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Top Highest-Rated Action K-Dramas Ever

1. The Flower Of Evil, 2. Iris, 3. Descendants of the Sun, 4. Vagabond, 5. Nobody Knows, 6. The K2, 7. Bad Guys, 8. You're All Surrounded, 9. Save Me, 10. City Hunter. K-dramas are a tremendous phenomenon that isn't going away anytime soon, and for good reason. Action K-dramas, in particular, have dominated streaming platforms, and viewers have gotten addicted to binge-watching series after series. Some programs take romance and comedy, as well as action, to new heights rarely seen on American television. There are, on the other hand, distinctive thrillers and action flicks that keep viewers' hearts racing with each episode. Toplist will now offer you with the best-rated action K-dramas of all time.

  1. The Flower Of Evil
  2. Iris
  3. Descendants of the Sun
  4. Vagabond
  5. Nobody Knows
  6. The K2
  7. Bad Guys
  8. You’re All Surrounded
  9. Save Me
  10. City Hunter

The Flower Of Evil

The South Korean television series Flower of Evil stars Lee Joon-gi, Moon Chae-won, Jang Hee-jin, and Seo Hyun-woo. From July 29 to September 23, 2020, it broadcast on tvN every Wednesday and Thursday, and it was also available globally on Netflix, iQIYI, Viki, and ViuTV with multi-language subtitles. Lee and Moon had previously been on Criminal Minds, and this was Lee’s first broadcast appearance in two years.

This criminal drama-thriller, The Flower of Evil, will have viewers on the edge of their seats. The title of the play is apt given that it is about a public image that conceals a terrible truth. An apparently flawless family in the eyes of the public may not be so after all. The husband has a dark secret that he keeps hidden from his investigative wife. When his wife is assigned to investigate a string of deaths, she is forced to consider the possibility that her husband is not as wonderful as he appears.

Detailed information:

Rating: 8.4

Executive producer: Yoo Sang-won

No. of episodes: 16

Original release: July 29 –, September 23, 2020

Link to watch: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11691684

top highest-rated action k-dramas ever

The Flower Of Evil

Iris

Iris is a South Korean espionage television drama series that premiered in 2009. The narrative centres on two best friends from the 707th Special Mission Group who are recruited into the National Security Service, a covert South Korean black ops outfit. As the two friends’ loyalties are challenged and new, surprising friendships are formed, their trip takes them from their home country to Hungary, Japan, and China, where they find themselves at the center of a worldwide conspiracy. It aired on KBS2 from October 14 to December 17, 2009, at 21:55 on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Lee Byung-hun, Kim Tae-hee, Jung Joon-ho, Kim Seung-woo, Kim So-yeon, and T.O.P appear in the action, romance, and thriller drama Iris. The series was a critical and financial success, with an average audience of more than 30% and constantly placing as the top program every week following its launch. The final episode had the greatest viewership (41.8 percent). At the 2009 KBS Drama Awards, the drama got the highest accolades.

Rating: 8.36/10 (IMDB)

Directed by: Kim Kyu-tae, Yang Yun-ho

Original release: October 14 –December 17, 2009

Link to watch: https://mydramalist.com/47

top highest-rated action k-dramas ever

Iris

Descendants of the Sun

Descendants of the Sun, starring Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo, Jin Goo, and Kim Ji-won, was the year’s biggest hit drama. It is a romantic-comedy, melodrama, and action series about a soldier and a doctor’s love story and their battle to keep their relationship together. It was a huge success in Asia and is lauded for having a high viewership rate, exceeding the 2014 drama My Love from the Star. The drama’s last episode received a viewing rating of 41.6 percent.

The show was a huge success in South Korea, where it had a high viewer share of 38.8 percent. It won multiple honors, including the Grand Prize in Television at the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards and the Korea Broadcasting Advertising Corporation’s Most Popular Show of the Year. The show was widely televised throughout Asia and has been credited for increasing tourism to Korea. Local adaptations have been broadcast in the Philippines and Vietnam, while a Chinese adaptation is in the works. The actors in the program have also gained international acclaim.

Rating: 8.3/10 (IMDB)

No. of episodes: 16 + 3 special episodes

No. of seasons: 1

Original network: KBS2

Original release: February 24 –, April 22, 2016

Link to watch: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4925000

top highest-rated action k-dramas ever

Descendants of the Sun

Vagabond

Vagabond is a South Korean television series that premiered in 2019 and stars Lee Seung-gi, Bae Suzy, and Shin Sung-rok. It was broadcast on SBS TV for 16 episodes from September 20 to November 23, 2019. Following its television airing, each episode was published on Netflix in South Korea and globally. “Vagabond” debuted at the top of its time slot on September 20. The debut had the greatest audience numbers of any public broadcast network in its time slot. Since its release, it has regularly been ranked as one of the topmost searched dramas in South Korea, and it has remained at the top of the list until its conclusion.

Vagabond is for fans who love a thriller of a storyline that leaves anyone gasping with every episode. The 2019 k-drama got a high rating of 8.3 when it debuted in 2019. This storyline has danger, crime and a bit of a love story to make things more interesting. A plane crash kills over 2112 civilians including the nephew of the main character. Determined to uncover the truth, Cha Dal-gun’s (Lee Seung-gi) embarks on a dangerous investigation. One that will lead him down a dark road of corruption. A covert agent, Go Hae-ri (Bae Suzy) soon becomes part of his investigation.

Rating: 8.3/10

Directed by: Yoo In-sik

Original release: September 20 –November 23, 2019

Link to watch: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8523042

top highest-rated action k-dramas ever

Vagabond

Nobody Knows

Nobody Knows is a South Korean television series set to premiere in 2020, starring Kim Seo-hyung, Ryu Deok-hwan, Park Hoon, and Ahn Ji-ho. From March 2 to April 21, 2020, it was broadcast on SBS TV. A webtoon detailing why Cha Young-jin became a detective was uploaded on KakaoPage before the debut.

Nobody Knows is the ideal drama to binge-watch for anybody who likes crime dramas and action dramas. Cha Young-Jin (Kim Seo-Hyung) is a detective who is plagued by the murder of her childhood friend. Still haunted by remorse, she decides to track out the serial killer who murdered her companion.

She hasn’t given up on her inquiry despite the passage of many years. A fresh murder is discovered, and this time Cha Young-Jin will not allow the perpetrator to escape and will revenge her comrade. The program will take you on an incredible rollercoaster as you follow a distressed detective as he attempts to solve an unsolved case.

Rating: 8.1 (highest 9.1)

Directed by: Lee Jeong-heum

Original release: March 2 –April 21, 2020

Link to watch: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11910134

top highest-rated action k-dramas ever

Nobody Knows

The K2

Ji Chang-wook and Im Yoon-ah appear in the 2016 South Korean television series The K2. From September 23 through November 12, 2016, it aired every Friday and Saturday at 20:00 (KST) on tvN for 16 episodes.

In The K2, Kim Je Ha is a mercenary soldier who is falsely accused of a crime he did not commit. Je Ha, also known as K2, pursues vengeance with the assistance of the merciless Choi Yoo Jin, the owner of JSS Security Company and the wife of a presidential contender. In the meantime, Je Ha takes on the role of bodyguard for the presidential candidate’s reclusive and illegitimate daughter, Go An Na. Soon, he’ll have to choose between his devotion to the ruthless Yoo Jin and his increasing feelings for her stepdaughter, An Na.

The script was written by Jang Hyuk-rin, who also penned Yong-pal (2015), and directed by Kwak Jung-hwan of Neighborhood Hero (2016). With a bodyguard action theme, the program used numerous combat methods for its action sequences, including systema, taekwondo, aikido, and jujutsu. The Bullet Time effect was originally used in a Korean television drama. The first script reading took place in August 2016 at Seoul’s CJ E&M Center. Filming started in September.

Rating: 7.9/10 (IMDB)

Directed by: Kwak Jung-hwan

Stars: Ji Chang-wook, Im Yoon-ah

Original release: September 23 –November 12, 2016

Link to watch: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5966882

top highest-rated action k-dramas ever

The K2

Bad Guys

“Bad Guys” is a 2014 South Korean drama that aired. This drama is jam-packed with action, suspense, crime, and police procedurals. If you need a reality check and some seriousness in your life, this is the ideal alternative for you. This drama had Jeon hun-tae as the police chief, Ryoo sung-hoon as Lee Seok-jin, and many more excellent actors who portrayed their characters with great zeal and the end product was highly satisfying.

Detective Oh Gu-tak will use whatever measures necessary to apprehend criminals, and his murky moral line frequently leads to his suspension for excessive force. Gu-tak devises a scheme to organize a team of “bad guys” to work on cases and track down other criminals, and with the number of violent crimes in their district on the rise, ambitious police inspector Yoo Mi-young agrees to the arrangement. Detective Oh Gu-tak will use whatever measures necessary to apprehend criminals, and his murky moral line frequently leads to his suspension for excessive force. Gu-tak devises a scheme to organize a team of “bad guys” to work on cases and track down other criminals, and with the number of violent crimes in their district on the rise, ambitious police inspector Yoo Mi-young agrees to the arrangement.

Rtaing: 8/10 (IMDB)

Directed by: Kim Jung-min

Release dates: October 4 –December 13, 2014

Link to watch: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8115900

top highest-rated action k-dramas ever

Bad Guys

You’re All Surrounded

This is a South Korean drama about four detectives who work together in a police station in Gangnam, South Korea, to uncover the truth about an incident that occurred 11 years ago. Lee Myung-woo directed this fantastic drama. The drama will keep you entertained for the whole duration since it is packed with action, romance, crime, and humor.

Kim Ji-yong (Lee Seung-gi) became a detective after witnessing his mother’s murder at a young age in order to investigate his mother’s death. He eventually changed his identity to Eun Dae-gu in order to avoid being discovered by his mother’s murderer. On his trip, he reunites with Eo Soo-sun (Go Ara), who went to the same middle school as him, and they eventually start a love connection. Simultaneously, he spies on his team leader, Seo Pan-seok (Cha Seung-won), suspecting him to be tied to the murderer in his mother’s case. As he tries to figure out what happened 11 years ago, he learns about his past, identity, and makes strong connections with others around him.

Rating: 8/10 (IMDB)

Directed by: Lee Myung-woo

Original release: May 7 –July 17, 2014

Link to watch: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3693428

top highest-rated action k-dramas ever

You’re All Surrounded

Save Me

Save Me is a South Korean television series that premiered in 2017. It stars Ok Taec-yeon, Seo Yea-ji, Jo Sung-ha, and Woo Do-hwan. It aired on OCN for 16 episodes from August 5 to September 24, 2017 as the first television series from producer Lee Jae-firm moon’s Hidden Sequence. This drama series is based on Jo Geum-popular san’s Daum webcomic Out of the World. Save Me aired in 2017 and was packed with suspense and mystery. This drama is around four young guys who come to the aid of a former classmate whose family has been enslaved by a religious cult and its charismatic leader. This drama is also known as “Rescue Me.” Kim sung-su is in charge of the direction.

Just like past dramas on the OCN channel, Save Me felt more like a movie than your regular Korean drama because of the cinematography and widescreen format. The blue and greyish colour palette and the moody rock music that were part of the soundtrack set a gloomy tone for the series from the get-go.

First episode: 2017

Number of seasons: 2

Writers: Kwon Lee, Seong-soo Kim

Link to watch: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7020532

top highest-rated action k-dramas ever

Save Me

City Hunter

City Hunter is a 2011 South Korean television drama based on Tsukasa Hojo’s Japanese manga series of the same name, starring Lee Min-ho, Park Min-young, Lee Joon-hyuk, Kim Sang-joong, Kim Sang-ho, Hwang Sun-hee, Goo Ha-ra, Chun Ho-jin, and Lee Kwang-soo. It debuted on SBS on May 25, 2011, and concluded on July 28, 2011. This program was a triumph in Europe, paving the door for Lee Min-ho’s popularity there.

If you are an action k-drama lover who watches k-dramas because your favorite actor leads to a fantastic and engaging tale, then this drama is for you. This is a romantic action drama starring Lee Min-ho and Park Min-young. It was first broadcast in 2011, with production taking place in Korea and Thailand. You will undoubtedly fall in love with this fantastic drama.


Detailed information:

Rating: 8/10 (IMDB)
Directed by: Jin Hyuk
Original release: 25 May –28 July 2011
Link to watch: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1982229

top highest-rated action k-dramas ever

City Hunter

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