2021 was the year of dramatic revenge and battles for money and power in Korean dramas.
K-drama is not only about cheesy rom-com or tear jerking melodrama. Korean producers also enjoy bringing the theme of revenge onto the screen. Let’s take a look at 6 most exciting revenge thriller Korean TV series of 2021!
When it comes to the most satisfying revenge K-dramas, it is impossible not to mention the Penthouse: War In Life. Centering on the battle for power and social status between Korea’s wealthiest families, the drama continues to take viewers by surprise with its unexpected twists and turns, along with the intrigues and evil schemes of the characters. After three seasons, despite the controversies over the illogical plot, with its undeniable attraction, Penthouse still proves to be one of the most popular revenge K-dramas of all time.
2. River Where The Moon Rise
River Where The Moon Rise is a historical drama marking a striking transformation of Kim So Hyun in terms of on-screen image. The drama tells the story of Princess Pyeonggang (Kim So Hyun) who has amnesia and is raised by an assassin after a village was destroyed. When she learns the truth about her origins and that her mother’s death was caused by a traitor, she is ambitious enough to dream of being crowned the first female King of Goguryeo. Despite suffering from the scandal of actor Jisoo amid broadcast, River Where The Moon Rise still successfully drew viewers’ keen attention and achieved much success.
3. The Devil Judge
Led by a talented cast including Ji Sung, Kim Min Jung and Jinyoung, The Devil Judge is a must-watch for those who are fans of mystery thrillers. At the beginning, the drama is set in a new type of trial, where the judges and other people join in punishing criminals. Later, when the past of the main character Kang Yo Han (Ji Sung) is revealed, viewers are shocked to realize that all Yo Han does is to avenge his late brother who died in a fire.
As one of Penthouse‘s serious opponents, ‘Mine‘ has brought a completely different color to the audience. The film is a journey that follows two tycoon daughters-in-law who try to find their true selves and overcome the prejudices of society. Exploiting deeply into the psychological struggle and intrigues, the series cleverly and ingeniously integrated their details together. Thanks to that, the series doesn’t have plot twists that confuse the viewers. It gives the audience an honest experience of the life and hidden corners of the noble.
5. My Name
It can be said, “My Name” is Han So Hee‘s most successful work in 2021. The series revolves around Yoon Ji Woo (Han So Hee), an undercover police officer with a complicated past, avenging her father’s death. With eye-catching action scenes and suspenseful, dramatic content; ‘My Name’ has successfully conquered many demanding audiences’ hearts and achieved many outstanding achievements.
‘Vincenzo‘, with the genre of black comedy, under the guidance of Song Joong Ki, Jeon Yeo Bin and the cast in the film has achieved many impressive results. ‘Vincenzo‘ tells the journey of two lawyers Hong Cha Young (Jeon Yeo Bin) and Vincenzo (Song Joong Ki) working together to overthrow Babel Group. Vincenzo creates its own unique feature and has achieved many great achievements.