Korean dramas are famous for their intense storylines, charismatic characters with a powerful aura, and beautiful romantic scenes. But some dramas have violence, mafias, and gangsters. It lets you enter a whole new world full of fiction. So, if you are bored with those same romantic plots and sweet and cute characters, then this article will provide you with dramas that have potent characters with a little romantic story and a lot of violence and mind games.
Vincenzo is a South Korean drama starring Song Joong-ki, Ok Taec-yeon, and Jeon Yeo-been. It has one season. It was released in 2021. It has 20 episodes. It is a story about a Korean-Italian mafia lawyer. He returns to his motherland, Korea, to take back his money, but after reaching there, he finds himself trapped in some conspiracy.
2. Heartless City
Heartless City is a South Korean drama starring Nam Gyu-ri, Go Na Eun, Hyun-min Yoon, and Jung Kyung-ho. It has one season. It was released in 2013. It has 20 episodes. It is a story about a young girl. She suffers a brutal fate while undercover in the criminal world. She was murdered by drug lords. Her friend and mentee then started to catch the suspect and take the role of her friend. But in the underworld, nothing is easy, and a bed of roses.
3. Long Time No See
Long Time No See is a South Korean drama starring Tak Woo-suk, Yeon Seung-ho, and Ra Sun Young. It has one season. It was released in 2017. It is a Korean BL drama. It is about a ruthless, cold-hearted assassin famous by the name, “wild dog.” His life took a 180 turn when he fell in love with a hitman famous by his name, “Flying Dagger.”
4. The Prison
The Prison is a South Korean action crime film starring Kim Rae-won, Han Suk-kyu, Kim Sung-kyun, and Shin Sung-rok. It has one season. It was released in 2017. It is about an undercover police inspector who is in the role of a prisoner for his undercover. He gets close and creates a bond with an inmate who controls both the jail and a powerful crime syndicate.
Tunnel is a South Korean thriller drama starring Ha Jung-woo, Bae Doona, and Oh Dal-su. It has one season. It was released in 2016. It is a story about a car salesman. He gets trapped in a collapsed tunnel. He fights for survival as rescue workers race against time to free him.
6. Gangnam Blues
Gangnam Blues is a South Korean action drama starring Seolhyun, Kim Rae-won, and Lee Min-ho. It has one season. It was released in 2015. It is a story about two homeless friends. They are from nowhere and recruited by a murderous gang to help sabotage a political rally.
7. Liar Game
Liar Game is a South Korean thriller drama starring Kim So-Eun, Lee Sang-Yoon, and Shin Sung-rok. It has one season. It was released in 2014. It has 12 episodes. It is a story that follows a game called the liar game. It is a game where participants thrive around collecting money by deceiving other participants. One of the participants is a college student who teams up with a con artist to deceive others and gain their money.
8. A Bittersweet Life
A Bittersweet Life is a South Korean action drama starring Lee Byung-hun and Shin Min-a. It has one season. It was released in 2005. It is a story about Kim Sunwoo. He is hired by a crime boss's employer. He is tasked to find out the truth about his young mistress, whether she is seeing anybody outside or not. And if it is true, shoot them on sight.
9. My Beautiful Bride
My Beautiful Bride is a South Korean crime drama starring Ko Sung-hee, Lee Si-young, Ryu Seung-Soo, and Kim Mu-yeol. It has one season. It was released in 2015. It has 16 episodes. It is a story about an ordinary banker. One day, his wife mysteriously disappeared. He then goes to the police station to report a missing case, but the police cannot help him find his fiancé. He starts his mission to find his missing fiancé. But soon finds dark mysteries behind his fiancé.
Puck! It is a South Korean drama starring Lee Kang-min, Lee Kwang-soo, Jung Hae-kyun, and Kwak Dong-yeon. It has one season. It was released in 2016. It has two episodes. It is a story about a hockey coach. After he could pay his debt to his ex-wife, he joined a hockey team at university. He also started working as a loan shark for a local crime boss.