Chicken Nugget and 5 Korean shows on Netflix you've probably missed in 2024

Chicken Nugget (L to R) Ryu Seung-ryong as Choi Sun-man, Ahn Jae-hong as Ko Baek-joong in Chicken Nugget Cr. Garage Lab/Netflix © 2024
Chicken Nugget (L to R) Ryu Seung-ryong as Choi Sun-man, Ahn Jae-hong as Ko Baek-joong in Chicken Nugget Cr. Garage Lab/Netflix © 2024 /

It's been a great year so far with all the Netflix new releases. We've been really excited to see the release of new Korean content on Netflix, and we can't wait to see what's left to come out throughout the rest of 2024. More specifically, all the Korean shows!

Since Netflix constantly releases new shows and movies on its platform, you might've missed some of the new Korean shows that have come out this year. Luckily, it's still early in the year, so the streamer hasn't released a ton of K-dramas just yet.

Below, you'll find a list of six new Korean shows on Netflix that we highly recommend you check out as soon as possible!

Chicken Nugget (L to R) Ahn Jae-hong as Ko Baek-joong, Ryu Seung-ryong as Choi Sun-man in Chicken Nugget Cr. Garage Lab/Netflix © 2024 /

Chicken Nugget

Release date: March 15, 2024

The show's title captured my interest right away, and I was even more intrigued when I found out what it was about. You might be familiar with Chicken Nugget since it's based on the Naver webtoon of the same name by Park Ji-dok. It's a comedy mystery series about a young woman who is suddenly turned into a chicken nugget after entering a strange machine. She thought it was a machine that would help her with her fatigue, but boy, was she wrong. Now, her father and admirer must do everything they can to rescue her and turn her back into a human.

My Demon actress Kim Yoo-jung stars as Choi Min-ah, the young woman who is turned into a chicken nugget. Joining her in the cast are Ryu Seung-ryong as Choi Seon-man, Min-ah's father, and Ahn Jae-hong as Go Baek-joong, Min-ah's admirer.

The Bequeathed Kim Hyun-joo as Yoon seo-ha in The Bequeathed Cr. Jeong Se Hyeon/Netflix © 2024 /

The Bequeathed

Release date: Jan. 19, 2024

The Bequeathed isn't your typical Korean series. It's a dark and suspenseful crime mystery show. The six-episode series follows a college lecturer named Yoon Seo-ha who, after inheriting her long-forgotten uncle's burial ground, becomes surrounded by bizarre incidents. After the burial site is eventually linked to a string of murders in the village, the villagers begin to question Yoon Seo-ha's arrival.

Kim Hyun-joo, who is best known for starring as Jung_E in Netflix's Jung_ E, plays the role of Yoon Seo-ha. In addition, Park Hee-soon, Park Byung-eun, and Ryu Kyung-soo join her in the cast.

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Captivating the King

Release date: Jan. 21, 2024 - March 3, 2024

If you're looking for something more on the romantic side, you should definitely check out Captivating the King. The entire 16-episode series is available to stream on Netflix. It tells the complicated love story of a king named Yi In who believes he can't trust anyone and a mysterious cross-dressing baduk player on a revenge mission. As they grow closer, they find themselves falling in love.

Hospital Playlist star Jo Jung-suk portrays the role of miserable king Yi In, while Run On actress Shin Se-kyung plays baduk player Kang Hee-soo. Lee Shin-young, Choi Dae-hoon, Lee Gyu-hoe, Yang Kyung-won, Jo Sung-ha, Son Hyun-joo, and many others star in the romantic K-Drama as well.

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Doctor Slump

Release date: Jan. 27, 2024 - March 17, 2024

One of the best romantic K-dramas of 2024 so far would have to be Doctor Slump. It's a heartwarming series about two rival doctors who reunite when they're both going through a slump in their lives and find solace in each other. Of course, as they lean on each other for support, romantic feelings begin to form, and they eventually fall in love.

One of the main reasons we strongly recommend that you watch this show is because of the two lead actors. You have well-known South Korean actress Park Shin-hye playing the role of Nam Ha-neul, a brilliant anesthesiologist who finds her career becoming stressful, and former K-Pop star Park Hyung-sik portraying Yeo Jeong-woo, a once popular plastic surgeon.

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A Killer Paradox (L to R) Choi Woo-shik as Lee Tang, Son Suk-ku as Jang Nan-gam in A Killer Paradox Cr. SONG KYOUNG SUB/Netflix © 2023 /

A Killer Paradox

Release date: Feb. 9, 2024

A Killer Paradox might be made up of eight episodes, but it's an easy show to binge-watch because there's so much going on in each episode. You'll be thoroughly entertained throughout the entire series. Overall, the show has good pacing, it's well-written, there are superb performances from the actors, and the cinematography is incredible. However, I will say that it's a pretty dark series and can be disturbing at times, so it might not be for everyone.

Based on the Naver webtoon of the same name by Kkomabi, A Killer Paradox follows an ordinary college student named Lee Tang, who after accidentally killing a serial killer, finds himself in an endless cat-and-mouse chase with a homicide detective who's determined to find out the truth and track him down. Train to Busan actor Choi Woo-shik stars as Lee Tang in the crime drama, while My Liberation Notes actor Son Suk-ku plays the role of Detective Jang Nan-gam.

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Queen of Tears

Release date: March 9, 2024 - April 2024

Queen of Tears is an ongoing Korean drama on Netflix starring award-winning South Korean actors Kim Soo-hyun and Kim Ji-won. Baek Hyun-woo and Hong Hae-in are a married couple who were once happily in love but are now going through a marital crisis and on the verge of divorce. But after a near tragedy strikes, they find themselves rekindling the love they once shared and fighting to stay together against all odds.

It's Okay to Not Be Okay's Kim Soo-hyun plays the role of Baek Hyun-woo, the head of legal for a chain of supermarkets and Hong Hae-in's husband. On the other hand, Kim Ji-won portrays Hong Hae-in, the queen of department stores and Baek Hyun-woo's wife.

Will you be watching any of these new Korean shows on Netflix?

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