K-Dramas to Watch After Happiness

10 K-Dramas and Movies You Can Watch if You Love ‘Happiness’

If you’ve been keeping up with all the amazing K-dramas streaming recently, then one of the K-dramas you’re watching right now is Happiness, which is one of the most talked-about titles today. In case you haven’t yet, though, here’s what you need to know about it: the K-drama is set in an apartment complex that’s put in quarantine when a deadly new strain of a virus starts spreading in the city. At the center of the story are Yoon Sae Bom and Jung Yi Hyun, who lead and protect the apartment’s residents as everyone struggles to survive.

And since the drama only has 12 episodes, with the last 2 ones streaming this weekend, everyone’s probably now looking for a title they can check out which is just as thrilling and addicting as Happiness. That is why we’re listing down 10 titles you might want to check out ASAP. Check them out below:

Sweet Home

Sweet Home follows an 18-year-old hikikomori named Hyun Soo who moves into the Green Home after the death of his family. He decides to take his own life at the end of the month out of hopelessness, but things take a turn when he wakes up in a world where monsters that take various forms of human desire threaten to end humanity.

Just like Happiness, this drama follows a group of people as they struggle to survive when monsters come to attack the complex. It stars Song Kang, Lee Jin Wook, Seo Yi Kyung, Lee Dong Wook, and more.

Where to Watch: Netflix

Kingdom

Another drama that features an infection of sorts is Kingdom. It’s set during the Joseon period and centers on the alienated Crown Prince Lee Chang who must find out the truth behind the rumors of his father’s death and the mysterious disease plaguing the country. However, he finds himself caught in a web of conspiracy as he realizes that he’s out to face not only the undead that craves human flesh but also the men who hunger for power over the kingdom.

It stars Ju Ji Hoon, Bae Doo Na, Ryu Seung Ryong, and more. The drama currently has two seasons and a special episode entitled Kingdom: Ashin of the North.

Where to Watch: Netflix

Train to Busan

Of course, this list also includes Train to Busan, one of the most successful zombie films to date. The 2016 film centers Gong Yoo’s Seok Woo and his daughter who gets trapped on a speeding train during a zombie outbreak. Together with other passengers, he must then fight for survival and bring his daughter to safety in Busan. Joining Gong Yoo in this film are Jung Yu Mi, Ma Dong Seok, Choi Woo Sik, Kim Soo An, Kim Eui Sung, and more.

The film also has a sequel called Peninsula, released in 2020.

Where to Watch: Netflix

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#Alive

#Alive is a film set in modern-day Seoul, where a mysterious outbreak that causes victims to eat each other stars to spread. It centers on Oh Joon Woo and Kim Yoo Bin, who must strive to survive from zombies in the apartment complex they live in. With no Wi-Fi or cellular data, they must only rely on what they see outside and on the TV to get all the information they need. Yoo Ah In and Park Shin Hye star in this 2020 film.

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Where to Watch: Netflix

The Flu

The Flu is a film about two brothers who encounter a shipping container with immigrants, all of who are dead, except for one man. This leads to the infection of thousands of people, killing them within 36 hours of infection. Because of this, the entire suburb of Bundang is quarantined in an attempt to stop the virus from spreading. Desperation and violence start to take over the public as the infected and the non-infected struggle for life.

The film stars Jang Hyuk, Park Soo Ae, Park Min Ha, Kim Ki Hyun, Lee Hee Joon, and more.

Where to Watch: Netflix

Search

Search is a 2020 K-drama about Yong Dong Jin, a conscript sergeant in the armed forces who’s a month away from his discharge. However, before he can rejoin the civilian world, he gets caught in a mysterious and bizarre murder case in the demilitarized zone. The army leaders then decide to form an elite search party to investigate, and they end up realizing that whatever they’re hunting doesn’t seem to be human.

This drama stars Jang Dong Yoon, Krystal Jung, Yoon Park, Lee Hyun Wook, Moon Jung Hee, and more.

Where to Watch: iQiyi

Zombie Detective

In Zombie Detective, a zombie and a writer work together to solve crimes that involve those who come back to life. It centers on a guy named Moo Young who comes back to life because of illegally dumped medical waste. Although his memory is gone, he does develop a peculiar sense of smell, allowing himself to be a part of the field of private investigation to find the bodies of those who are missing. Working with him is Sun Ji, a former TV show writer who helps Moo Young look for the traces of his lost memories, eventually realizing that he is related to one of her previous cases.

The K-drama stars Choi Jin Hyuk, Park Joo Hyun, Tae Hang Ho, Lee Joong Ok, and more.

Where to Watch: Netflix

Dark Hole

Dark Hole is about a group of survivors who fight for their lives against mutants that are created when humans breathe a mysterious dark smoke from a sinkhole. It follows Lee Hwa Sun, a police detective whose life is turned upside down when she receives a phone call from her husband’s murderer, telling her to come to Mujishi, where everyone has turned into a monster. There, she learns that she must fight not only to survive but also to capture the one who murdered her husband. Meanwhile, Yoo Tae Han is a native of Mujishi who quit being a police officer, meets Lee Hwa Sun, and devotes his life to saving other people.

It stars Kim Ok Bin, Lee Joon Hyuk, Park Keun Rok, Oh Yu Jin, and more.

Where to Watch: Viu

The Odd Family: Zombie On Sale

The Odd Family: Zombie on Sale is a film which follows Man Deok, who runs a gas station in a peaceful country village and thinks about spending the rest of his life in Hawaii. Things take a turn when a strange man appears in Man Deok’s village, shaking his family and the entire village. It stars Jung Jae Young, Kim Nam Gil, Lee Soo Kyung, Jung Ga Ram, Uhm Ji Won, and more.

Rampant

Rampant is a film that centers on Joseon Prince Lee Chung, who has been taken hostage by the Qing Dynasty, where he enjoys boozing, womanizing, and gambling. When his older brother Lee Young takes the throne, he is brought to Joseon after 10 years, and he ends up facing monsters that run rampant in the night.

It stars Hyun Bin, Jang Dong Gun, Jo Woo Jin, Jo Dal Hwan, and more.

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