Running out of interesting K-dramas to watch? Fret not for you’ll soon have five brand-new Korean dramas to add to your to-watch list on Netflix. The streaming app has been beefing up on their Korean titles in recent months, from popular romantic comedy, Romance Is A Bonus Book that left us all swooning to the exciting thriller that kept us at the edge of our seats, Memories of the Alhambra. So it’s safe to say that Netflix knows exactly what kind of K-dramas we love (partly due to the algorithm that the app uses too). This June, a whole host of new titles will be coming our way and they range from a vast variety of genres. With a selection that includes sci-fi, thrillers, comedy and romance titles, you are bound to find a show that you will enjoy. Scroll through our gallery to find out more about the five K-dramas that are coming to Netflix soon!
Chief of Staff
You really can’t go wrong with any shows starring Lee Jung Jae. He is headlining Chief of Staff as Jang Tae Joon, the faultless chief of staff to a four-term lawmaker. The show depicts a realistic portrayal of politicians and aides who are trying to climb up the political ladder and *spoiler* for some, their desire for power can make them do ruthless and despicable acts to get ahead. Another plus point of Chief of Staff is their star-studded cast, which also includes Shin Min A, Lee Elijah and Kim Dong Jun.
This season of Chief of Staff will be available on Netflix from June 15. The show has already been confirmed for a second season which will be coming out in November 2019.
Designated Survivor: 60 Days
Imagine being forced into a promotion you neither asked for nor want. Park Mu Jin (Ji Jin Hee) experienced that when he had to become the acting President for 60 days after being the sole survivor of an explosion that killed everyone else at the National Assembly. What’s worse is that Mu Jin has to deal with a Chief Presidential Secretary (Heo Joon Ho) whom he just can’t see eye-to-eye with. Based off the highly successful American TV series of the same title, this Korean remake promises the same high tension suspense that its American counterpart is known for, but with additional twists in a localised Korean setting.
Designated Survivor: 60 Days will be available on Netflix from July 1.
My First First Love
Back for the second season, My First First Love is returning to Netflix just 100 days after their first season’s premiere. Picking off where it left off, the drama continues to follow the main five characters growth as young adults in the 21st Century. In this season, things get complicated as the love triangle involving Tae O, Song I and Do Hyeon puts them in a tight spot as they try to balance friendship and love. As for Hun and Ga Rin, this season will focus on their career and their struggles towards moving towards their dreams. My First First Love tackles the type of problems and struggles that every millennial will definitely find familiar. You’ll definitely find this show totally relatable!
My First First Love Season 2 premieres on July 26.
Warning: watching this show might make you wish the app featured in the drama exists irl. Love Alarm revolves around an app that will send you an alarm when someone who has romantic feelings for you comes within your 10-meter radius. Convenient much? Kim Jo Jo (Kim So Hyun) manages to find love through the app and her new beau just so happens to be Hwang Sun Oh (Song Kang), a rich model who has it all. So do they live happily ever after? Not quite. Though the couple embarks on a pretty perfect romance, they soon realise some problems in their relationship, especially when Jo Jo finds out that her long-term best friend Lee Hye Yeong (Jung Ga Ram) has been in love with her all this time. Who can ever say no to a classic cheesy K-drama like this one?
Love Alarm will be available on Netflix on August 22.
Reunited for the first time since their show Gu Family Book that premiered in 2013, Lee Seung Gi and Bae Suzy are once again headlining Vagabond together. The drama follows the story of Go Hae Ri (Suzy), who decides to work as a secret ops agent to support her struggling family. She meets a dashing stuntman, Cha Dal Geon (Seung Gi), who gets into a tragic airplane crash and accidentally discovers a national corruption scandal as a result. This espionage drama series will also have you craving for your next vacation, with many cinematic action scenes filmed at spectacular scenic locations such as Lisbon, Portugal and Morocco!
Vagabond will be available on Netflix in September 2019!