9 Favorite supernatural K-dramas you should watch now
Are you addicted to anything vampire? Have you been clamoring for some shows with a supernatural element? You've come to the right place! Here we cover 9 of the best supernatural K-dramas. We have K-dramas with vampires, K-dramas with ghosts, rich fantasy worlds, and even historical K-dramas with a supernatural twist. All of these shows offer heightened drama and suspense mixed in with romance, crime prosecution, and medical dramas.
Do you love Twilight or Interview with a Vampire or other vampire-themed movies? If so, then this is a show for you! It has something for those who love vampire anything and is packaged into a K-drama! Don't expect all gloom and doom and drama because this show is genuinely funny, especially the supporting cast who play the roles of Detective Hwang Soon Bum and his intern Choi Dong Man. So many laughs to be had there. And despite all its vampirey goodness, it's also a show about criminal prosecution. The crime solving aspect will have you hooked!
For a more modern take on a do-good vampire plot, watch Blood. Park Ji Sang is infected with a vampire virus. He uses his abilities to pursue his lifelong dream of helping others while struggling with his base desires. Do you love medical drama shows? This show is set in a hospital but mixed with that fantasy genre that will be perfect for you.
Orange Marmalade gives us another different take on the world of vampires. In this world humans and vampires are aware of each other and co exist. Vampires no longer rely on human blood as food, but are still feared and pushed aside by society at large. This vampire drama is set in a high school setting and will show the sweetness of love while dealing with greater themes of death, humanity, and acceptance. A story definitely worth getting swept up in!
This widely anticipated show should definitely be on your radar. It's a vampire story set in Joseon times, a historical drama with a twist! We have a 150-year-old vampire scholar and a bookseller who catches the vampire scholar's attention. There are good vampires and the most evil of vampires. It's going to be so exciting, I can't wait for it to start.
This K-drama is about a girl who begins to see ghosts after waking from a coma. Naturally, she is terrified by them and only finds the ability to deal with what is happening in her life through her relationship with a rich CEO. And so begins one of the best K-drama romance relationships I've seen so far. It had me on the edge of my seat every week as I wondered what would happen next. This drama has everything: a rich and handsome hotel mogul, a love story, and ghosts!
This K-drama is steeped in a rich fantasy world, but if that's not your thing, give it a shot anyway. After a few episodes, the world of Arang will seem as if it truly exists — it really is that good. Not only is the story rich and layered, but the acting is superb! The fantasy world is so rich in detail that you no longer notice that it isn't steeped in reality. This show does fantasy perfectly and for that reason everyone should give it a shot.
7. 49 Days
49 days is a drama that will take you on an emotional roller coaster. It alludes to some buddhist concepts of the passageway of the dead after they have died and the opportunities to reconnect with the living. It's a great drama to help you gain some perspective on your own life as well as to be grateful for and cherish those who are in our lives.
This show is essentially X-Files meets historical K-drama. It gets a perfect score—perfect writing, perfect directing, and perfect acting. The story is very heavy and dealt with in a fairly rapid pace, so at times you feel that your head might explode trying to follow everything happening, BUT if you are patient and continue on you will be left with a memory of a perfect show.
This show deals with ghosts and curses and has you constantly wondering how much you can trust the information you have. It's such a fun show to watch mixed with all the things we love in K-dramas: evil moms, romance, and wealthy families who struggle to protect their wealth and reputation. If you give this show a chance, it will prove to you that it is worth your time (make sure to make it past the 12th episode. It is SO worth it!)
What are you looking for next in a supernatural K-drama? Would you like to see zombies covered? I'd love to hear your ideas!
Watch Yeo Jin Goo, AOA’s Seolhyun, and CNBlue’s Jonghyun in Orange Marmalade, a high school vampire series based on the popular webtoon: