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Satisfy your Korean fever with these new Korean shows to watch on Netflix.

We love our fair share of K-dramas, and for good reason. This entertainment genre has gone way beyond simply entertaining audiences with their movies and television shows. With their influence on food, music, and especially fashion, K-dramas have  become a global phenomenon, as most recently proven by Squid Game, Jirisan, and Penthouse.

Whether you’re a die-hard K-Drama fan, or you’re a pop culture connoisseur looking to explore and educate, we’ve put together a list of five Korean shows to watch that are releasing on Netflix in the final months of 2021.

It’s not all about romance either, highly anticipated releases like Hellbound will have you at the edge of your seat, while New World sees variety TV veterans try to outsmart each other. K-pop legend Rain also returns to screens for a road trip-style program, and science-fiction fans will enjoy the post-apocalyptic world that is The Silent Sea. If you are looking for love, Single’s Inferno takes on Love Island, but with its own twist. 

Ready to binge? Read on for all the details.

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Bangkok.

Hellbound

As proven by Squid Game, K-dramas go beyond rom-com. Upcoming Korean series Hellbound realms into the genre of thriller, drama, and fantasy. The highly-anticipated show revolves around a world that’s been swept by a supernatural phenomenon and this leads to the world turning into an actual hell. Unveil a world of chaos and mayhem with this soon-to-release fantasy drama, which is based on the webtoon titled The Hellbound. If you enjoy dystopian and supernatural content, make sure to add this to your ‘My List’ on Netflix. 

Release date: 19 November 2021 

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Hellbound

New World

If you’re in search of something a little more whimsical and light-hearted, this is the K-drama to watch this November 2021. Love K-dramas? Love reality shows? You’re in luck. Catch this reality show to watch six celebrities devise strategies in an attempt to earn virtual currency which can be cashed in on the final day of their stay on a utopian island. Celebrities featured in this variety series include: Lee Seung-gi, Eun Ji-won, EXO’s Kai, Park Na-Rae, and actress Jo Bo-ah.

Release date: 20 November 2021 

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New World

The Hungry and the Hairy

We’ve got another reality show here. Starring South Korean singer-songwriter Jeong ‘Rain’ Ji-Hoon and comedian Ro Hong-Chul, The Hungry and the Hairy is a Korean travel reality show. The two public figures embark on the motorbike road trip of their dreams as they make pitstops to delight in tasty eats and introduce tourist sites around Korea. This unscripted series is designed for foodies and travel lovers. 

Release date: December 2021 

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The Hungry and the Hairy

The Silent Sea

If science-fiction, thriller, and mystery are more up your alley, this is the show for you. Upcoming K-drama The Silent Sea is an adaptation of the 2014 short film The Sea of Tranquility by Choi Hang-yong. Set in a post-apocalyptic era, this eight-episode series explores how members of a trained team are sent to outer space to retrieve a sample from an abandoned research facility located on the moon.

Release date: December 2021 

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The Silent Sea

Single’s Inferno

If dating shows are your thing, this is a must-watch for you. If you’re among those that have shamelessly binge-watched ‘bad but good’ reality dating shows like Love Island, Too Hot to Handle, and Love is Blind, then don’t miss out on Netflix’s first Korean dating reality show. K-dramas are ticking all the boxes of television show genres, as evidenced by this pioneering show revolving around ten men and women trapped on an island. Sound familiar? Expect archetypal dating show drama, juicy moments, and newfound romance. 

Release date: December 2021 

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Single’s Inferno