The most anticipated Korean dramas and films for 2023

There is no doubt that Korean culture has taken the world by storm. And when it comes to binge-watching, it’s a whole other world. Various streaming giants, including Netflix, are literally flooded with content ranging from Korean drama series to Korean movies. With another eventful year coming to an end, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most anticipated Korean dramas and movies of 2023.

In 2022, there were some incredible K-dramas that captivated the audience and global viewers. Here are some of the best K-dramas and films to watch in 2023.

List of K-dramas 2023

The most anticipated Korean dramas and films for 2023
The most anticipated Korean dramas and films for 2023

A Time Called You

Based on the Taiwanese drama Someday or One Day, this upcoming 12-part K-drama series in 2023 follows Jun-hee as she mourns the loss of her late boyfriend Yeun-jun, who died a few years ago. Destiny tricks her when she notices that the most popular boy at school, Si-heon, resembles her deceased boyfriend.

Mask Girl

Mask Girl, based on the same-name webtoon, is one of the most anticipated K-dramas, with a reported episode count of seven. It revolves around Mo-Mi, an ordinary office worker who has a huge inferiority complex about her appearance.

She is, however, proud of her attractive body and hosts an internet broadcast while wearing a mask. Joo-Oh, her coworker, has a one-sided crush on the masked girl.

The Girl Downstairs

Based on the webtoon Lee Doona (2019), the upcoming Korean drama series The Girl Downstairs, which will premiere in 2023, has a stellar cast.

Won-joon, a college freshman, moves into a new apartment on his first day of classes, only to discover that his downstairs neighbor. Doo-na is a former celebrity who has given up her career to pursue studies. Despite this, he finds himself falling for her.


A crime and action film based on an eponymous webtoon about a police academy student named Kim Ji-yong. He loses his mother at a young age at the hands of notorious criminals and vows to exact revenge.

While the Metropolitan Investigation Unit Team is on the lookout for him, he forms an underworld organization, becomes a vigilante, and kills lawbreakers.

The Uncanny Counter 2

This 2023 supernatural Korean drama series follows a group of noodle shop workers during the day and demon hunters at night. So Mun is a young 18-year-old high school student who was involved in a car accident and lost both of his parents when he was a child.

When a powerful evil force threatens them, So Mun and the other Counters must defy convention and band together.

The Roundup: No Way Out

A sequel to Lee’s 2022 action blockbuster The Roundup and sees Don Lee reprise his role as the beefed up tough cop as he joins forces with the Regional Investigation Unit to hunt down notorious Japanese Yazuka gangsters who wreak havoc in Korea.

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