By 2022, more than 60% of Netflix customers globally would have watched Korean content.
Netflix has officially announced its largest-ever annual schedule of Korean films and television programming. The online streaming service announced their 2023 calendar, which comprised 34 programes. Here are a few examples of notable productions:
The Glory Part 2
The Glory featuring Song Hye Kyo quickly became the most-watched Korean drama on Netflix. The Korean drama with a gripping narrative became accessible to watch online on December 31.
Moon Dong-eun, the show’s heroine, has spent the previous 10 years pursuing vengeance on the high school bullies who left her with terrible wounds on both her body and soul.
A Time Called You
In the time-traveling love story “A Time Called You,” Jun-hee, who is lamenting the loss of her darling who died a year ago, returns to 1998 to meet Si-heon, who looks like her partner.
When it was announced that the series was a remake of the well-known Taiwanese romance Someday or One Day, it quickly garnered popularity.
D.P. Season 2
In the Netflix series “D.P.,” Jun-ho and Ho-yeol of the Korean military’s Deserter Pursuit unit encounter previously unseen realities while pursuing deserters with various backstories. The first season of D.P. got a lot of accolades for its social satire and struck a chord with a large audience.
The film “Mask Girl” follows Kim Mo-mi, a nighttime live-streamer who wears a mask and a daytime office worker who is self-conscious about her appearance, as she is caught up in an unforeseen occurrence and experiences a dramatic turn of events.
The original webtoon of the same name, on which the series is based, was appreciated by many fans for its surprise twists, scathing criticism on lookism, and flawless marriage of tension and black comedy.
Sweet Home Season 2
The residents of Green Home, who provided incredible suspense in the previous season as they risked their lives in gory conflicts against their neighbors-turned-monsters, return in season 2 to provide thrills and tension of a whole other type. Green Home inhabitants Song Kang, Lee Jin-uk, Lee Si-young, Ko Min-si, and Park Gyu-young return in season 2.
Based on a well-known webtoon, the series depicts a world in which only 1% of the human race has survived and strict social stratification has been established in the desolate regions of the Korean Peninsula, where deliverymen play critical roles in a society that has ceased to function as it should.
‘JUNG E,’ set in the 22nd century, shows a planet that has become inhospitable due to climate change. In the midst of the chaos, an internal conflict develops in the bunker meant for human survival. The outcome of the conflict now hinges on how to clone the legendary mercenary JUNG E into a scalable robot.
JUNG E depicts a novel notion that combines dystopia, cloning, and technology. It was created by Director Yeon Sang-ho of Train to Busan, Peninsula, and Hellbound and stars Kang Soo-youn, Kim Hyun-joo, and Ryu Kyung-soo.
Following in the footsteps of Won-search ho’s for “Rak,” who fled after Brian’s arrest, Believer 2 seeks to unearth the enigmatic drug cartel’s inner workings.
In this film, a former bodyguard named Okju exacts both beautiful and cruel vengeance on her best friend Minhee.