7 Lesser-Known Fantasy K-Dramas to Stream on Netflix in December 2023
Do you love fantasy K-dramas? Check out these lesser-known shows you may have missed.
Fantasy K-dramas are like nothing else. Such imaginative stories, wonderfully complex characters, and plot twists you never see coming. If you're a fan of fantasy K-dramas, you've no doubt watched all the popular ones.
But here are 7 lesser-known gems that you must check out. And you can stream them all on Netflix this December!
1. My Only Love Song
IMDB rating 7.1/10
A successful and narcissistic actress learns the lesson of her life when she is accidentally transported back in time to the Goryeo era. As a woman who is motivated by money and status, her views change drastically when she meets a man who at first seems to share her beliefs.
He will seemingly do anything to make money, which catches her attention. But in reality, his motives are quite different, as he chooses to use his money for charitable purposes and to care for the poor and hungry. Experiencing a wide range of new emotions, will she abandon her selfish ways and find joy in giving?
2. Let's Fight Ghost / Bring It On, Ghost
IMDB rating 6.9/10
This quirky romantic comedy is non-stop entertainment from start to finish. A young man can see ghosts and has devoted himself to exorcising them. But when he meets the wandering spirit of a young woman, he soon finds himself doing what he thought was unthinkable. He begins to fall in love with a ghost. As their feelings deepen, they continue to work together with the new knowledge that not all spirits are dark. Expect a lot of laughs and endless endearing moments with this one.
3. Hello, Me!
IMDB rating 7.3/10
If you had the chance to talk to your younger self, what would you say? That is exactly the opportunity Ha-ni is given in this adorable, inspiring and heartwarming story. She has given up on love, telling herself that she is content to be alone. Then one day, her passionate, warm and enthusiastic 17-year-old self shows up and reminds her what life should be like.
4. Live Up to Your Name
IMDB rating 8/10
A brilliant acupuncturist and doctor living in the Joseon era is something of a secret celebrity physician for the rich. His methods may be unconventional, but that allows him to practice in secret, and he becomes the most sought-after medical professional in wealthy, hidden circles. But all that changes when he is accused of treason after failing to cure the king's migraines.
On the run and hunted, he is presumed drowned until he inexplicably wakes up in modern-day Seoul. He meets a talented surgeon and soon love is in the air.
5. Memories of the Alhambra
IMDB rating 7.8/10
When a CEO receives a strange email about a new augmented reality game, his life begins to take some interesting turns. Traveling to Spain to meet the game's creator, he soon learns that she has gone missing. Teaming up with her sister and a hostel owner, he is determined to find the missing creator and learn the truth about the mysterious game.
The game itself is inspired by the stories of Spain's Alhambra Palace, and soon reality and the game become intertwined in ways no one could have imagined.
6. Bulgasal: Immortal Souls
IMDB rating 7.4/10
This fantasy thriller shows us two very different kinds of immortality with the two main characters. One is repeatedly reincarnated and remembers all the details of her past lives and deaths. This cycle has been going on for her for 600 years. The other is a man who has amassed great wealth and enjoys his secret immortality. Then there is the Bulgasal, a creature who cannot kill or be killed. For centuries it has been cursed to feed on human blood and can never die. Get ready for a fantastic mix of immortal characters and some real scares.
7. Destined with You
IMDB rating 7.7/10
An old wooden chest locked with a key. A forbidden book that has been kept sealed for over 300 years. And two very different people thrown together by fate. This fantasy romance is a really beautiful series. We get to see two unhappy people thrown into each other's lives under the most unlikely of circumstances and make each other stronger.
As they overcome challenges together, their feelings grow and soon love blossoms between them. But will there be a happy ending? Or will a mysterious disease bring all their joy undone?