Ever since Disney+ launched in South Korea in 2021, a flurry of original K-dramas has been coming out of the country, for the rest of the world to enjoy. With South Korean entertainment and culture becoming so popular, especially following the huge success of Netflix’s “Squid Game”, Disney has been bringing in some of the top talent from Korea onto our screens.
From thrilling crime shows and heartwarming romances, here’s a look at some of the best K-Drama series available on Disney+:
Note: The availability of titles can vary between countries. In the US, many of these are available on Hulu instead.
When a blood-soaked man (Jung Hae-In) bursts into the dormitory of a women’s university in Seoul, Korea, Eun Yeong-ro (Jisoo) will go against her better judgement and risk being expelled to hide the man from his attackers and tend to his wounds. Unbeknownst to Yeong-ro, the man has a harrowing secret that threatens to put her friends’ and family’s safety at risk, and the two young lovers will have to work together to overcome the obstacles.
Centred around the forbidden romance of a young couple, “Snowdrop” features Jisoo’s debut-starring performance in a Korean drama that will take viewers on an emotional rollercoaster full of excitement, action, and romance. The series follows Yeong-ro as she goes against her family and her country to help the man she loves, while Jung Hae-In puts everything on the line to save the only thing he loves more than his country, Yeong-ro.
Park Changho is one of Korea’s most incompetent and unfortunate lawyers. Plagued by a never-ending streak of bad luck and boasting a pitiful 10% success rate in court, his life goes from bad to worse when he is hired to take on a high-profile case and finds himself imprisoned with the murderers he’s been investigating. Accused of being the notorious conman “Big Mouse” after a substantial cache of drugs, money, weapons and phones are discovered in his office, Changho will be forced to become that which he has been accused of if he is to have any hope of surviving life in prison and clearing his name, rather than being the “Big Mouth” he was known for.
Taekrok, an old detective near retirement, receives a threatening call from an unknown man and is falsely charged with murder. The blackmailer calls himself a friend and suggests a game. He orders Taekrok to review the past cases he was in charge of. The old detective desperately recalls the past to find out who the blackmailer is and discover his intentions. Can Taekrok finish this thrilling game?
Cha Moosik runs a casino bar, only to flee to the Philippines due to a crackdown by the National Tax Service. He launches a full-fledged casino business, and strategizes winning over the political and business circles in the Philippines. However, he is suddenly framed as a suspect in Min Seokjun’s death, and is tracked by Oh Seunghoon of the Korean Desk. Betrayal is rampant in the presence of money. Who will be the last person standing?
Kiss Sixth Sense
Hong Yesool, the best account executive on Planning Team 1 at Zeu Ad is making her way up as a project manager. She has one secret: she can see the future when she kisses someone. One day, after Yesool’s lips accidentally meets the lips of her evil team chief Minhu, she sees herself in bed with him in the future. While Yesool is confused with her future, her ex-boyfriend Pilyo shows up to work on a new project together and offers Yesool a date with him three times. This romantic office comedy revolves around Yesool, whose primary focus is work.
“Connect” stars Jung Haein as “Ha Dongsoo” – a new type of immortal human known as ‘Connect’, who is kidnapped by a gang of organ harvesters that are determined to take his eyes. After waking up on an operating table part way through the surgery, Dongsoo is able to escape with one eye remaining. He soon discovers that he can still see out of his missing eye, which is now being used by a serial killer who has been terrorizing the residents of Seoul. Determined to get back what was taken, Dongsoo will pursue the killer, taking whatever steps are necessary to make himself whole again.
Earth has survived catastrophic solar winds under the protection of the Grid, its planetary defense shield. Kim Saeha, an employee of the Bureau, encounters a murderer. Jung Saebyeok, a detective, is dispatched to arrest the murderer. While in pursuit of the fugitive, she witnesses an unbelievable phenomenon: The founder of the Grid—a ghost of the past—has reappeared after 24 years [since her invention of the Grid]. But why is she abetting the fugitive? This is a thriller that pursues the mysterious truth behind what saved humanity from an apocalypse.
A coming-of-age story that captures the challenges, spirit and passion of youth as two students at the Korean National Police University experience life’s charms and traumas whilst trying to become full-fledged cops. From bridging generation gaps with harmony, to finding their own romance on campus, two very different students work to achieve their dreams and aspirations in the line of duty.
Eunsoo is asked to write lyrics for a song by a famous composer. But her lyrics lacks emotion of unrequited love and is therefore rejected. One day, Eunsoo finds out that Sunwoo has a crush on someone. She asks Sunwoo to help with her lyrics while he lives at her house. Who is the one that Sunwoo falls in love with? When did their story begin?
Which Korean Drama series are you going to check out next on Disney+?
Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom.