As per reports this year Netflix will be capitalizing ₩550 billion (USD 495,399,575) into Korean content, further broadening their already high-profile content library.
Kim Min Young in a statement confessed, “We will invest around USD 500 million, or ₩550 billion, into Korean content just this year, 2021. It is our strategy to create Korean content along with the industry, and help the entire Korean production industry grow together. We will not lose our motivation and become conceited. We will do our best to promote Korean content to the entire world. We will help our fans around the entire world discover and find joy in Korean content. We intend on being part of the future where Korean content is loved. We have prepared a clear way to move forward with Korea.”
In that spirit today we are bringing you 13 K-drama and K-movies that you should look forward to this 2021. This is not a ranking just a researched list.
1.The Sea of Silence
The Sea of Silence is a drama showing a team of elite battalion members at a deserted research base on the moon. The environment is of the future, where Earth is nearly barren due to global desertification, leading to little food and water. PD Choi Hang Yong are the main characters for the drama, alongside actor Jung Woo-Sung, who is joining in as a producer for this drama.
2.D.P. (Deserter Pursuit)
D.P. is a drama confiding the unsettling story of private Lee Jun Ho, who served in the military just like any other Korean male until he became part of a group of soldiers assigned to hunt after deserters of the military base. Based on the webtoon written by Kim Bo Tong, it strives to show the insult and human rights issues within the military, and portray both the misery and development of the nation’s youth.
Formerly known as Undercover, My Name is a vengeance drama, where the main character, Jiwoo, becomes a secret agent of an organization and joins the police to disclose the secret of her father’s death. The drama is led by Extracurricular PD Kim Jin-Min, and will showcase the story of Jiwoo’s revenge.
4.Move To Heaven
Climbing rookie actor Tang Joon Sang joins veteran Lee Je Hoon in an emotional fiction where a man unexpectedly becomes the caretaker of a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome. The two will work together, confiding the stories of those who have died through the possessions they leave behind.
Squid Game portrays the story of a group of individuals who are joining in in a mysterious survival game with a prize of ₩45.6 billion. With severe and reckless situations, the decisions each individual makes is magnified even more in this intense survival game.
6.Love Alarm Season 2
The second season of Love Alarm returns with most of the crew from Season One and will continue the theme of a mobile application informing the user if somebody near them is in love with them. Many fans were interested in whether Season Two would be happening following the conclusion of Season One, and Netflix has verified it is.
Hell is a tale about a supernatural manifestation where people are suddenly convicted to hell by the attorney. A fascinating story of the people within a violent society will unravel as people don’t know whether the hell summons is from a religious cult or a curse from God.
8.All Of Us Are Dead
All Of Us Are Dead continues Netflix’s zombie composition, saying the story of people imprisoned in a high school where a zombie virus has circulated. The survivors try to escape, while the zombies try to convert the survivors.
9.Kingdom: Ashin of the North
A particular episode of the Kingdom series portrays the story of Ashin, the heir of the northern provinces, and the secrets of life and death. The episode is an extension of Season Two.
10.Night in Paradise
Night in Paradise is a film about a man who has become the victim of a gang because he tried to leave the group. His sister and nephew have already been murdered, and he is next, so he attempts to disappear to Jeju Island, where he meets a very sick woman. The film premiered at the 77th Venice International Film Festival.
11.Lee Soo Geun’s Sense Coach
Lee Soo Geun features his comedy show, sorting his constant adlibs and coaching the audience on how to become just like him.
12.So Not Worth It
So Not Worth It is a sitcom displaying the love, friendship, and youth of international students staying at an international dormitory located in Seoul. The chemistry between the group will be the main thing, as they come from various mix of backgrounds.
Baek Spirit is Baek Jong Won’s truth and variation show where he will sit down with various people who portray Korea and talk with them while eating and drinking. The goal of the program is to introduce Korean alcohol, food, and culture.