Netflix is Finally Breaking into the K-Drama Scene

Netflix is Finally Breaking into the K-Drama Scene


On April 21st, 2017, the new JTBC drama "Man to Man" became the first Korean drama to be broadcast exclusively through Netflix internationally.

It is my understanding that other than in Korea and America, the show will be broadcast every Friday and Saturday, so we have two episodes a week to look forward to. In Korea, the show will be available within an hour of it airing on JTBC. In America, they will be releasing it by splitting it into two parts and releasing 8 episodes in each part.

As I stare at my subtitle options for the show on Netflix, I am seeing English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, however, Netflix is going to have subtitles available in over 20 different languages.

Knowing that Netflix is finally starting to acquire rights to air K-Dramas exclusively makes me really excited for what the future may bring. Not only could it bring Korean dramas to more countries, it also exposes K-Dramas to so many more people. I'd love to see more people enjoy and discuss the greatness that is Korean dramas.


Man to Man stars Park Hae Jin (known for his roles in Cheese in the TrapDoctor Stranger and Bad Guys) as Kim Seol Woo, a "Ghost" agent currently acting as a bodyguard for Yeo Woon Gwang, who is a top Hallyu star, played by Park Sung Woong (known for Hidden Identity and Remember - War of the Son). 

So far I have only watched the first episode and I can say I'm definitely interested to see where this drama is going to take us. I'm even more interested in the development of the bromance between Park Hae Jin and Park Sung Woong.


I highly recommend checking out Man to Man on Netflix, and I'm highly anticipating what the future holds for Korean dramas on Netflix.

Also, if you're like me and have to wait weekly for new episodes then check out this list of Korean dramas currently available on Netflix:

Descendants of the Sun

Age of Youth (known as Hello, My Twenties! on Netflix)

Wild Chives and Soy Bean Soup (known as 12 Years Promise on Netflix)

Boys Over Flowers

Playful Kiss

Love Rain

Tomorrow's Cantabile

Goodbye Mr. Black

Noble My Love



Please keep in mind that these are only some and not all of the shows available on Netflix.

Til next time! ~Cub

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    Kali Apr 25, 2017

    there are Polish subs as well, and in UK (i think in most European countries) its available after Korean airing in TV. I think I was able to watch it around 4 pm in UK.Great video quality on big screen.

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    Panda Apr 25, 2017

    The article was 6 reasons to watch tunnel then i clicked and it change
    Is this dejavu or im still hingover or a dream

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    Morrison Apr 25, 2017

    Is this: Streaming or DVD rentals? Both?

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    NotTylar Apr 25, 2017


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    Gulsen Apr 25, 2017

    I'm glad that Park Hae Jin is in this.I want him to be known by more people and have fan meetings in countries he hasn't been to.So I wish this drama all the good luck ^^

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