Mystery dramas can captivate the attention of the viewers. A good mystery drama can keep you on the edge of your seat and let you wonder, “What is the actual truth?” We always think that we have figured it all out, but then there is an entry of a new character, or there is a character development of the existing characters, or a new secret is revealed. They take us on a roller-coaster ride of emotions, in a different world. Here is a list of the top 10 mystery dramas that will leave you confused and will let you rethink your present.
1. The King: Eternal Monarch
The King: Eternal Monarch is a masterpiece released in 2020. The story is about two different individuals in two other worlds. Lee Gong, played by Lee Min Ho, is the third emperor of this generation. He is hiding deep scars within him as he saw his father being murdered in front of his eyes when he was just eight years old. He then accidently enters a new world where he meets Jeong Tae Eul, played by Kim Go En, who is a cop. The story unfolds as both try to find out who killed Lee Gong’s father.
2. While You Were Sleeping
While You Were Sleeping is a mystery drama released in 2017. The story is about Nam Hong Ju, played by Bae Suzy, who dreams about events before they occur. She lived alone with her mother. Then she meets a prosecutor, Jung Jae Chan, played by Lee Jong Suk. The story unfolds as Jae Chan has a dream about an accident involving Hong Ju. He then tries to figure out things and save Hong Ju. During this process, they meet Han Woo Tak, a police officer, played by Jung Hae In. As the story unfolds, they realize their story is intertwine with each other.
Circle is a Sci-fi mystery drama released in 2017. The story takes place in two worlds, one in 2017 and the other in 2037. The people in this drama believe that their future depends on how they behave in the present day. Each episode shows a story in two parts, one in 2017 and the other in 2037, and how both stories are somehow connected. This drama was a massive hit as it kept viewers at the edge of their seats and drove them crazy with all the twists and turns.
Abyss is a story of two individuals who died but then revived with the mystery of a marble Abyss. Cha Min, played by Ahn Hyo Seop, was a genius heir of a cosmetics company who died after jumping off a building but was revive by two mysterious people with the help of Abyss; and made him the owner of the mystery marble. Go Se Yun, played by Park Bo Young, was a hardworking prosecutor and Cha Min’s friend who got murdered while solving a case. She is also revive by Cha Min with the abyss. The story progresses as both join hands to find the murderer. This mystery drama will confuse you as the story unfolds and new secrets are revealed each second.
The story revolves around an illegal night courier, popularly known as “Healer”, played by Ji Chang Wook, who does whatever his clients want as long as it does not involve murder. His new client leads him to a reporter for a tabloid news, Chae Yeong Si, played by Park Min Young, and a journalist, Kim Moon, played by Yoo Ji Tae. The story unfolds as they try to uncover the truth from the past.
The story of Pinocchio is about an aspired broadcast reporter, Choi In Ha, played by Park Shin Hye. But it’s difficult for her to achieve her dream as she has a rare condition called Pinocchio syndrome, where she gets hiccups whenever she lies. She lives with her father, grandfather, and an adopted uncle of the same age, Choi Dal Po, played by Lee Jong Suk. The story unfolds as both join hands to find the truth about Dal Po’s real family.
7. He Is Psychometric
He Is Psychometric is the story of Lee Ahn, Played by Park Jin Young, who lost his parents in an accident. He can know the past of people or objects by physical touch. He then meets Yoon Jae In, played by Shin Ye Eun, who has her secrets. The story progresses as he, with Yoon Jae and his foster parents, try to find out the truth about Lee Ahn’s past and the accident that caused his parents’ death.
Vagabond is a crime mystery drama released in 2019. The story revolves around, Cha Dal Geon, played by Lee Seung Gi, who had singlehandedly raised his nephew after his brother passed away. His nephew died in a mysterious plane crash. The crash was covered up on a large scale which, made him curious about the real reason behind the crash. As he starts to investigate the truth, he meets Go Hae Ri, played by Bae Suzy, who is an NIS agent. Both of them join hands to unfold the truth behind the plane crash.
Signal is the story of a boy, Park Hae Young, played by Lee Jae Hoon, who was a witness of a kidnapping and murder case when he was in elementary school. As time passed by, the police were unable to find the culprit, which made Hae Young distrust the police. Fast forward to fifteen years, he became a police officer. One day, he finds a mysterious walkie-talkie, which helps him to contact Lee Jae Han, an officer from the past. Then, they start to investigate the cold case and solve the mystery.
Tunnel is a mystery time travel drama released in 2017. The story focuses on a detective who was leading a case involving a homicide. During his investigation, he entered a tunnel that took him 30 years into the future. He then discovers the criminal he is searching been for, is still active after 30 years. He then meets a genius detective, Kim Seo Jae, played by Yoon Hyun Min, and a criminal psychologist, Professor Shin Jae Yi, played by Lee Yoo Young. The three of them worked together to solve the mystery and catch the criminal.