7 current and upcoming action-packed Kdramas to watch

07 Jan 2021 / 14:33 H.

Kdramas are known for romantic and heart gushing storylines but with adrenaline-high action packed right in, the love story will be long talked after even when it has ended.

For a bit of the romance and action in your lives, check out these popular Kdramas that will get you longing for an adventure with your partner.

From dealing with angels, demons or vampires, there’s a Kdrama genre for everybody on Netflix!

1. The Tale of Nokdu

7 current and upcoming action-packed Kdramas to watch

The Tale of Nokdu is about a man named Nok-du (Jang Dong-yoon) who disguises himself as a woman in order to enter a women-only village in order to evade assassins.

While in hiding he tries to uncover the truth about his birth. In the village, he becomes close to Dong-ju (Kim So-hyun) who is pursuing revenge for her family.

In the process, they uncover the secret behind the mysterious village and fight for their lives.

2. Cheese in the Trap

7 current and upcoming action-packed Kdramas to watch

Webtoons can often run on for many years and are not always completed when a drama adaptation is created.

This was the case for Cheese in the Trap which was filmed before the webtoon ended. The series shows the lives and relationships of a group of university students including main character Hong Seol (Kim Go-eun).

She starts to realize that popular upperclassman You Jeong (Park Hae-jin) has a secret dark side to his personality. In spite of this, they begin to fall for each other.

3. Love in the Moonlight

7 current and upcoming action-packed Kdramas to watch

Love in the Moonlight is adapted from the web novel Moonlight Drawn by Clouds. It tells the coming-of-age story about Crown Prince Lee Yeong (Park Bo-gum) who is transitioning from boyhood to becoming a monarch.

He comes across Hong Sam-nom (Kim You-jung) who has lived her whole life as a man. She ends up becoming a eunuch at the palace despite her plans otherwise.

The crown prince, believing her to be a man, becomes confused about his feelings for Sam-nom. Amidst the romance, the characters must deal with political unrest and dangers.

4. The Scholar Who Walks the Night

7 current and upcoming action-packed Kdramas to watch

The Scholar Who Walks the Night is based on a manhwa set in an alternate Joseon dynasty where vampires exist. Scholar Lee Sung-yeol (Lee Joon-gi) is a guardian vampire who maintains order amongst vampires.

He works with Jo Yang-sun (Lee Yu-bi) in search of a document that provides the key to killing Gwi (Lee Soo-hyuk), a powerful vampire who controls the royal court. The series mixes historical and supernatural genres resulting in a unique vampire K-drama.

5. Rugal

7 current and upcoming action-packed Kdramas to watch

Rugal centers on police detective Kang Gi-beom (Choi Jin-hyuk) who attempts to take down a criminal organization called Argos.

Unfortunately, Argos kills his wife and child while blinding and framing Gi-beom for the murders.

Gi-beom later joins a special task force called Rugal and gains special abilities through biotechnology. Equipped with special artificial eyes, Gi-beom seeks to clear his name and get justice.

6. D.P.

Upcoming Netflix original series D.P. is about a military unit that tracks down AWOL soldiers. With a solid cast including Jung Hae-in, Koo Kyo-hwan, Kim Sung-kyun, and Son Suk-ku, there is much anticipation for the series especially considering that the original webtoon writer Kim Bo-tong collaborated on the screenplay.

7. Hellbound

Directed by Train to Busan director Yeon Sang-ho, Hellbound will show a world where supernatural creatures appear and drag humans to hell. Top-notch actors Yoo Ah-in, Park Jeong-min, Kim Hyun-joo, and Won Jin-ah make up the main cast.

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