13 Korean Netflix Shows To Watch This 2021: The Silent Sea, Squid Game, And More
Adding to your long list of to-watch Korean shows are more gripping series and films coming to Netflix this 2021. Recently, Netflix Korea announced 13 titles that we have anticipated for so long.
Find your new favourite show as you browse below the 13 new Korean series and films to anticipate this year:
1/13 Love Alarm
Love Alarm will be returning on Netflix for a second season. On 12 March, you will get to see your favourite cast including Song Kang, Kim So-hyun, and Jung Ga-ram.
2/13 Move To Heaven
Move To Heaven is a new Netflix show that will bring you to tears as it depicts the story of a young man with Asperger syndrome and his uncle who will be running a trauma cleaning business. The show will also tackle more about the disease and the lead character's dying wishes. The story will be told through the protagonist Gu-ru's eyes, played by Tang Joon-sang.
We've come to love shows like Crash Landing On You and Descendants of the Sun which mostly portrays characters in the military. Now, Netflix is releasing DP, a show with a new storyline we'll most probably obsess over. Deserter Pursuit or DP refers to a rare post in the military. The DP is tasked to chase and trap soldiers who try to escape during military services. Actors Jung Hae-In and Kim Sung-kyun will be in the show as well.
4/13 All Of Us Are Dead
Netflix's Kingdom and #Alive have brought us on our toes. But prepare for a new k-zombie series entitled All Of Us Are Dead that is set in a school. A chaotic zombie invasion and a school of resilient young adults—need we say more?
5/13 So Not Worth It
So Not Worth It is a sitcom directed by Kwon Ik-joon, who has previously created Korean sitcoms like the iconic Three Guys and Three Girls. This new sitcom portrays a group of young university students who share a dorm on campus and their stories of love, friendship, and life. The cast of the show includes Park Se-wan, Choi Young-jaw, Han Hyun-min among many others.
6/13 Paik's Spirit
Paik's Spirit is the first reality series featuring chef and entertainer Paik Jong-won. Get to know Korean traditional liquor, beer, rice wine, and food with the restaurateur. Renowned guests will also join Paik in episodes you wouldn't want to miss.
7/13 Lee Su-geun: The Sense Coach
Netflix's stand-up special Lee Su-geun: The Sense Coach will crack you up. Lee Su-geun will mostly talk about those who waste their time trying too hard not to get on people's nerves. He has entertained Korean audiences through variety shows including Men on a Mission, Ask Us Anything Fortune Teller, New Journey to the West, and The Fishermen. And now, we'll get to enjoy his impromptu jokes in the comforts of our home.
8/13 Kingdom: Ashin Of The North
The highly anticipated side sequel to Kingdom will soon be released on Netflix. It's a spin-off from the story of Kingdom season 2. Directed by Kim Seong-hun, Kingdom: Ashin Of The North will tell the story of Ashin, the heiress to a northern Jurchen town and the secret behind the resurrection plant.
9/13 The Silent Sea
The Silent Sea is set in a future where Earth is running out of water and food. It also follows the story of the members of a special team risking their lives after embarking on a mission on the Moon. This series is based on director Choi Hang-yong's short film in 2014. Joining the cast are actors Bae Doo-na, Gong Yoo, and Lee Joon.
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10/13 Squid Game
40 million dollars is at stake, and the only way to win it is to survive a mysterious game. The players have no choice but to risk their lives to win this hefty prize. This intriguing Netflix series is the first TV series of director Hwang Dong-hyuk, who has previously worked on Silenced, Miss Granny and The Fortress.
11/13 My Name
Merciless revenge and lots of action—this is what viewers can anticipate in Netflix's new noir series entitled My Name. The story's main character is a member of a drug cartel, who is actually a narcotics officer undercover. As she investigates the crime, she will soon unravel the truth about her father's death.
Yoo Ah-in, Park Jeong-min, Kim Hyun-ju, Won Jin-ah, and Yang Ik-june star in the intense series called Hellbound. The series will portray supernatural phenomena experienced by those who are condemned to hell, a new religious group that interprets the events, and people who are trying their best to survive a chaotic society.
13/13 Night In Paradise
Directed by Park Hoon-jung, the noir film Night in Paradise tells the story of a man who is targeted by a dangerous criminal gang and a woman who appears to have reached a dead-end in her life. It was the only Korean film screened out of competition at the 77th Venice International Film Festival. Enjoy the film as it features a talented cast including Actors Um Tae-goo, Jeon Yeo-been, and Cha Seoung-won.
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