The Best Ji Chang-wook Dramas

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This is the list of the best Ji Chang-wook dramas ranked best to worst. Although he’s only been in television for a bit over a decade, Ji Chang-wook has made a dramatic and memorable impact, winning many awards for dramas that have gone on to the Daesang (Grand Prizes).

This list answers the questions, “What are the best Ji Chang-wook dramas?” and “What are the greatest Ji Chang-wook roles of all time?”  

Rank is determined in the following priority: 1. must be main/co-main lead, 2. Awards won, especially if award is very prestigious, 3. asianwiki rating, 4. Viki rating, then if needed, TV (Nielsen) %.

1. Empress Ki

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Credit: MBC

asianwiki rating: 92
TV ratings: Excellent (average 20.7%)
awards: 2013 MBC Drama Awards – Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama
Viki rating: 9.4
Where to watch: Viki

2. Warrior Baek Dong-soo

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Credit: SBS

asianwiki rating: 92
TV ratings: Excellent (average 16.7%)
awards: 2011 SBS Drama Awards – New Star Award
Viki rating: 9.2
Where to watch: Viki

3. Healer

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Credit: KBS2

asianwiki rating: 92
TV ratings: Average (average 7.6%)
awards: 2014 KBS Drama Awards – Popularity Award, Actor, 2014 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award with Park Min-young, 4th Annual DramaFever Awards – Best Couple with Park Min-young
Viki rating: 9.7
Where to watch: Viki

4. The K2

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Credit: tvN

asianwiki rating: 91
TV ratings: Above average for cable (average 4.8%)
awards: 31st Korea’s Best Dresser Swan Awards – Best Dressed Actor, 5th Annual DramaFever Awards – Best Bad Boy
Viki rating: 9.3
Where to watch: Viki

5. Suspicious Partner

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Credit: SBS

asianwiki rating: 91
TV ratings: mixed (average 8.2%)
awards: N/A
Viki rating: 9.5
Where to watch: Viki

6. Smile Again

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Credit: KBS1

asianwiki rating: 89
TV ratings: N/A
awards: 2011 KBS Drama Awards – Excellent Actor (daily drama)
Viki rating: N/A
Where to watch: Prime

7. Bachelor’s Vegetable Store

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Credit: Channel A

asianwiki rating: 92
TV ratings: N/A
awards: N/A
mydramalist rating: 7.0
Where to watch: Prime

8. Lovestruck in the City 

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Credit: KakaoTV

asianwiki rating: 88
TV ratings: N/A
awards: N/A
mydramalist rating: 8.0
Where to watch: Netflix

9. Melting Me Softly

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Credit: tvN

asianwiki rating: 87
TV ratings: Below average cable ratings (average 2.1%)
awards: N/A
Viki rating: 9.2
Where to watch: Viki

10. BackStreet Rookie

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Credit: SBS TV

asianwiki rating: 83
TV ratings: Below average ratings (average 6.3%)
awards: N/A
Viki rating: 9.0
Where to watch: Viki

11. Five Fingers

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Credit: SBS

asianwiki rating: 80
TV ratings: Above average ratings (average 11.4%)
awards: N/A
Viki rating: 8.9
Where to watch: Viki

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