Squid Game has taken the world by storm. With a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, at the current rate, it’s on track to become one of Netflix’s biggest shows ever. What was once reputable as the powerhouse of cliché boy meets girl plots, K-dramas are proving themselves with unique stories across all genres and audiences. If you’ve enjoyed watching Squid Games, these are 6 Korean dramas to stream right now!
After an unexpected family, protagonist Cha Hyun Soo (played by Song Kang) moves into an old apartment. Without making an effort to get to know his neighbors, Cha Hyun Soo is alone and reluctant to continue living. However, when unknown monsters soon begin to wipe out humanity, people inside the apartment have no choice but to work together for survival. Sweet Home cleverly taps into human psychology in illustrating the raw emotions humans experience when in desperation.
Set on a fictional, medieval-inspired Joseon period in Korea, the series sets focus on the story of a Crown Prince (played by Ju Ji-hoon) as he sets to investigate the source of a mysterious plague that begins to ravage his country. Gruesome and bone-chilling, this series is sure to keep you on your feet with its unexpected jump-scares and highly skilled fighting and action scenes.
All men must serve for up to 21 months in the military in South Korea. While it isn’t a common sight to see men fleeing from military duty, D.P. tells the story of a Korean military team, more specifically the power duo; Private Ahn Joon-ho and Corporal Han Ho-yul, to catch deserters. The series shed light on the undesirable nature of the military in the South Korean context. It has received praise in the way in which it explores sensitive and prevalent topic in an artistic way.
Soon to be released Netflix show, My Name revolves around the protagonist Yoon Ji-woo played by actress Han So-Hee as she seeks revenge for her father’s death. She puts her trust in a powerful crime boss and enters the police force under his direction. The series is scheduled to be released for streaming on Netflix on October 15, 2021.
College tuition can be a handful, which is depicted in the Netflix series Extracurricular. It follows high school student Oh Ji-soo (played by Kim Dong-hee, who also starred in hit series “Itaewon Class” and “SKY Castle”) as he runs his dangerously illegal sex trafficking business for one simple goal: earning enough money to go to college.
Ending this list on a high note is none other than Squid Game. A suspenseful thriller series that took the world by storm. 456 people who are struggling financially in life are invited to play a mysterious survival competition for which the winner will be awarded 45.6 billion won. Little do they know the hidden cost behind the money. This extremely suspenseful series is the perfect show for a night-binge and will keep you guessing every player’s move.