South Korean culture gained massive popularity worldwide, especially in this pandemic. The Korean entertainment industry is growing to worldwide dominance through K-movies (Parasite), Korean dramas, and K-pop (BTS, globally famous artists are among the top hot trends in the music industry from the past few years, result of their hardwork for almost 10 years and with the love and support of ARMY’s). K-dramas can connect the audience by emotional connections as the viewers relate and feel the same as characters.
K-dramas refers to any south Korean Drama series including different genres like sci-fi, rom-com, horror, action, supernatural, psychological & immeasurably more. Most of the dramas are webcomics based (a form of storytelling similar to the south Korean originated comics). Almost all k-dramas are of 16 episodesa and are binge watch. Platforms like It is challenging to list few dramas among countless excellent dramas. K-dramas gets you into a weird but beautiful world and connect us emotionally. korean dramas on netflix , Viu, Viki & Dramacool platfroms are commonly used to binge k-dramas. Many dramas or shows are labeled as Netflix Originals by their recent partnership.
It is challenging to list few dramas among countless excellent dramas. Korean dramas gets you into a weird but beautiful world and connect us emotionally.
Listing out some of the best Korean dramas of all time on netflix and are must-watch for new korean drama fans as well as non-k-drama fans,
Genre: Supernatural, Comedy
Guardian: The Lonely And Great God (Goblin), 2016 released South Korean Drama Starring Kim Go Eun and Gong Yoon Directed by Lee Eung Bok. This story revolves around Kim Shin (Gong Yoon), a goblin who protects souls, and Ji Eun Tak, an optimistic high school student living a painful reality, fall in love with each other. Grim Reaper (Lee Dong Wook), who takes deceased souls.
The plot, romance, tragedy, everything is in a balanced sequence. Gong Yoon (Goblin) and Lee Dong Wook as Grim reaper is just a whole package stuffed with fun and comedy. Besides being one of the best k-dramas, It has the Best OST (Stay With Me by EXO’s Chanyeol and Punch & Beautiful Life by Crush).
Legend Of The Blue Sea
Genre: Rom-Com, Fantasy
The Legend of the Blue Sea is a 2016 South K-drama series directed by Jin Hyuk. This drama has inspired by a historical tale about a mermaid in a short story anthology known as “Eou Yadam” by Joseon-era scholar Yu Mong In, a fisherman who captures and releases a mermaid. This drama reveals the love story between the son of a noble family in the Joseon era and a mermaid. Can a mermaid from the Joseon era survive in modern-day Seoul?
This drama marks the last acting role for superstar Lee Min Ho before entering his mandatory two-year military service and the first acting role for Jun Ji Hyun after giving birth to her first child. Parts of the drama series were filmed on the Pacific island of Palau and in Spain.
Lee Min Ho is known for his outstanding works in the south Korean entertainment industry. He is also the first love of most of the k-drama fans as their first k-drama could be Boys Over Flowers, The Heirs & other LMH work. Jun Ji Hyun is
known for her work in “My Love From Another Star,” another masterpiece written by Park Ji Eun and Directed by Oh Choong Hwan and Jang Tae Yoon.
Weight Lifting Fairy
Genre: Rom-Com, Sports
Weightlifting Fairy Kim BoK Joo is a South Korean Television Series Written by Yang Hee Seung and Directed by Oh Hyun Jong, and it stars Lee Sung Kyung, Nam Joo Hyuk, Lee Jae Yoon, and Kyung Soo-Jin. It is a coming-of-age sports drama inspired by the life of South Korean Olympic Weightlifter Gold-medalist Jang Mi Ran, and it’s about college athletes who fight for their dreams and finding love.
Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung), a Hanwool College of Physical Education student, has shown strength like no other since she was a child as influenced by her former weight lifter father. Jung Joon Hyung (Nam Joo Hyuk) is Bok Joo’s best friend and a born swimmer, but ever since he gets disqualified from his first international event, he suffers from ‘start trauma.’ Along with Kim Bok Joo, he overcomes his troubles and finds his dream and love.
If your newbie to k-dramas and looking for unique and funny k-drama, I strongly recommend this drama.
Descendants Of The Sun
Genre: Action, Comedy, Medical
Descendants of the Sun, a 2016 released South Korean drama, Directed by Lee Eung Bok and Baek Sang-Hoon, Starring Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki. A story of blooming love between a surgeon and a special forces officer. Kang Mo Yeon (Song Hye Kyo) is a pretty and assertive woman who works as a cardiothoracic surgeon at Haesung Hospital. She isn’t afraid to admit her mistakes and believes that capability overrides whatever connections you have. However, she soon faces the reality that she cannot advance with just ability. Her life is forever changed when she encounters Yoo Shi Jin (Song Joon Ki ), the Captain and team leader of Alpha Team, who even goes against the order of his superiors to protect anybody in need of help and his country. This drama will tell how they both bond together in a time of war and overcome the odds against them. This drama series is also the first project for Song Joong Ki after finishing his mandatory two-year military service. DOTS has the best OSTs; every time – Chen ft. Punch is beautiful to listen to the melody.
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
Genre: Comedy, Investigation
Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, 2017 released South Korean Drama Directed by Lee Hyung Min, Starring Park Bo Young, and Park Hyun Shik. The story revolves around Do Bong Soon (Park Bo Young), a woman born with superhuman strength from a hereditary power passed onto the long line of the women of their family. Bong Soon gets hired by Ahn Min Hyuk (Park Hyun Shik) as his bodyguard due to her unique attribute. Bong Soon’s childhood friend (Ji Soo) In Gook Do, a police officer (who has had a secret crush on her since elementary school). They both get themselves involved in a series of crimes targeting women in the neighborhood, and she becomes involved in a hunt for a serial killer. The result is a very human superhuman girl who struggles between balancing her personal life and a superhero one.
This drama is funny and romantic with a bit of suspense, action, and enjoyment.
Welcome to Waikiki 1
Genre: Sit-Com, Drama
Welcome To Waikiki S1, 2018 released South K-drama Directed by Lee Chang Min, Starring Kim Jung Hyun, Lee Yi Kyung, Son Seung Won. The story revolves around three very different young men who run a guest house, “Waikiki” in Itaewon, South Korea. Kang Dong Goo (Kim Jung Hyun) dreams of becoming a movie director, but he is cynical due to bad luck. Meanwhile, Chun Joon Ki (Lee Yi Kyung) wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and become an actor, but he is now just a minor actor. Bong Doo Sik (Son Seung Won) came to Seoul to become a scenario writer, but things have not been easy. Their guest house is facing bankruptcy, and then a mysterious baby and single mother appear at Waikiki.
Their guest house is facing bankruptcy, and then a mysterious baby and single mother appear at Waikiki.
This drama is one of the greatest comedy k-dramas of all time. Welcome to Waikiki is an entertainment package; it has a funny and cute storyline, the cast chemistry is remarkable, the great comic timing, comedy, bromance, friendships, romance, and more. I strongly recommend this drama, no boring episodes at all.
Hotel Del Luna
Genre: Action, Horror
Hotel Del Luna, 2019 released a South Korean drama series directed by Oh Choong Hwan, Starring Lee Ji Eun (IU) and Yeo Jin Goo. Jang Man Wol (IU), a Suspicious soul and CEO of Hotel Del Luna, is located in Seoul. Koo Chan Sung (Yeo Jin Goo) tends to manage hotel del luna, a hotel for dead souls, and everything changes as he gets to know Jang man wol owner of the hotel, and her strange world.
Hotel del luna is one of the most exceptional Television concepts ever. A big theme that makes the Drama Hotel del Luna unique is how it handles death, and we see it throughout the whole show. I feel like it’s cathartic for me watching the different ghost plotlines of each episode. Jang Man Wol’s fashion in this drama is phenomenal.
Crash Landing On You
Genre: Drama, Rom-Com
The Netflix series “Crash Landing On You, “2019, released South K-drama Starring Son Ye Jin and Hyun Bin, Written by star writer Park Ji Eun, Directed by Lee Jeong Hyo. The Beautiful and successful Businesswoman Yoon Se Ri (Son Ye Jin) of South Korea crash lands in Demilitarized Zone in North Korea and meets an elite North Korean military officer who protects her. Everything is first class, from writing, directing, acting, plot, music, and not to mention the insane chemistry between the leads. The story of forbidden love has been narrated many times, and crash landing on you stands out remarkably. It has one of the most satisfying yet heart-wrenching finales.
Crash Landing on you is the second-highest-rated South Korean television drama. It was inspired by an actual event in September 2008 involving south Korean actress Jung Yang. Korean actress and three friends were rescued after getting lost in the fog and accidentally drifted into disputed waters between North and South Korea.
Genre: Historical Comedy, Bodyswap
Mr. Queen is 2020 released South Korean Period drama series Directed by Yoon Seong Shik, Starring Choi Jin Hyeok, Shin Hye Seon, and Kim Jeong Hyeon. This drama revolves around Jang Bo Hwan (Choi Jin Hyuk), a chef who works at the Blue House (South Korean presidential residences). After an accident, he finds himself trapped in the body of a Young Queen Kim So Yong (Shin Hye Seon), wife of King Cheoljong (Kim Jeong Hyeon), the reigning monarch of the Joseon Dynasty. This drama is based on the original Chinese web drama “GO Princess GO,” adapted from the novel of the same name. It is the 5th highest-rated drama setting a record for channel tVN.
Genre: Dark Comedy, Crime, Mafia
Vincenzo is a 2021 released South Korean Television series Starring Song Joong Ki, Jeon Yeo Bin, and Ok Taec Yeon, Directed by Kim Hee-Won. Vincenzo Cassano (Song Joong Ki), an Italian lawyer and Mafia Consigliere, is the adopted son of Don Fabio, the late boss of the Cassano family. After Fabio’s death, he returns to his motherland Seoul and gets into a legal battle against Babel Group and Jang Jun Woo, CEO of Babel group. After her father’s death, Hong Cha Young, a lawyer associated with Wusan Law Firm, joins forces with Vincenzo to destroy the Babel Group.
It is one of the highest-rated drama in Korean cable Television History. All the actors are great, and the supporting characters are just well-executed. The cinematography is also top-notch. Crime and comedy balanced exceptionally.