15 Best Korean Dramas on Netflix to Put on Your Watch List in 2022
News > 15 Best Korean Dramas on Netflix to Put on Your Watch List in 2022
If you are one of those who love Netflix's new series
Squid Game or All of Us Are Dead, and look for new examples, you are at the right place. The Korean industry, which has been producing high-level series around the world for many years and opening the door to adaptations, has been very close to Netflix in recent years. On this occasion, we took a closer look at 15 Korean special series among them!
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1 - Crash Landing On You / 2019 Crash Landing on You, which creates the comedy of the conflicts between the two ends of Korea, is one of the most important dramas in the industry recently. The production, which is the third most-watched series of all time with its final episode, is about the love of Yoon Se-Ri, the heir of a holding in South Korea, who fell into North Korea while paragliding, and a North Korean officer. While it makes you laugh from time to time, it mostly manages to make you emotional.
2 - Sky Castle / 2018
Now, here is the second most-watched drama in Korean history: The intrigue-filled Sky Castle, which has made a name for itself with the harsh criticism it has brought to the Korean education industry, is increasing its popularity day by day. If you haven't watched the drama about the tragic lives of students who sacrificed their youth to get into SKY (Seoul, Korea, Yonsei), which represents the country's three major universities, your first job should be to run to Netflix.
3 - Hospital Playlist / 2020 Hospital Playlist, which made the best opening in Korean television history with the first episode of the second season last month, is about the desperate struggle of medical staff and patients in a hospital. The second season of the series handles the very popular hospital series in Korea through five doctors who graduated from the same medical school in 1999.
4 - The World of the Married / 2020
We are not used to seeing adaptations in Korean dramas that win our hearts with their originality. But
The World of the Married, which holds the all-time record in its country, is a big exception. Adapted from the BBC series Doctor Foster, the series is about the difficulties experienced by family doctor Ji Sun Woo, who seems to have everything, but is betrayed by her husband and other people around him.
5 - Mr. Sunshine / 2018
One of the series that fascinates even those who have prejudices about Korean series,
Mr. Sunshine is about the struggle of the virtuous Korean army trying to resist the Japanese raid in Korea in the early 1900s. Centering on a love story that sprouted in this process, the series offers a glorious look at Korea's sad history.
6 - Itaewon Class / 2020
The JTBC drama
Itaewon Class, which had a great impact in Korea last year, is the Korean version of Ezel, in common terms. The production, which managed to become one of the 10 most-watched TV series in Korean history in a short time, is about the re-clinging of an ex-convict who was a victim of fate and his struggle for revenge with those who took his father from him. Twisted corner lovers of quality TV series, yes, you are at the right place.
7 - Signal / 2016
If you like
Memories of Murder, one of the most legendary movies in Korean history, take a step closer. Telling the story of a police team trying to solve old murders with the change of the statute of limitations affecting cases in Korea, Signal centers on the timeless communication of a profiler from 2015 and a detective from 1989. And before we forget, we will see beautiful children, on sunny days.
8 - Hotel del Luna / 2019
A listicle would be unthinkable without
Hotel del Luna, which combines Korean romance with fantasy elements to perfection. The series, which examines the relationship between the manager and the owner of the hotel in a hotel where the customers are just ghosts, is also very successful in questioning life and our experiences. If you are a Goblin lover, do not miss it.
9 - Prison Playbook / 2017
We are careful to suggest as many different types as possible in the list. Now it's comedy. Guaranteed to make you laugh even in your lowest mode,
Prison Playbook follows the life of a baseball player who was jailed for an incident the day before he was transferred to the American baseball league. And yes, you're right, Koreans synthesize the prison-friendship duo very well.
10 - The Uncanny Counter / 2020 The Uncanny Counter, which became one of the most-watched TV series on Korean television during the pandemic, is about the adventures of a team of young people who call themselves Counter and each with their own special talents. Aiming to catch evil spirits, this group is a great watch with a bit of anime air and a lot of quality action scenes. One of the kinds that make us both laugh and cry.
11 - Guardian: The Lonely and Great God / 2016
Let's take the stage to those who want to lose their eyes from crying and live love and friendship to the fullest. Goblin, one of the most popular Korean dramas of recent years, tells the story of Kim Shin, who has to marry a woman to end his immortal life, with the angel of death, who suffers from memory loss problems.
12 - My Mister / 2018 My Mister is about the difficulties in the lives of a man in his forties and a woman in her 20s. It is the story of goodness and well-being. For those who are looking for a relaxing and serene series, your medicine is not far away, it is in this series.
13 - Arthdal Chronicles / 2019
Nielsen Korea, the record-breaking war drama Arthdal Chronicles is set in a fictional land called Arthdal in ancient times, with over 250 million viewers. The Game of Thrones analogy was often made for the series, which is about the events that develop with the birth of a child who is destined to bring the end of Arthdal. A delightful fantasy fiction that shows how people actually diverge even as they unite.
14 - Law School / 2021
With one of the most flamboyant performances of this year,
Law School is about a unique case faced by a professor and his students at a prestigious law school. Although the excess of legal terms in the first episodes interrupts your viewing pleasure, be patient, it is definitely one of the best series of this year. Keeping its mystery until the last episode and its realistic scenario on law make the series an undiscovered gem in our country.
15 - Stranger / 2017
Another Korean drama that The New York Times named the best of the year, Stranger focuses on the story of a prosecutor who, with the help of a brave female detective, tries to solve a murder case amid political corruption. A very realistic and heartbreaking look at corruption and corruption in hardworking Korean society. The fact that it was inspired by a true story is another element that reinforces the shocking effect of the series.
What Korean drama will you be watching? Leave your watch-list in the comments!