Thriller and Mystery Korean Dramas of 2016 (List)

List of Thriller and Mystery K-Dramas of 2016This took some time and effort to compile but I finally did it! It’s a list of all the 2016 Korean Dramas with mystery, crime or thriller as the main theme. Let me know which one’s you’re interested in checking out in the poll at the end of this post! (Note: The parental guidance rating is according to the Korean system. 15+ is equivalent to PG13 in Western countries.)

Squad 38

15+

Squad 38 (38 Taskforce) - Kdrama

Source: Blogspot

Trailer:

Cast: 

Ma Dong Suk as Baek Sung Il
Seo In Gook as Yang Jung Do
Choi Soo Young as Chun Sung Hee

Song Ok Sook as Noh Bang Shil
Heo Jae Ho as Jang Hak Joo
Go Kyu Pil as Jung Ji Wang
Lee Sun Bin as Jo Mi Joo

Description:

While the working class faithfully pays its taxes, the wealthiest elite uses elaborate schemes to get out of paying their fair share of taxes. Righteous Baek Sung Il (Ma Dong Seok) works as the Division 3 Chief at the National Tax Service and is fed up with the wealthiest citizens circumventing Article 38, which governs tax payments.

Under pressure from his bosses to increase his division’s delinquent tax collections, Sung Il tries to go after the largest tax evader in the country, Ma Jin Seok (Oh Dae Hwan), a shady Gangnam businessman who owes the country an estimated $50 million in back taxes. But when Sung Il and his faithful subordinate Chun Sung Hee (Sooyoung) are humiliated by Jin Seok and faced with possible disciplinary action, Sung Il realizes that he needs help going after the corrupt businessman. He accepts the help of professional scammer Yang Jung Do (Seo In Guk) to beat Jin Seok at his own game. Jung Do assembles his own team of professional thieves — voice phishing expert Jang Hak Joo (Heo Jae Ho), the computer expert Jung Ja Wang (Ko Kyu Pil) known as “keyboard,” beautiful hustler Jo Mi Joo (Lee Sun Bin) known as the “flower,” and ruthless businesswoman Noh Bang Sil (Song Ok Sook) known as the “wallet” and her daughter, Choi Ji Yeon (Kim Joo Ri). Can Jung Do and his team help Sung Il bring down the mighty Jin Seok or will Sung Il end up being played in the end?

Watch it on: Viki |Drama Fever

Source: Viki

Babysitter

19+

Babysitter - Kdrama

Source: Box Asian

Trailer:

Cast:

Jo Yeo Jung as Chun Eun Joo
Kim Min Joon as Yoo Sang Won
Shin Yoon Joo as Jang Suk Ryoo
Lee Seung Joon as as Pyo Young Kyun

Description:

Jang Seok-ryu (Shin Yoon-joo) is a 24 year old university graduate who majors in English literature. As she begins to work as a babysitter for a rich family with three children, strange events start happening, resulting in an ambiguous relationship with the father, Lee Sang-Won (Kim Min-Joon).

Watch it on: Currently unavailable for international viewing

Source: Wikipedia

Beautiful Mind

15+

Trailer:

Cast:

Jang Hyuk as Lee Young Oh
– Baek Seung Hwan as Lee Young Oh (young)
Park So Dam as Kye Jin Sung
Yoon Hyun Min as Hyun Suk Joo
Park Se Young as Kim Min Jae

Description:

How dangerous is a genius neurosurgeon who is incapable of having any feelings for his patients? Lee Young Oh (Jang Hyuk) is the best at what he does but because of an accident in his frontal lobe, he lacks sympathy for his patients and has erratic personalities. When a series of bizarre patient deaths occur at the hospital, police investigators converge around Young Oh. Can a rookie cop (Park So Dam) help Young Oh open up his heart and learn to love again? The drama is loosely based on the classic Mary Shelley novel “Frankenstein.”

Watch it on: Viki

Source: Viki

Goodbye Mr.Black

15+

Goodbye Mr.Black - Kdrama

Source: Asian Wiki

Trailer:

Cast:

Lee Jin Wook as Cha Ji Won (Mr. Black)
Moon Chae Won as Swan
Yoo In Young as Yoon Ma Ri
Kim Kang Woo as Min Sun Jae
Song Jae Rim as Seo Woo Jin

Description:

Cha Ji Won (Lee Jin Wook) is a highly trained Navy SEAL officer who is a member of the special Underwater Demolition Team. When Ji Won’s best friend within the Navy Special Operations Force betrays him, Ji Won is denounced as a traitor and sent to another country. After narrowly escaping many attempts on his life, Ji Won plots his revenge. He enters into a fake marriage with Swan (Moon Chae Won) to secure a new identity and returns to Korea to execute his revenge plan. Will Swan help Ji Won carry out his plan or show him a new avenue for his life?

Watch it on: Viki

Source: KoreanDrama.org

Let’s Fight, Ghost!

15+

Let's Fight, Ghost! - Kdrama

Source: Pinterest

Trailer:

Cast:

TaecYeon as Park Bong Pal
– Lee Seung Woo as Bong Pal (Child)
Kim So Hyun as Kim Hyun Ji
Kwon Yool as Joo Hye Sung

Description:

Park Bong-pal (Ok Taec-yeon) has grown up with ability to see ghosts and uses this ability to work as an exorcist, banishing ghosts, but only weak ones, in order to make enough money to take away his ability to see ghosts. Called to a haunted school he encounters Kim Hyun-ji (Kim So-hyun) a feisty middle high-school student who, because of a traffic accident, became a wandering spirit the day before her college entrance exams. The two accidentally kiss and Hyun-ji discovers that Bong-pal holds the secret as to why she is a spirit. In order to be freed from endlessly wandering the earth as a ghost and to ascend to the next life, Hyun-ji convinces Bong-pal to allow her to live with him and the two become ghost fighting partners.
With Hyun-ji as his partner, Bong-pal finds that he can fight even stronger ghosts, but also learns that not all ghosts are malevolent, that with the understanding of a ghost’s story he can sometimes more simply help them pass into the next world. Working and living together Bong-pal, a long time loner because of his spirit sight, finds himself falling in love with Hyun-ji. However, both are unaware that even as they hunt ghosts, they, in turn, are stalked by an evil spirit that was the cause of Hyun-ji’s accident, and also the reason of why Bong-pal can see ghosts .

Watch it on: Drama Fever

Source: Wikipedia

Moorim School

15+


Trailer:

Cast:

Lee Hyun Woo as Yoon Shi Woo
Hong Bin as Wang Chi Ang
Seo Ye Ji as Sim Soon Duk
Jung Yoo Jin as Hwang Sun Ah

Description:

Yoon Shi Woo (Lee Hyun Woo) is a troublemaker idol star who suffers a setback and finds himself shoved into this strange school to straighten out. Wang Chi Ang (Hong Bin) is a rich kid with a carefree personality who was let in because of his powerful parents. The two high-strung students end up as roommates which causes greater friction between their already volatile relationship, threatening their chance to stay at the school as well.

Meanwhile, Sim Soon Duk (Seo Ye Ji) is a hardworking student who supports her blind father and has to attend Moorim in secret. Hwang Sun Ah (Jung Yoo Jin) is the daughter of the school’s president and Murim’s ace student.

Moorim Institute isn’t focused solely on high academic scores. The school teaches its students virtues including honesty, faith, sacrifice and communication. Everyone has a secret to hide, and after certain anomalous happenings in the school it causes the students to believe that the school they thought they knew, could be hiding a dangerous secret of its own.

Watch it on: Viki |Drama Fever

Source: WikipediaKoreanDrama.org

Mrs.Cop 2

15+


Trailer:

Cast:

Kim Sung Ryung as Go Yoon Jung
Kim Min Jong as Park Jong Ho
Kim Bum as Lee Ro Joon

Description:

After Choi Young Jin (Kim Hee Ae) takes time off from work in Mrs. Cop (Season 1), Go Yoon Jung (Kim Sung Ryung) becomes the new detective squad chief. She returns to South Korea after training with the F.B.I. in the United States.

Centering around a female cop who deals with harsh criminal activities along with her superior and squad members, the drama depicts the greatness as well as the tough and sad sides of a working mom’s life in Korea through the story of the elite woman detective.

Watch it on: Currently unavailable for international viewing

Source: WikipediaKoreanDrama.org

Neighborhood Hero

15+

Trailer:

Cast:

Park Shi Hoo as Baek Shi Yoon
Jo Sung Ha as Im Tae Ho
Lee Soo Hyuk as Choi Chan Kyoo
Kwon Yu Ri as Bae Jung Yeon
Yoon Tae Young as Yoon Sang Min
Jung Man Shik as Jung Soo Hyuk

Description:

A bar owner by day and a deadly weapon by night? Baek Shi Yoon (Park Shi Hoo) is a highly trained former secret agent who left behind his life of espionage after a disastrous mission. Hiding his past, he buys the bar “Neighborhood” and runs it as the owner. He gets close to the Neighborhood regulars at his bar and he sympathizes with their pain. He then meets a young man, Choi Chan Gyu (Lee Soo-hyuk) who works as a temporary employee. Choi Chan Gyu wants to become a police office and subsequently convinces Shi Yoon to help train him to become an elite secret agent. What will Chan Gyu do with his new abilities?

Watch it on: Viki |Drama Fever

Source: WikipediaViki

Pied Piper

15+

Trailer:

Cast:

Shin Ha Kyun as Joo Sung Chan
Jo Yoon Hee as Yeo Myung Ha
Yoo Joon Sang as Yoon Hee Sung
Lee Shin Sung as Pied Piper / Jung Soo Kyung

Description:

Pied Piper focuses on a police negotiation task force that specializes in tense, worst-case scenarios that require highly trained communication. They handle all sorts of cases, from suicide to hostage situations to terrorist attacks, and even war. They do their work with words, not weapons, to neutralize volatile situations before they erupt into full-blown catastrophes.

Joo Sung-chan (Shin Ha-kyun) is a genius lead negotiator of the crisis negotiation police unit. Meanwhile, Yoon Hee-sung (Yoo Jun-sang) is the real Pied Piper the anchor of TNN Night News channel. Yeo Myung-ha (Jo Yoon-hee) is an inspector of the Crisis Negotiation Team.

Watch it on: Viki

Source: Wikipedia

Signal

15+

Signal - Thriller/Mystery K-dramas of 2016

Source: Wikipedia

Trailer:

Cast:

Lee Je Hoon as Park Hae Young
– Kim Hyun Bin as Hae Young (young)
Kim Hye Soo as Cha Soo Hyun
Jo Jin Woong as Lee Jae Han

Description:

A mysterious walkie talkie allows a detective in 1989 to communicate with a cold case profiler from 2015; with the power of fore and hindsight the two not only solve crimes but prevent them from ever taking place. However, a long standing murder case is closer to home than either realizes.

Watch it on: Viki |Drama Fever

Source: Wikipedia

Vampire Detective

15+

Vampire Detective - Thriller/Mystery K-dramas of 2016

Source: Han Cinema

Trailer:

Cast:

Lee Joon as Yoon San
Oh Jung Se as Yong Goo Hyung
– Oh Hee Joon as Goo Hyung (young)
Lee Se Young as Han Gyeo Wool

Description:

What would you do after discovering something shocking about yourself? Yoon San (Lee Joon) is a former police detective who became a private investigator after being injured in the line of duty. With his partner, Yong Goo Hyung (Oh Jung Se), and employee Han Gyeo Wool (Lee Se Young), San finds himself in the most unusual, dangerous or comical situations as he carries out the requests of his clients. But when San makes the shocking discovery one day that he is a vampire, his entire world turns upside down. Can he continue to serve the needs of his clients while also trying to unravel the mystery of his own surreal dilemma?

Watch it on: Viki |Drama Fever

Source: Viki

W

15+

W - Thriller/Mystery K-dramas of 2016

Source: Sina

Trailer:

Cast:

Lee Jong Suk as Kang Chul
Han Hyo Joo as Oh Yun Joo
– Park Min Ha as Oh Yun Joo (child)
– Hyun Seung Min as Oh Yun Joo (teen)

Description:

Is it possible live in the same place at the same time but in a completely different dimension? Oh Yeon Joo (Han Hye Joo) is a second-year cardiothoracic resident doctor. Her father, a famous comic book creator, suddenly disappears one day. Yeon Joo herself is kidnapped by a strange man covered in blood and taken to a different dimension. Kang Chul (Lee Jong Suk) is a former Olympic gold medalist in shooting and self-made millionaire. How will his world intertwine with Yeon Joo’s other-dimension universe? Is Kang Chul the only person who can help Yeon Joo escape from a parallel universe?

Watch it on: Viki

Source: Viki

 

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Which thriller K-Dramas do you look forward to watching?

Squad 38

Babysitter

Beautiful Mind

Goodbye, Mr.Black

Let’s Fight, Ghost!

Moorim School

Mrs.Cop 2

Neighborhood Hero

Pied Piper

Signal

Vampire Detective

W

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