All the latest Korean dramas to bingewatch on Netflix
The charm of K-dramas is unbeatable. At a time when all we want to do is escape into a new world & feel all the “feels”, Korean dramas provide such a perfect combination of solace & consolation. Korean dramas move slowly through that tingly feeling of being in love or being at an emotional crossroads, or for that matter the stories of star-crossed lovers.
It’s a delight to watch them anyhow, so here’s a list of latest Korean dramas available on Netflix for you to add on your watchlist.
It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
Starring Kim Soo-hyun and Seo Ye-Jin, It’s Okay to Not be Okay is an emotional drama that touches upon the theme of mental health. The plot looks at the story of Gang-tae who, after living a nomadic lifestyle with his autistic brother Sang-Tae, finally settles in his hometown Seongjin city & starts working at the OK Psychiatric Hospital.
There he meets famous fairy tale writer Moon-young, who has her own issues with impulsive & antisocial behavior. The brothers become her safe space as she heals from her past trauma.
The series is so impactful that the actress Seo Ye-Jin herself says It’s Okay to Not Be Okay was personally healing for her. She reminisced in an interview, “For the past few months, I lived as Ko Moon-Young. Personifying the woman who found a way to heal the scars remaining from her past trauma, I also found a lot of personal healing. It was plenty difficult, but there was plenty of happiness too.”
Crash Landing On You
Who doesn’t love a good ol’ romance between star-crossed lovers? That’s where we shed our best tears in copious amounts, after all. Crash Landing on You is bound to tickle your heart as much as it breaks it. As the name suggests, the show is about a paragliding accident that leads to a South Korean heiress being dropped in North Korea.
The lead actors, Son Ye-jin & Hyun Bin, fondly referred to by the fans as #BinJun, share amazing chemistry as their characters, and find themselves in the middle of an impossible love story. When you have overbearing parents, social hierarchies, and customs to fight for your love, it makes for a great love story, but how much can love survive?
Descendants of the Sun
If you haven’t heard of Descendants of the Sun, you’ve been living under a rock. It’s the ultimate mushy love story, on the rocks. Captain Yoo Shi Jin from the Korean Special Forces & Dr Kang Mo Yeon, a surgeon fall in love in a war-torn country.
In the backdrop of war, every emotion is amplified, so imagine the proportions love can assume.
Record of Youth
If you find yourself drawn to the likes of Gossip Girl & Sex and the City, we’ve got the perfect Korean drama for you. Record of Youth follows the journey of three protagonists – two actors and a makeup artist – who are trying to make it big in the big, bad world of glamour.
Record of Youth has a solid plot that keeps you hooked at all times, so it makes for a perfect weekend binge-watch.
Something in the Rain
It’s the oldest trope in the book: make some old acquaintances meet as an adult, and see how they grow to like, adore, then love each other. Something in the Rain nails the trope. When Yoon Jin-ah reconnects with Seo Joon-hee, it kindles a spark. She’s a headstrong career woman, he’s just come back from abroad.
Faintly reminiscent of the Studio Ghibli movie Only Yesterday, this is a warm & realistic Korean drama – you get the tingly feelings, the mush, the breakup – everything needed to concoct a romantic relationship, only nothing toxic brought to the table by either party.