High School Kdramas on Netflix That You Need to Check Out!

Published 08/16/2022, 2:00 PM EDT

High school is a time of our life that plays a huge part in shaping us for the rest of our lives. We often get nostalgic about it. And what better way to curb your high school nostalgia than watching a high school Kdrama? The Korean TV industry is known for its top-notch high school dramas. They are climatic, hilarious, and have the best love stories. There is no denying that high school Kramas used to be cringy with four guys running after a girl. However, in recent times, these dramas are spreading awareness about very important issues all the while being entertaining. We have compiled a list of the best high school Kdramas streaming on Netflix that you need to watch right now.

Netflix high school Kdramas that are a must-watch

A Love So Beautiful

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This high school Kdrama on Netflix is a Korean adaptation of the Chinese drama of the same name. Furthermore, high school or no high school, A Love So Beautiful is one of the cutest Kdramas to have ever been made. It truly captures the innocence and struggles of adolescence. A Love So Beautiful presents a fresh cast in the face of Kim Yo Han (School 2021), So Ju Yeon (Lovestruck in the City), and Yeo Hoe Hyun (Leverage).

The plot of the Kdrama revolves around a clueless girl named Shin Sol Yi. Her only goal throughout the day is to bring a smile to Cha Heon’s face. On the other hand, Cha Heon is our typical tsundere male lead who has a heart of gold but does not know how to express himself. However, the two balance each other out just right. This series also shows the struggles of being an average student through Shin Sol Yi. How she goes from a clueless high school student to a passionate entrepreneur forms the crux of A Love So Beautiful. The sweetness of the love shared between Shin Sol Yi and Kim Yo Han will make even a grown man scream into their pillow. Make sure to check it out on Netflix.

Who Are You

Although just a high school Kdrama, Who Are You will have you questioning the entire academic system that we impose on children. The screenplay of this series is written by not one but three brilliant screenwriters, Kim Hyun Jung, Im Ye Jin, and Kim Min Jung. Their masterpiece tells the story of twins, Lee Eun Bi and Go Eun. Although they are identical twins, their lives are completely different as they were separated at birth. On one hand, Go Eun studies in a well-known school and has a personality that no one can mess with. While on the other hand, Lee Eun Bi lives in an orphanage and is brutally bullied by the kids at her school. She is extremely fragile.

Things get interesting when a situation leads to Go Eun jumping off a bridge and Lee Eun Bi going missing. The two find themselves living each other’s lives and secrets start unraveling. One thing that cements this high school Kdrama as one of the best is its realistic take on school violence. Starring Kim So Hyun, Nam Joo Hyuk, and Yook Sung Jae in lead roles, this high school Kdrama on Netflix is a must-watch.

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Extracurricular

A high school crime Kdrama? Yes, please! If you have been watching high school Kdramas for a while now, there is no shame in admitting that the plot gets kind of repetitive. But written by Jin Han See, the writer behind Irish Uppercut, Extracurricular is unlike any other Kdrama you have seen so far.

It is very unlikely that you will see the model student, the bully, and the most popular couple in the high school in the same room. However, Extracurricular tells the story of how this misfit group starts committing crimes for money. Unsurprisingly, they find themselves in life-threatening danger. A psychological thriller that will have you hooked every second.

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Sky Castle

A Kdrama that will forever remain iconic because of its brilliant storyline, cinematography, and plot twists is Sky Castle. How the it presents the horrors of the cutthroat academic system while remaining satirical is beyond us. Furthermore, the Kdrama revolves around the greed of the upper-class society and how far they can go to get what they want.

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Sky Castle mostly focuses on the women of these households and their different approaches toward their children. How many lies they tell to be picture-perfect and how their children eventually break down under the pressure is what Sky Castle boils down to. The fact that this high school Kdrama has received 4 Baeksang Awards (the most prestigious award in the Hallyu industry) is a testament to its brilliance. Stream the show here.

Which one do you think is the best high school kdrama on Netflix right now? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aliza Siddiqui

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Aliza Siddiqui is a writer at Netflix Junkie. She headed the Korean Wave team at a reputed organization for over a year and had over 1000 published articles on the subject to her name. She is currently persuing a degree in Psychology from Ewing Christin College.

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