For those looking for an exciting and heart-pounding television experience, the Korean police series offers a thrilling journey through the world of law enforcement. From thorough investigations and high-stakes crime-solving to the complex private lives of police officers, these ten must-watch Korean police dramas, propose an edge-of-your-seat experience in the world of suspense and justice. Each series on the list will explore the complex plots, romance, and unforgettable characters that will keep the audiences tied from the first episode to the last. Let us dive into the heart-ponding realm of Korean police dramas where justice is served with a side of adrenaline. If you are looking for an intense Korean police series with fascinating narratives, this article is for you.
1. You're All Surrounded
You're All Surrounded is a 2014 series that portrays the four young police officers newly stationed in the Gangnam Police Investigation Squad as detectives. The journey of four young police officers as they fall, pick themselves up, grow, fall in love, and learn how to become responsible members of society on whom the citizens can rely. The series depicts Eo Soo Sun (Go Ara), Eun Dae Ko (Lee Seung Gi), Ji Kook (Lark Jung Min), Seo Pan Seok (Cha Seung Won), and Park Tae II (Ahn Jae Hyeon). The series involves genres like action and crime with exciting plots.
2. Voice Season 1
The series revolves around Mo Jun Hyuk (Jang Hyuk), a well-known detective who becomes remorseful after his wife gets murdered when he is on duty. Kang Kwon Joo (Lee Ha Na) is a rigid policewoman endowed with excellent psycho-autistics ability, and chose voice profiling. A vicious murder case takes place when Kang Kwon Joo is on a phone call and during the process of investigation, her father gets killed. Three years later, Kwon Joo and Jun Hyuk work together as a team named Golden Time, where they solve and chase the murderer who killed their loved ones.
3. Come And Hug Me
Chae Do Jin (Jang Ki Yong) and Han Jae Yi (Jin Ki Joo) are two childhood sweethearts who separated after the girl’s parents were brutally killed by Do Jin's father. Years later, Chae Do Jin became a detective, while Han Jae Yi followed her late mother’s footsteps and became a renowned actress. While in high school, Do Jin and Jae Yi were each other's first love, however, after the incident, the two went down different paths. However, after many years, when the, two reunite it reminds them about the awful past they had.
4. Police University
Police University is a series released in 2021 with 16 episodes. The story revolves around the intelligent Oh Kang He (Krystal Jung) and hacker Kang Sun Ho (Jung Jin Young) two first-year students at the National Police University Campus, and Yoo Dong Man, an expert detective turned professor at the University. Yoo Dong Man, along with his students, teams up to find out the person behind the largest online gambling going on, on the campus.
A devoted police officer, Jeong Ba Reum (Lee Seung Gi), was assigned to catch a serial murderer. Together with his partner Go Moo Chi (Lee Hee Joon), the two team up to find the murderer and solve the case. The series tells the tale of a truthful cop who tries to act fairly on every crime. The series consists of genres like thriller, science fiction, suspense, and mystery.
6. Two Cops
Criminals fear Cha Dong Tak (Jo Jung Suk), a detective with a reputation for being merciless. After a cunning con artist, Gong Soo Chang (Kim Seon Ho) takes over Cha Dong Tak's body one day, he faces grave danger as he has to share his body with a criminal who falls in love with Song Ji An (Lee Hye Ri), a rookie reporter. Two Cops is a, 2017 rom-com series with 32 episodes that intrigues audiences with its perfect fantasy and thrilling plot.
7. Life On Mars
Life on Mars is a 2018 police drama that revolves around Han Tae Joo (Jung Kyoung Ho), a detective who travels back in time and finding himself totally in a different timezone, in 1988. Now, he is assigned to a police station in a small city to investigate a serial killer case; as a team leader, and also tries to find his way back home because to get back home, he has to solve the case. The story revolves around Jung Kyung Ho, Go Ah Sung, Noh Jong Hyun, Park Sung Woong, and Oh Dae Hwan.
8. My Fellow Citizen
Yang Jung Kook (Choi Si Won) is a con artist who was never arrested for the cheating he has done all his life. One day, Yang Jung Kook's girlfriend runs away with the money they kept for the use of their wedding, which makes him upset. Kim Mi Young (Lee Yoo Young) is a detective having a tough time because of her boyfriend who cheated on her. After meeting, Yang Jung Kook and Kim Mi Young grow to love each other and eventually get married. However, Yang Jung Kook was unaware of the fact that Mi Young was a detective, and Mi Young didn't know that Yang Jung Kook was a cheater. Things become more conplex when Yang Jung Kook gets threatened and blackmailed by a woman for running for the national assembly seat.
9. The Good Detectives
The Good Detectives is a series that tells the tale of two types of people i.e., first, those who attempt to cover the truth and second, who make all attempts to reveal the truth. The series explores the story of a skilled detective, Kang Do Chang (Son Hyun Jo), a news reporter, Jin Seo Kyung (Lee Elijah), and an intelligent detective, Oh Ji Hyeok (Jang Seung Jo).
10. Mad Dog
Mad Dog is a 2017 Korean Police series where Mad Dog is the name of the investigation team formed by Choi Kang Woo (Yoo Ji Tae), a former detective, who lost his wife and kids in a plane crash. Kim Min Joon (Woo Do Hwan) is a con artist who also his brother in the plane crash. Now, Choi Kang Woo and Kim Min Joon along with a squad, work together to reveal the truth behind the plane crash and uncover the crimes.