Dive Into The World of K-Dramas With These 25 Shows on Netflix – CNET

K-dramas on Netflix come in all shapes, sizes and genres: sci-fi dystopias, romances, political thrillers, period pieces and more. Netflix has been investing heavily in its original Korean content, and there’s something for every K-drama fan.

So while you’re waiting for the next season of Squid Game, you can dig through this list for your next must-watch. Or if you want to search for even more titles, use this special hidden code: 68699. 

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Follow the story of Baek Hyun-woo and Hong Hae-in as they fall in love, marry and weather “dizzying crises” that just may break them — or bring them back together. New episodes drop weekly, and you can watch the first season now.

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Doctor Slump

This period piece follows the royal and political drama as a cruel king falls for a woman focused on revenge. The first few episodes are available now, with new ones dropping this year.

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See You in My 19th Life (2023)

In an experiment gone wrong, Choi Min-ah steps into a scientific machine as a woman and steps out a chicken nugget. No, seriously. In this new absurdist series, follow along as Min-ah and her friends try to revert her back.


Hellbound (2021)

When it comes to critics’ praise, Mr. Sunshine is one of the most highly rated K-dramas in the genre. A period drama, the story is set in the early 1900s during the Joseon period. It centers on Eugene (once known as Choi Yoo Jin) who fled to America from Korea as a young servant child and later returned to his homeland as a Marine. His budding romance with Ae-shin, a noblewoman who’s fighting for Korean independence, is marred by friction over the reigning class system, jealousy and politics. If you like historical dramas, stream all 24 episodes in season 1 of the popular series.


Extraordinary Attorney Woo (2022)

Corporal Han Ho-yeol, Private An Jun-ho and the D.P. unit must face another tragedy in the latest installment of the military drama that touches on bullying, hazing and toxic hierarchies. You can watch seasons 1 and 2 now.


Crash Landing on You (2019)

As a prodigy fencer, Na Hee-do is determined to continue her fencing education when she transfers schools, where she meets the curious Baek Yi-jin. Told in dual timelines, this series follows Hee-do as a teenager in 1998 and as a mother in the present, showing how our coming of age can change everything.


Doctor Cha (2023)

Based on the webtoon of the same name, Divorce Attorney Shin follows Shin Sung-han as he fights for his clients in and out of the courtroom. His tragic past catches up to him and causes trouble. You can watch the limited series now.


Business Proposal (2022)

Netflix describes this show as the “K-drama spin” on its hit series Orange Is the New Black. Up-and-coming baseball star Kim Je-hyeok (played by K-pop star Krystal Idol) unexpectedly lands in prison rather than on the pitching mound. You can watch the entire first season now. 


Black Knight (2023)

Based on a webtoon of the same name, Bloodhounds unites two opposing boxers — Geon-woo and Woo-jin — when they need to contend with loan sharks. While paying off a debt is one obstacle, the pair must dive into an underworld filled with greed, violence and one boss who’s surprisingly altruistic. Not everything goes smoothly. Watch all eight episodes on Netflix now.


The Glory (2022)

Young-soon raised her son, Kang-ho, alone after becoming a widow at a young age. She gives him tough love to ensure he’s able to thrive and not live in poverty when he’s an adult. Kang-ho grows up and becomes a successful lawyer, but an accident causes him to lose his memory and revert back to his 7-year-old self. The series is a journey through their recovery and Young-soon’s role as a “bad mom” to help her son heal. You can watch all 14 episodes available now.


Alchemy of Souls (2022)

Dong Hoon (played by Parasite star Lee Sun-kyun) is unhappy in his career, his wife Kang Yoon Hee is cheating and he gets caught up in illegal activity. His co-worker Lee Ji-an has the power to ruin everything for him, but will she? Their dynamic shifts as they both learn about each other’s struggles. You can watch all 16 episodes now.


All of Us Are Dead (2022)

In a supernatural thriller, Sweet Home journeys into an apartment building named Green Home. The show follows Hyun Soo, a lonely high schooler who has tragically lost his family in an accident. Moving into Green Home, he finds himself surrounded by neighbors who turn into monsters when their darkest desires surface. To survive, he and other residents must work together to fight the monsters and their inner turmoil. Seasons 1 and 2 are available now, with season 3 expected to be released in summer 2024.


Crash Course in Romance (2023)

Queenmaker introduces viewers to Hwang Do-hee (played by Kim Hee-ae), a PR fixer who is hired at the Eunsung Group and tasked with working on an election campaign for Oh Kyung-sook, a resilient human rights attorney. You can check out the full first season of this political thriller that shows how the race for mayor is no cakewalk. 

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