10 Best Korean Dramas on Netflix 2021

by Jih Yun

If you’re not watching K-drama, you’re missing out on a lot of fun! Here are the best Korean dramas on Netflix that you need to watch right now!

When it comes to what to watch on Netflix, these days all I can think about is Korean Dramas. The storyline is so good and the focus of character development is what works for me.

I have ended up binge watching so many K-dramas that I have honestly lost the count but I cannot get over the expressions and the impact they leave on me. 

In today’s post, I have tried my best to introduce you to Best Korean Dramas on Netflix, which I have thoroughly enjoyed and can’t stop talking about them. 

Best Korean Dramas On NetflixGenre Editor’s Rating 
Its okay to not be okay Romantic Drama9/10
VagabondSpy Action Thriller8.5/10
Sweet Home Horror7.5/10
Crash landing on You Romantic Comedy 8.9/10
A love so beautiful Young Adult/Romance 7.3/10
When the Camellia Blooms Thriller Romantic Comedy 8.1/10
KingdomHorror/Zombies 8.5/10
Romance is a Bonus Book Romantic Comedy8/10
Memories of the AlhambraSci-fI Drama8/10
Signal Crime Drama9/10
Oh My Ghost Rom-com8.5/ 10

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Top Korean Dramas on Netflix

It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

Best Korean Dramas on Netflix for Emotional Healing 

Director: Park Shin Woo, Jung Dong Yoon | Genre: Romantic | Rating: 9/10 

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One of the best Korean romance dramas on Netflix I have seen till date and most of my friends will agree too. We couldn’t stop talking about the finesse of this series for so long. A popular Children’s literature writer, suffering from antisocial personality disorder, meets this guy who is a health worker in a psychiatric ward. 

It’s not a regular boy meets girl story, this one has a lot of pain and compassion shown to mental health and its treatment, making it relatable to a lot of people who suffer from anxiety or other mental issues. 

Once you have fully immersed yourself in this series, it’s a healing process from then on. The relatability factor kicks in and you end up watching the show with the brand new perspective. You will fall in love with main leads from the very get go. 

Everyone’s acting is exceptional and character development makes it a pure gem in the current times to watch. 

Release Date: June 20, 2020 | No. of Episodes: 16 

Vagabond

Best Korean Dramas on Netflix For Spy Thriller 

Director: Yoo In Shikirector | Genre – Action/ mystery | Rating – 8.5/10 

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I was hooked to this series from the very 2nd episode, the cast is mindblowing and the performance by everyone is quite captivating. It’s completely action packed and revolves around a major political scandal which keeps you on your toes all the while you are watching it. 

Please watch this show, there is no way you will regret it. 

Release Date: 21 September 2019 | No.of Episodes: 16

Sweet Home 

Best Korean Dramas on Netflix for Horror/zombie Thrill

Director: Lee Eung Bok | Genre – Horror | Rating – 7.5/ 10 

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Every episode of this show is filled with thrill and excitement, which makes it a completely binge worthy show.

This show has a very different approach to your usual Zombie Apocalypse, which also makes it a must watch for the thrill-seekers. It’s a very fast paced show, raising the excitement with every passing episode with the cast that won’t let you down. 

If you want more background to  the show, you can even start with the webtoon by the same name. 

Release Date: 18 December 2020 | No. of Episodes – 10

Crash Landing On You 

Best Korean Dramas on Netflix for Feel-good Romance 

Director: Lee Jeong Hyo | Genre: Romantic Drama | Rating: 8.9/10

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Crash Landing On You is one of the most-watched Korean dramas on Netflix! 

First of all the lead cast of the show is so damn adorable. The main lead girl is from South Korea who while paragliding and with her misfortunes ends up landing in North Korea, where she is saved by a North Korean soldier, who not only gives her refuge but also protects her.

Eventually they end up falling for each other even though there are so many disputes in their cultures and countries. 

The chemistry between the lead pair is unmatchable, they look amazing together. 

Release Date: Dec 14, 2019 | No. of Episodes:16

Crash Landing On You is the best romantic Korean drama in 2021 on Netflix, you simply have to give it a watch! Check it out below!

A Love So Beautiful 

Best Korean Dramas on Netflix for Young Adult Romance

Director: Seo Min-Jung | Genre: Young Adult romance | Rating: 7.3/ 10 

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This show is a Korean remake of the chinese show by the same name, which has gained a lot of popularity for the similar reason as this show. It’s a beautiful rom-com and coming-of-age story between two very different personalities who happen to be the next door neighbours and are also in the same school.

It’s a journey to see the lead actors to fall in love while growing into two independent characters. I really enjoyed the character development of Cha Heon, who is a beautiful, smart and very confident girl-next-door.

Watch this show for its cuteness and sheer romanticism. 

Released Date: Dec 28, 2020 | No. of Episodes: 24

When The Camellia Blooms 

Best Korean Dramas on Netflix for Thriller Romantic Comedy 

Director: Cha Young Hoon | Genre: Thriller Romantic comedy | Rating: 8.1/10 

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When The Camellia Blooms is a simple, cute and funny Korean Drama series. Talks about the struggles of a single mother who is trying to find her happiness while trying to give best of life to her child. There  is a plot twist in the show which revolves around a police officer who is truly in love with this woman, an ex-boyfriend and serial killer – making this plot binge worthy. 

No. of Episodes: 13 | Release Date: Sep 18, 2019

Kingdom

Best Korean Dramas on Netflix for Zombie- Horror 

Director- Kim Sung Hoon | Genre: Horror/ Zombie | Rating- 8.5/10

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One of the most unusual shows from K-drama that is worth all the hype. The kind of zombie horror you have never seen before. It’s based on political disruption, a young prince-hier. The Storyline, plot and characters are too deeply defined and if you are a fan of zombie shows like Walking-Dead you shouldn’t miss out on this one. 

No.of episodes: 6 | Release Date: Jan 25, 2019

Romance is a Bonus Book 

Best Korean Dramas on Netflix for Romantic-comedy 

Director: Lee Jeong Hyo | Genre: Romantic-Comedy | Rating: 8/10

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‘Romance is a Bonus Book’ K-drama series is based on the U.S show called Younger. If you are a book lover like me, this show is absolutely for you! It will make you meet love and fall in love with books and the magic they contain.

It’s an amazing show with a fantastic cast and well written script. Apart from the life of a publisher and bookworm, the show deals very well with sensitive topics of mental-illness, marriage and divorce.with a different and empathetic approach. 

No.of episodes:16 | Release Date: Jan 26, 2019

Memories of the Alhambra

Best Korean Dramas on Netflix for Sci-fi Romance

Director: Ahn Gil Ho | Genre: Sci-Fi, Romance | Rating: 8/10

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This show is so intriguing. The kind of plot-line you don’t often come across. From epic fight scenes, to the gorgeous world of mystery, This show is there to keep you on edge with each scene. Hyun Bin is looking so good in all the scenes that I got a major crush on him all over again. 

No. of Episodes: 16 | Release Date: Dec 1, 2018

Signal 

Best Korean Dramas on Netflix for Crime Thriller 

Director: Kim Won Suk | Genre: Crime Thriller | Rating: 9/10

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Based on part real life crime story this show is so so so good. It has also grabbed Korea’s Baeksang Arts Award in 2016 for Best Screenplay, Best drama and best Actress. 

This show will keep you on edge throughout the show.There is a tie traveling Walkie-talkie that helps in solving crimes … got you excited? Us too … Highly recommended on our list.

Duration 1hr 15 mins | No.of episodes: 16 | Release Date: Jan 22, 2016

Oh My Ghost 

Best Korean Dramas on Netflix for Lighthearted comedy 

Director: Yoo Je Won | Genre: Rom-com | Rating: 8.5/10

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In mood for a cute summer romance drama? We have got you covered, this show is super cute and kinda creative. Screenplay and cast are amazing and it’s a lighthearted show so you don’t have to focus too hard and can just enjoy the silly and cuteness of the show. There are some really good thrilling parts of the show. 

It may be a hit or miss for you but if you are in the mood for some light comedy, I recommend this one. 

No.of Episodes: 16 | Release Date: Jul 3, 2015 

K-dramas are filled with amazing recommendations. We promise you to bring more to you real soon. Let us know in the comments below which show recently has swept you off your feet and why. 

Which is the best Korean drama of all time?

Oh My Ghost is voted the best Korean drama of all time. Rated 8.1/10 on Imdb and 84/10 on My DramaList, Oh My Ghost is a Romantic Comedy Korean drama series you can watch on Netflix. If you liked Freaky Friday, you’ll love this Korean drama. The main character of Oh My Ghost Korean drama, Bong-Sun – a shy girl, gets possessed by the ghost of Soon-ae who has a completely opposite personality. Soon-ae’s ghost has to get something done so she can move to the afterlife and Bong-Sun just needs some confidence. Both help each other out and form a friendship of sorts! Check out this show on Netflix to see how it all turns out!

Best New Korean Dramas On Netflix

Here are the new Korean Dramas on Netflix to watch in 2021

  • It’s Okay To Not Be Okay (2020) – Rating: 9/10
  • Sweet Home (2020) – 7.5/10
  • A Love So Beautiful (2020) – Rating: 7.3/10 
  • Vagabond (2019) – Rating: 8.5/10
  • Crash Landing On You (2019) – Rating: 8.9/10
  • When The Camellia Blooms (2019) – Rating: 8.1/10
  • Kingdom (2019) – Rating: 8.5/10
  • Romance is a Bonus Book (2019) – Rating: 8/10
It's Okay To Not Be Okay

Director: Park Shin Woo and Jung Dong Yoon

Date Created: 1970-01-01 00:33

Editor's Rating:
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