With so many intriguing programmes and shows available on Netflix, viewers now spend hours deciding what to watch for the evening or day.
Korean dramas keep becoming better and better, from “Train to Busan,” “Parasite,” to “Squid Game.” Here are some of the classics that Rotten Tomatoes recommends you watch!
Lee Chung Hyun’s 2020 thriller film “The Call,” based on the critically acclaimed 2011 British and Puerto Rican film “The Caller,” tells the storey of two people from two generations who are brought together by a mystery phone call.
Park Shin Hye and Jeon Jong, both award-winning actresses, play the lead roles in the film. Actors Kim Sung Ryeong, Lee El, Oh Jung Se, and Lee Dong Hwi all contributed to the film’s development.
“The Wailing,” a thriller and suspense film directed by Na Hong Jin, is ideal for adrenaline seekers. The film tells the narrative of a police officer who becomes obsessed with investigating a serial murder case and an outbreak of sicknesses after her only daughter succumbs to the same ailment.
With their brilliant and immersive acting performances, Hwang Jung Min, Kwak Do Won, and Chun Woo Hee guided the drama to popularity. The film gained critical accolades from throughout the world, including awards from the Central Ohio Film Critics Association, the Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival, and others. In Korea, the actors, cinematography, director, and other aspects of the film and production were recognised with major prizes.
The 2018 psychological thriller film “Barn Burning,” directed by Lee Chang Dong and based on best-selling novelist Haruki Murakami’s short tale “Barn Burning,” explores the narrative of two childhood friends who reunite in a perilous circumstance where both of their lives are at jeopardy.
Actors Yoo Ah In, Jeon Jong Seo, and Yoo Ah In all shine in this drama. Many critics praised the film for its unclear narrative and performances, including The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Vogue magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal, to mention a few.
Another masterpiece by Yoo Ah In to add to the list! “Hellbound” tells the occult and pagan myth of sinful humans who are one day doomed to hell by mysterious supernatural entities of huge size.
Yoo Ah In plays an occult head of a new religion in the drama. Park Jung Min, Yang Ik Jun, Won Jin Ah, and Kim Hyun Joo are among the veteran cast members. The drama was regarded as “exceptional” and “a drama wrapped in the lightest type of thrills that will undoubtedly be spoken about even after a decade” by the British daily The Guardian.
Next to “Train to Busan” and “Parasite,” Hwang Dong Hyuk’s survival game series “Squid Game” is probably the most well-known South Korean masterpiece. The plot centres around a survival game in which hundreds of indebted participants risk their lives by participating in a series of dangerous games in order to win the ultimate prize.
“Squid Game” earned widespread acclaim and went on to become Netflix’s most-watched series, outperforming shows in 94 countries, including South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, the United States, and the Philippines.
Lee Jung Jae, Park Hae Soo, Wi Ha Jun, Jung Ho Yeon, Oh Yeong Soo, Heo Sung Tae, Kim Joo Ryung, and Anupam Tripathi all gave exceptional performances in the drama, which helped it to succeed.