The Best Korean Dramas to Stream on Netflix (2023)

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Twenty Five Twenty One (2022)

This coming-of-age drama focuses on the romantic pursuits and friendships of five characters over the course of a decade, from 1998 through 2021. Since it was first released earlier this year, Twenty-Five Twenty-One has become a certified hit for critics and viewers alike. From showcasing the pure excitement of a first love to the complexities of a years-long close friendship, this show truly has it all.

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Forecasting Love and Weather (2022)

This fan-favorite romantic drama showcases life, love, and everyday up and downs of a group of employees at the Korea Meteorological Administration. Office romances, breakups, and affairs ensue in this show, which stars Park Min-Young and Song Kang. You'll quickly become a fan: Forecasting Love and Weather was on Netflix's global top 10 most-watched show for six weeks in a row this year.

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Thirty Nine (2022)

Thirty Nine chronicles the lives of three best friends who are about to turn 40. The drama touches on deep friendships that have spanned decades—the trio has been tied together since high school—and the inevitable highs and lows of life.

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Business Proposal (2022)

This romantic drama kicks off with an irresistible plot twist: a blind date between a successful CEO average employee of his company. This sets the scene for a thrilling and sweet series to follow. Business Proposal is based on the web novel of the same name, which has become a global phenomenon.

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The Sound of Magic (2022)

The Sound of Magic is a touching musical drama, telling the story of a magician, played by Ji Chang-wook, who lives in an abandoned theme park and a disenchanted teen girl, played by Choi Sung-eun, who was forced to grow up too quickly.

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Squid Game (2021)

In Squid Game, a group of adults compete for a large prize by playing kids' games. It sounds like a fun premise—but Squid Game, which became a runaway hit on Netflix, is anything but kid-friendly. The only way to win the game is to survive it, and most competitors are killed along the way. If you can stomach the show's violence, Squid Game offers up a fascinating social experiment, where desperation pushes people to agree to a wicked game.

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It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (2020)

In this fairy tale, an empathetic healthcare worker with a tragic past meets a children’s book author with a personality disorder. As the two get to know each other, they form a slow-burning romance that helps them both emotionally heal and move forward. The New York Times named this romantic drama series one of "The Best International Shows of 2020."

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Sweet Home (2020)

The Korean horror series reached #3 on Netflix's Top 10 list shortly after its release in December 2020. Those who love the zombie genre will get hooked on this apocalyptic show that follows the life of Cha Hyun-soo (Song Kang), who moves into a run-down apartment complex after his family is killed in a car accident. As people in the city start to turn into terrifying monsters of various forms, Cha and his fellow band of misfit survivors have to fight to protect humanity.

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A Korean Odyssey (2019)

A Korean Odyssey is a modern take on the classic novel Journey to the West. This fantasy and drama series revolves around a conflict between the two central characters, Son Oh-Gong and Woo Ma-wang, set in a dark world full of evil. Expect a dash of magic, romance, and drama in this series.

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Vagabond (2019)

Sorry in advance, but once you start this series, you'll be bingeing it all night long. That's how addicting this Korean drama is, starring leading actor Lee Seung-gi as a stuntman who finds himself engulfed in a dangerous web of corruption and terror as he tries to get to the bottom of what happened in the plane crash that killed his nephew. In this spy-meets-thriller-meets-romance series, Vagabond has something for everyone.

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Crash Landing On You (2019)

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One of the newest Korean dramas that's garnered tons of views in Korea, Crash Landing On You features actors from Parasite. A dramatic love story, the series tells the tale of a South Korean heiress to a large conglomerate who, while paragliding, accidentally crash-lands in North Korea. But don't worry, she meets a North Korean army officer who protects her, and they begin a love story despite political strife.

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Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung (2019)

To the Little Women fans—you will want to give this Korean drama series a shot. Set in the Joseon Dynasty, noble lady Goo Hae-ryung is 26, single, and fights to be recognized for her work as a historian. Enter the handsome Prince Yi Rim, who secretly writes romance novels under a pen name. Can the two find true love despite the societal risks? You'll have to watch to find out.

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When the Camellia Blooms (2019)

Korean media has dubbed the star actress in this series, Gong Hyo Jin, the queen of romantic comedies, so you know it's going to be good. When the Camellia Blooms is ultimately an incredible story of love, told through the dizzying plot line involving a serial killer, a single mom, social stigma, and small town drama. Hooked? Us, too.

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Chief of Staff (2019)

Addicted to dramatic political TV shows like The West Wing or House of Cards? Chief of Staff will the hit the spot. Featuring an ambitious political staffer who pulls the strings behind the scenes while trying to climb his way to the top, the series will have you trying to figure out who is going to outwit the other.

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Kingdom (2019)

The K-drama was the first Netflix original Korean series to stream on the platform, and it has garnered positive reviews. Kingdom doesn't fit neatly into one genre, fusing political royals as well as supernatural themes into a thrilling TV series. Featuring an A-list cast and incredible visual effects, follow the journey of Crown Prince Chang as he embarks on a mission to discover and put an end to a rapidly spreading influx of zombies.

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Romance Is a Bonus Book (2019)

Based on the hit U.S. TV series Younger, this Korean drama follows a gifted young editor at a publishing company who finds his life entangled with a former copywriter who desperately wants a job. What happens when they begin to realize their true feelings for each other? A great rom-com, that's what.

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Mr. Sunshine (2018)

Contrary to its name, don't be expecting sunny days ahead in this Netflix original series that tells the story of Korea’s Joseon Dynasty era. History buffs will enjoy delving into this suspenseful, grim but also quietly romantic tale of activists fighting for Korea's independence. In addition, The Korea Times praised the series for its strong female characters.

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Memories of the Alhambra (2018)

Fans of sci-fi, this is for you! Telling the story of an augmented reality video game developer Jung Se-Joo, who creates an addictive alternate reality where gamers can put on a special high-tech lens to find weapons and battle in the real world—drama ensues when Jung discovers a deadly bug in the game and tries to fix it. And, yes. there is romance involved.

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Stranger (2017)

Starring one of Korea's leading actresses, Bae Doona, as a passionate and fearless detective, Stranger found critical acclaim with the New York Times, which listed the drama series as one of the best TV shows of 2017. Streaming on Netflix, which purchased the cable TV show for $200,000 per episode, get started watching this, because apparently it's coming back for a second season this year.

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Because This Is My First Life (2017)

Bittersweet might be the best way to describe this romantic, funny but also somber series that follows two roommates in their thirties who become housemates for financial reasons and eventually enter into a marriage out of convenience to appease their families. You'll find yourself falling in love with these two before you even realize it.

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Signal (2016)

Can't get enough of crime and detective shows like Law & Order or CSI? Signal is for you. Based in part on a real-life serial killer in Korea, the series revolves around a mysterious walkie-talkie that allows a detective from 1986 to communicate with a modern-day criminal profiler to solve cold cases. As you would expect, things go south, and the detectives fight to solve these cases while playing a dangerous game with fate and time. Signal swept Korea's 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards, walking away with Best Drama, Screenplay, and Actress awards.

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The K2 (2016)

Get ready for some serious action in K2. A fugitive gets hired as a bodyguard for the wife of a presidential candidate in this head-spinning political thriller that will take you far down a road of revenge, loose morals, and betrayal. Bonus points: Korean media has reported that lead actor Ji Chang-wook didn't need a stuntman or body double to film his fighting scenes.

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Reply 1988 (2015)

Feeling nostalgic for the '80s? The third installment in the Reply series, Reply 1988 is an ultimate fan favorite, commanding the second-highest viewership in Korean cable television at the time it was on air. Now available to stream on Netflix, be prepared to get invested in the lives of five families and their teenage kids all living on the same street in a neighborhood in Seoul.

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Oh My Ghost (2015)

Food, ghosts, and love. What could be better? A lighthearted rom-com, the series is about an assistant chef who gets possessed by a virgin ghost who's determined to make up for her lack of romance by pursuing as many men as possible...including the assistant chef's boss, a culinary star. Oh, what could go wrong?

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Misaeng (2014)

Following the lives of a group of co-workers in their twenties who work at the same large corporation, this TV series was an "instant hit" and drew an "explosive response" when it aired, according to the Choson Ilbo, one of Korea's leading newspapers. And indeed, this dramedy did well at the 2014 Baeksang Arts Awards, winning multiple top prizes.

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Inheritors (2013)

If you liked watching Gossip Girl, this is going to be your next guilty pleasure. Set in a high school full of teenagers from uber rich families, the series follows them as they navigate the responsibilities involved with eventually taking over their family businesses, cope with romance that's crossed social castes, as well as struggle with a love triangle—one of our favorite plotlines in a Korean drama series. Ah, young love.

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Boys Over Flowers (2009)

It's F4's world and we're all just living in it. At least it is in Boys Over Flowers, a fan-favorite Korean drama series that was first released over a decade ago. F4, the name of a clique of the most popular, wealthiest boys at a private high school, take an interest in a new girl, a scholarship student who comes from a totally different world. When you need a total guilty pleasure, this is it.

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What is the highest rated K-dramas on Netflix? ›

The Best Korean Dramas on Netflix Right Now
  • Vincenzo (2021-present) ...
  • Itaewon Class (2020) ...
  • Law School (2021-present) ...
  • It's Okay to Not Be Okay (2020) ...
  • The Uncanny Counter (2020-2021) ...
  • Memories of the Alhambra (2018-2019) Image via Netflix. ...
  • Sweet Home (2020-present) Image via Netflix. ...
  • Run On (2020-2021) Image via Netflix.
25 Nov 2022

What is the best Kdrama on Netflix 2022? ›

Best Korean drama TV shows on Netflix 2022: The 15 most highly rated K-drama on Netflix UK
  1. Twenty Five Twenty One. In an era when teen dreams seem too far out of reach, a young fencer follows her heart and meets a man who is determined to rebuild his life. ...
  2. Sweet Home. ...
  3. The Silent Sea. ...
  4. Extracurricular.
5 Dec 2022

Which is the No 1 Korean drama? ›

TV Series, South Korea (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
  • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (2015– ) ...
  • Dragon Age: Absolution (2022– ) ...
  • Squid Game (2021– ) ...
  • Extraordinary Attorney Woo (2022) ...
  • Revenge of Others (2022– ) ...
  • Alchemy of Souls (2022– ) ...
  • All of Us Are Dead (2022– ) ...
  • Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area (2022– )

What is No 1 K-drama 2022? ›

Question: Which are the best K-dramas to watch in 2022? Answer: 'Business Proposal,' 'Forecasting Love And Weather,' ' Ghost Doctor,' 'Twenty Five, TwentyOne,' 'Juvenile Justice,' 'Grid,' and 'All Of Us Are Dead' are some of the best K-dramas that you must watch in 2022.

What is the highest rating Korean drama 2022? ›

Year Ender 2022: Highest IMDb-Rated Korean Dramas Of 2022 You Must Watch
  • Ratings- 9/ 10. May I Help You. ...
  • Ratings- 8.8/10. Extraordinary Attorney Woo. ...
  • Ratings- 8.7/ 10. Alchemy of Souls. ...
  • Ratings- 8.7/ 10. Twenty Five Twenty One. ...
  • Ratings- 8.6/10. Little Women. ...
  • Ratings- 8.5/ 10. My Liberation Diary. ...
  • Ratings- 8.3/ 10. ...
  • Ratings- 8/ 10.
7 Dec 2022

Which Korean series is trending now? ›

Popular on Netflix
  • Alchemy of Souls.
  • The K2.
  • Clean With Passion For Now.
  • Inheritors.
  • Record of Youth.
  • Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce)
  • Business Proposal.
  • Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha.

What is Netflix Biggest Show 2022? ›

As of October 2022, the most popular English-language Netflix TV show of all time was the fourth season of American science-fiction series "Stranger Things," based on number of hours viewed in the show's first 28 days on the platform. It counted over 1.3 billion hours viewed.

What is BTS favorite K-drama? ›

The K-drama Sky Castle is loved by the older members of the band. During an interaction with ARMY, Suga revealed that he had seen the dark comedy thriller Sky Castle. Besides Suga, RM and Jin also loved watching South Korea's second-highest-rated series on cable television.

Who is the number 1 K-drama actor? ›

Lee Min-ho

The South Korean actor is one of the most notable contributors to the cementing of the Hallyu wave, or Korean cultural wave, around the world. With over 31 million followers (as of 6 December 2022), Lee is the most followed Korean actor on Instagram.

What is V favorite K-drama? ›

Starring his close friend, actor Park Seo-joon, 'Itaewon Class' follows a group of misfits who dream of opening a street bar. Mot only did he recommend the K-drama, Taehyung's song "Sweet Night" is also part of the OST.

Which Korean drama is trending now 2022? ›

UPDATED: 2022 KDrama List of Recommendations
  • Twenty Five Twenty One. Twenty Five Twenty One | Official Trailer | Netflix [ENG SUB] ...
  • A Business Proposal. Business Proposal | Official Trailer | Netflix [ENG SUB] ...
  • Tomorrow. ...
  • Juvenile Justice. ...
  • Thirty-Nine. ...
  • My Liberation Notes. ...
  • Forecasting Love and Weather.

What is #1 trending on Netflix right now? ›

The 10 most popular movies on Netflix right now
  • My Name Is Vendetta (2022) 5.5/10. r 90m. Genre Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller. ...
  • 21 Jump Street (2012) 69 % 7.2/10. r 109m. ...
  • Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (2022) 79 % 7.9/10. pg 117m. ...
  • Prisoners (2013) 70 % 8.1/10. r 153m. ...
  • Troll (2022) 5.9/10. pg-13 104m.
2 days ago

What is the top 10 most watched on Netflix? ›

The Top 10 most popular Films (English), based on hours viewed in their first 28 days on Netflix.
Most Popular Films (English)
#Films (English)Hours viewed in first 28 days
1Red Notice364,020,000
2Don't Look Up359,790,000
3Bird Box282,020,000
4The Gray Man253,870,000
6 more rows

What's top 10 on Netflix right now? ›

Top 10 By Country
  • Bullet Train. #1 this week. Watch now. ...
  • Troll. #2 this week. Watch now. ...
  • Emily the Criminal. #3 this week. Watch now. ...
  • Prisoners. #4 this week. Watch now. ...
  • Storks. #5 this week. Watch now. ...
  • Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio. #6 this week. Watch now. ...
  • Lady Chatterley's Lover. #7 this week. ...
  • 21 Jump Street. #8 this week.

What K-dramas should I watch? ›

The Best Drama Shows on Netflix Right Now
  • Grey's Anatomy (2005-Present)
  • In From the Cold (2022)
  • Altered Carbon (2018-2020)
  • Peaky Blinders (2013-2022)
  • The Sandman (2022-Present)
  • Borgen (2010-Present)
  • Heartstopper (2022-present)
  • Bridgerton (2020-present)
3 Dec 2022

What are K-drama fans called? ›

The term sasaeng comes from the Korean words sa-jeog (Korean: 사적; Hanja: 私) meaning "private" and saeng (Korean: 생; Hanja: 生) meaning "life", in reference to the fans' intrusion into celebrities' private lives.

Has BTS acted in any drama? ›

K-drama crash landing on you debuts Jungkook

In a scene in North Korea, where Son Ye Jin's character meets the girl who introduced herself as ARMY, with Jungkook as her bias.

Who is the most loved Korean actors? ›

Who Are The Most Popular Korean Actors?
  • Lee Min Ho. Lee Min Ho is also a highly well-known South Korean actor who has starred in T.V. ...
  • Lee Jong Suk. Lee Jong Suk was born on September 14, 1989, in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. ...
  • Kim Woo Bin. ...
  • Kim Soo Hyun. ...
  • Ji Chang Wook. ...
  • Park Seo Joon. ...
  • Lee Joon Gi. ...
  • Park Bo Gum.
22 Nov 2022

Who is the cutest Korean actor? ›

These Are The Top 25 Most Handsome Korean Actors Of All Time, Voted By Fans
  1. Ji Chang Wook.
  2. Hyun Bin.
  3. Kim Hyun Joong.
  4. Seo In Guk.
  5. Lee Seung Gi.
  6. Lee Min Ho.
  7. Park Hae Jin.
  8. Jang Hyuk.
31 Jul 2022

Who is most popular Korean actress? ›

To help you get started, below are the top actresses you will most likely see in these Korean series and movies.
  • Song Hye Kyo (송혜교) Song Hye Kyo is a phenomenal top Korean actress. ...
  • Jun Ji Hyun (전지현) ...
  • Park Shin Hye (박신혜) ...
  • Son Ye Jin (손예진) ...
  • Ha Ji Won (하지원) ...
  • Song Ji Hyo (송지효) ...
  • Lee Ji Eun (이지은) ...
  • Kim Yoo Jung (김유정)

What dramas are coming to Netflix 2022? ›

Popular on Tudum
  • The Recruit. 2022.
  • Harry & Meghan. 2022.
  • Dance Monsters. 2022.
  • My Unorthodox Life. 2021.
  • Firefly Lane. 2021.
30 Aug 2022

What is the best Cdrama 2022? ›

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  • Thousand Years For You 请君 (Ongoing)
  • Hu Tong 胡同 (Ongoing)
  • Love Between Fairy And Devil 苍兰诀
  • Who Rules The World 且试天下
  • Love Like The Galaxy: Part One & Two 星汉灿烂/月升沧海
  • Immortal Samsara: Part One & Two 沉香如屑/沉香重华
  • A Dream Of Splendor 梦华录
  • The Blue Whisper: Part One & Two 与君初相识/恰似故人归
30 Sept 2022

What Korean shows are leaving Netflix in 2022? ›

The k-drama 'Hello, My Twenties' is scheduled to leave Netflix in December 2022. After six years, one of Netflix's extremely popular k-drama series, Hello, My Twenties! is scheduled to leave Netflix in December 2022.

What dramas are trending on Netflix? ›

The Best Drama Shows on Netflix Right Now
  • Grey's Anatomy (2005-Present)
  • In From the Cold (2022)
  • Altered Carbon (2018-2020)
  • Peaky Blinders (2013-2022)
  • The Sandman (2022-Present)
  • Borgen (2010-Present)
  • Heartstopper (2022-present)
  • Bridgerton (2020-present)
3 Dec 2022

What are the newest releases on Netflix? ›

New Releases
  • Harry & Meghan.
  • Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio.
  • Alchemy of Souls.
  • Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area.
  • Too Hot to Handle.
  • Lookism.
  • God's Crooked Lines.
  • Gudetama: An Eggcellent Adventure.

What is the most popular Chinese drama on Netflix? ›

The Best Chinese Shows on Netflix
  • Take My Brother Away. If you enjoy TV shows that explore the slice of life genre then this show is for you. ...
  • Chosen. ...
  • Meteor Garden. ...
  • The King's Avatar. ...
  • Well Intended Love. ...
  • The Victims' Game.

Which is more popular C drama or Kdrama? ›

Korean dramas, 100%. They're way more well known out of Korea, especially after Squid game/my name/ hellbound/ all of us are dead. They have better quality and production values too, IMO. But that doesn't mean Chinese dramas aren't well known either, I know a load of people who love Cdramas.

What is the newest Kdrama on Netflix? ›

10 Best Korean Dramas & Series on Netflix in November 2022
  • Squid Game – 1 season (2021 – present) ...
  • My Name – 1 season (2021) ...
  • Mr. ...
  • Crash Landing On You – 1 season (2019 – 2020) ...
  • Our Blues – 1 season (2022) ...
  • Signal – 1 season (2016) ...
  • Kingdom – 2 seasons (2020 – present) ...
  • Single's Inferno – 1 season (2021 – present)
1 Nov 2022

What is the longest Kdrama on Netflix? ›

7 Weeks: Nevertheless (2021)

Why is Netflix removing K-dramas? ›

Netflix has removed South Korean movie "Little Women" from its Vietnam roster following Vietnamese authorities' complaints about it falsifying Vietnam War history.


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