K-dramas have taken over the world’s entertainment and that too for a good reason. For those who are still unaware of the term, the ‘K’ stands for ‘Korean’. Korean movies and series are now a worldwide sensation just like K-pop were down a few years back. Their bite-sized format, authenticity, and wholesome narratives make up the perfect formula to win the hearts and minds of the audience.
You watch one show and you’re hooked for life. A confession I make as now I am a Korean TV show addict & it’s been 2 months since I have inclined towards K-dramas. Do you know the best thing about these K-dramas? One doesn’t have to wait for a year for the next season, as almost every Korean TV show has 1 season with each episode for about an hour (we are relieved). You must be thinking what’s so addictive about these shows? Well, honestly there are a couple of things like a healthy dose of mystery, good-looking guys, heartbreak moments that look real and sizzling chemistry between the characters.
The Korean wave is actually here to stay- listening to their music, using beauty products, and now watching their movies-well there’ no better time to get hooked. And if that doesn’t have you on the edge, then I don’t know what will. I have got something to get you started if you haven’t yet. Scroll on to find the list of the 5 best K-dramas series you can watch on Netflix and that will change the meaning of ‘binge-watch’ for you (haha).
It’s Okay Not To Be Okay
Genre: Romance & Drama
Starring: Seo Yea-Ji, Kim Soo-Hyun & Oh Jung-Se
Moon Gang-Tae (Kim Soo-Hyun) is a psychiatric caretaker where he meets Ko Moon-young (Seo Yea-Ji), a children’s book author who’s infamous for her merciless nature. Moon young becomes fascinated with Gang-Tae after she discovers that they have met in the past which leads to follow him back to their childhood time. While Gang-Tae’s autistic older brother Sang-Tae (Oh Jung-Se), begins to heal their unresolved past issues. It’s Okay Not To Be Okay is a good-watch!
Something In The Rain
Starring: Son Ye-jin & Jung Hae-in
Yoon Jin-ah (Son Ye-Jin) is a 35-year-old woman who works at a coffee company, while Seo Joon-hee (Jung Hae-in) is the younger brother of Jin-ah’s best friend Kyung-Sun (Jang So-Yeon). After spending some time working abroad, Joon-hee (Jung) returns to South Korea and reunites with Jin-ah (Son ye). The two navigate their relationship and age difference, which is subject to the judgment of others. Watch the trailer if you haven’t!
Crash Landing On You
Genre: Rom-com, Drama
Starring: Son Ye-jin, Hyun Bin, Kim Jung-Hyun & Seo Ji-Hye
The story revolves around South Korean heiress Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin), who finds herself stranded in North Korea after a freak paragliding accident (crash land, get it?). There she is rescued by Captain Ri Jeong Hyeok (Hyun Bin), the handsome North Korean soldier who finds Se-ri and (surprised) falls in love with her. With tons of twists, turns, and rom-com tropes, the writer weaves a story of star-crossed lovers, backed with powerful chemistry and a charming cast. Well, yes this drama became a global hit and is currently the second-highest rated show! Need more reasons to watch Crash Landing On You.
Genre: Action, Historical & Drama
Starring: Yoo Yeon-Seok, Byun Yo-han, Lee Byung-hun & Kim Tae-Ri
In this action period drama, Eugene Choi (Lee Byung-hun) escapes to the US after being born during the Joseon period and goes on to become a Marine. After meeting & developing feelings for Go Ae-shin (Kim Tae-ri), an aristocratic woman secretly fighting for Korea’s independence, Eugene ultimately finds himself involved in a fight to save Korea from colonization by Japan. Mr. Sunshine will truly win your hearts!
Genre: Legal Drama
Starring: Park Hyung-sik & Jang Dong-gun
Yes, you guessed it right. Suits is the Korean adaptation of the popular US television show Suits! Park Hyung-Sik plays the role of Go Yeon-woo, despite not having a law degree, gets recruited by the law firm Kang & Ham. He gets to work alongside prestigious lawyer Choi Kang-Seok (Jang Dong-gun) because of his memory power. The duo together solves cases while keeping Yeon’s lacking qualifications a secret. Well, if you have watched the US version, I still recommend you to give it a try as it has a charm of its own.
If you are one of those who have a habit of reading long subtitles quickly, then you’ll be introduced to a lot of amazing content all the way from Korea. Did your favorite Korean drama make it to this list? Let us know what your favorite K-drama on Netflix is in the comments below! We are counting on you guys!
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