Whether it is over the top couple things or heart-wrenching stories, K-dramas never fails to amaze its audience. Korean dramas or popularly known as K-dramas have become the talk of the town for years now. Some of the best K-dramas can even be found on Netflix.
Since the popularity of BTS and Bong Joon Ho, many international fans have shown their interest in other Korean entertainment industry. As a result, the demands of K-dramas along with other things have skyrocketed.
So, to make your life easier and provide some comfort in your life, we have compiled the best K-dramas that you can binge watch in Netflix.
10. Record of Youth
Starring Park Bo-Gum and Par So-Dam, two renowned names in the K-entertainment, Record of Youth tells the story of three youngsters. Fashion models and aspiring actors, Sa Hye-Joon and Won Hae-Hyo befriend An Jung-Ha who wants to be a make-up artist.
As the title suggests, the three then try to achieve their dream in this cutthroat industry. At the same time, there is a budding romance between Hye-Joon and Jung-Ha.
Goblin: The Lonely and Great God may have aired back in 2016 but to this date, it is one of the best K-dramas out there. The hit series follows Kim Shin played by Gong Yoo, who is falsely accused as a traitor and killed. Even after he was cursed to stay immortal, making him suffer as he losses his loved ones.
In this painful afterlife, he meets Ji Eun-Tak a bubbly high school and from then both of them life changes. Make sure to grab a tissue while watching this.
Recently released on Netflix, Extracurricular is a teen crime drama featuring Kim Dong-hee (from Itaewon Class) as a lead. Certaily heavy and only crime themed in the list, the story follows a top student who runs an illegal business.
But what happens when one of his classmates catches his action and starts blackmailing? You have to watch to find out!
7. Hospital Playlist
Often compared as South Korean Grey’s Anatomy and Friends, Hospital Playlist is a drama centred around five doctors. As doctors, these five friends struggle between life and death at Yulje Medical Center. We cannot tell much about the story but the fact that it is one the highest-rated drama of 2020.
6. Itaewon Class
Another best K-dramas to binge-watch on Netflix is Itaewon Class. Not only did this drama put the spotlight on Kim Da-mi but also cemented Park Seo-joon as the top Korean actor in the industry.
For those who don’t know, this drama was adapted from the manhwa(Korean comics) of the same name. It shows the story of Park Sae-Ro-Yi who makes his way up from a juvenile criminal to successful businessman. But as we know the road to success is not always easy.
5. When The Camellia Blooms
If you are a fan of romance or comedy or thriller, then this one is just for you. Oh Dong-baek, a single mother moves to Ongsan and opens a bar named Camellia. Despite the criticism of others, police officer Hwang Yong-sik falls for her.
However, he is not the only one! There’s a serial killer on the loose and his next victim is Dong-baek.
4. Reply 1988
Definitely one of the best K-dramas on Netflix and personal favorite, Reply 1988 is a mix of both happiness and sadness. Centered in the year 1988 when South Korea hosted the Olympics, the drama focuses on five childhood friends.
After a tragic accident, they met again and start reminiscing about their life back in ’80s.
3. Mr Sunshine
Starring internationally acclaimed actor, Lee Byung-hun, this period drama follows him from his slave life to US Marine Corps officer. He then returns to Joseon for a mission and meets Go Ae-Shin, an aristocrat’s granddaughter.
Not only do they have to fight for their love but also for their country which is on the verge of being colonized by the Empire of Japan.
2. Crash Landing On You
If you thought your relationship was tough, imagine falling in love with foreigner; and now imagine they are North Korean. Yeah, not easy. Led by mega-stars, Hyun Bin and Son Ye-Jin, the story follows their romance as they cross boundaries.
From the compelling story, to plot, and the stars chemistry, everything is perfect in this drama. No wonder, it is one of the best K-dramas to date and you can watch it on Netflix.
1. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
Recently, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay has been getting a lot of positive feedbacks; for its stellar casts and amazing storyline. The story begins when Ko Moon-young, a famous children’s book writer goes to a hospital where she meets Moon Gang-tae.
From their the two and Moon’s autistic brother, Sang Tae’s story begins to unravel as they heal each other’s emotional wounds. This drama will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride.