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If you are tired of binge-watching romantic K-dramas and melodramas, you might switch it up for some thrilled and suspense-filled K-dramas that will make you on the edge of your seat. There are many best 2020 thrillers and suspense Korean dramas with captivating storylines that will make you hooked to the screen while holding a pillow or forgot to chew your big bag of chips.
If you missed watching these thriller and suspense k-dramas, here is our pick for the best five 2020 thriller and suspense Korean dramas you should binge-watch.
Best Thriller and Suspense Korean Dramas of 2020 to Binge-Watch
1. FLOWER OF EVIL
After co-starring in Korean drama Criminal Minds, Lee Joon-ki and Moon Chae-won starring in Flower of Evil drama. In this k-drama, you will get shocked by the plot twists.
It tells a story about Baek Hee Sung (Lee Joon Ki), a metal craftsman who seems like an ideal family man who loves his family and does anything to protect his family. However, he hides his dark secret from the past. As he lives under another’s person’s identity, he thinks he can deceive his wife completely.
Baek Hee Sung is married to Cha Ji Won (Moon Chae Won), a detective who has a beautiful daughter, Eunha. One day she is faced with a cruel murder case that can shake her happiness with her husband and child as she learns her husband’s dark secret while investigating the case.
Another best 2020 thriller and suspense Korean dramas is Kairos. It tells about Kim Seo-Jin (Shin Sung-Rok) is a successful youngest executive at his company. He lives his perfect life as he has been working hard to achieve success in his life. He lives with his beautiful violinist wife, Kang Hyun-Chae (Nam Gyu-Ri), and a daughter.
One day, his daughter got kidnapped. He and his wife felt hopeless. Then things get worst when his wife decided to take her own life. It makes him fall deep into despair.
Ae Ri is a part-timer at a convenience store. She is struggling to make enough money to support her sick mother for a heart transplant operation. One day, her mother suddenly disappears. Then, unexpectedly she receives a phone call from a man claiming from 31 days in the future.
3. TELL ME WHAT YOU SAW
If you have watched the Korean drama Voice before, you might be interested in this drama. However, it has the same vibe as Voice. Although some of the scenes might disturbing you, you still can enjoy investigative, mystery, and crime stories; this Korean drama series is worth watching.
Tell Me What You Saw is a suspense drama that has starring Jang Hyuk as Oh Hyun-Jae, a top criminal profiler who was once respected for solving unbreakable cases. But it changes when his fiancée is killed in an explosion set by a serial killer, “The Guy.”
Since then, he lives in isolation and shuts himself off from others. One day, a new killer shows up with the same method. Then he works with Cha Soo-young (Choi Soo-young) and Hwang Ha Young (Jin Seo Yeon). Cha Soo-young is a rookie detective with a photographic memory. While Hwang Ha Young is the team leader of the Regional Investigation Unit (RIU). They work together to uncover the serial killer who was thought to be dead.
4. SWEET HOME
This Korean drama is based on a webtoon titled Sweet Home by Kim Kan-Bi & Hwang Young-Chan. It tells about a high school student Cha Hyun-Su (SongKang), who got bullied at school. He became quiet and shut himself off from others, including his family. One day he and his family got a car accident, and he is the only survivor from the tragic accident.
Being left alone, he began struggles with depression and thinks to end his life. Then he moves into a small apartment. At the same time, a mysterious phenomenon happens where humans are turning into monsters. To be a monster is not like a zombie that had to get bitten, but it’s happened to anyone and anytime like a time bomb. An anonymous blogger said it’s like a curse instead of a disease.
Cha and other residents who live in the building are fighting the monsters to stay alive. Although the first leading role is Cha Hyun Su, you might be captivated by other characters, like Lee Do Hyun, who plays Lee Eun-Hyuk. Many audiences who have finished watching this series are anticipating the second season. Hopefully, it will be filming in safer conditions and without any delays due to Covid-19.
5. THE UNCANNY COUNTER
The Uncanny Counter tells about a group of people called “Counter” who aims to hunt evil spirits that threaten the peace in the human world. They cover their identities as counters by running a noodle restaurant. The counters are So Mun (Joe Byeong-Gyu), Ga Mo-Tak (Yu Jun-Sang), Ga Mo-Tak (Yu Jun-Sang), Do Ha-Na (Kim Se-Jeong), Chu Mae-Ok (Yum Hye-Ran), and Choi Jang-Mool (Ahn Suk-Hwan). Each of them has unique abilities.
So Mun is the youngest member of the counter. He is still a high school student and lives with his grandparents. His parents died in a suspicious accident when he was a child. On the same day as So Mun got a tragic accident with his parents, he also had an incident that caused his memory loss.
Their villain is evil spirits with different high levels of strength. The lowest level is one, while the highest level is three. They live inside people who have a terrible nature. They will get stronger when they killed innocent people.
Although there are many Korean dramas worth binge-watch towards the end of the year, the best 2020 thriller and suspense Korean dramas above are must binge-watch. The storylines are fascinating, and every episode is gripping. You will find yourself staying on the edge of your seat until the end of the series.
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