The world is now familiar with the word ‘Korean Drama’. One of the biggest parts of Hallyu wave is one of the most binged series on Netflix.
K-drama is now a part of our Netflix watch list and charts at top many times. Indian people also love K-dramas and many K-dramas chart number 1 on Indian Netflix too.
So let’s see some of the top K-Dramas that are charting on Indian Netflix :
Hometown Cha Cha Cha
One of my all time favourite rom-com drama breezy, laidback style of show, Hometown Cha Cha Cha is rather sort of a seashore vacation in drama type.
It’s indirect and generally it sounds like not a great deal happens in our drama world, however the charm of the tiny city of Gongjin, in conjunction with its equally charming residents, is such that it eventually gets beneath your skin, then it doesn’t drop.
Show’s Main Event is that the double-dimpled couple of Shin Min Ah and Kim Seon-ho, and their combined prettiness is arguably show’s most deadly weapon.
Perfect for once you’re searching for one thing lightweight, sweet and feel-good drama to watch with you family members.
Vincenzo really is an action comedy masterpiece. Vincenzo Cassano, an Italian mafia consigliere found as a child, returns to his native South Korea in search of hidden gold.
Along the way, Vincenzo meets a human rights lawyer pursuing social justice, while crossing paths with the daughter of an older man flying high, who would do everything to stop his client's immoral activities.
Unexpected and unjust death eventually brings them down the same path - lowering the bad guys in their own unique way.
Business Proposal is a good example of the largest exhibition components. There is no episode of this real Netflix series that does not offer an anti that deserves to be laughed at or intimidated.
But while the K-drama of love brings entertainment and comedy with a simple heart, it fails to provide an arc of storytelling connected to a credible romance based on the web of the same name (also titled “Office Intermediate Date”), Business Proposition follows the life and love traps of "GOFood" researcher Shin Ha-ri (Kim Se-jeong).
When he enters the blind date on behalf of his best friend Jin Young-seo (Seol In-ah), Ha-ri is shocked to find himself face to face with "GOFood" CEO Kang Tae-moo (Ahn Hyo Seop). To save face, Ha-ri introduces himself as Geum-hui. Following is a series of funny tricks, misunderstandings, and a fan favourite trope of love: a fake dating situation.
Crash Landing On You
Love has no boundaries and this K-drama made us realise that. Crash Landing On You was a true masterpiece of love. The series discusses a secret love affair between a South Korean conglomerate and a North Korean top official.
Yoon Se-ri (Son of the Jin) is the heir to the conglomerate in South Korea. One day, while we were paragliding, a hurricane caused Yoon Se-ri to land in an emergency area of North Korea.
There he meets Ri Jung-hyuk (Hyun Bin), a North Korean army officer. He tries to protect her and to hide her. Soon, Ri Jung-hyuk falls for Yoon Se-ri.
Romance Is A Bonus Book
This K-drama has to be in the list, it is a beautiful love story between an older girl and a young boy and shows what love leads to care, sharing of pain and joy. Cha Eun Ho is a successful and talented writer who is also the youngest chief editor in a publishing company.
He is calm and always at work. He then became involved in the life of his childhood friend, Kang Dan Yi who was once a famous cop. Now she is divorced, a single mother, unemployed and struggling in life despite trying to find a job, but even though she once had a good job, she still cannot.
However, in a desperate attempt to get a job, he lies about his background and begins working as a temporary worker in the same building under Cha Eun Ho. As they become involved in each other's lives more often, a love affair begins to unfold.
Totally opposite from the title ‘sweet’ home but has a great meaning of this title and was one of the top ranked K-dramas in Netflix but really it's not that sweet home. Sweet Home follows Cha Hyun-soo (Song Kang) who moves to a dilapidated apartment after the death of his family.
Hyun-soo who has since withdrawn from society wants nothing but suicide. But strange things start to happen in the building, when his neighbours start to turn into monsters.
A ragtag group consisting of Hyun-soo, medical student Eun-hyuk (Lee Do-hyun) and his sister Eun-yu (Go Min-si), singer Ji-su (Park Gyu-young) come together to strive to survive.
What is success? What is hard work? and getting back from the bottom with pain, getting a second chance in life and romance is Itaewon Class. Itaewon's class follows Park Sae-ro-yi (Park Seo-joon), a kind-hearted boy who dreams of becoming a police officer.
His teachers describe Park as a person who has little contact with people because he has little contact with other people, let alone friends. This worries his father (Park Sung-yeol), an employee of a large food company called "Jangga". Park's kind nature surrounds him as he saves his classmate from being bullied by Jang Geun Won (Ahn Bo-hyun).
He knows nothing, Jang's father is the CEO of Jangga. Park's school expels him, and Jangga expels his father. Adding to Park's plight, an accident occurred, leaving Park orphaned. He finds time in prison for beating Jang, killing his dream of becoming a police officer. Park vows revenge on Jangga - for continuing his father's dreams of starting a business.
When The Camellia Blooms
You know, I got to the point where I was so tired of the series of murders and murders mixed with love, that I was ready to give this program a solid and blind pass, just for having the courage to mix murder with love too.
When Camellia Blooms is a romantic comedy about a single mother (Gong Hyo Jin) who opens a bar in a small town and begins a relationship with a well-known police officer (Kang Ha Neul) who tries to catch her serial killer.
It’s Okay Not To Be Okay
Moon Gang-tae lives with his older brother Moon Sang-tae who has autism. They often travel from town to town since Sang-tae witnessed the murder of their mother.
Gang-Tae works as a caregiver in a psychiatric ward wherever he lives. While working in a hospital, he meets a well-known children's book writer, Ko Moon-young, who is rumoured to have a personality disorder.
Circumstances lead Gang-tae to work at OK Psychiatric Hospital in Seongjin City, the same town where they all lived when they were younger. At the time, the Moon-young formed a romantic attraction to the Gang-tae after discovering that their passes were over.
He follows her to Seongjin, where the three (including Sang-tae) slowly begin to heal each other's emotional wounds. They reveal many secrets, seek solace in each other and move on with their lives.
Kingdom's structure is engaging, if well- worn, and eventually satisfying. It is a better zombie drama for a many reasons, but primarily because it ratchets up the horror aspects of it.
Kingdom is a 2019 South Korean political period horror suspenser streaming TV series, created and written by Kim Eun-hee and grounded on the webtoon series The Kingdom of the God by pen Kim Eun-hee and artist Yang Kyung-il.
As Netflix's first original Korean series it premiered on January 25, 2019. Set in the 16th century and three times after the end of the Imjin War, Kingdom takes place in a fictional, mediaeval-inspired Joseonn era and blends political suspense and rudiments from zombie horror.
The story follows Lee Chang, the Crown Prince of Joseon, who attempts to probe the mysterious illness lately languishing the King, only to find himself caught in the middle of a deadly epidemic ruining the Kingdom of Joseon.
While trying to save the Kingdom from the pest, he must also stop his political opponents from seizing the throne.
A world class K-drama. The creepy doll, Red light, green light, Tug of war, Marbles woah. Hopeless debt- ridden individualities make up the list of willing contestants on a mysterious game on a mysterious islet.
All they've to do is to play six simple children’s games to be suitable to ultimately win a huge prize plutocrat – but if you fail at the game, you're excluded from life itself.
Ultimately, the architect of a brutal contest — in which 456 people in dire fiscal woe will risk their lives for a huge cash prize — will explain that as his adult life came devoid of joy, he harkened back to the games that excited him so much as a boy.
All Of Us Are Dead
A contagion outbreak occurs at Hyosan High School. The infected snappily turn into mortal eating zombies. Students at the high school must now fight for their lives from the blood eating zombies, while they look for a way out.
Nam On-Jo (Park Ji-Hu) & Lee Cheong-San (Yoon Chan-Young) have been best buddies since they were children. They are two of the students trapped in a classroom and girdled by meat eating zombies. Meanwhile, the Korean service works to isolate the outbreak and cover the country from an indeed larger outbreak.
So these were some of the top Korean Dramas charting on Indian Netflix and also on Netflix worldwide. There is no doubt that these dramas deserve no. 1 rank. The Korean wave is taking out not only India but also the world, so we will get more awesome K-dramas that will chart on Netflix in future.
Author : Saurabh Thapa