Five on Friday : Five Netflix K-Dramas on my Watch List

Fall is here and I’ve got a knitting project on my needles, so that means it’s K-drama watching time for me! Thankfully, I was blessed with the ability to knit and to read subtitles at the same time! And even better, Netflix has quite a few new K-dramas to offer that have caught my eye. Here are five Netflix k-dramas on my watch list.

 

1. Black

Synopsis: Black is the story of a grim reaper who is forced to track down his fugitive partner. In the process, he uncovers the truth about a series of cold case murders from 20 years ago. Investigating the murders complicates the reaper’s primary role of guiding the deceased to their respective afterlife, especially after he falls in love with a mortal woman – which leads him to break supernatural rules against involvement in human affairs. (Wikipedia)

 

Okay, Black sounds absolutely perfect for spooky season, does it not? It follows a woman who can see ghosts, a Grim Reaper, and detective! And besides having the supernatural aspects and crime drama, it also deals with the Grim Reaper falling for a mortal woman! Hopefully this K-drama will have a happier ending than Meet Joe Black. Ghosts, unsolved mysteries, and romance–what more could you need?

 

2. The King : Eternal Monarch

Synopsis: Lee Gon (Lee Min-ho), a modern-day Emperor of the Kingdom of Corea, attempts to cross the barrier into an alternate reality where the Republic of Korea exists in the Kingdom’s stead. He comes across detective Jung Tae-eul (Kim Go-eun), whom he recognizes from an identity card he obtained during the turning-point of his childhood, his father’s assassination. Lee Gon’s half-uncle, Lee Lim (Lee Jung-jin), who assassinated the previous king, Lee Ho (Lee Gon’s father), is in hiding and assembling armies whilst traversing back and forth between the two parallel worlds. (Wikipedia)

 

Not only does The King : Eternal Monarch give me Kate + Leopold vibes, one of my favorite romantic comedies, but the K-drama is also written by the renowned Kim Eun-sook, who wrote the hugely successful K-dramas Secret Garden, A Gentleman’s Dignity, Goblin : The Great and Lonely God, The Heirs, and Descendants of the Sun—to name just a few. I am hyped to watch another of this talented writer’s K-dramas and to see Lee Min Ho’s return to the screen after his mandatory military service. It will also be fun to watch Kim Go-eun from Goblin : The Great and Lonely God in another K-drama.

 

3. Crash Landing on You

crash landing

Synopsis: Love knows no borders.

This Korean Drama is about a South Korean chaebol heiress who, while paragliding in Seoul, South Korea, is swept up in a sudden storm and crash-lands in the North Korean portion of the DMZ.

 

It is the third highest-rated South Korean TV drama in cable television history. (Wikipedia)

 

So, I’m not going to lie to you. I started watching Crash Landing on You already. I’m only half way through the first episode, but I already love the leads’ chemistry and the entire concept of the drama! This K-Drama focuses on the love between a North Korean military officer and a South Korean heiress who crashes right into his life and heart. What a unique and modern twist on star- crossed lovers!

 

4. My Holo Love

My Holo Love

Synopsis: A lonely woman with face blindness finds the perfect companion upon getting to know a human-like hologram modeled after its genius creator.

 

The trailer for My Holo Love, which demonstrates the bond between a lonely woman and a hologram, looks so emotionally charged that I was almost speechless. I was instantly reminded of one of my all time favorite K-dramas, I Am Not a Robot, so I will definitely be watching this one in the near future.

 

5. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

It's Okay Not to be Okay

Synopsis: The drama tells the story of Moon Gang-tae (Kim Soo-hyun), a community health worker at a psychiatric ward who does not have time for love, and Ko Moon-young (Seo Ye-ji), a successful children’s book author who has never known what love feels like. After meeting each other, the two slowly begin to heal each other’s emotional wounds. As the story progresses, the truth behind their intertwining pasts that has been haunting them is also revealed. (Wikipedia)

 

I keep hearing wonderful things about It’s Okay to Not Be Okay and its portrayal of mental illness. This K-drama follows a children’s book author with an antisocial personality disorder and her budding relationship with a psych ward worker. I really loved the K-drama It’s Okay, That’s Love, which is another drama dealing with mental illnesses, so I feel that this may be right up my alley. I have also loved actor Kim Soo-hyun ever since I watched Dream High and I look forward to watching him in a K-drama that will obviously rely a lot on his amazing acting abilities.

 

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These are just a few of the many, many K-dramas on my watch list. Hopefully I can watch at least one before I get caught up in watching The Haunting of Bly Manor and other horror shows before Halloween. What K-Dramas are on your watch list?

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Posted September 25, 2020 in Five on Friday, K-Dramas, Watch

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