20 Best KDramas on Netflix Right Now

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Starring Han So-hee, Song Kang, and Chae Jong-hyeop, ‘Nevertheless,’ is a South Korean television drama series that is inspired by a popular webtoon of the same name.  

Nevertheless, (2021)

In this modern-day fairytale, Eun Ha Won (Park So-dam) is a bright and athletic high school girl who is often bullied by her stepmother and stepsister. 

Cinderella and The Four Knights (2016)

Noh Ae-Jung (Song Ji-Hyo) is a tough cookie, a single mother who has not dated in the last 14 years. 

Was It Love? (2020)

After a chance meeting one night at the pharmacy, prim librarian Lee Jeong-In and pharmacist and single dad Yu Ji-ho feel the tug of a mutual attraction, which soon develops into full-blown love.  

One Spring Night (2019)

One of the most famous K-dramas of all time, ‘Boys Over Flowers’ is a rite of passage for all Korean drama initiates and a huge crowd-pleaser. 

Boys Over Flowers (2009)

‘My Mister’ is the story of love, but not the kind you would imagine and expect. A stoic 40-something man and a burdened, emotionally closed off 20-something woman form a beautiful friendship that remains undefined. 

My Mister (2018)

Na Bong-sun (Park Bo-young) is a timid girl with low self-esteem who also sees spirits of the dead because of a shaman (mediator) ancestor.  

Oh My Ghost! (2015)

Created by Kim Youn-jin and Lee Na-eun, ‘Our Beloved Summer’ is a romantic-comedy show written by Lee Na-eun. 

Our Beloved Summer (2021)

Seon-mi, a young girl who can see ghosts and demons, frees an immortal being from his prison after he promises her his protection whenever she calls him. 

A Korean Odyssey (2017 – 2018)

‘Something in the Rain’ follows the taboo romance between a 30-something woman and a man much younger than herself, the 20-something younger brother of her childhood best friend. 

Something in the Rain (2018)

Eugene Choi, born a slave in Joseon but escaped to the United States in 1871, returns to Hanseong (the historical name of Seoul) as part of the US Marine Corps. 

Mr. Sunshine (2018)

PD Shin Won-ho (of ‘Reply’ fame) casts his unique magic again with dark comedy ‘Prison Playbook’. The story is of Kim Je-hyuk, a famous baseball player about to make his pro debut in the American major leagues.  

Prison Playbook (2017)

In this delightful romantic dramedy, Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin), a South Korean fashion heiress, finds herself crash-landed in North Korea after a freak paragliding accident blows her off course.  

Crash Landing on You (2019 – 2020)

From the pen of ace fantasy writer Kim Eun-sook, the story of ‘The King: Eternal Monarch’ may be a bit too convoluted to make sense of right away, but it’s convoluted in the best possible way (any Christopher Nolan fans here?). 

The King: Eternal Monarch (2020)

Based on a webtoon of the same name, ‘Itaewon Class’ has ranked in the top ten highest-rated dramas in Korean cable television history. 

Itaewon Class (2020)

Netflix’s first original Korean series, ‘Kingdom’ is one of the very few K-dramas to continue a longer storyline stretched over multiple seasons. 

Kingdom (2019 – present)

Medical dramas are nothing new, even in the K-drama universe. But a medical drama where the protagonists are all top surgeons in their specific fields of study and have a rocking band together, that’s fresh.  

Hospital Playlist (2020 – present)

This is a romantic-comedy-thriller that will keep you engaged from start to finish. It’s a murder mystery that has some nice whodunit twists up its sleeves and you will not be able to guess who the killer is until the big reveal. 

When The Camellia Blooms (2019)

Moon Gang-tae (wildly popular actor Kim Soo-hyun) is a strong, kind, and caring healthcare worker who works at the OK Psychiatric Hospital.  

It’s Okay To Not Be Okay (2020)

Precious. Warm. Endearing. Deeply moving. Achingly beautiful. And those words are still not enough to describe ‘Reply 1988’. Without a doubt, the best K-drama (or any language drama) that I’ve watched so far. 

Reply 1988 (2015 – 2016)

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