Best K-dramas to watch on Netflix
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Best K-dramas to watch on Netflix
Harshita Alok Sharma
May 11, 2021

Anyone who has ever watched a Korean drama, or K-dramas as we call them, knows one fact to be true - they are highly addictive. Though the South Korean TV and film industry has been prominent for ages, it is only now that these incredible movies and shows have started gaining the popularity they deserve. There is a rise in global recognition of the fantastic work that South Korean creators have done, with Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite acting as a beacon of hope for further victories in the Western sphere.

If you are intrigued by the idea of K-dramas but don’t know where to start (or even if you are a veteran and need to revisit some of your favourites), here is a list of seven delightful K-dramas on Netflix that are better than most English series you’ve watched.

Crash Landing on You
9.2OTTplay Rating
This K-drama is perhaps the most popular series out there. Crash Landing on You stars Soon Ye-Jin and Hyun Bin (team #BinJin!), who were guaranteed to make this show a success, owing to their immense popularity and history of being involved in fan-favourite shows. The plot follows a South Korean heiress who accidentally crash-lands in North Korea while paragliding. Here, she meets a North Korean Army Captain who she develops a relationship with, despite all odds.
SKY Castle
9.1OTTplay Rating
Crash Landing on You only comes second to SKY Castle. Second highest rated series on cable television in Korea, SKY Castle is the story of four housewives who are struggling to get their children admitted to the most prestigious South Korean universities. They live in a private luxury condo community called Sky Castle. The show is a satirical drama that examines the materialistic obsessions of wealthy South Koreans.
Guardian: The Lonely and Great God
8.9OTTplay Rating
A cursed military general from the Goryeo dynasty is an immortal goblin who helps people despite the pain he harbours in his heart in Guardian: The Lonely and Great God. When he meets a bubbly high-school girl, their fates intertwine and she might just be the one who can free him of his curse. This series stars Gong Yoo and Kim Go-eun in lead roles.
8.6OTTplay Rating
Healer is the story of three people who come together over an old unsolved murder - a mysterious Healer who has the powers of disguise, a journalist and a tabloid reporter. The journalist uncovers sensitive information in his quest to find the truth and becomes a possible target for assassination. Healer is an intense K-drama with action scenes that are unforgettable and a plotline that is so devoid of dull moments.
Itaewon Class
8.6OTTplay Rating
Itaewon Class is an excellent representation of unfair legal systems, class inequalities and diversity in South Korea. The show follows an ex-con and his friends who are trying to turn their dream of running their own street bar into a reality. The show is inspiring, full of lifelong friendships and so much more than a romantic-comedy.
8.5OTTplay Rating
Start-Up focuses on the cut-throat competition in the entrepreneurial world of South Korea. The plot is uncomplicated - it follows a young entrepreneur who has the perfect idea. Her first love is a genius who is aiding her and she has the possibility of gathering investors. Everything seems ideal, but she is not quite prepared for the challenges of a young mind in a world where she has to battle with the sharks.
8.7OTTplay Rating
Netflix raked in more views than ever when Vincenzo began streaming earlier this year. Vincenzo follows an Italian mafia lawyer who has come back to South Korea to wipe out those who wronged him by being a villain, exactly like the ones who were the cause of his betrayal. He pairs up with another lawyer who is prepared to cross all boundaries to win a case.

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