10 Best K-Dramas on Netflix (For First Time Viewers)

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From character-led dramedies like Extraordinary Attorney Woo to bloodthirsty zombie shows like All of Us Are Dead, there’s a wide spectrum of K-dramas to stream online. If you’re new to the K-craze and looking for a good place to start, here’s a beginner-friendly guide to the 10 best K-dramas on Netflix across a variety of genres. We'll also show you if any of these must-see K-dramas are available to watch legally for free or if they on any other streaming services in India.

Hundreds of new K-dramas are released each year, so deciding which show to start with can be overwhelming. We’ve handpicked 10 shows that are available with English subtitles and dubbed versions, making it easier for you to binge Korean shows without any language barriers.

Lighthearted and Romantic K-Dramas on Netflix

If you’re in the mood for something lighthearted, consider watching Netflix's romantic or work-centric K-dramas. For those who favour romantic dramas, Crash Landing on You, a star-crossed love story about a South Korean heiress and a North Korean army officer who find each other thanks to a freak paragliding accident, is a popular show among K-drama fans and newcomers.

There are also plenty of K-dramas that centre around themes of young professional life, so if medical shows like Grey's Anatomy or The Resident are your jam, shows like Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha or Hospital Playlist are great places to start. If you prefer legal dramas like Suits or Boston Legal, you might enjoy watching Extraordinary Attorney Woo, a heartfelt legal drama about a talented neurodiverse lawyer with a photographic memory.

Action and Crime K-Dramas on Netflix

K-dramas have captured Indian hearts (and their screen time) with wholesome rom-coms, but there are also many Korean TV shows that cater to fans of action and crime too. In 2021, Netflix's Squid Game thrust thriller K-dramas into the spotlight with 1.65 billion hours of watch time across 94 countries within just a month of its release. Set in a dystopian world, the series follows a group of fictional characters competing in life-and-death games for a massive cash prize. If you enjoyed Squid Game and would like to watch K-drama crime thrillers, the Korean spin-off of Money Heist, titled Money Heist Korea, is also worth watching.

There's plenty of great K-drama fantasy TV shows too. If you’re intrigued by mythical creatures, you may enjoy Guardian: The Lonely and Great God. This classic K-drama centres around a 939-year-old immortal goblin, the Grim Reaper, and a cheerful young human who can see supernatural beings. It’s like the Korean version of Lucifer meets Supernatural.

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  1. Hospital Playlist

    Hospital Playlist


    IMDB 8.8 (7k)


    Hospital Playlist tells the story of five doctors who have been friends since they entered medical school in 1999.

  2. Crash Landing on You

    Crash Landing on You


    IMDB 8.7 (42k)


    The absolute top secret love story of a chaebol heiress who made an emergency landing in North Korea because of a paragliding accident and a North Korean special officer who falls in love with her and who is hiding and protecting her.

  3. Extraordinary Attorney Woo


    Brilliant attorney Woo Young-woo tackles challenges in the courtroom and beyond as a newbie at a top law firm and a woman on the autism spectrum.

  4. Goblin



    IMDB 8.6 (28k)


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

  5. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha

    Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha


    IMDB 8.4 (20k)


    A big-city dentist opens up a practice in a close-knit seaside village, home to a charming jack-of-all-trades who is her polar opposite in every way.

  6. Itaewon Class

    Itaewon Class


    IMDB 8.2 (19k)


    In a colorful Seoul neighborhood, an ex-con and his friends fight a mighty foe to make their ambitious dreams for their street bar a reality.

  7. Business Proposal

    Business Proposal


    IMDB 8.1 (24k)


    In disguise as her friend, Ha-ri shows up to a blind date to scare him away. But plans go awry when he turns out to be her CEO — and makes a proposal.

  8. Squid Game

    Squid Game


    IMDB 8.0 (545k)


    Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children's games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits with deadly high stakes: a survival game that has a whopping 45.6 billion-won prize at stake.

  9. All of Us Are Dead

    All of Us Are Dead


    IMDB 7.5 (67k)


    A high school becomes ground zero for a zombie virus outbreak. Trapped students must fight their way out — or turn into one of the rabid infected.

  10. Money Heist (Korean Remake)


    A story of genius strategists and robbers with different personalities and abilities. Set in the Korean Peninsula, confronting extraordinary variables and carrying out unprecedented hostage robbery.