Best Korean Series about Detectives and Mystery

Best Korean Series about Detectives and Mystery

Who doesn’t know Korean Drama? Yup, almost everyone knows Korean Drama. Korean drama series are famous for its romantic comedy genres, but if you like mystery genres, do not worries! They also have so many choices of titles for detective and mystery which will make you curious while watching it. These are the 10 Korean drama series with detective and mystery genres for you who is curious or just bored with the romantic-comedy genres. Check these out!

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Tell Me What You Saw (2020)

Tell Me What You Saw
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The latest drama is Tell Me What You Saw. This drama is about a genius and eccentric profiler called Oh Hyun-Jae, with a girl who has a high memory ability just from looking at things called Cha Soo-Young. They are chasing the guy called ‘peppermint candy’ that already died years ago because of mysterious murder that just happened. This drama has successfully made the audience curious. Some also guess who exactly is the peppermint candy and whether he is still alive or not. This drama also has a similar atmosphere to the drama title ‘voice’ which is also produced by OCN.

Vagabond (2019)

Vagabond (Korean Drama) - AsianWiki
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Vagabond became an awaited drama in 2019 because it starred Bae Suzy. The drama begins with a plane crash carrying child taekwondo athletes to Morocco and ends with exposing national corruption conducted by the South Korean state intelligence agency. Many political conflicts are also featured in this drama and make the audience think while watching it. The setting location used in this drama is not only in South Korea but also in Morocco and Portugal. That makes this drama even more interesting to watch!

Less Than Evil (2018)

Less than Evil - AsianWiki
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Less Than Evil, also called Bad Detective as the other title. This series is a remake of the British TV series played by Idris Elba entitled Luther. The main character of this highly watched Korean drama is named Woo Tae Suk. Woo Tae Suk or Shin Ha Kyun is a detective who is very reliable, well-established, and also experienced in solving cases. However, in his career as a detective, it was not smooth. Tae Suk never cared about how he solved the problem. Good or bad, Tae Suk would do it as long as he could solve the puzzles of the mission that had to be completed. This drama is a favorite of many people because it is not boring like common detective dramas which guessing who the culprit is. This is not what it is, unexpected plot twist instead! The main character is also strong, which makes the audience feel at home while watching this drama.

Voice Season 1,2, & 3

Voice (Korean Drama) - AsianWiki
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Detective-themed Korean drama lovers must be familiar with this one. “Voice” is one of the most popular mystery Kdrama with a gripping story. This drama tells the story of the head of the 112 emergency call team named Kang Kwon Joo that has a special ability. He was able to hear voices that ordinary human ears could not hear. The cases contained in these three voice series are not boring and make the audience curious because the case taking is based on the current phenomena. There are 3 seasons already for this series. For those of you detective and mystery drama lovers, you have to watch this one!

Partner for Justice Season 1 & 2 

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This drama focuses on the figure of a forensic researcher and scientist who gather together to track down a bad person. The first season of this drama aired in 2018 while the second season aired in 2019. Because it tells about a forensic surgeon, several scenes might make you nauseous while watching this drama, but with an interestingly packaged story, you will be curious about the ending of the drama that has two seasons. This drama is highly recommended for those of you who like dramas with the medical, detective, and legal genres!

Signal (2016)

Signal (Korean Drama) - AsianWiki
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The main thing that makes this drama interesting is the cases in the stories are inspired by the crimes that have occurred in South Korea. “Signal,” tells the story about a detective, Park Hae Young, who uncovers a chaincase from 15 years ago. The story begins when a police officer named Park Hae Young accidentally finds an old walkie-talkie that turns out to belong to a senior policeman named Lee Jae Han. Then Hae Young begins to believe that somehow, she and Jae Han can indeed communicate through time and space through these old walkie-talkies. Together, the two of them seek to shed some light on complicated cases. For those of you who are curious whether they succeeded in solving the case, watch this drama for yourself!

Life on Mars (2018)

Life on Mars (Korean Drama) - AsianWiki
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Just like Bad Detective, the Korean drama Life on Mars is also a remake of the 2006-2007 British television series of the same title. Life on Mars tells the story of a policeman named Hae Tae Joo. The drama is peppered with time travel and serial murder cases. A detective on duty got into an accident and was thrown back in 1988. He was still a detective at a small police station in the past. In order to return to real life, he has to solve the case during that period until it is completely resolved. 

Tunnel (2017)

Tunnel (Korean Drama) - AsianWiki
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Similar to Life on Mars, Tunnel also tells the story about a detective who experiences time travel. But in the Tunnel, this detective is thrown into the future to 2016 while chasing a serial killer in 1986 through a tunnel. To return to the past, the detective named Kwang Ho has should go through an old tunnel that is the same as in the past in the same way.

Criminal Minds (2017)

Criminal Minds (Korean Drama)
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This interesting story is also adapted from the American television series of the same name. Criminal Minds tells the lives of specials members of the criminal investigation department as they try to uncover cases. When following these cases, you are not only excited but also get new information. Surely because this series presents an interesting and very detailed storyline. Coupled with the technological advances used in solving the case.

Mad Dog (2017)

Mad Dog
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This series tells the story about the investigation team formed by a former police officer and a hacker. A plane crash that killed the wife and child of this former cop is the beginning of all the stories. One time, he met Kim Min-Joon who turned out to be the brother of one of the plane crash victims. From there, Choi Kang-woo and Kim Min-Joon started a joint action to complete the Mad Dog investigation team’s mission one by one.

So, there it is! 10 recommendations for Korean dramas with detective and mystery genres that you can watch and might be curious about. Don’t forget to add this list to your watch list!

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