What are some popular Korean television shows?


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Popular Korean television shows include Running Man, Healer, Secret Garden and Love Rain. These television shows are all rated highly by viewers, accruing at least an 8 out of 10 rating.

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Running Man has the best rating of Korean shows on the Internet Movie Database, with a 9.1 out of 10 as rated by nearly 1,000 different viewers. The show began in 2010 and has aired for more than 200 episodes.

Healer is rated an 8.8 out of 10 by users and lasted for 20 episodes from 2014-2015.

Secret Garden is rated an 8.6 out of 10 on IMDb and has been awarded four awards at Korea's Baek Sang Art Awards, including Best Drama, Best New Actress, Best Screenplay and the Daesang Grand Award. It was nominated for another five awards.

Love Rain is rated an 8 out of 10 on IMDb and takes place over two time periods, the 1970s and modern day.

Many Korean television shows only last for one season, or sometimes only one episode, following a similar format as American made-for-television movies. Because of this, some of the top-rated Korean television shows are actually more likely to be Korean dramas or Korean romantic comedies.

Popular Korean television movies include Boys Over Flowers, You're Beautiful, Playful Kiss and The Heirs. All of these films were made between 2009 and 2013, an important period in Korean television when a lot of original content made its way onto the air.

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