The Full List of the Best K-Dramas on Netflix in 2021

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These K-Dramas Are for K-Drama Junkies Only. You Have Been Warned!

With the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more people are watching K-dramas through Netflix. Netflix took notice of this trend and released the best lineup of K-dramas ever! Even movie actors who rarely participate in TV series took part in the trend.

Enjoy this K-drama lineup because it may not happen again!

Vincenzo

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Genre           : Thriller, Action

Episodes       : 20 episodes, February 20th, 2021 – May 2nd, 2021

Cast             : Song Joong-ki, Jeon Yeo-bin, Ok Taek-yeon (2PM’s Taecyeon)

A Korean kid is adopted by an Italian family and is brought to Italy. Growing up in Italy, his name is changed to Vincezo Cassano. Vincenzo is recruited as an Italian mafia lawyer. Due to conflict between the mafia gangs, he must visit the country where he was born and is given the task to solve the problem. Soon, he is trapped in a huge pharmaceutical company scandal. Vincenzo accidentally meets an attorney who cares about nothing but winning her case and falls in love with her.

Despite the thriller genre, Vincenzo has a lot of funny scenes and unexpected plot twists. Song Joong-ki’s role as a serious and dedicated detective takes his acting career to a new level.

Hello, Me!

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Genre           : Romance, Comedy

Episodes       :16 episodes, February 17th, 2021 – April 8th, 2021

Cast             : Kim Young-kwang, Choi Kang-hee, Lee Re and Eum Moon-suk

Choi Kang-hee plays a single woman with low self-esteem and a timid character. Nearing the age of 40, she feels insecure both at work and in her love life. Every day she holds the fear of being fired from her work. Despite her single life, she is desperate for a partner and she doesn’t want to remain single anymore. One day, she meets the younger, brighter, and more confident version of herself. Her younger version travels to the future to meet her. What is the reason behind this meeting, and what happens after the meeting?

Koreans must love time travel. Dramas or movies with people switching roles or experiencing being a younger or older version of themselves appear from time to time. However, most of the time, the plot and the characters are very funny and refreshing. Choi Kang-hee always delivers and is fun to watch when she is asked to play clumsy and awkward characters.

Sisyphus: The Myth

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Genre           : Action, Thriller, Sci-fi

Episodes       :16 episodes, February 17th, 2021 – April 8th, 2021

Cast             : Park Shin-hye, Cho Seung-woo, Chae Jong-hyeop, and Jung Hye-in

Han Tae-sul (Cho Seung-woo) is a brilliant engineer entrepreneur. He has everything from money, fame, brains, and looks. He is able to build a global hi-tech company. His life takes a downturn after his brother’s death. His lifestyle and character change dramatically. Han Tae-sul is no longer able to manage his company. Company stocks collapse and his wealth plunges. One day, he finds out about the unexpected truth behind the death of his brother and tries to solve the puzzle. He gets help from Kang Seo-hee (Park Shin-hye), an experienced warrior who has skills in battle and martial arts. They must cooperate to solve the mystery behind the fall of Han Tae-sul’s company. In the process, they fall in love with each other.

The cast of Sisyphus: The Myth includes A-list Korean actors. Park Shin-hye performed as a warrior who succeeds in all of her missions. However, the story behind the time-travel mission is a little bit unclear.

Marriage Lyrics for Divorce Music

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Genre           : Drama, Romance

Episodes       :16 episodes, January 23rd, 2021 – March 14th, 2021

Cast             : Sung Hoon, Lee Tae-gon, Park Joo-mi, Lee Ga-ryeong, Lee Min-young

Three women of different ages, 30s, 40s, and 50s, have to deal with a cheating husband and various household problems. The oldest couple, Shi-eun and Hae-ryun, are married with kids and a huge house. Despite their success, Hae-ryun is involved in an affair with another woman. The second couple is in their 40s. They are living a happy and romantic love life. However, the husband falls in love with another woman. The third couple is newlywed.

Marriage Lyrics for Divorce Music follows the same successful recipe of The World of the Married. The drama is filled with intrigue, betrayal, and marriage issues. The different couples have three different situations, but all of them endure similar problems.

Navillera

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Genre           : Drama, Romance

Episodes       :12 episodes, March 22nd, 2021 – April 27th, 2021

Cast             : Park In-hwan, Song Kang, Choi Hae-nam, Shim Eun-ho

Shim Deok-chul (Park In-hwan) always put his family first throughout his life. He was too busy earning money to support his family. After retiring from his job, he decides to pursue his dream of learning ballet. On the other hand, Lee Chae-rok is a young dancer who decided to learn ballet after failing in other sports. He struggles between working and learning ballet, and he is thinking of giving up ballet. The meeting with Shim Deok-chul opens his mind about opportunities and life goals.

Veteran actors Park In-hwan and Na Moon-hee collaborated with the young actor Song Kang in this drama about the purpose of life. Every drama or movie with Park In-hwan and Na Moon-hee in it will never let you down. There are truly mind-opening moments about opportunities and goals. This drama is an emotional roller coaster from two points of view from different generations.

Love Alarm 2

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Genre           : Drama, Romance

Episodes       :6 episodes, March 12th, 2021 – April 27th, 2021

Cast             : Kim So-hyun, Jung Ga-ram, Song Kang

A new cellphone app can tell whether a person near you has romantic feelings towards you. Through the app, Hye-young (Jung Ga-ram) finds out that Jo-jo (Kim So-hyun) has romantic feelings towards him. He feels secure and comfortable around her because he believes in the app. On the other hand, through the app, Sun-oh finds out that Jo-jo has no feelings towards him. However, Sun-oh believes that Jo-jo has feelings for him deep down in her heart.

This drama is based on a popular Korean webtoon. The technology makes you wonder whether you should believe the app or believe in yourself when it comes to love.

D.P.

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Genre           : Action

Release date  : 2021

Cast             : Jung Hae-in, Kim Sung-kyun, Koo Gyo-hwan, Son Seok-Koo

An Joon-hoo is a determined and tenacious soldier. He is strict, inflexible, and always follows the orders of his superiors. He is assigned to the Deserter Pursuit (D.P.) team. The team must find and bring home all military deserters. An Joon-hoo must collaborate with different types of soldiers in order to succeed in the mission.

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The Silent Sea

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Genre           : Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller

Episodes       :8 episodes, 2021

Cast             : Gong Yoo, Bae Doo-na, Lee Joon

In the future, all of Earth’s landscape has changed into vast desert areas. A special team of researchers, engineers, and military personnel are sent to take samples from an abandoned research facility that is located on the moon.

The Silent Sea is adapted from the short film The Sea of Tranquility. A cast filled with A-list Korean actors is enough to get the attention of K-drama fans. Handsome actor Jung Woo-sung takes the role of executive producer.

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My Name

Genre           : Mystery, Action, Thriller

Cast             : Ahn Bo-hyun, Han So-hee, Park Hee-soon, Lee Hak-joo, Kim Sang-ho

In order to find out the truth behind her father’s death, Ji-u becomes a double agent. She joins a cartel and works as a spy in the police force. When trying to find evidence, she finds out about the unexpected story behind her father’s death. She must deal with all the criminals before completing her revenge.

Move to Heaven

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Genre           : Drama

Episodes        : 16, May 14th, 2021

Cast             : Lee Je-hoon, Tang Jun-sang, Hong Seung-hee

The ex-convict Sang-koo (Lee Je-hoon) discovers that his brother has just passed away and left him a will. In the will, he has to watch over and become the guardian of his brother’s son Geu-roo (Tang Joon-sang), a 20-year-old who suffers from autism. Sang-koo is a tough person because he used to work as a fighter in illegal matches. Sang-koo’s brother used to operate a service called Trauma Cleaner. He would bring along Geu-roo when cleaning the houses of the deceased. Sang-koo and Geu-roo decide to open a trauma cleaning company.

The drama is inspired by an essay by Kim Sae-byul, a former trauma cleaner who cleaned the belongings of a deceased person. It shows the untold stories of a deceased person.

Squid Game

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Genre           : Action, Thriller, Mystery

Cast             : Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo

A group of people that are considered losers and failures in society is invited to a competition. The people will be given a second chance if they win the competition. The winner will receive $40 million, and all the losers will receive nothing. Nobody knows where the competition takes place and who sends the invitation.

Squid Game is directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the director behind the movie The Fortress. After mainly appearing in movies, Lee Jung-jae is set to appear in his second TV drama in a decade.

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KINGDOM: Ashin of the North

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Genre           : Action, Thriller, Mystery

Cast             : Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doo-na, Jeon Ji-hyun

During Joseon Dynasty, an unknown plague attacks people across the kingdom and turned them into zombies. Due to the plague, the emperor was killed and turned into a zombie. The crown prince (Ju Ji-hoon) must discover the cause of the plague and stop political rivals from overthrowing his crown. A female warrior (Jun Ji-hyun) appears when the crown prince finds out the origin of the plague.

Kingdom : Ashin of the North is set to show the story behind the plague. Jun Ji-hyun’s character appears at the end of Kingdom Season 2. K-drama fans buzzed about her character and the true reason for spreading the plague.

Suriname

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Genre           : Action, Thriller

Cast             : Ha Jung-woo, Hwang Jung-min

Movie stars Ha Jung-woo and Hwang Jung-min returned to the small screen and participated in the K-drama Suriname. The series is based on a true story about a Korean drug lord in Suriname. Due to the Covid pandemic, the filming budget increased and was set to become the most expensive K-drama of all time.

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