Best dramas on OTT Platform: When the whole world came to halt during the pandemic and the nation was forced to shelter in place, K-Dramas came into the spotlight to distract the Quarantine. OTT platforms like Netflix, MX Player, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ Hotstar have much to offer as no one can escape from the spell of K-Dramas and have a whole lot of variety to watch with family and friends.
1. All of Us are Dead- Best dramas on OTT Platform Netflix (IMDb-7.5)
The story is about a serious outbreak of an infectious virus at Hyosan High School that gradually spreads in the city.
This deadly virus turns humans into meat-eating zombies. Some students trapped in High School struggle against the infection to keep themselves safe. Park Ji-Hu and Yoon Chan-Young are the main leads. Directed by Lee Jae-Kyoo and Kim Nam-Su, this series is based on ‘Now at Our School’ by Joo Dong-Geun. It will be released on Netflix in January 2022.
The synchronization between the episodes is so good that you can’t vacant your seat until the series ends. Comprising 12 episodes in the First Season, it is a must-watch series. Taking the series forward, its second season has also been announced in June 2022.
2. HellBound- Best dramas on OTT Platform Netflix (IMDb-6.6)
This South Korean dark fantasy is directed by Yeon Sang-Ho and is based on his webtoon. Starring Yoo Ah-In, Kim Hyun-Joo, and Park Jeong-Min, it is the first Korean drama that was selected for the ‘2021 Toronto International Film Festival in the ‘Primetime program of TV Serials’. Day after its release, it became the world’s most watched Netflix series making a record. Different from usual themes, the story is about a heavenly prediction that is made to declare the time and date of death of people, and death angels appear to kill them. Creators have left the audience murky for the next season. Comprising six episodes in the first season, the series is available on Netflix.
3. Penthouse: War in Life- Amazon Prime and MX Player (IMDb-9.3)
Penthouse: A Masterpiece. These types of series come in ages. About genre- what to mention and what to exclude, it covers almost all the themes from suspense, crime, and revenge to drama and emotions. Written by Kim Soon-Ok and directed by Joo Dong-Min, Park Bo-Ram, and Park Soo-Jin. Starring Lee Ji-Ah, Kim-So-Yeon, and Eugene as main characters.
The story is about 3 ladies, two from a wealthy family living in Hera Palace and one struggling to get into the life of rich people and trying to give her children a better place. The life of these 3 ladies is interlinked in a very interesting yet complex way. Every actor navigates in his/her own space and justified their characters with splendid acting. Serving you with 3 seasons and all with 48 episodes is worth watching.
This series is available on MX Player and Amazon Prime.
4. Squid Game- Best dramas on OTT Platform Netflix (IMDb-8.0)
Written, directed, and created by Hwang Dong-Hyak, Squid Game is a South Korean survival thriller drama starring Lee Jung-Jae, Park Hae-Soo, Wi Ha-Joon, and Ho Yeon-Jung. It has come up with one season with 9 episodes in it. Seong Gi-Hun (Lee Jung Jae) is a divorcee but a doting father, struggling with his odds. One day he secretly receives an invitation to play a children’s game along with other 455 players. As the game starts they come to know about the brutal rules. Elimination of players is done by killing them. The show was so successful that it reached No. 1 in 90 countries after its debut in September 2021 and was dubbed in more than 30 languages. You can watch this unique show on Netflix.
5. 25-21- Best dramas on OTT Platform Netflix (IMDb-8.7)
A beautiful love story, with pouring emotion that makes you feel comforted. It has its fair share of romance more realistically. You can’t hold your tears to run down. A story about a girl Na Hee Do (Kim Tae Ri) who is struggling hard to achieve her dreams on her journey she meets Baek Yi Jin (Nam Joo Hyuk) and falls in love.
Knowing each other’s goals and standing beside each other without making a hurdle is a true love story. Starring Kim Tae Ri and Nam Joo Hyuk. It is one of the best romantic dramas of today’s time. Directed by Jun Ji Hyun and produced by Yoon Ha-Rim, Heo Seok-Wan, and Park-Hun Joo. This drama has 16 episodes. It is available for streaming on Netflix.
6. Snowdrop- Best dramas on OTT Platform Disney+ Hotstar (IMDb-8.2)
Story of a graduate student Lim Soo Ho (Jung Hae-Im) covered in blood, jumps into the dormitory at Hosu Women’s University. The female protagonist hides him and treats his wounds and develops a romantic relationship. Directed by Jo Hyun-Tak and Jung Hae-Im, Jisoo (Blackpink member) in the lead roles. The series is wound up in 16 episodes and is available to watch on Disney+ Hotstar.
7. True Beauty- Best dramas on OTT Platform Amazon Prime (IMDb-8)
Directed by Kim Sang-Hyeop is based on Young’s webtoon of the same name. Starring Moon Ga-Young, Cha Eun-Woo, and Hwang In-Youp in the lead roles. True Beauty is a South Korean drama based on the life of a girl who is bullied by her fellow mates for her ugly looks. But then she comes up as a pretty girl by mastering the art of make-up. A parallel love story runs which holds the secret of this young girl. The series contains 16 episodes on Amazon Prime.
8. Dr. Strange- Best dramas on OTT Platform MX Player (IMDb-7.5)
When a father and son are kidnapped by the North Koreans and taken there, their struggle starts. But anyhow the father trains his son as a medical professional. They return to South Korea and Park Hoon allocates the funds by any means to bring back her lady love from North Korea. Directed by Jin Hyuk, starring Lee Jong Suk and Jin Se-Yeon. The Series has come up with 1 season with 20 episodes embedded in it. Streaming on MX Player.
9. Hotel Del Luna- Netflix (IMDb-8.2)
Directed by Oh Choong-Hwan and acted by Lee Ji-Eun and Yeo Jin-Goo. This South Korean drama has an unusual storyline. The plot goes with the owner and manager of hotel Del Luna who caters only to ghosts. It consists of 16 episodes in 1 season with no successive seasons. Available to watch on Netflix.
10. Kill me Heal me- MX Player (IMDb-8.3)
The story of a child who has a dark past affects his life leading to a personality disorder. This child holds seven personalities and approaches a young, first-year Psychiatric resident to help him. Eventually, this young doctor falls in love with him. Directed by Kim Jin Man and Kim Dae-Jin and starring Ji Sung and Hwang Jung-Eum. Kill me heal me consists of 20 episodes in 1 season. It is available to watch on MX Player.
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