5 SBS K-Dramas with the Highest Ratings in the Past Three Years

SBS, a South Korean television network, has produced many popular K-dramas across a variety of genres. Some of the most sensational dramas have also come from SBS, with a peak in the 2020-2023 period.

Here are five SBS dramas that have achieved high ratings over the past three years.

1. The Penthouse 2 (2021)

5 SBS K-Dramas with the Highest Ratings in the Past Three Years

Who doesn't know The Penthouse? With its high popularity, this drama has been recorded as the highest-rated drama among SBS dramas in the 2020-2023 period. The Penthouse season 2 reached a rating of 29.2 percent.

This sensational drama introduced Kim So Yeon and Uhm Ki Joon as the main couple. The drama tells the story of the tangled household of the residents of Hera Palace.

The teenage children of these residents also experience difficult lives at Cheong-ah Arts School. Don't expect the story to be enjoyable and suitable for watching anytime, because this drama focuses on drawing the patience of viewers through action-packed emotions.

2. The Penthouse (2020)

5 SBS K-Dramas with the Highest Ratings in the Past Three Years

Before the second season exploded in the market, The Penthouse had already received a lot of enthusiasm. This makjang drama itself is synonymous with melodrama scenes that make viewers' emotions go up and down like a roller coaster.

Although its record was broken by the second season, this drama reached its highest rating of 28.8 percent in the final episode. The main roles to the supporting cast are still there and continue to the two seasons after, so it is important to watch from the beginning.

The issues discussed are not far from affairs, betrayal, and problems among teenagers. The dark side of elite life itself never ceases to attract the attention of viewers. So far, no one has matched the popularity of The Penthouse as a makjang drama.

3. Dr. Romantic 2 (2020)

5 SBS K-Dramas with the Highest Ratings in the Past Three Years

Dr. Romantic is currently in its third season. This medical drama that promotes Kim Sabu (Han Suk Kyu) is still hype, although its highest rating is still held by Dr. Romantic 2 (2020).

Continuing the story of Kim Sabu and the paramedics at Doldam General Hospital, this time two new main actors are played by Cha Eun Jae (Lee Sung Kyung) and Seo Woo Jin (Ahn Hyo Seop). They gained valuable experience after learning a lot from Dr. Kim.

Kim Sabu calls himself Dr. Romantic or is synonymous with the nickname Teacher Kim. This character is very wise and becomes a good tutor for his juniors. Dr. Romantic 2 reached its highest rating with a score of 27.1 percent in the final episode.

4. Taxi Driver 2 (2023)

5 SBS K-Dramas with the Highest Ratings in the Past Three Years

It's no wonder that the second season, which has been awaited for two years, was a success. This drama, which ranks fourth in terms of rating on SBS, reached a peak of 21 percent!

A group of people join the Rainbow Taxi team to offer special revenge for people who crave justice. In the first season, Kim Do Gi (Lee Je Hoon) and the other members took up new careers after completing their mission.

In the second season, they come together as a team and start another challenging mission. The new character this time is played by Shin Jae Ha, the actor who plays the new taxi driver who also joins in coloring the challenging story.

5. Hot Stove League (2020)

5 SBS K-Dramas with the Highest Ratings in the Past Three Years

This sports drama about baseball is popular and is the fifth highest-rated drama on SBS. Outside of sports enthusiasts, this drama led by Nam Goong Min and Park Eun Bin may be quite heavy. So, it takes time to be immersed in the story.

The spirit of the duo managers Baek Seung Soo (Nam Goong Min) and Lee Se Young (Park Eun Bin) brought the Dreams baseball team back from the bottom. The discussion of club management is deeply explored in addition to the lives of the athletes.

The harmonious composition of plot, action, and character is the main attraction that makes viewers difficult to turn away. This drama, which won 20 awards, was widely discussed at the time and reached a peak rating of 19.1 percent in the final episode.

In the past three years, SBS has produced several interesting dramas that have achieved high ratings in the market. Most of them are dominated by sequels of popular dramas. Of the five dramas above, which ones have you watched?


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