For new K-Dramas fans and non addict to K-Dramas, it is often hard to make a great watchlist. You most probably ask your friend’s opinions or read the reviews online to make your selection, but sometimes it is not enough. K-Dramas have plenty of genres. We previously listed the best romantic comedy and best romance historical K-Dramas.
This time, we will list the top action thriller romance dramas. These dramas with action never felt short or it is hard to get bored because you are hooked onto the mysteries, suspense, action scenes, and a blooming romance. If you are a K-Drama beginner, you might want to look out for the dramas that suit your taste the most among the one selected below.
For K-Drama addict, you probably have watched all of the drama listed below, if not it is time to add to your watchlist.
Let us know in the comment which one for you are the one you would advise your friend to watch.
1- “While You Were Sleeping”
Cast: Suzy, Lee JongSuk, Jung HaeIn
Summary: It is three young adults with the ability to see the future through their dreams: a field reporter, a rookie prosecutor, and a police officer. The field reporter sees upcoming accidents and the prosecutor does everything he can to stop them.
Why watch?: There are many reasons why this drama is a must-see. It is a well-shot drama and the plot made it worthwhile to watch. The story is well-written and captivating with the fantasy and action elements from the beginning to the end, you’re hooked with their romance and stories.
2- “Remember – War of the Son”
Cast: Yoo SeungHo, Park SungWoong, Park MinYoung, NamKoong Min, Jung HyeSung
Summary: When he was young Seo JinWoo had skills that permit him to remember everything while at the opposite his father developed an Alzheimer disease. His father was unfairly convicted to murder by powerful people. To prove the innocence of his father, he became a lawyer a few years later. He will try everything he can to put the criminals in prison.
Why watch?: The main keyword of this drama is ‘revenge’. It is the weak against the powerful in this breathless and psychopath fight. Yoo SeungHo’s crying and pitiful acting left viewers’ hearts in pain. You will sympathize for his character. NamGoong Min’s chaebol psychopath acting was also amazing, viewers could get chills just by watching him. Warning: romance is not central in this drama even if Yoo SeungHo and Park MinYoung couple is a great ship.
3- “Come and Hug Me“
Cast: Jang KiYong, Jin KiJoo, Heo JoonHo
Summary: A dramatic drama depicting the love of a man and a woman whose lives are linked because of a murder since young age. Despite an unfortunate destiny and the stigma and pains, they will try to be happy and heal their wounds.
Why watch?: Viewers grow fond of the two main characters since their childhood couple to their adult couple. The plot is very deep as it is linked with psychology and emotions and yet it is easy-to-watch with both actors’ chemistry and acting. Their trauma and pains are central to the plot and it makes this drama special. Lastly, there is this special mention for the psychopath of this drama who has some terrifying memorable scenes.
Cast: Ji ChangWook, Park MinYoung, Yoo JiTae
Summary: Politics and social justice are the worst in this word, and the young people who live in it fight against the world left by their parents’ generation. “Healer” is an alias for this illegal night courrier, he does whatever his clients want. However, everything changed when he falls in love with the girl he needs to protect.
Why watch?: “Healer” is a must-see Hallyu drama and there are many reasons for its success. First, it has a solid cast and plot with passionate romance full of actions. The main couple’s undeniable chemistry is also one of the reasons for the drama success. Ji ChangWook’s action and mysterious acting skills made viewers breathless and owned him a huge number of fans.
5- “City Hunter”
Cast: Lee MinHo, Park MinYoung, Lee JoonHyuk, Kim SangJoong
Summary: The story of “City Hunter” who eliminates evil people from society.
Why watch?: This drama is one of the best of Lee MinHo. The drama is also very popular for worthy reasons. The story of the drama is exciting and climatic with impressive action scenes and sweet love relationship. It is definitely worth watching.
6- “I Can Hear Your Voice”
Cast: Lee BoYoung, Lee JongSuk, Yoon SangHyun, Lee DaHee
Summary: It tells the story of a snob lawyer and a mysterious boy who reads people’s minds, and the story that happened to them after they met a police officer.
Why watch?: Lee JongSuk’s character has gained the special skills to read into people’s minds after he was the witness of his father being murdered when he was young. One of the best points of this drama is the characters and their development. The two main characters have one of the best love stories in the Korean drama. The secondary characters also are hilarious. All this engaging story is tied into a dark and thrilling story with a scary psychopath.
7- “Memories Of The Alhambra“
Cast: Park ShinHye, HyunBin, EXO‘s ChanYeol
Summary: A CEO of an investment company goes to Granada (Spain) for a business trip. He stays at an old hostel run by a former guitarist. They fell in a strange case and get their destiny linked to each other.
Why watch?: The quality of this drama is its unpredictable and mysterious story as well as great special effects and splendid sets to show what is VR games. Viewers will get to think hard about where is the drama going and what is the possible ending. Warning: the drama’s romance line is not the very main core of the drama even if HyunBin and Park ShinHye had some beautiful scenes.
Cast: Lee JongSuk, Han HyoJoo
Summary: A doctor from the real world got sucked into the hit webtoon “W” and encounters the main character, leading to various events.
Why watch?: “W” has a creative and fascinating storyline that garner a lot of excitement from the viewers with its two worlds: a real world and a fantasy world. The drama is full of suspense and surprise. The love line is also great.
Cast: JooWon, Kim TaeHee, Jo HyunJae, Chae JungAn
Summary: It tells the story of a talented surgeon who does everything for money. He deals with criminals and corrupted people. He meets a sleeping chaebol heiress at the hospital and the story starts.
Why watch?: The drama is enjoyable with themes of revenge and romance. It has its charms as the “Sleeping Beauty” is a rich and powerful outspeaking woman and he is a poor on-the-run calm doctor.
Cast: Lee JongSuk, Park ShinHye, Kim YoungKwang, Lee YuBi
Summary: It tells the life of young journalists who are tracing down the truth.
Why watch?: It is definitely a must-watch drama. The story and characters make the viewers feel emotional. The interesting world of the reality of Korean journalists is interesting and informative to a certain point. This list is full of Lee JongSuk’s dramas but his solid acting and his great taste for interesting plots could only lead to these choices. “Pinocchio” is one of his best dramas.