Prison Playbook (2017)
With solely days earlier than his main league baseball debut, pitcher Kim Je-hyeok unexpectedly lands himself behind bars. He should be taught to navigate his new world with its personal guidelines if he needs to survive.
Prison Playbook is way more slow-paced than lots of the alternatives on the listing, however this character drama is well worth the dedication. Though it’s typically touted as a “black comedy,” it’s way more tonally mild than that implies, regardless of the subject material. The story follows baseball pitcher Kim Je Hyeok, who’s incarcerated days earlier than his main league debut for assaulting the tried rapist of his sister. It follows his life inside jail, together with the lives of a few of the different inmates and guards, together with his outdated greatest buddy, Lt. Lee Joon Ho, who’s a correctors officer. Created by Lee Woo-jung, who additionally made the aforementioned Reply sequence, Prison Playbook is among the hottest Ok-dramas in Korean cable historical past ever.
Sweet Home (2020)
As people flip into savage monsters, one troubled teenager and his neighbors combat to survive and to maintain onto their humanity.
It’s been well-documented that Song Kang is a Ok-drama darling. The actor has appeared in lots of a romantic Ok-drama, together with Netflix’s Nevertheless and Love Alarm. Sweet Home, nonetheless, is his uncommon horror look, and it’s nicely value a watch simply to see Song in a very totally different context. Of course, this apocalyptic horror story has different qualities too, and holds the distinction of being the primary Korean sequence to enter the U.S. Netflix Top Ten. Based on a Naver (aka Korean Google) webcomic of the identical identify, Sweet Home follows Cha Hyun-soo (Song), a highschool pupil who strikes into an condominium constructing after the deaths of his dad and mom, solely to uncover that the constructing additionally occurs to be the house of a species of monsters set on world domination.
Speaking of Song Kang… At the time of this writing, Netflix is at present airing Nevertheless, the newest Ok-drama to star the 27-year-old actor. The romantic drama stars Han So-hee as Yoo Na-bi, college artwork pupil who now not believes in love following discovering her boyfriend has been dishonest on her. When she meets Song’s Park Jae-eon, she is straight away intrigued. Though the 2 share a direct attraction, they resist coming into right into a relationship due to their respective uncertainties about love. Based on a well-liked webcomic of the identical identify, Nevertheless feels distinctive in its remedy of recent relationship life in Korea, depicting a few of the extra practical, typically inner struggles of what its like to date in your 20s.
Memories of the Alhambra (2018)
If you’re in search of one other Ok-drama starring Crash Landing on You‘s Hyun Bin (and of course you are), then look no further than Memories of the Alhambra, a 2018 K-drama with an absolutely batshit (read: amazing) premise. Hyun stars as Yoo Jin-woo, a CEO who travels to Spain in search of the creator of an AR game set in the Spanish medieval fortress Alhambra. Once there, Jin-woo is pulled into a reality-bending mystery with life-or-death stakes and some unpredictable twists that I don’t need to spoil for you.