There’s a purpose why there are so many dramas within the revenge style, and it’s as a result of we will’t get sufficient of them! The apparent thrill of the sensational storylines apart, there’s additionally the satisfaction in seeing the underdog, or the wrongly accused, battle again towards the evil forces and are available out on high. Or it may very well be that we get pleasure from embracing our darkish facet just a little and picture ourselves because the individual looking for revenge on those that have wronged us. (Which in actuality must be a no no, youngsters!) Either means, they’re addictive as heck, and I for one am all the time on the look out for brand new ones!
So listed here are some nice revenge dramas to your perusal. Some are just a little melodramatic, some are just a little makjang, and a few are fairly darkish, however all are entertaining as heck! And if this record isn’t sufficient, then take a look at this older list with favorites akin to “Secret Love” and “The Innocent Man.”
Penned by the identical scriptwriter of “Secret Love,” the fabulously solid “Mask” spins a gripping story of affection, revenge, and psychological warfare. Byun Ji Sook (Soo Ae) is blackmailed into taking the place of her doppelgänger and marries a wealthy however illegitimate inheritor, Choi Min Woo (Joo Ji Hoon). Rounding out the principle characters is Choi Min Woo’s sister and her husband, each who’re sad (a serious understatement) that he’s the inheritor obvious, and are going to nice lengths to forestall this from taking place.
Another spotlight is that for a revenge melodrama, the love story right here remains to be as candy and heat as they get. Joo Ji Hoon and Soo Ae share such great chemistry, their scenes collectively simply add some much-needed levity to the darkness.
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“Goodbye Mr. Black” (2016)
This drama adaption of a manhwa of the identical identify is loosely impressed by the literary basic “The Count of Monte Cristo,” which must be sufficient to clue you in on the vengeance to return. Navy SEAL officer Cha Ji Won (Lee Jin Wook) comes again from his supposed demise to hunt revenge for his father’s demise, solely to search out out his finest good friend could also be extra concerned within the stated incident than he realized. Though touted as a revenge melodrama, there’s truly fairly a bit of sunshine and laid-back moments in it which units it other than a few of the darker ones on this record.
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“Money Flower” (2017-2018)
“Money Flower” is a darkish and twisty thriller of a drama that’ll have you ever totally immersed in its world from the get-go. Everything about this manufacturing is top-notch — from the cinematography to the music, to the directing, and to the sensible solid of actors — and your coronary heart will likely be racing as you watch the very clever Kang Pil Joo (Jang Hyuk) put his meticulous revenge plan into motion, whereas continually going toe-to-toe with the opposite power-hungry characters.
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“The Last Empress” (2018-2019)
This is a makjang the place the twists and turns by no means cease barreling in direction of you, and it actually simply makes every part all of the extra ridiculously entertaining to observe. The story is about in a modern-day monarchy, the place a musical actress (Jang Nara) instantly finds herself marrying the present Emperor. By Emperor Lee Hyuk’s (Shin Sung Rok) facet is his most trusted bodyguard, Chun Woo Bin (Choi Jin Hyuk). However, unbeknownst to everybody, Chun Woo Bin is simply an alias he makes use of to infiltrate the palace with the hopes to hunt vengeance on the royal household.
This collection was so in style throughout its run it even received a four-episode extension. Granted, the extension won’t have achieved the present any favors, however the drama as a complete was nonetheless insanely enjoyable whereas it lasted.
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“Graceful Family” (2019)
Im Soo Hyang is the fabulous Mo Suk Hee on this deliciously addictive makjang drama. The rich heiress was exiled to the United States 15 years in the past however now returns to resolve her mom’s homicide and to flee the clutches of—in addition to search revenge on—an omnipotent administration group. As with makjang dramas, you’ll be able to anticipate start secrets and techniques, scandalous affairs, and loads of different tantalizing qualities that’ll have you ever glued to the display screen into the wee hours of the night time.
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“Doctor Prisoner” (2019)
“Doctor Prisoner” stars Namgoong Min as Na Yi Je, a proficient physician who labored at one in every of Seoul’s most outstanding hospitals. However, a malpractice accusation causes him to lose his job and begins him on the trail of looking for revenge towards the system that wronged him. He thus finds himself a job as a medical director of a jail, and he makes use of the place to construct the connections he wants as a part of his elaborate revenge scheme. The drama boasts a powerful solid that breathed life into their multidimensional characters, and the thrilling storyline guarantees a rollercoaster trip!
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“The Penthouse” collection (2020-2021)
With the third season airing now, “The Penthouse” is just like the present that retains on giving. This intense, twisty trip began out in Season 1 with rich mother and father (particularly the mothers) who would cease at nothing to pave a path of success for their youngsters. When a homicide of a younger girl happens, their lives instantly develop into all of the extra sophisticated. One of the principle storylines of Season 2 is about Oh Yoon Hee’s (Eugene’s) quest for revenge after she’s framed for the homicide, however actually the entire narrative arc of this second season is concerning the abused combating again and getting revenge on their abusers. It’s each engrossing and cathartic, and the rapid-paced storyline hasn’t let up but. The manufacturing group has promised even more vengeance-seeking for Season 3, so don’t miss out on it!
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Watch the most recent installment “The Penthouse 3” right here:
“Taxi Driver” (2021)
“Taxi Driver” is the just-ended revenge drama that has been the discuss of the city for the previous few weeks. It’s received type, it’s received a wealthy storyline, it’s not afraid to lean into the darkness, and it’s received Lee Je Hoon *cough* driving the revenge storyline. Lee Je Hoon is Kim Do Gi, a taxi driver who works for Rainbow Taxi Company. However, in actuality, the taxi firm is definitely a entrance for an on-call revenge service. And with how heinous the crimes on this drama are (and a few of them actually do hit near residence), there’s one thing particularly exhilarating and cathartic when watching these vigilantes serve their type of justice.
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Which of those dramas have you ever watched? And which of your favorites have been left off the record? Leave your suggestions under!
Belinda_C is all the time down from some thrilling revenge dramas! There’s simply one thing so entertaining about them!