The K-drama industry is famous for its romantic, sweet, and mellow dramas. However, there are kdramas with the best revenge plots that you cannot miss. Some of the highest-rated revenge k-dramas are ‘Vincenzo,’ ‘The Devil Judge,’ and ‘The World of The Married’. Moreover, revenge dramas have helped actors like Han Soo Hee to gain recognition for their talent in the industry. Her drama ‘My Name’ is a great accomplishment for her as a lead.
The plot of each revenge K-drama is unique and has a key rarity. The antagonist of the dramas like ‘Vincenzo’ and ‘Itaewon Class’ hold the audience’s attention with their strong character. Also, the story has many twists and turns, and it is not certain what the end will be. Here is the list of 11 kdramas with the best revenge plots.
The World of The Married
The South Korean drama ‘The World of the Married’ is a romantic thriller released on 16 May 2020. The main cast of the drama consists of Kim Hee-ae, Park Hae-Joon, and Han So-hee. Kim Hee-ae is playing the role of Ji Sun-Woo, who is the wife of the director of a company. She is a family medicine doctor and works at ‘Family love hospital’ in Gosan, South Korea. Also, she has a son with her husband and has a notion in her mind that her family is perfect. One day when she finds out that her husband is having an affair with another woman, she plans her revenge. The character of the mistress is played by Han So-hee. The revenge drama is directed by Mo Wan-il and Kim Sung-jin.
The South Korean drama ‘Itaewon Class’ is directed by Kim Sung-Yoon. It is based on the ‘Itaewon class’ by Gwang Jin. The drama was released on 31 January 2020 and was broadcast by the jTBC channel. The main character of Park Sae-ro-Yi is played by the actor Park Seo-Joon. He is a protagonist and victim of a bad situation. His father was a driver of Hang Dae-hee’s, who is the Janga group’s CEO. One day the CEO’s son runs the car over Park Seo-Joon’s father.
When Seo-Joon finds out about this, he ends up beating up the CEO’s son. However, this decision lands him in jail. After completing his time, he returns to Itaewon and decides to open a bar-restaurant. Now the only purpose he has in his life is to take revenge on Hang Dae-hee by becoming a successful businessman. Moreover, the female lead role is played by the actress Kim Da-mi. In 2022, the actress was also seen in the romantic Korean drama Our Beloved Summer.
Vincenzo is a crime drama starring the actor Song Joong-Ki. He plays the character of an Italian lawyer and member of the Mafia gang in Italy. Moreover, in the series, he is known as a mafia consigliere. After his adoptive father’s family tries to kill him, he returns to South Korea to collect the gold that he has hidden under the building of a shopping complex. However, he has to face a lot of difficulties because of the tenants living there. Furthermore, the main villain of the drama is Ok Taec-yeon, who is playing the character of Jang Jun-woo.
The South Korean actor is playing the character of the CEO of the Babel group. Vincenzo gets involved in the murder of Hong Cha-young’s father. Cha-Young is a capable lawyer who works at the Wudang law firm. She is extremely energetic but overreacts at times. When she finds out that it was Babel’s group who conspired to kill her father, she joins Vincenzo to take her revenge. This is one of the kdramas with the best revenge plots.
The Devil Judge
‘The Devil Judge’ is a South Korean mystery drama that also includes legal aspects. The drama was released on 3 July 2021 and had 16 Episodes. The main lead of the drama is Ki Sung, who plays the character of a judge who punishes the culprits without mercy. Moreover, in this drama, he is seen as a hero of the common people. However, he does not reveal his true motives to anyone.
The story of the drama ‘The Devil Judge’ portrays the feeling of hatred that people harbor in their hearts towards the people in power. Moreover, in the drama, the hearings are held in a courtroom that is televised for the people to watch. The main characters of the drama are judges who come together to give their verdict and bring peace to society.
Hotel Del Luna
One of the best dramas of the k-pop idol IU is Hotel Del Luna. It is one of the kdramas with the best revenge plots. The drama was released on 13 July 2019 and had 16 episodes. Also, the drama is a dark fantasy in which ghosts come to a supernatural place to pass on to another life. While talking about the characters in Hotel Del Luna, IU is playing the character of Jang Man-wol. She has been the owner of the hotel for 1300 years. This is because she is punished for the sin that she committed a long time back. Another main lead of the drama is Yeo Jin-goo.
Tell Me What You Saw
The South Korean drama ‘Tell me what you saw’ is a thriller suspense created by Kim Hong Sun. Moreover, the drama was released on 1 February 2020. It was broadcast by the OCN network and had 16 Episodes. Furthermore, the main lead Jang Hyuk plays the character of Oh Hyun-Jae. After losing his fiance in an explosion, he takes the dark path and becomes a genius criminal profiler. Another main lead of the drama is Choi Soo-young. The character she is playing has the same name. She is an amateur detective with a photographic memory.
The South Korean drama ‘Money Flower’ is a business drama that involves a dark secret. This is another kdrama with the best revenge plots. The drama was released on 11 November 2017 and aired for a year. The main character of the drama is Kang Pil-Joo. This character is played by the South Korean actor Jang Hyuk. He is a successful managing Director who works as an attorney at Cheong A-group.
The legal drama ‘Defendant’ was released on 23 January 2017. The main actor in the drama is Ki Sung, who plays the character of a professor at the sole Central district prosecutive office. The name of his character is Park Jung woo. The story of the drama is that one day Park Jung woo loses his memories due to temporary amnesia and finds himself as a convex who is sentenced to death. Now he is struggling to recover his memory and has no idea how he will clear his name.
A new romantic revenge drama was released on 12 November 2014, and since then, this is still considered one of the kdramas with the best revenge plots. The drama is directed by Jo Soo-won and written by Park Hye-Ryun. Moreover, the story is about Ha Myeong wanting to take revenge on Choi In-Ha’s mother and corrupt superiors for destroying his family. The main leads of the drama are Lee Jong-Suk and Park Shin-Hye. You must have seen these actors in dramas like ‘Heir’ and ‘Romance is a bonus book’.
Fates & Furies
Another kdramas with the best revenge plots is ‘Fates and Furies’. The revenge drama was released on 1 December 2018 and had 40 episodes. The actress Lee min Jung plays the character of a woman who falls in love without knowing the truth. She tries to change her fate, but she is already entangled in a mess.
Jo South Korean drama ‘VIP’ is a mystery drama that was released on 28 October 2019. This has 16 Episodes starring Jung na ra, and Lee sang Yoon. The lives of the VIP clients who make top one-person customers of Sung Un department store are entangled when a secret is revealed.
Na Jung Seon suspects her husband of having an affair with a colleague. This led to a path of unveiling many secrets and unpleasant facts.