Here are some of the most popular K-dramas that you must add to your watchlist as soon as possible!

The genre of South Korean dramas or K-Dramas is a phenomenon in itself. One might wonder what is the big deal about the South Korean entertainment industry that everyone’s so obsessed with it. It’s not much, but EVERYTHING. From multitudinous genres to stellar cinematography plus exotic locations and the ever famous cliffhangers in every episode to the emotional roller-coaster of storylines, K-Dramas is an all-inclusive premium package of entertainment!

Korean dramas date back to the 1960s when it was a mere model of education, tightly controlled by the military government of the country, in order to educate the public. Now, ‘Hallyu’ also known as the Korean wave – is a word referred to Korean pop-culture that includes K-dramas, K-pop, K-food that are well-liked and appreciated even by the non-Koreans. These dramas have now caved through different countries and dug deep into the hearts of people.

The gripping plots focus on family, love, marriage, friendship as a whole. K-dramas are pictured in different eras – be it a modern-day ambitious businesswoman surviving in the age of the internet or a financially struggling young girl working in a Coffee Shop dressed as a boy due to baffling situation, to a story of a superstar pitcher who is put behind the bars for attacking a man who sexually assaults his sister – they have it all! What sets it apart is the no-nonsense scripts which are constantly developing and upgrading in every episode. Surprisingly most of these K-dramas are limited to a maximum of 25 episodes!

Due to the ever-growing popularity in India, Netflix India is constantly bringing the latest, old and popular dramas for the viewers. Rakuten Viki is another one such website/mobile application where you can binge-watch all dramas! To make it easy for you, we have carefully picked up some of the most popular K-dramas to a collection of the latest ones you can check out as soon as possible!

Take a look:

Descendants of the Sun

A love story between Captain Yoo Shi Jin of Korean Special Forces, and Doctor Kang Mo Yeon, a surgeon at Haesung Hospital who are sent on-duty together to serve in a war-torn country.

Available on Netflix, Viki.

It’s Okay, That’s Love

This drama portrays the story of people who are scared because they do not realize or have hidden their mental illness. Through one another they learn that they are not the only ones hurting. They realize that humans are lonely and that they want to live, not die.

Available on Netflix, Viki

Hotel Del Luna

Located in the middle of Seoul, Hotel del Luna is the eponymous hotel that caters only to ghosts; the beautiful but ill-tempered CEO is cursed to manage the hotel due to a terrible crime she committed, but cannot remember.

Available on Netflix, Viki

Crash Landing on You

A paragliding mishap drops a South Korean heiress in North Korea – and into the life of an army officer, who decides he will help her hide.

Available on Netflix

Boys Over Flowers

This OG K-drama is mostly the first drama of every drama lover! This story revolves around a bright girl Jan-Di, transfers to an exclusive high school meant only for the elites. Here, she crosses paths with four of the richest boys and falls in love with one of them.

Available on Netflix, Viki

Prison Playbook

With only days before his major league baseball debut, pitcher Kim Je-hyeok unexpectedly lands himself behind bars. He must learn to navigate his new world with its own rules if he wants to survive.

Available on Netflix

What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim?

Lee Yeong Joon (Park Seo Joon) is vice president of his family-owned company, Yoomyung Group. He is so narcissistic that he doesn’t pay attention to what his trusty secretary, Kim Mi So (Park Min Young), is trying to tell him most of the time.

Available on Netflix, Viki

Guardian: The Lonely and Great God

In his quest for a bride to break his immortal curse, Dokkaebi, a 939-year-old guardian of souls, meets a grim reaper and a sprightly student with a tragic past.

Available on Netflix, Viki

Sky Castle

The drama describes all the ins and outs of how the wealthy make their children enter a top university. It is a comic satirical drama that closely looks behind the scenes at the materialistic desires of the upper-class parents in Korea and how they ruthlessly secure the successes of their families at the cost of destroying others’ lives.

Available on Netflix, Viki

Fight For My Way

This drama is about the youth who is not qualified for what the heartless society demands. Without backgrounds such as high education and certificates, the world tells them to focus on playing supporting roles in life. However, they all have their advantages and deserve to be the main character in their own lives.

Available on Netflix

When the Camellia Blooms

Dongbaek, an orphan who grew up to become a single mom, meets and falls in love with Yongsik, a do-gooder police officer in their small town.

Available on Netflix

Hospital Playlist

Friends since undergrad school, five doctors remain close and share a love for music while working at the same hospital.

Available on Netflix

Itaewon Class

An ex-con and his friends fight to make their ambitious dreams for their street bar a reality.

Available on Netflix

It’s Okay to Not be Okay

A road to emotional healing opens up for an antisocial children’s book author and an employee in a psychiatric hospital.

Available on Netflix

Legend of the Blue Sea

Shim Cheong (Jun Ji Hyun) is a mermaid who follows her one true love, a nobleman’s son named Kim Moon from the Joseon Dynasty, to modern-day Seoul. Moon’s modern doppelgänger is Heo Joon Jae (Lee Min Ho), a highly-skilled scam artist who first becomes interested in Shim Cheong because of a jade bracelet worth $6 million that Shim Cheong wears.

Available on Viki

 

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