Your revised watch list is here! Watch out for the killer shows!
Fabricated serial killers or real-life documentaries of famed murderers seem to catch audiences’ attention. Just as there are popular crime dramas centered around serial killers, there are also K-dramas that do the same.
Fans might get hooked on this genre of crime K-dramas and will find it hard to stop binge-watching. We have listed down 7 serial killer Korean dramas you must watch.
Sum is a developer for a social connecting app, “Somebody.” Even though she has difficulty communicating with other people, she is friends with Mok Won and Ki Eun. Her friend Ki Eun works as a detective. A murder takes place, and the app “Somebody” is involved in the murder case. Architectural designer Yoon O appears in front of Sum and her friends. Yoon O is an attractive man, but he seems to be hiding something. Meanwhile, Ki Eun investigates the murder case with the help of Mok Won.
As a young boy, Dong Baek lost every piece of his memory save for that of his mother’s murder. In the present day, a series of brutal killings leads him to team up with a criminal profiler. As they find the culprit, their hidden pasts come to light.
Jung Ba Reum (Lee Seung-gi) is a rookie police officer working at a police substation whose life changes when he encounters a psychopathic serial killer. This drives him and his partner, Go Moo Chi (Lee Hee-joon), to unearth the truth behind psychopathic behaviors. This also raises the question of whether it is possible to scan a psychopath in the mother’s womb using fetal genetic testing. And if the child in the womb is a psychopath, will it be wise to have that child?
Suspicious Partner (2017)
Eun Bong Hee is a prosecutor trainee who unfortunately becomes a murder suspect. Noh Ji Wook, who is a prosecutor, tries to help Eun Bong Hee but loses his job in the process. After the prosecution, Eun Bong Hee, who is free from the crime, falls in love with Noh Ji Wook. But Noh does not accept her love towards him but offers to help her in finding the real suspect. In the meantime, the real murderer plots a plan to avoid being caught.
Less Than Evil (2018)
It is a crime drama about the psychological games between a detective with a strong sense of justice but tormented by the crimes he solves and a genius woman who is insensitive to her own death; a remake of the UK series “Luther.” Woo Tae-Seok (Shin Ha-Kyun) is a dedicated detective, albeit one with inner demons and rage as he teeters on the edge between good and evil. When he encounters a genuine violent psychopath, there’s one problem: Tae-Seok can’t find sufficient evidence to convict her.
Beyond Evil (2021)
A once-great detective lives a recluse life in a small and quiet city. A small and peaceful city is rattled by a serial killer who has the same M.O. of a killer from 20 years ago—the same killer that changed Dong-Sik’s life. It is the story of two fearless men who are willing to go to extreme lengths in their pursuit of a returning serial killer. To uncover the murderer’s identity, the two are forced to look deeper than what the evidence seems to suggest.
Flower of Evil (2020)
Flower of Evil, the best Korean drama with a serial killer, sees dreams turning slowly into nightmares as the ideal of a perfect family is pulled apart piece by piece. In the show, Detective Cha Ji-won (Moon Chae-won) seemingly has the perfect family, including her loving and devoted husband Baek Hee-sung (Lee Joon-gi), and their six-year-old daughter. However, a string of gruesome murders comes across her radar. But his facade begins to crumble when his wife, a homicide detective, begins investigating murders from 15 years ago.