The Ultimate Guide To Political Korean Dramas On Netflix

The Ultimate Guide To Political Korean Dramas On Netflix

By Apeksha Khanchandani29 June, 2020 3 min read
The Ultimate Guide To Political Korean Dramas On Netflix

K-dramas have been extremely popular in India for a while now, and with good reason. They combine great storytelling with fantastic production value. While the romance genre has a following, Korean political series deserve attention too. Here’s a handy guide to some of the best political Korean shows on Netflix.

‘Mr Sunshine’

As a young boy, Eugene Choi (Lee Byung-hun) escapes slavery in Korea and flees to the United States, later becoming a US Marine Corps officer. He returns to Korea during a historical turning point and falls in love with the daughter of a nobleman.
Creator: Jinnie Choi
Director: Lee Eung-bok
Cast: Lee Byung-hun, Kim Tae-ri, Yoo Yeon-seok, Kim Min-jung, Byun Yo-han
Seasons: 1 (2018)

‘Designated Survivor: 60 Days’

During an official gathering at the National Assembly building, an explosion kills the South Korean president, along with several senior officials. Park Mu-jin (Ji Jin-hee), the Minister of Environment, is the highest-ranking officer left alive to lead the country. He becomes acting President for 60 days.
Director: Yoo Jong-sun
Cast: Ji Jin-hee, Lee Jun-hyuk, Heo Joon-ho, Kang Han-na, Bae Jong-ok
Seasons: 1 (2019)

‘Kingdom’

Set during Korea’s Joseon dynasty, Kingdom (pictured above) features political unrest amidst a zombie plague gripping the nation. While the King himself is ill, it is upon the Crown Prince (Ju Ji-hoon) to save his people.
Director: Kim Seong-hun
Cast: Ju Ji-hoon, Ryu Seung-ryong, Bae Doona, Kim Sang-ho, Kim Hye-jun
Seasons: 2 (2019, 2020)

‘The Lies Within’

After the sudden death of her father and her husband’s disappearance immediately after, a woman (Lee Min-ki) teams up with a detective to search for the truth.
Director: Lee Yoon-jung
Cast: Lee Min-ki, Lee Yoo-young, On Ju-wan, Lee Joon-hyuk
Seasons: 1 (2019)

‘Six Flying Dragons’

The series showcases the foundation of the Joseon dynasty in Korea, featuring the struggles and successes of its members.
Director: Shin Kyung-soo
Cast: Yoo Ah-in, Kim Myung-min, Shin Se-kyung, Chun Ho-jin
Seasons: 1 (2015)

‘The Royal Gambler’

Set during the Joseon dynasty, the show revolves around two princes, one of whom is unaware of his noble bloodline. Their fates clash when a nobleman devises a plot to suit his political intentions.
Director: Nam Geon
Cast: Jang Keun-suk, Yeo Jin-goo, Jeon Gwang-ryeol, Choi Min-soo
Seasons: 1 (2016)

‘Tree With Deep Roots’

In this period political drama based on the eponymous novel by Lee Jung-myung, King Sejong (Han Suk-kyu) is determined to create a writing system, the Korean alphabet Hangul, for commoners to use but faces numerous hurdles and dangerous enemies.
Director: Jang Tae-yoo
Cast: Han Suk-kyu, Jang Hyuk, Shin Sae-kyeong, Jeo No-min
Seasons: 1 (2011)

‘Chief of Staff’

The series is about an ambitious young man (Lee Jung-jae) who works at the National Assembly as a strategy aide for a cunning politician. His goal is to work in politics himself in order to tackle corruption. But to get to the top of the game, he cannot always play fair.
Director: Kwak Jung-hwan
Cast: Lee Jung-jae, Shin Mina, Lee Elijah, Kim Dong-jun
Seasons: 2 (2019)

‘Vagabond’

In this thriller, an inexplicable plane crash kills 211 people, including Cha Dal-gun’s (Lee Seung-gi) nephew. Determined to learn the truth, he teams up with National Intelligence Service operative, Go Hae-ri (Bae Suzy). Together, they discover a web of corruption.
Director: Yoo In-sik
Cast: Lee Seung-gi, Bae Suzy, Shin Sung-rok, Kim Min-jong
Seasons: 1 (2019)

For more Korean dramas, see here.

Buzz

Tags: #K-Dramas #Kingdom #Korean Political Dramas #Korean Shows #Netflix #Political K-Dramas #Political Korean Shows
Apeksha Khanchandani
Written by

Apeksha Khanchandani

Trending articles

Exclusive: Vijay Varma Had To Run Away From Home To Be An Actor

Exclusive: Vijay Varma Had To Run Away From Home To Be An Actor

Vijay Varma is sure on a high. The actor has become one of the most sought-after faces in the web series space off late. In the past one year, Varma has given impressive performances in She, Mirzapur 2, A Suitable Boy, and most recently Disney+ Hotstar’s whacky sci-fi comedy series OK Computer.
By Neel Gudka < 1 min read
Mammootty’s Lockdown Blockbuster Is Coming To Amazon Prime Video
Malayalam Movie Article

Mammootty’s Lockdown Blockbuster Is Coming To Amazon Prime Video

Mammootty’s recent outing ‘The Priest‘ is dropping on Amazon Prime Video this Vishu and the audience who couldn’t catch up with it on the big screen are quite excited. The film garnered praise for its performances, making and background music. As you are warming up to watch the film on April 14, here are some of the things to look forward to – 
By Devisree Jayakumari 2 min read
Netflix Is Giving Us The Chaser To ‘Wild Wild Country’ We All Need

Netflix Is Giving Us The Chaser To ‘Wild Wild Country’ We All Need

Netflix dropped the first trailer of Searching for Sheela, their upcoming documentary about Ma Anand Sheela, the controversial former aide to spiritual figure Osho. Their story was previously the subject of the Netflix docuseries Wild Wild Country.
By Akhil Rajani < 1 min read
See more articles
Privacy Note
By using www.bookmyshow.com(our website), you are fully accepting the Privacy Policy available at https://bookmyshow.com/privacy governing your access to Bookmyshow and provision of services by Bookmyshow to you. If you do not accept terms mentioned in the Privacy Policy, you must not share any of your personal information and immediately exit Bookmyshow.
List your Show
Got a show, event, activity or a great experience? Partner with us & get listed on BookMyShow
Contact today!
Copyright 2021 © Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
The content and images used on this site are copyright protected and copyrights vests with the respective owners. The usage of the content and images on this website is intended to promote the works and no endorsement of the artist shall be implied. Unauthorized use is prohibited and punishable by law.