6 MYSTERY FANTASY THRILLER KOREAN DRAMAS

TOP 6 MYSTERY/ FANTASY/ THRILLER KOREAN DRAMAS

 

Guest Post: By Yoon Ji Ah 

Mystery/Fantasy/ Thriller Korean Dramas: We often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ … I would add this can lead us where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves!…So, what makes a drama good?  As time goes by, I can see many changes. Dramas come to light more open than ever to the world, keeping their identity alive at the same time . On one hand are those dramas who rise the good and the truth above evil, most of the time … with or without a happy ending! … On other hand are dramas about deep feelings, pure love, how to make possible what seems impossible … everything often surrounded by mystery / fantasy, leading imagination beyond any limit or expectations!…Let’s see today some unforgettable dramas to watch breathlessly:

BLACK

(OCN, 2017){Fantasy/ Thriller/ Romance}

A grim-reaper is forced to take over the body of a detective – Han Moo-gang (Song Seung-heon) in order to track down his fugitive partner. He meets a woman named Kang Ha Ram (Go Ara)  who can foresee death and for whom he begins to develop feelings of love. They struggle to save the lives of people, breaking the rules of heaven. Black is revealed to be the soul of Kim Joon, detective’s older brother,  who became a grim-reaper after being murdered by his adopted mother. He will be punished for his disobedience and erased from everyone’s memory 

 

 

THE GUEST 

(OCN, 2018){Mystery, Thriller}

When murders are caused by mysterious powers, three people come together to fight against them: a psychic, a Catholic priest and a female detective. The psychic, Yoon Hwa Pyung (Kim Dong-Wook), born to a shaman family, seeks out people possessed by evil spirits and attempts to expel the evil spirits. The Catholic priest, Choi Yoon (Kim Jae-Wook), a cynical, cold-hearted person, is an exorcist. Kang Kil Young (Jung Eun Chae) is a detective who doesn’t believe in evil spirits. but in time she gets to do it.They will join forces to defeat the powerful demon called “Sohn” (Guest). Drama also has an exceptional soundtrack, the OST Part 1 (O3ohn _ ‘Somewhere’) being highly appreciated.

You can watch the video here (with english lyrics):

 

ITEM  

(Mystery/ Fantasy){MBC, 2019}

       Adapted from the popular webtoon of the same name, drama has as its main character the prosecutor Kang Gon (Ju Ji-Hoon), a brave, warm-hearted man, and a skilled criminal female profiler, Shin So-Young (Jin Se-Yeon).They dig up together the secrets behind objects with special powers and try to solve the mysterious murder cases that occur around the items.Jo Se-Hwang (Kim Kang-Woo) is the chairman of HwaWon Group and collects the items with his wealth and ability. He is a sociopath and everybody who gets in his way dies.  Here is the teaser of drama ‘ITEM’: 

 

 

For me, soundtrack is the soul of a drama or movie, so I never forget to remember about it, especially when it is so valuable! And ‘ITEM’ is not an exception! Please listen to these songs, I hope you enjoy them!  

Sonnet Son (손승연)_ ‘Close to Night’ (OST Part 1):

 

The VANE (더 베인) _ ‘Tunnel’ (OST Part 2):

 

PRIEST  

(OCN, 2018){Thriller, Horror, Romance, Medical, Supernatural}

 Oh Soo-Min (Yeon Woo-Jin), a young Catholic priest, is a member of 643 Regia, a group who  performs exorcisms unofficially. Priest Moon Ki-Sun (Park Yong-Woo) is the person who formed 643 Regia and he taught Soo-Min how to perform an exorcism.Ham Eun Ho (Jung Yoo-Mi) is a female doctor and works in the emergency room of a hospital. She witnesses a supernatural phenomenon and meets Priest Soo Min. There is a long dream sequence (that makes the drama so special, so unique!) where the evil entity trapped Soo Min in his subconscious. Wiewers can see what happened with Soo Min and Eun Ho in the past. Their love for each other was very deep but he had to weigh his options, being between his feelings for Eun Ho and his vocation.       Father Moon obtains the name of the evil entity and saves Soo Min from full possession but, while Eun Ho regains her memories, Soo Min loses his.So, this is another kind of story about another kind of love!

Here are the links for official trailer of the drama and OSTs:

NieN [ Feat. 최성욱 ] _ Wake Me ( OST Part 1):

KINGDOM

(Netflix, 2019){Historical period/ Fantasy/ Horror/ Thriller}

kingdom

       Set in the middle of Joseon Dynasty, the story tells about Crown Prince Yi-Chang (Ju Ji-hoon), who becomes the only hope of his people against a mysterious plague overtaking the land. Even the king, his father, rumored to be dead, has been turned into a monster by the plague.The Prince will be accompanied by the physician Seo-Bi (Bae Doo-na), a man named Yeong-Shin (Kim Sung-kyu) and his personal guard Moo-Young (Kim Sang-ho) on his way to prevent the advance of the plague towards the capital of the country, while his family aimed towards his deposition from the throne.‘Kingdom’ it’s Netflix‘s first original Korean series!(Filming for the second season is expected to be completed in June,2019!)

 Watch here the official trailer: 

 

HE IS PSYCHOMETRIC 

(tvN, 2019){Fantasy/ Thriller/ Mystery/ Romantic/ Procedural} 

HE IS PSYCHOMETRIC

A boy who is able to read the secrets of those whose skin comes into contact with him, and a girl who does everything she can to hide her pain. In the drama, the boy and girl will meet and try to fix, heal, grow, and love from the small and big occurrences that happen in their lives.


Watch the official trailer and some OSTs here:

 

Jus2 (저스투) _ ‘Take’ (OST Part 1):

 

MINSEO (민서) _ ‘The First Love’ (OST Part 4):

Guest Post: By Yoon Ji Ah 

To see the upcoming dramas of June 2019, click here.

 

 

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