Korean drama, more commonly known as K-Drama, is a pop-culture phenomenon. K-dramas have taken the world by storm with their unique blend of captivating narratives with impressive cinematography. K-dramas, along with Korean actors, are gaining popularity increasingly.
The world of K-drama has everything in its bag to present you, from heartwarming romances to thrillers. So, if you are looking for engaging storylines and mesmerizing performances with a dose of Korean culture, look no further. In this article, we present to you a list of seven remarkable K-dramas that are currently available to stream on Netflix. These shows have garnered critical acclaim and also bewitched the minds of the audience from all over the world.
So, grab your snacks and get ready to indulge yourself in the enchanting world of K-dramas. Let’s dive into the world of K-dramas and uncover the hidden gems waiting to be discovered on Netflix.
1. True Beauty
True Beauty is a K-drama about Lim Ju-kyung, a high school student, and her journey of accepting herself. She becomes skilled in makeup, transforming herself into a beautiful girl after being bullied by everyone throughout her life. True Beauty also captures the adorable and hilarious love triangle between Lee Su-ho, Han Seo-jun, and Lim Ju-Kyung. The series was released on December 9, 2020, and has 16 episodes in total.
2. Squid Game
The internet was taken by storm with the release of this series in September 2021. Squid Game is a gripping K-drama thriller series that depicts a sinister competition where financially distressed individuals participate in deadly games for a chance to win a life-changing prize. Trapped in an isolated location, the contestants fight for their survival. The series is about to come back for season 2 as well. The first season has a total of nine episodes.
3. The King: Eternal Monarch
The King: Eternal Monarch is a fantasy drama series the tale of two parallel worlds connected by a mysterious portal. Emperor Lee Gon of the Kingdom of Corea crosses paths with detective Jung Tae-eul from modern-day South Korea. The series eventually unfolds a lot of dark family history. Fans loved the chemistry between the two leads. The series is also appreciated for its visually stunning cinematography, compelling characters, and a gripping blend of science with romance.
4. King the Land Season 1
This is an upcoming K-drama that is all set to release on Netflix on June 17, 2023. The story will revolve around Goo Won, the heir to the prestigious King Group, who possesses charm, grace, intelligence, and impeccable style. However, he is haunted by the memories of his past. In a quest to get rid of his trauma, Goo Won finds himself drawn back to the familiar grounds of King Hotel. Meanwhile, Cheon Sa-rang, the embodiment of warmth and hospitality, has climbed her way up from the front desk to become a prominent figure in the enchanting realm of “King the Land.” It is within this glamorous space that fate brings Goo Won and Cheon Sa-rang together, intertwining their lives in ways they never could have anticipated.
5. The Sound of Magic
The Sound of Magic is a South Korean drama series based on the webtoon by Ha Il-kwon. It was released on May 6, 2022. The story revolves around Yoon Ah-yi, a high school student who has lost her belief in magic. When she encounters the enigmatic magician Ri Eul, her world is transformed. As Ah-yi delves deeper into Ri Eul’s world, she rediscovers her passion for magic, embarking on a journey of self-discovery, dreams, and the power of belief in the extraordinary.
6. Itaewon Class
Itaewon Class is a series based on the webtoon of the same name. Directed by Kim Sung-yoon and produced by Showbox and JTBC, it aired from January 31 to March 21, 2020. The series consists of 16 episodes and stars Park Seo-joon, Kim Da-mi, and Yoo Jae-myung in the lead roles. With its release, Itaewon Class garnered critical acclaim for its compelling story, character development, and social commentary. It became a commercial success, captivating audiences with its themes of perseverance, entrepreneurship, and the pursuit of justice in the vibrant backdrop of Itaewon.
7. The Glory
The Glory is a series that aired in 2020. Directed by Ahn Gil-ho and produced by Studio Dragon, it tells the story of a former national soccer player named Park Moo-bin. The Glory received praise for its realistic portrayal of the soccer world, compelling performances, and heartfelt storytelling. The series captivated viewers with its themes of resilience, teamwork, and the pursuit of glory on and off the field.