Coming Soon to Netflix: January 2020

2019 ends after Tuesday. So hard to believe. Netflix is starting out 2020 strong with a lot of Korean dramas coming early in the year. What releases are you looking forward to?

January 1


  • Aruna & Her Palate [Indonesia, 2018] – An epidemiologist tries to satisfy her food obsession while investigating a case of bird flu.
  • Posesif [Indonesia, 2017] – A young woman risks her future and relationship with her father when she begins dating a moody transfer student obsessed with their romance.


  • Because This is My First Life [South Korea, 2017] – A woman struggling financially becomes roommates with a man who owes a lot on his mortgage. The two eventually decide to marry out of convenience. Will it turn to love?
  • The Bride of Habaek [South Korea, 2017] – Water god Habaek must travel to the human world to accomplish a mission to become king only to have things go awry as he ends up powerless and needing the help of a floundering psychiatrist.
  • Live Up to Your Name [South Korea, 2017] – Heo Im is a talented doctor who is held back due to his low birth. He travels to the present day and meets a modern young doctor who he somehow brings back to Joseon with him.
  • Oddbods Season 2 [Singapore, Anime, 2017] – Seven furry friends in Oddsville like to play and get into all sorts of mischief.
  • Reply 1988 [South Korea, 2015] – Another popular drama in the Reply series, this drama follows five childhood friends as they struggle to find themselves and realize their dreams while finding love and maintaining their friendships.
  • Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac Season 4+ [Japan, Anime, 1986] – Multiple seasons starting with season 4 of this popular anime series is coming!
  • Save Me [South Korea, 2017] – Four young men come to the aid of a former classmate who is trying to rescue her family from the clutches of a religious cult.

January 10


  • Giri/Haji (Duty/Shame) Season 1 [Japan, 2020] – A lawman must travel to London as he tries to track down his assassin brother as a yakuza war threatens to erupt in Tokyo.
  • Jamtara: Sabka Number Ayega [India, 2020] – Small-town young men who run a lucrative phishing scheme finds themselves over their heads as a dirty politician wants a cut and a copy will do everything to fight them.
  • Scissor Seven Season 1 [China, Anime, 2017] – Formerly known as Killer Seven, this show follows a bungling scissor-wielding assassin as he struggles to regain his memories while getting caught in a power struggle between factions.


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