5 Korean Dramas You Can Watch If You Want to Work Your Brain Cells

Do you like watching shows that will really make you think? Ones that will really make your brain work overtime? If you’re looking for Korean dramas that will do that for you, here are 5 of them you might want to check out.

5 Korean Dramas You Can Watch If You Want to Work Your Brain Cells

Voice (2017)

Starring: Lee Ha-na, Jang Hyuk

Voice Korean Drama

A talented police officer and a successful detective team up to catch the killer who is responsible for the deaths of their loved ones.

Life on Mars (2018)

Starring: Jung Kyung-ho, Go Ah-sung, Park Sung-woong, Dae-hwan Oh

Life on Mars Korean Drama

The leader of a crime investigation team succeeds in his career and ends up trusting data more than people. He gets into an accident during a serial murder investigation and wakes up to find himself in the year 1988. There, he is a detective working at a police station. In order to get back to the present time, he has to solve another serial murder case.

3. The King: Eternal Monarch (2020)

Starring: Lee Min-ho, Kim Go-eun, Woo Do-hwan

The King Eternal Monarch 5

Korean emperor Lee Gon tries to close the doors to a parallel world that was opened by demons, while a detective tries to protect the people and the one she loves. (Read our honest review of the show here.)

2. Memorist (2020)

Starring: Yoo Seung-ho, Lee Se-young, Jung Hyoseong, Jo Sung-ha

Memorist Korean Drama

High school student Dong Baek gains a supernatural power to read a person’s memory whenever he touches them. After revealing this ability, he becomes a detective dead-set on catching as many criminals as he can… and then he comes across a mysterious serial murder case.

1. W (2016)

Starring: Lee Jong-suk, Han Hyo-joo

W Korean Drama

A surgical resident is pulled into the webtoon world of W, which her father created, and then gets involved in a murder mystery.

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