Sometimes you get bored of watching the usual romance dramas and think of watching something new. Korean dramas give their best when it comes to mystery and suspense. Here is the list of the best thriller Korean dramas of 2023 that the audience loved watching.
It is highly recommended to watch this Korean drama, as it became one of the most-watched shows on the streaming platform. The plot revolves around a few parents and their children having superpowers. The drama features intense action scenes.
Its star-studded cast includes Ryu Seung Ryong, Han Hyo Joo, Zo In Sung, Lee Jung Ha, Go Youn Jung, and more. Watch it on Disney+ (Hotstar) or Hulu.
2. The Worst Of Evil
Packed with action and suspense, this crime-thriller drama follows a cop who goes undercover to infiltrate a drug organization, only to find himself transforming into a monster and getting entangled in its web.
The cast includes Ji Chang Wook, Wi Ha Joon, and Im Se Mi in the lead roles. You can watch it on Disney+ (Hotstar) or Hulu.
3. Death’s Game
This Korean drama became the most popular drama at the end of 2023 because of its casting. It follows a man who attempts suicide, but death offers him a game: live 13 lives, each ending in death. Now, he must find a way to survive all of them.
The main leads are Seo In Guk and Park So Dam. The guest appearances are by Lee Jae Wook, Lee Do Hyun, Oh Jung Se, Sung Hoon, and more. Watch it on Prime Video.
If you are into horror stuff, watch this drama, as it is the best horror thriller of the year. It is the story of a possessed girl and a ghost-seeing professor. They fight evil spirits after mysterious deaths linked to ancient relics.
It stars Kim Tae Ri, Oh Jung Se, and Hong Kyung in the lead roles. It is currently streaming on Disney+ (Hotstar) and Hulu.
5. Taxi Driver Season 2
The Rainbow Deluxe Taxi crew is back with a new member. They face new enemies, tackle justice for victims, and risk everything to expose an elite nightclub’s dark secrets. This drama is a blend of action, crime, mystery, and thrillers.
It stars the original cast, including Lee Je Hoon, Kim Eui Sung, Pyo Ye Jin, Jang Hyuk Jin, and more. Watch it on Viki or Prime Video.
This fast-paced action-thriller is about a boy who is a model student at the police academy by day. By night, he’s Vigilante, a masked hero who punishes criminals who escape justice. You will get hooked on the first episode.
The cast includes Nam Joo Hyuk, Yoo Ji Tae, Kim So Jin, and Lee Joon Hyuk. It is available on Disney+ (Hotstar) and Hulu.
7. The Kidnapping Day
This drama had less viewership when it was aired, but it is quite good. It follows a dad who kidnaps a rich girl for money, but she forgets who she is. They form an unlikely bond as they try to escape the real kidnapper.
It stars Yoon Kye Sang, Park Sung Hoon, Yuna, and Kim Shin Rok in the lead roles. You can watch it on Prime Video.
This action-packed drama is about two down-and-out boxers who become unlikely friends and fight together for justice against a ruthless loan shark and his gang. You get to see their brotherhood in this show.
It stars Woo Do Hwan, Lee Sang Yi, Heo Joon Ho, and Park Sung Woong. It is exclusively streaming on Netflix.
This thriller drama is underrated, and a lot of people don’t know about it. It follows a lawyer who takes on a case for a gangster. It unleashes a dark side he never knew he had. Now, he walks the line between good and evil.
The casting is perfect, with Shin Ha Kyun, Kim Young Kwang, and Shin Jae Ha. It is available on Genie TV, but if you can’t access it, you can watch it on some free sites.
10. The Killing Vote
It is a mystery-thriller drama about an unknown figure who holds polls to determine if a criminal deserves a death sentence and executes their punishment based on the results. Three people get involved in this.
It stars Park Hae Jin, Park Sung Woong, and Im Ji Yeon as the main characters. The drama is streaming on Prime Video.
Disney+ really gave some excellent dramas in 2023, and the second best is Prime Video. Just pick any of these dramas, and you’ll love them.