10 Thrilling K-Dramas Like The Glory to Keep You on Edge of Your Seat
Who is ready for some mind twisting?
South Korean dramas conquered the world many years ago, and the popularity of the genre continues to grow. That's not so surprising, since the industry offers so many shows to choose from that everyone can find something to their taste.
The success of the comparatively new series The Glory on Netflix made fans want to discover all the other psychological K-dramas with twisted storylines. So here are ten more thrillers to watch if you liked the atmosphere of The Glory.
1. Beyond Evil
This perfect crime thriller was released in 2021. It focuses on two detectives with different backstories who team up to solve the mysterious chain of murders in their city. The thing is that many years ago, one of them, Lee Dong Sik, witnessed the brutal death of his sister and was blamed for it. The events haunt him forever and make it impossible for him to live a normal life.
However, when the two detectives start working together, they discover that something strange is going on. Apparently, the new murders are connected to the ones that happened before…
2. Flower of Evil
One of the most popular thrillers in the South Korean television industry, Flower of Evil has an extremely gripping plot that really keeps you on the edge of your seat. The series follows a married couple, Jacob and Iris. They are portrayed as a happy couple, but Jacob has a big secret about his past.
It is revealed that some time ago he changed his identity to hide the dark things from his past. But now his new life is in danger, as his wife is about to investigate a suspicious murder case...
Another extremely popular twisted thriller from South Korea that also gained worldwide praise is Stranger. Released in 2017, it was even named the best series of the year. The show follows the life of a prosecutor, who had a brain surgery when he was a child. It was supposed to make him less violent, but instead left the boy emotionless. However, the new mindset helped him become one of the most successful prosecutors, mostly for being intelligent and logical, and never taking bribes.
One day, however, he meets a passionate lieutenant, and they both realize that their jobs have been compromised by corrupt higher-ups, so they begin to investigate.
4. My Name
My Name is a K-drama based on a revenge story. It revolves around Yoon Ji-woo, a girl who witnessed the brutal death of her father as a child and has dreamed of bringing the murderers to justice ever since. She then joins a local crime group to be trained properly and then becomes a part of the police department in her town. The girl's journey is twisted and complicated, and the path she chooses is very important to how she ends up.
The series was released in 2017 and became an instant hit at the time. Viewers loved everything about the show: the amazing performances from the cast, the complex storylines, the most unexpected twists and, of course, the suspenseful atmosphere. The series has elements of time travel, as it focuses on a detective from 1986 who, after running through a tunnel to follow a murderer, ends up in the future 30 years later. What will it bring him?
6. All of Us Are Dead
K-drama writers are known for their love of mixing genres that you probably never thought would go together. And All of Us Are Dead is a perfect example of this, as it is a teen drama that is also an action zombie horror.
After an unfortunate experiment, the school's science teacher created a virus that started the zombie invasion. Many students fall victim and get infected by the zombies, basically turning into these horrible creatures, while a small group of high school students try to survive in this madness.
For the fans of dystopian series, Hellbound is a perfect choice. Set in the near future, the series follows several creatures from another world, some sort of angels and demons (but not quite), who came to Earth to make some prophecies. They frighten people by telling them exactly when they will go to hell. But the way to hell, as you can expect, will not be peaceful at all...
8. Sweet Home
While we wait for season 2 of the show to be released in a few days, it's time to catch up on the first season. The show revolves around Cha Hyun-soo, a man who decided to leave his home after a tragic event that took away his entire family. Unfortunately, another tragedy strikes, but in a different way. Trapped in a building with several other people, he must do everything to survive the monster invasion.
9. Hell is Other People
The story revolves around a young man who moves into a cheap room in Seoul to further his career, but soon finds out that the place he has chosen to live is full of dark secrets. There is also a very annoying neighbor that comes with the place, but after a while something sinister starts to happen in the building, so the neighbor becomes the least of the problems. The question is, will he survive in the dormitory of hell?
10. The Silent Sea
This Netflix K-drama certainly deserves your attention if you are into sci-fi thrillers. The series is set in the future and revolves around the problems that the Earth is facing due to the lack of water and food supplies. So the government started a mission to try and save the planet. They had sent a team of scientists to the moon to continue the work started by the previous group, not knowing that it would end up being a deadly experiment.