If you think you have watched all of Netflix’s offerings during this quarantine? Then think again. If you are not already started watching Korean Drama, then you are missing out on some of the amazing heart-stopping, tear-jerking drama.
Let’s face it, the Korean wave is officially taking over the world now. We are now using listening to their music, BTS, Blackpink, and EXO are just a few names that are now on our playlist. So it’s safe to say that there’s no better time to watch and get hooked on their TV offerings.
As the director of the Oscar-winning film Parasite, Bong Joon Ho said during his Oscars acceptance speech: “Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.”
So here are some of the best Korean TV series to binge-watch on Netflix. Warning: These shows are highly addictive and binge-worthy.
Lee Eung-bok directorial Mr. Sunshine is a historical period drama, which is set in the late Joseon Period. The series follows Lee Byung-hun’s character U.S. Marine Eugene Choi, who returns to the motherland and falls in love with Go Ae-shin (played by The Handmaiden actress Kim Tae-ri). The series has all the elements like love triangles, history, and action to keep you binge-watch the entire show. Moreover, the stunning period piece showcases beautiful Korea before Japan annexed the country in the early 1900s.
Crash Landing On You
The charming Rom-com, which is led by megastars such as Hyun Bin and Son Ye-Jin, narrates the story of South Korean heiress Yoon Se-ri who goes paragliding and accidentally ends up on the other side of the border, North Korea. She is then rescued by Ri Jeong-hyeok, who is a captain in the North Korean Special Police Force. Predictably so, both fall in love with each other but he must keep her identity a secret and get her back home before anyone finds out who she is. The K-drama is a global hit and is the second-highest rated show in Korean cable TV history.
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
This South Korean romantic television series deals with the stigma associated with Mental illness which is plaguing this generation. When famous children’s book author Ko Moon Young, who has an antisocial personality disorder meets Moon Gang Tae, a caretaker Gang Tae at a psychiatric ward, things naturally get emotionally intense. During their prickly first encounter, the two discover that they are deeply connected by their tragic backstories. Do we need to say more? It’s highly recommended.
When the Camellia Blooms
A single mother named Oh Dong-baek moves to a small town and starts a bar named Camellia. She soon faces criticism from the village women for her work and relationship status. However, a local police officer (Kang Ha-neul) is instantly smitten by her, and also wins her affection. Don’t let this love story deceive you. There’s a killer on the loose and Dong-baek could be his next victim, unless the police officer catches the killer.
The South Korean political period horror thriller web television series is an amalgamation of Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead but set in the 17th century. The series, which is set in the Joseon era, showcases a mysterious plague that begins to spread throughout the kingdom, and the king is presumed dead. Crown Prince Lee Chang tries to find out what happened to his father and save his people. He will also have to expose the evil conspiracy behind his stepmom’s power grab.
The South Korean series follows young entrepreneurs who dare to follow their dreams in the highly competitive world of Korea’s high-tech industry. Episodes of the show are released weekly and it’s the latest show to take Netflix by storm.