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Top 10 Best Korean Dramas On Netflix Right Now (11/2023)

Updated: Nov 20, 2023

Netflix witnessed the unprecedented surge in K-drama popularity and responded with a bang. The streaming giant not only added hundreds of fresh and exciting K-dramas to its library but also produced hits like "Squid Game" and "My Name". Brace yourself for some of the best binge-watching material and join me on this K-drama marathon—it's a wild ride you won't want to miss.


1. Crash Landing On You (2019)

tvN/Netflix, Crash Landing On You
tvN/Netflix, Crash Landing On You

If you're new to K-dramas, "Crash Landing on You" is the perfect initiation. It encapsulates the best K-drama elements: love, danger, and a swoon-worthy male lead. Picture this: a heiress accidentally parachutes into North Korea, and who comes to the rescue? Ri Jeong-hyeok, a North Korean officer radiating charm and charisma. It's more than politics; it's a symphony of love, laughs, and a touch of heartache.


Ready to dive into this mix of love and geopolitics? 'Crash Landing on You' is not just a show; it's the reason I'm now hooked on K-dramas. Welcome aboard!



2. Sweet Home (2020)

Netflix, Sweet Home
Netflix, Sweet Home

"Sweet Home" unravels as a captivating horror spectacle, where a once-secluded apartment complex transforms into a battleground against terrifying monsters. Song Kang takes center stage with a standout performance, enriched by the distinctive contributions of Lee Do-hyun and Go Min-si, forming a stellar ensemble.


Tailored for enthusiasts of campy monster horror, 'Sweet Home' emerges as the quintessential K-drama, delivering a thrilling and heart-racing experience that distinguishes itself in the realm of captivating storytelling.



3. Squid Game

Netflix, Squid Game
Netflix, Squid Game

"Squid Game" is a gripping survival drama where desperate players engage in a deadly competition with life-altering stakes. Protagonist Gi-hun, played by Lee Jung-jae, navigates a twisted narrative that explores themes of desperation, morality, and the human spirit. The ensemble cast, featuring unforgettable characters like Sang-woo and Player 001, adds depth to the intense storytelling.


Lee Jung-jae delivers a stellar performance, capturing Gi-hun's complexities with nuance. 'Squid Game' isn't just a show; it's a societal commentary wrapped in suspense. With its shocking moments, emotional resonance, and social critique, it stands out in the realm of K-dramas. Whether you're a seasoned fan or a newcomer, 'Squid Game' promises a rollercoaster journey into the unpredictable and often brutal nature of human survival. Get ready for an emotional ride questioning the lengths people will go for a chance at redemption.



4. Flower of Evil

tvN, Flower of Evil
tvN, Flower of Evil

"Flower of Evil" weaves a gripping narrative as a suspenseful crime thriller. The story revolves around Baek Hee-sung, a man with a mysterious past, and his wife, Cha Ji-won, a determined detective. As secrets unravel, the series explores themes of deception, trust, and the consequences of one's history, creating a tension-filled and emotionally resonant experience. This is a must watch.



5. Mr. Queen

tvN, Mr. Queen
tvN, Mr. Queen

"Mister Queen" is a delightful comedy that unfolds as a modern chef accidentally swaps souls with a Joseon Dynasty queen. Bong-hwan, a guy from the 21st century finds himself navigating the royal court, and the result is pure comedic brilliance.


Shin Hye-sun shines in her role as the queen-in-a-guy's-body, delivering impeccable humor and making the series a joy to watch. If you're a fan of historical comedies with a dash of romance, Mister Queen is a must-see. It's a charming gem for anyone who appreciates a well-crafted comedy.



6. Vincenzo

Netflix, Vincenzo
Netflix, Vincenzo

"Vincenzo" is an entertaining K-drama that centers around Vincenzo Cassano, a character portrayed by the talented Song Joong-ki. The narrative unfolds as Vincenzo, an Italian consigliere who finds himself in South Korea on a mission to recover lost treasures. , treating viewers to an artistic masterpiece in its opening scenes.


Intriguing plot twists, unexpected alliances, and a charismatic lead character contribute to the overall allure of "Vincenzo." Beyond its entertainment value, the series stands out as a well-crafted exploration of themes such as vengeance, justice, and the complexities of morality.



7. My Name

Netflix, My Name
Netflix, My Name

"My Name" stands out as an intense K-drama, intricately laced with themes of revenge, betrayal, and redemption. The series kicks off with the tragic death of Ji-woo's father, setting the stage for a relentless pursuit of justice by Yoon Ji-woo, a character skillfully portrayed by the captivating Han So-hee. I found myself immersed in this gripping story, binge-watching the entire series in a single day.



8. Itaewon Class

JTBC, Itaewon Class
JTBC, Itaewon Class

"Itaewon Class" is a powerful K-drama that follows Park Sae-ro-yi, played by Park Seo-joon, on an impactful journey. The story kicks off with a life-changing incident during his high school years, shaping his destiny. Sae-ro-yi's quest for success and justice in the competitive business world forms the heart of the narrative.



9. All Of Us Are Dead

Netflix, All of Us Are Dead
Netflix, All of Us Are Dead

"All of Us Are Dead" is a thrilling K-drama that unfolds in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. The series takes viewers on a suspenseful journey as a group of high school students fights for survival. Led by a diverse cast, the storyline weaves through themes of friendship, fear, and resilience.



10. Extracurricular

Netflix, Extracurricular
Netflix, Extracurricular

'Extracurricular' is a K-drama that delves into the darker side of high school life. The series revolves around a high-achieving student, Oh Ji-soo, played by Kim Dong-hee, who leads a double life involving illicit activities.


As the plot unfolds, viewers are taken on a tense and suspenseful ride, exploring themes of crime, morality, and the consequences of one's choices. Oh Ji-soo's complex character adds layers to the narrative, as he grapples with the consequences of his actions and the precarious balance between good and evil.




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