15 Must Watch Korean Crime Dramas For Sophisticated People!

In this article we will share to you the 15 must watch korean crime dramas that will blow your mind especially for those of you who are anti romantic kinda guy. Alright, let’s dive right to these korean crime dramas that will twist your logic and question human conscience.

Crime Puzzle

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Crime Puzzle korean dramas story revolves around Yoo Hee and Han Seung-min. Yoo Hee is a criminal profiler who works closely with detectives, victims, and criminals in order to create a psychological profile of suspects. On the other hand, Seung-min works as a professor and criminal psychologist, and he used to date Yoo Hee.

Despite his successful life, Han Seung-Min suddenly confesses that he killed Yoo Hee’s father and other people. He eventually receives life in prison for his crimes. Yoo Hee does not believe his confession. She looks into his case for answers. This leads Yoo Hee to visit Han Seung-Min in prison and conduct 10 interviews with him.

Voice 4

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Voice started with Season 1 that featured Lee Ha-na who plays the role of a professional voice profiler. She works alongside a detective played by Jang Hyuk and uses her expert hearing to compare and identify voices, which will lead them to the antagonist eventually.

In the Voice Season 4, the story focuses on the story of Kwon-joo, someone works as the head of the emergency 112 call center. She has enhanced auditory perception skills, which allows her to catch the smallest details from the calls, and this ability comes in handy when she wants to find the culprit.

The journey begin when a serial killer with the same skills appeared and she needs to work closely with Detective Cho to catch the serial killer.


Stranger is a korean drama story revolves around Hwang Si Mok, someone who had a brain surgery when he was a child that makes him lack emotion. Later on, he grows up to be an amazing prosecutor, rational but cold and lonely who never gets involved in corruption.

In season 1, he works alongside Police Lieutenant Han Yeo Jin to put a stop to the corruption in the prosecutor’s office and solve a serial murder case. While in season 2, there is a “battle” between the prosecutor’s office and the police, placing both on opposing sides.

Beyond Evil

Beyond Evil Korean crime drama tells a story of Lee Dong Sik and Han Joo Woon breaking the law to catch a serial killer. 

Lee Dong-Sik was once a capable detective, currently works at the Manyang Police Substation in a small city and does all the tedious chores at the station. One day, Detective Han Joo-Won is transferred to the same police and work together as his boss and partner. 

Suddenly a serial murder case takes place in city that was similar with the case that took place 20 years ago that changed Lee Dong-Sik’s life. The two work together to catch the killer.


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Vincenzo is named after the protagonist Vincenzo Cassano, a korean who adopted by an Italian couple. Vincenzo works as a lawyer for the mafia in Italy. However, because of a war between mafia groups, he flees to South Korea where he meet Lawyer Hong Cha-Young. She is the type of attorney who will do anything to win a case. 

The plot becomes complicated yet intriguing when Vincenzo begins to catch feelings for Cha-young, and trying to retrieve gold bars.

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver korean dramas is based on a webtoon, Taxi Driver tells a story of Kim Do-Ki who graduated from the Naval Academy and used to be a UDT (Underwater demolition team).

His life changed after his mother was murdered by a serial killer. He join Rainbow Taxi Company, a revenge-call taxi service, where they help clients seek revenge.

Pied Piper

Pied Piper dramas follows a police crisis negotiation team as they try to solve cases without force. Joo Sung Chan, played by Shin Ha Kyun, leads the Police Department’s Negotiation Task Force as they head into various high-risk situations like hostage crises and terrorist threats.

My Name


My Name is korean dramas following a life story of Ji Woo, played by Han So Hee, who witness his father’s murdered in front of her eyes when she was a child. This become the driving force of her life to grow strong and seek revenge to her father’s killer. 

She withdraws from school and joins a gang led by her father’s best friend, Choi Mu-jin. He is also the leader of the biggest and most lucrative drug ring in Korea. Mu-jin helps Ji-woo to go undercover as a police officer in the Drug Investigation Unit in order to find her father’s killer. There, Ji-woo begin to uncover the complicated truth behind her father’s death.

Partner for Justice

This dramas story revolves around Baek Bom, a forensic doctor for 10 years who have a bad personality but excellent in his work and Eun Sol, a rookie prosecutor with warm heart. She came from a wealthy family and has a cheerful personality. They work together to solve cases together.


Tunnel korean dramas is a story about Detective Park Gwang Ho who desperately tries to catch a serial killer and goes through a tunnel and arrives in the year 2017 on the other side of the tunnel. The serial killer has resumed his killing that began 30 years ago.

He later meets Kim Seon-Jae, elite detective of the Hwayang police station and work alongside criminal psychologist, Professor Shin Jae-yi to catch the murderer.

Flower of Evil

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Flower of Evil follows the ideal married couple Hee-sung and Ji-won with their daughter. While Baek Hee Sung seems like a faithful father and husband who had it all, he actually hides a cruel past and lives under another person’s identity. Their happy marriage shatters into pieces when his wife find out about his past.

He is Psychometric

This korean dramas is revolves around someone named Lee Ahn, who gains the unique ability to read a person or an object’s past through skin contact, aka psychometry. Using his psychometry ability, Lee Ahn wants to take out evil people in the world and help solve several cases with his skills. 

Yoon Jae-In is a girl with a scar in her mind. She tries to hide that. Lee Ahn and Yoon Jae-In happen to meet and they struggle to solve cases.

Private Lives

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Private Lives is centred on a group of nimble-witted swindlers who learn about a piece of secret of the nation that could potentially put the country in danger. They try to reveal the secret but they need to go against a large company.

Joo-eun is a young yet experienced swindler. She supports herself and her family with her crimes by deceive other people. On the other hand, Jung-hwan is a team leader for majordetective company. The plot gets complicated when he starts to catch feelings for Joo-eun without having any knowledge about her private life.

Bad Guys

This is a korean drama about a bad guys, just as it’s name suggest, a group of criminal consist of a gangster, serial killer and contract killer formed by detective Oh Goo Tak. Bad guys was created to combat the rise of violent crimes.


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Vagabond revolves around the main characters Dal-geon and Hae-ri. Dal geon is a stunt man wh odreams of becoming a world famous action actor who take care of his nephew as his guardian. His nephew takes a flight from incheon to morocco for a taekwondo exhibition, yet the flight crashes.

This incident causes Dal-geon’s life to crumble into pieces. After He gone to Morocco, he sees someone in public that was a passenger on the fatal flight and believe that someone has sabotaged his nephew’s flight.

Hae-ri works as an undercover agent at the Korean embassy located in Morocco. She is tasked by embassy to help the bereaved families from the fatal flight. They join hands to unfold the hidden truth behind the plane crash, and finding the man he saw in Morocco who as a passenger on the flight.

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