Korean dramas have become worldwide famous and many of them are available on Netflix too. We have made a list of the best Korean dramas on Netflix that you cannot miss.
After the popular platform Entertainment Netflix came into being, viewers across the world started watching their favourite shows. There is no doubt that Korean dramas are covering most of the space on Netflix. We tried our best to choose some of them for your entertainment. Here is the list of the best Korean series on Netflix that you cannot miss. (The list is random)
1: Age of Youth (2016-2017):
Age of Youth is a light-hearted Korean drama. It revolves around the lives of some young girls who live together as roommates in a house. The story focuses on their struggle at the workplace, in relationships, studies. The drama beautifully narrates the story of every individual. The drama has two seasons and 26 episodes. It is also known as Hello, My Twenties. Both seasons cover different struggles of young women.
2: I Hear Your Voice (2013):
A father and a son get into an accident and the father gets killed. A young girl witnessed that there was someone present who planned all this. She decides to reveal it in court. The culprit gets caught and punished for his crime. The murderer threatens the girl that he will come back and kill her.
The boy survives and admires the young girl. After some years, he tries to find the same girl who is also older than him. He finds her and falls in love with her. The drama is unique in concept as after the accident the boy can hear the voices in his head. By using this unique ability, he solves many crimes. The drama has 18 episodes.
3: Sweet Home (2020):
Sweet Home is one of the Korean horror series on Netflix. The story revolves around humans who are turning into monsters. These monsters can sense even a whisper and kill every human. A teenager and his neighbour think of not giving up and doing everything to survive. The cast of Sweet Home includes Song Kang, Lee Do-hyun and Lee Si-young. It has 10 episodes.
4: Vagabond (2019):
Vagabond is one of the action-thriller Korean dramas on Netflix. A man’s nephew lost his life in a plane crash along with other children. He finds out that this is not an accident but a planned crash. He tries to seek help from authorities but all in vain then he decides to take matters into his own hands. However, it is not just a mere plane crash the conspiracies are at the international level. The cast of Vagabond includes Lee Seung-gi and Bae Suzy in lead roles. The drama has 16 episodes. Fans are waiting for the second season of Vagabond as many things are unsolved.
5: The Uncanny Counter (2020):
This is one of the most famous Korean dramas on Netflix. The drama also got the highest ratings. The genre is mystery, thriller and fantasy. the story revolves around four demon hunters who are named counters. The demons possess those who already have evil inside of them.
When one of their partners gets killed, they need a fourth one. A high school student who gets bullied and is weak becomes their fourth partner. He gets excited about this journey and his life changes after that. This is one of the best Korean series on Netflix and has 16 episodes.
6: Prison Playbook (2017):
The story of Prison Playbook revolves around a Korean basketball player who is about to play internationally. His sister is harassed by a man. He chases him and is sentenced to jail for assault. The story is about the lives of prisoners and police officers. The cast of Prison Playbook includes Park Hae-soon and Jung Kyun-ho . The drama has 16 episodes.
7: Legend of the Blue Sea (2016):
The genre of this Kdrama is romance fantasy. A mermaid and a human fell in love with each other. While the whole world wants to capture the mermaid in order to benefit from her, a human falls in love with her. The mermaid chases her in every life and ultimately they end up together. The drama also has great comedy scenes and friendship.
8: Goblin (Guardian: The Lonely and Great God) (2016):
Goblin is a fantasy romance Korean series on Netflix. Goblin is cursed and a sword is stuck in him until his bride will take it out. After a few centuries, he finally gets his true bride, however, if the sword is out, he will be dead. The series is also famous for its bromance, romance and great comedy.
9: Hotel Del Luna (2019):
This is one of the fantasy Kdramas on Netflix. A woman is stuck in this world for centuries and only a specific deed can help her to get out of this world. However, the amusing thing is she is used to this world and believes in a luxurious life. She is living her life to the fullest and manages a hotel in which the dead people stay until their fate is decided.
10: Healer (2014-2015):
Healer is a crime action romance drama. it is one of the most popular Korean dramas that people still love. Healer is the story of a man who is in search of the killer of his parents. He lives a mysterious life until a girl enters his life. The girl also believes in seeking the truth and arresting the criminal and she teams up with Healer. In the beginning, Healer hides his true identity from the girl, until she falls in love with her.
11: Inheritors (The Heirs) (2013):
Korean drama The Heirs is popular on Netflix with the name Inheritors. The drama focuses on the life of high school students which is a mixture of rich and poor. There are proud and arrogant students amidst the hardworking students. The series focuses on the class difference and love that conquers this difference. It is also one of the most popular Korean dramas of its time that fans still love.
12: Remarriage and Desires (2022):
Remarriage and Desires focuses on the life of a woman whose husband cheats on her with another woman. The wife is devasted as she spends all these years trusting and loving her husband and daughter. The situation even gets worse when she comes to know that the second woman used her rich husband to get benefits from him and after that not only ditched him but also made allegations against him.
The husband commits suicide. The wife tries her best to prove his innocence but it is not easy to get revenge from influential people, so he joins a secret society which helps people to get married. it is quite an interesting series with a unique concept that you should watch (I personally like the series for its engaging and unique concept).
13: Witch at Court (2017):
It is a romantic crime drama about a girl whose mother was molested at a young age by an influential prosecutor. It is believed that the mother committed suicide however time proves that the truth is something else. The girl works hard and becomes a lawyer. The way the character of the girl is portrayed is remarkable and it is one of the most interesting and engaging Korean law dramas that I have ever watched.
14: Alchemy of Souls (2022):
Korean dramas never disappoint you as they always have at least one drama that will make you sit in front of the screen. Alchemy of Souls is a fantasy romance drama which is set in ancient times. The story is about a gang of evil people who enter their souls into young bodies to survive and achieve their motives. A man is destined to fight against them along with his friends. The story is interesting and will keep you engaged until the end. There is a second season of this amazing Kdrama in the making.
15: Arthdal Chronicles (2019):
It is another Korean drama with a unique concept. It is about the birth of civilization where the powerful people suppress the weak ones and use them as slaves. It is about a revolution where the weak people finally get up for their rights. Arthdal Chronicles is a powerful Kdrama that is really under-appreciated for its cinematography, writings and characters. There is news of its season 2 but with a different cast.
16: Pinnochio (2014):
Pinocchio is one of the crime romance Kdramas on Netflix. The drama is about a man whose family is destroyed by false reporting after his father is falsely accused of a crime. He is adopted by a nice man and he grows up in his house. The man has a grand daughter and they both develop a bond which soon turns into love. They both become reporters in order to serve justice and for the sake of truth and humanity. This is also one of the best Kdramas that is also really popular.
17: Suspicious Partner (2017):
It is a romance Netflix Korean drama. The drama is about a team of prosecutors who fights for justice. The man also fights for the love of his life who is wrongly accused of a crime. The drama focuses on different crime cases as well as friendship and love. The teamwork that is shown in the drama should be highly appreciated.
18: Reply 1988 (2015):
Perhaps this is one of those Kdrama which always give nostalgia to Kdrama fans. It is one of the most popular Kdrama not only of its time, but fans still remember and appreciate it. The drama shows the year 1988 and the makers were successful in showing every bit of that time. The family system, friendship, family and rituals everything is remarkable.
19: Squid Game (2021):
Korean drama industry shook the world with its Kdrama Squid Game. Maybe there were some other dramas with almost the same concept before, however, the way Kdrama makers portrayed the characters and storyline was appreciated by the whole world. The series focuses on a game show which is not ordinary as the losers have no place to go other than the grave. The series is still receiving various awards globally.
20: All of us are Dead (2022):
After the popularity of Squid Game, the Kdrama industry came up with another horror Kdrama All of Us are Dead, which became another hit worldwide. The drama focuses on the life of high school students who are stuck up in the school as zombies attack the school. As time passes, some of them also start turning into the same and cause harm to their friends and classmates. It is a matter of survival in which you can either risk your life or the life of your classmates.
21: Are you Human? (2018):
It is one of the sci-fi Korean series on Netflix. The series presents a unique concept and it is highly underrated. The series is about a female scientist who makes a look-alike robot of his human son. Her son is snatched from her rich father in law and after that, she makes a robot of him. The robot turns out to be humble and nice while the human one is arrogant. The series portrays how a human can be evil and how a robot can be good to others. It is a great watch indeed with the amazing acting of male lead Seo Kang Joon who portrayed two different characters at the same time.
22: The K2 (2016):
The K2 is an action crime romance Kdrama in which a man agrees to b a bodyguard of a rich girl. The rich girl is an illegal daughter of a famous person who wants to hide her in order to save his grace. However, her life is in danger so he hires the man played by Ji Chang Wook. He also wants to find out the culprits who ordered the killing of his ex girlfriend. They both fell in love with each other and the man vows to protect the rich girl at any cost.
23: Mr. Sunshine (2018):
Mr. Sunshine is set in the era of the 1900s. The drama got so much popularity and critics highly praised it. The story revolves around a man who escapes from slavery and moved to the US. He becomes an agent there and moves back to Joseon to complete a mission. He meets the daughter of a rich man and fell in love with her. He faces so much wrath and anger from aristocrats because of class differences and also the girl is engaged in childhood. The cast of Mr. Sunshine includes Lee Byung-hun and Kim Tae-ri. The drama has 24 episodes.
24: Extra-Curricular (2020):
This is one of the Kdramas on Netflix that raises serious issues of human trafficking, bullying, sexual exploitation and drugs. The drama was one of the popular Kdrama of 2020 and the talk of the town because of highlighting the serious problems of youth. The drama cast includes Dong-Hee Kim, Park Ju-hyun, Nam Yoon-su, Jang da-bin. The Kdrama has 10 episodes.
25: A Korean Odyssey (2017- 2018):
A Korean Odyssey is one of the Supernatural Kdramas on Netflix. The drama has humans who have lived for hundreds of years. It reveals that they are not humans but have magical powers. They can transform into everything. The drama has lots of comedy elements too. The main cast of A Korean Odyssey includes Lee Seung-gi, Oh Yeon-seon and Cha Seung-won. This Korean series on Netflix has 20 episodes.
26: Hospital Playlist (2020-2021):
Hospital Playlist is one of the medical Korean series on Netflix. This is a musical medical Kdrama. The story focuses on the lives of doctors and nurses. The notable thing about the drama is the friendship between the four doctors. The drama has two seasons and the second season is currently airing. The cast of Hospital Playlist includes Jo Jung-suk, Jung Kyung-ho, Jeon Mi-do and Yoo Yeon-seok.
27: When the Camellia Blooms (2019):
The story revolves around a young and beautiful single mother. She moves to a new town and everyone is impressed with her beauty. She starts a bar there to earn for her son. The people of town especially women have a serious problem with her. They blame her for spoiling and stealing their husbands. The woman survives amidst all flirt and approaches her. Later it reveals that she was pregnant with her boyfriend who is a famous actor now. He left her but later come back but she did not accept him.
A policeman who is good at heart fell in love with her and she also develops a soft corner for him. The drama is about the survival of a woman in this cruel society that not only judges her character but also cannot see her success. The drama has 40 episodes.
28: Crash Landing On You (2019-2020):
This is one of the famous Korean dramas on Netflix. The story is about a South Korean girl who lands in North Korea by mistake. She is saved by a North Korean army man. They start developing feelings for each other. Things get complicated when people from both sides of the border are informed by her presence. After so many complications, the ending suggests that they end up together. The major cast of Crash Landing On You Includes Hyun Bin Ri, son Ye-jin. The drama has 16 episodes.
29: The King Eternal Monarch (2020):
The King Eternal Monarch story is a little bit complex to understand. This is one of the time travel Kdramas. The drama circulates around two worlds that is existing in two different dimensions. Things get complicated when people from one world travel towards the other. The interesting thing is two people with the same faces exist in both worlds. The King Eternal Monarch cast includes Lee Min Ho and Kim Go-eun and Woo Do-hyun in lead roles. The drama has 16 episodes.
30: Flower of Evil (2020):
Flower of Evil is one of the crime thrillers of Korean dramas on Netflix. The story revolves around a man who hides his past from his family. However, his wife is a detective and gets suspicious about his activities. The wife digs his past but on revelation supports him. In the end, he proves himself innocent. The cast of Flower of Evil includes Lee Joon-gi and Moon Chae-won in lead roles. This Korean drama has 16 episodes.
31: Vincenzo (2021):
Vincenzo is one of the most famous Korean dramas on Netflix. The story circulates around a mafia leader Vincenzo who travels back to Korea to get his gold. The gold is hidden under a building. In the beginning, he tries his best to evacuate it. However, he becomes friendly with the inmates. He fights against the biggest corrupt company in Korea and helps people. The drama has every element including comedy, action, crime and thriller. The cast of Vincenzo includes Song Joong-ki, Jeon Yeo-been, Ok Taecyeon and Kwak Don-yeon. The drama has 20 episodes.
32: Itaewon Class (2020):
This can be termed as an underrated Korean drama but it helps to encourage the youth. The drama circulates around the life of a man who is expelled from school for standing against bullies and corruption. He makes a plan and works in silence on it. After a few years, he opens a small business of food. He expands his business and fights against the same man who caused the death of his father. The drama also has a strong female lead. Itaewon Class cast includes Park Seo-joon, Kim Da-mi and Kwon Nara. The drama has 16 episodes.
33: It’s Okay Not to Be Okay (2020):
The drama revolves around an antisocial woman writer and a man who works at a psychiatric hospital. The woman starts feeling and fell in love with him. The man emotionally handles her as well as his brother. The drams is one of the best Korean dramas on Netflix that throws light on human emotions and psychological aspects. It shows the strong bond between humans. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay cast includes Seo Ya-ji, Kim Soo-hyun and Oh Jung-se. The drama has 16 episodes.
34: Little Women (2022):
This is so far one of the best Kdramas on Netflix which is trending in many countries. The drama focuses on the life of three sisters who are fighting against the differences in social classes as well as going through financial crises. The elder sisters do their best so that they would be able to give a better life to the younger sister.
However, the series is much more than the rich vs poor, it’s more about survival between all the evils. The characters are presented in such a way that you will love them all. The positive, negative and supporting characters all are making their marks in the Kdrama industry. There are so many twists and turns that you will appreciate the writer at every point. It is a must watch Kdrama on Netflix that you cannot miss.
35: Business Proposal (2022):
Business Proposal is one of the most popular Korean dramas and it is still trending on Netflix. It is a romantic comedy that focuses on two couples. Although it is quite a cliche in which a rich boss fell in love with his secretary however the way the story is presented and the strong characters made this drama memorable. The second lead is as strong as the first one and has a separate strong fanbase. The friendship between the female leads and the bromance between the male leads make this Kdrama fan’s favourite.
36: My Name (2021):
My Name is an action revenge Korean drama in which a daughter takes revenge for her dead father. The father is wrongly accused of crimes which he did not commit. In the beginning, the daughter thinks that the father is actually a culprit, however with the passage of time, she realizes the truth. The daughter trains herself to fight against the odds of life and eventually seeks revenge. This is an underrated Kdramas on Netflix but people who want to see a strong female lead should not miss this.
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