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All the K-Dramas We Can't Wait to Watch on Netflix in 2023

All the K-Dramas We Can't Wait to Watch on Netflix in 2023
IMAGE (LEFT TO RIGHT) Gyeongseong Creature/Netflix, Doona/Netflix, A Time Called You/Netflix
Expect new dramas from Park Seo Joon, Bae Suzy, Ahn Hyo Seop, and more!

After a year’s worth of K-dramas that had us swooning and bawling our eyes out, streaming services like Netflix are ready to serve another platter for our Hallyu hunger. In fact, according to the site, more than 60 percent of Netflix members tuned in to Korean titles last year. 

To sate our binging needs, the home to many of our K-series obsessions has upped the ante for 2023, showcasing its biggest-ever lineup of Korean films and series. From sci-fi to good-old romances, the K-drama feast continues. Keep scrolling for the titles to watch out for this year!

LIST: New Netflix K-Dramas Streaming in 2023

Crash Course in Romance (January)

In this rom-com, hotshot professor Chi-yeol (Jung Kyung Ho) and side dish store owner Haeng-sun (Jeon Do Yeon) get tangled in a bittersweet yet scandalous romance due to Chi-yeol’s fame.

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Starring: Jeon Do Yeon, Jung Kyung Ho

Love to Hate You (February 10)

Yeo Mi-ran (Kim Ok Vin) is a rookie lawyer at an entertainment firm who hates losing to men. On the other hand, Nam Kang-ho (Yoo Teo) is an A-list actor with a deep mistrust for women. After a rocky first encounter, the two come to terms with their differences, which might soon grow into love.

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Starring: Kim Ok Vin, Yoo Teo, Kim Ji Hun, Go Won Hee

The Glory Part 2 (March)

The highly anticipated second part of the Netflix series continues on with Moon Dong-eun (Song Hye Kyo)’s thirst for poetic justice, as her former school tormentors–who’ve left her with emotional and physical scars–fall into the trap designed by her.

PHOTO BY The Glory/Netflix

Starring: Song Hye Kyo, Lee Do Hyun, Lim Ji Yeon, Yeom Hye Ran, Park Sung Hoon, Jung Sung Il

Bloodhounds (Q2)

Based on the webtoon of the same name, the upcoming series takes on two youngsters who stumble upon the world of loan sharks and much darker forces. Woo Do Hwan plays Geon-woo, a man desparate to pay off his mounting debt. Meanwhile, Leo Sang Yi portrays Woo-jin, Geon-woo’s former boxing opponent who ends up becoming his new ally.

PHOTO BY Bloodhounds/Netflix

Starring: Woo Do Hwan, Lee Sang Yi, Park Sung Woong, Heo Jun Ho

Celebrity (Q2)

Viewers will witness the lives of the rich and famous through the lens of Seo A-ri (Park Gyu Young), an influencer who becomes a celebrity overnight after a few daring moves. Here, the number of followers equal competitive edge, with A-ri having to fight to keep her 15 minutes of fame last for a much longer run.

PHOTO BY Celebrity/Netflix

Starring: Park Gyu Young, Kang Min Hyuk, Lee Dong Gun, Jun Hyo Seong

Queenmaker (Q2)

Two veteran Korean actresses team up in the political drama, where PR genius Hwang Do-hee (Kim Hee Ae) embarks on the impossible: Elect human rights lawyer Oh Kyung-sook (Moon So Ri)–nicknamed Ms. Rhino–as Seoul’s next mayor. 

PHOTO BY Queenmaker/Netflix

Starring: Kim Hee Ae, Moon So Ri, Ryu Soo Young, Seo Yi Sook

Black Knight (Q2)

In a dystopian 2071, humanity now relies on respirators to breathe due to extreme air pollution, and couriers play a critical role in a decaying society. Enter Kim Woo Bin’s 5-8, a legendary deliveryman with extraordinary battle skills, alongside Kang Yoo Seok’s Sa-wol, a refugee who becomes 5-8’s protégé. Together, they face the threat of Song Seung Heon’s Ryu-seok, the sole heir to Chun-myung Group, a company who controls the world’s oxygen.

PHOTO BY Black Knight/Netflix

Starring: Kim Woo Bin, Song Seung Heon, Kang You Seok, Esom

A Time Called You (Q3)

Following the hits Business Proposal and Vincenzo, Ahn Hyo Seop and Jeon Yeo Bin pair up in this time-slip romance. Yeo Bin plays Jun-hee, a woman distraught over the passing of her boyfriend. Soon, a temporary fix falls in her lap as she gets a chance to turn back time to 1998, where she meets Si-heon (Hyo Seop), a man who looks exactly like her boyfriend.

PHOTO BY A Time Called You/Netflix

Starring: Ahn Hyo Seop, Jeon Yeo Bin, Kang Hoon

Song of the Bandits (Q3)

In Korea’s Japanese colonial era, a group of people end up in the lawless land of Gando, where Japanese troops, the Korean Independence Army, hitmen, bandits, and Joseon migrants, clash to the tune of the 1920s’ tumultuous times.

PHOTO BY Song of the Bandits/Netflix

Starring: Kim Nam Gil, Seo Hyun, Yoo Jae Myung, Lee Hyun Wook, Lee Ho Jung

D.P. Season 2 (Q3)

The follow-up to the military drama sees the continuation of the stories of Jun-ho (Jung Hae In) and Ho-yeol (Koo Kyo Hwan), as they witness the realities of South Korea’s army deserters while tasked to pursue them.

PHOTO BY D.P./Netflix

Starring: Jung Hae In, Koo Kyo Hwan, Kim Sung Kyun, Son Suk Ku, Ji Jin Hee, Kim Ji Hyun

Mask Girl (Q3)

The thriller and black comedy follows Kim Mo-mi (Go Hyun Jung, Nana), an insecure office worker by day and live streamer by night, whose identity is protected by a mysterious mask. She finds herself entangled in a series of incidents and dramatic turn of events, based on the hit webtoon of the same name.

PHOTO BY Mask Girl/Netflix

Starring: Go Hyun Jung, Ahn Jae Hong, Yeom Hye Ran, Nana

Gyeongseong Creature (Q4)

A star-studded cast awaits audiences of this 1945 creature thriller starring Park Seo Joon, Han So Hee, and Avengers and Fantastic BeastsClaudia Kim. Set during one of the darkest times of Korean history, the drama unravels the story of two young characters’ encounter with a monster born out of human greed.

PHOTO BY Gyeongseong Creature/Netflix

Starring: Park Seo Joon, Han So Hee, Claudia Kim, Kim Hae Sook, Cho Han Cheul, Wi Ha Joon

Sweet Home Season 2 (Q4)

The tales of trouble of Green Home’s residents are told once again in Sweet Home’s second season. After battling their neighbors-turned-monsters, the tenants are joined by a new set of actors who showcase the many different dimensions of human nature amid the need to survive. 

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Starring: Song Kang, Lee Jin Uk, Lee Si Young, Ko Min Si, Park Gyu Young, Yoo Oh Seong, Oh Jung Se, Kim Mu Yeol, Jin-young

Doona! (Q4)

All-around performer Bae Suzy takes a page from her real-life know-how as the titular character Doona, a former K-pop idol-turned-student. After a chance meeting with ordinary undergrad Won-joon (Yang Se Jong), romance could soon be about to bloom despite their disparate pasts.

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Starring: Bae Suzy, Yang Se Jong

Daily Dose of Sunshine (Q4)

Da-eun (Park Bo Young) becomes the newest nurse in a hospital’s mental health department, where she uncovers the world inside a psychiatric ward and the heartwarming stories of the patients she’s tasked to care.

PHOTO BY Daily Dose of Sunshine/Netflix

Starring: Park Bo Young, Yeon Woo Jin, Jang Dong Yoon, Lee Jung Eun

Goodbye Earth (Q4)

The planet is in chaos with only 200 days left before an asteroid wipes out humanity. From a middle school teacher to a bio-engineering researcher, the drama follows the intersecting stories of individual characters and how they spend Earth’s last days.

PHOTO BY Goodbye Earth/Netflix

Starring: Ahn Eun Jin, Yoo Ah In, Jeon Seong Woo, Kim Yoon Hye

Behind Your Touch (Working Title)

Ye-boon (Han Ji Min) has always dreamed of becoming a vet, but life seems to have other plans for her, as she’s stuck doing menial work. But a visit to a cow farm turns her life for the better–or worse–when she’s struck with psychometric powers, and becomes the unlikely partner of detective Jang-yeol (Lee Min Ki).

PHOTO BY Behind Your Touch/Netflix

Starring: Han Ji Min, Lee Min Ki, Ju Min Kyung, Suho

The Good Bad Mother 

Widowed single mom Young-soon (Ra Mi Ran) has a reputation as a “bad mother,” who’s hard on her grown son Kang-ho (Lee Do Hyun). But when an unfortunate accident renders him back into the mind of a seven-year-old, Young-soon gets another chance with Kang-ho's second childhood.

PHOTO BY The Good Bad Mother/Netflix

Starring: Ra Mi Ran, Lee Do Hyun, Ahn Eun Jin

King the Land

The heir of King Group Guowon (Lee Jun Ho) has everything but the memories of his mother. To uncover them, he retraces his steps back into the King Hotel, where he meets employee Cheon Sa-rang (Lim Yoon Ah) who’s worked her way up to the front desk and onto the big leagues.

PHOTO BY King the Land/Netflix

Starring: Lee Jun Ho, Lim Yoon Ah

Destined with You

A curse comes between the story of Lee Hong-jo (Jo Bo Ah) and Jang Shin-yu (Rowoon) as a forbidden book sealed 300 years ago lands in the possession of Hong-jo, with Shin-yu becoming its next victim.

PHOTO BY Destined with You/Netflix

Starring: Rowoon, Jo Bo Ah, Ha Jun, Yura

See You in My 19th Life

Despite having zero attachments to her previous lives, Ban Ji-eum (Shin Hye Sun) has the unique ability of remembering them. But an accident turns things for the worse after the death of Moon Seo-ha (Ahn Bo Hyun), a man she’s destined to meet, who she’s now set to reconnect in her 19th life.

PHOTO BY See You in My 19th Life/Netflix

Starring: Shin Hye Sun, Ahn Bo Hyun, Ha Yoon Kyung, Ahn Dong Goo

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