Wednesday, April 8, 2020

8 Korean Shows Coming to Netflix Soon

‘Crash Landing on You’ recently made waves on Netflix with everybody falling in love with the romance between Captain Ri and Yoon Se-ri. This year, more K-stories have made it onto the streaming app, including the zombie series ‘Kingdom'. (Read my review on 'Kingdom' here.)

From reality to crime and sci-fi to romance and dramas, here are more Korean shows you can look forward to watching on Netflix this year.

Rugal (March 28, 2020)

Starring: Choi Jin-hyuk and Park Sung-woong

Kang Gi-beom, once a promising police detective in the violent crimes unit, is suspected of murdering his own wife. His eyes are slashed with a razor after he witnesses her murder at the hands of the terrorist group ARGOS. Just when he thinks he has lost everything, he is approached by Choi Geun-cheol, the chief executive director of Rugal, a special organization dedicated to the sole purpose of eradicating ARGOS.

Choi requests that Gi-beom receives an artificial eye transplant and joins Rugal. After miraculously surviving the risky transplant operation, Gi-beom is born again as a human weapon. He begins to take revenge on ARGOS for everything they have done to him.

Time to Hunt (April 10, 2020)

Starring: Lee Je-hoon, Ahn Jae-hong, Choi Woo-shik, Park Jeong-min, Park Hae-soo

In a hopeless dystopian city, Jun-seok is released from prison and plans his next step in life in order to start anew with his friends Jang-ho, Ki-hoon and Sang-soo. However, their excitement for the plan is short-lived as an unknown man chases after them. Can these best friends get away from the hunt?

Extracurricular (April 29, 2020)

Starring: Kim Dong-hee, Jung Da-bin, Park Joo-hyun

Extracurricular is a story of high school students who have chosen a life of crime and extreme risk to earn money. Oh Jisoo ends up committing a serious crime because of his desire to pay for his college tuition on his own, whatever the means. Seo Minhee gets caught up in Jisoo’s crime, while Jisoo’s schoolmate Bae Gyuri also becomes involved in the same crime. Their bad choices come with irreversible consequences. There is no turning back. A life of crime and violence awaits them.

The King: Eternal Monarch (April 17, 2020)

Starring: Lee Min-ho, Kim Go-eun, Woo Do-hwan, Kim Kyung-nam, Jung Eun-chae

The King: Eternal Monarch is a romantic fantasy drama that takes the genre to a whole new level. The series revolves around the relationships of people from two parallel universes. King Lee Gon seeks to seal the gateway between dimensions, while Jung Tae-eul, a police inspector, simply wants to protect other’s lives and their loves.

It's Okay to Not Be Okay (June 2020)

Starring: Kim Soo-hyun, Seo Ye-ji

It's Okay to Not Be Okay is about an unusual romance between two people who end up healing each other’s emotional and psychological wounds. Moon Gang-tae is a caretaker working at a psychiatric ward who does not even bother to believe in love. He seems to be carrying all the weight and pain in life, and devotes himself only to looking after his disabled older brother. Go Moon-young is a children’s book writer who is clueless about love. She is popular among all age groups, yet very antisocial and indifferent to others.

Twogether (TBA)

Starring: Lee Seung-ggi, Jasper Liu

Two top celebrities from Seoul and Taipei go on a trip to several cities in Asia to meet their fans and become friends.

The School Nurse Files (TBA)

Starring: Jung Yu-mi, Nam Joo-hyuk

A newly appointed high school nurse discovers secrets and mysteries with her supernatural abilities for chasing ghosts.

Sweet Home (TBA)

Starring: Song Kang, Lee Jin-wook, Lee Si-young

Hyun-soo, a reclusive high school student, moves into an old apartment complex called Green Home after the tragic death of his entire family. Feeling unable to make a living on his own, he realizes the residents at Green Home residents, including himself, are trapped and surrounded by monsters in various forms of distorted human desires, which are about to sweep away mankind.

Which one of these K-stories are you excited to watch? :)

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