The magic of Korean drama and its idols have people all over the world dancing on their feet. The fluttery feelings of girls and machoism of boys go way down the hill as they see their favorite stars delivering outstanding performances with unexpected storylines. The aura of K-dramas is spread across millions of people. It has never failed to impress the audience. The availability of various websites and applications have made it easier for viewers to access the K-Dramas. On Netflix, the most-watched dramas and shows are the ones from the Korean Industry. Well, it is no joke people! Once entered, it is impossible to get out of their hypnotic land.
If you are new to K-Dramas and are wondering where to start, here we have assembled a list of 10 best dramas to start with. The good news is that these dramas are available on Netflix.
1. Crash Landing on You
Genre(s): Romantic Drama, Romantic Comedy, Crime
The story is about Yoon Se-ri, a South Korean fashion entrepreneur, and RiJeong-hyeok, a North Korean captain who eventually fall in love. Another love story blooms amidst all the troubles. Seo Dan, the former fiancé of Ri falls for GuSeung-jun, the former fiancé of Se-ri. After facing all calamities and wiping off his enemies, Ri unites with Se-ri whereas Dan decides to spend the rest of her life with Gu’s memories who sacrificed himself to save her.
2. It’s Okay Not to Be Okay
Genre(s): Romance, Comedy, Emotional, Drama
The plot revolves around a health worker at the psychiatric ward, Moon Gang-tae, and a book author, Moon-Young. As the story progresses, the dark haunting pasts of both leads are revealed. When they tend to each other’s emotional wounds, they fall in love and lead a happy life with Sang-tae, Gang-tae’s elder brother. The moving plot reveals the complexity of relations and how love is the basic element that binds you with others.
3. When the Camellia Blooms
Genre(s): Romantic Comedy, Thriller
The life of a single mother is not easy. Oh Dong-baek is courted by a policeman, Yong-sik much to his mother’s displeasure as Dong-baek has a son. Moreover, her ex-husband tries to win her back. Additionally she is being chased by a deadly killer. But nothing can stand in the way of love that brings two of them together and Yong-sik is adamant enough to protect his woman.
4. Mr. Sunshine
Genre(s): Historical, Romance, Melodrama
The story is about U.S. Marine officer, Eugene Choi who sets off for a mission in Joseon. As he strives to fight for its sovereignty, he finds himself entangled in the web of love with Go Ae-shin, the granddaughter of an aristocrat. The path is tough since they belong to different classes and she already has a fiancé, Kim Hee-sung. Eugene not only fights for his love but also destroys the vicious plot set by Japan to destroy the state.
5. Hospital Playlist
Genre(s): Medical, Drama, Romance, Comedy
The story of five medical school friends, Lee Ik-joon, Ahn Jung-won, Kim Joon-wan, Yang Seok-hyung, and Chae Song-hwa working as assistant professors at Yulje Medical Centre reveals the life of doctors and nurses. A romantic relationship is to rise between Ahn and YooYeon-seok plus Song-hwa and Ik-Joon. Will the love relations cause hindrance in the dream job of the characters? Will the couples able to maintain equilibrium at both ends?
6. Legend of the Blue Sea
Genre(s): Romance, Comedy, Drama
The story focuses on the inseparable and true love of Josean era mermaid, Se-hwa, and the town head Kim Dam-ryeong. They are killed but their eternal love brings them together when they are reincarnated as Shim Cheong a mermaid, and HeoJoon-jae a witty con-artist. As the drama unfolds the occurrences of the past, the present troubles take a rise causing a short separation between the lead. But, destiny brings the love birds together and they get married to live happily ever after with their to be born child.
7. Uncontrollably Fond
Genre(s): Romance, Melodrama
The top actor-singer Shin Joon-young crosses paths again with his former love interest Noh-Eul who is now a documentary producer. The two come closer and reveal secrets of the past regarding the death of Noh-Eul’s father that led to drastic changes in Joon-young’s life. As the truth is out, Joon-young restores his relation with his mother. The happiness is short-lived as Joon-young who was suffering from a terrible illness leaves behind his loved ones with his memories.
8. Goblin: The Lonely and Great God
Genre(s): Fantasy, Drama, Romance, Sad
Kim Shin is cursed to spend an immortal life after he is killed by a young king. The curse can be broken when his bride pulls out the sword from his chest. JI Eun-tak tries to coper with her tragic life smilingly. Her life is intertwined with Goblin, Grim Reaper, and Sunny. The story takes shocking turns as secrets of the past are uncovered. The main leads are not mere strangers but had deeper relations. Their lives don’t end happily as planned until they are reborn to finally enjoy the life they ever wished for.
9. Something in the Rain
The plot explores the love story of a supervisor, Jin-ah, and an animator Joon-hee. The couple meets after years to develop feelings for each other and face the society because of their major age difference. As the story progresses, we see Jin-ah helping her office female colleagues fight against harassment from male fellows. The plot hereby is focused on the basic hidden taboos of society.
10. Cinderella and the Four Knights
Genre(s): Romance, Comedy
The comedy and romance begin as a bright student, Ha-won struggling in her life enters the mansion of three heirs. The rebel minded, Kang Ji-woon, playboy Kang Hyun-min and sweet singer, Kang Seo-woo. The quadrangle of love catches the four of them but the fates of Kngji-woon are entwined with Ha-won as she brings the brothers together with the help of their bodyguard, Lee young-sung who holds a secret of his own. After the misunderstandings are sorted out, Kang hyun-min reunites with his childhood love Park Hye-ji. The couples then live a happy and responsible life together forever as wished by their grandfather.
Korean dramas are the love of people’s life. It is not only because of the leads but the performance they deliver is exceptional. They attract the person into the world of fantasy and it is extremely hard to break the spell. The charm once spread through the Korean industry cannot easily be removed.
The extraordinaire exposures I went through for more than 3 years have allowed me to broaden my horizons. Exploring the world by traveling through the kingdom of words with a plethora of your creative skills is what keeps you inspired and makes you a better writer every day.