Top 10 Most Expensive Korean Dramas List


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Hey guys!. In this post, I’ll be discussing a list of Top 10 Most Expensive Korean Dramas List. It's no secret that making a Korean drama is an expensive endeavor. A top-tier drama requires rich production designs, top caliber cast, detailed set designs, special effects, filming locations, and fashionable attire. That is why Netflix is spending millions of dollars only on original Korean programs. So let’s get started.

10. Hotel De Luna. 

All of the sparkle and glam that IU wears in Hotel Del Luna must have cost a fortune. The fantasy series also had to include some fantasy aspects and spectacular effects, as well as all of the various set designs, guest actors, and, of course, beautiful costumes. Hotel De Luna’s estimated cost is 20 billion Korean won. 

9. Vincenzo. 

Vincenzo is a dark comedy-action drama starring A-lister Song Joong-ki, whose hefty compensation contributed significantly to the show's production costs as he is one of the highest-paid stars per episode. While the epidemic prevented the drama from filming overseas, it did spend money on special effects of Vincenzo's pranks, such as explosion scenes, not to mention the rich outfits and fine watches he wears. Vincenzo costs roughly 20.5 billion Korean won. 

8. Crash Landing On You. 

Crash Landing On You, a mega K-drama blockbuster, with a budget of almost 20 billion Korean won, allowing for some of the series to be shot in Switzerland, a country noted for its high expenses. The drama also features prominent actors Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin. Recreating the North Korean scenes, as well as the extravagant costumes worn by Son's heiress character, all contributed to the massive expenditure. The mega-successful Crash Landing On You is reported to have cost roughly 21.5 billion Korean won. 

7. Legend of the Blue Sea. 

Another Lee Min-ho drama has made the cut. Jun Ji-hyun, a prominent Hallyu actor, stars in Legend of the Blue Sea, a fantasy romance drama. It's hardly surprise that a portion of the production budget went to the star's wallets, but the mermaid's special effects, as well as the international filming in Spain and Palau, were expensive. This was also Lee's final drama before enlisting in the military, as well as Jun's before her hiatus; both superstars are among South Korea's highest-paid entertainers. Legend of the Blue Sea's overall cost is estimated to be around 22 billion Korean won. 

6. Vagabond. 

Vagabond, an action drama starring Suzy Bae, Lee Seung-gi, and Shin Sung-rok, is the first non-fantasy and non-historical series on this list. The majority of the production budget was spent on international filming costs, as the series was shot in Morocco and Portugal, as well as talent fees for the series' leading stars. The projected cost of Vagabond is 25 billion Korean won. 

5. Sweet Home. 

Sweet Home, a Netflix original Korean series based on the namesake webtoon, spent the majority of its money on visual effects and CGI monsters, spending an estimated three billion Korean won every episode. The series is also directed by popular director Lee Eung-bok, who worked on major hits such as Descendents of the Sun, Goblin, and Mr. Sunshine, all of which had massive production budgets. Sweet Home is priced at 30 billion Korean won. 

4. The King Eternal Monarch. 

When The King: Eternal Monarch was announced, it made headlines due to star actor Lee Min-ho's salary for each episode, earning him a spot on the list of South Korea's highest-paid celebrities. It was his comeback drama after completing his military service, and with the usage of special effects for the fantastical parts, as well as all of the fancy automobiles, jewelry, horses, and set designs that go with the monarchy storyline, the production cost was likely to be extremely high. In addition, the production team had to build the imagined worlds while keeping them as near to Busan as possible. This Korean drama has a cost of 30 billion Korean won. 

3. Kingdom, Parts 1 and 2. 

Kingdom is yet another high-priced historical drama. However, the scary components may have boosted the production costs. Because one episode of Kingdom is projected to cost three billion Korean won, each season only includes six episodes. Famous actors in the historical horror drama include Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doona, and Ryu Seung-ryong. According to series director Kim Seong Hun, the series was originally planned for eight episodes but was cut to six due to budget overruns. This popular zombie series is projected to cost 35 billion Korean won. 

2. Mr. Sunshine. 

Drama set in the past Mr. Sunshine was also highly expensive—the entire cost of its 24-episode run is estimated to be approximately 40 billion Korean won. The majority of the production budget was spent on reproducing historical components, set designs, special effects of some historical places, and, of course, talent fees for its all-star cast. Mr. Sunshine costs a total of 40 billion Korean won. 

1. Arthdal Chronicles. 

Because Arthdal Chronicles is the first historical fantasy Korean drama, the production costs are likely to be exorbitant. The show debuted while Game of Thrones was still a hit, another show famed for its lavish production, from special effects to costumes to set designs, and from which Arthdal Chronicles appeared to take inspiration. The Korean drama, which includes A-list actors ranging from Song Joong-ki to Kim Ji-won and Jang Dong-gun, was broken into three parts, which raised the production costs. The cost of Arthdal Chronicles, the most expensive Korean drama ever, is projected to be over 54 billion Korean won. 

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