Top 20 Best Korean Dramas With Craziest Plot Twists

If you like a twisted storyline with unexpected things, you need these Kdramas that have plot twists you never thought of.

Korean dramas are a complete package of entertainment. Whether it be a romantic comedy or mystery thriller, they leave us awestruck with their storyline, acting, and music. They are quite addictive.

Most of the Kdramas revolve around the romance between the main leads, and they are the most popular among the audience. But there are others who like thriller dramas that have plot twists that you never think of.

Kdramas With Plot Twist

Korean dramas are also good for their intense plot twists. A well-placed plot twist can completely change the course of a story, leaving you reeling and eager to find out what happens next. And Kdramas does this best.

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If you’re searching for some good Korean dramas that will leave you shocked with their twist after twist, here is a list of the best ones. Keep your eyes open all the time, as you never know what will happen.

1. Mouse

Ba Reum is a police officer whose life changes when he encounters a psychopathic killer. This drives him and his partner to unveil the truth behind psychopathic behaviours. A drama that asks the question, “What if we could identify psychopaths in advance?”

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Cast –

  • Lee Seung Gi as Jung Ba Reum
  • Lee Hee Joon as Ko Moo Chi
  • Park Joo Hyun as Oh Bong Yi
  • Kyung Soo Jin as Choi Hong Joo

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Viki

2. Kill Me, Heal Me

Hangul: 킬미힐미

Year: 2015

The story is about an heir to a business who has severe dissociative identity disorder. He asks a psychiatrist for help to get his life back under control, but she ends up falling in love with one of his personalities. Her brother looks into him and his family.

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Rating:

4 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Ji Sung as Cha Do Hyun
  • Hwang Jung Eum as Oh Ri Jin
  • Park Seo Joon as Oh Ri On
  • Kim Yoo Ri as Han Chae Yun

No. Of Episodes: 20 (65 min. each)

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3. Stranger

Hangul: 비밀의 숲

Year: 2017

Hwang Shi Mok, a prosecutor finds him in a murder case. He meets Police Lieutenant Yeo Jin at a murder crime scene. They work together to wipe out corruption at the prosecutor’s office and solve a serial murder case.

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Rating:

4 5 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Jo Seung Woo as Hwang Shi Mok
  • Bae Doo Na as Han Yeo Jin
  • Lee Joon Hyuk as Seo Dong Jae
  • Shin Hye Sun as Young Eun Soo

No. Of Episodes: 16 (70 min. each)

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4. Prison Playbook

A captivating drama revolving around the lives of convicts behind bars, their families, and duty officers working in the correctional facilities. A superstar baseball pitcher, Kim Je Hyuk, is convicted of assault after he saves his sister & lands in prison.

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Cast –

  • Park Hae Soo as Kim Je Hyuk
  • Jung Kyung Ho as Lee Joon Ho
  • Krystal Jung as Kim Ji Ho
  • Im Hwa Young as Kim Je Hee

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

5. The Devil Judge

Hangul: 악마판사

Year: 2021

The drama is set in a dystopic version of Korea. Three judges work together to bring justice and peace through a courtroom live show that airs on TV. Kang Yo Han, a cruel head trial judge, is made the chief judge.

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Rating:

4 5 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Ji Sung as Kang Yo Han
  • Kim Min Jung as Jung Sun Ah
  • Park Jin Young as Kim Ga On
  • Park Gyu Young as Yoon Soo Hyun

No. Of Episodes: 16 (75 min. each)

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6. Flower Of Evil

Baek Hee Sung is a craftsman living with his wife, Cha Ji Won & daughter. But he hides some dark secrets that even his wife is unaware of. His wife is a homicide detective who investigates a case of a psychopath who is quite close to her.

Read Flower Of Evil Review

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Cast –

  • Lee Joon Gi as Baek Hee Sung
  • Moon Chae Won as Cha Ji Won
  • Jang Hee Jin as Do Hae Soo
  • Seo Hyun Woo as Kim Moo Jin

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki, MX Player

7. Vincenzo

Vincenzo, a mafia consigliere flees to South Korea to recover 1.5 tons of gold within the basement of Geumga Plaza. However, a company has illegally taken ownership of the building, and Vincenzo must use his skills to reclaim the building and recover his fortunes.

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Cast –

  • Song Joong Ki as Vincenzo Cassano
  • Jeon Yeo Been as Hong Cha Young
  • Ok Taec Yeon as Jang Jun Woo
  • Kim Yeo Jin as Choi Myung Hee

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

8. Goblin

Kim Shin (Goblin) is framed as a traitor and killed by the young king. Years after his death, he is cursed by the almighty to stay immortal forever. He meets Ji Eun Tak who claims to be his bride. The story revolves around four main characters.

Read Goblin Review

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Cast –

  • Gong Yoo as Kim Shin
  • Kim Go Eun as Ji Eun Tak
  • Lee Dong Wook as Grim Reaper
  • Yoo In Na as Sunny

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki, MX Player

9. The Penthouse: War in Life

The story of wealthy families living in Hera Palace and their children at Cheong-ah Arts School. Su Ryeon was born into wealth. She is now an elegant woman of the upper class. Seo Jin was born into a wealthy family. Yoon Hee comes from poor family background.

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Cast –

  • Lee Ji Ah as Shim Soo Ryun
  • Kim So Yeon as Cheon Seo Jin
  • Eugene as Oh Yon Hee
  • Uhm Ki Joon as Joo Dan Tae

No. Of Episodes – 21

Watch On – Viki, MX Player, Kocowa

10. Tunnel

In 1986, Park Kwang Ho works as a detective. While working he passes through a tunnel that acts as a time portal, which transports him to present-day Seoul. He meets a new partner Kim Sun Jae. They try to find out the serial killer to return.

Read Tunnel Review

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Cast –

  • Choi Jin Hyuk as Park Kwang Ho
  • Yoon Hyun Min as Kim Seon Jae
  • Lee Yoo Young as Shin Jae Yi
  • Jo Hee Bong as Jeon Seong Shik

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

11. Master’s Sun

Hangul: 주군의 태양

Year: 2013

Joong Won is the CEO of Kingdom, a conglomerate. He meets Gong Shil, who can see ghosts. Their lives take a new turn as they work together to deal with the terror and sadness brought by the spirits. And unknowingly, they fall in love.

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Rating:

4 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Gong Hyo Jin as Tae Gong Shil
  • So Ji Sub as Joo Joong Won
  • Seo In Guk as Kang Woo
  • Kim Yoo Ri as Tae Yi Ryung

No. Of Episodes – 17 (62 min. each)

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12. Secret Garden

Hangul: 시크릿 가든

Year: 2010

When a rich CEO of a successful company falls in love with a simple stuntwoman, he has to deal with a lot of different feelings as he tries to win her over. To make things more confusing, a strange chain of events causes them to switch bodies.

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Rating:

3 5 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Hyun Bin as Kim Joo Won
  • Ha Ji Won as Gil Ra Im
  • Yoon Sang Hyun as Choi Woo Young
  • Kim Sa Rang as Yoon Seul

No. Of Episodes: 20 (65 min. each)

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13. Circle

In a dystopic future, a detective looks into the disappearance of twin boys in 2017. He finds out a dark secret about Smart Earth, a place where there are no crimes and people’s feelings are controlled, and uncovers the truth about the future of humanity.

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Cast –

  • Yeo Jin Goo as Kim Woo Jin
  • Kim Kang Woo as Kim Joon Hyuk
  • Gong Seung Yeon as Han Jung Yeon
  • Lee Gi Kwang as Lee Ho Soo

No. Of Episodes – 12

Watch On – Prime Video

14. It’s Okay, That’s Love

Jae Yeol is a popular novelist. While sitting on a talk show panel with psychiatrist Hae Soo, it became clear to all that the two just rubbed each other the wrong way. Due to an incident, they both become roommates & attempt to heal each other’s deep-seated wounds.

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Cast –

  • Jo In Sung as Jang Jae Yeol
  • Gong Hyo Jin as Ji Hae Soo
  • Sung Dong Il as Jo Dong Min
  • Lee Kwang Soo as Park Soo Kwang

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki, Kocowa

15. Big Mouth

Chang Ho is an underperforming lawyer. He winds up in charge of a murder case that turns him overnight into a genius conman known as “Big Mouse.” In order to survive, he must expose a huge conspiracy among the privileged upper classes.

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Cast –

  • Lee Jong Suk as Park Chang Ho
  • Im Yoon Ah as Ko Mi Ho
  • Yang Kyung Won as Gong Ji Hoon
  • Kim Joo Heon as Choi Do Ha

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Disney+

16. Sky Castle

The drama revolves around the lives of housewives residing in a luxurious residential area called SKY Castle. The wives are determined to make their husbands more successful and to raise their children to be top students.

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Cast –

  • Yeom Jung Ah as Han Seo Jin
  • Lee Tae Ran as Lee Soo Im
  • Yoon Se Ah as Noh Seung Hye
  • Oh Na Ra as Jin Jin Hee

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Netflix, Viki, Prime Video

17. Signal

Park Hae Young witnesses the kidnapping of a girl 15 years ago. Currently, Hae Yeong is now a police officer and criminal profiler. One day, he finds a walkie-talkie that connects him with Detective Lee Jae Han who is in the past. Together, they solve a series of murders.

Read Signal Review

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Cast –

  • Lee Je Hoon as Park Hae Yeong
  • Kim Hye Soo as Cha Soo Hyun
  • Jo Jin Woong as Lee Jae Han
  • Kim Won Hae as Kim Gye Cheol

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

18. 365: Repeat The Year

Hangul: 365: 운명을 거스르는 1년

Year: 2020

The story of a group of people who are given the opportunity to relive a year of their lives in order to prevent a tragic accident from happening. Along the way, they uncover hidden truths about themselves and those around them, and must confront their past mistakes.

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Rating:

4 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Lee Joon Hyuk as Ji Hyung Joo
  • Nam Ji Hyun as Shin Ga Hyun
  • Kim Jee Soo as Lee Shin
  • Lee Sung Wook as Park Sun Ho

No. Of Episodes: 24 (35 min. each)

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Short Review: The drama explores themes of destiny, atonement, and the value of second chances. The acting is excellent, and the story is well-written. The drama also got praise for its original premise and for how it keeps the audience guessing right up to the very end.

19. Train

Seo Do Won is a detective who tries to save Seo Kyung. There are two different worlds in this drama. Do Won travels to the other world through a mysterious train that shows up in the abandoned station to track the serial killer with the help of the other Seo Kyung.

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Cast –

  • Yoon Shi Yoon as Seo Do Won
  • Kyung Soo Jin as Han Seo Kyung
  • Shin So Yool as Lee Jung Min
  • Lee Hang Na as Oh Mi Sook

No. Of Episodes – 12

Watch On – Viki

20. Awaken

Jung Woo, the leader of a special task force, ends up investigating a series of murders. Together with his team, they uncover clues that these crimes are somehow related to a tragic event that happened 28 years ago.

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Cast –

  • Namgoong Min as Do Jung Woo
  • Kim Seol Hyun as Gong Hye Won
  • Lee Chung Ah as Jamie Layton
  • Yoon Sun Woo as Moon Jae Woong

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix, Viki

Wrapping Up

So these were the recommended Korean dramas filled with plot twists. They are exciting to watch and keep you hooked and guessing till the end. Grab your popcorn and start watching them right now.

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FAQs

1. Which Kdrama has the best plot twist?

Kdramas with the biggest and shocking plot twists are The Devil Judge, Mouse, Flower Of Evil, Train, Signal, and Big Mouth.

2. What is the most common plot twist?

The most common plot twists in Kdramas include the real identity of a character, past relationship of main leads, and hidden truths.

3. Where can I watch plot twist dramas?

You can watch the Korean dramas with unexpected plot twists on Netflix, Viki, Prime Video, Viu, Kocowa, and WeTV.

Hi! I'm Lily Park from USA. I started watching dramas as a hobby & now I'm addicted to them. Just can't stop watching them. My favorite drama is Business Proposal.

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