Top 5 K-Dramas To Watch On Netflix

by James William

Watching K-dramas can be more than just entertainment. With the right resources, you can turn these shows into a fruitful Korean learning experience. From sci-fi dystopias to period dramas and even a zombie outbreak, these shows have something for everyone. And you can watch them from the comfort of your computer, Roku or any other device.

All Of Us Are Dead

A year after its debut on January 28, All Of Us Are Dead continues to be one of Netflix’s most popular ดูซีรี่ย์เกาหลี. It follows a group of high school students trapped in their building as a zombie outbreak spreads. The Jonas Virus leeches on people’s fear, turning them into monsters that crave human flesh. But All Of Us Are Dead also delves into relationships, showing how the privileged Na-yeon (Lee Yoo-mi) is more likely to tear others down than help them, and how even petty cruelties have long-term consequences. It’s a well-worn story, but it proves there’s still life in the zombie genre.

Vagabond

Vagabond is a thrilling drama that is full of jaw dropping plot twists. It stars Lee Seung-gi and Bae Suzy in a chemistry that will send your heart racing. The drama starts with a plane crash that everyone believes was caused by a technical fault but stuntman Cha Dal Geon suspects otherwise. He teams up with National Intelligence Service rookie agent Go Hae Ri to uncover the truth behind the incident. With some impressive cinematography and gripping action scenes, this thriller entertains while also shedding light on Korea’s rise to global prominence. But it’s also a reminder that corruption is rife in all corners of the government and just how high the ladder can reach.

Memories Of Alhambra

This science-fiction drama was launched by Netflix end 2018 and is based on the premise of Augmented Reality gaming. It’s a mature and thoughtful drama about the ethical and moral implications of such games on people.

Hyun Bin and Park Shin-hye star in this story of a tech lens company CEO who arrives in Granada, Spain after getting a call from a young game developer who’s frantically asking him to come to meet him there. He finds Hee-joo there running a small hostel for Koreans on the side streets. She makes ends meet by doing two other jobs and is fluent in Spanish, as is her Korean best friend Jin-woo.

The Heirs

Heirs is the Korean cousin to Gossip Girl, and if you haven’t seen it, you should. It stars two of the hottest actors working today, Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye. The children of Korea’s uber rich go to an exclusive high school where discrimination and strict hierarchy are the norm. Eun Sang, daughter of a maid, gets enrolled into the school and meets Kim Tan, heir to a business conglomerate. He lives under the constant shadow of his older half-brother and is betrothed to a hotel heiress. He accidentally meets Eun Sang and falls for her. Their bickering is a treat to watch.

The Princess And The Stuntman

Upon first glance, The Princess seems like any run of the mill straight-to-streaming R-rated action movie with the hashtag #girlpower smeared all over it. But it has one thing going for it: director Le-Van Kiet —who helmed a pretty damn killer action flick called Furie a few years back. This is a perfect showcase for Krystal, who delivers a solid performance as an adept warrior in a world where men dominate. The story may be a bit too simple, but it delivers a thrill ride and boasts some dazzling action scenes. At times, it echoes Die Hard as our heroine uses the castle’s secret passages to slip past enemies while at other moments, it feels more like Brave as she swordfights her way down staircases.

Little Women

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s seminal novel of the same name, this 2022 K-drama is a riveting sociological drama. Though it deviates from the book in some ways, it also adds its own twist to the tale. Kim Go-eun’s naive, impoverished Oh In-joo might remind one of Meg while Nam Ji-hyun’s headstrong reporter In-kyung could be Jo March. The Oh sisters’ plight is hounded by poverty, which is exacerbated by their narcissistic mother and corrupt politicians like Park Jae-sang (Um Ki-joon).

After 12 episodes full of whiplash-inducing twists, Little Women draws to a close with a cathartic moment that encapsulates the wide chasm between rich and poor. Its story of the power of family is nothing short of remarkable.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for more than what you find on Netflix, Tubi offers an extensive library of K-dramas. Its subtitled content can also be used for language learning with resources like FluentU, which takes authentic videos and turns them into personalized English lessons.

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