5 Best Kdramas Based on Webtoons to Watch on Netflix

It is a common practice to adapt a book into a movie or a series. Koreans are doing it differently, they make Kdramas based on Webtoons. Webtoons are highly popular in South Korea and an important part of their pop culture. For many years, webtoons are being adapted into dramas but more so now, with Netflix originals. Are you a fan of both webtoons and Kdramas? Check out the list below.

Kdramas Based on Webtoons
Best Kdramas Based on Webtoons

List of Kdramas Based on Webtoons

What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?

What's Wrong With Secretary Kim?

What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim? is a popular 2018 Kdrama based on the webtoon of the same name by Jung Kyung-joon. The drama stars Park Seo-jun and Park Min-young. Lee Young-joon is the vice president of a company and he thinks very highly of himself. He is narcissistic, ambitious and disciplined. Kim Mi-so has been working a difficult job as his secretary for 9 years but when she decides to resign, Young-joon does everything in his power to make her stay only to realize later that they are in love with each other.

Watch this drama on Netflix.

All Of Us Are Dead

All Of Us Are Dead

All of Us Are Dead is a 2022 Korean Zombie Series based on the Webtoon Now At Our School by Joo Dong-geun. The series stars Yoon Chan-young, Park Ji-hu, Lomon, Kim Byung-chul, Yoon In-soo, Lee Yoo-mi, Lee Kyu-hyung and Jeon Bae-soo. A high school science teacher’s project to make his son stronger so that he can fight the bullies fails and breaks havoc in the school as everyone starts turning into zombies. A group of students fight for their lives as they try to run away from the school.

Watch this drama on Netflix.

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Itaewon Class

Itaewon Class

Itaewon Class is a 2020 Korean Drama featuring Park Seo-jun, Kim Da-mi, Yoo Jae-myung and Kwon Na-ra. It is based on a webtoon of the same name by Gwang Jin. Park Sae-ro-yi has been in jail for 3 years for the attempted murder of Geun-won whose driving killed his father. Seven years after his release from jail, he opens a bar-restaurant and aspires to beat the business of Geun-won’s father. Jo Yi-seo becomes the manager of his restaurant and along with their team, they convert it into a big business. Eventually, Sae-ro-yi and Yi-seo end up falling in love with each other.

Watch this drama on Netflix.

Hyde Jekyll Me

Hyde Jekyll Me

Hyde Jekyll Me is a 2015 Korean Drama series featuring Hyun Bin, Han Ji-min, Sung-hoon and Lee Hye-ri. It is based on the webtoon Dr. Jekyll Is Mr. Hyde by Lee Choong-ho. Gu Seo-jin is the owner of a theme park named Wonder Land and a probable successor of the Wonder group of companies. However, he has a dissociative personality disorder which turns him into another person named Robin when his heartbeats shoot up. He meets a psychiatrist Jang Ha-na who increases his heartbeats and he falls in love with her as Robin but Ha-na is not aware of it.

Watch this drama on Netflix.

My ID is Gangnam Beauty

My ID is Gangnam Beauty

My ID is Gangnam Beauty is a 2018 Korean Drama based on the webtoon of the same name by Gi Maeng-gi. The Kdrama features Cha Eun-woo, Im Soo-hyang, Jo Woo-ri and Kwak Dong-yeon. Kang Mi-rae had been bullied in school for her looks so she decides to get plastic surgery before entering the university. Initially, she gets praised for her looks but later she starts getting trolled for her overly done plastic surgery. She meets Do Kyung-seok who loves her beyond her looks and helps her believe in herself. The series touches on the beauty taboos in Korean society.

Watch this drama on Netflix.

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