7 Must Watch South Korean Dramas On Netflix

South Korean music, culture and shows have taken the world by storm, and after Parasite’s show-stopping win at the Academy Awards, one cannot help but feel the pull towards this glittering entertainment industry nestled in the budding economies of South Korea. 

Korean shows or dramas have been drawn out in artistic ways to capture your attention and leave you demanding for more. And if you are anything like the typical Netflix binger, you’d be happy to know that this list compiles 7 of the all-time best Korean dramas that you absolutely need to watch. While possibly ignoring your assignments, but that’s okay.

1. My Mister IMDb ratings- 9.1/10 Released In – March 2018 Episodes- 16

Watch On Netflix

Starting this list with the versatile and multi-talented IU, ‘My Mister’ or ‘My Ahjussi’ is quite figuratively a story about three men in their 30s and a woman, and how these four learn to bare the odds of realities and rely on each other to grow as humans. Devoid of any love angle, the drama solely focuses on the struggles of the daily working class.

2. Search. WWW IMDb Ratings- 7.9/10 Released In- June 2019 Episodes- 16

Watch On Netflix

3. Save Me IMDb Ratings- 8/10

Released In- August 2017

Episodes- 16

Watch On Netflix

With her family caught in the clutches of a fake God-man, the female lead of this story makes it her own mission to save her mother and leave the prison-like hell hole, where in the name of God, atrocious crimes were committed everywhere. The story grapples with emotions of helplessness and strength, and how she teams up with a bunch of teenage boys her age to pull the Sanctuary down to its feet.


4. Persona IMDb Ratings- 6.7/10 Released In- April 2019 Episodes- 4 Watch On Netflix

IMDb Ratings- 8.8/10

Released In- June 2020

Episodes- 16

Watch On Netflix


A modern-day fairytale twist on the topics of mental health, It’s Okay To Not Be Okay deserves its spot on every list you would find it on. Another drama on this list armed with a strong female lead, the drama weaves its plot with her being an antisocial Children’s Fairytale writer whose past is intertwined with the male lead who works in the Psychiatric ward of every hospital his older brother and him shift to. Armed with actors like Seo Yeji and Kim Soohyun, the drama has ultimately become an all time favourite.



5. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay IMDb Ratings- 8.8/10

Released In- June 2020

Episodes- 16

Watch On Netflix

A modern-day fairytale twist on the topics of mental health, It’s Okay To Not Be Okay deserves its spot on every list you would find it on. Another drama on this list armed with a strong female lead, the drama weaves its plot with her being an antisocial Children’s Fairytale writer whose past is intertwined with the male lead who works in the Psychiatric ward of every hospital his older brother and him shift to. Armed with actors like Seo Yeji and Kim Soohyun, the drama has ultimately become an all time favourite.


6. The World of the Married

IMDb Ratings- 8.1/10 Released In- March 2020 Episodes- 16 + 2 specials Watch On Netflix

A rather cliché angle on the age old trope of the cheating husband, ‘The World of the Married’ makes it way on this list solely because of the fantabulous acting done by each and every member of the cast. The plot thickens and tension simmers in every episode, keeping you attentive to every tiny detail that occurs. The drama got the spotlight it deserves at the Baeksang Arts Award, where female lead Kim Hee-ae walked away with her Best Female Lead award for her fabulous work as the estranged wife and mother.

7. Hotel Del Luna IMDb Ratings- 8.3/10 Released In- July 2019

Episodes- 16

Watch On Netflix

We end this list with another IU classic, ‘Hotel De Luna’ is armed with a rich, stubborn yet strong female lead, an equally strong and talented male lead, and a hilariously funny supporting cast. The drama revolves around a Hotel for the dead souls to complete their last wishes or dreams they could not fulfill while they were alive and then depart to Heaven. A major spoiler alert, this drama does not have your infamous happily ever after ending and the drama would honestly lose its relevance and meaning if it did.


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