Entertainment May 30, 2023
May might just go on record as the hottest month of 2023, but it also ushered in a fantastic lineup of shows on Netflix to give you the perfect distraction.
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So which show should you binge on? Netflix has something for everyone this month, including compelling K-dramas, a riveting spinoff of a global hit, and the latest season of beloved titles.
Take your pick from this list of the hottest shows on Netflix and start the streaming marathon!
Netflix’s latest K-drama offering has a little bit of everything–comedy, legal drama, a murder mystery, and social commentary—but at its heart, it’s about the love of a mother and how far she’s willing to go to protect her son. The Good Bad Mother has a multilayered plot centered on an ambitious prosecutor with a complex relationship with his mother. After an accident leaves the main character with the mind of a child, he goes back to his mother’s care, giving them both a chance to reconnect and start over. With intense plot twists, interesting characterization, and amazing acting, The Good Bad Mother will keep you riveted till the very end.
This series brings to life the beloved characters from Jose Rizal’s classic novel “Noli Me Tangere”, but with a modern, surreal twist. It follows the story of Klay, a present day student who is transported into the world of Maria Clara and Ibarra where she experiences their story in real time. With its rich historical context and compelling performances, “Maria Clara at Ibarra” offers a captivating glimpse into the Philippines’ colonial era and explores themes of love, patriotism, and resistance.
Can’t get enough of Bridgerton? Get your fix with Queen Charlotte, the popular franchise’s red hot spinoff. Queen Charlotte is a prequel to the original series and follows the story of its titular character as she evolves from an innocent 17-year-old girl about to marry the king of England to the middle-aged queen viewers have come to love in Bridgerton’s first two seasons. Touted by many critics as the best installment (so far) in the series, Queen Charlotte is just as steamy, captivating, and opulent as its predecessors.
This medical K-drama is not so much about medical cases but about the value of rediscovering one’s self. The titular character Cha Jeong-suk is a doctor who gave up her career to become a fulltime housewife. After 20 years of not practicing her profession, Dr. Cha returns to healthcare as a first year resident in the same hospital where her cheating, coldhearted husband is the chief surgeon. With such a relatable and lovable underdog as the central character, Dr. Cha is a delightful feel-good drama that’s sure to warm your heart.
A must-watch for Japanese anime and manga lovers, One Piece is a beloved anime series that first aired on Japanese TV in 1999. About 1000 episodes later, this enchanting series has captured the hearts of millions worldwide, and a live action movie is set to be added on Netflix later this year. Follow the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his crew called the Straw Hat Pirates as they navigate the treacherous seas in search of the ultimate treasure, the One Piece. Packed with action, humor, and memorable characters, this long-running series offers thrilling battles, emotional moments, and a journey that will keep you hooked from start to finish.
Grabbing the top spot of the most popular Netflix shows on the week of its release, XO, Kitty is the kilig spinoff of the teen romcom franchise To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. In this delightful series, Kitty—the matchmaker in the earlier TATBILB movies—decides it’s time to pursue her own love story and moves to Korea to be close to her long-distance boyfriend. While there, she learns that not everything in life and love is as easy as it seems, especially when her own happiness is at stake. With such engaging characters and plenty of heart-melting moments, XO, Kitty lives up to TATBILB fans’ expectations while offering a touching life lesson.
That this real estate based reality show is now on its 6th season is a testament to viewers’ fascination with glamor, real life drama, and stunning multimillion dollar homes. Desperate Housewives meets Architectural Digest in this hit series, which follows a group of elite real estate agents in Los Angeles as they navigate the cutthroat world of luxury property sales. With jaw-dropping properties, captivating personalities, and addictive storylines, Selling Sunset offers a guilty pleasure that combines a visual real estate feast with entertaining interpersonal drama.
Netflix’s K-drama fans couldn’t be happier with this series’ addition after its airing on Korean TV in 2020. True Beauty follows the story of a high school student who uses makeup to hide her insecurities and transform into a stunning beauty. As she navigates love triangles, friendships, and pressures from society, she learns the importance of self-acceptance and embracing her true self. With its charming cast, relatable themes, and heartwarming moments, True Beauty is a delightful watch that will leave you with a smile on your face.
The second season of this fantasy/sci-fi series just dropped and loyal followers are as enchanted with it as they were with the first magical season. Set on a post-apocalyptic world, Sweet Tooth follows the story of Gus, a young boy who is half-human and half-deer, as he embarks on a dangerous journey to discover the truth about his origins. With its unique blend of adventure, mystery, and heartfelt storytelling, Sweet Tooth offers a captivating tale of survival and hope that the entire family will enjoy.
If you haven’t yet latched onto this compelling medical K-drama, now is the time to start. With two seasons currently streaming on Netflix and a third season reportedly underway, this popular series has captured the hearts of loyal fans around the world. Don’t be misled by the title. Dr. Romantic is not a sappy love story or romantic comedy. The romance here is between the lead character Dr. Kim Sa Bu and the vocation of healing. A successful surgeon, Dr. Kim leaves his stellar career in a swanky Seoul hospital to serve in a rural hospital and mentor younger doctors about the true essence of their profession. Replete with intriguing medical cases, Dr. Romantic is an enthralling drama that will leave you hungry for more.
Netflix continues to offer a wide range of captivating shows for audiences of all ages and interests. So grab your device, prepare the popcorn, and indulge in hours of uninterrupted streaming with Smart Signature’s Netflix on Us.