Netflix has announced seven new Korean films and series that are heading to the streaming service in the coming weeks and months. Over the years Netflix has been building up it’s Korean catalogue with over 300 films and shows currently available so if you’re a fan of K-TV and K-Films then these new additions will be of interest to you.
Upcoming Korean Films
November 27th, 2020
Mystery thriller, Crime
When 28-year-old Seo-yeon loses her cell phone on her way to visit her sick, estranged mother in a rural area, she digs up a decade-old cordless phone from the junk closet of her childhood home. She suddenly gets a call from a woman named Young-sook asking for her friend. Seo-yeon hangs up thinking the woman has the wrong number, but later learns that the call was coming from the same house 20 years ago.
Sci-fi action, Space blockbuster
Set in 2092, Earth has become a bleak planet which will soon be uninhabitable. The privileged class now live as UTS citizens on pristine habitats built between Earth and the moon, while 95% of the human race, the non-citizens, struggle to survive on the ruined Earth. Spaceship Victory is one of the many that live off salvaging space debris, which is a life-risking job since space debris fly at immense speed. But crewed with a genius space pilot Tae-ho, a mysterious ex-space pirate Captain Jang, an ex-con spaceship engineer Tiger Park, and a reprogrammed military robot Bubs, Spaceship Victory surpasses all other space sweepers. After successfully snatching a crashed space shuttle in the latest debris chase, Victory’s crew find a 7-year-old girl inside. They realize that she’s the humanlike robot wanted by UTS Space Guards, and decide to demand ransom in exchange.
What Happened to Mr. Cha?
January 1st, 2021
With the image of a gentle and perfect man Mr CHA enjoyed immense popularity in the 90s but he is now a has been who reminisces about his glory days and waits for someone to cast him again One day Mr CHA visits a gym to take a shower after a stroll but the building begins to crumble and he gets stuck in the pile Can he get rescued while maintaining his gentle and perfect image.
Upcoming Korean Series
December 18th, 2020
Adapted from a popular webtoon of the same name, Sweet Home is a 10-episode VFX/SFX filled thriller based on the unique world in which people turn into monsters that reflect their internal desires. Cha Hyeon-su, a reclusive high school student who moves into a new apartment called Green Home after a personal tragedy, faces a series of life changing situations that brings him out to the world to save others.
The Uncanny Counter
November 28th, 2020
Based on a popular webtoon of the same title, The Uncanny Counter is a satisfying tale of superheroes who, when not hunting down obstinate evil spirits, toil in a noodle shop. The dynamic story depicts the struggle between the evil spirits who come down to Earth from the afterworld to become immortal and the Counters, each endowed with a special gift such as brute strength, psychometry and healing, who chase them down.
December 16th, 2020
Run On is a romantic drama about the intermingling of people who have trouble communicating, even while speaking in the same language. It features people from different backgrounds who nurture relationships using their own language. Yim Si-wan plays the lead role of Ki Seon-gyeom, a sprinter on the national team who is popular enough with the public to sell tickets to unpopular track events. His whole life, he never looked back while running to win, both literally and figuratively, until a fateful event turned his life upside down and forced him to retire. After leaving the track and meeting Oh Mi-joo, he learns to open his eyes to what he never saw as a runner.
Lovestruck in the City
Lovestruck in the City is a realistic portrayal of young people who pursue romance and happiness while struggling to get by in a busy, competitive urban environment.