The Squid Game and other Korean series that triumph on Netflix

Everyone talks about Squid Game, better known as The Squid Game, Netflix’s last big hit. But Hwang Dong-hyuk’s hit also uncovered the robust catalog of Korean series available on Netflix that are also garnering critical acclaim. If you haven’t seen them yet, these are our suggestions.

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Squid Game / The Squid Game (2021)

Squid Game, also known as the Squid Game

Squid Game, better known as The Squid Game, tells the story of a group of 456 cash-strapped people who receive a strange invitation to participate in a mysterious competition, where they must solve and overcome Korean children’s games while they remain locked in a building. The winner will take home a prize of 45.6 billion won, about $ 38.7 million, although the stakes are much higher.

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Created by: Hwang Dong-hyuk
Distribution: Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Oh Young-soo, Wi Ha-joon y Jung Ho-Yeon
Number of seasons: 1

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Kingdom (2019)

Netflix Series Kingdom

A mysterious plague begins to spread through Korea during the medieval Joseon dynasty, so the crown prince is sent on a suicide mission to investigate the outbreak. Along the way, he must face zombies and other enemies to save his people. The series, an adaptation of the comic The Kingdom of the Gods, already has two seasons. In July 2021, Netflix released the feature film Kingdom: Ashin of the North, which acts as a sequel to the second installment.

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Created by: Kim Eun-hee
Distribution: Bae Doo-na, Ju Ji-hoon, Ryu Seung-ryong, Kim Sang-ho, Heo Joon-ho
Number of seasons: 2

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Stranger (2017)

Series Stranger on Netflix

Hwang Si-mok (Cho Seung-woo) is an exemplary prosecutor, but he has lost the ability to feel empathy and lacks social skills. With the support of Detective Han Yeo-jin (Bae Doona), he begins a murder investigation. However, their efforts are obstructed by a prosecutor’s office mired in deep corruption.

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Created by: Studio Dragon
Distribution: Cho Seung-woo, Bae Doona, Lee Joon-hyuk, Yoo Jae-myung, Shin Hye-sun
Number of seasons: 2

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D.P. (2021)

Netflix DP Series

D.P. (acronym for deserter pursuit, hunter-deserters) tells the story of a Korean military police team that must capture deserters from the army, exposing the abuses suffered by young men performing military service. Private Ahn Joon-ho and Corporal Han Ho-yul are part of the team, but they end up on an adventurous journey.

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Created by: Kim Bo-tong
Distribution: Jung Hae-in, Koo Kyo-hwan, Kim Sung-kyun, Son Seok-koo
Number of seasons: 1

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Vincenzo (2021)

Netflix Vincenzo Series
Vincenzo Cassano (Song Joong) is a lawyer and adviser of the Italian mafia that returns to Korea, due to a conflict within its organization. Along the way he meets lawyer Hong Cha-young (Jeon Yeo-been), with whom he teams up to punish those beyond the reach of justice, using unorthodox methods.

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Created by: Kim Bo-tong
Distribution: Song Joong-ki, Jeon Yeo-be, Ok Taec-yeon, Yoo Jae-Myung, Kim Yeo-jin, Kwak Dong-yeon
Number of seasons: 1

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Snowpiercer (2020)

Snowpiercer Series

Snowpiercer it is, strictly speaking, a dystopian and post-apocalyptic American series. However, we include it in this list because it is based on the Korean film of the same name by Bong Joon-ho, released in 2013 and starring Chris Evans. The series acts as a continuity of the film and follows the story of the passengers of Snowpiercer, a gigantic train in constant motion that transports what is left of humanity after the Earth was turned into a frozen desert.

Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Created by: Bong Joon-ho y Kelly Masterson
Distribution: Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Alison Wright, Iddo Goldberg y Susan Park
Number of seasons: 2

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