6 New Korean Dramas & Film To Add On Your Netflix Binge-Watch List
Indulge with these Netflix Korean dramas and film currently streaming and soon to be boarding the platform.
Officially unveiled on June 14, fans of K-dramas will be gifted with a roster of Korean wave’s best content. An extraordinary lineup of Netflix Korean original series is set to parade this Summer and Fall seasons.
In an interview with Minyoung Kim, Netflix Korea’s Director of Content, he shared how the largest entertainment service provider has attracted new audiences who has discovered discovered the platform owing to their K-Drama viewing.
“There’s just so much love for Korean content in this region, especially in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan,” he said.
Additionally, he remarked, “Fan favorites like Korean Odyssey, Something in the Rain, What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim are all part of our growing library. Also, we are pleased to be working with Korean talent and creators on the second season of original titles like Kingdom and My First First Love.”
Continuing to ramp up, 2019 is seeing Netflix’s latest Korean original films and dramas garnering widespread popularity. moreover, with hits like Arthdal Chronicles, One Spring Night and Abyss, Netflix subscribers are treated with exclusive drama treats of inventive stories.
Refresh your watchlist with these newest Korean dramas on Netflix. Bringing a variety of engaging stories and genres – drama, sci-fi, thriller, horror, comedy and romance will be highlighted in these five new titles.
1. Svaha: The Sixth Finger
Threading on a thrilling journey of Pastor Park (Lee Jung Jae) who was tasked to expose a religious cult. He embarks to unravel the cryptic puzzle surrounding a young girl’s murder. Best known for his performance in Bleak Night, Park Jung Min takes the role of Na Han, a religious fanatic obsessed over a young girl.
Written and directed by Jang Jae Hyun, known for hit supernatural thriller film The Priest, Svaha currently streams on Netflix since May 30.
2. Chief of Staff
Navigating the world of political aides who are normally outside the spotlight. It portrays advisors as the real players in politics, whose desire for power can sometimes be stronger than that of the lawmakers they serve.
Starring Lee Jung Jae and Shin Min Ah, Chief of Staff is available on Netflix starting June 14.
3. Designated Survivor: 60 Days
A Korean adaptation of the popular American TV series Designated Survivor. It follows the main storyline of the original format, but features Korean sentiments and reality.
Depicting the story of a politician, who ascends from the position of Minister of Environment to President, as an explosion at the National Assembly kills everyone in the Cabinet.
4. My First First Love S2
Netflix Korean original series, My First First Love, directed by Oh Jin-seok, is launching its second season on July 26, which also marks the 100th day since the first season premiered in April.
5. Love Alarm Season 1
Set to launch in the third quarter of this year, Love Alarm tells the story of friends who find themselves caught in between the love signals felt by their hearts versus the “alarm” suggested by a mobile app. Designed to send a romance signal, a mobile app detects if someone has romantic feelings to the mobile phone owner within a 10-meter radius.
Leading the story is Kim So Hyun (Radio Romance) who is set to portray Kim Jo Jo – a girl brimming with optimism. Despite painful family history, she finds a new love using the mobile app. In addition, she will be caught in between two boys who both like her. Rookie actors Song Kang and Jung Ga Ram will portray the two friends who will both fall in love with Kim’s character.
Love Alarm is based on a popular Korean webtoon of the same title by Chon Kye Young, whose other works like Unplugged Boy and Audition, have a strong following in Korea.
Reuniting since Gu Family Book, Lee Seung Gi and Bae Suzy headline this action-packed Korean espionage drama series. Suiting up as Cha Dal Geon, Lee Seung Gi takes the role of a stuntman who gets involved in a tragic airplane crash. From there, he ends up discovering a national corruption scandal.
Meanwhile, Bae Suzy portrays a secret service agent from NIS. To support her family, she takes a risky job contrary to her dream of having a simple life working as a civil servant.
Boasting spectacular filming locations overseas, Vagabond takes pride of top-notch production quality packed with elaborated cinematic action scenes and impressive VFX.