Best Korean TV Shows for Teens

After the enormous success of Squid Game, it's no wonder Netflix and other streaming services are racing to expand their entertainment choices coming out of South Korea. While we're hopeful that Korean TV series for younger kids will make an appearance soon, the shows currently available to U.S. audiences often feature heavy violence or romance, making them best suited for teens and up. Below you'll find our favorite options available to stream or on demand for your next binge watch. And for more great picks, check out Drama TV for Teens or Mystery TV.

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New World

age 11+

Mysterious game-like Korean reality show a fun journey.

Network: Netflix (2021)
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Forecasting Love & Weather

age 13+

Love is unpredictable and sweet in weather-themed K-drama.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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Snowdrop

age 13+

Bingeable K-Drama is part spy thriller, part romance.

Network: Disney+ (2022)
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Twenty Five Twenty One

age 13+

Fun comic Korean series explores pressures on teens.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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All of Us Are Dead

age 15+

High school is a real horror in gory Korean zombie show.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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Boys Over Flowers

age 15+

Lighthearted Korean drama features bullying, gossip.

Network: KBS, Netflix (2009)
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Bulgasal: Immortal Souls

age 15+

Dark K-fantasy series is violent and compelling.

Network: Netflix (2021)
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Extracurricular

age 15+

Dark, thrilling Korean teen crime drama is violent, mature.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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Move to Heaven

age 15+

Poetic, haunting Korean series explores death, morality.

Network: Netflix (2021)
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My Name

age 15+

Absorbing, violent K-thriller has cursing, drugs, smoking.

Network: Netflix (2021)
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The Sound of Magic

age 15+

K-drama celebrates wonder, has violent themes, smoking.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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Tomorrow

age 15+

Supernatural beings work to prevent suicide in K-Drama.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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Dr. Brain

age 16+

Morbid Korean sci-fi thriller has violence, drinking.

Network: Apple TV+ (2021)
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Hellbound

age 16+

Terrifying, gory Korean detective story about good vs. evil.

Network: Netflix (2021)
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The School Nurse Files

age 16+

Fun, zany Korean series has violence, cursing, and some sex.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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Squid Game

age 16+

K-thriller has extreme violence, sex, some moral lessons.

Network: Netflix (2021)
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Juvenile Justice

age 17+

Korean legal drama details violence; has cursing, smoking.

Network: Netflix (2022)
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