It has been a gradual summer season to date, and also you’re within the temper for some suspense, albeit with out leaving the comfortable cocoon of your mattress. Well, now we have the right answer for you with seven thriller K-dramas that may hold your hearts pumping and your jaws chomping (‘trigger these dramas are greatest served with ramen cups, plural)!
1. “Psychopath Diary”
A timid pushover, Yook Dong Sik (Yoon Shi Yoon) is pushed to suicide after dealing with setbacks in his office however witnesses a homicide being carried out earlier than he is ready to do the deed. Whilst making an attempt to flee from the scene, he has an accident and wakes up with no reminiscences of his previous. Having come into possession of a diary that he assumes is his, Yook Dong Sik’s persona takes a 360-degree flip when he tries to assimilate into the murderous character that the diary paints the proprietor out to be. This twisted self-perception molds his metamorphosis right into a chilling predator who holds his personal in opposition to his former tormentors.
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2. “Strangers From Hell”
Moving to city Seoul for his profession prospects, a younger man named Yoon Jong Woo (Im Siwan) decides to maneuver to an eerie and derelict dormitory known as Eden Studios (although it shortly proves to be something however), as he’s on a strict funds. However, remorse quickly hits when he meets the opposite residents of the dormitory… and will get a trickling sense of dread that there’s something terribly off with them.
Besides the darkish and dirty set-up of Eden Studios, the drama takes time to flesh out every resident of the constructing and their oddities. While some personalities come off as creepy proper off the bat, others like Seo Moon Jo (Lee Dong Wook) are first portrayed to be regular with respectable professions, which is why the strain is extra insidious afterwards once they too are revealed to be off.
Through the opposite residents, Jong Woo is available in contact along with his inside depravity and that a part of him, which lurked deep inside the crevices of his public persona, finds a house of types in Eden Studios.
Gifted with the supernatural energy of mind-reading, Dong Baek (Yoo Seung Ho) places his ability to good use by turning into a detective and fixing circumstances. When a high-profile serial homicide case lands onto his caseload, the younger upstart has to pair up with brainy felony profiler Han Sun Mi (Lee Se Young) to navigate uncharted territory.
As Dong Baek and Sun Mi shut in on the hunt for the serial killer, the clues slowly add up they usually notice the perpetrator could also be nearer than they thought. The premise of having the ability to learn minds, which was Dong Baek’s silver bullet to most issues beforehand, turns into extra unsettling, because it’s revealed how the tip to which it was employed (and by whom) might result in such completely different resolutions.
4. “Hotel Del Luna”
This drama most likely wants no introduction, however in case you’re up for extra fantasy-supernatural content material (with a dose of romance!), “Hotel Del Luna” will you’ll want to delight.
IU stars as Jang Man Wol, the supernatural head honcho of Hotel Del Luna, an ephemeral lodge which is usually staffed by a slew of supernatural crew and serves spirits who’re in want of a dwelling within the human realm. Gu Chan Sung (Yeo Jin Goo) takes up employment at Hotel Del Luna as a human supervisor after fortuitous occasions led his father to turn into indebted to Jang Man Wol. As he settles into his position, Gu Chan Sung slowly unravels the secrets and techniques behind the lodge and its longstanding proprietor.
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5. “Kill It”
Talented veterinarian by day and cold-blooded murderer by evening, Kim Soo Hyun’s (Jang Ki Yong) duality shields him from open suspicion, permitting him to refine his deadly craft whereas sustaining the guise of a kind-hearted animal lover. This cowl is cracked when a dogged detective named Do Hyun Jin (Nana) finally ends up on his path as a result of a case she is engaged on. When they notice their pasts are intertwined in sophisticated methods, the 2 got down to untangle the thriller behind their destiny.
What makes “Kill It” suspenseful, and in addition deeply unhappy, is the thriller of the characters’ destiny. The plot activates the notion of childhood being a time of and for innocence and as an alternative shapes it right into a window for coaching earlier than the kids, numbered and commoditized, are made prepared for extra.
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6. “Lovely Horribly”
Born on the similar time, Philip’s (Park Shi Hoo) and Eul Soon’s (Song Ji Hyo) fortunes have been swapped throughout their childhood years, and since then, Philip has been dwelling a charmed life within the public eye with Lady Luck shining on him at each flip. In sharp distinction, Eul Soon, whose good luck at start was swapped with Philip’s, suffers from misfortune that was initially meant for the highest star. In a curious spin, it additionally seems that the steadiness of luck is a zero-sum recreation, with one in every of them being handled dangerous luck each time the opposite is joyful. When they find yourself working collectively on a drama undertaking, issues go haywire and the 2 have to determine how one can strike a steadiness between their shared fortunes.
The fates of the principle characters, in direct juxtaposition up to now, mirror inside greed and the sacrifices that come on the expense of that greed. This pressure is additional dialed up by the looks and roles of two spirits that appear to be related to Philip — who’re they and what are they after?
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The Netflix Original returned with Season 2 this 12 months, and already, the horror thriller drama has obtained us on the fringe of our seats itching for extra.
Set through the Joseon interval, Crown Prince Lee Chang (Joo Ji Hoon) investigates a mysterious plague that has stricken his sick father, the King of Joseon, and unfold like wildfire amongst the populace, turning those that have been bitten into the dwelling useless. Part and parcel of a political conspiracy, the Prince has to maintain his wits about him to remain alive whereas stopping the nation from falling into the nefarious grips of the highly effective Haewon Cho clan.
Unlike different zombie dramas and movies, “Kingdom” doesn’t let the undead turn into the centerpiece of the plot. Instead, they’re used as a machination to ship the suspense that unfolds with the political energy play. As the collection transitions from Season 1 to Season 2, the thriller solely will get extra intriguing, so cling on tight for Season 3!
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