The popular Korean drama, Alchemy Of Souls recently got finished and fans are already dying for the second season as the last episode ended with a satisfying yet cliffhanger ending fans are already head over heels for Alchemy Of Souls and now after watching the trailer for the next season they can not wait until December. Is Alchemy Of Souls making it hard for you to wait for its second season? Do you want to watch more dramas like Alchemy Of Souls? If yes, then this article will not disappoint you. If Alchemy Of Souls is your first K-drama then trust me it has set your standards too high and it will be impossible for you to move on from this masterpiece which is created by The Hong Sisters.
Alchemy Of Souls is driving you so crazy that you can not stop thinking about it. Then we have made a very perfect list of dramas that you can watch while waiting for the second season of Alchemy Of Souls. The names that are mentioned above are not exactly like Alchemy Of Souls but they do share the same genres as Alchemy Of Souls. All the dramas that are mentioned below should be in the first position but as we can not put all the dramas in the first position so we have made a long list for you, if you have enjoyed Alchemy Of Souls then you will definitely enjoy the dramas that are mentioned below, you definitely need to watch these masterpieces.
1. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
When it is about historical Korean Drama and that too Fantasy then Moon Lovers will always top the list, this drama was released in the year 2016, which is considered the best year that has produced masterpiece dramas, not even a single drama is boring which was released in the year 2016 and Moon Lovers is one of them. If you have loved Alchemy Of Souls then this one is for you, and the star cast is also no joke as it involves Lee Joon Gi, IU, EXO’s Byun Baekhyun, Nam Joo Hyuk, Kang Ha Neul, Ji Soo, Jin Ki Joo, Yoon Sun Woo, Kang Hana and many more are there, this popular drama is penned by Jo Yoon Young and till date, no one can move on from this masterpiece. Have you seen this drama?
2. Goblin: The Lonely and Great God
Who does not know about Goblin: The Lonely and Great God? Every K-drama fan is well aware of this name, this is also a 2016 K-drama which has gained a lot of positive reviews, this masterpiece is also similar to Alchemy Of Souls because its genre is also Fantasy, Romance and also involves historical things. The cast of this drama is top-notch as it involves Gong Yoo, Kim Go Eun, BTOB’s Yook Sung Jae, Lee Dong Wook, Yoo In Na, Lee El, Kim Min Jae and many more are there. The storyline, the original soundtracks and everything about this drama is so perfect that you need to watch this or maybe you have already seen this.
3. Bulgasal: Immortal Souls
If you love Alchemy Of Souls then Bulgasal: Immortal Souls is the next drama that you should watch. Bulgasal: Immortal Souls is penned by Kwon So Ra and Seo Jae Won, it is originally a 2021 drama but it ended on February 6, 2022, so it is also considered a 2022 drama, the story follows Lee Jin Uk as Dan Hwal, Kwon Na Ra as Min Sang Un, Lee Joon as Ok Eul Tae, Gong Seung Yeon as Min Si Ho, Kim Woo Seok as Nam Do Yun and many more are there, the genre is Fantasy, Romance and also it involves historical things. So this one is for you. You should watch Bulgasal: Immortal Souls not just because of its cast but also because of its interesting storyline.
4. Queen In-Hyun’s Man
Queen In-Hyun’s Man popularly known as Queen and I is a quite underrated drama which was released in the year 2021, it is a romantic, historical and time travelling drama that deserves to be known. The story is about Kim Boong Do, played by Ji Hyun Woo and Choi Hee Jin, played by Yoo In Na, Kim Boong Do is a nobleman from the Joseon Dynasty and Choi Hee Jin is a rookie actress from the present time. The story gets very interesting when Kim Boong Do time travels to the present day and meets Choi Hee Jin, both of them fall in love but the journey won’t is easy for them. If you are curious to know the story then you can watch Queen and I, I can assure you that you will surely love it.
5. Mr. Sunshine
“Mr. Sunshine” is the most beautiful yet painful drama that you have ever seen, this is also considered one of the highest-paid dramas that have ever been made in K-drama history. This drama is a whole package, its storyline is amazing, the OSTs are no joke and the cinematography is on another level that once you watch it you won’t be able to stop yourself from rewatching it. Mr. Sunshine was released in the year 2018, you can find it on Netflix. The story is about Go Ae Shin, played by Kim Taeri, is a member of the noble family she has a very good reputation among the people of the Joseon Dynasty but she also hides her real identity, she is actually trying to fight for her country, Joseon to be free.
The story is also about Eugene Choi, played by Lee Byung Han, he also suffered a lot as a Joseon boy who has run away from his country to U. S and now he is a captain of the U. S Marine Corps. It tells us about the beautiful yet painful love story of Eugene Choi and Go Ae Shin and it is not only about them, but it also shows the story of Gu Dong Mae, played by Yoo Yeon Seok, and Hina Kudo, played by Kim Min Jung, Byun Yo Han as Kim Hui Seong and many more are also there. This drama is like a flower that blooms in the snow, you will feel a rollercoaster ride of emotions while watching this.
6. A Korean Odyssey
A Korean Odyssey is another masterpiece which is also penned by the popular writing duo, The Hong Sisters( the writers of Alchemy Of Souls), it was released in the year 2017, it is a fantasy, romance, comedy drama and also involves historical things. The cast of A Korean Odyssey includes Lee Seunggi as Son O Gong, Cha Seung Won as Woo Whee, Oh Yeon Seo as Jin Su Mi, Lee Hong Ki as P. K, Lee Se Young as Bong Soon and many more are there.
The kingdom is a different kind of K-drama or we can say it’s a masterpiece that everyone needs to watch, Kingdom is not just a historical Korean drama but it is also about zombies, the story follows Lee Chang, played by Ju Ji Hoon, Seo Bi, played by Bae Do Na, and many more are there, the story is so interesting that you will finish the two seasons in one go, and the third season will be released soon. It is Netflix original series so you can watch it on Netflix.
8. Mystic Pop-Up Bar
Mystic Pop-Up Bar is JTBC’s drama which is also available on Netflix, this drama has 16 episodes in total and its genre is fantasy and historical too. The story is very interesting as it tells us about Wol Ju and her past life, the story is not only about her but it is also about Han Kang Bae, Manager Gwi, Kang Yeo Rin and many more are there, once you watch this show, you will know how good and interesting the storyline is. The cast of Mystic Pop Up Bar involves Hwang Jung Eum, BTOB’s Maknae Yook Sungjae, Choi Won Young, Jung Da Eun, Park Ha Na and many more are there.
9. Mr. Queen
Mr. Queen is one of the most popular Korean Dramas of 2020. It has 20 episodes in total. Mr. Queen is a historical, comedy Korean drama that shows the story of Jang Bong Hwan whose soul gets exchanged with Kim So Yong, the interesting thing is that Jang Bong Hwan is a chef in the present day and Kim So Yong is the queen of the Joseon Dynasty. What will happen to Jang Bong Hwan who has travelled back to many years ago? The cast of Mr. Queen includes Shin Hye Sun as Kim So Yong, Choi Jin Hyuk as Jang Bong Hwan, Kim Jung Hyun as King Cheoljong, Na In Woo as Kim Byeong In, Seol In A as Jo Hwa Jin, Cha Chung Hwa as Court Lady Choi etc. This drama is an iconic drama that will make you laugh so hard. You should watch this drama when you are feeling low, it will give you a good laugh.
10. Hotel Del Luna
It is about historical, fantasy, romance drama and Hotel Del Luna is not the list is impossible, you must be wondering Why am saying this, keep reading the article then you will know. Hotel Del Luna is also written by The Hong Sisters (The writers of Alchemy Of Souls), the genre of Hotel Del Luna is similar to Alchemy Of Souls after all it is written by The Hong Sisters, and they never fail to deliver masterpieces. If you have loved Alchemy Of Souls then you will definitely love Hotel Del Luna, the storyline is obviously so good and the cinematography is breathtaking.
The beautiful cast of Hotel Del Luna involves IU as Jang Man Wol, Yeo Jin Goo as Koo Chan Sung, Block B’s P.O as Ji Hyun Joong, Gugudan’s Kang Mina as Kim Yoo Na, Lee Do Hyun as Ko Cheong Myung, Nam Da Reum as Daedong Spirit, Sulli as Jang Ji Eun and many more are there. You will also love the cameo of Kim Soo Hyun at the end of the episode and Moon Lovers’ fans also enjoyed a lot this drama as Lee Joon Gi also made a cameo in this drama. So what are you waiting for? You should watch this masterpiece as soon as possible.
11. The Red Sleeves
The Red Sleeves, what to say about this drama? The drama is the most heartbreaking yet beautiful drama, the drama that will make you cry a whole river but still you will keep rewatching this, what hurts more is that this drama is based on a true story. It has gained a lot of love from the audience and also has good ratings. The Red Sleeves depicts the beautiful yet heartbreaking love story between King Jeongjo and Royal Concubine Sung. The cast of The Red Sleeves involves 2 PM’s Lee Jun Ho as The King Yi San, Lee Se Young as the Royal Concubine, Sung Deok I’m, Kang Hoon as Hong Deok Ro etc.
12. Splash Splash Love
Splash Splash Love is a romantic historical drama which has only 2 episodes, it was aired on December 13, 2015. The story is about Jang Dan Bi who time travels to the past and finds herself in the Joseon Period, there she meets the King, Lee Do and both of them fall for each other. The cast involves Yoon Doo Joon as King Lee Do, Kim Seul Gi as Jang Dan Bi, Jin Ki Joo as Queen Sohun, Ahn Hyo Seop as Cheajik etc.
13. Arthdal Chronicles
Arthdal Chronicles is also one of the highest-paid Korean dramas just like Mr. Sunshine, which was released on June 1, 2019, and the third part was released on September 7, 2019, it is confirmed that the second season will be released soon. The story is very interesting and the cinematography is top-notch. The star cast of Arthdal Chronicles involves Song Joong Ki as Eunseom/Sa-Ya, Kim Ji Won as Tanya, Jang Dong Gun as Tagon etc.
14. The Untamed
Well, The Untamed is not a Korean drama, it is a Chinese drama, it is one of the most popular Chinese dramas that gained a lot of love not only in China but its craze is insane worldwide. If you will watch this drama then it will remind you of Alchemy Of Souls as it also involves sorcery, soul shifting etc. This popular drama was aired in 2019 and you can watch it on Netflix. The cast of The Untamed involves UNIQ’s Wang Yibo as Lan Wangji, XNINE’s Xiao Zhan as Wei Wuxian, Xuan Lu as Jiang Yanli, Wang Zhuocheng as Jiang Cheng and many more are there.
15. The Scholar Who Walks The Night
You must have heard of this popular drama, every K-drama fan knows about this drama even though some have not seen this drama yet, and if you are someone who still has not seen this drama then this is the right time to watch this drama. Scholar Who Walks The Night is a fantasy and historical Korean drama that premiered on July 8, 2015, and ended on September 10, 2015, consisting of 20 episodes. Scholar Who Walks The Night depicts the love story between a vampire and a girl from a noble family who always dressed as a man and sells books. The cast of The Scholar Who Walks The Night is Lee Joon Gi as Kim Sung Yeol, Lew Yoo Bi as Jo Yang Sun, Lee Soo Hyuk as Gwi, Kim So Eun as Hye Ryeong and many more are there.
16. Lovers Of The Red Sky
You must have recognised this name as Lovers of The Red Sky is a recently released drama which is written by Ha Eun and based on the novel Hong Cheon Ki by the writer Jung Eun Gwol. Lovers Of The Red Sky was released on August 30, 2021, and ended on October 26, 2021, it is an SBS drama and overall it has 16 episodes. The story is about Hong Cheon Ki and Ha Ram. Ha Ram is an officer who works at the Seowoongwan and Hong Cheon Ki is a talented painter not only gifted with talent but also has a beautiful personality and appearance. Ha Ram is a blind man but Hong Cheon Ki falls for him and does not care about his blindness. What will happen to these two lovers? The main cast is Ahn Hyo Seop, Kim You Jung, Gong Myung and Kwak Si yang.
17. Love In The Moonlight
Love In The Moonlight, which is considered one of the most popular Sageuk Drama deserves to be on your watch list, you can watch it on Netflix. This drama is based on the novel “Gooreumi Geurin Dalbit” written by the writer Yoon Yi Soo. The story is about Lee Young, the Crown Prince and Hong Ra On. The cast of Love In The Moonlight involves Park Bo Gum as Lee Young, Kim You Jung as Hong Ra, B1A4’s Jin Young as Kim Yoon Sung, Chae Soo Bin as Jo Ha Yeon, Kwak Dong Yeon as Kim Byung Yeon etc.
18. Kangchi, The Beginning
Kang Chi, The Beginning, popularly known as The Gu Family Book is one of the most popular historical and fantasy dramas. This drama is very popular among K-drama viewers. This masterpiece was released on April 8, 2013, and ended on June 25, 2013, consisting of 24 episodes in total. The storyline is top-notch and very interesting that words are not enough to describe, you will also experience the same thing once you watch this drama. The star cast of Gu Family Book/ Kang Chi, The Beginning involves Lee Seunggi as Choi Kang Chi, Bae Suzy as Dam Yeo Wool, Yoo Yeon Seok as Park Tae Seo, Lee Yoo Bi as Park Chung Jo and many more are there.
19. Mirror Of The Witch
Mirror Of The Witch, popularly known as Secret Healer is a historical and fantasy Korean drama that was aired in the year 2016, consisting of 20 episodes in total, penned by Yang Hyuk Moon. The story follows Seo Ri and Heo Jun. It tells us about a princess who turns into a witch and a young man. The star cast of Mirror Of The Witch involves Kim Sae Ron as Seo Ri/ Yeon Hee, Yoon Si Yoon as Heo Jun, Kwak Si Yang as Poong Yeon, Jung In Sun as Hae Ran, and Lee Yi Kyung as Yo Gwang.
Faith is historical, fantasy and romantic Korean drama that was aired in the year 2012 and penned by Song Ji, it is also known as The Great Doctor. The plot of Faith is about a female doctor who is from the present time and a warrior who is from the Goryeo Period. What kind of ending these two lovers will face? Will time permit them to have a happy ending? The cast of Faith includes Lee Min Ho as Choi Young, Kim Hee Seon as Yoo Eun Soo, Phillip Lee as Jang Bin, Sung Hoon as Cheon Eum Ja etc.
21. The Tale Of Nine-Tailed
The Tale of Nine-Tailed is not an old drama as it was released recently, in the year 2020. If you have not seen this drama then you should watch it before its second season gets released. Yes, you heard me right, it is confirmed that The Tale of Nine-Tailed is going to have its second season. The story depicts the life of two brothers and they are foxes and the female protagonist. The cast of The Tale Of Nine-Tailed is Lee Dong Wook as Lee Yeon, Jo Bo Ah as Yi Ah Eum, Kim Bum as Lee Rang, Lee Tae Ri as Les Ryong, Kim Yong Ji as Ki Yu Ri etc.
22. Moon Embracing The Sun
“Moon Embracing The Sun” the title itself shows how beautiful the drama could be, it is based on the novel “Haereul Poomeun” written by Jung Eun Gwol. Moon Embracing The Sun was aired on January 4, 2012, on MBC and ended on March 15, 2012. The story depicts the love story between a female shaman, Wol and the King, Lee Hwon. The cast of Moon Embracing The Sun is Han Ga In, Kim Soo Hyun, Jung II Woo, Song Jae Hee, Song Jae Rim and many more are there.
23. Ruler: Master of the Mask
Ruler: Master Of The Mask is one of the most popular historical K-dramas that was released in the year 2017 consisting of 40 episodes in total, it was over on July 13, 2017. This drama is written by Park Hye Jin and Jung Hae Ri and directed by No Do Cheol and Park Won Gook. The story is about the Crown Prince, Lee Sun and his Lover Han Ga Eun, Lee Sun tries to fight for the people of his country and also tries to collapse the organisation Pyunsoo that affects the people. The star cast of Ruler: Master Of The Mask involves Yoo Seung Ho, Kim So Hyun, Infinite’s L/Kim Myung Soo, Yoon So Hee, Heo Jun Ho etc.
24. Queen For Seven Days
Queen For Seven Days is one of the most heartbreaking yet beautiful historical K-dramas ever as it is based on a true story. The story depicts the love story between King Joongjong and Queen Dangyeong. It was released on May 31, 2017, and it has 20 episodes in total. The cast of Queen For Seven Days is Park Min Young as Shin Chae Kyung, Yeon Woo Jin as Lee Yeok, Lee Dong Gun as Lee Yoong and many more are there. If you like historical drama then you should watch this one. Queen For Seven Days is written by Choi Jin Young and directed by Lee Jung Sub.
25. The King: Eternal Monarch
The King: Eternal Monarch was released on April 17, 2020, and ended on June 12, 2020, consisting of 16 episodes, the story is interesting as it involves time travelling and historical things too. The cast of The King Eternal Monarch involves Lee Min Ho as Lee Gon, Kim Go Eun as Jeong Tae Eul, Woo Do Hwan as Jo Young, Kim Yong Ji as Myung Seung A and many more are there. Have you seen this drama?
The dramas above are exactly not like Alchemy Of Souls, but I can assure you that you will surely love the dramas that are mentioned above, every drama is beautiful in its own way and every drama has a different and interesting plot, you should give it a try, this list has made for you, hope you will enjoy the dramas that are mentioned above.