The end of year lists are starting to come out and this has been a banner year for K-dramas in elevating to a broader viewing audience with a combination of Netflix making a push on the streaming and also COVID-19 keeping people at home without the other forms of entertainment. I actually have friends who have never watched K-dramas reaching out to me, knowing my experience, asking for recommendations. The most prestigious US newspaper The New York Times, the Gray Lady herself, has including two K-dramas on its annual top TV shows of the year list: zombie sageuk Kingdom and mental healthy romance It’s Okay to Not be Okay. Kingdom was produced by Netflix and aired exclusively on the network while It’s Okay aired on tvN with a simul-stream on Netflix. I can see more K-drama productions signing Netflix deals to keep their great offerings on the streaming platform making the most investment in promoting K-dramas. Congrats to these two for getting the recognition, I loved both for different reasons.