Let me introduce you to the world of Korean TV, for those who have not delved into Korean TV. South Korea is well-known for hosting some of the best shows on TV, whether it’s a Korean zombie series or an anguished, teenage love story, catch your seatbelts and go to Netflix’s international section ASAP.
#1. Mr. Sunshine
Mr. Sunshine follows the lives of revolutionaries who fought for Korea’s independence in the early 1900s, as the only drama in that era. Lee Byung-Hun was born into slavery, fled to the U.S., and then returned to Korea as an official of the US Marine Corps years later.
Lee Byung-Hun found love when he returned and uncovered an alien plot to colonize Korea. It was highly praised for its film, its historical accuracy, and its storytelling, and was awarded the Drama of the Year Accolade at the 6th APAN Star Awards. You can’t get better if you love historical drama.
#2. Beating Again
I’m going to warn you now, and this show’s a doozy rundown. I didn’t know what to expect until I read the plot’s description, described as a ‘ 2015 South Korean corporate takeover, corporate spy, murder plus a romantic drama series with the fantasy.
#3. Something In The Rain
Something in the Rain, a series that explores the development of romantic relations, was a commercial success and became one of Korea’s best-rated dramas in the history of cable TV. So why the success? This may be because, unlike American romance, sometimes overblown and far-fetched, the romantic relationship in the series is just so damn relatable.
Almost everybody can relate to a typical love story involving a mid-30s boss and a video-game designer (which just turns out to be her younger brother’s best friend). It’s quiet, sweet, and completely faithful.
#4. Cain And Abel
As I’m sure you can call it, this series was inspired by Cain’s biblical resentment of his uncle, Abel. Cain and Abel are likewise a series of two very different children and a fiery rivalry that threatens to destroy their lives entirely.
Unlike some of the other shows on this list, which hardly made it from Asia, after the New York Times 2017 list of the best TV shows, Stranger was a domestic and international success. To sum up, the show is following an emotionless public prosecutor and a vibrant detective who work together to investigate the appalling corruption involving a serial assassination case.