But… she clearly wrote she does not want love stories, and at least four in your suggestions are love stories.
And also: “I’m looking for something not from Korea or China.” Most dramas in your list are Korean.
If she wanted Korean, there is an impressive line-up of thrillers for the next months.
I watched “I need romance 3” and I was impressed. Three very good leads (the second male lead is Namgung Min, so…)
The ones I saw were very badly made, with cheap effects and exaggerated cheesy plotlines: not comparable to Korean dramas. The kissing scenes are a bit more realistic than in Korean and Chinese dramas, and they are much more open-minded about gays and stuff.
Those maybe old Taiwanese dramas. “The Perfect Match” and “Masked Lover” are improving comparing to the leading lady who is usually annoying in Taiwanese drama I used to watch and those Taiwanese dramas with hundreds of episodes about family conflict.
I would have recommended a Thai Lakorn but they always have romance in it and many of them are so called slap/kiss dramas, and the use of violence against the so called loved one. Many revange related, there are some horror/mystery (but it is not my cup of tea, so I wouldn’t know of any good ones.)
I doubted that you would like these, I can’t even remember one Lakorn without romance …