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25 Best Korean Dramas on Netflix Canada

25 Best Korean Dramas on Netflix Canada

Just finished binge-watching Squid Game and looking for even more Korean dramas on Netflix Canada to watch?

It was actually Crash Landing on You that got me into Korean dramas, and I think South Korea makes some of the best and most innovate TV series out there.

The more K-dramas I watch, the more I want to visit South Korea – it looks so beautiful, and the food all looks amazing!

It’s definitely on my bucket list to visit – especially Jeju Island.

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Of course, we can’t all travel to South Korea that easily, and watching Korean shows at least makes up for it.

Here are some of the best Korean dramas to binge-watch on Netflix Canada, if you’re looking for some new shows to watch!

I’ve separated the shows by genres to make it easier to find things you’ll actually be interested in watching.

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Best Korean dramas on Netflix Canada

Best drama Korean shows on Netflix Canada

Itaewon Class (2020)

Itaewon Class is probably my most favourite Korean series of all-time, and you’ll definitely love it too if you enjoy watching wholesome friendships and seeing the hero go up against the villain.

It’s all about ex-con Park Sae-Ro-Yi, who fights to make his dreams a reality with the help of the friends he makes along the way.

This series is so intense, exciting, emotional, and inspiring – it’s definitely worth the hype.

The soundtrack is also really good – I have it downloaded on Spotify hehe.

Park Seo-joon does an incredible job starring as the main character!

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Extracurricular - Korean series on Netflix Canada
A scene from Extracurricular. Photo by Netflix.

Extracurricular (2020)

A gifted high school student turns to a life of crime to help pay for college, and it ain’t pretty.

If you liked the Netflix series Baby (I liked it until I found out it was based on true events and found it creepy), you’ll definitely like Extracurricular (which is purely fictional).

The actor who plays the main character, Dong-Hee Kim, also stars in Itaewon Class!

Adam and I loved the series so much and really wanted to see it continue on, but it’s really good as a single season show.

Sadly, a lot of Korean shows tend to only be one season long!

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

D.P. (2021)

Soon after joining the military, a young private becomes a D.P. (Deserter Pursuit), hunting down army deserters and bringing them back.

The series is set in 2014, which apparently was a time where a lot of dark things were coming out about military life (according to Reddit).

A heavy theme in this K-drama is bullying and hazing, and it is incredibly heartbreaking to watch knowing that this stuff actually happens.

Apparently the South Korean military started allowing soldiers to have cellphones sometime in 2019 or 2020, so bullying isn’t as bad as it used to be, which I guess is also why the series is set in 2014 and not today.

I had no expectations going into D.P. and it was such a fantastic drama series – everything from the writing, to the casting, to the cinematography was so on point.

Both season 1 and 2 only have 6 episodes each, but so much happens in each episode that it doesn’t feel that short.

2 seasons available on Netflix, watch the trailer

My Mister (2018)

A man in his 40’s and a woman in her 20’s both withstand the weight of life in different ways.

My Mister is incredibly emotional and heartwarming, so definitely have some tissues on-hand.

I love that it shows all sorts of love, from friendship, to sibling, to parent-child love.

Lee Sun-kyun (the father in Parasite, which you can watch on Netflix) and IU both star in My Mister, and their chemistry is amazing.

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

The Glory (2022)

After suffering through horrific bullying and school violence, a young woman spends the next 18 years plotting her revenge against those who abused her.

Song Hye-kyo (Descendants of the Sun) and Lim Ji-yeon (Seoul in Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area) star in The Glory, and they are both absolutely terrifying.

Adam and I binge-watched the series as soon as it came out, and it’s definitely one of our favourite K-dramas.

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Move to Heaven (2021)

A young man with Asperger’s and his estranged uncle work as trauma cleaners, clearing out the possessions of people who’ve passed away and sharing their stories with the loved ones they’ve left behind.

I really liked how important and very real topics were addressed each time they had a new trauma cleaning job, including the reality of overseas adoptions or the right to pass away with dignity.

Move to Heaven is a really emotional series, so definitely have a box of tissues on-hand.

While the series is fictional, it’s inspired by an essay called “Things Left Behind” by Kim Sae-byul, a former “trauma cleaner”.

Lee Je-hoon from Signal and Taxi Driver stars as the uncle in Move to Heaven, and it’s interesting seeing him play such a different role!

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Romance K-dramas on Netflix Canada

Scene from Crash Landing on You. Photo by Netflix.

Crash Landing on You (2020)

If you’re in the mood for a cute romance K-drama, you’ll definitely want to watch Crash Landing on You.

Crash Landing on You quickly became one of the most successful Korean dramas of all-time after it was released, and it’s really an amazing series!

It’s about a South Korean heiress and CEO who accidentally paraglides her way into North Korea, where she meets a handsome North Korean army officer that helps her hide.

It’s a love story that has its teary and heartfelt moments, so definitely have some tissues on-hand.

The production team was advised by actual North Korean defectors for the show, so it’s the closest portrayal to actual life in North Korea out there in the media!

Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin (the lead actors) are also now married in real life and pregnant with their first child, which makes watching this series even better.

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Business Proposal (2022)

Food researcher Ha-ri goes on a blind date in place of her best friend, but finds out that her date is actually her CEO boss.

Kim Se-jeong from Uncanny Counter stars as the lead in Business Proposal, and she’s absolutely adorable!

It’s a super cute lil’ rom-com K-drama series if you’re looking for a fun watch.

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Nevertheless (2021)

A cynical art student who doesn’t believe in love starts a friends-with-benefits relationship with a flirtatious classmate who doesn’t believe in relationships.

Nevertheless is a beautiful and very emotional romance Korean drama, and it stars Han So Hee (the lead in My Name) and Song Kang (the main guy in Sweet Home).

There are some pretty ~spicy~ scenes, which you usually don’t see in K-dramas.

The cinematography in this series is also stunning!

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha (2021)

After losing her job, a dentist moves to a seaside village where she meets a handsome handyman who can pretty much do anything and everything.

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is a super cute rom-com Korean drama!

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Fantasy K-dramas on Netflix Canada

The Uncanny Counter (2020)

Demon hunters pose as noodle shop employees while hunting down evil spirits and sending them to the afterlife.

The Uncanny Counter seems a little cheesy at first, but it’s actually a really good series.

And there are of course plenty of tearjerker moments, as with most K-dramas.

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Action & crime K-dramas on Netflix Canada

Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area Netflix series
Scene from Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area. Photo by Netflix.

Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area (2022)

I’d been meaning to watch the original Spanish Money Heist for a long time, and of course I binged this Korean remake as soon as it was released.

It’s set in the near future in a unified Korea, where a group of specialized thieves overtake the mint and stand off against the police.

The cast is incredible, and Park Hae-soo from Squid Game stars in it.

There’s no confirmation yet on whether there’ll be a season two or not, but I really hope there is!

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

My Name (2021)

After her father is murdered, a young girl puts her trust in a crime boss to get revenge against her father’s killer.

My Name is action-packed and quite bloody, and it kinda reminds me of John Wick and The Punisher.

Han So Hee from Nevertheless stars as the lead, and it’s so interesting seeing her in a completely different role (and killing it)!

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Narcos-Saints (2022)

An ordinary entrepreneur joins a secret government mission to help capture a South Korean drug lord operating in South America.

Narcos-Saints seems like a totally unbelievable story, but it’s actually based on a true story.

I really like the international aspect of the show, with all the different cultures and languages spoken.

Park Hae-soo from Squid Game and Money Heist also stars in the series!

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

A Model Family (2022)

After a cash-strapped professor discovers a dead man’s money, he accidentally becomes intertwined with a drug cartel.

Adam and I started watching this series without knowing what it was about, and we got hooked right away.

It kinda reminded us of Ozark, an amazing American crime drama series that’s also on Netflix.

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Flower of Evil (2020)

Family man Baek Hee Sung hides his past from his detective wife, until she discovers he has secrets while investigating a series of unexplained murders.

This story is wild, and will leave you constantly questioning what’s going on.

Flower of Evil was one of the first Korean dramas Adam and I watched together, and it’s part of what got us hooked (along with Crash Landing on You for me).

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Beyond Evil (2021)

A murder happens in the small town of Munju that’s reminiscent of a cold case from 20 years earlier, and two detectives chase the truth behind it all.

It’s kind of a grittier and slower watch, but it’s kinda nice being able to get to know the characters a lot better.

The actors are also all amazing and have fantastic chemistry together!

I’ve heard the series is even better when you rewatch it a second time and know everything that’s going on, but I haven’t gotten around to that yet.

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Signal (2016)

A cold-case profiler in 2015 and a detective in 1989 discover they can communicate using a mysterious walkie-talkie.

They work together to solve a series of related murders spanning three decades.

Lee Je-hoon stars in Signal, and he’s also fantastic in Taxi Driver, which you can watch on Viki!

The main criminal case in the series is inspired by the real Hwaseong serial murders that happened in the 80’s and 90’s, which is really sad.

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Sci-fi & thriller K-dramas on Netflix Canada

Squid Game (2021)

Squid Game is actually the most-watched TV series on Netflix, which is pretty wild.

It’s about a group of people who compete in games against each other for a chance to win a large grand prize.

While it’s not scary, it’s got some pretty gory scenes!

A season two has been confirmed, though I personally think it would’ve been great as a single season.

If you enjoy Squid Game, there’s also a great Japanese show that’s quite similar called Alice in Borderland, which you can also stream on Netflix.

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

The Silent Sea (2021)

During a 24-hour mission on the moon, a group of space explorers try to retrieve samples from an abandoned research facility filled with classified secrets.

As you can expect, things don’t go as straightforward as they hope.

Bae Doona from Sense8 and Gong Yoo from Train to Busan (available on Prime Video) star in The Silent Sea!

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Horror K-dramas on Netflix Canada

Kingdom (2019-2020)

There are endless zombie films and TV series out there, but if we’re being honest, most of them are bleh.

Kingdom is a South Korean TV series set in ancient Korea, and it’ll have you clutching your blanket over your face.

In Kingdom, a mysterious plague makes its way through the kingdom while the crown prince tries to save his people.

Oh, and the zombies run fast, which is my worst nightmare when it comes to zombie shows.

It was actually the first ever South Korean Netflix Original series!

There’s also a movie in the same universe called Kingdom: Ashin of the North, which serves as a prequel to the whole series.

2 seasons + 1 film available on Netflix, watch the trailer

All of Us are Dead - Korean series on Netflix Canada
Scene from All of Us Are Dead. Photo by Netflix.

All of Us Are Dead (2022)

Can’t get enough of all the zombies and gore?

All of Us Are Dead is mostly set in a suburban South Korean high school where the zombie virus originates, and surviving students try to stay alive while they wait for help.

I love that they reference Train to Busan (one of the most iconic zombie movies ever, also from South Korea) – you can watch it on Prime Video if you haven’t seen it.

The zombies also run super fast in this movie, and it’s just as gross as Kingdom.

The action in this series is fantastic, though some of the writing is a little odd at times (I found myself screaming at the some of the characters on-screen).

A season two has also been confirmed, but with no set date.

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Hellbound (2021)

Supernatural creatures appear out of nowhere to send individuals to hell, giving rise to a religious cult called the New Truth.

The director, Yeon Sang-ho, also directed the popular zombie horror Train to Busan!

The show is only 6 episodes so it’s quite short, and I wish they’d made it longer and explained a bit more.

A season two will be coming out anyway, so I’m looking forward to that.

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Sweet Home - Korean series on Netflix Canada
Scene from Sweet Home. Photo by Netflix.

Sweet Home

As humans turn into monsters, a troubled teen and his neighbours fight them off and try to survive.

With all the zombie movies out there, Sweet Home is an interesting and different take on the whole creature/monster genre!

People turning into zombies does seem more realistic (lol) than people turning into monsters that represent your desires, but the show is still a good watch.

Song Kang from Nevertheless stars as the lead character!

I thought the show was really good the first time I watched it, but I liked it even more after re-watching it.

Season two also came out recently, and I already can’t wait for season three!

The show is also in Korean, but you can dub it in English.

2 seasons available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Goedam (2020)

Goedam is a creepy horror anthology series with each episode focusing on a different Korean urban legend.

The stories sort of all come together by the end, and it’s quite gory, so it ain’t for the faint of heart.

I’m honestly surprised I haven’t heard anything about it before – I stumbled across it one day from browsing Netflix!

There’s also a Goedam 2 on Korean Netflix, but it’s not out in Canada yet.

1 season available on Netflix, watch the trailer

Netflix Canada

Best Korean dramas on Netflix Canada:

  1. Itaewon Class
  2. Extracurricular
  3. D.P.
  4. My Mister
  5. The Glory
  6. Move to Heaven
  7. Crash Landing on You
  8. Business Proposal
  9. Nevertheless
  10. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
  11. The Uncanny Counter
  12. Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area
  13. My Name
  14. Narcos-Saints
  15. A Model Family
  16. Flower of Evil
  17. Beyond Evil
  18. Signal
  19. Squid Game
  20. The Silent Sea
  21. Kingdom
  22. All of Us Are Dead
  23. Hellbound
  24. Sweet Home
  25. Goedam

These were some of the best and most binge-worthy Korean dramas to watch on Netflix Canada!

Of course, there are plenty more K-dramas you can watch on Netflix Canada, and I’m continually adding more shows as I discover them.

If you’re into romance reality shows, you’ll definitely enjoy Single’s Inferno, which is sort of like a crossover between Too Hot to Handle and Terrace House (all shows are also on Netflix).

You can also watch the Oscar-winning Parasite movie on Netflix.

Are you a fan of Korean dramas? What are your favourite K-dramas on Netflix Canada? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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  1. Jolene says:

    I’m still waiting for Goedam Season 2 to come to Netlix Canada as I really loved Season 1. Any word on when Goedam Season 2 will come to Canada?

  2. Jan chin says:

    Extraordinary Attorney Woo should be added to your list – it’s about a brilliant autistic rookie lawyer. Amazing series that my family really enjoyed.

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