Best Detective Kdramas

One of my favourite kdrama genres is now getting its own best page. Just love detective/crime stories so I’ll make sure this list will grow over time. Watch out for more!

beyond evil kdramaBeyond Evil – rated 9 stars

with Shin Ha Kyun & Yeo Jin Goo

A story of two fearless police inspectors who tries to catch a serial killer. As they are uncovering the identity of the killer, they find more people link to his one unsolved crime. That makes both question who the real monster is.

luca kdramaL.U.C.A.: The Beginning – rated 7.5 stars

with Kim Rae Won & Lee Da Hee

Ji Oh is a person with special strength and power but he doesn’t know who he really is and where he comes from. He is always running away from a group of people who try to capture him. He then meets Go Reum, a female police officer who recognizes him as the boy who her parents brought home in the past. Go Reum thinks Ji Oh is a piece of the puzzle that can solve the mystery of her parents’ disappearance.

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Secret Royal Inspector – rated 8 stars

with L & Nara

Set in the Joseon era, Sung Yi Kyum is appointed as the new Secret Royal Inspector after the previous inspector had gone missing. His job is to investigate corrupt activities by government officials in the far provinces. Sung Yi Kyum is accompanied by his entourage which include Hong Da In, a female inspector and Park Chun Sam, his loyal servant.

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Alice – rated 8 stars

with Kim Hee Sun & Joo Won

Park Jin Gyum is a police detective finding out about people traveling from the future through a place called Alice. The main purpose of Alice is to provide healing for clients in the future who had some bad experiences in the past. So they get to travel back to fix it. While investigating, Park Jin Gyum meets a woman who totally looks like his dead mom.

zombie detective kdramaZombie Detective – rated 8 stars

with Choi Jin Hyuk & Park Joo Hyun

Kim Moo Young had been living in a village as a zombie for the past two years and learned how to move and act like a real live person. He moves to the city and takes over the identity of a dead detective. While starting his detective work, he meets Gong Sun Ji, who takes an interest working as a detective assistant.

flower of evil kdramaFlower of Evil – rated 9 stars

with Lee Joon Ki & Moon Chae Won

Cha Ji Won is a competent detective who is married to Baek Hee Sung, a metal craftsman who hides a dark secret. They have been living together peacefully with an adorable daughter. Cha Ji Won is clueless what kind of person her husband truly is but after a couple of incidents that involved him, she is slowly able to put the puzzle pieces together.

tell me what you saw kdramaTell Me What You Saw – rated 8 stars

with Jang Hyuk & Choi Soo Young

A lady constable from the countryside, Cha Soo Young, tries to join RIU using her special ability to memorize what she sees in detail, as her passport to get a job as a detective. She starts working with the lady head of RIU after her ability was being noticed. She is then introduced to a famous profiler, Oh Hyun Jae and gets her skills tested. “Nerve-racking thriller of the year!”



when the camellia blooms kdramaWhen the Camellia Blooms – rated 8 stars

with Gong Hyo Jin & Kang Ha Neul

A very heartfelt story about a single mum who starts her life all over at a small town and opened a bar Camellia. There she meets a young constable who is persistent in winning her heart.

abyss kdramaAbyss – rated 8 stars

with Park Bo Young & Ahn Hyo Sup

After an untimely death, Cha Min gets resurrected with a new face through the help of a magic ball called Abyss. He then revives a good friend, Go Se Yun who was murdered and together tries to resolve the murder case.

suspicious partner kdramaSuspicious Partner – rated 8 stars

with Ji Chang Wook & Nam Ji Hyun

Noh Ji Wook is a prosecutor who lost his position for helping a former lawyer intern, Eun Bong Hee acquitted from her case of killing her boyfriend, son of the District Attorney. The two then work together run a private law firm and get to defend a guy who would be the answer to all puzzles and capturing him would put everything back in place. “Lawyers in action!”

tunnel kdramaTunnel – rated 8 stars

with Choi Jin Hyuk & Lee Yoo Young

Park Kwang Ho, a detective in the 80’s tried to solve a series of murder cases in his hometown but when he was about to catch the culprit in a tunnel where the last murder took place, he was transported 30 years later where he still tried desperately to solve the case with the hope of getting transported back to the past. “Absolute intriguing!”

sensory couple kdramaSensory Couple – rated 7.5 stars

with Yoochun and Shin Se kyung

This couple rocks in solving crimes together. With the skill of our leading lady to see smell, she’s a great help to our detective lead. Funny with a tinge of mystery.

you're all surrounded kdramaYou’re All Surrounded –  rated 8.5 stars

with Lee Seung Ki & Cha Seung Won

Four newly hired young detectives at Gangnam Police Station are making waves with solving difficult and excitingcases. They’re under a very hard-working team leader who’s grooming them to be great detectives. “Awesome cast!”

god's gift kdramaGod’s Gift – 14 Days – rated 7.5 stars

with Lee Bo Young & Cho Seung Woo

2 people went back in time exactly 14 days before the death of their loved ones. One is a mother who will try to save her daughter from getting murdered and the other one is the brother of a prisoner who’s going to be hung.