A huge wave of Korean dramas has swept the world in recent years. Through the loud echoes of millions of zoomers harmonizing “Squid Game Rules!” there came an even more deafening chant. Netflix’s K-Drama Hellbound was yet another hit that came into our lives out of nowhere and looks like it’s here to stay.
So what are some other Korean TV shows worth binging? Let’s take a look at some of the fresher ones.
This is the story of a Korean man who has lost his humanity but still managed to find true love. Corny. I know. Anyway, Vincenzo Cassano is a Korean boy adopted by Italians, but instead of becoming a lawyer like he always wanted to, he gets tied up with the mafia. Years later, he returns to his homeland in search of… a hidden treasure! Of course, Vinny meets a hot girl there, falls in love, and his life changes forever. It’s a great mix of action, adventure, and wholesome romance.
2. Taxi Driver
The show follows a taxi driver named Kim Do Gi, played by Lee Jae Hoon, who is secretly a crime fighter. His main goal is the same as that of the taxi service he works in — to take revenge on behalf of those who have been wronged. He has a whole team of “avengers” who help him develop a revenge strategy so that the bad guys are punished in the most painful way possible. By the way, all the victims in the series and their situations are based on real events that took place in South Korea at various times.
In the not too distant future, random people start seeing the angel of death that tells them the exact moment of their death. At the indicated time, three hulking demons from hell smack the sinner so hard their bodies turn to a charred skeleton. But all this is just a plot device, used to highlight how scummy the scared humans can be. There’s a time skip after a few episodes, after which a cult has basically taken over the country. The cult members would target the sinners and their families until a newly-born child receives the message from hell. The six-part mini-series was filmed by the author of the eponymous webtoon Yong Sang-ho, who also directed the zombie horror Train to Busan.