Best new South Korean TV Shows in 2021 & 2020 (Netflix, Prime, Hulu & TV List)


List of the latest South Korean TV series in 2021 on tv and the best South Korean TV series of 2020 & the 2010's. Top South Korean TV series to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+ & other Streaming services, out on DVD/Blu-ray or on tv right now.

New South Korean TV series in 2021

Top series up for release in 2021
  • Undercover

    CREATOR: Peter Moffat
    CAST: Jin-hee Ji, Kim Hyun-joo, Yoon-Kyoung Bae, Soon-bae Cha
    The National Security Planning Agency has been trying to keep the identity of agent Han Jeong-hyeon (Ji Jin-hee) a secret. At the same time, human rights lawyer Choi Yeon-soo (Kim Hyun-joo) finds herself as the new head of the justice agency. The two of them soon stumble onto a massive conspiracy of secrets and lies, debating just how to handle such case when the deck seems stacked against them both in this intense drama based on the BBC miniseries of the same name. Watch the trailer of Undercover

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Best South Korean TV series on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+ or DVD in 2021

2020, 2019, 2018 & the 2010's best rated South Korean TV series out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon Prime & Hulu).
The ‘K-drama’ genre is popular worldwide and the shows to choose from is huge. In North-America, Netflix included some K-Drama shows in its selection and online streaming sites like Hulu and DramaFever attract a vast audience. In terms of quality drama however, a decent K-Drama show is hard to find. A couple of shows are worth a try, though. Below you’ll find the two best K-Drama shows of the recent past.


South Korean drama, or K-drama, dates back to the 1960’s, but the modern conception of the deurama format (12-24 episodes per show) started somewhere in the 90’s and does not have a lot in common with television series produced in the western parts of the world. Indeed, it is something else. Most shows are kitschy to say the least. The style is defined by colorful and soft images, questionable screenplay, corny comedy and a way of acting that resembles Western soap operas. The dramas are usually produced with one director and one writer, and are broadcasted on two consecutive nights three times a week. Needless to say, K-Drama differs from the American and European ways of making television. The genre is popular worldwide though and the amount to choose from is huge. In North-America, Netflix included some K-Drama shows in its selection and online streaming sites like Hulu and DramaFever attract a vast audience. In terms of quality drama however, a decent K-Drama show is hard to find. Most shows don’t come near the quality of Western shows. Mostly, the shows don’t even try. As mentioned before, K-Drama has it’s own standard and obviously does not try to rival with channels like HBO and AMC. A couple of shows are worth a try, though. They may not be as interesting as South-Korean cinema is, but it might a refreshing experience for those who are in search for something completely different.