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15 Best Korean Series that will blow your mind!6 min read

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With the OTT platform booming in various genres, Korean series have been the latest trend. Not just the intriguing plot but the direction has been one of its kind. If you wish to explore some of these beautiful series steaming on Netflix, I can assure you this list will keep you glued. Here are 15 All-time loved Korean series handpicked for you.

1. Mr. Sunshine (2018)


Director: Lee Eung-bok

CastLee Byung-hun, Kim Tae-ri, Yoo Yeon-seo

Currently streaming on Netflix.

Friyay’s Take: Leave everything and watch this.

IMDb: 8.8/10

The story takes you long back to 1871. The plot is about a boy from US gets affected by a famous tragedy. He gets back to Korea. The romantic saga then begins to add up to your adrenaline rush. Here starts the romantic encounter with a woman with high standards.

Trailer: Mr. Sunshine

2. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (2020)


Director: Park Shin-woo

CastKim Soo-hyun, Seo Ye-ji, Oh Jung-se

Currently streaming on Netflix.

Friyay’s Take: You gotta watch this.

IMDb: 9/10

There are certain series that can touch your heart and take you to the new height of emotional involvement. This Korean series does justice to such emotion. This series can keep you glued to the screen for hours. Plot of this series is mind boggling. Watch this series to witness the two independent interesting characters coming together. One of the two characters are children’s book writer who challenges society. Other interesting character is an empathetic warden.

Trailer: It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

3. Mother (2009)


Director: Kim Cheol-kyu

Cast:   Lee Bo-young, Heo Yool and Lee Hye-young.

Currently streaming on Netflix.

Friyay’s Take: You can’t miss this.

IMDb: 9/10

This series is full of suspense and thriller. You will get lost in the series. Suspense will create an excitement. You will find the twists very much unpredictable. The story is very much unexpected. It’s about a mother who hunts for the justice of her son. She believes that her son is getting deceived for the terrified murder of a girl.

Trailer: Mother

4. Vagabond (2019)


Director: Yoo In-sik

Cast:   Lee Seung-gi, Bae Suzy, Shin Sung-rok

Currently streaming on Netflix.

Friyay’s Take: You must watch this.

IMDb: 8.3/10

This Korean series is very starts with relatable instances in the beginning. You will see the series heading towards the twist you can’t just predict. This spices up the series. You see the man getting framed for being a corrupted and part of a hell big scam.

Trailer: Vagabond

5. When the Camellia Blooms (2019)


Director: Cha Yeong-hoon

Cast:   Gong Hyo-jin, Kang Ha-neul, Kim Ji-seok

Currently streaming on Netflix.

Friyay’s Take: Add this to your watchlist

IMDb: 8/10

It’s a romantic saga with a pinch of comedy. The things get spiced up when the thriller enters the story. It’s about an enduring love among three couples. The protagonist of the series is Dong Baek. She gets involved with three different types of men.

Trailer: When the Camellia Blooms

6. Kingdom (2019-2020)


Director: Kim Seong-hun

Cast:   Ju Ji-hoon, Ryu Seung-ryong, Bae Doo-na

Currently streaming on Netflix.

Friyay’s Take: Leave everything and watch this.

IMDb: 8.4/10

This series is about kings and kingdom. If you love such dramas, this series is created for you. The story starts with a mysterious fuss about a diseased king. The people search for hope from their prince. The story attains twist due to plague spreading like wildfire among community.

Trailer: Kingdom

7. Stranger (2017)


Director: Ahn Gil-ho

Cast:   Cho Seung-woo, Bae Doona, Lee Joon-hyuk

Currently streaming on Netflix.

Friyay’s Take: You can’t miss this.

IMDb: 8.6/10

The Korean series is full of thriller and suspense. The plot is about a female detective and her client. The sidekick to the script is a political corruption. You will come across a murder case. The accused has lost the empathy and that ads to the entertainment!

Trailer: Strangers

8. Was It Love?(2020)


Director: Kim Do-hyung

Cast:   Song Ji-hyo,Son Ho-jun, Song Jong-ho

Currently streaming on Netflix.

Friyay’s Take:  Leave everything and watch this.

IMDb: 7.3/10

The Korean series is a beautiful romantic story spun in the series. The series revolves around a young mother. She is just 14 years old! She gets confused between a tempting man and one more scary one.

Trailer: Was It Love

9. Crash Landing on You(2020)


Director: Lee Jung-hyo

Cast:   Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin, Kim Jung-hyun

Currently streaming on Netflix.

Friyay’s Take: You can’t miss this.

IMDb: 8.8/10

This is a mysterious romance you can’t afford to miss. It’s about a heiress. She lands in North Korea due to an unprecedented accident. She falls in love with a local officer whose entry adds perk to the series. Look at their quest to hide and conquer each other’s love.

Trailer: Crash Landing On You

10. Romance is a Bonus Book (2019)


Director: Lee Jeong-hyo

Cast: Lee Na-young, Lee Jong-suk

Currently streaming on Netflix.

Friyay’s Take: Leave everything and watch this.

IMDb: 8.1/10

The protagonist of the Korean series is an interesting and well known writer. His calm attitude makes his character look just perfect! He crosses path with a childhood friends. Her character is full of secrets. Thus, as the love story surges you will enjoy the ride.

Trailer: Romance is a Bonus Book

11. Strangers From Hell (2019)


Director: Lee Chang-hee

Cast: Im Si-wan, Lee Dong-wook

Currently streaming on Netflix.

Friyay’s Take: You can’t miss this.

IMDb: 7.9/10

Imagine sharing your abode with somebody you can’t just stand! That’s exactly the twist in this series. Protagonist here belongs to the countryside lifestyle. He arrives at this new place. Here he shares his kitchen and washroom with others. His suspicion and anxiety grows as the story unfolds.

Trailer: Strangers From Hell

12. The Heirs (2013)


Director: Kang Shin-hyo, Boo Sung-chul

Cast: Lee Min-ho, Park Shin-hye, Kim Woo-bin

Currently streaming on Netflix.

Friyay’s Take: Leave everything and watch this.

IMDb: 7.5/10

The plot of this Korean series is set all the way back at 1889. Its about five Vampire communities in Europe. They are getting rehearsed in the ways to not extinct but survive at any cost. The choice has to be made with being a human or an eternal vampire. Do check out this mystery.

Trailer: The Heirs

13. Hi Bye, Mama! (2020)


Director: Yoo Je-won

Cast: Kim Tae-hee, Lee Kyu-hyung, Go Bo-gyeol

Currently streaming on Netflix.

Friyay’s Take: You can’t miss this.

IMDb: 8/10

The story revolves around a mother who lost her life. Her husband has barely started to overcome this huge tragedy. At the same time the reincarnation is attempted that gives a new angle to the whole mess.

Trailer: Hi Bye, mama!

14. Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Ryung (2019)


Director: Kang Il-soo, Han Hyun-hee

Cast: Shin Se-kyung, Cha Eun-woo

Currently streaming on Netflix.

Friyay’s Take: Add this to your watch list.

IMDb: 8.2/10

The plot of this Korean series is goes way back to 19th century. It’s about Goo Hae Ryung who has a lot of interest in history. But here comes the gender discrimination. Due to this, her professional career suffers! Still she fights the stereotype and the mess gets interesting.

Trailer: Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Ryung

15. Hyena (2020)


Director: Jang Tae-yoo

Cast: Kim Hye-soo, Ju Ji-hoon

Currently streaming on Netflix.

Friyay’s Take: You can’t miss this.

IMDb: 7.9/10

This series will take you on a roller coaster ride. Goose bumps won’t be a surprise anymore. The story is about private lawyers. Plot is bout cut throat competition among them. Their specialty is they cater to the highest and richest folks of society.

Trailer: Hyena

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  1. Wow, such a selection! And easily accessible through streaming. I have no excuse to not check a few of these out. Thanks for the recommendations, Shruti. Perhaps I may find one to highlight on my self care/movie blog. 🙂

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