7 Best K-Dramas You Should Watch On Netflix

Are you a Netflix user but new to K-Drama? Are you a K-Drama addict and recently subscribe to Netflix? If the answer to any of the question is yes, well this list is for you.

It is difficult to make a solid watchlist given that there are plenty of options Netflix could provide. To help you decide, here are the 7 K-Dramas available on Netflix that worth watching which are editors choice.

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: 2021

Plot Synopsis:

A love story set in the seaside village of Gongjin.

Yoon Hye Jin (Shin Min Ah) works as a dentist. She is mostly a realist, but due to her rightfulness, which is only a tiny part of her mind, her life changes. She ends up moving to the seaside village of Gongjin. There, Yoon Hye Jin meets Hong Du Sik (Kim Seon Ho).

She becomes curious about him. Hong Du Sik is called Chief Hong by the local residents. He is a handsome and smart man. Officially, he is unemployed, but he always seems busy.

If somebody needs help, Hong Du Sik is the first one to appear and provide help.

Why watch it?

It is a healing and heartwarming drama. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha tells a comical and healing love story of a woman from the city and a man who is a professional at everything. It is a drama remake of the movie Mr. Hong.

You can already feel the warmth of the drama with its pilot episode. The drama has a lot of realizations and lessons in life as well as the backstories of every character, it’s really inspirational and very meaningful.

The healing story of friendship, family, and marriage will touch your heart.

The King’s Affection

Genre: Romance

Release Date: 2021

Plot Synopsis: The Crown Prince’s wife gave birth to twins, but twins were considered an ominous sign. The twin daughter was supposed to be killed, but her mother begged to save her life. Secretly, the twin daughter is sent out of the palace.

A few years later, the twin son Lee Hwi is killed. The Crown Prince’s wife hides her twin son’s death and brings her twin daughter back to the palace and raises her as Prince Lee Hwi (Park Eun Bin). Lee Hwi eventually becomes a crown prince, but she is afraid her real identity will be revealed. Because of her secret, Lee Hwi is unable to have anyone close to her.

She hides her emotions from others and she makes biting remarks.Jung Ji Un (Rowoon) is Lee Hwi’s teacher. Jung Ji Un comes from a noble family. He is handsome, smart and an optimist who enjoys life. Crown Prince Lee Hwi develops feeling for Jung Ji Un.

Why watch it?

Because the drama is all about keeping a secret. Lee Hwi is the one who has the biggest secret but as the story progress, other characters soon reveal their own.

As such, there will be two sides to the story: the secret keepers and the secret exposers.

Hwi will do everything to keep her secret and with that, she needs to face those who dig into her weakness and try to threaten her power.

The Penthouse

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Release Date: 2020

Plot Synopsis:

Set around the luxury Penthouse Apartment with 100 floors.

Shim Su Ryeon (Lee Ji Ah) was born into wealth. She is now an elegant woman of the upper class and she is like the queen of the Penthouse Apartment. Her husband is Joo Dan Tae (Uhm Ki Joon).

He is successful in business and real estate. Cheon Seo Jin (Kim So-Yeon) was born into a wealthy family. She is arrogant. Her husband is Ha Yoon Cheol (Yoon Jong Hoon).

He is a chief surgeon at a general hospital and an ambitious man. Oh Yoon Hee (Eugene) comes from a poor family background. She works hard for her children’s success. She wants to belong to the upper class for her children.

Why watch it?

Because the drama is exciting and suspenseful one. It is worth watching especially if you are looking for a drama who has a thrilling plot.


Genre: Comedy, Law, & Crime.

Release Date: 2021

Plot synopsis:At the age of 8, Park Joo Hyeong went to Italy after he was adopted. He is now an adult and has the name of Vincenzo Cassano (Song Joong Ki). He is a lawyer, who works for the Mafia as a consigliere. Because of a war between mafia groups, he flees to South Korea.

In South Korea, he gets involved with Lawyer Hong Cha Young (Jeon Yeo Bin). She is the type of attorney who will do anything to win a case. Vincenzo Cassano falls in love with her. He also achieves social justice by his own way.

Why watch it?

It’s actually a really funny K-drama.I initially thought that Vincenzo would be *very* serious because of the trailer and promotional posters, but I guess life has a way of surprising you the least you expect it, LOL.

The K-drama might be packed with action scenes (some of them are a bit brutal but okay, that’s what I signed up for) but it doesn’t fall short of humor.

Hospital Playlist

Genre: Romance

Release Date: 2020

Plot Synopsis:

Hospital Playlist” depicts the stories of doctors, nurses and patients at a hospital. 5 doctors all entered the same medical university in 1999.

They are now friends and work together in the same hospital.

Why watch it?

Hospital Playlist shows great friendship among characters.

The friendship of our main cast is going on for 20 years and counting.

Some of them have already known each other since their childhood like Ik Jun and Jun Wan, Jeong Won, and Seok Hyeong.

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: 2020

Plot Synopsis:

A story about a man employed in a psychiatric ward and a woman, with an antisocial personality disorder, who is a popular writer of children’s books.

Moon Kang Tae (Kim Soo Hyun) works in the psychiatric ward. His job is to write down the patients’ conditions and to deal with unexpected situations, like if patients fight or they run away.

He only earns about 1.8 million won (~$1,600 USD) a month. The woman (Seo Yea Ji) is a popular writer of children’s literature, but she is extremely selfish, arrogant and rude.

Why watch it?

It focuses on mental health.

It is rare to find a popular series dealing with topics as sensitive as mental health, rarer still to find them doing it right without hurting the feelings of the audience. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay does right with the entire spectrum of mental health disorders and trauma.

Moon Young’s character visibly suffers from an anti-social personality disorder but unlike most films and series that demonizes this particular disorder, It’s Okay To Not Be Okay portrays it with the right balance of good and bad that helps the character arc for Moon Young develop.

The representation of autism is also remarkably done.

Doctor Romantic

Genre: Romance, Medical Drama

Release Date: 2020

Plot Synopsis:

Boo Yong Joo was a famous surgeon with the nickname of “Hand of God.”

He suddenly disappeared and nobody knew exactly why. Boo Young Joo is now as Teacher Kim and he calls himself the Romantic Doctor. He enjoys his life in seclusion.

Kang Dong Joo became a doctor to win somebody over and Yoon Seo Jung become a doctor to be recognized by somebody. After they meet Teacher Kim, they learn about life values and comfort from love.

Why watch it?

It depicts daily life. It focuses on telling realistic and relatable stories about ordinary people.

The drama often takes current news stories as motifs and uses various surveys in order to tell realistic stories that its audience can naturally relate to.



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