In terms of series and films, South Korea has a little bit of everything, but it is best known for its dramas, thrillers, sci-fi and zombie stories (Last train to Busan is on the best movie list) and Netflix opened the doors to everything they do (and that’s part of why everyone wants to learn Korean). Some of their productions are among the best series to watch on the streaming platform.
In 2021, Squid Game proved that having a different language and a story set on the other side of the world isn’t a hindrance, but rather a draw that shows can use to their advantage. The mysterious drama became the most watched series in Netflix history and transformed into a true viral phenomenon driven by children’s games, geometric figures and an imperfect protagonist who unwittingly becomes the symbol of the struggle for social equality in the current context.
Besides Squid Gamehere are the Korean series to watch on Netflix: stories of mysterious assassins, mini-series with supernatural themes and even history lessons intertwined with supernatural elements that almost all have earned good reviews and ratings that guarantee that you won’t be disappointed if you decide to watch them.
Korean series to absolutely watch on Netflix:
The Silent Sea
This series, which has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, is a mix of science fiction and apocalyptic horror. It is an adaptation of the 2014 film The Sea of Tranquility which takes place in a future where the Earth has no more water and humanity faces the possibility of extinction. There, a group of astronauts are sent to a space station on the moon, where a tragedy occurred 5 years ago, to collect a mysterious sample that has the potential to save humanity. If they can survive to bring him back…