Netflix is home to a lot of Korean dramas and has also released some amazing dramas in 2023. Here is a list of Kdramas that the audience loved the most and would recommend everyone (even you) to watch.
1. The Good Bad Mother
Young-Soon, a strict single mom, raises her son Kang-Ho and pushes him to do well. He changes into a cold prosecutor, but an accident makes him act like a kid again. So, they need to get back together while he learns how to live again, and she deals with her painful past.
2. Welcome to Samdalri
Yong-pil and Sam-dal, two childhood friends, get back together on Jeju Island. As a weatherman, Yong-pil looks out for the locals. Sam-dal, a photographer, goes back home after having problems at work. They get back together, deal with problems, and find love again on the beautiful island.
3. Gyeongseong Creature
1945, Seoul is under oppressive rule. Chae-ok, a gifted tracker, searches for her missing mother. Jang, a wealthy businessman, craves fortune. They work together to solve inexplicable disappearances, which leads them to a horrific creature born of brutality. Greed and survival collide as they battle for their lives and humanity.
4. Daily Dose of Sunshine
Da-eun, a cheerful nurse, joins a psychiatric hospital with the goal of making patients’ lives better. Faced with unique problems and secret experiences, she gives warmth and sympathy, assisting them in finding hope and healing, demonstrating that even in the darkest of times, sunlight always shines through.
5. My Demon
An attractive demon named Gu-won meets CEO Do-hee. When they touch, Gu-won loses his powers. Together, they agree to get married in exchange for safety. Demons and humans spark with lust, but can love grow between them? Their trip gets hotter when family problems, secret powers, and a masked stalker show up.
When two young boxers are having a bad time, they agree to collect debts for an unknown money lender. But things get tricky when they run into a cruel loan shark and find out about his secret plans. Will they be able to fight for justice without getting hurt?
7. See You in My 19th Life
Ban Ji Eum remembers all 19 of her past lives. She died young in her 18th life, but she promised to find Moon Seo Ha again. She goes to find him now that she’s alive again, but he doesn’t remember. Will their lies from the past tear them apart, or can their love last so long?
8. Castaway Diva
Mok-Ha dreams of becoming a singing sensation but is stranded on a remote island for 15 years! She is rescued and finds herself in a strange new environment, yet she hangs on to her dream. Can she overcome cultural shock, strong competition, and possibly even love to become the diva she’s always wanted to be?
9. King the Land
Gu Won, the rich hotel heir, is chilly and serious, and he despises phony smiles. Sunny employee Sa-rang works in his family’s motel. Sparks fly when they collide, but will Sa-rang’s warmth melt his cold heart? Meanwhile, Gu Won looks for his missing mother, adding mystery to the romance.
10. Song Of The Bandits
In the 1920s, Koreans who are running away from oppression join forces in wild Gando. To protect the town, Lee Yoon, who used to be a soldier, turns into a bandit. While hiding who she really is, Hee-Shin works for the Japanese but quietly helps the resistance. People from different groups are fighting to be free and have a better life.
11. Behind Your Touch
Ye-boon, a vet, discovers a strange power: she can see people’s pasts by touching their buttocks! Detective Jang-yeol, who has been demoted to a sleepy town, requires her assistance with minor crimes. However, when murders occur, the situation becomes more serious.
12. Destined With You
Shin-yu, a lawyer who is cursed, meets Hong-jo, a kind government worker who knows how to break the curse on his family. They figure out the secrets of a strange book together, putting their lives in danger and falling in love as they fight for his life and their shared future.
Doona, a pop star, leaves the spotlight and hides in a student sharehouse. Won-jun, a typical student who has never met her, lives upstairs. They clash first, then bond. Doona discovers real life and Won-jun confronts his future. Love blossoms, but the past threatens. Can their worlds collide, or will they remain just neighbors?
14. Strong Girl Namsoon
Nam-soon, a lady with superhuman power, hunts for her parents in Korea. She reunites with her rich mother, but they are quickly involved in a narcotics case. Together with her grandmother (who is also quite strong), they work with a detective to combat crime and uncover family secrets.
15. Crash Course in Romance
Nam-Haeng, an ex-handball champion, operates a food business and is struggling for her daughter’s dream school. Top tutor Chi-Yeol is stern but keeps a secret. Worlds clash when Nam-Haeng enters his class to assist her daughter, creating romance and chaos as they battle society’s pressures and hidden truths.
So these were the dramas that became popular in 2023. You can watch them on Netflix with a subscription. I can say that all of them are good.