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Here Are Some Binge-Worthy Korean Dramas On Netflix You Can Watch Right Now

Here Are Some Binge-Worthy Korean Dramas On Netflix You Can Watch Right Now

Korean dramas have always managed to have the audience captivated with the stories.

Last year, the Korean dystopian series, Squid Game, was one of the biggest shows to release, breaking several streaming records on Netflix. That certainly was not a first for Korean media since just before that, the film, Parasite, made waves around the world. It even became the first Korean film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. 

But Korean dramas, on the other hand, have always been popular. From Boys Over Flowers to the most recent Crash Landing on You, the stories, setting, and the actors of Korean dramas have had the audience captivated. There are innumerable K-dramas that will have you hooked from the beginning to the end. Here are some series you can binge right now on Netflix:

1. Squid Game

To start off the list is the series that is on everyone's mind. This eight-part series delves into what happens when "hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children's games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits—with deadly high stakes."



 

2. Boys Over Flowers

This 2009 series is how many people who now enjoy K-dramas were initiated into this wonderful world. The show summary reads: "Unassuming high school girl Jan-di stands up to -- and eventually falls for -- a spoiled rich kid who belongs to the school's most powerful clique." It stars Ku Hye-sun and Lee Min-ho in the lead roles.



 

3. Crash Landing on You

This hit 2019-2020 series follows Son Ye-jin as Yoon Se-Ri, a South Korean heiress who ends up in North Korea after a paragliding accident. She runs into an army officer there, who decides he will help her hide with lots of misadventures to follow.



 

4. Itaewon Class

In this 2020 series, which was based on a webtoon of the same name, we follow the story of an ex-con and his friends in a colorful Seoul neighborhood as they fight a mighty foe to make their ambitious dreams for their street bar a reality.



 

5. Stranger

This drama follows the story of a prosecutor who has lost the ability to feel empathy. But he tackles a murder case amid political corruption with the help of a gutsy female detective. The best part about watching Stranger is that it has a second season ready for you to binge once the first one is done. 



 

6. Signal

This 2016 sci-fi K-drama follows the story of communication via a walkie-talkie that transcends time between a profiler from 2015 and a detective from 1989 who join forces to tackle crimes and injustice.



 

7. Hotel Del Luna

This supernatural series stars singer, IU as Jang Man‑Wol and Yeo Jin‑Goo as Goo Chan‑seong. The series synopsis reads: "When he's invited to manage a hotel for dead souls, an elite hotelier gets to know the establishment's ancient owner and her strange world."



 

8. Sweet Home

"As humans turn into savage monsters and wreak terror, one troubled teen and his apartment neighbors fight to survive—and to hold on to their humanity," reads the summary of Sweet Home. This series is also based on a webtoon and has been renewed for another season, which means it is a good time to watch it.



 

9. Extracurricular

This show follows the story of Oh Ji-Soo, "a model high school student who's steeped in a world of serious crime finds his double life upended when a classmate takes an interest in his secret."



 

10. Hellbound

"Unearthly beings deliver bloody condemnations, sending individuals to hell and giving rise to a religious group founded on the idea of divine justice," reads the synopsis for this fantasy horror series. This show was also based on a webtoon and followed the success of Squid Game with a lot of expectations riding on it. And it definitely delivers.



 

 


 

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