10 Best Korean Dramas & Series on Netflix (November 2022) – Busuu Blog (2023)

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Looking for the best Korean shows on Netflix? You’re in the right place. We’ve reviewed Netflix’s vast library of content and found 10 top-notch shows loved by critics and audiences alike.

If you want to learn Korean, one of the best things you can do is immerse yourself in the language – but, depending on where you live, that might feel like a tall order. Fortunately, you can hear native speakers converse and get a better sense for how the language is used in practice with our top picks for Korean dramas on Netflix.

Whether you’re looking for gripping drama, thrilling action, or sweet romance, there’s something for everyone among these Korean Netflix shows. And these shows aren’t just good for practicing your language skills – they’re also just plain great, totally binge-able series.

Let’s take a look.

All of these series are available at present on US Netflix.

1. Squid Game – 1 season (2021 – present)

Tomatometer: 95%

Genre: Thriller, Drama, Survival

The show that launched Korean shows on Netflix into new living rooms worldwide, Squid Game is a brutal yet thrilling drama series with heart. It set records when it came out in 2021, reaching number one in Netflix’s top 10 in 94 different countries, including the US and UK. The show centres around contestants on a game show that recruits people in debt and offers them a tantalizing prize – but that prize comes with a deadly cost. If you haven’t watched Squid Game yet, it’s an absolute must-watch for anyone interested in the best Korean dramas on Netflix – and has already been renewed for a second season.

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Also available on the UK version of Netflix.

2. My Name – 1 season (2021)

Tomatometer: 100%

Genre: Crime, Suspense, Thriller

This gripping crime drama follows a woman set on avenging her gangster father’s death. To do so, she joins a gang, then infiltrates the local police under a fake name, where she’s partnered with a young narcotics detective. With a touch of film noir-like style and hard-hitting fight scenes, My Name is a treat for any fan of crime dramas.

Also available on the UK version of Netflix.

3. Mr. Sunshine – 1 season (2018)

Tomatometer: Audience score only – 94%

Genre: Political Drama, Historical Drama, Romance

Eugene, a man who was born into slavery in the 1800s Joseon but escaped to the United States, returns to Joseon as a U.S. Marine. There, he meets and falls in love with the granddaughter of an aristocrat who has been betrothed since childhood to a nobleman. The exciting, sweeping story centers around their star-crossed love, woven together with historical events and political intrigue. Though critics would warn you (correctly) to take this telling of historical events with a heavy grain of salt, it’s certainly a great way to learn a little about Korean history through a show that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat.

4. Crash Landing On You – 1 season (2019 – 2020)

Tomatometer: Audience score only – 98%

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama

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If you’re looking for romance with a touch of drama, Crash Landing On You could be just the ticket. This charming, heartfelt, mostly light-hearted series follows a South Korean heiress who is accidentally blown over the demilitarised zone (DMZ) and into North Korea, where a handsome soldier decides to take her in until she can return home. The romantic show was a huge hit in Korea and abroad, becoming the third highest-rated K-drama in cable television history – and you can watch it all on Netflix!

Also available on the UK version of Netflix.

5. Our Blues – 1 season (2022)

Tomatometer: N/A

Genre: Emotional, Drama, Ensemble Cast

Another one of the most-watched Korean dramas, Our Blues is a sweet and touching, understated series following the day-to-day lives of people living on Jeju Island. While less over-the-top dramatic than some other popular K-dramas, this realistic, bittersweet series relies on a wide cast of characters to capture life’s big and small moments – think something along the lines of This Is Us and Love Actually.

Also available on the UK version of Netflix.

6. Signal – 1 season (2016)

Tomatometer: Audience score only – 100%

Genre: Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Fantasy

Fans of Broadchurch and Sherlock will enjoy this dark and suspenseful crime drama with an unusual twist. Signal follows a criminal profiler in 2015 who finds a walkie-talkie that lets him communicate across time with a police detective from 1989. After their communication leads to the successful solving of a cold case, the profiler, Park Hae-young, is added to a newly formed cold case team – but quickly finds that changing the past, of course, affects the future. It’s a fantastic show that delivers on each individual character’s arc, with stellar acting performances, great writing, and a healthy dose of suspense.

Also available on the UK version of Netflix.


7. Kingdom – 2 seasons (2020 – present)

Tomatometer: 96%

Genre: Political Drama, Period Drama, Horror, Zombies

Based on a Webtoon, Kingdom surprises and enthralls at every turn, well-deserving of its critical acclaim. At once a 16th-century period piece, a political intrigue, and a gory horror series, Kingdom follows a sick king and his son, the crown prince, who starts investigating the strange illness that has made the king sick only to discover that a deadly epidemic is ravaging the kingdom. A zombie epidemic.

Also available on the UK version of Netflix.

8. Single’s Inferno – 1 season (2021 – present)

Tomatometer: Audience score only – 46%

Genre: Reality, Dating Show, Survival

Ignore the negative reviews. If you like reality TV, Single’s Inferno is a must-watch. The show is, in essence, Survivor meets Love Island. Singles are left to survive on a deserted island – but, if they find someone to shack up with, they get to leave the island and go to ‘paradise’, luxury accommodation with everything they could want. Those who can’t find a date are left to compete with each other and fend for themselves on the island. If you’re sold on the premise, you’ll enjoy the show. If reality dating shows with a sadistic twist aren’t for you, then keep scrolling.

Also available on the UK version of Netflix.

9. Twenty Five Twenty One – 1 season (2022 – present)

Tomatometer: Audience score only – 95%

Genre: Romance, Drama

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No list of Korean dramas on Netflix would be complete without a heart-wrenching romantic drama about young people, and Twenty Five Twenty One sticks out as one of the best among a large selection of good options. The show follows five characters and their love lives from the 1990s to the 2020s, complete with high school drama, first loves, and lessons learned. It’s lovely, it’s sweet, and it’s easily among the best Korean dramas on Netflix.

Also available on the UK version of Netflix.

10. All of Us Are Dead – 1 season (2022 – present)

Tomatometer: 87%

Genre: Teen Drama, Horror, Zombies

Last, but certainly not least, we have All of Us Are Dead, the hit zombie show about teens trapped in their high school. The students slowly realise they’re stuck in ground zero of a zombie outbreak after a science experiment goes wrong – and no one is coming to pick them up after class. It’s gross. It’s gory. It’s compelling and even occasionally thought-provoking. And, for horror fans, it’s fun. Fans of Battle Royale and The Walking Dead will enjoy this bloody thriller – just maybe don’t try to eat spaghetti or chili while watching.

Also available on the UK version of Netflix.

And that’s that – the 10 best Korean series on Netflix right now. Immersing yourself in media is a fantastic way to start mastering some of the trickier elements of a new language, and these excellent, oh-so-watchable shows make it easy and fun.

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What is the best KDrama on Netflix 2022? ›

The Best Korean Dramas on Netflix Right Now
  • The Silent Sea (2021-present) Image via Netflix. ...
  • Narcos-Saints (2022-present) Image via Netflix. ...
  • Business Proposal (2022) Image Via Netflix. ...
  • Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021-present) ...
  • The Heirs (2013) ...
  • All of Us Are Dead (2022-present) ...
  • Hellbound (2021-present) ...
  • Squid Game (2021-present)
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Which Korean drama is trending now 2022? ›

UPDATED: 2022 KDrama List of Recommendations
  • Twenty Five Twenty One. Twenty Five Twenty One | Official Trailer | Netflix [ENG SUB] ...
  • A Business Proposal. Business Proposal | Official Trailer | Netflix [ENG SUB] ...
  • Tomorrow. ...
  • Juvenile Justice. ...
  • Thirty-Nine. ...
  • My Liberation Notes. ...
  • Forecasting Love and Weather.

What is the highest rating Korean Drama 2022? ›

Find your next binge right here as we give you a list of 8 highly rated K-dramas including genres like romance, action, and fantasy.
  • Extraordinary Attorney Woo. View this post on Instagram. ...
  • Our Blues. ...
  • Twenty-Five, Twenty-One. ...
  • Love (ft. ...
  • Military Prosecutor Doberman. ...
  • Alchemy of Souls. ...
  • Thirty Nine. ...
  • Ghost Doctor.
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What is the No 1 Kdrama? ›

JTBC's World of the Married firmly holds the number one spot, breaking the ratings record of Sky Castle.

What is Korea's top 10 Netflix today? ›

Top 10 By Country
  • Under the Queen's Umbrella: Season 1. #1 this week. ...
  • Prison Playbook: Season 1. #2 this week. ...
  • I am Solo: Part 9 - #3 this week. ...
  • Behind Every Star: Season 1. #4 this week. ...
  • Hospital Playlist: Season 1. #5 this week. ...
  • Hospital Playlist: Season 2. #6 this week. ...
  • Missing: The Other Side. ...
  • Little Women: Season 1.

Which K drama is most watched? ›

'Crash Landing on You'

This drama mixes romance with comedy and ultimately tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers. It's currently the highest rated tvN drama and the second-highest Korean drama in cable television history. (Also, stars Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin have since gotten married and are expecting a baby!)

What is the current best Kdrama? ›

stream right now, including popular K-dramas like Love Alarm, Sweet Home, and All of Us Are Dead.
  • Squid Game. Netflix. 25M subscribers. ...
  • All of Us Are Dead. Netflix. 25M subscribers. ...
  • The Silent Sea. Netflix. ...
  • Love Alarm. Netflix. ...
  • Sweet Home. Netflix. ...
  • Hello, Me! An error occurred. ...
  • Kingdom. Netflix. ...
  • My First First Love. Netflix.
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Which is the top rated Kdrama? ›

The Top 50 Highest-Rating Korean Dramas of All Time
  • The World of the Married (2020) Rating: 28.371% ...
  • Sky Castle (2018) Rating: 23.779% ...
  • Crash Landing on You (2019) Rating: 21.683% ...
  • Reply 1988 (2015) Rating: 18.803% ...
  • Goblin (2016) Rating: 18.680% ...
  • Mr. Sunshine (2018) ...
  • Extraordinary Attorney Woo (2022) ...
  • Mr. Queen (2020)
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What Kdrama has BTS watched? ›

The K-drama Sky Castle is loved by the older members of the band. During an interaction with ARMY, Suga revealed that he had seen the dark comedy thriller Sky Castle. Besides Suga, RM and Jin also loved watching South Korea's second-highest-rated series on cable television.

What is the biggest hit series on Netflix? ›

Most watched Netflix shows
  • The Witcher season 1: 541 million hours.
  • Inventing Anna: 511.9 million hours.
  • 13 Reasons Why season 2: 496.1 million hours.
  • Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story: 496 million hours.
  • Ozark season 4: 491.1 million hours.
  • The Witcher season 2: 484.3 million hours.
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Who is No 1 actor in Korean drama? ›

Lee Min Ho

' Since then, he has appeared in several dramas, short plays, and modest film parts. In 2009, he rose to prominence as Gu Jun Pyo in Boys Over Flowers. Other films, such as City Hunter and Heirs, cemented him as one of the most talented actors all over Asia.

What is Netflix's top 10 right now? ›

The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now
  • Little Angel.
  • The Watcher.
  • From Scratch.
  • Warrior Nun.
  • Manifest.
  • Love Is Blind.
  • Ancient Apocalypse.
  • The Crown.
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What is BTS v favorite K-drama? ›

Starring his close friend, actor Park Seo-joon, 'Itaewon Class' follows a group of misfits who dream of opening a street bar. Mot only did he recommend the K-drama, Taehyung's song "Sweet Night" is also part of the OST.

What is BTS v favorite movie? ›

In an interview with Rolling Stones, V shared that Quentin Tarentino's Reservoir Dogs is his all-time favorite movie.

In which country BTS is most watched? ›

Although no official surveys have been carried out by the Army worldwide, the majority of sources disclose that the Philippines has the most Army. Unexpectedly, South Korea, the boy band's homeland, ranks second.

What are 5 most watched Netflix? ›

Watched for 107.39 million hours this week. Watched for 74.78 million hours this week.
Most Popular TV (English)
#TV (English)Hours viewed in first 28 days
1Stranger Things 41,352,090,000
2DAHMER: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story856,220,000
3Bridgerton: Season 2656,260,000
4Bridgerton: Season 1625,490,000
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6 days ago

What is the most viewed series on Netflix 2022? ›

As of October 2022, the most popular English-language Netflix TV show of all time was the fourth season of American science-fiction series "Stranger Things," based on number of hours viewed in the show's first 28 days on the platform. It counted over 1.3 billion hours viewed.

Which is the No 1 series in Netflix 2022? ›

TOP TV Shows on Netflix in 2022
  • All of Us are Dead. 1,107.
  • Stranger Things. 1,079.
  • Business Proposal. 794.

What is the most watched Netflix series in 2022? ›

As of October 2022, the most popular English-language Netflix TV show of all time was the fourth season of American science-fiction series "Stranger Things," based on number of hours viewed in the show's first 28 days on the platform. It counted over 1.3 billion hours viewed.

What's the best on Netflix 2022? ›

The 30 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now
  • Eyes Wide Shut. watch on netflix.
  • Any Given Sunday. Watch on Netflix.
  • The Bridges of Madison County. Watch on Netflix.
  • Call Me By Your Name. watch on netflix.
  • A Clockwork Orange. Watch on Netflix.
  • Descendant. watch on netflix.
  • If Beale Street Could Talk. Watch on Netflix.
  • The Power of the Dog.
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What Korean dramas are coming to Netflix 2022? ›

New K-Dramas on Netflix in October 2022
  • Glitch (Season 1) N.
  • 20th Century Girl (2022) N.
  • The Queen's Umbrella (Season 1) N.
  • Little Women (Season 1) N.
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What is the highest rating series on Netflix? ›

Best series on Netflix 2022: Here are the 9 highest rated series on Netflix, according to IMDb ratings
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  2. Vikings: Valhalla - Season 1. ...
  3. Sweet Magnolias - Season 2. ...
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What's the top 10 on Netflix right now? ›

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  • Where the Crawdads Sing. #4 this week. Watch now. ...
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  • Mile 22. #6 this week. ...
  • Captain Phillips. #7 this week. ...
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What is the most trending series on Netflix? ›

This week's Top 10 includes the return of the royals, the aftermath of a mysterious flight, and a group of warrior nuns.
The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now
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  • The Watcher.
  • From Scratch.
  • Warrior Nun.
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  • The Crown.
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Which is No 1 Web series in world 2022? ›

Aspirants topped the list of the top web series in world with its utterly relatable storyline and character outplay. In case you have not watched it yet, here is the link to the complete episodes of the series. (Fan Theory: What if SK knew everything all this while?)

What is the most trending series in 2022? ›

2022 TV shows

Lord of the Rings, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Paper Girls, Andor, She-Hulk, Halo, The Sandman, Ms. Marvel and more make their debut, while Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, The Boys, Westworld and Bridgerton return.

What series is Netflix Cancelling? ›

2021 was a big year for Netflix cancelations, with titles like Jupiter's Legacy, Cursed, and Dash & Lily all getting canceled. There are also plenty of shows ending in 2022, such as Ozark, Grace and Frankie, Dead to Me, and Family Reunion.

What will leave Netflix in 2022? ›

  • Leaving Nov. ...
  • Leaving Nov. If Anything Happens I Love You.
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  • Leaving Nov. America's Next Top Model: Seasons 21-22.
  • Leaving Nov. Suffragette.
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  • Leaving Nov. Bridget Jones's Baby.
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What will Netflix remove in 2022? ›

Full List of What's Leaving Netflix US in October 2022
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  • 26 Years (2012)
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  • 42 (2013)
  • 6 Bullets (2012)
  • Agyaat (2009)
  • Anjaan (2014)
  • Argo (2012)
27 Sept 2022

Which Korean series is trending now? ›

  • Lee Jong-suk and Kim Woo-bin 🖤 @jongsuk0206.
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  • Alchemy of Souls Light and Shadow. December 2022. __
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What is the newest Kdrama on Netflix? ›

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