Top 12 revenge K-dramas to watch

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Mostly, the audience loves the fluff and warmth K-dramas gift with their innocent approach to romance and sweet storylines. But there’s a second side to K-dramas, the dark side, which gives us mystery, thrill, and revenge dramas.

Revenge dramas are exciting to watch as the secret unfolds and the perpetrators get what’s coming for them. Everyone loves a cunning protagonist who seems to have every situation under control while enacting revenge, making it satisfying to watch.

From newly acclaimed Song Hye-kyo’s The Glory to School 2015, we have selected a list of K-dramas to watch, which gives a satisfying end.

The Glory (2022)

The Glory | Official Trailer | Netflix [ENG SUB]

Bullying is an issue that nearly all South Korean dramas showcase, but in The Glory, a bullied girl is ready to take revenge. Moon Dong-eun was beaten up and bullied until she decided to drop out of school. The incident leaves a heavy mark on her, and she plans to Target Billy’s child by becoming his homeroom teacher. An excellent performance by Song Hye-kyo will break one’s heart and make you cheer for her character.

Itaewon Class (2020)

Itaewon Class | Official Trailer | Netflix [ENG SUB]

After his father’s accidental death, enraged Park Sae-ro-yi attempts to kill the perpetrator, but he turns out to be a conglomerate’s son. Park Sae-ro-yi is jailed, and his girlfriend at the time is offered a scholarship in exchange for her silence. After being released from prison, bitter and sad, Park Sae-ro-yi plans to take revenge. Starring Park Seo-joon, Kim Da-mi and Ahn Bo-hyum, Itaewon Class is a must-watch K-drama.

Vincenzo (2021)

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Vincenzo, an Italian mafia lawyer, comes back to South Korea for a visit, but he is soon involved in the affairs of a pair of quarreling father and daughter, both practicing law with different principles. But after the father’s lawyer is killed, Vincenzo gives a fight of evil vs evil. Starring Song Joong-ki and Jeon Yeo-bin, Vincenzo is an exciting romance revenge drama.

Sky Castle (2018)

Sky Castle | Main Trailer [HD] | Netflix

The competition of getting into a good University is not only a headache for students but their parents too. Taking their determination to get the best school for their children, Sky Castle brings focus to the value of education in this revenge drama. Starring Yum Jung-ah, Kim Hye-yun, Yoon Se-ah.

Revenge of Others (2022)

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After her dissatisfaction with the police’s ignorant report declaring her twin brother’s death a case of suicide, Ok Chan-mi is prepared to get justice on her own. A champion in shooting, Ok Chan-mi is headstrong and gets admitted to her brother’s school and investigates what exactly happened. Starring Shin Ye-eun and Lomon.

The Penthouse (2020)

Penthouse: War in Life | Unofficial Trailer | Netflix

A lavish apartment, Hera Palace is a house of the wealthy and rich with glittering lives on the surface. But after a girl falls to her death from the apartment, the truth begins to unravel the ugliness hiding inside. Starring Lee Ji-ah, Eugene and Kim So-yeon.

Reborn Rich (2022)

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After being forced to death due to a false accusation of tax fraud, Yoon Hyun-woo finds that he has been reborn in the same family as his murderers. Previously a loyal and naive person, Hyun-woo now plans to take over the company and punish the people responsible for his murder. Starring Song Joong-ki, Lee Sung-min and Shin Hyun-bin.

School: Who Are You? (2015)

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A twin set of sisters lives a marginally different life in different places. Where one is popular and cold, the other is bullied severely. After an accident, somehow, the sisters exchange places. The meek girl learns of her sister’s cold personality and decides to live life again with a new confidence. Starring Kim So-hyun, Nam Joo-hyuk and Yook Sung-jae.

Mask Girl (2023)

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An everyday office worker moonlights as an internet personality. Due to her average looks, she wears a mask in her videos, which also protects her daytime identity. But when a stalker takes a keen interest in her, her life goes through ugly and unexpected changes. Starring Lee Han-byeol, Ahn Jae-hong, and Yeom Hae-ran.

Pinocchio (2014)

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A little boy’s life is ruined by the cold calculation of a reporter and her quest to sensationalize the news about a firemen’s death, blaming his father. Rescued by an old man who calls him by his dead son’s name, the boy chooses to be dumb and accepts his identity. However, a revelation about his new family leaves him enraged when he learns that the other son of the old man is married to that same reporter. Starring Lee Jong-suk, Park Shin-hye and Kim Young-kwang.

Eve (2022)

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Popular for her role in It’s Okay To Be Not Okay, Seo Ye-ji stars in a family revenge drama. Lee La-el, a flamingo dancer, is hiding a secret identity. She is trying to get close to a chaebol family to exact revenge against them for killing her family. Also stars Park Byung-eun and Yoo Sun.

Sweet Revenge (2017)

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A pushover student’s life takes a turn when she somehow gets an app that lets her take revenge. Kind of like Death Note, Sweet Revenge has an app where you just have to type the name, and the perpetrator will be quickly punished. Starring Cha Eun-woo, Kim Hyang-yi, and Lomon, the series is a teen comedy with mystery and revenge drama.