Top 10 Best K-Dramas on Netflix You Shouldn't Skip Today

In recent years, we’ve seen a Hallyu wave taking over the Entertainment industry. With the rise of K-pop, K-dramas also gains popularity on streaming platforms, and Korean films won major international awards. And if you’re searching for some great Korean movies to stream, check out our list of the top 10 best Kdramas on Netflix in this December 2022 right now. 
With blockbusters like Train to Busan, Squid Game, Parasite, etc. Korea has been successfully reaching out to the international audience and gradually claims its position in the global movie industry.

#1. Squid Game

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The survival drama that launched Korean movies on Netflix into new living rooms worldwide, Squid Game is a brutal yet thrilling drama series with heart. Release in 2021, the movie soon broke records and ranked first in Netflix’s top 10 in 94 different countries. The show centers on 456 real players accepting a strange invitation to compete in Korean children’s games in pursuit of a life-changing cash prize worth $4.56 million. 

#2. Extraordinary Attorney Woo

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Legal dramas are nothing new, but Extraordinary Attorney Woo brings a fresh spin to the genre by featuring an autistic rookie lawyer as the titular character. Woo Young-woo (played by Park Eun-bin), uses her savant-like attributes to represent her clients and help solve many complicated legal cases. The 16-episode drama series showcases the issues people with disabilities face in society, especially in the workplace, and the various prejudices they face. 

#3. All of Us Are Dead

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Based on a webtoon, Now at Our School by Joo Dong-Geun, All Of Us Are Dead follows the story of a group of Korean teenagers who find themselves trapped in a school amid a mysterious virus outbreak.  If the rabid infected, the victims will turn into angry flesh-eating zombies. The plot is mainly driven mainly by the typical adolescent angst and apprehension about the future, but what makes this teenage hormone-fueled series special is the drama fueled by just how far a person—especially the bullies—will seek vengeance.

#4. Twenty-Five Twenty-One

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Twenty-Five Twenty-One is a coming-of-age story that takes place in 1997 when the IMF crisis crashes South Korea’s economy. The plot focuses on Na Hee-do (Kim Tae-Ri), a high school student who dreams of becoming an Olympian fencer one day, and her blossoming romance with Baek Yi-jin (Nam Joo-hyuk), a top student forced to drop out of college when his family went bankrupt because of the financial crisis. Their relationship is told through the eyes of Hee-do’s 15-year-old daughter Kim Min-Chae (Choi Myung-bin) who, by chance, discovers her mother’s diary in present-day South Korea. 

#5. Business Proposal

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Webtoon-turned-drama-series Business Proposal is a light-hearted rom-com that checks all the boxes for a casual weekend binge-watch. Shin Ha-ri (starred by K-pop singer Kim Se-jeong) is a young food researcher who, at her best friend’s request, takes her place on a blind date for an arranged marriage, with the purpose to chase the potential suitor away. It turns out that the man who shows up is Kang Tae-moo (Ahn Hyo-Seop), the CEO of the company Ha-ri works for. But instead of being scared away, he proposes a business deal—a fake engagement to get his grandfather off his back in exchange for monetary payments to Ha-ri who needs to support her parents. 

#6. Thirty-Nine

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Son Ye-jin makes a comeback to the small screen in a tearjerker about the lifelong friendship between three beautiful women approaching their 40s. The trio—made up of Cha Mi-jo (Son Ye-jin), Jeon Chan-young (Jeon Mi-do), and Jang Joo-hee (Kim Ji-Hyun)—finds their friendship put to the test when one of them shows symptoms of a terminal illness. The lows these women face are offset by the highs that come with finding small moments of joy as they support each other through the pain of inevitable loss. 

#7. Once Upon A Small Town

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Han Ji-Yul, a Seoul-based veterinarian (Chu Young-woo) is tricked by his grandfather into temporarily moving to the strange Huidong Village in the countryside, and running the elder’s animal clinic while his grandparents enjoy a belated honeymoon. Initially, Han, who is itching to return to Seoul, acts coldly toward the local residents. But, eventually, he becomes softened, especially towards An Ja-young, the nosy local policewoman (starred by Joy of K-pop group Red Velvet). 

#8. Our Blues

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Featuring A-list actors including Lee Byung-hun, Shin Min-a, Cha Seung-won, Uhm Jung-Hwa, Han Ji-min, and Kim Woo-bin, this drama follows different stories of residents living in South Korea’s paradisiacal Jeju Island. Each episode focuses on a different relationship dynamic and introduces themes from friendship to forgiveness. The show succeeds in giving time for each of the characters’ stories to breathe and interconnecting them in a way that makes the island community come to life on the screen. 

#9. Our Beloved Summer

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A high school couple breaks up bitterly, and never wants to see each other again. However, a documentary shot they made together ten years ago unexpectedly went viral forcing them to cross paths again. The special thing about Our Beloved Summer special was the chemistry between actor Choi Woo Shik and actress Kim Da Mi. The pair did well to display the complicated emotions of love and what it means to grow as a person.

#10. Forecasting Love and Weather

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Forecasting Love and Weather follows the story of love and work lives of employees working at the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA). Featuring A-list movie stars Park Min Young (Jin Ha Kyung) and Song Kang (Lee Shi Woo), this 16-episode series will take us through the ups and downs that the lovebird encounter both in their romantic and professional relationships. 
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