018
  • Cast Members: Im Soo-hyang, Cha Eun-woo, and more
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Synopsis: A woman in her early 20s goes to college after going through a major plastic surgery. Meeting various people, her thoughts about outer appearance and relationships change over time.


6. Something In the Rain

  • Highest Viewership: 7.3%
  • Air Dates: March 30 – May 19, 2018
  • Cast Members: Son Ye-jin, Jung Hae-in, and more
  • Genre: Romance
  • Synopsis: The drama depicts a romantic relationship between a woman in her mid-30s and her best friend’s younger brother.


5. Misty

  • Highest Viewership: 8.5%
  • Air Dates: February 2 – March 24, 2018
  • Cast Members: Kim Nam-joo, Ji Jin-hee, and more
  • Genre: Melodrama / Mystery
  • Synopsis: A professional anchorwoman becomes a prime suspect of a murder case. The story unfolds as her husband becomes her legal counsel despite their fallen apart marriage.


4. Childless Comfort

  • Highest Viewership: 9.2%
  • Air Dates: October 27, 2012 – March 17, 2013
  • Cast Members: Lee Soon-jae, Kim Hye-sook, Uhm Ji-won, Ha Seok-jin, and more
  • Genre: Family
  • Synopsis: “Childless Comfort” illustrates how three generations of the Ahn family manage their lives as members of society as well as family.


3. Strong Woman Bong Soon

  • Highest Viewership: 9.7%
  • Air Dates: February 24 – April 15, 2017
  • Cast Members: Park Bo-young, Park Hyung-sik, Ji Soo, and more
  • Genre: Fantasy / Romantic Comedy / Thriller
  • Synopsis: A mysteriously strong woman endeavors to make her dreams come true as a game designer, while getting involved in a series of kidnapping cases in her neighborhood.


2. The Lady in Dignity

  • Highest Viewership: 12.2%
  • Air Dates: June 16 – August 19, 2017
  • Cast Members: Kim Hee-sun, Kim Sun-ah, and more
  • Genre: Drama
  • Synopsis: “The Lady in Dignity” depicts ambitions, affairs, and secrets of the high society by following two women – a chaebol’s daughter-in-law and a new housekeeper.


1. Sky Castle

  • Highest Viewership: 19.2%
  • Air Dates: November 23, 2018 –
  • Cast Members: Yum Jung-ah, Kim Seo-hyung, Lee Tae-ran, Yoon Se-ah, Oh Na-ra, and more
  • Genre: Black Comedy
  • Synopsis: The drama illustrates the lives of housewives living in a luxurious residential area Sky Castle and their ambitions to secure the top positions in the society through the successes of husbands and children.


By Heewon Kim