Want to watch Korean dramas? Here’s what to binge right now
Just finished your latest K-drama and looking for your next obsession? We’ve rounded up the best Korean dramas of the bunch to fill the gaping hole in your entertainment schedule.
Crash Landing on You
Crash Landing on You follows the story of Yoon Se-ri, a successful businesswoman, who built a thriving K-beauty makeup & lifestyle brand without the help of her estranged family. Yoon Se-ri gets nominated as the heir to her father’s empire surpassing her two older half-brothers.
The South Korean heiress crashlands in the demilitarized zone between South & North Korea after her paraglider is caught in a typhoon where she meets our broody hero Ri Jeong-hyuk, an officer of the North Korean army.
From palpable chemistry between the star-crossed lovers to humourous supporting characters to a nuanced portrayal of life in North Korea, this K-drama has all the ingredients to keep you hooked.
We highly recommend Mr. Sunshine to all the period drama lovers out there!
This Korean drama is set in the early 1900s and follows the story of Eugene Choi, a young man, who escapes a life of slavery. Choi goes on to become a Marine in the U.S. and returns to Joseon on a mission. There, he develops a relationship with a noblewoman Go Ae-shin who is secretly fighting for Korea’s independence.
With stellar portrayals, stunning cinematography, and a powerhouse cast Mr. Sunshine will satiate your appetite for historical content.
Itaewon Class is an engaging revenge epic set in an irrational world of capitalism and untouchable institutions. This K-drama revolves around Park Saeroyi, a young man who loses his father to a tragic accident and seeks vengeance for his death caused by the heir of Jang Ga Group, a restaurant franchise giant.
In a not-so-surprising turn of events, Park Saeroyi lands himself in prison and returns a few years later to open his own restaurant and begin his rise to the pinnacle of the corporate world to carry out his revenge. Now you may call it corny, but tales about standing up to a corporate biggie will never get old.
We must also applaud Itaewon Class’s inclusion of a transgender woman, biracial waiter, ex-gangster, and sociopath – all rare characters in the K-drama sphere. Itaewon Class is jampacked with addictive plot twists, fun rebellions against social conventions, and a healthy helping of romance.
The World of the Married
An epic saga of betrayal & revenge – The World of the Married manages to capture the gritty imperfections dwelling in the life of married couples. The K-drama is a visceral tale of successful medical practitioner Ji Sun-Woo who finds out how badly she was betrayed by her husband and others she trusted. What comes next is a scorned woman’s revenge.
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay has already reached cult status, despite the show’s debut in 2020. This Korean drama is about a busy health worker at a psychiatric ward, Moon Gang-tae who refuses to find love because of his heavy responsibilities.
But one day he meets a fairy tale author Ko Moon-young who’s diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder, and the two set on a journey of healing each other’s wounds. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay shines a light on mental disorders and tackles heavy subjects like depression & trauma.
We’re well into the last month of an exceedingly challenging year, so give yourself the reward of a good binge-watch this holiday season and stream any of these Korean dramas to your heart’s content! Let us know what you think of our recommendations down in the comments.