Are you waiting for season 2 of “Squid Game”? Here are 6 more Korean shows you can watch on Netflix

Even if you haven’t seen “Squid Game” yet, you’ve definitely heard of it after the show quickly gained global attention following its September 2021 release.

The Korean drama follows contestants competing for money while performing various deadly tricks inspired by children’s games.

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Variety reported on Thursday that Ted Sarandos, co-CEO and Chief Content Officer of Netflix, has officially confirmed that a second season is coming, stating that “the ‘Squid Game’ universe has just begun.”

While this show may have been the first Korean drama experience for many, there are many, many more to check out on Netflix.

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From romance to thriller to action, there are different dramas for different interests and even then, many shows have these elements integrated into their storylines.

“We are all dead”

This first episode of this new drama should be released Friday on Netflix.

The teaser? Intense. This show centers around a zombie apocalypse and the struggle to survive.

According to Netflix’s website, “A high school becomes ground zero for a zombie virus outbreak. Trapped students must fight their way out or become one of the enraged infected.

‘Vincenzo’

If you are a fan of mafia movies or shows, this one is for you.

“Vincenzo”, released in February 2021, follows a lawyer who works for the mafia as a consigliere.

“On a visit to his homeland, a Korean-Italian mafia lawyer gives an unrivaled conglomerate a taste of its own medicine with a side of justice,” according to IMDb.

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With 20 episodes, this drama is packed with thrills, action, and a bit of romance.

“The Silent Sea”

This short series of eight episodes released in December 2021 follows a group of space explorers on a dangerous mission to the moon.

“During a perilous 24-hour mission to the moon, space explorers attempt to recover samples from an abandoned research facility steeped in classified secrets,” the Netflix description reads.

And if you’re wondering if the main character looks familiar, yes, he was in “Squid Game.”

‘Extracurricular’

This crime drama follows a high school student who turns to a life of crime to pay for his education.

“A model high school student immersed in a world of serious crime finds his double life turned upside down when a classmate becomes interested in his secret”, describes Netflix.

‘Sweet home’

Another apocalyptic thriller, this show follows the residents of an apartment complex trying to survive as monsters take over.

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Netflix’s description reads, “As humans turn into savage monsters, a troubled teenager and his neighbors fight to survive – and to retain their humanity.”

“The King: Eternal Monarch”

This romantic fantasy drama will keep you on your toes as you work to learn more about the alternate realities encountered by the title character.

“A modern-day Korean emperor passes through a mysterious portal and enters a parallel world, where he encounters a fiery police detective,” Netflix describes.


Honorable mentions:

‘My name’

This action-packed show released in late 2021 follows a woman who joins a gang to avenge the death of her father, then goes undercover as a cop.

“After the murder of her father, a revenge-driven woman trusts a powerful crime boss – and enters the force under his leadership,” according to Netflix.

“Alice at the Borders”

This show is Japanese, but it deserves a mention here. It keeps you on the edge of your seat as you follow the main character’s journey to survive.

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Netflix’s description reads, “An aimless gamer and his two friends find themselves in a parallel Tokyo, where they are forced to participate in a series of sadistic games in order to survive.”

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