Best New K-Dramas Added to Netflix in 2024 So Far

Here are the best new K-dramas on Netflix from the first quarter of 2024!

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Best New K Dramas On Netflix In 2024 So Far

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Four months into 2024, it’s been a steady year for new K-dramas on Netflix. Crime-ridden drama, thrilling stories, and head-over-heels romance have been featured extensively.

With many K-dramas due to arrive in 2024, we can’t wait to see which titles from the list below will remain in the top five list by the end of the year.

We’ve also looked at the best five new Netflix Original movies of 2024 so far.


The Bequeathed

Episodes: 6
Genre: Thriller | Runtime: 47 Minutes
Cast: Kim Hyun Joo, Park Hee Song, Park Byung Eun, Ryu Kyung Soo, Park Sung Hoon
Netflix Release Date: January 19th | Netflix Views/CVE: 7.7 Million

The Bequeathed Top Five K Dramas On Netflix In 2024 So Far

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We would have thought The Bequeathed would have performed better with subscribers with Yeon Sang Ho at the helm. Netflix’s dark thriller from the mind behind Train to Busan is worthy of a binge.

A family’s secrets begin to unravel after inheriting a grave site from their long-forgotten uncle.


My Name is Loh Kiwan

Director: Kim Hee Jin
Genre: Drama, Romance | Runtime: 131 Minutes
Cast: Song Joong Ki, Choi Sung Eun, Jo Han Chul, Kim Sung Ryung, Lee Il Hwa
Netflix Release Date: March 1st | Netflix Views/CVE: 9.6 Million

My Name Is Loh Kiwan Top Five K Dramas On Netflix In 2024 So Far

Picture: My Name is Loh Kiwan – Netflix

One of the better-performing South Korean movies we’ve seen in a long time, My Name is Loh Kiwan has been highly praised by fans for its emotionally driven story, with heartwarming performances from Song Joong Ki and Choi Sung Eun.

Loh Kiwan, a defector from North Korea, has landed in Belgium. Wishing to settle down, he hopes to receive refugee status from the government, where he meets Marie, a former Korean turned Belgian citizen. Still, unlike Loh Kiwan, who is finding a new life, Marie wishes hers was over.


Parasyte: The Grey

Episodes: 6
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi , Thriller| Runtime: 60 minutes
Cast: Jeon So Nee, Koo Kyo Hwan, Lee Jung Hyun, Kwon Hae Hyo, Kim In Kwon
Netflix Release Date: April 5th| Netflix Views/CVE: TBA

Parasyte The Grey Top Five K Dramas On Netflix In 2024 So Far

Picture: Parasyte: The Grey – Netflix

Yeon Sang Ho’s adaptation of Iwaaki Hitoshi’s manga Parasyte, which will land on Netflix this week, has been a long-awaited release. With the mind behind Train to Busan, we’re hoping Parasyte: The Grey will be a resounding success for Netflix.

The story revolves around Jung Soo In, who is infected with a parasite on her hand and start a strange cohabitation as it failed to steal her brain. Seol Kang Woo chases a parasitic water to find his missing sister, and Choi Jun Kyung is the team leader of the parasitic life team ‘The Grey’, and lives only to exterminate the parasitic water after losing her husband to the parasitic water.


A Killer Paradox

Episodes: 8
Genre: Crime, Thriller | Runtime: 54 Minutes
Cast: Choi Woo Shik, Son Suk Ku, Lee Hee Joon, Kim Yo Han, Lee Joong Ok
Netflix Release Date: February 9th | Netflix Views/CVE: 11.9 Million

A Killer Paradox Top Five K Dramas On Netflix In 2024 So Far

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Another successful webtoon adaptation from Netflix saw A Killer Paradox soar past 11 million views in the first four weeks. Notably, Choi Woo Shik and Son Suk Ku were praised for their performances. Fans are now waiting patiently for news of a second season, which we hope will be announced soon.

After an argument with a rude customer leaves part-time convenience store worker and college student Lee Tang with blood on his hands, his guilt and fear turn when it’s revealed the man he murdered was a wanted serial killer. Soon, when Lee Tang realizes he has the supernatural ability to identify the “evil” within a person, he becomes a dark hero intent on punishing those for the evils of their pasts.


Queen of Tears

Episodes: 16
Genre: Comedy, Romance | Runtime: 80 Minutes
Cast: Kim Soo Hyun, Kim Ji Won, Park Sung Hoon, Kwak Dong Yeon, Lee Joo Bin
Netflix Release Date: March 9th | Netflix Views/CVE: 13.1 Million

Queen Of Tears Top Five K Dramas On Netflix In 2024 So Far

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When this list was published, Queen of Tears was only halfway through its 16-episode run and performing incredibly well on Netflix and cable television in South Korea. With eight episodes remaining to improve upon its 16.143% nationwide rating, there’s a significant chance the K-drama could find a place among the top ten highest-rated cable television dramas in history. Not to mention, Netflix has millions more views weekly.

Baek Hyun-Woo is the legal director for the conglomerate Queens Group. He is the most successful person to have come from his hometown village of Yongdu-ri and is the pride of that village. Baek Hyun-Woo is married to Hong Hae-In, the daughter of the family that owns and operates Queens Group. She is known as the “Arrogant Queen” at Queens Department Store.

What has been your favorite new K-drama on Netflix in 2024? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.