Be it espionage, romance, or comedy, K-dramas sure have an eclectic mix of North-South Korea storylines that are often action-packed and entertaining. With the North still an enigma to most of the world, it’s intriguing to see different interpretations of characters and settings through fantastic K-dramas that offer viewers a lens into a land unknown.
Below you will find five K-shows on Netflix that cast a spotlight on North Korea.
1. Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area
Director Kim Hong-sun and writer Ryu Yong-jae reimagine the popular Spanish series La Casa De Papel in a setting where there is a Joint Security Area–located where today’s North and South Korea are divided–which contains a mint that becomes the focus of the action.
With the reunification of the two Koreas comes the printing of a new unified currency. This presents the perfect opportunity for a crew of thieves to band together to accomplish a revolutionary heist.
Meet la banda’s Korean counterparts and see what a unified Korea will look like when Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area Volume 1 drops this June 24. Stream it here.