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10 K-Dramas With Plot Twists That Will Truly *Shock* You

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Warning: Minor spoilers ahead.

If you're tired of the usual K-drama themes (horror, comedy, or romance!), we're here to give you a list of series with major plot twists that left us so shocked, they still live in our minds rent-free.

Looking for something to binge-watch? Here's a list of K-dramas on Netflix, Viu, and YouTubewith the best plot twists that will leave you dumbfounded: 

1. Vincenzo (2021)

Who's in it: Song Joong KiJeon Yeo BinOk TaecyeonKwak Dong Yeon

Where you can watch it: Netflix

The short plot: In his hunt for hidden gold, a mafia consigliere slowly shifts his focus and begins to seek justice for innocent victims. 

The plot twist hint: After 10 episodes, we're still not sure who the *real* villain is. Grabe, SO. MANY. SUSPICIOUS. CHARACTERS.  

2. The Penthouse (2020)

Who's in it: Eugene, Kim So Yeon, Lee Ji Ah

Where you can watch it: Viu

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The short plot: For the sake of their children, the wealthy families from Hera Place are willing to do *anything* to fulfill their goals.

The plot twist hint: Tbh, there are too many to mention! But to describe one of them: May mga nawawala, may mga bumabalik.

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3.  It's Okay, That's Love (2014)

Who’s in it: Jo In Sung, Gong Hyo Jin, EXO's D.O., Lee Sung Kyung, Lee Kwang Soo

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

The short plot: A bestselling author named Jang Jae Yeol develops obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) after a traumatic event from his childhood.

The plot twist hint: Jae Yeol carries another heavy burden aside from OCD. Keep your eyes peeled for Jae Yeol's running scene.

4.  Sky Castle (2018)

Who’s in it: Yum Jung Ah, Lee Tae Ran, Yoon Se Ah, Oh Nara, Kim Seo Hyung, Kim Hye Yoon, Park Yoo Na, Jo Byeong Gyu, Kim Dong Hee, SF9's Chani

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Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

The short plot: Sky Castle is a controversial portrayal of how South Korean parents are obsessed IRL when it comes to their children's education.

The plot twist hint: The backstories of the main characters...are something else.

5.  Prison Playbook (2017)

Who’s in it: Park Hae SooJung Kyung Ho, Krystal Jung, Jung Hae In

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

The short plot: In an attempt to save her sister from a sexual predator, a famous baseball player ends up in prison.

The plot twist hint: Just when you thought it's going to be a happy ending because the prisoners have already changed their ways, Prison Playbook throws us a curveball.

6.  Memories Of Bali (2004)

Who’s in it: Jo In Sung, Ha Ji Won, So Ji Sub, Park Ye Jin

Where you can watch it: YouTube

The short plot: After meeting in Bali, Indonesia, four individuals found themselves tangled in each other's love lives, which caused their downfall.

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The plot twist hint: The ending will leave you so scarred that you will remember this Koreanovela because of the ~emotional damage~ you'll experience.

7. A World Of Married Couple (2020)

Who’s in it: Kim Hee Ae, Park Hae Joon, Han So Hee

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

The short plot: Probably the most stressful K-drama on earth about love affairs, don't forget to check your blood pressure after watching episodes of A World Of Married Couple.

The plot twist hint: This series is a great reminder for all of us that we should be very, very careful about who we trust.

8. Flower Of Evil (2020)

Who’s in it: Lee Joon Gi, Moon Chae Won

Where you can watch it: Netflix and Viu

The short plot: A homicide detective finds out that her husband hides deep, dark secrets.

The plot twist hint: Too many to mention—we swear, this drama is one of the best ones you'll ever watch.

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9. 49 Days (2011)

Who’s in it: Nam Gyu Ri, Lee Ye Won, Jo Hyun Jae, Jung Il Woo

Where you can watch it: Viu

The short plot: 49 Days shows us the story of Shin Ji Hyun, who was caught in an accident that led to the separation of her body and soul. To get a second chance in life, she has to collect sincere three tears from her loved ones in a span of 49 days.

The plot twist hint: Prepare your tissues, guys—she was able to collect the tears but life had other plans for her.

10. Extracurricular (2020)

Who’s in it: Kim Dong Hee, Park Ju Hyun, Jung Da Bin, Nam Yoon Soo

Where you can watch it: Netflix

The short plot: For others, high school is a memorable part of life. But for a bunch of students who have engaged in *extracurricular* activities, their high school days are sure far from the usual.

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The plot twist hint: Extracurricular offers new plot twists (think: brutal) in every episode that will make your heart beat sooooo fast. 

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