If you are looking for kdramas that don’t circle around romance alone but are not horror yet you cannot predict the plot, here are 5 korean dramas that you can watch.

1. Prison Playbook / Wise Prison Life

Genre: Black Comedy

No. of episode: 16 (90 min. each)

Plot: With only days before his major league baseball debut, pitcher Kim Je-hyeok unexpectedly lands himself behind bars. He must learn to navigate his new world with its own rules if he wants to survive.

Review: The plot together with the amazing actors are relatable. The series will show you a glimpse of what happens inside the prison in South Korea. What will hook you in the series is the development of each characters. 10/10. It won the ‘Best Drama Award’ at 12th Korean Cable TV Awards.

2. Sky Castle

Genre: Satire, Drama, Black Comedy

No. of episode: 20 (60-80 min. each)

Plot: Sky Castle follows the lives of 4 women living in luxurious SKY Castle neighborhood. They try make their husbands more successful and raise their children like prince and princesses.

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Review: Sky castle will intrigue you, the dark comedy will keep you watching. No hot promos or actors. The story is so twisted and perfectly executed. You will get it why although it is still ongoing, the series has already become the highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history, highest-rated JTBC drama of all time, and the highest-rating program ever aired on any general-cable network since inception in 2011.

3. Save Me

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

No. of episode: 16 (60 min. each)

Plot: A girl is surrounded by suspicious people. A group of young men discover that she’s trapped in some kind of pseudo-religious cult and tries to help her, but what ensues is a sequence of horrifying tension-filled events.

Review: Another kdrama that circles around a twisted belief. This series will make you feel trapped with the main female lead too.

4. My Mister

Genre: Drama

No. of episode: 16 (90 min. each)

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Plot: My Mister tells the story of three middle-aged brothers, who are enduring the weight of their lives, and a strong, cold woman, who has been living a hard life of her own, as they come together in healing each other’s past scars.

Review: It tackles about the reality of life. IU is a great actress, the synergy between her and her co-actors shows in each episode of this series.

Have you watched all of it? Tell us what you think!

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6 thoughts on “4 Intriguing Kdramas With Unpredictable Plots

  1. I agree with you, except for the drama Save Me, i have watched them.all.. they are ones of the best kdrama i have seen since i started to get hooked on korean drama i want to add Misty and life in mars which i find intriguing as well… K-ent should produce more dramas like these and limit the romcoms . Prison Playbook deserves the award and Im sure next year it will be Skycastle.

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