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 number 1 Kdrama right now? ›

1. The World of the Married (2020) A revered medical doctor's seemingly perfect life is overturned when she discovers her husband's infidelity.

Which Korean drama is trending now 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 are the most popular Kdramas right now? ›

stream right now, including popular K-dramas like Love Alarm, Sweet Home, and All of Us Are Dead.
  • Squid Game. Netflix. 24.9M subscribers. ...
  • All of Us Are Dead. Netflix. 25.1M subscribers. ...
  • The Silent Sea. Netflix. ...
  • Love Alarm. Netflix. ...
  • Sweet Home. Netflix. ...
  • Hello, Me! Netflix Asia. ...
  • Kingdom. Netflix. ...
  • My First First Love. Netflix.
27 Jul 2022

What is the best Kdrama on Netflix 2022? ›

Best Korean drama TV shows on Netflix: The 10 most highly rated K-dramas on Netflix - including Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
  1. Extracurricular. An intelligent high school student turns to a life of crime to ensure he can pay for college and escape his dead-end life. ...
  2. My Name. ...
  3. The King's Affection. ...
  4. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha.

Which Korean drama has the highest rating? ›

The heart-wrenching drama beautifully shows how these two develop a kinship while also trying to get themselves out of trouble.
  • Empress Ki – Netflix | IMDB Rating: 8.5/10. ...
  • Healer – Netflix | IMDB Rating: 8.5/10. ...
  • Legend of the Blue Sea – Netflix | IMDB Rating: 8.2/10. ...
  • My Love From The Star – Netflix | IMDB Rating: 8.2/10.
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What is the highest rating Korean drama 2022? ›

Question: Which are the most popular Korean dramas in 2022? Answer: Korean dramas with the highest ratings in 2022 that must be on your watchlist include names like 'Extraordinary Attorney Woo,' 'Our Blues,' 'Twenty Five Twenty One' and 'Military Prosecutor Doberman. '

What is the best Kdrama to watch 2022? ›

40 New Korean Dramas You Should Watch in 2022
  • Rookie Cops.
  • All of Us Are Dead.
  • Forecasting Love and Weather.
  • Twenty Five, Twenty One.
  • Grid.
  • Juvenile Justice.
  • A Business Proposal.
  • Military Prosecutor Doberman.

Which Korean drama is very famous? ›

'Crash Landing on You'

This drama mixes romance with comedy and ultimately tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers. It's currently the highest rated tvN drama and the second-highest Korean drama in cable television history.

Which is the famous Kdrama in the world? ›

One of the most popular Korean dramas, Sky Castle is a satirical series revolving around wealthy mothers living in a grand residential area called Sky Castle in Seoul, South Korea.

Which is the No 1 series in Netflix 2022? ›

TOP TV Shows on Netflix in 2022
1.All of Us are Dead1,107
2.Stranger Things1,084
3.Business Proposal795
4.Money Heist694
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What is the most watched Netflix series 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 popular in Netflix Korea? ›

Top 10 By Country
  • Under the Queen's Umbrella: Season 1. #1 this week. ...
  • Behind Every Star: Season 1. #2 this week. ...
  • Somebody: Season 1. #3 this week. ...
  • I am Solo: Part 9 - #4 this week. ...
  • Prison Playbook: Season 1. #5 this week. ...
  • Reborn Rich. #6 this week. ...
  • Hospital Playlist: Season 1. #7 this week. ...
  • Sword Snow Stride: Season 1.

What Kdrama is worth watching? ›

If you love mystery, thriller, and anything suspenseful, Cliffhanger is the best Kdrama to watch this 2022. It is about park rangers who work to rescue people on Mount Jiri. This Kdrama 2022 is written by screenwriter Kim Eun-hee, who also wrote Kingdom (2019), Signal (2016), and 3 Days (2014).

What K-dramas have BTS watched? ›

BTS recommended K-dramas to watch
  • Sweet Home. Kim Namjoon. pinterest.
  • Crash Landing on you. J-Hope. pinterest.
  • Kingdom. Park Jimin. pinterest.
  • Itaewon Class. Kim Taehyung. pinterest.
  • Hotel Del Luna. Jungkook. pinterest.
  • Sky castle. Namjoon. pinterest.
  • when the camelia blooms. J-hope. pinterest.
  • Boys over flowers. Jin. pinterest.
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What K drama is JK watching? ›

So when BTS singer Jungkook shared a hilarious scene from the Korean drama Twenty-Five Twenty-One, it was certainly going to blow up.

What is V's 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.

What movie is like BTS? ›

1) Leon, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - RM

The leader of the group is known for being an intellectual and a wise person. Hence, his favorite movie has to be a classic, and as per fans, RM's favorite movie lists include Leon and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Which app has all K-dramas? ›

Viki is available on a web browser or via Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast and mobile devices.

How many K-dramas Does Netflix have? ›

There are 239 Korean movies and series currently on Netflix.


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