Let’s Get Our Binge-Watch On!
When it comes to finding what you want, Netflix can either be a blessing or a curse. No one wants to waste time and endlessly scroll through content only to give up and not find a single thing to watch.
If you’re watching Netflix through a mobile device, your best bet is to type “korean drama” into the search bar. It doesn’t always display relevant content. Sometimes I wonder how Netflix’s algorithm works because it can be an ordeal to find what you’re looking for, but if you’re mobile, the search function is your best bet.
Still, you’ll probably bring up some content that are clearly not Korean dramas. That’s, unfortunately, something we can’t get around at this time.
If you’re new to Netflix or if you’re thinking about trying it out for a month-long trial, here’s the best way to get straight to your favorite Korean dramas ad free.
I will teach you some tips and tricks on how to find k-dramas and k-movies on Netflix. Hope this helps. Fighting, my friends!
*Please note the below are instructions for accessing Netflix via a computer. If you are using an app or mobile device, these direction will not work. The mobile app has a slightly different interface with fewer sorting options. Via the app, you can simply search for “Korean Drama” and sift through the results. Most of the initial results should be relevant to your search.*
1. Select “TV Shows” on the main Netflix screen.
2. Click on the “genres” drop down box and select “K-dramas” from the list.
3. Now, you have a listing of k-dramas.
4. Here is the direct link to k-dramas on Netflix.
Note: Keep in mind that this might not bring up every single k-drama in the database, but it does bring up most of the options available. Also, licenses eventually run out on Netflix, so if you’ve been holding off on watching a drama, you may want to check it out before it disappears.
As a bonus, there are fewer steps to finding k-dramas on Netflix than there used to be. It only takes 3 clicks to get to exactly where you want.
1. Click on “Movies” at the top of the main Netflix page.
3. Click on the “Genres” drop down and select “International” from the list.
4. All international selections appear. We don’t have the option to filter further by “Korean” anymore. You will have to scroll through your options and look for headings like “East Asian Movies & TV,” Asian Movies & TV,” Emotional East Asian Dramas,” Asian Action Movies,” East Asian Crime Movies.
5. If you can’t find many Korean movies that way, you can also go direct here.
Note: Korean movies have a pretty large inventory on Netflix. If you don’t have the time and/or have run out of dramas that you want to watch, this is a great way to finish something in one sitting without the after-effects of binge-watching dramas.
Netflix has made it tougher to sort specifically by Korean Movies, so I hope the above steps prove helpful. My hope is that they bring back the “Korean” subgenre for movies. Might be worth sending Netflix a request.
Major update and post overhaul: 2/4/19.