Best K-Dramas to Watch on Netflix – December 2022

Netflix adds so many K-Dramas to its library that it can be difficult to keep up with all of them. As a reminder, you can read about What’s New on Netflix every Month with our Monthly roundups.

We’ve listed all of them in order of release date, starting with the most recent Netflix K-Dramas. We’ll keep you updated as Netflix adds new original films to its streaming service. The latest Netflix K-Dramas scheduled to hit Netflix in December 2022 are below.

Trolley (Season 1) N

Creator: Kim Moon-gyo, Kwon Da-som, Rheu Bo-ri
Genres: Romance, Thriller
Cast: Kim Hyun Joo, Park Hee Soon, Kim Mu Yeol, Jung Soo Bin, Ryu Hyun Kyung

Synopsis: A sudden tragedy brings the wife of an assemblyman out of her private life and forces her to confront family secrets and her own troubling past.

Alchemy of Souls: Light and Shadow (Season 1)

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Genres: Action, Fantasy, Romance
Cast: Lee Jae Wook, Go Yoon Jung, Hwang Min Hyun, Shin Seung Ho, Yoo Joon Sang

Synopsis: The fate of two people becomes twisted due to “hwanhonsool” (the soul of the dead return to the living).

The Interest of Love (Season 1)

Creator: Jo Yeong-min, Lee Seo-hyun, Lee Hyeon-jung
Genres: Drama, Romance
Cast: Yoo Yeon Seok, Moon Ga Young, Geum Sae Rok, Jung Ga Ram, Moon Tae Yu

Synopsis: Four men and women working at the same bank get entangled in a complicated romance as they discover how far they’re willing to go for love.

The Fabulous (Season 1)

Creator: Kim Jeong-hyeon, Kim Ji-hee, Im Jin-sun
Genres: Drama
Cast: Chae Soo Bin, Choi Min Ho, Lee Sang Woon, Park Hee Jung, Kim Min Kyu

Synopsis: Four best friends chase their dreams in the competitive world of fashion while juggling demanding jobs, romantic dilemmas and wild nights on the town.

The Glory (Season 1)

Creator: Kim Eun-sook, An Gil-ho
Genres: Drama, Thriller
Cast: Song Hye Kyo, Lee Do Hyun, Im Ji Yeon, Park Sung Hoon, Yeom Hye Ran

Synopsis: Years after surviving horrific abuse in high school, a woman puts an elaborate revenge scheme in motion to make the perpetrators pay for their crimes.

Lookism (Season 1)

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Genres: Coming-of-age, Drama, Fantasy
Cast: Hwang Chang-yung, Han Shin, Ryu Seung-gone, Shim Kyu-hyuk, Sa Moon-young

Synopsis: In a society that favors good looks, a high school outcast leads a double life switching between his two bodies that are polar opposites in appearance.

Under the Queen’s Umbrella (Season 1)

Creator: Kim Hyung-sik, Park Ba-ra
Genres: Historical
Cast: Kim Hye Soo, Kim Hae Sook, Choi Won Young, Kim Eui Sung, Yoo Sun Ho

Synopsis: A spirited queen tries to rein in her rowdy sons in order to make one of them the next king of Joseon, while her competitors vie to snatch the throne.

Behind Every Star (Season 1)

Creator: Baek Seung-ryong
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Cast: Lee Seo Jin, Kwak Sun Young, Seo Hyun Woo, Joo Hyun Young, Shim So Young

Synopsis: Agents at a talent management firm tackle strong personalities and office politics while keeping their celebrity clients happy and helping them shine.

Recipe for Farewell

Creator: Lee Ho Jae
Genres: Web Drama, Drama
Cast: Han Suk Kyu, Kim Seo Hyung, Jin Ho Eun

Synopsis: Da Jung used to be a sweet working mom, but as colorectal cancer strikes her, she gradually becomes unable to eat. Da Jung’s husband, Chang Wook, has never cooked before, but he begins cooking to take care of his wife’s health and meals. Chang Wook handpicks decent ingredients and tries to develop healthy recipes to make a precious meal for his ill wife. Although he may be clumsy sometimes, he begins to realize how to treasure the time cooking and having a meal together with his family.

Connect

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Genres: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Cast: Jung Hae-in, Go Kyung-Pyo, Kim Hye-jun

Synopsis: A man is kidnapped and one of his eyes removed by a gang of organ hunters. His eyes was transplanted into body of a serial killer. The unwilling donor now has terrible visions as he witnesses terrifying attacks on the residents of Seoul.

Work Later, Drink Now season 2

Creator: Mikkang
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Cast: Si Won Choi, Sun Hwa Han, Sun-Bin Lee

Synopsis: The story of three women whose belief in life is one drink at the end of the day.

The Forbidden Marriage

Creator: Michel Khleifi
Genres:  Drama
Cast: Park Ju-Hyun, Kim Young-Dae, Kim Woo-Seok

Synopsis: Khleifi interviews nine inter-faith and inter-racial couples in Israel, asking each where they met, how they have addressed religious or cultural differences in their marriage, how their families have responded to the relationship, and how they chose where to live. He also has a professor and three religious leaders comment: a sheikh, a rabbi, and a priest. The three religious spokesmen are dead set against inter-faith marriage, while the couples express themselves in simple terms about their partner’s kindness and other human qualities

Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area Part 2

Creator: Kim Hong-sun, Ryu Yong-jae, Kim Hwan-chae, Choe Sung-jun
Genres: Korean, Crime TV Shows, TV Thrillers
Cast: Yoo Ji-tae, Kim Yunjin, Park Hae-soo

Synopsis: Thieves overtake the mint of a unified Korea. With hostages trapped inside, the police must stop them — as well as the shadowy mastermind behind it all.

Island

Creator: Michael Bay
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Djimon Hounsou

Synopsis: Set in a dystopian future, a group of people work in a facility, essentially as slaves. They do have an incentive though – a regular lottery is held and one of them gets to leave the facility and its restrictions and move to The Island, a paradise. Lincoln Six Echo is one of the workers in the facility and he is infatuated with Jordan Two Delta. His life is fairly uneventful and mundane until Jordan Two Delta gets selected to go to The Island. Then Lincoln starts to discover the truth about the facility and The Island.

Missing: The Other Side 2

Creator: Min Yeon-hong, Ban Gi-ri, Jeong So-young
Genres: Korean, TV Mysteries, Fantasy TV Shows, TV Thrillers, TV Dramas
Cast: Ko Soo, Huh Joon-ho, An So-hee

Synopsis: A con artist encounters a supernatural village where spirits of missing persons are stranded until the mystery behind their disappearance is solved.

Big Bet

Creator: Bert I. Gordon
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Cast: Lance Sloane, Kim Evenson, Sylvia Kristel

Synopsis: A teenage boy that had early sexual encounters is having trouble finding them now, and spends a lot of time fantasizing about the women he knows. When a beautiful new girl comes to town, he makes a bet with the other guys that he can get her into bed within 10 days. His chief rival stacks the deck, though, by threatening to expose the new girl’s sordid past (she was wrongly accused of being involved in an orgy at her previous school) if she sleeps with our hero. Confused about his situation, the boy seeks counsel from the sexy older woman across the street, and she helps him come to terms with his predicament.