Netflix has been providing global Kdrama fans with good series like the recently concluded Han So Hee and Song Kang starred Nevertheless and the ongoing Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha.
However, having a film or series available on a major streaming platform comes with license agreements. And of course, it's business, so the platform has to consider the show's streaming popularity, demand, and have to keep in mind the cost and other factors such as the availability of streaming rights.
Read onto this article and find out what Kdramas will say goodbye to Netflix and if you are one of those who haven't watched any of these Kdramas yet, then this might be a sign for you to start binge-watching.
Here is the list of Kdramas that will not be available for online streaming on Netflix anymore starting September 30, 2021.
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Reply 1988 is a tvN Kdrama released on November 6, 2015. It aired every Friday and Saturday for a total of 20 episodes until January 16, 2016. Starring Girl's Day Hye Ri, Ryu Jun Yeol, Go Kyung Pyo, Park Bo Gum, and Lee Dong Hwi, Reply 1988 depicts the story of five friends and their families who live in the same neighborhood at the beginning of the year 1988.
Reply 1988 is the third installment on the Reply series and has received impressive nationwide viewership ratings all throughout its airing. The final episode received an 18.8% nationwide viewership rating which makes it the fourth highest-rated Kdrama in the cable television history of South Korea after The World of the Married, SKY Castle, and Crash Landing On You.
Reply 1994 stars Go Ara, Jung Woo, Yoo Yeon Seok, Kim Sung Kyun, Son Ho Jun, B1A4 Baro, Min Do Hee, Sung Dong Il, and Lee Il Hwa. The Kdrama aired in 2013 on its original network tvN with a total of 21 episodes. Reply 1994 is the second installment of the Reply Series and is one of the highest-rated Kdramas in Korean cable television history. The series ranked 17th as of writing.
Reply 1994 tells the story of six university students in 1994 who come from different provinces and started to live together at a boarding house in Seoul.
Reply 1997 is the first installment of the Reply series. The Kdrama stars APINK Jung Eun Ji, Seo In Guk, Hoya, Shin So Yul, Eun Ji Won, Lee Si Eon, Sung Dong Il, Lee Il Hwa, and Song Jong Ho.
The 2012 tvN series centers on the lives of six friends who live in Busan. It also tackles the passion and devotion of a fangirl in the 1990s. In particular, APINK Eunji's portrayal of an H.O.T fan gained praise from the audience and Kdrama critics for her raw and genuine acting.
Here is the official synopsis for Reply 1997 from Netflix:
As a teen, Shi Won was obsessed with a boy band. Now 33 years old, Shi Won and her friends are reviving their memories as their school reunion nears.
Chicago Typewriter is a Kdrama released in 2017. The series starred Yoo Ah In, Im Soo Jung, and Go Kyung Pyo. Chicago Typewriter aired on tvN every Friday and Saturday and received applause for its impressive storyline.
The series tells the bittersweet story of three friends who lived during the 1930s when Korea was under Japanese rule. They reincarnate into the present as a best-selling author who experiences a slump from writing, a fan of his, and a ghostwriter (literal ghost). The trio race against time to discover the truth behind their deaths in their past lives.
Cheese in the Trap
Cheese in the Trap is a 2016 tvN series based on a webtoon of the same name. The Kdrama starred Park Hae Jin, Goblin and The King: Eternal Monarch actress Kim Go Eun, Seo Kang Joon, and Lee Sung Kyung. It aired every Monday and Tuesday and went on for a total of 16 episodes.
The series focuses on the realistic lives of university students. Particularly, a college senior seems to be deceptive and manipulative as he destroys the lives of anyone who gets on his nerves. A difficult relationship blooms when he meets Hong Seol, a hardworking scholar student who tries to understand his behavior and find out his true intentions.
It's Okay, That's Love
It's Okay, That's Love is a personal favorite. The series aired on SBS from July 23, 2014 until September 11, 2014, every Wednesday and Thursday, for a total of 16 episodes. The Kdrama starred Jo In Sung, Gong Hyo Jin, Sung Dong Il, Lee Kwang Soo, and EXO Do Kyungsoo.
It's Okay, That's Love tackles the life of Jang Jae Yeol, a best-selling author of mystery novels and a popular radio DJ who has obsessive-compulsive disorder. He meets Ji Hae Soo, a psychiatrist who is ambitious with her career. During their relationship, Hae Soo discovers that Jae Yeol suffers from another mental health disorder and struggles to admit that he is schizophrenic.
Oh My Ghost!
Oh My Ghost! aired on tvN in 2015. It has a total of 16 episodes which were released every Friday and Saturday. The series starred Hospital Playlist actor Jo Jung Suk, Strong Woman Do Bong Soon actress Park Bo Young, Uncontrollably Fond actor Lim Ju Hwan, and Miss Granny actress Kim Seul Gi.
Here is the official synopsis of Oh My Ghost! from Netflix:
Possessed by the ghost of a lustful virgin, a timid assistant chef becomes confidently libidinous, drawing the attention of a haughty culinary star.
The Liar and His Lover
The Liar and His Lover is a 2017 Kdrama. It was based on the popular Japanese manga Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru by Kotomi Aoki. The series starred Lee Hyun Woo, Red Velvet Joy, Lee Jung Jin, Lee Seo Won, and Hong Seo Young. It also featured Nevertheless actor Song Kang.
Here is the official synopsis of The Liar and His Lover provided by Netflix:
A talented singer falls in love at first sight with a music prodigy who has an affinity for lies -- and a knack for being a hit-making producer.
Before we say goodbye to some of the beloved series on Netflix, make sure to either start watching it now or maybe re-watch it to relive the emotions that they have brought us before.