The 6 best Korean dramas to stream on Netflix this winter
Is there a better activity for the long, cold winter months than marathoning a K-drama? No there isn't one. In recent years, Netflix has become one of the go-to platforms for South Korean dramas, investing in the country's television industry at the production level. This winter, Netflix has a diverse lineup of beloved returning and exciting new K-dramas to show, with a horror-filled end to the 2023 TV season and plenty of romance to kick off 2024. Here are the six upcoming Korean dramas you should watch on Netflix this winter.
Date of publication: November 25 to January 13, 2024 (two episodes per week)
Number of episodes: 16
Recommended for fans of: Goblin, The diary of vampires, Business proposal
This supernatural rom-com has already premiered the first few episodes on Netflix, and is making waves in the US top 10. Sweet home's Song Kang as the ancient demon Jeong Gu-won, who loses his powers when he meets workaholic CEO Do Do-hee (Girl from the 20th century's Kim Yoo-jung), My demon is the perfect winter watch for K-drama fans who still miss it Goblin or American TV fans who still miss it The diary of vampires. There's also cake!
While Gu-won and Do-hee initially want nothing to do with each other, the mystery of Gu-won's missing powers finds them embroiled in a contract marriage that is the perfect setup for an enemy-versus-lover romance in the workplace. happy ending…let's hope. My demon has made no promises, and with stakes as high (and low) as heaven and hell, this K-drama will undoubtedly keep fans in suspense until its mid-January finale.
Sweet Home season 2
Date of publication: December 1st
Number of episodes: 10
Recommended for fans of: Sweet home season 1, Connect, Alice in Borderland
If you haven't gotten your Song Kang fix yet My demonstep into the a lot of bloodier world of Sweet home. The first season of the webtoon adaptation became the first K-drama to enter the US Netflix top 10 when it released in December 2020, but how will the gruesome horror series fare three years later?
The story follows Cha Hyun-su (Kang), a teenage orphan with plans to commit suicide. He puts those plans on hold when the monster apocalypse occurs. In the first ten episodes, Hyun-su and his neighbors in Green Home Apartments fight to stay alive – or, in many cases, human – while anyone can turn into a monster at any time.
The second season has a much larger budget and broadens the scope of the story to explore what's happening in the rest of Seoul, as the military tries to destroy the Monster Evolution and Hyun-su and his friends continue their efforts to stay alive . Now that a third season has already been greenlit, now is the time to pick up this K-drama. If you can stomach the violence and body horror, the monsters of Sweet home are worth it.
Welcome to Samdal-ri
Date of publication: December 2 to January 21, 2024 (two episodes per week)
Number of episodes: 16
Recommended for fans of: Residence Cha-Cha-Cha, Predicting love and weather, Our blues
Spend the winter hours on the beaches of Jeju, South Korea's largest island and a popular tourist destination famous for its natural beauty and fields of tangerine trees. Romantic drama Welcome to Samdal-ri follows Jo Yong-pil (The sound of magic's Ji Chang-wook) and Jo Sam-dal (Mr. Queen's Shin Hye-sun), childhood friends who grew up together on Jeju.
After his mother's death, Yong-pil became a weather forecaster at the Jeju Meteorological Administration, while Sam-dal left home to become a photographer in the fashion industry in Seoul. When Sam-dal returns to the island after a scandal, she and Yong-pil reunite.
With lots of location shots of beautiful Jeju-do, and at least a passing reference to the famous female divers of the island, Welcome to Samdal-ri it looks like this could be the perfect small town romance to chase away the winter blues.
Date of publication: December 22 (part 1), January 5, 2024 (part 2)
Number of episodes: 10
Recommended for fans of: The terror, Mr. Sunshine
In the spring of 1945, the Japanese occupation of Korea was almost over, but the characters were still present Gyeongseong creature don't know that. They live in a Seoul (then known as Gyeongseong) still under siege by Japanese colonial forces. In this context we meet Jang Tae-sang (The miraclesPark Seo-joon), a young businessman who trades in goods and secrets in the House of Golden Treasure.
Tae-sang has done what he had to do to survive all his life, but when he met Yoon Chae-ok (Anyway' Han So-hee), a no-nonsense detective with his own mission, is attracted to her for other reasons. When the two work together to find the missing lover of a powerful Japanese commissioner, the trail leads to Ongseong Hospital, where dark and dangerous experiments are underway that could threaten the entire city.
Gyeongseong creature is the rare K-drama that was announced as a two-season story, meaning this epic story goes beyond the first ten episodes. With the first seven episodes airing on December 22 and the last three of the first season airing on January 5, 2024, this is the perfect spooky, romantic period drama for the holidays.
Like flowers in sand
Date of publication: December 20 (two episodes per week)
Number of episodes: TBA
Recommended for fans of: Twenty-five Twenty-one, Racket boys, Weightlifting fairy Kim Bok-joo
From AStory, the Korean production company that brought us both Kingdom And Extraordinary lawyer Woocomes Like flowers in sanda drama set in the world of Korean traditional wrestling, or ssireum. Mr. Sunshine actor Jang Dong-yoon stars as Kim Baek-doo, a child prodigy who considers quitting the sport amid his team's dissolution. When Baek-doo's childhood friend and first love, Oh Yoo-kyung (Twenty-five Twenty-one's Lee Ju-myoung), signs as a manager at his club, he starts to reconsider.
While we are still waiting for a good trailer for this, the unique subject matter and powerful images from the teaser make for an intriguing series. Ssireum has popped up in other Hallyu offerings – from contestant backgrounds to sports competition hits Physical 100 Unpleasant K-pop Challenges – but it's rare for it to be such a primary focus in a drama.
Marry my husband
Date of publication: January 1, 2024 (two episodes per week)
Number of episodes: TBA
Recommended for fans of: A time that called you, The glory, Famous woman
When hardworking, cancer-stricken Kang Ji-won (Park Min-young) discovers that her husband and close friend are having an affair, she confronts them – but is killed. (Rude.) She wakes up ten years earlier, when she's in a relationship with her future husband, and has a chance to change everything – perhaps with the help of Yoo Ji-hyeok (Mr. Queen's Na In-woo), a colleague and friend of Ji-won who has his own secret. Time travel, romance, and revenge all come together in this Netflix K-drama, adapted from a popular webtoon with the same name. It may sound like a big setup, but with Park Min-young, who is excellent at both What's wrong with Minister Kim? And Predicting love and weather – in the lead, Marry my husband has all the makings of a winter K-drama hit.