I’m quite new to the k-drama fandom, so would appreciate a little bit of guidance.
Below are some shows I’ve watched and adored to bits. Also had my heart ripped out a few times.
Descendants of the Sun
Man to Man
The reasons why I loved these shows were due to the plot progression revolving around crime/government corruption/trying to avenge wrongs. There’s also the right dose of romance in them; the romance doesn’t necessarily lead the plot. Rather it’s a bonus that develops naturally and doesn’t derail anything.
I would love to be recommended any shows that have a similar vibe. Currently on the hunt for my next watch! (No spoilers hehe, and if you would love to discuss any of the mentioned shows, please go for it!)
Yep, I started out on Netflix, and just recently joined Viki in the hopes of finding a wider range of dramas Do you have any recommendations? I’ve had a browse and added quite a few to my list, but unsure as to where to start
Flower of Evil
The Devil Judge
Juror 8 (movie)!!!
Cold Eyes (movie)
Insider/Inside Man (movie)
Lie after Lie
Were Stars Land
Someday or One Day (TW, the others were Korean)
Lost Romance (TW)
Penthouse I-III and Awaken are still on my watchlist.
I watched it a little later after it aired, and since then it is without license in my region. I would suggest Lawless Lawyer to you, it might not have too much romance but has the right amount of suspense.
These are not bad, not much romance either:
If you have a long breath and along comes romance and family feuds and story twists, tragedies:
One that I absolutely love but doesn’t get much attention is Watcher. I usually prefer to have at least some romance in the shows I watch, but even though this one had NONE, it still became one of my absolute faves! Highly recommend.
Lawless Lawyer and The Great Show (already recommended here) are THE best corruption-political shows I have ever watched. Very similar to K2 in that area. Lawless Lawyer is more action while The Great Show has more politics.
This one is also REALLY good… they basically a team of con-artists who loot people who are already in the black money business. Lots of corruption-fighting. It’s fun to see these anti-heroes win. Lots of action, teamwork and comedy.
A teensy bit of politics, but the crime-solving is the highlight here… quite a lot of twists and turns.
If you like hard-hitting crime with comedy, Team Bulldog is pretty good