Has work got you down? Is the weather outside rubbish? Got relationship woes? If you need to relax and escape the pressures of daily life, there are few better ways to unwind than by enjoying some "me" time at home watching one of the many outstanding Korean dramas available on Netflix.
Sit back, put your feet up and enjoy the various handsome "oppas" and beautiful "unnies" from seven of the best Korean dramas available on the online film and television subscription service.
Move over Tinder, the romance app to end all romance apps is here. Love Alarm, which was the first official original Korean drama announced by Netflix in January 2017, is all about a mobile app called Love Alarm that alerts its user if someone within a 10-metre (30-foot) radius likes him or her.
Designated Survivor: 60 Days
If tense, nail-biting series are your jam, don't miss Designated Survivor: 60 Days, one of Netflix's newest Korean dramas. In the story, Park Mu-jin (Ji Jin-hee) becomes Acting-President of South Korea after a horrific terrorist attack which kills the president and other high-ranking government officials.
Within 60 days, Park must find the perpetrators of the attack and manage other important issues in his shocked nation.
Romance is a Bonus Book
Another romantic love story! Romance is a Bonus Book stars Lee Jong-suk as Cha Eun-ho and Lee Na-young as Kang Dan-i. Cha is a bestselling author and works as a publishing company's senior editor; Kang is an unemployed single mother. To take better care of her family, Kang tries to find a job.
She ends up working at the same company with Cha, her old friend, and their two lives slowly become more complicated and intertwined as they face personal and workplace complications.
In South Korea (as with most of the world) it's not just the students who have to work hard to get into their university of choice - parents do, too.
Sky Castle tells the story of a family trying hard to maintain its elevated status and focuses on a mother's obsession with getting her daughter into an elite medical university by any means necessary. It was the highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history, so be sure to see what all the fuss is about.
Set in Korea in the early 20th century, at a turbulent time when foreign powers were looking to conquer the country, Mr. Sunshine follows the story of Choi Yoo-jin (internationally renowned actor Lee Byung-hun), a man who returns home from America having served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Upon his arrival, Choi falls for the aristocrat Go Ae-shin (Kim Tae-ri) - but unfortunately many of his countrymen regard him as an American and outsider. Despite facing many hurdles, Choi takes on the challenge to forge a better society and save his homeland.
Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Ryung
Going even further back in time, Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Ryung takes place at the beginning of the 19th century. Goo Hae-ryung (Shin Se-kyung) is a woman seeking to become a palace historian, but her abilities are dismissed because of her gender.
She struggles to make her way in the prejudiced Confucian society and develops a crush on Prince Yi Rim (Cha Eun-woo), a lonely man who leads a double life as a romance novelist.
Touch Your Heart
Touch Your Heart sees Lee Dong-wook and Yoo In-na reunite as a couple following their successful chemistry in Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, which is also known as Goblin.
Yoo plays Oh Jin-shim, a former star looking to make a comeback following a damaging scandal. To prepare for her next role, she takes on a position as a workaholic lawyer's secretary (Lee). Can Oh, whose career has been based on her looks rather than her talent, really turn things around?
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