If you are a Korean drama enthusiast, Netflix is the platform for you. As you know Korean drama has a wide range of genres. It has something to offer to everyone. If you like romantic comedies, or thrillers, or horrors, or detective, it has everything. There are many platforms where you can watch and stream your favorite drama. But Netflix is the ultimate destination. Almost every month, Netflix releases new Korean dramas to binge. Netflix also releases its originals, which you cannot find on any other streaming sites. The originals are also as good as the television releases. Netflix also has a library of old Korean dramas that you can binge for nostalgia. Here is the list of the top 10 award-winning Korean dramas on Netflix.
1. Crash Landing On You
Crash Landing on You has to be the first on the list. This is a romantic comedy-drama released in 2019. This is the story of the CEO of Queens Group, Yoon Se Ri, played by Son Ye Jin, in South Korea, who accidentally landed on their not-so-friendly neighbor, North Korea, while paragliding and hot hit by a tornado. In North Korea, she meets Ri Jeong Hyeok, played by Hyun Bin, who is a soldier. As the drama progresses, they try to send Se Ri back to South Korea while hiding from the authorities. In the process, they fall in love with each other. The drama was a global hit and had also won many awards.
2. Twenty Five, Twenty One
Twenty-Five, Twenty-One is a romantic comedy-drama released in 2022. The story the drama revolves around a girl named Na Hee Do, played by Kim Tae Ri, who is a professional fencer and a member of the National fencing team, and a man named Baek Ye Jin, played by Nam Joo Hyuk, whose family goes bankrupt and he had to take up part-time jobs finally becoming a sports reporter. With the progress of the drama, they fall for each other but later part away due to various unavoidable circumstances. This series is one of the most-watched dramas on Netflix.
3. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay is a romantic comedy-drama released in 2020. The story of this drama is about a woman Ko Moon Young, played by Seo Ye Ji, who is a children's book writer who has antisocial personality disorder, and a man named Moon Gand Tae, played by Kim Soo Hyun, who is a caregiver at a psychiatric ward. The story progresses as they fall for each other and tackle all challenges together to be with each other.
D.P. is a military action drama released in 2021. This series has two seasons. The story of the drama mainly focuses on the situation in the military world. The drama shows the harsh reality of the military in South Korea. From bullying to hazing, the soldier has to go through everything done by their superiors to survive. It shows that only the fittest can survive and the weakest are thrown down to the bottom to get tortured by their superior. Jung Hae In, Koo Kyo Hwan, Kim Sung Kyun, and Son Suk Ku have played the lead roles in the drama.
5. Sweet Home
Sweet Home is a horror drama released in 2021 on Netflix. This drama tells the story of a boy named Cha Hyun Soo, played by Song Kang, who moves into an apartment after a family tragedy. After living in that apartment he realizes that he and some of the other people living in the apartment are stuck inside the apartment and some mysterious monsters are everywhere in the city. The story progresses as he and the other residents protect themselves inside the building in the hope of surviving.
Vincenzo is a crime drama released in 2021. The drama is about an Italian lawyer and mafia Vincenzo Cassano, played by Song Joong Ki, who came to South Korea to take his gold bars hidden in Geumga Plaza. He meets another lawyer Hong Cha Young, played by Jeon Yeo Been, who is the CEO of her father’s law firm after her father’s death. She joins hands with Vincenzo to take revenge against the Babel Group. This drama was a global hit and was loved by drama enthusiasts around the world.
7. Extraordinary Attorney Woo
Extraordinary Attorney Woo is a romantic comedy-drama released in 2022. The drama tells the story of an attorney with autistic syndrome named Woo Young Woo, played by Park Eun Bin, who is a smart and intelligent attorney in the Hanbada Law firm. Then there she meets Lee Jun Ho, played by Kang Tae Ho, who works in the litigation department of the same law firm. Both fall in love with each other while solving cases and stay together amidst many obstructions and circumstances.
8. The Glory
There is no surprise that “The Glory” made it to the list. The drama is a thriller drama released in December of 2022. The main theme of the drama revolves around school bullying and its future consequences. The drama tells the story of a girl named Moon Dong Eun, played by Song Hye Kyo. She was brutally bullied when she was in school. She then decides to take revenge on her bullies. She grew up to become a homeroom teacher to torture her bullies in the same way as they did to her.
9. Itaewon Class
Itaewon Class is a South Korean drama released in 2020. The story of the drama revolves around a man named Park Sae Ro-yi, played by Park Seo Joon, who was sentenced to jail for an attempt to kill the son of the founder of Jangga Group’s founder Jang Dae Hee. After his release from jail, he wanted to become more successful than Dae Hee, so he met Jo Yi Seo, played by Kim Da Mi, who helped him to open his business, as he was unable to manage the business on his own.
10. Squid Game
Squid Game is one of the most successful dramas so far. The drama was number 1 on Netflix in many nations. The show revolves around contestants who participate in a deadly game to win a hefty prize of 100 million won. The contestants have to play different children's games to go further to the next level. And the one who passes all the levels lives and takes the prize money.