KEY POINTS

  • "Hotel Del Luna" is a mystery, romance, fantasy series starring Lee Ji-eun
  • "Was It Love?" is an on-going romantic drama starring Song Ji-hyo
  • "The King: Eternal Monarch" stars popular actor Lee Min-ho

Korean dramas, popularly known as K-dramas, are gaining popularity worldwide — All thanks to its availability on popular streaming platforms that offer multiple language subtitles.

Here is a list of five popular South Korean drama series you can stream on Netflix:

1. "Hotel Del Luna"

"Hotel Del Luna" is a mystery, romance, fantasy series starring Lee Ji-eun, popularly known as IU and Yeo Jin-goo. The series unfolds in a supernatural hotel situated in downtown Seoul which only caters to wandering ghosts that still have unfinished business in the human world. IU, who plays the CEO of the hotel, is a ghost herself and her soul has been bound to Hotel del Luna for years. The mysteries behind the hotel and its owner are revealed after she hires a human to manage the hotel following a fateful event.

2. "Was It Love?"

"Was It Love?" is an on-going romantic drama starring Song Ji-hyo who plays the role of No Ae-jung, a single mother who works as a producer for a movie company. The story revolves around Ae-jung as she rediscovers the feeling of love when four men unexpectedly enter her life while she desperately struggles to save her company from debt after her boss runs away.

3. "Itaewon Class"

The series starring Park Seo-joon and Kim Da-mi, portrays the story of an ex-convict named Park Saeroyi who opens a pub called “DanBam” and strives towards success with his staff. Park once dreamt of becoming a police officer however, his life takes a turn for the worse after he gets expelled from school for fighting a bully and his father dies in an accident. Despite failing to make his dreams come true, he continues to live by the principles instilled in him by his late father.

4. "Crash Landing On You"

Is it a romantic comedy starring actors Hyun-Bin and Son Ye-Jin. The series portrays a forbidden love story between a South Korean heiress to a conglomerate and a North Korean army officer. One day, while paragliding, Yoon Se-ri experiences a mishap that forces her to make an emergency landing. However, she unexpectedly crashes into North Korea where she meets Ri Jeong-Hyeok, a North Korean army officer who breaks the country’s rules as he tries to protect her.

5. "The King: Eternal Monarch"

Starring the popular actor Lee Min-ho, "The King: Eternal Monarch" is a drama that revolves around a modern-day king in a parallel world to find his father’s murderer. He travels to the real world where he falls in love with a detective.